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VW gets new head of motorsport, step closer to F1?

German car giant Volkswagen has announced that Fritz Enzinger will take over the role of head of group motorsport, replacing Wolfgang Dürheimer. Enzinger will also continue in his role at Porsche where he oversaw the multiple title winning LMP1 project until the marque announced its decision to pull out of the World Endurance Championship to join […]

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A thrilling festival of speed at 2018 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

If the sights and sounds of exhilarating high-performance road and race cars gets your heart beating faster, then there’s one event you simply must add to your calendar – and that’s the 2018 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb in Knysna. The ninth edition of this award-winning event takes place from 3 to 6 May and promises to […]

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Chris Harris And Eddie Jordan Fled Alpine A110 Fire During Top Gear Shoot

Top Gear presenters Chris Harris and Eddie Jordan had to ditch an Alpine A110 on Monday morning after a warning light popped up on the car’s dash, and the vehicle caught fire, British tabloid TheDaily Mail reports. The newspaper says Harris was at the helm with Jordan in the passenger’s seat as they drove with […]

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Coulthard Beats Solberg to Clinch Second ROC Title

After a hectic Saturday at the Race of Champions, it would be David Coulthard who came away with the title of Champion of Champions, beating double World RallyCross Champion Petter Solberg at the King Fayd International Stadium in Saudi Arabia.   Coulthard has previously sealed the title in 2014, when he claimed honours in Barbados. […]

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South Africa vs Scotland Classic Superbikes at Zwartkops

The Day of the Champion …The Greats of the Past and the Aces of Today… This is 14th Day of the Champion at Zwartkops. Key features for the day is a full racing programme with the Bridgestone Challenge, Sub 10 SuperBikes and ThunderBikes, the Red Square Kawasaki ZX10R  Masters and then more magnificent men… ..And […]

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Former rally champion Donald Milne killed in plane crash

A former Scottish rally champion has died after his light aircraft was struck by a helicopter in Spain. Donald Milne, 65, who mentored late rally world champion Colin McRae, was critically injured in the accident near Alicante on 30 December. The father-of-two was originally from Aberdeen but had lived in Spain and Dubai for more […]

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Land Sets Rolex 24 Lineup with van der Linde brothers

Montaplast by Land Motorsport has finalized its lineup for the Rolex 24 at Daytona, ahead of its planned season-long campaign in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The German squad, which claimed GT Daytona class honors in October’s Motul Petit Le Mans, will return with two of its three winning drivers, in Audi GT3 factory ace […]

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Alex Zanardi, Will Race the 2019 Daytona 24 With BMW

The Italian racer will drive a specially prepared BMW M8 GTE in the 24-hour classic.Alex Zanardi, the Italian racer who lost both legs in a horrific 2001 CART crash, is headed to the 2019 Rolex Daytona 24 Hour race. At its 2017 season review Friday, BMW announced that Zanardi would drive a specially prepared M8 […]

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Audi bids farewell to Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich upon retirement

Audi bid farewell to its iconic head of motorsport, Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich, at its end-of-season ‘Race Night’ event in Germany on Friday upon his retirement.Ullrich took over the reins as Audi’s head of motorsport in 1993 and stayed in the role for 23 years, overseeing its arrival in the prototype class of sports car racing […]

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Jean Todt elected to third term as FIA president

Jean Todt has been elected to a third and final term as president of motorsport’s governing body, the FIA. The Frenchman has held the position since 2009 and stood unopposed for this latest stint, which will place him in charge until 2021. Rules stipulate it will be his final term as president. Todt has promised […]

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Super SSV Trophy: A new competition is born in Europe

After several editions of the Buggy Race, an annual race dedicated exclusively to SSVs, the Portuguese organizer X-Adventure and its partners will make a step forward in 2018 with organising the SUPER SSV TROPHY by X-Adventure , a new series composed of several races throughout the year only for this type of vehicles. This new […]

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Insurance ruling could threaten motorsport in Europe

The High Court of England and Wales has issued a ruling about mandating car insurance that, if taken literally — and that’s kind of what laws are, right? — could threaten motorsports in Europe. In other words, get insured or get off the road … and the racetrack. According to a report on the classic car […]

