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‘Clean’ Hamilton above Senna and Schumacher – Walker

Iconic Formula 1 broadcaster Murray Walker believes Lewis Hamilton is on course to be the greatest of all time, suggesting his ‘clean’ record places him above Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher. Six-time World Champion Hamilton recorded his 91st pole position and 87th victory at last weekend’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone, putting him just four […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NEW VEHICLES

Cristiano Ronaldo tipped as buyer of $8.9M Bugatti Centodieci

Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is known for his love of fast cars, and now it seems he’s about to add one of the fastest, most exclusive cars to his growing collection: the Bugatti Centodieci. Bugatti unveiled the limited-edition hypercar last August to celebrate the EB110 (Centodieci is Italian for “One hundred and ten”). More […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

ERC history-maker Solberg up for Rally Liepaja double

Oliver Solberg heads to Rally Liepāja next week (14-16 August) for the latest chapter of his FIA European Rally Championship adventure. After making history on the high-speed Latvian event last season as the ERC’s youngest winner aged 17 years, eight months and three days, Solberg and co-driver Aaron Johnston will return to the Baltics on […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

BRONKHORSTSPRUIT 400 2020: LET’S GO RACING

With spring approaching and after five months of no racing due to the COVID-19 world pandemic, the South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) received the green light from Motorsport South Africa (MSA) to restart the 2020 championship in August. This means the Bronkhorstspruit 400 will take place on Friday and Saturday, 14 and 15 […]

KARTS MOTORSPORT NEWS

MAX COMEBACK

Rotax karting gets back on track in KZN South African karting bounced back from lockdown with a bang on Sunday when iDube hosted the third round of the KwaZulu Natal Rotax Max Challenge and a record field of drivers turned up to race. In a day that more or less went to the form book, […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

CITROËN JOINS PROJEKT E WITH C3 ERX

Citroën Racing will join the new all-electric Projekt E support series to the FIA World Rallycross Championship, becoming the second manufacturer in the series alongside Ford. Citroën Racing will develop and support the new Citroën C3 ERX vehicles and they’re the first manufacturer to use the Rally2 (former R5) rolling chassis as a base for the electric-powered cars. Using the C3 Rally2/R5’s as […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Why Ostberg won’t be The Special One on ERC Rally Liepaja

Mads Østberg insists he has no plans “to do anything special” when he rallies in Latvia for the first time in almost 10 years next week.The FIA World Rally Championship event winner took part on Rally Talsi in 2012, giving the Norwegian a flavour of what to expect from the opening leg of Rally Liepāja, […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

An off-road capablle Tesla Model 3

A conversion company turned a Tesla Model 3 into an off-roader ready for the Norwegian wilderness Germany-based Delta4x4 has created an off-road capable Tesla Model 3 built to traverse the wilderness in Norway. The company was founded in Bavaria, Germany in 1980 by Josef Loder, the son of a Ford dealer, and two of his friends with the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

74-YEAR-OLD EKLUND RETURNS FOR MORE RALLYCROSS ACTION AT ARVIKA

74-year-old driver Per Eklund will return for more rallycross action at Arvika next weekend after his one-off appearance at the RallyX Nordic‘s All-Star ‘Magic Weekend’ earlier this month. Eklund, who team’s up with Dan Öberg in the #MKIVRX outfit in his home-built flame spitting and very loud Volkswagen Beetle for Arvika, made his rallycross comeback at Höljes after being away from the sport for five years. Eklund is […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

‘We don’t need to explain’: F1 rival hits back at Hamilton over kneeling stance

Lewis Hamilton almost missed out on another win as last-lap dramas saw him finish first despite racing on three wheels. Drivers had another opportunity to take the anti-racism action prior to the race after Lewis Hamilton criticised the F1 for a “rushed” display after winning the Hungarian GP. This time there was far better preparation underpinning the […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Only one practice session at Imola’s F1 return

Formula 1 has confirmed that only one 90-minute practice session will be held at Imola when the circuit returns to the championship later this year. Imola has not featured on the Formula 1 calendar since 2006 but the circuit’s inclusion comes in the wake of the schedule being amended in response to the coronavirus pandemic. […]

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Wolff: I expect next weekend to be much harder for Mercedes

