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Bahrain GP organisers say F1 race on


February 20th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Manama (Bahrain), Feb 20 (IANS) Bahrain Grand Prix organisers have officially confirmed they will be hosting the Formula One race April 22.Top brass at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) headed ... Read more...

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Green light for i1 Supercar Series


December 21st, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Yas Marina (Abu Dhabi), Dec 21 (IANS) When the green light came on at the end of the pit lane and the first car, driven by Malaysian Alex Yoong ... Read more...

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Ghorpade shortlisted for place in FIA academy


November 8th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 8 (IANS) India's multiple karting champion Parth Ghorpade has been chosen to compete for a place on the 2012 FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy. The 18-year old ... Read more...

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Armaan tests for Indy Lights


November 1st, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 1 (IANS) Armaan Ebrahim completed a successful two-day test with Jensen Motor Sport, one of the top Indy Lights series teams, at the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway in ... Read more...

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Indian Grand Prix will be now F1’s season finale


June 3rd, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Barcelona, June 3 (IANS) The inaugural Indian Grand Prix will now be held anytime in December and will mark the end of the Formula One season. The FIA Friday accommodated ... Read more...

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Brother Nicholas thanks Lewis Hamilton for motor sports entry


April 4th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 4 (ANI): Nicolas Hamilton has thanked his superstar brother Lewis for persuading their dad that he has what it takes to make it in motor sport.Having got his first ... Read more...

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Visually impaired participate as navigators in a Delhi car rally


March 13th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 13 (ANI): Facing the odd challenges in their lives, the visually impaired persons turned up as navigators in a car rally organized here on Sunday.These visually impaired persons took ... Read more...

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Hamilton’s disabled brother to hit racetrack as inspiration for other ‘challenged people’


February 17th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17(ANI): Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton's disabled younger brother is all set to take to the racetrack.Nick, who has cerebral palsy, wants to follow Lewis' footsteps and be an ... Read more...

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Karthikeyan returns to Formula One


January 6th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 6 (IANS) Narain Karthikeyan will return to Formula One after a five-season interval as he signed up with Hispania Racing Team, it was officially announced on Thursday.In 2005, the 33-year ... Read more...

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National Racing Championship 2010 kicks off in Chennai


November 29th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
By JaikumarChennai, Nov.29 (ANI): The 13th edition of National Racing Championship 2010 commenced here during the weekend, with 150 drivers participating in the event.The two-day racing championship is held under categories ... Read more...

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Teenagers participate in Coimbatore Go Karting competition


November 22nd, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by ANI
By JehovahCoimbatore, Nov.22 (ANI): Teenagers from across the country participated in a go karting competition here over the weekend.Mackinlay Barreto, one of the organisers of the event, said: "We had a huge ... Read more...

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Cricket Australia to focus on luring women, kids to Big Bash 20-20 cricket


October 31st, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct. 31 (ANI): Behind the glare of glitz, gloss and glamour that will almost certainly characterize the cash-infused 2011-12 Big Bash League, the bean counters at Cricket Australia will be fixated ... Read more...

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Volkswagen-JK Tyre Polo Cup India 2010 begins in Chennai


September 27th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Sep 27 (ANI): Volkswagen India and JK Tyres flagged off the fourth round of Polo Cup India 2010 at the Irungattukottai Race Track here.Speaking to media, Sanjay Sharma, the Motor Sport ... Read more...

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Button joins critics chorus against Ferrari


July 27th, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 27 (ANI): Formula One champion Jenson Button has joined the growing chorus of criticism against Ferrari.Ferrari are accused of sending a coded message to Felipe Massa that resulted in ... Read more...

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Record entries for Volkswagen Polo Cup race


April 17th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) The landmark Volkswagen Polo Cup India touring car series that is to be run as part of the 2010 JK Tyre National Racing Championship has attracted a record ... Read more...

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Satellite communication set-up for Abu Dhabi motor rally


March 23rd, 2010 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 23 (IANS) An advanced satellite telecommunications facility will be provided during the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge in order to ensure smooth functioning of the international motor sport tournament, organisers ... Read more...

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Button denies cheating claims on McLaren car’s radical aero device


March 13th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 13 (ANI): Formula One champion Jenson Button launched a fierce defence of his McLaren team last night, saying that they are not cheats.Button and teammate Lewis Hamilton impressive start to ... Read more...

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For Karthikeyan, R-Day honour is a birthday gift


January 25th, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 25 (IANS) Less than a fortnight after he turned 33, Narain Karthikeyan received a belated birthday gift by way of Padma Shri award announced for him Monday. The award provided ... Read more...

