• Windstar Offers Ultimate Grand Prix of Monaco Experience with Themed Cruise, Excursion Package

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    February 2, 2017 /  Racing, Uncategorized

    Windstar Cruises combines its distinctive yacht style cruising with the glamour and excitement of the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix to offer guests a VIP experience during this world famous Formula One event. Guests have two voyage options to choose from: a complete Grand Prix themed cruise on the May 21, 2014 Grand Prix of Monaco voyage onboard Windstar’s newest yacht Star Pride; or a Grand Prix excursion package on the May 20, 2014 Yachting the Riviera cruise onboard Wind Surf, the largest of Windstar’s three sailing yachts.

    “Windstar’s Grand Prix of Monaco packages offer the ideal opportunity for guests to cruise through all the pleasures of the Riviera combined with a chance to take part in one of the most important and prestigious automobile races in the world,” said Hans Birkholz, Windstar Cruises’ chief executive officer. “These experiences are just another way Windstar is able to bring its guests closer to the local flavor of each region we sail to.”

    The Grand Prix themed cruise onboard Star Pride will be hosted by John Bisignano, a former Formula One pit reporter and includes the chance for guests to cheer on their favorite driver from Grand Stand seats during the qualifying races on Saturday, May 24, 2014, and the finals on Sunday, May 25, 2014; as well as delighting in a post-race cocktail reception at the luxurious Hotel de Paris in the heart of Monte Carlo. Before arriving along the French Riviera, guests will also enjoy a special cocktail reception and Grand Prix dinner in addition to other onboard surprises including a Grand Prix gift package. Star Pride’s seven-day Grand Prix of Monaco voyage sails round-trip from Rome/Civitavecchia, Italy on May 21, 2014, and visits Portoferraio, Portofino and Portovenere, Italy; Cannes, France; and Monte Carlo, Monaco.

    Guests onboard the 310-guest flagship Wind Surf Yachting the Riviera voyage also have the opportunity to attend these unforgettable races with Windstar’s Grand Prix excursion package, which includes Grand Stand seats for the qualifying races and finals, as well as an exclusive onboard cocktail reception and a Grand Prix gift package. Wind Surf’s seven-day Yachting the Riviera voyage sails from Rome/Civitavecchia, Italy on May 20, 2014, to Nice, France and visits Portoferraio, Portofino and Portovenere, Italy; Nice, France; and Monte Carlo, Monaco.

    For more information about Windstar Cruises’ Grand Prix of Monaco experiences and to book, contact a travel professional, call Windstar at 800-258-7245 or visit http://www.WindstarCruises.com.

    About Windstar Cruises
    Windstar Cruises operates a fleet of small luxury cruise ships known for their intimate yacht-style experience and unique voyages to the world’s best small ports and hidden harbors. Its three recently renovated sailing yachts carry fewer than 300 guests and cruise to 50 nations, calling at 100 ports throughout Europe, the South Pacific, the Caribbean, and Central America. In February 2013, Windstar entered into an agreement to purchase three all-suite motorized yachts with a capacity of 212 passengers each. Under the project name Global Windstar, the expansion will double the size of Windstar’s fleet, making the company the market leader in small-ship cruising with 300 or fewer passengers, with a total of 1,230 berths. For more information including rates and itineraries, contact a travel professional or call Windstar at 800-258-7245. Visit Windstar Cruises online at WindstarCruises.com or Blog.WindstarCruises.com. Windstar Cruises can also be followed on Windstar’s Facebook and Twitter fan pages.

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  • Ben Spies Pessimistic Can Go Faster

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    January 28, 2017 /  Racing, Uncategorized

    Ben Spies. (Foto: Daylife)

    BOLOGNA – Ben Spies said that he would come back down to race with Pramac Ducati at Indianapolis MotoGP series on 16-18 August, Spies admitted that his condition was in good condition.

    Spies has indeed been absent long enough after a severe shoulder injury since the accident at the Malaysian MotoGP series 2012. Spies who had been absent for seven series this season admitted injury had recovered.

    “For the first time in months, I felt very happy because my shoulder in a very good condition. Decision is best right back in the moment. Doctors say that my recovery goes according to plan, so I wanted to get back at Indy with conditions 100 percent, “he said.

    Spies who resigned from the Yamaha Factory Racing at the end of last year, not sure I can achieve good results in his debut later. The reason, he has gone through a lot of races this season.

