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Monte Carlo WRC: Ogier secures 50th career win

The defending drivers’ champion broke the record of seven Monte Carlo wins set by his former nemesis, Sebastien Loeb, and also equalled Walter Rohrl’s 37-year-old record of winning the WRC’s blue riband event with four different manufacturers during hi

Ocon: WRC stars must have «balls of steel»

The Frenchman drove an Alpine A110S on the first two stages of the Monte Carlo Rally as the official VIP course car, carrying his regular race number, 31. Ocon admitted that driving the sportscar on the slippery wet roads, while being fed informatio

Phoenix rules out competing with Audi in DTM 2021

Phoenix has a long history in the DTM dating back to the German championship's revival in 2000, and has powered Martin Tomczyk and Mike Rockenfeller to the drivers’ title since its switch from Opel to Audi machinery in 2006.But while fellow ex-Audi squads A

Stroll calls 2020 season a year of «missed opportunity»

The Canadian took his maiden pole position for the team - then called Racing Point - at the Turkish Grand Prix last season, and enjoyed two podium finishes as he enjoyed a step forward in form from his team.But while chuffed with the good days, he still think

Van Gisbergen wins the New Zealand Grand Prix from pitlane

After claiming victory in Race 1 and 2, van Gisbergen’s hopes of a complete sweep in the Toyota Racing Series season opener received a major blow when the fire extinguisher on his car went off while still in the pits. With the M2 Competition team unable to

Mazda inherits pole after AXR Cadillac is penalized

Oliver Jarvis set a time of 1min34.442sec (135.702mph) around the 3.56-mile Daytona International Speedway’s road course, which was 0.131sec slower than Felipe Nasr’s best in the AXR #31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPi-V.R.However, Nasr’s superb effort

IMSA Roar: Magnussen leads for Ganassi in FP4

The #01 Cadillac DPi-V.R lapped the course in 1min35.412sec, a mere 0.040sec faster than the similar Action Express Racing entry of Mike Conway and 0.1sec ahead of the second AXR Cadillac driven by Kamui Kobayashi.Filipe Albuquerque was top Acura ARX-05 drive

Corvette drivers wary of LMP3 impact on GTLM fight

The introduction of the LMP3 cars in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship has created a whole new dynamic for GTLM competitors in the Rolex 24 Hours, as the two classes appear to have similar pace around Daytona’s 3.56-mile road course.The fastest LM

IMSA Roar: Nasr puts AXR Cadillac on pole for qualifying race

With 17 cars on track for the Prototype session – seven LMP1, 10 LMP2 – the 3.56-mile Daytona road course was busy in the closing minutes of the session, but Felipe Nasr picked his way through the traffic to land pole for AXR.Oliver Jarvis’ last di

Remembering Monte Carlo Rally 1991 - Delecour’s delight and despair

Last week at Motorsport.com, we delved into the best 1991 had to offer and dusted off several motorsport gems - from arguably Ayrton Senna’s greatest Formula 1 title, to the worst F1 cars of the year, and the all conquering TWR Jaguar XJR-14.Through Motorsp

Hyundai “cannot be proud” of Rally Monte Carlo efforts

At the 2021 opener, Thierry Neuville and new co-driver Martijn Wydaeghe are the highest-placed i20 WRC crew in fourth after three days of competition, seven seconds off a podium place, while teammate Dani Sordo is over a minute behind the Belgian pairing in f

IMSA Roar: Vautier fastest in third practice for Cadillac

Mike Rockenfeller set the initial pace in the one-hour session with a lap of 1m36.639s in the Action Express Cadillac DPi he shares with Jimmie Johnson, Kamui Kobayashi and Simon Pagenaud. He was then eclipsed by Renger van der Zande in Chip Ganassi Racing’

Camier: Racing had «lost meaning» after recurring injuries

Camier, a regular fixture of the WSBK paddock since 2010, has called time on his racing career to take up the role of Honda’s team manager, returning to the marque he represented in 2018-19 following spells at Aprilia, Suzuki, BMW and MV Agusta.While the Br

Seven-driver Ferrari F1 test to include Sainz, Schumacher

Following the arrival of Sainz from McLaren ahead of the 2021 season, Ferrari said late last year that it planned to give the Spaniard track running in some older machinery to help his adjustment into life at the team.As reported by Motorsport.com on Thursday

Monte Carlo WRC: Ogier leads Toyota 1-2-3 after Tanak's DNF

On Friday, Ogier had lost half a minute following a puncture on the penultimate stage of the day, although he immediately reclaimed 16s from his Toyota teammate Elfyn Evans before the overnight halt.Restarting in the dark in order to comply with local COVID-1

Tanak blames recce error for Rally Monte Carlo retirement

The 2019 World Rally champion clipped the front-left tyre of his i20 Coupe WRC close to the start of this morning’s opening La Breole – Selonnet special stage and suffered a punctured tyre, dropping two places from third to fifth as a result.Worse was to

Van Gisbergen wins TRS season opener on single-seater return

Competing as a wildcard in the first round of the New Zealand-based summer series, van Gisbergen finished third in final practice before qualifying on the front row for Race 1 alongside three-time Porsche Carrera Asia Cup champion Chris van der Drift.The reig

Button: New Williams F1 owners «not afraid of change»

Williams announced on Friday that 2009 F1 world champion Button would be taking up an advisory role with the team on a multi-year deal.It marked a return to Williams for Button almost 21 years to the day since he was named in a race seat for the 2000 season,

Racing Nederland overcomes travel farce to top LMP2

The #29 ORECA Gibson of Frits van Eerd, Giedo van der Garde, Job van Uitert and Charles Milesi didn’t reach Daytona International Speedway until FP1 was already underway, yet 30 minutes into FP2 the Dutch car was heading the session thanks to a 1min37.991se

