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Singer Has An Exclusive Gift For The Porsche Enthusiast In Your Life

By   November 3, 2016

Singer Porsche 911

Singer Porsche 911

Do you know a Porsche Enthusiast? Are you looking for just the right gift for them for Christmas or Hanukkah? Well, the folks over at Singer Vehicle Design have just the right gift idea for that Porsche lover in your life (or possibly yourself).

They are offering just 1,250 hard back copies of One More than 10: Singer and the Porsche 911. This is the second publishing of the book and with such a small number of the exclusive books produced, not everyone will be able to get their hands on one.

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TRG-AMR Signs Two Drivers To Race Their Aston Martins

By   July 31, 2013

TRG-AMR Signs Two Drivers to Race their Aston Martins in the Pirelli World Challenge

TRG-AMR North America has announced the addition of two new drivers to drive their Aston Martin GT4s in the Pirelli World Challenge. The new drivers Mark Klenin and Drew Regitz will be on the team for the remainder of the season. Both drivers had been racing in BMWs, but with the move the will now be competing in the English race car.

Mr. Klenin was so excited about the new car that for the last Saturday’s race at Lime Rock he decided to drive the Aston Martin. This was without having driven the GT4 before and with only having driven four laps of the Lime Rock track. Even with those things going against him, he managed a good showing in the new car.

The team is hoping for some top 10 finishes from the new drivers as the season continues. The next race will be this weekend at Mid-Ohio.

Let us know what you think of the new driver additions in the comments below.

Press Release

It was a good week for TRG-AMR North America. The California-based sports car team signed two new drivers for the Pirelli World Challenge and sold two Aston Martin Vantage GT4 race cars in the process. PWC drivers Mark Klenin and Drew Regitz join the team for the remainder of the PWC season in a pair of TRG-AMR GT4’s.

The pair had been running BMWs this season, but made the move to Aston Martin full-time moving forward.

Despite having never driven the Vantage GT4 and registering only four prior laps at Lime Rock Park, Klenin decided to jump in with both feet and start the Saturday race of the Lime Rock Grand Prix in the new Aston. The car ran flawlessly and Klenin picked his way through the field and managed to stay on a strong pace and have a hugely impressive day for the team. For the remaining three races, both Klenin and Regitz will receive full team support from TRG-AMR and facilitate a full season effort in 2014.

Klenin, a Colorado resident, came right out of the National Auto Sport Association and ran in Pirelli World Challenge last year. After a top 10 at Detroit, and numerous other finishes close to that last year, he’ll look to be in the top 10 at every race in the Aston. That success can start as early as this weekend at Mid-Ohio. At NASA Nationals, he briefly set the track record there before finishing third.

Drew Regitz, also of Colorado, will join Klenin at Mid-Ohio in his own Vantage GT4. Regitz has been competing in World Challenge this year, having run races at St. Petersburg and Lime Rock in a BMW. This will be his first race at Mid-Ohio, and the first in an Aston Martin after having a great test with the team earlier in the month.

Both drivers will make their debut this weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The 2.5-mile, 15-turn track will play host to the seventh round of the Pirelli World Challenge. TRG participated in two of the race weekends in the 2013 season, and had top ten finishes in both. The Aston Martin Vantage GT4 is showing to be incredibly strong in the GTS class, and the team is excited to get two experienced full-time drivers behind the wheel.

TRG has one of the strongest records of any team in professional sports car racing at the Mid-Ohio circuit with six wins and eight podiums and will provide full support to Regitz and Klenin.

Kevin Buckler on welcoming Mark and Drew to the program:  “I couldn’t be more thrilled having Drew and Mark jump on board with us with our new Aston Martin GT4’s and our new, full-time Pirelli World Challenge program. There is so much potential with this new program in all categories and it is one of the reasons that they decided to join us.

