LE MANS MOTORSPORT NEWS

This man was blown up twice and shot six times but will now race in Le Mans

This St Helens man was blown up twice by grenades and shot six times while fighting in the Middle East but is now on a come back as a racing driver.Tony Williams (second from left) was serving as a corporal in Afghanistan when his Queen Alexandra Royal Army Nursing team were subject to attack by […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

A new dawn rises – the 2017 F1 season preview

The wait is almost over. Formula One racing’s bold new era of more dramatic and stimulating cars will finally become reality next weekend with Melbourne’s 2017 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix.Ten teams are fighting out the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship, with cars that the FIA have promised will be up to five […]

KARTS MOTORSPORT NEWS

National karts thrill, Poulter back in style

The 2017 South African Karting Championships kicked off in spectacular, bruising style at Vereeniging on Monday as South African race, rally and cross country star Leeroy Poulter stole the headlines when he stepped back into a kart to deliver a brilliant performance to take the day’s top class DD2 wins among several star drives on […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Lee’s mad week

LTR heads south off strong Zwartkops run Lee Thompson Racing enjoyed a positive start to its 2017 season with great results for all four of its drivers at Tuesday’s season-opening Northern Regions Comsol Volkswagen Challenge races in Pretoria, but the team heads straight to Cape Town for the first round of the SA National GTC2 […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

Solberg’s Volkswagen-backed team unveils 2017 World RX car

Double World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg and the PSRX Volkswagen World RX Sweden team revealed its new Volkswagen Motorsport-built Polo GTI Supercar in Stockholm on Monday afternoon. Solberg and new team mate Johan Kristoffersson were joined by members of the new team at the launch, an amalgamation of the Norwegian’s double-title winning privately-run PSRX outfit […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

AMERICAN RACING CHAMPION RANDY POBST HEADED TO 2017 JAGUAR SIMOLA HILLCLIMB

 From 4 – 7 May thousands of South Africa’s most passionate racing fans will converge on the quiet town of Knysna, for the annual pilgrimage of speed to the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb. Since 2009 they’ve come to watch iconic local race drivers, including Sarel van der Merwe and Geoff Mortimer, participate in South Africa’s premier motorsport […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURANCE RACING

Another strong Sebring for SA’s Simpson

South African IMSA Prototype driver Stephen Simpson driving with Russo Canadian Misha Goikhberg and US driver Chris Miller took their new JDC Miller Motorsports ORECA-Gibson 07 to a strong fourth overall in the Mobil 12 Hours of Sebring on Saturday. The trio was the first LMP2 crew home behind a dominant works Cadillac 1-2-3 headed […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

2017 SuperGP Champions Trophy gets underway at Killarney

National championship motorcycle racing returns to the track when the first round of the 2017 DEOD SuperGP Champions Trophy takes place at Killarney Raceway in Cape Town on Saturday, 25 March.Clint Seller (MiWay Yamaha Racing R1) will be looking to get back to championship winning ways. The four-time South African champion had a disappointing 2016 […]

FORMULA FORD MOTORSPORT NEWS

Investchem Formula 1600 championship gets wings in 2017

The national Investchem Formula 1600 single-seater championship starts their exciting 2017 season at Killarney on Saturday, March 25, as part of the Extreme Festival. This is the first of an eight-round championship that takes the open-wheel competitors around the country. For the new season there has been an exciting update for the championship, bringing the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Flying Finn wins maiden Safari Rally title

 Tapio Laukkanen navigated by Gavin Laurence in a Subaru GVB machine claimed his maiden victory on the 65th Africa Rally Championship (ARC) Safari Rally. The Flying Finn eclipsed six times former Kenyan champion Duncan by 22 seconds to lay his hands on the coveted title that has eluded him over the past three editions. Forget […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS

NASCAR at Phoenix: Ryan Newman takes risk, scores stunning Cup race win

A big gamble in the desert heat ended a long victory drought for Ryan Newman.Just about everybody else decided to take a tire-changing pit stop in the final few laps on Sunday, Newman figured he’d be going in with them.His crew chief Luke Lambert thought otherwise. Just a heck of a gutsy call by Luke […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

Greg Lundeen: A Letter of Solitude and Struggles in the desert.