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2009 F1 champion Jenson Button inks Super GT deal with Honda

Jenson Button will continue racing. He has signed a deal to drive for Honda in the Japanese Super GT series next season. The 2009 F1 champion had made it clear this was always the plan, specifically citing America or Japan as locations he wanted to compete. After contesting the Super GT premier Suzuka 100-km race […]

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Mikkelsen masters Monza

Andreas Mikkelsen was crowned Master of Monza after a winning finale to his season alongside Hyundai Motorsport team-mate Thierry Neuville at the Italian race circuit. Mikkelsen defeated Motocross legend Tony Cairoli in the Masters’ semi-final before beating Italian circuit racer Marco Bonanomi in the final over a 1750-metre asphalt course. Earlier in the weekend Mikkelsen […]

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Thrilling Conclusion to HSR Classic 12 Hour at Sebring

  The Second Annual HSR Classic 12 Hour at Sebring came to a thrilling and competitive conclusion Sunday with four victorious Run Group champions presented with custom-made HSR Classic 12 Hour-edition B.R.M. Chronographes watches after conquering both the competition and grueling 3.74-mile Sebring International Raceway road course. A tribute race to the timeless Mobil 1 […]

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The Aston Martin Vantage GTE Race Car Looks Incredible

We saw it testing a while ago, but now it’s finally here. Meet the new Aston Martin Vantage GTE race car, which makes its debut just hours after we finally got to check out the 2018 Vantage street car. Like its roadgoing counterpart, the Vantage GTE is incredibly gorgeous.   The Vantage GTE was developed […]

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Hyundai’s Motorsport Ambitions Take a Step Forward With TCR Racing Series Appearance in Dubai

 Hyundai’s ambitions to expand its successful motorsports program into circuit racing for 2018 have taken a step forward, after a successful test outing for its new i30 N TCR track racer during the final round of the TCR International Series in Dubai. Hyundai ran two of the i30 N TCR during qualifying at Dubai as […]

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World rally champion Ari Vatanen runs for Estonian Autosport Union top job

Ari Vatanen, the World Rally Championship drivers’ title holder from 1981, is running for the position of president of the Estonian Autosport Union. The Finnish former World Rally Championship driver and four times winner of the Paris Dakar Rally announced his decision at a press conference in Tallinn on Tuesday. “I’m fascinated by the open-heartedness of Estonians, I’m […]

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MUSCLE MOTORS, HOT GOLFS, LAND YACHTS AND BRIT CLASSICS AT THE CLASSIC CAR SHOW

    Vying for space at  Nasrec for the Summer Edition of The 2017 Classic Car Show will be a large contingent of cars known as “land yachts”. These are the huge American swish-mobiles of the late 1950s through to the late 1970s, cars that need three parking spaces instead of one, and even then […]

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Montoya, Kristensen, Norris confirmed for Race of Champions

The Race of Champions has confirmed the first batch of drivers signed up to take part in next February’s event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with Juan Pablo Montoya, Tom Kristensen and Lando Norris among those set to take part. Riyadh’s King Fahd International Stadium will host the first Race of Champions to be staged in the […]

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Olympic Champion Usain Bolt tests Porsche 911 GT3 Cup in private test

When you are known as the worlds fastest man, it is no suprise to see you getting your kicks elsewhere when you’ve retired from the sport you’ve made your name, this week retired Olympic champion Usain Bolt got behind the wheel of a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car in a private test at Winton Motor […]

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Johan Kristoffersson and Luke Woodham crowned 2017 Gymkhana GRiD champions at the #AutoCIRCUS powered by AutoTrader

  The inaugural #AutoCIRCUS powered by AutoTrader hosted the tyre slaying, record breaking Gymkhana GRiD for the first time on African soil this past weekend. The two-day #AutoCIRCUS festival boasted competitive racing by twenty-three international drivers, thirty local drivers; a 40-strong exhibition that included action features like the XDL stunt bikes, drift trike rides, skake and BMX […]

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British rider Hegarty dies in Macau GP crash

British rider Daniel Hegarty has been killed in an accident during the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix on Saturday. The Topgun Racing Honda rider crashed at Fisherman’s Bend on lap six of the race, hitting the barriers on the outside of the circuit and losing his crash helmet. Photo credit: LAT Images The race was immediately […]

