MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD SUPER BIKES

WSBK Thailand: Gildenhuys to make WSBK debut in Thailand

Former South African Superbike champion Greg Gildenhuys will make his World Superbike Championship debut in Thailand after being drafted in by the Pedercini Kawasaki team. The 26 year-old is a three-time title winner in his native South Africa and in 2013 competed in the FIM Superstock 1000 series with the title-winning BMW Italia team. For […]

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Epic Battle Looming for King of the Hill Title

 A battle of epic proportions is unfolding in the build-up to the 2015 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb, as reigning and previous champions are set to take on a bevy of new pretenders to the highly revered ‘King of the Hill’ throne. This event is the focal point of the entire Jaguar Simola Hillclimb weekend, which runs […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Formula One: Nuerburgring says no to German Grand Prix

BERLIN (REUTERS) – The Nuerburgring circuit will not host the German Formula One Grand Prix this year, an official for the company said on Thursday after Hockenheim also ruled out the possibility. The Nuerburgring was scheduled to host the July 19 race under an alternation agreement with Hockenheim, which hosted last year’s grand prix and […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Manor ‘would not exist without Bianchi’

Manor Marussia boss John Booth says the team’s remarkable comeback to the grid would have been impossible were it not for Jules Bianchi’s ninth-place finish in Monaco last season. Bianchi remains in a coma after the crash he suffered at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix, just nine races after he scored Marussia’s first F1 points […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Michael Schumacher’s son Mick crashes at 100mph while testing Formula 4 race car

Mick Schumacher crashed while testing a car on a race track in Germany He skidded out of control and onto the gravel at a speed of 100mph However, the teenager walked away from the Formula 4 accident unscathed His father Michael is still recovering from a December 2013 ski accident   Mick Schumacher was racing […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Circuit of Ireland Rally: Tuthill Porsche ready to return

Porsche is set to make a long-awaited return to rallying in Ireland with Tuthill Porsche entering a modified 911 into the Circuit of Ireland Rally, which hosts the third round of the European Rally championship. The Banbury-based team currently lead the 2015 FIA R-GT Cup and grabbed victory at the Monte Carlo Rally with four-time […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Max Vatanen on march in Portugal

Max Vatanen, the son of 1981 world rally champion Ari, has added another promising result to his burgeoning career CV with a class win on the 2015 Serras de Fafe in Portugal, which he was contesting to prepare for his planned Drive DMACK Trophy campaign this season.   Vatanen, 24, was 10th overall and first […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

Rallycross is coming to Australia.

2015 will see Australia launch its first National Rallycross Championship. As the world’s fastest-growing motorsport, Rallycross is an adrenaline-fuelled mix of Rally and Supercross, featuring colossal jumps, wheel-to-wheel racing and a difficult combination of surfaces. David Ridden, the Managing Director of Global Rallycross Australia, spoke excitedly about this new championship: “For drivers there is no […]

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‘Top Gear’ season cancellation reportedly costs BBC 4 million viewers

The BBC has lost 4 million viewers as a rsuspend the longtime host and cancel the remaining three episodes in the season has inflicted a massive hit in ratings, with the network rerunning “Red Arrows: Inside the Bubble,” a documentary about the Royal Air Force aerobatics team in “Top Gear’s” time slot. The rerun of […]

LE MANS MOTORSPORT NEWS

Nissan skipping two WEC races to focus on 24 Hours of Le Mans

Nissan has withdrawn from the opening two rounds of the World Endurance Championship to concentrate on its 24 Hours of Le Mans campaign. The Japanese manufacturer has made the decision to scratch its radical front-wheel-drive GT-R LM Nismo from the Silverstone and Spa WEC races after a troubled start to its development program, which included […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Ford Performance Primed For First Round Of New-Look Cross Country Championship

The Ford Performance team is ready and primed for the exciting first round of the 2015 Donaldson Cross Country championship, which takes place in the Free State town of Harrismith on 27 and 28 March.The new-look series features just six events, two less than last year, but with an interesting new formula comprising a mix […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

