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Motor racing - 23 Sep 2004
BEIJING, CHINA, September 23rd, 2004 - SOHU.com Inc. (Nasdaq: SOHU), China's leading online media, communications, commerce and mobile value-added services company, and Formula One Administration, have signed a long-term agreement under which SOHU will exclusively host and manage the Official Formula 1 website in Chinese, introducing Chinese motor racing fans to the world of Formula One in their own language and offering new business opportunities to Formula One associated com
Motor racing - 21 Sep 2004
Statement from BTCC Series Director Alan Gow: 'Yesterday, Rockingham's new Chief Executive Joe Dickinson confirmed to me his organisation's commitment to hosting all forms of high profile motor sport.
Motor racing - 20 Sep 2004
Confirmed dates for the 2005 MSA British Touring Car Championship have been released today and include returns to Silverstone’s National and Brands Hatch’s Grand Prix circuits.
Motorcycling - 15 Sep 2004
PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Sept. 14, 2004) -- AMA Pro Racing today announced the AMA Chevrolet Superbike Championship event at Virginia International Raceway and AMA Supermoto Championship event at South Boston Speedway scheduled for this weekend have been postponed due to complications related to Hurricane Ivan.
Motor racing - 09 Sep 2004
Malaki Sporting Games are please to announce the launch of the new ‘Grand Prix Game’ on Monday 6th September 2004. This game will offer F1 fans long overdue interactivity, unpredictability and added value.
Motorcycling - 07 Sep 2004
The Superbike World Championship round at Assen in the Netherlands last weekend dominated viewing figures and audience share for motor sport programming across the United Kingdom audience of more than 1.4-million viewers on the BBC for the two races.
Motorcycling - 07 Sep 2004
Portugal will keep its spot on the MotoGP calendar at least until the 2006 season following the renewal of the agreement between the promoters of the event, Sociedade Gestora do Autódromo de Estoril (SGA), represented by Domingos Piedade, and Dorna Sports, the company that holds the commercial rights to the series, represented by its CEO, Carmelo Ezpeleta.
Motor racing - 03 Sep 2004
INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004 - The Indy Racing League's initiative to enhance its IRL IndyCar„µ Series schedule with the addition of road/street-style events continued today with the addition of St. Petersburg, Fla., to the 2005 schedule.
Motor racing - 23 Aug 2004
PORTLAND (August 20, 2004) – Today, officials from the Champ Car World Series and the City of Portland, along with community business leaders, announced a memorandum of understanding that will keep the Champ Cars at the Portland International Raceway road course for the next three seasons.
Motorcycling - 20 Aug 2004
The Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP) and Dorna Sports, the Spanish-based company that holds the commercial and TV rights to the FIM MotoGP World Championships, have reached an agreement in principal to bring MotoGP, the pinnacle of international motorcycle racing, to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca beginning in 2005 for a five-year run.
Motor racing - 13 Aug 2004
The Australian family track development team compiled of Ron, Jeremy and Heath Dickson whom are responsible for bringing to the Champ Car World Series the three largest and most successful events (Mexico City, Mexico, Surfers Paradise, Australia and Monterrey, Mexico) have resigned from Forsythe Racing Inc. and are venturing towards independency, the move was agreed to by Gerry Forsythe.
Motor racing - 12 Aug 2004
Any hope that the Bathurst 24 Hour Race would be run in November this year has faded with an announcement from Bathurst Regional Council and the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) today ending speculation.
Motor racing - 02 Aug 2004
Television viewers will be sitting in the first row at all the DTM races as of next year: ARD will be the exclusive contractual partner for the live DTM broadcasts from 2005. The contract is valid for three years with an option on a further two years. This was agreed by the ITR and SportA, the sports rights agency of ARD and ZDF. ARD will also offer live coverage of qualifying as well as the race. In addition, the shared event schedule - which in the last years has comprised pop concerts and eve
Motor racing - 22 Jul 2004
(Shanghai, July 19, 2004) Shanghai will host another international motor racing event close on the heels of the debut Formula One Grand Prix, with the revved-up excitement of the V8 Supercar Championship Series in Shanghai next June.
Motor racing - 21 Jul 2004
Australia’s leading Internet Services Provider, BigPond has secured naming rights for the final round of the 2004 V8 Supercar Championship Series.
Motor racing - 19 Jul 2004
The Australian V8 Supercar Company (AVESCO) will become Australia’s largest sports exporter following the signing of an historic sanction agreement in Shanghai today that will take the country’s third most watched sport to China.
