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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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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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INVESTCHEM FORMULA 1600 IS SA’S RICHEST RACE SERIES

by Motorsport Media Quarter-million rand and great testing prizes for ’21 champion South Africa’s richest racing championship will celebrate its twentieth anniversary in fine style in 2021 with Investchem Formula 1600 all set to bounce back in bumper new racing season later in March. And with a quarter-million rand up for grabs for the champion, […]

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Facebook ban hits Supercars team

By: Rachit Thukral Facebook’s controversial ban of news coverage in Australia has seen the official page of Supercars team Matt Stone Racing taken down. The social media giant banned both publishers and users from sharing news stories on Wednesday this week in response to a proposed law by the Australian government that forces tech platforms to […]

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Drifting: Heritage and collectibility

From: CLASSICCARS.COM In the last 15 years, the rise of a new motorsport has captured young hearts while creating its own lifestyle and culture around the world. Drifting is an international FIA-sanctioned motorsport originating from Japan that has created a new and growing segment to our evolving car culture. Drifting is a driving technique in […]

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FIA President Todt: “We are facing a difficult start to the season”

by GPblog.com | F1 NEWS The new Formula One season is due to start in two months time, but once again we are not getting the season that was planned in advance. FIA president Jean Todt thinks it will be another difficult start to the motorsport season. Monte Carlo Rally Todt attended the Monte Carlo Rally this weekend, going […]

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Botswana: Motor Sport Growth Gains Momentum

Botswana Daily News (Gaborone) By Tebogo Lephogole   Motor sport has shown significance growth through the performance of Ross Branch during the just ended Dakar Rally 2021. James Alexander is another Motswana who participated in the Dakar Rally with Branch. Speaking in an interview on Tuesday in Gaborone, Botswana Motor Sports head of federation of […]

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Alex Zanardi Is Able to Speak to His Family After Most Recent Surgery: Report

BY HAZEL SOUTHWELL | thedrive.com He’s had to undergo multiple brain surgeries since his horrific hand-cycling crash last summer. Two-time CART champion, Paralympic gold medalist, and former F1 driver Alex Zanardi has reportedly spoken to his family following a successful, “awake” surgery, reports the Italian news outlet Autosprint. Zanardi suffered a serious hand-cycling crash during a race in […]

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After Five Brain Surgeries, Racing Legend Alex Zanardi Shows Remarkable Improvements

BY STEVE COLE SMITH Zanardi almost lost his life in 2001 and again this June in a paracyling crash. Now, he’s responding to his doctors. Italian newspapers are reporting that former IndyCar star and Formula 1 driver Alex Zanardi, who lost both of his legs after a crash at the Lausitzring in 2001, has shown signs […]

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CAN SELLER MAKE IT SEVEN?

Published on Motorsport.co.za Clint Seller (King Price Xtreme Yamaha R1) heads to Port Elizabeth’s Aldo Scribante Racetrack needing just a second-place finish in either of the two races to be held on Saturday, 31 October to claim his seventh South African title. The NGK Spark Plugs SA Superbike Series supported by Bridgestone championship leader holds […]

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Schumacher and Johnson Jr. among winners at SpringNationals

By NHRA |racer.com Eight-time Top Fuel world champion Tony Schumacher picked up his first victory in more than two years, powering to the win in a thrilling side-by-side duel with Steve Torrence in the final round of Sunday’s 33rd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil at Houston Raceway Park. Tommy Johnson Jr. […]

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Schumacher hauls himself into title contention with first win of 2020 in Monza Feature Race, ahead of Ghiotto

It as a case of seven times lucky for Mick Schumacher, who has blown the drivers’ title fight wide open with his first victory of 2020, and his first ever in a Feature Race. The Ferrari junior took his fourth consecutive podium finish, and his seventh overall this season, to move within three points of […]

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Barrichello breaks through to claim first USF2000 win

Second-generation racer Eduardo Barrichello scored an impressive maiden Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship victory this afternoon for Pabst Racing at the Indianapolis Grand Prix road course. In front of his former Ferrari Formula 1 race-winning father Rubens, the 18-year-old Barrichello worked his way methodically from fourth at the completion of the opening lap to secure top […]

