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Monaco GP: Sebastian Vettel stretches title lead with win

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel won a slow-burning Monaco Grand Prix to extend his championship lead over Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton to 25 points. Vettel led home team-mate Kimi Raikkonen after passing the Finn by running longer to their only pit stops. The move backed up pre-race paddock speculation that Ferrari would attempt to shuffle their leading driver […]

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Monaco GP: Superb Raikkonen takes Monaco pole, disaster for Hamilton

Kimi Raikkonen scorched to his first Formula 1 pole position since 2008 in qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday, edging out Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel and Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas in the final stage of qualifying. Raikkonen turned in a best lap of 1:12.178 to finish just 0.043 seconds clear of Vettel in P2, […]

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Fernando Alonso’s Indy Performance Is Exceeding All Expectations

Forget who he is for a second and realize the enormity of what he’s accomplished. Last year’s Indy 500—the 100th running of the iconic event—was huge in every way, but its hook was of the general kind, the number 100. The centennial celebration drew immense attention; fans flocked to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to be […]

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Rock Bouncer Racing Is the Most Out-of-Control Motorsport You’ll Ever See

In this off-road racing series, a rollover is just the beginning of your problems. They move around like they’re drunk.Watching these outrageous 4×4 buggies roar around is more than a little frightening. Most off-roading is a low-speed affair, all about the exacting application of power to overcome an obstacle without breaking traction. Clearly, that’s not […]

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New challenges for Team MRF in Australia

 A new challenge awaits Team MRF drivers Gaurav Gill and Ole Christian Veiby this weekend when they tackle Australia’s National Capital Rally for the first time. Based in Canberra, the event is the second round of the 2017 Asia Pacific Rally Championship, and comes following Team MRF’s dominating 1-2 finish in the opening round in […]

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Motorsport: Model Jessiqa Pace returns to charm Monaco Grand Prix

Jessiqa Pace is back at the Monaco Grand Prix – but this time the stunning model won’t be distracting any Formula One drivers.A trackside billboard advertising Martini alcohol and featuring the American model had to be taken down at the 2009 Monaco Grand Prix, after drivers complained that Pace was proving a distraction. Pace has […]

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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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Citroen insists Meeke’s drive is safe

Citroen team principal Yves Matton insists there is “no question” over Kris Meeke’s place in the squad amid his difficult start to the 2017 World Rally Championship.Matton backed the Rally Mexico winner to return to form on the next WRC round in Sardinia next month. Meeke led last week’s Rally of Portugal before damaging 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 […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Simpson set for streets of Detroit

South African IMSA Prototype racing star Stephen Simpson is relishing racing on one of his favorite circuits as the US WeatherTech Sportscar Series heads to the streets of Belle Isle Park, Detroit for the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic Saturday 3 June. Simpson and Russo-Canadian co-driver Misha Goikhberg sit joint third in the championship chase after […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

SOUTH RACING UNVEILS CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 X RS VEHICLE PROJECT FOR DAKAR RALLY AND FIA SxS CATEGORY

South Racing is delighted to announce that it will develop, market and run specialised Can-Am Maverick X3 vehicles in the new SxS category at the world-famous Dakar Rally. The German-based car preparations company, which runs an impressive list of drivers in various off-road racing programmes around the world, is developing a kit for the Can-Am Maverick […]

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QATAR’S AL-ATTIYAH SNATCHES FIA WORLD CUP LEAD WITH VICTORY IN THRILLING RALLY KAZAKHSTAN

Qatar’s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah and French co-driver Matthieu Baumel emerged unscathed from Friday’s 147.94km sixth stage of Rally Kazakhstan to secure overall victory by the margin of 7min 43sec and the outright lead in the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies. After moving into the lead on day two of the 2,500km event across south-west […]

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Al-Attiyah extends his lead over Przygonski in Rally Kazakhstan

