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René Rast heads Audi 1-2-3 in Lausitzring Race 1/VD Linde ninth

Audi Sport Team Rosberg driver René Rast claimed his second victory of the season in Race 1 at the Lausitzring, host for the third round of the 2020 DTM season. Rast beat the changing weather conditions, with Team Abt Sportsline drivers Nico Müller and Robin Frijns completing the podium. The drivers started the race on […]

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Lausitzring DTM: Muller wins as BMW scores first podium

Nico Muller delivered an impressive performance to score his third consecutive victory of the DTM season at the Lausitzring on Saturday, as Sheldon van Linde put BMW on the podium. Muller made a better launch than polesitter Robin Frijns to lead into Turn 1, with van der Linde passing Loic Duval to move himself up […]

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BMW DTM TEAMS PREPARE FOR BACK TO BACK WEEKENDS AT THE LAUSITZRING

The Lausitzring in the Lausitz region of Germany hosts round two of the DTM season this weekend (August 14-16) and then just one week later (August 21-23), round three will take place at the same circuit. This unique track has seen a number of changes over it’s twenty-year history, including the creation of the additional 2.9-mile (3.4 km) […]

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RAST TAKES TOP SPOT AT SECOND DTM RACE OF 2020

It was another very successful day for Audi Motorsport at Spa-Francorchamps with the top five finishers all driving the Audi RS 5 DTM cars. René Rast began the race on pole position and had a hard battle with Nico Müller for the whole race after Robin Frijns, yesterday’s pole sitter had a terrible start and dropped back to third with Mike Rockenfella leading the rest of the pack […]

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Sheldon van der Linde: “We have work left to close the gap to Audi”

Team RBM driver Sheldon van der Linde was the best-placed driver for BMW Motorsport in Race 2 at Spa-Francorchamps, host of the 2020 DTM season opener. The South African drove a solid race to finish in sixth place from fourth on the grid, with a very different outlook of the weekend for his fellow BMW […]

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GTC postpones 2020 season and calls on SA motorsport fans to join the fight against Covid-19

Story by:Reynard Gelderblom Due to the COVID-19 outbreak in South Africa, the start of the 2020 GTC Championship and inaugural GTC SupaCup is being suspended. On Sunday (March 16), President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a State of National Disaster due to the increase in infections of the novel coronavirus. This was followed the following morning by […]

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WTCR announce fewer races and cost cutting measures

The World Touring Car Cup organisation has announced a change of the race weekend format ahead of the 2020 season along with a number of cost cutting measures in order to maintain a strong grid size. “We have acted decisively and responsibly to protect WTCR, keep it strong for all the stakeholders, maintain its appeal […]

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General Motors confirm axing of Holden brand

General Motors has confirmed that the Holden brand will be axed. The American manufacturer announced today that Holden sales, design and engineering operations will cease by 2021. “I’ve often said that we will do the right thing, even when it’s hard, and this is one of those times,” said GM chairman and CEO Mary Barra. […]

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Jonathan Aberdein completes BMW squad for the 2020 season

South African driver Jonathan Aberdein has been confirmed as BMW’s final works driver for the 2020 DTM season. The 21-year-old made his series debut last season with Audi customer team WRT, securing eight top-ten finishes en-route to tenth in the championship standings. Aberdein had tipped for a move to one of the Works Audi teams […]

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Honda Racing confirm four cars for 2020 season

Honda Racing has confirmed four cars for the 2020 Super TC 2000 season, revealing three of the four drivers: Juan Manuel Silva, Fabián Yannantuoni and Juan Ángel Rosso. Silva returns to Honda for the coming season, having previously raced for 12 years with the Japanese manufacturer in the championship, claiming the title on his second […]

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Race report: Michelisz is King of WTCR as Sepang super-finale delivers thrilling action in Malaysia

Norbert Michelisz is the new King of the WTCR after the 2019 season ended with a thrilling super-finale at the inaugural Races of Malaysia, which featured dramatic action on two and four wheels.  As well as the three highly-charged and dramatic counters that made up the WTCR / OSCARO season decider, the event also included […]

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Monza results declared final following Hyundai ECU investigation

The results of the TCR Europe series season finale at Monza have been declared final following a technical investigation regarding the ECU of champion Josh Files’ Hyundai i30 N TCR. The report read: “The analysis and electronic controls of the ECU comply with the technical regulations.” The results and Files’ title remained provisional for over […]

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Praise for WTCR’s “super-talent” Azcona

Top WTCR / OSCARO rookie Mikel Azcona has been called a “super-talent” by his PWR Racing team after qualifying third in Second Qualifying at WTCR JVCKENWOOD Race of Japan last weekend. Although a fluffed start aboard his CUPRA TCR wrecked his hopes of a podium finish, the Spaniard’s efforts on an all-new track in changing […]

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How humble Hyundai is gearing up its U.S. motorsports game

By: Charles Bradley There aren’t many automotive giants as new to motorsports as Hyundai. In fact, until quite recently, its involvement was barely a blip on anyone’s radar. But a big-profile, and highly successful (at the second attempt) World Rally Championship campaign has grabbed everyone’s attention, and it has really made a name for itself […]

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Audi reveals talks with Kubica’s management

By: Tom Errington Audi motorsport boss Dieter Gass admits he has held discussions with the management of Williams Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica about a drive in the DTM.Kubica is one of several drivers under consideration to partner George Russell at Williams in 2020 and Kubica has admitted to looking to alternatives outside of F1. […]

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Luca Engstler survives Spielberg chaos to snatch controversial victory

