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AL-ATTIYAH OVERCOMES TIME PENALTIES TO REGAIN OUTRIGHT LEAD IN QATAR CROSS-COUNTRY RALLY

Qatar’s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah and French co-driver Matthieu Baumel overcame hefty penalties that were added to their overall time to regain the outright lead with the fastest time on the 340.54km selective section of the Manateq Qatar Cross-Country Rally on Friday. The Toyota Hilux driver started the day with a stage lead of 16min 07sec, […]

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HUSQVARNA READY FOR ROVER

Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing heads to Port Elizabeth for the Rover Winterberg Enduro, the second round of the 2018 MSA South African National Enduro Championships Saturday 28 April. Young gun Matthew Green will be joined for the first time by 20-year old William Oosthuizen for his first ride for the team as replacement for Taki […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Red Bull cautious on win prospects for Azerbaijan GP

Both Red Bull drivers Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo are remaining cautious over their prospects ahead of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The high-speed nature of the Baku City Circuit has typically accentuated the weaknesses of Red Bull’s package, with supplier Renault still behind engine rivals Mercedes and Ferrari. Verstappen, who has suffered a difficult start to […]

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Modified Saloon Car beasts ready to be unleashed on Simola Hill

 Preparations for the 2018 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb, which takes place from 3 to 6 May, are running at a feverish pace amongst the organisers and competitors alike. And, for the spectators, anticipation and excitement levels are at an all-time high, particularly for the fiercely competitive Modified Saloon Car category in the King of the Hill […]

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DISAPPOINTMENT FOR DE VILLIERS/HOWIE AT THE 2018 QATAR CROSS-COUNTRY RALLY AS AL ATTIYAH/BAUMEL POWER ON

 It was a day of high drama in the desert near the Qatari capital of Doha, as Toyota Gazoo Racing SA continued their quest for victory. Unfortunately, Giniel de Villiers and co-driver Robert Howie were forced to retire from the race, after they hit a ditch just 30 km into the 350 km-long Stage 2, […]

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NASSER AL-ATTIYAH EXTENDS HIS OUTRIGHT LEAD WITH SECOND STAGE WIN IN QATAR

  Qatar’s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah and French co-driver Matthieu Baumel romped to an emphatic victory on the opening 358.15km desert stage of the Manateq Qatar Cross-Country Rally on Thursday. The day’s stage started south-west of Losail and wound its way through the remote western wastelands before crossing the bottom of the country to finish near Sealine […]

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Red Bull Global Rallycross Cancelled Entire 2018 Season, Series Looks Dead

Global Rallycross (GRC) may be the perfect distillation of motorsport for those with a limited attention span. Unlike the World Rally Championship, Red Bull’s Rallycross takes place on tight circuits that allow spectators to see every second of the six-lap race. Meanwhile, a full grid ensures lots of contact between drivers while a dirt section […]

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WRC future talks to include hybrids, electric cars

 A possible move towards hybrids or electric cars in the WRC will be discussed by the FIA and championship stakeholders in Geneva on Tuesday.Despite being just a season in to the five-year homologation cycle, the sport’s powerbrokers are keen to explore future technical regulations for the WRC’s premier class of car. Those discussions will include the […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Daniel Ricciardo unsure of future

Daniel Ricciardo has cast doubt on his Red Bull future as he weighs up his options for the 2019 season, with Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix winner also admitting that he will not be signing a long-term contract due to the uncertainty that currently surrounds the sport. Ricciardo leads Vettel China GP/Image Getty The Australian clinched […]

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2018 Austin MotoGP Preview | Can Marquez go 6 for 6 from Pole at COTA?

Following a controversial performance last Sunday in the Argentina MotoGP at Termas de Rio Hondo, Marc Marquez heads to the Lone Start state as the dominate rider at Circuit of the Americas. The 25-year-old Repsol Honda pilot is the only premier-class rider to ever win at Austin’s COTA since the track joined the MotoGP calendar […]

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Duncan conquers WMX Round of Portugal

The Portuguese Round of the FIM Women’s Motocross Championship is complete with Altherm JCR Yamah’s Courtney Duncan claiming the WMX victory! This weekend’s FIM Women’s Motocross Championship was played out over 2 days on changing conditions from a rutted and technical track Saturday to a soft and tricky surface Sunday. Race 1 was in perfect […]

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ASTON MARTIN CONFIRMS TWO-CAR ENTRY FOR ADAC ZURICH 24-HOUR RACE

Aston Martin will return to the ADAC Zurich 24-Hour race, staged on the world famous Nürburgring Nordschleife (May 10-13), with a two-car entry featuring all six of its 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship factory GTE Pro drivers. The British manufacturer will enter a V12 Vantage GT3 in the SP9 category for Maxime Martin (B), Marco […]