Motor racing - 16 Jul 2004
The FIA World Touring Car Championship will contest the final meeting of its maiden season on 20 November 2005, in Macau; this was confirmed yesterday by the signing of the agreement between the Macau Grand Prix Committee and KSO, promoter of the FIA WTCC.
Motor racing - 01 Jul 2004
(June 30, 2004) – The Burke Lakefront Airport course has been a fixture on the Champ Car circuit since Medina’s Bobby Rahal won the inaugural event in 1982, and today in Cleveland, Champ Car World Series co-owner Paul Gentilozzi, along with Cleveland Mayor Jane Campbell, announced that the series has committed to race on the shores of Lake Erie through the 2007 season.
Motorcycling - 22 Jun 2004
Sandra Strazzari has been appointed as the International Press & PR Officer, by the FGSPORT Group, for the remaining rounds of the 2004 Superbike World Championship. She will take up the appointment at the seventh round of the Series at Laguna Seca, USA on 7th July 2004.
Motor racing - 16 Jun 2004
DENVER, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, The CENTRIX Financial Grand Prix of Denver announced that Coors has extended its sponsorship of the event as the official malt beverage sponsor. Coors is an avid supporter of drivers and multiple racing events, but Denver's Grand Prix will be the only Grand Prix event Coors will sponsor this year.
Motor racing - 11 Jun 2004
THE third annual Bathurst 24-Hour motor race will go ahead at Mount Panorama circuit in New South Wales on 19-21 November, following an agreement between event founder PROCAR Australia and the Bathurst Regional Council.
Motor racing - 02 Jun 2004
Oxford, UK, 1 June 2004. The BMW WilliamsF1 Team today confirmed a new commercial partnership with Intelsat, one of the world's leading global satellite operators.
Motor racing - 20 May 2004
Organisers of the Kwik-Fit Pirelli British Rally Championship have revealed that global television distribution figures for the 2004 Championship are the highest ever. 2004 is already one of the Championship’s most exciting seasons, but the latest figures from official TV rights holders, Greenlight TV, show that the British Rally Championship is going from strength to strength as it secures its place as one of the UK’s top motorsports events.
Motor racing - 20 May 2004
Auckland will host New Zealand's largest annual sporting event when the V8 Supercar Championship Series hits the inner city streets in 2006.
Motor racing - 19 May 2004
Most teams competing in this year's Green Flag MSA British Touring Car Championship have now decided not to compete in the planned non-championship race at July's British Formula One Grand Prix meeting at Silverstone.
Motorcycling - 10 May 2004
The trial use of webcams for interviews and other live coverage of the Superbike World Championship at Misano has been deemed a huge success and will continue for Monza (May 15th and 16th). Seen only on the official website for the series, www.worldsbk.com, the huge number of visitors using the interactive area has delighted the race organizers.
Motor racing - 06 May 2004
Australia's premier Motorsport category and third most popular sport is national again following a deal with the Tasmanian Government to race at Symmons Plains for the next five years.
Motor racing - 05 May 2004
The Nevers Magny-Cours circuit and SRW Events, organiser of the LG Super Racing Weekend series, signed a three-year agreement today, concerning the organisation and promotion of a round of the series on the French circuit in 2004, 2005 and 2006.
Motor racing - 05 May 2004
This morning, the organisers revealed the general outline of the route for the 2005 edition of the Dakar, which will take place from the 1st to the 16th of January.
Motor racing - 04 May 2004
INDIANAPOLIS (April 30, 2004) – Coming off a successful opening race to the 2004 Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford campaign and preparing for a May 21-23 event in Monterrey, Mexico that is on pace to break its record for ticket sales, the Champ Car World Series is starting to attract the attention of major national companies that wish to join in the racing action.
Motor racing - 29 Apr 2004
Bosch has returned as a contingency sponsor to the Motorock Trans-Am Series this year. Bosch will award $600 per race for first-, second- and third-place finishers competing with Bosch spark plugs. The company will also offer a $1,000 bonus to the highest-finishing driver in the championship utilizing Bosch spark plugs.
Motor racing - 27 Apr 2004
26 April 2004.../Formula Woman, the unique new motor racing series for female drivers, announces today a new title sponsor for the championship. The championship, now known as Mates Formula Woman, brings pioneering UK condom brand Mates into this new venture, with all publicity materials and merchandise ranges associated with the ground-breaking race series featuring the Mates brand identity.
Motorcycling - 21 Apr 2004
The Superbike World Championship round at Misano, San Marino dominated viewing figures for motorsport programming across the United Kingdom last week with an audience of more than 1.68 million viewers on the BBC.
