MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Coates Hire Rally Australia preview: the stages

After the asphalt roads of Germany, the World Rally Championship switches to gravel for round 10, Coates Hire Rally Australia, which kicks off on 11 September. Based in the sub-tropical setting of Coffs Harbour, halfway between Sydney and Brisbane on the New South Wales coast, the varied character of the event’s stages poses a complex […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Upbeat Latvala can’t wait for Australia

Jari-Matti Latvala insists that his crash in Germany eight days ago has not dented his motivation to fight for victory on the upcoming Coates Hire Rally Australia (11-14 September).Latvala was poised to take a second consecutive rally win at ADAC Rallye Deutschland, and slash the points gap to championship rival and VW team-mate Sebastien Ogier, […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Formula One Russian Grand Prix could be victim of US, European sanctions

Formula One is slated to race in Russia on Oct. 12. Canceling high-profile sporting events could be part of sanctions against Russia Mere days ago, Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone remained certain Formula One Amid the Ukrainian crisis and the downing of Malaysian Flight MH17, the F1 chief executive defended his decision to resist calls […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Life goes on for the family of former Formula One star Michael Schumacher

Despite Schumacher’s condition not improving, family continues to live their lives. For the Schumacher family, life goes on.”Our Michael is a fighter and he will never give up,” said Corinna Schumacher, wife of stricken Formula One legend Michael Schumacher. Corinna was recently photographed as a smiling spectator at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France. […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

Swanepoel and Pepper to attend FIA Young driver Excellence Academy

MSA has announced that competitors Matthew Swanepoel and Jordan Pepper have been nominated as South Africa’s representatives to follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner Kelvin van der Linde and represent the country at the upcoming Sub-Sahara African selection event for the FIA Institute’s Young Driver Excellence Academy (YDEA). This follows a rigorous application […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Radical World Rally Championship plans face crunch meeting

By David Evans : Autosport  Some of the most controversial proposals in World Rally Championship history will be submitted next week, with running orders, final day deciders and banning in-car split times on the agenda. The WRC Commission will table its suggestions in next Thursday’s FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting in Beijing. The meeting […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS

FIA World Rallycross gearing up for biggest event of the year

  Round eight of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy will take place at Loheac in France this weekend (6-7 September) as the FIA’s newest World Championship prepares for its most highly-anticipated event on the 12-round calendar.  With crowds of more than 70,000 people at last year’s event, this year’s Loheac RX […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

NASCAR Atlanta 2014: Danica Patrick finishes career-best 6th

Danica Patrick had a career night Sunday at Atlanta.It took a bit of luck in the form of two timely cautions, but Danica Patrick finished a career-best sixth Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway.The result surpasses Patrick’s previous best finish of seventh at Kansas Speedway in May. The best performance by a female driver in […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

ERC: Pech holds on to win Barum Czech Rally Zlín

 Václav Pech and co-driver Petr Uhel have won Barum Czech Rally Zlín for the second time following four years of Skoda domination on the FIA European Rally Championship qualifier. Skoda had been unbeaten in Zlín since 2009 with its Fabia Super 2000 but Pech’s success in his Michelin-shod Mini John Cooper Works S2000 breaks that […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURANCE RACING

Oliver Gavin gathering frequent flyer miles

 Britain’s Oliver Gavin faces a challenging next couple of months with five races on two continents in the space of seven weeks, but it is a challenge he is relishing wholeheartedly…not to mention the air miles! The Corvette Racing factory driver has two rounds of the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship still to run in North […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

Race of Champions moving to Barbados this December

The ROC’s new Caribbean venue expects to host, in ROC tradition, drivers from Formula One, World Rally, Le Mans, MotoGP, NASCAR, IndyCar, Touring Cars and the X Games, all battling head to head in identical machinery. The ROC has in recent years taken place at the Stade de France in Paris (2004-2006), London’s Wembley Stadium […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Hyundai confirms driver line-up for France and Spain

 Huyndai Shell World Rally Team will field three Hyundai i20 WRCs in Rallye de France and Rally de Espana.The Hyundai Shell World Rally Team will continue with a three car approach to its debut season in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) by fielding a trio of Hyundai i20 WRCs in the French and Spanish […]

LE MANS MOTORSPORT NEWS

Ho-Pin Tung claimed his second victory in this years’ Asian Le Man Series.