The cars are fast and super reliable. This brand definitely has advantages when it comes to attracting partners, sponsors and drivers. Everyone at PWC has been extremely professional and really encouraging about our involvement so it is going to be a pleasure to race with them moving forward. Adding these drop-dead gorgeous Aston Martin race cars to the grid doesn’t hurt either, and we look forward to really delivering with Drew and Mark and continuing to have them develop as professional drivers.”

Drew Regitz on switching manufacturers and coming to Aston Martin: “Mark and I have been researching lots of various options to run in World Challenge, after being frustrated with our current manufacturer. The car we were most impressed by was the Aston Martin for its potential, the reliability, and the fact that it’s a factory-built race car.”

Regitz on driving for TRG-AMR North America:  “Racing is a lot more than just the car and the driver. It’s about the team. With what TRG-AMR brings to the table, it’s pretty phenomenal and unparalleled in terms of qualifications, experience, and achievements.”

Mark Klenin on joining TRG-AMR North America: “I chose TRG-AMR for its reputation. They’ve always been professionally operated, and I’m excited to have a car that’s setup so it’s competitive. I’m thrilled to be working with Kevin [Buckler] and the team, Drew and I are glad we found a great organization to run with together!”

Klenin on driving the Vantage GT4 at Mid-Ohio this weekend: “The car is really strong and the brakes are amazing. I feel like we’re going to do really well, and my goal is to finish in the top 10 this weekend.”

Ferrari Racing Days Coming At End Of August

By   July 30, 2013

Ferrari Racing Days

Ferrari Racing Days

From August 30th to September 1st Ferrari will be having their Ferrari Racing Days at the Hockenheimring track. The event will celebrate the Italian sports car maker and will especially focus on motor sport. Enzo Ferrari had the philosophy of selling road cars as a way to fund the companies racing efforts and this event celebrates this spirit.

The event will include the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli and Coppa Shell races, laps of the track by the 599XX and FXX as well as Formula One action. Fernando Alonso is also supposed to be at the event as part of the F1 participation of the event.

There will also be a large collection of Ferraris from various years and models in the paddock. The event is also expected to attract thousands of customer cars, so there should be some great cars wearing the Prancing Horse all over the event.

Let us know what you think of Ferrari Racing Days in the comments below.

Press Release

Only four weeks to go, the Ferrari Racing Days at the Hockenheimring from August 30 to September 1 where it will be all about the myth of Ferrari. To wet appetite’s, watch the video featuring Ferrari’s most famous Formula 1 driver, Fernando Alonso. Link: http://corseclienti.ferrari.com/2013en/video/ferrari-racing-days-august-30-september-1-hockenheimring/

He has great memories of the Hockenheimring as he has won three F1 Grand Prix races here: in 2005 with Renault and in 2010 and 2012 with Ferrari.

The Ferrari Racing Days offer an exciting weekend with the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli and Coppa Shell races, laps from the 599XX and FXX programmes, Formula One action from the F1 Ferrari Clienti programme and an estimated thousand customer-owned cars in the paddock along with other attractions for young and old. The Ferrari Racing Days are an event highlight for every self-respecting Cavallino Rampante aficionado and sports car enthusiast.

Ferrari Racing Days – inspiring Ferrari drivers and fans since 1996

The Ferrari Racing Days have been synonymous with the passion and  excitement conjured up by the Ferrari brand since 1996; no other manufacturer has been as closely connected with motor racing. Ferrari is still the most successful Formula One team ever and the only existing team to have been racing Formula One from the start. The living legend that is Ferrari has continuously grown recording 221 F1 Grands Prix victories, 207 pole positions, fifteen drivers titles and sixteen constructors titles since its inception in 1950. The Racing Days turn the world of Ferrari into an immediate and live experience for spectators. Racing drivers, collectors and fans from all over Europe come together to celebrate and to share their passion.

Not only die-hard fans will be captivated by this blend of real motorsports, action-filled demonstration runs and the sight of almost a thousand customer vehicles, the audience-friendly concept with access to the paddock and the free entrance  for kids under fourteen will also attract families.

