MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

McRae reunited with Subaru WRC in Adelaide

Alister McRae evoked memories of his late brother and rally legend Colin McRae at the Adelaide Motorsport Festival.McRae jumped behind the wheel of a factory Prodrive Subaru World Rally Car to cut demonstration laps of the Victoria Park Sprint Circuit. The car was part of the 1993 Subaru WRC fleet which his older brother Colin, who […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Chikmagalur INRC: Kadur wins from Ghosh

Karna Kadur cruised to victory in the penultimate round of Indian National Rally Championship in Chikmagalur, while Gaurav Gill staged an emphatic comeback to finish fifth overall in Coffee Day India rally.Gill had been comfortably leading the rally in his factory-run Mahindra Super XUV500 but suffered a technical failure in the final stage of Saturday, […]

FORMULA E MOTORSPORT NEWS

Nissan unleashes all-new Leaf NISMO race car

The all-new Nissan LEAF NISMO RC, an electric race car with more than double the maximum power and torque output of its predecessor, was unveiled today in Tokyo.The unveiling took place at Nissan Crossing in the city’s Ginza district. The car, which was developed by Nissan’s racing arm, NISMO, with its race technology know-how, will […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

No third car, no Loeb for Citroen in 2019 WRC

Citroen will run only two cars in next year’s World Rally Championship, meaning no starts for Sebastien Loeb. Mads Ostberg, one of Citroen’s 2018 drivers, reported the not unexpected development on his Facebook page, and the Norwegian is therefore also currently out of a seat next year. The French marque ran three cars at various times […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD SUPER BIKES

‘Hamilton crashes in Superbike test’

Lewis Hamilton took a tumble while testing World Superbike machinery in Jerez on Friday, according to a report in Gazzetta dello Sport. Hamilton was in Spain to test a Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike, but scraped the tarmac on one lap, escaping apparently unharmed. Hamilton is a known fan of action on two wheels and has previously teased […]

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Classic 24 at Daytona champions crowned

The fourth running of the Historic Sportscar Racing Classic Daytona presented by IMSA wrapped up Sunday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway after 24 hours of close and competitive racing produced six different Run Group Champions. Each Run Group winner was presented with a custom HSR Classic Daytona 24 Hour B.R.M. Chronographes watch for their day-long […]

KARTS MOTORSPORT NEWS

SOUTH AFRICA’S CRISTIANO MORGADO WINS A RECORD FIFTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP KARTING TITLE AT THE 2018 ROTAX GRAND FINALS IN BRAZIL

Durban’s veteran kart racer Cristiano Morgado won the 2018 Rotax DD2 Masters Grand Final world championship in Conde-Paraiba, Brazil on Saturday, December 1, 2018.The 39-year-old started from pole position in the final after a week-long round of elimination races and lead from green light to chequered flag in energy-sapping hot conditions. He was hounded all the way […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Force India name disappears from F1

The Force India name will officially disappear from Formula 1 in 2019 following the publication of the FIA entry list for next season.Force India went into administration in July and was only rescued when a Lawrence Stroll-led consortium purchased the assets and re-entered the team as a new entry. In doing so, the new team […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURO

HUSQVARNA YOUTH FOR ROOF

Young Oosthuizen & Green off to Malutis Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing heads to the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho for the 51st running of the ‘Mother of Hard Enduro’ 2018 Motul Roof of Africa from 6-8 December with a youthful two-man line-up looking to unsettle the establishment. Pepson Plastics Husqvarna racing with Liqui Moly, Metzeler and […]

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FIA GT Nations Cup ready for action at Bahrain GT Festiva

The inaugural FIA GT Nations Cup is ready to take centre stage at this weekend’s Bahrain GT Festival, with the hotly anticipated international contest set to headline a two-day racing extravaganza. The nation versus nation concept will see 18 countries going head-to-head in an array of stunning GT3 machinery, with the overall winners claiming GT […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS

OTT TÄNAK: “I HAVE THE STRONGEST CAR IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP”

Despite crashing out of 2018 Kennards Hire Rally Australia, Ott Tänak was still pleased with how his overall championship unfolded across the season.The Estonian still was mathematically in the running for the title with just two stages left in the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship before he hit a tree on the penultimate stage of the event while lying second […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Hyundai has to raise its game in 2019, warns Neuville

Thierry Neuville has issued a stark warning to his Hyundai WRC team, saying it has “no chance” of beating Ott Tanak and Toyota without a step up in development. Runner-up to Sebastien Ogier in 2018, Neuville has not restricted his criticism his team’s management, as he also lambasted his Hyundai teammates for a lack of support throughout […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