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff believes Mercedes will have a more difficult time in the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, a race that will also take place at Silverstone. The closing laps saw both Mercedes cars suffer front-left punctures and although Lewis Hamilton was able to drag his W11 across the line to victory, Valtteri Bottas was not so lucky. Suffering […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Marc Márquez ruled out of Brno MotoGP round; Stefan Bradl to stand in

A second operation on Marc Márquez’s fractured arm will force him to miss this weekend’s MotoGP race in the Czech Republic. HRC test rider Stefan Bradl will take his place Stefan Bradl will take Marc Márquez’s Honda seat in this weekend’s Czech Republic Grand Prix, after the reigning champion had a second operation on his fractured arm. […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Win for Audi in second race of the season at the Lausitzring

WRT from Belgium have got their ADAC GT Masters challenge off to magnificent start. The Audi outfit, which already has an illustrious record in international GT racing, has chalked up a maiden ADAC GT Masters victory on its very first competitive outing in the series. After Dries Vanthoor (22, BEL, Team WRT) booked pole position […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS TOURING CAR

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 […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS TOURING CAR

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 […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

VOLLAND RACING CONFIRMED FOR 2021 PROJEKT E

German FIA European Rallycross Championship Super1600 outfit Volland Racing has confirmed to a step-up in the sport as the team is set to enter the new all-electric FIA World Rallycross Championship support series Projekt E next season. The team, owned by well-known rallycross driver and constructor Rolf Volland, is one of the most successful teams in the Super1600 class after claiming multiple of championship […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Tänak comes in second after teammate Thierry Neuville at Rally di Alba

Reigning WRC world champion duo Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja took part in the non-championship Rally di Alba in Italy over the weekend, to prepare for the continuation of the WRC season in early-September, with Rally Estonia. The Estonians came in second after Hyundai teammates Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul. Neuville dominated the rally, winning […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

McLaren open to 2021 Alonso Monaco/Indy double

Fernando Alonso’s hopes of racing at the Indianapolis 500 beyond this year rest with Renault, as the opportunity of a McLaren drive the week after next year’s Monaco Grand Prix is not closed. The Spaniard’s return to Formula 1 opens up the question of whether he will be able to continue his chase for the […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Mixed feelings for Hamilton after dramatic win

On reflection, Lewis Hamilton admits he is feeling “worse and worse” about the ending to the British Grand Prix after he held on for victory with three wheels after a final-lap tire puncture. A comfortable race for Mercedes exploded into life with three laps remaining when Valtteri Bottas suffered a left-front tire failure and had […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Hamilton survives late tyre puncture to claim seventh British GP win

Lewis Hamilton survived stunning late tyre drama to claim his seventh British Grand Prix victory. Hamilton was coasting to the 87th success of his Formula One career when the race exploded into life in the closing stages. On lap 50, the front-left hard tyre on Valtteri Bottas’ Mercedes suddenly shredded, leaving him limping back to the pits […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Formula 1: Silverstone starting lineup – Lewis Hamilton takes pole

For the third time through the first four qualifying sessions of the 2020 Formula 1 season and the third race in a row, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton took the pole position, this time for his home race, the British Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit. A polesitter has not failed to win a race yet this year. Hamilton, […]

KARTS MOTORSPORT NEWS

ROTAX MAX BOUNCES BACK

Nationals confirmed, regionals start this weekend! The South African Rotax Max Challenge is set to come out of its Covid corner with all guns blazing as local karting enters a brilliant new era. And with the national and regional championships back on track, two brilliant brand new world class circuits to race on and record […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

BOSS GP is ready for Spa

The Big Open Single Seaters are going to rock the Ardennes: Ten-cylinder Formula 1 will return to Spa-Francorchamps on August 1-2. The fastest racing series in Europe returns to Spa and its famous surroundings: Eau Rouge, Blanchimont and Stavelot. On August 1 and 2, the BOSS GP Racing Series will visit the legendary 7-kilometer Circuit […]

FORMULA 1

JOCHEN RINDT – 50 YEARS ON

For many of us, our achievements come to an end as our life does. Death is the final destination of life and beyond that there is nothing. But in this rarest of circumstances, the greatest achievement of a man’s life came after he was taken from us. This is the story of Formula One’s only posthumous […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Red Bull Expects Racing Point to Challenge in F1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone

Once considered a backmarker, Racing Point knocking on door to podium. Red Bull Racing consultant Dr. Helmut Marko is expecting Racing Point’s “pink Mercedes” to be a team to keep an eye on over the next two race weekends at Silverstone. And with good reason. Sergio Perez and teammate Lance Stroll are knocking on the door to the podium. […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

