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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 […]

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Tommy Johnson takes his first on Route 66 Raceway

  Tommy Johnson Jr. piloted his Make-A-Wish Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car to victory for his first win since the Auto Club NHRA Finals in 2017 in an explosive final round at the 22nd annual Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway. Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Deric Kramer (Pro Stock) and Matt […]

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LIVING A CLASSIC DREAM

  Lindenberg Racing’s epic European tour South Africa’s international historic racing father and daughter duo, Peter and Paige Lindenberg closed off their International Historics Challenge tour with mixed results in the Bernie’s V8 races at the Brands Hatch American Speed Festival weekend in the south of England over the weekend. The weekend started well for […]

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PRUETT: Ford’s GT decision a harsh reality check

By: Marshall Pruett In the latest episode of endurance racing’s No. 1 drama “What Will Ford Do Next?,” the plot thickens as the Blue Oval finally makes a hard choice after months of indecision. Of the five scenarios for Ford outlined by RACER a few months ago, the prevailing wisdom — in that fleeting moment — had […]

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ALL THE RACE WEEKEND ACTION

South Africans star home and away South African motorsportsmen enjoyed another great weekend of racing at home and away, with the action going down as diverse far and wide as national motocross in Bloemfontein to Monaco Porsche Supercup, Donington British Superbikes to the Nelson Mandela Bay 500 at Aldo Scribante. The third round of the […]

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Route 66 Raceway to kicks off huge four-race NHRA Mello Yello Series stretch

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series powers back to state-of-the-art Route 66 Raceway for the 22nd annual Route 66 NHRA Nationals on May 30-June 2, kicking off a stretch of four straight races. Drivers want to start this rigorous stretch on an impressive note and the popular track provides the backdrop for a thrilling […]

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Renault Megane RS Trophy R is your new front-wheel-drive ‘Ring record holder

Slide over, Honda Civic Type R, there’s a new front-wheel-drive lap record holder in town. This time, the French are victorious. The 2020 Renault Megane RS Trophy R lapped the 12.9-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7:40.1 on April 5, which was 3 seconds quicker than the Civic Type R, according to the automaker. Honda’s hot hatch broke the record […]

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Ex-Peugeot Sport Boss Famin to Join FIA in Operations Role

Ex-Peugeot Sport director Bruno Famin joins FIA in new operations role… Former Peugeot Sport boss Bruno Famin will join the FIA in a new operational position within its sporting division.Famin, who has served as the French manufacturer’s motorsports director, will take up the newly created Director of Operations role on July 1. While leading Peugeot […]

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Zwartkops hosts Historic feast

Nostalgia returned to the Zwartkops Raceway in style on Saturday, when the venue hosted a round of this year’s Historic and Inland Championships. A large crowd witnessed close racing, great spectacle and unexpected winners. Topping the programme were two combined races for Pre-1974 Sports and Pre-1966 Legend Saloon Cars. Ricard Schuhardt (RS Botswana Porsche RSR) […]

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Double amputee Monger wins first race since accident

Billy Monger has claimed his first race victory since the accident which led to the amputation of both his legs two years ago.Monger, 20, returned to single-seater racing last year in British Formula 3 in a specially adapted car. This weekend he was competing in the Pau Grand Prix, which this year is part of the Euroformula […]

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Szymczak/Fassnacht GT4 America SprintX Race 2 winners

Murillo Racing’s Christian Szymczak and Matthew Fassnacht took the overall win in Pirelli GT4 America SprintX series Race 2 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in their No. 34 Mercedes-AMG GT4. Elivan Goulart (No. 27 KRUGSPEED Ginetta G55) took the lead from Szymczak, whose Mercedes had started on the pole, before the end of the first […]

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Spa World RX: Timerzyanov takes maiden win

Triple European Rallycross Champion Timur Timerzyanov claimed a career-first world championship victory at Spa’s inaugural World Rallycross event. The Russian driver started on the second row of the grid for the final at Spa, but led after the opening corner when pole-sitter Andreas Bakkerud ran rallycross returnee Joni Wiman wide into Turn 1, having made […]

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Drivers from 11 countries on GT World Challenge CTMP entry list

Drivers from 11 countries piloting GT3 machinery from six of the world’s top automakers are entered for this weekend’s Blancpain GT World Challenge America double-header at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. PRO: Near the season’s midpoint, both the driver and team battles in the Pro division are heating up. Leading the latter is K-PAX Racing, its No. […]

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SA RACERS STAR AROUND THE WORLD

2 & 4-wheel heroes deliver home & awayNational racing dominated the SA racing headlines while several international competitors did the business overseas this past weekend. Sheridan Morias was part of the WEPOL Yamaha team that ended fourth in the Slovakian FIA World Motorcycle Endurance 8 Hour, while fellow South African Kawasaki World SSP300 duo, Dorren […]

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TASMIN TOPS GREAT SA RACE WEEKEND

