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Hamilton: ‘Crazy’ to achieve 100 F1 pole positions

by Fergal Walsh Lewis Hamilton says taking his 100th career pole position in Formula 1 is “crazy”, after he beat Max Verstappen to the top spot in Barcelona on Saturday. Hamilton narrowly edged the Red Bull driver, becoming the first driver in F1 history to breach 100 poles. The Briton has held the all-time pole position […]

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RallyX Nordic: FIA-approved electric cars invited to compete against ICE Supercars in Open 4WD class

• Electric cars to take on ICE Supercars in future RallyX Nordic events • Open 4WD category to provide stability in 2021 and beyond • Renamed class demonstrates increased appetite for electric technology RallyX Nordic presented by Cooper Tires is delighted to announce that FIA-approved electric rallycross cars will be permitted to compete alongside internal […]

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M-Sport Stages set to return for a second year

Following the success of last year’s event, M-Sport are delighted to announce that the M-Sport Stages is set to make a return to Greystoke forest this summer. Organised in conjunction with the West Cumbria and Eden Valley Motor Clubs, initial plans are already underway with the event scheduled to become a two-day fixture on 3-4 […]

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South African Botterill reveals desire to master tough Safari route

Guy and Simon left their car in Nairobi following the conclusion of the FIA African Rally Championship Equator Rally In Summary •They announced plans to tackle June’s WRC Safari Rally Kenya with a more powerful machine as well as instil caution and aggression. •The all-South African crew kissed the Kenyan round goodbye after being time […]

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SIX FEMALE FULL-TIME RACERS; A FIRST FOR THE FIA WEC

  Owing to two all-female line-ups, representing the Richard Mille Racing Team and Iron Lynx, in the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship season, history is about to be made with six females for the first time competing full-time in any FIA-sanctioned World Championship-level competition. Graduating from the European Le Mans Series, the FIA Women in […]

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UK RALLYING NEEDS TO RETHINK ITS FUTURE – RICHARDS

PHOTOGRAPHY BY HYUNDAI MOTORSPORT WORDS BY ELLIOT WOOD, DAVID EVANS & COLIN CLARK   MOTORSPORT UK CHAIRMAN SAYS THE ‘DIE IS SET’ FOR RALLY GB’S SHORT-TERM FUTURE OUTSIDE THE WRC Motorsport UK chairman David Richards is encouraging discussion about new directions for rallying’s future, rather than “just trying to recreate the past all the time” […]

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‘Avid rally fan’ Villas-Boas to make WRC debut in Portugal

Andre Villas-Boas will make his World Rally Championship debut this month in Portugal, organisers said on Tuesday. “Some of the biggest intrigue in Portugal will be reserved for car 57, driven by Andre Villas-Boas. The former Porto, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur football manager has been an avid rally fan for some time and will make […]

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Start in Mikolajki and finish in Warsaw

It is going to be a very special jubilee and splendid rally. ORLEN 77th Rally Poland marks 100th anniversary of this event with opening ceremony in Mikolajki and champagne spraying at the finish in Warsaw. Mikolajki-based event will kick-off 2021 season of FIA European Rally Championship – the oldest rally series in the world, held since 1953. […]

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Oliver Solberg to make top flight WRC return in Italy

By: Jason Craig Oliver Solberg will make a return to the World Rally Championship top flight after securing another outing at next month’s Rally Italy. The son of 2003 WRC champion Petter Solberg will once again drive a 2C Competition Hyundai Motorsport i20 Coupe after impressing on his way to seventh during his debut run […]

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Miller leads one-two at Jerez MotoGP for Ducati Lenovo

The Ducati Lenovo Team scored an extraordinary one-two finish at the MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix, held this afternoon at the Jerez Circuit, where Jack Miller and Francesco Bagnaia took their Desmosedici GP bikes to the podium, finishing first and second respectively. This is the second MotoGP success for the Australian rider, obtained at the end […]

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Alonso: I brought my anger to the track

Author: Anna Francis Fernando Alonso achieved his best result of the season so far in Portugal with an impressive drive to eighth place. The Spaniard admits his performance was fuelled by his emotions. Fernando Alonso has admitted that his anger was the fuel behind his impressive performance at the Portuguese Grand Prix. The Alpine team had showed […]

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Russell could replace Bottas at Mercedes this season

