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MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Racing driver rushes burning car worth £340,000 to fire marshals at Donington Park in dramatic footage

Reigning Historic Sportscar champion Calum Lockie made the smart split-second decision to overtake the safety car and race to the Donington pits in an effort to safe the Cobra Coupe Dramatic footage has revealed the moment racing driver Calum Lockie realised his £340,000 Shelby Cobra was on fire while competing at Donington Park earlier this […]

Electric vehicles MOTORSPORT NEWS

World RX’s electric Projekt E series to begin testing in July

By: Hal Ridge Testing of the first electric car for the new Projekt E series, which will form part of World Rallycross events in 2020, will begin next month.Following news from the World Motor Sport Council recently that plans remain underway to introduce electric cars into World RX’s main category from 2021, series promoter IMG has […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Hyundai drafts in Breen for Rally Finland

By:David Evans The decision ends weeks of speculation about who would step in for the team’s resident drivers , both of whom had made it clear they didn’t want to compete on the August 1-4 event. and has been competing alongside Breen in Ireland this season. Breen will attend will also compete in Estonia. Breen, […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

CNN Revisits Episodes On African Car Aficionados

The next episode of the television magazine, CNN African Voices, powered by Globacom, is a revisit of the celebration of three African car enthusiasts and their exotic automobile pastimes The episode focuses on the trio of Amirah Alladeen from Mauritius, Stacey Lee May, a South African, and Fred Apaloo from Ghana. For Amirah, her passion […]

DAKAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

Landman to become first African woman to tackle Dakar Rally

DURBAN – Kwa-Zulu Natal based racer Kirsten Landman is the first African woman to compete in the 2020 Dakar rally to be held in Saudi Arabia. The professional off-road and hard enduro racer has been racing since the age of eight. Her professional career began when she turned 22. Landman almost lost her life in 2013  when […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

MotoGP: World Championship Heading To “The Cathedral” This Coming Weekend

The headlines in Barcelona were dominated by one incident, but looking ahead to the Motul TT Assen they certainly shouldn’t remain that way. The script for the Catalan GP was written early but if there’s one venue where the plan always gets a shake up, it’s Assen. Whether it’s final chicane drama, the incredible close […]

INDYCAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

ROSSI ANNIHILATES COMPETITION TO TAKE DOMINANT WIN AT ROAD AMERICA

Alexander Rossi has taken a dominant victory in the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series REV Group Grand Prix at Road America. The Californian took the lead of the race at turn one after starting in second place and would go on to lead every lap of the race and securing the win by a margin of twenty-eight seconds. After a […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Rallying ‘devastated’ at death of Donegal champion Kelly

The Joule Donegal International Rally ended in tragic circumstances early yesterday when Manus Kelly, who won the event for the last three years, lost his life after his Hyundai i20 R5 crashed and left the road on Stage 15, Fanad Head. His co-driver Donall Barrett was injured and is being treated at Letterkenny General Hospital. […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Advance cars for higher safety

The ADAC Rallye Deutschland combines motor sport and safety at the highest level. Traversing each Special Stage (SS) before the competitors, the advance cars are an essential element of the safety concept of the German WRC event (22 to 25 August 2019). The official FIA safety car is one of them. At the 2019 ADAC […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

F1: Lewis Hamilton blames management for ‘boring’ season after continuing dominance at French Grand Prix with fourth successive win

The defending world champion extended his lead to 36 points with no rival in sight Lewis Hamilton believes he should not be blamed for dominating Formula One, instead calling for radical changes to the sport’s management.Hamilton delivered a crushing performance to win the French Grand Prix, leading every lap from pole position, and securing the 79th victory […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Valentino Rossi isn’t happy at Yamaha as he eyes MotoGP retirement

Valentino Rossi promises to drive DTM in the ‘not far’ future That’s according to BT Sport pundit and paddock insider Neil Hodgson who says The Doctor is cutting a frustrated figure. Rossi has been intermittently competitive during this campaign. But technical issues and bad luck have effectively ended his title charge.He crashed out of the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD SUPER BIKES

World Superbikes: Rea wins in Italy to cut gap on Bautista

Jonathan Rea completed a Misano double and moved to within 16 points of World Superbike leader Alvaro Bautista as he won the final race of the weekend.The reigning champion from Northern Ireland won Saturday’s opener but had to settle for fifth as Bautista took victory in the sprint race. Bautista slid off while leading the […]

