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VOLKSWAGEN JETTAS PRIMED TO RACE AT HOME OF MOTORSPORT – SASOL GTC CHAMPIONSHIP

Round 2 of what has become South Africa’s premier circuit racing series will be hosted at the very famous Kyalami International Grand Prix circuit on April 21 and 22. It will be only the second time that the Sasol GTC cars get a bite at Kyalami’s fresh tarmac since the first race took place at […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

The rumble in the jungle

The first running of the newly sponsored YORK Rally organised by the SA Motorsport Club (SAM), and this year the second round of the SA National Rally Championship Series 2017, as well as the third round of the FIA African Rally Championship is being finalized and promise to be once again one of the biggest […]

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Ferrari F1 executives criticize Raikkonen after Chinese Grand Prix

Ferrari Formula 1 executives are openly criticizing driver Kimi Raikkonen after Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix. Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne was present in Shanghai to observe the fabled team in action and didn’t mince words about the 2007 World Champion. “Raikkonen was lacking something? Yes, today he seemed to have other commitments. He was busy doing […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NEW VEHICLES

What’s going to happen to all those VW TDI diesels?

 The question of what to do with diesel Volkswagen vehicles that the automaker has purchased back has plagued the company from the early months of the TDI crisis, as it became clear regulators would force VW to buy back hundreds of thousands of vehicles. VW is using a number of large sites around the country […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

Jimmie Johnson wins wild Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas

Jimmie Johnson proved on Sunday that you can’t keep a good driver, a good car and a good team down for long — even if you change the playing field at one of his favorite race tracks. The seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion passed Joey Logano for the lead on lap 318 of […]

INDYCAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

James Hinchcliffe, Honda race to IndyCar Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach victory

James Hinchcliffe stole hearts in Southern California last fall with a runner-up effort on “Dancing With the Stars,” and the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver did one better in his return by claiming victory at Sunday’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Team Penske’s Hélio Castroneves led the field to the green flag in the No. […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS TOURING CAR

2017 WTCC season start brings podiums and championship lead for Polestar Cyan Racing

Polestar Cyan Racing drivers Thed Björk, Néstor Girolami and Nicky Catsburg secured a double podium finish and a joint World Championship lead for manufacturers in the Morocco season start of the 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC). Following a victory in the pre-race MAC3 contest, Polestar Cyan Racing is now tied for the lead […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Lewis Hamilton calls Max Verstappen’s style a ‘breath of fresh air’

 Lewis Hamilton says Max Verstappen’s driving style has been a “breath of fresh air” in his relatively short Formula One career.Verstappen stole the show in the early part of the Chinese Grand Prix, mastering the damp conditions to charge from 16th to seventh on the opening lap. He rose as high as second early on […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

MotoGP: Maverick Vinales wins Argentina Grand Prix after Marc Marquez crash

MAVERICK VINALES tightened his early season grip on the MotoGP crown with a second victory in as many races with a dominant victory in a dramatic race in Argentina. The Movistar Yamaha rider took the lead on the fourth lap after the pole starter Marc Marquez, and winner of the race at the Termas de […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Jordan’s Nurburgring progress

South African Bentley driver Jordan Pepper was delighted with progress following his second Nurburgring VLN series 4-hour race on the notorious 21km Nordscheife on Saturday. Pepper, sharing his yellow Abt Bentley Continental GT3 with German driver Christian Mamerow and Belgian Nico Verdonck, ended fourth following a strong run that saw the trio leading the race […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Simpson scores again

Another strong fourth at Long Beach South Africa’s US IMSA sportscar star Stephen Simpson and his Russo-Canadian teammate Misha Goikhberg continued their strong run in the 2017 WeatherTech series with another strong fourth position aboard their JDC-Miller Oreca Gibson in Saturday’s Long Beach Grand Prix. The duo, who won their class in this race last […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Corsica WRC: Neuville and Hyundai become fourth different winners

Thierry Neuville took his and Hyundai’s first WRC victory of the season in the Tour de Corse, making it four different winners in four different cars so far in 2017. The turning point of the rally came in Saturday afternoon’s stages, with sections of loose gravel and narrower roads suiting Neuville and co-driver Nicolas Gilsoul. […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Hamilton wins Chinese GP ahead of Vettel, Verstappen

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton held off the challenge of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to take his fifth Chinese Grand Prix victory as Max Verstappen claimed his eighth career podium finish after a sensational drive that saw the Red Bull Racing driver rise to third from 16th place on the Shanghai grid. Hamilton, starting from pole, held his […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Corsica WRC: Neuville opens up advantage as Ogier hits trouble

Thierry Neuville leads the Tour de Corse ahead of the final day of the event after Sebastien Ogier’s charge was brought to an end by hydraulic problems.In the first stage of the afternoon, M-Sport Ford driver Ogier took six seconds out of Hyundai’s Neuville in the battle for the lead, but on SS8, Ogier had […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Rally Corsica: SS7: OGIER HITS TOP GEAR

