MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Marquez undergoes further operation on broken right arm

by Kyle Francis  Marc Marquez has undergone further corrective surgery to his broken right arm, the Honda MotoGP outfit announced on Thursday evening. The Japanese manufacturer confirmed that the six-time premier class world champion had gone under the knife at the Ruber Internacional hospital in Madrid after suffering “pseudarthrosis of the right humerus”, a disease that […]

Electric vehicles MOTORSPORT NEWS

Extreme E teams get to grips with ODYSSEY 21 in first tests

By RACER Staff | With just four months to go to the first race of Season 1, Extreme E teams are taking delivery of their ODYSSEY 21 cars getting their first opportunities to put them through their paces in a series of tests. Andretti United. Image by Oliver Emery Among them was Chip Ganassi Racing, which […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Renault confirms Alonso for Young Driver Test in Abu Dhabi

By Chris Medland | Renault has received approval from the FIA to run 39-year-old Fernando Alonso in the Young Driver Test that follows the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Sutton/Motorsport Images Originally planned as a 2021 tire test, cost-cutting measures related to the pandemic led to the test being shortened to one day and restricted to young […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURANCE RACING

9 HOUR: WIN OR BUST FOR PEPPER, BENTLEY BOYS

Jordan eyeing a Kyalami win to clinch ICGT championship South Africa’s Bentley Boy Jordan Pepper arrived home with a spring in his step on Wednesday, as he prepares to fight for the Intercontinental GT Championship crown at the Kyalami 9 Hour Saturday 12 December. Pepper and teammates, Jules Gounon and Maxime Soulet sit just three […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

LAPPI TYRE GAMBLE PROPELS FINN INTO MONZA LEAD

A brave tyre bet paid dividends for Esapekka Lappi who slithered into the lead of ACI Rally Monza on Friday morning amid treacherous conditions. Heavy rain and standing water made the asphalt circuit and tricky interior dirt roads incredibly slippery. Having set second fastest time on the day’s opening 13.43km Scorpion speed test, the Finn […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

M-Sport selected as FIA Rally Star partner

M-Sport is pleased to announce its selection as the official rally car partner of FIA Rally Star – the largest talent detection programme in the history of rallying.  M-Sport’s involvement will be spearheaded by M-Sport Poland thanks to the unique insight it has into developing young drivers taking their first steps on the world stage. […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

‘Wacky’, ‘spectacular’, ‘a mini Indy 500’ – Drivers predict F1 on Sakhir’s ‘Outer Circuit’

By:  Ben Issatt There’s a common theme among most drivers predictions for this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix, expect chaos. For the second race in Bahrain, Formula 1 has done something very different by switching from the traditional GP layout which has been used for every race bar one since 2004, to the high-speed ‘Outer Circuit’. […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Ogier Tops Slippery Monza Legacy Opener

By Steven Batey Sebastien Ogier leads Rally Monza after the opening stage of the weekend at the damp and slippery Italian circuit. Ogier, who heads into this weekend with a 14-point deficit to make up on Toyota teammate Elfyn Evans, leads the final round of the season by just 0.5 seconds ahead of Thierry Neuville. Despite snow having been a factor in the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NEW VEHICLES

New Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne ready to hit the road

The Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne is the sportier evolution of the Hispano Suiza Carmen, a spectacular all-electric hypercar delivering 1114 CV and legendary Hispano Suiza luxury and exclusivity. The Carmen Boulogne is ready to hit the road. Hispano Suiza will manufacture 19 units of its iconic Carmen model, five of which will be Carmen Boulogne […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

Nitro Rallycross expands into full championship; adds electric class

By Mark Glendenning | Two years on from its creation, Nitro Rallycross (NRX) will run as a standalone series from 2021. The brainchild of Travis Pastrana and Nitro Circus, NRX will visit five purpose-built tracks next year before expanding to a 10-round calendar spanning North America, Europe and the Middle East in 2022. The second […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURANCE RACING

Sparco and M-Sport join forces for Kyalami 9 Hours

M-Sport and Sparco will join forces  as Bentley Team M-Sport’s Jules Gounon, Jordan Pepper and Maxime Soulet race for the Intercontinental GT Challenge crown at the final round of the season – the Kyalami 9 Hours in South Africa. It’s been a tough year for world motorsport, but thanks to a celebrated victory at Australia’s […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Romain Grosjean Has Been Released From Hospital

By Jasmine Butler Haas F1 Team driver Romain Grosjean has been able to leave the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Hospital, after recovering well from his injuries. Grosjean gained burns to his hands and ankles when he was caught up in a horrific accident at the Bahrain Grand Prix. His car collied with a barrier just after Turn 3 on […]

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Pooling strengths for the electric offensive: Integration of Volkswagen Motorsport GmbH in Volkswagen AG

