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CAN SELLER MAKE IT SEVEN?

Published on Motorsport.co.za Clint Seller (King Price Xtreme Yamaha R1) heads to Port Elizabeth’s Aldo Scribante Racetrack needing just a second-place finish in either of the two races to be held on Saturday, 31 October to claim his seventh South African title. The NGK Spark Plugs SA Superbike Series supported by Bridgestone championship leader holds […]

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Schumacher and Johnson Jr. among winners at SpringNationals

By NHRA |racer.com Eight-time Top Fuel world champion Tony Schumacher picked up his first victory in more than two years, powering to the win in a thrilling side-by-side duel with Steve Torrence in the final round of Sunday’s 33rd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil at Houston Raceway Park. Tommy Johnson Jr. […]

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Schumacher hauls himself into title contention with first win of 2020 in Monza Feature Race, ahead of Ghiotto

It as a case of seven times lucky for Mick Schumacher, who has blown the drivers’ title fight wide open with his first victory of 2020, and his first ever in a Feature Race. The Ferrari junior took his fourth consecutive podium finish, and his seventh overall this season, to move within three points of […]

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Barrichello breaks through to claim first USF2000 win

Second-generation racer Eduardo Barrichello scored an impressive maiden Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship victory this afternoon for Pabst Racing at the Indianapolis Grand Prix road course. In front of his former Ferrari Formula 1 race-winning father Rubens, the 18-year-old Barrichello worked his way methodically from fourth at the completion of the opening lap to secure top […]

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The ID.R is back: Volkswagen electrifies Goodwood

Welcome back, Volkswagen ID.R! 411 days after the record-breaking drive up Tianmen Mountain in China, the fully-electric race car returns to action at Goodwood SpeedWeek (16.­­­–18.10.2020). After the coronavirus pandemic caused the cancellation of both the Goodwood Festival of Speed (FoS) and the Goodwood Revival, the organisers have launched a new event: Goodwood SpeedWeek, at […]

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Clint Vahsholtz wins overall at Pikes Peak

Veteran hillclimber Clint Vahsholtz claimed overall and Open Wheel division honors in the 98th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with his 2013 Ford Open Wheeler. In his 29th run up the 12.42-mile “Race to the Clouds,” Vahsholtz’s time of 9m35.490s edged out fellow Pikes Peak veteran Paul Dallenbach for overall and Open […]

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Pikes Peak will put you to the ultimate test; just ask Randy Pobst and Unplugged Performance

After stuffing a heavy crash near Pikes Peak’s “Bottomless Pit,” Unplugged Performance has begun rebuilding their 2020 Tesla Model 3 in the hopes of being able to meet today’s pack-in deadline for Sunday’s race. This will be one of the hardest-fought thrashes to ever happen in the name of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, […]

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Zanardi showing ‘significant clinical improvements’ – Hospital

Alex Zanardi is showing “significant clinical improvements” according to the latest statement from the hospital reating the former Formula 1 driver and multiple Paralympic gold medalist. Zanardi was involved in a hand-cycling accident two months ago and suffered life threatening injuries when he collided with a truck. He has since undergone four operations. Initially the 53-year-old […]

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In the Racing Seat with Ford South Africa this Women’s Month

Women have been involved in motorsport from the very start – on the track, in the pits, and behind the scenes. From pioneering drivers like Vicki Wood and Janet Guthrie, to more contemporary competitors like Sarah Fisher and Danica Patrick, women have made their mark on the sport from Detroit to Daytona, and from Indianapolis […]

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BOSS GP is ready for Spa

The Big Open Single Seaters are going to rock the Ardennes: Ten-cylinder Formula 1 will return to Spa-Francorchamps on August 1-2. The fastest racing series in Europe returns to Spa and its famous surroundings: Eau Rouge, Blanchimont and Stavelot. On August 1 and 2, the BOSS GP Racing Series will visit the legendary 7-kilometer Circuit […]

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Noaker sweeps Global Mazda MX-5 Cup races at Road America

Robert Noaker opened the Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires season with a perfect record. The high school junior won both races of the Alana Long 100 from pole. Rookie runner Jared Thomas finished second, with Selin Rollan coming home in third. The path to victory was quite different, but Friday’s […]

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Zwart to take on Pikes Peak again in Porsche 945

