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Oct 2

2014 MotoGP Schedule Announced: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Dropped

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Next year’s MotoGP schedule has been released. (Photo: AFP)

Qatar’s Losail International Circuit will kick off proceedings with the annual evening race before MotoGP heads to Austin, Texas for the second time. Argentina will be on the race schedule for the first time since 1999, with the newly-built Termas de Rio Hondo circuit, whereas Brasilia joins with a September slot. The total number of Grands Prix now increases from 18 to 19.

Oct 2

McLaren F1 Team Sustained Financial Loss In 2012

McLaren F1 Team Sustained Financial Loss In 2012

Jenson Button of Great Britain and McLaren drives during practice for the Singapore Formula One GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

McLaren Racing has reported a loss of £3.1m for the calendar year 2012, having made a profit of £22.3m in 2011.

The team’s newly released annual accounts confirm that overall costs increased and turnover fell in a season that brought six GP victories.

Oct 2

David Ward Says Jean Todt May Have No Opposition

David Ward Says Jean Todt May Have No Opposition

Jean Todt is the current president of the FIA. (Photo: Getty Images)

FIA presidential candidate David Ward says that there may be no official challengers to Jean Todt, as a result of the incumbent locking in support.

In order to be officially nominated, Ward has to receive support from the various regions in the form of at least one vote for a Vice President of Sport on his ticket.

Oct 1

Details For 2014 GP Of Indianapolis, Indy 500

 

The Grand Prix of Indianapolis, the new IndyCar Series event May 8-10, 2014 on the reconfigured Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, will jump-start Month of May activities at IMS and build toward the 98th Indianapolis 500 later in the month.

As released by IMS

Many officials and dignitaries unveiled details about the first IndyCar Series road race at IMS during a media conference Oct. 1 at the Speedway, including Hulman & Company Chief Executive Officer Mark D. Miles, IMS President J. Douglas Boles, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, legendary IndyCar Series team owner Roger Penske, 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan and IndyCar Series race winner Graham Rahal.

“The Grand Prix of Indianapolis is all about elevating the Month of May, the Indianapolis 500 and the IndyCar Series with more thrilling content for our loyal supporters and new fans,” Miles said. “This will be a very different event than the ‘500’ and will be one of three major weekends of excitement at IMS in May, all leading into the 98th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 25.”

Oct 1

Ford EcoBoost Engine, Bodywork Set Up For Record Run

Ford EcoBoost Engine, Bodywork; Set for Record Run

Ford will debut a new-look Daytona Prototype at the 2014 Rolex 24. (Photo: Courtesy of Ford)

Ford confirmed Tuesday that it will debut its new EcoBoost engine in next year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona with a new-look Daytona Prototype featuring the brand’s styling cues.

As originally reported at sportscar365.com

The Blue Oval took the wraps off its brand-specific bodywork, primarily featuring a revised nose and other aero developments from the Gen-3 Riley bodywork, which had been used in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series since 2012.