MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURANCE RACING

Bentley adds six new drivers for Total 24 Hours of Spa assault

Bentley Motorsport has revealed an impressive driver line-up for this year’s Total 24 Hours of Spa (25-28 July), where the British marque will add a further two cars to its regular roster as it chases the biggest prize in GT3 racing. The renewed assault coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Bentley brand, which was […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Mick Schumacher: Dad was ‘the greatest F1 racer ever’ and following him ‘can be difficult’

Formula 2 driver Mick Schumacher admits there are downsides to following in the footsteps of his seven-times world champion father Michael. The 19-year-old, who joined the Ferrari Driver Academy earlier this month, has made few public remarks on the legacy of his father, who was seriously injured in a skiing accident five years ago.“I am happy […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Al Attiyah returns to familiar territory

A keen tussle will be expected between two of the greatest rally drivers, local favourite, three-time Dakar Rally champion Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah and the defending FIA World Cup winner Jakub Przygonski when the Manateq Qatar Cross-Country Rally (QCCR) gets underway today. The event will kick off with a spectacular starting ceremony at Souq Al […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

MAXXIS launches 4X4 Cup

MAXXIS Tires, in partnership with the National Association of Filipino Off-Roaders (NasFOR), will thrill 4×4 fans again as it stages the Maxxis 4X4 Cup Philippines: Off-Road Challenge 2019. The year-long annual event, which will be held in various provinces in the country, promises an action-packed event full of challenges for the Filipino off-road enthusiasts. NasFOR […]

GTC MOTORSPORT NEWS

Volkswagen going for gold in the premier GTC series

After an encouraging 2018 season which included a number of victories in the country’s premier circuit racing series, Volkswagen Motorsport is eager to take on the 2019 season and they have their sights set on winning more than just a few races. Besides having championship aspirations for the two GTC drivers, Volkswagen also hopes to […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

BORDER RACES SET TO THRILL

East London race season starts Saturday East London race fans have a thrilling weekend of Border Motorsport to look forward to when the local season starts at the East London Grand Prix Circuit Saturday 2 March. And with a full day of Border Modified, Historic cars and Motorcycle action set to thrill, the season certainly […]

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Cape Town Motor Show Aims to Put Cape Town on the Global Auto Show Map

On 2 and 3 March 2019, more than 25 000 petrol heads and casual motoring fans are expected to descend upon GrandWest to attend a showcase of cars, bikes, Driftkhana racing, drift rides, music, 4×4 tracks, the Dusty Rebels and the Bombshells, a Sound Off World Record attempt, a StanceWars Show and Shine competition and […]

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NATIONAL DRAGS FOR ALDO

Cracking weekend ahead on PE’s strip Port Elizabeth is in for a change of racing pace when the double-header first and second rounds of the South African National Motorcycle Drag Racing Championship visits the Aldo Scribante Race Track Saturday 2 March. The national bikes will share the Scribante strip with the opening Eastern Province Regional […]

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Power & Grip: Opel Insignia “Ultimate 120 Years” Leads the Way

Opel has been building cars since 1899. It all started with the 4 hp Patentmotorwagen “System Lutzmann” – according to a company brochure at the time, “Always only the best of the best”. In 2019 Opel celebrates 120 years of automobile production – and thereby 120 years of innovations. The German brand has a long tradition […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

SUNINEN ‘COMES OF AGE’ IN SWEDEN

TEEMU SUNINEN’S RALLY-LEADING PERFORMANCE IN SWEDEN MARKED HIS MATURITY AS A WRC DRIVER, ACCORDING TO HIS M-SPORT FORD WORLD RALLY TEAM BOSS.Suninen, 25, was the big surprise of Friday’s opening day, when he claimed two stage wins in his Ford Fiesta on his way to leading a WRC event for the first time in his […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Robert Kubica raring for F1 return with ROKiT Williams Racing eight years after rallying accident

Robert Kubica is confident he can help ROKiT Williams Racingget back to where they should be after an eight-year absence from Formula One.The Pole suffered horrific injuries in a rallying accident eight years ago, resulting in him having his right arm partially amputated and it looked as if his promising Formula One career was over. But after […]

DAKAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

Money talks: Is The Dakar Rally Headed To Saudi Arabia For 2020?

