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Manateq Qatar Cross-Country Rally

QATAR’S AL-ATTIYAH PIPS SOUTH AFRICAN TOYOTA COLLEAGUE DE VILLIERS TO FASTEST TIME IN LOSAIL SUPER SPECIAL STAGE Qatar’s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah and French co-driver Matthieu Baumel got the better of a strong field through a varied and challenging opening 4.84km super special stage of the Manateq Qatar Cross-Country Rally at the Losail International Circuit late […]

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Østberg returns with Citroën

Mads Østberg will return to the Citroën team for two gravel rallies after a successful appearance at Rally Sweden in February.The Norwegian driver will get back behind the wheel of a C3 WRC for Vodafone Rally de Portugal (17-20 May) and Rally Italia Sardegna (7-10 June) as the team looks to bolster its squad alongside […]

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Speed Queen Van Aswegen superb during Bulawayo debut

It has certainly been a long break away from competitive main circuit racing for the fastest lady rider in South Africa, but Nicole van Aswegen certainly showed the Bulawayo crowd that she didn’t lose her touch on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Hard work paid off with her celebrating a host of strong results against a […]

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THE HUNT IS ON FOR ENGEN AUDI

It’s Race Week! Anticipation and excitement will be racing through the Mother City over the next few days as the Engen Audi team gears up for Round Two of the Sasol GTC Africa at Killarney. Pressure weighed in after Round One, with three engine overhauls and a complete rebuild of Michael Stephen’s car in just […]

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ROAD TO INDY VISITS KILLARNEY

The Investchem South African Formula 1600 Championship takes the next step on the Road to Indy as it heads to Cape Town for the second round of the Extreme Festival at the Killarney International Raceway Saturday 21 April with an eager field of drivers with one aim in mind — to beat Stuart White. Bloemfontein […]

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DUCATI TEAM READY FOR THE ACTION AT ASSEN, HOME OF THE FOURTH ROUND OF THE WORLDSBK CHAMPIONSHIP

After taking a brilliant win and two more podiums at Aragon (Spain) last weekend, the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team is ready to take it back to the track at Assen (Netherlands) for the fourth round of the 2018 WorldSBK Championship. Both Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri are keen to take home their first win […]

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AUDI PARTNERS WITH DRIVETRIBE AS IT GEARS UP FOR EV LAUNCH

As excitement grows for Audi’s game-changing entry in to the electric vehicles market, the launch of the Audi Electric Vehicle Tribe marks a major new partnership for DriveTribe, the social media startup backed by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. This is the first major commercial partnership to be confirmed by DriveTribe, the world’s […]

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TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA ALL SET FOR QATAR CROSS-COUNTRY RALLY

Both Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Toyota Hilux race cars have passed scrutineering for the 2018 Qatar Cross-Country Rally, and are now all set to tackle the first racing stage on Wednesday, 18 April. This event is Round 4 of the FIA Cross-Country World Cup, of which the Toyota driver Nasser Al Attiyah and co-driver Mathieu […]

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Chile hosts candidate rally

Chile takes the biggest step yet in its bid to join the FIA World Rally Championship calendar when it hosts the RallyMobil Concepción candidate event this weekend. The dirt road rally, which is hoping to earn a WRC slot next year, will be observed by the FIA’s Timo Rautiainen and safety delegate Michele Mouton will […]

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Bike racers were never choirboys

This is bike racing, not classical music,” opined former 250cc world champion Max Biaggi after Doriano Romboni accused him of dirty tricks on the last lap of the 1994 250cc German Grand Prix.Pretty obvious, really, because there’s not a half-successful racer in the world who doesn’t get up to some kind of mischief in his […]

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#AragonWorldSBK Day 3 – Davies dazzles field with seventh Aragon win

Tere are very few certainties in the WorldSBK calendar – but a Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) and Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) battle at MotorLand Aragon seems as close as you can get. In a repeat of last year’s Aragon Round, the two leading riders of the championship clashed sensationally in the […]

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Bottas felt Mercedes ‘deserved’ Chinese GP victory

Valtteri Bottas believes Mercedes would have “deserved” victory at the Chinese Grand Prix had it not been for the unfortunate timing of the safety car mid-race.Bottas, who started third on the grid, elevated himself into second-place on the opening lap and found himself in a two-way scrap with race leader Sebastian Vettel for first position […]

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MRF & Gaurav Gill to enter World Rally Championship: An Indian to participate on the World Stage after a decade!

