KARTS MOTORSPORT NEWS

KWANDA ENDS AN ERA ON TOP

Mokoena takes title to close Junior career Kyalami karting sensation Kwanda Mokoena ended his junior karting career in yet another brilliant showing as he delivered a triple victory to wrap up his seventh karting title at the tender age of fifteen at the Northern Regions Karting Finals at Zwartkops on Saturday. “I enjoyed saying goodbye […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Bottas wins USGP, Hamlton takes title

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton wrapped up his sixth FIA Formula One World Drivers’ Championship title with second place at the United States Grand Prix behind race-winning team-mate Valtteri Bottas. Max Verstappen took his seventh podium finish of the year with third place. Hamilton started the race from fifth place, his lowest grid spot of the season, […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

HUSQVARNA STING IN THE TAIL

Bronkhorstspruit double-header beckons It’s been a challenging year for Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing and the South African Cross Country Motorcycle Championship, but it is all about to come to a head with a sting in the tail at Bronkhorstspruit’s 8-9 November season finale. The team has endured a tough run with rider injuries across the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

World Rally Championship: Sebastien Ogier not chasing record nine titles

Six-time World Rally Championship winner Sebastien Ogier said that he is not going to change his decision to retire at the end of 2020. “This record is not important. Because in my eyes I had already more than what I have dreamed about some years ago,” Ogier said. After six years of domination, Sebastien Ogier’s […]

DAKAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

Alonso/Coma make Toyota Gazoo Racing cut for Dakar 2020

Four car Toyota Gazoo Racing team revealed for Dakar 2020 The Toyota Gazoo team last weekend announced its four Gazoo Hilux teams for next January’s Dakar Rally. As expected, the equipe will be led by last year’s Dakar winners, Nasser Al-Attiyah and navigator Mathieu Baumel. Nasser and Mathieu will wish to defend their Dakar Rally […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

Chevrolet to campaign Camaro ZL1 1LE in NASCAR Cup Series in 2020

 Chevrolet will switch to the Camaro ZL1 1LE in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2020, replacing the Camaro ZL1, which made its series debut in 2018. Camaro ZL1 1LE — based on the fastest, most track-capable production Camaro ever – will make its competition debut next February during Daytona Speedweeks, which opens the 2020 NASCAR […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS W Series

SA’s Tasmin Pepper to prove she is worth her salt at women’s series

Pepper will again be in the line-up after finishing in the top 12 Inaugural champion Jamie Chadwick will return for a second season of the all-female W Series in 2020, with six newcomers featuring on a list of 18 drivers published by organisers on Monday. SA’s Tasmin Pepper will also return to the grid after […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

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. […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

I’m in their heads: Max Verstappen fires back at Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel

Max Verstappen has accused Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel of being “disrespectful” and “silly” with their comments about his driving – but insists he’s happy they are talking about him “because that means you’re in their head”. Following a Mexican GP where Verstappen made first-lap contact with Hamilton, before sustaining a puncture clashing with Valtteri […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Ott Tanak Got The WRC Championship He Deserved

Ott Tanak made history last weekend as he became the first Estonian driver to ever win the World Rally Championship title—a title that you could argue took him an entire career to build toward. In a career laden with drastic ups-and-downs, Tanak has been both a rally-winning driver while also having been dropped from the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS TOURING CAR

Praise for WTCR’s “super-talent” Azcona

Top WTCR / OSCARO rookie Mikel Azcona has been called a “super-talent” by his PWR Racing team after qualifying third in Second Qualifying at WTCR JVCKENWOOD Race of Japan last weekend. Although a fluffed start aboard his CUPRA TCR wrecked his hopes of a podium finish, the Spaniard’s efforts on an all-new track in changing […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD SUPER BIKES

WORLD SUPERBIKE ROUNDUP: SERIES CHAMPION REA DOMINATES IN QATAR

Jonathan Rea was once again in top form as the five-time champion made it a clean sweep for the third time this season. Taking all three victories not only meant that he surpassed championship rival Alvaro Bautista for the most wins throughout the year, but also matched his previous best tally of seventeen in a season. Rea […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Tänak switch to Hyundai official this week, claims motorsport magazine

Speculation has been rife in the motorsports media that Ott Tänak, crowned WRC drivers’ world champion on Sunday, would be leaving Toyota to drive for Hyundai next season, ERR’s sports portal reports. According to U.K. magazine Autosport, Tänak may even make the switch officially this week. Hyundai’s principal driver and, until Sunday, challenger for the […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

F1 not placing limit on calendar length, but favours quality

Formula 1’s boss says there is “no magic number” regarding the number of grands prix to which the calendar could be limited, wary of balancing quality with quantity. Under Liberty Media the championship has signed extension agreements with several events while for 2020 it has added Vietnam and brought the Netherlands back into the fold. […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Himalaya Suits Up Land Rovers For 007 Fans With Spectre Defender

  There are few things in the automotive world cooler than a Bond car. From rocket-launching Aston Martins to submersible Lotuses, the list of over-the-top cars featured in the films is long and legendary. That list includes a Land Rover Defender in the latest of the films, Spectre. That’s where Himalaya comes in. Being a shop solely focused […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS TCR

