Recent Motor Sports News
Ferrari: Risi Competizione Team Claims GT Victory at Road America, First Victory for 458 Italia Model in ALMS
American Le Mans, meet the Ferrari 458 Italia. The legendary Italian company’s new GT challenger for 2011 snatched a huge victory for Oakley-sponsored Ferrari Team Rizi Competizione last month at Road America in Wisconsin, dazzling both the crowd and Ferrari executives on hand to witness its first win in ALMS. Following an intense four hour, 101 lap round of racing, it was the Rosso Red Ferrari with Jaime Melo and Toni Vilander that emerged on top – edging two BMW’s driven by Bill/Auberlen/Dirk Werner and Oakley’s Dirk Muller/Joey Hand. The hot new challenger from Maranello has been clawing its way into the mix over amazing competition – now sealing the deal for the team’s 21st overall series win. All in front of Ing Amedeo Felisa, CEO of Ferrari SpA and Marco Mattiacci, president and CEO of Ferrari North America.
The Aussie just keeps on trucking. Oakley MotoGP Star Casey Stoner extended his MotoGP Championship Standings lead to a massive 243 points after claiming a resounding victory from Pole at Indianapolis MotoGP this past weekend. The Aussie speed demon smashed his way to the new circuit best lap record on the way to grabbing pole position with a 1’38.850 lap. He also clocked the new fastest lap record of 1’39.807 in his seventh win of the season and his third consecutive victory in a row following Laguna Seca and Brno (Czech). Fellow Oakley rider and American star Ben Spies claimed some glory of his own on ‘home turf’ with a resounding third-place finish. On the heels of a rare, crowded fan autograph signing at the Oakley Retail Garage onsite at the track – put on by Oakley and the Indianapolis Motors Speedway – Ben started the race in the second position.
Casey Stoner is straight cruisin’, mate. Oakley’s Aussie MotoGP Star left the rest of the field in his dust at the Czech MotoGP Grand Prix in Brno, topping Andrea Dovizioso for his sixth win of the season. The triumph extends Casey’s current Championship Standings lead to 32 points in front of defending champ Jorge Lorenzo.