INRC 2018: 48 ENTRIES REGISTERED FOR COFFEE DAY RALLY OF CHIKMAGALUR

The fourth round of the 2018 Indian National Rally Championship, the Coffee Day Rally of Chikmagalur, has received a total of 48 entries. The event, which will be held from November 30 to December 2, is organised by the Chikmagalur Motor Sports Club, and, has in the past hosted the final round of the Asia […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS TOURING CAR

TOYOTA TO MAKE MANUFACTURER RETURN WITH NEW COROLLA AND SPEEDWORKS MOTORSPORT

Two time British Touring Car Independent Champions Speedworks Motorsport have today confirmed that they will become a full manufacturer entry in the 2019 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship following backing from Toyota GB. The team will in turn be renamed Team Toyota GB with Speedworks Motorsport.This deal also sees Speedworks wave goodbye to the Toyota Avensis it has used since […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Motor racing – More than 100 women apply for $1.5 million ‘W Series’  

 More than 100 applicants from around the world have sought to join a new all-female motor racing series aimed at getting them into Formula One, where no woman has competed since 1976. Organisers on Wednesday issued a long list of 55 for the W Series, which is set to launch in May with 18 drivers […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

This infernal Lancia Delta S4 Stradale will haunt your dreams

The plastic-fantastic, flame-throwing Group B beasts from the 1980s have earned a fearsome reputation that truly precedes them. But, in reality, are they far tamer than we’re led to believe? We took an ultra-rare Lancia Delta S4 Stradale for a dalliance in deepest darkest Surrey to find out… In the inky darkness of this brisk […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

ROBERT KUBICA: MANY PEOPLE ARE LEAVING THE STRUGGLING WILLIAMS F1 TEAM

Robert Kubica says he is not sure who his race engineer will be in 2019.After an eight-year hiatus to recover from a devastating arm injury, the now 33-year-old Polish driver is returning to the grid with Williams next year.But he told Eleven Sports in Abu Dhabi that he doesn’t know what engineer he will work […]

Motorcycles MOTORSPORT NEWS

A Humiliating End to a Great & Formidable Team: ten Kate Honda Declares Bankruptcy

“This sad situation is the direct result of very late notification given to Ten Kate Racing that Honda wished to end its association with the Dutch firm.” This just in from ten Kate Honda WSBK: ‘Ten Kate Racing BV, the company that for 18 years has been responsible for Honda’s racing activities in the World […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

SHEMUD: An All-Female Extreme 4×4 Challenge

Proving that hoonery is a pastime enjoyed around the world, SHEMUD sends competitors into the Malaysian rainforest to face all manner of off-road obstacles.Combining off-road competition and touring adventure, the event is officially known as the SHEMUD Women’s International 4×4 Challenge. Special stages are set up along predetermined routes, with all hands participating and staying together as […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS

Horner: Ricciardo “best overtaker in business”

Christian Horner believes that Red Bull are losing the ‘best overtaker in the business as the say goodbye to Daniel Ricciardo. Horner recalls when Ricciardo joined the team. “When we were first faced with the dilemma of who do we replace mark Webber with, there was Jean-Eric Vergne, there was Daniel Ricciardo, and there was Kimi […]

DAKAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

Gianna Velarde set to become 1st Peruvian woman motorcyclist to compete in Dakar Rally

New Delhi: Wheels of Hope. If there is anything that could best describe motorcycle to Gianna Velarde would be these words. Riding on those two wheels, Velarde was able to withstand the 16 rounds of chemotherapy and 32 radiation treatments she received to eliminate a cancer of the lymph nodes. And today, she is all […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS

SA’S HYMAN TAKES ASIA F3 TITLE

Raoul seals championship in Sepang London-based South African Raoul Hyman clinched the inaugural FIA Asian Formula 3 Championship when he drove to fifth in the season finale at Malaysia’s Sepang Grand Prix Circuit over the weekend. Former GP3 star Hyman was overjoyed with the result following a competitive season in the five-round fourteen-race series. “I […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

AFRICA ECO RACE 2019 A HUNDRED COMPETITORS DEPARTING FROM MONACO

Over a hundred vehicles will be joining the AFRICA ECO RACE in Monaco, awaiting the launch of the 11th edition on the 30th of December, which will be given by Adriana, the event’s ambassadress. The Moto, Auto and Truck participants, passionate about Africa, will follow Thierry SABINE step to join the famous Rose Lac after […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NEW VEHICLES

The Bentley GT Convertible’s best feature is one we’ll hardly see

Simon Blake is a disappearing artist. His most significant contribution to the new Bentley Continental GT Convertible is that it goes away in less than 20 seconds. That’s hardly enough time to consider Blake’s—and Bentley’s—achievements with the power-folding cloth roof, which took fully six months to even make it past “pre-development.” Less than 20 seconds […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Schumacher moves up to Formula 2 with Prema

