In the first of a three-part SPEED.com video series exploring the rise of 8Star Motorsports, Enzo Potolicchio discusses his team’s progress through its first season of Daytona Prototype racing in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series.8Star Motorsports, Enzo Potolicchio, GRAND-AM, Sports Cars, Video
The Camarillo, Calif., native is the ninth different winner in 14 races this season and the fourth first-time winner. In the previous five seasons, there were five total first-time winners. Four different teams were represented in the top five.
“It’s nice when the team gives you such a great car,” said Kimball, who started fifth in the Honda-powered No. 83 NovoLog FlexPen Chip Ganassi Racing car on the 2.258-mile, 13-turn road course. “All I needed to do was to hit the lap times they needed me to.”Charlie Kimball, IndyCar, Mid-Ohio
The reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion came tantalizing close to the track record of 1:05.347 shared by Dario Franchitti (August 1999) and Gil de Ferran (August 2000) in the Firestone Fast Six to claim his third pole of the season and first in eight starts at the 2.258-mile, 13-turn Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
There are six races left in the season and Hunter-Reay is third in the standings (68 points behind front-runner Helio Castroneves).Hunter-Reay, IndyCar, Mid-Ohio
Day four of the 32nd Annual Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by AMSOIL wrapped up its second set of motos on Friday at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. The day was a jam-packed full of racing as 20 National Champions emerged after three hard fought motos on the most prestigious amateur motocross platform in the country – Loretta Lynn’s.Aaron Plessinger, AMA Motocross, Matt Bisceglia, Motocross, Supercross
Montezemolo was speaking in a lengthy interview with Italy’s Corriere della Sera, which was republished on the Ferrari website.
“Fernando is a great driver and I understand him; he is a bit like me – he wants to win,” said Montezemolo. “He must just remember that one wins and loses together, and for its part, Ferrari must give him a car capable of starting from the front two rows.
“It doesn’t sit well with me seeing our car is not competitive. That’s why I intervened, even if I didn’t want to abuse my authority over my men. However, it had to be done. But how? We started so well, we had begun the World Championship with a very competitive car, maybe even considered the best. But something happened, and instead of moving forward we went backwards.Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Formula 1, Luca di Montezemolo