Know-how from electric motorsport to be incorporated in development of ID. family in future Volkswagen Motorsport GmbH workforce to be integrated in Volkswagen AG The Volkswagen brand is pooling strengths for the transformation to the mobile electric era. The brand is terminating its motorsport activities as part of the company’s realignment and further focusing. The […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Schumacher steps up to Haas on multi-year deal

by Phillip Horton  Haas has confirmed that Mick Schumacher will drive for the team in the 2021 Formula 1 season, completing an all-rookie line-up, after signing a multi-year deal. Schumacher, part of the Ferrari Driver Academy, currently leads the Formula 2 championship by 14 points ahead of this weekend’s season finale in Bahrain. The 21-year-old, son […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Evans: Settling in quickly at Toyota key to 2020 WRC title bid

By Jason Craig | autosport.com Elfyn Evans says his 2020 World Rally Championship title challenge can be put down to a feeling of being right at home at Toyota. Evans ended his 12-year association with M-Sport last November to join Tommi Makinen’s squad on a two-year deal, and currently has a 14-point advantage over team-mate Sebastien […]

DAKAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

New Electric Audi Will Tackle The Dakar Rally

BY JARED ROSENHOLTZ  TEASER  Perhaps it will spawn a road version? With models like the Quattro, Audi was once a dominant force in rally racing. The brand cemented its dominance in the 1980s with multiple World Rally Championships and now, Audi wants to make a return to off-road motorsport with a new model. Unlike the five-cylinder-powered Quattro, this […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Chadwick Confirmed as Female Driver for Veloce Racing

By Pontus Lindroos Williams F1 development driver and W Series champion Jamie Chadwick has been confirmed as the Veloce Racing female driver for their 2021 campaign in the new all-electric off-road series Extreme E. Chadwick has a variety of different experience in motorsport and has won multiple titles over the last few years. After starting her career in the Ginetta Junior Championship she then […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

OGIER: MONZA SNOW COULD MAKE ME CHAMPION

WORDS BY DAVID EVANS Sébastien Ogier has told DirtFish the nature of this week’s Monza Rally means his chances of lifting a seventh World Rally Championship title this week are very real. Ogier trails Toyota team-mate Elfyn Evans by 14 points ahead of the northern Italian event, but the Frenchman says potentially tricky conditions on […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Hamilton sidelined after positive COVID-19 test

By Chris Medland | Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for COVID-19 the day after winning in Bahrain and will miss this coming weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix. The 2020 world champion returned negative tests throughout his time in Bahrain as per Formula 1 protocols, but started suffering mild symptoms on Monday morning. Following information he had […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Grosjean hospital stay extended; targets Abu Dhabi return

 By Chris Medland | Romain Grosjean is set for another night in hospital for treatment on burns sustained in a crash during last weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix, but wants to race in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix if his injuries allow. The Frenchman suffered burns to the back of his hands in the first-lap accident, […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Binder brothers swap motorcycles for mountain bikes for world’s biggest stage race

The now famous Krugersdorp brothers Brad and Darryn are excited about tackling KAP sani2c in KwaZulu-Natal later this week. South Africa’s motorcycle racing sensations, Brad and Darryn Binder are back in South Africa and heading to KwaZulu-Natal this week to take part in the KAP sani2c three-day mountain bike stage race from Underberg to Scottburgh. The […]

Electric vehicles MOTORSPORT NEWS

Rallying: Dakar winner Sainz to compete in new Extreme E electric series

By Alan Baldwin (Reuters) – Double world rally champion and triple Dakar winner Carlos Sainz will drive for his own team when the new Extreme E electric off-road series starts next year, the Spaniard announced on Monday. Compatriot Laia Sanz, a 13-times women’s trial motorcycle world champion, will be his team mate. Sanz has reached […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

ERC RALLY ISLAS CANARIAS LEG TWO REPORT: FOURMAUX TAKES WIN, LUKYANUK TAKES FIA TITLE

Adrien Fourmaux delivered in style on his Rally Islas Canarias debut, taking his first outright victory in the FIA European Rally Championship and topping the ERC1 Junior classification to boot in his M-Sport Ford World Rally Team-entered Fiesta R5 MkII. Co-driven by Belgian Renaud Jamoul and using Michelin tyres, Frenchman Fourmaux moved in front on […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

ROMAIN GROSJEAN SAYS HALO PROTECTION SAVED HIS LIFE IN HORRIFIC F1 CRASH

Roman Grosjean says F1’s introduction of the halo – a safety device which protects drivers – is the “greatest thing” the sport has brought in, after the Haas driver managed to walk away largely unhurt following a shocking crash which saw his car split in two and burst into flames at the Bahrain Grand Prix. […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Ricciardo disgusted by F1’s “Hollywood” coverage of Grosjean crash

 Written by Dieter Rencken and Keith Collantine A furious Daniel Ricciardo criticised Formula 1’s coverage of Romain Grosjean’s crash in the Bahrain Grand Prix. Several replays of the Haas driver’s fiery accident were shown during the length delay between the crash and the resumption of the race almost 90 minutes later. “I’m firstly happy that that he’s OK from […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Oliver Solberg delighted after ‘incredible’ ERC Junior title win

By Steven Batey Oliver Solberg admitted after clinching the ERC1 Junior title that his win was ‘as much for the team as it was for him’. Solberg, driving a Volkswagen Polo R5, ended the final round of the FIA European Rally Championship – Rally Islas Canarias– in fourth place, but still clinched the ERC1 Junior championship in what was his first season in the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

