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Toyota unsure of what to expect at ‘challenging’ Rally Croatia

by Ryan Wood The World Rally Championship heads to Croatia for the first time next weekend, and despite a six day test in the country, Toyota are unsure of what to expect from the all-asphalt event. The Japanese manufacturer currently leads the WRC standings with Kalle Rovanpera, four points ahead of Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville. But heading to a […]

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T’S RACE WEEKEND

Published by: Motorsport Marketing Services Although it seems like an odd headline, given how the Covid-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down over the last year, claiming it’s race weekend is a fairly big deal. Especially when it means that round two of the Extreme Festival is going ahead as planned.   As good […]

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Path Now Clear For F1 Miami Grand Prix in 2022

BY JOE SAWARD F1 officials could make announcement as early as Sunday at Imola, Italy. The grandstands at Imola, Italy, will be empty again this weekend, with the local authorities unwilling to accept an event with spectators. The paddock, however, will be bustling, as it is expected that Liberty Media boss Greg Maffei and former F1 […]

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TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA AT FULL POWER FOR ZWARTKOPS GTC RACES

  TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA AT FULL POWER FOR ZWARTKOPS GTC RACES This weekend will see Round 2 of the 2021 Global Touring Cars (GTC) championship take place at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria, and both the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA Corollas will be in action again. The “Rustenburg Rocket”, Michael van Rooyen, drew first […]

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A derelict and forlorn venue rekindles memories of a glorious past

The Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series visited the Phakisa Freeway on Saturday April 10, and the unique layout of this once great venue brought out the best in all those who rose to meet its challenge. A total lack of electricity on site also meant that officials had to meet a different challenge which they all did admirably. […]

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The World Rally Championship Could Race at the Nurburgring Next Year

BY PETER HOLDERITH Nothing’s set in stone yet but Rally Germany is looking for a new home in 2022. The Nürburgring is the most famous racing complex in the world, with any automaker worth its salt sending its sportiest models for testing at the facility’s Nordschleife. But one legendary racing series has been missing from the ‘Ring’s hallowed […]

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Volkswagens galore as Round 2 of the national circuit racing series reaches Pretoria’s Zwartkops Raceway

  Kariega (Previously Uitenhage). South Africa’s best-selling passenger car brand and its specialist motorsport division is looking forward to the next outing of the 2021 circuit racing season with Round 2 of the Xtreme Festival scheduled to take place at Pretoria’s Zwartkops Raceway over the weekend of 16 and 17 April. With a number of Volkswagen […]

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Stroll puts Mont-Tremblant up for sale

By Chris Medland Aston Martin team owner Lawrence Stroll is selling the iconic Circuit Mont-Tremblant in Quebec, Canada, potentially including the legendary Jim Russell Racing School. Mont-Tremblant opened in 1964 and hosted two grands prix back in 1968 and 1970, while it has also hosted IndyCar, with a Champ Car race last held in 2007. […]

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State-of-the-art technology comes to town ahead of Equator Rally

A total of seven R5s will feature in the Equator event making it the highest number on Kenyan soil. Competitors believe the healthy entry of R5 cars on the forthcoming FIA ARC Equator Rally is a sign of better things to come. KNRC Division 1 Navigators’ Champion Victor Okundi reckons: “It shows how much the […]

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Portugal MotoGP: Marc Marquez: Great feeling to be returning to MotoGP

MotoGP: Robert Jones Marc Marquez set for much anticipated MotoGP return this weekend at Portimao for round three of the 2021 season. Repsol Honda will be back at full strength this weekend, as Marc Marquez makes his much anticipated return to MotoGP at the Portuguese Grand Prix. the six-time premier class world champion was cleared by […]

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Breen denied back-to-back Sanremo Rally wins after late penalty —SEE UPDATE

By: Sammy Hamill UPDATE: WORDS BY LUKE BARRY Dirthfish.com   Craig Breen and Paul Nagle have been reinstated as the winners of Rally Sanremo after the final time control of the rally was canceled. Breen had beaten fellow Hyundai i20 R5 driver Andrea Crugnola by 4.8 seconds after eight stages of the former WRC event, but […]

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‘My target is to win MotoGP titles, not win a lot of races’

