MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

2018 AFRICA ECO RACE: EVERYTHING GOES AS PLANNED!

A little more than two months from the start of the 2018 AFRICA ECO RACE, all the lights are green for this 10th edition to start in the best possible conditions on December 31st from the Principality of Monaco. Currently and until November 15th (closing date for registrations) there is some organizational turmoil. Indeed, the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

MSA grants permit for first closed-road rally in England

 The Motor Sports Association (MSA) has granted the first Event Organising Permit for a closed-road competition in England to Chelmsford Motor Club (CMC) for a stage rally in Essex next April. New legislation facilitating closed-road motor sport commenced on 10 April this year, following a long campaign by the MSA. The first full event under […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

WRC crowds surge

Dynamic new cars and a thrilling season-long title battle have sparked record attendances at this year’s FIA World Rally Championship. Figures from the initial 10 WRC rounds show fans are flocking to view this season’s gripping action, and crowds have risen by five per cent compared with 2016 to more than 3,750,000 people. With the […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

2017 F1: Hamilton must keep focus to win title

Lewis Hamilton should keep his composure to secure victory in this year’s world championship. That is the advice of Nico Rosberg, who beat his former Mercedes teammate to last year’s crown before suddenly retiring. The pair had a difficult relationship at the German team, but Rosberg says he has been impressed with Hamilton’s season this […]

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Saudi Arabia to host 2018 Race of Champions

Saudi Arabia has been awarded the hosting rights for the 2018 Race of Champions (ROC 2018), event organisers have announced. The two-day competition, which features drivers from Formula One, World Rally Championship, IndyCar and Nascar going head-to-head in identical cars, will be the first ever international motorsport event to be staged in the Asian country. […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Manvir tipped to win Africa title in Zambia

Kenya is tipped to win the 2017 African Rally Championship (ARC) title for the third year running with Manvir Baryan heading for the final round of the series in Zambia next weekend with a slight advantage. With both Baryan and Leroy Gomes of Zambia going into the final round as the chief championship contenders, International […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

MotoGP Australia: Valentino Rossi: ‘A difficult situation’

“We are in a difficult situation now, especially in the wet. In the dry we have some problems, but we can be a bit more competitive” – Valentino Rossi. Having struggled throughout the wet Japanese MotoGP weekend, culminating in a big highside during the race, Valentino Rossi arrives in Australia hoping more than ever for […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Subaru Clinches 2017 CRC Manufacturer’s championship with Pacific Forest Rally Win

  It was another first-place finish for Subaru Rally Team Canada (SRTC) – and another podium sweep for Subaru – at this year’s Pacific Forest Rally in British Columbia, the fifth round of the 2017 Canadian Rally Championship (CRC) season. The victory marks SRTC’s third in a row, and keeps the team atop the championship […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

F1: Mercedes still working hard on updates for 2017 car

Mercedes may be on the verge of securing both F1 titles, but there is no letting up in the development race according to technical chief James Allison.Mercedes Formula 1 technical chief James Allison says work is still ongoing to bring developments to the team’s 2017 W08 car despite being on the verge of winning both […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Final Countdown begins to Turkey’s WRC candidate rally in Marmaris

Competitors, members of the media and senior officials have now arrived in Marmaris and are making their final preparations for Marmaris Rally Turkey, TOSFED’s officials candidate event for the FIA World Rally Championship, which takes place this weekend (October 20-22). Thirty-six Turkish crews, two teams from Cyprus and one from Bulgaria will be able to […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Michael Schumacher’s former manager wants family to update fans on F1 driver’s condition

Michael Schumacher’s former manager thinks the family of the F1 legend should come clean with his millions of fans.lmost four years after the seven-time Formula 1 world champion’s skiing crash, virtually nothing is known about the extent of the now 48-year-old former driver’s brain injuries. Concurrently, there are unconfirmed rumors circulating that Schumacher will be […]

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Kubica completes second Williams test

Robert Kubica has completed his second and final test with Williams as part of his bid for a Formula 1 return in 2018. Kubica again drove a 2014-specification Williams, this time at the Hungaroring, after running in the same car at Silverstone on Wednesday 11 October. The 32-year-old has also driven on the team’s simulator […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Tänak Switches to Toyota for 2018 Season

Ott Tänak will join Toyota’s factory effort in the World Rally Championship from next season, partnering Jari-Matti Latvala and Esapekka Lappi in the team’s three car lineup for next year. The Estonian’s move comes as the Finnish-based team expands to three full-time cars for 2018, having run its third entry for only part of the […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

MotoGP: Tighter World Championship Heading To Phillip Island This Coming Weekend

Closer than ever, the crusade for the crown arrives at one of the most breathtaking venues in the world: Phillip Island. In the aftermath of the duel of the decade at the Twin Ring Motegi between Championship leader Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) and title rival Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) – which the Italian won […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

HUSQVARNAS PUSH ON IN JOZI

Husqvarna South Africa’s motocross team has endured a difficult 2017 race season with injury — both the team’s official riders were sidelined through the year — Maddy Malan was replaced by Caleb Tennant and Richie van der Westhuizen substituted by Jason Visser, who had also sat the 2017 season out following an injury he sustained […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

KYALAMI SET TO THRILL

 Saturday 4 November is a red letter day for Gauteng and other race fans with Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit hosting its second action packed Motorsport Festival of the year featuring a full and varied program set to deliver explosive circuit racing action in keeping with the meeting’s Guy Fawkes weekend timing. Fans will be treated […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Baja Portalegre: Alentejo ready for the biggest field of the season

With just a few days until the 31st edition of Baja Portalegre 500, the organisers has everything ready for another amazing closure both of the FIA World Cup and for the several Portuguese championships both in cars, SSV, quads and in bikes. Finally, the race is also part of the Iberian Trophy, but only for […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Ogier keen to clinch title before unfavourable Australia

