EKS to receive Audi Sport factory backing in World RX 

The news about Audi follows hot on the heels of Petter Solberg and Johan Kristoffersson’s announcement last week

2016-08-06_0230 Audi AG announced earlier today that the German manufacturer will support Mattias Ekstrom’s EKS squad in the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy.
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Tales from the paddock- Robert Wickens: “You literally overtake one or two cars every lap”

What an eventful week!

DTM - Robert Wickens A podium spot in the curtain-raiser 24-hour race in Dubai, a new Silver Arrows driver and a World Champion as ambassador. 2017 is finally underway… (more…)

Wehrlein, Ocon progress to be watched closely – Wolff

The pair raced together at Manor Racing in 2016 but Ocon switches to Force India in 2017 with Wehrlein this week confirmed as a Sauber F1 driver
Wehrlein, Ocon progress to be watched closely – WolffToto Wolff says he will watch Pascal Wehrlein and Esteban Ocon’s progress during the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship closely after the Mercedes juniors secured their place on this year’s grid.
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Formula V8 3.5: Lotus unveil 2017 pairing with Fittipaldi and Binder

The grandson of the two-time F1 World Champ, Emerson Fittipaldi, will race alongside the nephew of the former F1 driver Hans Binder, René Binder.

Lotus unveil 2017 pairing with Fittipaldi and BinderLotus 3.5 Team has announced its 2017 pairing for the World Series Formula V8 3.5 campaign with the recruit of the Brazilian Pietro Fittipaldi, alongside the Austrian René Binder. (more…)

How a high low boosted Volvo Polestar’s WTCC challenge

Thed Björk and Fredrik Ekblom both struggled for form at WTCC Race of Morocco back in May

How a high low boosted Volvo Polestar’s WTCC challengePolestar’s motorsport boss Alexander Murdzevski Schedvin has revealed how his FIA World Touring Car Championship factory Volvo squad hit back from a tough Marrakech weekend to exceed expectations by winning in its first season in the WTCC. (more…)

Jan 17

Standout pilots from Chile and France join 2017 Red Bull Air Race World Championship

The action will take off in February as the season opener in Abu Dhabi celebrates a landmark 75th race

2016-10-01- Saturday Two top international pilots, Cristian Bolton of Chile and Mikael “Mika” Brageot of France, will join the exclusive lineup contending for the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in 2017.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 16

Radical prepares to storm the mountain in 2017 season-opener

Mount Panorama, Bathurst (3-4 February, 2017)

RAC_B12H_2015_race_start_0215_KMP_med As it has across the last three seasons, the opening event of the 2017 Radical Australia Cup will be contested on one of the toughest stages in world motorsport – Bathurst’s iconic Mount Panorama.

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Jan 16

Legendary builder Al Bergler to display his inaugural 1964 Ridler Award-winning dragster at Motorama

March 10, 11 & 12, 2017 at Toronto’s International Centre

Al Bergler - med Every year at the Detroit Autorama, the hot rod world holds its collective breath, waiting to find out which vehicle will be awarded the prestigious Don Ridler Memorial Award, known affectionately as ‘The Ridler.’ Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 16

Richard Mille and McLaren collaboration unveiled at SIHH event in Geneva

Working together, they have produced a new technical masterpiece offering off-the-charts mechanical performance

  09 - McLaren Honda Formula 1 Team Relentless technical innovation, the quest for perfection, and a perpetual hunger for progress are the common factors that link McLaren-Honda and Richard Mille. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 16

The draw for the group stages took place today at Marlins Park

For this weekend’s Race Of Champions gets motor sport’s greats ready to ROC Miami

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Provider for the Race Of Champions The draw for this weekend’s Race Of Champions inside Miami’s Marlins Park has thrown up some intriguing head-to-head encounters between some of the world’s greatest drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 16

Valtteri Bottas joins Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport for 2017 (updated)

Bottas joins Mercedes as Rosberg replacement for F1 2017

Valteri Bottas - MercedesLewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas will race for the Silver Arrows in 2017. Valtteri Bottas becomes the 11th driver to compete in Formula One with the Silver Arrows. Nico Rosberg accepts ambassadorial role with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. Toto Wolff: “It’s time to see how Valtteri can step up to challenge for wins and Championships”. Valtteri Bottas: “I’m grateful to Mercedes for trusting my skills and giving me this opportunity” Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 16

Felipe Massa to replace Valtteri Bottas for 2017 Season (updated)

Williams Martini Racing is pleased to confirm that Felipe Massa has agreed to re-join Williams on a one-year deal

2016-06-09_0228 Coming out of retirement to replace Valtteri Bottas who the team has released to join Mercedes for the 2017 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 16

Pascal Wehrlein joins Sauber for 2017 season

“I am very delighted at being a part of the Sauber F1 Team for the upcoming Formula One Season” – Pascal Wehrlein

08 - Sauber F1 Team The Sauber F1 Team is pleased to announce that Pascal Wehrlein will complete the team’s driver line-up for the 2017 Formula One World Championship.

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Jan 16

Bottas Mercedes deal poised to be confirmed

Despite the offer of Wehrlein, Williams is set to call upon Felipe Massa to replace Bottas and partner rookie Lance Stroll
2016-07-13-F1 Test-0014 Valtteri Bottas’ much speculated move to Mercedes could be announced this week as Claire Williams confirmed Williams Martini Racing won’t stand in a way of his deal with the title winning team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 16

Dakar: Peterhansel on top of the world

Stéphane Peterhansel emerged victorious from his eleventh-hour duel with Sébastien Loeb, while Cyril Despres completed the Peugeot 1-2-3

97 motorcycles, 22 quads, 63 cars (including 5 SSVs) and 38 trucks —220 of the 318 vehicles that left Asunción, Paraguay, on 2 January— reached the final podium set up in front of the Argentinian Automobile Club building in Buenos Aires.