MotoGP Peter McLaren Marc Marquez in 2014: ‘People remember how many titles you have won. Not how many races’. A fifth place in Portimao would give Marquez the same points as eventual champion Joan Mir after round 3 of last season… When eight-time world champion Marc Marquez makes his MotoGP return at Portimao next weekend, it will be on board […]

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DOUBLE DUTY JAYDEN STARS IN DELMAS

by Motorsport Media Els & Swartz take rally class win as Jayden plots Polo Cup progress The weekend’s double header SA National Rally Championship opening Delmas rally proved a great outing for young Jayden Els, who is dovetailing a dual campaign this season aboard his Power Line Africa rally Volkswagen Polo R2 and a national circuit […]

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PORSCHES FIGHT OFF ESCORT IN WELKOM

by Motorsport Media Historic Racing delivers cracking action at Phakisa The Historic Racing South Africa away weekend to Phakisa in the Free State delivered some exciting and giant-killing action as Peter Bailey’s Porsche came out on top in the Sports, GT and Saloon races with an angry Escort in close attendance. The Charlies Super Spar Pursuit […]

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The Legendary “Rallyе Breslau Poland” is about to hit 300 Entries.

With a tight schedule to pass all administrative and scrutineering checks on Saturday and Sunday (June 26th and 27th) and a mandatory Driver’s briefing before the first rally day, this year’s rally will be a remarkable turn back on what 10 years ago was the legendary Rallye Breslau with such a huge variety of drivers, […]

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CCMCC Klipdale Rally

RALLY REPORT BY PATRIC VERMAAK   Rûens Kollege (Waar Kind word en Groot word lekker word) looked like a beautiful oasis on the Klipdale Farm with the traditional start / finish venue of the Overberg Agri silo’s keep watch in the background. Amongst the benefits of having teams camp at the Rûens Kollege was that […]

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Tanak: Hyundai will show potential in Croatia

By: Jason Craig Ott Tanak believes the “full potential” of Hyundai Motorsport’s i20 World Rally Car will be on show at Rally Croatia later this month. Tanak scored only his second World Rally Championship win as a Hyundai driver at February’s Arctic Rally Finland where he defeated the Toyota Yaris of Kalle Rovanpera by 17.5 […]

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Mercedes claim Wolff’s spreading s**t jibe was misunderstood

Author:Tom Fenton Mercedes have claimed that Toto Wolff’s controversial comment on Zak Brown was misquoted. The team boss was trending on social media earlier this week – but the organisation insists the line was lost in translation. A Mercedes F1 spokesperson has claimed that Toto Wolff’s jibe at fellow team bosses Zak Brown and Christian Horner […]

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ASPHALT FORM CHEERS LATVALA AHEAD OF CROATIA

Having won both the last two FIA World Rally Championship rounds featuring asphalt, Toyota Gazoo Racing team principal Jari-Matti Latvala has every reason to be optimistic ahead of the Croatia Rally (22 – 25 April). The Yaris World Rally Car topped the podium at last season’s ACI Rally Monza finale and this year’s opening Rallye […]

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ENDURANCE TITLE CHALLENGE FOR STIAAN KRIEL RACING TO START WITH KZN DOUBLE-HEADER

The Stiaan Kriel Racing team will aim to emerge as South African Endurance Series title contenders in the double-header season-opener at Dezzi Raceway this coming weekend (April 9-10.) This will be the team’s second season in the series with the trio of Stiaan Kriel, Kosie Weyers and Robyn Kriel again piloting their Backdraft Roadster. In […]

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Red Bull motivated championship is ‘within grasp’

By Chris Medland | Mark Sutton/Motorsport Images Red Bull is motivated by the fact that it has a realistic chance of winning the championship this year, even though Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton won the first race of the season. Hamilton managed to hold off Max Verstappen in the closing laps of a thrilling Bahrain Grand Prix […]

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FIA European Rally Championship: Lukyanuk is ready to fight for the third title!

