MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Ostberg contemplating step down to WRC2 in 2018

Mads Ostberg is ready to do whatever it takes to get his WRC career back on track – including stepping down to next year’s WRC2 support series.The former Citroen and M-Sport factory driver only started eight of this year’s 13 rounds as he struggled to make his Onebet World Rally Team financially viable. The Norwegian […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Hamilton hopes Alonso is in fight

 Lewis Hamilton hopes his former team McLaren and Fernando Alonso are contenders for the 2018 Formula 1 world championship after their switch from Honda to Renault power. Hamilton’s junior career was supported by McLaren, and he drove for the team in F1 from 2007-2012 before leaving for Mercedes. Though Alonso and Hamilton’s time as McLaren […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

The Fulvia Was Lancia’s First Great Rally Car

 Despite exiting the sport in 1992, Lancia has remained the most dominant manufacturer in the history or rally racing. It’s taken home 10 World Rally Championship titles, and it had great success even before the WRC was formed. Cars like the Stratos, 037, Delta S4 and Delta Integrale have all become legends, but Lancia’s rally […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

On this day in… 1979

  World Rally Championship history was made on December 14, 1979 when Mercedes, a manufacturer not hitherto associated with rallying on any level, let alone the top tier, took its maiden series win – in Africa’s Ivory Coast Rally – with the unlikely five-litre V8 450 SLC. And not only that, the German machines dominated, […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

MotoGP: Vinales visits South Africa, laps Kyalami

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Maverick Viñales had the honour to be the first MotoGP rider to enter the revamped Kyalami International Race Track, in South Africa yesterday. The historic track – which last hosted World Superbike in 2010 – has been extensively modified and upgraded by its new owners, after being auctioned off in 2014. Vinales, who […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

F1 champ Lewis Hamilton has no desire to race Indy 500, Le Mans

our-time Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton says he does not Fant to follow in the footsteps of rival Fernando Alonso in targeting motor racing’s “triple crown” and try to win the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans to go with his previews wins in the Monaco Grand Prix. As Alonso tackled the […]

DAKAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

Nasser Al-Attiyah has his sights set on victory at the Dakar Rally

  Nasser Al-Attiyah and Matthieu Baumel arrive at the 2018 Dakar Rally with a clear target – win the race to hand Toyota their first victory at the famous rally. To give themselves the greatest chance of success the Qatari driver and the team have been working tirelessly throughout the year to ensure they arrive […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

F1 boss: Formula 1 needs to ‘capture the public’s attention’

Formula 1 chief executive Chase Carey says Liberty Media has its hands full in the effort to win over longtime Formula 1 fans. Carey and the American company have succeeded the long reign of Bernie Ecclestone and have riled a few longtime F1 fans with its vision of the future of the sport. That future […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Skoda signs 17-year-old for 2018 WRC2 season

 The 17-year-old Kalle Rovanpera will become the youngest factory driver in the World Rally Championship when he suits up for Skoda in WRC2 next year.Skoda will field an extremely youthful line-up with Rovanpera joining 21-year-olds Ole Christian Veiby and Juuso Nordgren. Pontus Tidemand, who won WRC2 this year, stays with Skoda but is likely to […]

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Subaru Rally Team Canada Claims Victory at B.C.’s Big White Winter Rally

 Subaru Rally Team Canada (SRTC) closed out the 2017 Canadian Rally Championship (CRC) season on a high note, claiming victory at the Big White Winter Rally in British Columbia. Led by driver Antoine L’Estage and co-driver Alan Ockwell, SRTC led from start to finish yet again, adding another win to its tally on the season. […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Formula One: Robert Kubica out of the running for Williams seat

There is only one seat remaining in Formula One heading into the 2018 season. With Sauber the latest team to confirm their lineup for the coming season, just the seat alongside Lance Stroll at Williams Martini Racing is open. And while the team is still very tight-lipped about the whole process, a few names are […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Italian firm Energica to supply bikes for Moto-e World Cup

