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MERCEDES STRIKES BACK IN MOSCOW – EKSTRÖM LOSES POINTS’ LEAD

30. August 2015

MERCEDES STRIKES BACK IN MOSCOW – EKSTRÖM LOSES POINTS’ LEAD

Mercedes-Benz driver Pascal Wehrlein has retaken the lead in this year's DTM after a win in the weekend's first race in Moscow. The Mercedes driver took the lead at the end of lap 20 after a race long fight with the BMW of Marco Whitman, Wehrlein had tried over and over again to move past Marco Wittmann. Wehrlein ranged up alongside the BMW on several occasions, but the latter ferociously defended the position. Then it was Wehrlein’s time: he hinted at making a move on the outside, only to get past on the inside in the final corner before heading onto the main straight. “I didn’t want to take maximum risk, but I tried all the time to keep Marco under massive pressure. Then, I was able to catch him by surprise by making that move,” Wehrlein reported. After the fierce battle, Wittmann had to make do with second place from his fellow BMW driver Bruno Spengler. The Canadian managed to move up into the top three to score a podium finish in the final seconds of the race with a last lap pass on Audi driver Jamie Green.

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PORSCHE TAKE POLE AT HOME

29. August 2015

PORSCHE TAKE POLE AT HOME

Porsche will start from the front row for tomorrow’s 6 Hours of Nürburgring the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship. Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb shared the qualifying duties to register a best two lap average of 1m36.473s in the No 18 Porsche 919 Hybrid. This eclipsed the second Porsche 919 Hybrid entry, driven by Mark Webber and Timo Bernhard, by just 0.069s. Dumas started and finished the qualifying session, setting the fastest outright lap of qualifying with a scorching 1m36.192s. It sealed the second consecutive pole position for the No.18 Porsche 919 Hybrid and ensured that Team Porsche keep its 100% pole record so far in 2015. Audi Sport Team Joest start the race from the second row as the No.8 Audi R18 etron quattro driven by Oliver Jarvis and Lucas Di Grassi lapped at a best average of 1m37.476s. This was just over 0.3s faster than the No.7 Audi R18 etron quattro driven by Marcel Fassler and Andre Lotterer.

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BOWE TO RACE CHEV AT GOODWOOD REVIVAL

29. August 2015

BOWE TO RACE CHEV AT GOODWOOD REVIVAL

Australian Touring Car legend John Bowe has been confirmed as an entrant in this year's Goodwood Revival on September 11-13. Bowe, whose career highlights include the 1995 Australian Touring Car Championship and a pair of Bathurst 1000 victories will be drive the Chevrolet Corvette of his good friend Jose Calleja in the TT. The car has a special place in the history of Goodwood as it was driven by the late Peter Brock at the circuit in what was to be his last ever race meeting. Bowe will face plenty of quality opposition in the TT including Double Indy 500 winner Arie Luyendyk.

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LAYING DOWN SOME RUBBER: SAFEisFAST

29. August 2015

LAYING DOWN SOME RUBBER: SAFEisFAST

Those bits of black rubber wrapped around your wheels are the most important link between you and the road. Tyres aren't cheap, and getting the most out of them in any conditions may be the secret between success and failure. In this latest episode of SAFEisFAST, US Motorsport legend Bobby Rahal and leading industry experts talk about getting the best out of your rubber. WATCH HERE...

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NISSAN ON POLE AT SUZUKA. Watch the 1000K Live.

29. August 2015

NISSAN ON POLE AT SUZUKA. Watch the 1000K Live.

The Nissan team of Tsugio Matsuda and Ronnie Quintarelli will start from pole for tomorrow's Suzuka 1000 Enduro, the fifth round of the Japanese Super GT series. Under cloudy skies but on a dry track the Nissan GT-R took pole ahead of pre-race favourites Yuji Tachikawa and Hiroaki Ishiura in the ZENT Cerumo Lexus RC F. The Epson Honda NSX Concept-GT of Daisuke Nakajima and Belgian driver Bertrand Baguette will start third to make it three different makes in the first three grid places. Sixteen cars will start in the premiere GT500 class. In GT300 it was the new Lotus Evora MC/GTA V8 of Kazuho Takahashi,Hiroki Katoh and Hiroshi Hamaguchi who will start on pole ahead of the GT3 Nissan GT-R of Andre Couto, Katsumasa Chiyo and Ryuichiro Tomita. The BMW Z4 GT3 driven by European endurance specialist Jorg Muller and local driver Seiji Ara will come out of third position just ahead of the gorgeous Subaru BRZ of Takuto Iguchi and Hideki Yamauchi.

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DTM TAKES ON MOSCOW’S TWISTS AND TURNS

29. August 2015

DTM TAKES ON MOSCOW’S TWISTS AND TURNS

For the third consecutive time, the circuit that was opened in 2012 will be the venue of the enthralling battles provided by the world's most popular international touring-car series. Audi driver Mattias Ekström. the championship leader, will have to fend off his rivals who will try hard to steal the Swede’s lead. “Being the championship leader at this point in time doesn't mean anything,” says Ekström. “The only thing that counts is the position after the final race of the season.”

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24. August 2015

MERCEDES 1-2 BUT LOTUS THIRD AT SPA

MERCEDES 1-2 BUT LOTUS THIRD AT SPA

Lewis Hamilton has started the second half of the season with a dominant win over teammate Nico Rosberg at the Belgian Grand Prix.

Hamilton nailed his start under the new clutch regulations while the field behind him bunched up at the first turn.

The championship leader, who stretched his advantage to 28 points over Rosberg with the collection of another Mercedes one-two finish, survived a temporary scare when Sergio Perez passed him down the Kemmel straight, but the Briton wrested the place back in the second sector before streaking away in the lead.

“For me, an amazing weekend,” said Hamilton. “Today was a dream. The whole weekend the car was fantastic.

“Again, an incredible job done by the team throughout the whole weekend.

“Nico obviously had good pace, but I was able to answer most of the time.”

Rosberg dropped down to fifth place, letting Sergio Perez, Daniel Ricciardo and Valtteri Bottas jump him over the line, cutting his work out for him.

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