MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Turkey added to WRC calendar for 2018

The World Motor Sport Council approves the 2018 World Rally Championship calendar, confirming the return of Turkey after eight years away.   Turkey will return to the FIA World Rally Championship calendar in 2018 after eight years away following the World Motor Sport Council’s approval of next year’s schedule on Thursday. Turkey last played host […]

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The Rallye Breslau Poland 2017: the endurance rally

Finishing in Drawsko Pomorski after 8 days of racing, the Rallye Breslau Poland 2017 has come to an end. Those who finished showed true endurance and perseverance. In the forest, everyone is equal and has the same track, roadbook and distance to cover. But who managed to finish and win the most accessible and perhaps […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURANCE RACING

WEC 12 Hours of Sebring will be fixed at 1,500-miles distance

WEC 12 Hours of Sebring gets a fixed distance ahead of 2019 race.The 12 Hours of Sebring is a new addition to the World Endurance Championship calendar in WEC’s 2018/19 ‘superseason’. It has been confirmed that the race will be a 1,500-mile event when the WEC grid joins the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship field in […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Valentino Rossi Declared Fit To Make Aragon MotoGP Return

 Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi has been declared fit to compete in the Aragon MotoGP race this weekend. The nine-time world champion was injured in a motocross training accident in late August. Rossi missed the San Marino GP which was held two weekends ago and was doubtful to compete in the Aragon GP. Valentino Rossi Declared […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Report: Michael Schumacher could be on the move

F1 STAR Michael Schumacher could be flown to the US for state-of-the-art medical treatment, according to Swedish news reports.The sporting legend suffered a horrific brain injury in a ski accident in December 2013, from which he is yet to recover, The Sun reports. Now the 48-year-old might be flown from his home in Switzerland to […]

DAKAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

Oilibya Rally of Morocco: Six MINI racers travel to Morocco

The ‘Rallye du Maroc’ (4th to 10th October, 2017) is the penultimate round on the FIA World Cup calendar and – at the same time – it represents the final preparation in the desert prior to the Dakar Rally held in January 2018.  Many drivers use this event as a final test for the season […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Citroen want Meeke and Ogier to spearhead super team for 2018

Citroen motorsport boss Yves Matton has given the clearest indication yet that Kris Meeke will be part of their World Rally Championship team next season.   Outlining plans for what is being dubbed a ‘super team’, he also confirmed that they are continuing to try to woo back World champion Sebastien Ogier and that Sebastien […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

A 600hp Subaru Crosstrek rally car is in China to do battle. Who will be driving?

Chris Atkinson, SRTUSA Global Rallycross driver will be going back to his rally roots and driving the new Subaru Crosstrek rally car in China. Atkinson tweeted yesterday, “Racing this week for Subaru Team China, driving the XV- Crosstrek CRC rally car built by Vermont SportsCar.” Atkinson, who drove for Subaru’s World Rally Team between 2005 […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Loeb insists “nothing decided” after Citroen gravel test

Sebastien Loeb has taken another step towards a potential WRC return after testing a Citroen World Rally Car on gravel for the first time in more than four years on Wednesday. The potential for a Loeb return to the world championship is understood to hinge on the outcome of today’s loose surface test near Girona. Despite […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

MotoGP: Official: Rossi to attempt to ride in Aragon

Valentino Rossi will attempt to compete in this week’s Aragon Grand Prix, the Movistar Yamaha team have this afternoon confirmed.The nine-time world champion will try to make an incredible comeback just 22 days after breaking his lower right leg in an enduro accident. The decision comes after Rossi completed a shakedown test aboard a YZF-R1M […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

A Record 8th Title For Jimmie Johnson Could Be A Loss For NASCAR

Even if he is a little bland, Jimmie Johnson is such a prolific stock-car driver that you’d think more people would be pulling for him lately, especially since he has a chance to make history this fall by becoming NASCAR’s first eight-time champion. Apparently, that is not the case. Johnson is tied for the most […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA’S BOTTERILL/VACY-LYLE READY FOR TOUGH FIGHT ON CALEDON RALLY

Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Guy Botterill and navigator Simon Vacy-Lyle may have regained the lead of the South African National Rally Championship during the previous event – but with just two rounds to go, they’re also fully aware of the threat to their championship aspirations. This threat comes in the form of Ford’s Richard Leeke […]

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Qatar’s al-Attiyah wins 13th Middle East rally title

Qatar’s Nasser Saleh al-Attiyah has won the FIA Middle East Rally Championship (MERC) for the 13th time after winning the Rally Shiraz in Iran. The defending champion won the rally in Iran for the second time, having won it in 2015. Al-Attiyah’s seventh straight MERC title took him within striking distance of the record by […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Gill claims Rally of Hokkaido

India’s Gaurav Gill (co-driver Stephane Prevot of Belgium) won the 2017 Rally of Hokkaido in his MRF Team Skoda and moved into the lead of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship points, ahead of the final round in India late November. There was high drama on the first morning when four of Gill’s main rivals […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel needs Lady Luck to smile on him if he is to deny Lewis Hamilton the F1 title

You did not have to be a body language expert to know Sebastian Vettel realised he had messed up big time in Singapore.The sheepish manner in which he approached and then spoke to reporters in the media pen after his spectacular first lap exit from Sunday’s race was telling. “That’s how this business is, and […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD SUPER BIKES

Rea closes in on World Superbike title after Portimao double

Jonathan Rea enjoyed a dominant double victory at Portimao to put one hand on a third consecutive World Superbike championship. The Kawasaki Racing Team rider produced another flawless performance to carve his way from the reversed grid ninth place to lead on lap two before quickly building a gap out front. Chaz Davies climbed up […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

Full extent of Solberg injuries revealed after Latvia crash

 Triple FIA World Champion Petter Solberg remains in hospital following the accident that put him out of last weekend’s Latvia World Rallycross Championship round.Newly-crowned World Rallycross teams’ champions PSRX Volkswagen Sweden has released a statement about Solberg’s condition. Having initially confirmed that Solberg had broken his collarbone in the semi-final two accident, the Torsby-based team […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

Kristoffersson wins 2017 World RX title as Solberg hospitalised

The tenth round of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship has gifted Sweden’s Johan Kristoffersson with not only his sixth victory of the season, but also this year’s Drivers’ Champion crown. Let’s have a look at the action from the second day. Q3 Race 1 is substantially a battle between Nico Müller and Kevin Hansen, with the heat eventually […]

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ABERDEIN’S LAST STAND

Cape Town race driver Jonathan Aberdein heads to Hockenheim in sentimental mood 23-24 September as he prepares to race his last weekend in the ADAC German Formula 4 championship as the 2017 title winds down on the classic grand prix track this weekend. The series has played as 2017 Formula 4 UAE champion Aberdein’s home […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

PEREL ADDS ANOTHER TITLE

David is Overall Blancpain AM Champ too South Africa’s David Perel added a second Blancpain GT Championship to his 2017 racing basket when he won the final round of the Sprint Series at the Nurburgring over the weekend. Perel’s Blancpain Overall AM Championship comes in addition to the AM GT Sprint title he secured a […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

SIMPSON EYES TITLE SECOND

South Africa’s IMSA Prototype race star Stephen Simpson heads to Laguna Seca in California for an important appointment at the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix Sunday 24 September. Simpson and Russo-Canadian teammate Misha Goikhberg have been a persistent thorn in the side of the all-conquering Cadillacs throughout the 2017 season in the plucky privately-entered yellow […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

McLaren Racing and Renault Sport Racing confirm partnership

  Renault Sport Racing and McLaren Racing have announced that they have agreed an engine supply partnership for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 seasons. The deal will see Renault Sport Racing supply McLaren with Formula 1 power units, while also establishing a close working relationship with McLaren’s engineers and technicians. Despite a combined Formula 1 […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

