MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

MotoGP: Marc Marquez becomes youngest-ever 4-time world champion

Marc Marquez became the youngest rider in MotoGP history to win four world titles at a dramatic Valencia MotoGP on Sunday.Watched by a crowd of 110,000 at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo, the race pitted the 24-year-old Repsol Honda rider against Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso. Marquez finished in third place, while Dovizioso retired after crashing into the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Champion for the 14th time: Baumschlager sets new world record in the Polo R WRC

Raimund Baumschlager (A) has won the Austrian Rally Championship. The 57-year-old won the Rally Waldviertel (A) at the wheel of the Volkswagen Polo R WRC to claim his 14th title in the national championship. In doing so, Baumschlager set a new world record: no driver in the world has ever won 14 national champion titles. […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NEW VEHICLES

This is the 755-hp 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

We’ve seen it for more than a year in spy photos testing at the Nurburgring, Laguna Seca and on city streets. Now, a couple days before the Dubai motor show we finally get a look at the mighty Corvette ZR1 in all its camo-free glory. With its supercharged 6.2-liter V8 boasting 755 hp and 715 lb-ft, if this is the C7 […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Lewis Hamilton lashes out at F1 management after robbery in Brazil

Williams and the FIA also victims Lewis Hamilton says that Formula 1 needs to do more to protect the teams after some of the Mercedes team were robbed at gunpoint while travelling back to their hotel on Friday evening. The Brazilian Grand Prix is one which sits fondly in the minds of most due to […]

KARTS MOTORSPORT NEWS

HEROIC EFFORT FROM TEAM SOUTH AFRICA IN 2017 ROTAX MAX CHALLENGE WORLD KARTING CHAMPIONSHIP

  The 10-driver team from South Africa return home this week from the 2017 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in Portugal with a mixed bag of results , but with a sense of honour that our drivers can still compete with the very best kart racers in the world. The 2017 event was the most […]

DAKAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA ANNOUNCES THREE-CAR LINE-UP FOR DAKAR 2018

Toyota Gazoo Racing SA today announced the team destined for Dakar 2018. The Japanese manufacturer has been a force to be reckoned with in the Dakar Rally since first fielding a Toyota Hilux in 2012, and their latest all-new Toyota Hilux promises a leap forward which, combined with an all-star driver line-up, will ensure that […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Sebastian Vettel beats Valtteri Bottas to win in Brazil

Sebastian Vettel claimed his fifth win of the season after beating Valtteri Bottas to victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix.Vettel never looked back after a bold move on the inside saw him take the lead from Bottas in the first corner and Ferrari’s strategy ensured he retained the lead through the single round of pit […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

South Africa WRX: Champion Kristoffersson ends season with win

Johan Kristoffersson concluded his World Rallycross Championship-winning season in fitting style by dominating the final race of the year in South Africa. Kristoffersson lined up on pole position and made a good start to lead into the first corner, from where he was never headed despite a fight-back drive by Timmy Hansen, who had also […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

HANSEN WINS Q4 AS KRISTOFFERSSON IS TOP QUALIFIER

Sweden’s Timmy Hansen set the quickest time in Q4 at the final round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Cape Town, South Africa, as Johan Kristoffersson claimed the TQ (top qualifier) position. Hansen took the lead at the first corner of Q4 race five and beat Kristoffersson to the finish line after the new […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

KRISTOFFERSSON WINS Q3

Sweden’s Johan Kristoffersson set the quickest time in Q3 at Cape Town in South Africa to move to into TQ (Top Qualifier) position in the final round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship with one qualifying session of the year remaining. Kristoffersson beat Sweden’s Mattias Ekstrom in Q3 race four, the 2016 World RX Champion […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Valtteri Bottas takes pole in Brazil after Lewis Hamilton crashes out

Valtteri Bottas beat Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to pole position with a last-gasp effort in qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix, after newly-crowned Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton crashed out in the first session. Bottas looks back on form in Brazil following his mid-season slump, and made the most of Mercedes teammate Hamilton’s absence in […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

