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Moto3: Darryn Binder lands Petronas Sprinta deal for 2021 Moto3

Darryn Binder will switch from KTM to Honda machinery after signing with Petronas Sprinta Racing for the 2021 Moto3 World Championship season Petronas Sprinta Racing has announced it has signed Darryn Binder for the 2021 Moto3 World Championship as it looks to maintain the momentum of its current title bid with John McPhee. Brother of […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Ex-Ferrari chief Ross Brawn says Michael Schumacher was ‘despicable, horrible’ on track but misunderstood off it

Ex-Ferrari chief Ross Brawn says F1 legend Michael Schumacher “was a pretty misunderstood character” while describing his on-track reputation as ” despicable, horrible”. As Schumacher recovers from injuries suffered in a skiing accident in 2013 the F1 great’s persona on and off the track has come into focus in Sky’s new docuseries Race to Perfection the legend. Brawn oversaw all […]

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McLaren to sell famous Woking headquarters

McLaren has been hit particularly hard by the slowdown effects of the ongoing Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic and has resorted to selling its famous McLaren Technology Center located in Woking, United Kingdom, as it looks to recover. The site includes McLaren’s headquarters, car plant and wind tunnel, but the automaker and race team isn’t about to […]

LE MANS MOTORSPORT NEWS

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is Sept. 19-20; Here’s What You Need to Know

No fans will be allowed for the world’s biggest endurance race set for Sept. 19-20 in France. “Things have changed,” says the caption on the “Official Teaser” video airing on the official FIA World Endurance Championship website, “but we are not worried. We are prepared to fight.” That’s the website for the Automobile Club de l’Ouest-FIA […]

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Rallye Breslau Poland LEG 1 Bobolice / Dretyn – the gloves are on the table

The gloves are on the table in the Rallye Breslau Poland 2020, with fierce competition right from the start. During the 272km of today’s stage the top drivers were constantly changing position. It was a true competition for the fastest time and the first place on the first day of perhaps the first and only […]

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Big uncle ‘Valentino’ and his fountain of youth

AUTHOR Mat Oxley Sunday’s San Marino GP was a remarkable event for Valentino Rossi. The 41-year-old may have missed taking his 200th premier-class podium by a fraction of a second, but four of his protégés finished first and second in the Moto2 and MotoGP races. VR46 Academy riders Franco Morbidelli and Pecco Bagnaia stood on the top two steps of […]

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 Rallye Breslau Poland 2020 – Start your Engines!

This morning (15 September) last years’ winner of the motorbike ranking Mirjam Pol  started as the first competitor in the Rallye Breslau Poland, and open what is perhaps the first international rally raid that takes place after the summer of 2020. Start your engines, we will race! Almost 250 teams from at least 20 nationalities, […]

DAKAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

Roma joins Prodrive-run Bahrain squad for Dakar

The new Prodrive-run Bahrain Raid Xtreme Team has announced Nani Roma as its first driver for the 2021 Dakar Rally. Roma, a Dakar winner in both the motorcycles (2004) and cars (2014) categories, makes the move after contesting the 2020 edition with Borgward, and will again compete with fellow Spaniard Dani Oliveras as his co-driver […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

TURKEY COUNTDOWN – RALLY ROUTE

It’s hot, the gravel tracks are littered with rocks and while Rally Turkey (18 – 20 September) is shorter than previous editions, anyone feeling complacent about the WRC’s Asian adventure will be in for a shock. The short format event, round five of the FIA World Rally Championship, contains 12 tough mountain road speed tests […]

Electric vehicles MOTORSPORT NEWS

Cupra Has a Very Special Garage in Europe, Shelters new Extreme E Showcar

The Spanish automaker’s high-performance motorsport division-turned independent brand has been expanding tremendously during a noticeably short period of time, but it still keeps an eye on actual competitions. And now it’s on the verge of debuting alongside Germany’s ABT Sportsline in the newly proposed Extreme E electric SUVs off-road racing series. By the looks of […]

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TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA TO FIELD THREE-CAR TEAM AT ROUND 3 OF 2020 SACCS IN BOTHAVILLE

Round 3 of the 2020 South African Cross-Country Series (SACCS) is scheduled for this weekend, and will see three TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA crews take on the Total Agri 400, in the area around the Free State town of Bothaville. Henk Lategan and Brett Cummings are the defending champions, and also winners of the first […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Lewis Hamilton vows to keep protesting as FIA launches review of guidelines

