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Kubica offered F1 lifeline by Haas

Haas team principal Guenther Steiner has confirmed his interest in signing Robert Kubica has a development driver in 2020.Kubica confirmed ahead of the Singapore GP that he will leave Williams at the end of the season, with his astonishing comeback to F1 having been played out across a dismal season for the Grove squad. Although the Pole is open […]

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Binotto explains how Red Bull inadvertently cost Leclerc Singapore victory

Sebastian Vettel undercutting Charles Leclerc with an early pit stop in Singapore was the key to the German securing his first victory in over a year. But although the strategy left Saturday’s polesitter and early race leader Leclerc raging in his car, as he was left to come home second, as Ferrari Team Principal Mattia […]

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Toyota GAZOO racing Australia’s Harry Bates wins ARC driver’s title

** Harry Bates/John McCarthy win 2019 Australian Rally Championship driver’s and co-driver’s titles ** ** Fifth straight rally win in Adelaide Hills secures title for the lead TGRA team ** ** Lewis Bates/Anthony McLaughlin finish third in SA in second Toyota Yaris AP4 ** The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Australia (TGRA) rally team’s Harry Bates and […]

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Binder untouchable in Aragon

South African leads from first corner to win Red Bull KTM Ajo rider Brad Binder clinched his second victory for the 2019 Moto2 season at MotorLand Aragon, in Spain on Sunday 22 September. It was the South African’s fifth podium in seven races, as he completely outperformed his rivals at the Spanish track. Binder made a strong […]

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Rally driver Gaurav Gill booked for culpable homicide after fatal crash in Rajasthan

Arjuna awardee and three-time Asia Pacific Rally Championship winner Gaurav Gill has been booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder for the death of three persons of a family after his car crashed into a motorcycle on Saturday, Barmer’s additional superintendent of police, Khinv Singh Bhati said Sunday. Meanwhile, 24 hours the fatal accident […]

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PRZYGONSKI THROWS TITLE FIGHT WIDE OPEN WITH VICTORY IN JORDAN BAJA

Emirati rider Mohammed Al-Balooshi wins motorcycle category Poland’s Jakub Przygonski and German co-driver Timo Gottschalk overcame the hurdle of being first on the road and avoided trouble to secure victory in the Jordan Baja by a winning margin of 3min 50sec on Saturday.   The Mini All4 Racing driver held off a determined challenge from […]

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ALDO’S EXTREME EPIC

Racing with a difference thrills PE Port Elizabeth race fans were treated to a entertaining day of visiting Northern Regions Extreme Festival racing at Aldo Scribante on Saturday. A varied and exotic entry list delivered thrills across eight unique classes, from thundering V8s to wailing supercars, tin-tops, single seaters and even a few motorcycles. Veteran […]

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DOWN TO THE WIRE

Welkom leaves SA MX titles wide open Most of South Africa’s 2019 TRP National Motocross Championships are still wide open after a day of drama in Welkom on Saturday, where only Dalton Venter was crowned this year’s high school champion. All the other classes must wait until the final round at Terra Topia north of […]

KARTSMOTORSPORT NEWS

ZWARTKOPS MAX SENSATIONAL

Epic Rotax kart finals crown champions Benjamin Habig, Michael Stephen, Charl Visser, Jonathan Pieterse, Troy Dolinshek, Troy Snyman, Reese Koorzen and Tshepang Shisinwana each etched their names into the South African karting history books at Zwartkops over the weekend where they became 2019’s Rotax Max Challenge national champions. Habig, Stephen, Visser, Pieterse, Dolinschek, Snyman and […]

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RETRO ROOF DAZZLES

Great adventure goes down in style There was great excitement in the mountains over the weekend when the Motul Retro Roof of Africa returned to the Maluti Lowlands to call back the glorious past of an event enshrined in South African race history. While the real Roof continues as an extreme motorcycle enduro, a group […]

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Singapore GP: Vettel beats Leclerc to end victory drought

By: Scott Mitchell Sebastian Vettel scored his first Formula 1 victory in over a year as Charles Leclerc criticised a Ferrari decision he did not think was “fair” in the Singapore Grand Prix. Leclerc led the opening phase of the race from pole position but fell behind Vettel after Ferrari pit the second-placed car first, […]

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FERRARI F1 DRIVER CHARLES LECLERC SCORES HATTRICK WITH POLE IN SINGAPORE

Third consecutive pole comes at the expense of teammate Sebastian Vettel Charles Leclerc scored his third consecutive F1 pole Saturday in Singapore. Ferrari F1 driver Charles Leclerc now has a hattrick of pole positions after backing up his performances in Belgium and Italy with a spectacular lap in Singapore Saturday at a track where Ferrari had expected to struggle. Very quickly […]

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Formula 1: Will Lewis Hamilton win his third consecutive Singapore Grand Prix?

