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Vintage racing returns to Indianapolis

The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association’s (SVRA) Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational will return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the second consecutive year, with more than 500 of the world’s finest and most historic racecars competing on the recently reconfigured road course and running exhibition events on the famed 2.5-mile oval from June 11-14, 2015. The […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

FEKKEN/SWAN FIRST AWAY IN TOYOTA CAPE DEALER RALLY

Multiple South African champion Hergen Fekken and co-driver Carolyn Swan (Castrol Team Toyota Yaris) have the dubious honour of leading away the field at the ceremonial start of the two-day 510-kilometre Toyota Cape Dealer Rally, round six of the eight-event SA Rally Championship, from Imperial Toyota Cape Gate in Brackenfell in the Western Cape at […]

LE MANS MOTORSPORT NEWS

Webb extends European Le Mans Series championship lead with second place in France

Manchester’s Oliver Webb extended his lead in the European Le Mans Series standing with a fourth consecutive podium at the penultimate round of the season at Circuit Paul Ricard in France. The 23-year-old, sharing his Signatech Alpine prototype with French pair Nelson Panciatici and Paul-Loup Chatin, started the race in fifth after a closely-fought qualifying […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURANCE RACING

Yamaha Aims for FIM World Endurance Title in Le Mans

Yamaha prepares for the final round of the 2014 FIM Endurance World Championship, the famous Le Mans 24 Hours du Moto, held this Saturday and Sunday, the 20th and 21st of September. This final stage of the championship promises to be a hard-fought battle as seven among the 56 competing team are still in the […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Double points could be dropped in ’15

Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has suggested that the double points regulation will likely be dropped for 2015 following the backlash it has caused this year. The new rule announced last winter left fans outraged, and many leading figures in F1 accepted that the move had been a mistake. Despite the outcry, Ecclestone has previously […]

LE MANS MOTORSPORT NEWS

WEC: Webber says race wins are now realistic goal for Porsche

Porsche is gunning for a victory before the World Endurance Championship season ends after revising its targets following its strong start to 2014, according to star signing Mark Webber. The German manufacturer rejoined international sports prototype racing with the 919 Hybrid with the twin goals of proving the new LMP1 car was competitive and taking […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Cyprus Qualifying- Kajetanowicz quickest, problems for Al-Attiyah

Qualifying for the Cyprus Rally, 9th round of the FIA European Rally Championship, saw Polish driver Kajetan Kajetanowicz leading the field through the 4.47-kilometre qualifying stage, closely followed by Saudi driver Yazeed Al Rajhi (+0.208) and ERC regular Robert Consani taking the third slot (+1.189). While Kajetanowicz was happy with his pace, he did not […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD SUPER BIKES

Tom Sykes sets sights on strong finish

 Sykes heads into the last two rounds of the World Superbikes Championship well placed to retain his title.Huddersfield’s 2013 world champion finished fifth and then third place in round 10 at Jerez and the Kawasaki Racing Team Ninja ZX-10R rider now heads to France’s Magny-Cours and then Doha in Qatar with a 31 point lead […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Smoky haze hits Singapore race

A smoky, ‘unhealthy’ haze has drifted over Singapore this week clouding the build-up to the city-state’s glamour sporting spectacle – the Formula One night race.Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA) said air pollution had risen into the unhealthy range on Thursday after a wind change had brought smoke from forest fires on Indonesia’s Sumatra island. The […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURANCE RACING

ADAC GT Masters shooting star Kelvin van der Linde reaches for the title

•    18-year-old Kelvin van der Linde and René Rast top the table  •    Audi duo take championship lead for the third time this season •    Youngest race winner in the history of the ADAC GT Masters When he claimed his first pole position and his first victory in the ADAC GT Masters, Kelvin van der […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

ERC stars set for mixed-surface spectacular in Cyprus

Playing catch-up will be key when the FIA European Rally Championship heads back to Cyprus for the first time since 1999 this week. With three scoring opportunities remaining before the all-action 2014 ERC season reaches its climax in Corsica, Craig Breen and Zoltán Bessenyey will both be anxious to score strong points on the CNP […]

