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Subaru Mt. Washington Hillclimb

Officials with the Sports Car Club of New Hampshire, organizers of the 2017 Subaru Mt. Washington Hillclimb planned for July 6-9, 2017 at the Mt. Washington Auto Road in Gorham, NH, announced today that 80 competitors representing 17 states in the United states as well as the countries of Canada, Wales, Australia and Romania will […]

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The legendary Peugeot 208T16 Pikes Peak changes hands

Sébastien Loeb has become the proud new owner of the famous Peugeot 208T16 Pikes Peak, the car that saw the Frenchman post an as-yet unbroken record in 2013 (8m13.878s) for the American event’s 20km course which climbs from an altitude of 2, 865 metres to 4, 301 metres. • The Peugeot 208T16 Pikes Peak was […]

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Limited electric vehicles challenging Pikes Peak in 2017

The 95th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is set to take place, but new records for electric cars are not expected. But it’s unlikely that electric vehicles will challenge the overall win in the ‘race to the clouds’, there are still a couple of competitors that will charge to the summit without […]

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IndyCar Driver Pippa Mann Is Not Having Your Women-Only Racing Series

Danica  Patrick, NHRA Top Fuel Champion Shirley Muldowney, World Rally Championship driver Michèle Mouton, IMSA’s Christina Nielsen, and IndyCar racer Pippa Mann are just a handful of successful female racers who compete and beat men in races on a regular basis. Though these drivers have succeeded and continue to succeed in the motorsport world, efforts to […]

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Bloodhound SSC’s First Test Runs Scheduled for October

After years of delays, the Bloodhound team will finally begin testing in an effort to become the first car to reach 1000 mph.After years of delays and setbacks, the team behind the Bloodhound SSC has announced it will finally begin test runs of the jet-and-rocket-powered car in October of 2017, in an effort to become […]

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FIA demands answers over Hammond hillclimb crash

Motorsport’s governing body, the FIA, has requested an explanation from the Swiss federation over the circumstances of TV star Richard Hammond’s high-profile crash during the Hemberg Bergrennen event on Saturday. While filming for Amazon’s The Grand Tour TV show, Hammond escaped from his inverted Rimac Concept One electric supercar after somersaulting the car down a hillside after […]

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TOYOTA 86 POTENTIALLY SETS NEW GUINNESS WORLD RECORD

Gerotek Testing Facility, Pretoria West, South Africa – In a feat or bravery, determination and sheer concentration, seasoned motoring journalist Jesse Adams of Star Motoring fame, has potentially set a new Guinness World Record for the longest drift in a motor vehicle. The previous record of 144.126 kilometres held by Harald Muller (also set in […]

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Isle of Man TT 2017: Mugen mounted Bruce Anstey wins 12th TT

Team Mugen racer Bruce Anstey has won the TT Zero race for electric powered machines.The 48-year-old from New Zealand completed the one-lap sprint of the 37-mile (60km) Mountain Course at an average speed of 117.710 mph. It was his 12th Isle of Man TT title since making his debut in 1996 and his second consecutive […]

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Two go into three for team Lindenberg

Lindenberg Racing arrived at Red Star Raceway for the weekend’s Historic Tour races with three cars and two drivers after Kirsten Venter pulled out after feeling ill on Friday afternoon, But Paige Lindenberg and Djurk Venter did the team proud with some great results at the Delmas racetrack. Lindenberg endured an up-and-down weekend aboard her […]

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Davey Lambert dies aged 48 after crashing during Isle of Man TT race

Davey Lambert has died aged 48 after crashing during the opening Superbike race of the Isle of Man TT.Lambert suffered multiple injuries when his 1,000cc Kawasaki crashed on the third lap at Greeba Castle on Sunday.The Gateshead rider was treated at the scene before being airlifted to Nobles Hospital. He was later transferred to Aintree […]

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BUTTON TO TAKE PART IN SUZUKA 1000KM FOR TEAM MUGEN IN SUPER GT

Former McLaren Honda Formula 1 Team driver Jenson Button will make his debut in the Super GT Series this August, when he gets behind the wheel for Team Mugen, who are powered by Honda, at the final ever Suzuka 1000km event. The Brit will be driving a Team Mugen NSX-GT, and will race alongside drivers […]

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Jost Capito Returns To Volkswagen From McLaren

Have a racing team or performance department you want run right? Jost Capito’s your man. And now he’s returning to Volkswagen.If the name rings a bell, it could be from any of the numerous performance-obsessed operations that Capito has run over the years. He started his career at Porsche before managing the Sauber F1 team […]

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YOUTH DAY EXTREME

Zwartkops races worth staying home for Race fans need not bother to plan to go away for the Youth Day long weekend Friday and Saturday 16-17 June — rather stay in town to enjoy the thrills of a race meeting with a difference when the Extreme Festival heads to Pretoria’s Zwartkops Raceway to deliver an […]

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HUSQVARNA TO SADDLE BRONCO

Husqvarna Motorcycles South Africa’s Factory Motocross Team is ready and set to consolidate on its overall Monster TRP SA National Motocross Manufacturer’s Championship lead on home ground when the series heads to Dirt Bronco in Krugersdorp Saturday 3 June. Maddy Malan and Richard van der Westhuizen dominated MX2 last time out and van der Westhuizen […]

