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Button «couldn't wish for more» in debut Super GT season

Button and Kunimitsu teammate Naoki Yamamoto finished second at Suzuka, behind the sister Honda of Tomoki Nojiri and Takuya Izawa.It was Button's and Yamamoto's second podium finish of the season after they finished runner-up in the season opener at Okayama

Zandvoort WTCR: Vernay scores Audi's first pole

Vernay was the only driver to dip under the 1m44s mark in Monday's qualifying on his sole shootout run, which proved enough to secure pole by a comfortable margin of almost half a second.The 2017 TCR International Series champion, who will start Monday morni

Mercedes «bloody worried» for Monaco Grand Prix

In 2017, Valtteri Bottas finished fourth and Lewis Hamilton seventh, with the latter starting only 14th after a difficult Q2 session.«Bloody worried,» said Wolff when asked for his thoughts on the upcoming street race.«We've seen in the las

Mark Webber drives Porsche Mission E on test track

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Le Mans MotoGP: Top photos from the race

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Waters bemused by 'embarrassing' double failure

Waters was forced out of Saturday's opening race 12 laps from the end with a broken rear axle, before a second identical failure occurred on the warm-up lap for Sunday's race.He did get eventually get going for the 200-kilometre finale, but was five-laps down

NASCAR Xfinity Series rookie Kaz Grala lands a new ride

Fury Race Cars announced on Friday that it would field the No. 61 Ford for Grala in the next four races, beginning with next weekend’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Shane Wilson will serve as his crew chief.This will mark the first time Fury Race Cars,

“That first lap blew my mind!” says Carpenter of Indy 500 pole run

To the roars of the crowd, Carpenter opened his qualifying run with a 230.088mph lap, eclipsing the next best lap – Simon Pagenaud’s first lap in the #22 Penske-Chevy – by almost 1mph. When he followed it up with three laps over 229, he jumped to P1,

Carlin drivers proud of starting top 20 with rookie IndyCar team

After three years in Indy Lights, winning the 2016 championship with Ed Jones, Carlin Racing graduated to IndyCar this year, and was able to hire Kimball and Chilton when Chip Ganassi Racing cut its team from four cars down to two.Kimball, who finished third

Rossi on P32: “Starting this far back is a new challenge”

While Marco Andretti will lead the six-car Andretti Autosport assault, starting from 12th after an average of 227.288mph, Rossi’s average was only 224.935. After starting his run with a 227.454mph lap, he radioed to his team that it was loose, and on the se

Indy 500: Starting grid in pictures

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Indy 500: Carpenter beats Penskes, scores third Indy pole

Opening his four-lap run with the only 230mph lap of the qualifying session, Carpenter never dropped below 229mph, and set an average of 229.618mph. That was 0.857mph faster than his nearest opposition, the best of the Team Penske-Chevrolets, driven by Simo

All-Star Race package passes the «eye test,» says NASCAR

That may be disappointing to some fans, many of whom thought the racing produced at Charlotte Motor Speedway was some of the best they’ve seen on a 1.5-mile track in the Cup series.“Directionally you do like some of the things you see and now you’ve go

Indy 500: Pagenaud leads no-tow times in final practice

Pagenaud completed only one qualifying simulation, but it was enough to lead his teammates Helio Castroneves, Josef Newgarden and Will Power in that order.Pagenaud’s top lap was 0.2mph faster than Castroneves’ best, although the four Penskes were covered

Thruxton BTCC: Morgan takes point lead with win

He propelled clear of fellow front-row starter Senna Proctor (Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall) away from the startline and was able to gradually pull away throughout.While Morgan was untroubled, the attention behind focused on the progress of seventh-placed start

Indy 500: Andretti cars lead practice, Foyt cars head no-tow runs

Hunter-Reay and Andretti pushed past the 230mph zone but needed a draft to achieve it, whereas the AJ Foyt Racing-Chevrolets of Leist and Tony Kanaan were first and second with 228.484 and 228.369 respectively.Robert Wickens in the #6 Schmidt Peterson Motorsp

Junqueira hopes Schmidt Peterson won’t buy Hinchcliffe a ride

Hinchcliffe’s first qualifying run yesterday, which came right after a 2hr20min delay for rain, resulted in a four-lap average of only 224.784mph which by the end of everyone’s initial runs, saw him pushed down the order.Conor Daly, who had been knocked o

R-Motorsport Aston Martin takes provisional maiden win

The #76 Jota-run car was excluded from qualifying after taking pole, as the Aston Martin's data logger was found to contain no data, violating the sporting regulation that states that it must work throughout the event.The team filed an appeal and took part i

Marcus Smith on using new aero package in Coke 600: «Why not?»

