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Both Local Police and NHTSA Probe Tesla Crash

BY WES RAYNAL Texas police are expected to serve search warrants on Tesla to retrieve data from the Model S.   Texas police are set to serve search warrants on Tesla today, April 20, to secure data from Saturday’s fatal crash, a senior officer told Reuters. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said company checks showed the car’s Autopilot driver […]

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Verstappen and Hamilton explain their rivalry and the championship battle

Author: Nigel Chiu Co-author :Dieter Rencken The championship protagonists have talked about the prospect of battling for the Formula 1 drivers’ title for the remainder of the 2021 season. Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen both agree this year’s battle for the 2021 title will be close throughout the 23-race season. Just one point split the pair after […]

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F1 Is Actually Competitive Now and Mercedes Seems Rattled

BY HAZEL SOUTHWELL AP PHOTO/LUCA BRUNO Fighting back from an early off and tangoing with Williams is not how Mercedes expected to spend its Sunday. Formula One is not, lately, famous for how competitive it is. Although every team tries their hardest, one has absolutely nailed the hybrid era and it’s Mercedes. It helps that the […]

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Márquez’s amazing MotoGP return: now he knows he’s not bombproof

By: Mat Oxley The six-times MotoGP king’s quietly sensational return shows he has lost nothing except some muscle mass in his right arm. And during his nine-month absence he’s gained something much more importa Many people said they weren’t surprised by Marc Márquez’s seventh-place finish at Portimao. But after the 25-lap race the six-times MotoGP champion certainly didn’t […]

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Grosjean had ‘big mix of emotions’ moments before IndyCar debut

By Marshall Pruett Romain Grosjean went to a different place while standing on the grid for Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. Preparing for his NTT IndyCar Series debut, the Frenchman’s pre-race routine ventured beyond the usual stretching exercises and calming of nerves. Moments prior to strapping into his No. 51 Honda, 140 days after […]

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THE LAST TIME THE WRC VISITED SOUTHEAST EUROPE

PHOTOGRAPHY BY RED BULL CONTENT POOL WORDS BY LUKE BARRY AHEAD OF THE INAUGURAL RALLY CROATIA, DIRTFISH REMEMBERS THE RATHER FORGETTABLE RALLY BULGARIA The World Rally Championship has been to all corners of the globe, but Europe has proved a popular destination for rallying’s premier competition over the years. Indeed, of the 33 nations to have […]

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Imola performance: A masterclass drive

Author: Adriano Boin Martin Brundle believes the battle between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen will only intensify as the season goes along, with the Brit singling out the Dutchman’s performance in Imola for high praise. Martin Brundle had nothing but praise for Max Verstappen and his effort at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, calling the Dutchman’s […]

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Over 200 Reporters Arriving in Croatia to Cover World Rally Championship

By HINA Everything is ready for the arrival of participants in the third round of the FIA World Rally Championship, which will take place in Croatia on 22-25 April, and the host expects more than 200 reporters and TV crews for this occasion. A total of 69 teams are expected at the Croatia Rally route which will […]

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’STRAW RACKS ‘EM UP

by Motorsport Media Andrew takes control of Investchem Formula 1600 Andrew Rackstraw has taken complete control of the 2021 Investchem Formula 1600 championship — the Cape Town driver picked up where he left off at home with another double victory off pole position at Zwartkops on Saturday. Having dropped just one point of a possible […]

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SCOTT’S MAGIC COMEBACK

By Motorsport Media – Temple escapes carnage to take fairytale race 2 win   Investchem Racing’s Scott Temple and the WCT Engineering team emerged as the Global Touring Car heroes following a fairytale come from behind maiden victory aboard his Chemical Logistics Toyota Corolla at Zwartkops on Saturday. Teammates Robert Wolk ended second and third overall, […]

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FIA explain legality of Hamilton’s Imola reverse

Lewis Hamilton’s reverse manoeuvre back onto the circuit at Imola was completely within the rules, the FIA have confirmed. The seven-time World Champion found himself up against the barrier with a damaged front wing when he ran wide at Tosa while lapping George Russell during the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, shortly after he had switched […]

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Fabio Quartararo claims MotoGP pole in record time, Brad Binder’s KTM again off the pace

