MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

FESTIVAL TO CELEBRATE RACING

Action off and on track at Kyalami showpiece With just two weeks to go before the Kyalami International Grand Prix Circuit hosts the fourth annual Festival of Motoring presented by WesBank 22-25 August, Gauteng race fans can look forward to far more than just a record grid of V8 racers fighting it out on track. […]

INDYCAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

McLaren partners with Arrow SPM for full-time IndyCar program

The McLaren Racing team will make its full-time return to IndyCar competition next season in a partnership with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports under the Arrow McLaren Racing SP banner. The two-car program, utilizing the current Arrow SPM staff and a new group of McLaren personnel assembled specifically for the IndyCar project, will debut in 2020 […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

GTI DRAMA SETS UP TITLE EPIC

Killarney Challenge action aplenty The Burly Pro GTi Challenge delivered supreme action at Killarney’s Women’s Day Wingfield Power Series to see the three class leaders leave the Cape Town racetrack tied in a thrilling overall title fight with just a handful of championship points separating Class C lad Giordano Lupini, Class B leader Eden Thompson […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

MASTER ENTERTAINMENT

Angel ahead as V8s thrill Killarney Cape Town’s V8 Masters delivered a couple of stunning races at Killarney on Saturday as series veteran Marcel Angel bounced back into contention to take a clean sweep for the day with pole position and two race wins as he also disrupted arch rival Fabio Tafani’s recent run of […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS

Jaguar has announced two models for F-PACE

Jaguar has announced two distinctive special edition models for its award-winning F-PACE; the performance-focused 300 SPORT and the feature-packed Chequered Flag. They further enhance the World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Yearaward-winning F-PACE range, which offers the unrivalled dynamics and everyday versatility customers expect from a Jaguar performance SUV.  300 […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Africa Eco Race 2020: JL Schlesser is already working with good news

The good old Dakariano, Jean Louis Schlesser is certainly not idle . The 70-year-old, who has only his age as an elder, mulls over how to improve the improvement by thinking first of all about new dates for his creature: the Africa Eco Race . In fact, according to the French, many pilots have requested to delay the start of […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

TEMPERS RAGING IN NASCAR AS DRIVERS REACH BOILING POINT HEADING TOWARD BRICKYARD

Maybe it’s the weather. Maybe it’s the spot on the schedule. Maybe it’s just the dog days of summer. But for whatever reason, tempers are starting to flare between drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity Series. That angst could set up some feisty duels between drivers with long memories or scores […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Stage is set for Vivo GT Cup

Vivo GT Cup will be a category of the 2020 National Rally Championship Series will provide national level rallying at a more affordable cost Franken Motorsport will have support from Volkswagen Motorsport The Vivo GT Cup will officially form part of the 2020 South African National Rally Championship and will be contested over six rounds […]

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Lime Rock Historic Festival 37 celebrates ‘Italian Masterpieces’

The Historic Festival at Lime Rock Park, now in its 37th year, is staged to be one of the year’s largest gatherings of historic and vintage Italian-made vehicles in North America. Held over Labor Day weekend, Thursday, Aug. 29 – Monday Sept. 2, the festival is the only North American classic car race and concours […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Historic Formula Atlantic joins Long Beach line-up for 2020

Fans in attendance at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 18-19, 2020 will get a double dose of nostalgia when the Historic Formula Atlantic Challenge, featuring open-wheel cars from the 1970s and ’80s, lights up the track for a double-header weekend. The twin 20-minute races will run Saturday, April 18 along with […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

THUNDER COMING TO ALDO

V8s set to stir up Scribante action Port Elizabeth’s Aldo Scribante racetrack is gearing up for yet another spectacular raceday with an extra dose of V8 thunder and another visiting party on Saturday 17 July. The V8-rich meeting will see Willie Hepburn coming down from Johannesburg for his annual PE sojourn, joined by several V8s […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

