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WRC spectator escapes injury after fall, Ostberg near-miss

On SS5 of the World Rally Championship's German round, during the second running of the 19.44kmh Stein und Wein stage, the spectator fell off a short wall “head first” onto the stage on a straight section, just as Ostberg rounded a quick right-hander in h
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WRC spectator escapes injury after fall, Ostberg near-miss

On SS5 of the World Rally Championship's German round, during the second running of the 19.44kmh Stein und Wein stage, the spectator fell off a short wall “head first” onto the stage on a straight section, just as Ostberg rounded a quick right-hander in his Citroen C3 R5.Ostberg veered left in a desperate attempt to avoid the spectator who he said he missed by ‘half a metre or a ...Keep reading

Germany WRC: Tanak pulls small gap over Neuville

Neuville had chopped 1.3 seconds out of Tanak on the first run of Freisen to trim the Toyota driver’s overall advantage to 1.5s.But he overcooked his entry and stalled into a hairpin on the proceeding Romerstrasse test. He dropped 6.7s to Tanak who won the
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Germany WRC: Tanak pulls small gap over Neuville

Neuville had chopped 1.3 seconds out of Tanak on the first run of Freisen to trim the Toyota driver’s overall advantage to 1.5s.But he overcooked his entry and stalled into a hairpin on the proceeding Romerstrasse test. He dropped 6.7s to Tanak who won the stage when a stubborn fuse delayed him further when trying to restart the Hyundai.Neuville nicked 0.2s back on the repeat of Freisen ...Keep reading

Vierge leaves Marc VDS to join Petronas Moto2 team

It marks Vierge's third team change in as many years, the Spanish rider having moved to the Intact GP squad last year from Tech 3 before making the switch to Marc VDS this season in place of MotoGP-bound Joan Mir.Vierge has suffered a tough year at Marc VDS,
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Vierge leaves Marc VDS to join Petronas Moto2 team

It marks Vierge's third team change in as many years, the Spanish rider having moved to the Intact GP squad last year from Tech 3 before making the switch to Marc VDS this season in place of MotoGP-bound Joan Mir.Vierge has suffered a tough year at Marc VDS, with just one top-five finish to his credit leaving him with a slender tally of 39 points in 14th in the standings.His Marc VDS ...Keep reading

Kelly surprised by reckless driving charge

The Nissan driver was caught on the inside of a three-wide situation at Turn 6 on the opening lap of today's 120-kilometre race. Light contact between him and Courtney, who was in the middle, led to Davison being spun on the outside of the corner. That resu
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Kelly surprised by reckless driving charge

The Nissan driver was caught on the inside of a three-wide situation at Turn 6 on the opening lap of today's 120-kilometre race. Light contact between him and Courtney, who was in the middle, led to Davison being spun on the outside of the corner. That resulted in significant damage for Simona de Silvestro and Todd Hazelwood, who both arrived on the scene unaware that Davison was facing ...Keep reading

Silverstone MotoGP: Quartararo leads Rossi in FP3

Marc Marquez set the initial pace in the third 45-minute session of the Silverstone weekend on the Honda, going top initially with a 2m00.598s, which he improved to a 2m00.152s on his next tour.He was briefly dislodged from top spot by home hero Cal Crutchlo
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Silverstone MotoGP: Quartararo leads Rossi in FP3

Marc Marquez set the initial pace in the third 45-minute session of the Silverstone weekend on the Honda, going top initially with a 2m00.598s, which he improved to a 2m00.152s on his next tour.He was briefly dislodged from top spot by home hero Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda), though Marquez would soon move the goalposts further with the first sub-two minute lap of the day, a 1m59.972s.Marquez ...Keep reading

Missed McLaughlin chance a «bitter pill» for Tickford

Tickford star Chaz Mostert charged to a sensational pole at McLaughlin's expense in qualifying, lowering the outright lap record as he relegated the Penske Ford to the outside of the front row.While it was McLaughlin that got the better of the starts for the
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Missed McLaughlin chance a «bitter pill» for Tickford

Tickford star Chaz Mostert charged to a sensational pole at McLaughlin's expense in qualifying, lowering the outright lap record as he relegated the Penske Ford to the outside of the front row.While it was McLaughlin that got the better of the starts for the 120-kilometre race, Mostert was still able to shadow Supercars' form man for the majority of the race.It was only in the closing laps ...Keep reading

Lausitz DTM: Rast beats Green, Muller to pole

Rast had been as low as eighth after making «mistakes» during his first run, but returned to the track to set the best lap of 1m35.241s as he and Muller traded best sector times late on. Muller crossed the line just after Rast and placed third wi
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Lausitz DTM: Rast beats Green, Muller to pole