By AFP France’s Fabio Quartararo, on a Yamaha, claimed the qualifying honours in style in Portimao on Saturday to take pole for the Portuguese MotoGP with returning six-time world champion Marc Marquez on the second row of Sunday’s grid. Marquez has wasted no time getting back in the thick of things nine months after […]

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TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA’S VAN ROOYEN VICTORIOUS AT ZWARTKOPS

It was a solid weekend of racing for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA’s Global Touring Car (GTC) team at Zwartkops, with Michael van Rooyen recording his second victory of the year during Round 2; and Mandla Mdakane finishing in second place during the second race of the weekend. The two Toyota Corolla drivers made the most […]

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Emilia Romagna GP: Verstappen wins, Hamilton recovers to second

By :Alex Kalinauckas Max Verstappen won a thrilling wet-dry Emilia Romagna Formula 1 race, featuring the Red Bull driver colliding with Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas and George Russell suffering a race-suspending crash. Verstappen and Hamilton clashed at the race’s opening corners, with the latter then having to put in a recovery drive after sliding […]

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Toyota unsure of what to expect at ‘challenging’ Rally Croatia

by Ryan Wood The World Rally Championship heads to Croatia for the first time next weekend, and despite a six day test in the country, Toyota are unsure of what to expect from the all-asphalt event. The Japanese manufacturer currently leads the WRC standings with Kalle Rovanpera, four points ahead of Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville. But heading to a […]

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T’S RACE WEEKEND

Published by: Motorsport Marketing Services Although it seems like an odd headline, given how the Covid-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down over the last year, claiming it’s race weekend is a fairly big deal. Especially when it means that round two of the Extreme Festival is going ahead as planned.   As good […]

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Path Now Clear For F1 Miami Grand Prix in 2022

BY JOE SAWARD F1 officials could make announcement as early as Sunday at Imola, Italy. The grandstands at Imola, Italy, will be empty again this weekend, with the local authorities unwilling to accept an event with spectators. The paddock, however, will be bustling, as it is expected that Liberty Media boss Greg Maffei and former F1 […]

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A derelict and forlorn venue rekindles memories of a glorious past

The Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series visited the Phakisa Freeway on Saturday April 10, and the unique layout of this once great venue brought out the best in all those who rose to meet its challenge. A total lack of electricity on site also meant that officials had to meet a different challenge which they all did admirably. […]

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The World Rally Championship Could Race at the Nurburgring Next Year

BY PETER HOLDERITH Nothing’s set in stone yet but Rally Germany is looking for a new home in 2022. The Nürburgring is the most famous racing complex in the world, with any automaker worth its salt sending its sportiest models for testing at the facility’s Nordschleife. But one legendary racing series has been missing from the ‘Ring’s hallowed […]

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Volkswagens galore as Round 2 of the national circuit racing series reaches Pretoria’s Zwartkops Raceway

  Kariega (Previously Uitenhage). South Africa’s best-selling passenger car brand and its specialist motorsport division is looking forward to the next outing of the 2021 circuit racing season with Round 2 of the Xtreme Festival scheduled to take place at Pretoria’s Zwartkops Raceway over the weekend of 16 and 17 April. With a number of Volkswagen […]

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Stroll puts Mont-Tremblant up for sale

By Chris Medland Aston Martin team owner Lawrence Stroll is selling the iconic Circuit Mont-Tremblant in Quebec, Canada, potentially including the legendary Jim Russell Racing School. Mont-Tremblant opened in 1964 and hosted two grands prix back in 1968 and 1970, while it has also hosted IndyCar, with a Champ Car race last held in 2007. […]

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State-of-the-art technology comes to town ahead of Equator Rally

A total of seven R5s will feature in the Equator event making it the highest number on Kenyan soil. Competitors believe the healthy entry of R5 cars on the forthcoming FIA ARC Equator Rally is a sign of better things to come. KNRC Division 1 Navigators’ Champion Victor Okundi reckons: “It shows how much the […]

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Portugal MotoGP: Marc Marquez: Great feeling to be returning to MotoGP