Qatar’s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah claimed his first stage victory in Rally Kazakhstan and extended his overall lead, after the fourth selective section of 274.17km across some of the remotest desert terrain in the Mangystau oblast, on Wednesday. Nasser Al-Attiyah Al-Attiyah and French co-driver Matthieu Baumel, crewing an Overdrive Racing Toyota Hilux, began the day second […]

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Pininfarina to develop modular platform for Iran’s national automaker

Iran’s national automaker, Iran Khodro, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with nine leading automotive firms to help develop a modular platform to underpin a new generation of cars for its IKCO brand. The list includes firms specializing in engines, transmissions, chassis systems and manufacturing, as well as Italian design firm Pininfarina. Iran’s Amirkabir and […]

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KEVIN MAGNUSSEN: “MONACO IS THE MOST ICONIC RACE OF THE SEASON”

Kevin Magnussen feels Pirelli’s Ultrasoft tyre is still too hard for Monaco – Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd Kevin Magnussen will make his third Monaco Grand Prix start for a third different team this weekend, and he will be looking to fight back after losing a certain points finish in the Spanish Grand Prix two weeks ago […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

SA lad shines in French Formula 4

Any single seater driver worth his salt will tell you that the Pau Grand Prix weekend is probably the most daunting of any. Tight, twisty and challenging, the street circuit through the picturesque village is famous for its multiple accidents and hazards over the years. But for South African kid Stuart White, Pau will be […]

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SBK heads to Donington in memory of Nicky Hayden

The news of his passing has shaken the two-wheeled world. Yes, because Nicky Hayden has left an indelible impression on the motorcycling world with his American style. The show must go on though and over the weekend, the Superbikes are back on track for round 6 of the season at Donington. To mark the occasion, Dorna is arranging […]

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Bernd Rosemeyer – one of the Titans of Grand Prix racing

On the Frankfurt-Darmstadt autobahn, just beyond the Langen-Morfelden crossing and set back amongst the trees stands a monument to the great Rosemeyer. Originally from Lingen, Lower Saxony. His career, like many other drivers of the period, began in motorcycles. He competed in various local races including hill-climbs riding BMWs and NSU’s. He gained a reputation […]

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BOGIE WINS RSCA SCOTTISH RALLY AFTER LAST STAGE DRAMA FOR AHLIN

David Bogie won the third round of the 2017 Prestone MSA British Rally Championship ahead of Osian Pryce and Marty McCormack after Fredrik Ahlin retired on the final stage of the event from the lead. Bogie and Ahlin fought at the head of the field for almost all of the second day of action after […]

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How the Indy 500 has changed motor racing and the car industry

Fernando Alonso has caused a wave of excitement about the Indy 500, but the event has been influencing motor racing and the car industry for over 100 years. ESPN takes a look at the iconic oval race’s best — and most important — innovations.  Rear-view mirrors The first time a rear-view mirror was placed on […]

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F1’s Fernando Alonso qualifies fifth for first Indy 500

 It wasn’t entirely without drama, but Fernando Alonso has likely exceeded all expectations leading up to his first Indianapolis 500 with the Spaniard qualifying fifth on Sunday for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. The two-time Formula 1 champion has been on the provisional pole for a short time and believes he could have made a […]

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JULIAN CELEBRATES IN STYLE

Birthday boy Julian van der Watt celebrated in style with another couple of wins in the 2017 Investchem South African Formula 1600 championships in East London on Saturday. Van der Watt remains unbeaten in the six rounds of the championship so far this season although Cape Town lad was beaten to pole position for the […]

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Mixed results for Lee’s men in East London

Lee Thompson Racing returned from East London with its fair share of sliverware as well as a reasonable repair bill following a positive, yet testing weekend for its six-car team in the Border Region over the weekend. “East London was a semi good outing for us,” team principal Lee Thompson admitted. “We had some good […]

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Moonshine and NASCAR: a history of speed

