MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

WRC chiefs reject Powerstage idea

The format of the World Rally Championship will not change for next season, following Thursday’s meeting between the FIA and series stakeholders. FIA president Jean Todt attended the WRC Commission meeting in Geneva, where an overhaul of the Powerstage – which meant dividing the time difference by a factor of 10 and grouping the crews […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Volkswagen trio hungry for victory: World Rally Championship reaches fever pitch in Spain

* Champ vs. Challenger: Ogier out to wrap things up, Latvala to set up super finale * Possible milestones: more records within Volkswagen’s sights *Great opportunity: Mikkelsen targets maiden WRC win Will it all be done and dusted? Or are we set for a super finale? The title race in the Drivers’ and Co-Drivers’ Championship […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

PENULTIMATE ROUND OF SA NATIONAL RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP STARTS IN POLOKWANE TODAY

Former S2000 Challenge winners Gugu Zulu and Carl Peskin in their Volkswagen Sasolracing Polo will lead the competitors contesting the penultimate round of the SA National Rally Championship, the Polokwane Motor Rally, off the start ramp at the Polokwane Municipal Chambers at 12 noon today. It will be a ceremonial start as the first of […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

TEAM RHIDE SA’S BRIAN BARAGWANATH SHATTERS THE RECORDS!

Team Rhide SA’s off-road quad racer, Brian Baragwanath, has shattered the records by becoming the first quad competitor in the past decade to win all the rounds of a modern South African national off-road series and by doing so, he won the quad category overall and claimed the Q1 Class Championship title. It was the […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Fernando Alonso is leaving Ferrari at the end of this season, the company’s former president Luca Di Montezemolo has confirmed.Alonso’s departure is an open secret in Formula 1 but the team have not yet announced it, nor their decision to replace him with Sebastian Vettel.   Di Montezemolo told Italian television: “Fernando is leaving for […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

MotoGP: Rossi, Lorenzo say Marquez now more in control

Valentino Rossi believes the most ominous thing for Marc Marquez’s MotoGP rivals is how much more in control the champion has appeared in 2014.Marquez wrapped up his second MotoGP title in as many years at last weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix. After winning the crown as a rookie in a last-round decider with Jorge Lorenzo in […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Toyota Le Mans racer Sarrazin returns to rallying with 8Star Motorsports

Stephane Sarrazin, Toyota works prototype driver in FIA World Endurance Championship, is set to return to rallying in the Rallye des Cévennes and the Tour de Corse, final round of the Eur opean Rally Championship. He will be racing at the wheel of a WRC Ford Fiesta entered by First Motorsport and carrying the colors […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

ERC Rallye du Valais entry highlights

Eighty-two crews will line up for round 10 of the FIA European Rally Championship. And here are just some of the many highlights from the Rallye International du Valais entry list. ERC title contenders four contenders for the 2014 ERC title will be in action in Switzerland. Peugeot Rally Academy’s Craig Breen, currently fourth in […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Top regional drivers primed for Abu Dhabi Rally

Abu Dhabi: Some of the region’s top motorsport stars are gearing up for the first two-day Abu Dhabi Rally on Thursday and Friday.Fifteen teams will compete in the competition, which begins at Yas Marina Circuit and which is a candidate event for the 2015 FIA Middle East Rally Championship (MERC). The rally is being held […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

MotoGP: Now champion, Marquez aims to end record three-race losing streak

Relieved of the pressure of winning consecutive MotoGP world championships, Marc Marquez is targeting race wins over the final three races of the season. The Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island is first on the list with Marquez aiming to end his current three-race losing streak, the longest since he came to MotoGP in 2013. […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

It’s a miracle F1 driver Jules Bianchi is still alive, says his father

Jules Bianchi refuses to surrender his very fragile hold on life, according to his father, Philippe. “He will not give up, I’m sure of that. I can see it. I believe it,” Philippe told La Gazzetta dello Sport.However, he also conceded: “The situation is desperate. Every time the telephone goes, we know it could be […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS

Cymot Tydren Windhoek

Hierdie tydren sal vir nog baie lank onthou word oor verskeie redes. Die stryd vir die eerste plek wat vanaf die eerste sneldeel Vrydagaand geheers het tussen Dick Cornelissen in sy haastige Impreza STI en Wilro Dippenaar in sy RUNX S2000. Na die vierde laasste sneldeel was die twee presies gelyk. Die voorlaasste sneldeel was […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Production Cars

Championship chase down to the wire for Engen Xtreme Team

The final round of the Bridgestone Production Car Championship takes place at Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, 1 November. For Engen Xtreme’s Michael Stephen (A1), defending his Class A title is going to produce an exciting day of racing. Stephen has won the Bridgestone Production Car Championship title for three consecutive seasons. He is a determined […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURANCE RACING

A Swedish accent in Sebastien Loeb Racing’s cockpit!