MotoGP: Robert Jones Marc Marquez set for much anticipated MotoGP return this weekend at Portimao for round three of the 2021 season. Repsol Honda will be back at full strength this weekend, as Marc Marquez makes his much anticipated return to MotoGP at the Portuguese Grand Prix. the six-time premier class world champion was cleared by […]

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Breen denied back-to-back Sanremo Rally wins after late penalty —SEE UPDATE

By: Sammy Hamill UPDATE: WORDS BY LUKE BARRY Dirthfish.com   Craig Breen and Paul Nagle have been reinstated as the winners of Rally Sanremo after the final time control of the rally was canceled. Breen had beaten fellow Hyundai i20 R5 driver Andrea Crugnola by 4.8 seconds after eight stages of the former WRC event, but […]

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‘My target is to win MotoGP titles, not win a lot of races’

MotoGP Peter McLaren Marc Marquez in 2014: ‘People remember how many titles you have won. Not how many races’. A fifth place in Portimao would give Marquez the same points as eventual champion Joan Mir after round 3 of last season… When eight-time world champion Marc Marquez makes his MotoGP return at Portimao next weekend, it will be on board […]

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DOUBLE DUTY JAYDEN STARS IN DELMAS

by Motorsport Media Els & Swartz take rally class win as Jayden plots Polo Cup progress The weekend’s double header SA National Rally Championship opening Delmas rally proved a great outing for young Jayden Els, who is dovetailing a dual campaign this season aboard his Power Line Africa rally Volkswagen Polo R2 and a national circuit […]

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PORSCHES FIGHT OFF ESCORT IN WELKOM

by Motorsport Media Historic Racing delivers cracking action at Phakisa The Historic Racing South Africa away weekend to Phakisa in the Free State delivered some exciting and giant-killing action as Peter Bailey’s Porsche came out on top in the Sports, GT and Saloon races with an angry Escort in close attendance. The Charlies Super Spar Pursuit […]

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The Legendary “Rallyе Breslau Poland” is about to hit 300 Entries.

With a tight schedule to pass all administrative and scrutineering checks on Saturday and Sunday (June 26th and 27th) and a mandatory Driver’s briefing before the first rally day, this year’s rally will be a remarkable turn back on what 10 years ago was the legendary Rallye Breslau with such a huge variety of drivers, […]

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Tanak: Hyundai will show potential in Croatia

By: Jason Craig Ott Tanak believes the “full potential” of Hyundai Motorsport’s i20 World Rally Car will be on show at Rally Croatia later this month. Tanak scored only his second World Rally Championship win as a Hyundai driver at February’s Arctic Rally Finland where he defeated the Toyota Yaris of Kalle Rovanpera by 17.5 […]

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Mercedes claim Wolff’s spreading s**t jibe was misunderstood

Author:Tom Fenton Mercedes have claimed that Toto Wolff’s controversial comment on Zak Brown was misquoted. The team boss was trending on social media earlier this week – but the organisation insists the line was lost in translation. A Mercedes F1 spokesperson has claimed that Toto Wolff’s jibe at fellow team bosses Zak Brown and Christian Horner […]

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ASPHALT FORM CHEERS LATVALA AHEAD OF CROATIA

Having won both the last two FIA World Rally Championship rounds featuring asphalt, Toyota Gazoo Racing team principal Jari-Matti Latvala has every reason to be optimistic ahead of the Croatia Rally (22 – 25 April). The Yaris World Rally Car topped the podium at last season’s ACI Rally Monza finale and this year’s opening Rallye […]

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ENDURANCE TITLE CHALLENGE FOR STIAAN KRIEL RACING TO START WITH KZN DOUBLE-HEADER

The Stiaan Kriel Racing team will aim to emerge as South African Endurance Series title contenders in the double-header season-opener at Dezzi Raceway this coming weekend (April 9-10.) This will be the team’s second season in the series with the trio of Stiaan Kriel, Kosie Weyers and Robyn Kriel again piloting their Backdraft Roadster. In […]

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Red Bull motivated championship is ‘within grasp’

By Chris Medland | Mark Sutton/Motorsport Images Red Bull is motivated by the fact that it has a realistic chance of winning the championship this year, even though Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton won the first race of the season. Hamilton managed to hold off Max Verstappen in the closing laps of a thrilling Bahrain Grand Prix […]