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Toyota Racing: World Champions 2014

Toyota Racing is the 2014 drivers’ and manufacturers’ World Champion after a successful conclusion to the FIA World Endurance Championship season in the Six Hours of Sao Paulo, at Interlagos.The eighth and final race of the season was a thrilling one, with the #8 TS040 Hybrid of World Champions Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi finishing […]

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NAD Dominates in NAM

The New Africa Developments rally team rounded off their 2014 campaign in the best possible way with a dominant one-two finish on the Total Tara Rally, Namibia’s premier motorsport event.The brace of NAD Ford Fiestas paced themselves to the finish in Windhoek on November 29, both largely untroubled by the varied conditions, high temperatures, and […]

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MotoGP’s Rossi second to Kubica in Monza Rally

Seven time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi made to wait in quest for record fourth Monza Rally victory. Former F1 driver Robert Kubica got the better of MotoGP star Valentino Rossi for victory in the Monza Rally Show. Kubica, who switched to rallying after his F1 career was ended by injury, overturned Rossi’s advantage to finish […]

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6 for 6: Antoine L’Estage caps perfect Canadian rally season with Tall Pines victory

Canadian rally racing star Antoine L’Estage put an exclamation mark on his remarkable 2014 season this weekend when he won the Rally of the Tall Pines at Bancroft, Ont., his sixth victory in six national events stretching back to last winter. It was a perfect season for L’Estage and marked the first time in the […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Formula One Great Jackie Stewart Says Fernando Alonso’s Return to McLaren a ‘Good Move’

It is only a matter of time when Mclaren announce the return of Fernando Alsonso, whose debut stinit with the Woking squad ended prematurely in 2007. Formula 1 legend Jackie Stewart has described Fernando Alonso’s return to McLaren for 2015 as a “good move” for both the driver and constructor despite their tumultuous relationship in […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Flying Singh rules: Chager retains the KNRC as Duncan wins Guru Nanak

 Baldev Singh Chager successfully retained the Kenya National Rally Championship (KNRC) title despite an early retirement from the KCB Guru Nanak Rally in Naivasha yesterday. Ian Duncan, navigated by Amaar Slatch in a XADO-sponsored Nissan Patrol, emerged the winner of the final leg of the KNRC, which was held at Buffalo Mall in Naivasha. Duncan […]

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Former Formula 1 Star Mark Webber Suffers Scary Crash in Brazil

Mark Webber was injured in a high-speed crash at the Six Hours of Sao Paulo event. He gave a thumbs-up to the crowd as he was taken to the medical centre although there was no immediate word of his condition.Sao Paulo: Veteran Australian motor racing driver Mark Webber was injured in a high-speed crash at […]

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South Africa Wins World Championship Karting Cup In Spain

South Africa has won the Nations Cup in the 2014 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in Spain, beating 58 competing countries!  The blistering performance of the 10-driver SA team throughout the six-day event ensured that South Africa won this prestigious trophy, ahead of Australia and host-nation Spain. And in a nail-biting finale on a rain-soaked […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Mr and Mrs L Var perfect

Sebastien and Severine Loeb returned to rallying and scored a three-minute win on this weekend’s Rallye du Var in France.The nine-time World Rally Champion and his wife led from the start and won seven of the nine completed stages to take victory in a Citroen DS3 WRC. Three of the stages in the French Alps […]

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Solberg wins fifth World RX event for 2014

World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg ended a history-making season in the perfect style as he scored his fifth win of the year in San Luis, Argentina yesterday.Solberg, the first man ever to lift both the World Rally Championship and World RX titles, dominated the 12th and final round of this year’s series. After winning two […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Gold for Atlas Copco Ford Racing in Gauteng

 Atlas Copco Ford Racing claimed gold by winning the Production Vehicle category on the final round of the Donaldson Cross Country Championship held today near Westonaria in Gauteng.Gary Bertholdt and co-driver Siegfried Rousseau (T4) enjoyed a clean run from third place in qualifying, and completed the two 152 km loops without incident to claim the […]

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CASTROL TEAM TOYOTA CLINCHES DONALDSON CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP

Toyota 1st and 2nd in overall 2014 Championship Toyota 1st and 2nd in Class S Championship Toyota 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th in Atlas Copco Gold 450 production vehicles Toyota 1st and 2nd in Atlas Copco Gold 450 Class S Toyota won all classes entered in all championships (cross country and rally) in 2014 […]

DAKAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

TOYOTA IMPERIAL SOUTH AFRICA DAKAR TEAM READY FOR 2015 DAKAR RALLY

For motorsport enthusiasts the month of January is synonymous with only one thing: The Dakar Rally. The 2015 race promises to live up to the legend created by the 35 previous editions of what has become one of our planet’s most iconic motorsport events. As in 2012, 2013 and 2014, the Imperial Toyota South Africa […]

INDYCAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

Points battle between Power, Castroneves resumes at Milwaukee

Will Power has been in this situation before — leading in the IndyCar Series point standings with just three races to go.But Power has yet to win a series championship. He’s hoping this will be the year he does it.With the Milwaukee Mile, Sonoma Raceway and Auto Club Speedway left on the 2014 IndyCar schedule, […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Mutawaa’s ME record rewarded, to compete in J-WRC for full season

Mohamed Al Mutawaa will compete in a full campaign of the FIA Junior World Rally Championship (J-WRC) in the 2015 season. He will be part of Abu Dhabi Racing behind the wheel of the Citroen DS3 R3, it was announced at a Dubai International Rally press conference. The 21-year-old achieved this fantastic breakthrough in his […]

LE MANS MOTORSPORT NEWS

WEC: Hulkenberg joins Porsche for Le Mans

Porsche has signed the German for the third 919 Hybrid entry that it announced earlier this week, and will also field him in the Spa round of the World Endurance Championship in preparation.”Porsche and Le Mans – this combination probably attracts every race driver,” said Hulkenberg. “I’ve been a Porsche fan for a long time […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

MotoGP star Jorge Lorenzo set for Gulf 12 Hours debut

Jorge Lorenzo is a two-time MotoGP champion, yet not a stranger to GT racing.Jorge Lorenzo will be one of the star attractions in next month’s Gulf 12 Hours, as the two-time Moto GP World Champion is set to drive a Ferrari 458 Italia in the end-of-year enduro at Yas Marina Circuit. The 27-year-old Spanish motorcycle […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Formula 1 – Wolff expects Hamilton-Rosberg tensions to remain

 Hamilton and Rosberg have endured several flashpoints this year – most famously at Monaco and Spa – as their Mercedes chiefs faced a hard time stopping their fighting hurting the team. And although Rosberg made the effort to personally congratulate Hamilton after the Abu Dhabi title decider, pointing towards better relations between the men, Wolff […]

DAKAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

Ricardo Leal dos Santos in the Dakar with the new Nissan V8

The BAMP project, headed by Dos Santos the Portuguese pilot, partners up with the South African manufacturer of the Nissan V8 cross country rally car, Red-Lined Motorsport, to develop a top competition race car for the Dakar Rally The new Nissan returns to off road competition in the Dakar Rally with the new V8 Navara […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

European Commission ‘looking into’ F1

The European Commission (EC) is now looking into potential ant-competition breaches within Formula One, according to media reports. Following British politician Anneliese Dodds’ recent letter, Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport said she met this week in Strasbourg with the EC’s competition commissioner to “exchange ideas”. Dodds’ letter had raised concerns not only about the inequitable […]

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Kurt Busch to take on Block, Rossi and Kubica at Monza Rally Show

NASCAR star Kurt Busch has joined ex-Formula 1 racer Robert Kubica, Ken Block and MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi on the entry for this weekend’s Monza Rally Show, an exhibition at the Italian Grand Prix F1 venue that traditionally attracts a wide range of star guests. 2004 Cup champion Busch will make his event debut, made […]

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Dubai Rally to launch another epic battle to decide Middle East Championship title

 The Dubai International Rally has launched some epic battles over the last four decades to decide the FIA Middle East Championship, and that trend continues this weekend as the race comes down to the wire in the UAE’s longest serving sports event.On this occasion there is a three-way fight to determine who takes the Middle […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

F1: Hamilton tipped to become UK’s richest athlete with new Mercedes deal

This year’s early-starting, hyperactive F1 silly season made his contract with Mercedes the subject of ongoing speculation, but Lewis Hamilton insisted on deferring discussion of a contract extension until the season was over. Now that it is – with the world championship safely in his pocket along with 11 grand prix wins – Hamilton is […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