 Sebastien Ogier says he is wary of prolonging the WRC title fight beyond the penultimate round of the season in Wales Rally GB later this month. Thierry Neuville’s disastrous Rally Catalunya retirement has opened the door for Ogier to seal a fifth straight WRC title. Ogier finished second to Kris Meeke last weekend in his […]

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Néstor Girolami wins his maiden WTCC race in China

Néstor Girolami won his maiden WTCC race in very wet conditions at Ningbo International Speedpark in China as Thed Björk has claimed the World Championship lead by a mere half point for Polestar Cyan Racing. Pouring rain all day meant that the main race was started behind the Volvo V60 Polestar Safety Car and later […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Rossi suffers ‘pain everywhere’ after Motegi crash

Valentino Rossi says he was left with “pain everywhere” following a dramatic early crash during Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi. The Yamaha rider was an early retirement in tricky conditions as he suffered a major highside at Turn 7 on the sixth lap while running in ninth place. Rossi had already crashed in Saturday’s […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

ALL TO PLAY FOR AS TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA’S BOTTERILL/VACY-LYLE TAKE ON THE CARNIVAL CITY RALLY

Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Guy Botterill and navigator Simon Vacy-Lyle find themselves in unfamiliar territory going into the final rally of the 2017 South African National Rally Championship. The pair, three times champions in Class S1600, trail their nearest competitors by four points as they head to the Carnival City Rally, which takes place on […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Bernie Ecclestone moving to Switzerland after F1 exit

Formula One’s former commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone is moving further away from the sport he ruled for decades by relocating to Switzerland.   The Briton, who will be 87 this month, was ousted in January after U.S.-based Liberty Media took control and gave him an undefined role as emeritus chairman. “It’s something I had agreed […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Eight-time winner L’Estage headlines Pacific Forest Rally

. Rally car racing enthusiasts will once again descend upon the Nicola Valley this weekend for the 40th anniversary edition of the Pacific Forest Rally — the fifth stop on this year’s Canadian Rally Championship series. As always, the Pacific Forest Rally is poised to be a potential game-breaker as driving teams battle for the […]

DAKAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

Peugeot to quit cross-country rally

It seems to be official now: Peugeot is going to retire from cross-country rallies, and hence also from Dakar Rally, which was always their main event. In a recent interview to the French magazine “AUTOHebdo”, Jean-Marc Finot, sporting director of PSA Motorsport said: “We will race Dakar 2018 with Peugeot. After that, the decision of […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURANCE RACING

Toyota Win Rain-Shortened 6 Hours of Fuji

As had been the case all weekend, the rain played a major part in the 2017 6 Hours of Fuji for the seventh round of this year’s FIA World Endurance Championship. Toyota Gazoo Racing were finally able to break Porsche‘s winning streak by taking their first victory in five races. The championship-contending #8 managed to […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Ferrari Engineers Recruited as Aston Martin Continue F1 Evaluation

  Aston Martin Racing continues to evaluate a possible move into Formula 1 in the future, with the outfit bringing in some engineers with experience in the highest level of single seater motorsport.   The Aston Martin name will be a part of the championship from 2018 as title sponsor for Red Bull Racing, but […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

Foust masterclass fails to prevent third Speed title

A dominant weekend in Los Angeles from Tanner Foust failed to prevent Scott Speed from claiming his third consecutive Red Bull Global Rallycross championship crown.Foust won all three of his heats, and a semi-final, whereas Scott’s only triumph came during his semi-final, despite his impressive LA record of four wins from six previous starts at […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Dovizioso beats Marquez in MotoGP thriller at Motegi

 Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso stole the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix from Marc Marquez at Honda’s home circuit on Sunday, cutting the Spanish rider’s championship lead to just 11 points. Dovizioso took the race lead from Marquez for the first time with six laps to go at a wet Motegi Twin Ring, and the Italian rider was […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Championship leaders extend their advantage at Midvaal

All three class championship leaders extended their advantage over their closest rivals at the seventh round of the 2017 VW Challenge championship held at Midvaal Raceway on Saturday, 14 October. Rory Atkinson (Pozidrive Polo) had a relatively easy run to two class C wins but both Iain Pepper (Husqvarna Motorcycles Polo) and Adrian Wood (Laserfische […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Sordo benched by Hyundai for Australia WRC finale

Dani Sordo will miss the final round of this year’s WRC season after Hyundai confirmed a three-car team for next month’s Rally Australia. Sordo is the second Hyundai driver to be dropped after Hayden Paddon was sacrificed to make way for new signing Andreas Mikkelsen in Spain earlier this month. Last year’s Rally Australia winner […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Romain Grosjean: Stress testing a Formula One star’s brain

If you want to get ahead on the Formula One grid it turns out you need to be a cognitive “super performer.”Making split decisions at high speed again and again, F1 drivers’ brains are working overtime to deal with the extreme demands of one of the world’s most pressurized sports, according to performance scientist James […]

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308 RACING CUP FINALE: AND ONE FOR THE ROAD!

A record field of 21 PEUGEOT 308 Racing Cups will line up at Le Castellet (Paul Ricard), France, for the final meeting of the inaugural 308 Racing Cup. Although Julien BRICHÉ and Teddy CLARET have already sewn up the overall and Junior championships, the fight for the Gentleman Driver crown remains to be settled in […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

Loeb supports Peugeot heading into an ‘electrifying’ era

Peugeot has announced to increase its involvement in WRX together with ambassador Sébastien Loeb. The car manufacturer eyes an entry in the future electric division of the rallycross championship. The brand is ready to support the evolutions in E-WRX as part of its technological plan, which aims to offer 80% of the models in electrified […]