motor sports

Jaypee gets exclusive TV rights for Superbike World Championship


August 7th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Aug 7 (IANS) Jaypee Sports International (JPSI) has acquired exclusive television rights for the inaugural Indian round of Superbike World Championship (WSBK) scheduled for March 2013.JPSI, owners of ... Read more...

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Buddh Circuit to host Superbike World Championship in 2013


June 9th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, June 9 (IANS) Buddh International Circuit (BIC) owner Jaypee Sports International Saturday confirmed that the race track will be hosting a round of Superbike World Championship (WSBK) in ... Read more...

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India major market for motor sports: GT1 boss


March 2nd, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Formula One and GT1 are the ultimate in motor racing and India presents a great opportunity to become a major market for the sport, says ... 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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FMSCI not to be blamed for Buddh Circuit’s lockdown: Chandhok


November 9th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 9 (IANS) The Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) has nothing to do with the decision of the owners of the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) to ... Read more...

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Tata, army among 24 teams for Darjeeling’s maiden motor rally


November 6th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 6 (IANS) Twenty-four national-level rally drivers will vie for the top spot in the first national motor sports event to be held in the hills of Eastern India, ... Read more...

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M&M; is Indian F1’s official vehicle partner


September 5th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Automobile major Mahindira and Mahindra Monday said that it has become the official intervention and support vehicle partner to the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) which ... Read more...

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Team Somdeb-Nirav wins top honours in Rally de Sea


July 10th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shankarpur (West Bengal), July 10 (IANS) The seasoned duo of Somdeb Chanda (driver) and Nirav Mehta (navigator) conquered the pole position, pushing Arinban Mukherjee and Chandan Sen to the ... Read more...

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Around 30 teams for Rally de Sea View


July 7th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) Around 30 teams will participate in the 160-km Rally de Sea View motor sports event traversing popular sea resorts including Digha, Shankarpur and Mandarmoni in West ... Read more...

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‘Managing logistics will be a humongous excercise in Indian GP’


June 2nd, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, June 2 (IANS) Vicky Chandhok, head of the country's apex body for motor sports and the one overseeing the track preparation for the inaugural Formula One Indian Grand Prix, ... 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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Nashik to host first round of National Rally Championship


March 16th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 16 (IANS) The 2011 Indian National Rally Championship (INRC) will start at Nashik June 2-5, and not Durgapur as originally scheduled, according to an amended calendar released by ... Read more...

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Desert Storm motor sports rally’s special stage on


February 22nd, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bhuj (Gujarat), Feb 22 (IANS) The 120 vehicles taking part in the Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm Rally arrived here on Tuesday after the flag-off from Ahmedabad to start the gruelling 107-km-long special ... Read more...

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National Rally Championship to have diesel class


February 17th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) Doubling of prize-money and introduction of an Open class for diesel vehicles, besides the inclusion of Bhubaneshwar as a new venue, feature in the 2011 Indian National Rally ... Read more...

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Brit racer dubbed next ‘Lewis Hamilton’ faces driving ban after doing 92mph in 50mph zone


November 22nd, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.22 (ANI): A race ace, who has been named Britiain's Young Driver of the Year, faces a ban for dangerous driving after he was allegedly caught doing 92mph in a 50mph ... Read more...

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Double for Vikram, Vidyaprakash at JK Tyre National Racing


August 29th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Coimbatore, Aug 29 (IANS) Saran Vikram of Mars Racing completed a fine double in the Formula Rolon class in the third round of the JK Tyre National Racing Championship at the Kari ... Read more...

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Brit motor sports boss’ sex session S&M death re-enacted by dominatrix


July 2nd, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 2 (ANI): The Belgian dominatrix, charged over the S&M death of a British motor sports boss, has re-enacted the fatal bondage session for cops by using a dummy.Ira Van Denderen, ... Read more...

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Exclusive workshop opens its gateway for super bikers in Delhi


June 20th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): Now onwards, the super bikers zooming along the roads of New Delhi can opt for an exclusive workshop for their sports bikes.Bittoo Sodhi who has carved ... Read more...

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Narain Karthikeyan felicitated for Padma Shri award


April 20th, 2010 - 9:56 pm ICT by ANI
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), Apr 20 (ANI): Formula One driver Narain Karthikeyan was felicitated here on Tuesday by Young Indians, a group created by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) to offer a ... Read more...

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Indo-Bhutan friendship car rally flagged off


January 31st, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Jan 31 (ANI): To promote motor sports and strengthen ties between the two neighbouring countries, the third edition of the India-Bhutan Friendship Car Rally was flagged off from Kolkata on Sunday.The ... Read more...

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Forty cars in third Indo-Bhutan Friendship Rally


January 31st, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 31 (IANS) Altogether 40 cars, 25 from India and 15 from Bhutan, will compete in the third Indo-Bhutan Friendship Car Rally 2010-Eastern Himalayan Challenge which begins from Siliguri in northern ... Read more...

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Padma Shri for 6 sportspersons


January 25th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Six sportspersons got Padma Shri in the Republic Day honours list announced by the government Monday. The winners were Ignace Tirkey (hockey), Kumar Ram Narain Karthikeyan (motor ... 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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Travis Pastrana Delivers Longest Jump In Rally Car, Breaks World Record


January 1st, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Long Beach, Calif., Jan 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Motor-sports competitor Travis Pastrana started the year with a bang by registering the longest jump to have ever been scored in a rally ... 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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Schumacher’s return a big boost for F1


December 24th, 2009 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 24 (IANS) Like anywhere else, the Indian motor sports fraternity welcomed the decision of seven times World champion Michael Schumacher to return to Formula One racing in 2010 with Mercedes ... Read more...

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Sundar declared national racing champion


November 16th, 2009 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 16 (IANS) Ashwin Sundar of Speed NK Racing has been declared champion in the Formula Rolon Chevrolet class of the 2009 JK Tyre National Racing Championship after the Chennai-based racer ... 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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Jaypee starts construction of Sports City


November 9th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Jaypee Greens, part of construction major Jaiprakash Associates, has started construction of "Sports City", a township with residential and sports facilities, near the Yamuna Expressway here. "The Sports ... Read more...

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FIA council begins hearing on Renault race-fix charge


September 21st, 2009 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 22 (DPA) A hearing which could decide the future of the Renault Formula One team began at FIA's Paris headquarters Monday. Renault was answering charges at the federation's World Motor Sport ... Read more...

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Indian GP on track: Chandhok


September 3rd, 2009 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 3 (IANS) The Formula One Indian Grand Prix is likely to be held at the fag end of the 2011 season provided the slot recommended by the Federation of Motor ... Read more...

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Six Indian riders for Asian two-wheeler championship


August 27th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 27 (IANS) Six Indian riders will participate in the fourth round of the Petronas Asian Road Racing Championship for two-wheelers to be held at Sriperumbudur race track near here Sep ... Read more...

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Haryana to have motor sports city near Gurgaon


August 4th, 2009 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 4 (IANS) A motor sports city will come up near Haryana's millennium city Gurgaon, adjoining the national capital, officials said Tuesday The motor sports city will come up in the newly ... Read more...

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National Rally Championship 2009 begins in Coimbatore


June 27th, 2009 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI
Coimbatore, June 27 (ANI): With 60 participants from across the country, the first round of the National Rally Championship 2009 began in Coimbatore on Saturday.National champion Vikram Mathias and winner of Malaysian ... Read more...

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National two-wheeler rally from June 20


June 9th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 9 (IANS) The 2009 Indian National Rally Championship for two-wheelers will be flagged off at Coimbatore that will host the first of the five rounds June 20-21. The calendar for the ... Read more...

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