MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Ostberg wins Helsinki Street Battle

Norway’s Mads Ostberg gave himself a pre-rally boost today, when he truimphed over some legendaryopposition at the Neste Oil Rally Heklsikni Battle.The Helsinki Battle featured a stellar line-up of WRC drivers.The Citroen DS3 WRC driver was overall winner of the rally sprint event, which took place on the streets of downtown Helsinki and pitted six […]

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Argentina awaits its heroes

After seven rounds in Europe, the FIA WTCC crosses the Atlantic for a meeting at the Termas de Río Hondo circuit in Argentina • José-María López, who leads the World Championship standings, will be given a hero’s welcome by his home crowd • Sébastien Loeb, who has won Rally Argentina on eight occasions, will perhaps […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Rosberg on pole in Hungary

Nico Rosberg will start the Hungarian GP from pole after an action packed Formula One qualifying session saw his rival Lewis Hamilton fail to set a qualifying time after suffering a spectacular fire.The Q1 session started with the astonishing sight of Hamilton coasting into the pit lane entry with the rear of his car well […]

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Tensions between countries lead to request about Grand Prix

With political tensions running high between Britain and Russia, at least two British politicians have put on pressure on Formula One to cancel the Russian Grand Prix, which is scheduled to take place in Sochi on Oct. 12.The F1 event was thrust into conversations after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed in Ukraine, killing 298 people. […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Drift, Jump, Full Throttle – Volkswagen All Set For The Rally Finland

For many it is the essence of rallying: the Rally Finland. The Volkswagen works duos go into the eighth round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), from 31 July to 3 August, in first, second and third place in the championship. Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F), Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) and Andreas Mikkelsen/Ola Fløene (N/N) […]

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Finland countdown: the stages

Drivers will discover different stages when the start their recce on Monday for the Rally Finland Neste (31 July – 3 August for round eight of the World Rally Championship.Just three of last year’s special stages remain in the same format but what hasn’t changed is the DNA of one of rallying’s classics. Smooth gravel […]

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Porsche swoop in to save Kyalami

Porsche South Africa’s Toby Venter has swooped like a modern super hero to save the Kyalami racetrack and set the minds of motorsport fans at rest after many years of uncertainty about the venue’s future.Speculation has been rife over what might become of the circuit, especially given the multitude of purposes the huge property could […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Production Cars

Phakisa Freeway the next stage for Engen Xtreme racing action

The Super Series heads to the Free State for round five of the 2014 season. Here, the Engen Xtreme team will contest the Bridgestone Production Car Championship at Phakisa Freeway on Saturday, 2 August. The event makes the start of the second half of the season, with the Engen Xtreme racers a strong presence in […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

F1 “no longer pure” – Villeneuve

But the outspoken 1997 world champion says it is not just the drivers’ fault, as the F1 of today does not bring out the “wild animal” in them. “The rules are too restrictive,” French Canadian Villeneuve told Schwetzinger Zeitung newspaper. “I have always regarded formula one as an extreme sport, but not really anymore,” he […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Baja Aragon: Quadruple Victory For Mini

In his striking yellow MINI ALL4 Racing, Joan “Nani” Roma (ES) has won the sixth round of the 2014 FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies. After four demanding special stages and 666.13 competitive kilometres during the 2014 Baja Aragón the Spaniard and his co-driver Michel Périn (FR) claimed the victory for the Monster Energy […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

Gilmour’s race craft gelling in rallycross

Emma Gilmour’s race craft skills have been sharpened this weekend, with the talented Kiwi showing her claws and rubbing panels with the top guns at the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship’s (GRC) fourth round in New York. A confidence boost associated with some new-found speed in her Rhys Millen Racing Hyundai Veloster Turbo rallycross car […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

Tanner Foust first to checkered flag at Volkswagen Rallycross N.Y.

The Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team is coming home with a first place trophy and some bodywork that needs fixing. Tanner Foust and Scott Speed were two of the fastest cars on the track throughout the fourth round of the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship in New York. However, rough starts and tough competition had the […]

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FIA ERC: Rally Estonia Round-Up

World Rally Championship regular Ott Tanak claimed a dominant victory in Estonia to make it six  winners from seven rounds in this seasons European Rally Championship.Tanak, who was untouchable in his home guest appearance, was fastest on 10 of the 14 gravel stages. The 26-year-old did suffer a few few minor technical issues with a […]

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David Higgins crowned American rally champion again

Manx rally driver David Higgins is Rally America champion for the fourth consecutive year after overcoming late adversity to win the New England Forest Rally in Newry, Maine.The Subaru Rally Team USA man and co-driver Craig Drew took their fifth victory of the season to secure the Championship with two events still remaining.   A […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Lewis Hamilton favourite in Hungary

Formula 1 preview: Hamilton enters this weekend’s Hungarian GP as the favorite Lewis Hamilton will be aiming to win his third straight Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday and fifth overall as he chases Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg for the championship lead in the last race before the summer break.Mercedes has won nine of the season’s […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

More than 200 drivers start tomorrow the Baja Aragon

The entry list of Baja Aragon contained many surprises, especially in the cars’ category. The only vehicle missing is the Peugeot 2008DKR to have a debut in Teruel – that will happen at the Dakar. X-raid Mini comes with six cars including FIA World Cup leader Vasilyev and reigning Dakar champion Nani Roma, Toyota Overdrive with […]

LE MANS MOTORSPORT NEWS

Asian Le Mans Series Opener, Entry Down To Just 8 Cars

 The Asian Le Mans Series for 2014 promised growth in all classes but the reality is that for the first round that simply hasn’t emerged.The official entry for the race this weekend at Inje South Korea now numbers only 8 cars, a very disappointing total, and low enough that promises of other cars to come […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Home MotoGP title not a target for Marquez

