MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

TIDEMAND BACK FOR TURKEY

PONTUS TIDEMAND WILL RETURN TO WRC ACTION IN A FORD FIESTA WORLD RALLY CAR AT NEXT MONTH’S RALLY TURKEY (12 – 15 SEPTEMBER). The Swede has not appeared since driving an M-Sport Ford car at the season-opening Rallye Monte-Carlo in January and his home event the following month. He finished 20th in Monte-Carlo after suspension […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Valtteri Bottas matched Kris Meeke’s pace in Toyota rally test

It may only have been for fun, but Valtteri Bottas’ recent rally test with Toyota yielded some impressive pace by the end of the day.Valtteri Bottas has revealed he was able to match World Rally Championship event winner Kris Meeke’s pace by the end of his try-out in a Toyota Yaris WRC car last month. Mercedes […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Motorsport: Onkar’s new R5 beast top seed at KCB Kilifi rally

Premier class driver Onkar Singh Rai will be the first one off the ramp when the KCB Kilifi Rally revs off today.Navigated by Gareth Dawe, the former Division 2 champion will savour his first ride on the VW Polo R5, which is the latest super car to grace the eight-leg Kenya National Rally Championship (KNRC). […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and family survive plane crash in Tennessee

Retired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife Amy and baby daughter have survived a small plane crash in east Tennessee on Thursday afternoon, authorities said. Earnhardt Jr., 44, was hospitalized and eventually discharged following the crash at Elizabethton Municipal Airport, according to CBS affiliate WJHL-TV. The Cessna Citation business jet rolled off the end of […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

Barrichello to join inaugural S5000 round

Rubens Barrichello is the first driver to be confirmed for the next month’s inaugural round of Australia’s new S5000 class at Sandown in Melbourne. Up to 14 of the cars are expected for the event, which marks the return of high-horsepower open-wheelers to the Australian motorsport landscape. “Having been to Australia many times during my […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NEW VEHICLES

Ford reveals latest Mustang for Xfinity

NASCAR Xfinity Series teams who compete under the Ford banner will run with a new look Mustang beginning in 2020.Ford introduced its newest version Thursday morning. It is the second iteration of the Ford Mustang to race in the Xfinity Series after the first version rolled out in 2011. “We have always talked about Mustang […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

MASTERS SET FOR GREAT TREK

Cape V8 racers head for Jozi showdown Cape Town’s V8 Masters series is on the road again with sixteen identical SA-built Mustang-like 347kW Ford V8-powered APV347is racers locked, loaded and on the great trek to Johannesburg to race in a unique and record-breaking V8-only race meeting as part of the annual Kyalami Festival of Motoring. […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

KYALAMI V8 EPIC

Festival to host biggest ever V8 race Quite plausibly the biggest grid of V8 supercars to ever race in South Africa is converging on the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit for a unique V8-only race meeting as part of the annual Festival of Motoring presented by WesBank 22-25 August. With a record 35 entries already in […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

WILLIAM EYES HIGH FIVE

Husqvarna star focussed on title Pepson Plastics Husqvarna rider William Oosthuizen heads to the Western Cape looking for his fifth win on the trot as he chases the South African E1 class National Enduro Championship at round 5 in Robertson on 24 August. Teammates, Brett Swanepoel is meanwhile chasing a podium title finish alongside Oosthuizen […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Journalists predict F1 exit for Kubica

Two well known F1 journalists think Robert Kubica is likely to lose his place on the grid. After an eight year break with his permanent arm injuries, the 34-year-old Pole returned to Formula 1 this year with Williams but has struggled. “George Russell is clearly the faster man at Williams,” said veteran Swiss journalist Roger […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

HOW THE FINEST OF MARGINS DECIDE STAGES

WHEN DISCUSSING HUNDREDTHS OF SECONDS DIVIDING DRIVERS, IT IS TYPICALLY RELATED TO QUALIFYING TIMES IN CIRCUIT RACING. BUT AS JULIAN PORTER EXPLAINS, THIS IS JUST AS RELEVANT TO RALLY, AS OBSERVED AT NESTE RALLY FINLAND. Widely regarded as the fastest rally of the year, there was amazingly only 2.2 seconds dividing the Toyota Gazoo trio […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

2019 FIM AFRICA MOTOCROSS OF AFRICAN NATIONS (MXOAN)

FIM Africa Motocross of African Nations heads to Donnybrook Park in Harare, Zimbabwe, on 30 August to 1 September 2019. Having hosted the event twice in 2011 and 2015; and the home of the African Continents favourite year-end MX event, The Summer Series. Donnybrook Park and their team behind this year’s event are fired up […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS TCR

