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Saturday in Le Castellet – Janiec and Robineau win on Day 1; severe crash in Race 2

Le Castellet - The sky over Circuit Paul Ricard on this first race day of the Championnat de France Camions was as overcast to begin with as it had been on Friday. As the day wore on the cloud cover lightened up a bit, allowing the sun to blink, as it were, through the gaps. But 15°C was as high as the mercury would go. Even if the truck racers and fans are used to warmer weather here in May, visitors started streaming into the paddock from late morning, stopping at the team tents to watch the mechanics at work, or crowding around the many merchandise stands selling stuff that would gladden every trucker’s heart. But the biggest attraction by far was the showtrucks...

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Championnat de France Camions: The season kicks off in Le Castellet

Championnat de France Camions: The season kicks off in Le Castellet

For several seasons now, the French truck racing championship has opened at Circuit Paul Ricard in the south of France. The weather at this storied circuit, a few kilometres inland from the Côte d’Azur, is usually fantastic at this time of year. Even so, situated as it is at an elevation of 500m, Le Castellet is no stranger to sudden and violent storms. A few weeks ago a function on the track was hit by gale-force winds. On Friday too, the weather wasn’t awfully pleasant. The sun refused to shine, the mercury stayed stuck at 13°C but it felt much colder because of the windchill...

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Sixteen full-season entries for the 2019 FIA European Truck Racing Championship

Sixteen full-season entries for the 2019 FIA European Truck Racing Championship

Four weeks before the start of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship is when registrations for the upcoming season traditionally close, the deadline by which a racer must commit to participating as a “permanent” or full-season entry.
At the start of this week the FIA published the list for 2019, which has 16 names, including Steffi Halm, the only female racer in the field...

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