NWES: Kumpen Edges Gabillon for Season-Opening Whelen Euro Series Win

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VALENCIA, Spain – official series release — NASCAR photo — After a spectacular 16-lap, six driver battle for glory, Anthony Kumpen took his third career NASCAR Whelen Euro Series win by edging Frederic Gabillon to the checkered flag in Saturday’s ELITE 1 season-opener at Circuit de la Comunidad Valenciana Ricardo Tormo. “It’s amazing. It was a difficult race, it was …

MOTOGP: Marquez Closes Valencia Test on Top; Repsol Honda Shows Preseason Speed

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VALENCIA, Spain – official team release — Repsol Honda photo — The Repsol Honda Team finished the Valencia MotoGP 2016 preseason testing program with a flourish on Wednesday, as riders Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa were first and third on the overall time sheets. Marquez completed a total of 42 laps and set his fastest time of 1:31.060 on lap 29, leading all riders …

MOTOGP: 2016 World Championship Testing Underway; Marquez Fastest in Valencia

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VALENCIA, Spain – official series release — MotoGP photo — Just two days after the season finale of the 2015 MotoGP season, testing got underway for the 2016 season at Circuit Ricardo Tormo. Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez ended the day on top of the timesheets with a 1:31.551 as he spent the morning on his 2015 machine assessing the new …

MOTOGP: Smashing Success; Lorenzo Sets New Track Record En Route to Valencia Pole

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VALENCIA, Spain – official series release — MotoGP photo — Movistar Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo took the upper hand in the 2015 MotoGP World Championship battle against his teammate and title rival Valentino Rossi after claiming his fifth pole position of the season on Saturday at Circuit Ricardo Tormo. Lorenzo set the fastest ever MotoGP lap around the track in near …

MOTOGP: Lorenzo Draws First Blood; Tops Opening Grand Finale Practice at Valencia

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VALENCIA, Spain – official series release — Yamaha photo — Jorge Lorenzo drew first blood against MotoGP title rival and teammate Valentino Rossi during Friday’s practice sessions for #TheGrandFinale at Circuit Ricardo Tormo. Lorenzo finished on top of the combined timesheets after two practice sessions with a lap of 1:31.111, putting him ahead of defending MotoGP champion Marc Marquez. Lorenzo …

NWES: Ander Vilarino Wires Field for Fourth Career Valencia Victory, Assumes Whelen Euro Points Lead

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VALENCIA, Spain – official series release by Gian Luca Guiglia, NWES — NASCAR Whelen Euro Series/Stephane Azemard photo — Nothing could stop Ander Vilarino from winning Sunday’s NASCAR Whelen Euro Series ELITE 1 Race 2 at Valencia. The Spaniard started from the pole and led flag to flag to score his first win of the season, the 18th of his NASCAR career …

MOTOGP: Rossi Banks First Pole in Four Years at Valencia

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VALENCIA, Spain — official release — MotoGP photo — Seven-time MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi continued a strong 2014 campaign by winning the pole for Sunday’s MotoGP finale at Circuit Ricardo Tormo, his first top qualifying effort in four years. In what has been a great resurgence for Rossi, the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider achieved his 50th career pole in the …

NWES: Valencia NASCAR Fest a Huge Success Both On and Off Track

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April 17, 2014 — official release — Stephane Azemard photo — BLOIS, France — The first edition of the Valencia NASCAR Fest opened the 2014 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season with great success, both on and off the track, thanks to the incredible competition and to the over 14,000 Spanish fans that crowded the Circuit Ricardo Tormo to enjoy the atmosphere of …

NWES: Back on Top; Vilarino Scores Wire-to-Wire Win in Race 2 at Valencia

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April 13, 2014 — official release — Stephane Azemard photo — Ander Vilarino (#2 TFT – Banco Santander Chevrolet SS) took his revenge after a difficult Saturday Race by winning the second ELITE 1 race of the Valencia NASCAR Fest ahead of fellow countryman Borja Garcia (#1 Ford Autolix Competition Ford Mustang) and Bert Longin (#11 PK Carsport Chevrolet SS). The victory …

NWES: Zimmer Wins Euro Opener In Thriller

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April 12, 2014 — official release — Stephane Azemard photo — VALENCIA, Spain — After winning the Jerome Sarran Trophy last year, Yann Zimmer (#3 TFT – Moser Vernet Ford Mustang) began his 2014 campaign with an outstanding win in the ELITE 1 Saturday Race at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia. The Swiss driver made a brilliant move in the final …