Luca Engstler came through a frantic second race of the Red Bull Ring weekend to clinch a maiden TCR Europe series win in controversial fashion, taking the lead after tagging fellow Hyundai driver Luca Filippi on the final lap. M1RA Motorsport racer Engstler started the final lap of a rain-affected affair in third place, behind […]

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New track and ‘night time’ racing for Sweden’s “midnight sun” race

The TCR Scandinavia championship’s third meeting of 2019 takes place this weekend at a brand-new circuit at the Skellefteå Drive Center in Sweden’s Västerbotten county, just south of the Arctic Circle.The 4.120km circuit is also the country’s longest, and the event will take place in unique circumstances, as at the height of summer, it doesn’t […]

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René Rast: “It wasn’t the best race for us”

Audi Sport Team Rosberg driver René Rast had a profitable weekend at Misano, completing the third round of the season as the new championship leader after being the highest scoring driver in the field this weekend. Despite the achievement however, Rast was disappointed to not win any of the races at the Italian circuit. Audi […]

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Hyundais on full compensation weight for Hockenheim weekend

The ten Hyundai i30 N TCRs will run at the maximum compensation weight for the second round of the 2019 TCR Europe Touring Car Series this weekend, while all their rivals will be on 30kg of weight at Hockenheim. The Hyundais were assessed to have been the fastest cars during the opening round of the […]

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MAIDEN POLE POSITION FOR VAN DER LINDE AS RAST DOMINATES DTM RACE 2 AT ZOLDER

René Rast claimed his second victory of the 2019 DTM Series at Zolder.Series rookie Sheldon van der Linde claimed pole position in just his fourth race in the championship, proving just how competitive the field is.Philipp Eng heads the championship standings heading to Misano after claiming a victory and second as well as an extra point for third on the grid. The […]

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AUDI TAKES PODIUMS AND POLE POSITIONS IN MOROCCO

The first weekend of the 2019 FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) can be considered a success for both Comtoyou Team Audi Sport and Leopard Racing Team Audi Sport. Having been on the pace all weekend Vernay duly took the podium finish, however, he retired from the final race of the day with a mechanical failure that sent him heavily […]

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Gabriele Tarquini wins the second race in Marrakech as Catsburg crashes out

Reigning champion Gabriele Tarquini claimed the victory in the second race of the weekend at Marrakech, capitalising after his BRC Racing Team Hyundai team-mate Nicky Catsburg crashed out of the lead at half-distance. Catsburg started from pole position and made a good getaway in his Hyundai i30 N TCR, with Tarquini second with Jean-Karl Vernay […]

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SHELDON VAN DER LINDE CONFIRMED AS SIXTH BMW DRIVER

There’s a saying in motorsport: if you’re quick enough, you’re old enough. For 19-year-old Sheldon van der Linde, announced as an official BMW DTM driver for the 2019 season, that old adage has once again proved to be true.The young South African, who graduates from the ADAC GT Masters series, was one of four drivers […]

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Rallycross world champion Kristoffersson to compete in the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR in WTCR 2019

–    Two-time rallycross world champion Johan Kristoffersson (S) switching fields –    Volkswagen and Sébastien Loeb Racing will be competing with four Golf GTI TCR –    Rob Huff (GB) and Mehdi Bennani (MA) also confirmed as 2019 drivers Volkswagen is extending its partnership with the Sébastien Loeb Racing team into 2019. A new addition to the […]

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TOYOTA TO MAKE MANUFACTURER RETURN WITH NEW COROLLA AND SPEEDWORKS MOTORSPORT

Two time British Touring Car Independent Champions Speedworks Motorsport have today confirmed that they will become a full manufacturer entry in the 2019 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship following backing from Toyota GB. The team will in turn be renamed Team Toyota GB with Speedworks Motorsport.This deal also sees Speedworks wave goodbye to the Toyota Avensis it has used since […]

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Alex Fontana wins the season finale at Shanghai, Kia take title

Alex Fontana has won the final round of the 2018 China Touring Car Championship at Shanghai, with his Dongfeng Kia Racing team securing the coveted manufacturers’ title. Fontana launched between the front row sitters, Rodolfo Avila’s Volkswagen and his Kia team-mate Leo Yi at the start, with Pepe Oriola following him through in the Changan […]

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Jean-Karl Vernay secures Macau win as title fight goes to Tarquini and Muller

Jean-Karl Vernay stole a surprise Macau victory away from race favourite Rob Huff, as the WRT Audi stormed around both Rob Huff’s Volkswagen and later Yvan Muller’s Hyundai to grab his first touring car victory at the circuit.At the start, Vernay quickly made his way past the Münnich Honda of Esteban Guerrieri, with the Argentinian […]

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Zanardi completes first BMW M8 test in Rolex 24 prep

Alex Zanardi has completed his first test in the BMW M8 GTE as he prepares for the 2019 Rolex 24 At Daytona. Zanardi has been racing BMW cars since 2003, but earlier this year – and essentially by accident – he began driving without his prosthetic legs. BMW M Motorsport has made extensive modifications to Zanardi’s cockpit, […]

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Two vs one in Mercedes’ final DTM season finale

The 2018 DTM season finale takes place at Hockenheim this weekend in what is the final race for Mercedes-AMG before they depart after 30 years in the series. The German manufacturer is in a strong position to secure the drivers’ title with manufacturer colleagues Paul di Resta and Gary Paffett being 30 and 26 points […]

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Ogier feels he showed full-time DTM potential

By: Jamie Klein Co-author: Julia Spacek World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier believes his performance on his DTM debut last weekend at the Red Bull Ring has shown he has the potential to race in the series full-time in future. Ogier joined the German tin-top series as a Mercedes guest driver in Austria, qualifying 19th and last in […]