Is the Dakar Rally headed to Saudi Arabia for 2020? It sure looks like it. The Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) has yet to announce anything official, but by all indications, the deal has been made, and the Dakar Rally will head to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for five years, starting in 2020. International news […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Kvyat, Raikkonen lead third test day as Williams finally runs

Daniil Kvyat and Kimi Raikkonen broke the 1m18s barrier on the third day of pre-season testing as Williams finally started runningwith its new car. On a day interrupted by a number of red flags caused by Haas, Raikkonen led the way until the closing moments, having posted a 1m17.762s late in the morning session on the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NEW VEHICLES

Toyota i-ROAD – The agility of a motorcycle, the comfort of a car

First shown in concept form at the 2013 Geneva motor show Toyota’s personal mobility vehicle (PMV) the i-Road has been transformed into a road-legal version – capable of circumventing city congestion and creating enhanced mobility. PMVs are a new, more flexible type of transport for urban driving that is significantly more comfortable, weatherproof, stable and […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

“Formula 1: Drive to Survive” premiers on Netflix March 8

Formula One fans will be treated to a new docuseries this March called “Formula 1: Drive to Survive.” The series is a Netflix-exclusive and premieres about a week before the kick off of the 2019 season. In F1’s announcement on Wednesday, the league said to expect 10 episodes that dive not only into the fight […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

LIVE YOUR PASSION WITH MAZDA MOTORSPORTS

Mazda Motorsports continues its support of NASA racers, especially at the Championships and in Teen Mazda Challenge Contingency, tech support and parts discounts continue to be hallmarks of Mazda Motorsports’ support of National Auto Sport Association (NASA) racers. As the new Super Touring classes take off and the Teen Mazda Challenge flourishes under new leadership, that […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

CLUBMANS SET TO STAR

Massive Mike’s Place series entry for Killarney If the first races of the Mike’s Place Engine Importers WP Clubmans Race Series two weeks back was anything to go by, the second round at the WP Wingfield Motors Power Series opener should be a cracker as a monster field comprising a few thrilling newcomers line up […]

INDYCAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

Marcus Ericsson: IndyCar is more of a driver’s championship than F1

Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver Marcus Ericsson believes the NTT IndyCar series is much more of a driver’s championship than Formula 1Ericsson moved across from F1 after getting dropped from a race seat at the now renamed Alfa Romeo team (formerly Sauber), he is now set to drive the #7 entry for the 2019 NTT […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURANCE RACING

Land Confirms Two Audi Evos for 2019; New Driver Lineup

Montaplast by Land Motorsport will run a pair of Audi R8 LMS Evos in ADAC GT Masters this year with three new drivers signed for the season.Christopher Mies is the only member of the team’s 2018 lineup to be retained, with the Audi factory driver confirmed alongside 19-year-old Max Hofer in one of the cars. […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

FIA Women In Motorsport Commission supports participation of girls in Volant Winfield

38 years after Cathy Muller won the Volant Elf-Winfield, as it was then known, Winfield Racing School strongly supports the participation of girls in the 2019 Volant Winfield. Three female drivers have been selected to join the25th edition of the event at Circuit Paul Ricard from 23 to 25 February. Eighteen young boys and girls […]

Electric vehicles MOTORSPORT NEWS

The ID. R chases lap record for electric vehicles on Bridgestone tyres

A long-term partner for a new challenge: Bridgestone Potenza tyres will provide the optimum performance when the Volkswagen ID. R aims to beat the lap record for electro-vehicles on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in summer 2019. Having worked together for a long-time creating equipment for production vehicles, the German automotive brand and the largest tyre manufacturer in […]

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Audi race drivers thrill crowd on snow and ice

Spectacular scenes in Austria at the GP Ice Race in Zell am See.  Formula E Teams’ Champion Daniel Abt and DTM Champion René Rast ventured onto snow and ice in their race cars at temperatures far below freezing. In action for Audi Sport as well were rally legend Walter Röhrl and freestyle skiing star Benedikt […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Honda installation is Red Bull’s best ever – Horner

The 2019 Honda power unit is “a thing of beauty” and has resulted in the best installation that Red Bull has ever had, according to team principal Christian Horner. Red Bull ended its deal with Renault after 12 years in order to join forces with Honda this season, following on from Toro Rosso’s partnership with […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

Daytona 500 race perfect for NASCAR

 Jim France told ’em to race and NASCAR’s next generation didn’t disappoint. The Daytona 500 packed an unforeseen punch that, if nothing else, entertained Sunday’s sun-drenched, sold-out crowd at the famed “World Center of Racing.”There were a ton of wrecks, especially during the final 20 laps of regulation, which Kyle Busch described as the portion of […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Gasly ‘caught by surprise’ while pushing RB15’s limits