ROOF BACK TO ITS ROOTS

Will the Real Roof of Africa please stand up! Over the years, the Roof of Africa has evolved into among the most extreme motorcycle hard enduros on earth that attracts the cream of the crop to Lesotho from around the world to tackle the toughest the Maluti Mountains can dish out. But it was not […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

 ANDRETTI RALLYCROSS FINISHES 1-2 IN THE ARX OF CANADA

Tanner Foust becomes fourth different winner in four ARX rounds this season Andretti Rallycross’ Tanner Foust and Cabot Bigham finished 1-2 in the ARX of Canada, Round 4 of the 2019 ARX Supercar Championship on Sunday. Foust became the fourth different winner in four rounds this season at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres venue by […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS W Series

TASMIN EYES FLYING FINISH

Pepper keen to wrap W Series up in style South Africa’s Tasmin Pepper heads to the inaugural W Series finale at Brands Hatch in England looking to end her season with a strong points-paying finish as motorsport’s first-ever women’s world championship comes to a head Saturday 10 August. Pepper has scored strong points paying results […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Hungarian Baja 2019: Hungary Brings FIM Cross-Country Bajas World Cup To A Close

Fifteen days after Baja Spain Aragón, Hungary will crown the new winners of the motorcycle, quad, women’s and junior categories in the FIM Cross-Country Bajas World Cup. This year, the small town of Várpalota – located around 20 km from Vezprém and in close proximity to the famous Lake Balaton – is home to the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

MÄKINEN STANDS BY MEEKE

TOYOTA GAZOO RACING TEAM PRINCIPAL TOMMI MÄKINEN HAS CALLED FOR GREATER FOCUS AND CONCENTRATION FROM KRIS MEEKE AND JARI-MATTI LATVALA FOLLOWING THEIR MISTAKES AT LAST WEEK’S NESTE RALLY FINLAND. Both drivers were embroiled in a lead battle when they hit the same stone in Saturday’s Kakaristo speed test. Meeke retired with suspension damage to the […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Just too good? The Marc Marquez ‘crisis’ that has his MotoGP rivals running scared

Andrea Dovizioso believes Marc Marquez’s recent form is so good, that the champion’s “management” of races has created a “crisis” for his rivals.Marquez has recorded six wins from 10 starts in 2019 and has finished in the top two in all races bar the Grand Prix of the Americas, where had he not fallen, he […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

EVANS TO MISS GERMANY

ELFYN EVANS WILL MISS THIS MONTH’S ADAC RALLYE DEUTSCHLAND (22 – 25 AUGUST) AS HE CONTINUES HIS RECOVERY FROM A BACK INJURY.The M-Sport Ford driver was unable to start last weekend’s Neste Rally Finland after hurting his back in a heavy landing at July’s Shell Helix Rally Estonia preparation event. Doctors have been monitoring the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Sordo rejoins Hyundai WRC team for Germany

By: Jamie Klein Dani Sordo will return to WRC action with Hyundai for this month’s Rally Germany, the Korean marque has announced, with Sebastien Loeb sitting out the event.Sordo admitted after his shock Rally Italy victory in June that he didn’t know when his next event in an i20 Coupe WRC would be – although he […]

DAKAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

CLINT WESTON AND THE ROAD TO DAKAR

Clint Weston has, over the years become a dominant player within the motor racing scene here in South Africa after he took his first SA National Championship title in 1998, his second a few years later. He not only runs and manages the Mercedes-AMG Driving Academy at Zwartkops raceway but he also manages a successful […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

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 […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Tincknell holds off Cameron as Mazda scores hat trick

Mazda Team Joest took its third consecutive IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship victory in thrilling fashion, winning Sunday’s IMSA Road Race Showcase in a last-lap battle with Acura Team Penske. Harry Tincknell fended off a determined Dane Cameron by 0.227s to win in the No. 55 Mazda RT-24P started by Jonathan Bomarito, after blocking — and […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

