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Chad Knaus stepping off pit box and into leadership role

Knaus, along with Jeff Andrews, are both being promoted to leadership roles within HMS. Knaus, 49, has won 82 races atop the pit box and seven championships including a record five in succession. His driver has also made the Cup Series playoffs every year the system has been in place since 2004, doing so with Jimmie Johnson and later William Byron. VP of Competition But now, the veteran ...Keep reading

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Dixon: 2020 IndyCar title would “mean the most”

Dixon won the IndyCar title in 2003, ’08, ’13, ’15 and ’18, and although he won the season-openers in ’03 and ’08, he then suffered misfortunes in subsequent races and had to fight back to win those titles. By contrast, this season the Chip Ganassi Racing driver has had a stranglehold on the title race after winning the first three races of the season. Since then he has added a ...Keep reading

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Russia my “strongest race” in 2020 until pitstop – Ocon

From seventh on the grid, Ocon jumped up to fourth at the start, and he subsequently ran in that position ahead of his teammate Daniel Ricciardo until the Australian stopped. Having gone two laps further before his own stop, Ocon then found life difficult on the hard tyre, and after a few laps he was obliged to switch positions with Ricciardo. He also lost out to Sergio Perez and Charles ...Keep reading

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Quartararo: Catalan GP win “best moment of my life”

Quartararo dominated the opening rounds of the year in July at Jerez, but struggled from Brno through to the second Misano race - scoring just 33 points from five events and not registering another podium finish. He corrected this form last Sunday at Catalunya and scored his third win of the campaign to return to the lead of the standings by eight points. "It was the best moment of my life ...Keep reading

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Mostert Holden Commodore up for sale

Mostert's current chassis, the first Holden he raced in his career, is the latest Walkinshaw Commodore to be put up for a pre-sale, with an online listing now live through Lloyds Auction. Bidding will end on October 16, the Friday before this year's Bathurst 1000. As with previous WAU auctions, the new owner won't take immediate delivery of the car. Instead the team will continue to use it ...Keep reading

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Nurburgring 24h winner Yelloly says conditions were “worst” ever

The BMW factory driver joined ROWE Racing team-mates Alexander Sims and Nicky Catsburg to score BMW's 20th success in the event, 50 years on from its victory in the maiden 24 Hours in 1970, and its first since 2010 with a GT2-spec M3 E92 after a barren stretch in the current GT3 era. Their #99 M6 GT3 overhauled the #3 Car Collection Audi R8 LMS as the track dried on Sunday morning, before ...Keep reading

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Nakagami missed a “great opportunity” to win Catalan GP

The Japanese rider had pace comparable with the frontrunners during the race-simulation FP4 session on Saturday, but gave himself work to do in the race after qualifying. Nakagami didn’t make up any places in the first two laps, dropping to 12th position from lap three to 12 behind the KTM’s of Miguel Oliveira and Brad Binder. Once clear of them by lap 15, Nakagami struggled to find a way ...Keep reading

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DiBenedetto second at Las Vegas as he faces an uncertain future

DiBenedetto found himself in a great position when a timely caution during green-flag pit stops put him at the front of the field. Unfortunately, he was unable to capitalize as he lost the lead to Kurt Busch on a Lap 242 restart and spent the rest of the race trying to snatch it back. But Busch had an advantage beyond being a seasoned veteran. Restarts the key A different gear ratio ...Keep reading

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Russell regrets not “fannying around” on first Sochi lap

From 13th on the grid Russell became caught up in an incident at Turn 2, and he followed Carlos Sainz through the escape route, just missing the crashing McLaren driver. Having lost ground and with the safety car out, his team made an instant strategic call to bring him in and put him on the hard tyre, allowing him to potentially run to the end. Russell subsequently enjoyed a ...Keep reading

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Morbidelli “positive” to be “angry” about missed podium

Morbidelli led the first eight laps of the Barcelona race from pole on his Petronas Yamaha before being passed by teammate and eventual winner Fabio Quartararo on lap nine. The Italian would make a mistake at the first corner under braking on lap 14, which cost him two seconds and dropped him to third, before tyre wear eventually allowed the Suzuki duo of Joan Mir and Alex Rins to push him ...Keep reading

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