Lewis Hamilton has won both of the last two Formula 1 races at Marina Bay Street Circuit. Will he make it three in a row this weekend? Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport’s Lewis Hamilton has won both of the last two Formula 1 races at Marina Bay Street Circuit, meaning that he is set to go for his […]

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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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A FEW TITLES HAVE BEEN EARNED – NOW FOR THE BEST POSITION IN THE CHAMPIONSHIPS

They say it is not over until the lady has uttered the final notes and this is true about the hard fought battles between teams competing in the Production Vehicle category of the 2019 South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS). And while some titles received owners after the recent fifth round of the championship […]

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IS IT FINALLY DOUG KALITTA’S TIME TO SHINE AND WIN AN NHRA TOP FUEL CHAMPIONSHIP?

With the resurgence of the Kalitta Motorsports team, seemingly star-crossed Doug Kalitta once again is making a strong run at his first Top Fuel title. Last weekend’s Mopar Express Lane Nationals at Reading, Pennsylvania, was just the first race of six in the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship. But with the resurgence of the Kalitta Motorsports […]

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Volkswagen Motorsport ready to take on Cape Town for Round 7 of the Global Touring Car championship

The Global Touring Car (GTC) championship is rapidly drawing to a close, with the penultimate round taking place at Killarney Raceway on 27 and 28 September. Volkswagen Motorsport heads to the Cape Town race in the enviable position of topping the drivers’ and manufacturers’ standings in both the GTC and GTC2 categories. Round 7 of […]

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PRZYGONSKI WINS OPENING SUPER SPECIAL AT JORDAN BAJA

Poland’s Jakub Przygonski and German co-driver Timo Gottschalk edged into a slender advantage of 3.6 seconds after a narrow and dusty opening super special stage of the Jordan Baja on the outskirts of Aqaba on Thursday afternoon. Competitors from 17 nations lined up at the start of the opening competitive section and Przygonski clocked a time […]

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Two-way battle for Falken Polo Cup title ramps up between Liebenberg and Kruger

The Falken Polo Cup may have come down to a two-way battle for the championship after six rounds, but the extremely successful one-make series promises plenty of action and excitement for Cape Town fans when Round 7 kicks off at Killarney on 27 and 28 September. Of particular interest will be the exciting rivalry between […]

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BREEN HEADS RALLYDAY LINE-UP

A HOST OF WRC STARS AND CARS WILL GATHER AT CASTLE COMBE IN ENGLAND FOR SATURDAY’S RALLYDAY. Hyundai Motorsport driver Craig Breen will arrive directly from his pre-Wales Rally GB test, swapping the cutting edge i20 to join a 35-year celebration of the MG Metro 6R4. Breen will be in good company when he drives […]

MOTORSPORT NEWSWORLD ENDURANCE RACING

Final showdown awaits as Blancpain GT Series heads for Barcelona

A 48-car field will tackle the 4.65km Spanish venue, which is set to stage the annual finale for the fourth year in succession. A popular season-ending destination for teams and drivers alike, the event also draws considerable local support as fans come to cheer on a strong contingent of Spanish racers. Indeed, one of those […]

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Vettel: 2019 “not the worst” time of my career

  2019 Singapore Grand Prix Written by Dieter Rencken and Keith Collantine Sebastian Vettel says his difficult 2019 campaign is not the worst period he had been through in Formula 1. None of Ferrari’s three wins in the past 12 months were scored by the four-times world champion. He has made a series of high-profile errors, most notably […]

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Porsche Will Run This Awesome Vintage Coke Livery at the Petit Le Mans

We love it when a race team brings back a favorite old livery, so we especially love today’s news: at the 22nd running of the Motul Petit Le Mans next month, the Porsche GT Team’s twin 911 RSR race cars will sport a throwback Coca-Cola livery, paying homage to Bob Akin’s legendary red and white […]

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What is a Vice Champion? – David Perel Racing

By David Perel There’s a strange trend in Europe for drivers and teams who lose championships. They call themselves “Vice Champions”. In other words… they finished second. If you look at the achievements page on my website you’ll see I’m guilty of it too. It has a nice ring to it. But the truth is it means you lost, […]

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IS SEBASTIEN LOEB CONSIDERING A FUTURE ON TWO WHEELS?