PORTUGUESE TEAM JOINS REGENT RACING

The Regent Racing team will provide for an additional international flavour in the Production Vehicle category in this year’s Donaldson Cross Country Championship.  An experienced Portuguese team in driver Rómulo Branco and co-driver João Serôdio will join a six-car Regent Racing team in this year’s championship, which opens with the RFS Endurance in Harrismith on […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Red Bull’s threat to quit Formula One in face of Mercedes dominance leaves a sour taste

 The hypocrisy of Dietrich Mateschitz team’s threat to walk away from F1 if Mercedes continue to dominate is astouding , writes Oliver Brown in today’s The Telegraph in the UK. It is one of the mysteries of our time that a sickly-sweet energy drink, with enough caffeine to keep the average mammal awake for a […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

Ganassi moving into Global Rallycross in partnership with Deegan, Loenbro

Chip Ganassi Racing Teams has announced today the formation of a two-car team in the Supercar class of Red Bull Global Rallycross series. 16-time X-Games medalist Brian Deegan will pilot the team’s No. 38 RockStar Energy Drink Ford Fiesta ST, alongside Steve Arpin in the No. 00 ENEOS Ford Fiesta ST. CGRT will join forces […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Set Easter date with Safari Rally

This year’s Safari Rally will be staged in its traditional Easter weekend. At the same time, plans are under way to transform the rally into a world class race as organisers prepare for the 2015 edition.Major changes were announced by the Kenya Motor Sports Federation during the official launch of the premier event of the […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Hockenheim rules out hosting German GP

 Hockenheim boss Georg Seiler says the circuit cannot host this year’s German Grand Prix due to the short turnaround to sell tickets. In January F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone said Hockenheim would host the Germany race on July 19 having previously alternated the race with the Nurburgring. But circuit boss Georg Seiler says it is impossible […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

ABU DHABI’S KHALID AL-QASSIMI JOINS FORCES WITH OVERDRIVE RACING FOR ABU DHABI DESERT CHALLENGE

Abu Dhabi Racing’s WRC star Sheikh Khalid Al-Qassimi will team up with Overdrive Racing to tackle the 25th Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (ADDC), the second round of the 2015 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies. The event starts on Saturday, March 28 and finishes on Thursday, April 2, after five punishing desert selective sections through […]

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Mini Superleggera Vision (2014) – set for production?

BMW surprised the Villa d’Este glitz-fest at the weekend with the Mini Superleggera Vision concept car. Produced in association with la famosa carrozzeria Touring, it’s like Mini’s found Doc Brown’s time machine and headed back to the Swinging Sixties. But fast forward a year or two and CAR can reveal that BMW is seriously considering […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

RX: Volkswagen commits support to two World Rallycross teams

Volkswagen Sweden are set to support two teams in the upcoming World Rallycross championship, maintaining its relationship with Marklund Motorsport while adding new team Kristofferson Motorsport to its artillery. Marklund Motorsport return for a second season with the backing of Volkswagen and will race in the specially-designed VW Polo RX cars, to be driven by […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

RECORD ENTRY SET TO TACKLE SAUDI ARABIA’S 10TH HA’IL INTERNATIONAL RALLY

The Saudi Arabian Motor Federation (SAMF) has confirmed that a record 56 competitors will tackle this week’s 10th Ha’il International Cross-Country Rally, which gets underway with the ceremonial start and then a timed super special stage on Thursday afternoon (March 19). The event will run for a further three days over a trio of gruelling […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

Rally il Ciocco this weekend

The eight-round Italian Rally Championship gets underway this weekend with the 38th Rally il Ciocco from 20-22 March, one of the most challenging events of the entire season. The Rally il Ciocco is held on asphalt mountain roads in Tuscany, where unpredictable weather often adds to the difficulty. Ciocco is the home event of seven-time […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Lewis Hamilton pours derision on Red Bull and Bernie Ecclestone’s Formula One fears

ewis Hamilton has told his and Formula One‘s detractors he would beat anyone in the same car, pouring scorn on suggestions by Bernie Ecclestone and others that an urgent rewrite of the rules is needed to stop him dominating the sport. As the world lined up to deride his emphatic victory in Sunday’s Australian Grand […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Breen and Meeke give rally fans a taste of the action at Circuit of Ireland launch

