MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Mandela star Set To Tackle The Circuit of Ireland

Actor Idris Elba will make his rallying debut in the European Rally Championship event in Ireland over the Easter Weekend. Award winning actor Idris Elba is set to switch from the acting stage to the rally stage as he gears up for the 2015 Circuit of Ireland Rally, round three of the FIA European Rally […]

LE MANS MOTORSPORT NEWS

Mazda to take starring role at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015

Mazda will take centre stage at the world’s most prestigious motoring festival, celebrating its Challenger Spirit with both the racing legends of its illustrious sporting past and the stylish cars of its current range at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year. Throughout its history Mazda has defied convention with its out-of-the-box and innovative approach […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

Weekend Preview: Gordon’s ‘Great American’ goodbye

Jeff Gordon kicked off his final full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season the best way he possibly could — by winning the Daytona 500 Coors Light Pole.The 43-year-old will attempt to launch his farewell full-schedule campaign in even grander fashion in Sunday’s 57th running of “The Great American Race”  by becoming the 10th Daytona 500 winner to […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Marussia handed Formula One lifeline after striking deal to exit administration

Return: Marussia look set to return to the grid in Formula One next seasonMarussia took another giant step towards their Formula One return on Thursday after a deal was finally struck to exit administration. Trading as Manor, its previous name, the company has come to an agreement with creditors, who are said to be owed […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Toyota Engineers back on the Rally Circuit

Hot on the heels of President Akio Toyoda’s announcement that the automaker will be returning to the World Rally Championship (WRC), the Toyota Technical Center Rally Team (TTCRT) is racing headlong into the 2015 season, doubling their Rally-America appearances and adding depth to their stable of drivers, crew and support team. The Rally-America national and […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

TOP CREWS LOOK TO BOUNCE BACK ON LMC MEGA CENTRE BARBERSPAN 500

A number of top crews will be looking to bounce back to form on the LMC Mega Centre Barberspan 500, round two of the Northern Regions Cross Country Championship, in North West Province on February 27 and 28. The opening round of the championship last month, the Vredefort 250, saw some of the more fancied […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

HA’IL INTERNATIONAL CROSS-COUNTRY RALLY

Officials at the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation (SAMF) have now completed the route reconnaissance and detailed road book for the 10th Ha’il International Cross-Country Rally, which will take place across the north-central region of the Kingdom on March 19-22. A party of senior race officials, including Ahmed Mutabaghani, Elie Semaan and László Polgár, have just […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

2015 Subaru WRX STI wins Peno 2015 with skinny tires

The 2015 Subaru WRX STI rally car wins Peno 2015. What’s up with the skinny tires? The 2015 Subaru WRX STI rally car built by Uspensky Rally Tecnica (URT) wins big at “Peno-2015.” Sergey V. Uspensky and his co-driver Daniel Marina stood on the podium of the second stage of the Russian Championship with a […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD SUPER BIKES

Bayliss to make shock return to World Superbikes

 Troy Bayliss will make a shock return to racing after Ducati confirmed that the three times World Superbike champion will race in the opening round of the 2015 season at Philip Island this weekend.The Australian will replace factory rider Davide Giugliano, who suffered two small fractures to his L1 and L2 vertebrae following a crash during testing […]

LE MANS MOTORSPORT NEWS

Audi Will Enter Three Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro Cars At Le Mans

Viewed by many as the most daunting racing event in the world now, the LeMans 24 Hour race has always brought the best in the automotive world.The most impacting feature of the LeMans racing are the technological breakthroughs that empower car companies to produce some rather impressive racing solution with viable applications in day-to-day driving […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Molly Taylor to contest 2015 ARC

Australia’s international rally driver, Molly Taylor, is to spend 2015 dividing her time between her home country and Europe.Taylor, who has spent the past five years competing exclusively in Europe, has been offered a chance in Australia that she could not refuse. “I’m back to contest the Australian Rally Championship in last year’s championship winning […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Production Cars

Kelvin van der Linde is Bridgestone SA /SA Guild of Motoring Journalists Motor Sportsman of the Year

Kelvin van der Linde, 18, the reigning Bridgestone SA / SAGMJ Motor Sportsman of the Year, has made it two in a row.Van der Linde, who last year at age 17 became the youngest ever recipient of this prestigious award, has again been honoured this year, as the 2014 Bridgestone SA / SAGMJ Motor Sportsman […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

WRC joins Setanta Sports pack

The Setanta Sports pack is the new home of the FIA World Rally Championship, starting with the opening event of the 2014 season, the famous Rallye Monte Carlo.BT Sport has signed an exclusive deal to show live coverage of up to 26 stages from the WRC, which pits cars and drivers against each other in […]

INDYCAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

IndyCar wants to add four races by 2017, remains hopeful about international venues

IndyCar boss Mark Miles, while still seething at the loss of this year’s Verizon IndyCar Series race in Brazil, said that the series continues on a path to race internationally as part of its overall schedule objective. Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., speaking at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday as part Verizon IndyCar […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

100 Acre Wood Rally schedule packed with thrills

As flu season ends, rally fever begins, and many folks in Salem are coming down with a serious case of the 100 Acre Wood twitch. Symptoms include white knuckles, wide eyes, and a heavy right foot. Warning, those with rally fever should operate motor vehicles… safely! This year’s highly anticipated Rally in the 100 Acre […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