INDYCAR STAR CHAVES JOINS VAN DER WATT IN UNITRONIC TCR FOR VIR

The 2015 IndyCar Rookie of the Year to make his IMSA TCR debut alongside up and coming South African Julian van der Watt. Van der Watt also making the switch from the formula car ranks will be looking to impress in his North American sportscar debut. Coming as an addition to the originally announced program […]

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WESBANK AND FNB TO SPONSOR DEFINITIVE FUEL ECONOMY TOUR IN SA

Financial powerhouses WesBank and First National Bank (FNB) are joining forces to sponsor a five-day Fuel Economy Tour of South Africa that will provide motorists not only with definitive fuel consumption figures but also indicative traveling times between major centers in the country. The event, for standard production passenger cars and light commercials, will take […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NEW VEHICLES

Audi to bring the action this year at the Festival of Motoring at Kyalami Circuit!

•    South Africa’s biggest automotive showcase, the Festival of Motoring takes place from 22 – 25 August at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit •    Audi to utilise the event to launch key, new models into the South African market •    South Africans can expect an exciting and unique Audi brand experience like no other with […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Hungarian Baja: Triple for Terranova

All good things come in threes. Argentineans Orlando ‘Orly’ Terranova and Bernardo ‘Ronnie’ Graue, in the MINI John Cooper Works Rally, followed their victories at the Italian Baja and Baja Aragon with their third win in a row at the Hungarian Baja. This latest success sees Terranova move to the top of the overall standings […]

INDYCAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

BROWN: ALONSO WOULD BE AN OUTSTANDING TALENT IN INDYCAR

McLaren’s return to Indycar next year is a done deal, now the question of drivers is a hot topic and inevitably Fernando Alonso is being linked to the project despite the Spaniard’s known reluctance to do a full season. McLaren CEO Zak Brown is clearly keen to have Alonso on board, explaining his stand on […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

ZEHNDER: RAIKKONEN DRIVES WITHOUT INSTRUCTIONS

Alfa Romeo, formerly Sauber, is more than impressed with Kimi Raikkonen, the veteran Formula 1 driver who was dropped from Ferrari at the end of last season and found refuge with the Swiss team. Raikkonen actually started his F1 career at Sauber as a controversially-inexperienced 21-year-old, with Beat Zehnder as the team manager. Zehnder is […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

TCR Germany- Thierry Neuville at the Nürburgring

World Rally Championship star Thierry Neuville is the Hyundai guest driver for this weekend’s TCR Germany event at the Nürburgring, where his Hyundai i30 N car will be run by Team Engstler.  The 31-year-old Belgian has finished four times runner up in WRC (2013, 2016, 2017 and 2018), scoring 11 victories. At the wheel of […]

Electric vehicles MOTORSPORT NEWS

Record attempt in red – the Volkswagen ID.R heads to Tianmen Mountain with a special colour scheme

It was already eye-catching enough. Now, a powerful shade of red is taking e-mobility to the top from a visual perspective too – the Volkswagen ID.R will sport a special livery for its record attempt on Tianmen Mountain in China. The red stands for the fully-electric, 500-kW (680-PS) prototype’s fifth record attempt, this time in […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Bridgestone BMW Track and Race Day and Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series Round 6 – Phakisa Freeway

  This coming weekend, the 16th and 17th of August, will see the popular Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series make their second appearance at the Phakisa Freeway as part of the third Bridgestone BMW Track and Race Day. Race Series aside, the day will also host the Bridgestone Time Trial Serieschampionship while members of the public will have an opportunity to go for a fast […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

REVISED RALLY TURKEY ROUTE READY TO CHALLENGE WRC TEAMS IN SEPTEMBER

Rally Turkey officials at TOSFED have now had the route for the 11th round of the FIA World Rally Championship officially approved by the FIA. The event will be based in Marmaris and takes place on September 12th-15th. The itinerary features 17 special stages and 310.10 competitive kilometres in a route of 988.50km. There are […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

MotorMart Racing expecting further improvements at Zwartkops Raceway

  The second half of the 2019 MotorMart VW Challenge Championship will see the MotorMart Racing Team applying further pressure on their rivals at Zwartkops Raceway. Heading into the August 16-17 race weekend, all three the team’s drivers are confident about their chances and motivated to improve on their impressive results to date. Dangor has accumulated 33 […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Formula 1: Max Verstappen return to Red Bull Racing in 2020 all but confirmed