The original plan of the new aero package that debuted in Saturday’s Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race was as a test, something that would be evaluated and, if successful, then perhaps adapted to more widespread use down the road.From most indications, th

The McLaren that surprised sulking Senna

In 1993, Alain Prost won his fourth world championship in what turned out to be his final season in Formula 1, driving the most sophisticated grand prix car yet seen. And still Ayrton Senna managed to steal his thunder.The great Brazilian bitched and moaned a

Noah Gragson set to make NASCAR Pinty’s Series debut

Gragson finished second last year in his first NASCAR trucks start at the 10-turn road course located outside of Toronto and he hopes racing in Sunday’s Pinty’s Series season opener on Sunday will help him move up one more spot this August.Gragson, who wo

Petrucci: Ducati's choice is between me and Miller

Ducati confirmed a two-year extension for its works team leader Andrea Dovizioso at Le Mans, and is understood to have significantly upped the Italian's salary in response to his strong form aboard the Desmosedici bike.But Dovizioso's new terms will have furt

CTMP PWC: Aschenbach beats James by 0.145s in GTS Race 2

From pole position, a surprised Aschenbach was outdragged by the Panoz of Ian James off the front row as the green flag flew, while the Robinson Racing Mercedes duo of Gar Robinson and Shane Lewis battled for third. Aschenbach got his revenge on the long str

Zarco: Impatience at passing Lorenzo caused crash

Tech 3 Yamaha rider Zarco thrilled the French crowds on Saturday when he beat Marc Marquez to score pole position with a new lap record around the Le Mans Bugatti Circuit.He slipped to second at the start of the race behind a fast-starting Lorenzo, and was 

Marquez: Practice crash helped save my race

Marquez suffered his only crash of the Le Mans weekend in the closing minutes of the third practice session, folding the front tyre on entry into the Dunlop Chicane.He went accident-free for the rest of the weekend, but came close to tucking the front in th

Zandvoort WTCR: Ehrlacher eases to Race 1 win

Ehrlacher got ahead of polesitter Rob Huff at the initial start, and twice resisted attention from the fast-starting Peugeot of Aurelien Comte to jump into a share of second place in the drivers' standings.The race started chaotically, with a handful of drive

Thruxton BTCC: Cook vaults from ninth to Race 2 win

Cook maintained Power Maxed Racing’s record of a race victory in each of the season’s three meetings so far.He powered from ninth on the grid to cut his way through the heavier cars ahead and, at the end of lap four, went side-by-side with Andrew Jordan

Dovizioso: “Unacceptable” mistakes will cost me title shot

The Ducati rider, who was caught up in a clash with teammate Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa in the previous race at Jerez, had just taken the lead at Le Mans when he fell at the La Chapelle right-hander. He is now 49 points off the championship lead, down i

Portugal WRC: Neuville takes points lead with win

The Hyundai driver scored 29 points as he was second-fastest in the Power Stage and is now 19 points ahead of the non-scoring Sebastien Ogier, who crashed out on Friday.Neuville started the day with a 39.8s lead over M-Sport driver Elfyn Evans, and had a tr

Le Mans MotoGP: Marquez wins, Dovizioso and Zarco crash

Honda rider Marquez now has a healthy advantage of 36 points at the head of the table following a victory that looked in little doubt after his two main rivals dropped out of the running.Marquez had slumped as low as sixth at the start of a tough opening lap

Lausitz DTM: Paffett leads Wittmann in Race 2

Starting from third on the grid, Paffett passed teammate Pascal Wehrlein, making the most of a botched move by the German on pole-sitter Phillip Eng.By Lap 4 of 33, Paffett was into the lead as rookie Eng's race pace didn’t match his brilliant morning qua

Should drivers be involved in F1's big decisions?

Last weekend, Lewis Hamilton suggested drivers should be consulted over track designs in the wake of the first layout emerging for the proposed Miami Grand Prix.Sebastian Vettel called the circumstances surrounding F1's planned 2019 changes «comical&raq

Safari Cup is a remote-controlled rally race we need right now

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Monaco F1 track is one massive showroom on a regular day

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Le Mans Moto3: Arenas inherits win after penalty drama

Bezzecchi and Martin were fighting for the lead for the majority of the race, and started the last lap with the Italian rider leading.Martin was unable to pass Bezzecchi on the back straight and instead dropped out of the top two for the first time in the rac

Lausitz DTM: Eng beats Wehrlein to score maiden pole

Eng – who led Saturday’s race after missing out on pole by just 0.007s and eventually finished third behind winner Edoardo Mortara and Timo Glock – set a blistering lap of 1m38.150s in the first runs.Unlike in Saturday qualifying, drivers struggled to i

Sirotkin making his debut F1 season «harder»

Though the Russian has struggled to make an impact as Williams has toiled at the back of the field, the outfit has been impressed by his off-track commitment.Sirotkin, who was picked over Robert Kubica to partner Lance Stroll, has been a regular presence at t

Bottas has eliminated «way off pace» races

The Finn has been far more consistent this year, although thus far he has failed to win a race, logging second places in Bahrain, China and Spain and suffering a late puncture in Baku while in the lead.«I think this year I have been meeting more or les

Meeke «grateful» to Citroen after huge Portugal crash

The Northern Irishman went off the road in his C3 WRC on a fifth-gear right hander on Saturday morning’s first run at the Amarante stage – previously one of Meeke’s favoured stretches of road on the Matosinhos-based event.Meeke, who was taken to hospita
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