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Gilmour’s race craft gelling in rallycross

Emma Gilmour’s race craft skills have been sharpened this weekend, with the talented Kiwi showing her claws and rubbing panels with the top guns at the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship’s (GRC) fourth round in New York. A confidence boost associated with some new-found speed in her Rhys Millen Racing Hyundai Veloster Turbo rallycross car […]

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Tanner Foust first to checkered flag at Volkswagen Rallycross N.Y.

The Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team is coming home with a first place trophy and some bodywork that needs fixing. Tanner Foust and Scott Speed were two of the fastest cars on the track throughout the fourth round of the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship in New York. However, rough starts and tough competition had the […]

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FIA ERC: Rally Estonia Round-Up

World Rally Championship regular Ott Tanak claimed a dominant victory in Estonia to make it six  winners from seven rounds in this seasons European Rally Championship.Tanak, who was untouchable in his home guest appearance, was fastest on 10 of the 14 gravel stages. The 26-year-old did suffer a few few minor technical issues with a […]

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David Higgins crowned American rally champion again

Manx rally driver David Higgins is Rally America champion for the fourth consecutive year after overcoming late adversity to win the New England Forest Rally in Newry, Maine.The Subaru Rally Team USA man and co-driver Craig Drew took their fifth victory of the season to secure the Championship with two events still remaining.   A […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Lewis Hamilton favourite in Hungary

Formula 1 preview: Hamilton enters this weekend’s Hungarian GP as the favorite Lewis Hamilton will be aiming to win his third straight Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday and fifth overall as he chases Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg for the championship lead in the last race before the summer break.Mercedes has won nine of the season’s […]

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More than 200 drivers start tomorrow the Baja Aragon

The entry list of Baja Aragon contained many surprises, especially in the cars’ category. The only vehicle missing is the Peugeot 2008DKR to have a debut in Teruel – that will happen at the Dakar. X-raid Mini comes with six cars including FIA World Cup leader Vasilyev and reigning Dakar champion Nani Roma, Toyota Overdrive with […]

LE MANS MOTORSPORT NEWS

Asian Le Mans Series Opener, Entry Down To Just 8 Cars

 The Asian Le Mans Series for 2014 promised growth in all classes but the reality is that for the first round that simply hasn’t emerged.The official entry for the race this weekend at Inje South Korea now numbers only 8 cars, a very disappointing total, and low enough that promises of other cars to come […]

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Home MotoGP title not a target for Marquez

Unbeaten in the opening half of the 2014 season, reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez currently holds a 77 point title lead. That’s an average increase of 8.6 points per race. If Marquez’s championship advantage continues growing at that rate he’ll have a 120 point lead after Aragon (round 14 of 18). That projection would put […]

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Moscow Raceway: Martin claims first ever DTM win amid Moscow drama

BMW’s Maxime Martin has dominated a hugely dramatic race at the Moscow Raceway to record his first ever DTM victory as defending champion Mike Rockenfeller failed to finish. The RMG-driver, already having claimed a maiden pole-position in his rookie DTM season yesterday, made the perfect getaway from the word go and continued to march away […]

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V8 Supercars grants three Bathurst Wildcards

Dragon Motor Racing will also field one entry in the opening round of the Pirtek Enduro Cup, the Wilson Security Sandown 500 in September. The three wildcard entries add to the full-time grid which sits at 25 this season following the return of three racing entitlement contracts at the end of 2013, taking the grid […]

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Nico Rosberg tweaks special German World Cup-winning crash helmet after FIFA claim

Nico Rosberg has been forced to alter the design of the special World Cup-themed helmet he was planning to wear at his home German GP this weekend following an objection from FIFA, football’s world governing body. Days after the national team triumphed over Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil to trigger days […]

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NASCAR: 72-year-old driver causes crash, raises questions

Driver Morgan Shepherd gets ready for practice for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon on Saturday. It’s been almost two decades since Morgan Shepherd last ran a full Sprint Cup season, and his last national series victory was in 1993. He can still probably wheel a race car better than […]

