MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

Schumacher or Krütten: Who will win the Rookie title?

   Showdown at Hockenheim! The stage is set for the fight between David Schumacher (16, Germany, US Racing CHRS) and Niklas Krütten (15, Germany, ADAC Berlin Brandenburg eV), who are competing to win the ADAC Formula 4 Rookie championship which will be decided this weekend. A lot could also still happen in the team competition […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS TOURING CAR

Golden times ahead as China prepares for double action from WTCR Oscaro racers

The WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO is back on track in China next week with the first part of a double-header that could begin to shape the outcome of the inaugural title battle that has produced 11 different winners from 18 action-packed races. Gabriele Tarquini is three points in front […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS

Lukyanuk sets the pace in qualifying

 FIA ERC standings leaders Aleksey Lukyanuk and Aleksey Arnautov (Ford Fiesta R5) proved their pace during qualifying stage before PZM 75th Rally Poland. Russian duo has beaten second placed Nikolay Gryazin and Jaroslav Fedorov (Skoda Fabia R5) by nearly a minute. Hyundai junior driver Jari Huttunen (Hyundai i20 R5), co-driven by Antti Linnaketo, took the third […]

KARTS MOTORSPORT NEWS

ZWARTKOPS SET FOR KART SHOCKER

All not as it seems ahead of Rotax Max Finals The 2018 Rotax Max Challenge South African Karting Championship comes to a head at its fourth and final round at the Zwartkops International Kart Raceway on Sunday 30 September – and while it’s tight at the top and everything is to play for, all is […]

Lifestyle MOTORSPORT NEWS

Triumph Tiger 1200: “is a genuine contender for best all-round adventure bike”

There is the common belief that being a motorcycling journalist is the best job in the world and who am I to disagree? However, it’s not all a bed of roses. No, honestly.If we’re lucky, we have a test bike for five days (more often than not, two or three), in which time we have […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

Al-Attiyah set to race in World RX in 2019

By: Hal Ridge Two-time Dakar Rally winner and former World Rally driver Nassar Al-Attiyah is closing on a deal to race in the World Rallycross Championship next season. The Olympic medalist tested ES Motorsport’s new Skoda Fabia Supercar at the Bikernieki circuit in Latvia on Thursday alongside former works Hyundai WRC driver Kevin Abbring, who is […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

Israeli driver adds international flair to NASCAR’s Cup race at Richmond on Saturday

Alon Day, a driver from Tel Aviv, Israel, will add an international flair to Saturday’s race at Richmond Raceway when he makes his 2018 Cup series debut. The 26-year-old Day is the first NASCAR driver from Israel to ever compete in the Cup series, according to a news release on Monday from his sponsor, Best Bully Sticks.  Day […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

NASCAR announces important leadership change

NASCAR today announced that Steve Phelps has been named NASCAR President, effective October 1, 2018. Brent Dewar has elected to step down and will remain with the company through the end of the 2018 racing season, transitioning to a senior consulting and advisory role in 2019. Phelps will assume the duties held by Dewar and […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

DAY 6 – BALKAN CROSS COUNTRY: you need only one mistake…

The third marathon stage in the Balkan Offroad Rallye with almost 500 km in total and 318km special stage has left its mark on the ranking. Going from Dyuni to Shkorpilovtsi, the competitors spend their day crossing mountain range after mountain range, with beautiful scenery and fantastic driving on the tracks through the forests and the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

AutoMobilsport.com Guest start from Sébastien Ogier in DTM at Red Bull Ring Guest start from Sébastien Ogier in DTM at Red Bull Ring

On the race weekend at Spielberg, five-time World Rally Champion Sébastien Ogier will be making his DTM debut as a guest contestant. Sébastien will be driving a Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM that has been specially decorated for the occasion with photos  from the 30-year DTM history of the brand with the three-pointed star.  DTM, Mercedes-AMG […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Facts and figures ahead of the ADAC GT Masters grand finale at Hockenheim

The countdown is on to the most exciting climax to the season in ADAC GT Masters history. In the grand finale to the 2018 championship at Hockenheim next weekend (21st – 23rd September), 15 title aspirants driving supercars sporting six different manufacturers’ badges will deliver a real thriller. With 50 points up for grabs, the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Rally organisers under fire for using Turkish names

Organisers of the Cyprus Rally on Tuesday said the maps they used for the routes and special stages of the event are those used internationally after they were put on the spot for including the unauthorised Turkish names for some areas in the north. The issue was raised by the Greens’ MP Giorgos Perdikis, who […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

