Bathgate’s Paul Di Resta will start fourth on the grid for tomorrow’s finale to the German Touring Car Championship (DTM) at Hockenheim as he bids to helps his Mercedes team-mate Gary Paffett clinch the title. The Englishman, seven points adrift of defending champ Timo Scheider’s Audi, was denied pole position in the…
Monthly Archives: October 2009
Stars Drop in as Season Comes to a Crashing Finale
Some of the biggest names in Scottish motor sport dropped in to Knockhill today (Sunday 18th) to see the finale of the SMRC 2009 Championship year
Dario: In memory of a dear friend
Dario Franchitti tucked the winner’s one million dollar cheque under his arm and then admitted it was his ‘frugal Scottish upbringing’ which helped him eke out the fuel in his Ganassi car and clinch a second IndyCar Championship.
Frugal Franchitti takes second Indy title
Bathgate’s Dario Franchitti reaffirmed his position as the most successful Scottish racing driver since triple Formula One world champ Jackie Stewart by lifting his second IndyCar Championship. The 36-year-old Scot clinched the title in dramatic fashion in Florida.
Podium finish for Di Resta
Bathgate’s Paul Di Resta continued his fine end to the season when he finished second in the penultimate round of the German Touring Car Championship in Dijon in France. The 23-year-old Scot, who won last month at Brands Hatch, finished just 0.834secs behind his Mercedes team-mate Gary Paffett. Canadian Bruno Spengler made…
Front row start for Di Resta in Dijon
Bathgate’s Paul Di Resta will start second on the grid for the penultimate round of the German Touring Car Championship in Dijon. The 23-year-old was narrowly edged off pole position by his Mercedes team-mate, Canadian Bruno Spengler. “Sure it would have been ideal to have qualified on pole,” Di Resta, whose fastest…
Franchitti beats Dixon to Homestead pole
Dario Franchitti edged one point closer to his IndyCar Championship rival and Ganassi team-mate, Scott Dixon, when he scorched to pole position for today’s season finale at Homestead in Florida. The 36-year-old Scot, now just four points behind the Kiwi, clocked an average of 212.696mph on his four-lap qualifying run round the…
Franchitti hopes lightning strikes twice
Two years after he clinched the IndyCar Championship in a nailbiting finish to the last race of the season at Kansas, Scot Dario Franchitti enters the 2009 finale hoping history repeats itself. The 36-year-old from Bathgate will start today’s 200-lap race on the tricky high-speed 1.5-mile oval at Homestead in Florida knowing…
MSA Karting for £5 in October
MSA Karting for £5 October school holidays dates released
Turkington and Geddie clinch titles
Former Knockhill race instructor Colin Turkington realised a boyhood dream when he clinched the British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch after finishing second in the season’s finale.