 With an impressive lead the Morgan Judd of the Oak Racing Team Total crossed the finish line after the three hours race at the Fuji-circuit, Japan, this weekend.Already in practice sessions and in qualifying Ho-Pin Tung was quick. In qualifying Ho-Pin Tung missed pole position by 0.01 second. ‘I found out that we missed 48 […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Daniel Ricciardo awarded prestigious Formula One trophy

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo has joined an elite club of Formula One greats by winning the prestigious Trofeo Bandini. The Australian was presented the annual award, named after legendary Ferrari driver Lorenzo Bandini, at a ceremony in the tiny Italian village of Brisighella on Sunday. Previous winners include countryman Mark Webber, Sebastian Vettel, Fernando […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Strong entry for Coates Hire Rally Australia

Coates Hire Rally Australia, the local Round of the World Rally Championship, will see one of the strongest fields assembled so far this season across all of the major categories including the 2WD outright, National 4WD’s, Classics and Side-by-Sides.   Chris Atkinson Hyundai While the World’s fastest drivers will battle it out at the head […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Home victory for Holowczyc in the MINI ALL4 Racing

Nothing is sweeter than a victory in front of your own fans is something that Krzysztof Holowczyc from Poland will certainly confirm after winning his home event, the 2014 Baja Poland of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, in the MINI ALL4 Racing entered by the X-raid Team. Alongside his new co-driver Xavier Panseri […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

Australia’s Will Power claims maiden IndyCar championship

Will Power admits he struggled with the spectre of past near misses before finally securing the IndyCar championship he craved in California.A three-time runner-up, who experienced heartbreaking crashes in the final race of the season in 2010 and 2012, Power finally landed the IndyCar title with a ninth-place finish in the 500-mile season finale on […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Kenya: Ian for Safari

Duncan returns for 62nd KCB Rally in his Evo9A bumper car entry will contest the next forthcoming FIA African Rally Championship round, the 62nd KCB Safari Rally 2014. The ARC series has seen action in tIvory Coast (Rallye Bandama), South Africa (Sasol Rally), Zambia, Tanzania, Rwanda (Mountain Gorilla) and most recently Uganda’s Pearl of Africa […]

OTHER MOTORSPORT

South African Single-Seaters in high speed antics at Zwartkops

THE Midas South African Single-Seaters (SASS) were out on track in the third-to-last round of the 2014 Super Series at Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday. Three categories of competition saw the Formula Volkswagen and Midas Formula 1600 A and B classes all jostling for position and points. What started as a 12 point difference between the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

WILL LIQUORLAND NATIONAL WINTERBERG ENDURO SEE NEW WINNERS?

It is that time of the Liquorland National Enduro Championship when competitors have to travel to Patensie in the Gamtoos Valley in the Eastern Cape to tackle the Liquorland National Winterberg Enduro, the fifth and penultimate round of the 2014 series that takes place on Saturday (6 September) and while they will enjoy the route […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

Engen Volkswagen Cup has racers in tough battles at Zwartkops

THE Engen Volkswagen Cup racers were involved in two “no holds-barred” races at Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday. Round six of the Super Series saw pitched battles taking place throughout the field – and a change in the championship lead. Second place overall for the day sees Sheldon van der Linde (16 – Ferodo Racing) move […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS TOURING CAR

Kevin van der Linde returns to the top of the table

Kelvin van der Linde (ZA) has regained the lead in the overall standings after the sixth race weekend of the ADAC GT Masters at the Nürburgring (D).   The Van der Linde, overall winner of the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup in 2013, finished in sixth place alongside his team-mate René Rast (D) in the Audi R8 […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

MotoGP: Marc Marquez secures win No 11 at Silverstone

Marc Marquez collected his 11th MotoGP victory of the season after seeing off the challenge of fellow Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo in the British round at Silverstone. In an exciting finale to the race in sunny Northamptonshire, the lead changed hands twice during the closing seven laps to allow Marquez to move 89 points clear at […]