FIVE PUNISHING DESERT STAGES PLANNED FOR QATAR’S REVISED SEALINE CROSS-COUNTRY RALLY

By: Neil Perkins • Entries for QMMF’s new-look Sealine event open tomorrow (Thursday) • QMMF announces over 1,750km of competition for car, bike and quad entrants The Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation (QMMF) has laid on five demanding desert selective sections for car, bike and quad entrants taking part in this year’s Sealine Cross-Country Rally, […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Motorcycling – Ducati launches 2015 MotoGP bike

Ducati has launched its 2015 MotoGp bike, the first completely new design since the team was restructured following Audi’s acquisition of its parent company.  . Ducati Desmosedici GP15 The GP15 will make its public track debut at the second Sepang winter test next week. Ducati used an interim ‘GP14.3’ bike for the opening test earlier […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Early F1 revamp for 2016 rejected

By: AUTOSPORT Formula 1’s plans for a rules revolution have been delayed until at least 2017 after teams voted against a swift introduction for next year.AutoSport has learned that a meeting of the F1 commission in Geneva on Tuesday did not back plans for a rapid overhaul of car regulations that would have resulted in […]

LE MANS MOTORSPORT NEWS

Sam Brabham selected for RaceTo24 and shot at Le Mans

Sam Brabham is in with the chance of a lifetime, to win a seat on the grid at the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours as the third driver for Team SARD-Morand, following confirmation of his selection for the RaceTo24 online reactive reality competition. The 20 year-old third generation driver was picked from over 100 applicants […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Development of the Fabia R5 on schedule

 The development of ŠKODA’s eagerly awaited new rally car is going to plan. Asia-Pacific champion Jan Kopecký (CZ) and European champion Esapekka Lappi (FIN) put the Fabia R 5 through its paces on a wide range of surfaces and weather conditions during a series of comprehensive tests last week. As the successor to the successful […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Countdown Begins to Mexico 2015

Having kicked off with Rallye Monte Carlo, the 2015 World Rally Championship (WRC) is underway, and now the countdown has started to the twelfth edition of Rally Guanajuato Corona, to be held March 5-8 in the state of Guanajuato. As is tradition, Mexico will provide the first dirt road stages of the WRC in the […]

TOURING CAR

Mehdi Bennani striving for results with new Citroën challenge

After shining in testing, lapping the Circuit de Catalunya less than a second behind Citroën counterpart and his own team owner Sébastien Loeb, Bennani hopes for strong results in 2015 despite the tough benchmark which will be set by having three world champion drivers competing in the same specification of car. Bennani, who is in […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS

NASCAR Drivers Are Already Fighting After The First Race Of 2015

It’s not even the first race of the season. It’s a pre-season exhibition race: the Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway. Of course, we’ve already got Kevin Harvick confronting Joey Logano without taking his helmet off in pit road after the two exchanged hate-taps on track after the race.   With two laps to go, […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Merc engine boss: Rivals can catch up

Mercedes engine boss Andy Cowell insists their rivals can catch up this season, but has warned that Merc are not standing still.The German manufacturer had by far the best V6 power unit on the grid last year with Mercedes securing the Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championship while Williams finished third in the team standings. Cowell, though, […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

NATIONAL OFF-ROAD BIKE/QUAD SEASON KICKS OFF AT VENTERSDORP THIS WEEKEND

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! Yes, after a break of four months, it is time for the national off-road motorcycle and quad season to resume and from the feedback after the launch and announcement of the 2015 season, one can safely say that some exciting racing can be expected this weekend (21 February) at […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

OVERDRIVE RACING SENDS THREE TOYOTA HILUXES TO KARELIA’S FROZEN FORESTS FOR FIA WORLD CUP OPENER

By Neil Perkins • Brazil’s Reinaldo Varela and Pole Marek Dabrowski to drive two Toyotas • Former Finnish WRC co-driver Tapio Suominen joins Overdrive for first time • New-look route pushes further north into Karelia and Finnish border country No sooner has the dust settled on another exciting and successful Dakar Rally foray and Belgium-based […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Lopez hits out at ‘archaic’ F1 management

Lotus Formula 1 boss, Ge5rard Lopez has labelled the sport’s management as “archaic”Lopez, who at the end of last season was leading the charge as angry midfield teams demanded a change to the way revenue is shared, remains highly critical of the situation. “TV ratings are declining steeply whereas the show on track is exceptional,” […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Production Cars

Racing Season Starts for Audi S4 Quattro Competitors

The Audi S4 quattro competitors start their 2015 season where they left off last year – at Zwartkops Raceway. Round one of the new season on Saturday, February 21, sees the four Audi S4 quattro entries racing in the National Production Car Championship (NPCC). Two of the top three finishers in Class A of the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

The front row Gordon, Johnson will start 1-2 in Daytona 500

Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson outsmarted the field Sunday to sweep the front row for the Daytona 500, with Gordon earning the pole in what will be his final start in “The Great American Race.” Gordon announced last month this will be his final full-time season as driver of the famed No. 24 Chevrolet, and […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

WRC Rally Sweden: Ogier wins after dramatic finish

Volkswagen’s Sebastien Ogier has won Rally Sweden with team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen missing out after a spin in the final test, which dropped him to third behind the Hyundai of Thierry Neuville. Ogier went into the event ending Power Stage trailing Mikkelsen by 3 seconds and the Norwegian looked like he had the edge until he […]