LE MANS MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURANCE RACING

Top TV doc Dempsey makes name in sports-car racing

Patrick Dempsey’s character in “Can’t Buy Me Love” spent all summer mowing lawns to save up for a telescope.Dempsey didn’t need the science instrument to set his sights on the object he really wanted: a Porsche 356.With his first paycheck from the 1980s teen flick, Dempsey didn’t go for any old beater, he went big […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Enzo Kuun to Drive Ford Fiesta in Toyota Cape Dealer Rally

Double South African rally champion, Enzo Kuun, will drive an NAD-sponsored Ford Fiesta S2000 in the Toyota Cape Dealer Rally, which starts in Cape Town on Friday. Kuun, who won his first national rally championship in 2006 and then again in 2010 and has been a frontrunner in the sport for two decades, has been […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

First rally race in years for DirtFish

DirtFish Rally School in Snoqualmie will holds its first major race in three years this month.The driving school will host Red Bull Global Rally Cross race, on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26 and 27.On Monday, Aug. 24, the Snoqualmie City Council approved a special event permit for the race, contingent on staff recommendations. The rally […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

Peter Solberg’s guide to World RX at Estering

World RX is getting busy again – really busy. It’s Germany next week and then Italy the week after. I love it when it’s like this: always close to driving the car again. And I really like this track in Germany. And the guys driving our trucks are also really liking this track because it’s […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

2014 Desafio Inca Peru: Joan ‘Nani’ Roma Wins // MINI And X-Raid Complete A Successful Test For The 2015 Dakar Rally

  Joan “Nani” Roma/Michél Perin (ES/FR), MINI and the Monster Energy X-raid team have won the 2014 Desafio Inca Rally in South America. Held around the city of Pisco in Peru, the event is a tough challenge and a good preparation for the biggest challenge in offroad rallying: The Dakar Rally, which will be held […]

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Africa awaits Academy Hopeful

Young drivers from across Africa set to compete for Academy placeThe first selection event for the 2015 FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy will feature 17 drivers from across Sub-Saharan Africa.   They include drivers from the Scirocco R-Cup, Formula Masters China Series, Formula Ford and the South African Rally Championship. But only the winner […]

LE MANS MOTORSPORT NEWS

TUDOR CHAMPIONSHIP TAKES TIGHT GT POINTS BATTLES TO AUSTIN

There are close battles in both GT classes of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship entering Saturday’s Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of The Americas. With only two races remaining, Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia has had his GT Le Mans (GTLM) lead trimmed to only six points, while five drivers representing three teams are tied […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Off The Track | An Inside Look at MotoGP Champ Marc Marquez

The 21-year-old Spaniard won the opening 10 rounds of 2014 MotoGP, including a dominant performance in both stateside races at Circuit of the Americas and Indy. Off the track, Marquez, who lost only at Brno and Misano so far this season, is a quiet fellow. He has a love for motocross, but doesn’t ride on […]

FORMULA E MOTORSPORT NEWS

Formula E boss Alejandro Agag calls new series a ‘complement to Formula One’

As a brand new, global single-seater series prepares to launch off the grid, boss Alejandro Agag insists Formula E is not trying to take on Formula One.With battery-powered and nearly completely silent cars, designed with input from McLaren, Williams and Renault, the inaugural race will take place on the streets of Beijing on Saturday. “Changing […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are like enemies, say Mercedes

The Mercedes executive director Toto Wolff has described Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg as being like enemies in their head-to-head battle for this year’s Formula One world title.With six races remaining, starting with Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix, just 22 points separate the pair as they fight it out for the sport’s most prized trophy. Reflecting […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Rossi relaunches MotoGP title bid with San Marino win

Italian great Valentino Rossi led a Yamaha one-two to claim his maiden win of the season at the San Marino Moto GP and launch his bid for a 10th world title on Sunday. Rossi, a nine-time world champion in all categories, finished the 28-lap race ahead of Spanish teammate Jorge Lorenzo with Dani Pedrosa, on a […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

VAN BEURDEN AND SWARTZ THE COMBINATION TO WATCH IN TOYOTA CAPE DEALER RALLY

A broken driveshaft on day two of the recent Imperial Toyota Cullinan Rally brought to an abrupt end the four-round winning streak of KZN’s Guy Botterill and Simon Vacy-Lyle (Yato Tools Toyota Etios R2) and saw their 44-point lead in the 2014 South African Rally National Championship for S1600 front-wheel drive cars reduced to 24 […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

