MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Ogier appeal decision delayed

Sébastien Ogier will have to wait up to two weeks to discover whether the time penalty he picked up at Rally Guanajuato Mexico still stands, following an FIA hearing in Paris today (Friday 4 May). The M-Sport Ford World Rally Team driver, who won the third round of the season by 1m 03.3sec from Dani […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURANCE RACING

Fernando Alonso Upbeat at Spa for his WEC debut

For the first time in FIA World Endurance Championship history, Spa-Francorchamps hosts the opening round of the season, giving teams only one event to prepare for the Le Mans 24 Hours. As a result, Toyota GAZOO Racing is competing with low-downforce TS050 HYBRIDs in the same specification as they will use at La Sarthe in […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

‘Being Jack’: behind the scenes

by Dickie Meaden published in motorsportmagazine.com Most assignments for Motor Sport are special, but every now and again they are truly spellbinding. With Anglesey’s scenic Coastal Circuit booked exclusively for two days, a trio of magnificent Brabham Grand Prix cars and Jack’s son, David Brabham, to share driving duties and chat about his father’s achievements, […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

New push to get privateers back in WRC

World Rally Championship organisers are mounting a new push to get privateers back in the series’ top class via modified current-specification World Rally Cars.A proposal to replace the 2017-specification cars’ 36mm turbo restrictor with a 34mm version for non-factory entrants was discussed at the FIA’s World Rally Car vision meeting in Geneva last month.   […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

ABERDEIN STEPS UP

South Africa’s Jonathan Aberdein cannot wait for the long break to be over before he takes to the track for his FIA European Formula 3 debut at the series’ opening round at the Pau street circuit in France over the 11-13 May weekend. 2017 Formula 4 UAE champion Aberdein last raced in the ADAC German […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

ZWARTKOPS F1600 WIDE OPEN

Stuart White will be foremost on all of his rivals minds when the Investchem South African Formula 1600 championship heads to the Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria West for its third round races Saturday 12 May, even though the Bloemfontein teenager will be absent from this round. White has made no mistakes in his quest to […]

INDYCAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

JULIAN OFF TO INDIANAPOLIS

Julian van der Watt is eyeing continued progress as he races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the second round of his US Formula 2000 road to Indy campaign over the 10-12 May weekend. The reigning South African Formula 1600 champion heads to the Indianapolis Grand Prix circuit that runs partly on the oval and […]

INDYCAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

A Vision for the Turbine-Powered IndyCar of the Future

Keith Hylton would like to take the technology from the Indy 500’s most famous machines and bring it forward as the core of the sport’s next-generation race car. The former open-wheel team owner has commissioned conceptual designer Andries Van Overbeeke to create the T1 turbine, which takes a page from the STP Turbines and Lotus […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

Brabham is back with the BT62

Building on a remarkable 70-year racing pedigree, David Brabham has announced Brabham’s return to manufacturing at a gala event in central London, with the global launch of Brabham Automotive’s first product, the stunning BT62. The Brabham BT62 continues the legendary ‘BT’ naming convention established by founders Jack Brabham and Ron Tauranac in the 1960s and […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURANCE RACING

BMW Motorsport returns to the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Panasonic as “Official Partner”.

As BMW Motorsport returns to the 24 Hours of Le Mans (FRA) and enters the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), they are looking forward to a new partner that is renowned around the world Panasonic enters the newly formed Super Season 2018/2019 of the endurance world championship as the “Official Partner” of BMW Motorsport; the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Red Bull Romaniacs: New adventures and back to the roots in 15th edition

When the first Red Bull Romaniacs took off in 2004 it was a festival for nutters, a few Enduro enthusiasts who were looking for the extra kick and real adventure. 14 years later, the sport of “Hard Enduro” has become much more popular, if not mainstream and enjoys huge attention among fans and competitors. The […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Differing emotions for Wolff after “brutal” Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport boss Toto Wolff has said that Sunday’s “brutal” Azerbaijan Grand Prix ended with a “bittersweet feeling” for the team. Lewis Hamilton claimed his and Mercedes’ first victory of 2018, however, Valtteri Bottas suffered the heartache of losing an almost certain win after suffering a dramatic puncture with just four laps to […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Marquez looking forward to Jerez

 Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez, who trails Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso by one point in the MotoGP rider standing, says he is targeting success in front of his home fans at this weekends race in Jerez.Last time out, Marquez brushes aside his three-place grid penalty to dominate the Austin MotoGP for his perfect sixth COTA victory […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NEW VEHICLES

Roush reveals Jackhammer Mustang with 710 horsepower

If you’re looking to add serious power to your Mustang, one of the best in the business is Roush.The Livonia, Michigan-based company late last year came out with a supercharger upgrade for the Mustang GT that lifts output to over 700 horses. Now Roush has installed the supercharger, code-named the 2650, in a special edition Mustang […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS

Rally Raid Kenya: Ian Duncan / Dez Page-Morris winner of round 2 with Toyota

Kenyan rally legend Ian Duncan, codriven by Dez Page-Morris, were triumphant in last weekends Naivasha based round 2 of the “Fly-SAX / Fly-540 Kenyan Rally Raid Championship”, leading from start to finish in their Toyota Prado Pickup. The pair finished the two day event just over a minute ahead of reigning champions Ross Field and […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Alexey Lukyanuk wants more ERC joy

Alexey Lukyanuk will be hoping his more conservative approach will allow him to challenge for a second consecutive victory in the FIA European Rally Championship when action resumes on Rally Islas Canarias next month. Lukyanuk began his 2018 title bid with an impressive first place on the Azores Airlines Rallye last month and will be […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

Formula Drift Orlando victory claimed by Chris Forsberg

The 2018 Formula DRIFT championship swapped the tight Streets of Long Beach for round two at Orlando Speed World this weekend. And the drama began early with an incident in practice that saw Chelsea DeNofa (USA) hit the wall in his BC Racing / Nitto Tire Ford Performance Mustang RTR. He was avoiding an accident […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS

Rossi is a poet, Márquez is Hendrix

As MotoGP heads to Jerez for the first classic event of the year, the red and yellow fans will be out in force. Let’s hope for a good-natured weekend MotoGP is in a great place right now. Every other weekend we get to watch arguably the two greatest riders of all time and now we […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS TCR

No room for sentiment as Tarquini beats Michelisz in Hungaroring finale

After qualifying, everything was set up for the perfect ending. All weekend, Norbert Michelisz had proven his pace as a front-runner, but was still without his first win of the 2018 World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) season. Now, this seemed like the perfect opportunity; lining up on pole position in front of his home fans, […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Lewis Hamilton accuses Sebastian Vettel of breaking rules behind Safety Car in Baku, FIA sides with Vettel

The Safety Car made two appearances during Sunday’s race and the first came at the end of lap one after a series of accidents left cars and debris strewn across the track. Vettel was leading the race from Hamilton at the time and as the Safety Car returned to the pits on lap five ahead […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

Kristoffersson Wins in the Snow at the Bompiso World RX of Portugal

Johan Kristoffersson extended his lead in the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy after taking his second straight win of the season in the Bompiso World RX of Portugal. Sebastien Loeb finished second for Team Peugeot Total with Petter Solberg placing third for PSRX Volkswagen Sweden in the final, which was run in […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Wales Rally GB taking it to the streets

 Closed public roads in Great Britain will be used to host World Championship motor sport for the very first time this October in north Wales. The momentous milestone was confirmed today (Monday 30 April) with the announcement of an exciting, new-look competitive route for this year’s ground-breaking Dayinsure Wales Rally GB (4-7 October). The recent […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Toyota joins winners in WRC

Japanese manufacturer closing on Ford after Tanak’s win in Argentina, but Hyundai leads and Ogier remains top driver. Toyota has become the third manufacturer to win in five rounds of this year’s World Rally Championship. Estonian Ott Tanak, in his first season driving a Yaris after departing the M-Sport Ford team, won 10 of the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

Saving American muscle is NASCAR’s future

The glorious thunder of the Talladega Superspeedway will one day be a living museum of sound.There is nothing like it, that mechanized conflagration of stock cars breathing an audible firestorm down the frontstretch, and there will not be anything like it ever again. “Do you hear that?” a future father or grandfather will one day […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

