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18.03.2008 / Amman (Jordan), Cairo / Only a few weeks to go and the Royal Kingdom of Jordan will become the focus of not only the Middle Eastern but also the international motor-sport society and motor-sport lovers. Jordan is the first Middle Eastern country to ever host a WRC round, giving it therefore the same motor-sport importance like Bahrain and Abu Dhabi, which are hosting the ......read more
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, the first race of the 2008 Formula 1 World Championship. After a turbulent 58 laps (307.574 kms) with three Safety Car periods, Lewis won with 5.4 seconds ahead of Nick Heidfeld and Nico Rosberg. Lewis’ new team mate Heikki Kovalainen, who led for eight laps and ran second for 21 laps, came ......read more
Only a few hours left until the first Formula 1 race of the season. Lets have a look at the mayor changes in this season. There are several key changes to the rules and regulations for 2008, one of which concerns the final session of qualifying. The ‘fuel burn’ laps were always unpopular, and in tune with public demand that has been dropped. Instead of 15 minutes, the final 10 ......read more
Stuttgart/Cairo – Mercedes-Benz has meticulously revamped the successful M‑Class. The new generation of the dynamic, stylish SUV now has even more distinctive characteristics, and looks even sportier and more powerful. The front end of this off-roader is now defined by a redesigned bumper, recontoured headlamps and a larger, even more dominant radiator. The rear view also sports ......read more
Reigning World Champion Casey Stoner (Ducati) ran away with this race when he took the lead at mid-race distance of this 22-lap encounter. Rookie and poleman Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) was second and the injured Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda RC212V) a gritty third. Andrea Dovizioso (JiR Scot Honda RC212V) made a stunning start to his premier class career too with a fourth place he stole ......read more
Ferrari announced (today 13.3.2008) that it has reached an agreement with Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates national airline which, starting today, becomes an official sponsor of the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Team. “We are pleased to enter into this new partnership, that reinforces our links with the United Arab Emirates” - said the Chairman of Ferrari, Luca di Montezemolo ......read more
Saab’s latest concept car, the 9-X BioHybrid has been named “Best Concept” at the Geneva Motor Show. With this award, the 9-X BioHybrid joins the very successful Saab Aero X concept which also received AutoWeek’s “Best in Show” honours at its debut in Geneva two years ago. Anthony Lo, Director of Advanced Design at General Motors Europe spoke on behalf of the design team ......read more
Dubai / Cairo / Goeteborg It seems that this year some SUV and Cross-over coupe buyers in Egypt and the Middle East will postpone their purchase decision until early 2009 after they see the pictures of the new Volvo XC60. "It's not only the safest Volvo ever. If you ask me, it's also the most stunning. Not a bad combination, is it?" says Volvo Cars President and CEO Fredrik Arp. ......read more
SEAT Sport drivers Yvan Muller and Rickard Rydell held off the BMW Team Germany’s attack of Augusto Farfus and J?oerg Müller, to win the first race in Curitiba. This was a tough race for the leading two, who in the final laps had to sweat to defend their position as their tyres were wearing out. But it was even tougher for Chevrolet. On lap 3 Nicola Larini made contact with ......read more
Yvan Muller placed his SEAT Le?n TDI on pole position following an eventful qualifying session in Curitiba, with a time of 1:24.295, the fastest time of the weekend so far and half a second faster than J?oerg Müller's pole from last year. His SEAT Sport team-mate Rickard Rydell followed closely in second with a time of 1:24.404, and BMW Team Germany's Augusto Farfus qualified third, ......read more
Dubai-Cairo-Stuttgart / After the positive impact at last years' Frankfurt Motor Show, Porsche plans at this year’s Geneva Auto Salon to show off again an environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient range of automobiles. The show, staged this year between March 6 and March 16, is traditionally used to reveal the most significant trends for the automobile season ahead, while this ......read more
After the unacceptable high numbers of road fatalities in Egypt we believe it's about time that the Egyptian government as well as the automotive companies in Cairo must take immediate action. Volvo already started taking action in order to reduce the numbers of accidents caused by fatigue and inattentiveness. Fatigue and inattentiveness, as well as alcohol, are the most common causes ......read more
Milwaukee-Cairo / Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) announced its results for the fourth quarter and the year ended December 31, 2007. Revenue for the quarter was $1.39 billion compared to $1.50 billion in the year-ago quarter, a 7.7 percent decline. Net income for the quarter was $186.1 million compared to $252.4 million, down 26.3 percent versus the fourth quarter of 2006. ......read more
29.02.2008 / Dubai-Cairo-Oxford/ MINI lovers and fans allover the world and especially in the Middle East region, can start calling their banks or financial advisors now as the new MINI John Cooper Works will be launched at the Geneva Motor Show in a few days. Production of John Cooper Works-tuned cars is all set to resume at MINI’s Plant Oxford after the launch of ......read more
Never-ending story of McLaren & Ferrari Woking, United Kingdom, Friday 29th February 2008: It seems that the McLaren Mercedes F1 Team is not very happy about the ongoing investigation and the statements of the Italian Police, which were made yesterday. This makes it clear that the Ferrari-McLaren story will be a never-ending one. And this is McLaren's reaction through its ......read more
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It is not like the Leon Cupra has a boring design or so. But with the new styling kit, the Leon Cupra looks even hotter now. Fresh for the imminent ‘08’ plate change SEAT is giving its most potent road-going model – the muscular Leon Cupra – the option of an even more sporty look courtesy of a dramatic limited edition styling kit version, called the K1 kit. The impressive ......read more
Some readers would probably ask themselves why an outstanding 5-stars holiday destination like El Gouna standing for relaxation, leisure and recreation would get involved in noisy, hectic and adrenalin-pushing motor-sport? Well, the answer is very easy: After an exhausting and exciting Ferrari Challenge season you will surely need some exquisite relaxation and recharging of ......read more
Mitsubishi unveiled new preview images and more details of the new Lancer Sportback’s close relative. Ahead of its official global unveiling on 4th March at the Geneva Motor Show, Mitsubishi Motors now reveals further images of the Prototype-S – born from the same gene pool as the original 2005 Concept-Sportback. The prototype remains close to its original inspiration, and ......read more
British duo Oliver Jarvis and Katherine Legge will contest the German Touring Car Masters (DTM) for Audi this year. Jarvis (24), from Burwell near Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, and Legge (27), from Haslemere, Surrey, will drive for the “factory” Audi Sport Team Phoenix and “customer” Futurecome TME teams respectively in the world’s most popular international touring car ......read more
London-Cairo-Stuttgart / Following its launch of a judicial challenge against Mayor Ken Livingstone’s emissions related congestion charge, Porsche released on the 21st of February an examination of the expected CO2 savings. Using Transport for London’s own figures, the savings expected in an entire year from the emissions charge will be equal to the emissions from Heathrow ......read more
26.2.2008 / London-Cairo-Stuttgart / London's Mayor Ken Livingstone claimed at today’s press conference that Transport for London has published the full details of their Ipsos-Mori poll on the congestion charge. If this statement is true then why have Ipsos-Mori repeatedly and explicitly refused to release the full results of the poll. This is why the British Polling Council ......read more
26.02.2008 / Tokyo-Cairo / Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is to give the Prototype-S sport hatchback concept its global debut at the 78th Geneva International Motor Show which runs from March 4 through March 16 at the Geneva Palexpo exhibition and conference complex (opening to the general public on March 6). Also included in Mitsubishi Motors' 16-model stand (13 on Press Days) are: the ......read more
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