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Narain Karthikeyan in new role with MRF


January 22nd, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 22 (IANS) MRF Tyres has appointed Narain Karthikeyan, India's first and only Formula One racing driver, as its "Racing Brand Ambassador", MRF's Managing Director Arun Mammen said here Friday. Karthikeyan, 35, ... Read more...

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Castrol ranking: Karthikeyan best among Indian drivers


January 15th, 2010 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 15 (IANS) Narain Karthikeyan, the first and the only Indian to have raced in Formula One, is ranked 126 in the Castrol Rankings for 2009. The rankings are motor sport's first-ever ... Read more...

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Gill declared champion of national rally championship


December 31st, 2009 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 31 (IANS) Gaurav Gill of Team MRF has been declared as the champion driver of the 2009 Speed-Indian National Rally Championship following a ruling by the Indian Motor Sport Appeals ... Read more...

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Formula One set to unveil new point system that could benefit Hamilton


December 11th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.11 (ANI): Formula One is set to unveil a new points system under which race winners will score 25 points instead of 10, while second-placed drivers will collect 20 rather than ... Read more...

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Brawn GP-owner Mercedes rules out increasing Button’s offer


November 17th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 17 (ANI): After becoming the official owner of the Brawn GP, Mercedes has ruled out increasing its offer for reigning F1 champion Jenson Button to remain at Brackley.Following that, ... Read more...

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Tendulkar has plenty left in the tank: Leaders in other sports


November 14th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Anand Philar Hyderabad, Nov 14 (IANS) Petrol-heads in India believe that Sachin Tendulkar's keen interest in motor sport, especially Formula One, makes him an ideal ambassador for Indian motor sport, though ... Read more...

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Hamilton excited at Schumacher’s return


August 1st, 2009 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) British Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton Saturday said he is excited at the return of seven-times world champion Michael Schumacher. The German racing legend, who quit F1 at ... Read more...

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BMW to pull out of F1 at season’s end (Roundup, changing dateline)


July 29th, 2009 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Gerd Muenster Munich, July 29 (DPA) BMW is to pull out of Formula One at the end of the 2009 season, chairman Norbert Reithofer confirmed Wednesday at a press conference at the ... Read more...

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FIA blames economic crisis for BMW’s F1 pull-out


July 29th, 2009 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, July 29 (DPA) Motorsport's ruling body, the FIA, reacted with disappointment Wednesday to the news that German carmaker BMW is pulling out of the sport at the end of the 2009 ... Read more...

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Riding motorbikes, horses and bicycles can be riskiest sports


July 29th, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 29 (ANI): Riding motorbikes, horses and bicycles can be riskiest sports, accounting for hundreds of major trauma cases in Victoria each year, suggests a study.A Monash University Department of Epidemiology ... Read more...

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Jews call on Bernie Ecclestone to resign over Hitler remarks


July 7th, 2009 - 4:48 am ICT by John Le Fevre
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone expressed regrets Monday for the upset caused by his praise of Adolf Hitler's leadership, but insisted he would not resign.The aging motor-sport supremo, who has been ... Read more...

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Formula 1 crisis: Eight teams confirm forming a breakaway series


June 19th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 19 (ANI): The Formula One drivers' championship is in crisis after eight of its 10 teams confirmed they are to form a breakaway series.The decision will cause the greatest ... Read more...

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Red Rooster to set up state-of-the-art facility


April 2nd, 2009 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 2 (IANS) India will soon have its own state-of-the-art facility that will prepare vehicles, both cars and bikes, for racing and rallying. Bangalore-based Red Rooster Racing is in the process of ... Read more...

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Asian Union to inspect MMST motor sport race track


March 31st, 2009 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 31 (IANS) Inspectors from the Asian Motorcycle Union (UAM) are likely to visit the MMST race track at Sriperumbudur, near here, in May for certification ahead of the FIM Asia ... Read more...

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”Nazi orgy” case cost me 30,000 pounds and my dignity: Mosley


March 11th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.11 (ANI): Motor sport boss Max Mosley has claimed that his battle to clear his name in connection with the sex-related Nazi Orgy case, cost him both money and dignity. ... Read more...

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South African circuit, new Ferrari car ‘a big challenge’: Karthikeyan


February 21st, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Feb 21 (IANS) Indian A1GP racing driver Narain Karthikeyan was all fired up to take on the dual challenge of a new circuit at the Kyalami Racetrack here and getting used ... Read more...

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Indian team is ready for challenges in A1 GP: Narain Karthikeyan


September 17th, 2008 - 10:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , Sept 17 (ANI): Ace driver Narain Karthikeyan who is spearheading Team India for the A1 GP grid said on Wednesday that it is ready to face the challenges ... Read more...

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