PATRIK SANDELL AND PER ALMKVIST WIN IDAHO RALLY INTERNATIONAL

Higgins and Drew secure first ARA National Championship Patrik Sandell and Per Almkvist of Subaru Rally Team USA have won Idaho Rally International, their second win in two appearances this season. Sandell beat teammates David Higgins and Craig Drew by 24 seconds on the twisty and narrow Idaho roads. Jeff Seehorn and Karen Jankowski earned their fifth overall […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

World Rally Championship: Kris Meeke discusses 2019 return with Toyota

Northern Ireland driver Kris Meeke has held talks with the Toyota team about a potential return to the World Rally Championship in 2019. Toyota team principal Tommi Makinen revealed that he had spoken to Meeke about driving a Yaris WRC next year. “I spoke with Kris, he could be one option, one possibility. We had a […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Casey Currie wins the Inca Challenge!

UTV’s are quickly becoming the platforms of choice for Rally Raids including the infamous Dakar. Casey Currie came to Inca Challenge to prepare for the Dakar Rally and won overall!“WINNER!!! We came to Peru to learn for Dakar and came home winners in the SXS categories. My co-driver absolutely killed it with the tough navigation […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

First MotoE rider signing revealed

The Dynavolt Intact GP team has made the first rider signing for the inaugural five-round MotoE season in 2019.The outfit’s sole entry on the 18-bike grid will be ridden by 22-year-old Swiss rider Jesko Raffin.“Right from the start, when we heard about this championship for the first time, we wanted to hire a top rider […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

EMPIRE HILL CLIMB WINNER DANIEL MILEWSKI PLANS TO DEFEND TITLE IN 2019

Milewski and Blue Meyer Race Team teammate Bob Meyer finished 1-2 in Class 3 at Empire Daniel Milewski is not only a two-time winner of the Empire Hill Climb, he’s a big fan of the vibe he gets from the racers and the event sanctioned by the Detroit Region Sports Car Club of America. Milewski, […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

DAY 5 – Balkan Offroad Rallye – Driving on the ‘red line’!

On the fifth day of the Balkan Offroad Rallye all eyes are on the overall ranking, with just three days left to realise the dream of a good result. Three special stages made the day, from technical and a bit rocky to fast and flowing. The early arrival in the bivouac was a nice chance […]

FORMULA E MOTORSPORT NEWS

Jaguar reveals full details of its Season 5 challenger

After joining the ABB FIA Formula E Championship back in Season 3, Panasonic Jaguar Racing has spent two seasons challenging for the title. Now, with just months to go until the first race of a brand new season, the British team today revealed full details full details of its Season 5 challenger – the Jaguar […]

GTC MOTORSPORT NEWS

Volkswagen Motorsport aiming to replicate Cape Town winning streak

  When the Sasol GTC Championship last visited Cape Town’s Killarney Raceway back in April, the team earned three wins from four starts, a feat they aim to replicate on 22nd September when the championship visits the coastal circuit for the second time. Daniel Rowe powered his Volkswagen Motorsport Jetta GTC to his maiden win […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Van der Linde brothers are new Sachsenring winners

DMSB appeals panel rule on Race 1 at the Sachsenring The appeals committee of the DMSB met on Monday to discuss the appeal lodged by Team75 Bernhard against their disqualification at the Sachsenring.The outcome was that Kelvin and Sheldon van der Linde were awarded the victory in the first of the two ADAC GT Masters […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Sebastien Ogier’s title defence faces Neuville’s worthy challenge

By Team autoX  Thierry Neuville appears to be on the verge of achieving what seemed unthinkable, dethroning Sebastien Ogier. Is it possible? Can it really happen this year? Will Sebastien Ogier, the five-time defending FIA World Rally Championship champion really fall off his perch this year? Thierry Neuville’s reply to all these questions, with just four […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Horner expects further Renault gains with latest power unit

By: Chris Medland Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says there is more to come from Renault’s latest specification of power unit that helped Max Verstappen to second place in the Singapore Grand Prix. Singapore has traditionally been a strong circuit for Red Bull and Verstappen duly qualified second behind Lewis Hamilton, retaining that position […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Aragon MotoGP: Marquez: If they gain 5 points every race, no problem