All of 2016 was interesting to say the least, racing included. The first big race of 2017 would be no different. After having several team obligations fall through, I had to resort to drastic measures to get a co-driver for the 2017 LCQ race to enter the 4400 main King of the Hammers race. Coming […]

GTC MOTORSPORT NEWS

VOLKSWAGEN RARING TO GO IN SA’S PREMIER RACING SERIES – SASOL GTC CHAMPIONSHIP

The second season of what has become South Africa’s premier circuit racing formula starts on Friday, March 24th when Volkswagen Motorsport’s top drivers line up to take on the competition in the Sasol GTC or Global Touring Car series. Last year, 2016 saw the introduction of the brand new formula for 2-litre turbo cars with […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

2017 Extreme Festival to get under way at Zwartkops Raceway on 21 March 2017

The G&H Transport Supercar races will see a varied range of very quick exotic cars take to the Zwartkops tarmac. A front runner will be Leeroy Poulter, in the Daytona McLaren 650s GT.This year’s Extreme Festival – South Africa’s premier circuit racing tour – will kick off at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria next Tuesday, […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

SANORA CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER RESIGNS

South African National Off Road Racing Association chief executive officer Siegfried Rousseau has resigned.“Due to increased personal and business pressure I unfortunately can no longer devote the required time and attention to the two championships run under the SACCS banner,” Rousseau said. “It was not an easy decision but in the interests of the sport […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Total South Africa announces partnership with South African Cross Country Series

Total South Africa yesterday, announced their sponsorship of the South African Cross Country Motor Racing Series (SACCS).  This follows on the heels of the company’s sponsorship of the Toyota Gazoo Racing team, which was announced late last year. The sponsorship is a one year deal where Total South Africa will provide Total Excellium fuel for […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD SUPER BIKES

WSBK Thailand: Rea warns more to come after flawless start to 2017

Jonathan Rea has relished his perfect start to the 2017 World Superbike championship and expects further gains to come from his Kawasaki Racing Team in a bold warning to his title rivals. The two-time World Superbike champion has swept top spot honours in the opening two rounds with all four race wins plus two Superpole […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

NEW RALLYCROSS TRACK LAUNCHED AT KILLARNEY

The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy launched the new rallycross track at Killarney International Circuit yesterday, as tickets for the season-closing World RX of South Africa went on sale to the general public for the first time. More than 75 key South African media and 70 guests gathered at the launch of […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

Andros Trophy set to mix EV division with top category

The ice racing series Andros Trophy aims to merge the electric division with its top category consisting of conventionally-powered race cars. The French motorsport federation FFSA allows Andros Trophy organisers 2MO to increase the performance of the current vehicles in the Trophée Andros Electrique to meet their V6-powered counterparts. Exagon Engineering, the firm that has […]

FORMULA E MOTORSPORT NEWS

Formulino E may become the feeder series to Formula E

Formulino E has been revealed during an electric vehicle congress in Geneva on Wednesday. The converted Formula 3 racer may form a feeder series to Formula E as early as next year. The car has been developed by a consortium existing of Dallara and Belgian based technical and entertainment companies. Thierry Deflandre, the former CEO […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

This isn’t WWE: NASCAR must suspend Kyle Busch now

BY: Mike Prison Autoweek This isn’t WWE: NASCAR must suspend Kyle Busch now OK, boys and girls, have at it. NASCAR has given the green light for fighting. Driver vs. driver. Driver vs. opposing crews. Opposing crews vs. opposing crews.Have at it. After all, it’s an emotional sport and things happen.NASCAR CEO Brian France had […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Mercedes F1 removes Michael Schumacher message from cars

Team plans to use ‘Keep Fighting Michael’ in future promotions The Mercedes F1 team is defending its decision to remove the ‘KeepFightingMichael’ hashtag from the livery of its Formula 1 car. Mercedes has published the supportive message on its car since former team driver Michael Schumacher’s horrific 2013 skiing crash, during which he suffered head […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

SIX DEMANDING SELECTIVE SECTIONS PLANNED FOR INAUGURAL RALLY KAZAKHSTAN IN MAY

·        Kenderly Sea Resort on the Caspian Sea to host rally bivouac for three days on May 22-24   The Automotorsport Federation of the Republic of Kazakhstan has finalised an ambitious six-day route for the fifth round of the 2017 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, which will test crews and their machines to the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Two purposes for Hayden Paddon as Kiwi WRC driver locks in Italian event

 Hayden Paddon will have his first competitive outing with Seb Marshall at Rally Sanremo.Hayden Paddon’s trip to the north-western coast of Italy later this month serves two purposes.As indicated by soon-to-be new co-driver Seb Marshall when the pair confirmed their impending partnership on Wednesday, it was announced on Thursday the Kiwi rally driver would be taking […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Record 23 enter Africa series