Your weekly South African motorsport review South African racers starred across the globe this weekend, but it was Tasmin Pepper who best caught the imagination as she delivered an epic come from behind performance to storm from sixteenth to eighth in the woman’s world championship of racing at Hockenheim in Germany on Saturday. Pepper overcame […]

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MORE THAN JUST RACING

Charity, fun and action all part of the dealLindenberg Racing enjoyed another great week in Knysna around the local Motor Show and Jaguar Simola Hill Climb, where Peter and Paige Lindenberg were joined by Shelby customer Charles Needham in action over the weekend. Peter enjoyed a mega bakkie tussle in the monster Savage Ranger 660, […]

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Why Monster AMA Supercross Is Everything You Want in a Motorsport

It doesn’t feel like Daytona, Indy, or the Super Bowl. It feels like Death Race.BIt’s not often a story about motocross starts with a snippet of a Roman poet from the reign of Caesar Augustus, but here goes: And now a-low and now a-loft they fly,As borne through the air and seem to touch the […]

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Race Team Debuts Nissan GT-R Hillclimb Car With 1,600 HP, Wings Bigger Than the World Has Ever Known

Carscoops shared this hillclimb car from Franco Scribante Racing, which posted the finished race car on Monday after sharing blurred teaser photos of it leading up to the reveal. The car will head to the Simola Hillclimb Knysna this weekend so long as it doesn’t accidentally dig a tunnel into the depths of the Earth with all of its newly added downforce. The […]

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Alfa Romeo South Africa

Every year, the hills within the picturesque Garden Route town of Knysna come alive with the sound of sonorous exhaust music, cheering spectators and popping champagne corks, during the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb. Alfisti and motoring fans attending South Africa’s premier motoring and motorsport lifestyle event can look forward to a fantastic spectacle of racing between 3 […]

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Nissan the marque to beat at the 10th Simola Hill Climb

Nissan will again be the marque to beat at this year’s tenth official Jaguar Simola Hill Climb in Knysna. No less than 14 Nissan models are heading down to the scenic coastal town to make an assault on the 1.9 kilometre track, led by the two reigning King of the Hill champions, Wilhelm Baard and […]

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Nielsen added to Heinricher Acura lineup for Mid-Ohio

Signed for the remaining IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup events following her impressive efforts at Daytona and Sebring, Dane Christina Nielsen now has been added to Heinricher Racing with Meyer Shank Racing’s lineup for the upcoming sprint-format IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship race at Mid-Ohio. Nielsen will partner Katherine Legge in the Jackie Heinricher-led team’s No. 57 […]

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SA RACERS THE EASTER STARS

Success and drama all around the worldIt’s been a busy Easter for South African racers across the globe. Hennie de Klerk and Johann Smalberger brought their TreasuryOne Amarok home sixth on Saturday’s final Morocco Desert Challenge stage as they drove onto the finishers rostrum in an academic 23rd place overall to conclude their quick but […]

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Aston Martin AM-RB 003 reportedly packs 1,000 hp, AWD, and $1.1M price

Aston Martin showed off not one, but two supercars at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show and new information has surfaced surrounding the AM-RB 003. The AM-RB 003 will sit below the Valkyrie in the British marque’s supercar hierarchy, but it will rival its power rating with a rumored 1,000 horsepower, according to a Carscoops report on Sunday. […]

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FORMULA DRIFT LAUNCHES ITS 16TH SEASON WITH AN UNLIKELY WINNER IN LONG BEACH

As they say about one of those stick and ball sports, on any given Sunday any team can win. Well it’s the same in Formula Drift. As the 16th season of the sport got underway on the Grand Prix course in Long Beach, one week before the NTT IndyCar Series and IMSA take over that circuit, Odi Bakchis beat all comers to […]

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WRC and WRX legend Petter Solberg to star at FOS

Petter Solberg, the only driver ever to win both the World Rally and World Rallycross Championships, is to appear at the 2019 Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard as he announces his retirement from top-level motorsport. Solberg, 44, clinched a total of 13 WRC victories in a career spanning fourteen years, including winning the 2003 World […]

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MINI will introduce its fastest, most ’emotional’ model yet in 2020

For those who aren’t familiar with it, the MINI Cooper seems an unlikely contender on a Formula One race track or the posh international rally circuit. But as the British automaker prepares to launch the MINI John Cooper Works GP in 2020, with a four-cylinder turbo engine, more than 220 kW/300 hp and motor racing […]

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With electric drive: The Volkswagen ID. R on the “Road to Heaven”

Pikes Peak record-breaking EV will run up a 99-turn mountain road – and gamers will set the time to beat Volkswagen ID R The Tianmen Shan Big Gate Road Volkswagen will showcase its record-breaking ID R electric motorsport car on the 99-turn Tianmen Shan Big Gate Road in China later this year – and will stage […]

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Peterhansel targets sixth Desert Challenge title

Stephane Peterhansel, the most successful competitor in the history of cross country rallying, will take his place in a star-studded line-up for the 29th edition of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge powered by Nissan. Driving an X-raid Mini John Cooper Works buggy the Frenchman, who has won the event five times as a driver and […]