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Legends Cars Are Back With A Bang For Start Of 25th Anniversary Season

Brands Hatch Indy Circuit, the spiritual home of Legends Cars racing in the UK, welcomes the country’s best big grid racing for the opening two rounds of the 2019 season this weekend where the category will celebrate its landmark 25th birthday. On Easter Sunday, 21st April, and Easter Monday, 22nd April, the ever-popular Legends Cars […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Breen mounts late charge to seal Sanremo Rally success

Craig Breen heads back to Ireland and on to this weekend’s Easter Rally on a high after a stunning victory in Italy.Already leader of the Irish Tarmac Championship, the former Citroen factory driver moved himself into contention for the Italian national series too with a last stage charge which saw him and co-driver Paul Nagle […]

DAKAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

Dakar confirms move to Saudi Arabia for 2020

The Dakar Rally has confirmed (finally – rallystar editor) that the 2020 edition of the legendary rally-raid will take place in Saudi Arabia, as previously reported by Motorsport.com. Event organiser ASO confirmed the move on Monday, officially marking the end of its South American era – which began in 2009 after the rally’s move away […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

Martin Truex Jr. Holds Off Joey Logano to Win NASCAR at Richmond 2019

Martin Truex Jr. captured the checkered flag in the 2019 Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway on Saturday, marking his first short-track victory in 81 tries. The title is also Truex Jr.’s first win as a member of Joe Gibbs Racing, and it wasn’t an easy one. Truex Jr. led for 186 laps in total, more than any […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Rins wins MotoGP in Texas after Marquez crash

MotoGP’s Spanish king of Texas has been dethroned, replaced by his countryman. Six-time defending race champion Marc Marquez crashed his Repsol Honda halfway through the Grand Prix of the Americas on Sunday, opening the door for Suzuki’s Alex Rins to snatch his first career MotoGP victory. “It was unbelievable,” Rins said. “I tried to stay […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Sebastian Vettel: Final result in China ‘upsetting’ for Ferrari

With much of the post-race focus laying with Ferrari’s use of team orders, Sebastian Vettel instead looks at the disappointing final result. Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari’s failure to maximise its potential by finishing third and fourth in Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix was “upsetting” amid the post-race focus on team orders. Despite being pre-race favourites in Shanghai, Ferrari […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Paddon and Kennard dominate Otago Rally

Hayden Paddon and John Kennard have completed a near perfect two days of rallying in their Hyundai i20 AP4, winning Rally Otago outright and getting their FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship campaign off to the ideal start with maximum points. Paddon, from Cromwell, and Kennard, from Blenheim, won the Otago event for the sixth time […]

INDYCAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

Andretti reflects on 200th team win

Alexander Rossi’s storming victory in the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach was especially significant for team owner Michael Andretti, as it marked the 200th win for Andretti Autosport across all of its team platforms – this year alone, IndyCar, Indy Lights, GT4 America, Rallycross, Formula E and the Supercar Championship. “I’m so proud of […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Action Express lights the fireworks in Long Beach

IMSA’s traditional fireworks show on the streets of Long Beach delivered Saturday evening as crashes and atypical errors shuffled the outcome in both classes during the Bubba Burger Grand Prix. Acura Team Penske led from pole with Helio Castroneves in the No. 7 ARX-05 as the No. 5 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R driven by […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

SA RACERS STAR WORLDWIDE

In action from Morocco to Monza, Killarney to AldoSouth African motorsportsmen starred in international and regional racing over the past weekend with action as far afield as Italy, Texas, Morroco, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. In international competition, South African crew, Hennie de Klerk and Johann Smalberger powered their SA-built TreasuryOne Motorsport Amarok to their […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

F1’s 1000th race won by Hamilton in China

Lewis Hamilton won Formula 1’s 1000thworld championship race, getting the jump of polesitting team-mate Valtteri Bottas off the line at the start to take a lead he then held for the full race distance. Sebastian Vettel was third ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.  Hamilton made a good start from second place on the grid […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

