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Zanardi transferred to Padua hospital

By RACER Staff Jeff Bloxham/Motorsport Images Some five months after the road accident that left him with critical head injuries, Alex Zanardi has been transferred to a hospital in Padua, Italy nearer to his home to continue his recovery. The IndyCar champ and F1 racer lost both his legs in an IndyCar crash in 2001, but […]

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Was this the Portuguese MotoGP™ or an Oliveira masterclass?

By James W Roberts Red Bull KTM Tech3’s Portuguese rider Miguel Oliveira dominated his home MotoGP™ to end 2020 with a second premier class win and a third victory for KTM. The 2020 MotoGP™ season came to a close on the fast, flowing and undulating Algarve International Circuit in southern Portugal and it was local rider Miguel […]

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Brad Binder Crowned MotoGP’s 2020 Rookie of the Year

BY BRENT LINDEQUE Proudly South African!!! Brad Binder – South Africa’s MotoGP star – has been named Rookie of the Year in MotoGP for 2020! South Africa’s MotoGP star – Brad Binder – sealed the Rookie of the Year award at the Portuguese Grand Prix despite crashing out of the race! An unprecedented year, that at times […]

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Old Age and Treachery/Youth and Exuberance Combine to Win in Baja

BY MARK VAUGHN 23-year-old Luke McMillin and 63-year-old Larry Roeseler traded driving duties for 19 hours and almost 900 miles. Larry Roeseler has been around the block, many times, usually sideways. In his 63 years he has won the Baja 1000 14 times, 10 on motorcycles and four more in four-wheeled vehicles. He has won that prestigious race […]

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SAUDI ARABIA PREPARES TO HOST FINAL TWO ROUNDS OF FIA BAJA CHAMPIONSHIP

The Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation (SAMF) has released further details about the back-to-back Hail Bajas, which will decide the outcome of the revised 2020 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas on December 10-12 and 14-16. Working alongside H.R.H. Prince Khalid bin Sultan Al-Abdullah Al-Faisal, SAMF President and Chairman of the Organising Committee, an experienced […]

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MOTOGP RIDER FRANCO MORBIDELLI TO RACE WITH HYUNDAI IN FINAL WRC ROUND IN MONZA

MotoGP rider Franco Morbidelli is set to compete in the World Rally Championship for the first time in his career. The final race of the rallying season is being held from Dec. 3-6 and Morbidelli will race with Hyundai Rally Team Italia. Petronas Yamaha’s MotoGP rider Franco Morbidelli will participate in the World Rally Championship […]

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Ogier puts off retirement with new Toyota deal

By DANIEL HERRERO Sebastien Ogier has extended his glittering World Rally Championship career by inking a new contract with Toyota. The six-time world champion had stated his intention to retire after the 2020 season but has now signed on for another year with the Japanese marque. Key to Ogier’s decision is the fact that the current […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Schumacher: Formula 2 title battle still wide open

by Phillip Horton  Mick Schumacher says “everything is open” in this year’s Formula 2 title fight despite heading to the Bahrain finale in the lead of the championship. The Ferrari-backed youngster, who is expected to step up to Formula 1 with Haas next year, claimed the points lead in Mugello before extending it with victory at […]

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Why Wolff is stepping down as Mercedes team principal

Toto Wolff has revealed the exacting toll his position as Mercedes motorsport boss has taken on him over the years. Wolff is currently in negotiations with Ola Källenius, chairman of parent company Daimler, over what he has described as a “more senior role” within the company. While the Austrian’s 30% share in the Formula 1 team […]

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Horner on how Red Bull upset Wolff

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has joked their ability to work hard and play hard “upsets” Mercedes boss Toto Wolff. In 2020, Red Bull have been the closest challenger to Mercedes, but it highlights the dominance of the Silver Arrows when Red Bull have won only one race this season, courtesy of Max Verstappen at the 70th Anniversary […]

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MOTORSPORT SENSATION SWANEPOEL TAKES TOP HONOURS

South African motorsport sensation Brett Swanepoel has been crowned the 2020 National Enduro Champion. The rider put on an eye-catching performance at the season finale in Creighton, KwaZulu-Natal, last weekend where he stormed to his second national title of the season.   The multi-disciplined Swanepoel has now snatched up both the National Cross Country and […]

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RX2e Car Revealed Ahead of 2021 Debut

By Pontus Lindroos | thecheckeredflag.co.uk The official car for the new all-electric FIA World Rallycross Championship support series FIA RX2e Championship support series has been officially revealed. The car, which is heavily based on the former Supercar Lites platform have been given a fresh new look ahead of the first season next year compared to its predecessor. The championship […]

