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TAYLOR/MURPHY WIN TOYOTA KALAHARI BOTSWANA 1000 DESERT RACE

Jwaneng, Botswana – Reigning South African champions Anthony Taylor and Dennis Murphy led a Toyota lockout of the podium positions on the Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race, round four of the Donaldson Cross Country Championship, which ended here today. Taylor and Murphy finished 32 seconds clear of Team Castrol Toyota Hilux team-mates Leeroy Poulter […]

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McKenna banishes the dust demons to take Scottish Rally victory

Pirelli Star Driver Daniel McKenna took a ‘gritty’ victory at the RSAC Scottish Rally and Citroën Racing Trophy this weekend in his Citroën DS3 after a long day in the hot seat, the young Irishman now leads the MSA British Rally Championship points table. With Arthur Kierans alongside, the duo overcame the dusty conditions both […]

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Local and National Competitors Will Be in Action at the Volkswagen Rally

The Volkswagen Rally takes place on Friday and Saturday, 11 and 12 July. The event, the mid-point of the 2014 season has a new final stage and finish – at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The start point is the traditional ceremonial start at AutoPavilion in Uitenhage on Friday. There is a […]

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Commanding one-two victory in Poland – Volkswagen continues its WRC success story

 World champion Ogier beats youngster Mikkelsen – catch-up performance from Latvala  All three Volkswagen drivers at the top of the WRC rankings  30 podium positions in 20 WRC rallies for the Polo R WRC Volkswagen has reached another milestone in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC): Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) scored the 17th overall victory […]

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Peugeot won’t impose team orders during 2015 Dakar Rally

Peugeot team-mates Carlos Sainz and Stephane Peterhansel will be free to fight each other for victory when the French firm returns to the Dakar Rally next year. Peterhansel spoke out during the 2014 event after he was told to hold station despite closing to within 20 seconds of X-raid Mini team-mate Nani Roma. At the […]

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Timing is everything

Although Rally Poland organisers have taken the decision to run the entire rally on ‘Polish time’ to avoid confusion, the co-driver’s job inside the rally car cockpit is still a difficult one. It’s not all about reading pace notes and recording stage times. It’s also about accurate time keeping. WRC.com spoke to Elfyn Evans’ co-driver […]

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Red Bull Ring Preview

Fifty years since the first world championship Austrian Grand Prix, one of F1′s historic races returns this weekend. It’s the first F1 race in Austria since 2003, after which its track became one of several casualties among European racing venues as Formula One expanded into new territory. But the failures of far-flung races in South […]

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Is the time right for Honda Car India to enter motorsport?

The fact that Honda is making a return to Formula 1 with the McLaren team is possibly the biggest piece of news that we’ve heard in recent times. It’s a move that has made Honda fans around the world very happy, especially since it revives a legendary partnership between Honda and McLaren. The partnership that […]

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Andretti team gearing up for Volkswagen Rallycross DC

The Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team heads to the Nation’s Capital this weekend, June 21 -22, to compete in the third round of the Global Rallycross Championship at the RFK Stadium Festival Grounds. The Volkswagen Rallycross DC event marks the first live motorsports event in D.C. in over a decade. The 10 Turn, .49-mile track features […]

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Speed, Lasek, Block, Foust among entries for Volkswagen Rallycross DC Third round of series to be held at RFK Festival Grounds

Officials from Red Bull Global Rallycross today revealed the entry list for Volkswagen Rallycross DC — the third round of the 2014 GRC season to be held at the RFK Festival Grounds June 21-22. Supercar competitors hail from eight countries and include such stars as recent X Games gold medalist and former NASCAR and Formula […]

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Preview: Ypres is still nifty after 50

From the gravel of the Açores to the asphalt of Belgium, the all-action FIA European Rally Championship continues apace with the Geko Ypres Rally from 19-21 June. But this year’s running of the Tarmac showcase will be extra special as the event celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2014. To mark the occasion, the Ypres organisers […]

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Le Mans 24 Hours: Webber: ‘One of the best’ retirements

Mark Webber said Porsche should be proud of its achievements in the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours and described the #20 car’s retirement from the race as “one of the best you could probably have”. On Porsche’s return to Le Mans’ top class for the first time since 1998, the #20 car was leading with […]

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SPECTATOR FRIENDLY TOYOTA KALAHARI BOTSWANA 1000 DESERT RACE SPECTATOR FRIENDLY TOYOTA KALAHARI BOTSWANA 1000 DESERT RACE

With 19 designated spectator points along the route the Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race, round four and the halfway point of the Donaldson Cross Country Championship, the thousands of enthusiasts expected to watch the race from June 27 to 29 will be well catered for. The event is the biggest social and sporting event […]