Motorcycling - 08 Apr 2004
FGSPORT has concluded a deal with Fidoweb, a leading internet company specialising in interactive broadcast techniques and state-of-the-art internet technology, to become the Official Internet Partner. Fidoweb’s clients include MTV, the worlds leading music channel.
Motor racing - 08 Apr 2004
Ahead of the first round of the 2004 Kwik Fit Pirelli British Rally Championship comes exciting news that this year’s Championship can be watched by rally fans on the web as well as on Channel 4 TV. Providing footage from each round of the Championship, as well as interviews and other news throughout the season, BRC TV will provide an internet based solution direct from www.brcweb.co.uk enabling rally fans to see BRC programmes both past and present.
Motorcycling - 08 Apr 2004
The British Superbike Championship will be sponsored by the Think! campaign, a Government road safety initiative, this season.
Motor racing - 07 Apr 2004
INDIANAPOLIS (April 6, 2004) — VP Racing Fuels has signed a multi-year agreement to become the 'Official Fuel Supplier' to the Motorock Trans-Am Series. As part of the agreement, all teams competing in this year’s Series will be required to use VP Racing Fuel’s C12 racing fuel. VP Racing Fuel will also offer contingency awards at each event this season.
Motorcycling - 06 Apr 2004
Rome, Italy; Fisherman’s Friend has reached a new one-year deal with the Superbike World Championship, naming the brand as Official Partner for the 2004 championships’ three Italian events of Misano, Monza and Imola.
Motorcycling - 05 Apr 2004
Dorna Sports are pleased to welcome a brand new partner for the MotoGP World Championship by announcing an imminent agreement with Veltins, one of Germany's best-known breweries, who have acquired the title sponsorship for the German Grand Prix, to be held at the Sachsenring circuit on July 18th.
Motor racing - 22 Mar 2004
The opening V8 Supercar Championship Series race at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide has hosted a record crowd of 237,000 in four days.
Motor racing - 26 Feb 2004
INDIANAPOLIS (February 25, 2004) – Officials with the Champ Car World Series ('Series') and the City of St. Petersburg regretfully announced Wednesday that, despite their best efforts, they were not able to complete negotiations to acquire the rights to hold the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
Motor racing - 16 Feb 2004
Monday 16 February 2004 - Supercar Promotions Limited (SPL) the owners and management company of the SCV8 Supercar Championship today announce the move for the start of the all-new championship from this season to 2005.
Motor racing - 21 Jan 2004
Siemens and the Team McLaren Mercedes Formula One racing team have extended their partnership, as specified in the sponsorship agreement recently signed by Rudi Lamprecht, member of the managing board at Siemens AG, and Ron Dennis, CEO and Chairman of the McLaren Group.
Motor racing - 02 Dec 2003
INDIANAPOLIS (December 1, 2003) – The Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season will open with the 21st running of the Champ Cars at the Grand Prix of Long Beach in 2004 after CART and race promoter Dover Motorsports Inc. announced the postponement Monday of the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
Motorcycling - 27 Nov 2003
The MotoGP World Championship continued its rise towards the pinnacle of world motorsport in 2003 with new record crowds flocking to its 16 events held on five continents. With the latest generation four-stroke 990cc prototype machines filling the grid, the popularity of the sport continued to boom as weekend crowds swelled over the course of the year to an almighty total of 1,7 million – a 4% rise on the previous season.
Motorcycling - 21 Oct 2003
On Saturday 18th October 2003 in Magny Cours, France, an international press conference was held by FGSPORT Group Managing Director Mr. Vincenzo Lamaro, and Zhuhai New Century International Management Company Ltd. Director Mrs. Ling Zheng, announcing the finalisation of the 3-year agreement to stage a round of the FIM Endurance World Championship in the People’s Republic of China from 2004.
Motorcycling - 09 Oct 2003
Funchal (07 September 2003) - The FFM President, Mr Jean-Pierre Mougin, and Youthstream President, Mr Giuseppe Luongo, signed an agreement for the organization of the FIM Motocross World Championship in France for the years 2004 to 2008. The main points are:
Motor racing - 06 Oct 2003
Organisers of Britain’s premier motorsport series, the Green Flag MSA British Touring Car Championship, today confirmed a host of changes for the 2004 BTCC.
Motor racing - 29 Sep 2003
MIAMI (September 28, 2003) - The 2004 Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season will feature another year of providing one of the most challenging tests in all of motorsports, as its drivers will continue the tradition of having to master every discipline of racing.