Unbeaten in the opening half of the 2014 season, reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez currently holds a 77 point title lead. That’s an average increase of 8.6 points per race. If Marquez’s championship advantage continues growing at that rate he’ll have a 120 point lead after Aragon (round 14 of 18). That projection would put […]

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Moscow Raceway: Martin claims first ever DTM win amid Moscow drama

BMW’s Maxime Martin has dominated a hugely dramatic race at the Moscow Raceway to record his first ever DTM victory as defending champion Mike Rockenfeller failed to finish. The RMG-driver, already having claimed a maiden pole-position in his rookie DTM season yesterday, made the perfect getaway from the word go and continued to march away […]

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V8 Supercars grants three Bathurst Wildcards

Dragon Motor Racing will also field one entry in the opening round of the Pirtek Enduro Cup, the Wilson Security Sandown 500 in September. The three wildcard entries add to the full-time grid which sits at 25 this season following the return of three racing entitlement contracts at the end of 2013, taking the grid […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Nico Rosberg tweaks special German World Cup-winning crash helmet after FIFA claim

Nico Rosberg has been forced to alter the design of the special World Cup-themed helmet he was planning to wear at his home German GP this weekend following an objection from FIFA, football’s world governing body. Days after the national team triumphed over Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil to trigger days […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

NASCAR: 72-year-old driver causes crash, raises questions

Driver Morgan Shepherd gets ready for practice for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon on Saturday. It’s been almost two decades since Morgan Shepherd last ran a full Sprint Cup season, and his last national series victory was in 1993. He can still probably wheel a race car better than […]

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OAK tames the TUDOR Championship race in Canada

78 views Corvette continues to dominate in the GT-Le Mans and Viper takes its first win in GT-Daytona.It was one of those near-perfect days for the OAK Morgan Nissan, with driver Gustavo Yacaman and Olivier Pla holding off three Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype cars, scoring a solid victory for the handful of P2 entries that […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

David Coulthard Catches World Rallycross Fever

Ex-Formula One star and BBC F1 commentator, David Coulthard, attended the third round of the 2014 FIA World Rallycross Championship, as an ambassador for Cooper Tire – leaving Norway last month with a new-found appreciation for the sport. Whilst in Hell, near Trondheim, 13 time Grand Prix winner Coulthard also managed to catch up with […]

LE MANS MOTORSPORT NEWS

Lee and Mies take Audi to victory in the rain at Fuji

Avoiding Typhoon Neoguri… Despite avoiding much of Typhoon Neoguri which passed through the region on Thursday night, the fine conditions the GT Asia Series competitors enjoyed during official practice, qualifying and the opening race, rain re-appeared once more on Sunday morning for round six of the championship, the race getting underway in treacherous conditions with […]

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WSBK Laguna Seca: Sykes ‘goes big’ to earn his summer break

Tom Sykes says he can go into the summer break feeling ‘very relaxed and very motivated’ after exceeding his own expectations by extending his World Superbike Championship lead at Laguna Seca with an eighth win of the season. Starting from pole position after demolishing the lap record during qualifying, though onlookers might have assumed Sykes […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Mercedes can win the remaining races of the season – Vette

Sebastian Vettel has admitted Red Bull will not be able to catch up with Mercedes in 2014.Vettel  has now told the Swiss publication Motorsport Aktuell: “I doubt we can close the gap to Mercedes this season. “At the moment they are the measure of all things. “We at Red Bull and Ferrari need to realise […]

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Formula 1 – Ecclestone: I paid banker millions to shut him up

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone told a court on Tuesday that a multi-million dollar payment to a jailed German banker was designed to buy the man’s silence.Given detailed evidence for the first time in his bribery trial, Ecclestone repeated earlier statements that the payment to former BayernLB chief risk officer Gerhard Gribkowsky was an insurance […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

NASCAR’s popularity in Europe has been on the rise.

Considering NASCAR has its roots with the Moonshine runners from the Prohibition years, the sport has come an incredibly long way in a relatively short space of time.What isn’t particuarly well known in its home land of the USA, is just how big the sport is becoming in Europe, and especially Great Britain.   At […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

ERC Rally Estonia draws the top drivers

Estonia’s best young rally drivers will take on the big guns from the FIA European Rally Championship when the Baltic nation hosts the fastest event of ERC 2014 from 17-19 July With the headquarters and service park in Otepää and the ceremonial start and finish in Tartu, Estonia’s second largest city, auto24 Rally Estonia marks […]

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Rebecca climbing rallying’s ladder in Europe

 Queensland co-driver, Rebecca Smart, is currently forging a successful career in Europe, and as the reigning Fiesta Sporting Trophy champion in Belgian, is hoping to climb even higher up the rallying ladder. The sister of former ARC front-runner, Ryan Smart, Rebecca has been co-driving for Timo van der Marel in a variety of cars – […]

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Robert Kubica dominates Rally del Casentino in World Rally Car

Robert Kubica scored his first win in a World Rally Car by dominating the Rally del Casentino in Italy on Saturday. The Polish star was driving an A-Style-run Ford Fiesta RS WRC and won 10 out of the 12 asphalt stages run around Bibbiena, north of Arezzo. Kubica won the event by more than two […]

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Sandell wins Midnight Sun

Patrik Sandell’s rally outings have been sadly too rare of late, with the 2006 Junior World Rally Champion involved in Global Rallycross with Olsbergs MSE, but he’s been in action at home in Sweden this weekend, winning the Midnattssolsrally – the Midnight Sun Rally – in a 3-litre Porsche 911, prepared by UK specialists Tuthill […]