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THIS YEAR’S PREMIER CLASSIC CAR EVENT – THE KNYSNA MOTOR SHOW ON APRIL 29, 2018

There is no doubt that the year’s premier classic, vintage, veteran and collectable motorcycle event will be the 2018 Knysna Motor Show, taking place on April 29 at the Knysna High School Sports Grounds, between 9 am and 4pm in one of the most idyllic locations on the Garden Route. Organised by the Garden Route […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Manateq Qatar Cross-Country Rally

QATAR’S AL-ATTIYAH PIPS SOUTH AFRICAN TOYOTA COLLEAGUE DE VILLIERS TO FASTEST TIME IN LOSAIL SUPER SPECIAL STAGE Qatar’s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah and French co-driver Matthieu Baumel got the better of a strong field through a varied and challenging opening 4.84km super special stage of the Manateq Qatar Cross-Country Rally at the Losail International Circuit late […]

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Østberg returns with Citroën

Mads Østberg will return to the Citroën team for two gravel rallies after a successful appearance at Rally Sweden in February.The Norwegian driver will get back behind the wheel of a C3 WRC for Vodafone Rally de Portugal (17-20 May) and Rally Italia Sardegna (7-10 June) as the team looks to bolster its squad alongside […]

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Speed Queen Van Aswegen superb during Bulawayo debut

It has certainly been a long break away from competitive main circuit racing for the fastest lady rider in South Africa, but Nicole van Aswegen certainly showed the Bulawayo crowd that she didn’t lose her touch on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Hard work paid off with her celebrating a host of strong results against a […]

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THE HUNT IS ON FOR ENGEN AUDI

It’s Race Week! Anticipation and excitement will be racing through the Mother City over the next few days as the Engen Audi team gears up for Round Two of the Sasol GTC Africa at Killarney. Pressure weighed in after Round One, with three engine overhauls and a complete rebuild of Michael Stephen’s car in just […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

ROAD TO INDY VISITS KILLARNEY

The Investchem South African Formula 1600 Championship takes the next step on the Road to Indy as it heads to Cape Town for the second round of the Extreme Festival at the Killarney International Raceway Saturday 21 April with an eager field of drivers with one aim in mind — to beat Stuart White. Bloemfontein […]

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DUCATI TEAM READY FOR THE ACTION AT ASSEN, HOME OF THE FOURTH ROUND OF THE WORLDSBK CHAMPIONSHIP

After taking a brilliant win and two more podiums at Aragon (Spain) last weekend, the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team is ready to take it back to the track at Assen (Netherlands) for the fourth round of the 2018 WorldSBK Championship. Both Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri are keen to take home their first win […]

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AUDI PARTNERS WITH DRIVETRIBE AS IT GEARS UP FOR EV LAUNCH

As excitement grows for Audi’s game-changing entry in to the electric vehicles market, the launch of the Audi Electric Vehicle Tribe marks a major new partnership for DriveTribe, the social media startup backed by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. This is the first major commercial partnership to be confirmed by DriveTribe, the world’s […]

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TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA ALL SET FOR QATAR CROSS-COUNTRY RALLY

Both Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Toyota Hilux race cars have passed scrutineering for the 2018 Qatar Cross-Country Rally, and are now all set to tackle the first racing stage on Wednesday, 18 April. This event is Round 4 of the FIA Cross-Country World Cup, of which the Toyota driver Nasser Al Attiyah and co-driver Mathieu […]

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Chile hosts candidate rally

Chile takes the biggest step yet in its bid to join the FIA World Rally Championship calendar when it hosts the RallyMobil Concepción candidate event this weekend. The dirt road rally, which is hoping to earn a WRC slot next year, will be observed by the FIA’s Timo Rautiainen and safety delegate Michele Mouton will […]

INDYCAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

Bourdais proving he is still among the best in world

Sebastien Bourdais was once considered among the best drivers in the world. In case you forgot, refer to the breathtaking pass he made Sunday on the streets of Long Beach to move into second place that will make every highlight reel this season. OK, so IndyCar ruled the pass illegal and made Bourdais return the […]

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#AragonWorldSBK Day 3 – Davies dazzles field with seventh Aragon win

Tere are very few certainties in the WorldSBK calendar – but a Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) and Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) battle at MotorLand Aragon seems as close as you can get. In a repeat of last year’s Aragon Round, the two leading riders of the championship clashed sensationally in the […]

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Bottas felt Mercedes ‘deserved’ Chinese GP victory

Valtteri Bottas believes Mercedes would have “deserved” victory at the Chinese Grand Prix had it not been for the unfortunate timing of the safety car mid-race.Bottas, who started third on the grid, elevated himself into second-place on the opening lap and found himself in a two-way scrap with race leader Sebastian Vettel for first position […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

MRF & Gaurav Gill to enter World Rally Championship: An Indian to participate on the World Stage after a decade!