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OAK tames the TUDOR Championship race in Canada

78 views Corvette continues to dominate in the GT-Le Mans and Viper takes its first win in GT-Daytona.It was one of those near-perfect days for the OAK Morgan Nissan, with driver Gustavo Yacaman and Olivier Pla holding off three Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype cars, scoring a solid victory for the handful of P2 entries that […]

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David Coulthard Catches World Rallycross Fever

Ex-Formula One star and BBC F1 commentator, David Coulthard, attended the third round of the 2014 FIA World Rallycross Championship, as an ambassador for Cooper Tire – leaving Norway last month with a new-found appreciation for the sport. Whilst in Hell, near Trondheim, 13 time Grand Prix winner Coulthard also managed to catch up with […]

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Lee and Mies take Audi to victory in the rain at Fuji

Avoiding Typhoon Neoguri… Despite avoiding much of Typhoon Neoguri which passed through the region on Thursday night, the fine conditions the GT Asia Series competitors enjoyed during official practice, qualifying and the opening race, rain re-appeared once more on Sunday morning for round six of the championship, the race getting underway in treacherous conditions with […]

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WSBK Laguna Seca: Sykes ‘goes big’ to earn his summer break

Tom Sykes says he can go into the summer break feeling ‘very relaxed and very motivated’ after exceeding his own expectations by extending his World Superbike Championship lead at Laguna Seca with an eighth win of the season. Starting from pole position after demolishing the lap record during qualifying, though onlookers might have assumed Sykes […]

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Mercedes can win the remaining races of the season – Vette

Sebastian Vettel has admitted Red Bull will not be able to catch up with Mercedes in 2014.Vettel  has now told the Swiss publication Motorsport Aktuell: “I doubt we can close the gap to Mercedes this season. “At the moment they are the measure of all things. “We at Red Bull and Ferrari need to realise […]

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Formula 1 – Ecclestone: I paid banker millions to shut him up

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone told a court on Tuesday that a multi-million dollar payment to a jailed German banker was designed to buy the man’s silence.Given detailed evidence for the first time in his bribery trial, Ecclestone repeated earlier statements that the payment to former BayernLB chief risk officer Gerhard Gribkowsky was an insurance […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

NASCAR’s popularity in Europe has been on the rise.

Considering NASCAR has its roots with the Moonshine runners from the Prohibition years, the sport has come an incredibly long way in a relatively short space of time.What isn’t particuarly well known in its home land of the USA, is just how big the sport is becoming in Europe, and especially Great Britain.   At […]

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ERC Rally Estonia draws the top drivers

Estonia’s best young rally drivers will take on the big guns from the FIA European Rally Championship when the Baltic nation hosts the fastest event of ERC 2014 from 17-19 July With the headquarters and service park in Otepää and the ceremonial start and finish in Tartu, Estonia’s second largest city, auto24 Rally Estonia marks […]

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Rebecca climbing rallying’s ladder in Europe

 Queensland co-driver, Rebecca Smart, is currently forging a successful career in Europe, and as the reigning Fiesta Sporting Trophy champion in Belgian, is hoping to climb even higher up the rallying ladder. The sister of former ARC front-runner, Ryan Smart, Rebecca has been co-driving for Timo van der Marel in a variety of cars – […]

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Robert Kubica dominates Rally del Casentino in World Rally Car

Robert Kubica scored his first win in a World Rally Car by dominating the Rally del Casentino in Italy on Saturday. The Polish star was driving an A-Style-run Ford Fiesta RS WRC and won 10 out of the 12 asphalt stages run around Bibbiena, north of Arezzo. Kubica won the event by more than two […]

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Sandell wins Midnight Sun

Patrik Sandell’s rally outings have been sadly too rare of late, with the 2006 Junior World Rally Champion involved in Global Rallycross with Olsbergs MSE, but he’s been in action at home in Sweden this weekend, winning the Midnattssolsrally – the Midnight Sun Rally – in a 3-litre Porsche 911, prepared by UK specialists Tuthill […]

