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Around the tracks?November 7 2008

A weekly wrap of motorsport news from around the world.

Making his Marcos
Marcos Ambrose had a good weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway in Nascar Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series events. He finished ninth in Saturday's Nationwide race and backed it up with 21st in Sunday's Cup event.

Ford boss moves on
Ford Racing boss Ray Price will move on at the end of the V8 Supercar season. He will become service engineering director for Ford Asia-Pacific and Africa. A replacement has yet to be named, so Price will remain until a handover is made. Price has overseen the introduction of the FG Falcon racer and three Bathurst 1000 wins in his time in charge.

Seton back in a Ford
Glenn Seton returned to racing last weekend in a Ford. The longtime Blue Oval racer, and dual V8 Supercar champion, has spent the past two years as an endurance driver for the Holden Racing Team. But he got behind the wheel of his Ford Capri to win the South Australian Historic Touring Car Cup at Mallala. It was Seton's first visit to the track in 10 years, but he won three races to take the honours.

Stoner surgery success
Former MotoGP champion Casey Stoner has had successful surgery on his injured wrist. The Australian has troubled by the injury since mid-way through the season, but held off the operation until now to carry out testing on the 2009 Ducati at Valencia last week.

Rossi to test Ferrari
Ferrari has confirmed MotoGP star Valentino Rossi will test its Formula One car. The Italian world champion expressed a desire to sample the F1 racer at the season-ending MotoGP race. Ferrari has revealed that Rossi will test before the end of the year, but hasn't revealed where. Rossi and Ferrari have said the test is just for fun.

Adelaide changes
Organisers of Adelaide's popular Clipsal 500 V8 Supercar street race have revealed a number of changes for next year's event. New temporary pit facilities will be erected for 2009 and every grandstand will be covered. Section of the track will also be resurfaced.

Meidecke's mountain
George Meidecke and navigator Daniel Wilson have won this year's Mt Buller Sprint. Meidecke raced his Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX to the win in 10 stages up the famous mountain. Former Bathurst 1000 winner Tony Longhurst was second in his Subaru Impreza WRX, just ahead of the Lamborghini Gallardo of Kevin Weeks.