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Action Express wins Rolex 24 at Daytona for 3rd time; Ganassi takes Le Mans class

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — In a 24-hour race of attrition, it was only fitting for the most seasoned sports car teams to control the podium at Daytona International Speedway.Action Express Racing won its third Rolex 24 at Daytona overall title, and Chip Ganassi Racing celebrated the organization’s 200th victory with a win in the GT […]

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Sunday’s Monte: Ogier victorious at home

Defending FIA World Rally Champion Sébastien Ogier has made the perfect start to his bid to clinch a sixth Drivers’ crown, mastering the elements to triumph on home soil in Monte-Carlo.The M-Sport Ford man began the final day of the season curtain-raiser 33.5sec ahead of the pursuing Ott Tänak following a sustained push from his […]

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Ogier wins in Monte-Carlo

Sébastien Ogier has got his FIA World Rally Championship title defence off to a winning start in Monte-Carlo this weekend, claiming a popular fifth consecutive triumph on home soil as he conquered treacherous conditions on the 2018 curtain-raiser.   The Frenchman came out of-the-blocks flying on Sunday morning’s first stage – taking in the legendary […]

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Action Express in control at Rolex 24 as Acuras hit trouble

Issues for both Acura-Penskes put Action Express Racing in control of the Rolex 24 at Daytona heading into the final third of the race.Action Express Racing sits in control of the Rolex 24 at Daytona entering the final third of the race after seeing the rival Acura-Penske cars drop out of contention for victory following reliability issues […]

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The Monte: SS14/15: Ogier on the brink

Sébastien Ogier is on the verge of a fifth consecutive Rallye Monte-Carlo victory after extending his lead on the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship curtain-raiser to 46.2sec over the course of Sunday’s opening two stages.   Toyota new boy Ott Tänak might have turned up the wick on the reigning world champion on Saturday – […]

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FAN FAVOURITE OGIER INCREASES MOE LEAD

 M-Sport Ford World Rally Team’s Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia continue to hold a popular lead at Rallye Monte-Carlo – increasing the EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC’s advantage at the head of the field. The Blue Oval continues to hold more fastest times than any other manufacturer, and has led from the very first stage. With […]

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2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona: Hour 12 Update – Spin Costs Rahal The Lead

  Good pit stops saw the two Team Penske Acura’s retake their advantage at the front of the Prototype field in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, however a spin cost the #7 the race lead as the race reached its halfway mark. Graham Rahal was able to jump ahead of both of the Action Express […]

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WRC: Tanak sets up final day fight with Ogier at Rallye Monte-Carlo

Ott Tanak has taken six seconds out of Sebastien Ogier’s overall lead at the 2018 World Rally Championship season opener Rallye Monte-Carlo for a final day showdown.The new Toyota driver has cut his former team-mate’s general classification lead to 33.5 seconds with Sunday’s final four stages to go to give himself a chance for victory and […]

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Van der Linde: Land in “Better Position” Than Last Year

Kelvin van der Linde is looking forward to his debuts at the Rolex 24 at Daytona and Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour after the Montaplast by Land Motorsport team came so close to the GT Daytona class victory last year. The South African driver won the Nürburgring 24 in his breakout year in GT3 racing last […]

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The Monte: SS11/12: Tänak on a charge

Ott Tänak made sure Sébastien Ogier had no room to relax during Saturday’s second loop of speed tests at Rallye Monte-Carlo, by turning up the wick as he reduced his deficit to the leader to less than 40 seconds with five special stages remaining. With sunshine having melted much of the snow, conditions were somewhat […]

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The Monte: SS9/10: Ogier conquers the elements

Reigning FIA World Rally Champion Sébastien Ogier threw down the gauntlet to his rivals on Saturday morning’s opening loop of speed tests at Rallye Monte-Carlo, extending his lead by more than three-quarters-of-a-minute in treacherous conditions.   Having completed the first full day 14.9sec ahead of his closest pursuer – Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT’s Ott Tänak […]

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The Monte: Ogier pulls clear despite wheel damage

Sebastien Ogier’s Monte Carlo Rally lead ballooned to more than a minute after the first two Saturday stages, despite him damaging a wheel. The reigning world champion started the day 14.9s clear but smashed his main rival Ott Tanak on a devilishly tricky 18-mile opening stage topped by Andreas Mikkelsen. Ogier broke part of the […]

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Friday’s Monte: Another lucky escape for Ogier