Rast had been as low as eighth after making «mistakes» during his first run, but returned to the track to set the best lap of 1m35.241s as he and Muller traded best sector times late on. Muller crossed the line just after Rast and placed third with a 1m35.438s lap, with Audi's Jamie Green splitting the two title rivals.Audi locked out the top four positions with Robin Frijns beating BMW's ...Keep reading

McLaren: F1 rivals overstate impact of tyres

Pirelli’s decision to switch to a thinner-tread tyre specification for 2019 has been one of the major talking points of the season, and has resulted in an ultimately unsuccessful push to return to previous year’s rubber.Ferrari and Red Bull were chief p
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McLaren: F1 rivals overstate impact of tyres

Pirelli’s decision to switch to a thinner-tread tyre specification for 2019 has been one of the major talking points of the season, and has resulted in an ultimately unsuccessful push to return to previous year’s rubber.Ferrari and Red Bull were chief proponents of such a move, believing the new tyres to benefit the Mercedes W10 package at their expense, while Haas has pointed to the ...Keep reading

MotoGP alters track limits boundary after controversy

It was agreed to make the changes in Friday evening's Safety Commission meeting, after Fabio Quartararo, Valentino Rossi and Takaaki Nakagami all had their best laptimes deleted in FP2.Stewards reviewed video evidence after the session and concluded that Quar
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MotoGP alters track limits boundary after controversy

It was agreed to make the changes in Friday evening's Safety Commission meeting, after Fabio Quartararo, Valentino Rossi and Takaaki Nakagami all had their best laptimes deleted in FP2.Stewards reviewed video evidence after the session and concluded that Quartararo's record lap of 1m59.225s should in fact be allowed to stand, while Rossi and Nakagami were reinstated in fourth and 11th places ...Keep reading

MotoGP announces 2020 pre-season testing schedule

MotoGP had cut down the number of pre-season tests from three to two in 2019, and the series will continue with the same programme next year.Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit will hold a three-day test on February 7-9, with Losail International Circui
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MotoGP announces 2020 pre-season testing schedule

MotoGP had cut down the number of pre-season tests from three to two in 2019, and the series will continue with the same programme next year.Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit will hold a three-day test on February 7-9, with Losail International Circuit in Qatar hosting another three days of running on February 22-24.A further shakedown at Sepang is planned for February 2-4, days ...Keep reading

The Bend Supercars: McLaughlin controls opening race

It was an action-packed opening lap to the 120-kay race, starting with Thomas Randle and Macauley Jones clashing at the first turn at the back end of the field.There was mid-pack drama five corners later, an awkward rub between Rick Kelly and James Courtney s
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The Bend Supercars: McLaughlin controls opening race

It was an action-packed opening lap to the 120-kay race, starting with Thomas Randle and Macauley Jones clashing at the first turn at the back end of the field.There was mid-pack drama five corners later, an awkward rub between Rick Kelly and James Courtney sending Will Davison into a spin, only for his Tickford Mustang to be collected by Simona de Silvestro and Todd Hazelwood.Things were ...Keep reading

New Supercars enduro confirmed for 2020

A long-distance race at the new South Australian circuit was first mooted by Supercars back in July, with a view of reinstating a traditional pre-Bathurst hit-out for co-drivers.Those plans have now been realised, Supercars confirming that next year's enduran
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New Supercars enduro confirmed for 2020

A long-distance race at the new South Australian circuit was first mooted by Supercars back in July, with a view of reinstating a traditional pre-Bathurst hit-out for co-drivers.Those plans have now been realised, Supercars confirming that next year's endurance season will open with a 500-kay race at The Bend before the Bathurst 1000."We can certainly, 100 per cent confirm that we will be ...Keep reading

The Bend Supercars: Mostert denies fuel-starved McLaughlin pole

Light, persistent rain made for tricky conditions throughout Q2 and Q3, however the moisture had little effect on the outright lap times.Instead it was another record-breaking session, McLaughlin the first to go under his own benchmark lap with an eye-waterin
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The Bend Supercars: Mostert denies fuel-starved McLaughlin pole

Light, persistent rain made for tricky conditions throughout Q2 and Q3, however the moisture had little effect on the outright lap times.Instead it was another record-breaking session, McLaughlin the first to go under his own benchmark lap with an eye-watering 1m47.696s on his first run in Q3.Lacking the fuel for a final run thanks to going twice in Q2, McLaughlin could only hope that the ...Keep reading

Gateway IndyCar: Daly tops evening practice, Kimball crashes

Daly had just lapped the 1.25-mile World Wide Technology Raceway in 24.7346sec – an average speed of 181.931mph, set without the aid of a tow – when Kimball washed out high through Turn 3 and struck the Turn 4 wall with his right-front corner.The car dri
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Gateway IndyCar: Daly tops evening practice, Kimball crashes

