MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

2017 RALLY POLAND: PREVIEW – OGIER HOPES TO MAKE IT RAIN

At the end of the final competitive stage of Rally Italia Sardegna, the Citroën C3 of Craig Breen came sliding to a halt amongst the thick sandy gravel of the Sardinian seaside. His immediate reaction to the slippery conditions was describing the stage as being “bucket and spade” conditions. While lacking the windswept quality of the […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Todt may summon Vettel to FIA court

Jean Todt could be set to order a further investigation into Sebastian Vettel’s behaviour in Azerbaijan. The German left Baku refusing to talk about the moment he apparently drove his Ferrari deliberately into title rival Lewis Hamilton, having accused the Mercedes driver of ‘brake testing’ him. “It is possible Vettel will be summoned by the FIA’s […]

DAKAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

CONSISTENCY PAYS OFF AS DE KLERK AND BERGMAN WIN DAKAR CHALLENGE

Consistency paid off for Hennie de Klerk and Achim Bergmann when they won the Dakar Challenge on the Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race this past weekend. De Klerk and former South African champion Bergmann, in the Treasury One/Atlas Copco VW Amarok, were the only Dakar Challenge entries to see out the distance on the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

Subaru Mt. Washington Hillclimb

Officials with the Sports Car Club of New Hampshire, organizers of the 2017 Subaru Mt. Washington Hillclimb planned for July 6-9, 2017 at the Mt. Washington Auto Road in Gorham, NH, announced today that 80 competitors representing 17 states in the United states as well as the countries of Canada, Wales, Australia and Romania will […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has enough to win one more at Daytona

Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway signifies a few alerts such as it’s the first race of July. Only 10 races remain until the playoffs start with NBC taking over broadcasting duties. Maybe most of all, it could be Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s last race at Daytona as he’s set to retire at […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

PEPPER TO RACE SPA 24

South African GT3 race driver Jordan Pepper has been confirmed as part of a three-car Bentley factory team to race in the legendary Spa 24-hour at the Francorchamps circuit 29-30 July. The jewel in the crown of the Blancpain GT Endurance Championship, the Spa 24-hour attracts the cream of the GT racing crop with over […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

BOTSWANA DESERT REWARDED SACCS MOTO WINNERS WITH MORE TDR VICTORIES 

The Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race (TDR 1000) in Botswana is a gruelling and ruthless event, but it rewarded the winners in the fourth round of the SA Cross Country Championship for Motorcycles and Quads that took place over the last of three days of racing with another victory and lots of valuable points […]

DAKAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

MAXIMUM ATTACK FOR PEUGEOT AS THE PEUGEOT 3008DKR MAXI IS LAUNCHED

  Following 2 victories on the epic Dakar Rally in 2016 and 2017, Peugeot Sport reveals the successor to the Peugeot 3008DKR that conquered South America back in January: the racing version of Peugeot’s new SUV 3008 that was named as the 2017 ‘Car of the Year’.   The new Peugeot 3008DKR Maxi is – […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

PREPARED TO PUSH AT RALLY POLAND

M-Sport’s fleet of Ecoboost-powered Ford Fiesta WRCs will be let loose at incredible speeds next week when the FIA World Rally Championship returns to Poland for what is one of the most action-packed and adrenaline-fuelled events on the calendar. Sébastien Ogier, Ott Tänak and Elfyn Evans made their preparations for this fast-paced encounter in Estonia. […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Heading to high-speed Poland

There are just five events left on the WRC schedule for 2017, so our crews move onto Rally Poland knowing that every result counts in our Championship charge. After scoring seven individual podiums in the last five rallies, we are hopeful of continuing our run in Poland. Our target for the high-speed Polish stages is a […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

HUSQVARNA’S BRETT DOES IT AGAIN

Pepson Plastics Husqvarna factory rider Brett Swanepoel continued with his domination of the South African Cross Country Moto OR2 championship with another class win and a brilliant second overall on the weekend’s marathon Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race in Botswana. Swanepoel, who headed to Botswana fresh from his successful debut at the Erzberg Extreme […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

CHRISTIAN LAVIEILLE AND ARMAND MONLEÓN WIN TAKLIMAKAN RALLY 2017

After ten stages designed in Xinjiang province in China, Taklimakan Rally 2017 finished today in Hami with the final victory of Christian Lavieille and Jean-Pierre Garcin in car category. Armand Monleón wins in motorcycle.  After a first entry in 2015 ended in a retirement due to mechanical problem, Christian Lavieille and Jean-Pierre Garcin with  a […]

DAKAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

2018 DAKAR RALLY WILL START ITS 40TH EDITION IN PERU

On its 40th anniversary at world level and the 10th in South America, Peru has been officially presented as the venue and starting point of the 2018 Dakar Rally. The race will take place between 6th and 20th January, starting from the Peruvian capital Lima and later running through Bolivia and Argentina. Five years after […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Lewis Hamilton calls Sebastian Vettel ‘a disgrace’ after Baku F1 race

Sebastian Vettel is under fire amid accusations he deliberately rammed championship rival Lewis Hamilton while behind the safety car during the F1 race in Baku. Vettel accused Hamilton of “brake-testing” him, which damaged the German’s front wing and sent him into a rage. Afterward, a furious Hamilton said the next time Vettel wants to take […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

PEREL TAKES CHARGE

Having just come off of two Blancpain Sprint Series wins in a row, South African GT3 race star David Perel was hoping to carry some of that momentum into the past weekend’s Paul Ricard Blancpain Endurance Series 6 Hour as he headed to France in search of his first Endurance win. Perel’s performance far exceeded […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

The legendary Peugeot 208T16 Pikes Peak changes hands

Sébastien Loeb has become the proud new owner of the famous Peugeot 208T16 Pikes Peak, the car that saw the Frenchman post an as-yet unbroken record in 2013 (8m13.878s) for the American event’s 20km course which climbs from an altitude of 2, 865 metres to 4, 301 metres. • The Peugeot 208T16 Pikes Peak was […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

A fresh start for the Citroën C3 WRCS

The eighth round of the World Championship, Rally Poland is a popular event with all of the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT drivers: Andreas Mikkelsen, Craig Breen and Stéphane Lefebvre cannot wait to drive on the ultra-fast roads of the Masurian region! The challenges: upgrades for the C3 WRCS After the end of Rally Italia […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi wins in Assen as Andrea Dovizioso takes series lead

Nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi claimed victory for Yamaha in the Dutch TT at Assen as Andrea Dovizioso took the lead in the MotoGP title race. It was the Italian’s first win since May 2016 but Ducati’s Dovizioso, winner of the previous two races, was fifth to open up a four-point overall lead. Previous leader […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

YARIS SET FOR POLAND SPEED TEST

THE TOYOTA GAZOO TEAM HAS BEEN POUNDING TEST ROADS IN ESTONIA TO GET ITS YARIS WORLD RALLY CAR READY FOR ORLEN 74TH RALLY POLAND [29 JUNE – 2 JULY] AND FOR SOME OF THE FASTEST STAGES IN THE SEASON. After a strong second place last time out in Sardinia, the team faces a brand-new challenge […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Successful day for the Engen Xtreme Team at Zwartkops

The Sasol GTC Africa race day at Zwartkops Raceway on Friday, June 16, proved to be tough but rewarding for the Engen Xtreme Team, with defending champion Michael Stephen closing the gap on the championship lead. Stephen powered his Engen Xtreme Audi 3 to second and first place respectively in the two races on offer to […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

SCRIBANTES DO IT AGAIN

Scribante cousins Franco and Silvio made it two Mopar African Endurance Series wins on the trot as they cruised their Chevron B26-Suzuki to victory in the Border 3-Hour at the East London Grand Prix circuit Saturday afternoon. The Chevron came home three laps clear of Michael Jensen and Mark Lauth’s Fantastic Racing Renault FR1 with […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA PAIR DOMINATE TOYOTA KALAHARI BOTSWANA 1000 DESERT RACE

It was no surprise to see the pair of Toyota Gazoo Racing SA entries topping the results in the Production Vehicle category when the Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race, round three of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS), ended here Sunday. In the final classification former Dakar Rally winner Giniel de Villiers and Dennis […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

HUSBAND AND WIFE TEAM TAKE A MEMORABLE VICTORY ON TOYOTA KALAHARI BOTSWANA 1000 DESERT RACE

If you are going to win the trick is make it a victory that everyone will remember.And that is exactly what Marius and Jolinda Fourie did when they ended up topping the Special Vehicle overall leader board when the finishing touches were put to the Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert race, third round of the […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Conclusions from the Baku GP

After last year’s bore it was a good, albeit amateurish, Azerbaijan GP, a race in which Sebastian Vettel saw red. And Breathe…It Was A Good ‘Un. Amateurish, But Good… That was fun, wasn’t it? Most of the excitement was the result of some amateurish and reckless driving from half the drivers on the grid grid, but […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Azerbaijan GP: Ricciardo beats Bottas and Stroll in chaotic race

Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo emerged a shock winner in a remarkably chaotic Azerbaijan GP, punctuated a huge flare-up in the rivalry between title rivals Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton.Hamilton and Vettel had an on-track run-in while the race was neutralised, which yielded a penalty for the latter – but a loose headrest denied Hamilton […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Lewis Hamilton snatches pole from Valtteri Bottas in Baku