The Ferrari Racing Days will be taking place in Germany for the eleventh time and for the third time at the Hockenheimring; this year will be seeing its revival in Germany and it is the only Ferrari Racing Days in Europe in 2013.

Largest Ferrari exhibition in the paddock with a thousand cars expected

As in previous years, the paddock will be full of a huge collection of Ferrari models in various versions from various years, a thousand cars are expected for the weekend; the cars will be organised according to model for the visitors in an exhibition that Ferrari enthusiasts can otherwise only dream about.

Lewis Hamilton Gets Victory At Hungarian Grand Prix F1 Race

By   July 29, 2013

Lewis Hamilton Gets Victory At Hungarian Grand Prix F1 Race

Lewis Hamilton Gets Win At Hungarian Grand Prix Formula One Race

This past weekend was the Hungarian Grand Prix Formula One race and it was a good one for Lewis Hamilton. Lewis managed to take his Mercedes to victory for his 22nd win in his career. The victory is the first win for Hamilton driving for Mercedes. He started the race in the first position and managed to keep that position for the entire race. Apparently he didn’t think he would win as before the race he had said it would be a miracle if he won.

Mr. Hamilton was followed by Kimi Raikkonen driving for Lotus and then the pair of Red Bull racing drivers Sebastian Vettel followed by Mark Webber. Rounding out the top five was Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso who started the race in 5th place and finished in the same position.

Lewis Hamilton’s teammate, Nico Rosberg had a rough day as contact with Ferrari’s Felipe Massa causing him early position due to a blown tire. This put him back in the pack until his day ended early with engine failure. This was the second victory for Mercedes in three races with Nico winning the British Grand Prix earlier this season.

Now the drivers get a mandatory two week vacation. The next race won’t be until August 25th at the Belgain Grand Prix.

Let us know in the comments below what you thought of the race and what you are going to do until F1 returns in late August.

