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NASCAR: Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins second race of season at Pocono

 Dale Earnhardt Jr. passed Brad Keselowski down the stretch to win a thriller Sunday at Pocono Raceway. Earnhardt led only 11 laps but his No. 88 Chevrolet was the car to beat down the stretch, and he zipped past the dominant Keselowski, who had debris on his grille and a hot engine, with five laps […]

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Kelvin van der Linde helps Audi to first-ever ADAC GT Masters podium at Red Bull Ring

Teenage South African motor racing prodigy Kelvin van der Linde (17), combined with Germany’s René Rast (27), to finish 10th and second in a Prosperia C. Abt Audi R8 in the two one-hour races that made up the fourth round of the ADAC GT Masters at the Red Bull Ring in Austria on Sunday. They […]

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Ogier wins again in Italy

Business as usual in the end… sweeping the gravel on Friday, and only ninth after the opening stage that day, but Sébastien Ogier, World Champion and Championship leader wins 2914 Rally Italia Sardegna They finished: Ogier, Østberg, Latvala, Mikkelsen, Evans, Prokop, Solberg, Kubica, Bertelli, Al-QassimiI.t’s Ogier’s 20th WRC win, taking his level with the French […]

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Melandri reignites title hopes

Marco Melandri gets the better of Aprilia team-mate Sylvain Guintoli to complete a double win in Sepang The Italian out-foxes his counterpart during a thrilling final lap showdown Tom Sykes retains WSBK lead with run to third after his race one DNF Marco Melandri has reignited his World Superbike Championship title hopes with a mighty […]

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Rally Italy: Ogier stays on top

The crews entered the final three stages of the rally this morning.. The first was the 14.0km run at ‘Castelsardo’ and this was quickly followed by the slightly longer ‘Tergu-Osilo’ stage that measured 14.88km. The last stage of the rally was the ‘Cala Flumini Power Stage’ where extra championship points were awarded to the fastest […]

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Canadian Grand Prix Rosberg beats Hamilton to pole

Nico Rosberg took his second consecutive pole position by beating team-mate Lewis Hamilton during qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix. With Hamilton having been fastest throughout qualifying and comfortably topping FP3 it was a somewhat of a surprise to see Rosberg set the quickest time on the opening runs in Q3 ahead of a close […]

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Kubica in trouble again in Italy

Those that survived the morning’s 59.13km ‘Monte Lerno 1’ stage had to tackle it again in the afternoon. The test featured the legendary ‘Micky’s Jump’ that never fails to disappoint as the cars are launched high into the Sardinian sky. This test followed the shorter ‘Monte Olia 2’ stage. As soon as Jari-Matti Latvala returned […]

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FRESH INITIATIVES MARK TOYOTA KALAHARI BOTSWANA 1000 DESERT RACE

Fresh initiatives to provide growth and future sustainability to the Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race will be in place for this year’s event, round four of the Donaldson Cross Country Championship, from June 27 to 29. Event moves from metropolitan Kumakwane to rural Jwaneng The race is the only marathon event on the Donaldson […]

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Rally Italy: Latvala’s overheating opens gap for Ogier

Ogier started the third day of action 22.4sec behind his Volkswagen team-mate. Latvala stretched that by more than six seconds in the opening test, but conceded 11.0sec when his engine temperature soared in the marathon 59.13km Monte Lerno stage. The gap plunged to 17.7sec, but Ogier felt it could have been even lower after confusion […]

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Rally Italy: Heat worries for Latvala

Sebastien Ogier moved 11s closer to Jari-Matti Latvala on the grueling 59km ‘Monte Lerno 1’ stage after the engine temperature in the Finn’s Polo climbed to worrying levels in the Sardinian heat. He was forced to back off in a bid to save his rally. “The temperature went up to 132 degrees (Celsius),” he explained. […]

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Rally Italy: Latvala extends lead further

Saturday’s opening loop of stages included the single biggest test on the Rally Italia Sardegna route. After the relatively short run through the 19.27km ‘Monte Olia 1’ test, the crews’ attentions turned to the gruelling 59.13km ‘Monte Lerno 1’ stage. It’s the longest on the 2014 WRC calendar and the home of the spectacular ‘Micky’s […]

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Rally Italy: Volkswagens pick up the pace

The afternoon’s stages were a re-run of the four that conspired to turn the leaderboard upside down when they were run as the morning loop.Martin Prokop’s good run in the morning faltered on SS6 as he was overhauled by Andreas Mikkelsen and Sebastien Ogier who moved into third and fourth places respectively. The VW Motorsport […]

