MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

OLIVER SOLBERG’S THE SOLBERG RACE EVENT “CRAZY POPULAR

Oliver Solberg says his DiRT Rally 2.0 The Solberg Race event last week was “crazy popular” and has confirmed plans are being drawn up for a second rally soon. Solberg set up the event on the popular Codemasters title to help his fans during the Coronavirus pandemic and he admitted he’s been stunned by the number of people who competed last week. […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Brabham and Hailwood – extraordinary lives, extraordinary careers

Sir Jack Brabham and Mike Hailwood are two of the all-time greats of motorsport. The glorious image that accompanies this article is from the 1964 Austrian Grand Prix at Zeltweg. Brabham was driving one of his own cars, the BT11, while Hailwood was in a Lotus 25 for Reg Parnell Racing. Both men were born […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Motor racing-Moody’s downgrades Formula One’s outlook to negative

Credit rating agency Moody’s changed Formula One’s outlook to negative from positive on Thursday to reflect the impact of the coronavirus crisis on a sport yet to race in 2020. Liberty Media-owned Formula One cancelled its March 15 season-opener in Australia, with May’s showcase Monaco Grand Prix also axed, and has postponed six other races […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

It is getting harder to imagine any Formula 1 Races before August Canadian Grand Prix in June, British Grand Prix in July likely to be next postponements.

The only news in real racing these days continues to be postponements, cancellations and revised schedules that are difficult to take seriously. No one—especially not racing series leaders—knows when the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic will finally lift and allow life to get back to some semblance of normality. Being a global racing series, Formula 1 […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Ferrari Club Challenge launched in the Middle East, kick-off in October

Excitement hits fever pitch for Prancing Horse enthusiasts, as Ferrari Middle East launches the Ferrari Club Challenge for the first time in the region. Three years following the initiation of the concept in Europe, the club is launched to immerse Ferraristi in the region into the exhilarating world of Ferrari with exclusive driving opportunities at […]

FORMULA 1

MOTOGP AND FORMULA 1 CHAMPIONSHIPS TO COMBINE ROUNDS

During a live streaming broadcast, organizers from MotoGP and Formula 1 have announced that certain rounds from each series would be combined when advantageous. Both world championships have seen their initial races postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus. Currently, all professional racing has been impacted by COVID-19, prompting organizers and promoters to postpone or cancel […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Why Márquez rules MotoGP’s Triple M era

The master of riding by the seat of your pants: Marc Márquez’s special advantage in MotoGP Since MotoGP’s Triple M Era began in March 2016, Marc Márquez has won all four world championships and 32 of the 73 races. This is not by chance. The 27-year-old dominates for various reasons. Mostly because his talent (part nature, […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Netflix Brings The ”Godfather Of Formula One” To Life In Exhilarating New Show

“The Godfather of Formula One”. Praise doesn’t come from much higher places than the current Formula One world champion but even Lewis Hamilton bows down to the Argentine pioneer. Juan Manuel Fangio was, simply put, the greatest F1 driver of all time. Unlike Michael Schumacher or Hamilton himself, his is not a name that will […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Aston Martin returning is the most exciting thing to happen to F1 in years – Stroll

Stroll, the man behind the investment in successfully taking over Racing Point to the Aston Martin brand, believes it is the most exciting thing to happen to F1 in years. The Canadian billionaire previously took over ownership of Force India and rebranded it to Racing Point, but that team will now have its third moniker in […]

INDYCAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

Indy 500-Charlotte 600 double an adventure for NASCAR drivers

Eight times drivers have attempted to run both the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on the same day on Memorial Day weekend. Only five times have they actually started and finished both races on the same day. Kurt Busch will attempt to become the fourth driver to start both events on the same day […]

MOTO GP

MotoGP handled coronavirus better than “hesitant” F1

The COVID-19 episode, which has actually contaminated more than 800,000 individuals globally as well as eliminated over 30,000, has actually compelled the post ponement as well as termination of numerous significant showing off occasions, consisting of the opening 8 F1 races as well as the very first 5 MotoGP rounds. F1 was involved in dispute […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Virus could freeze F1 cars for three years

The financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic could see this year’s Formula One cars compete largely unchanged for the next three seasons, says Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner. The sweeping regulation changes set for 2021, set to radically alter the appearance of cars and forcing teams to operate under a budget cap for […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NEW VEHICLES

Peugeot winning “Car of the Year Award” for the sixth time in 2020

Peugeot has won Europe’s most coveted automotive award, the “Car Of The Year” title for the sixth time, becoming only the third brand to do so. The prestigious trophy was presented to the all-new PEUGEOT 208 after being judged by an independent jury of 60 European automotive journalists. PEUGEOT has previously won the award five […]