Mazda’s new TCR Challenger

Mazda confirmed its long-awaited entry into the competitive TCR market today with the unveiling of the 350hp Mazda3 model. In development for more than a year, the new turbocharged four-cylinder hatchback will be produced in America by Long Road Racing, the same firm responsible for the massive number of Global MX-5 Cup cars competing domestically […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

MEDLAND: Verstappen’s problem isn’t his driving. It’s his attitude

By: Chris Medland I really should be sat here writing about a Max Verstappen win at the Mexican Grand Prix, not a Lewis Hamilton one. Verstappen was in superb form for much of the weekend in Mexico City, which shouldn’t really have come as a surprise given his recent record at the venue. But one […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Terranova secures Cross Country Bajas title with a victory at Baja Portalegre 500

The MINI John Cooper Works Rally crew of Orlando Terranova and Ronnie Graue claimed a maiden FIA World Cup for Cross Country Bajas title in fine style today by winning the final and title-deciding round, Baja Portalegre 500*. The Argentineans beat the 2018 winner, Nani Roma – this year co-driven by Dani Oliveras – by […]

DAKAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

Porsche 911 Carrera Safari Recreation Loves An Off-Road Adventure

A stunning Porsche 911 Carrera Safari recreation is looking for a new home in Berlin, Germany. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Porsche raced the 911 in various rally championships and actually went on to win the Monte Carlo Rally three times. Porsche left the WRC in the early 1970s and soon after they built the 911 Safari for […]

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Trust Issues Keep F1 Champion Fernando Alonso Away From WRC Racing

Despite his current plans to race at the 2020 Dakar rally, Alonso admits having a lack of trust toward navigator’s pace notes. As his esteemed Formula 1 career drew to a close, two-time champion Fernando Alonso began to branch out into other high-level racing series. He has raced competitively in Indycar, won iconic races in […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

FIA to hold private Max Verstappen meeting at United States Grand Prix

FIA race director Michael Masi will meet one-on-one with Max Verstappen in Austin. Max Verstappen will be called before the race director once more ahead of the United States Grand Prix. The Dutchman got himself in hot water by ignoring the yellow flags during qualifying in Mexico last weekend. The Red Bull star went onto set […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Rallying-Tanak poised to end the Sebastien era

 A Frenchman called Sebastien has won every world rally championship since 2004 but Toyota’s Ott Tanak could end that 15-year sequence in Spain on Sunday.Sebastien Loeb won nine titles in a row between 2004 and 2012 before Sebastien Ogier took over and continued the run with six more in succession. Estonian Tanak ended Saturday’s penultimate stage of the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

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 […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Home run for Sébastien

i20 coupe WRC set to compete at Rallye du Var Our French WRC driver Sébastien Loeb will take part in the forthcoming edition of the popular Rallye du Var, the final round of the French Rally Championship. The tarmac event, which takes place November 21-24, will offer another opportunity for rally fans to see their […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

PARYS 400 THE LAST CHANCE FOR PRODUCTION VEHICLE TEAMS IN NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY SERIES TO BETTER THEIR CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

Although the overall title as well as the various class championship titles in the Production Vehicle category of the 2019 South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) have been settled, the rest of the podium positions as well as the final standings can still change and will only be finalised at the Parys 400 on […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

FINAL ROUND OF 2019 SACCS OFFERS TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA OPPORTUNITY TO PREPARE FOR DAKAR RALLY

With both the overall and Class FIA championships already in the bag for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA, courtesy of Henk Lategan and Brett Cummings, the team will use the final round of the 2019 South African Cross-Country Series, the Parys 400, as final preparation for Dakar 2020. With this in mind, Giniel de Villiers’ new […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

OTT TÄNAK – WORLD RALLY CHAMPION

The Toyota driver Ott Tänak finished second overall on the RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España, 17,2s behind Belgian rival Neuville to clinch the World Rally Championship crown. Tänak became the first Estonian to win the FIA World Rally Championship in a tense finale on Sunday afternoon. He snatched second place in the closing Wolf […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

OTT TÄNAK SEALS THE CHAMPIONSHIP …

        OTT TÄNAK SEALS THE CHAMPIONSHIP … With one more rally to go, Ott Tänak has secured the 2019 World Rally Championship in Spain with the Australian Rally still to come.   It was a brave effort from Neuville who truly had only an outside chance to pocket the championship. He started […]

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RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España

RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España  Three days, seventeen special stages, three hundred and twenty five comma 56 Spanish stage kilometres and some serious luck, and then maybe lucky for him, Rally Australia stands between Ott Tänak and his maiden WRC title.   Everything where a winner or champion is crowned has a Fat Lady […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Castrol Ford Team Aims for Victory at Parys 400 to Conclude Successful 2019 Cross Country Season

The Castrol Ford Cross Country Team of Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable wrapped up their second consecutive Class T title at the Lichtenburg 400 in September – yet they remain as committed as ever to ending the 2019 South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) on a high at the final round of the season, the […]