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Paul Walker’s daughter settles suit against Porsche

 Two years after “Fast and Furious” star Paul Walker’s death in 2013, his daughter has settled her wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche.Terms of the settlement have not been disclosed, reports The Blast. Walker’s daughter, Meadow, filed the lawsuit claiming her father survived the initial crash in a Porsche Carerra GT driven by Roger Rodas. The suit […]

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BLOODHOUND SSC MAKES FIRST EVER PUBLIC RUN REACHING 322km/h

 The BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car (BLOODHOUND SSC), which aims to break the current world land speed record and reach 1600km/h, reached a significant milestone yesterday as it successfully completed its first test runs at Cornwall Airport Newquay in the UK. BLOODHOUND SSC, driven by current record holder Wing Commander Andy Green, reached speeds of up to […]

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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. […]

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Shell partners with BMW Car Club Gauteng

Shell South Africa has announced a new lubricant partnership agreement with BMW Car Club Gauteng. The Gauteng based club was formed in 1981 to afford like-minded enthusiasts the opportunity to experience the power of the brand through various activities. The club works closely with BMW and as such a strategic alignment with the OEM lubricant […]

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Inaugural Blue Train Challenge won by Riley 16/4 Special after dramatic finish

The Endurance Rally Association’s inaugural Blue Train Challenge reached a dramatic conclusion in Cannes as the Cadillac that had been leading right from the start of the five-day rally ‘fried a wheel bearing’ and had to retire on the final regularity. This gave the win to Richard and Tom Jeffcote in the 1938 Riley 16/4 […]

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Motocross of Nations returns to Matterly Basin – 11 years of making

The biggest event of 2017, the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations presented by FIAT Professional, is upon us at the amazing and historic Matterley Basin circuit in the UK. The 71st running of the event will bring 39 nations together from countries as far as Brazil and exotic as Thailand or Iran. The venue […]

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Porsche GT2 RS is the fastest Porsche 911 of all time with Nurburgring lap of 6m.47.3s

Porsche set a new record for road-approved sports cars on the 20.6-kilometre Nürburgring Nordschleife in the 911 GT2 RS on September 20. The record time of 6 minutes and 47.3 seconds was achieved in the presence of a notary and surpassed even Porsche’s own expectations. Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars, said: “At […]

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The Rallye Breslau Poland 2017: the endurance rally

Finishing in Drawsko Pomorski after 8 days of racing, the Rallye Breslau Poland 2017 has come to an end. Those who finished showed true endurance and perseverance. In the forest, everyone is equal and has the same track, roadbook and distance to cover. But who managed to finish and win the most accessible and perhaps […]

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ABERDEIN’S LAST STAND

Cape Town race driver Jonathan Aberdein heads to Hockenheim in sentimental mood 23-24 September as he prepares to race his last weekend in the ADAC German Formula 4 championship as the 2017 title winds down on the classic grand prix track this weekend. The series has played as 2017 Formula 4 UAE champion Aberdein’s home […]

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Stuart returns to French Formula 4 action

Bloemfontein youngster Stuart White heads back to Europe for the fifth round of the FFSA French Formula 4 championship and his first race on another great racetrack when the series visits Magny Cours 9-10 September. White is keen on another strong showing following a tough weekend at Spa Francorchamps last time out, but most of […]

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Jordan Sherratt takes maiden F4 US victory

Jordan Sherratt did South Africa proud over the weekend, when he took a maiden victory in the Formula 4 United States Championship at the Virginia International Raceway. What’s more, Sherratt, who also finished second in the weekend’s other two races, took the overall win for the day to shoot up into a fighting fourth in […]

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Manx Grand Prix 2017: Vicars and Wilson win Manx GP races

English racer Brad Vicars has won a record-breaking opening race of the 2017 Manx Grand Prix held on the Isle of Man’s TT course on Wednesday. The Tadcaster man stormed to victory in the Newcomers Race A, to follow in the footsteps of names such Ian Hutchinson, Michael Dunlop and Carl Fogarty. The Honda-mounted rider […]