Lewis Hamilton has avoided any action by Formula One’s governing body for the T-shirt he wore at Sunday’s Tuscan Grand Prix, but amid an official review into FIA guidelines has vowed to continue protesting and us his position to promote his views. Ahead of Sunday’s race, Hamilton took a knee wearing a black T-Shirt with […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

M-SPORT FORD DRIVERS URGED TO REBOUND IN TURKEY

M-Sport Ford team principal Richard Millener believes his squad can bounce back at this week’s Rally Turkey (18 – 20 September) following a disappointing restart to the team’s FIA World Rally Championship season. Teemu Suninen, Esapekka Lappi and Gus Greensmith finished line astern in sixth, seventh and eighth at Rally Estonia earlier this month, more […]

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M-SPORT ON COURSE TO DELIVER WORLD’S FIRST RALLY3 CAR

POLISH ARM OF M-SPORT IS CONFIDENT THE 210BHP, FOUR-WHEEL-DRIVE MACHINE WILL BE READY FOR JANUARY 1 HOMOLOGATION M-Sport Poland is on track to deliver the world’s first Rally3 car for January 1, with the firm’s latest all-new Ford Fiesta rally car currently under development. Design and research work on the project began in April last […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

FIA INVESTIGATING LEWIS HAMILTON FOR ‘ARREST THE COPS’ T-SHIRT

Formula 1 bosses are investigating whether Lewis Hamilton’s T-shirt highlighting the shooting of Breonna Taylor broke rules. Hamilton wore the shirt before and after winning the Tuscan Grand Prix on Sunday. The FIA are investigating Lewis Hamilton for his T-shirt splashed with the message “arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor”, which he wore before […]

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FREE STATE ADVENTURE FOR RED-LINED

Red-Lined Motoring Adventures will live up to its name over the weekend of 18 and 19 September. That’s because the SA Cross Country Championship enters new territory for the first time when it traverses the Bothaville maize fields in the first Total Agri 400. “Adventure is the name of our game,” team boss and Class […]

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BRAND NEW TOTAL AGRI 400 WILL LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD IN THE FREE STATE – WILL NEW WINNERS EMERGE AND UPSET THE APPLE CART?

The TOTAL AGRI 400, round three of the 2020 South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) that takes place on 18 and 19 September from NAMPO Park in the Bothaville area of the Free State, could see new winners in all the categories and an extremely exciting race is on the cards. The names of […]

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PRETORIA CROSS COUNTRY SURPRISES

Coetzee beats Gilbert & Swanepoel in Pepson race The Pepson Plastics National Cross Country motorcycle race delivered a few surprise results at Rhino Park in Pretoria over the weekend. Jarryd Coetzee took overall honours aboard his Brother Leader Tread KTM ahead of Pepson Plastics Husqvarna trio, OR1 winner Kenneth Gilbert, OR2 man Brett Swanepoel Pepson […]

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Tuscan Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton claims 90th win after incredible race

Lewis Hamilton took his 90th career victory by beating Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas in a chaotic, incident-strewn Tuscan Grand Prix. The race was punctuated by two red flags, the first caused by a pile-up on the pit straight, the second by a high-speed crash for Lance Stroll. In one of the most dramatic races for […]

LE MANS MOTORSPORT NEWS

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing aiming for Le Mans hat-trick

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing will challenge for a third consecutive victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours as it targets a perfect final appearance at the Circuit de la Sarthe with its history-making TS050 HYBRID, in the 88th edition of the legendary French race. The 1,000PS, four-wheel-drive TS050 HYBRID came within two laps of victory on […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

WRC heads to Turkey

Story by: Hyundai Motorsport The re-start of the 2020 WRC season was successful for our team as we secured a 1-2 result in Estonia to move to within five points of the manufacturers’ lead. The revised calendar heads onto the rough and rocky roads of Rally Turkey, where we will be aiming for another strong […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Hamilton believes Mugello will serve up “shock and surprise”

Lewis Hamilton believes Mugello will serve up “shock and surprise” when he savours it for the first time in practice for the Tuscan Grand Prix. Formula 1 makes its debut at the circuit this weekend after adding the Ferrari-owned track to a calendar depleted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Six-time world champion Hamilton is relishing the challenge of […]

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FORMULA ONE NEEDED SEBASTIAN VETTEL TO STAY, SAYS LEWIS HAMILTON

Formula One needed Sebastian Vettel to stay and Racing Point, who become Aston Martin F1 next season, made a smart move in signing him, according to six times world champion Lewis Hamilton. Formula One needed Sebastian Vettel to stay and Racing Point, who become Aston Martin F1 next season, made a smart move in signing […]