Rallye Monte-Carlo master Sébastien Ogier escaped an uncharacteristic second error to remain on target for a fifth consecutive win on Friday night.He spun his Ford Fiesta into a ditch on today’s penultimate speed test and watched his lead of almost 40sec dwindle as fans manhandled it back onto rain-soaked mountain roads in the French Alps. […]

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The Monte: Tanak hunts down Ogier after near-off

Tanak has slashed Sebastien Ogier’s lead at Rallye Monte-Carlo to less than 15 seconds after the M-Sport Ford survived a scare. Ott Tanak has slashed Sebastien Ogier’s lead at Rallye Monte-Carlo to less than 15 seconds at the end of Friday’s action after the M-Sport Ford survived a scare on SS7. The reigning World Rally champion […]

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Spanish Motorcyclist Laia Sanz Looks to Further Improve Her Stellar Resume

MADRID – Spanish female off-road motorcyclist Laia Sanz has a resume few can match, having crossed the finish line in all eight of her participations in the Dakar Rally (a women’s record) and even placed among the elite riders in recent years. Sanz said Thursday in Madrid during a visit to the headquarters of Agencia […]

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Andreas Mikkelsen forced out of Rallye Monte-Carlo with alternator issues

Hyundai Shell Mobis World Rally Team have had a somewhat disastrous start to their 2018 campaign, Thierry Neuville hit trouble on the opening stages when he was stuck for nearly 5 minutes, and today brings further bad news for the team as Andreas Mikkelsen was forced to retire. Following a strong opening evening the Norwegian […]

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The Monte: SS6: Tänak doubles up

Ott Tänak won Friday afternoon’s opening speed test at Rallye Monte-Carlo to repeat his pace-setting performance from this morning and eat into Sébastien Ogier’s lead.The Estonian was fastest through the 26.72km speed test from Vitrolles to Oze for a second time in a Toyota Yaris and cut the Frenchman’s advantage by 6.5sec to 33.9sec. The […]

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Sainz Jnr planning more rally outings

Carlos Sainz Jnr is planning more rally outings following a drive in a course car ahead of this years Monte Carlo Rally.The Renault Formula 1 driver is set to drive a Renault Megane RS ahead of the World Rally Championship contenders on the Col de Braus powerstage on Sunday. Though Sainz, whose father Carlos Sr […]

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KILLARNEY’S RED HOT CLASSIC

Cape Town race fans can look forward to classic racing as red hot as the regular searing February temperatures when the second round of the annual Passion for Speed historic racing double header visits the Killarney International Raceway Saturday 3 February, where a full program will see international classic racers taking on South Africa’s finest […]

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The Monte: SS4/5: Ogier stretches lead

Sébastien Ogier widened his Rallye Monte-Carlo lead during a drier than expected loop of speed tests on Friday morning.The Frenchman returned to the Gap service park with a 40.4sec advantage in his Ford Fiesta as his pursuers jostled for position behind. Ogier was fastest through Roussieux – Eygalayes, before posting fourth quickest time in the […]

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Breen leads the Citroen push as Meeke slips up in icy Monte Carlo

It was Craig Breen not Kris Meeke who led the Citroen challenge on the opening night of the Monte Carlo Rally.The two-time Circuit of Ireland winner from Waterford slotted into fifth place at the end of a dramatic first stage which saw World champion Sebastien Ogier lead despite spinning his Ford Fiesta on an icy […]

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Fernando Alonso eyes gains after ‘least important qualifying of my life’

Fernando Alonso remains confident that United Autosports can find more pace in race trim after he qualified in 13th position for this weekend’s Daytona 24 Hours. Alonso has linked up with United Autosports – the outfit co-owned by McLaren chief Zak Brown – for the endurance event, with a view to using the outing as […]

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Monte SS3: Debut win for Tänak

Ott Tänak was fastest out of the blocks on Friday morning at Rallye Monte-Carlo to claim his first stage victory for Toyota Gazoo Racing.The Estonian switched to the Japanese manufacturer from 2017 champions M-Sport Ford World Rally Team and was quickest through today’s opening 26.72km speed test from Vitrolles to Oze. Mild temperatures and mainly […]

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Motorsport: Hayden Paddon predicting closest ever WRC fight

Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon is predicting the most competitive World Rally Championship in history as the season begins at Monte Carlo on Friday.The factory Hyundai driver is sitting out the traditional season-opener as part of a horses for courses approach by the Korean manufacturer this year but will be keeping a close eye on the […]

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Meeke sets sights on world rally crown

