LE MANS MOTORSPORT NEWS

Toyota Wins Their Third Consecutive 24 Hours of Le Mans

The TS050 may have faced minimal competition, but it is a three-time Le Mans winner. Just as with the last two, Toyota’s 2020 Le Mans win was inevitable. The TS050 has been the sole factory entry racing at the top level of sports car racing, and its unmatched pace meant that only catastrophic failure could […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

EVANS SNATCHES TURKEY LEAD AFTER CRAZY MORNING

Elfyn Evans was the unlikely leader of Rally Turkey after a madcap morning of drama on Sunday. The leaderboard of this fifth round of the FIA World Rally Championship was turned upside down in the opening dusty and rock-strewn Çetibeli speed test as driver after driver dropped time with punctures. Overnight leader Thierry Neuville, second-placed […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Turkey WRC: Neuville leads as Loeb stars despite setback

Thierry Neuville holds the lead for Hyundai at the end of the second day of Rally Turkey, delivering some searing stage times as he bids to stay in the race for this year’s FIA World Rally Championship title. Overnight leader Sebastien Loeb rolled the dice by putting two medium-compound tyres on his Hyundai i20 WRC […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

OGIER LEADS IN TURKEY AS TÄNAK’S TITLE HOPES TUMBLE

Sébastien Ogier led Rally Turkey at the midpoint of Saturday’s second leg after a titanic morning tussle with Thierry Neuville. Ogier, third overnight in a Toyota Yaris, won the opening two speed tests to climb to the top of the order at this fifth round of the FIA World Rally Championship. Neuville retaliated to win […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

VETERAN LOEB TURNS BACK CLOCK TO LEAD RALLY TURKEY

Sébastien Loeb was the surprise leader of Rally Turkey on Friday night after a vintage performance from the nine-time world rally champion. Rocky mountain roads, endless twists and turns and dust provided gruelling conditions, but the 46-year-old Frenchman used all his guile to complete the short opening leg with a 1.2sec advantage. He became the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Rally Breslau: Open the throttle or stay calm? DAY 3 Czarne – Okonek – Drawsko 

On the third day of the Rallye Breslau Poland the route goes from Miastko and Okonek towards the forests of Drawsko Pomorski, for a gruelling night stage on the sand tracks. As we send out this press release the teams are still on the track for the final special of the day, going deep into […]

LE MANS MOTORSPORT NEWS

Toyota takes pole, Rebellion second in Hyperpole at Le Mans

Kamui Kobayashi has secured pole position for Toyota at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the first-ever Hyperpole shoot-out but Gustavo Menezes scored a surprise second position for Rebellion Racing. Hyperpole is the new qualifying format that sees the top six qualifiers from each class from the first qualifying session battle it out for […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

NEUVILLE FASTEST IN TURKEY SHAKEDOWN

Thierry Neuville experienced the highs and lows of Rally Turkey on Friday morning en route to setting fastest time at the shakedown for this weekend’s fifth round of the FIA World Rally Championship. The dusty and rocky 4.70km Asparan test gave an insight into what lies ahead at the season’s toughest fixture when Neuville finished […]

LE MANS MOTORSPORT NEWS

A Female Team at Le Mans Jumps to a New Level

For the first time, an all-female team will compete in the LMP2 class, which is open exclusively to privately owned teams. It represents the culmination of the work of the Women in Motorsport Commission and Richard Mille, president of the Endurance Commission of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, the sport’s governing body. The Women in Motorsport […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Leader Ogier chases more Turkey success to boost 2020 title tilt

Frenchman needs to hold off rivals Evans and Tänak on tough gravel roads. Sébastien Ogier starts Rally Turkey (September 18-20) knowing a repeat of his victory 12 months ago would be a major step in his quest to regain the FIA World Rally Championship. The series is boiling up into another thrilling finale with just […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

From the black soil to the deep sand: Day 2 of the Rallye Breslau Poland 2020

A long day in the forest, going from Miastko to Borne Sulinowo on two specials through completely different forests: the production area of Borne, with the pine trees and deep dry sand and the old forest near Miastko with oak and black soil. There are few races with such a variety of terrain as the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

2020 Oettinger Polo Cup enters crucial championship phase

It has taken nine months but the hotly contested Oettinger Polo Cup series will finally reach the third round of action following Round 1 at Zwartkops way back in March and the first post Covid-19 race early in August, also at Zwartkops. For Round 2, the series moves away from Gauteng and over the border […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Four-time F1 Champion Sebastian Vettel Getting the Last Laugh on Ferrari

