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Motorcycling - 23 Sep 2003
The TT Circuit Assen will host the Dutch round of motorcycling’s FIM Endurance World Championship until 2006, after signing a three-year agreement with Championships promoter FGSPORT.
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 - 04 Sep 2003
Youthstream has signed an agreement for a FIM MX1 Motocross Grand Prix to be organized in Britain on the Isle of Wight on May 30, 2004.
Motorcycling - 26 Aug 2003
Benfield Sports International (BSI) rights holders of the world championship FIM Speedway Grand Prix Series (SGP) announced today a three year extension to for the FIM Scandinavian Speedway Grand Prix to be held at the spectacular Ullevi Stadium until 2007 (inclusive).
Motor racing - 12 Aug 2003
Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE: MPH) announced today financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2003 and detailed several changes in its business model arising from the significant challenges presently facing the corporation.
Motor racing - 11 Aug 2003
The American Le Mans Series, the world's premier sports car racing championship, will return to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in 2004 under a new, three-year agreement.
Motor racing - 07 Aug 2003
The drivers and teams of the IRL IndyCarTM Series and Infiniti Pro Series will compete July 22-25, 2004 at The Milwaukee Mile, officials from the IRL, state of Wisconsin and The Milwaukee Mile announced Aug. 6.
Motorcycling - 03 Jul 2003
London – July 4, 2003: Wimbledon Stadium is set to host London’s first International Speedway meeting since Hackney Stadium hosted a round of the World Championship back in 1996. On Wednesday, July 9, England’s highly talented crop of Under-21 riders line up against their Swedish counterparts at Wimbledon Stadium, in the deciding leg of a three match Test series, in the GMB Under 21 Test.
Motorcycling - 19 Jun 2003
In this contract Maris Group accepts the rights to organize 4 Grand Prix’ of Motocross every year for the next five years in the Benelux region and the Motocross Des Nations in 2004 and 2007 (also in the Benelux area).
Motor racing - 16 Jun 2003
Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (CART) (NYSE:MPH) today announced its plans to explore strategic alternatives and provided financial guidance for 2003.
Motor racing - 30 May 2003
Officials from Wisconsin State Fair Park and CART Champ Car confirmed today a new three-year operating agreement that will see the Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford continue to race its 750hp Champ Cars at the historic Milwaukee Mile on its traditional date through at least the 2006 racing season.
Motorcycling - 27 May 2003
Benfield Sports International (BSI) today announced they have been forced to change the venue of the FIM Meridian Lifts Swedish Speedway Grand Prix on 31 May from the Olympic Stadium, Stockholm, to the Avesta Stadium, Brovallen, Sweden.
Motor racing - 22 May 2003
Due to domestic strike action in Sweden, a decision over whether or not the FIM Meridian Lifts Swedish Speedway Grand Prix will be held at the Olympic Stadium, Stockholm, will be made early next week.
Motorcycling - 21 May 2003
BENFIELD Sports International (BSI), rights holders of the FIM Speedway Grand Prix (SGP), today announced Fiat Commercial Vehicles (Fiat CV) as the new title sponsor for the FIM British Speedway Grand Prix.
Motorcycling - 06 May 2003
Italian motorcycle parts manufacturer Polini have acquired the title sponsorship package for the French round of MotoGP in 2003, scheduled for May 25th at Le Mans. The event, which had more than 135,000 spectators last year, will now be officially named the Grand Prix Polini de France.
Motorcycling - 06 May 2003
BENFIELD Sports International (BSI) has signed a five year agreement with the world’s largest independent credit card lender MBNA to produce an exclusive FIM Speedway Grand Prix Credit Card.
Motorcycling - 17 Apr 2003
The Jerez circuit, which is located in the south of Spain and offers some of the most compelling viewing on the World Championship calendar, will host MotoGP events at least until 2011, after the extension of its agreement with Dorna Sports.
Motorcycling - 03 Apr 2003
After great consideration and discussion between the West Midlands Youth and Adult Motocross Club and the ACU Motocross Committee a decision has been reached to cancel the final round of the 2003 Maxxis British Motocross Championship at Polesworth on September 28th.
Motor racing - 19 Mar 2003
Jordan Grand Prix has signed a groundbreaking co-operation agreement with China Central Television (CCTV) and Shanghai International Circuit Co. Ltd (SIC). Under the terms of the agreement Jordan Ford will become the preferred team of CCTV, featuring heavily in CCTV broadcasts through footage generated to introduce every aspect of Formula One to viewers in China.
Motorcycling - 14 Mar 2003
CASTROL has agreed a two year extension with Benfield Sports International to be the exclusive lubricant sponsor of the world championship FIM Speedway Grand Prix Series (SGP). The leading lubricant manufacturer has been a sponsor of the SGP Series since BSI bought the rights in January 2000.
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.
Motor racing - 11 Mar 2003
Having made a successful return to the Miami market with the Champ Car World Series in 2002, Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE: MPH) ensured the long-term future of the Grand Prix Americas event today when it acquired Raceworks LLC, the Miami-based company that was the promoter for last season’s successful race.
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 - 13 Feb 2003
In 2003 Octagon Motorsports UK will spend £7.5 million on a series of construction projects across the five circuits controlled by the company.