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Hall of Famer, Jeff Zwart is headed back to “America’s Mountain” for the 98th running of the “Race to the Clouds.” Zwart, a Porsche aficionado, will showcase the Porsche 935 model when he rockets to the summit in this year’s race, which has been rescheduled for August 30. With dual […]

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Zanardi discharged from hospital and transferred for further recovery

Alex Zanardi has moved to a new facility to continue the treatment of the head and facial injuries he suffered last month.  The former Formula 1 driver rode his handbike into a truck at high speed last month and had to be taken to hospital with serious injuries. Zanardi slowly pulled out of a coma […]

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Goodwood Speedweek – a pioneering new event this autumn

Goodwood Speedweek presented by Mastercard will take place at the Goodwood Motor Circuit on 16-18 October 2020. Inspired by the Festival of Speed and Revival, this one-off spectacular will celebrate the greatest elements of both events.Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic it will be a ‘behind closed doors’ event, with no spectators allowed within the […]

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Doctors treating Zanardi to begin bringing him out of coma

The doctors treating Alex Zanardi have begun reducing his sedation in order to bring him out of his medically-induced coma. The 53-year-old has undergone surgery on three occasions since he was airlifted to the Santa Maria alle Scotte hospital outside Siena on June 19th with head and facial injuries sustained in a handbike event nearby. […]

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Pikes Peak International Hill Climb – NEW DATE – 30 Aug 20

Since March 19 when the announcement came that the 98th running of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, brought to you by Gran Turismo, would be postponed until August 30, race fans everywhere have been eager to learn if they would be allowed to attend the world-famous hill climb in person. With input and […]

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The catalyst for Dane’s women in motorsport cause

The attention surrounding the hiring of engineer Romy Mayer sparked Triple Eight shareholder Jess Dane to set about driving female involvement in motorsport. Mayer’s 2015 appointment as a female Supercars engineer drew massive media attention. The hype made Dane realise the male-dominated nature of the industry; something that had never previously crossed her mind. “To […]

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Inside the industry: Why racing doesn’t sell cars

F1’s influence may be huge, but its costs are increasingly hard to justify by the people that controls the coffers ‘Win on Sunday, sell on Monday’ has underpinned many a motorsport programme over the years, be it a mega-bucks manufacturer-backed Formula 1, Le Mans or world rally team or a more realistic dealer-supported national race […]

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Zanardi condition remains serious after third operation

Former Formula 1 driver Alex Zanardi has undergone a third operation as the Italian continues his recovery from a hand-cycling accident. On June 19, Zanardi was involved in a serious accident while competing in a national Paralympic hand-cycling race, resulting in two neurosurgeries. The 53-year-old Italian was again operated on Monday [July 6] in a […]

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Zanardi undergoes additional surgery

Alex Zanardi has undergone a second round of neurosurgery and remains in a medically-induced coma in an Italian hospital after sustaining severe injuries in a hand cycling accident just under two weeks ago. Zanardi underwent a CT scan on Monday that, according to the Santa Maria alle Scotte hospital, revealed “an evolution of the patient’s […]

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No charges in NASCAR noose incident involving Bubba Wallace

 The noose found hanging in Bubba Wallace’s garage stall at Talladega Superspeedway had been there since at least last October, federal authorities said Tuesday in announcing there will be no charges filed in an incident that rocked NASCAR and its only fulltime Black driver. U.S. Attorney Jay Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie […]

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Jessi Combs named fastest woman on Earth by Guinness World Records

The speeds achieved by daredevil and all-around bad-ass Jessi Combs leading up to the accident that took her life on August 27, 2019, has been accepted as a new world record by the officials at Guinness World Records. Combs’ record is for the fastest speed on land achieved by a woman, and the official number […]

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Alex Zanardi’s Doctor: Injuries Are Not on Michael Schumacher’s Level

Two-time CART champion and former Formula 1 driver Alex Zanardi’s brain injuries do not compare with those suffered by fellow former F1 driver Michael Schumacher. So says Giuseppe Olivieri, the doctor who operated on Zanardi following his head-on crash with a truck during a handcycling race in Italy last weekend. Former Williams driver Zanardi, who […]

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NHRA Top Fuel King Tony Schumacher Returning to Racing

Tony Schumacher will be back on the track when the NHRA Mello Yello Series returns to action at Lucas Oil Raceway in July. Schumacher, an eight-time NHRA Top Fuel champion and winner of class-record 84 events, has secured a two-race sponsorship deal with credit card processing company Global Electronic Technology. Schumacher plans to be back […]

