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Africa awaits Academy Hopeful

Young drivers from across Africa set to compete for Academy placeThe first selection event for the 2015 FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy will feature 17 drivers from across Sub-Saharan Africa.   They include drivers from the Scirocco R-Cup, Formula Masters China Series, Formula Ford and the South African Rally Championship. But only the winner […]

LE MANS MOTORSPORT NEWS

TUDOR CHAMPIONSHIP TAKES TIGHT GT POINTS BATTLES TO AUSTIN

There are close battles in both GT classes of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship entering Saturday’s Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of The Americas. With only two races remaining, Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia has had his GT Le Mans (GTLM) lead trimmed to only six points, while five drivers representing three teams are tied […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Off The Track | An Inside Look at MotoGP Champ Marc Marquez

The 21-year-old Spaniard won the opening 10 rounds of 2014 MotoGP, including a dominant performance in both stateside races at Circuit of the Americas and Indy. Off the track, Marquez, who lost only at Brno and Misano so far this season, is a quiet fellow. He has a love for motocross, but doesn’t ride on […]

FORMULA E MOTORSPORT NEWS

Formula E boss Alejandro Agag calls new series a ‘complement to Formula One’

As a brand new, global single-seater series prepares to launch off the grid, boss Alejandro Agag insists Formula E is not trying to take on Formula One.With battery-powered and nearly completely silent cars, designed with input from McLaren, Williams and Renault, the inaugural race will take place on the streets of Beijing on Saturday. “Changing […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are like enemies, say Mercedes

The Mercedes executive director Toto Wolff has described Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg as being like enemies in their head-to-head battle for this year’s Formula One world title.With six races remaining, starting with Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix, just 22 points separate the pair as they fight it out for the sport’s most prized trophy. Reflecting […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Rossi relaunches MotoGP title bid with San Marino win

Italian great Valentino Rossi led a Yamaha one-two to claim his maiden win of the season at the San Marino Moto GP and launch his bid for a 10th world title on Sunday. Rossi, a nine-time world champion in all categories, finished the 28-lap race ahead of Spanish teammate Jorge Lorenzo with Dani Pedrosa, on a […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

VAN BEURDEN AND SWARTZ THE COMBINATION TO WATCH IN TOYOTA CAPE DEALER RALLY

A broken driveshaft on day two of the recent Imperial Toyota Cullinan Rally brought to an abrupt end the four-round winning streak of KZN’s Guy Botterill and Simon Vacy-Lyle (Yato Tools Toyota Etios R2) and saw their 44-point lead in the 2014 South African Rally National Championship for S1600 front-wheel drive cars reduced to 24 […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

THREE-WAY BATTLE FOR TOP HONOURS IN TOYOTA CAPE DEALER RALLY

Leeroy Poulter and Elvéne Coetzee (Castrol Team Toyota Yaris) increased their lead in the South African S2000 National Rally Championship for four-wheel drive cars to 27 points over factory team-mates Hergen Fekken and Carolyn Swan when they won round five, the Imperial Toyota Cullinan Rally, in Gauteng in August. With three rounds remaining, this weekend’s […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURANCE RACING

Lone Star Le Mans

Saturday will see round four of the FIA World Endurance Championship, with the championship heading to the USA’s Circuit Of The Americas headlining the “Lone Star Le Mans” event alongside the USA’s own TUDOR United Sportscar Championship and Continental Tyre Sportscar Challenge. The WEC will see 31 entries spread across four classes. In LMP1, the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Chager wins Safari: Tundo finishes second, Baryan claims Africa Rally points

 Kabras Sugar Racing team of Baldev Chager and his partner Tim Jessop won their second career Safari rally as the three-day event concluded at the Batian View on the foothills of Mount Kenya. Chager wrapped up the Safari with his transponder time reading just two hours, 47 minutes and 13 seconds. Second overall in a […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

CHARDRI MONK IS FIM AFRICA SORC CHAMPION!