HANSEN WINS Q1 IN CAPE TOWN

Sweden’s Timmy Hansen is the first ever driver to set a quickest FIA World Rallycross Championship qualifying time on the African continent by winning Q1 in Cape Town, South Africa. Hansen won Q1 race three in front of Norway’s Petter Solberg, who ended up third, behind World RX Champion Johan Kristoffersson. Sweden’s Kristoffersson didn’t make […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Rally Australia: Toyota WRC Preview

Australia the final test for the Yaris WRC in its development season  The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team will conclude its debut season in the FIA World Rally Championship season at Rally Australia on November 16-19. At the end of a campaign where learning and car development has been the main priority, the Yaris […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

2017 F1: Family friend says Schumacher ‘doing well’

There is still hope Michael Schumacher might one day return to a normal life. In recent months and years, almost no official information has emerged about the health of the F1 legend, who sustained brain injuries in a 2013 skiing fall. Now, Bunte magazine in Germany said the Schumacher family still has hope. “Corinna and […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

F1 chief responds to Ferrari’s Nascar claims

Formula One chief executive Chase Carey has hit back at claims from Ferrari concerning increasing standardisation in the motor racing series, stating that its new owners have no intention of modelling F1 on US stock car series Nascar. Sergio Marchionne, chairman and chief executive of Ferrari, last week warned that the iconic Italian marque could […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Ford fair dinkum about rallying?

Retention of five-time world champ may be twisting Ford’s arm to give M-Sport full factory backingIt sounds as though Ford is getting serious about rallying again. It will have to if it wants to retain now five-time world rally champion Sebastien Ogier. The Frenchman, the second most successful in World Rally Championship history (behind only […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

RX2 BATTLE RESUMES IN CAPE TOWN

France’s Cyril Raymond heads into the final round of the RX2 International Series at Cape Town in South Africa next weekend as the FIA World Rallycross Championship’s single-make support category Champion, the 2016 title-holder adding the 2017 crown to his list of accolades at the penultimate round in France. Behind Raymond in the points, there […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

BIKES AND QUADS EARNED NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES AFTER TOUGH SEASON

As the dust settled after the recent Atlas Copco Gold 400, the sixth and final round of the 2017 SA National Cross Country Championship for Motorcycles and Quads (SACCS Moto) that took place at Glenharvie on the West Rand, the points have been finalised and the championship titles have been allocated. After a competitive season […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

ROOF-READY HUSQVARNA

It’s been a full year for the Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Motorcycles Racing team, but there is still a major sting in the tail and the team is all set for — the mother of hard enduros. Yes, the Roof of Africa happens in Lesotho’s Maluti Mountains 15-18 November, where two of the world’s leading riders […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Citroen reveals plan for new WRC2 car’s debut

Citroen’s new C3 R5 for the World Rally Championship’s WRC2 class and the European Rally Championship will make its public debut at the Rallye du Var in late November. French champion Yoann Bonato will drive the car, which has completed more than 2500 miles of testing on gravel and asphalt since the start of September. […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NEW VEHICLES

Bentley reveals new Continental GT3 racecar

Bentley Motorsport is today unveiling an all-new Continental GT3 racecar, currently in development for the 2018 motorsport season. The second-generation Continental GT3 is the latest dedicated racecar in an acclaimed Bentley motorsport lineage that includes the 4½ Litre, Speed Six and Speed 8 Le Mans winners. The first-generation Continental GT3 has proven to be a […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

PREVIEW: 2017 Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix: The Race for Second is On

The title is decided. Lewis Hamilton is te 2017 Formula 1 World Champion. Second place though? That’s very much still up for grabs.Whilst Sebastian Vettel was an early contender for the title, looking like a potential five-times world champion, since the summer break the top spot slipped further from reach, ultimately becoming unattainable last time out. The German currently […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Ferrari’s last stand?