FORMULA E MOTORSPORT NEWS

Formula E, Revving Up A Green Rival To Formula 1

After the latest preparatory races in mid-August on England’s Donington Park circuit, all eyes are now on the first world championship of electric cars, to be held Sept. 13 in Beijing. Get used to the name: it’s called Formula E. “Even if it will probably never overtake Formula One, Formula E should be considered the automobile […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

Fast Cars And Homework: NASCAR’s 15-Year-Old Rising Star

It’s mid-July, and Kaz Grala is having a bad day. It started yesterday, when he qualified for the Granite State 100 on a sick engine. NASCAR didn’t give the go-ahead to swap it out until late last night, and he started today’s race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 30th place with no time […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Toyota Dealer Rally given fresh look

Toyota Cape Dealer Rally brings national championship special stage rallying to Western Cape for first time in 2014. Round six of the South African National Rally Championship takes place in the Western Cape on September 1. The event has been given a fresh look. A short first day covering some 45 kilometres of special stage […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Latvala denies crash wrecked his title bid

Volkswagen driver Jari-Matti Latvala insists his 2014 World Rally Championship title bid remains on course despite crashing out of the lead in Rally Germany.Latvala had the chance to slash team-mate Sebastien Ogier’s 44-point advantage in the championship after the Frenchman retired early on in Germany following two crashes, but squandered a lead of almost one […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

Jeff Gordon will reach a milestone this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Gordon gearing up for 750th career start this weekend.Jeff Gordon will become one of just 11 drivers to ever compete in at least 750 NASCAR Sprint Cup races. He joins HOF’ers and former champions such as Richard Petty, Terry Labonte, Bill Elliott, and Darrell Waltrip in this elite group. What makes this even more impressive […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS

First World Rally Champion Bjorn Waldegaard dies aged 71

The first World Rally champion Bjorn Waldegaard has died aged 70 after suffering with cancer. Waldegaard passed away following a rapid decline in his health. He had been due to take part at Rallyday in Wiltshire next month, but had cancelled that trip to make way for treatment. He did, however, attend the Goodwood Festival […]

INDYCAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

Power’s fourth IndyCar title chance is his best yet

For the fourth time in the last five years, Will Power heads into the final round of the IndyCar series this weekend with a chance to capture the championship.He’s finished runner-up on all three occasions so far. But he approaches Saturday’s race with a strong lead in the points, making this his best chance yet […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Production Cars

Engen Volkswagen Cup racers at the top of their game

ROUND six of the Engen Volkswagen Cup championship takes place at Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, 30 August. With just three rounds of the eight-round title fight remaining, the battle for points is raging. Up front the Engen Volkswagen Cup Polo Vivos of Daniel Rowe (11 – Ferodo Racing) and his teammate Sheldon van der Linde […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

Tony Stewart to return to NASCAR this weekend in Atlanta

Stewart to return after three-week hiatus.Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race.The three-time NASCAR champion has not raced since his car hit Kevin Ward Jr. at an Aug. 9 sprint car […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURANCE RACING

WTCC: LADA unveils new WTCC challenger

  LADA takes the wraps off the new Vesta WTCC, the car it has designed and built specifically to maximise its competitiveness in the WTCC. LADA has pulled the wraps off its brand-new contender for the FIA World Touring Car Championship, the Vesta. The Russian firm, which recently celebrated its maiden WTCC podium result with […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Watch Marc Márquez take London on his MotoGP bike!

Marc Márquez took a different approach to warming up for the British GP at Silverstone, by taking his Repsol Honda MotoGP machine for a ride in the heart of London. Stopping off en route to Silverstone, the World Champion rode over the Millennium Bridge and took in the views of the Tate Modern and St […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Formula 1 – Mercedes holding Hamilton, Rosberg crunch talks

Mercedes Formula 1 chiefs will meet with Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg today for crunch talks to work out how they move on from their Belgian Grand Prix Clash.The collision between Rosberg and Hamilton on the second lap of last week’s race at Spa-Francorchamps has ramped up tensions at Mercedes – with the drivers unhappy […]