MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD SUPER BIKES

Hayden remains critical after fourth night in hospital

Nicky Hayden is still in a critical condition after suffering brain damage from a cycling crash on Italy’s Rimini coast.The Bufalini Hospital in Cesena has continued to issue brief statements updating the condition of the 35-year-old. These statements have been virtually unchanged since the announcement on Thursday evening local time (Friday morning AEST) that Hayden […]

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Lydden Hill holds last World Rallycross Championship event before meeting moves to Silverstone

Lydden Hill will host its last World Rallycross Championship event this weekend before the meeting moves to Silverstone. Twenty-four 600bhp Supercars have entered round five of the championship, which will celebrate 50 years of the sport.   Series promoters IMG announced in January that the annual British round will switch to the Northamptonshire Formula 1 circuit from […]

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Watch as two rally drivers survive horror smash in 2017 World Championship in Portugal

Frenchman Quentin Gilbert will be thanking his lucky stars after surviving a horror crash in the 2017 Portugal rally. Gilbert and his co-driver Renaud Jamoul were driving their Skoda Fabia RS when the car unexpectedly flipped over multiple times. The crash occurred on the course in Fafe, as the pair flew over a small jump […]

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Vinales wins thrilling French MotoGP

Italian veteran Valentino Rossi made a braking error on the last lap and fell off his bike moments later, allowing his Movistar Yamaha teammate Maverick Vinales to win a thrilling French Moto Grand Prix. The win put Vinales top of the standings, while pre-race championship leader Rossi dropped down to third behind Dani Pedrosa. The […]

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Buemi wins Monaco ePrix, crash between Piquet Jr and Vergne

Sébastien Buemi has won the Monaco ePrix after starting from pole position. Rival Lucas di Grassi wasn’t able to put the pressure on the Renault e.dams driver. Buemi got a clear getaway and all drivers survived the first corner, despite some light contact. Di Grassi followed in second and was in front of Nelson Piquet […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

King Shocks’ Harley Letner Wins the 2017 Method Race Wheels Laughlin

#1570 Harley Letner of Youtheory Racing took the overall win this weekend at the 2017 Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic presented by Canidae Tap It.  Letner finished over four minutes ahead of second place overall finisher and King Shocks teammate, Jason Voss.  King Shocks took eight of the top ten overall finishes and the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

VOLKSWAGEN MOTORSPORT EXPERIENCE ALL THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF RACING IN ONE DAY – SASOL GTC SERIES

The Volkswagen Motorsport GTC team leaves the iconic East London Grand Prix circuit smelling like champagne with Daniel Rowe claiming third position in race two, but a penalty for an alleged blocking incident saw the young man drop from third to sixth. “It is really unfortunate,” said Mike Rowe, head of Volkswagen Motorsport after receiving […]

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BRILLIANT BORDER BATTLES

An exceptional, balmy late autumn’s afternoon delivered great Extreme Festival motor racing at the East London Grand Prix Circuit Saturday as a full day’s program played out to an encouragingly large and appreciative Border region crowd. The Sasol Global Touring Cars topped the bill as Michael Stephen stormed to an emphatic double victory for Engen […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Portugal WRC: Ogier beats Neuville for second win of 2017

Sebastien Ogier completed an issue-free final day of Rally Portugal, and scored his second victory of the season.Ogier, who inherited the lead after teammate Ott Tanak’s incident on Saturday, started the day with a 16-second lead over Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville. Only eight tenths slower than the Belgian in the opening SS16, Ogier then cemented his […]

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Rally Portugal: SS16/17: OGIER COMFORTABLE IN FRONT

THERE WERE NO DRAMAS FOR VODAFONE RALLY DE PORTUGAL LEADER SÉBASTIEN OGIER AS HE EASED THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING’S OPENING TWO SPEED TESTS TO EDGE FURTHER CLEAR OF THIERRY NEUVILLE.The Frenchman, chasing a record-equalling fifth Portuguese success, was fourth in the opening Fafe special stage before winning the following Luilhas to increase his advantage to 19.3sec. […]

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Portugal WRC: Ogier leads Neuville ahead of final day

World Rally Championship leader Sebastien Ogier maintained his Rally of Portugal lead on Saturday afternoon, but he and Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville remain finely poised ahead of Sunday’s final day. Having inherited the lead on Saturday morning’s final stage when teammate Ott Tanak made an error and damaged his left-rear suspension, Ogier entered the afternoon loop favourite to […]

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Rally Portugal: SS12: TÄNAK LOSES PORTUGAL LEAD

SÉBASTIEN OGIER CLAIMED THE LEAD OF VODAFONE RALLY DE PORTUGAL IN SATURDAY MORNING’S FINAL SPEED TEST WHEN OTT TÄNAK BROKE HIS CAR’S REAR SUSPENSION AGAINST A BANK. Ogier was fastest through the 37.55km Amarante special stage, the longest of the rally, in his Ford Fiesta. M-Sport team-mate Tänak’s lead drifted away as he limped through […]

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SNAP! Tanak loses lead!

