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ARA OLYMPUS RALLY: PATRIK SANDELL, PER ALMKVIST, SUBARU TAKE TOP HONOURS

Subaru Rally Team USA drivers Patrik Sandell and Per Almkvist overcome Day 1 troubles to win Olympus Rally, their first win in the American Rally Association.Jeff Seehorn and Karen Jankowski put on a flawless performance to take second place overall and first in the Limited 4wd class. The win propels Seehorn and Jankowski into the […]

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PACE NOTES CAUSED OGIER CRASH

SÉBASTIEN OGIER BLAMED A PACE NOTE ERROR DURING THE RECCE FOR LAST WEEKEND’S VODAFONE RALLY DE PORTUGAL CRASH WHICH COST HIM THE FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD. He retired after damaging his Ford Fiesta against a tree stump in the second pass through the Viana do Castelo speed test. Broken suspension sent him slithering into […]

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Lewis Hamilton & Sebastian Vettel back return of ‘beautiful’ grid girls

(CNN)Female models will back on the grid at this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix, though they won’t be holding placards displaying driver numbers.Instead they will be taking pictures and displaying messages on social media for a luxury watch brand. Formula One’s new owners Liberty Media had previously said “grid girls” were “clearly at odds with modern […]

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Silverstone welcomes World RX for first time as Speedmachine powers up

The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy ventures to pastures new this weekend (25-27 May) with the series’ first-ever visit to the iconic Silverstone Circuit for Cooper Tires World RX of Great Britain, round four of the 2018 season.   The first international rallycross event to take place at the ‘Home of British […]

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Renault slam Red Bull’s lack of ‘loyalty, commitment’

It doesn’t seem negotiations between Renault and Red Bull are going at all well with Cyril Abiteboul saying Red Bull will “never be able to appreciate the need for loyalty and commitment.” Red Bull are currently considering their engine options for next year’s championship, deciding between continuing with Renault or switching to Honda power. While […]

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A TRUE TEST OF NERVES

This weekend, the third round of the South African National Rally Championship, the Rallystar National Rally, will be held at the Sun Carousel Casino near Pretoria. Competitors that have entered can expect to face a major test of endurance, nerves and consistency. It is the first time that a national rally will be held around […]

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Modern Roll Cages Are Amazing

During the Portuguese round of the World Rally Championship, Kris Meeke crashed his Citroën C3 WRC into the woods. But the outcome could have been much worse. Ever since Jeremy Foley and Yuri Kouznetsov took the ultra wide line at the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with their Mitsubishi Evo built by Kevin Dubois, pretty much […]

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MA QING HUA READY TO MAKE HISTORY WITH FIA WORLD RALLYCROSS DEBUT

This weekend Ma Qing Hua will make history as he becomes the first Chinese driver to take part in the FIA World Rallycross Championship as it heads to Silverstone for the Speedmachine festival. Manfred Stohl‘s STARD Racing team will give the 30-year-old his World RX debut after he made the decision to shine a light the Chinese motorsport industry. “We are very active in […]

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Preview: F1 set for Monaco street fight

Find your yacht, grab your best clothes and play the orchestral film score-esque music. It’s the Monaco Grand Prix. Motorsport Week previews the event. History Monaco is synonymous with motor racing – the jewel in the crown of the rallying arena and in Formula 1. The Monaco Grand Prix was first held in 1929, with […]

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F1 DRIVERS WANT MORE SAY IN 2019 CAR CHANGES

  FIA president Jean Todt says that drivers who want to complain about Formula 1 rules or proposed rules changes should do it through proper channels. In Barcelona, Ferrari driver and four-time champion Sebastian Vettel called 2019 rule changes designed to boost overtaking “comical.” “Not to say that we know everything, but we know how the cars […]

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IS NASCAR MOVING CLOSER TO ELECTRIC RACE CARS?

  The online video network Rated Red lit up the Internet last month with a puzzling report that NASCAR — synonymous with deafening engine roars and pungent gasoline vapors — would go all electric by 2021, inspired by the promise of a new 250-mph electric roadster from that uniquely American automaker, Tesla. The date on that […]

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VW commits to new Americas Rallycross series

Volkswagen has thrown its support behind the newly minted Americas Rallycross series (ARX) and announced it will enter the competition with its Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team, which previously participated in the now-defunct Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) series. Returning Volkswagen drivers Scott Speed and Tanner Foust will compete in ARX with upgraded Beetle Rallycross vehicles. VW said […]

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RACING HEADS TO PARADISE

If you happen to be in the Eastern Cape, or if you’re looking for a good reason to get away over the Youth Day weekend, then it may very well be worth your while to consider diarising that day for the fourth round of the 2018 South African Extreme Festival National Circuit Racing Championship roadshow […]

