MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

Fernando Alonso to contest Daytona 24 Hours in January

Fernando Alonso will contest the 2018 Daytona 24 Hours with McLaren boss Zak Brown’s United Autosports team.T he race, set to held next January 27-28, will mark Alonso’s second appearance at an iconic American race in less than a year, following his participation in the 2017 Indy 500, and his debut in sports car racing. […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Does This FIA Steward Have A Grudge Against Max Verstappen?

At the end of Sunday’s United States Grand Prix, Max Verstappen, eager to finish on the podium, elbowed his way past Kimi Räikkönen with an overtake that cut inside the Finnish driver. As all four of Verstappen’s wheels were inside the apex of the corner, the motorsports governing body handed down a five-second time penalty, […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Citroën heads to Wales and penultimate WRC round

Although none of them are actually Welsh, Kris Meeke, Paul Nagle, Craig Breen, Scott Martin and Chris Patterson all think of Wales Rally GB as their home rally. Three weeks after winning in Catalonia, the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT heads into the penultimate round of the season full of determination and ambition. THE CHARM […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

WRC 2: Rovanperä makes his debut

The championship debut of young rally sensation Kalle Rovanperä is one of the highlights of a packed WRC 2 entry for Dayinsure Wales Rally GB [26 – 29 October]. Kalle Rovanpera The son of former works driver Harri turned 17 on 1 October and passed his driving test at home in Finland the day after, […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Turkey endorsed for 2018 WRC after successful pilot event

Turkey was today (Wednesday) confirmed in next season’s FIA World Rally Championship calendar by the sport’s governing body.The FIA’s WRC Commission rubber-stamped the country’s return after a seven-year absence following a successful dress rehearsal on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast last weekend. M-Sport World Rally Team and Toyota Gazoo Racing sent representatives to the picturesque south-west holiday […]

FORMULA E MOTORSPORT NEWS

Renault to up Formula One efforts after Formula E exit

Renault has confirmed it will withdraw from the FIA’s all-electric championship Formula E at the end of the forthcoming season. The French manufacturer — in partnership with junior formulae giant DAMS — has been Formula E’s leading team since the sport’s inception in 2014. Renault e.dams has claimed three teams’ championship titles in three seasons […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

FIA World Rallycross Coming to Texas Next Year

For the first time, the FIA World Rallycross championship is coming to the United States. The series announced that Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas will be one of two brand-new events, the other being at Silverstone in the U.K. Autosport reports that COTA has signed a five-year agreement to host World Rallycross. The […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Marquez: I wanted gap before Sepang

MotoGP championship leader Marc Marquez reflected on the importance of his win at Phillip Island last weekend, saying it was crucial for him to increase his lead ahead of this weekend’s race in Malaysia. The Sepang round is the third and final leg of the ‘flyaway’ races before MotoGP returns to Spain for its finale […]

FORMULA E MOTORSPORT NEWS

Nissan to join Formula E electric racing from 2018-19 season

Nissan will become the first Japanese automotive brand to compete in the all-electric FIA Formula E racing championship starting in 2018. The move to participate in the growing Formula E series gives Nissan a highly visible global platform from which to spread the message of Nissan Intelligent Mobility – the company’s three-pillar strategy to redefine how its vehicles are driven, […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Four car challenge for Hyundai on Wales Rally GB

  Hyundai Motorsport will contest the penultimate round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship, Wales Rally GB, with four cars Hayden Paddon returns after a one-rally absence to join Thierry Neuville, Andreas Mikkelsen and Dani Sordo in a Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC. The team aims to complete its fourth season in the WRC on […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Lewis: I’ll make Seb’s life a misery for next three years

U.S. Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton says he is determined to inflict years of misery on Formula One rivals Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari. Hamilton is on the verge of clinching his fourth F1 world championship title, following his victory over Vettel on Sunday in Austin, and he can wrap up the title as early as […]

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Reports Claim Robert Kubica Exceeded Williams’ Expectations

This past Tuesday, Kubica dropped into the cockpit of the Williams FW36 for his second major evaluation by Williams, with the result described only as “productive” by the team. The following day, Paul di Resta hopped in to set lap times of his own, to be compared with Kubica’s, and his own session, described as […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

2017 Wales Rally GB – Preview: M-Sport’s Finest Hour?

As the rally circus heads to North Wales for the penultimate round of the World Rally Championship season, the silly season is becoming more serious. The crews arrive in Deeside knowing Ott Tänak is defecting from M-Sport to Toyota, while Sébastien Ogier‘s fate remains on a knife-edge. Malcolm Wilson is continuing to twist Ford Performance’s […]