Red Bull Racing’s Pierre Gasly was “caught out by surprise” on his first day of pre-season testing, crashing the team’s RB15 while seeking its limits. Gasly took over from Max Verstappen on Tuesday in Barcelona, taking to the track at the wheel of Red Bull’s 2019 car for the very first time. The Frenchman’s day […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Solid form sees Monitor Net’s Deon Holliday Jnr bag two podiums

  Monitor Net’s Deon Holliday Jnr got his 2019 MotorMart VW Challenge season off to a solid start at Red Star Raceway. The defending Class B title holder made two visits to the podium on the weekend of February 15-16. Two podium finishes and fastest laps saw Deon Holliday Jnr making a strong start Two podium finishes and fastest laps […]

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SHELDON VAN DER LINDE CONFIRMED AS SIXTH BMW DRIVER

There’s a saying in motorsport: if you’re quick enough, you’re old enough. For 19-year-old Sheldon van der Linde, announced as an official BMW DTM driver for the 2019 season, that old adage has once again proved to be true.The young South African, who graduates from the ADAC GT Masters series, was one of four drivers […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Hyundai axes Andreas Mikkelsen from Corsica WRC line-up

The Hyundai WRC Team has dropped Andreas Mikkelsen for the next round of the World Rally Championship in Corsica next month.The Norwegian had been set to contest all 14 rounds of the 2019 WRC calendar alongside lead driver Thierry Neuville, whilst Dani Sordo and Sebastien Loeb shared the third Hyundai i20. However the team announced […]

DAKAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

Rumor: Dakar Rally to leave South America

Africa and Middle East, among the possible locations There are some rumors over the internet regarding a new continent for the Dakar Rally. Angola and Saudi Arabia could be in talks with the Dakar organizers. It all started two weeks ago with a map shared by Angola’s Motorsports Federation with the caption “Good route for a Dakar […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Valentino Rossi: MotoGP star reveals BIG career regret – ‘I deserved it’

MOTOGP legend Valentino Rossi has revealed he regrets not winning a 10th world championship after a number of near-misses in recent years.The Italian has won nine championships throughout his illustrious career and is deemed one of the greatest in MotoGP history. But Rossi is without a title in 10 years after watching the likes of […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Dakar winner Al-Attiyah wants dream homecoming at Qatar Rally

There’s nowhere in the world that freshly crowned 2019 Dakar Rally champion Nasser Al-Attiyah would rather race next than in his native Qatar. That’s why it’s no surprise to see the three-time Dakar winner leading the list of entrants for this week’s Manateq Qatar Cross-Country Rally. The six-day rally-raid event is the opening round of […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Formula 1 comes to the Mint

Adding to an off-road racing institution already brimming with the historically proven ability to bring top-tier drivers to the brutal Nevada desert, event directors for the upcoming BFGoodrich Mint 400 today made it official – 2009 Formula 1 Champion Jenson Button will be competing in this year’s race. “Breaking news! I’m very excited to announce […]

Electric vehicles MOTORSPORT NEWS

Electric Chevy eCOPO Camaro breaks into 9-second territory

Chevy had a 9-second quarter-mile time in its sights, and the electric eCOPO Camaro has done just that. The electric drag racer has clocked a 9.837-second run. Thanks to video published by DragZine on Monday, we can see how much the eCOPO has improved. Just a few weeks ago, the electric eCOPO Camaro was able to make […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Hatch Racing Debuts the Latest Jimco-built Creation

Every facet of a Jimco-built chassis is a combination of history and innovation; a result of four decades of experience handcrafting championship off-road racecars. Inspired by the popularity of the legendary Trophy Truck class, the Spec TT platform was conceived as an intermediary between the limited and unlimited truck classes.  Modeled after Jimco’s championship Trophy […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Mercedes could leave UK in event of no deal Brexit

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has warned that a no-deal Brexit scenario would “massively damage” Formula 1’s many operations currently based in Great Britain and would make it difficult for the reigning constructors’ champions to remain based in the UK at Brackley. Speaking in front of a packed media audience on the first day of pre-season […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS

Ricciardo: ‘Honda has more problems to solve than Renault’

Daniel Ricciardo took his time to decide where he would be racing in 2019, but ultimately the Aussie considered Red Bull’s switch to Honda as too much of a risk factor. Ricciardo shocked the F1 paddock last summer when he settled his final choice on Renault, a team still considered a work in progress relative […]