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Dani Sordo completes Hyundai’s lineup at the Monza Rally

by Explica.co Hyundai Motorsport has chosen Dani Sordo to close its driver line-up for the Monza Rally, last round of the 2020 WRC season. After achieving a brilliant triumph at the last Rally Italia-Sardinia, the South Korean firm has decided to rely on the talent of the Cantabrian driver on asphalt to compete in the last […]

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MotoGP season finale: A journey into the unknown

By Sajith B Warrier The 2020 FIM MotoGP season has so far had nine different winners in the premier class. Bengaluru, November 20: A roller-coaster 2020 FIM MotoGP World Championship season that saw nine different winners in premier class arrives at a whole new track for the Portuguese Grand Prix, with Portimao’s stunning Algarve International […]

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F1 champion Lewis Hamilton loses trademark battle over name ‘Hamilton’

The seven-time F1 champion had been trying to prevent Hamilton International from registering its brand in Europe, according to the Daily Mail. Hamilton’s company, 44IP, had tried to void Hamilton International’s application as it had been filed “in bad faith” and thwarted “fair competition”. It was also claimed the trademark had not been put to […]

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Sébastien Loeb tested his new prototype for the Dakar 2021

Sébastien Loeb drove in the desert of Dubai in conditions close to “Dakar 2021” with the brand new BRX T1 Sébastien Loeb declared himself satisfied after having driven in the desert of Dubai with the BRX T1 which he had discovered last month in Great Britain. It is with this vehicle that the French driver […]

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Michael Schumacher’s former boss shares heartwarming update

By: Joey Riordan Former Ferrari boss Jean Todt has provided a heartwarming update on F1 legend Michael Schumacher, revealing he’s closely following the motorsport career of his son Mick. Schumacher, who alongside Lewis Hamilton is the most successful driver in the history of F1, has not been seen in public since a skiing accident in 2013 […]

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Hamilton was “a rockstar” when he joined Mercedes – Bonnington

By: Ewan Gale | gpfans.com Mercedes race engineer Peter Bonnington has revealed Lewis Hamilton was like “a rockstar” when the Briton first arrived at the team in 2013. The pair have worked together since Hamilton made the move from  McLaren, winning seven constructors’ titles and six drivers’ championships together. After Hamilton picked up his 10th win of the […]

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M-Sport Announces Groundbreaking New Ford Fiesta Rally3 Racer

by Brett Foote | Ford Authority News M-Sport, which runs Ford’s World Rally Champion (WRC) team, has announced a brand new mid-range racer designed to cater to pro drivers and high-level amateur racers – the Fiesta Rally3. The groundbreaking Ford Fiesta racer is designed to be a stepping stone of sorts between two- and four-wheel-drive cars, […]

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2020 SCORE Baja 1000 Longest and Toughest Ever

By STUART BOURDON The Longest Baja 1000 SCORE International has created the longest Baja 1000 looped race course in its history. For the upcoming 2020 event in Baja California, Mexico, the official course is a record-breaking 898.4 miles long. The BFGoodrich Tires 53rd SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts, will run in a counter-clockwise direction, except for a short […]

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Steven Odendaal Joins The BARDAHL Evan Bros World Supersport Team for Their 2021 Championship Campaign

By jackhammersley4658 South African WorldSSP rider Steven Odendaal will be riding the Yamaha YZF-R6 for the reigning Championship WorldSSP Team. The ex-Moto 2 rider had a favourable debut season in the WorldSSP paddock in 2020 finishing in fifth place in the championship. Odendaal is hopeful to continue the winning streak of the two-time champion Italian […]

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WRC celebrates 25 years since McRae’s historic world title

Twenty-five years ago this Sunday (22 November), Colin McRae climbed out of his iconic blue Subaru Impreza to wild adoration as he became the youngest ever world rally champion. Massive crowds celebrated at Chester Racecourse with McRae, co-driver Derek Ringer and their Prodrive team after victory at Britain’s RAC Rally sealed the crown. McRae was […]

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Kubica turned down world rally offer

Story by: Andrew Maitland | grandpx.news Robert Kubica has revealed that he turned down an offer to make a guest appearance in a forthcoming round of the world rally championship. The Pole, who turned to rallying full-time amid his recovery from a near-fatal crash some decade ago, told Eleven Sports he could not do the […]

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RALLY ISLAS CANARIAS UP NEXT IN ERC