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Volvo S60 Polestar claims ‘secret’ Nurburgring record

Swedish firm’s performance arm says it set a four-door Nordschleife record in 2016, but didn’t tell anyone at the time… Polestar claims the Volvo S60 Polestar broke a Nürburgring record a year ago. Polestar says the test was done to gain information for the road and race cars, and had to be kept secret. The […]

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MotoGP: Valentino Rossi involved in motocross training accident

MotoGP star Valentino Rossi has been involved in a motocross training accident and taken to hospital with a mild thoracic and abdominal trauma. The Yamaha rider slipped from first to third in the title standings after falling, while battling team-mate Maverick Vinales for victory, on the final lap of the French MotoGP.   Movistar Yamaha […]

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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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East London calls the Investchem Formula 1600 racers to action

The third stop in the 2017 Investchem Formula 1600 championship tour is the East London Grand Prix Circuit. Here this national single-seater series will compete in the Extreme Festival on Saturday, May 20, contesting two races on the day. With two rounds completed, it is Julian van der Watt (42 – Race Driver SA) that […]

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Not All Subaru Impreza WRX STIs Have to Be Rally Cars

They can also be full-downforce time-attack cars. There seems to be a rule in the automotive world which states all Subaru WRX STIs are meant to be rally cars. It’s a stereotype perpetuated by the car’s immense motorsport success off the pavement at the hands of people like Colin McRae and David Higgins. But nowadays, […]

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Sebastian Vettel’s brother kicks off his motor racing career

Sebastian Vettel ‘s brother is taking his first steps in the world of professional motor racing.The 2017 F1 championship leader’s 18-year-old brother Fabian has made his debut in the Audi Sport TT Cup, according to German reports. He said the level of interest in his debut surprised him. “I was partially expecting it,” he said, […]

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SuperGP returns to the Highveld

  After two events at coastal circuits, the DEOD SuperGP Champions Trophy moves inland for the third round of the 2017 championship, which takes place at Zwartkops Raceway, west of Pretoria on Saturday, 13 May. At the first round in Cape Town, Clint Seller (MiWay Yamaha Racing R1) looked to have the measure of the rest […]

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HUSQVARNA DOMINATES BLOEM

Maddy, Richie lead the way in MX2 Factory riders Maddy Malan Richard van der Westhuizen delivered a scintillating MX2 performance to cement Husqvarna Motorcycles South Africa’s overall lead in the Monster TRP South African National Motocross Manufacturer’s Championship at Bloemfontein’s third round races on Saturday. Malan continued his domination of the MX2 class with two […]

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Thrilling climax to record-setting 2017 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

By Colin Mileman The term “bigger and better” is a perfect description of the 2017 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb, which wrapped up in spectacular fashion in Knysna yesterday. This year’s 8th running attracted an estimated 15 000 spectators over the duration of the weekend, who were treated to an awe-inspiring line-up of cars – from showroom-specification hot hatches […]

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Final Countdown Begins for Thrilling 2017 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

South Africa’s most spectacular and highly anticipated annual motorsport extravaganza is about to become a reality once again when the 2017 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb kicks into gear in the beautiful coastal town of Knysna from 5 to 7 May. Year-long preparations by the organising team have guaranteed the most exceptional line-up to date, guaranteeing the […]

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Feast of High Performance Road Cars and Supercars at Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

 Fans of high-performance road cars and exclusive supercars will have plenty to look forward to when the King of the Hill action commences at the 2017 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb during the first weekend in May. Building on the Supercar Shootout introduced last year, the all-new Class A groups all standard road cars and supercars into […]

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Jaguar fans and performance car enthusiasts are in for a treat at this year’s Jaguar Simola Hillclimb. The event mark the South African debut of the 2018 Jaguar F-TYPE, which features styling updates and new technology additions to the most dynamically capable, performance-focused Jaguar. Spectators at South Africa’s premier lifestyle motoring event will be able […]

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Daredevil FMX riders take on gravity in new stunt show at the Rand Show 2017

In the world of freestyle motocross, the backflip is a trick so difficult it has only been mastered by a handful of riders across the globe … one of whom will be showing off his moves at the Rand Show this year. Acknowledged as one of the best FMX riders in the world, Nick de […]

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Kriel does the Comsol VW Challenge double at Zwartkops

Stiaan Kriel (N4 Autocraft Polo) got his 2017 Comsol VW Challenge season off to the perfect start when took victory in both class A heats at Zwartkops Raceway on Tuesday, 21 March. The class B wins were shared by Nic Clarke (Pozi Drive Polo) and Lyle Ramsay (Monroe Racing RSA Polo) while Wouter Roos (Nathan’s […]

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Thoroughbred Race Cars Set for Almighty Battle at 2017 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

 King of the Hill is the feature event for the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb, which takes place from 4 to 7 May, 2017. For this year’s eighth edition, the organisers have added a whole new level of intrigue and excitement with the introduction of three separate King of the Hill categories with equal status for standard […]