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MACAU GRAND PRIX 2019: THE STORY SO FAR

The 66th annual running of the prestigous Macau Grand Prix has seen the new-generation of FIA Formula 3 cars tackle the legendary Guia circuit as lap records tumbled from the outset. Practice One Marcus Armstrong set record-breaking pace for Prema Theodore Racing in the opening session for this years Macau Grand Prix. The Kiwi set an unofficial lap record of the Guia Circuit […]

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PROVISIONAL 2020 WORLD RX CALENDAR ANNOUNCED: BRITISH AND CANADIAN ROUNDS MISSING

The calendar for the 2020 FIA World Rallycross Championship has been announced today. Most notably, Portugal returns and the series will head to the Nurburgring for the first time. Abu Dhabi has moved from being the season opener to the penultimate round of the year with Barcelona kickstarting the 2020 season. There are two TBC (to be confirmed) events in July and September. […]

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Bloodhound LSR up to speed as testing hots up in the desert

Bloodhound hits an all-time fastest speed of 334 mph as test programme begins in earnest Bloodhound car’s full reheat engaged for 12 seconds 50 – 300 mph reached in 13 seconds Crucial data on cross wind speed limits gathered Team pull together to overcome initial teething problems The Bloodhound LSR team passed a major milestone […]

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Belgian solar car team wins 3,000-km race through Australian outback

 A team from Belgium’s KU Leuven University has won a 3,000-km (1,864-mile) race for solar-powered cars through the Australian outback, organisers said, as the cars arrived in the South Australian capital of Adelaide on Thursday. Belgian Agoria Solar Team members are seen at the finish line of the 2019 World Solar Challenge at Victoria Square […]

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The Bloodhound LSR Is Embarking on Its First Test Since the Project Was Saved

Next month, the Bloodhound team will push their car past 500 mph in South African desert, in preparation to chase 1000 mph. Last year, the Bloodhound SSC effort, which aims to build the first car to exceed 1000 mph, was saved from administration by a British entrepreneur. The project was renamed Bloodhound LSR (for Land Speed […]

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HISTORIC EXCELLENCE

More great classic racing at Red Star Saturday proved an excellent day for racing at the Red Star Raceway near Delmas, where the two Historic Racing South Africa classes delivered entertaining action throughout and all but crowned its overall champions as Sean Hepburn enjoyed a great day in the combined Universal Healthcare Pre-80 Historic Saloons […]

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THIERRY BOLLORÉ fired as predident of Renault SA

Renault’s Board of Directors met today to take a decision on the Group’s governance. At this meeting, the Board of Directors decided to terminate the terms of office of Renault SA’s Chief Executive Officer and Thierry Bolloré’s Chairman of Renault sas, with immediate effect. The Board of Directors has decided to appoint, with immediate effect, […]

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DOWN TO THE WIRE

Welkom leaves SA MX titles wide open Most of South Africa’s 2019 TRP National Motocross Championships are still wide open after a day of drama in Welkom on Saturday, where only Dalton Venter was crowned this year’s high school champion. All the other classes must wait until the final round at Terra Topia north of […]

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IS IT FINALLY DOUG KALITTA’S TIME TO SHINE AND WIN AN NHRA TOP FUEL CHAMPIONSHIP?

With the resurgence of the Kalitta Motorsports team, seemingly star-crossed Doug Kalitta once again is making a strong run at his first Top Fuel title. Last weekend’s Mopar Express Lane Nationals at Reading, Pennsylvania, was just the first race of six in the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship. But with the resurgence of the Kalitta Motorsports […]

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Beckman wins, takes over NHRA points lead at Reading

It’s been over a year since Jack Beckman parked his Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car in an NHRA winner’s circle but on Sunday at the 35th annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil he came out on top. Not only did Beckman defeat John Force in the final round […]

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NHRA announces 2020 Pro Stock Motorcycle schedule

Today, NHRA officials released the 2020 schedule for the Pro Stock Motorcycle category of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Pro Stock Motorcycle riders will once again compete at 16 of the 24 events on the series. This exciting class, which recently broke the 200 mph barrier, will be competing at several new locations […]

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Le Mans champs Brabham and Jones enter VROC Pro-Am at VIR