Gaurav Gill will be entering this year WRC2 Class. This news comes after the ace-rally driver claimed his third APRC title in 2017, he will follow the likes of Naren Kumar the only other Indian to have raced at this level! In a wild turn of events for Indian motorsport fans in India, MRF Racing […]

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Ken Block returns to WRC

Ken Block has confirmed his World Rally Championship return for RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de Espana four years on from his last outing. Ken Block has confirmed his World Rally Championship return for RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de Espana four years on from his last outing in the series. Block pulled out of the World […]

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Morocco Desert Challenge: Race started with roll of Favourite Ourednicek

 The Morocco Desert Challenge started with the prologue stage this Sunday in Morocco – and we have the first big accident of the top-favourite in the cars and last year´s winner Tomas Ourednicek (Ford Ranger) from Czech Republic. The winners of the first stage in the cars are the Dutch Michiel Becx / Edwin Kuipers […]

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Safari champs Tundo to skip Africa Rally Championship race in S. Africa

Kenya’s top driver and Safari Rally champion Carl Tundo has pulled out of the York Rally, the third round of the Africa Rally Championship (ARC), which will take place on April 19-21 in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Tundo, who is eyeing his maiden win in the continental competition, said failure to secure sponsorship have forced him […]

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Hayden Paddon blitzes Rally Otago

Geraldine’s Hayden Paddon set a blistering pace with his old co-driver John Kennard as they dominated the weekend’s Rally Otago. Paddon and Kennard, from Blenheim, set new stage records on all of the 17 special stages in their Hyundai i20 AP4+ rally car. Image: Geoff Ridder The pair finished the two-day, 281.29-kilometre event a whopping […]

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Qatar- Al Attiyah gets ready for fierce off-road battle at home event

 Qatar’s Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah and his French co-driver Matthieu Baumel head a truly international field of competitors from 18 countries set to challenge for honours in their various categories at next week’s Qatar Cross-Country Rally, round four of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies and round two of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World […]

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Ricciardo triumphant but Verstappen sparks anger

The great and good of Formula One have rounded on Max Verstappen after the Dutchman’s banzai driving took centre stage again following a dramatic Chinese Grand Prix. Despite Daniel Ricciardo pulling off a Red Bull tactical masterstroke to secure a quite remarkable win, it was the aggressive tactics deployed by his hot-headed team-mate which dominated […]

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Big boys battle it out in AOAA’s first ULTRA4 event

  The Anthricite Outdoor Adventure Area’s (AOAA) first ever ULTRA4 Series racing event turned out to be quite successful and a fan favorite. The day, which started off with clear skies, ended with a muddy celebration and many smiles. Attendance Saturday’s race drew an estimated crowd of more than 1,100 fans to the AOAA park, […]

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2018 ENGEN POLO CUP TITLE CHASE TO VISIT CAPE TOWN

After a brilliant start to the season at Kyalami last month, the 2018 Engen Polo Cup championship contenders will perform at the Western Cape Killarney circuit next Saturday (April 21). The occasion will be round two of this year’s national Extreme Festival series, with the Engen Polo Cup races to play a major role in […]

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Volkswagen Motorsport goes back to the front for Cape Town GTC

Volkswagen Motorsport heads to Killarney International Raceway in Cape Town for the second round of the Sasol GTC and GTC2 Championship on Saturday, 21st April, confident that the learnings from Kyalami and the hours of subsequent preparation will ensure that both the Jetta GTC’s and the Golf GTI GTC2’s are race rady for a competitive […]

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SA CROSS COUNTRY SERIES SWITCHES TO HISTORIC KWAZULU-NATAL AREA

Cross country motor racing enthusiasts who like to combine a little South African history and game viewing with their racing need look no further than the Battlefields 400, in Dundee on May 4 and 5, to satisfy a trio of passions. The event is round two of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) and […]

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Daniel Ricciardo storms to Chinese Grand Prix win with sensational drive

Daniel Ricciardo made a string of thrilling overtaking moves to snatch a surprise Chinese Grand Prix victory on Sunday after a safety car strategy gamble by his Red Bull team paid off handsomely.The Australian, who started from sixth on the grid after almost missing qualifying, made the most of fresher tyres to finish 8.8 seconds […]

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Wraps come off OMSE’s groundbreaking new Ford Fiesta ST