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A HELL OF A RALLYCROSS WIN FOR 18 YEAR OLD NITISS

Latvia’s Reinis Nitiss has won World RX of Norway, round three of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy, after a near-perfect performance at the wheel of his Ford Fiesta Supercar.  The 18-year-old now leads the Championship over Norway’s Petter Solberg who finished runner-up in front of a delighted home crowd.  World RX […]

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NASCAR: Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins second race of season at Pocono

 Dale Earnhardt Jr. passed Brad Keselowski down the stretch to win a thriller Sunday at Pocono Raceway. Earnhardt led only 11 laps but his No. 88 Chevrolet was the car to beat down the stretch, and he zipped past the dominant Keselowski, who had debris on his grille and a hot engine, with five laps […]

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Kelvin van der Linde helps Audi to first-ever ADAC GT Masters podium at Red Bull Ring

Teenage South African motor racing prodigy Kelvin van der Linde (17), combined with Germany’s René Rast (27), to finish 10th and second in a Prosperia C. Abt Audi R8 in the two one-hour races that made up the fourth round of the ADAC GT Masters at the Red Bull Ring in Austria on Sunday. They […]

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Ogier wins again in Italy

Business as usual in the end… sweeping the gravel on Friday, and only ninth after the opening stage that day, but Sébastien Ogier, World Champion and Championship leader wins 2914 Rally Italia Sardegna They finished: Ogier, Østberg, Latvala, Mikkelsen, Evans, Prokop, Solberg, Kubica, Bertelli, Al-QassimiI.t’s Ogier’s 20th WRC win, taking his level with the French […]

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Melandri reignites title hopes

Marco Melandri gets the better of Aprilia team-mate Sylvain Guintoli to complete a double win in Sepang The Italian out-foxes his counterpart during a thrilling final lap showdown Tom Sykes retains WSBK lead with run to third after his race one DNF Marco Melandri has reignited his World Superbike Championship title hopes with a mighty […]

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Rally Italy: Ogier stays on top

The crews entered the final three stages of the rally this morning.. The first was the 14.0km run at ‘Castelsardo’ and this was quickly followed by the slightly longer ‘Tergu-Osilo’ stage that measured 14.88km. The last stage of the rally was the ‘Cala Flumini Power Stage’ where extra championship points were awarded to the fastest […]

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Canadian Grand Prix Rosberg beats Hamilton to pole

Nico Rosberg took his second consecutive pole position by beating team-mate Lewis Hamilton during qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix. With Hamilton having been fastest throughout qualifying and comfortably topping FP3 it was a somewhat of a surprise to see Rosberg set the quickest time on the opening runs in Q3 ahead of a close […]

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Kubica in trouble again in Italy

Those that survived the morning’s 59.13km ‘Monte Lerno 1’ stage had to tackle it again in the afternoon. The test featured the legendary ‘Micky’s Jump’ that never fails to disappoint as the cars are launched high into the Sardinian sky. This test followed the shorter ‘Monte Olia 2’ stage. As soon as Jari-Matti Latvala returned […]

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FRESH INITIATIVES MARK TOYOTA KALAHARI BOTSWANA 1000 DESERT RACE

Fresh initiatives to provide growth and future sustainability to the Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race will be in place for this year’s event, round four of the Donaldson Cross Country Championship, from June 27 to 29. Event moves from metropolitan Kumakwane to rural Jwaneng The race is the only marathon event on the Donaldson […]

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Rally Italy: Latvala’s overheating opens gap for Ogier

Ogier started the third day of action 22.4sec behind his Volkswagen team-mate. Latvala stretched that by more than six seconds in the opening test, but conceded 11.0sec when his engine temperature soared in the marathon 59.13km Monte Lerno stage. The gap plunged to 17.7sec, but Ogier felt it could have been even lower after confusion […]

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Rally Italy: Heat worries for Latvala

Sebastien Ogier moved 11s closer to Jari-Matti Latvala on the grueling 59km ‘Monte Lerno 1’ stage after the engine temperature in the Finn’s Polo climbed to worrying levels in the Sardinian heat. He was forced to back off in a bid to save his rally. “The temperature went up to 132 degrees (Celsius),” he explained. […]

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Rally Italy: Latvala extends lead further

Saturday’s opening loop of stages included the single biggest test on the Rally Italia Sardegna route. After the relatively short run through the 19.27km ‘Monte Olia 1’ test, the crews’ attentions turned to the gruelling 59.13km ‘Monte Lerno 1’ stage. It’s the longest on the 2014 WRC calendar and the home of the spectacular ‘Micky’s […]

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Rally Italy: Volkswagens pick up the pace

The afternoon’s stages were a re-run of the four that conspired to turn the leaderboard upside down when they were run as the morning loop.Martin Prokop’s good run in the morning faltered on SS6 as he was overhauled by Andreas Mikkelsen and Sebastien Ogier who moved into third and fourth places respectively. The VW Motorsport […]