MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Wilsons plot Pilot deja vu

Twenty years after Malcolm Wilson won the British Rally Championship in these colours, Matthew Wilson will return the iconic Michelin Pilot livery to the woods next week.The Fiesta RRC Wilson Jr will drive on Wales Rally GB has been given an identical colour scheme to the one his father used in a two-year deal on his […]

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Marquez brothers make MotoGP history at season-ending race in Valencia

 The Marquez brothers Marc and Alex made motorcycling history Sunday with a double triumph in the final round of the season in Valencia.Marc, who had already wrapped up a second straight MotoGP crown, set a new record for wins in a season with his 13th, while his 18-year-old younger brother clinched the Moto3 crown. It […]

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F1 Brazilian Grand Prix: Rosberg holds off Hamiton in thrilling race

Nico Rosberg held off team-mate Lewis Hamilton for a crucial victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix after a race-long battle at Interlagos. Having led away from pole, Rosberg seemed set for a comfortable victory when Hamilton spun at Turn 4 when pushing hard during the second pit stop period, but Hamilton closed a gap of over […]

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F1 Brazilian Grand Prix: Rosberg snatches dramatic Brazil pole

Nico Rosberg took pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix by just 0.033s right at the death of a dramatic qualifying session. While Rosberg had been quickest in all three practice sessions and both Q1 and Q2, Lewis Hamilton responded in the face of a serious challenge from Williams to take provisional pole with his final […]

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We will fight tooth and nail – Volkswagen prepared for battle at the rally classic in Wales

An open battle at the final rally of the year: Volkswagen duos Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F), Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) and Andreas Mikkelsen/Ola Fløene (N/N) go into the Rally Great Britain with one common goal – victory. The destinations of the World Championship titles and the top three places in the Drivers’ and Co-Drivers’ competition […]

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WRC TV audience rises by 35 per cent in 2014

Global TV interest in the FIA World Rally Championship continues to increase during the 2014 season.New figures issued by sports marketing research company Repucom for the first 10 rounds of the championship, up to and including Coates Hire Rally Australia, show a large rise in both audience and broadcast time compared with 2013. Total audience […]

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Lategan second on Rally Waldviertel after three stages

Driving a Skoda Fabia S2000, South Africa’s Henk Lategan was in second overall on the Rally Waldviertel, after the first three stages. The event is the final round of the FIA European Championship and also a round of the Austrian rally championship. Lategan was 1.4 seconds behind Alexey Lukyanek in a Ford Fiesta R5. The […]

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ERC – Sarrazin sets pace in Corsica qualifying

 Driving a Ford Fiesta RRC, Stephane Sarrazin took 1m 28.7s to complete the 2.64-kilometre test, which was held in damp conditions following light rain and placed a focus on tyre strategy. Drivers could choose softer compound Michelin or Pirelli tyres, which were optimal for the conditions, or select harder covers in order to save their […]

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Kajetanowicz and Baran set the pace on Qualifying Stage for Tour de Corse

  In qualifying before their first outing in this rally Kajetanowicz and Baran went quicker by 0.7 second than runner-up Stephane Sarrazin, former French rally champion. Final round of FIA European Rally Championship begins with ceremonial start today at 8:00 PM. The first special stage (of eleven) gets underway tomorrow morning at 8:31.   On […]

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F1 Brazilian Grand Prix: Race preview

Under normal circumstances, Lewis Hamilton’s 24-point lead would leave him on the brink of securing his second drivers’ championship heading in to this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix, but this is not a normal season. Hamilton has been in scintillating form as he has reeled off five victories in a row, but the championship will be […]

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MotoGP Valencia: Marquez ponders record 13th, best luck to brother

Valencia will be a big weekend for the Marquez family, with double MotoGP champion Marc aiming to conclude the season with a 13th win while younger brother Alex fights Jack Miller for the Moto3 crown. “Records are always another motivation but I know that this weekend will be difficult,” said Marc, who drew level with […]