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F1 Canadian Grand Prix: Vettel ‘fired up’ for Montreal clash

Sebastian Vettel insists that there has been no slacking between races as Red Bull Racing continues to tackle the yawning performance gap to F1 points leader Mercedes. The German comes into the Canadian Grand Prix on the back of his second DNF of the season, his Monaco race lasting little longer than the RB10’s debut […]

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Rally Italy: Day 1 will be tough

This morning’s competitive mileage consists of four stages. The first is the 20km opener at ‘Terranova Nord 1’ and this is quickly followed by the 12.4km run through ‘Terranova Sud 1’. After a short stop to refuel, the crews then tackle the 20.29 km ‘Coiluna-Crastazza 1’ and the 27.30km ‘Loelle 1’ stages. Hyundai fill the […]

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Who will emerge victorious in this year’s quest for supremacy at Le Mans?

A little over a week remains until the start of this year’s 24 Heures du Mans. Last weekend’s test day on the 13.629km Circuit de la Sarthe enabled most of the 56 competing teams to hone their preparations for motor sport’s most famous endurance race.No 24 Heures du Mans is ever banal, but this year’s […]

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Toyota on top of title chase

After three of the eight rounds of the 2014 South African Rally Championship, the top five contenders are clearly identified.Castrol Toyota Yaris S2000 crews Leeroy Poulter/Elvéne Coetzee and Hergen Fekken/Carolyn Swan occupy the top two positions, tied on 57 points. Henk Lategan (Sasol VW Polo) lies third in the drivers’ championship with 44 points after […]

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Championship leaders ready for Le Mans test

TOYOTA Racing is fully prepared as it heads to the Circuit de la Sarthe aiming to win the Le Mans 24 Hours (14-15 June), the highlight of the FIA World Endurance Championship season. Two previous visits to Le Mans have seen impressive progress which culminated in last year’s second place, but with the 1,000PS TS040 […]

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Expect Mercedes tension to remain – Kubica

Ex-Formula One driver Robert Kubica expects tensions between Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to linger all season.Kubica – who now competes in the World Rally Championship after stints with Sauber and Renault in Formula One – has experience racing against Hamilton and Rosberg. The pair are fighting it out for the Formula One […]

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Formula 1 – Doctor: Schumacher fans ‘will never have any good news’

A former Formula 1 doctor warns there likely won’t be any good news on Michael Schumacher’s condition. The racing legend suffered a serious head injury while skiing in France on December 29, and though it appeared at one stage there would be positive news from the gradual process of waking him from his coma, there […]

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Ogier beginning to enjoy Rally Italia

World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier is starting to enjoy the Rally Italia, and is looking to extend his standings lead in Sardinia. The Frenchman won the event in 2013 on his way to the title. However, despite that success, the Volkswagen driver revealed in an interview with World RallyChampionship’s official website that he is not […]

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Kubica quickest in Italy shakedown

Robert Kubica was the surprise pacesetter through this morning’s shakedown stage at Rally Italia Sardegna. It was the first fastest time on a WRC gravel stage for the Pole who comes into the rally fresh from a weekend test in Sardinia. “I had quite a good feeling straight away and the grip was better than […]

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Successful dress rehearsal: Volkswagen in good form at the Shakedown in Italy

•  Ogier, Latvala and Mikkelsen second, third and fifth fastest •  Plenty of dust and sun – 4.33-kilometre warm-up ahead of the Rally Italy Successful warm-up for what promises to be a red-hot duel for the World Championship lead: Volkswagen duos Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) and Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila were second and third fastest in […]

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Subaru Rally Team dominates Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally

SUBARU RALLY Team USA’s David Higgins and Craig Drew dominated the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally (STPR), the fourth round of the Rally America National Championship, on May 30-31 in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. It is the third overall victory for the team this season to widen their Rally America points standings lead. Higgins and Drew won all […]

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Vettel: Montreal offers high risk potential

SEBASTIAN VETTEL says Formula 1 could be in for a wild ride this weekend in Canada due to the “high risk” nature of the circuit.The Montreal track is known for yielding action-packed grands prix with the Wall of Champions one its well-known obstacles.The Wall has caught out many drivers including Vettel, although he has only […]

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Ma Qing Hua starts his season in Russia

THE WTCC, the first FIA World Championship to stage an event in Russia, is back at the Moscow Raceway. 80 km west of the Russian capital, this 3,931 m track combines long straights with technically demanding sequences of twists and turns. “Although there are some opportunities for overtaking, it’s more like the Hungaroring than the […]