A record number of drivers contending for African Rally Championship points have entered this weekend’s Kenya round of the continental series – the Safari Rally.They include top Kenyan woman driver Natasha Tundo who will be navigated by Shantal Young, the only women’s crew in this year’s Safari. Muna Singh of Zambia, who is a member […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS

MotoGP To Have Electric Bike Racing By 2019

Dorna, the owner of MotoGP and World Superbike is planning to start a new five-round electric bike series as a support series for the MotoGP championship. Fourteen MotoGP riders and four Moto2 riders will make up the grid and the races will be 10-lap events. According to reports, the series will have a single manufacturer […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Exciting Inland Racing at Red Star

The Formula Monoposto series set the tone for the days racing with an exciting first heat producing some interesting results. Cameron O’Connor (Formula Ford Zetec) and Karl Pitzer (Formula Ford Zetec) locked out the front row in their new generation wings and slicks Formula Ford machines. Pitzer grabbed the lead at the start with O’Connor […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Sahara Force India signs partnership agreement with BWT

Sahara Force India takes on a brand new look this year following the signing of a partnership agreement with Europe’s No. 1 water technology specialists, BWT.The VJM10 will race in pink, magenta and silver to mark the beginning of a long-term relationship with the Austrian-headquartered water brand. The new colours will make their debut at […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Hayden Paddon splits with long-time co-driver John Kennard

Hisory-making Kiwi rally co-driver John Kennard will step down from his role as Hayden Paddon’s co-driver in the World Rally Championship after July’s Rally Finland.The pair have been working together for almost 12 years, a relationship which began back on the domestic scene and has risen to the pinnacle of world rallying.”After 12 years as […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Ogier Facing Possible Rally Mexico Exclusion

Sébastien Ogier’s second place on Rally Mexico is in doubt after the FIA launched an investigation to see if his gearbox was underweight. The decision is expected before the next round at Tour of Corsica and could result his exclusion from the event.Sebastien Ogier could be under threat of exclusion from Rally Guanajuato Mexico after […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Pirelli tames Baberspan

Pirelli tyres scored its first Cross Country Racing victory in South Africa in only its second race, when new to SA Scorpion Rally rubber carried official winners, Lourens van Wyk and Cois Maré’s Toyota Hilux home to victory in the season-opening Northern Regions Barberspan 500 Production Vehicle race over the weekend. The race also saw […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

Motul extends partnership with Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

   The Jaguar Simola Hillclimb is proud to announce that Motul, the international oil and lubricant specialist, has renewed its partnership agreement with the event which runs from 4 to 7 May 2017. Motul first partnered with the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb for the 2016 event but has now signed a multi-year extension. As one of […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Iain Pepper returns with Thompson Racing

Lee Thompson Racing returns to action with a new-look team when the 2017 Volkswagen Challenge commences along with the rest of the Northern Regions Extreme Festival at Zwartkops Tuesday 21 March. LTR Stalwart Waldie Meintjes will be back to chase the title he lost by a solitary point last year alongside the Crous brothers, but […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

A NEW JOURNEY WITH A HEALTHY FUTURE FOR CROSS COUNTRY MOTOR RACING

 Six championship events in South Africa and Botswana Long regarded as the most competitive championship of its kind in world motorsport, cross country racing has embarked on a new journey with a healthy future.The national car and motorcycle/quad championships open in Lichtenburg on March 31, and have been rebranded as the South African Cross Country […]

KARTS MOTORSPORT NEWS

SA race champions face off in kart opener

The 2017 South African National Karting Championship kicks off at Vereeniging’s Laserfische Raceway on the unlikely date of Monday 20 March, with the prospect of South Africa’s best drivers facing off as the highlight of an epic day’s racing.The fastest DD2 gearbox class is split into two classes – the under-30 ‘youngsters’ and the Masters, […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA READY TO TAKE ON 2017

Having won both the South African Cross Country Championship and the South African National Rally Championship in 2016, Toyota Gazoo Racing SA is preparing their attack for the 2017 motorsport season. This year, the team will again be represented in both championships, and will also be competing on an international level. Last year’s performance by […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Leeke and Kohne get 2017 rally campaign underway with a fighting second place

Second overall and second in class on the KZN Rally was a fitting reward for the Team ATS entry of Richard Leeke and Henry Kohne, after a weekend of ups and downs. The Natal Tour 2017 – run on March 10/11 and opening round of the South African National Rally Championship – did not start […]