Inevitably, Sergio Marchionne’s claim that Ferrari could quit F1 should the sport’s new owners proposals not suit it, were met with ‘don’t let the door hit you on the way out’ and ‘bye-bye’ comments on message boards and forums. And while Ferrari, like Red Bull and Renault, has history in terms of throwing its playthings […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

50th BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000 – The History

The long history of the event is surrounded by dedication and passion from its inception by the hands of the Legendary Mickey Thompson, to today’s SCORE® International organization. As the 50th Baja 1000 race draws near on November 12-18, SCORE® International has posted the lineage of the event along with incredible facts describing the highs, lows […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

TOYOTA’S YEAR TO REMEMBER IN SOUTH AFRICAN CROSS COUNTRY SERIES

Lategan/White take Rookies of the Year award for Ford NWM Puma Lubricants team This year’s Production Vehicle category in the South African Cross Country Series (SACCs) is a season Toyota will not forget in a hurry. Apart from annexing all the Production Vehicle titles on offer the Toyota 1000 Desert Race in Botswana, the only […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

R250 000 prize money for Investchem Formula 1600 champion!

The 2017 season for the Investchem Formula 1600 championship finished at Kyalami in Johannesburg on Saturday. Julian van der Watt (42 – Race Driver SA) is the 2017 Investchem Formula 1600 champion and receives R250 000 as well as two motorsport tests for his performance this year. Van der Watt tests with Formula Renault and […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURANCE RACING

IMSA Classic 24h Daytona race preview

Stars and Historic Race Cars Arrive at Daytona International Speedway This Week for Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) Classic at Daytona Presented by IMSA Classic 24-Hour Race A growing entry list for the third running of the Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) Classic at Daytona presented by IMSA, this weekend at Daytona International Speedway (DIS), November 8 […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Evans wants Ogier to stay at M-Sport for 2018 WRC

Wales Rally GB winner Elfyn Evans wants M-Sport teammate Sebastien Ogier to stick with the Cumbrian squad next season.Despite M-Sport’s domination of the WRC this season – with all three drivers winning rallies, Ogier taking the drivers’ and M-Sport lifting the manufacturers’ titles with one round to spare – Evans feels there’s more to come […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Motor racing-Red Bull and Ferrari aim for a sting in the tail

By Alan Baldwin LONDON, Nov 8 (Reuters) – The titles are won and the pressure is off but the Formula One season could yet have a sting in the tail for four-times world champion Lewis Hamilton and triumphant Mercedes.   Resurgent Red Bull believe they can win the last two races, in Brazil this weekend […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CAPE TOWN RX

The final round of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy – Gumtree World RX of South Africa – takes place in Cape Town this weekend (10-12 November).  Cape Town RX marks the first time that rallycross has taken place on the continent of Africa and is the only FIA World Championship […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

HAIGH-SMITH ON RX TEST: “I COULDN’T STOP SMILING!”

South Africa’s Ashley Haigh-Smith is gearing up to make his FIA World Rallycross Championship debut at his home round at the Gumtree World RX of South Africa next month. Haigh-Smith tested the Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta Supercar that he will race in the event for the first time in Sweden recently, at the Strangnas Circuit. […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

FOURIES CUT IT FINE ON THE WAY THE SA CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

The husband and wife team of Marius and Jolinda Fourie, in the PHB BAT, cut it fine when they secured the Special Vehicle overall and Class A titles in this season’s South African Cross Country Series (SACCS). Fourie had five points to spare over Stefan van Pletzen (Live Lesotho Chenowth) in the overall championship, and […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

AFRICA ECO RACE : FROM MONACO TO DAKAR, IN RALLY’S PUREST TRADITION

In a little less than 2 months, the 10th edition of the Africa Eco Race will start from the Principality of Monaco for 15 days of surprises, novelties, in the purest tradition of a marathon Rally! From December 31st to January 14th competitors will cross Morocco, Mauritania and Senegal before an exceptional finish at Lac […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Swedish ace Bromqvist seeded first for Classic rally

 The 1984 World Rally Champion, Stig Blomqvist, will be first off the ramp at the 2017 Kenya Airways East African Safari Classic Rally that is scheduled for Nov. 23 to Dec. 1. Defending champion Blomqvist was placed first on the seeded entry list released by organizers East African Safari Rally (EASR) Limited in Nairobi on […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

2017 F1: Hamilton named in major tax scandal

World champion Lewis Hamilton has found himself at the centre of an international tax avoidance scandal.A trove of documents known as the ‘Paradise Papers’ reveals that the Mercedes driver as well as wealthy peers including Bono, Apple, Nike and even the Queen avoid tax through a series of secret offshore deals. The Hamilton accusation centres […]