Articles tagged Ryan Briscoe

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Dixon: Title No2 is my best

Scott Dixon was the man to beat in Indycars this year. Dixon won six races, led an IRL record 899 laps, and was on top of the championship all summer after winning the 92nd Indianapolis 500 at the end of May. Born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, Dixon is renowned as the IRL IndyCar Series’ ‘iceman’. He speaks softly with a shy grin and shuns the limelight. Scott is the opposite of his...

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Newsfeed

NASCAR Kasey Kahne took back-to-back wins at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, with victory in the All-Star Challenge and the Coca Cola 600. Kyle Busch won the Nationwide race. Busch won his fourth Sprint Cup Series race of 2008 at Dover. Scott Speed scored his first stock car win at Dover in the Craftsman Truck Series and took pole for the ARCA race at Pocono. GP2 Bruno Senna put the family name back on...

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THE HISTORY

THE HISTORY British Formula 3 is the world's oldest F3 championship. It started in 1951 and has remained one of the series you must compete in as an aspiring professional driver. One of the reasons it has been so successful for so long is that it regularly produces future Formula 1 World Champions. Sixty years ago the series ran 500cc cars, but by 1959 it had joined forces with Formula Junior and...

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Gordon Kirby – The US Scene

Hélio won, but who watched? There was no stopping Roger Penske’s team and Hélio Castroneves at Indianapolis this year. At the end of the 500 miles Castroneves was in a class of his own as he maintained a comfortable cushion over his snaking line of pursuers to beat 2005 winner Dan Wheldon by a shade under two seconds, a lifetime on a big speedway like Indy. It was Castroneves’s third win at...

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Newsfeed

MotoGP Kawasaki has reversed its decision to leave the series, announcing that it will run a single bike for ex-Ducati rider Marco Melandri. n British Eurosport has signed a deal with Dorna to continue screening Friday and Saturday practice, plus the 125cc and 250cc races. The BBC will continue to air races live. Casey Stoner led the Qatar test with a time of 1min 55.744sec. Yamaha’s Jorge...

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Indycar teams feel the pinch

The American Le Mans Series kicks off with the Sebring 12 Hours in mid-March when Audi will race its new R15 in its only US appearance of 2009. Acura’s new turbo V8 P1 car will debut at Sebring, with Gil de Ferran and Duncan Dayton’s Highcroft Racing team each running a single car. Last year’s Sebring winners Penske and Porsche have left for Grand-Am (see above), but ALMS stalwart Rob Dyson, who...

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Penske hails 300th victory

Penske Racing has another reason to celebrate during its successful 2008 season – it has now notched up 300 victories. Ryan Briscoe’s maiden IRL IndyCar Series win at Milwaukee in June (above) marked Penske’s triple century since team boss Roger Penske became a full-time owner in 1966. It follows on the heels of a one-two in the Daytona 500, a first overall triumph for the team in one of the...

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Lessons to be learned

There have been plenty of big accidents over the past 10 years in Indycar races on high-banked oval tracks. Davey Hamilton and Kenny Brӓck were seriously injured in wild accidents at Texas in 2001 and ’03, and Ryan Briscoe was badly hurt at Chicago in ’05 (above). But Dan Wheldon’s fatal crash at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway was a terrible wakeup call for the IndyCar Series. The really shocking...

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Two Indy races in May?

An Indycar race on the Indianapolis road course in May is among proposals for a second fixture at the Speedway next year. IndyCar tested the latest Dallara one-make racer on the 2.61-mile track in early September. A number of dates have been considered for the race. IndyCar boss Mark Miles, who favours early May, said: "We want to develop IndyCar and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway." Graham Rahal...

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Gordon Kirby

As everyone knows, Roger Penske's team is the most successful IndyCar operation in history. Five years have passed, however since Sam Hornish won Penske's 12th and most recent championship. Will Power came close last year but was beaten to the title by Dario Franchiffi and Chip Ganassi's team. Can Team Penske bounce back and win a record 13th open-wheel championship this year? If sponsorship has...

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