Electric vehicles MOTORSPORT NEWS

Sporting World Finds Its Coronavirus Virtual Oasis With E-Sports

The current sporting desert has found its virtual oasis as E-sports emerges into the mainstream to occupy the space and satisfy the sparsity of the heavily interrupted calendar. The 70th anniversary of the first Formula One season has yet to be able to be celebrated appropriately. The Bahrain Grand Prix was once again scheduled to […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Alonso wades in on global battle

Fernando Alonso has joined in the war against the coronavirus by supplying UNICEF with vital protective equipment. The two-time F1 champion and double Le Mans 24 Hours winner, via his work with the children’s charity, has donated 300,000 respiratory masks and 4,000 additional pieces of protective equipment. Via its Twitter feed, UNICEF’s message entitled ‘Gracias […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NEW VEHICLES

Aston Martin completes deal with Stroll, confirms F1 entry

Following a meeting on Monday, Aston Martin’s shareholders have agreed to the financial rescue plan proposed by a consortium of investors led by Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll. Stroll, who leads the Racing Point Formula One team and is father to current driver Lance Stroll, originally agreed in January to pay $239 million for a 16.7-percent stake in […]

LE MANS MOTORSPORT NEWS

Will the new Glickenhaus SCG 007 win Le Mans in 2021?

Suddenly, America is going hypercar crazy. Following in the tyre tracks of the Hennessey Venom unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show a couple of years ago is the Czinger 21C, and now hard on its heels comes the equally new Glickenhaus SCG 007. This is more than a hypercar, though. This beast has bigger fish to fry […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

GT Champion Van der Linde wins both races at Watkins Glen

Audi factory driver Kelvin van der Linde won both races in the latest round of Team Redline’s Esports series for professional drivers, slashing Formula 1 star Max Verstappen’s points lead. The third round of the virtual series, which brings together over 40 real-life racing stars on iRacing alongside a couple of streamers and guest sim […]

Electric vehicles MOTORSPORT NEWS

Verstappen’s Redline Esports points lead slashed by van der Linde

Audi factory driver Kelvin van der Linde won both races in the latest round of Team Redline’s Esports series for professional drivers, slashing Formula 1 star Max Verstappen’s points lead. Redline’s virtual series brings together over 40 real-life racing stars alongside a couple of streamers and guest sim racers. The third round tasked the drivers […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Red Bull’s Helmut Marko says he proposed F1 COVID-19 camp

Bull motorsport adviser Helmut Marko has proposed holding a training camp where Formula One drivers could get infected by the new coronavirus — an idea rejected by the team. Marko told Austrian public broadcaster ORF on Sunday he wanted to gather drivers while the F1 season was suspended. “We have four Formula One drivers, we […]

MOTORSPORT HISTORY & STORIES MOTORSPORT NEWS

The iconic sports cars of Alejandro De Tomaso

Through the 1960s and into the 1970s, a breed of independent Italian car maker, all of whom wanting to become the next Ferrari, created limited-production sports and grand touring cars. Not having the full resources from which to construct their cars from the ground up, they were able to take advantage of several resources available […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

Karam dominates IndyCar iRacing Challenge season opener

Polesitter Sage Karam drove away from the field in his No. 24 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Chevy on Saturday, the Pennsylvanian handling second-place Felix Rosenqvist (+3.618s) and third-place Will Power (+11.416s) with ease to capture the American Red Cross Grand Prix iRacing event on the virtual Watkins Glen full course. Karam leapt from the front […]

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Morgan Plus 4 celebrates 70 years, leaves production with gold special edition

Morgan is 111 years old, and for more than half of its existence it’s made a vehicle on a version of the same chassis. That chassis is an old steel design that has underpinned the Morgan Plus 4 since 1950, and now it’s finally headed out to pasture as Morgan has developed a lighter aluminum chassis for […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

Coronavirus derails Bloodhound land speed record attempt

Bloodhound Land Speed Record’s attempts to break the land speed record for a steerable car has hit a major roadblock, and its name is Covid-19 coronavirus. The current record is the 763 mph achieved by the Thrust SSC team in 1997, but Bloodhound LSR wants to ultimately hit 1,000 mph. The team managed to reach 628 […]

OFF ROAD

Marsh still top of the SA Cross Country Series ‘100 club’ score board

Terence Marsh, born in Benoni in 1970 this year celebrates his 50th birthday and is one of a few Cross Country competitors to have competed in 100 or more National Cross Country Championship events since 2002. Terence Marsh CEO of Red-Lined International, a dominant company in the local and international Cross Country fraternity, and former professional […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS W Series

W Series season up in the air after DTM rescheduling

 Jamie Chadwick’s defence of her W Series title has been thrown into uncertainty by coronavirus and the rescheduling of the German Touring Car (DTM) championship the all-female single-seater series supports. The DTM issued a new provisional calendar on Wednesday with the first half of its season postponed and a tentative start at the Norisring in […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Hamilton’s Formula 1 career easier than Schumacher says Briatore – does he have a point?