Italian company Energica has been chosen by MotoGP owners Dorna Sports to be the supplier of the Moto-e World Cup all-electric support series to be introduced in 2019. Plans for the electric one-make series were confirmed earlier this year, with Dorna aiming for a five-round series of 10-lap races with grids somewhere in the region […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Skoda announce surprise drivers for 2018

 After winning all three WRC 2 titles of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), ŠKODA Motorsport will enter next season’s title race with an especially young team. Ole Christian Veiby and Juuso Nordgren, both 21 years old, as well as 17 years old Kalle Rovanperä will drive the factory team’s ŠKODA FABIA R5 alongside […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NEW VEHICLES

This is the McLaren Senna — your true F1 successor

In a world where the word “hypercar” is synonymous with a Formula 1-style hybrid driveline, insane amounts of power and enough teasers to make your head spin, McLaren introduces its latest hypercar — the P1’s successor — with a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 that spins just the rear wheels. Dubbed the McLaren Senna, after legendary racer Ayrton Senna, the newest Ultimate Series […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

FIA WRC top tier opened up for privateers

Following the final meeting of the World Motor Sports Council for 2017 in Paris yesterday, it has been confirmed that private teams or individuals will be able to enter 2017 specification World Rally Cars on FIA World Rally Championship events without having any ties with manufacturers. This season entries had to be affiliated with M-Sport, Hyundai, […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

MSA GTD champ Christina Nielsen leaving Ferrari for Porsche

Nielsen to drive for Wright Motorsports in IMSA WeatherTech serie Fresh from back-to-back championships in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD class, Christina Nielsen is changing teams. Nielsen and Wright Motorsports announced on Saturday that she will join forces with Porsche and Wright Motorsports to race a 911 GT3 R in the GT Daytona (GTD) […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Formula One: Lewis Hamilton likely to stay for at least three more seasons

Lewis Hamilton says he currently has no plans to retire from Formula One before the 2020 season, giving him at least three more years in the sport.There have been plenty of rumors that four-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton would be retiring following the end of the 2018 season when his current contact with Mercedes-AMG […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Formula 1 opinion: Signing Robert Kubica is too risky for Williams, but Sauber makes more sense

Robert Kubica is in the mix to return to Formula 1, but at 32 years old and seven years removed from the paddock, is he even worth the risk? First and foremost, Kubica was one of the fastest drivers on the grid during his time at BMW Sauber and Renault. And had he not nearly […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

How women in motorsport are succeeding on a level playing field

The debate surrounding women in motorsport has re-ignited in recent days following comments made by former Lotus Formula 1 development driver Carmen Jorda, n 2015, who believed it would be a way to showcase women in motorsport and offer a better chance of making it onto the F1 grid. Jorda echoed her support days later, […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURO

Taddy Blazusiak back to his best with 2018 Superenduro opener win

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Taddy Blazusiak has made a triumphant return to racing, claiming victory at the opening round of the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship in Poland. The six-time world champion showed he’s lost none of his speed despite a year’s absence to claim the overall win in Krakow. Making it a memorable night […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS TOURING CAR

Hyundai Motorsport deliver first i30 N TCR race cars to teams

Hyundai Motorsport has delivered the first i30 N TCR race cars to customer teams in the form of Italian team BRC Racing Team and Korean team KMSA.“The first deliveries of i30 N TCR to customers is obviously a major step in this very important project,” said Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing manager Andrea Adamo. ”It marks […]

KARTS MOTORSPORT NEWS

Felipe Massa takes over the Presidency of the CIK-FIA

 Following the FIA ​​General Assembly held on Friday 8th December 2017 in Paris, the name of the new President of the International Karting Commission of the FIA ​​has been announced. The Brazilian Felipe Massa will succeed Shaikh Abdulla bin Isa Al Khalifa to preside over the destinies of global Karting. An important figure in the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

FIA WMSC Announces 2018 World RX Cost Measures

The FIA World MotorSport Council convened in Paris this week to discuss many topics involving their World Championships and also Regional Championships with plans confirmed for 2018. Amongst these topics, measures for controlling costs for the 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship were discussed with Cost Control being the top of the list. With a lot of discussion […]

DAKAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

THE DAKAR DREAM

Most of us know the Dakar as the ultimate challenge between the event’s superheroes – Peterhansel, Loeb and Sainz taking on de Villiers, al Attiyah and Hirvonen in an epic Peugeot versus Toyota versus Mini war over two weeks and 10 000 epic kilometres of extreme desert, altitude and weather… But there’s another Dakar to […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Why the Ford Fiesta Makes the Perfect First Rally Car

If you want to get into rally, you probably think you want a Subaru, and there’s good reason for that. The company has a long rally history with multiple WRC titles, and it cranks out tons of all-wheel drive cars that can be easily turned into competitive machines. But here’s the thing—you actually want a […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

Entries filling up fast for Inaugural RX2 on Ice Series

The RX2 International Series, the popular support class to the FIA World Rallycross Championship, will hold its first ever Winter series which is to be known as RX2 on Ice. The Championship will take in four rounds from early February to early March 2018, visiting Östersund and Höljes in Sweden followed by Ål and Gol in Norway. It […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

WRC Privateer rules boost

Private teams can enter new-era World Rally Cars in their own name from the start of next season.Under FIA rules, non-works driver Mads Østberg was forced to enter his 2017-specification Ford Fiesta under the M-Sport World Rally Team banner rather than his own OneBet team name. After a campaign by the Norwegian, the FIA World […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Hamilton and McGregor shine at the Fashion awards

Lewis Hamilton and Conor McGregor donned their most stylish finery as they enjoyed themselves at the British Fashion Awards 2017, at the Royal Albert Hall in London. McGregor’s return to UFC is still uncertain, after confronting a referee at Bellator 187 in November, but looked in good spirits as he posed with a tartan-clad Hamilton […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

Jean Todt elected to third term as FIA president

Jean Todt has been elected to a third and final term as president of motorsport’s governing body, the FIA. The Frenchman has held the position since 2009 and stood unopposed for this latest stint, which will place him in charge until 2021. Rules stipulate it will be his final term as president. Todt has promised […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Robert Kubica: ‘Nice’ comeback story alone isn’t enough to warrant F1 drive

Robert Kubica insists he will only return to Formula One if he has the ability to do so at the very highest level, saying the good news story surrounding his comeback would count for nothing without on-track results to back it up. Kubica tested for Williams in Abu Dhabi this week as part of an […]

FORMULA E MOTORSPORT NEWS

Porsche and Audi to talk Formula E co-operation

Volkswagen Group manufacturers Porsche and Audi will meet soon for talks on their level of co-operation when the former joins Formula E. The sister makes spent three years competing against each other in the World Endurance Championship LMP1 class before Audi quit in order to focus on Formula E. Porsche has since emulated Audi and […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

Super SSV Trophy: A new competition is born in Europe

After several editions of the Buggy Race, an annual race dedicated exclusively to SSVs, the Portuguese organizer X-Adventure and its partners will make a step forward in 2018 with organising the SUPER SSV TROPHY by X-Adventure , a new series composed of several races throughout the year only for this type of vehicles. This new […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

M-Sport to Receive Extra Support From Ford

M-Sport Team Principle Malcolm Wilson has revealed that the team will receive more technical support from the US-based Ford Performance in order to help the teams 2018 World Rally Championship defence. Ford Performance oversees the marque’s successful GT programme and their experience will be used to help update and improve the Fiesta WRC in order […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Proton Iriz R5 scores first victory in Grizedale Rally

After taking the podium at the Malton Forest Rally last month, the Proton Iriz R5 secured its first competitive victory with the Mellors Elliot Motorsport (MEM) team over the weekend in the Grizedale Stages Rally, in the hands of Ollie Mellors and co-driver Ian Windress. The duo were fastest in four out of the six […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NEW VEHICLES

Morgan teases its most extreme road car to date

When it comes to building traditional sports cars, no other company in the world (that we can name, at least) is steeped in as much tradition and history as Britain’s Morgan Motor Company. Founded in 1910 by Harry Frederick Stanley Morgan, the company’s products look much the same today as they have going back almost […]