Max Verstappen returning to Red Bull Racing in the Formula 1 season is all but confirmed given the team’s current situation and that of Mercedes. Max Verstappen entered the 2019 Formula 1 season in the second year of a three-year contract extension with Aston Martin Red Bull Racing that he signed in October of 2017. However, Red Bull […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Aishwarya Pissay 1st Indian to win world title in motorsports

Bengaluru-based biker Aishwarya Pissay made history by becoming the first Indian to win a world title in motorsports as she won the FIM World Cup in women’s category after the final round of the championship in Varpalota, Hungary, on Monday. The event was conducted by International Motorcycling Federation, the governing body for motorcycle racing in the world. Aishwarya, who won […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

NASCAR: It’s time to start racing

 It was 20 years ago when Dale Earnhardt Sr. spun Terry Labonte to win a Saturday night race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Earnhardt was chasing the trophy — the playoffs didn’t exist, no stages, no bonus points — and The Intimidator simply wanted the victory. Labonte had squeezed past Earnhardt to momentarily take the lead […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

NOT MUCH SEPARATING PRODUCTION VEHICLE TEAMS AFTER FOUR ACTION PACKED SACCS ROUNDS

It has been a challenging first half of the 2019 South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) and after four tough rounds, the standings in the Production Vehicle Championship cannot be any closer. With only two rounds to go, anything can still happen and neither the leaders, the podium sitters or the rest of the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Citroen has a flying car available right now

Forget all the expense and hassle of developing a flying car for the future – other car makers should just do what Citroen has done; give their car to WRC driver Sebastien Ogier, send him to Finland and watch it take flight. Rally Finland is an undisputed highlight for any motorsport fan – a proper rally that shows just how […]

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Citroën DS

Nothing shouted ‘advancement through engineering’ quite like this and it remains one of the most extraordinary cars ever.Onlookers gasped in astonishment at the sight of the DS 19 Berline when the covers were pulled off the Citroën at the 1955 Paris salon. Nobody had ever seen anything quite like it. People were genuinley unsure if […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

NO ONE OUT OF THE WOODS YET IN AN INTENSE SPECIAL VEHICLE CHAMPIONSHIP

With only two rounds of the 2019 South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) remaining, the battles in the Special Vehicle and SxS championships have intensified and the points standings after the recent Bronkhorstspruit 400 predict an insane final two rounds of the season. After the dust had settled, it’s apparent some moving and shaking […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

South Racing Can-Am Team’s Vorobyev leads FIA T3 Baja after claiming victory in Hungarian Baja

The South Racing Can-Am Team’s Fedor Vorobyev leapt to the top of the T3 Championship standings in the 2019 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas after finishing first in the category at the Hungarian Baja. The Russian and his co-driver Kirill Shubin claimed victory in the competitive category by the margin of 18min 57sec in […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Formula 1: Alexander Albon to replace Pierre Gasly at Red Bull Racing

Alexander Albon is set to replace Pierre Gasly at Red Bull Racing beginning in the next race on the 2019 Formula 1 schedule, the Belgian Grand Prix. Days after both Aston Martin Red Bull Racing team manager Helmut Marko and team principal Christian Horner stated that Pierre Gasly would not be replaced before the 2019 Formula 1 season ended, […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

How NASCAR’s banked turns help cars go faster

In 1959, something happened that revolutionized NASCAR’s stock-car racing: the introduction of Daytona International Speedway. Daytona was unlike any race track before it because of these: banked turns. The turns had towering walls that sloped downwards to the center. Walls that NASCAR’s stock cars would drive onto. Daytona’s banks were a whopping 31 degrees, significantly […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

HUSQVARNA’S ZULU THUNDER

Malan, van der Vyver still lead the way Q4 Fuels Husqvarna Racing scored a couple of podiums as its both riders emerged leading their classes from Saturday’s Pietermaritzburg’s fifth round TRP South African National Motocross championship races at Thunder Valley. Local hero and open class MX1 leader Maddy Malan rode to a second and a […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS W Series

TOP TEN TASMIN

Pepper keeps W seat with title tenth Tasmin Pepper closed off her W Series women’s world championship with 12th place at the Brands Hatch season finale in England over the weekend, ending up tenth overall in the chase and guarantee her a seat in next year’s championship. “I finished tenth in my first W Series […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Dovizioso stuns Marquez to defend Ducati’s Austrian MotoGP wins record

Andrea Dovizioso produces a stunning late overtake to beat Marc Marquez and maintain Ducati’s winning record at the Austrian MotoGP.Andrea Dovizioso produces a stunning last-corner overtake to beat Marc Marquez and maintain Ducati’s perfect winning record at the Austrian MotoGP. The Ducati rider bolted clear with his MotoGP world title rival at the front after Fabio Quartararo led […]