FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Romanian investors eyeing up Formula One development

Formula 1 could be about to see an era of mass investment from eastern Europe’s growing billionaires, with news that a new team from Romania will be joining the sport over the next two years.The arrival of Forza Rossa, revealed in documents filed at London’s High Court, confirms what many had long suspected: that it […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

Danica Patrick: Rising Tensions Between NASCAR Drivers Is ‘Awesome’

The wide appeal of NASCAR driver Danica Patrick may be obvious to some but it’s really a bit more complex. Because behind her dashing good looks is someone ready for a fight. In New York Wednesday to greet fans and promote her new limited edition Tissot watch, Patrick wasn’t shy about giving her opinion on […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURANCE RACING

 FANS TO ENJOY LE MANS RACING AT THE FIA WEC SIX HOURS OF BAHRAIN

Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), “The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East”, is all geared up to host this year’s FIA WEC Six Hours of Bahrain on November 14 and 15 in Sakhir.Only two weeks remain until the massive grid of nearly 30 Le Mans Prototypes and GT racers roar around the track for the […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

US team owner Gene Haas says failing Formula One teams made mistakes

As Formula One’s two backmarker teams collapse, 2016 newcomer Gene Haas’ plans continue to take shape. While Caterham and Marussia are hanging on in their effort not to follow HRT in F1 history as failed franchises, NASCAR team co-owner Haas is determined not to make the same mistakes as his North Carolina-based Haas F1 Team […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

BLOCK KEEN ON WRC RETURN

  Ken Block wants to return to the WRC  in 2015 after driving a Ford Fiesta RS WRC to 12th place at last weekend’s RallyRACC-Rally de Espana.The US star was contesting his first WRC event since Rally Mexico in 2013 and he enjoyed pitting his wits against the best rally drivers in the world on […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

GILMOUR PLANS TO GO ‘ALL-OUT’ IN LAS VEGAS

The Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship (GRC) finale next week promises to be full of all the glitz and drama its host city of Las Vegas is infamous for and Kiwi driver Emma Gilmour plans to put on a good show.Her Rhys Millen Racing Hyundai Veloster Turbo will be running an identical set-up to her team owner […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup decision in Portugal

Nine FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup rounds have been contested and the battle for the titles has been taken down to the season finale, Portugal’s Baja Portalegre. With 216 points on their tally, Russian pairing Vladimir Vasilyev / Konstantin Zhiltsov and their MINI ALL4 racing travel to Portugal as World Cup leaders. 20 points […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

Championship finale is a nailbiter for South African Single-Seaters

WHEN the Formula Volkswagens take to Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, 1 November, it is going to be for two very demanding races. The leading racers in the series are identically matched on points for the season and it will demand a focused approach for the driver hoping to claim the title the season. Robert Wolk […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

KTM EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE RIDER LINE UP FOR THE ROOF OF AFRICA 2014

With the local South African championships in both the National Offroad and Enduro disciplines having come to an end, Extreme Enduro riders from South Africa and beyond are now focusing on the one last big event of the year, the gruelling Roof of Africa event that will be held in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Khalid to lead Abu Dhabi Racing in Oman Rally

Abu Dhabi: Following his WRC participation in Rally Cataluna last weekend, Sheikh Khalid Bin Faisal Al Qassimi and his co-driver Chris Patterson on board the Citroen DS3 RRC are leading the Abu Dhabi Racing team’s participation in Oman Rally this coming weekend. The Oman Rally is a candidate event for the Middle East Rally Championship […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURANCE RACING

WEC Shanghai 6 Hours: ESM set for 

Extreme Speed Motorsports is en route to Shanghai, China, where it will field two Tequila Patrón-sponsored HPD ARX-03b prototypes in this weekend’s round of the World Endurance Championship.The Florida-based team made its WEC debut last month at Circuit of The Americas and earned a third-place finish.   As the TUDOR Championship season drew to a […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

Dale Earnhardt Jr. now understands Hendrick grief

Dale Earnhardt Jr. thought he knew Rick Hendrick’s pain.Earnhardt, whose father died on the last lap of the 2001 Daytona 500, knows the sorrow of unexpectedly losing a loved one.Hendrick also experienced tragedy when he lost his son, Ricky, his brother, John, John’s daughters Jennifer and Kimberly, Hendrick Motorsports general manager Jeff Turner, engine builder […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Wales Rally GB 2014: Graeme Swann and Robert Kubica to join host of top rally stars

