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A1GP Mexico cancelled. Brands Hatch this weekend to be title decider

netherlands_bleekemolen.jpgA1GP World Cup of Motorsport has been forced to cancel round eight of the 2008/09 season, A1GP Mexico City, Mexico on 22-24 May after the recent outbreaks of swine flu and the advisory from the UK Foreign Office to cancel non essential travel to the country.

"To say we are disappointed to have to make this call is an understatement," said A1GP Chairman, Tony Teixeira. "When the news of the health problems broke last week we made sure we kept ourselves up to date with the latest information. It soon became obvious this was not an isolated health risk, and when the UK Foreign Office put out its advisory and the World Health Organization raised the level of influen


Doornbos Takes Sprint Victory in Portugal

a1gpspodium.jpgRobert Doornbos took his maiden victory for A1 Team Netherlands this morning after a red flag prematurely ended the Sprint race of Vodafone A1GP Algarve, Portugal.

Ireland's Adam Carroll brought the Celtic Tiger home a comfortable second and also claimed a point for fastest lap to retake the championship lead from Switzerland while home favourite Filipe Albuquerque took the final podium position much to the delight of the Portuguese crowd.

Doornbos made a clean start to take the lead from Italian pole-sitter Vitantonio Liuzzi, while Ire


Liuzzi claims Italy’s First Pole Position

liuzzi_on_pole_at_a1gp_algarve.jpgRound Six of the 2008/09 A1GP World Cup of Motorsport continued this afternoon with Vitantonio Liuzzi claiming Italy's first ever A1GP pole position for tomorrow's Vodafone A1GP Algarve, Portugal Sprint race. Robert Doornbos took his first pole position for A1 Team Netherlands in Feature race qualifying.

With the title battle heating up the pressure is mounting on the top title contenders, but only a few minutes into the first qualifying segment the red flag was out as China's Ho-Pin Tung spun and got stuck out on track. As the clock continu


Netherlands take first win of the season

netherlands_bleekemolen.jpgJeroen Bleekemolen took the Netherlands' first victory in Season Four in this morning's Go-GP.Org A1GP Gauteng, South Africa Sprint race. Bleekemolen drove a faultless race around the 2.65-mile Kyalami circuit to win by 4.407-seconds from Portugal's Filipe Albuquerque. Switzerland's Neel Jani had a good start to move up to second off the standing start, but finished third after losing time trying to manoeuvre round Malaysia's car, which had pitted in front of him.

Bleekemolen made a clean getaway from the standing start to lead the chasing pack into turn one for the first time. Switzerland had a great start from third to take second position from Portugal while India's Narain Karthike


Monaco and Netherlands take pole

team_netherlands_b.jpgThe Netherlands and Monaco were the toast of Kyalami today as their respective drivers, Jeroen Bleekemolen and Clivio Piccione, claimed the coveted pole position spots for the Sprint and Feature races of round Five of the 2008/09 A1GP World Cup of Motorsport season, A1GP Gauteng, South Africa. While it was pole number four for the Dutch driver it was the first ever for Monaco.

It proved to be an exciting qualifying afternoon at the 2.65-mile Kyalami circuit, which is 2000 metres above sea level. Both grids look very different thanks to the return of the PowerBoost qualifying rule, where teams got to choose when to engage an extra 60 brake horse power for the entirety of one of their four runs, and a big cr


A1GP Title Fight Heads to South Africa

adrian_zaugg_rsa.jpgA1GP World Cup of Motorsport makes its first ever visit to South Africa's most famous motor racing circuit, Kyalami, this weekend for round five of the series, Go-GP.Org A1GP Gauteng, South Africa on 20 - 22 February 2009.

The Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit is located in Gauteng province, just north of Johannesburg and has a rich history of international motorsport events on four and two wheels. The balanced blend of slow, medium and fast corners and the fact Kyalami is nearly 2,000 metres above sea level will present a challenge to both the race drivers and engineers at this weekend's event.

Home nation A1 Team South Africa, with 22-year-old Adrian Zaugg at the wheel of the distinctively-liveried Vulindlela


Money continues to flow into A1GP

team_switzerland.jpgA1 Teams Switzerland and Monaco have both announced new commercial partners ahead of A1GP Gauteng, South Africa on 20 - 22 February.

Reigning champion Switzerland has confirmed that FORDAHL-FOQ Group, involved in the timing components for telecommunication systems, and cp eyewear and helmets will join its team.

"As a leading company in its business area, FORDAHL-FOQ aims at communicating at the highest level," said a team statement. "For two years, the group's advertising strategy is based on motorsport sponsoring. The synergies are obvious: in both fields, speed and accuracy are key elements.

"Swiss brand cp stands for trendy, innovative and at the same time highly professional manufacturing of


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