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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 […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

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 […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

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 […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Michael Schumacher’s wife says former driver is recovering slowly

Corinna Schumacher, wife of seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher, has delivered an encouraging message about the progress of her injured husband. Now reportedly out of his long coma after a skiing accident in France on Dec. 29, F1 legend Michael Schumacher was transferred from intensive care in Grenoble, France to a Swiss rehabilitation clinic […]

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VOLKSWAGEN RALLY GETS UNDERWAY FROM VW AUTO PAVILION IN UITENHAGE

After a lengthy seven-week break the fourth and halfway round of the South African National Rally Championship, the Volkswagen Rally, gets underway with a ceremonial start from VW’s Auto Pavilion in Uitenhage at midday today. With the top eight seeded drivers at the beginning of the season taking it in turns to be first on […]

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Red Bull Global Rallycross Brings Extreme Motor Sports to Nassau Coliseum

Extreme sports and racing fans are sure to be excited when Red Bull Global Rallycross comes to Nassau Coliseum on July 19th and 20th. Global Rallycross (GRC) is a high-octane race between 2500 lbs small production-based cars that have been enhanced to reach 600 horsepower, accelerate from 0-60 mph in under two seconds, and withstand […]

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Rosberg hits back at Hamilton’s ‘not German’ attackR

Nico Rosberg has hit back at his teammate Lewis Hamilton, after the Briton said next weekend’s German grand prix is “not really his home race”. F1 now heads from Hamilton’s home turf at Silverstone to Hockenheim, where German-born Rosberg might expect similar levels of local support. Not so, Hamilton told reporters, because Germany is “not […]

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‘DOUBLE HEADER’ IN IMPERIAL AUTO CELEBRITY CHALLENGE

TV/Radio personality Jeannie D and rugby legend John Smit in action Television and radio personality Jeannie D and former Springbok rugby captain John Smit will form a ‘double header’ in the Imperial Auto Celebrity Challenge at round five of the Donaldson Cross Country Championship, the Force Fuel 450 at Sun City, on August 8 and […]

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German MotoGP: ‘Happy’ Rossi heads to Sachsenring

With a new two-year Movistar Yamaha contract in his pocket, Valentino Rossi can concentrate fully on attempting to end MotoGP champion Marc Marquez’s unbeaten run, which now extends to a perfect eight wins in 2014. “I am very happy to go to Sachsenring after the contract renewal with Yamaha for another two years,” said Rossi. […]

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Lewis Hamilton turns up the heat with jibe at Nico Rosberg’s nationality

British driver’s claim that ‘Rosberg is not German’ threatens to reopen rift with Mercedes team-mate in race for F1 title. Nico Rosberg is not a real German, according to the unfailingly controversial Lewis Hamilton. After his victory at the British Grand Prix, Hamilton is warming up nicely for the next race in Hockenheim on Sunday […]