Motor racing - 10 Feb 2003
Champ Car and Iowa-based Featherlite, Inc. announced today the extension of their relationship through 2003, a partnership that originally began in 1995.
Motor racing - 29 Jan 2003
MRS 2000 Limited is pleased to announce that Hanjin Shipping has renewed its partnership agreement with the Mild Seven Renault F1 Team.
Motor racing - 22 Jan 2003
Entertainment marketing agency RPMC Europe Ltd. has signed a six-figure deal this week with ISC (International Sports Communications) to raise the standard of VIP hospitality & travel packages for all fourteen locations on the World Rally Championship (WRC) calendar in 2003.
Motor racing - 16 Jan 2003
It was in Cleveland where Alan Freed first coined the term 'Rock and Roll', an act that led many years later to the establishment of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was also in Cleveland in 1967 where voters elected the first African-American mayor of a major American city. Those innovations continued in 1982 when CART built the first temporary racing circuit on its calendar, turning its Burke Lakefront Airport into a 2.106-mile corral where 200-mph racing machines could stretch their legs.
Motor racing - 09 Jan 2003
INDIANAPOLIS (January 9, 2003) - Following through on a promise to return Champ Car racing to Europe in 2003, Championship Auto Racing Teams Inc., (CART) has announced a new race for the 2003 Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford schedule, with an event at the fabled Brands Hatch circuit in England. The race will be held at Brands Hatch on May 5, bringing the top tier of North American open-wheel racing
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 - 12 Dec 2002
FIM Australian Speedway Grand Prix promoter Slipstream Motorsports, has been unable to fulfil its three year contract to run the FIM Australian Grand Prix in Sydney in 2003, forcing organisers Benfield Sports International (BSI) to withdraw the event from the 2003 calendar.
Motorcycling - 04 Dec 2002
The 2003 THQ World Supercross GP jumps out of the gate this weekend in Geneva (Switzerland). Thousands of spectators are expected to pack the Geneva Palexpo, venue for the opening event, but the thrill of the races will reach more than 200 million potential homes around the planet.
Motor racing - 28 Nov 2002
Today Octagon Motorsports announced that retail sales for its gift experiences had grown by 50% in 2002. Octagon Motorsports retail brand, FirstPlace 4, has reported a 500% increase in direct sales and High Street retail sales are up by more than 62%.
Motor racing - 26 Nov 2002
INDIANAPOLIS (November 25, 2002) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE: MPH) today announced that the Rockingham 500 event, scheduled for May 3-4, 2003 in Corby, England, has been removed from next season's Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford schedule.
Motor racing - 21 Nov 2002
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has appointed T & R Enterprise Solutions Limited of Windsor, England, as its official international marketing representative, IMS officials announced Nov. 20.
Motor racing - 06 Nov 2002
INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002 - Tony George, president and chief executive officer of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indy Racing League, announced a series of management changes and promotions Nov. 5.
Motor racing - 01 Nov 2002
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (Nov. 1, 2002) -- The 25th anniversary of the Budweiser Shootout At Daytona will be held under the lights for the first time on Saturday, Feb. 8, at Daytona International Speedway.
Motor racing - 25 Oct 2002
As yet another of the wildly successful CART FedEx Championship Series events on the Gold Coast of Australia gets underway this weekend, CART and the organizers of the event in Surfers Paradise today announced the signing of a new contract to bring the high-speed Champ Cars back to the Australian streets through the year 2008.
Motor racing - 21 Oct 2002
The 'new' Formula One TV world feed gives sponsors greater exposure and more spectacular TV pictures according to research carried out by Sports Marketing Surveys.
Motorcycling - 10 Oct 2002
The FIM British Speedway Grand Prix (SGP) will once again raise the roof at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, when world championship speedway returns on Saturday 14 June 2003.
Motorcycling - 30 Sep 2002
BENFIELD SPORTS INTERNATIONAL (BSI), rights holders of the Speedway Grand Prix (SGP) Series today announced that from 2003 the Danish Speedway Grand Prix will be held at PARKEN, Copenhagen.
Motor racing - 30 Sep 2002
International Speedway Corporation (ISC) (Nasdaq/NM: ISCA; OTC Bulletin Board: ISCB), a leading promoter of motorsports activities, today announced the company and related subsidiaries have entered into strategic, long-term marketing agreements with Gatorade Thirst Quencher running through 2008. The deal is considered the single largest marketing partnership in ISC history.
Motor racing - 19 Sep 2002
The 2003 Indy Racing League event at California Speedway will be named the Toyota Indy 400, speedway and Toyota officials announced Sept. 18.
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.
Motorcycling - 28 Aug 2002
Clear Channel Entertainment - Motor Sports and Dorna Off Road today announced two dates to complete the 2003 FIM World Supercross GP schedule. Round one will be held at the Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland on Saturday, December 7, 2002 and round two at the Gelredome in Arnhem, Holland on Saturday, December 14.
Motor racing - 28 Aug 2002
Legendary race car driver, Mario Andretti, has been named to the Board of Directors of auto racing sanctioning organization Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc (NYSE:MPH).