Northern Ireland’s Citroen driver Kris Meeke has his sights set on the World Rally Championship crown in 2018.The 38-year-old will compete in the full WRC campaign, leading Citroen’s challenge after a disappointing 2017. Victories for Meeke in Mexico and Spain highlighted the Citroen C3’s potential and he finished seventh overall. He will be joined for […]

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Sir Stirling Moss retires from public appearances aged 88

Sir Stirling Moss has retired from public engagements at the age of 88 after recovering from a recent health scare.Sir Stirling Moss has retired from public engagements at the age of 88 after recovering from a recent health scare, as confirmed by his son Elliot Moss. The former Formula 1 race winner was struck down with a serious […]

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WRC: Neuville, Sordo show Hyundai speed at Shakedown

 Thierry Neuville  led a Hyundai 1-2 at the Rallye Monte-Carlo Shakedown event as the 2018 World Rally Championship prepares to roar into action.The 2017 WRC runner-up topped the Shakedown by one-tenth of a second from team-mate Dani Sordo who both pulled out half a second on new Toyota Gazoo Racing signing Ott Tanak. Kris Meeke […]

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CLASSIC ZWARTKOPS SET TO STUN ON SATURDAY

Saturday is a huge day for Jozi race fans as the Zwartkops Raceway hosts its annual international time warp with the 17th Passion of Speed in a full program of overseas and local historic racing featuring the finest cars ever raced in Africa, back in action at the Pretoria circuit. Too dangerous to drive Magnificent […]

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Pininfarina and Tech Mahindra partner Mahindra Racing Formula E Team

Mahindra Racing, the only Indian team to compete in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, today announced the formation of a strategic partnership with Pininfarina and Tech Mahindra. This agreement gives Mahindra Racing access to Pininfarina’s globally renowned design expertise and Tech Mahindra’s digital technology prowess. Pininfarina, will also become a sponsor of the Mahindra […]

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Three Mercedes-AMG GT3 Teams Ready for Rolex 24 At Daytona

A Dozen Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Customer Racing Teams Competing This Weekend in Season-Opening IMSA Races at Daytona A dozen Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Customer Racing teams are set to compete in two different IMSA sports car racing series this weekend at Daytona International Speedway (DIS) during the 56th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, January 24 – […]

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Ogier’s title defence begins at home

Sébastien Ogier will begin his push for a sixth consecutive FIA World Rally Championship title on home ground tomorrow (Thursday) at Rallye Monte-Carlo [25 – 28 January]. The iconic winter asphalt rally is the first of 13 events on the 2018 calendar and has special significance for Ogier, who was born near the host town […]

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PREVIEW: 2018 Rallye Monte-Carlo

It’s hard to describe Rallye Monte-Carlo without straying into the realms of cliché, but that’s perhaps understandable considering how long this event has been a fixture, indeed the opening fixture, of the FIA World Rally Championship calendar. Steeped in both prestige and history, the Monte has long been defined by the dreaded tyre lottery, and […]

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F1 veteran Fernando Alonso meets Jimmie Johnson, states desire to try NASCAR

The two legends share tremendous respect for each other Fernando Alonso doesn’t watch much NASCAR on television, but he’s very familiar with the sport’s active seven-time champion, Jimmie Johnson. In fact, his appreciation for the future NASCAR Hall-of-Famer actually goes back further than his record-tying seven championships or 83 Cup Series victories. Alonso was a […]

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The problem isn’t Sirotkin

It was a relief last week to see Williams finally confirm what everyone already knew, that Russian rookie Sergey Sirotkin will be partnering Lance Stroll at the Grove-based outfit in 2018.While the predictable decision has finally put to rest the exhaustive discussions over Robert Kubica’s fairytale comeback efforts, it has now fueled a lively debate […]

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Full Bathurst 12 Hour entry list revealed

One of the most broadly-accomplished collections of racing talent from around the world ever to be assembled at Mount Panorama will contest the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour next week. A cross section of champion drivers from Australia and New Zealand will be joined by world champions, ex-Formula 1 drivers, GT title winners and rising stars […]

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Bourdais Refutes Steiner’s Claims of American Drivers Not Being Ready for F1

After claims by Guenther Steiner that there are no American drivers ready to race in Formula 1, current Verizon IndyCar Series racer and former Scuderia Toro Rosso driver, Sebastien Bourdais, feels those claims are unfair and unwarranted.The Frenchman believes those involved in Formula 1 are ‘in their own little bubble’, and as such do not […]