FORMULA E MOTORSPORT NEWS

New Formula E Zurich event to end Switzerland’s 60-year racing ban

 Circuit racing will return to Switzerland for the first time in more than six decades next year following the addition of a race in Zurich to the 2017/2018 Formula E schedule. Racing was banned in Switzerland following the tragic 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans, where dozens of spectators were killed after a crash on […]

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Audi travels to California as leader of the standings

Premiere in California: From October 14 to 15, the California 8 Hours at Laguna Seca are on the calendar of the Intercontinental GT Challenge, the only global GT racing series, for the first time. Following its victory at the 24 Hours of Spa in July with Christopher Haase, Audi is traveling to America as the […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Michael Schumacher Monaco Grand Prix-winning Ferrari F2001 to be auctioned by Sotheby’s, New York

One of the most historically significant Formula 1 Ferraris will be presented by Sotheby’s at their Contemporary Fine Art auction in New York on November 16. Chassis F2001 #211, which contested the 2001 Formula 1 world championship, is the car in which seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher won the last of his five Monaco victories […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Turkey plans compact return

Next season’s Rally Turkey could be the most condensed FIA World Rally Championship round ever.The gravel event returns to the WRC next September after a seven-year absence and Serkan Yazici, president of organiser TOSFED, said the Marmaris-based encounter would feature several speed tests near the service park. “We plan to make the most compact rally […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Dual surface challenge ahead for the Yaris WRC in Spain

The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team faces a fresh challenge on Rally de Espana (October 5-8): the only round of the FIA World Rally Championship run on both gravel and asphalt. This mixed-surface event will provide a thorough test of the development of the Yaris WRC during its first season. Already, the car has […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Rested and ready for Spain

WRC returns from its long summer break with the mixed surface challenge of Rally de España, the 11th round of the 2017 championship. Following a couple of disappointing results, we will be looking to bounce back in style with a three-car entry including our newest crew of Andreas and Anders.   Our Norwegian duo will […]

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Ferrari on top in second practice, Mercedes struggle, and drain cover takes out Grosjean

Scuderia Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel topped the times in the second practice session of the weekend ahead of the final ever Malaysian Grand Prix; six tenths of a second clear of team-mate Kimi Raikkonen, as Ferrari came back with a vengeance in Sepang.   The German set a time of 1:31.261 to take the top spot […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Duncan leads series into Naivasha

After a long break, the 2017 Kenya National Rally Championship resumes this weekend with the Multiple Carriers-sponsored Guru Nanak Rally on Sunday at Delamere Estate, Naivasha.The Nanyuki Rally was cancelled a couple of months back at the last minute due to political reasons that had affected the stages on a ranch within the area. Ian […]

DAKAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

DE VILLIERS/VON ZITZEWITZ LEAPFROG INTO LEAD OF DAKAR SERIES: CHINA RALLY

 A clean stage for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Giniel de Villiers and navigator Dirk von Zitzewitz saw the pair not only post the second-fastest time on Stage 5 of the Dakar Series: China Rally, but also leapfrog into the overall lead of the event.   “We had a reasonably clean run today,” said De Villiers […]

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Audi heading for the motorsport future in electric power

Audi presented the Group’s first all-electric race car in Neuburg on Wednesday night. The Audi e-tron FE04 mirrors the company’s transformation from a classic automobile manufacturer to a forward-thinking mobility provider on the race track. For the first time in his career, the 33-year-old Brazilian is entering a new season in car number “1” of […]

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Inaugural Blue Train Challenge won by Riley 16/4 Special after dramatic finish

The Endurance Rally Association’s inaugural Blue Train Challenge reached a dramatic conclusion in Cannes as the Cadillac that had been leading right from the start of the five-day rally ‘fried a wheel bearing’ and had to retire on the final regularity. This gave the win to Richard and Tom Jeffcote in the 1938 Riley 16/4 […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Hyundai confirms full-time Mikkelsen drive

  Hyundai Motorsport has confirmed that Andreas Mikkelsen will drive for the team on a full-time basis in 2018 and 2019.Mikkelsen’s signing was somewhat expected given that he has already been called up to compete for the team in the final three rallies of the season, starting with Rally de España early next month. However, […]

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Malaysian GP: Sebastian Vettel vows not to change despite Singapore crash

Sebastian Vettel’s title hopes were dealt a near-fatal blow by his first-lap crash in Singapore, but the Ferrari driver says he will not change the way he drives ahead of the Malaysian Grand Prix.   A defiant Sebastian Vettel vowed Thursday not to change the way he drives despite his first-lap exit in Singapore as […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Report: F1 ‘Halo’ device could cost teams nearly $30,000