On the heels of his FIA Formula 3 championship, Prema Racing announced that Mick Schumacher will move up for the 2019 FIA Formula 2 season. The 19-year-old German scored eight wins, seven pole positions and 14 podium finishes en route to capturing the overall title in 2018. Schumacher has been a part of the Italian team […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Final entry list confirms impressive grid for inaugural GT4 International Cup

The final entry list for the inaugural GT4 International Cup has been confirmed, finalising the gird for this weekend’s event at the Bahrain International Circuit (30 November-1 December). Staged as part of the Bapco Bahrain GT Festival, the GT4 International Cup brings together competitors from across the globe for a season-ending contest. It joins an […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS TOURING CAR

Alex Fontana wins the season finale at Shanghai, Kia take title

Alex Fontana has won the final round of the 2018 China Touring Car Championship at Shanghai, with his Dongfeng Kia Racing team securing the coveted manufacturers’ title. Fontana launched between the front row sitters, Rodolfo Avila’s Volkswagen and his Kia team-mate Leo Yi at the start, with Pepe Oriola following him through in the Changan […]

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Sophia Floersch determined to return to racing despite fracturing spine in Macau horror crash

The 17-year-old was required 11-hour surgery after her car flew off the track during the Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix before crashing backwards into a media hut Sophia Floersch is determined to return to racing after fracturing her spine in a horrifying crash at the Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix.                   Sophia Floersch is returning home […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Michael Schumacher’s son gives heartbreaking interview

MICHAEL Schumacher’s son has spoken about how he compares himself to his “idol” father and the happy times the pair spent together before the Formula 1 legend’s ski accident.Seven-time world champion Michael, 49, has not been seen in public since the horrific accident in France on 29 December 2013, The Sun reports. His 19-year-old son Mick […]

Motorcycles MOTORSPORT NEWS

Ana Carrasco: ‘Women don’t just have to be grid girls – they can race too’

The World Supersport 300 champion motorcycle racer rose through the ranks racing for free but revelling in subverting the male-dominated status quo.  Ana Carrasco has ridden professionally since she was 16 and says of her first season: ‘The riders were not ready to have a woman on the grid.’ Photograph: Eduardo Parra/Getty Images for the Guardian […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURANCE RACING

Alonso set to make Rolex 24 return

Fernando Alonso’s second attempt to win the Rolex 24 at Daytona will come from inside a Cadillac DPi-V.R entered by Wayne Taylor Racing. RACER has confirmed the Spaniard will share the No. 10 WTR entry with Jordan Taylor and Renger van der Zande for IMSA’s season-opening WeatherTech SportsCar Championship event in January with the 2017 […]

DAKAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

Get to know the offroad racers preparing to battle the 2019 Dakar

The assembled Red Bull Desert Wings squad for the 2019 Dakar Rally boast over 30 previous wins at the prestigious offroad marathon. These desert racers are aiming to chase down even more success when the next edition of the Dakar sets off from Lima, Peru on January 6. With race organisers Amaury Sport Organisation unleashing the official […]

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BORDER 100 LAP RECORD DARE

SA’s oldest race lays lap record challenge South Africa’s circuit racing championships may well long be done and dusted, but the racing fat lady has not yet sung as there remains one important appointment for 2018 — SA’s oldest race — the East London Grand Prix Circuit’s Border 100 must still run on 15 December. […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Clio R3T Trophy France – Rallye du Var 2018

After clinching the title in September, Florian Bernardi dominated the Rallye du Var in extremely difficult conditions. The Vaucluse native was joined on the podium by Guillaume Jean, who takes top Junior honours and Italy’s Ivan Ferrarotti, who impressed in his Clio R3T Trophy France debut. Friday afternoon, the 19 crews entered in the Clio […]

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CHEVROLET CLAIMS NHRA MANUFACTURERS CUP FOR RECORD 23RD TIME

Tanner Gray’s NHRA Mello Yello Series Pro Stock class championship in a Chevrolet Camaro SS at Pomona, California, put the icing on the cake for manufacturer Chevrolet, which successfully defended its NHRA Manufacturers Cup.The championship is the fourth in the last five years (Dodge won in 2016) and a record 23 for Chevrolet. Its first […]

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BMW series heads to Kyalami for final showdown of 2018 championship

The popular Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series has once again delivered a stunning year of racing and hard-fought battles throughout the field. Even though the various class championships can basically be considered as decided the overall championship still remains open. Once again, like the previous year we will need to wait until the chequered flag drops in […]