DTM – The way for abolition of the performance weights has been cleared

With a forward-looking agreement, the three manufacturers involved in the touring-car series DTM have cleared the way to abolish the highly controversial performance weights. Together with DTM promoter and rights holder ITR, Audi, BMW and Mercedes amicably agreed upon completely abolishing the performance-dependent handicap weights with immediate effect. Subject to agreement by the DMSB (German […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Pirelli drivers at the forefront as European and Italian Championships come to Rome

Rome will be the stunning backdrop to the latest rounds of the European (ERC) and Italian (CIR) rally championships, which get underway tomorrow with Pirelli-equipped drivers currently leading both series. Kajetan Kajetanowicz heads the European standings in his Ford Fiesta R5, while Peugeot Italia driver Paolo Andreucci is first in his domestic championship at the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Bentley to make Blancpain GT Series Asia debut with Absolute Racing in Shanghai

Bentley will make its Blancpain GT Series Asia debut at Shanghai International Circuit next weekend (September 23/24) after official customer squad Absolute Racing confirmed that two of its Continental GT3s would be competing in rounds nine and 10. The Shanghai-based squad has run several Audi R8 LMS GT3s in each of the pan-continental championship’s four […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Lewis Hamilton expects wide-open Formula 1 race at Singapore

Lewis Hamilton enters the Singapore Grand Prix as the Formula 1 championship leader but is wary about the threat from both Ferrari and Red Bull on the Marina Bay streets.Hamilton was dominant in Italy, running his Mercedes with the engine turned down for the majority of the race while still maintaining a comfortable gap to […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Rosberg takes on Kubica management role

Reigning Formula 1 Nico Rosberg has joined Robert Kubica’s management team to help progress Kubica’s return to racing in Formula 1 in 2018, Autosport has learned.Kubica’s F1 career stalled after he suffered life threatening injuries in a rally crash in 2011, but he has been pushing to return to the grand prix grid next season […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Citroen: Potential Loeb-Ogier reunion won’t cause issues

Citroen insists a potential reunion of Sebastien Ogier and Sebastien Loeb will not produce a repeat of the pair’s volatile past relationship as WRC teammates. Team Principal Yves Matton said last week that signing M-Sport driver and current championship leader Ogier was now Citroen’s priority for the 2018 season, while Loeb has tested the French firm’s 2017 […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURANCE RACING

TEXAS TOUR FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING WEC TEAM

Toyota Gazoo Racing head to Austin, Texas, this weekend, for the second North American round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, the 6 Hours of the Circuit of the Americas. The team travelled direct to Austin from Mexico City to prepare for the sixth round of the 2017 season. Mike Conway and Kamui Kobayashi finished on […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

Danica Patrick at career crossroads as days as NASCAR driver appear over

Given the right situation, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. believes his girlfriend still wants to be a race car driver. Danica Patrick will have to scramble to make that happen. And if the opportunity doesn’t present itself, well, she has plenty of other things to fill her time. Patrick is at a career crossroads and will not return […]

DAKAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

Baja Inka Paracas 1000: Honda’s penultimate test before the Dakar

  Monster Energy Honda Team next week dispute the Baja Inka 2017 Paracas 1000, to be held in the same Peruvian desert that will later host the opening of the 2018 Dakar Rally. The action-packed summer for Monster Energy Honda Team, with races in Spain, the United States, Chile and Argentina, wraps up with the participation […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Valtteri Bottas to stay with Mercedes in 2018

Valtteri Bottas has been handed a contract extension at Mercedes which will keep him with the German manufacturer in 2018.Bottas was the replacement for Nico Rosberg at the start of the season following the world champion’s shock retirement from the sport at the end of 2016. The Finnish driver has enjoyed a successful debut year […]