    “I missed so many races, and I do not ever be 100 percent. Now I am more confident about my recovery. However I am not sure I can directly go fast, since I had not been driving,” he said as reported by MCN.

    About his future, Spies admits she still has a contract until 2014 with the Ducati satellite team. He also just want to focus and not think about the race will move to gossip today.

    “There are so many rumors about what I would do in the future, but I just laugh to read it all on the internet. Obviously, I was ready to back away,” he concluded.

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  • Strong promonition of Stoner Back to MotoGP

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    January 26, 2017 /  Racing, Uncategorized

    TOKYO – Signs of Casey Stoner will return to MotoGP stronger. It can be seen from the decision Stoner did four trials in Motegi, Japan. For Stoner, it was his first opportunity riding a special bike MotoGP since 2012.

    The last time the Australian MotoGP struggling with a particular motor is in trials in Valencia in 2012 ago. Previously, after retirement from MotoGP in the 2011 season, Stoner decided struggled in the V8 Supercar Racing.

    “It’s almost seven months since I tried in Valencia. I am very happy and comfortable with the decision to quit MotoGP. Sometimes I really miss the RCV race, “said Stoner as reported by Crash page on Tuesday (23/7).

    Stoner decision to try at Motegi beruji joy greeted the Honda team. Honda HRC Excutive Vice President, Shuhei Nakamoto said, it always opens the door lebart-wide if Stoner back to Honda.

    “We warmly welcome the return of Stoner to Honda. He knows a lot about the machine. I am sure, he will be able to help our engineers to develop the RC213V bike, “said Nakamoto.

    Stoner holds two world titles in the iron horse races. Namely, in the 2007 season and 2009. He also still holds the record as the only Ducati rider who managed to become world champion. However, Stoner decided retirement from MotoGP when he was very young, 25 years old.

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  • Red Bull help Austria Grand Prix seal a Formula One return in an increasingly packed 2014 schedule

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    January 26, 2017 /  Racing, Uncategorized

    A July 6 date was confirmed on Tuesday by Red Bull, the energy drinks company founded by Austrian billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz, which owns the eponymous Red Bull Formula One team and also the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg in the Styrian Alps.

    Mateschitz is a close friend of F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone.

    The Red Bull statement simply said: “Dietrich Mateschitz [Red Bull owner] and Bernie Ecclestone have reached agreement to the effect that Formula 1 will come back to Styria next year.”

    The Red Bull Ring, formerly known as the A1-Ring, was mooted as a possible venue to fill the gap left vacant in this calendar by the withdrawal of the New Jersey GP.

    Although in the end no deal was struck, Mateschitz has made no secret of his desire to see Formula One return to the circuit. The deal will be taken as a sign of his increasing power and influence.

    A beautiful venue, its remote location and lack of infrastructure has counted against it, although Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko was adamant last winter that such concerns were “nonsense”, arguing that it “managed well enough in the 1970s and 1980s”. It hosted its last race in 2003 before Red Bull revamped it.

    The July 6 date has already caused plenty of speculation about what the knock-on effect might be on the rest of the calendar.

    With the governing body ruling out a clash with Le Mans 24 Hours (June 14-15) from now onwards, there are plenty of races and few spare weekends. Russia and New Jersey are both due to join the calendar, which could make 22 in total if all 19 from this season survive.

    Added to the return of in-season testing, and winter testing starting earlier than usual due to the advent of the 1.6-litre turbo engines, 2014 looks like being the longest and busiest season in Formula One history.

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  • Race of Champions to be Held Again in Bangkok

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    January 24, 2017 /  Racing, Sports Rule, Uncategorized

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    BANGKOK – For the second consecutive Race Of Champions (ROC) will be held in Bangkok, Thailand. In this year’s edition of the Rajamangala Stadium arena again believed to be the event which will take place on 14-15 December 2013.
    End of season competition, held every year since 1988, brings together the motorsport world champions such as Formula 1, WRC, touring racing, Le Mans, MotoGP, IndyCar and the X-Games in one arena to fight in identical cars. In each event, ROC fight two titles are Champion Of Champions (individual) and the Nations Cup (states).
    Last year Lotus F1 team driver, Romain Grosjean, managed to win the individual title. While Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher won the Nations Cup, six times in a row representing Germany.
    ROC 2013 will again hold ROC ROCKS Fan Festival at the Rajamangala Stadium, anyway. The festival will feature a series of performances, demos, music, DJs and much more, allowing ppara enggemar to be closer to the stars of the sport.