FORMULA E MOTORSPORT NEWS

Vergne stretches points lead with Swiss victory

ABB Formula E Championship leader Jean-Eric Vergne took a big step toward defending his series championship by taking his third win of the season on the streets of Bern, Switzerland. Starting from [ole, DS Techeetah’s Vergne led the pack around the downtown circuit, followed by Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s Mitch Evans and home race hero Sebastien […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

LOCAL ACTION TOPS THE BILL

There was healthy motor racing across the board this weekend as local race action topped the bill, while South African racers in general had a difficult time abroad. The 2019 Toyota 1000 Botswana Desert Race delivered a surprise result as Chris Visser and Phillip Herselman powered their privateer Atlas Copco Hilux to victory over Shameer […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

TRETHEWEY AND ROETS WIN SPECIAL VEHICLE CATEGORY AFTER CHALLENGING TOYOTA DESERT RACE

The Toyota Desert Race 1000, round of the South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) that took place over three days 21, 22 and 23 June, and almost a thousand kilometres at Selebi-Phikwe in Botswana this weekend, was a real test for the big and powerful cars in the Special Vehicle category with extremely tight […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

VICTORY FOR VISSER/HERSELMAN ON TOYOTA 1000 DESERT RACE; AS BOTTERILL MAKES IT THREE NRC WINS IN A ROW

The 2019 Toyota 1000 Desert Race will long be remembered as one of the toughest on record, thanks partly to the move to the area around Selebi-Phikwe, in eastern Botswana, which played a key roll in the outcome of the race. In the end it was Chris Visser and navigator Phillip Herselman who took the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS

Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton dominates 2019 French Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton earned his sixth victory of the 2019 Formula 1 season by dominating the season’s eighth race, the French Grand Prix, at Circuit Paul Ricard. Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport’s Lewis Hamilton dominated the 21-race 2019 Formula 1 season’s eighth race, the French Grand Prix, at Circuit Paul Record en route to earning his sixth victory of the […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

F1 FRENCH GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING RESULTS: LEWIS HAMILTON, VALTTERI BOTTAS MAKE HISTORY

Mercedes qualifies 1-2 for record 63rd time Lewis Hamilton will start Sunday’s F1 French Grand Prix from the pole. Mercedes locked out the front row of the grid for a record breaking 63rd time on Saturday, with Lewis Hamilton leading the way and teammate Valtteri Bottas completing the front row. Previously tied with McLaren, Williams and Ferrari […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

THE FORD GT WILL GO ‘ULTRA-HIGH-PERFORMANCE’ AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED

Ford is set to add a hotter GT while showing a complete stable of high-performance racing and road cars, too Ford Performance is going big at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 4 with everything in its portfolio and a couple of bonus cars from the racing and rally world. The stunner, though, will be an […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

Alfa Romeo rides high in the 2019 Bandini Trophy

Since 1992, the prestigious “Bandini Trophy” has been awarded – in memory of the Italian driver Lorenzo Bandini – to people who have produced an outstanding performance in the world of motorsport. This year Antonio Giovinazzi – of the Formula 1 Alfa Romeo Racing team – was awarded the title of best Formula 1 newcomer […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

FIA BOSS SAYS THERE IS TOO MUCH FUSS OVER THE VETTEL MONTREAL F1 PENALTY

Jean Todt defended his stewards and said every sport is scrutinized for its rulingsJean Todt fiercely defended the regulations and enforcement of Formula 1 when pressed about the Sebastian Vettel Montreal penalty. Jean Todt has dismissed the continued controversy over the penalty that cost Sebastian Vettel a victory in the Canadian Grand Prix. Vettel was livid after […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

ERC event preview: PZM 76th Rally Poland

The all-action FIA European Rally Championship heads to Poland next week (28-30 June) with one point separating title chasers Łukasz Habaj, the home hero, and ERC1 Junior pacesetter Chris Ingram. And with PZM 76th Rally Poland edition number 50 to count for ERC points, it’s fitting that not only is the championship battle tightly poised, […]

FORMULA E MOTORSPORT NEWS

STARTING FROM ZERO: PORSCHE FORMULA E PREPS FOR ELECTRIC DEBUT

Ahead of their debut in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, Porsche Formula E Team Manager, Amiel Lindesay discusses why now is the right time to join the series and the challenges of being the “rookie” team. All eyes are on the Porsche Formula E Team as they prep themselves ahead of their big Formula […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