Author:RacingNews365 Staff Valtteri Bottas’ position at Mercedes appears to be under threat. Reports suggest the team could bring in George Russell at the Finn’s expense as soon as this season. © Mercedes Valtteri Bottas may not make it through to the end of the 2021 Formula 1 season, at least not as a Mercedes driver according to […]

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FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP HYBRID PROGRAMME UPDATE

  The FIA, along with WRC manufacturers Hyundai, M-Sport Ford and Toyota are fully committed to the implementation of Rally1 hybrid for 2022. In line with the FIA’s drive towards new technology and sustainable energy, the next-generation of top category WRC cars will feature a state-of-the-art plug-in hybrid unit. The FIA and the manufacturers have […]

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THE ZWARTKOPS SWAP

by Motorsport Media Gauteng Rotax Max Challenge karting returns to Pretoria home base The Gauteng Rotax Max Challenge returns to home ground when the region’s top kart racers gather for the third round of the series at Zwartkops on Saturday 8 March. Not that the racing should be any less spectacular but this and the previous […]

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New Zanardi documentary coming to Amazon Prime

By Marshall Pruett A new documentary titled “Alex Zanardi — Disability is all Relative” is about to make its debut on Amazon Prime. Filmed across 2018-19 in partnership with BMW, the 50-minute film chronicles the Italian’s preparation and effort to compete in the Rolex 24 At Daytona endurance race driving a specially modified BMW M8 GTE outfitted with […]

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Jordan Pepper, (Lamborghini), Mercedes BMW wins in abbreviated Race 1 for GT World Challenge America

Story by: Racer staff After a rain delay to the original day’s schedule, the Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS competition delivered the action in bucketloads. When the downpour and lightning threat created the red/checkered premature stop to the race, it would be Jordan Pepper in the No. 3 K-PAX Racing Lamborghini Huracan […]

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The small differences which swung the Portuguese GP in Hamilton’s favour – MPH

AUTHOR :Mark Hughes Luck played its part in the Portuguese GP, but Lewis Hamilton ultimately made several factors play to his advantage. Hamilton ultimately managed to take advantage of the differentiating factors in Portimão The competitive swings between Red Bull and Mercedes, between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, between the operations of the two teams are wild now that we […]

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KCB pumps Sh100 million towards WRC Safari Rally

By Agencies For Citizen Digital In Summary WRC is one of the oldest and leading global motorsport competitions and is governed by Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, (FIA). The championship returns to Kenya in 2020, after a nearly two-decade hiatus. The 2020 competition was put off after the Covid-19 pandemic struc Kenya’s preparations for the forthcoming World […]

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F1 confirms three sprint races for 2021

By Chris Medland The plan to trial three sprint races in 2021 has finally been confirmed following a meeting of the Formula 1 Commission on Monday. F1 investigated the idea of reverse-grid sprint races but landed on the compromise of a shorter Saturday qualifying race, with the result determining the grid for the main grand prix […]

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Canadian Grand Prix cancelled, replaced by Turkey

By Chris Medland This year’s Canadian Grand Prix has been officially cancelled, with Turkey taking its place on the calendar in June. The race in Montreal was scheduled to take place on June 13, and had already been confirmed as being a behind-closed-doors event if it were to go ahead. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing […]

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OGIER: MY ‘CRAZY HELL OF A RIDE’

Sébastien Ogier believed winning the Croatia Rally was beyond him after Sunday morning’s road traffic accident that left him fighting a damaged car and nursing an injured back. The world champion snatched victory in the third round of the FIA World Rally Championship by 0.6sec – the third closest margin in the series’ 49-year history […]

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Binder: KTM “not in a terrible place” despite MotoGP struggles

By: Lewis Dun Co-author Mark Bremer South Africa’s Brad Binder says KTM is “not in a terrible place” despite a tough start to the 2021 MotoGP season for the Austrian manufacturer. KTM had a torrid time in the Qatar double-header, with Binder and team-mate Miguel Oliveira languishing outside the top 10 in 14th and 13th […]

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PASTRANA TAKES THIRD ARA WIN IN A ROW ON OLYMPUS RALLY

PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID COSSEBOOM WORDS BY LUKE BARRY   THE SUBARU MOTORSPORTS USA DRIVER EXTENDS UNBEATEN RUN IN 2021, WITH KEN BLOCK FINISHING IN SECOND Travis Pastrana has maintained his 100% start to the 2021 American Rally Association presented by DirtFish National season by winning round three, the DirtFish Olympus Rally. The Subaru Motorsports USA driver, […]