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Lopez to consider future in F1

Lotus owner Gerard Lopez is to consider his long-term future in Formula One if drastic changes are not made to resolve the sport’s latest financial crisis.Lopez, along with Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya and Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn, threatened a boycott of the the United States Grand Prix unless the sport’s overlords addressed the […]

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Mikko Hirvonen to retire from WRC

.Mikko Hirvonen will retire from the WRC following next week’s final round of the season at Wales Rally GB (13 – 16 November).Following speculation over his 2015 plans, the 34-year-old Finn confirmed today (Thursday) that he will bow out after 13 seasons at the top. Hirvonen plans to devote more time to his family after […]

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Team MRF aiming for perfect APRC finish

Team MRF will be hoping to complete the perfect season at this weekend’s China Rally Longyou when they aim for their sixth win from six starts in the 2014 Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC). With Czech driver, Jan Kopecky, clinching the 2014 APRC driver’s crown at the previous round, he and team-mate, Gaurav Gill (India), will be […]

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Joni Wiman captures 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross title in Las Vegas

Needing a second-place finish in tonight’s Red Bull Global Rallycross final at The LINQ in Las Vegas to capture the 2014 championship, rookie Joni Wiman got the job done with a runner-up performance behind race winner and title rival Ken Block.Wiman, driver of the No. 31 Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST, did not earn a […]

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Two years after his last Grand Prix win, could this be last Brazilian race for Jenson Button?

While the rumor mill keeps churning and the Formula One paddock waits with baited breath to hear of McLaren’s 2015 driver lineup, we could well be witnessing Jenson Button’s final Brazilian Grand Prix this weekend.If the team signs Fernando Alonso as has long been speculated, either the 2009 World Champion – the last driver not […]

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WEC: Lotterer admits Audi’s title prospects aren’t healthy

Audi’s hopes of notching up a hat-trick of World Endurance Championship drivers‘ titles are now “unrealistic”, according to Andre Lotterer.The German, who with teammates Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fassler is the closest challenger to points leaders Sebastien Buemi and Anthony Davidson, believes that the Toyota duo “have the title in the bag” after scoring their fourth […]

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WRC faces another 2015 plan FIA veto

By David Evans: AutoSport The FIA World Motor port Council could veto  the World Rally Championship Commission’s proposal for the 2015 WRC running order. Plans for a radical revamp of the WRC format were recently abandoned after failing to garner FIA support. An adjustment to the running order regulations remains on the agenda, with a proposal for […]

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ALL-NEW BELA BELA RALLY SIGNALS END OF 2014 SA NATIONAL RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

The 2014 South African National Rally Championship comes to a close with the all-new Bela Bela Motor Rally in Limpopo Province on November 21 and 22. Appropriately, in what has been an absorbing pot boiler of a championship, spread over eight rounds and six provinces, the 10-special stage two-day finale will be centred on the […]

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LAPPI SET TO WIN ERC TITLE

The stage is set for ŠKODA driver Esapekka Lappi (FIN) at the season finale of the FIA European Rally Championship (ERC): The Finn’s path to winning the title is clear after his brand colleague Sepp Wiegand (D) is no longer able to take part in the legendary “Tour de Corse” from Thursday to Saturday after […]

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Smaller Formula 1 teams will be offered £100 million payment, according to reports

Formula 1’s controlling shareholder is set to hand smaller teams a £100 million payment in an attempt to ward off the sport’s financial crisis, it was reported on Tuesday.Three cash-strapped teams, Force India, Sauber and Lotus, had threatened to withdraw from Sunday’s U.S. GP in protest at the way F1’s revenues are divided, with the […]

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Robert Kubica’s World Rally Championship future in doubt for 2015

By David Evans – AUTOSPORT  Robert Kubica’s future in the World Rally Championship has been cast into doubt after it emerged he is not currently negotiating with any of the series’ teams for 2015.Volkswagen and Hyundai confirmed their driver line-ups are sorted without Kubica, while Citroen and M-Sport say they are not in any talks […]