Tanak hits trouble. SAT 12:00 – SS12: TANAK He completes with the loss of 1m23s to Ogier. That drops him from second to fifth. What happened? “I touched a bank on the outside under braking 20km before the end – immediately something broke.” SAT 11:58 – SS12: TANAK His car’s left-rear wheel is running out […]

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Portugal WRC: Three victory contenders hit trouble, Tanak leads

The ultra-close Rally of Portugal lead battle was blown apart on the final full-length stage of Friday when key protagonists Jari-Matti Latvala, Kris Meeke and Hayden Paddon had their victory bids jeopardised. The top eight in round six of the 2017 World Rally Championship went onto the Ponte de Lima stage covered by just 8.9 […]

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SS5: MEEKE GRABS PORTUGAL LEAD

KRIS MEEKE BECAME THE FIFTH DIFFERENT LEADER OF VODAFONE RALLY DE PORTUGAL AS HE STORMED TO THE FRONT OF THE PACK IN FRIDAY AFTERNOON’S OPENING SPEED TEST.Third fastest time through the repeated Viana do Castelo special stage was enough for the Citroën C3 pilot to demote Jari-Matti Latvala. But the intense fight for supremacy remained […]

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Proton set to join WRC in 2018

Proton is expected to return to the World Rally Championship next year with a brand new Iriz R5 rally car. The Iriz, built by British firm MEM, is set to contest the WRC2 category alongside a tilt in the Asian Pacific Rally Championship. Proton’s new rally weapon is likely to break cover at next month’s Goodwood […]

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Rally Portugal: SS3/4: LATVALA MOVES AHEAD

JARI-MATTI LATVALA OVERCAME A BACK INJURY TO LEAD VODAFONE RALLY DE PORTUGAL MIDWAY THROUGH FRIDAY’S ACTION.The Finn, driving a Toyota Yaris, headed Kris Meeke by half a second after three morning speed tests near the Spanish border. It was incredibly tight at the top with Ott Tänak 0.7sec further back and just two-tenths separating the […]

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Rally Portugal: SS2 Paddon takes the lead

 HAYDEN PADDON WON FRIDAY MORNING’S OPENING SPEED TEST AT VODAFONE RALLY DE PORTUGAL TO TAKE THE LEAD IN HIS HYUNDAI I20 COUPE.The New Zealand driver, who was third in last night’s short curtain-raiser, stopped the clocks 1.0sec faster than Jari-Matti Latvala in the 26.70km Viana do Castelo special stage to head the Finn by 2.4sec […]

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M-Sport ready to use team orders to help Ogier

M-Sport says it will have no qualms about employing team orders to ensure Sebastien Ogier wins the 2017 World Rally Championship.Ogier’s former employer Volkswagen preferred to avoid team orders, though Ogier still took four straight titles from 2013-16 during his time there. But given the WRC’s closer multi-team 2017 title battle – which Ogier currently […]

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Botterill the man to beat in Secunda

 With consecutive victories under their belts from the first two rounds of the 2017 SA Rally Championship, Guy Botterill and Simon Vacy Lyle start as favourites to win the Secunda Rally in their bullet-proof Gazoo Racing SA Toyota Etios R2. The defending champions have not put a wheel wrong this year, a record they intend […]

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Nicky Hayden remains in an “extremely serious” condition

Nicky Hayden remains in an “extremely serious” condition following his cycling accident on Wednesday – doctors have confirmed. The former MotoGP champion sustained brain damage when hit by a car when cycling in Italy and has remained in intensive care since the crash. “The situation is stable,” said the brief statement issued by the hospital […]

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SAUDI ARABIA’S YASIR SAEIDAN HAS SUPERB CHANCE TO SNATCH MASSIVE LEAD IN FIA T2 SERIES AT RALLY KAZAKHSTAN

Yasir Saeidan fell short of winning the FIA T2 World Championship in 2016, but the Saudi Arabian driver arrives on the shores of the Caspian Sea to take part in the inaugural Rally Kazakhstan with a commanding 49-point championship lead. The event gets underway from Aktau City on Sunday (May 21). The Toyota Land Cruiser […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Rally Portugal: SS1: ØSTBERG AND NEUVILLE TIE

