DAKAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

The 2008 DKR clocks up testing kilometres in France

As the countdown to the 2015 Dakar Rally begins to accelerate, the Peugeot-Total squad is continuing to develop the fearsome 2008 DKR at a frenetic pace with its three star drivers, including Cyril Despres, who is getting to grips with competing on four wheels for the first time. From 7am, Team Peugeot-Total is in action. […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

16-year old becomes youngest winner in NASCAR

Cole Custer’s first stand as a NASCAR winner landed him in the stock car record book.Custer became the youngest winner in a NASCAR national series race at 16, taking the checkered flag at New Hampshire in his seventh career Truck Series start. Custer dominated early and pulled away late off the final restart Saturday to […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Smoke becomes fire as Alonso’s Ferrari future in doubt

  Fernando Alonso’s future with Ferrari is almost certainly in serious doubt. Some Spanish media sources continue to insist that the frustrated Spaniard is not interested in leaving the crisis-struck Italian team for McLaren-Honda, or even reigning world champions Red Bull. But dominant Mercedes could be another matter. Still, the latest rumours suggest McLaren could […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Emirates Desert Championship heads for record-breaking start to new season

 Mohammed Ben Sulayem sees national Baja rally series going from strength to strength with entries set to break 100 barrier, two more rounds added. The Emirates Desert Championship is heading for a record-breaking start to the 2014-15 season next month, with entries set to break the 100 barrier for the first time in the national […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Sasaki clinches first win in Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup

As the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup continued in Malaysia on Sunday, it was Ayumu Sasaki who clinched a first ever victory on Norrodin’s home patch. In the meantime, championship leader Date crossed the line sixth which tightened up the championship battle. At just 13 years of age (turning 14 in early October), Ayumu Sasaki […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Red Bull GRC: Rhys Millen wins Race 2 in L.A.; Ken Block takes championship lead

 Rhys Millen picked up his second career Red Bull Global Rallycross win with a clean run in Race 2 at the Port of Los Angeles.Millen won his semifinal heat to earn a front row spot for the final. There, he took the hole shot and pulled away from Ken Block and Joni Wiman to score […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Rally Australia wants WRC finale slot

Rally Australia is looking to oust Rally GB from the World Rally Championship’s season finale slot within the next two years.Although the FIA has announced another September slot for the Australia round in 2015, the last year of the rally’s current contract, organisers are pushing for a change after that. Rally Australia’s Ben Rainsford feels […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

It’s hard out there for a team

When it comes to negotiating sponsorship deals in Formula One, the teams have a serious disadvantage to cope with. Whatever they might do to try and lure one brand or another into their clutches, they have serious competition from the commercial rights holder. One of the biggest sponsorship deals in recent years was rumoured to […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Production Cars

Tough Stuff Expected at Killarney for Engen Volkswagen Cup Racers

THE 2014 season of the Engen Volkswagen Cup national championship continues in the tradition of this tough racing formula. With just two rounds left of the year, there are three racers in the running to claim the title – with not much breathing space for any of them.   Killarney hosts the penultimate round of […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURANCE RACING

SUZUKI WINS LE MANS ENDURANCE FINALE

Defending 13-time World Endurance Champions Suzuki Endurance Racing Team turned its 2014 season around with a stunning display of speed and consistency to win the final round of the series on home soil at the Le Mans 24-Hour race in France today; as Suzuki’s Junior Team LMS clinched the FIM Superstock World Cup. Vincent Philippe, […]

LE MANS MOTORSPORT NEWS

Audi finishes 1-2 at Lone Star LeMans at Circuit of The Americas

 The #2 Audi Sport Team Joest trio of Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer and Benoît Tréluyer won the 2014 FIA World Endurance Champtionship at the Lone Star LeMans late Saturday night at the Circuit of The Americas. The trio, who won the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hour race earlier this year, crossed the finish line 53.016 […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