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Carl Tundo wins the 2021 Africa Equator Rally in Naivasha

By: GRACE MATHEK Kenyan driver Carl Flash Tundo has won his first Africa Rally Championship (ARC) Equator Rally victory in Naivasha. Tundo defied the early morning torrential rains and muddy conditions to win the race. On his first outing with the Minti Motorsports VW Polo R5, the 5-time Safari Rally winner thrived through wet conditions as he […]

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Vergne encourages Alonso to prove himself in Formula E

Author: Anna Francis Jean-Eric Vergne found success in Formula E after his F1 career came to end, and the Frenchman hopes that Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso may one day do the same. Jean-Eric Vergne believes that Fernando Alonso should try his hand at Formula E to prove that he is the best.Several former F1 […]

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Targa Tasmania rally: tribunal set up to investigate crashes after three deaths

By: Justine Landis-Hanley Premier Peter Gutwein says the government will be talking with police and race officials about how the island’s 2,000km rally may have to change in future Motorsports Australia will establish a special investigatory tribunal to examine two fatal crashes in which three people died at Targa Tasmania at the weekend. Veteran competitor Shane […]

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Ogier clinches WRC Croatia Rally victory by 0.6s to Evans

By: Ryan Wood Sebastien Ogier(FRA) and Julien Ingrassia (FRA) of team Toyota Gazoo Racing Sebastien Ogier claimed a thrilling victory on Sunday, despite an early scare which saw the Frenchman involved in a collision on a public road, which almost derailed his WRC Croatia Rally. Ogier pipped Toyota Yaris team-mate Elfyn Evans by just 0.6 […]

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OGIER LEADS IN CROATIA AS NEUVILLE SUFFERS TORRID MORNING

Sébastien Ogier stormed into the lead of the Croatia Rally on Saturday morning as a troubled Thierry Neuville forfeited his overnight advantage. The world champion won two of the four asphalt speed tests south-west of Zagreb to relegate the Belgian and head a Toyota Yaris one-two. Elfyn Evans was 7.0sec behind with a frustrated Neuville […]

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NEUVILLE LEADS IN CROATIA AS ROVANPERÄ CRASHES

Thierry Neuville won three of Friday morning’s four speed tests to grab an early lead at the Croatia Rally after FIA World Rally Championship leader Kalle Rovanperä crashed shortly after the start. Neuville won the opening two special stages in his Hyundai i20. Although Elfyn Evans halted Neuville’s run, the Belgian added a third success […]

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Ken Block to race in the East Africa Safari Classic Rally 2021 for Tuthill Porsche

By Daniel Lawrence Ken Block is a free agent, living in a world post his multi-year deal with Ford and seemingly striving to now race in every Off-Road vehicle under the sun. Thanks to a recent announcement from Tuthill Porsche, Off-Road Racing fans will get a glimpse of Ken Block behind the wheel of a vintage Rallying 911 at this […]

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Driver killed in Australian rally crash

By:Andrew van Leeuwen A driver has been tragically killed in a crash during the Targa Tasmania rally in Australia. According to organisers, Shane Navin crashed on the Mt Arrowsmith stage at 10am local time this morning. He couldn’t be revived by medical crews and was pronounced dead on the scene. His co-driver Glenn Evans was […]

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EVANS CONFIDENT IN TOYOTA’S TARMAC ABILITIES

Elfyn Evans says he’s looking forward to his first ever all-asphalt event aboard a Toyota Yaris WRC in Croatia this week end. The Welshman, who is currently third in the standings and went fastest on Thursday’s morning’s shakedown blast, has surprisingly never started an all-asphalt rally before in his current car, although the same can […]

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FIA announce electric GT category

By Michael Callander The Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) has announced it intends to introduce a new, all-electric GT racing category. The cars will implement “a unique combination of innovations unseen in motorsport to date“, giving manufacturers “a platform to develop technology relevant to their high-performance road cars. […]

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE OLYMPUS RALLY

PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID COSSEBOOM WORDS BY LUKE BARRY ROUND THREE OF THE 2021 AMERICAN RALLY ASSOCIATION NATIONAL SERIES IS ONE OF THE MOST FAMED It’s time to buckle up and prepare for an awesome week of rallying! Not only is the World Rally Championship season resuming after a two-month break, but the American Rally Association presented […]