SÉBASTIEN OGIER FINALLY FOUND THE PACE THAT HAS ELUDED HIM AT THE CHE GUEVARA ENERGY DRINK TOUR DE CORSE TO SLASH THIERRY NEUVILLE’S LEAD ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON. Ogier claimed his first win of the rally in the repeat of the marathon speed test from La Porta to Valle di Rostino, cutting Neuville’s lead from 8.2sec […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

SS6: CORSICA LEADER MEEKE OUT

KRIS MEEKE RETIRED FROM THE LEAD OF THE CHE GUEVARA ENERGY DRINK TOUR DE CORSE ON SATURDAY MORNING TO HAND THE INITIATIVE TO A REJUVENATED THIERRY NEUVILLE. He coasted to the end of the Novella special stage with smoke pouring from his Citroën C3’s engine. The Briton and co-driver Paul Nagle pushed the car away […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

No joke: Smog cancels F1 Chinese Grand Prix practice session

The Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix weekend got off to a farcical start as intense levels of smog canceled both free practice sessions on Friday. In the murky wet of the Shanghai International Circuit, visibility was limited for the drivers, but, more importantly, visibility was almost nil for the pilot of the medical helicopter. With […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Rally Corsica: SS3: OGIER FIGHTS BACK

SÉBASTIEN OGIER ENDED KRIS MEEKE’S RUN OF VICTORIES BY EDGING TO FASTEST TIME THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON’S OPENING SPEED TEST AT THE CHE GUEVARA ENERGY DRINK TOUR DE CORSE. Meeke won both morning stages but Ogier fought back to stop the clocks 0.8sec quicker in the repeat pass through the west coast test from Pietrosella to […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Vinales reminds Lorenzo of himself

Jorge Lorenzo says his Yamaha MotoGP replacement Maverick Vinales reminds him of himself. Yamaha hired Vinales from Suzuki after Lorenzo – a Yamaha rider since the start of his MotoGP career in 2008 – committed to Ducati for this season. Vinales duly began his Yamaha stint with victory in the season-opening Qatar Grand Prix last […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Corsica WRC: Meeke takes early lead, Hanninen crashes

Kris Meeke grabbed the early advantage on the first dry asphalt rally of the 2017 WRC season by establishing his Citroen in the lead on Tour de Corse’s opening stages.Meeke was quickest on both the Pietrosella-Albitreccia and Plage du Liamone-Sarrola-Carocpino stages, and is 8.9 seconds clear of points leader Sebastien Ogier’s M-Sport Ford. Hyundai’s Thierry […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

F1 points leader Vettel says Chinese GP is ‘a difficult race to predict’

Formula 1 points leader Sebastian Vettel still believes that Mercedes is the team to beat ahead of the Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix this weekend. Vettel won for Ferrari in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on March 26, but he vows not to get ahead of himself with talk of a fifth world title, saying […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Holden to make rally debut in Otago

The Penny Homes Holden Rally Team makes its debut at this week’s much-anticipated Otago Rally with Christchurch driver Josh Marston behind the wheel of one of the team’s two Holden Barina AP4+ cars. Gore-based co-driver Andrew Graves will sit alongside Marston who returns to New Zealand Rally Championship competition following a break after winning the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

AL-QASSIMI, SUNDERLAND AND AL-MUSALLAM CLAIM VICTORIES AFTER PUNISHING ABU DHABI DESERT CHALLENGE

Abu Dhabi Racing’s Sheikh Khalid Al-Qassimi, Dubai-based Briton Sam Sunderland and Kuwait’s Fahad Al-Musallam secured overall victories after the final dramatic Abu Dhabi Aviation-sponsored stage of 219.76km at the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge on Thursday. Qatar’s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah appeared to be cruising to victory in the cars until he rolled his Overdrive Racing Toyota […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Ogier tops Corsica shakedown

Sébastien Ogier topped the times in a sun-kissed shakedown at the Che Guevara Energy Drink Tour de Corse on Thursday morning. Jari-Matti Latvala and Thierry Neuville posted the benchmark time through the opening pass of the 5.40km Sorbo Ocagnano test near the Bastia service park. Ogier eclipsed that time on his second run and went […]

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F1 veteran Jos Verstappen arrested after nightclub brawl

The 45-year-old has worked as a driver development coach for son Max The former Formula 1 racer Jos Verstappen was taken into police custody after a nightclub brawl on April 2 according to several Dutch media reports.Specifically, De Limburger newspaper said the father of current F1 driver Max Verstappen suffered facial injuries in the fight, […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Fully recovered Robert Kubica hopeful for F1 return

Promising driver nearly severed his wrist in a 2011 rally crash Robert Kubica says a return to Formula 1 is now “more likely” than ever before since his serious rally crash in 2011.Kubica, now 32, was in the midst of a promising F1 career with BMW and then Renault when, while contesting a rally in […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Three Citroen C3 WRC’s line up for Tour de Corse

For the first time this season, the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team is to contest a rally with a line-up of three C3 WRCs. Following on from their dramatic win in Mexico, Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle will lead the charge, alongside Craig Breen/Scott Martin and Stéphane Lefebvre/Gabin Moreau. TOUR DE CORSE: A WRC ICON: […]