Two champions of the Le Mans 24 Hours, Davy Jones and Geoff Brabham, have filed entries for Sportscar Vintage Racing Association’s (SVRA) Vintage Race of Champions (VROC) Charity Pro-Am presented by Chopard Watch at Virginia International Raceway. The September 21 Charity Pro-Am is the deciding round of the VROC series and both legendary drivers feel […]

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Obituary: Ferdinand Piëch, 1937-2019

The engineer behind the Porsche 917 and Audi Quattro, Ferdinand Piëch reversed the fortunes of the Volkswagen Group and built it into one of the world’s largest car makers It is unlikely that the amazing automotive career of Ferdinand Piëch, who has died suddenly at the age of 82, will ever be repeated. A dictatorial […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Force win No. 150 a highlight of spectacular NW Nationals

John Force powered to his 150th Funny Car win on Sunday, rolling to the milestone victory at the 32nd annual Magic Dry Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals. While Force earned his 150th career win, John Force Racing teammate and Top Fuel rookie Austin Prock picked up his first career win on what was a historic day […]

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SVRA speed tour

The Sports Car Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) rolled into Indianapolis Motor Speedway this past weekend filling the garages with over 300 racing machines reflecting 100 years of history, including the modern Trans Am Series Presented by Pirelli. It was a rare display of diversity in automobile design and engine sounds, conjuring up emotions of glory […]

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Rebel Rock Racing Camaro takes Michelin Pilot Challenge win at Road America

It was a finish well worth the wait at Road America in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge. After severe weather delayed and consequently shortened the two-hour race to just 75 minutes, it was a battle down to the final lap on Saturday in the Grand Sport (GS) class. On a restart with one lap remaining […]

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Racetrack drama to unfold at Santa Pod’s European Drag Racing finals

Santa Pod Raceway’s European Finals meeting fast approaches, promising a dramatic finish to 2019’s FIA/FIM European Drag Racing Championships. Owing to a quirk in the calendar, the first half of the six-race season takes place in monthly instalments, completed last month, but the second half takes place in a flurry, with three races crammed into […]

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Robert Hight wheels his Chevy Camaro to 50th Funny Car win at NHRA Sonoma Nationals

Robert Hight captured the 50th win of his Funny Car career at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals, winning the event for the second-straight year in the process. The driver of the Auto Club Chevy defeated rival Matt Hagan with an overpowering run and a quicker reaction time to earn his fifth Wally of the 2019 season. […]

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Motorcycles Will Not Take Part in the 2020 Pikes Peak Hillclimb

The decision comes after the death of four-time motorcycle champion Carlin Dunne at this year’s event. The Pikes Peak International Hillclimb issued a statement over the weekend declaring that motorcycles will not take part in the racing event for 2020. The announcement comes after four-time motorcycle champion Carlin Dunne was killed contesting the 2019 title. […]

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Top NHRA Drag Racer Kenny Delco Walks Away From Violent Crash at 196 MPH

He covered the quarter-mile in just 6.9 seconds before losing control. Seasoned pro stock driver Kenny Delco in the National Hot Rod Association’s league was involved in a harrowing crash at this year’s Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals. Video footage caught his run at the Bandimere Speedway in Denver, but also the moments leading up to the […]

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SA JUNIORS STAR

Young motocross team shines in Italy Three South African team members made it to the finals of the FIM Junior World Motocross Championships at Pietramurata Arco di Trento on Sunday. Camden McLellan rode home to ninth overall in the 125cc World Junior Motocross Championships, while Neil van Der Vyver and Jordan van Wyk ended 18th […]

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PAT DAKIN, 73, NEARLY SCORES NHRA TOP FUEL SHOCKER AT NORWALK

Popular racer has not won an NHRA event since 1973, had not reached final round since 1998 Pat Dakin fell to Steve Torrence in the final round of the NHRA Top Fuel event at Norwalk, Ohio. For the first six races this NHRA season, the Top Fuel class had six different winners. As for the […]

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UAE- Ahmad Daham becomes first Arab drifter to participate in Drift Masters European Championship & Goodwood Festival of Speed