DEBUT DELIGHT

New Red-Lined Navara Stars in Gauteng Red-Lined Motoring Adventures endured a race of contrasts at the weekend’s fourth round of the SA National Cross Country Series Bronkhorstspruit 400. Ernest Roberts and Henry Kohne tamed the barren mieliefields to come home fourth on debut in the FIA class aboard the team’s all-new VK-56 Nissan Navara, while […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

OTT CAUTIOUS ON TITLE LEAD

OTT TÄNAK REFUSES TO TAKE ANYTHING FOR GRANTED IN HIS QUEST FOR A MAIDEN FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE DESPITE OPENING A GAP TO HIS CLOSEST RIVALS AT THE WEEKEND. Tänak scored a maximum 30 points at Neste Rally Finland to break clear of Sébastien Ogier and Thierry Neuville, with whom he has tussled all […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

That Ogier Jump

I have  been following the World Rally Championship for a very long time. Every event is different. Every event has something that makes it stand out. The last time I saw car go airborne like Sebastien Ogier’s Citroen on Sunday was probably some ten years ago when Mark Webber’s Porsche took off and became airborne […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

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 […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

MICK SCHUMACHER HAPPY TO END PERIOD OF BAD LUCK WITH FIRST FORMULA 2 WIN

Mick Schumacher says he’s happy to end a bad run of form in FIA Formula 2, following on from his first win in the series in the Sprint race at Budapest. Schumacher was able to covert reverse grid pole position into the win on Sunday, leading all laps and keeping behind Carlin‘s Nobuharu Matsushita throughout the race. The German was threatened […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

Bakkerud finally wins in Canada as WRX title battle takes a dramatic twist

Andreas Bakkerud scored a stunning victory at the World RX of Canada in Trois-Rivieres to turn the drivers’ battle in the World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy on its head with three rounds remaining. It was the Monster Energy RX Cartel driver’s first World RX victory since 2016 in Argentina. He had come close […]

Motorcycles MOTORSPORT NEWS

SA MUD SWEAT & TEARS

SA motorsportsmen star around the world The past South African race weekend saw local talent in action in a wide variety of racing on dirt and track, and two and four wheels across the globe, highlighted by a group of top enduro riders heading to Romania for among the hardest races of any kind. Only […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

LATEGAN/CUMMINGS CLAIM VICTORY IN PRODUCTION VEHICLE CATEGORY AT CHALLENGING BRONKHORSTSPRUIT 400 

Dry and dusty conditions at the Bronkhorstspruit 400, the fourth round of the South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) that took place on Friday and Saturday, 2 and 3 August in the Bronkhorstspruit area, proved to be a real test for Production Vehicle teams with Henk Lategan/Brett Cummings (Toyota Gazoo Racing SA Hilux) claiming […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Hamilton hunts down Verstappen for Hungarian GP win

  Lewis Hamilton took his eighth victory of 2019 by passing Max Verstappen to win the Hungarian Grand Prix. The fight raged between the Mercedes and the Red Bull driver throughout the race. Verstappen stayed ahead of Hamilton when the pair pitted, then withstood a fierce attack from his rival as they picked their way through […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS

Finland WRC: Tanak extends points lead with victory

By: Jamie Klein Co-author: Stephen Brunsdon Toyota driver Ott Tanak extended his WRC points lead by easing to Rally Finland victory for a second year in a row, comfortably ahead of nearest challenger Esapekka Lappi. Tanak began the final day of the rally with 16.4 seconds in hand over Citroen driver Lappi, and extended the gap to […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

BREAKING NEWS:TÄNAK SEALS FINLAND WIN

OTT TÄNAK SPED TO HIS THIRD FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORY IN FOUR OUTINGS IN FINLAND ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON TO EXTEND HIS POINTS LEAD. The Estonian landed his second straight Neste Rally Finland victory in a Toyota Yaris after seeing off determined challenges from team-mates Jari-Matti Latvala and Kris Meeke in the fastest round of […]