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Alex Zanardi Remains in Coma after Hand-Cycle Crash

Doctors are focusing on the Paralympian’s survival first, won’t speculate about his neurological state. Alex Zanardi, as those who know him should suspect, was doing something that would benefit others when he lost control of his hand-powered para-cycle during a relay rally in the middle of nowhere in central Italy. Taking a sharp turn, Zanardi’s […]

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Zanardi seriously injured in hand cycling accident

IndyCar legend Alex Zanardi has suffered a severe head injury in a collision with a larger vehicle during a handbike race in his native Italy. The Associated Press is reporting that Zanardi was transported by helicopter to Santa Maria alle Scotte hospital in Siena following the accident, which occurred near the Tuscan town of Pienza during a […]

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Nearly 500 entries for June Sprints at Road America

This weekend, June 12-14, marks the 65th running of the WeatherTech Chicago Region June Sprints at Road America, part of the 2020 Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA Super Tour. Racing began at Road America in 1956, and the June Sprints was part of that year’s full-season schedule. Back then, the June Sprints was a component of […]

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Bonneville Speed Week set to go ahead August 8-14

  All governing entities have signed the necessary permits authorizing the Southern California Timing Association to proceed with staging Bonneville Speed Week from Aug. 8-14, with the Bonneville World Finals set for Sept. 29-Oct. 2. “We had one major choice in front of us this year concerning the Bonneville National’s Speed Week,” SCTA president Bill […]

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Multimatic forms new Special Vehicle and racing division

Multimatic has spun its motorsports and special vehicle operations groups into an organization of its own. The Canadian automotive and motor racing specialists responsible for Ford’s latest GT  and Mazda’s RT24-P IMSA DPi will operate under the new Multimatic Special Vehicle Operations group (MSVO) led by Larry Holt, the person most heavily associated with that […]

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A RACER .COM SURVEY RESULTS: Motorsports and the pandemic

The third in a series of surveys asking motorsports participants how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted them ran from May 28 to 31 with 251 respondents (-312). Some obvious anomalies occurred within the first three questions such as when asked to identify their role in motorsport, “Other,” was the largest segment responding at 40.7% of […]

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NHRA returning with fan events, starting at Indianapolis in July

NHRA has confirmed plans to return to racing in mid-July, relaunching its Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and associated programs with events on back-to-back weekends at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis. The two events will be run on consecutive weeks, July 11-12 and July 18-19, at the home of the newly-sponsored Denso Spark Plugs NHRA […]

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MOTORSPORT’S SHARE OF; “NOTHING WILL BE THE SAME AGAIN!’

MOTORSPORT’S  SHARE OF “NOTHING WILL BE THE SAME AGAIN!’ Times have without doubt changed – but so did the people. I could not help smiling this morning when I saw a promo clip telling “people” that watching WorldWideWrestling on TV, was like bringing the sport into your living room. In this promo, the wrestlers actually […]

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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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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 […]

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50 Years of Pro Stock salute: ‘The Professor’ gave lessons in Gainesville dominance

Throughout 2020, NHRA will be celebrating 50 Years of Pro Stock with special exhibitions and features at national events and showcasing the long history of the class on its media channels. Prior to each event on the 2020 schedule, NHRA National Dragster will focus on one Pro Stock moment from the history of the event. […]

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SIMOLA HILLCLIMB CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) STATUS UPDATE

Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s declaring a national state of emergency last night over the coronavirus pandemic the organisers of the Simola Hillclimb have announced that the event will be postponed to later in the year. The event, held in Knysna and due to take place from 7-10 May 2020, has become South Africa’s premier motorsport […]

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FIA Motorsport Games expands to 15 disciplines for second edition

The FIA Motorsport Games will undertake a significant expansion ahead of its second edition, with 15 disciplines confirmed for this year’s global gathering in host city Marseille and at Circuit Paul Ricard (23-25 October). The event’s unique format sees international racers compete for gold in the colours of their national flag. Six disciplines formed the […]

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An action-packed weekend as drivers took on the custom-built track at the inaugural Emerald Speed Fest.

  The Emerald Speed Fest record has been set by Reghard Roets who claimed bragging rights with an outright victory of 33.869 seconds. Reghard says he is still in shock. When asked about the custom-built track, his only comment was, “it’s a driver’s track with no margin for error”. He thoroughly enjoyed its challenges and […]