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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 - 30 Jul 2004
The President of the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport, Mr. Colin Osborne, announced today that the Category Management rights for production-based motor racing in Australia had been repatriated from PROCAR to CAMS. PROCAR Pty. Ltd., part of the Palmer Group of Companies, has been responsible as the Category Manager for Nations Cup, V8 Brutes, GT Performance and Australian Production Cars for much of the past decade.
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.
Motorcycling - 26 May 2004
May 24, 2003: Britain's brightest young speedway riders are to be offered the chance to join the famous Auto Cycle Union Academy. The British Speedway Promoters' Association have signed up to support the Academy, which has already been successful in discovering and nurturing some of the world's top young road racing talent.
Motor racing - 20 Oct 2003
BRASELTON, Ga. - A landmark joint operating agreement for the betterment of road racing in North America was announced today by the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and SCCA Pro Racing Ltd.
Motor racing - 17 Oct 2003
It is today (Friday) confirmed that John Grant, Chairman of the Motor Sports Association, has been elected to a seat on the FIA World Motor Sport Council (WMSC). The WMSC governs all international motor sport extending from the pinnacle of Formula One to the millions of amateurs and professionals who enjoy motor sport in all its forms. Grant's election renews Britain's presence on the sport's decision-making council after a lapse of two years.
Motorcycling - 19 Sep 2003
The Suzuka Circuit has established a long-term programme of works including various modifications aiming at improving the circuit, principally the safety in view of the Grand Prix counting towards the Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix. This programme of modifications to improve safety has been discussed at length with the Grand Prix Safety Commission. These modifications, however, cannot be carried out before the Grand Prix originally scheduled in April next. For this reason, an agreemen
Motorcycling - 26 Aug 2003
The FIM Scandinavian Grand Prix was postponed on Saturday night due to problems with the track that made racing impossible at the Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg.
Motor racing - 18 Aug 2003
NASCAR announced Friday that Sunoco, the world's largest manufacturer of premium racing gasoline, will become the 'Official Fuel of NASCAR,' beginning with the 2004 season.
Motorcycling - 01 Aug 2003
Benfield Sports International (BSI) has announced Denmark's leading industrial clothing supplier, Kansas, as the official sponsor of the Danish Team for the 2003 FIM Speedway World Cup (SWC).
Motor racing - 16 Jul 2003
LONDON (July 16, 2003) – Budweiser, the world’s best-selling beer, and the BMW WilliamsF1 Team, a global leader in Formula One, today announced the 'King of Beers' will serve as an 'official sponsor' of the BMW WilliamsF1 Team. The multi-year agreement is Budweiser’s first sponsorship in Formula One and builds upon the brand’s international sports marketing portfolio.
Motor racing - 19 Jun 2003
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) today announced that Nextel Communications will become the title sponsor of NASCAR's premier national series - and one of America's most popular sports.
Motor racing - 11 Jun 2003
Monte Carlo, 2nd June 2003: TAG Heuer and McLaren International are delighted to announce a further strengthening of their Partnership. The TAG Heuer brand will now appear on all the Team McLaren Mercedes drivers’ helmet visors. This is in addition to TAG Heuer’s role within Team McLaren Mercedes as both Official Watch Supplier and Time Keeper, the latter of which sees the test team utilise TAG Heuer’s latest precision timing equipment.
Motor racing - 10 Jun 2003
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICHIGAN June 9, 2003 – Sports Management Network, Inc. motorsports consulting division SMN Motorsports announced today that it has successfully brought together Penske Racing, Inc. and Quicken Loans Inc. through a unique racing sponsorship agreement. The sponsorship, that is a mutli-tiered marketing and business development agreement, is designed to leverage the platform of IndyCar racing to drive business and brand awareness for Quicken Loans, the nation’s leading online mor
Motorcycling - 12 May 2003
Arnette have further strengthened their blossoming relationship with the MotoGP World Championship by becoming the Official Sunglasses Supplier to the series.
Motorcycling - 29 Apr 2003
London, UK, April 28th 2003: The Interpublic Group of Companies has transferred its interest in World Superbikes to its joint venture partners of four years, the Flammini Group. The sale includes full ownership and management rights for WSBK.