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Prodrive debuts new rally car

Prodrive of Banbury have developed a new rally car based on the latest VW Golf mark VII. The car, called the VW Golf SCRC, has been designed for the FAW-VW Rally Team for the Chinese Rally Championship and will make its debut in the series this weekend (November 7-9) at the Longyou Rally with Chris Atkinson […]

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World Touring Car Champion Lopez To Race At ROC 2014

Newly-crowned World Touring Car Champion José Maria ‘Pechito’ López has signed up to compete at the 2014 Race Of Champions, to be held at the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados on December 13-14.  López sealed the WTCC title with a dominant win in the first race at Japan’s Suzuka circuit on Sunday. The result rounds […]

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Corsica Braced For ERC Title Showdown

Following 10 rounds, 162 special stages, a whole heap of action and plenty of serious competition, the thrilling race for the FIA European Rally Championship concludes on the Mediterranean island of Corsica next week. Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse, which starts in Porto-Vecchio on 6 November and finishes in Ajaccio on 8 November, is running […]

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New rally association forms

Rally organizers from across the country have banded together to form the United States Rally Association (USRA), an organization dedicated to the needs of events, organizers and competitors. USRA provides a partnership among event organizers, the USRA Board of Directors (BOD) and a nationally known sanctioning body sensitive to the needs of those organizers, competitors […]

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Sick of the way Formula 1 is being run right now: Eddie Jordan

 Formula One has failed its smaller teams and should be ashamed at the way some of them have been driven out of business, according to former owner Eddie Jordan. “I am absolutely sick of the way Formula One is being run at the moment,” the Irishman, whose small Jordan team gave Michael Schumacher his F1 debut […]

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Formula 1 – Hamilton set for title but spectre of double points haunts F1

 Grand Prix victory means the Briton can now secure his second Formula One title without having to win again but there could still be a sting in the tail.The spectre of double points, a novelty introduced for the first time for the final race in Abu Dhabi, hangs over the championship and is causing some […]

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TOYOTA RACING DOMINANT IN CHINA

  Team extend FIA World Endurance Championship lead with second successive one-two finish in Shanghai Toyota Racing delivered another perfect result in Shanghai on Sunday, with a second successive one-two finish that extends the team’s lead in the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship. Anthony Davidson and Sébastien Buemi followed up their win in Fuji two weeks […]

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MINI finishes FIA World Cup on a high

MINI and the Monster Energy X-raid team have finished the 2014 season in the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies on a high: Ricardo Porém/Manuel Porém (PT/PT) won the Baja Portalegre in Portugal in the MINI ALL4 Racing, Vladimir Vasilyev/Konstantin Zhiltsov (RU/RU) finished in sixth position, winning the title at the final round of the […]

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NASCAR: Postrace brawl between Gordon, Keselowski team ‘over the line’

FORT WORTH, Texas Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 was moving along at a record pace with one caution in the first 175 laps.It could have easily been called uneventful.It certainly didn’t end that way.In the final laps, after a track-record 13 cautions, Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski made contact on the track which knocked Gordon out […]

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BMW Wrestles Class a Title Away From Audi at Zwartkops

BMW 335i driver Johan Fourie wrapped up the 2014 Bridgestone Production Car championship with a flag to flag victory in the series’ first of two races at Zwartkops on November 1– dashing Michael Stephen’s hopes of retaining his crown and taking an unprecedented fourth class A title in a row. In a supreme irony, matters […]

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Oman International Rally: Qatar’s Abdul Aziz Al Kuwari triumphs

 Abdul Aziz Al Kuwari scripted one of the memorable wins in his career when he clinched the Oman International Rally here on Saturday.On a day which didn’t witness any major upsets, the script went according to the Qatari driver’s plan. Having finished the penultimate day with a comfortable lead of two minutes and 22.6 seconds, […]