Chardri Monk (24), a graphic designer from East London who currently works in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, has travelled thousands of kilometres and has completed hundreds of tough off-road racing kilometres on her quad to finally clinch the 2014 FIM Africa Southern Off-road Championship (SORC). The 2014 Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) Africa […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

Cronje/Houghton Confident of a Successful Title Defense

CHAMPIONS FULL OF FIGHT AHEAD OF UPCOMING CAPE TOWN RALLY The Toyota Cape Rally on September 19/20 is going to be another fight-back session for reigning rally champions Mark Cronje and Robin Houghton, whose topsy-turvy season continues to frustrate the most successful rallyists of the current decade.   With the 2012 and 2013 championships behind […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

Eccentrics Outliers

  The Marriage Of Celebrities And Cool Cars Dates To Early Days Of Hollywood And The Internal Combustion Engine  The marriage of celebrities and cool cars dates to the early days of Hollywood and the internal combustion engine. Clark Gable, Errol Flynn, Gary Cooper and Tyrone Power loved their Duesenbergs, Mercs, Auburns and Jags. Elvis […]

GAS SUPERBIKES MOTORSPORT NEWS

WINS FOR SELLER AND ISAACS IN DRAMATIC GAUTENG SUPERGP

Zwartkops Raceway, the tight and twisty 2,4-kilometre circuit west of Pretoria, was, as expected, the sternest test of the country’s top riders so far this season when they gathered for round six of the Monster Energy SuperGP Champions Trophy on Sunday. Hot temperatures – 34 degrees Centigrade ambient and 53 degrees on the track – […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

TOYOTA CONSOLIDATES CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD ON VRYBURG 450

• Second place in Production Vehicles for Taylor/Murphy • Third place in Production Vehicles for Kock/Burger • First in Class S for Venter/Van Aardt • Second in Class S for Visser/Le Roux • Seven Toyota Hiluxes in Top Ten • Manufacturer’s Award The Vryburg 450 – spiritual home of cross-country racing in South Africa, which […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Atlas Copco Ford Racing Wins Vryburg 450

Atlas Copco Ford Racing earned a resounding and well-deserved victory on the Vryburg 450, round six of the Donaldson Cross Country Championship. On his return to the team for the first time since crashing on the Dakar Rally in January and picking up a neck injury, Chris Visser, along with co-driver Japie Badenhorst powered their […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Volkswagen Sasolracing team off to rally in the Western Cape

Friday and Saturday, 19 and 20 September, will see the Volkswagen Sasolracing Polo S2000s of Hans Weijs Jnr, Björn Degandt, Henk Lategan, Barry White, Gugu Zulu and Carl Peskin taking on the stages of the Toyota Cape Dealer Rally. The team will see action over 160 km of tar and gravel stages that make up […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Ogier wins Australia, VW take the title

Sebastian Ogier won the Coates Hire Rally Australia heading home team mates Jari Matti Latvala and Andreas Mikkelsen to give the German manufacturer not only a 1-2-3 podium sweep but also confirm them as the 2014 WRC Manufacturer Champions. Fourth after yesterdays penalty was Kris Meeek in the Citroen DS3, with Mikko Hirvonen fifth in […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Ogier holds on as Latvala attacks

Sebastien Ogier maintained the lead of Rally Australia in the opening loop of Sunday’s final leg but a charging Jari-Matti Latvala continued to pile on the pressure on his Volkswagen team-mate. As drivers returned to service following three stages in the New South Wales countryside north of Coffs Harbour, Ogier was 8.7sec clear of his […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Latvala claws time back from Ogier

Jari-Matti Latvala narrowed the deficit to leader Sebastien Ogier on Sunday’s opening special stage 15 at Rally Australia.“It was a good run but two seconds isn’t massive when you want around four or five,” said Latvala. “It’s the right direction and there’s a bit of pressure on him, so that’s good.” Ogier was 1.5sec faster […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Police patrol Michael Schumacher’s estate, enforcing privacy

 Photographers and television crews became a problem when the former F1 star returned home.Swiss police are enforcing calm around Michael Schumacher’s house. This week, the Formula One legend returned home to his estate on the shore of Lake Geneva following eight months in hospitals in France and Switzerland. Although it was warmly welcomed as good […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Ogier leads Latvala and Mikkelsen – Volkswagen continues to dominate in Australia