FULL HOUSE OF RALLY VICTORIES FOR TGRSA’S BOTTERILL AND VACY-LYLE

 The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA rally stars Guy Botterill and navigator Simon Vacy-Lyle rounded of their South African National Rally (NRC) championship in fine style by making a clean sweep in the TracN4 Rally held on 27 and 28 November 2020. Winning Rounds 5 and 6, the pair continued their unbeaten run in the 2020 […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

ROMAIN GROSJEAN WALKS AWAY FROM HORROR CRASH AT BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX

BY: ALEXANDER NETHERTON Haas driver Romain Grosjean is lucky to be alive after a huge crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Grosjean’s car hit a barrier that ripped it into two, and then burst into flames. With assistance the driver was able to walk away from the car and is undergoing medical treatment, though he […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Royal fan Hamilton says he would never refuse a knighthood

Seven-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton left no doubt that he would accept a knighthood if it was offered to him. Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning his seventh F1 championship.CREDIT:GETTY IMAGES The Mercedes driver is now the most successful grand prix driver of all time and has been tipped by the media to become Britain’s latest […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

Kristoffersson Becomes Three-Time World RX Champ After Germany Cancellation

By Nigel Chiu Johan Kristoffersson has become a three-time champion in the FIA World Rallycross Championship following the conformation that the World RX of Germany will now not take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Germany’s Nurburgring was set to host the finale between December 12-13 but the event will not take place due to the increase in cases of the virus in recent […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURANCE RACING

Honda & Audi Prepping For Kyalami 9 Hours

Whilst the entry for the Kyalami 9 Hour, the season-ending round of the 2020 Intercontinental GT Challenge on December 10-12 is set to be significantly impacted by the ongoing logistical, health-led and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic (DSC currently anticipates a sub 20 car entry), those teams that are set to attend are taking […]

FORMULA E MOTORSPORT NEWS

Formula E ushers in new era as FIA World Championship

What started as nothing more than a shared dream between Formula E Founder Alejandro Agag and FIA President Jean Todt, sketched on the back of a napkin back in 2011, has developed into the fastest growing and most competitive motorsport series on the planet. Ahead of the 2020/21 season, Formula E gains World Championship status […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

LUKYANUK AND SOLBERG FACE-OFF FOR FIA ERC TITLE GLORY

Alexey Lukyanuk and Oliver Solberg will face-off for the coveted FIA European Rally Championship on Rally Islas Canarias from today. Russian Rocket Alexey Lukyanuk tops the overall standings on the back of wins in Italy and Portugal but he must stave off the threat from teenage talent Oliver Solberg if he’s to claim the coveted […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

‘FIGHTING AGAINST YOUR CLOSEST ALLY’ – TOYOTA’S SHOWDOWN

WORDS BY COLIN CLARK & LUKE BARRY Elfyn Evans says he and Toyota team-mate Sébastien Ogier are “looking forward to competing against each other” for the World Rally Championship title on Monza Rally next month. Ogier and Evans have always enjoyed a good relationship, first linking up as team-mates back in 2017 at M-Sport, when […]

DAKAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

Monster Energy Honda Team – New Dakar 2021 details unveiled

1 prologue, 12 stages, 4800 kilometres of timed specials, two looping stages and a marathon stage are some of the main features that the ASO released today for the forthcoming 2021 Dakar Rally. The 43rd edition of the great challenge gets underway in just forty days time, with Monster Energy Honda Team, aiming to replicate […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

HUNGARY BEHIND BREEN AS TEAM MRF TYRES’ DRIVER TARGETS STRONG ERC FINALE –

Craig Breen starts Rally Islas Canaris this afternoon determined to move on from his Rally Hungary retirement, which cost him a potential first ERC podium of the season earlier this month. Breen, who is heading up MRF Tyres’ development programme in the FIA European Rally Championship alongside co-driver Paul Nagle, was in second place when […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

TESTING UNDER WAY FOR THRILLING WRC FINALE

Preparations for next week’s exciting FIA World Rally Championship title decider at ACI Rally Monza (3 – 6 December) have stepped up a gear with teams arriving in northern Italy to complete their pre-event tests. Hyundai Motorsport and Toyota Gazoo Racing have elected to test on roads similar to the mountain special stages which will […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Kubica to drive for Alfa Romeo in Bahrain FP1

by Phillip Horton  Alfa Romeo tester Robert Kubica will drive during opening practice at this weekend’s Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix, replacing Kimi Raikkonen. Kubica linked up with Alfa Romeo as its test and reserve driver for 2020 in the wake of leaving his role as a race driver for Williams. Kubica drove Alfa Romeo’s C39 […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

GCK Motorsport launches hydrogen-powered vision for future of cross-country rallying

GCK Motorsport, part of Green Corp Konnection (GCK), has announced ambitious plans for hydrogen-power in cross-country rallying as the answer to the industry’s quest to develop ever more sustainable racing solutions. Founded by French racing driver, former free-skiing World Champion, entrepreneur and Dakar veteran, Guerlain Chicherit, GCK Motorsport (formerly known as GC Kompetition) encompasses GCK’s […]