 Formula 1 teams have shown surprise over the high cost of the controversial Halo safety devices mandated for 2018.Although unpopular among many drivers, fans and insiders, the partial cockpit cover must be fitted to every car next year. Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport reports that, at present, three external companies have applied to the FIA […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Tanak wants to stay with M-Sport amid Toyota interest

Two-time WRC winner Ott Tanak says his best chance of WRC success comes by staying with the M-Sport team next season. The Estonian is being chased hard by Toyota for next season, but Tanak gave his strongest hint yet that he might not be tempted away by Tommi Makinen’s Yaris WRC. Tanak said he was […]

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1930s SA GRAND PRIX COMEBACK

South Africa will come alive to the sights and sounds of a grid full of 1930s Grand Prix cars racing for the first time in nearly 80 years in November 2018, when the South African Historic Grand Prix Festival celebrates the iconic racers that originally participated in the South African Grands Prix in the 1930s. […]

DAKAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

Dakar Series China Rally: Local hero Aorigele celebrates his 3rd stage win on SS4

Toyota Gazoo Racing SA De Villiers finished 3rd and first of the FIA classification On the fourth 376 km long stage the competitors discovered the big dunes of the Badain Jaran desert. The route was designed as a loop around the bivouac of Alxa Right and featured 90%  sandy off road sections with several dune […]

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Renault e.dams celebrates its third consecutive title in Formula E

The representatives of the Renault e.dams team, co-owners Alain Prost and Jean-Paul Driot, Jérôme Stoll and Cyril Abiteboul, respectively President and Managing Director of Renault Sport Racing, as well as Gilles Normand, Director of Renault Electric Vehicles and drivers Sébastien Buemi and Nicolas Prost came together to celebrate the Team’s Title won in Season 3, […]

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Motocross of Nations returns to Matterly Basin – 11 years of making

The biggest event of 2017, the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations presented by FIAT Professional, is upon us at the amazing and historic Matterley Basin circuit in the UK. The 71st running of the event will bring 39 nations together from countries as far as Brazil and exotic as Thailand or Iran. The venue […]

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Lewis Hamilton Needs DNFs, Formula One Needs New Blood

 Lewis Hamilton is second on the all-time race win listNo surprise the Mercedes engine out-powered Ferrari in Spa or Monza but Lewis Hamilton winning in Singapore where Vettel scored no points was something totally unexpected.  With a 28 point advantage over his rival surely one if not two DNF’s are now needed for Hamilton to […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Huttunen scoops Hyundai prize

Finnish hotshot Jari Huttunen has been selected to join Hyundai Motorsport’s driver development program and will tackle a number of WRC 2 rallies in an i20 R5 next season. The 23-year-old saw off 14 other candidates during a selection process that started in July. Each hopeful was put through a series of interviews and exercises […]

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Porsche GT2 RS is the fastest Porsche 911 of all time with Nurburgring lap of 6m.47.3s

Porsche set a new record for road-approved sports cars on the 20.6-kilometre Nürburgring Nordschleife in the 911 GT2 RS on September 20. The record time of 6 minutes and 47.3 seconds was achieved in the presence of a notary and surpassed even Porsche’s own expectations. Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars, said: “At […]

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2017 Magny-Cours World Superbike Preview: Will Rea Make History?

Kawasaki Racing Team’s Jonathan Rea has shown no remorse at the opening 10 rounds of 2017 World Superbike. The ZX-10RR pilot finished on the podium at every race except for one – race one in Donington. There, Rea crashed out, but came back to win race two. Heading into this weekend’s World Superbike round at […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

ALL EYES ON MARMARIS RALLY TURKEY’S CANDIDATE EVENT AS COUNTRY PREPARES TO JOIN 2018 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

 Next month’s Marmaris Rally Turkey takes on extra significance following last week’s decision by the FIA World Motor Sport Council to include Rally Turkey in the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) calendar.   Turkey’s return to the WRC for the first time since 2010 will be rubber-stamped provided that the candidate event being hosted […]

DAKAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

Dakar Series China Rally: Zi Yungang surprises everyone and wins the stage 3

The first competitors left the Alxa Left bivouac early yesterday morning when it was still dark to tackle a stage designed in pure Dakar style. Length, demanding terrain, challenging and tricky navigation were all the ingredients wisely mixed by the Organizers to give the Chinese competitors an authentic Dakar experience. The first difficulties of this […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