Vettel’s exit to Racing Point was thought to be a move to the Formula 1 midpack, when in reality it’s a move up. As the legendary Ferrari team continues its march to mediocrity, or at least the back half of the Formula 1 grid, a lot of folks are smiling. Many sports fans, after all, […]

LE MANS MOTORSPORT NEWS

Judge me by my results, says 74-year-old set to become Le Mans’ oldest driver

Dominique Bastien will become the oldest driver to race in the Le Mans 24 Hours this weekend. The 74-year-old tells James Elson that he’s not there to make up the numbers “Frankly, I don’t think too much about age. If I didn’t feel that I was good enough to be on the track, then I […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Moto3: Darryn Binder lands Petronas Sprinta deal for 2021 Moto3

Darryn Binder will switch from KTM to Honda machinery after signing with Petronas Sprinta Racing for the 2021 Moto3 World Championship season Petronas Sprinta Racing has announced it has signed Darryn Binder for the 2021 Moto3 World Championship as it looks to maintain the momentum of its current title bid with John McPhee. Brother of […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Ex-Ferrari chief Ross Brawn says Michael Schumacher was ‘despicable, horrible’ on track but misunderstood off it

Ex-Ferrari chief Ross Brawn says F1 legend Michael Schumacher “was a pretty misunderstood character” while describing his on-track reputation as ” despicable, horrible”. As Schumacher recovers from injuries suffered in a skiing accident in 2013 the F1 great’s persona on and off the track has come into focus in Sky’s new docuseries Race to Perfection the legend. Brawn oversaw all […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

McLaren to sell famous Woking headquarters

McLaren has been hit particularly hard by the slowdown effects of the ongoing Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic and has resorted to selling its famous McLaren Technology Center located in Woking, United Kingdom, as it looks to recover. The site includes McLaren’s headquarters, car plant and wind tunnel, but the automaker and race team isn’t about to […]

LE MANS MOTORSPORT NEWS

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is Sept. 19-20; Here’s What You Need to Know

No fans will be allowed for the world’s biggest endurance race set for Sept. 19-20 in France. “Things have changed,” says the caption on the “Official Teaser” video airing on the official FIA World Endurance Championship website, “but we are not worried. We are prepared to fight.” That’s the website for the Automobile Club de l’Ouest-FIA […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Rallye Breslau Poland LEG 1 Bobolice / Dretyn – the gloves are on the table

The gloves are on the table in the Rallye Breslau Poland 2020, with fierce competition right from the start. During the 272km of today’s stage the top drivers were constantly changing position. It was a true competition for the fastest time and the first place on the first day of perhaps the first and only […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Big uncle ‘Valentino’ and his fountain of youth

AUTHOR Mat Oxley Sunday’s San Marino GP was a remarkable event for Valentino Rossi. The 41-year-old may have missed taking his 200th premier-class podium by a fraction of a second, but four of his protégés finished first and second in the Moto2 and MotoGP races. VR46 Academy riders Franco Morbidelli and Pecco Bagnaia stood on the top two steps of […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

 Rallye Breslau Poland 2020 – Start your Engines!

This morning (15 September) last years’ winner of the motorbike ranking Mirjam Pol  started as the first competitor in the Rallye Breslau Poland, and open what is perhaps the first international rally raid that takes place after the summer of 2020. Start your engines, we will race! Almost 250 teams from at least 20 nationalities, […]

DAKAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

Roma joins Prodrive-run Bahrain squad for Dakar

The new Prodrive-run Bahrain Raid Xtreme Team has announced Nani Roma as its first driver for the 2021 Dakar Rally. Roma, a Dakar winner in both the motorcycles (2004) and cars (2014) categories, makes the move after contesting the 2020 edition with Borgward, and will again compete with fellow Spaniard Dani Oliveras as his co-driver […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

TURKEY COUNTDOWN – RALLY ROUTE

It’s hot, the gravel tracks are littered with rocks and while Rally Turkey (18 – 20 September) is shorter than previous editions, anyone feeling complacent about the WRC’s Asian adventure will be in for a shock. The short format event, round five of the FIA World Rally Championship, contains 12 tough mountain road speed tests […]

Electric vehicles MOTORSPORT NEWS

Cupra Has a Very Special Garage in Europe, Shelters new Extreme E Showcar

The Spanish automaker’s high-performance motorsport division-turned independent brand has been expanding tremendously during a noticeably short period of time, but it still keeps an eye on actual competitions. And now it’s on the verge of debuting alongside Germany’s ABT Sportsline in the newly proposed Extreme E electric SUVs off-road racing series. By the looks of […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA TO FIELD THREE-CAR TEAM AT ROUND 3 OF 2020 SACCS IN BOTHAVILLE