Motor racing - 16 Apr 2003
Team Sports Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSPT.OB) through its wholly owned subsidiary, Team Racing Auto Circuit (TRAC), announced today that it has reached a multi-year agreement with ESPN to be the exclusive network for all TRAC races beginning in May of 2004. The two companies have been in negotiations for over a year on the deal, and TRAC National Spokesman and stock car racing legend, Cale Yarborough, stated, 'ESPN made stock car racing what it is today. They are the perfect partner for us
Motor racing - 12 Mar 2003
Every round of the 2003 ASCAR motor racing series will be broadcast on Channel 4, with the entire 14-round championship shown across a series of dedicated 30-minute programmes, scheduled for broadcast on Thursday nights. The agreement marks the third successive year of coverage by the channel, which has seen consistently increasing audience figures for the series.
Motorcycling - 27 Feb 2003
London ¡V February 27, 2003: British Speedway and Go Speed Limited, who exercise the commercial rights to British Speedway, today announced that, in partnership with technology company DatAcq Limited and online gaming specialists Etote, they are planning to introduce the world¡¦s first Virtual Television Broadcasting Technology, featuring Sky Sports Elite League and Premier League Speedway fixtures in 2003. The offer will further allow viewers access to interactive betting on the coming Speedway
Motor racing - 25 Feb 2003
The FIM Endurance World Championship has announced that Fisherman’s Friend, the international lozenge brand, has renewed its 'Associate Sponsor' agreement for the forthcoming year.
Motor racing - 20 Feb 2003
London – 20 February 2003: Leading Formula One teams WilliamsF1 and McLaren came together today to outline their concerns about the unilateral way in which the sport’s regulator, the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), has introduced new regulations for the 2003 World Championship, which starts in Australia on March 9.
Motor racing - 05 Feb 2003
Eddie Jordan today confirmed that Benson & Hedges will be the principal sponsor of the Jordan Ford team in the 2003 FIA Formula One World Championship.
Motor racing - 31 Jan 2003
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) and the North American Sports Network (NASN), the new American sports television channel, have partnered to bring the entire 2003 season of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series live to sports and racing fans, a first for the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Motor racing - 31 Jan 2003
Motorsport News, the popular weekly publication read by almost every UK rally enthusiast, has reached agreement with BRC Licensing Limited (BRCL), the organiser and promoter of the Pirelli British Rally Championship, to support the 2003 series as an associate sponsor.
Motorcycling - 16 Jan 2003
The British Speedway Promoters Association today announced that they had appointed MTA Media to oversee all public relations activities for British Speedway in 2003. The 2003 season marks the sports 75th anniversary season.
Motor racing - 07 Jan 2003
Capitalizing on the heritage of the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, the premier level of competition in the Indy Racing League will be known as the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series starting in the 2003 season.
Motor racing - 19 Dec 2002
INDIANAPOLIS (December 18, 2002) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE: MPH) announced today that David Clare will be joining the company in the newly-created position of Chief Operating Officer when it reopens for business following its traditional holiday break on Monday, January 6.
Motor racing - 17 Dec 2002
PORTLAND, Ore. (December 16, 2002) - In a renewed commitment to the city of Portland and the race fans in the Pacific Northwest, Championship Auto Racing Teams President and CEO Christopher R. Pook announced today that CART will continue its annual Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford event in the Rose City through 2005.
Motorcycling - 20 Nov 2002
Sportacus, the specialist stadia naming rights and sports Sponsorship Company, has been appointed as exclusive commercial consultants to Go-Speed, the official representative of the British Speedway Promoters Association.
Motor racing - 04 Nov 2002
Extending a relationship that has seen Bridgestone serve as the lone tire supplier for Championship Auto Racing Teams, the manufacturer announced Saturday afternoon that it would up the ante next year as it becomes the presenting sponsor of the Champ Car series.