‘He [Dovi] wants to push me to do a mistake!’ – Marc Marquez, Aragon MotoGP. Even if Marc Marquez loses eleven points to Andrea Dovizioso in each of the remaining six rounds, he would still win the 2018 MotoGP title.”Luckily for us Ducati [only] come very, very strong in the second part of the season. So we have 67 […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Balkan Rally: DAY 4: the Marathon to the Black Sea

Arriving at the coast of the Black Sea is special treat for the competitors, after no less than 580 kilometer today. With such distance, the stages are fast, the kilometers fly underneath the wheels and with breathtaking views sometimes the concentration is less than needed… In the Car category the battle is between Doncho Tsanev, […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

BATTLE IS JOINED AS THRILLING TITLE RACE ROARS INTO WALES

The electrifying battle royal for this year’s FIA World Rally Championship has intensified as the title race now arrives in the UK for what promises to be a thrilling Dayinsure Wales Rally GB (4-7 October). The result of last weekend’s drama-laden Rally Turkey has further tightened the tussle for top honours with the three leading […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Singapore one of Mercedes’ greatest wins – Wolff

Team principal Toto Wolff describes Lewis Hamilton’s victory in the Singapore Grand Prix as one of Mercedes’ greatest wins, given its history at the venue. Mercedes has dominated Formula 1 since the introduction of the V6 turbo hybrid power units in 2014, but even at its peak it saw its advantage reduced in Singapore. 2015 […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

Chiara Fontanesi takes double race wins, overall and red plate in Assen

The women of motocross made the trip to Assen this weekend for the penultimate round of the 2018 FIM Women’s Motocross World Championship. Just as the MXGP and MX2 World Championships are finishing out the season with the final two rounds of the Netherlands and Italy so are the women. Taking her first overall victory […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

2018 KUWAIT INTERNATIONAL RALLY, November 1-3, 2018  

 Rally officials have announced that the Kuwait International Rally will return as the fourth round of the 2018 FIA Middle East Rally Championship on November 1-3. Kuwait’s flagship motor sporting event did not take place in 2017 but the country’s welcomed return to the FIA calendar will be marked by the first time that the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Ogier set to return to Citroen for 2019

By: David Evans Sebastien Ogier looks increasingly likely to return to Citroen for the 2019 WRC season.The reigning WRC champion, currently at M-Sport Ford, is expected to reveal his future imminently.Ogier has already made it clear this contract will be his last one before retiring, but there is potential it could stretch as far as three […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

FAST FACTS: TEAM PENSKE WINS 500TH MOTORSPORTS EVENT ON SUNDAY AT LAS VEGAS

Brad Keselowski has enjoyed a truly spectacular September. It began with a victory in the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Sept. 2. He won back-to-back NASCAR majors with a triumph in the rain-delayed Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sept. 10. On Sunday at Las Vegas, he added a page to Team Penkse’s rich history by […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Third Win of the Season for Ford NWM in Harrismith

The Free State proved a happy hunting ground for the Ford Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) team for the second year in a row as Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer scored their second consecutive Harrismith 400 Class T victory this weekend. Having earned their first career win at this event last year, it was once again […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

HUSQVARNA’S STAR SEASON

A trio of Cross Country Moto seconds Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing came home from the South African national Cross Country Motorcycle Championship finale at a dusty and windy Carletonville with a brace of championship seconds for OR1 rider Kenny Gilbert, who ended second in both the overall and his class championships, OR2 rider Taki Bogiages […]

GTC MOTORSPORT NEWS

Engen Audi chasing 1-2 at Killarney

It is full-steam ahead for Engen Audi driver’s Michael Stephen and Simon Moss at the penultimate round of this year’s Sasol GTC Africa on 22 September, with the team still determined to secure an unprecedented 1-2 in the final championship standings. Ahead of Round 8 at Killarney in Cape Town, two-time defending champion Stephen leads […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

Latvia World RX: Kristoffersson closes in on title with win

By: Hal Ridge Swede Johan Kristoffersson cruised to victory in Latvia to put himself within touching distance of a second World Rallycross crown.Having fended off a fast-starting Mattias Ekstrom at the start of his semi-final to take the lead at turn one and secure a victory that netted pole position for the final, Kristoffersson beat fellow […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

SA Rally title hopes set to sink or swim in Lake Umuzi Rally

The destination of the 2018 SA Rally Championship reaches a crossroads in Secunda on the weekend of 28 and 29 September with two teams in contention for the title .The Lake Umuzi Rally will either see Guy Botterill/Simon Vacy Lyle (Toyota Gazoo Racing Etios R2) add another title to their impressive CV or AC Potgieter/Nico […]