MADS ØSTBERG AND THIERRY NEUVILLE TIED FOR THE LEAD AFTER THURSDAY NIGHT’S OPENING SPEED TEST AT VODAFONE RALLY DE PORTUGAL.Just two seconds covered the fastest 10 cars after a series of head-to-head duels at the mixed surface Lousada rallycross circuit, which opened four days of action in this sixth round of the FIA World Rally […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Schumacher’s blackmailer given suspended sentence in Germany

The man who blackmailed Michael Schumacher’s wife Corinna demanding €900,000 (£768,000) and threatening to kill their children has been given a suspended sentence in Germany. A 25-year-old decorator, named Huseyin B under German law, had threatened to kill Schumacher’s children and warned an ‘accident could happen’ to Mick who was racing in Formula 4 at […]

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Nicky Hayden, former MotoGP champion, remains in coma after bike crash

Former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden remains in intensive care in an Italian hospital after being injured in a cycling accident on Wednesday.The 35-year-old American, who currently races for the Red Bull Honda World Superbike team, was hurt while on a training exercise along the Rimini coastline when his bicycle was in collision with a […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

M-Sport builds new Ford for Ogier

Cumbria-based M-Sport World Rally Team has reportedly built a brand-new Ford Fiesta World Rally Car for their lead driver, four-time World Rally Champion Sébastien Ogier, thus ramping up their effort to keep the Frenchman at the top of the World Rally Championship‘s standings. The new chassis, devoid of any technical upgrade, will run to the same specification as the […]

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General Motors to pull out of South Africa

General Motors on Thursday made major announcements concerning its operations in India and South Africa. The automaker confirmed that it will cease sales in India by the end of 2017, though it will still continue to manufacture cars there for export. A long time ago! Stefan Jacoby, who heads GM’s unit for emerging markets, said […]

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Action-packed national race day waits for the Engen Xtreme Audi A3s in East London

The Engen Xtreme Team heads to the East London Grand Prix Circuit for round three of the Extreme Festival on Saturday, May 22. This event is the second coastal round on the 2017 calendar for the Engen Xtreme Audi A3 GTC racers. “Two rounds into the national Sasol GTC Africa season and the Engen Xtreme […]

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Off-Roaders prepare for the Silkway Rally

The epic challenge of the 2017 Silk Way Rally is now in sharp focus following the announcement of the official route. With nearly 10,000km split over 14 gruelling stages on a course stretching through Russia, Kazakhstan and China only the best in the business need apply for this one. At yesterday’s Silk Way Rally route […]

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SORDO WINS PORTUGAL SHAKEDOWN

DANI SORDO WAS FASTEST IN SHAKEDOWN AT VODAFONE RALLY DE PORTUGAL ON THURSDAY MORNING. Just two-tenths of a second split the leading three drivers through the 4.61km Baltar test. Sordo edged championship leader Sébastien Ogier by 0.1sec, with Jari-Matti Latvala a further tenth behind. Mads Østberg set the pace through the opening run of the […]

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Russian rally driver killed in horrific testing accident

Russian rally driver, Alexey Lukyanuk, has been involved in a head-on testing accident that killed another driver. Alexey Lukyanuk suffered a broken leg.Lukyanuk reported on his Facebook page: “Today during the tests in Pskov region of Russia two rally cars crashed. Alexey Ljaduhin died in the accident. “Alexey Lukyanuk, Nikita Gergel and Vjacheslav Kucherov were […]

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Electric car sets new lap record in the “Green Hell”.

The Nurburgring record for road-legal cars has been broken yet again, by something you’ve probably never heard of: the NIO EP9. No, it’s not a new phone from Nokia, but it is electric. This sleek and slightly scary-looking electric coupe posted a ‘Ring time of 6 minutes, 45.9 seconds, and there’s video to prove it. […]

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M-SPORT SET SAIL FOR PORTUGAL

HOPES OF ANOTHER STRONG PERFORMANCE M-Sport will be hoping to continue their strong performance next week when the FIA World Rally Championship returns to Europe for the popular Vodafone Rally de Portugal. With Sébastien Ogier, Ott Tänak and Elfyn Evans all behind the wheel of the Ecoboost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC, the team have a strong […]

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Higgins beats Pastrana on Olympus Rally

 Subaru factory rally drivers David Higgins and Travis Pastrana claimed a 1-2 podium finish respectively at Olympus Rally, round three of the 2017 American Rally Association (ARA) championship, held near the Capitol city of Olympia, WA. Three weeks after an intense battle between Pastrana and Higgins at the Oregon Trail Rally, where Pastrana edged Higgins […]