Moonshine and racing … so go the tall tales of the beginnings of NASCAR. Mountain men taking souped-up cars to push moonshine past the  authorities. Knox County sheriff’s deputies with a confiscated moonshine still circa 1922-23. Pictured are Ott Wagner, left, L.L. Robbins, Squire Tilman Greene Waggoner and John Wesley Bates. (Photo: News Sentinel Archive) Daniel […]

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Oil on Track Takes Out Half the Field In Wild Le Mans MotoGP Crash

Formula 1 may be moving towards a closed cockpit setup in the name of driver safety, but over in MotoGP the racers are still riding al fresco inches above the asphalt at ludicrous speeds. That’s why it’s so unbelievable that no one was seriously injured after an oil spill sent almost half the field flying off […]

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Monaco Grand Prix: Jenson Button opens up on shock Formula 1 return

JENSON BUTTON admits it feels “surreal” being back in the cockpit for McLaren ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix this week. Jenson Button is looking forward to returning to the cockpit Button will stand in for Fernando Alonso this week with the Spaniard absent due to his involvement in the Indianapolis 500. The 37-year-old announced […]

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Nicky Hayden dies from injuries suffered in bicycle crash

 Former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden died in hospital on Monday, five days after he was hit by a car while training on his bicycle. Hayden was 35.Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena, where Hayden had been since the collision last Wednesday, made the announcement. Hayden had severe cerebral damage and multiple traumatic injuries. “The medical […]

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Norwegian completes deal with French squad to race Rally Italia Sardegna.

Andreas Mikkelsen will return to frontline WRC action with Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team at next month’s Rally Italia Sardegna (8 – 11 June).He will drive a C3 at the Italian gravel fixture, his first competitive outing in a 2017 World Rally Car. The Norwegian will replace Stéphane Lefebvre, who will return at […]

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Hayden remains critical after fourth night in hospital

Nicky Hayden is still in a critical condition after suffering brain damage from a cycling crash on Italy’s Rimini coast.The Bufalini Hospital in Cesena has continued to issue brief statements updating the condition of the 35-year-old. These statements have been virtually unchanged since the announcement on Thursday evening local time (Friday morning AEST) that Hayden […]

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Lydden Hill holds last World Rallycross Championship event before meeting moves to Silverstone

Lydden Hill will host its last World Rallycross Championship event this weekend before the meeting moves to Silverstone. Twenty-four 600bhp Supercars have entered round five of the championship, which will celebrate 50 years of the sport.   Series promoters IMG announced in January that the annual British round will switch to the Northamptonshire Formula 1 circuit from […]

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Watch as two rally drivers survive horror smash in 2017 World Championship in Portugal

Frenchman Quentin Gilbert will be thanking his lucky stars after surviving a horror crash in the 2017 Portugal rally. Gilbert and his co-driver Renaud Jamoul were driving their Skoda Fabia RS when the car unexpectedly flipped over multiple times. The crash occurred on the course in Fafe, as the pair flew over a small jump […]

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Vinales wins thrilling French MotoGP

Italian veteran Valentino Rossi made a braking error on the last lap and fell off his bike moments later, allowing his Movistar Yamaha teammate Maverick Vinales to win a thrilling French Moto Grand Prix. The win put Vinales top of the standings, while pre-race championship leader Rossi dropped down to third behind Dani Pedrosa. The […]

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Buemi wins Monaco ePrix, crash between Piquet Jr and Vergne

Sébastien Buemi has won the Monaco ePrix after starting from pole position. Rival Lucas di Grassi wasn’t able to put the pressure on the Renault e.dams driver. Buemi got a clear getaway and all drivers survived the first corner, despite some light contact. Di Grassi followed in second and was in front of Nelson Piquet […]

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King Shocks’ Harley Letner Wins the 2017 Method Race Wheels Laughlin

#1570 Harley Letner of Youtheory Racing took the overall win this weekend at the 2017 Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic presented by Canidae Tap It.  Letner finished over four minutes ahead of second place overall finisher and King Shocks teammate, Jason Voss.  King Shocks took eight of the top ten overall finishes and the […]