IMSA Roar: Conway edges Montoya for top spot in second session

Conway’s Cadillac DPi-V.R lapped the course in 1min36.225sec, setting fastest first sector, while Montoya’s best effort in the #60 Acura ARX-05 saw him claim fastest time in the third sector.Scott Dixon was Cadillac Chip Ganassi Racing’s fastest driver

Rob Dyson becomes chairman of IMS Museum

Dyson, of Millbrook, NY, is chairman and CEO of the Dyson-Kissner-Moran Corporation, a privately-owned international holding company and has served on the IMS Museum board since 2011. He succeeds Tony George as the board chair, who was on the board for 35 yea

American sports channel NBCSN to close at end of 2021

Parent company NBC Universal confirmed to staff in a memo on Friday afternoon that much of its programming will be migrated to sister channel USA Network.NBC holds the U.S. broadcast rights to half of the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series events, which it shares

Ogier ready to “take more risk” to win Monte Carlo Rally

Ogier had lost the lead of the event on the penultimate stage, when the front-left tyre on his Yaris WRC punctured and cost him the best part of 35 seconds in lost time.That promoted Hyundai’s Ott Tanak up to second and handed the initiative to Ogier’s To

Rolex 24: Chase Elliott explains challenge of Prototype switch

Elliott is joining Action Express Racing’s fulltimers Felipe Nasr and Pipo Derani, and endurance driver Mike Conway, in the Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPi-V.R for his Rolex 24 Hours.He has been working hard on the simulator to prepare, and he admits “I t

IndyCar season-opener pushed back to mid-April

The move results in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst being featured on NBC network television. A record nine events will air on NBC this season.It’s the first time the 2.38-mile road course will host the first round, following St. P

IMSA Roar: Pagenaud’s AXR Cadillac leads first session

In the car he will share with Jimmie Johnson, Mike Rockenfeller and Kamui Kobayashi, Pagenaud lapped the 3.56-mile Daytona course in 1min35.312sec, 0.385sec faster than Ricky Taylor’s best effort in Wayne Taylor Racing’s Acura ARX-05.The second AXR car, d

Motorsport.tv live motorsport action returns

This weekend Motorsport.tv will bring you action from the 66th New Zealand Grand Prix at Hampton Downs, which acts as the opening round of the Toyota Racing Series.While COVID-19 has resulted in a shortened calendar and a distinct lack of international driver

F1 owner Liberty Media raises $500,000,000 for buying spree

A dedicated company, Liberty Media Acquisition Corporation, has been created for the purpose, and it will be listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange from Friday.The new entity is a «SPAC» – a special purpose acquisition or shell company, formed to g

Landon Cassill returns to fulltime NASCAR competition

On Friday, JD Motorsports announced Cassill, 31, would return to the organization to once again compete in a full Xfinity Series schedule, this time driving the No. 4 Chevrolet.Cassill has driven for the organization multiple times in the past, including the

Red Bull's ultimatum on 2022 F1 engine freeze not «blackmail»

The Austrian has confirmed that a deal has now been agreed for Honda to continue to supply the drink company's two F1 teams in 2022 and beyond.However, the arrangement will only go ahead if the proposed power unit development freeze is introduced – and Mark

Monte Carlo WRC: Evans takes lead as Ogier suffers puncture

A very early alarm call awaited the mechanics and crews in readiness for an 06:10 start time, the schedule for this weekend’s event being dictated by local COVID-19 measures.Compliance meant that the first two stages of the day would be run in the dark and

Watch: FIA Girls on Track winner announced live

The FIA’s Girls on Track initiative partnered with Ferrari to find its first female junior driver as part of a push to increase diversity in motorsport participation.A group of 40 girls was at first whittled down to a selection of 12 as the process began a

What Button can offer Williams upon his surprise F1 return

Almost 21 years to the day since being named as a Williams Formula 1 driver for the 2000 season, Jenson Button has returned to Grove. Since then, Button has won a world championship, scored 15 wins, defeated Lewis Hamilton as a teammate, and established himse

Toyota Hypercar will be «really different» to race with

Last week Toyota offered a first look at the GR010 Hybrid, which will debut in the new Hypercar class of this year's FIA World Endurance Championship and Le Mans 24 Hours.While the successor to the TS050 Hybrid is still a four-wheel drive hybrid prototype, th

MotoGP issues revised 2021 calendar, adds second Qatar race

MotoGP issued a provisional 20-race calendar for 2021 late last year, though delays and postponements were expected as the COVID-19 situation worsened across the world over the winter.Earlier this month MotoGP announced it had to cancel the Sepang pre-season

KTM reveals first pictures of Oliveira as factory MotoGP rider

Oliveira made his MotoGP debut in 2019 with KTM at the satellite Tech3 squad, remaining with Herve Poncharal’s outfit in 2020 despite being asked to step up to the Austrian marque’s factory team to replace Johann Zarco.Pol Espargaro’s shock announcemen

Button returns to Williams F1 team as senior advisor

Button made his F1 debut with Williams in 2000, and would go on to score 15 race wins and win the world title with Brawn nine years later, before making his final grand prix start in 2017.Button has remained involved in motorsport since leaving F1, focusing m

2021 F1 season: New car launches and testing dates latest

F1 teams need to get their new cars ready and tested on track, and before that there will be the regular launch season.Here is what we know so far about the pre-season build up.When is Formula 1s 2021 pre-season testing? As part of Formula 1s cost-saving meas

Pandemic forces WTCR calendar reshuffle

WTCR has confirmed a tweaked eight event schedule that will see the season kick off three weeks later than planned at Germany’s Nurburgring Nordschleife, on the same Nurburgring 24 Hours, 3-5 June weekend.The event replaces the originally slated opening rou
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