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 […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS

Rally Crashes Rev up German Winegrowers

Damage caused by an auto rally is raising the hackles of grapegrowers in the Mosel. Driving and wine are never a good combination and that was proved beyond all doubt when two rally cars plowed through Mosel vineyards, destroying the vines.The first car crashed during a practice run for the ADAC Rallye Deutschland, the German […]

DAKAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

Stars hit the stage!

With less than one week to go until registration for the Desafío Inca closes, the drivers and riders who’ve already signed up will make up a star-studded field for the third and last leg of the 2014 Dakar Series. The start list features big names such as Spain’s Nani Roma and Chile’s Ignacio Casale (winners […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

VW boss: “There are no easy rallies”

Events at last weekend’s Rally Germany have served a s timely reminder about  how unpredictable and challenging the WRC can be, according to VW Motorsport’s Josh Capito. Volkswagen drivers, Sebastien Ogier and Jari-Matti Latvala, started as favourites for victory on Germany’s asphalt stages, but both men crashed out while leading the event. It was a […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

SCENIC ROUTE CHALLENGED NATIONAL BIKE AND QUAD OFF-ROAD RIDERS

A challenging, but scenic route in the Free State tested competitors at the GOC National Off-road, the fifth and penultimate round of the 2014 SA National Off-road Motorcycle and Quad Championship that took place on Sunday (24 August) and while quad competitor, Brian Baragwanath (Team Rhide SA Yamaha), claimed his fifth consecutive victory, there was […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Honda wants Sebastian Vettel and Adrian Newey for McLaren Formula One

Honda wants top driver for its 2015 project “Honda is pushing hard to bring not only Vettel to McLaren, but also his similarly disgruntled Red Bull designer Adrian Newey” Gian Carlo Minardi, a former Formula One team owner and boss, thinks Sebastian Vettel and Adrian Newey might be convinced to switch to McLaren. At the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

Matt Kenseth takes on bullying with new children’s book

2003 Sprint Cup champ writes first of four books Matt Kenseth and his wife Katie have co-authored a children’s book about bullying. It’s the first of four books in the “Race for Success” series.Matt Kenseth is a heck of a race-car driver, and now he’s trying his hand at writing.   The 2003 NASCAR Sprint […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS

Subaru Rally Team Canada Set to Tackle Rallye Défi with New Car and Driver

Subaru Rally Team Canada excited to debut all-new rally-prepared 2015 WRX STI at Rallye Défi. All-new 2015 Subaru WRX STI rally car developed by Rocket Rally Racing to best compete in the Canadian Rally Championship. Martin Rowe cannot wait to get behind the wheel as driver of the new vehicle; to challenge the competition. Subaru […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Overdrive Racing sends five Hiluxes to Baja Poland

The Belgian Overdrive Racing Team continues its hectic August by entering five Toyota Hiluxes in this weekend’s Baja Poland, round eight of the 2014 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies.The three-day Polish event, which is centred in the town of Szczecin Bezrzecze is an important one for the Overdrive Team for three different reasons and […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS TOURING CAR

Flying Lizards Oak Tree Grand Prix race results

Flying Lizard Motorsports endured another difficult TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race at Virginia International Raceway again facing on-track contact and mechanical and tire challenges during the two hour and forty five minute race.Spencer Pumpelly started the No. 35 PR Newswire / UBM Tech / eSilicon Audi R8 LMS car in place of team principal Seth […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Hamilton makes rash promise over intense Rosberg feud

It is fair to say that Lewis Hamilton’s relationship with team-mate Nico Rosberg has been tested after a series of altercations throughout their battle for the Formula One championship.In fact, it would not be too far a stretch to say that it is at breaking point after their collision at Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix.   […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

Emma Gilmour just misses out on final

  Emma Gilmour just missed out on her quest to reach her first Global Rallycross Championship final at the Florida round at the weekend.Racing at the Daytona International Speedway on a track nearly double the length of the average GRC circuit, Dunedin’s Gilmour was fifth in the last-chance qualifier, one spot off the final.   […]

DAKAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

Died in a crash while driving a quad, says Marathonrally.com

Russian international athlete and Kamaz Master Dakar-participant Ilgizar Mardeev died in an accident while riding a quad bike on Sunday. A farewell ceremony for Ilgizar Mardeev took place on Monday at team’s production shop, reported the magazine TATAR-INFORM.   According to Marathonrally.com, Ilgizar Mardeev began his career in 1975 as a miller at General Designer’s Department […]

DAKAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

Darryl Curtis – A new Dakar representative in Southern Africa

Darryl Curtis has recently been appointed by A.S.O. as its Dakar representative for the riders coming from South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, from now on, to the Dakar 2016. His role will be to bring and share his experience of the Dakar to the riders community, and help the future candidates to […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Antonov faces new claims…

The man who was once the global promoter of the World Rally Championship, Vladimir Antonov, is facing further legal action after the collapse of his business empire. Mr Antonov became the owner of North One Sport, the then WRC promoter, at the end of February 2011, operating through his holding company Convers Sports Initiatives. At […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Kopecký to make an Erc comeback with a difference in Zlín