Motor racing - 27 Sep 2002
Indianapolis Motor Speedway (U.S.), Friday 27th September 2002 - Following Ford Motor Company's three-month review of its Formula One activities, Group Vice President, Richard Parry-Jones, last week presented the recommendations to Ford's senior management in Dearborn, U.S. The aim of the review was to understand exactly what is required to accelerate the competitiveness of Ford's Jaguar Racing team and finding better ways of leveraging Ford Motor Company's presence in Formula One.
Motor racing - 12 Sep 2002
Oxford, UK, September 12, 2002. WilliamsF1 today announced that Accenture is extending its sponsorship of the BMW WilliamsF1 Team until 2005 and providing the team with additional business consulting services.
Motor racing - 02 Sep 2002
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) and Bell ExpressVu have partnered to launch NASCAR IN CAR on Vu!, Bell ExpressVu’s own pay-per-view service.
Motor racing - 05 Jul 2002
McLaren International is pleased to announce the extension of its longstanding Technology Partnership with BAE SYSTEMS for a further five years.
Motor racing - 02 Jul 2002
Queensland has secured its place as Australia's number one event state, winning the rights to host the Australian National Drag Racing Championships at Willowbank for the next three years (2003-2005).
Motor racing - 17 Jun 2002
Following the completion of the new access road to the Silverstone circuit, the FIA has returned the $5 million performance bond to the MSA (the British National Sporting Authority) and Octagon Motorsports (the Promoter of the British Grand Prix).
Motor racing - 14 Jun 2002
LE MANS, France (June 13, 2002) - In a move that will fuel the growth of the American Le Mans Series for years to come, the series has renewed and extended its relationship with the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), organizer of the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Motor racing - 23 May 2002
The MSA British Rallycross Championship will be re-introduced next year, after the MSA awarded a three-year contract to run the championship to Enterprise AC, the promotional arm of the British Rallycross Drivers Association.
Motor racing - 15 Apr 2002
The FIA is a non-profit federation of motoring organisations and motor sport associations. It is the world-governing body of motor sport responsible for regulating the major international motor sport championships. The FIA does not receive sponsorship from the tobacco industry.
Motor racing - 19 Mar 2002
Taking the first step in establishing the 2003 CART FedEx Championship Series schedule, officials from the City of St. Petersburg, Fla.; Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc.; (NYSE: MPH) and Dover Downs Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: DVD) officially announced today that the CART FedEx Championship Series will be racing in St. Petersburg, Fla. in 2003.
Motor racing - 05 Mar 2002
Setting the stage for the first super weekend of road racing in one of North America's premier international cities, officials from Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (CART) the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) and Raceworks, LLC jointly announced today that the previously announced Grand Prix of the Americas will be run on Oct. 4 - 6 on an all-new circuit through the streets of downtown Miami.
Motor racing - 21 Feb 2002
The Indy Racing League and Reebok International Ltd. (NYSE:RBK) have formed a multiyear partnership naming Reebok the Official Outfitter of the Indy Racing League.
Motor racing - 01 Feb 2002
World Rally Champion Richard Burns will be supported in the defence of his title in 2002 by Nicorette. Nicorette, manufactured by Pharmacia, are one of the best-known names in nicotine replacement therapy with products available around the world.
Motor racing - 31 Jan 2002
One of the world’s premier toy brands, The LEGO Company, today announced a major licensing agreement with WilliamsF1, one of the most respected names in Formula One.
Motor racing - 29 Jan 2002
Britain's newest Formula One driver, Allan McNish has secured the backing of Swiss watch makers Oris for his debut Grand Prix season. Oris, established in Switzerland in 1904 by Paul Cattin and Georges Christian, are best known for milestone developments in mechanical watch making including their time-zone defying Worldtimer watch, the multi-functional Complication and of course the Oris Chronographs.
Motor racing - 11 Jan 2002
The Motor Sports Association is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached with ABIRO Ltd to organise and promote the 2002 Pirelli MSA British Rally Championship.
Motorcycling - 02 Jan 2002
Clear Channel Entertainment's Motor Sports division and Dorna Off Road, announced today that they have signed an agreement to jointly produce the FIM Supercross World Championship, beginning with the 2002-03 season.