Daniël de Jong to join Rowland at MP Motorsport

Daniël de Jong continues in GP2

images/2016/GP2/02_Daniel_de_Jong/mp_ddj_p.jpgDutch driver Daniël de Jong will continue racing in the GP2 Series in 2016. De Jong joins reigning Formula Renault 3.5 champion Oliver Rowland in the Westmaas-based MP Motorsport team. Rowland was announced as the team’s first driver last week. (more…)

Eddie Jordan chooses Top Gear over Channel 4

Eddie Jordan is added to the Top Gear presenting team, which is likely to rule him out of following F1 coverage to Channel 4
2015-06-06_1637 Eddie Jordan has been confirmed as the latest addition to the new look Top Gear presenting team when it returns in May, alongside a large line-up including Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc. (more…)

Prost: F1 needs more open title fight

“Lewis should be the favourite for the championship again”

Prost: F1 needs more open title fightAlain Prost says F1 needs an open title battle and believes Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel could take on Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. (more…)

Preseason activity continues with Sonoma test

The test marked the first Indy car activity of the year

Helio CastronevesPreparations for the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season continued as six drivers completed a one-day test session at Sonoma Raceway on Feb. 10. (more…)

Drives have been allocated – Ocon is the only DTM novice

The 24 drives in the DTM have been allocated

After Audi and BMW, Mercedes-Benz also has announced its drivers for the upcoming season and, just like the opposition, is counting on continuity. Lucas Auer, Paul Di Resta, Maximilian Götz, Daniel Juncadella, Robert WickensGary Paffett and Christian Vietoris will be racing for the Stuttgart-based brand in the DTM, like last year.

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Feb 10

WRC: Rally Sweden news in brief

A look at some of the latest news ahead of the second round of the FIA World Rally Championship in Sweden

WRC+ live coverage: Weather-enforced route changes mean the schedule of live stages broadcast on WRC+ has been modified. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 10

Albatec Racing and James Grint funning for British RX title

“I’m delighted to welcome James back into the team for a second season” – Andy Scott

Euro RX - Albatec Racing - James Grint Dumfries rallycross squad Albatec Racing has announced the first of its plans for 2016, with the news that James Grint will stay with the team and contest the full MSA British Rallycross Championship.

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Feb 10

New date confirmed for ERC Rally Liepāja

“We are very pleased that a new date has been approved for Rally Liepāja” – Jean-Baptiste Ley

New date confirmed for ERC Rally Liepāja A new date has been confirmed for Rally Liepāja, with the FIA European Rally Championship event in Latvia now taking place from 16-18 September 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 09

NASCAR implements Team Owner Charter Agreement for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

New Collaborative Business Model for Owners and Tracks Now in Place for 2016

NASCAR logo During a historic event held today in Charlotte, N.C., NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France joined with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team owners to announce a landmark long-term agreement that provides teams with increased business certainty and the ability to work more closely with NASCAR to produce best-in-class racing.

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Feb 09

ERC reveals a 30 per cent increase in TV audience

More than 300 million viewers for ERC television coverage in 2015

ERC reveals a 30 per cent increase in TV audience A cumulative audience of 318.9 million viewers watched the FIA European Rally Championship in 2015, a 30 per cent increase on the previous year, according to a report produced for ERC promoter Eurosport Events by global sports research consultancy Repucom. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 09

WTCC 2016 calendar adjusted

WTCC Race of France at Paul Ricard to launch 12-event global tour
 
WTCC 2016 calendar adjusted The FIA World Touring Car Championship calendar for 2016 has been voted on by the FIA Touring Car Commission today with Russia added to the provisional list of events already approved by the FIA World Motor Sport Council during its meeting in Paris on 2 December. The amended WTCC schedule for 2016 will now be submitted for WMSC approval.  Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 09

Red Bull priming itself for Toro Rosso challenge

“I wouldn’t like to make predictions” – Newey

Red Bull priming itself for Toro Rosso challengeRed Bull admits it is wary about its chances this season as it prepares for a more distant relationship with returning constructor Renault. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 09

RAVENOL and FIA Formula 3 European Championship intensify partnership

RAVENOL has been an official partner of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship since 2014

Martin Huning (Motorsport Director Ravenol), Walter Mertes (CEO Formel 3 Vermarktungs GmbH) From the upcoming season, this partnership will be extended. Henceforth, the lubricant manufacturer from Eastern-Westfalia may refer to itself as the ‘Official Lubricant and Car Care Product Partner’ of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 09

Juan Manuel Correa with Prema in the 2016 Formula 4 Championship

Correa is a young American of Ecuadorian descent who currently resides in Miami
Juan Manuel Correa 2 After winning the 2013 Rotax Junior World Champion title, this young talent spent his last two years karting in Europe all the way up to join the Prema stable for a program including the German series and selected rounds in the Italian championship.