Daham’s custom Lexus RC F Pro Drift spec car unveiled by Al-Futtaim Lexus in the UAE in May makes first appearance in Europe The five-time Middle East drift champion already has over 75 podium wins to his name Ahmad Daham has made history by making his Goodwood Festival of Speed debut this month between 4-7 […]

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What It’s Like When Your Teen Is a Race Car Driver

I’m guessing that a lot of you out there look up to your fathers, and some of you have even followed in their footsteps in some way or another. In which case, you can compare yourselves to 17-year-old Oliver Solberg, son of 2003 World Rally Championship winner and bona fide driving legend, Petter Solberg. Oliver’s […]

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Hagan, Torrence, repeat winners at New England Nationals

  Defending event winners Matt Hagan and Steve Torrence kept their impressive pace going at New England Dragway, both racing to victories on Sunday at the seventh annual NHRA New England Nationals, the 13th of 24 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events. Hagan (photo above from earlier in the season) won in Funny Car for […]

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Carlin Dunne death: Pikes Peak race winner killed in crash less than a mile from finish line, aged 36

Four-time Pikes Peak champion was on his way to setting a new fastest motorcycle record at the famous event when he came off his Ducati just a quarter of a mile from the finish lineCarlin Dunne, a four-time winner at the famous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb race, has died after a crash at this year’s event, […]

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DON’T COUNT OUT 8-TIME NHRA TOP FUEL CHAMP TONY SCHUMACHER JUST YET

Tony Schumacher hasn’t been in any NHRA Top Fuel races since last year’s season-finale at Pomona.The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series hit the halfway point of the 2019 season this past Sunday at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.Yet something — more like someone — is still noticeably missing. Tony Schumacher, the series’ Top Fuel king with […]

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MOTOCROSS TO THRILL GAUTENG

Krugersdorp SA Nationals not to be missed Gauteng race fans can look forward to spectacular motocross action when the fourth round of the 2019 TRP South African National Championship visits Dirt Bronco in Krugersdorp Saturday 6 July with several championship classes poised on a knife’s edge. It could not be closer than in the half-litre […]

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‘MY BACK IS BURNING!’: ERICA ENDERS ESCAPES HORRIFIC CAR FIRE IN NHRA PRO MOD QUALIFYING AT NORWALK

Car erupts in flames after record-setting run of 261.22 mph Erica Enders’ cars burns on the end of the drag strip after a record-setting run on Saturday at Summit Motorsports Park at Norwalk, Ohio. Two-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Erica Enders barely escaped a fire in her Chevrolet Camaro at the back end of a […]

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THE FORD GT WILL GO ‘ULTRA-HIGH-PERFORMANCE’ AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED

Ford is set to add a hotter GT while showing a complete stable of high-performance racing and road cars, too Ford Performance is going big at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 4 with everything in its portfolio and a couple of bonus cars from the racing and rally world. The stunner, though, will be an […]

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Alfa Romeo rides high in the 2019 Bandini Trophy

Since 1992, the prestigious “Bandini Trophy” has been awarded – in memory of the Italian driver Lorenzo Bandini – to people who have produced an outstanding performance in the world of motorsport. This year Antonio Giovinazzi – of the Formula 1 Alfa Romeo Racing team – was awarded the title of best Formula 1 newcomer […]

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S. Torrence, Hight winners at Heartland Nationals

Steve Torrence (photo below) raced to his fifth consecutive race victory Sunday afternoon at the 31st annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties at Heartland Motorsports Park, facing his father, Billy, in the final round. Robert Hight was also victorious in Funny Car at the 10th of 24 events on the Mello Yello Drag Racing […]

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Why Is Drag Racing Called Drag Racing?

Jason Torchinsky I have a lot of respect for the sport of drag racing, partially because I believe there’s a lot more nuance and complexity to it than most people think, and also because I once almost crashed a dragster because I’m a moron. One thing I’ve never fully understood, though, is the name: why is called drag racing? […]

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Goodwood Festival of Speed: Mika Hakkinen, Damon Hill and Tom Kristenson the star names revealed for 2019 event

With less than six weeks to go before the 2019 Festival of Speed, Goodwood has announced the first batch of star names who will be appearing on the event’s famed 1.16-mile hillclimb in the cars that helped make them famous. Leading the way is “Mr Le Mans” Tom Kristensen, who has won the French 24-hour race a […]