ABERDEIN CLOSES OFF IN STYLE

South African racer Jonathan Aberdein said goodbye to the ADAC German Formula 4 championship in style, when he delivered a fine second position in Saturday’s second race at Hockenheim. Aberdein, who has spent the past two seasons in Formula 4, winning the 2017 Formula 4 UAE title before concentrating on his second season in the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

Kyle Busch cruises to victory in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race at New Hampshire

 Kyle Busch drove away from Kyle Larson in the final laps en route to a fairly easily victory in Sunday afternoon’s ISM Connect 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The victory was the 2015 champion’s third at the 1-mile track near Loudon, his third this season and 41st of his career. His most recent Monster Energy NASCAR Cup […]

KARTS MOTORSPORT NEWS

SEVEN SOUTH AFRICAN KARTING CHAMPIONS FOR 2017 CROWNED AT ZWARTKOPS

The fourth and final round of the 2017 Rotax South African National Championship Karting Championship on September 24 saw an entry  some 35 per cent larger than the previous year Going into the fourth and final National Championship round of the 2017 South African Rotax Max Challenge karting series at Zwartkops on September 24, none […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

STEPHEN STRIKES BACK

South Africa’s Stephen Simpson kept his hunt for second in the US IMSA Weathertech Championship alive after he and teammate Misha Goikhberg drove their JDC-Miller racing Oreca Gibson to a come-from-behind fourth in Sunday’s America’s Tire 250 at the Laguna Seca Raceway in California. The South African/Russo-Canadian duo ended up behind popular winners, Marc Goossens […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Young Guns Back In The Driving Seat Of The National Rally Championship

The South African national Rally Championship has been turned on its head, with the ATS Motorsport Young Guns catapulted back to the top of the championship standings thanks to finishing runner-up in the premier S1600 class on the Caledon Rally, which ended on Saturday September 23. They were also third overall, with Johnny Gemmel/Carl Peskin […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Hamilton not looking to match Schumacher’s seven F1 titles

Despite beating Michael Schumacher’s pole position record at Monza, Lewis Hamilton is not fanatical about hunting down his tally of seven world drivers’ titles.   Lewis Hamilton says he has no desire to chase Michael Schumacher‘s record of seven Formula 1 drivers’ championship, preferring to focus on adding to his current tally of three at […]

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Red Bull to be renamed as Aston Martin Red Bull Racing from 2018 F1 season

Red Bull have confirmed that they will be rebranded from 2018 as Aston Martin Red Bull Racing in the latest step that could see the manufacturer entering the sport as an independent engine supplier.   The four-time constructor world champions announced on Monday that a new title and innovation partnership has been agreed between the […]

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Kubica unsure about possibility of Formula 1 return

Robert Kubica has expressed his doubts about a return to Formula 1, after speculation about a drive with Williams for 2018 and beyond becoming a distinct possibility. Kubica, who drove for BMW and Renault in 76 races between 2006 and 2010, saw his career and life come under severe threat due to a colossal rallying […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

PSRX Volkswagen Team Sweden Confirm Lineup for Germany

PSRX Volkswagen Team Sweden clinched the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Teams Championship last time out in Latvia, however driver Petter Solberg was injured during the Semi-Finals. Petter Solberg will be the third entry at the 2017 World RX of Germany. Credit: IMG / FIA World RX After the incident, the team confirmed that Solberg had suffered […]

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Marquez pulls clear in title race after Aragon win

Marc Marquez has opened up a 16-point lead in the World Championship battle after securing back-to-back victories with a win at Aragon.Marquez led a Repsol Honda one-two as a resurgent Dani Pedrosa clinched second; Jorge Lorenzo completed the rostrum. Maverick Vinales was fourth, with the heroic Valentino Rossi battling valiantly for fifth. Andrea Dovizioso lost […]

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Volkswagen Says Formula One Is ‘On a Dangerous Path’

The mighty auto group explains why it chose Formula E instead.While Formula One owner Liberty Media fights a battle to cut down costs in the sport, others are pressuring them to speed up the process. Teams like Force India and Toro Rosso have made their point clear that something needs to be done in order […]

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Formula 1 Turning to Microphones to Make Engines Louder

Officials say it would also help make TV viewing more a ‘visceral’ experience.This year has been a building year for Formula 1, and so far, it’s worked. More fans are tuning in than in years previous, and a heated competition for the Drivers’ Title is enough to come back for every race. Now, officials are […]