Organisers of next month’s Wales Rally GB, to be held between November 13-16, have confirmed the stage has been over-subscribed for the first time in years.The final round of this year’s World Rally Championship will see a maximum 160-car field, with no fewer than 72 teams representing 26 nations lining up to face 23 challenging […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Mercedes fireworks can light up depleted US Grand Prix

The Mercedes battle is set to reach a new level as the gloves finally come off at the United States Grand Prix. After securing the team’s primary aim of winning the Constructors’ championship at the last race in Sochi, there is nothing to stop Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg from going at each other hammer […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURANCE RACING

Lapierre to miss rest of WEC season

Nicolas Lapierre will be absent from Toyota’s World Endurance Championship squad for the remainder of theseason, the Japanese manufacturer has confirmed.The latest decision follows the Frenchman’s absence from the lineup of the #8 Toyota TS040 HYBRID at this month’s Fuji event by what was described as “mutual agreement. ” His regular teammates Anthony Davidson and […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

US sounds warning to Formula One, a sport teetering on the brink of crisis

Mario Andretti lays it on the line to F1, a sport with two teams in administration and at least three others haemorrhaging millions. Bernie Ecclestone has been told he must make a better job of selling Formula One by leading figures hosting this Sunday’s US Grand Prix in Texas.This week the sport travels to Austin […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Ogier admits to trouble sealing WRC double

Incumbent world rally champion, Sebastien Ogier, has admitted he felt “mentally weak” for part of the 2014 season and said he had to call on all his strength to retain his crown.Ogier beat VW team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala by 11.3s at the finish of RallyRACC-Rally de Espana yesterday to seal his second successive WRC title. It […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD SUPER BIKES

All set for the 2014 WSBK season finale in Qatar

Barcelona (Spain) – The final round of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Champion takes place this weekend at the Losail International Circuit in Doha, Qatar. For the first time in WSBK history, the event will be held under floodlights thanks to the impressive lighting system that powers the entire venue, allowing riders to race […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURANCE RACING

Audi is ready to attack Shanghai.

 The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) is wound up to a high pitch. Within the space of three weeks, sports car fans have been thrilled by the lead in the manufacturers’ championship changing twice. Following two one-two victories in succession, Audi had taken the top spot in the standings at the season’’s midpoint. Although the […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Fears for future of F1 as teams enter administration

Marussia and Caterham “may not be the last” Formula One teams to go bust given the incredibly high cost of Grand Prix racing, the former head of world motorsport’s governing body believes.Anglo-Russian outfit Marussia became the second team in four days, following Caterham, to enter administration on Monday.   Marussia, whose lead driver Jules Bianchi […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

F1 US Grand Prix: F1 leader Hamilton out to extend advantage in USA

Lewis Hamilton says he is looking forward to the annual stateside jaunt for the 2014 US Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas, the F1 World Championship leader eager to extend his advantage at the top of the standings over Nico Rosberg. Heading to Texas on the back of four consecutive F1 wins, which […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

WADE YOUNG (18) WINS THE RACE, THE E1 TITLE AND NUMBER ONE PLATE FOR 2014

Wade Young (Brother KTM) rounded the 2014 Liquorland National Enduro Championship off with yet another overall win and class victory when he won the Liquorland Matatiele WFO National Enduro that took place at Matatiele in the Eastern Cape. This was his fifth overall victory and sixth E1 Class Championship win this season resulting in him […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Corsica goes back to its roots for challenging Erc finale

Tour de Corse will recreate the spirit of the past when it hosts the final round of this year’s FIA European Rally Championship from 6-8 November.The very first Tour de Corse took place from 17-18 November 1956 while Esapekka Lappi and Sepp Wiegand will face off for the prestigious ERC title in potentially challenging weather […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS TOURING CAR

López wins in Suzuka to seal title as Muller retires

José María López took the 2014 World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) title with victory in race one at Suzuka, as Citroën team-mate Yvan Muller retired from the race with a left-rear puncture whilst running in second.   Argentine López led the entire race from start to finish to secure his maiden title in the WTCC […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Production Cars

Engen Volkswagen Cup racers have just one chance left in championship chase

One event, two races and 12 points is all that is left to decide the 2014 Engen Volkswagen Cup Championship. The national championship will compete at Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, 1 November, in the series finale.   The 12 points that separate the top three competitors will see Sheldon van der Linde (16 – Ferodo […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Production Cars