Gaurav Gill will be entering this year WRC2 Class. This news comes after the ace-rally driver claimed his third APRC title in 2017, he will follow the likes of Naren Kumar the only other Indian to have raced at this level! In a wild turn of events for Indian motorsport fans in India, MRF Racing […]

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Ken Block returns to WRC

Ken Block has confirmed his World Rally Championship return for RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de Espana four years on from his last outing. Ken Block has confirmed his World Rally Championship return for RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de Espana four years on from his last outing in the series. Block pulled out of the World […]

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Morocco Desert Challenge: Race started with roll of Favourite Ourednicek

 The Morocco Desert Challenge started with the prologue stage this Sunday in Morocco – and we have the first big accident of the top-favourite in the cars and last year´s winner Tomas Ourednicek (Ford Ranger) from Czech Republic. The winners of the first stage in the cars are the Dutch Michiel Becx / Edwin Kuipers […]

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Safari champs Tundo to skip Africa Rally Championship race in S. Africa

Kenya’s top driver and Safari Rally champion Carl Tundo has pulled out of the York Rally, the third round of the Africa Rally Championship (ARC), which will take place on April 19-21 in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Tundo, who is eyeing his maiden win in the continental competition, said failure to secure sponsorship have forced him […]

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Hayden Paddon blitzes Rally Otago

Geraldine’s Hayden Paddon set a blistering pace with his old co-driver John Kennard as they dominated the weekend’s Rally Otago. Paddon and Kennard, from Blenheim, set new stage records on all of the 17 special stages in their Hyundai i20 AP4+ rally car. Image: Geoff Ridder The pair finished the two-day, 281.29-kilometre event a whopping […]

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Qatar- Al Attiyah gets ready for fierce off-road battle at home event

 Qatar’s Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah and his French co-driver Matthieu Baumel head a truly international field of competitors from 18 countries set to challenge for honours in their various categories at next week’s Qatar Cross-Country Rally, round four of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies and round two of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Ricciardo triumphant but Verstappen sparks anger

The great and good of Formula One have rounded on Max Verstappen after the Dutchman’s banzai driving took centre stage again following a dramatic Chinese Grand Prix. Despite Daniel Ricciardo pulling off a Red Bull tactical masterstroke to secure a quite remarkable win, it was the aggressive tactics deployed by his hot-headed team-mate which dominated […]

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Big boys battle it out in AOAA’s first ULTRA4 event

  The Anthricite Outdoor Adventure Area’s (AOAA) first ever ULTRA4 Series racing event turned out to be quite successful and a fan favorite. The day, which started off with clear skies, ended with a muddy celebration and many smiles. Attendance Saturday’s race drew an estimated crowd of more than 1,100 fans to the AOAA park, […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

2018 ENGEN POLO CUP TITLE CHASE TO VISIT CAPE TOWN

After a brilliant start to the season at Kyalami last month, the 2018 Engen Polo Cup championship contenders will perform at the Western Cape Killarney circuit next Saturday (April 21). The occasion will be round two of this year’s national Extreme Festival series, with the Engen Polo Cup races to play a major role in […]

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Volkswagen Motorsport goes back to the front for Cape Town GTC

Volkswagen Motorsport heads to Killarney International Raceway in Cape Town for the second round of the Sasol GTC and GTC2 Championship on Saturday, 21st April, confident that the learnings from Kyalami and the hours of subsequent preparation will ensure that both the Jetta GTC’s and the Golf GTI GTC2’s are race rady for a competitive […]

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SA CROSS COUNTRY SERIES SWITCHES TO HISTORIC KWAZULU-NATAL AREA

Cross country motor racing enthusiasts who like to combine a little South African history and game viewing with their racing need look no further than the Battlefields 400, in Dundee on May 4 and 5, to satisfy a trio of passions. The event is round two of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) and […]

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Daniel Ricciardo storms to Chinese Grand Prix win with sensational drive

Daniel Ricciardo made a string of thrilling overtaking moves to snatch a surprise Chinese Grand Prix victory on Sunday after a safety car strategy gamble by his Red Bull team paid off handsomely.The Australian, who started from sixth on the grid after almost missing qualifying, made the most of fresher tyres to finish 8.8 seconds […]