Daly had just lapped the 1.25-mile World Wide Technology Raceway in 24.7346sec – an average speed of 181.931mph, set without the aid of a tow – when Kimball washed out high through Turn 3 and struck the Turn 4 wall with his right-front corner.The car drifted to a halt on the main straight with a torn up wheel and deranged right-front suspension, Kimball stepped out unaided, but the ...Keep reading

The Bend Supercars: McLaughlin lowers practice lap record

The session had barely got going when it was red flagged for debris, Macauley Jones the culprit thanks to a run-in with a foam sign on the outside of the last corner.To that point the quick man was Cam Waters, who had set a 1m49.720s on his opening run.That t
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The Bend Supercars: McLaughlin lowers practice lap record

The session had barely got going when it was red flagged for debris, Macauley Jones the culprit thanks to a run-in with a foam sign on the outside of the last corner.To that point the quick man was Cam Waters, who had set a 1m49.720s on his opening run.That time didn't last long once the session restarted, McLaughlin firing straight to the top with a 1m48.931s.Once in front, there was ...Keep reading

Gateway IndyCar: Newgarden scores pole, Rossi struggles

Team Penske-Chevrolet’s 2017 champion – and 2017 winner here at Gateway – set a two-lap average of 186.508mph to beat Sebastien Bourdais of Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan by just under 0.6mph, which equates to 0.15sec around the 1.25-mile oval.S
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Gateway IndyCar: Newgarden scores pole, Rossi struggles

Team Penske-Chevrolet’s 2017 champion – and 2017 winner here at Gateway – set a two-lap average of 186.508mph to beat Sebastien Bourdais of Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan by just under 0.6mph, which equates to 0.15sec around the 1.25-mile oval.Several drivers were annoyed by the speedy-dry cement which had been thrown down in Turns 1 and 2 to soak up oil from the vintage Indy ...Keep reading

Tyler Dippel has been indefinitely suspended by NASCAR

A NASCAR spokesman confirmed Friday evening the 19-year-old native of Walllkill, N.Y., has been suspended for actions detrimental to stock car racing, including a violation of the sport’s code of conduct.Dippel was scheduled to compete in Sunday’s Chevrol
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Tyler Dippel has been indefinitely suspended by NASCAR

A NASCAR spokesman confirmed Friday evening the 19-year-old native of Walllkill, N.Y., has been suspended for actions detrimental to stock car racing, including a violation of the sport’s code of conduct.Dippel was scheduled to compete in Sunday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario.There was no immediate word from Young’s Motorsports ...Keep reading

VIR IMSA: Pilet fastest in FP2 for Porsche

Despite predictions of rain, the session stayed dry. Pilet surged to the top of the times in his #911 RSR with 13 minutes remaining, lapping in 1m41.234s to topple Antonio Garcia’s Corvette from the top spot.Earl Bamber was third quickest in the #912 Porsch
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VIR IMSA: Pilet fastest in FP2 for Porsche

Despite predictions of rain, the session stayed dry. Pilet surged to the top of the times in his #911 RSR with 13 minutes remaining, lapping in 1m41.234s to topple Antonio Garcia’s Corvette from the top spot.Earl Bamber was third quickest in the #912 Porsche, a tenth of a second off the pacesetting sister car. Richard Westbrook was the quickest Ford, just 0.006s behind Bamber in the #67 GT ...Keep reading

Justin Allgaier will return to JR Motorsports in 2020

Allgaier has shown no secret of his disappointment of not yet being able to secure a win this season in the Xfinity Series with his No. 7 JRM team but he still sees racing with the organization as “a great fit.“I will be back next year. Same deal. Everyth
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Justin Allgaier will return to JR Motorsports in 2020

Allgaier has shown no secret of his disappointment of not yet being able to secure a win this season in the Xfinity Series with his No. 7 JRM team but he still sees racing with the organization as “a great fit.“I will be back next year. Same deal. Everything is good,” Allgaier said Friday at Road America. “We’re doing the same thing next that we are doing right now. First and ...Keep reading

NTSB releases preliminary report of Dale Jr. plane crash

The attempt by the pilots to attempt another landing was outlined in Friday’s preliminary accident report on the accident released by the National Transportation and Safety Board.Earnhardt, his wife Amy, their daughter Isla, a family dog and two pilots all
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NTSB releases preliminary report of Dale Jr. plane crash

The attempt by the pilots to attempt another landing was outlined in Friday’s preliminary accident report on the accident released by the National Transportation and Safety Board.Earnhardt, his wife Amy, their daughter Isla, a family dog and two pilots all escaped serious injury when the Cessna 680A on which they were flying ran off the runway upon landing on Aug. 15.Earnhardt was on his ...Keep reading

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