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Aston Martin, Aston Martin Racing, Prodrive F1 Team, Prodrive Subaru WRC Team, etc. All these are names associated with the name David Richards. So, who is this David Richards, who has been moving and shaking things in the Rally, WRC and F1 scene for over three decades now? David was born on 3 June 1952 and grew up in North Wales, attending Bryn Hyffryd comprehensive school in ......read more
FERNANDO ALONSO AND VODAFONE McLAREN MERCEDES AGREE TO SPLIT Following a meeting between Fernando Alonso and McLaren, it was agreed that it would be in the best interests of both parties to bring the relationship to an end. Fernando AlonsoWoking / Cairo - 2nd November 2007: Following a meeting between Fernando Alonso and McLaren, it was agreed that it would be in the best interests ......read more
Dubai, Cairo, Wolfsburg Volkswagen, Europe’s largest automaker along with their local UAE partner Al Nabooda Automobiles, will be presenting a wide range of models at the 9th Middle East International Motor Show in Dubai from 14th – 18th November. Europe’s no. 1 will be displaying ten different models in Hall 1. Enjoying a starring role on the VW stand will be their new ......read more
October 31, 2007 - Nissan will make the world debut of its super-car outside Japan at the Middle East International Motor Show. “We will be unveiling a legendary vehicle during the show,” said Toru Hasegawa, Managing Director at Nissan Middle East. “This will be the only event in the world after the Tokyo Motor show where this car will be shown.” Nissan will again ......read more
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., today announced the launch of the Nissan GT-R, a new multi-dimensional performance machine that lives up to the concept of "an ultimate supercar for anyone, anywhere, at anytime". The Nissan GT-R features a newly developed Premium Midship package, including the world's first independent transaxle 4WD developed independently by Nissan. The Nissan GT-R will be ......read more
TOKYO, CAIRO, DUBAI Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced that it will exhibit production and concept automobiles and a number of technologies at the 40th Tokyo Motor Show (sponsored byJapan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc.), to be held from Saturday, October 27 to Sunday, November 11, 2007, at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. The theme for Honda’s automobile booth for this ......read more
Powerful, economical and clean diesel engines for the motherland of petrol hybrids - E 320 CDI: first and only diesel passenger car approved for Japan - BLUETEC and BLUETEC HYBRID: cleanest, most economical diesel engines - F 700 with DIESOTTO: luxury saloon with compact-car fuel consumption - B-Class F-Cell: series-production zero-emission fuel cells from 2010 - New ......read more
The FIA has confirmed that McLaren have appealed the decision of stewards not to penalise BMW Sauber and Williams at Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos. Both teams were investigated after the race, following suggestions that their cars had run with fuel more than the permitted 10 degrees Celsius below ambient temperature. Stewards ultimately decided there was ......read more
In one of the most dramatic climaxes to a Formula One season, a gripping Brazilian Grand Prix saw rank outsider Kimi Raikkonen burst through to snatch the world championship on a day when favourite Lewis Hamilton’s hopes were eroded right from the start. Ferrari’s Felipe Massa made a great start from pole position and defended himself against Hamilton’s McLaren on the rush to ......read more
Ceremony with Dr. Dieter Zetsche in Fuzhou · New van plant will commence production from mid-2009 · Fujian Daimler Automotive Ltd to produce the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Vito/Viano Fuzhou/China – As a ceremonial occasion, the start of construction work for the future production location of Fuzhou in the province of Fujian was celebrated in appropriate ......read more
· More than 16,000 amateur golfers played in 168 tournaments · Eight winners of German finals will fly to Mexico · Audi tournament series successful for 17 years The Audi quattro Cup ranks among the world’s major and most popular tournament series for amateur golfers. In its 17th edition the Cup boasts a number of superlatives yet again: more than 16,000 golfers participated ......read more
Since Market Launch - M-Class Very Popular In USA, Germany And Middle East Stuttgart - Since the market launch of the second generation M-Class in April 2005, Mercedes-Benz has delivered 250,000 models of the SUV to customers around the world. Featuring some of the most advanced technology -such as the 7G-TRONIC seven-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel drive, AIRMATIC ......read more
· Early renewal of partnership by another three years · Misano red is new colour for German winter athletes · 90 vehicles for athletes, coaches and officials This much is for certain: it will not be easy for anyone not to notice the German Skiing Association (DSV) this winter. From now on, all athletes, coaches and officials will be on the road with a total of 90 Audi ......read more
Their first joint appearance for the Tiguan ad campaign Dubai, 7 October 2007: Volkswagen, Heidi Klum and Seal announced at the Automobilforum in Berlin a three-year cooperation. “Klum and Seal are a modern patchwork family. They are natural and unpretentious personalities, tolerant and globally orientated – and thus represent values which can be attributed to Volkswagen, ......read more
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has announced that their new-generation high-performance 4WD sedan, the Lancer Evolution X (10) is to be used as the course cars for the Japanese round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Rally Japan is also the 6th round of the FIA Production Car World Rally Championship (PWRC) and will run in Tokachi, Hokkaido from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th ......read more
October 1, 2007– Honda Motor Europe Ltd. announced its new 2008 motorcycle models for the European market. The models are on display at the Paris International Motorcycle Show, which is part of the Paris International Two-Wheel Show that opened on Saturday, September 29, in Paris, France. This year the CBR1000RR super sports bike, popular for its high performance and stylish design, ......read more
World Supersport Championships 2007 - Round 12 VALLELUNGA – Italy Kenan Sofuoglu (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda CBR600RR) was the eventual winner of a shortened Supersport race at Vallelunga, called to a halt on lap 17 because of an oil spill that claimed several riders before the race was stopped. Due to the count back of laps in these situations, it was Sofuoglu, not his fellow Honda ......read more
The long wait for the standout performer of the season is over: Casey Stoner has finally achieved his dream of becoming the 2007 MotoGP World Champion. Sixth place at the A-Style Grand Prix of Japan, coupled with closest rival Valentino Rossi’s desperate misfortune with his setup that left him in 13th position, was enough for the Australian to establish an unattainable points advantage ......read more
World premiere: Volkswagen up! concept car with rear engine Dubai, 13 September 2007: There are cars that endure for all times. They are icons of their type, masterpieces of craftsmanship and technology; they put ideas into motion, make progress tangible and sometimes quite simply make everyday life better, more practical and enjoyable. Many of these cars carry the VW logo. “Bug, ......read more
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