Russian Alexey Lukyanuk, who won his second European Champion title in 2020, will once again join his forces with his longtime friend and familiar racing partner Alexey Arnautov to participate in the FIA European Rally Championship. Lukyanuk is pleased to confirm the continued partnership with Citroën Racing, thanks to its support and opportunities he achieved […]

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DE LA ROSA: ALONSO THINKS ABOUT MOTOR RACING 24 HOURS A DAY

By: Editor Former Formula 1 driver Pedro de la Rosa said it is “fantastic” to see Fernando Alonso back on the grid, while admitting that the 39-year-old “thinks about motor racing 24 hours a day”. Alonso and De la Rosa worked together at McLaren and Ferrari which gave the one-time podium finisher a chance to […]

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Strong Entry List of Over 200 Cars Revealed for the 2021 Rallye Sanremo

By Pontus Lindroos The 68th edition of the world famous Rallye Sanremo has seen a bumper entry of more than 200 cars taking part in one of the biggest rallies in Europe this year, a rally with a long running history, and that this year promises to be a good event despite having only eight stages, totalling […]

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2021 Safari Rally Threatened with Cancelation

By Pontus Lindroos The Safari Rally round of the FIA World Rally Championship, which was set to make a comeback on the WRC calendar last year after 17 years of absence, had to be cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and now this year’s rally is also threatened to be cancelled once again. The rally is scheduled to […]

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Dalton on the double, but a new star emerges in Bridgestone BMW Club season opener

Story by: Tony Alves After 2 months of much conjecture and anticipation, the Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series finally lifted the curtain on the 2021 championship and indications are that there is much to look forward to in the new season. Saturday morning’s qualifying session soon gave us a hint of what to expect. In […]

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Hamilton: Male dominated motorsport needs to change

Author:Tom Fenton The Mercedes driver has set up his own Extreme E team, with the aim of furthering his sustainability message – and improving gender diversity within motorsport. Driving for the X44 team this season will be Cristina Gutierrez and Sebastien Loeb. Lewis Hamilton has been describing what he hopes to achieve as a new […]

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Binder: Eighth in Doha GP “felt great” after “hanging on for dear life”

by Kyle Francis Brad Binder says his run to eighth in the Doha Grand Prix “felt great” following KTM’s struggles across testing and two race events at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar. The Austrian manufacturer lacked speed from the outset during the five pre-season test days at Losail, its poor form continuing into the […]

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Wolff blasts Horner and Brown: They just spread shit

Author:Rahul Sharan Mercedes team princiapl Toto Wolff has lambasted McLaren CEO Zak Brown regarding his claim that George Russell will be racing for the German outfit during the 2022 F1 season. Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff has criticized McLaren CEO Zak Brown for his claims regarding what the German team’s driver lineup would look like in […]

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Quartararo fights through to win thrilling Doha GP ahead of Zarco

by Kyle Francis Fabio Quartararo fought through to win an action-packed Doha Grand Prix, while Johann Zarco stole second from Pramac team-mate Jorge Martin with a last lap lunge. Quartararo slipped back from his fifth position starting spot to seventh in the early stages of the contest with a slow start, the Yamaha man running in […]

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PORSCHE POWER FOR PHAKISA

by Motorsport Media – Historic Carrera RSRs set for Free State battle Historic Racing South Africa heads to the Phakisa Freeway in the Free State mining town of Welkom on Saturday 10 April, where the big attraction will be a half-dozen Porsche 911 RSRs fighting for overall glory. Historic Racing’s other attraction, the back-to-front handicap Charlies SuperSpar […]

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SA MOTOCROSS – NO STOPPING PURDON IN PE

By: motorsportmedia Local Cathcart EP hero in charge after second round Eastern Province home hero Tristan Purdon and his Red Bull KTM stamped authority on the second round of the Cannabis Energy Drink & TRP Distributors South African National Motocross Championship at the Rover Raceway in Port Elizabeth Saturday. The Cathcart rider extended his championship […]

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M-SPORT FORD HAPPY WITH OPENING HYBRID-ERA TEST

M-Sport Ford has reported positive progress with its all-new hybrid-era car after the British firm began initial testing. Next year marks the start of a new generation in the FIA World Rally Championship, with all three current manufacturer teams committing to new hybrid cars from 2022 to 2024. All top-tier cars will be powered by […]

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Rosberg X Racing storms to victory in the Desert X-Prix

By Vince Pettit Johan Kristoffersson and Molly Taylor handed Nico Rosberg’s RXR team victory in the first race of the Extreme E series as competitors took on the Desert X-Prix. There was drama in before the final as the SEGI TV Chip Ganassi Racing and ABT Cupra XE fought it out in the shootout race, it […]