Last update 19 hours ago – Published on 26/08/2014 at 04:15 Jan Kopecký and co-driver Pavel Dresler will make a heroes return to the FIA European Rally Championship on Barum Czech Rally Zlín later this week. However, the reigning European champions won’t be fighting for top stage times when the action begins on Saturday morning. […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Rosberg denies Hamilton’s account of Spa crash 2014 Belgian Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg has denied Lewis Hamilton’s explanation for the crash between the pair of them in Belgium, but declined to offer his own version of the events. “I’ve been told what Lewis said in the press and the way he has stated his version of the events,” Rosberg said in a video posted to his […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS

2014 Silverstone MotoGP Preview

Two weeks ago at the Czech Republic Grand Prix, something unusual happened in the 2014 MotoGP Championship – Marc Marquez lost.The Repsol Honda RC213V pilot not only suffered defeat, he also finished off the podium; this was the third time Marquez finished off the podium since joining the premier-class last season.   Regardless of his […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

Subaru Driver Bucky Lasek Beats the Heat to Reach Podium at Red Bull Global Rallycross Daytona

Skateboard legend and burgeoning Subaru rallycross driver Bucky Lasek drove fast and smart while overcoming the Florida heat to finish in third place at this weekend’s Red Bull Global Rallycross round at Daytona International Speedway. The podium finish is Lasek’s second this season at the wheel of his Vermont SportsCar-prepared 2014 Subaru WRX STI rallycross […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Rosberg to pay for Hamilton crash: Mercedes boss

NICO Rosberg will face serious consequences, but his comments were misinterpreted and he did not deliberately crash into Lewis Hamilton in the Belgian Grand Prix, according to Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff.Speaking after a heated meeting to review Sunday’s stormy race won by Australian Daniel Ricciardo, Wolff explained that Rosberg, who was booed on the […]

FORMULA 1 OTHER MOTORSPORT

South African Single-Seaters return to Zwartkops for close competition

South African Single-Seaters return to Zwartkops for close competition THE Midas South African Single-Seaters (SASS) tackle round six of their 2014 championship at Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, 30 August. This race meeting is one week after their international counterpart, Jayde Kruger, tackled the Knockhill round of the Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship in Fife. Kruger […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Production Cars

Dramatic Day of Racing Expected at Zwartkops

The Super Series is eight rounds of racing from 1 March to 1 November. Eight rounds of competition over a nine month period with racers trying to collect as many points as possible.  The Zwartkops event on Saturday, August 30, is round six of the 2014 Bridgestone Production Car Championship, with the series reaching a […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS TOURING CAR

Jason Zhang leads G Racing Chevrolet 1-2 in a wet South Korea

Jason Zheng Zhi Qiang and Kenneth Look took a 1-2 finish for the privateer G Racing team during the fifth round of 2014 China Touring Car Championship at the Korean International Circuit, with Martin Zie completing the podium in his Changan Ford FRD Focus. The CTCC Committee allowed three cars from the Shanghai VW Polo […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Production Cars

David Versus Goliath Battle Looms at the Big Zed

In the blue and white corner, weighing in at 122 kilos and standing six foot six inches (1.98 metres) in his socks…Graeme Nathan. And in the red and green corner and weighing 72 kilos and standing just five foot six inches…Mandla Mdakane.In boxing parlance it’s a mismatch but fortunately (for Mdakane), this isn’t a boxing […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

The next World Champion will also drive a Volkswagen: Success guaranteed despite disappointment on home soil

* Volkswagen crews to battle it out amongst themselves for the Drivers’ and Co-Drivers’ titles *Out on final day: Latvala/Anttila retire whilst leading *Third place at the Rally Germany: Podium for Mikkelsen as consolation   Crunch time in the World Rally Championship – the result of the Rally Germany means that the 2014 World Rally […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Hyundai Shell World Rally Team celebrate historic 1-2 at home in Rally Deutschland

The Hyundai Shell World Rally Team has today scored a sensational maiden victory in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with Thierry Neuville leading team-mate Dani Sordo home for an historic 1-2 finish in only the team’s ninth WRC event.The team, run by Hyundai Motorsport from its factory in Alzenau, around 225 km from Rallye […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

BREAKING NEWS: Neuville triumphs in Germany

  Thierry Neuville scored his and Hyundai’s first WRC victory at ADAC Rally Germany today.today.The Belgian won the three-day asphalt event, round nine of the FIA World Rally Championship, by 40.7sec in an i20 World Rally Car. Dani Sordo, winner in 2013, ensured a 1-2 for the Korean manufacturer in its first season back in […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Rally Germany: SS17 – Neuville and Sordo on their way

Bit of an anticlimax after the dramas of the first loop….the Hyundai drivers moving towards a 1-2 for their team… After SS17, Neuville leads, Sordo +37.0, Mikkelsen +54.6, Evans +1:04.5, Hirvonen +1:09.4, Østberg +1:21.2 Neuville 11:41.2: “It was okay, tricky on the beginning, but after it got dry the tyre start to overheat a little […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

Logano edges past Keselowski for first NASCAR win at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. Joey Logano surged past Matt Kenseth with 44 laps to go and won for the first time in his career at Bristol Motor Speedway, foiling Kenseth’s gambling attempt to secure a spot in NASCAR’s playoffs.Logano became the fifth driver this season to win three times, joining the Hendrick Motorsports trio of Jeff Gordon, […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Ogier crash: Photo special

A high speed crash yesterday, his second of the day, put an end to Sebastien Ogier’s competition in the 2014 WRC Rally Germany. These photo’s shows the crash.Ogier and his co-driver Julien Ingrassia were lucky to walk away from the accident, which happened early in Saturday’s second stage, Peterberg. It was the second crash in […]