Following on a promising return to the European Le Mans Series at the 4 Hours of Le Castellet, the Sébastien Loeb Racing now wishes the finale to be an opportunity to confirm the great potential shown in the South of France. With an ORECA 03R still equipped with Michelin tyres, the Alsace-based squad will line […]

GAS SUPERBIKES MOTORSPORT NEWS

Monster Energy SuperGP Champions Trophy Returns To Phakisa For Penultimate Round

It’s been seven months since the new-look stand-alone national motorcycle championship tour, the Monster Energy SuperGP Champions Trophy, blasted into being at Phakisa Freeway in March and now, six rounds and 12 races later, Phakisa hosts the penultimate round this weekend (October 18 and 19). The first Free State SuperGP, promoted and managed by Johannesburg-based […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

NAD Fiesta Crew Aiming for a Hat-Trick of Podiums

Japie van Niekerk can’t wait to get back behind the wheel of the New Africa Developments Ford Fiesta for the Polokwane Rally this weekend, having missed the previous round of the championship due to business commitments. And he’s determined to continue the team’s rich vein of form in the penultimate round of the National Rally […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Cronje/Houghton Ready to Give It Their All

The final roll of the dice…that’s what this weekend’s Polokwane Rally will be for reigning rally champions Mark Cronje and Robin Houghton as they go all out to retain their crowns… In what has been a topsy-turvy season, the Ford Fiesta-mounted champions have been able to record two victories from six starts, but aim to […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

Drivers brawl at NASCAR race

NASCAR drivers brawled in the pit lane on Saturday after a number of feisty incidents on the track.Kevin Harvick was celebrating his victory in the Sprint Cup in Concord, North Carolina, but all the attention was quickly diverted elsewhere as running battles erupted. The post-race chaos was triggered when Brad Keselowski bumped both Denny Hamlin […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

Mostert camped out before Bathurst win

Bathurst champion Chaz Mostert is looking forward to sitting down with the race highlights later this week – because he’s still baffled about how he came to be standing on the winners’ podium.And the 22-year-old has revealed he spent the night before his victory camping out at Mount Panorama to “listen to the mountain breathe.” […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Penultimate round of national rally season for Volkswagen Sasolracing team

THE Volkswagen Sasolracing rally team has two rally crews in the top five of the national standings with just two rounds left in the season. The penultimate round for 2014 sees the team head off to Limpopo for two days of competition around Polokwane. Hans Weijs Jnr and Björn Degandt lead the Volkswagen Sasolracing team […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

Istanbul: Heikkinen takes top place in the team rankings with Marklund in Polo RX

With another strong appearance at the penultimate event of the season at the FIA Rallycross Championship 2014 in Turkey, Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen (FIN) successfully defended second place in the driver rankings. At the same time, the Marklung motorsport team, which includes both of the over 500 PS powerful Volkswagen Polo RX Supercars of Heikkinen and […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Lewis Hamilton dedicates Russian Grand Prix win to injured Jules Bianchi

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has dedicated his Russian Grand Prix victory to Marussia driver Jules Bianchi, who is still in a critical condition with severe head injuries, after dominating the track to grab his ninth win of the year, fourth in a row, and extend his championship lead. Hamilton, who equalled Nigel Mansell’s record for […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS TOURING CAR

Citroën Wins The FIA WTCC Manufacturers’ Title

– The Citroën C-Elysée WTCCs recorded a magnificent one-two-three-four in Shanghai, as José María López won race one ahead of Ma Qing Hua, Yvan Muller and Sébastien Loeb. This unprecedented clean sweep ensured Citroën became Manufacturers’ World Champion. – This is the first international championship that Citroën has won on the track, after five Cross […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS

Marc Marquez is 2014 MotoGP champion, Lorenzo wins Motegi

 Marc Marquez becomes double MotoGP world champion in Japan. Marc Marquez has wrapped up the 2014 MotoGP title by finishing runner-up to Jorge Lorenzo at Motegi in Japan. To be crowned champion in Honda’s home round Marquez needed to beat team-mate Dani Pedrosa, lose no more than three points to Valentino Rossi and no more […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

FOCUS IS ON SECOND PLACE AS SA TWO-WHEEL DRIVE NATIONAL RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP DRAWS TO A CLOSE

Following their return to the top of the podium at the recent Toyota Cape Dealer Rally in the Western Cape, after a broken drive shaft in the previous round broke their four-round winning streak, Guy Botterill and Simon Vacy-Lyle (Yato Tools Toyota Etios R2) already have one hand on the winner’s trophy in the 2014 […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

STAGE SET FOR EXCITING PENULTIMATE ROUND OF CLOSE-FOUGHT SA NATIONAL RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP IN POLOKWANE

Leeroy Poulter and Elvéne Coetzee (Castrol Team Toyota Yaris) currently enjoy a comfortable 31-point lead in the South African S2000 Rally Championship over factory team-mates Hergen Fekken and Carolyn Swan following their victory in the fifth round, the Imperial Toyota Cullinan Rally, in Gauteng in August. With this weekend’s penultimate round in Polokwane Poulter and […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Lewis Hamilton wins Russian Grand Prix from Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton eased to a comfortable victory in the inaugural Russian Grand Prix, as Nico Rosberg fluffed his lines and nearly saw his race go up in smoke.Rosberg recovered to second after a disastrous failed move at the start, but Hamilton was peerless at the front, winning his ninth race of the season and equalling […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

Shane van Gisbergen claims pole at Bathurst

New Zealand’s Shane Van Gisbergen will start tomorrow’s Bathurst 1000 in pole position after setting the fastest time in the top 10 shootout.Second last to go in the thrilling one-lap time trial, Van Gisbergen tore around the track, driving to his and the car’s limits to set himself up with the best possible chance of […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Lewis Hamilton claims pole position for F1’s inaugural Russian GP

Lewis Hamilton continued his domination of the inaugural Russian Grand Prix to claim the 38th pole position of his Formula One career, but only after a major error from Williams’ Valtteri Bottas. After finishing comfortably quickest in the second and third practice runs around F1’s newest venue, the Sochi Autodrom, Hamilton’s Mercedes topped the timesheet […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Fernando Alonso, McLaren Formula One team in negotiations for 2015 seat

Fernando Alonso is locked in negotiations with the McLaren Formula One team, and one of the sticking points could be length of contract. Although Alonso insists Sebastian Vettel’s switch from Red Bull Racing to Ferrari is a mere symptom of his own plans for the future, there are sections of the media that think Vettel […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

CASTROL TEAM TOYOTA IN FOUR-WAY TITLE FIGHT AT POLOKWANE

The penultimate round of the 2014 South African National Rally Championship, the Polokwane Motor Rally, takes place on October 17 and 18 – and with four crews vying for the championship title, it is sure to be a spectacular battle. Castrol Team Toyota’s Leeroy Poulter and navigator Elvéne Coetzee currently lead the title chase by […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS TOURING CAR

WTCC title can be decided this weekend in Shanghai

The FIA World Touring Car Championship stops in Shanghai this weekend, after visiting the Chinese capital last week at Goldenport Park.With three events left and 165 points up for grabs, José María López enters the weekend with a 66-point margin over Citroën team-mate Yvan Muller. The Argentinian knows that if that gap goes up up […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Marc Coma 2014 FIM Cross Countries Rally Champion

The six-round FIM Cross Countries Rally Championship concluded Thursday with the final stage of the Morocco Rally.b And with a stage-score of 3-2-5-1-8-7, Red Bull KTM’s Marc Coma secured the 2014 Morocco Rally victory. But that wasn’t it – he also secured the FIM Cross Countries Rally Championship. This was important feat for the 38-year-old […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

SUCCESSFUL DAKAR TEST ON RALLY OF MOROCCO FOR TOYOTA IMPERIAL HILUX

The Toyota Imperial Hilux crew of Giniel de Villiers and German co-driver Dirk von Zitzewitz has completed six successful days of testing for the 2015 Dakar, when the Rally of Morocco drew to a close in Marrakech on Thursday 9 October. The crew entered as much to win the race as to run a specific […]