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Plans to bring Dakar Rally back home

Plans are underway to return the famous Dakar Rally to Africa, a decade after the last race was held on the continent because of security problems in Mauritania, Etienne Lavigne, the Director of Amaury Sport Organisation, which organises the competition, has said. ] “We already have some avenues open, notably in Algeria, Angola and Namibia, […]

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Citroen tell Sebastien Loeb it’s full-time or nothing in 2019

Sébastien Loeb’s World Rally Championship comeback looks highly unlikely to continue into next season unless he commits to a full-time drive, according to Citroën team boss Pierre Budar. Budar says he is reluctant to allow the nine-time champion to compete again on a part-time basis as Loeb is doing this season, as part of a three-round […]

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Why the World RX trumps the WRC

During the final World RX leg in Germany, Kevin Eriksson drove into the lead during the first bend after one of the most spectacular overtaking manoeuvres in recent motor racing history There’s a good chance you’ll have seen it by now. On the afternoon of Sunday 16 October, Kevin Eriksson lined up on the second […]

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  WRC’s maddest event: East Africa’s Safari Rally

At its height, the World Rally Championship’s Safari Rally was so extreme that each car had its own helicopter escort Some people say the World Rally Championship has lost its sense of adventure. And when you consider there was once an event that was so rife with peril – oncoming local traffic, giant hidden boulders, […]

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Red Bull celebrate 250th race at Monaco

Red Bull will hoping to mark their 250th race in Formula 1 with victory at the iconic Monaco Grand Prix. Since joining the grid in 2005, Red Bull have four Drivers’ Championships and four Constructors’ title in their trophy cabinet after dominating with Sebastian Vettel at the start of the decade.   Team principal Christian Horner, […]

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Electric rally car lines up for Finke Desert Race

A fully electric rally car that last year became the first of its type to finish the famous Dakar Rally, is to compete in this year’s Finke Desert Race in its first Australian visit. The vehicle, built and sponsored by Spanish renewable and infrastructure company Acciona, is is powered by eight lithium ion batteries, a 250kW […]

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SPAIN’S ALVAREZ AND GERMANY’S SCHRÖDER HOLD SOUTH RACING HOPES IN RALLY KAZAKHSTAN

 Spain’s Fernando Alvarez and Germany’s Jürgen Schröder hold South Racing’s hopes of top finishes in Rally Kazakhstan, round five of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, on May 27-June 2.   The team has been busy in a number of sporting disciplines over recent weeks, with drivers taking part in five different events over […]

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BRAD BINDER AT LE MANS: “I WAS UNLUCKY WITH THE BALDASSARRI CRASH”

Brad Binder and his Red Bull Ajo KTM Moto2 Team had a difficult weekend at Le Mans, after spending the whole day on Friday out of the top 20, then finishing Saturday morning practice in 17th. Finally, things looked up in qualifying when he placed eighth. Keep in mind that this is the first time Brad Binder […]

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THE FIGHT IS ON FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA’S BOTTERILL/VACY-LYLE AT ROUND 3 OF 2018 NRC

Defending South African National Rally Champions, Guy Botteril and navigator Simon Vacy-Lyle, may be back in the championship fight after a resounding victory on the 2018 York Rally, Round 2 of championship, but the season is far from over. As it stands, Botterill/Vacy-Lyle find themselves tied for third place in the championship standings, and will […]

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Meeke “grateful” to Citroen after huge Portugal crash

Citroen driver Kris Meeke says he is “grateful” to his team for building “such a strong car” after he emerged unhurt from a huge Rally Portugal crash.The Northern Irishman went off the road in his C3 WRC on a fifth-gear right hander on Saturday morning’s first run at the Amarante stage – previously one of […]

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KILLARNEY’S EPIC SATURDAY

Killarney’s fourth round Wingfield motors Power Series kept Cape Town race fans on the edges of their seats throughout the day and into the night as excellent local racing followed by a home victory in the South African Endurance Championship Campos 600 delivered racing of the highest order throughout. The Cape’s Burly Pro GTi Challenge […]

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Young Guns Get Ready For Rallystar Rally

The Young Guns in their Speedglass Welding Helmets Fiesta head to the Rallystar Rally on Friday – round three of the South African National Rally Championship – with a slight sense of déjà vu. Their 2017 campaign – in which they eventually finished as runners-up – started in similar fashion to the 2018 one…they had […]

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CALEB’S HUSQVARNA COUP

Q4 Fuel Husqvarna Racing totally dominated the senior classes in Saturday’s third round 2018 TRP Distributors SA National Motocross Championship in Bloemfontein in the Free State as Caleb Tennant stormed to four wins out of his four races in both the 450cc MX1 and 250cc MX2 classes to see him move into the championship lead […]