Audi S4 quattro racers ready for a dramatic finale

Competition in the Bridgestone Production Car Championship has been fierce this season. The on-track battles for position and points has demanded the most from every racer in the series.   The final round of the championship sees the Audi S4 quattro racers head to Zwartkops Raceway for the last two races of the season on […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Preview: 2014 Wales Rally GB

IT’S ALMOST time to reach for a bobble hat, flask, maps and sturdy shoes. That’s right: the Welsh forests are about to be filled once again with the howl of World Rally Cars.November has long been a hallowed month for rally fans to make the trip to the famously difficult stages of Wales to cheer […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Sir Jackie Stewart warns that F1 drivers are ‘taking liberties’

The crash which left Jules Bianchi in a critical condition is a reminder to Formula 1 drivers that they are not “bulletproof”, says Sir Jackie Stewart.Bianchi remains in hospital after his car collided with a tractor recovery vehicle during the Japanese Grand Prix on 5 October. The crash has raised concerns about the safety of […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Marc Marquez wins Malaysian MotoGP for record 12th win of season

Twelve wins … Marc Marquez has equalled Mick Doohan’s season-win record. (Credit: AFP) Reigning world champion Marc Marquez won a season record-equalling 12th MotoGP race with victory at the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday. The Honda-riding Spaniard, who sealed his title defence in Japan two weeks ago, had a poor start on pole but clawed […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

WRC Rally de Espana: Kubica with ‘mixed feelings’

Former Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica says he has “mixed feelings” following Rally de Espana this weekend. Kubica finished the first full-day of competition in sixth place in his M-Sport-run Fiesta RS WRC car, 15.6 seconds off team-mate and eventual third place finisher, Mikko Hirvonen. However, Saturday was disastrous, with mechanical issues in the morning costing […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Lappi wins in Switzerland

The European Rally Champion will be a ŠKODA Fabia Super 2000 driver once again this year. The works drivers Esapekka Lappi/Janne Ferm (FIN/FIN) extended their lead in the overall standings with their victory at the “Rallye International du Valais”, the penultimate race of the FIA European Rally Championship (ERC) season. Only their brand colleagues Sepp […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

WRC Rally de Espana: Ogier retains title with Spanish win

Volkswagen’s Sebastien Ogier has retained his WRC Drivers’ title after winning Rally de Espana. Ogier came into the weekend with a 27 point lead in the Drivers’ Championship and only needed to score one more point than team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala to wrap it up, but in the end he did it in style by claiming […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

First Ever Ladies Champion Crowned in National Off-road Bike/Quad Championship!

Yes, hats off to all the ladies who competed in the first ever Combined Ladies Championship that formed part of the 2014 SA National Off-road Motorcycle and Quad Championship – if it was not for each and every one of these brave lady competitors who raced their bikes or quads in the national series this […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Formula 1 – Dennis: Customer teams can’t win titles

McLaren chief Ron Dennis believes customer teams will never be able to win a Formula 1 championship under the current engine regulations.Ahead of his team’s switch to Honda power units next year, Dennis said earlier this month that works teams have such a huge advantage in getting the most out of the new hybrid systems. […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Latvala vows to continue fighting in Spain

Jari-Matti Latvala is refusing to give up the fight for the World Rally Championship as he contests the Rally de Espana this weekend. Defending champion Sebastien Ogier needs to score just one more point than Volkswagen team-mate Latvala to retain the title he won for the first time in 2013. Ogier could have finished the job […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Hayden Paddon moving up a gear for Spain

 Kiwi rally ace Hayden Paddon will look to continue his consistent debut World Rally Championship (WRC) season for the Hyundai team at Rally Spain this weekend. Fresh off sixth place at Rally Australia last month, the 27-year-old from Geraldine and co-driver John Kennard will look to find more speed and push up the rankings. Paddon […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS TOURING CAR

A 23-Year Wait Made Championship Sweet for Fittipaldi

When Christian Fittipaldi captured the International Formula 3000 title in 1991 at the age of 20, he didn’t realize he would have to wait 23 years until he would win another major championship. Throughout his career, the Brazilian enjoyed many major accomplishments. He raced three years in Formula One, was second place overall and earned […]