* Internal duel for the lead at the Rally Australia: Champ Ogier leads Latvala * Game of chance: Tyre selection crucial in tricky conditions * Mikkelsen defends third place in thrilling duel The threat of rain, drying roads and marathon stages – Volkswagen defended its one-two-three at the top of the overall standings in tricky […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Tyre gamble gives Ogier Oz advantage

A shrewd tyre call from Sebastien Ogier handed him the lead of Coates Hire Rally Australia after Saturday’s second leg.Ogier headed Volkswagen team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala by 11.8sec after out-guessing the Finn during this afternoon’s special stages when the threat of rain prompted a myriad of different tyre selections from the FIA World Rally Championship’s leading […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Meeke back in podium place

Kris Meeke ouisted Andreas Mikkelsen from third as their fight for the final podium place on Rally Australia contnued unabated through the last country stage of today’s second leg. A Mikkelsen error allowed Meeke to set a time 1.5sec faster through the second pass of the 8.96km Vella stage. The Citroen DS3 driver heads into […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Ogier charges back to lead in Australia

Sebastien Ogier blasted back into the lead of Rally Australia after a stunning drive throught the second pass of the marathon Nambucca stage to outpace Volkswagen team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala by 13.4 sec. Latvala’s 4.1sec lead was wiped out as tyre selection proved the difference between the duo in the 48.92km test. Forecasts suggested rain was […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Leader Latvala widens gap

Jari-Matti Latvala stretched his lead is the Coates Hire Rally Australia with a second consecvutive victory on Saturday morning’s SS10.He was quickest in the 8.96km stage in a Volkswagen Polo R by 1.5sec over team-mate Sébastien Ogier and the gap between the warring duo was 4.1sec as cars returned to Coffs Harbour for service. While […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Latvala grabs lead in Australia

Jari-Matti Latvala took the lead  of Coates Hire Rally Australia after winning Saturday’s opening special stage, SS 9, in his Volkswagen Polo R. The Finn lost the lead to his team mate Sebastien Ogier on the last stage last night.A relaxed Latvala said the fast, open roads reminded him of his native Finnish stages and […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Ferrari chief gets €27m golden handshake

Ferrari’s outgoing chairman will receive a combined severance package of €26.95 million, with nearly half to be paid in a lump-sum by next February. Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, chairman of Italian luxury sports car maker Ferrari, is quitting to be replaced by the boss of parent group Fiat after the two men clashed over strategy […]

LE MANS MOTORSPORT NEWS

Pic and Roda Join Sébastien Loeb Racing for Le Castellet

Arthur Pic and Andrea Roda will join Sébastien Loeb Racing for this weekend’s European Le Mans Series race at Le Castellet, it has been confirmed. Pic, who was the Formul’Academy Euro Series champion in 2008, is currently racing in GP2 this season for Campos Racing after a stint in Formula Renault 3.5, whilst Roda is this year […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

NAD hoping for another Fiesta festival

The New Africa Developments (NAD) Ford Fiesta S2000 rally team heads to the Toyota Cape Dealer Rally more motivated than ever after their impressive second place on the Cullinan Rally, and driver Japie van Niekerk will take the same mental approach which worked so well in the dusty fields north-east of Pretoria a month ago. […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

CASTROL TEAM TOYOTA OPTIMISTIC, HEADING INTO CAPE TOYOTA DEALER RALLY

With just three rounds to go in the 2014 South African National Rally Championship, Castrol Team Toyota feel they are heading down the home stretch for the year. With Leeroy Poulter now 27 points clear at the top of the championship standings, the team has every reason the be cautiously optimistic about their prospects on […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Formula 1 – Dennis: F1 must reinvent itself

 Formula 1 teams need to change as much as the sport to ensure grasnd prix racing remains popular believes McClaren Chief, Ron Dennis. Amid increased efforts to try to turn around declining audiences, Dennis reckons teams have to share the responsibility for adapting better to what fans really want. “I think Formula 1 teams need […]