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DTM TEST FOR ABERDEIN

South Africa’s Formula 4 UAE champion and ADAC German Formula 4 frontrunner Jonathan Aberdein has been selected as one of six international drivers to test an Audi RS 5 DTM at the annual DTM Young Driver Test at the Lausitzring 24-26 October. Aberdein, whose father Chris will be remembered as an Audi driver in the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

HUSQVARNA GOING FOR GOLD

The Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Motorcycles South Africa’s Cross Country Racing team heads to the West Rand this weekend with the full team behind Brett Swanepoel, who is looking to tie up the 2017 South African OR2 championship at the Atlas Copco Gold 400 at Glenharvie 27 and 28 October. Swanepoel has put in an exceptional […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

SHOOT OUT AT THE ATLAS COPCO GOLD 400 IN THE SPECIAL VEHICLE CATEGORY

Crews involved at the sharp end of championship issues in the Special Vehicle category are in for a few sleepless nights before the Atlas Copco Gold 400, the final round of the South African Cross Country Championship (SACCS), on October 27 and 28. The reason for potential insomnia among the crews is simple: the overall, […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

TOYOTA POISED FOR CLEAN SWEEP OF PRODUCTION VEHICLE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Toyota is poised to make a clean sweep of all the accolades on offer in the Production Vehicle category at the Atlas Copco Gold 400, final round of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS), on October 27 and 28. Toyota has already annexed the South African Manufacturers Championship and, via the Toyota Gazoo Racing […]

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Volkswagen wants to dominate Pikes Peak with this all-wheel-drive electric racer

Volkswagen has made a big deal about its push into electric vehicles, but we didn’t realize that push would include a gnarly all-wheel-drive race car aimed squarely at a Pikes Peak record. Until today, that is. VW has just announced its intention to return to Colorado’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb after a 30-year absence […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

SOUTH RACING’S PÓREM TARGETS LOCAL TITLE AS HALPERN, ALVAREZ, OUŘEDNĪČEK AND RÉ JOIN THE TEAM IN PORTUGAL

South Racing faces one of the busiest weekend’s in its hectic rallying calendar when the German preparations company runs five cars in the 31st Baja Portalegre 500, Portugal’s final round of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies.     The team will run Portuguese drivers Ricardo Pórem and Alexandre Ré, Spaniard Fernando Alvarez, Argentina’s […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

NASCAR results at Kansas: Martin Truex Jr. wins as playoff drivers find trouble

 Martin Truex Jr. won the Hollywood Casino 400 Sunday at Kansas Speedway, but the much bigger story turned out to be the misfortune suffered by most of the NASCAR playoff drivers in the Round of 12’s elimination race. Those woes began early in the race and claimed one driver after another. Kyle Larson, who entered the race ranked […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

MotoGP Australia: Marquez puts hand on title in Aussie thriller

Reigning MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez put one hand on the 2017 title as he won a thriller down under while championship rival Andrea Dovizoso slumped to 13th place in Australia. Marquez was involved in a six-man battle for the lead until the closing stages when some hooky passes by Andrea Iannone gave him the […]

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Jerez WorldSBK: Melandri breakdown hands Rea victory

Reigning WorldSBK Champion Jonathan Rea took a step closer to Colin Edwards’ all-time points record at Jerez this afternoon when a mechanical failure by Marco Melandri’s Ducati handed the Castletown resident a three-second lead with four laps left. Melandri had passed Rea for the lead on lap seven and pulled a gap of 1.5s but […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Lewis Hamilton dominates for victory in F1 US Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton hit a home run in Saturday’s Formula 1 US Grand Prix but will have to wait at least one more week for the title as his rival Sebastian Vettel took second. Having topped every session of the weekend, Hamilton suffered a minor setback when Vettel passed the Mercedes into turn one on the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

FINAL BATTLE FOR 2017 AT THE SPIRITUAL HOME OF MOTORSPORT – ENGEN VOLKSWAGEN CUP

Kyalami is widely regarded as the spiritual home of motor racing in South Africa, so perhaps it’s fitting that the iconic circuit will also host the final battle in this year’s Engen Volkswagen Cup when the last round of the season is contested on the weekend of 4 November. “We’ve had an incredible year of […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

SOUTH RACING CELEBRATES AS GUTIÉRREZ WINS SOUTH AMERICA’S PRESTIGIOUS CODASUR SERIES

 South Racing had the perfect tonic for a hectic weekend’s action in Portugal when Bolivian driver Rodrigo Gutiérrez was confirmed as the 2017 South American CODASUR Cross-Country champion.     At the wheel of his South-Racing run Toyota Hilux, Gutiérrez and South American-based Croatian navigator Tomislav Glavic led going into the final stage of Argentina’s […]

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VOLKSWAGEN MOTORSPORT AIMING TO FINISH STRONG – SASOL GTC SERIES.

