Saturday, July 23, 2011

Watch FIA European Touring Car Cup Live Streaming

Watch FIA European Touring Car Cup Live Streaming on Sunday 24 July 2011 Weekend Schedule :

Saturday 23rd July
9:10 CET - Testing (1hr)
12:05 CET - Free Practice (30m)
15:00 CET - Qualifying (30m)

Sunday 24th July
11:20 CET - Race 1 (12 Laps)
12:35 CET - Race 2 (12 Laps)

Preview : The Salzburgring hosts the seventh European Cup FIA Touring Car this weekend, the emission of a tourism special events aimed at the European Championships that will be FIA ​​Super 2000 regulations.

The Salzburgring in Austria has twice hosted before the ETC Cup. For the first time in 2008 and again in 2010, when he received the second of three events that make up the Cup of the Cup expanded to three events during the past year.

FIA European Touring Car Cup is open to three types of cars. The fastest class of the Super 2000 (S2000) cars, which are normally aspirated or turbo-diesel 2.0-liter car built on the rules used in the former European Touring Championship, and then in the FIA ​​World Touring Car Championship from 2002 to 2010 (as well as many other national series).

The other two classes are the Super Production cars and Super 1600 (S1600, 1.6 liters). ETC Cup does not allow cars that are built on the specifications of the new engine this year's WTCC (1.6 liter turbo cars S2000), and the British Touring Car Championship NGTC type of car or cars with suitable NGTC.

S2000 In the class, teams that regularly compete in the FIA ​​World Touring Car Championship Touring Scandinavia Touring Car Series-old Danish and German ADAC Procar series will compete in the race this year.

Engineering Sunred will be commissioned in a single SEAT Leon TDI of 17, the Spaniard Pepe Oriola. Oriola has been in the race for the team in the WTCC this year and compete with the TDI engine in the first three rounds of the year he took over from Jay-Ten Trophy for cars to drive the old rules . Despite the change to the new team's turbocharged four meetings since it is still officially the number two in this class.

The SEAT TDI won every round of the Cup was involved in CTE last year in the hands of the Danish pilot Michel Nykjaer, although Nykjaer joins the event too late to be able to take the honors in general - was James Thompson Hartmann Honda Accord Euro R-Racing.

Thompson Volvo contract prevents the Briton back to defend their titles, but Hartmann is back with two cars and a probable rival Oriola with double British Touring Car champion and the European Super Touring Cup 2000-2002 / European Champion Touring Fabrizio Giovanardi.

Honda Accord Euro-R is powered by an engine developed by Neil Brown, who also produces engines for the front running pack BTCC Team Dynamics. His team-mate Giovanardi for the event will be the Austrian Wolfgang Treml, who also drove for the team last year.

Another pilot, who has the strongest will win this year's event is Michel Nykjaer. WTCC driver has won three or four times he has driven this Salzburgring before, and twice won the Cup in 2007 and 2008, ETC. Although it is a circuit of information, the Dane has learned quickly in his new ride. Although guided the SEAT Leon TDI for all 2010 and the first round of the WTCC this year, the shares of the matter is prevented from racing cars Nykjaer, knows better than Salzburg, so instead he intends to contest the best, the car that won the world championship last year.

Nykjaer while driving a Chevrolet Cruze LT managed by the Swedish Nika Racing (Chevrolet Motorsport Sweden) in the car, is that used by Rickard Rydell in STCC this year and was taken to three winner Rob Huff for 2010 WTCC.

Nykjaer, Giovanardi and Oriola favorites are easy, the trophy, but only two races, one of which is in front of the net, there are still opportunities for the winner "surprise".

Tomas Engström may well be one of those surprises. The Swede has been very competitive in the STCC race this year in the Gulf Honda Accord gives the team directed by Engström Motorsport and the team has even jumped on the last lap in Falkenberg in the preparation of this event.

WTCC regular Mehdi Bennani is, with a cry. Morocco must run with the Italian team Racing ProTeam while participating in the WTCC, but this time in a normally aspirated BMW 320si in contrast to his usual turbocharged 1.6-liter, although it is already familiar with this car specification that led a 2010.

Several Touring Car champion Ibrahim Okyay turkish also participates in her bright blue BMW 320si, as well as the number of competitors in the German ADAC Procar Series, as Jens Weimann, Peter Rikli and Christian Fischer.

All Super 1600 car field consists of the Division of ADAC Procar Series 2 field and the holidays are all 1.6-liter Ford.

The format of the event saw the qualifying session on Saturday to determine the grid for the first race, with three cars also score points towards the cup (1st place gets three points, second place two points, a third point).

The first race is an event 12 laps with points distributed according to the old points format FIA (1st to 8th: 10pts, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1). The second race will be the top eight in the first race reversed, with the car that has run eighth pole and won the race to the bottom in eighth place with 12 laps over the same applied to points. The winner is the driver with the most points, or in case of a tie, the one with the highest ranking position.