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Jan 16

Team GOELEVEN completes successful Jerez test

Italian team satisfied with pre-season progress

Heading to the sunny Andalucían circuit of Jerez, Team GOELEVEN hit the tarmac for the first time of 2017 with all riders present to get a head start on the upcoming season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 15

In New Zealand, two other Top-10 finishes for Maki Laliberté

Castrol Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand: Two other Top-10 For Kami Laliberté

KamiLaliberte_TRS_RuapunaJan2017_PhotoGeoffRidder_DSC1117C-WEB The third and final day on track, this Sunday at the Ruapana circuit in Christchurch, could be qualified as “average” for young Canadian Kami Laliberté, as the New Zealand “Castrol Toyota Racing Series” drivers gathered for race 2 and race 3 of the first of five rounds, to be disputed until mid-February. On schedule was a morning event of 15 laps followed by the Lady Wigram Trophy Race, a 20-lap showdown closing the weekend activities. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 15

Paul Bailey purchases Ligier JS P3 for Henderson Insurance LMP3 Cup Championship

Multiple GT Champion Paul Bailey switches to LMP3 for 2017

Paul Bailey purchases Ligier JS P3 for Henderson Insurance LMP3 Cup Championship Bailey to rejoin long-time team mate Andy Shulz in Ligier JS P3. Successful Autosport International Show for Ligier UK.   Paul Bailey has purchased a Ligier JS P3 sports prototype from UK agents to Onroak Automotive, Ligier UK. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 15

Warwick: F1 has become ‘too vanilla’, let them race

Derek Warwick says Formula One has become “too vanilla” and needs to get back to “harder, harsher racing”.

Warwick: F1 has become 'too vanilla', let them raceThe BRDC president and former F1 racer turned FIA steward believes that one of the issues currently is that a lot of the rules and regulations are influenced by the top drivers to the detriment of those further back and ultimately that is not only hurting them, but the other drivers on the grid and the sport as a whole. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 15

Added engineering depth builds optimism at Dale Coyne Racing

For Sebastien Bourdais and everyone else involved in the latest stage of his career, commitment is the critical element

Dale Coyne RacingBourdais, the 37-year-old veteran of 14 years, 43 victories and four championships in various forms of motorsports, committed himself to putting together a team that believes it can win races. He took the idea to team owner Dale Coyne, who shared that belief enough to add the two engineers Bourdais wanted. The result is a fresh outlook and optimism at Dale Coyne Racing in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 15

Christopher Bell claims 2017 Chili Bowl victory

Christopher Bell rang in the start of his 2017 season with perhaps the biggest win of his burgeoning racing career — the 31st annual Chili Bowl

Bell, a full-time driver for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, won what many consider to be the world’s most prestigious Midget Car race after midnight ET on Sunday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 15

24 Hours of Le Mans – Alex Wurz, proud to have served as Grand Marshal in 2016

Alexander Wurz is pretty familiar with the 24 Hours of Le Mans, having won not once but twice (1996 and 2009)

24 Hours of Le Mans - Alex Wurz, proud to have served as Grand Marshal in 2016This past June, he crossed another threshold by serving as Grand Marshal. He he shares what he thought of the experience and gives a behind-the-scenes look at this legendary race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 15

Sparco® alongside the winners of Dakar 2017

The 1-2-3 from Peugeot and the double from Team Kamaz with the bronze for Petronas Iveco De Rooy means SPARCO® monopoly on Dakar 2017 podium     

Kamaz Master Team Volpiano (TO) – A resounding success for SPARCO® at the Dakar 2017. Both the podium of cars, monopolized by the Team Peugeot Total with “mr Dakar” Stephane Peterhansel, Sebastien Loeb and Cyril Despres, and truck with Nikolaev and Sotnikov with Kamaz official team over the third position with the Iveco Powerstar driven by Gerard De Rooy, signify a double victory for the Volpiano’s brand, alongside the drivers and the team climbed the podium in Buenos Aires. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 14

Castrol Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand: Kami Laliberté earns his first Top-10

The first round is taking place this weekend on the short and winding 3.3 kilometer Ruapuna circuit in Christchurch

Castrol Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand Kami Laliberté earns his first Top-10 As he did last year young Montréal-born driver has chosen to launch his auto racing season early and down-under as he has entered the New Zealand ‘’Castrol Toyota Racing Series”, a five-round open-wheel championship from Mid-January to Mid-February.

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Jan 14

McLaren to start Alonso contact talks “a few races” into 2017

McLaren intends to start negotiations with Fernando Alonso about a new contract “a few races” into the 2017 F1 season, executive director Zak Brown has revealed.

McLaren to start Alonso contact talks "a few races" into 2017Alonso re-joined McLaren on a three-year deal in 2015, and while he has previously said he is 100% committed to the team, he hasn’t stood on the F1 podium now since Hungary 2014, when he was in his final season with Ferrari, and his last win was in Spain the previous year. The Spaniard has also hinted at a possible exit should the new formula this season not provide the ‘extreme’ challenge he craves. Read the rest of this entry »

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