With just over five weeks to go until the start of the Circuit of Ireland Rally, two of Ireland’s top drivers took a break in their training to help officially launch this year’s event in Lisburn. Craig Breen, who currently sits second in the European Rally Championship following his recent win in Latvia, and WRC […]

FORMULA E MOTORSPORT NEWS

An energetic start to Formula E in Miami

In Florida’s largest city, the drivers once again showed off the qualities of the Spark-Renault SRT01_E single-seaters used in the all-electric category At the end of a race in which energy management was crucial, Nicolas Prost (e.dams-Renault) came out on top, finishing ahead of Scott Speed (Andretti) and Daniel Abt (Audi Sport Abt). After a […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Hyundai Motorsport prepares for Rally Argentina after tough outing in Mexiko

The Hyundai Motorsport team has the luxury of a short break before they set up camp in South America to contest Rally Argentina from 23 April in the fourth round of the World Rally Championship. This follows their hard-fought fifth place in Rally Mexico on 8 March, retaining the second manufacturer’s spot in the 2015 […]

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QATAR’S NASSER AL-ATTIYAH SEALS RECORD- BREAKING FIFTH VICTORY IN KUWAIT RALLY

Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah’s rich vein of form continues and the Qatari coasted to an emphatic record-breaking fifth victory in the Kuwait International Rally on Saturday.Partnered to a fourth successive win this year by French co-driver Matthieu Baumel, the Ford Fiesta RRC driver won nine of the 13 gravel special stages and reached the podium at […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

BACK TO SWAZILAND AFTER NINE YEARS – WHO WILL RULE THE RACING?

Lots of things can happen in nine years – the format of a national series can change (and it did); riders come and go and the racing technology gets better. An important change for the 2015 TOTPAK National Off-road Motorcycle and Quad Championship, was the decision to take the series back to Swaziland and off-road […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURANCE RACING

Optimum Claims Second 24H Series Win At Mugello

Wakefield’s Optimum Motorsport took its second consecutive 24H Series victory of the 2015 race season today, with Ade Barwick (GBR), Bradley Ellis (GBR) and Flick Haigh (GBR) snatching an impressive SP3 class win at the gruelling 12 Hours of Mugello event in Italy. Essentially running trouble-free across both days of the event, Optimum Motorsports’ Ginetta […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Production Cars

VW Challenge Heads for Zwartkops for Round Two

Zwartkops Raceway, west of Pretoria, will host the VW Challenge competitors when they take to the track for the second round of the 2015 championship on Saturday, 21 March. After the opening round at Midvaal a month ago the championship log has some unfamiliar names at the top. Series newcomer Nic Clarke (Central Technical Services […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Hamilton wins the joke that was Melbourne

Lewis Hamilton began his reign as Formula One world champion with his 34th career victory by taking the chequered flag in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.A bizarre set of circumstances in the immediate build-up to the race at Melbourne’s Albert Park resulted in just 15 cars taking to the grid, the lowest number to start […]

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Australian Grand Prix: Defending champion Hamilton on pole position

World champion Lewis Hamilton scorched to pole position more than half-a-second faster than teammate Nico Rosberg as he led a Mercedes one-two at Australian Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday. Hamilton’s 39th career pole came from a dominating performance, with a sizzling lap time of one minute 26.327 seconds at Melbourne’s Albert Park. It was his […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

DONALDSON CROSS COUNTRY CREWS THROWN IN AT THE DEEP END

Competitors will be thrown in at the deep end with a challenging new route for the RFS Endurance, the opening round of this year’s Donaldson Cross Country Championship, in Harrismith on March 27 and 28. The series has a fresh look about it this year with the calendar reduced from eight to six events with […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURANCE RACING

Increased grids for the 2015 Blancpain GT Series

With the entry lists for the 2015 Blancpain GT Series being finalised, it is time to lift the veil on the number of teams and cars that will compete in the world’s most competitive GT Series. The level of this year’s competition could be higher than ever, with exciting newcomers taking on strong stalwarts. The […]