THREE-WAY BATTLE FOR TOP HONOURS IN TOYOTA CAPE DEALER RALLY

Leeroy Poulter and Elvéne Coetzee (Castrol Team Toyota Yaris) increased their lead in the South African S2000 National Rally Championship for four-wheel drive cars to 27 points over factory team-mates Hergen Fekken and Carolyn Swan when they won round five, the Imperial Toyota Cullinan Rally, in Gauteng in August. With three rounds remaining, this weekend’s […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURANCE RACING

Lone Star Le Mans

Saturday will see round four of the FIA World Endurance Championship, with the championship heading to the USA’s Circuit Of The Americas headlining the “Lone Star Le Mans” event alongside the USA’s own TUDOR United Sportscar Championship and Continental Tyre Sportscar Challenge. The WEC will see 31 entries spread across four classes. In LMP1, the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Chager wins Safari: Tundo finishes second, Baryan claims Africa Rally points

 Kabras Sugar Racing team of Baldev Chager and his partner Tim Jessop won their second career Safari rally as the three-day event concluded at the Batian View on the foothills of Mount Kenya. Chager wrapped up the Safari with his transponder time reading just two hours, 47 minutes and 13 seconds. Second overall in a […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

CHARDRI MONK IS FIM AFRICA SORC CHAMPION!

Chardri Monk (24), a graphic designer from East London who currently works in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, has travelled thousands of kilometres and has completed hundreds of tough off-road racing kilometres on her quad to finally clinch the 2014 FIM Africa Southern Off-road Championship (SORC). The 2014 Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) Africa […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

Cronje/Houghton Confident of a Successful Title Defense

CHAMPIONS FULL OF FIGHT AHEAD OF UPCOMING CAPE TOWN RALLY The Toyota Cape Rally on September 19/20 is going to be another fight-back session for reigning rally champions Mark Cronje and Robin Houghton, whose topsy-turvy season continues to frustrate the most successful rallyists of the current decade.   With the 2012 and 2013 championships behind […]

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Eccentrics Outliers

  The Marriage Of Celebrities And Cool Cars Dates To Early Days Of Hollywood And The Internal Combustion Engine  The marriage of celebrities and cool cars dates to the early days of Hollywood and the internal combustion engine. Clark Gable, Errol Flynn, Gary Cooper and Tyrone Power loved their Duesenbergs, Mercs, Auburns and Jags. Elvis […]

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WINS FOR SELLER AND ISAACS IN DRAMATIC GAUTENG SUPERGP

Zwartkops Raceway, the tight and twisty 2,4-kilometre circuit west of Pretoria, was, as expected, the sternest test of the country’s top riders so far this season when they gathered for round six of the Monster Energy SuperGP Champions Trophy on Sunday. Hot temperatures – 34 degrees Centigrade ambient and 53 degrees on the track – […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

TOYOTA CONSOLIDATES CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD ON VRYBURG 450

• Second place in Production Vehicles for Taylor/Murphy • Third place in Production Vehicles for Kock/Burger • First in Class S for Venter/Van Aardt • Second in Class S for Visser/Le Roux • Seven Toyota Hiluxes in Top Ten • Manufacturer’s Award The Vryburg 450 – spiritual home of cross-country racing in South Africa, which […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Atlas Copco Ford Racing Wins Vryburg 450

Atlas Copco Ford Racing earned a resounding and well-deserved victory on the Vryburg 450, round six of the Donaldson Cross Country Championship. On his return to the team for the first time since crashing on the Dakar Rally in January and picking up a neck injury, Chris Visser, along with co-driver Japie Badenhorst powered their […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Volkswagen Sasolracing team off to rally in the Western Cape

Friday and Saturday, 19 and 20 September, will see the Volkswagen Sasolracing Polo S2000s of Hans Weijs Jnr, Björn Degandt, Henk Lategan, Barry White, Gugu Zulu and Carl Peskin taking on the stages of the Toyota Cape Dealer Rally. The team will see action over 160 km of tar and gravel stages that make up […]