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  • NASCAR plans to simplify rulebook, focus on technology

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    January 15, 2017 /  Racing, Uncategorized

    With an emphasis on efficiency, innovation and transparency, NASCAR unveiled a restructuring of its competition department philosophies Monday that’s scheduled to be completed by 2015.

    In a wide-ranging series of initiatives, the sanctioning body plans to simplify its dense rulebook (and possibly make it available online to fans) with more graphical examples and computer-animated drawings, re-examine its appeals process for penalties and streamline its officiating while adding technology in the pits.

    The responsibility for designing and developing future models of race cars also will fall under the purview of Gene Stefanshyn, who recently took over as the head of NASCAR’s Research and Development Center. This will allow vice president of competition Robin Pemberton and Sprint Cup director John Darby to focus on rules enforcement with enhanced deterrence and a revamping of the inspection process.

    Stefanshyn and senior vice president Steve O’Donnell both hinted NASCAR, whose Sprint Cup cars employ mostly outdated engine architecture, would move toward its race cars being more relevant under the hood to street models. The Gen 6 car was introduced this year with exterior features more comparable to its showroom counterparts.

    “We want to position NASCAR ultimately for the future,” O’Donnell said. “The goal for us would be that as cars come off the manufacturing line in the near future, they certainly look like NASCAR from an aesthetic standpoint when you look at those on track, but just as importantly the technology that’s in those cars mirrors what’s on track, and we really become that proving ground from a technology standpoint.

    “We want to be more nimble in what we do from a technology standpoint, be able to quickly react to the emerging technologies. We feel like no better sport is better positioned to really take technology (and) showcase it in front of some of the toughest conditions that exist in the world.

    In trying to reduce the “gray area” from its rules, O’Donnell said the sanctioning body will spell out what the specific punishements are for infractions, a la a 5-yard penalty for being offsides in the NFL. Throughout its 65-year history, NASCAR has meted out justice on a case-by-case manner.

    NASCAR also will consider an overhaul of its appeals process, which has drawn plenty of scrutiny this season as Penske Racing and Joe Gibbs Racing have had penalties reduced after challenging them.

    There currently is a two-tiered appeals process that starts with a hearing before a three-member panel that is chosen from 48 members of the racing industry. Chief Appellate Officer John Middlebrook hears any final appeals.

    O’Donnell said NASCAR would consider matching the expertise of its appeals board with the case.

    “We probably put people in some tough positions,” O’Donnell said. “And when you look at track promoters who maybe need to work with a race team or a race owner or a team owner in future weeks, and you’re asking them to come in and make a ruling on a carburetor or something new that they have never heard about, and they’re not experts in that, it puts them in a tough position.

    “If we can make that a better process with industry experts, still to be determined how we do that, that’s one area we really felt like we could bring in people who have a better understanding of the emerging technology that’s in the race cars.”

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  • James Toseland ambition Break Records Fastest Motorcycle

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    January 13, 2017 /  Racing, Uncategorized

    London – Double world champion World Superbike James Toseland will try to break the speed record. British rider was hoping to set a record with the fastest motorcycle exceeded 400 mph or 643.7 km / h.

    According to the plan, the British rider will try the speed record on the Bonneville salt desert in Utah, USA in September 2014.

    The motor is a motor that uses specially named ’52 Express’ which looks now being exhibited at the Goodwood Festival of Speed​​, England, this weekend. At first glance, this bike does not look like a conventional motor, but it looks like a rocket.

    The current record for the fastest motorcycle is still held by the American man named Rocky Robinson when ran through 376.363 mph or 605.69 km / h.

    In ’52 Express’ vehicle Toseland who assisted in designing the automotive specialist JD Classics, University of Derby and a former rider Alex Macfadzean which is the first British man to reach the speed of 200 mph (321.86 km / h) will use turbine engine Rolls-Royce Lynx helicopters commonly used.

    “If successful, this will be a fantastic personal achievement but also a great tribute brought back to England,” said Toseland.