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The ID.R is back: Volkswagen electrifies Goodwood

Welcome back, Volkswagen ID.R! 411 days after the record-breaking drive up Tianmen Mountain in China, the fully-electric race car returns to action at Goodwood SpeedWeek (16.­­­–18.10.2020). After the coronavirus pandemic caused the cancellation of both the Goodwood Festival of Speed (FoS) and the Goodwood Revival, the organisers have launched a new event: Goodwood SpeedWeek, at […]

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Clint Vahsholtz wins overall at Pikes Peak

Veteran hillclimber Clint Vahsholtz claimed overall and Open Wheel division honors in the 98th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with his 2013 Ford Open Wheeler. In his 29th run up the 12.42-mile “Race to the Clouds,” Vahsholtz’s time of 9m35.490s edged out fellow Pikes Peak veteran Paul Dallenbach for overall and Open […]

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Pikes Peak will put you to the ultimate test; just ask Randy Pobst and Unplugged Performance

After stuffing a heavy crash near Pikes Peak’s “Bottomless Pit,” Unplugged Performance has begun rebuilding their 2020 Tesla Model 3 in the hopes of being able to meet today’s pack-in deadline for Sunday’s race. This will be one of the hardest-fought thrashes to ever happen in the name of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, […]

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Zanardi showing ‘significant clinical improvements’ – Hospital

Alex Zanardi is showing “significant clinical improvements” according to the latest statement from the hospital reating the former Formula 1 driver and multiple Paralympic gold medalist. Zanardi was involved in a hand-cycling accident two months ago and suffered life threatening injuries when he collided with a truck. He has since undergone four operations. Initially the 53-year-old […]

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In the Racing Seat with Ford South Africa this Women’s Month

Women have been involved in motorsport from the very start – on the track, in the pits, and behind the scenes. From pioneering drivers like Vicki Wood and Janet Guthrie, to more contemporary competitors like Sarah Fisher and Danica Patrick, women have made their mark on the sport from Detroit to Daytona, and from Indianapolis […]

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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 […]

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Noaker sweeps Global Mazda MX-5 Cup races at Road America

Robert Noaker opened the Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires season with a perfect record. The high school junior won both races of the Alana Long 100 from pole. Rookie runner Jared Thomas finished second, with Selin Rollan coming home in third. The path to victory was quite different, but Friday’s […]

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Zwart to take on Pikes Peak again in Porsche 945

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Hall of Famer, Jeff Zwart is headed back to “America’s Mountain” for the 98th running of the “Race to the Clouds.” Zwart, a Porsche aficionado, will showcase the Porsche 935 model when he rockets to the summit in this year’s race, which has been rescheduled for August 30. With dual […]

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Zanardi discharged from hospital and transferred for further recovery

Alex Zanardi has moved to a new facility to continue the treatment of the head and facial injuries he suffered last month. The former Formula 1 driver rode his handbike into a truck at high speed last month and had to be taken to hospital with serious injuries. Zanardi slowly pulled out of a coma […]

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Goodwood Speedweek – a pioneering new event this autumn

Goodwood Speedweek presented by Mastercard will take place at the Goodwood Motor Circuit on 16-18 October 2020. Inspired by the Festival of Speed and Revival, this one-off spectacular will celebrate the greatest elements of both events.Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic it will be a ‘behind closed doors’ event, with no spectators allowed within the […]

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Doctors treating Zanardi to begin bringing him out of coma

The doctors treating Alex Zanardi have begun reducing his sedation in order to bring him out of his medically-induced coma. The 53-year-old has undergone surgery on three occasions since he was airlifted to the Santa Maria alle Scotte hospital outside Siena on June 19th with head and facial injuries sustained in a handbike event nearby. […]

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Pikes Peak International Hill Climb – NEW DATE – 30 Aug 20

Since March 19 when the announcement came that the 98th running of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, brought to you by Gran Turismo, would be postponed until August 30, race fans everywhere have been eager to learn if they would be allowed to attend the world-famous hill climb in person. With input and […]