TÄNAK AND NEUVILLE CONTINUE WRC RESTART BUILD-UP

Hyundai Motorsport’s preparations for the FIA World Rally Championship’s resumption at Rally Estonia (4 – 6 September) continue this weekend when Ott Tänak and Thierry Neuville drive i20 World Rally Cars in Italy. While Rally di Alba (2 August) might be an asphalt event in the hills on twisty roads above Turin and not super-fast […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NEW VEHICLES

Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 is 819bhp-plus track-only hypercar

Lamborghini’s new track-only Essenza SCV12 hypercar packs the company’s most powerful V12 engine yet, with more than 819bhp on tap. Its naturally aspirated 6.5-litre powerplant produces at least 11bhp more than the Sián hybrid hypercar. However, unlike that car, the Essenza SCV12 cannot be driven on public roads and will be even more exclusive, with just 40 examples […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Lights about to turn green for Volkswagen Motorsport

Uitenhage. It’s been five months since South African motorsport fans have been treated to the type of action that only the Oettinger Polo Cup can provide, and now, the field of more than 20 of South Africa’s most talented drivers are preparing themselves to return to the track once again. The Zwartkops Raceway to the west […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

JORDAN’S BUSY YEAR AHEAD

2020 will still be a blur for Bathurst winner Pepper The 2020 international GT race season started quite brilliantly for South African Bentley Boy Jordan Pepper when he won the Bathurst 12 Hour sharing his Continental GT3 with Jules Gounon and Maxime Soulet in Australia in February. Like all else since, racing went dead through […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Perez to miss British GP after positive Covid-19 test

Sergio Perez has become the first Formula 1 driver to test positive for COVID-19 and will miss this weekend’s British Grand Prix. The Mexican returned an inconclusive test result ahead of this weekend’s race and so was self-isolating awaiting a re-test, but that second test has now shown Perez to test positive. As a result, he will not […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

FIA WRC’s Rally Turkey finalises September date change

Turkey’s 2020 FIA World Rally Championship fixture will move forward by one week to 18 – 20 September. WRC Promoter has agreed a switch with the Turkish Automobile Sports Federation (TOSFED), organiser of the Marmaris-based gravel road encounter, which has been rubber-stamped by motorsport’s governing body, the FIA. The date change facilitates the opportunity to introduce […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS W Series

TASMIN PEPPER: SOUTH AFRICA UNDER THE RADAR SINCE JODY SCHECKTER

W Series racer Tasmin Pepper believes that South Africa has gone under the radar in the motorsport world since the retirement of Jody Scheckter. To this day the 1979 world champion Scheckter remains the only South African to have won a Formula 1 race, while the country last hosted a Grand Prix in 1993. However, Pepper, […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

‘AlphaTauri could entice Vettel with blue-white Red Bull’

Sebastian Vettel’s options for 2021 may not be limited to a pink Mercedes with Ralf Schumacher asking what about a blue-and-white Red Bull. Vettel is currently weighing up an offer from Racing Point to join the team for next year’s championship after being dropped by Ferrari. Should the German opt to head to the Silverstone-based team, he […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

ESTONIA KNOWLEDGE FAVOURS BREEN

Craig Breen is counting on solid Rally Estonia experience after being confirmed in Hyundai Motorsport’s line-up for September’s FIA World Rally Championship restart.The Irishman was last week named alongside Ott Tänak and Thierry Neuville in an i20 World Rally Car for the WRC’s fourth round on 4 – 6 September, which kicks starts the series […]

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LET’S GO RACING – GREEN LIGHT FOR SACCS TO KICK UP THE DUST AGAIN!

With spring approaching and after five months of no racing due to the COVID-19 world pandemic, the South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) received the green light from Motorsport South Africa (MSA) to restart the 2020 championship in August. This means the Bronkhorstspruit 400 will take place on Friday and Saturday, 14 and 15 […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Solberg clinches ERC1 Junior win on first Roma start

Oliver Solberg made it two ERC1 Junior wins from two starts, overcoming the handicap of losing his glasses prior to stage two. ERC3 Junior champion Efrén Llarena followed Simone Tempestini home in third with Grégoire Munster, Emil Lindholm, Miko Marczyk, Dominik Dinkel (Brose Motorsport) and Albert Battistolli next. “It was fantastic,” said Solberg, son of […]