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  • Raikkonen was asked not to move to Red Bull

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    January 11, 2017 /  Racing, Uncategorized

    Lotus Kimi Raikkonen tried to convince to stay on the team and did not move to Red Bull.
    “In the last two years we managed to close the gap to Red Bull. And we continue to catch up with this,” said Eric Boullier, Lotus boss told the BBC.
    Raikkonen speculation of a move to Red Bull’s Mark Webber came after deciding not to renew his contract with Red Bull.
    Click Webber will leave Formula 1 at the end of this year and will jump in NASCAR.
    With Daniel Ricciardo of Toro Rosso team, Raikkonen is considered as an ideal replacement for Webber.
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    Click Raikkonen record of achievement is quite impressive and for a while was in third position in the championship under the Red Bull drivers Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso of Ferrari.
    Boullier said that Raikkonen at Lotus future will be decided before August.
    “He’s old enough to decide what is best for him. Sides There is a positive side and a negative if he decided to move to Red Bull next year,” said Boullier.
    Beyond the technical factors, Boullier said there was a problem between Lotus and Raikkonen related payroll but Boullier confirmed that the salary arrears is now complete.
    Red Bull Webber himself said a replacement will be announced in late August.

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  • Button Not plan vulturous Target at the Hungaroring

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    January 8, 2017 /  Racing, Uncategorized

    Budapest – McLaren racer Jenson Button calls Hungaroring circuit as a special place for him. But consider the situation now, he was reluctant to put the target is too high for the weekend.

    Since career in F1 in 2000, Button could only win the first in 2006. He reached for the Hungarian Grand Prix when racing for Team Honda. Another victory in Hungary achieved Button in 2011, when he was driving for McLaren. Nicks it was no less special for the British driver.

    “Circuits great, great place. I have many fond memories of the Hungaroring, of course, because here I won my first race in 2006, which is very full of emotion and seem far away now! I also posted victories in the 200 race there in 2011, “said Button in F1’s official website.

    “It was a day in which all goes smoothly, the car drive like a dream, and I could win. Every F1 victory in the special, but that’s one of my favorite days,” he continued.

    On weekends he would go back to driving at the Hungaroring race series 10th season in 2013. 10th in the standings this season, with the best performance one finish in the top five, Button seemed not expect much.

    “Of course a win in 2013 will be difficult, but I really think the team is currently working hard. In Germany, the use of our tires, strategy, and management of the race running as it should.”

    “It would be good if we can get a car with better rates to be more competitive with the leading rider, but at this time we can be satisfied with the best efforts in qualifying and the (race) on Sunday afternoon,” he said.

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  • Rio Finishes 18th in Feature Race

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    January 7, 2017 /  Racing, Uncategorized

    Nuerburg – Rio Haryanto was unable to get a satisfactory result in the first race of the GP2 German. Indonesian young rider was only finished in 18th position in the feature race.

    In all the 32 lap race at the Nuerburgring circuit on Saturday (07/06/2013), Rio start in 20th position. He succeeded in crossing the finish line in 1 hour and 1 minute 0.306 seconds and ranks 18th.

    This is the winner of the first race DAMS driver, Marcus Ericsson. Ericsson, who started from second position, finishing in 1 hour 16.988 seconds.

    Rio still has a chance to earn points in Germany. He will follow the sprint race on Sunday (07/07/2013) tomorrow.

    In the rider standings, Rio now ranks 18th with 20 collection points. Top position is occupied by Rapax driver, Stefano Coletti, with 135 points.

    German GP2 Feature Race Results:

    1. Marcus Ericsson DAMS 1h00m16.988s
    2. James Calado ART +7860 s
    3. Stefano Coletti Rapax +14,915 s
    4. Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering +15,061 s
    5. Stephane Richelmi DAMS +15,119 s
    6. Robin Frijns Hilmer +15,272 s
    7. Jon Lancaster Hilmer +17,156 s
    8. Tom Dillmann Russian Time +17,823 s
    9. Felipe Nasr Carlin +24,265 s
    10. Johnny Cecotto Jr Arden +24,333 s
    11. Alexander Rossi Caterham +26,797 s
    12. Sergio Canamasas Caterham +27,221 s
    13. Sam Bird +31,518 s Russian Time
    14. Simon Trummer Rapax +31,592 s
    15. Daniel de Jong MP +33,904 s
    16. +34,142 Arden’s Mitch Evans
    17. Nathanel Berthon Trident +36,142 s
    18. Rio Haryanto Addax +43,318 s
    19. Fabrizio Crestani Lazarus +45,117 s
    20. Rene Binder Lazarus +45,498 s
    21. Daniel Abt ART +58,723 s
    22. Julian Leal Racing Engineering +59,186 s
    23. Jake Rosenzweig Addax +1 m08.725s
    24. Jolyon Palmer Carlin +1 m42.868s

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