SPECTACULAR RESULT FOR TOYOTA ON CAPE DEALER RALLY

• Maiden victory for Giniel de Villiers and Greg Godrich (Imperial Team Toyota Yaris S2000) • Second place finish for Leeroy Poulter and Elvéne Coetzee (Castrol Team Toyota Yaris S2000) • Fifth victory from six starts for Guy Botterill and Simon Vacy-Lyle (Yato Toyota Etios R2 S1600) • Third place finish for Chris Coertse and […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS

Solberg wins World RX in Germany

FIA World Rallycross Championship leader Petter Solberg took his fourth win of the season – and third in succession – to move 50 points clear at the top of the table today (Sunday). The Norwegian star’s latest success at World RX of Germany at Estering was the closest World RX win ever.   Five milliseconds […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

WRC principals not giving up on radical plans

 The World Rally Championship will forge ahead with radical format changes for next season, despite the current proposal being rejected by last week’s World Motor Sport Council. WRC Promoter’s Oliver Ciesla and Volkswagen Motorsport director Jost Capito – the two main players in the new plans – both say they still believe the revisions to the Powerstage […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Champagne for Enzo and Gerhard

Twice national rally champion Enzo Kuun celebrated only his second rally of the 2014 National Rally Championship with a trip to the podium on the Toyota Cape Dealer Rally, finishing third in the New Africa Developments Ford Fiesta. Despite losing time on Saturday’s opening stage and dropping to fifth, Kuun and navigator Gerhard Snyman maintained […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

F1 Singapore Grand Prix: Hamilton takes title lead as Rosberg retires

 Lewis Hamilton won the Singapore Grand Prix and took the championship lead as team-mate Nico Rosberg retired early in the race Hamilton wins despite safety car eroding lead Rosberg retires after electrical issue Vettel second and Ricciardo third ahead of Alonso and Massa Lewis Hamilton won the Singapore Grand Prix and took the championship lead […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURANCE RACING

Kelvin van der Linde on top again

The title chase in the ADAC GT Masters is Reaching a climax.  In Saturday’s race at the Sachsenring, the current top three in the championship table were battling it out for victory. In a thrilling duel at the front, championship leader Kelvin van der Linde (18, ZA) and René Rast (27, Germany) in their Prosperia […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

  BOTTERILL AND VACY-LYLE BACK IN BUSINESS IN TOYOTA CAPE DEALER RALLY

It was back to business for Guy Botterill and Simon Vacy-Lyle (Yato Tools Toyota Etios) in the sixth round of the South African S1600 National Rally Championship in the Western Cape this afternoon after an uncharacteristic stutter in the previous round in Gauteng in August.   After winning the first four rounds they ran into […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

DE VILLIERS AND GODRICH RECORD DEBUT WIN IN DRAMATIC TOYOTA CAPE DEALER RALLY

It’s not often that an event sponsor wins its own event in motor racing, but that’s what Toyota did in the Toyota Cape Dealer Rally in the Western Cape this afternoon. Giniel de Villiers, a former national cross country champion and winner of the Dakar Rally in 2009, won his first national championship rally with […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Hamilton snatches pole in Singapore

Lewis Hamilton snatched a dramatic last-gasp pole position from his Mercedes team-mate and championship leader Nico Rosberg for Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix with a phenomenal lap in the final seconds of Saturday’s qualifying session. The 29-year-old Briton left it late, crossing the line after three rivals had in succession cut their times to take provisional […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Enzo Kuun on the Pace From the Get-Go

Double South African rally champion Enzo Kuun has ended the first day of the Toyota Cape Dealer Rally in third position, rapidly blowing out any cobwebs that may have developed since his last national championship event – the Sasol Rally, in April. Kuun, driving the New Africa Developments Ford Fiesta usually campaigned by Japie van […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

Red Bull GRC: Andretti Autosport premieres Beetle in LA

The Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team will be racing at the Port of Los Angeles this weekend in an action-packed double header-and will debut the exciting Global Rallycross Beetle that will spearhead the team’s efforts in their 2015 Championship chase. The two-race event will be a new challenge for the team, the only double header weekend […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