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Volkswagen Sasolracing claim podium finish, Team and Manufacturer’s Award at Volkswagen Rally

THE Volkswagen Sasolracing team completed a demanding Volkswagen Rally in the Eastern Cape on Saturday, finishing on the podium with Hans Weijs Jnr and Björn Degandt in their Volkswagen Sasolracing Polo S2000. In addition to the podium result, Volkswagen also received the Manufacturer’s Award for the most points scored, while Hans Weijs and Björn Degandt […]

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FOURTH SUCCESSIVE PODIUM FOR CASTROL TEAM TOYOTA

• Second overall for Leeroy Poulter/Elvéne Coetzee • Poulter extends overall lead in championship • Fourth successive Class S1600 win for Guy Botterill/Simon Vacy-Lyle It was a weekend of mixed results for Toyota Motorsport on the Volkswagen Rally, which took place in and around Port Elizabeth on 11 and 12 July, 2014. The event saw […]

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FOUR S1600 RALLY WINS IN A ROW FOR BOTTERILL AND VACY-LYLE

Championship leaders Guy Botterill and Simon Vacy-Lyle (Yato Tools Toyota Etios) scored their fourth consecutive victory in the SA National Rally Championship for two-wheel drive S1600 cars in Port Elizabeth on Saturday after winning 10 of the 15 special stages that made up the two-day VW Rally, halfway point of the eight-round championship.   They […]

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CRONJE AND HOUGHTON WIN VW RALLY IN EASTERN CAPE

The halfway mark in the SA National Rally Championship was reached in the Eastern Cape this weekend, with reigning champions Mark Cronje and Robin Houghton (Ford Dealer Team Fiesta) winning the VW Rally and improving their championship position after four rounds to fourth.   It was a comfortable victory in the end for the Ford […]

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MotoGP: Marquez wins bizarre German GP

Marc Marquez took his ninth win from nine races in the 2014 MotoGP season despite starting from the pitlane at the Sachsenring.A rain shower as the riders headed to the grid meant everyone expected to start on wets, but the track dried rapidly. Third-place starter Stefan Bradl and a handful of backmarkers switched back to […]

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Skoda podium lock out at home

 European Rally Champion Jan Kopecký (CZ) ahead of Umberto Scandola (I) and Sepp Wiegand (D): the ŠKODA family tasted triple success at its home rally. Thousands of fans packed the finish area in front of the ŠKODA Museum in Mladá Boleslav to celebrate the local manufacturer’s victory at the Rally Bohemia, which this year also […]

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Team Peugeot-Hansen claim first World Rallycross podium

Swedish driver Timmy Hansen finished second in the sixth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Mettet in Belgium, scoring the first podium for Team Peugeot-Hansen 208WRX Supercar. Developed by the experienced Hansen squad, the 208 has consistently proven front running pace over the first five events of the season but bad luck had […]

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Cronje first on the road day Volkwagen Rally

Altogether 34 cars restarted the Volkswagen Rally in Port Elizabeth this morning with the overnight leader Mark Cronje in the Ford Dealer Team Ford Fiesta first on the road.He started the day with a 40.6 lead over the Team Castrol Toyota Yaris of Leeroy Poulter. The first four stages were shared by Cronje, Weijs and […]

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Cronje leads Volkswagen Rally after four stages

The current South African Rally Champions, Mark Cronje and Robin Houghton, in a Ford Dealer Team Ford Fiesta S2000 was leading the Volkswagen Rally in Port Elizabeth by 10.6 seconds from Leeroy Poulter, in a Team Castrol Toyota Yaris. The event, the fourth round of the South African Rally Championship, started in Uitenhage this morning. […]

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South African wins Academy Driver of the Year award

Kelvin van der Linde has won the Driver of the Year award for the 2014 Young Driver Excellence Academy.The 18-year old was presented with the trophy at the graduation ceremony, held at the end of the final workshop, which took place at the Paul Ricard Circuit in France this week   Van der Linde impressed […]