The famed Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit will play host to the first full season of South Africa’s premier circuit racing series, the Sasol GTC for the second time in 2017, after also providing the battleground for Round 2 earlier in April. South African automotive giant Volkswagen will once again field two Jettas in the GTC […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

AVCIOĞLU STORMS TO EMPHATIC WIN IN MARMARIS RALLY TURKEY AFTER OVERNIGHT LEADER BOSTANCI CRASHES

 Orhan Avcioğlu and Burçín Korkmaz romped to an emphatic victory in the Marmaris Rally, Turkey’s dress rehearsal event for inclusion in the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).     The Toksport WRT Skoda Fabia R5 driver won seven of the 13 special stages in the hills and remote villages to the north and west […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

COMPETITORS FIGHTING FIT FOR FINAL NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY BATTLE ON THE WEST RAND

Various championship titles still to be finalised Despite not having competed at national level for almost three months, motorcycle and quad competitors are fighting fit and looking forward to the Atlas Copco Gold 400, the sixth and final round of the SA Cross Country Championship that takes place on 27 and 28 October at Glenharvie […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

ELATION AS BOTTERILL/VACY-LYLE WRAP UP 2017 SA NATIONAL RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA

 Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Guy Botterill and navigator Simon Vacy-Lyle secured the 2017 South African National Rally Championship with a second-place finish at the final round of the season, the Carnival City Rally. The pair started the event trailing championship leaders Richard Leeke and navigator Henry Köhne (Ford) by just four points, ensuring a tight […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Hamilton blasts to US Grand Prix pole

Lewis Hamilton pulverised the track record to claim pole position on Saturday ahead of a US Grand Prix that could secure the Mercedes driver’s fourth Formula One world championship. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, the Briton’s closest rival but 59 points behind with four races remaining, qualified second with a prodigious effort just when it seemed Mercedes […]

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2018 AFRICA ECO RACE: EVERYTHING GOES AS PLANNED!

A little more than two months from the start of the 2018 AFRICA ECO RACE, all the lights are green for this 10th edition to start in the best possible conditions on December 31st from the Principality of Monaco. Currently and until November 15th (closing date for registrations) there is some organizational turmoil. Indeed, the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

MSA grants permit for first closed-road rally in England

 The Motor Sports Association (MSA) has granted the first Event Organising Permit for a closed-road competition in England to Chelmsford Motor Club (CMC) for a stage rally in Essex next April. New legislation facilitating closed-road motor sport commenced on 10 April this year, following a long campaign by the MSA. The first full event under […]

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WRC crowds surge

Dynamic new cars and a thrilling season-long title battle have sparked record attendances at this year’s FIA World Rally Championship. Figures from the initial 10 WRC rounds show fans are flocking to view this season’s gripping action, and crowds have risen by five per cent compared with 2016 to more than 3,750,000 people. With the […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

2017 F1: Hamilton must keep focus to win title

Lewis Hamilton should keep his composure to secure victory in this year’s world championship. That is the advice of Nico Rosberg, who beat his former Mercedes teammate to last year’s crown before suddenly retiring. The pair had a difficult relationship at the German team, but Rosberg says he has been impressed with Hamilton’s season this […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

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. […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Manvir tipped to win Africa title in Zambia

Kenya is tipped to win the 2017 African Rally Championship (ARC) title for the third year running with Manvir Baryan heading for the final round of the series in Zambia next weekend with a slight advantage. With both Baryan and Leroy Gomes of Zambia going into the final round as the chief championship contenders, International […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

MotoGP Australia: Valentino Rossi: ‘A difficult situation’

“We are in a difficult situation now, especially in the wet. In the dry we have some problems, but we can be a bit more competitive” – Valentino Rossi. Having struggled throughout the wet Japanese MotoGP weekend, culminating in a big highside during the race, Valentino Rossi arrives in Australia hoping more than ever for […]