DEFENDING CHAMPIONS CRONJE/HOUGHTON TAKE EARLY LEAD IN TOYOTA CAPE DEALER RALLY

Defending champions Mark Cronje and Robin Houghton (Ford Dealer Team Fiesta) took immediate control of the Toyota Cape Dealer Rally in the Western Cape this afternoon, winning three of the first four special stages and leading current championship front runners Leeroy Poulter and Elvéne Coetzee (Castrol Team Toyota Yaris) by 18,6 seconds at the overnight […]

MOTORSPORT HISTORY & STORIES MOTORSPORT NEWS

Vintage racing returns to Indianapolis

The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association’s (SVRA) Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational will return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the second consecutive year, with more than 500 of the world’s finest and most historic racecars competing on the recently reconfigured road course and running exhibition events on the famed 2.5-mile oval from June 11-14, 2015. The […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

FEKKEN/SWAN FIRST AWAY IN TOYOTA CAPE DEALER RALLY

Multiple South African champion Hergen Fekken and co-driver Carolyn Swan (Castrol Team Toyota Yaris) have the dubious honour of leading away the field at the ceremonial start of the two-day 510-kilometre Toyota Cape Dealer Rally, round six of the eight-event SA Rally Championship, from Imperial Toyota Cape Gate in Brackenfell in the Western Cape at […]

LE MANS MOTORSPORT NEWS

Webb extends European Le Mans Series championship lead with second place in France

Manchester’s Oliver Webb extended his lead in the European Le Mans Series standing with a fourth consecutive podium at the penultimate round of the season at Circuit Paul Ricard in France. The 23-year-old, sharing his Signatech Alpine prototype with French pair Nelson Panciatici and Paul-Loup Chatin, started the race in fifth after a closely-fought qualifying […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURANCE RACING

Yamaha Aims for FIM World Endurance Title in Le Mans

Yamaha prepares for the final round of the 2014 FIM Endurance World Championship, the famous Le Mans 24 Hours du Moto, held this Saturday and Sunday, the 20th and 21st of September. This final stage of the championship promises to be a hard-fought battle as seven among the 56 competing team are still in the […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Double points could be dropped in ’15

Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has suggested that the double points regulation will likely be dropped for 2015 following the backlash it has caused this year. The new rule announced last winter left fans outraged, and many leading figures in F1 accepted that the move had been a mistake. Despite the outcry, Ecclestone has previously […]

LE MANS MOTORSPORT NEWS

WEC: Webber says race wins are now realistic goal for Porsche

Porsche is gunning for a victory before the World Endurance Championship season ends after revising its targets following its strong start to 2014, according to star signing Mark Webber. The German manufacturer rejoined international sports prototype racing with the 919 Hybrid with the twin goals of proving the new LMP1 car was competitive and taking […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Cyprus Qualifying- Kajetanowicz quickest, problems for Al-Attiyah

Qualifying for the Cyprus Rally, 9th round of the FIA European Rally Championship, saw Polish driver Kajetan Kajetanowicz leading the field through the 4.47-kilometre qualifying stage, closely followed by Saudi driver Yazeed Al Rajhi (+0.208) and ERC regular Robert Consani taking the third slot (+1.189). While Kajetanowicz was happy with his pace, he did not […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD SUPER BIKES

Tom Sykes sets sights on strong finish

 Sykes heads into the last two rounds of the World Superbikes Championship well placed to retain his title.Huddersfield’s 2013 world champion finished fifth and then third place in round 10 at Jerez and the Kawasaki Racing Team Ninja ZX-10R rider now heads to France’s Magny-Cours and then Doha in Qatar with a 31 point lead […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Smoky haze hits Singapore race

A smoky, ‘unhealthy’ haze has drifted over Singapore this week clouding the build-up to the city-state’s glamour sporting spectacle – the Formula One night race.Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA) said air pollution had risen into the unhealthy range on Thursday after a wind change had brought smoke from forest fires on Indonesia’s Sumatra island. The […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURANCE RACING

ADAC GT Masters shooting star Kelvin van der Linde reaches for the title

•    18-year-old Kelvin van der Linde and René Rast top the table  •    Audi duo take championship lead for the third time this season •    Youngest race winner in the history of the ADAC GT Masters When he claimed his first pole position and his first victory in the ADAC GT Masters, Kelvin van der […]