RX: Three-way teams’ title battle in Argentina

Volkswagen, Ford and Peugeot teams will fight it out to become the first FIA World Rallycross champion at the final round in Argentina this weekend. The three-way battle for the Teams’ Trophy in the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy will be concluded at Total Rallycross of Argentina this weekend. Volkswagen Marklund Motorsport, […]

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World RX title-chasing Marklund stars ready for San Luis

Marklund Motorsport supported by Volkswagen will head the race for the inaugural FIA World Rallycross Championship teams’ title when the series concludes in Argentina next week (November 28/29).The Swedish squad tops the table by four points and will travel to the San Luis circuit determined to cap a memorable season by landing the prestigious accolade […]

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TOYOTA TRIUMVIRATE TO BATTLE IT OUT ON FINAL ROUND OF DONALDSON CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP

The word ‘triumvirate’ stems from ancient Roman times, and describes a group of three men sharing power. Seldom has there been such a fitting word to illustrate a scenario in motorsport – yet the three men that occupy the top three positions in the 2014 Donaldson Cross Country Championship are undeniably the men who currently […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Entries filling up with twelve months still to go.

The bi-annual East African Safari Classic Rally for cars built before the end of 1968 is next due to run in November 2015. Already forty-nine confirmed entries have been received for the sixty places available on the starting list. With a new route covering some 4,000 kilometres (2,485 miles) in Kenya and Tanzania and sponsorship […]

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Gaurav Gill and Musa Sherif win 40th K-1000 Rally

 India’s top rally driver Gaurav Gill and co-driver Musa Sherif sensationally made almost a minute over Mahindra Adventure teammate and overnight leader Sunny Sidhu (co-driver PVS Murthy) to clinch the coveted overall title in the 40th edition of the Mahindra Adventure presents IMG K-1000 Rally, the penultimate round of the 2014 FMSCI-Indian Rally Championship, on […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Maurizio Arrivabene named Ferrari Team Principal, replacing Marco Mattiacci

Ferrari have appointed Maurizio Arrivabene as their new Team Principal, replacing Marco Mattiacci who himself only took the post in April.Arrivabene becomes the Scuderia’s third chief in 2014 and will take the titles of Managing Director of Gestione Sportiva and Team Principal of Scuderia Ferrari. He joins from Philip Morris where he developed a close […]

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WRC: Loeb returns to WRC for Monte Carlo Rally

Sebastien Loeb has announced he will be making a one-off return to the World Rally Championship next year by entering the Rallye Monte Carlo with Citroen. A legend of his discipline, Loeb stopped competing in the series full-time at the end of 2012 having notched up his ninth consecutive World Rally title with Citroen, the […]

FORMULA E MOTORSPORT NEWS

Virgin Racing driver picked up his first series victory

Sam Bird cruised to victory at the second race of the season in Putrajaya ahead of championship-leader Lucas di Grassi and Sebastien Buemi.The Virgin Racing driver crossed the line to pick up the full 25 points and clinch his maiden ePrix win. “The weekend went really well, we were quick from the first outing and […]

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South Africans take on the world in the biggest karting championship on the planet

*Durban’s Cristiano Morgado is aiming for his fourth successive World title in the DD2 Masters Category.*Over 280 drivers from more than 60 countries will compete *Each driver gets a free-of-charge, brand new kart, engine, tyres, fuel, oil, kart trolley and tools to compete – a unique system to ensure absolute parity of equipment, so it’s […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Yamaha: We have two riders that can beat MotoGP champion Marquez

Story by:Peter McLaren: Crash.net Yamaha does not need to scour the Moto2 and Moto3 classes for a future star to defeat Honda’s 21-year-old double MotoGP champion Marc Marquez. Instead, Yamaha Racing managing director Lin Jarvis explained, the focus remains on its ‘proven’ Add Media Marquez-beating line-up of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo, with Pol Espargaro […]

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Going for gold on final round of 2014 Donaldson Cross Country Championship

Atlas Copco Ford Racing is aiming for gold on the final round of the 2014 Donaldson Cross Country Championship, the Atlas Copco Gold 450 on Gauteng’s West Rand from 28 to 29 November. The race is guaranteed to provide an action-packed finale to the 2014 season, with lots still to play for in the final […]