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Navigation day in the first stage of the Pharaons Rally

Navigation causes some problems ONLY AFTER the first 100 kilometers through canyons and mountains the stage opened up. With a great view the route decended to the riverdelta of the Nile. ‘The beginning of the stage is tough because one mistake means you end up in the wrong canyon,’ organizer Abdelhamid Abouyoussef says. ‘The only […]

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Fifty-seven crews to line up in Sardinia

R5 cars make their first appearance ALSO back for his first outing since the season-opening Rallye Monte-Carlo is Slovakian Jaroslav Melicharek who will drive a Fiesta RS. The WRC 2 category features its strongest entry of the season with 26 crews lined up, including the top four in the standings – Yuriy Protasov, Lorenzo Bertelli, […]

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New King of the Hill Crowned at Jaguar Simola Hillclimb 2014

Unpredictable conditions Scribante posted a record time of 41.811 seconds on Friday and then raised the stakes to finish in 41.159 seconds on Sunday – not only setting a new record but also making history as the only competitor to win both the Classic Conqueror and King of the Hill titles. Saturday morning a wet […]

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Sousa beats Abbring in Azores Rally thriller

Win leaves Sousa speechless IT WAS THE SAME 21.3km stage that had proved to be Abbring’s downfall on the final morning, when he went off twice, losing the best part of 20s to Sousa, who had held a narrow lead overnight. Abbring spent the rest of the day clawing back the gap, while Sousa tried […]

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Another 1-2 for Skoda in APRC

Very difficult roads conditions “WE HAD QUITE a big lead on day two, so I just wanted to avoid making any mistakes on the muddy roads. I was under no pressure, and could relax in the Fabia Super 2000, which was perfect – as always,” said Kopecký, who was delighted with his first win at […]

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Third Time Lucky

The event brings challenges BY THEIR OWN high standards it has certainly been an inauspicious start to the season: it kicked off with an uncharacteristic mistake in KZN, and then ended prematurely with an equally atypical mechanical breakage in Mpumalanga. This after already having been delayed with a pair of punctures – one on the […]

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Champions triumph on Nkomazi 450

Never got out of the car once Most of the cheers, however, were reserved for home town crew Johan and Werner Horn, in the Malalane Toyota Hilux, who had the local community in raptures with their second podium finish in a row. The final podium place went to Atlas Copco Nissan Navara pair Johan van […]

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A KEEN BATTLE DEVELOPING IN S1600 RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

Class very competitive A full house of 25 points and a 12-point lead over second-placed Willie van Straaten and Scott Howden (Toyota RunX) seems like a good cushion, but such is the competitiveness of the S1600 class that anything can, and usually does, happen. Van Straaten and Howden are a surprise package in their first […]

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SPARKS SET TO FLY IN ROUND THREE OF SA NATIONAL RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

The Ford Fight Back BACK-BACK wins by Leeroy Poulter and Elvéne Coetzee (Castrol Team Toyota Yaris) see the factory pairing leading the championship with 50 points from team-mates Hergen Fekken and Carolyn Swan, whose 40 points come from second in the Tour Natal Rally in March and third in the Sasol Rally in April. Third […]

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MotoGP™ stars ready for another Le Mans battle

Marques happy with new Honda contract LEADING THE standings with a 100% record so far this season and having this week renewed his contract with HRC until the end of 2016, Marquez was the first rider to speak. The Repsol Honda man commented: “I’m really happy about the situation and the new contract with Honda, […]

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Volkswagen Sasolracing Set to Kick Up Dust

Seeking to improve points standing THERE ARE 172 km of rally stages waiting for the Volkswagen Sasolracing team at this third event, the last for the team before they tackle the Volkswagen Rally in July. The PMC event will be centred around Rallystar in the Bapsfontein area with five stages taking place on Friday and […]

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Formula 1 warned fan input is essential in spectacle changes

Make changes to F1 that fans want By Jonathan Noble / Autosport ALTHOUGH separate discussions to boost the visual spectacle – with proposals including the return of sparks, vapour trails and glowing brake discs – have good intentions, Hembery thinks the sport is going about changes the wrong way. “When you are in business, the […]

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New old co-driver for Mikkelsen

Mutual Understanding IN 2012 they also paired up in Volkswagen Motorsport’s learning year in the WRC, which both team and driver contested in a Škoda Fabia S2000. Andreas Mikkelsen and his previous co-driver, who currently find themselves third in the Drivers’ Championship behind the Volkswagen duos of Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) and Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN), […]

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Mt. Washington Hillclimb entry list includes some big names

Largest field in 110 year history The Subaru Mt. Washington Hillclimb, also known as the Climb to the Clouds, was first run in 1904 as part of the famous Glidden Tour and serves as one of North America’s oldest motorsports events. Following a 3-year hiatus, the 2014 Subaru Mt. Washington Hillclimb will be a 3-day […]

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Breen fastest on ERC SATA Rallye Açores Qualifying Stage

Peugeot 208 T16 R5 vs Ford Fiesta R5 “I WAS 3.5s quicker than in Free Practice,” said Breen. “The road is cleaning and I’m quite happy with the time although there are one or two small things to change.” Breen’s performance means he will be the first driver to select his starting position when the […]

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Team MRF start favourites at Rallye New Caledonia

MRF expected to be pace setters again JUST 11.9 seconds behind were their Czech team-mates, Jan Kopecky and Pavel Dresler, who were making their APRC debut.Gill knows the stages well. In a recent interview, he commented that his driving has become more refined over recent seasons. “With age and with time, my driving has become […]

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Fatigue and frustration explain Vettel struggle – Berger

Vettel wants to win SO FAR IN 2014, wearing the coveted number ‘1’ on his Red Bull for the fourth consecutive time, Vettel has usually struggled even to match the pace of his fresh-faced new teammate Daniel Ricciardo. “You have to congratulate Ricciardo,” Austrian Berger told APA news agency. “He does an excellent job, and […]

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Hyundai announce line up for Poland

WITH THE itinerary featuring fast and flowing gravel stages – a kind of terrain very familiar to Finnish drivers – selecting Hänninen to partner Neuville was the ideal choice for the Alzenau-based team. As previously announced, Hayden Paddon and John Kennard will drive the Hyundai i20 WRC #20, scoring points for the Hyundai Motorsport N […]

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Hamilton says it’s ‘not impossible’ to win all 14 remaining Formula One races

Mercedes driver was hoping for a run like this when he abandoned McLaren OTHERS SAID he chased the money or the lifestyle, but “people are so quick to reach their conclusions before they know anything,” Hamilton told the Spanish sports newspaper Marca before winning Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix. “When I made the decision [to leave […]

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Hélio Castroneves hoping to become fourth four-time Indy 500 winner

Indianapolis 500 entry list includes six former winners THE FORMER Indy 500 champions entered include Tony Kanaan and Scott Dixon of Target Chip Ganassi Racing, Hélio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya of Team Penske, Buddy Lazier of Lazier Partners Racing and Jacques Villeneuve of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. Castroneves is a three-time winner of the race, […]