WORLD Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb has been spotted trying out a Ducati Panigale V4R at a French circuit, prompting question that the French ace might be looking at a move to two-wheeled motorsports. The picture was posted to the WRC, WTCC and Le Mans legend’s Facebook page yesterday and showed him sat astride a road-going […]

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Vasilyev, Terranova and Przygonski head to crunch Jordan Baja showdown

Three gladiators of world cross-country rallying will lock horns and battle it out for FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas at this weekend’s Jordan Baja, starting in the stunning Red Sea resort of Aqaba on Thursday, according to the Jordan Baja Media Service. No outright wins, but a series of consistent finishes, have given Russia’s […]

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Fernando Alonso Criticism Unfair, Former F1 Boss Slams Christian Horner

Flavio Briatore has come down hard on Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner for his comments on Fernando Alonso amid speculation that the double Formula 1 world champion could return to the sport in the future. The Spaniard quit F1 at the end of the 2018 season in order to pursue other forms of […]

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Balkan Rally: Day 5 – The dust and the distance – a true marathon

Today was the longest stage of the Balkan Offroad 2019, with three specials and a total itinerary of 650 kilometer between Starosel and Shkorpilovtsi on the coast of the Black Sea. As the assistance crew takes a refreshing bath and finds a place on the beach, the competitors are flying across the stages in a […]

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DANE CAMERON, JUAN PABLO MONTOYA TAKE PENSKE ACURA TO IMSA DPI WIN IN MONTEREY

This was a statement win for No. 6 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 co-drivers Dane Cameron and Juan Pablo Montoya. In Sunday’s IMSA Monterey SportsCar Championship Powered by McLaren at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Cameron and Montoya cruised to their third victory of the season as Cameron took the checkered flag 9.784 seconds ahead of teammate Hélio Castroneves in the […]

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Hyundai Motorsport unwraps electric Veloster N race car

Hyundai Motorsport has revealed the Veloster N ETCR, its first-ever electric race car, at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Based on the road-going Veloster N model, the new car is designed specifically for the new ETCR championship which will make its debut in 2020. The Veloster N ETCR heralds an exciting new era for Hyundai Motorsport, […]

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2020 MCLAREN GT FIRST DRIVE: EXPANDING THE DEFINITION OF COMFORT AND SPACE BY ADDING SPEED

The new GT goes where no McLaren has ever gone before Despite what every other luxury/supercar/sports-car maker in the world is doing, and without even qualifying it with a “never say never” hedge, McLaren swears it will never, ever make an SUV.“It’s just not McLaren,” said CEO Mike Flewitt. “McLaren is a driver-oriented brand. Our […]

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Hamilton hopes to shine under Singapore floodlights

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton can return Mercedes to the top of the podium this Sunday with an unprecedented fifth win around the floodlit streets of Singapore. Winners of 10 of the season’s 14 races so far, Mercedes suffered a double defeat in Belgium and Italy to Ferrari with the fast straights of Spa-Francorchamps […]

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Alonso seeks Al Attiyah’s help to prepare for Dakar Rally 2020

Fernando Alonso is known to be me a man who wears different racing hats. The two-time Formula One champion who ended his F1 career after driving for McLaren in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix last year had tried tried his luck with the World Endurance Championship as well as IndyCar Series. The Spaniard has now […]

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VASILYEV, TERRANOVA AND PRZYGONSKI LOCKED IN THREE-WAY TITLE FIGHT AS THEY HEAD TO CRUNCH JORDAN BAJA SHOWDOWN

Three gladiators of world cross-country rallying will lock horns and battle it out for FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas at this weekend’s Jordan Baja, starting in the stunning Red Sea resort of Aqaba tomorrow (Thursday).No outright wins, but a series of consistent finishes, have given Russia’s Vladimir Vasilyev a slender six-point advantage in the […]