BATTLE LOOMS FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA AT ROUND 2 OF 2018 SA CROSS-COUNTRY SERIES

Toyota Gazoo Racing SA will be heading to the battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal on the weekend of 4-5 May 2018, in order to tackle the Battlefields 400, Round 2 of the 2018 SACCS. The team will have a new look about it for this race, due to the injury suffered by Rob Howie, who normally co-drives […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

WRC Welcomes Gaurav Gill Back To Its Fold in 2018

 ‘Gaurav Gill competing in FIA World Rally Championship’ – this statement was much awaited for a long-long time! The 34-year-old has toiled hard in the domestic scene as well at the Asian level, winning three Asia Pacific Rally Championship titles and five in Indian National Rally Championship. Despite the results, one of the most celebrated […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

NASCAR Acquires ARCA Racing Series

Nascar has acquired the ARCA Racing Series, another U.S. stock car racing series. The deal was signed Wednesday and announced by NASCAR and ARCA during a press conference at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama Friday. ARCA and NASCAR’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity Series are parts of a Talladega tripleheader of racing that began […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Al Attiyah equals Sulayem’s record with win in Jordan

 Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah matched another major milestone in the history of the FIA Middle East Rally Championship by equalling Mohammed Ben Sulayem’s 12 victories at the Jordan Rally yesterday. Al Attiyah and French navigator Matthieu Baumel began the final day with a lead of 4min 20.9sec and reached the Dead Sea finish of a […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

‘Drivers should have enough brain to avoid crashing’

    A furious Helmut Marko says the Red Bull drivers should have “enough brains” not to crash into one another, costing the team a double points-finish in Baku. Image: Getty Images Having fought hard all race, Max Verstappen used the overcut to leapfrog Daniel Ricciardo in their only pit stop of the Azerbaijan Grand […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

ELI EVANS WINS FOREST RALLY

Tankformers’ Eli Evans and Ben Searcy have completed a clean sweep of the Make Smoking History Forest Rally in Western Australia, winning both heats and 15 of 19 stages to claim maximum points in round two of the CAMS Australian Rally Championship (ARC). Evans’ victory at WA’s Forest Rally, his third time on the top […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Into Battle The Young Guns Go

The Young Guns in their Speedglas Welding Helmets BMW X3 are feeling bullish ahead of the second round of the South African Cross Country Series, which takes place in KZN on May 4 and 5. The Battlefields 400, appropriately enough, is based around the province’s historical war zone; where Brits, Boers and Zulus fought more […]

KARTS MOTORSPORT NEWS

FULL FIELDS AND TOOTH AND NAIL RACING AT ROUND TWO OF THE 2018 ROTAX SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL KARTING CHAMPIONSHIP

Round Two of the 2018 Rotax South African National Karting Championship at the Laserfiche Raceway in Vereeniging saw ultra-competitive racing in all six of the competing classes, run across various age groups. The nail-bitingly close lap times and hard-fought tussles in each class proved once again that this class of racing is the most competitive […]

MOTORSPORT HISTORY & STORIES MOTORSPORT NEWS

A PAIR OF CLASSIC CATS TO TACKLE THE JAGUAR SIMOLA HILLCLIMB

 Classic Car Friday at the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb will see a fleet of 64 incredibly desirable and valuable machines take to the hill – two of which will participate under the official Jaguar Classic banner. Making its Jaguar Simola Hillclimb debut is a special 1972 E-TYPE, once owned by Princess Marie of Liechtenstein. Her Serene […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

HUSQVARNA’S ROVER HIGH

The Windy City lived up to its reputation when the 2018 MSA South African National Enduro Championships visited Port Elizabeth for the 2018 Rover Winterberg Enduro on Saturday, but neither the gale nor a tough, rocky and mountainous route could stop Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing duo William Oosthuizen and Matthew Green from delivering a positive […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Argentina WRC: Tanak takes first win with Toyota

Toyota’s Ott Tanak cruised through Rally Argentina’s Sunday leg to take his first victory of the 2018 season.Tanak, who joined Toyota from M-Sport this year, took his first win with the Japanese brand, and his third in the WRC.His lead was 46.5 seconds as the day started and, despite not topping any of the three […]