 Lewis Hamilton took pole position at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix with a remarkable last-minute lap that put him 0.434s clear of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas in second.Hamilton’s advantage was all about the second and third sectors where he lit up the timing screens as he nailed apex after apex in the tighter sections of the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NEW VEHICLES

Second electric car for Audi’s production network

Audi is expanding its model portfolio with a new e-tron-model. Production of the Audi e-tron Sportback will start at Audi Brussels (Belgium) in 2019. That Audi plant will therefore be responsible for producing a second fully electric model. The Audi e-tron electric SUV will drive off the assembly line there as of 2018. In addition […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

NANDAN CALLS FOR FOCUS

HYUNDAI MOTORSPORT BOSS MICHEL NANDAN HAS CALLED ON HIS TEAM TO REFOCUS EFFORTS ON SCORING POINTS WHEN THE CHAMPIONSHIP ENTERS A CRITICAL STAGE AT ORLEN 74TH RALLY POLAND [29 JUNE – 2 JULY]. After seven of the season’s 13 rounds, Hyundai lies second in the manufacturers’ standings, 40 points adrift of leaders M-Sport. The gap […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

NO VICTORY PUSH YET FOR LAPPI

SURPRISE PACKAGE ESAPEKKA LAPPI DISMISSED SUGGESTIONS HE COULD WIN IN POLAND OR FINLAND AFTER LAST WEEKEND’S STELLAR PERFORMANCE AT RALLY ITALIA SARDEGNA. Lappi announced his arrival at the WRC’s top level in style, with six stage victories in Italy on only his second World Rally Car outing for Toyota Gazoo Racing. He admitted he surprised […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Lewis Hamilton ponders F1 retirement after 2017

Lewis Hamilton could quit Formula 1 at the end of the season. While discussing his eventual “legacy” within the sport in conversation with the FIA magazine Auto, the triple world champion said he might soon join former teammate Nico Rosberg in retirement. “My destiny is in my own hands,” Hamilton said. “I can decide to […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

SIMPSON SET FOR THE GLEN

South Africa’s Stephen Simpson, regular co-driver Misha Goikhberg and third driver Chris Miller head to the classic Watkins Glen Sunday 2 July looking to break well into the top three with their privateer JDC-Miller Motorsport Oreca-Gibson at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen. Simpson and Russo-Canadian Goikhberg have consistently headed the non-Corvette standings to […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

Limited electric vehicles challenging Pikes Peak in 2017

The 95th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is set to take place, but new records for electric cars are not expected. But it’s unlikely that electric vehicles will challenge the overall win in the ‘race to the clouds’, there are still a couple of competitors that will charge to the summit without […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

SPORTS & GT WINTER WARMER

The Crossley & Webb Sports & GT championship returns to Killarney for Saturday 1 July’s midwinter races set to once again thrill Cape fans with a full grid and spectacular racing throughout the field. And if the previous meeting was anything to go by, rest assured that there should be even hotter racing to warm […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Lamborghini Super Trofeo Returns To Japan’s Suzuka Circuit

World renowned Italian luxury super car manufacturer Automobili Lamborghini is readying for the third round of the 2017 Super Trofeo Asia series, the Asian incarnation of its now global customer GT racing series. The two-day racing double header will be held at Japan’s famed Suzuka Circuit this coming weekend, and will mark the sixth consecutive […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS

Gumtree SA signs as title sponsor of Cape Town RX

The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy has signed Gumtree SA as the headline sponsor of the final round of the World Championship, which takes place at Cape Town’s Killarney International Raceway (10-12 November 2017).   As part of the new partnership, the World RX season-closer will be officially named as Gumtree World […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS

Panoz Wants to Race a Battery-Swapping Electric Car at Le Mans Next Year

This could be the first all-electric car to compete at Le Mans. But only, if the race organizers let it in, and it’s finished in time. Today, American race car firm Panoz and its electric car company partner, Green4U, unveiled plans to create an all-electric endurance car with the ambitious goal of entering the 2018 […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD SUPER BIKES

Rea: I got more messages about MBE than my world titles!

Jonathan Rea has joked he’s received more messages of congratulations about his MBE than either of his two World Superbike championship titles, after being awarded in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The World Superbike championship leader has explained how the news broke to him as a slight surprise and his pride at representing motorcycle racing […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

OVER 100 ENTRIES CONFIRMED AT HÖLJES, BUT EKSTRÖM MIGHT MISS OUT

The Swedish round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship, set to take place in just over a fortnight (30 June-2 July) at Höljes in the forests of Värmland, will benefit from a list of more than a hundred confirmed competitors: the World Championship drivers will be flanked by the FIA European Rallycross Championship‘s entries, for both the […]