Former Formula 1 team boss Flavio Briatore has said the achievements of Lewis Hamilton are not comparable to those of Michael Schumacher. Briatore believes the level of competition Hamilton has faced is not even close to the level of the seven-time champion. But does the Italian have a point? Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell, Nelson Piquet, Mika […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

FIM announces changes to Silk Way Rally

Now, Silk Way will have eight stages in Russia The FIM’s Cross Country Rallies series continues to change in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, with major route changes announced for the Silk Way Rally. The race’s original route had stages travelling through Kazakhstan and China. While Kazakhstan hasn’t been making international headlines over the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

AL-ATTIYAH HAS CONTACTED TOYOTA OVER SAFARI RALLY OUTING

THREE-TIME DAKAR WINNER OFFERS HIS AVAILABILITY FOR WRC ROUND When it comes to off-road driving, nobody has enjoyed more stage rally success than Nasser Al-Attiyah – which is why he’s offering his services to Toyota for this year’s Safari Rally World Rally Championship round. Granted, the Qatari might ‘only’ have three Dakar wins to his […]

INDYCAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

Indy 500 postponed to August; Indy GP to run as NASCAR double-header on July 4

The Indianapolis 500 has been postponed from May 24 to August 23 due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. The Indianapolis Grand Prix, which normally runs prior to the 500, is now set for July 4, setting up the first-ever IndyCar/NASCAR double-header. It marks the first time in 103 editions of the 500-mile event where the […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

F1 to delay next-generation car development

Formula 1 is set to prohibit the development of cars for the next set of technical regulations until next year in order to cut costs during the COVID-19 crisis.A number of initiatives have already been agreed upon, designed to reduce the pressure on teams while the sport is unable to function normally given the global […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Kenya: RWC Closely Monitoring COVID-19 as Safari Rally Preps Continue

The status of the 2020 the World Rally Championship (WRC) calendar in the second quarter remains as scheduled with a decision on Rally Sardinia in Italy expected next week after the expiry of the Italian government’s restrictions on sports and other public gatherings on April 4. Rally Argentina, earlier scheduled for April 20 to 23 […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

March 24 in NASCAR History: Buddy Baker breaks 200 mph barrier

Earlier this year, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won the pole for the Daytona 500 with a qualifying speed of 194.582 mph. That’s fast. But that’s how fast today’s Cup Series cars go on superspeedways with tapered spacers restricting engines. On this day 50 years ago, Buddy Baker got to go really fast. On Tuesday, March 24, 1970, […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

ABBRING SWITCHES TO WORLD RX FOR 2020

Former Hyundai Motorsport WRC driver Kevin Abbring from the Netherlands will switch over to the top class of FIA World Rallycross Championship with GC Kompetition. Originally slated for the Euro RX permanent entry lists, he will now focus on some rounds in World RX this season. He will be entering in a newly developed Renault Clio R.S RX as a wildcard […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

2020 TOYOTA 1000 DESERT RACE IN BOTSWANA CALLED OFF

Following a digital meeting with all the Toyota 1000 kilometre Desert Race (TDR 1000) stakeholders on Thursday, 19 March the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 event in Botswana was made. The outbreak and spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, has caused major disruption to societies with numerous events being cancelled or postponed worldwide. “First and […]

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Today: Daimler Buses with battery-electric bus models and fuel cell drive technology

 Benz & Cie. delivered the first bus with a combustion engine on 12 March 1895   Premiere in the scheduled regular service connecting Siegen, Netphen and Deuz .    Combustion engine revolutionised the segment once dominated by horse-drawn carriages and steam buses Today: Daimler Buses with battery-electric bus models and fuel cell drive technology Since […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

WRC postpones Portuguese and Italian rounds

Organisers of the World Rally Championship have confirmed the postponement of planned upcoming rounds in Portugal and Italy. The WRC season began with events in Monte Carlo and Sweden while the Mexican round took place before being truncated as the coronavirus spread worsened. The Portuguese round was planned for 21-24 May while Italy was due […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Marko: ‘It would be best if Max caught the virus now’

Helmut Marko says a lot of things, but no words have been quite so utterly bizarre as him saying the best thing that could happen to Max Verstappen is for him to catch coronavirus. In an interview with Kronen Zeitung newspaper, the 76-year-old was asked a series of questions about the coronavirus pandemic and the impact […]