HUSQVARNA IMPI WARRIORS READY

Oosthuizen leads the way to Zululand Pepson Plastics Husqvarna heads to what is traditionally one of the toughest rounds of the South African National Enduro Championship rounds every season at the IMPI Hard Enduro through the heart of Zululand from Eshowe to Nkandla 27-29 June. William Oosthuizen is however looking to make it four E1 […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Safari Rally edging closer to WRC readmission

Nairobi – More than 45 drivers, including 10 foreign crews, have been cleared to compete in this year’s Safari Rally, which seeks to clear the final hurdles on its way to being included in the World Rally Championship from 2020.  The Safari Rally, arguably the toughest event in WRC history, has attracted crews from host […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURANCE RACING

Toyota returns to race at ‘ring in GR Supra

* Toyota GAZOO Racing GR Supra to compete in Nürburgring 24-hour race ** ** Global president Akio Toyota (aka Morizo) joins driver line-up ** ** GR Supra race car based on production car that arrives here in September ** Toyota will take on the notorious “green hell” this weekend when the Toyota GAZOO Racing GR […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

ALL-ROUNDER KRISTOFFERSSON WINS AT HOME, RETURNS TO THE NORDSCHLEIFE FOR WTCR

Johan Kristoffersson will return to the Nürburgring Nordschleife a winner following his victory on the Gästabudstrofén Rally in his native Sweden last weekend. The motorsport all-rounder is contesting the Swedish Rally Championship alongside his maiden season in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO in a Sébastien Loeb Racing Volkswagen Golf […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

Anton Marklund has been stripped of his maiden World Rallycross win at the Norwegian round in Hell due to a post-race technical infringement.

  By: Hal Ridge The decision hands Niclas Gronholm, who had initially finished third on track before being promoted to second when Kevin Hansen was penalised for contact, his first World RX win.Gronholm had topped qualifying and won the first semi-final in torrential conditions, but lost out in the final after a poor start. GC […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS

Alonso opens up about Mercedes talks

Fernando Alonso has revealed that he held talks with Mercedes regarding stepping in to replace the retiring Nico Rosberg. The German driver shockingly retired mere days after beating Lewis Hamilton to the drivers’ title and was eventually replaced by Valtteri Bottas. Alonso signing up to Mercedes would have meant reuniting with Hamilton, almost a decade on from their fractious […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

YouTube superstar Block is heading for Donegal

He’s the YouTube sensation whose videos have been viewed more than 100 million times, and now Irish rally fans can see Ken Block in person when he takes part in this weekend’s Joule Donegal International Rally. The American is the top rally stunt driver in the world with over 13 million followers on social media. But Block is […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Going for the sweep on Sunday at the Road America June Sprints

Winning at the WeatherTech Chicago Region June Sprints, now in its 64th consecutive year, is a pretty big deal. But winning twice in a race class to sweep the weekend is something to cherish. That achievement is exactly what 17 drivers accomplished Sunday on Road America’s 4.048-mile, 14-turn circuit during the annual event which was […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NEW VEHICLES

Next-gen Toyota Land Cruiser might ditch V-8 for V-6 and hybrid power

Although Toyota said it’s fully committed to a new Land Cruiser for the U.S., the next-generation SUV may show up without its V-8. CarAdvice reported last week that Toyota is prepared to shelve V-8 power for the next Land Cruiser, which is due for 2021. Instead, the large SUV could arrive with a turbocharged V-6 and possibly […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Racing CEO

Dinah Weisberg runs a business during the week, races Mazdas on the weekends One week after driving a Mazda Miata to victory at the SCCA U.S. Majors Tour at Mid-Ohio, Dinah Weisberg was back on track in a different Miata to compete with Touring Car America at Sonoma Raceway. Weisberg is racing an ND1 Global […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Double Points Target in Botswana for Ford Castrol Cross Country Team

The South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) shifts across the border and to a new venue from 21 to 23 June with the annual Toyota 1000 Botswana Desert Race – the longest and toughest event on the calendar, and one that the Ford Castrol Cross Country Team relishes after a string of wins and podium […]

Electric vehicles MOTORSPORT NEWS

WRC Rules Officially Switch to Hybrid Power for 2022 Season

By Bradley Brownell The World Rally Championship’s highest class will move to incorporate hybrid electric drive in two seasons time. The rule change will initially feature what the rulemakers are calling a “supplementary hybrid system” with spec components and software as a transitional stage from 2022 to 2025. Following that, regulations will open up for […]