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World Touring Car Champion Lopez To Race At ROC 2014

Newly-crowned World Touring Car Champion José Maria ‘Pechito’ López has signed up to compete at the 2014 Race Of Champions, to be held at the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados on December 13-14.  López sealed the WTCC title with a dominant win in the first race at Japan’s Suzuka circuit on Sunday. The result rounds […]

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Corsica Braced For ERC Title Showdown

Following 10 rounds, 162 special stages, a whole heap of action and plenty of serious competition, the thrilling race for the FIA European Rally Championship concludes on the Mediterranean island of Corsica next week. Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse, which starts in Porto-Vecchio on 6 November and finishes in Ajaccio on 8 November, is running […]

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New rally association forms

Rally organizers from across the country have banded together to form the United States Rally Association (USRA), an organization dedicated to the needs of events, organizers and competitors. USRA provides a partnership among event organizers, the USRA Board of Directors (BOD) and a nationally known sanctioning body sensitive to the needs of those organizers, competitors […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Sick of the way Formula 1 is being run right now: Eddie Jordan

 Formula One has failed its smaller teams and should be ashamed at the way some of them have been driven out of business, according to former owner Eddie Jordan. “I am absolutely sick of the way Formula One is being run at the moment,” the Irishman, whose small Jordan team gave Michael Schumacher his F1 debut […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Formula 1 – Hamilton set for title but spectre of double points haunts F1

 Grand Prix victory means the Briton can now secure his second Formula One title without having to win again but there could still be a sting in the tail.The spectre of double points, a novelty introduced for the first time for the final race in Abu Dhabi, hangs over the championship and is causing some […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURANCE RACING

TOYOTA RACING DOMINANT IN CHINA

  Team extend FIA World Endurance Championship lead with second successive one-two finish in Shanghai Toyota Racing delivered another perfect result in Shanghai on Sunday, with a second successive one-two finish that extends the team’s lead in the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship. Anthony Davidson and Sébastien Buemi followed up their win in Fuji two weeks […]

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MINI finishes FIA World Cup on a high

MINI and the Monster Energy X-raid team have finished the 2014 season in the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies on a high: Ricardo Porém/Manuel Porém (PT/PT) won the Baja Portalegre in Portugal in the MINI ALL4 Racing, Vladimir Vasilyev/Konstantin Zhiltsov (RU/RU) finished in sixth position, winning the title at the final round of the […]

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NASCAR: Postrace brawl between Gordon, Keselowski team ‘over the line’

FORT WORTH, Texas Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 was moving along at a record pace with one caution in the first 175 laps.It could have easily been called uneventful.It certainly didn’t end that way.In the final laps, after a track-record 13 cautions, Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski made contact on the track which knocked Gordon out […]

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BMW Wrestles Class a Title Away From Audi at Zwartkops

BMW 335i driver Johan Fourie wrapped up the 2014 Bridgestone Production Car championship with a flag to flag victory in the series’ first of two races at Zwartkops on November 1– dashing Michael Stephen’s hopes of retaining his crown and taking an unprecedented fourth class A title in a row. In a supreme irony, matters […]

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Oman International Rally: Qatar’s Abdul Aziz Al Kuwari triumphs

 Abdul Aziz Al Kuwari scripted one of the memorable wins in his career when he clinched the Oman International Rally here on Saturday.On a day which didn’t witness any major upsets, the script went according to the Qatari driver’s plan. Having finished the penultimate day with a comfortable lead of two minutes and 22.6 seconds, […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Sylvain Guintoli crowned 2014 WSBK champion

    Aprilia’s Sylvain Guintoli is the new World Superbike champion after doing the double under the floodlights at Qatar. His main rival, Kawasaki’s Tom Sykes missed out on back-to-back title wins after finishing the final race of the year in third. This is Guintoli’s first ever world championship, clinching the title with a six point […]

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Meeke fails to purple rain on Princen’s parade