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Portugal WRC: Neuville takes points lead with win

Thierry Neuville has taken the championship lead in WRC after claiming his second win of the season in Portugal.The Hyundai driver scored 29 points as he was second-fastest in the Power Stage and is now 19 points ahead of the non-scoring Sebastien Ogier, who crashed out on Friday. Neuville started the day with a 39.8s lead over […]

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SATURDAY IN PORTUGAL: NEUVILLE TAKES CONTROL

THIERRY NEUVILLE GAVE HIS WORLD TITLE HOPES A MAJOR BOOST AFTER DOUBLING HIS LEAD IN SATURDAY’S PENULTIMATE LEG OF VODAFONE RALLY DE PORTUGAL. He starts tomorrow’s short finale with a 39.8sec advantage in his Hyundai i20, and victory would propel him back to the head of the FIA World Rally Championship for the first time […]

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Rally Portugal: SS13/14: HONOURS EVEN

VODAFONE RALLY DE PORTUGAL LEADER THIERRY NEUVILLE AND CLOSEST RIVAL ELFYN EVANS TRADED SECONDS AS RAIN PUT A DIFFERENT COMPLEXION ON THE PREVIOUSLY BONE DRY SPEED TESTS ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON. Evans stopped the clocks quickest in Vieira do Minho in his Ford Fiesta to claw back more than six seconds from the Belgian. The tables […]

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Rally Portugal: SS12: NEUVILLE PULLS CLEAR

THIERRY NEUVILLE STRETCHED HIS VODAFONE RALLY DE PORTUGAL LEAD TO ALMOST HALF A MINUTE WITH A SUBLIME PERFORMANCE THROUGH THE LONGEST SPEED TEST OF THE EVENT ON SATURDAY MORNING.   The Belgian stopped the clocks 17.2sec ahead of Elfyn Evans in the 37.60km Amarante special stage, which ended the morning loop, after the second-placed Welshman […]

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Rally Portugal: SS10/11: EVANS ON A CHARGE

ELFYN EVANS CUT THIERRY NEUVILLE’S VODAFONE RALLY DE PORTUGAL LEAD AFTER AN AGGRESSIVE START TO SATURDAY MORNING’S ACTION.The Welshman, trailing the Belgian by 17.7sec overnight, conceded another second in the opening Vieira do Minho speed test. He then charged to fastest time in Cabeceiras de Basto, reclaiming almost six seconds in his Ford Fiesta to […]

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 Dakar 2019 : 100% Peru, 100% Dakar

➢ Edition 41 of the Dakar will be contested from January 6th to 17th 2019, on a giant loop rally-route entirely in Peru with the start and finish in Lima. ➢ Mapped around the Peruvian deserts, the 2019 Dakar promises to be one of the sandiest in the history of the rally. While the expanded […]

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FRIDAY IN PORTUGAL: NEUVILLE LEADS AFTER CRAZY DAY

THIERRY NEUVILLE LED VODAFONE RALLY DE PORTUGAL ON FRIDAY NIGHT AFTER A CHAOTIC OPENING LEG DESTROYED THE HOPES OF A HOST OF FRONTRUNNERS. The lead changed hands on six occasions on rock-strewn dirt roads near the Spanish border before the Belgian took a 17.7sec advantage in his Hyundai i20 over Elfyn Evans. Dani Sordo was a […]

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DOMINATION HUSQVARNA’S AIM

Q4 Fuel Husqvarna Racing heads to Bloemfontein in the Free State Sunday 19 May fully intent to maintain its domination into the third round of the 2018 TRP Distributors SA National Motocross Championship. Maddy Malan heads to the Free State fresh off double victories aboard his Q4 Fuel Husqvarna to his home round at Thunder […]

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OGIER LOSES MEXICO APPEAL

SÉBASTIEN OGIER’S APPEAL INTO HIS POWER STAGE POINTS PENALTY AT RALLY GUANAJUATO MEXICO HAS BEEN REJECTED. M-Sport Ford World Rally Team’s case was heard by the FIA’s International Court of Appeal in Paris earlier this month and the sport’s governing body announced today that the Frenchman had  lost his argument. Event stewards hit the WRC championship […]

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Rally Portugal: SS3/4: SORDO SETS PACE

DANI SORDO BECAME THE FOURTH DRIVER TO LEAD VODAFONE RALLY DE PORTUGAL IN AS MANY SPEED TESTS AFTER ENDING A DRAMATIC FRIDAY MORNING AT THE TOP OF THE STANDINGS.  The Spaniard won the twisty Ponte de Lima special stage to demote Kris Meeke and Hayden Paddon and return to the Matosinhos service park with a […]