Round 3 of the 2020 South African Cross-Country Series (SACCS) is scheduled for this weekend, and will see three TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA crews take on the Total Agri 400, in the area around the Free State town of Bothaville. Henk Lategan and Brett Cummings are the defending champions, and also winners of the first […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Lewis Hamilton vows to keep protesting as FIA launches review of guidelines

Lewis Hamilton has avoided any action by Formula One’s governing body for the T-shirt he wore at Sunday’s Tuscan Grand Prix, but amid an official review into FIA guidelines has vowed to continue protesting and us his position to promote his views. Ahead of Sunday’s race, Hamilton took a knee wearing a black T-Shirt with […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

M-SPORT FORD DRIVERS URGED TO REBOUND IN TURKEY

M-Sport Ford team principal Richard Millener believes his squad can bounce back at this week’s Rally Turkey (18 – 20 September) following a disappointing restart to the team’s FIA World Rally Championship season. Teemu Suninen, Esapekka Lappi and Gus Greensmith finished line astern in sixth, seventh and eighth at Rally Estonia earlier this month, more […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

M-SPORT ON COURSE TO DELIVER WORLD’S FIRST RALLY3 CAR

POLISH ARM OF M-SPORT IS CONFIDENT THE 210BHP, FOUR-WHEEL-DRIVE MACHINE WILL BE READY FOR JANUARY 1 HOMOLOGATION M-Sport Poland is on track to deliver the world’s first Rally3 car for January 1, with the firm’s latest all-new Ford Fiesta rally car currently under development. Design and research work on the project began in April last […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

FIA INVESTIGATING LEWIS HAMILTON FOR ‘ARREST THE COPS’ T-SHIRT

Formula 1 bosses are investigating whether Lewis Hamilton’s T-shirt highlighting the shooting of Breonna Taylor broke rules. Hamilton wore the shirt before and after winning the Tuscan Grand Prix on Sunday. The FIA are investigating Lewis Hamilton for his T-shirt splashed with the message “arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor”, which he wore before […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS

FREE STATE ADVENTURE FOR RED-LINED

Red-Lined Motoring Adventures will live up to its name over the weekend of 18 and 19 September. That’s because the SA Cross Country Championship enters new territory for the first time when it traverses the Bothaville maize fields in the first Total Agri 400. “Adventure is the name of our game,” team boss and Class […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

BRAND NEW TOTAL AGRI 400 WILL LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD IN THE FREE STATE – WILL NEW WINNERS EMERGE AND UPSET THE APPLE CART?

The TOTAL AGRI 400, round three of the 2020 South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) that takes place on 18 and 19 September from NAMPO Park in the Bothaville area of the Free State, could see new winners in all the categories and an extremely exciting race is on the cards. The names of […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

PRETORIA CROSS COUNTRY SURPRISES

Coetzee beats Gilbert & Swanepoel in Pepson race The Pepson Plastics National Cross Country motorcycle race delivered a few surprise results at Rhino Park in Pretoria over the weekend. Jarryd Coetzee took overall honours aboard his Brother Leader Tread KTM ahead of Pepson Plastics Husqvarna trio, OR1 winner Kenneth Gilbert, OR2 man Brett Swanepoel Pepson […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Tuscan Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton claims 90th win after incredible race

Lewis Hamilton took his 90th career victory by beating Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas in a chaotic, incident-strewn Tuscan Grand Prix. The race was punctuated by two red flags, the first caused by a pile-up on the pit straight, the second by a high-speed crash for Lance Stroll. In one of the most dramatic races for […]

LE MANS MOTORSPORT NEWS

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing aiming for Le Mans hat-trick

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing will challenge for a third consecutive victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours as it targets a perfect final appearance at the Circuit de la Sarthe with its history-making TS050 HYBRID, in the 88th edition of the legendary French race. The 1,000PS, four-wheel-drive TS050 HYBRID came within two laps of victory on […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

WRC heads to Turkey

Story by: Hyundai Motorsport The re-start of the 2020 WRC season was successful for our team as we secured a 1-2 result in Estonia to move to within five points of the manufacturers’ lead. The revised calendar heads onto the rough and rocky roads of Rally Turkey, where we will be aiming for another strong […]