Citroen World Rally Championship star Kris Meeke came within an ace of one of rallying’s biggest upsets in Belgium this weekend, when his Citroen DS3 R5 ran Kris Princen’s Subaru Impreza WRC a close second on the Condroz Rally. Meeke is no stranger to turning up and turning heads in Belgium. Remember Ypres, 2009? The […]

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Ecclestone fires warning to F1 teams

Bernie Ecclestone has urged Formula One’s teams to start making sacrifices in a bid to save the sport from completely imploding.Ecclestone’s words of warning come at the end of a miserable period for F1, notably with Caterham and Marussia entering administration.   With costs spiralling out of control, and with the FIA powerless to act, […]

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Hamilton wins again in Austin

Lewis Hamilton made it five consecutive victories for the first time in his career as he beat team-mate Nico Rosberg at the United States Grand Prix. Hamilton’s second victory in three editions of the race in Austin extends his championship lead to 24 points with two races remaining, with the double points on offer in Abu […]

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APRC Titles still to be decided in China

After winning Japans’ Rally Hokkaido, Jan Kopecký from the Czech Republic heads to next week’s China Rally (7-9th November) as the 2014 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Champion, a victory that follows on from winning the European Rally Championship in 2013. As with all the APRC events this year for Kopecký, China Rally will be a […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Russian billionaire buys Nurburgring

After the Capricorn deal fell through, a new owner for the German Grand Prix venue at the Nurburgring has already been found.Until recently, the embattled Nurburgring’s buyer was the Dusseldorf automotive company Capricorn, whose chief Robertino Wild failed to make the second due instalment payment. So the German business publication Wirtschaftswoche has named the new […]

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Gifted Eugene Laverty gambles on elite success

 Eugene Laverty will embark on the next stage of his career  in MotoGp once this weekend’s final World Superbike round at Qatar is completed for Voltcom Crescent Suzuki.Laverty will then join the Spanish Aspar Honda team to ride a production based machine in motorcycling’s premier class next season. The last British Isles rider to make […]

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Oman International Rally returns after seven years

The mean machines are set to pound dry wadi beds, steep hilly terrains, gorgeous sand dunes and narrow lanes in Muscat region for the next two days, leaving plumes of dust in the tracks and providing many unforgettable moments for the adventure-loving spectators. : The Oman International Rally (OIR), will test the skills and perseverance […]

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Toyota fuel cell tackles rally championship

Toyota has entered a specially modified version of its hydrogen fuel cell sedan for the final stage of the 2014 Japanese Rally Championship.The juxtaposition of hydrogen fuel cell technology and stage racing is surely one of the most surprising in the automotive world, and will see the zero-emission Toyota ‘compete’ against rally-prepared examples of the […]

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Jules Bianchi remains stable but critical

Marussia driver Jules Bianchi remains in a critical but stable condition four weeks after his Japanese Grand Prix accident, the team have confirmed.Marussia added that Bianchi will remain in the Mie General Medical Center in Yokkaichi, Japan, and that doctors are taking things ‘step by step’. “The family of Jules Bianchi would like to issue […]

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  Chandhok elected drivers’ representative in Formula E

  Ace Indian racer Karun Chandhok has been elected as drivers’ representative for the FIA Formula E Championship along with Oriol Servia. Chandhok, who drives for Mahndra Racing in the newly-launched series, and Dragon Racing’s Servia will represent the Formula E drivers on matters such as driver safety and circuit layout. They will work with Formula E […]

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Kris Meeke chasing shot at world title

Kris Meeke has an unusual opportunity this weekend to impress his boss Yves Matton ahead of Citroen’s decision on the make-up of their team for next year’s World Rally Championship. Meeke is taking part in the Rally Condroz, a round of the Belgian championship, and the opposition will include – Matton! It has become something of […]

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Romanian investors eyeing up Formula One development

Formula 1 could be about to see an era of mass investment from eastern Europe’s growing billionaires, with news that a new team from Romania will be joining the sport over the next two years.The arrival of Forza Rossa, revealed in documents filed at London’s High Court, confirms what many had long suspected: that it […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