XION RALLY ARGENTINA

OverviewVast pampas plains, rugged mountains and softer lakeland landscapes provide three distinct legs in the valleys of the Cordoba sierras. The roads are littered with river crossings, while crowds approaching one million generate a crackling atmosphere. Fog is common in the high mountains. StagesVast pampas plains, rugged mountains and softer lakeland landscapes provide three distinct […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Champions will all meet at the Silk Way Rally

Designated as one of the main stages of the FIM CROSS-COUNTRY RALLY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, SILK WAY RALLY 2019 will offer an attractive line-up in the MOTORCYCLE CATEGORY, as all official teams are entering their best riders.  In other words, this 9th edition, starting on July 6 from IRKUTSK (Russia) not far from the shores of […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Michael Schumacher update: Family issue statement to say he is ‘in the very best hands’ ahead of 50th birthday

The seven-time Formula One world champion will turn 50 on Thursday, a week after the fifth anniversary of his life-changing skiing accident Michael Schumacher’s family have issued a rare medical update on the eve of his 50th birthday, just days after the fifth anniversary of his life-changing skiing accident. The Keep Fighting Foundation, set-up in […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS TOURING CAR

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 […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

2019 F1 CHINESE GRAND PRIX PREVIEW: CAN ANYONE STOP MERCEDES?

Mercedes and Ferrari look evenly matched on pace in the early stages of the 2019 Formula 1 season, but with the Silver Arrows securing 1-2 finishes in each of the two season-opening Grands Prix, it is time for Ferrari to kick into action as Formula 1 races its 1,000th Grand Prix, the Chinese Grand Prix. There can be […]

Electric vehicles MOTORSPORT NEWS

Electric Mini Hardtop will be badged a Cooper S E

Mini will mimic Tesla’s strategy of playing up the performance aspect of electric powertrains when it launches its first volume EV this year in the form of an electric Hardtop. As a result, the car will arrive as a Cooper S E Hardtop, Mini confirmed on Monday. The same designation is used for the plug-in hybrid version […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURO

HUSQVARNA’S NORTHWEST CHALLENGE

Enduro trio all set for Britz nationalPepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing heads to Britz in the Northwest Province for the Powersol Piesangsberg Enduro — the second round of the 2019 South African National Championship with a spring in its step as its star rider line-up of William Oosthuizen, Brett Swanepoel and Matthew Green cannot wait to […]

MOTORSPORT HISTORY & STORIES MOTORSPORT NEWS

Fancy a ‘Roof of the World’ Trans-Himalayan Adventure

International rally experts Rally Round is heading for the ‘roof of the world’ for the inaugural Trans-Himalayan Adventure starting on 20th April 2019. A mixture of 20 crews driving classic, vintage and 4×4 cars will journey through China, Tibet, Nepal and India as part of an exhilarating high-altitude expedition to the Himalayas. Rally Director Liz […]

Electric vehicles MOTORSPORT NEWS

Ecclestone sees electric future as F1 celebrates 1,000 races

Bernie Ecclestone may have been to more Formula One grands prix than any man alive but if the former supremo could shed the years and start over, he says he would probably embrace electric. As the sport noisily celebrates its 1,000th world championship race at Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix, the 88-year-old Briton – who once […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Basic beginnings to global exposure: Formula One reaches 1,000 races

From the first race at a converted World War II airbase in rural England to this weekend’s 1,000th grand prix at the US$240 million international circuit in Shanghai, Formula One has come a long way since it all began in 1950. Silverstone held the first race 69 years ago and the British Grand Prix has […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

Aston Martin AM-RB 003 reportedly packs 1,000 hp, AWD, and $1.1M price

Aston Martin showed off not one, but two supercars at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show and new information has surfaced surrounding the AM-RB 003. The AM-RB 003 will sit below the Valkyrie in the British marque’s supercar hierarchy, but it will rival its power rating with a rumored 1,000 horsepower, according to a Carscoops report on Sunday. […]