Olsbergs MSE has today (12 April) officially unveiled the groundbreaking new Ford Fiesta ST Supercar that it hopes will carry Kevin Eriksson and Robin Larsson to the top step of the podium in this year’s FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy – with history set to be made in Barcelona this weekend. Swedish […]

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Navarra hosts the next round of the 24H GT SERIES powered by Hankook

Action in the 24H GT SERIES powered by Hankook continues with the inaugural Hankook 12H NAVARRA (20-22 April, 2018). Opened in 2010, the ‘Circuito de Navarra’ in Los Arcos in the Spanish Navarra region is a new venue for the CREVENTIC SERIES powered by Hankook. For the Hankook 12H NAVARRA, running from noon till midnight […]

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RALLY: Kagendo becomes first African woman to be appointed clerk-of-course

Hellen Shiri Kagendo has become the first African woman to be appointed the Clerk-of-Course for the Rally Sports Club round of the Kenya National Rally Championship (KNRC) for June 2018. Shiri, the WRC Safari Rally Project Event Secretary has made history by becoming the first woman to hold the position in the motorsport scene. “I am […]

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F1 News: Hamilton And Verstappen End Feud Ahead Of Chinese GP

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen buried the hatchet after their fallout after the Bahrain Grand Prix when the pair came face-to-face ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit on Thursday. The Mercedes driver labeled the 20-year-old Red Bull Racing star immature after the duo collided in the opening laps of the […]

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Citroen: Full-time return is Loeb’s decision

 Citroen’s chief executive officer Linda Jackson says any decision about whether Sebastien Loeb returns to the World Rally Championship full-time in 2019 remains entirely in the nine-time champion’s hands. Loeb won a quarter of the stages on last weekend’s Tour of Corsica, despite last competing on the island 10 years earlier and having been away […]

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Hero Motosports Team Rally Kick-Starts Its ‘Road To Dakar 2019’ Campaign With The Merzouga Rally 2018

Hero MotoSports Team Rally, the motorsport division of the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, Hero MotoCorp Ltd., will begin its ‘Road to Dakar 2019’ campaign with the 2018 Merzouga Rally to be held in Morocco from 15th – 20th April 2018. This will be the Team’s first international rally of the year. The Hero MotoSports Team […]

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BOTTERILL/VACY-LYLE SET TO FIGHT BACK ON ROUND 2 OF 2018 NATIONAL RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

Defending South African National Rally Champions, Guy Botterill and Simon Vacy-Lyle, are set to fight back on round 2 of the championship next weekend, after failing to score any points during the opening round of the championship. The Toyota Gazoo Racing SA crew had to retire their normally highly reliable Toyota Etios R2 rally car […]

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TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA TO FIELD TWO-CAR TEAM AT QATAR CROSS-COUNTRY RALLY

Toyota Gazoo Racing SA will be fielding two cars at the Qatar Cross-Country Rally, which gets under way in Doha, Qatar, on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. One of the Toyota Hilux IMA cars will be in the hands of Qatari driver Nasser Al Attiyah, who is also the defending champion of the FIA’s Cross-Country World […]

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Who will be the beast in the east?

 The Young Guns – Richard Leeke and Henry Köhne – head to the York Rally in Sabie next weekend eager to cement their lead at the top of the South African Rally Championship. With silverware from the opening round of the championship still gleaming in the trophy cabinet, the Speedglas Welding crew are off to […]

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Porsche, Mercedes confirmed for 2019-20 Formula E campaign

Porsche and Mercedes are going electric racing. While the two manufacturers announced last summer that they were heading to the ABB FIA Formula E series, the FIA on Tuesday confirmed that Porsche and Mercedes will be among the 11 manufacturers for the series in season 6 — the 2019-20 season. Manufacturers confirmed for the 2019-20 season […]

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MULTIPLE WINNER AL-ATTIYAH TOPS INTERNATIONAL FIELD FOR JORDAN RALLY

    Qatar’s 13-time FIA Middle East Rally Championship winner Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah tops the international entry for the Jordan Rally, which kick-starts the regional rally series on April 26-28. Jordan Motorsport released the official entry list on Wednesday evening and the 11-time winner of the Jordan Rally and his French navigator Matthieu Baumel face competition […]

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Todt denies agenda against rally endurance

FIA president Jean Todt has denied having an agenda against including an endurance element to events in the World Rally Championship.At last week’s Tour de Corse, Todt told Autosport that he still saw endurance as very much part of the appeal and challenge of the WRC. But in recent years, event organisers have collectively felt […]