Following on from an action-packed Rally Hungary, the FIA European Rally Championship heads next to Las Palmas in Gran Canaria for Rally Islas Canarias from November 26-28. Ever-present on the ERC schedule since 2016, the event’s stages climb and descend at a frequent rate. Drivers pay close attention to corner speed and lines to ensure […]

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He Has The Fastest Car In F1 But There’s Far More Behind Lewis Hamilton’s Mastery

By: JENNIE GOW | The Sportsman Lewis has had to show years of dedication to win seven world titles  It must be pretty easy being Lewis Hamilton. You drive the fastest car, get paid millions to do so and jet around the world winning races willy-nilly. I mean, is F1 even a real sport? That’s […]

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Joan Mir: the quickest MotoGP champ since Nicky Hayden

Story by: Max Oxley The Spanish youngster took biking’s biggest prize in only his fifth grand prix season, during which Joan Mir had to beat Covid as well as his rivals “I want to go the disco!” cried Joan Mir on Sunday after becoming the 27th rider to be crowned MotoGP world champion. But there was no painting […]

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HISTORIC TITLE CHASE TOO CLOSE TO TELL

Champion to be confirmed at prize giving after super-close season Historic Racing South Africa crowned its 2020 Universal Healthcare Saloon Car class champions at a most entertaining and intriguing season finale at the Red Star Raceway on Saturday. So close was the championship at the end of the day however, that HRSA has elected not […]

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Mazda wins Sebring thriller; Castroneves, Taylor claim DPi crown

By J.J. O’Malley | racer.com Harry Tincknell took advantage of his teammate Oliver Jarvis’ misfortune with 27 minutes remaining to win Saturday’s 68th running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring for Mazda Motorsports, capping a night of heartbreak for many of the top contenders. Mazda won the battle with Tincknell, Jonathan Bomarito and […]

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MIX OF OLD HANDS AND NEW FACES AT SACCS CROSS COUNTRY AWARDS

The roll of honour at the 2020 South African Cross Country Series awards ceremony, held in Johannesburg last week, reflected a combination of old hands and a couple of new faces. The likes of Toyota Gazoo Racing team principal Glyn Hall and the Toyota Hilux crews of Henk Lategan/Brett Cummings, Giniel de Villiers and Toyota […]

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MOTOR RACING-VETTEL ACCLAIMS HAMILTON AS ‘THE GREATEST OF OUR ERA’

By Alan Baldwin REUTERS Four-times world champion Sebastian Vettel hailed Lewis Hamilton as the greatest of his era after the Mercedes driver celebrated his seventh Formula One title with victory in a wet Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday. The German was quick to congratulate his British rival after Hamilton equalled Ferrari great Michael Schumacher’s record […]

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Hamilton takes surprise Turkish GP win, secures seventh F1 Drivers’ Championship

by: Fergal Walsh Lewis Hamilton has won a frantic Turkish Grand Prix at Istanbul, taking a record-equalling seventh World Drivers’ Championship. The Briton is now tied on the all-time titles tally list with Michael Schumacher, after eclipsing his win record at Portimao last month.                         […]

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Hyundai Motorsport: Marking our WRC title anniversary

By: Hyundai Motorsort One year on from our manufacturers’ win How time flies! On November 12, 2020, our team celebrated the one-year anniversary of our first manufacturers’ title in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). “It is important to commemorate and reflect on achievements,” explained our Team Principal Andrea. “When we were in Australia twelve […]

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MARQUEZ FACES FURTHER BLOW THAT COULD DELAY MOTOGP RETURN

By Simon Patterson | the race Marc Marquez may face a further setback in his efforts to return to MotoGP for the start of the 2021 season, according to The Race’s sources in the paddock, with the prospect of a third operation that could potentially add months to his recovery time. The Honda rider badly broke […]

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Dovizioso: Binder’s European MotoGP pace “not nice to see”

By: Lewis Duncan | motorsport.com Binder was forced to serve a long lap penalty early in the race as punishment for his first-lap collision with Jack Miller in the Teruel GP last month. Despite losing two seconds and dropping from 11th to 16th, Binder showed top five pace on his charge through the pack and […]

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TOYOTA GAZOO Racing to field four new Hilux at 2021 Dakar Rally

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing will be entering four crews in the 2021 Dakar Rally, scheduled to start on January 3 in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah. The works team will consist of Nasser Al-Attiyah and navigator Mathieu Baumel; Giniel de Villiers and navigator Alex Haro; rookie Henk Lategan and navigator Brett Cummings; and Shameer Variawa […]