Danica Patrick: Rising Tensions Between NASCAR Drivers Is ‘Awesome’

The wide appeal of NASCAR driver Danica Patrick may be obvious to some but it’s really a bit more complex. Because behind her dashing good looks is someone ready for a fight. In New York Wednesday to greet fans and promote her new limited edition Tissot watch, Patrick wasn’t shy about giving her opinion on […]

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 FANS TO ENJOY LE MANS RACING AT THE FIA WEC SIX HOURS OF BAHRAIN

Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), “The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East”, is all geared up to host this year’s FIA WEC Six Hours of Bahrain on November 14 and 15 in Sakhir.Only two weeks remain until the massive grid of nearly 30 Le Mans Prototypes and GT racers roar around the track for the […]

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US team owner Gene Haas says failing Formula One teams made mistakes

As Formula One’s two backmarker teams collapse, 2016 newcomer Gene Haas’ plans continue to take shape. While Caterham and Marussia are hanging on in their effort not to follow HRT in F1 history as failed franchises, NASCAR team co-owner Haas is determined not to make the same mistakes as his North Carolina-based Haas F1 Team […]

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BLOCK KEEN ON WRC RETURN

  Ken Block wants to return to the WRC  in 2015 after driving a Ford Fiesta RS WRC to 12th place at last weekend’s RallyRACC-Rally de Espana.The US star was contesting his first WRC event since Rally Mexico in 2013 and he enjoyed pitting his wits against the best rally drivers in the world on […]

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GILMOUR PLANS TO GO ‘ALL-OUT’ IN LAS VEGAS

The Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship (GRC) finale next week promises to be full of all the glitz and drama its host city of Las Vegas is infamous for and Kiwi driver Emma Gilmour plans to put on a good show.Her Rhys Millen Racing Hyundai Veloster Turbo will be running an identical set-up to her team owner […]

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FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup decision in Portugal

Nine FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup rounds have been contested and the battle for the titles has been taken down to the season finale, Portugal’s Baja Portalegre. With 216 points on their tally, Russian pairing Vladimir Vasilyev / Konstantin Zhiltsov and their MINI ALL4 racing travel to Portugal as World Cup leaders. 20 points […]

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Championship finale is a nailbiter for South African Single-Seaters

WHEN the Formula Volkswagens take to Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, 1 November, it is going to be for two very demanding races. The leading racers in the series are identically matched on points for the season and it will demand a focused approach for the driver hoping to claim the title the season. Robert Wolk […]

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KTM EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE RIDER LINE UP FOR THE ROOF OF AFRICA 2014

With the local South African championships in both the National Offroad and Enduro disciplines having come to an end, Extreme Enduro riders from South Africa and beyond are now focusing on the one last big event of the year, the gruelling Roof of Africa event that will be held in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho […]

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Khalid to lead Abu Dhabi Racing in Oman Rally

Abu Dhabi: Following his WRC participation in Rally Cataluna last weekend, Sheikh Khalid Bin Faisal Al Qassimi and his co-driver Chris Patterson on board the Citroen DS3 RRC are leading the Abu Dhabi Racing team’s participation in Oman Rally this coming weekend. The Oman Rally is a candidate event for the Middle East Rally Championship […]

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WEC Shanghai 6 Hours: ESM set for 

Extreme Speed Motorsports is en route to Shanghai, China, where it will field two Tequila Patrón-sponsored HPD ARX-03b prototypes in this weekend’s round of the World Endurance Championship.The Florida-based team made its WEC debut last month at Circuit of The Americas and earned a third-place finish.   As the TUDOR Championship season drew to a […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

Dale Earnhardt Jr. now understands Hendrick grief

Dale Earnhardt Jr. thought he knew Rick Hendrick’s pain.Earnhardt, whose father died on the last lap of the 2001 Daytona 500, knows the sorrow of unexpectedly losing a loved one.Hendrick also experienced tragedy when he lost his son, Ricky, his brother, John, John’s daughters Jennifer and Kimberly, Hendrick Motorsports general manager Jeff Turner, engine builder […]