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Feb 08

Subaru wins Rallye Perce Neige 2016

Maxime and Robert Labrie finish at the top of the podium at Rallye Perce Neige 2016 driving a Subaru WRX.

Subaru wins Rallye Perce Neige 2016 Subaru secures first place manufacturer status after the first event of the 2016 Canadian Rally Championship season. After an extremely hard fought battle through harsh conditions, Maxime and Robert Labrie won the 2016 Rallye Perce Neige held in Maniwaki, Quebec, on February 6 in their Subaru WRX.

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Feb 08

XFINITY: Villeneuve set to return with new team

The team’s exact schedule was not announced

2014-08-09_0191 Wing Nut Racing, a new team that says it “will be debuting this year with a wide variety of racing avenues from off-road to stock car racing,” announced it has signed Jacques Villeneuve to drive its entry in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, with backing from Alsco, K1 Speed, and SpeedForSale. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 08

Trident and Ghiotto still together for GP2 competition

Italian racer Luca Ghiotto (#Car15) will be driving for Trident in the 2016 GP2 Series

Trident and Luca Ghiotto still together for GP2 competition The Vicenza-based driver is moving up from the GP3 Series after ending up the 2015 season as a runner up for the Italian squad.
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Feb 08

Arden International signs Tatiana Calderon for GP3 Championship

2016 GP3 Series driver announcement

Tatiana Calderon portrait Colombian-born Tatiana Calderon (22) joins Arden International’s line-up for the GP3 Series Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 08

Alexis DeJoria set to make history at the 2016 NHRA season opener

100th funny car event

Alexis DeJoria Set to Make History at the 2016 NHRA Season Opener with Her 100th Funny Car Event Alexis DeJoria is poised to make history this weekend at the 56th annual Circle K NHRA WinterNationals in Pomona, California, where she will become the first female to enter 100 Funny Car events. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 08

LUKOIL and Sochi Autodrom have entered into a partnership agreement

PJSC “LUKOIL” and Sochi Autodrom have entered into a partnership agreement, which is to last till 2019

LUKOIL and Sochi Autodrom have entered into a partnership agreement It is aimed at preparation and delivery of sporting events at the most modern racing circuit in the country. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 08

Marko comments fair and Red Bull remains an asset – Taffin

Having Red Bull remain on board as a customer will strengthen its chances on its return to F1 as a constructor

Marko comments fair and Red Bull remains an asset – TaffinRenault’s Remi Taffin says the manufacturer is unmoved by Dr Helmut Marko’s comments urging the French firm to prioritise Red Bull in 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 08

Win a signed copy of the Formula E yearbook

One lucky winner to win a signed copy

One lucky winner to win a signed copyFormula E takes fan accessibility to the next level – not only can you get to meet your heroes, you can get a selfie with them too! Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 08

24 Hours of Le Mans: A Toyota TS040 Hybrid on show in India!

The Toyota TS040 Hybrid that took the 2014 FIA WEC manufacturer’s title is on show in New Delhi at this year’s Auto Expo

Auto Expo, the biennial Indian motor show, runs from 5 to 9 February in New Delhi. This year’s event has already broken previous attendance records and more manufacturers than ever are making the most of the opportunity to show off their latest models. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 08

2016 RX Lites Cup calendar revealed 

Entries for this year’s RX Lites Cup will close on Thursday 7 April

2016 RX Lites Cup calendar revealed The 2016 RX Lites Cup – a one-make feeder series to the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy – will consist of seven events plus a standalone event in Canada.

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Feb 08

Interest grows in new ERC season opener

The island asphalt spectacular replaces the postponed Rally Liepāja from 10-12 March

Interest grows in new ERC season openerInterest is growing in the new opening round of the 2016 FIA European Rally Championship with an impressive entry list beginning to take shape for Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés. Read the rest of this entry »

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