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The catalyst for Dane’s women in motorsport cause

The attention surrounding the hiring of engineer Romy Mayer sparked Triple Eight shareholder Jess Dane to set about driving female involvement in motorsport. Mayer’s 2015 appointment as a female Supercars engineer drew massive media attention. The hype made Dane realise the male-dominated nature of the industry; something that had never previously crossed her mind. “To […]

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Inside the industry: Why racing doesn’t sell cars

F1’s influence may be huge, but its costs are increasingly hard to justify by the people that controls the coffers ‘Win on Sunday, sell on Monday’ has underpinned many a motorsport programme over the years, be it a mega-bucks manufacturer-backed Formula 1, Le Mans or world rally team or a more realistic dealer-supported national race […]

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Zanardi condition remains serious after third operation

Former Formula 1 driver Alex Zanardi has undergone a third operation as the Italian continues his recovery from a hand-cycling accident. On June 19, Zanardi was involved in a serious accident while competing in a national Paralympic hand-cycling race, resulting in two neurosurgeries. The 53-year-old Italian was again operated on Monday [July 6] in a […]

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Zanardi undergoes additional surgery

Alex Zanardi has undergone a second round of neurosurgery and remains in a medically-induced coma in an Italian hospital after sustaining severe injuries in a hand cycling accident just under two weeks ago. Zanardi underwent a CT scan on Monday that, according to the Santa Maria alle Scotte hospital, revealed “an evolution of the patient’s […]

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No charges in NASCAR noose incident involving Bubba Wallace

The noose found hanging in Bubba Wallace’s garage stall at Talladega Superspeedway had been there since at least last October, federal authorities said Tuesday in announcing there will be no charges filed in an incident that rocked NASCAR and its only fulltime Black driver. U.S. Attorney Jay Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie […]

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Jessi Combs named fastest woman on Earth by Guinness World Records

The speeds achieved by daredevil and all-around bad-ass Jessi Combs leading up to the accident that took her life on August 27, 2019, has been accepted as a new world record by the officials at Guinness World Records. Combs’ record is for the fastest speed on land achieved by a woman, and the official number […]

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Alex Zanardi’s Doctor: Injuries Are Not on Michael Schumacher’s Level

Two-time CART champion and former Formula 1 driver Alex Zanardi’s brain injuries do not compare with those suffered by fellow former F1 driver Michael Schumacher. So says Giuseppe Olivieri, the doctor who operated on Zanardi following his head-on crash with a truck during a handcycling race in Italy last weekend. Former Williams driver Zanardi, who […]

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NHRA Top Fuel King Tony Schumacher Returning to Racing

Tony Schumacher will be back on the track when the NHRA Mello Yello Series returns to action at Lucas Oil Raceway in July. Schumacher, an eight-time NHRA Top Fuel champion and winner of class-record 84 events, has secured a two-race sponsorship deal with credit card processing company Global Electronic Technology. Schumacher plans to be back […]

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Alex Zanardi Remains in Coma after Hand-Cycle Crash

Doctors are focusing on the Paralympian’s survival first, won’t speculate about his neurological state. Alex Zanardi, as those who know him should suspect, was doing something that would benefit others when he lost control of his hand-powered para-cycle during a relay rally in the middle of nowhere in central Italy. Taking a sharp turn, Zanardi’s […]

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Zanardi seriously injured in hand cycling accident

IndyCar legend Alex Zanardi has suffered a severe head injury in a collision with a larger vehicle during a handbike race in his native Italy. The Associated Press is reporting that Zanardi was transported by helicopter to Santa Maria alle Scotte hospital in Siena following the accident, which occurred near the Tuscan town of Pienza during a […]

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Nearly 500 entries for June Sprints at Road America

This weekend, June 12-14, marks the 65th running of the WeatherTech Chicago Region June Sprints at Road America, part of the 2020 Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA Super Tour. Racing began at Road America in 1956, and the June Sprints was part of that year’s full-season schedule. Back then, the June Sprints was a component of […]