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FORD CASTROL TEAM PREPARED FOR ROUND 3 OF SA CROSS COUNTRY SERIES IN BOTHAVILLE

The South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) will be tackling a new challenge when the championship returns for Round 3, the Total Agri 400, to be held in the Free State farming town of Bothaville on 18 and 19 September, 2020. This new event on the SACCS calendar will be a crucial points-scoring opportunity for […]

LE MANS MOTORSPORT NEWS

WEC heading to 24 Hours of Le Mans next weekend

The 88th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans on 19/20 September will be Round 7 of the 2019/20 FIA World Endurance Championship. The 60-car grid for the world’s most famous endurance race will feature 29 full season FIA WEC entries across the four classes with a maximum of 39 championship points on offer […]

Electric vehicles MOTORSPORT NEWS

Raymond to Debut C3 ERX in Latvia

Double RX2 International Series champion Cyril Raymond will debut the brand-new all-electric Citroën C3 ERX next weekend in the second round of the Projekt E support series at the World RX of Latvia in Riga. Raymond was a regular driver in last year’s FIA World Rallycross Championship as he drove for the GCK Academy team but has been without a seat for this season and will instead […]

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Mercedes paint Safety Car “Ferrari red” for rival’s 1,000th race

2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Ferrari 1000 The official Formula 1 Safety Car will run in a red livery this weekend in recognition of Ferrari’s 1,000th world championship race. The Mercedes-AMG GT R Safety Car is unchanged apart from the switch from its regular silver colour scheme. “The Tuscan Grand Prix will be the 1,000th F1 […]

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CROSS COUNTRY BIKES BOUNCE BACK

SA’s top riders set to pick it up in Pretoria After being delayed from April, the 2020 South African Cross Country Motorcycle Championships finally returns to action with the second round Pepson Plastics National in Pretoria, Saturday 12 September. The spectator-free races run to strict social distancing protocols at the Rhino Park/Legends MX Track, will […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

SPA, INDY & KYALAMI FOR PEPPER

ICGT leader Jordan to chase title Intercontinental GT Challenge leader, South Africa’s Bentley Boy Jordan Pepper’s race season has just become even more hectic following his Bathurst 12 Hour team being confirmed for Spa 24 Hour, the Indianapolis 8 Hour and, most significantly, his home race Kyalami 9 Hour. “I am delighted to confirm that […]

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Sebastian Vettel signs with Aston Martin ahead of F1 return

Sebastian Vettel has finally been confirmed to be joining Aston Martin for the 2021 season, after the announcement that Sergio Perez would be leaving the Racing Point team at the end of this year. Vettel’s move has long been speculated since the confirmation that he would be replaced at Ferrari by Carlos Sainz. The four-time […]

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PREVIEW OF LAKE UMUZI RALLY – 11 AND 12TH SEPTEMBER 2020

THE 2020 LAKE UMUZI RALLY 1 AND 2  The late Jan Hettema always sang “On the road again” at the start of anything we did that involved wheels and it would have been appropriate to sing “his” song before the rally this weekend. We all came through a strange period in time during the first […]

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Binder/Oliveira MotoGP’s 2021 “dream team” – Tech3 boss Poncharal

Tech3 team boss Herve Poncharal says the factory KTM squad’s line-up of Brad Binder and Miguel Oliveira for the 2021 season is MotoGP’s “dream team”. With Pol Espargaro departing KTM for Honda at the end of the current campaign, the Austrian marque has promoted Oliveira from Tech3 to join Binder to spearhead its efforts in […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Raikkonen set for Mugello return, 20 years on from F1 bow

Back in September 2000 an almost unknown 20-year-old Finn got behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car for the first time during a private test at Mugello. Kimi Raikkonen, still only in Formula Renault, caught the eye with his speed and aptitude, and impressed onlookers, which included Michael Schumacher. “The Mugello circuit is where […]

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Red Bull official says Lewis Hamilton should stay out of other teams’ business

Hamilton suggests that Alex Albon is not good enough to be Max Verstappen’s teammate at Red Bull. Red Bull Racing consultant Helmut Marko is telling Lewis Hamilton to keep his nose out of other teams’ business. After suggesting that Alex Albon is not good enough to be Max Verstappen’s teammate at Red Bull, Hamilton accused […]

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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 […]