Press Release

RACE
Lewis Hamilton achieved his 22nd career victory and his first as a Silver Arrows driver at the Hungaroring this afternoon.
  • Lewis’ win was the 13th Formula One win for a Silver Arrow and the third victory in five races for the team
  • Lewis’ fourth win at the Hungaroring also took the tally of wins for Mercedes-Benz F1 engines to 99
  • Lewis completed three pit stops on laps 9, 31 and 50, running option/prime/prime/prime
  • Nico tangled with Felipe Massa in turn 5 on lap one and dropped to P12
  • He also made three stops but retired with an engine failure on lap 65
  • Lewis’ victory strengthened the team’s second position in the Constructors’ Championship at the season’s halfway point
Drivers
Car No.
Chassis No.
Race Result / Fastest Lap
Lewis Hamilton
10
F1 W04 / 04
P1 1:24.647
Nico Rosberg
9
F1 W04 / 03
DNF
Weather
Hot and sunny
Temperatures
Air: 34-35°C
Track: 48-51°C
Lewis Hamilton
What a great weekend! We really didn’t expect this when we came here this weekend and I said last night that I would need a miracle to win today. Well, just maybe they do happen. The team called the strategy and the pit stops just right and then it was just about managing the gap. I had some racing to do out there, though, with Jenson and Mark and I think we had the pace on everyone today. The team has just done an exceptional job: we have worked so hard to understand these tyres and we got the balance spot on today. I am very hopeful this could be a real turning point for us as we coped with these high track temperatures. I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone at the team here and at our factories in Brackley and Brixworth. Team work achieved this result today and I really couldn’t be happier.
Nico Rosberg
Today was a great day for the team, for Lewis and a brilliant job by everyone here at the track and back at our factories. Unfortunately my weekend didn’t go quite so well and it’s a shame that we couldn’t have had a two-car finish today. I got a good start but then Felipe and I came together on the first lap which was unfortunate as I was in front and had left some space for him but his front wing hit my rear tyre. That cost me a lot of positions and it’s really difficult to make the places back up on this track. Then my day came to an early conclusion with the engine failure. However there are lots of positives for us to take as a team from this weekend and now I really look forward to the upcoming races as we know that we have a quick car and we made the new tyres work for us this weekend.
Ross Brawn
We went into this race not really knowing where we stood in terms of tyre performance and behaviour but as the race unfolded, it became clear that we were able to stay competitive with both cars and drivers. Lewis drove an absolutely perfect race and didn’t put a foot wrong all afternoon. He was able to race aggressively and keep the tyres alive to make our strategy work. Nico was unfortunate to get tangled up with Massa on the first lap and then suffered an engine failure, which was a little worrying in the closing laps as we hadn’t seen any signs of overheating. Overall, this has been a very encouraging weekend. In extremely hot conditions, we maintained our Saturday afternoon competitiveness on Sunday afternoon and it certainly feels like we have made a good step forward today. Now we need to get our heads down before the well-deserved two-week shutdown so that we arrive in Spa as well prepared as we possibly can.
Toto Wolff
What an outstanding drive from Lewis this afternoon – he got a clean getaway and then executed the race strategy perfectly, including some really strong and aggressive overtaking moves when he needed to. He did a great job, just like the team with six clean pit stops for our drivers and the right race strategy. Nico lost positions on the first lap tangling with Felipe and then was making up places when his engine failed near the end of the race. That gave us a nervous few closing laps but we were able to bring Lewis’ car home safely. We came into this weekend with a lot of discussion over how the new tyres would affect us. We did our homework in practice, found the right set-up and managed to take a good step forward this afternoon with how we managed the tyres in race conditions. It is only halfway through the season and our rivals have been consistently competitive while we have experienced some ups and downs in the first ten races. Our target for the second half of the year must be to consolidate our performance and deliver this kind of speed consistently. We are still the underdogs right now but we are on an upward trend and we will keep working hard. Thank you to everyone at our factories back in Brackley and Brixworth for their hard work and enjoy a well-deserved summer break. Congratulations as well to our customer sport team-mates who took victory for Mercedes-Benz in the Spa 24 Hours. It’s been a good day for the three-pointed star!

First Woman To Race An Aston Martin Will Drive At Spa 24 Hours

By   July 26, 2013

Sarah Bovy Will be the First Woman to Race an Aston Martin

Sarah Bovy Will be the First Woman to Race an Aston Martin

This weekend is the Spa 24 Hours and Sarah Bovy will be the first woman to race an Aston Martin when she drives a Vantage GT3. While this is the first time she will be racing in the Vantage GT3, she is no stranger to the 24 hour endurance race as this is her third time running in the race. She will race with her teammates Michael Scmhetz, Pierre Grivegnée and Bert Redant.

The car is one of two entered by Aston Martin Brussels and is run by the Belgian Pino Sperlinga’s team GPR. The race will have a pretty full field with over 70 cars entered for the endurance race. Sarah will be driving in the number 89 Aston Martin and will compete in the PROAM class.

We will be watching to see how Sarah and the team does in the race. Let us know what you think of her racing for Aston Martin in the comments below.

Press Release

Sarah Bovy will be the first woman to race the Vantage GT3 when she takes part in the Spa 24 Hours this weekend.

Bovy will be diving one of two Vantage GT3s entered by Aston Martin Brussels and run by the Belgian Pino Sperlinga’s team GPR in a field of more than 70 cars. It will be the third time she has competed in the 24 hour race and this time she will drive alongside Michael Schmetz, Pierre Grivegnée and Bert Redant in the number 89 car in the PROAM class.

Aston Martin Racing is entering the Bilstein-supported Vantage GT3 in the PRO category with drivers Bertrand Baguette, Darren Turner and Jamie Campbell-Walter.

“Of course, I’m proud to wear Aston Martin colours and to achieve something that no other woman has done before,” said Bovey. “I think I can learn a lot from the most experienced drivers in the team and at the same time I know I will find my place and will have the opportunity to prove myself behind the wheel.”