Category: Motorsport

BMW Win Second Successive Manufacturers’ Title



19 September 2004
Oschersleben Race
BMW has won the FIA ETCC Manufacturers’ Championship for the second successive year and it could not have chosen a more perfect venue than home territory in Oschersleben.

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Solberg Does It Again At Wales Rally GB

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Subaru World Rally Team

Weather: Following early morning light showers, conditions cleared and were mostly dry for the remainder of the day. Temperatures started at 12°C in the morning, rising to 17°C by midday. Stages were loose gravel with some mud and damp patches.

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Camel Honda Japanese Grand Prix Preview

camel-honda-japanese-grand-prix-preview TRACK FACTS – MOTEGI
It took Honda four years to construct this incrediblefacility which was opened in 1999. In addition to the 4.801kms road circuit there is 2.141 kms Cart style oval and the Honda museum. The facility is situated 100 kms north-east ofTokyo in hilly open country side and first staged the Japanese Grand Prix in 1999.

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Final Spurt In The Title Race

20120330012545613  FINAL SPURT IN THE TITLE RACE

14 September 2004

With two races two go, there are three drivers in contention for the 2004 DTM Championship title. Behind championship leader Mattias Ekström (Audi) with 61 points, Christijan Albers (DaimlerChyrsler Bank AMG-Mercedes) and Gary Paffett (C-Class AMG Mercedes) kept small title hopes alive with third and fourth places at Zandvoort a week ago. Albers is second overall with 48 points followed by Paffett with 45 points. The track: The 5.4-kilometre Auto Motodromo Brno is the longest track on the DTM calendar, about 900 metres longer than Hockenheimring (4.574 kms) and Lausitzring (4.534 kms). The circuit has been built in 1986 and features six left- and eight right-hand corners. Between the highest and the lowest point of the track there are about 75 metres.

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Subaru World Rally Team Wales Rally GB Preview



13 September 2004The Event
Two weeks after Subaru claimed its 42nd WRC victory by winning the inaugural Rally Japan, the 2004 FIA World Rally Championship moves back to Europe for round twelve of the 16 event series, Wales Rally GB. Beginning on Thursday 16 September with a visit to the Super Special Stage in Cardiff, the gruelling three-day event is one of Britain’s most popular sporting occasions.

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Buy MotoGP Tickets, Get Formula Nippon Tickets Free

13 September 2004

For a price of one, racing fans can now enjoy both the Marlboro Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix and the upcoming Formula Nippon race at Sepang Circuit under a special weeklong promotion beginning today.

“Buy a Main Grandstand for the Marlboro Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix, and you will get a free Main Grandstand ticket worth RM50 for the Japanese Formula Nippon race this weekend,” says SIC Sales and Sponsorship Manager Izuddin Rosli. Read more

Foggy Event In Nottingham

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Carl Fogarty is to make a special one-off appearance at the Cabaret club in Nottingham.

The evening – An Audience with Carl Fogarty – will take place on Thursday, 7th October, 2004, with doors opening at 8pm.

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Yamaha Racing MotoGP Set-Up Report

13 September 2004

2003 race summary
After a very strong qualifying performance during the opening two days of the Pacific Grand Prix, race day eventually brought mixed results for Yamaha. The highlight saw Marco Melandri ride a very determined 24-lap race to finish a respectable fifth place on the YZR-M1. It was a result that came after a first turn crash – involving Troy Bayliss (Ducati) and John Hopkins (Suzuki) – which forced the 21-year-old MotoGP rookie off the racing line, relegated him back to 19th on the opening lap. The news, however, was not so positive for Yamaha Team-mate Carlos Checa, who was unable to avoid the incident and was hit from behind, forcing the Spaniard off the track and out of the Pacific Grand Prix. Read more


rossi-and-checa-begin-their-grand-tour-of-the-east Japanese Grand Prix Motegi, Japan
17 – 19 September 2004Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Carlos Checa, leading forces in the ever-growing MotoGP circus, now leave the European arena behind in their quest for their next haul of championship points, starting at Motegi in Japan.

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Japan GT Championship R5 Analysis And Updates



10 September 2004
Starting from the pole, the No.35 Supra with Shigekazu Wakisaka behind the wheel controlled the early stage of the race as he quickly created a gap between himself and the second running Motoyama in the No.1 Nissan Fairlady Z and Iida in the No.6 Supra.

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