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World RX Esports series heads to Norway as Paddon joins field

Only beaten once on track in round one, Van Gisbergen holds a nine-point advantage over 2019 World RX title-contender brothers Timmy and Kevin Hansen, tied in second. The leading trio continue to race Peugeot 208s in Norway, but campaigning an Audi S1 will be a driver new to World RX’s Esports field for the Hell event, former World Rally Championship round winner Hayden Paddon, the New ...Keep reading

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Haas F1 not disadvantaged by lack of pre-Austria running

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing the opening 10 races of the year to be called off, F1 will get a revised 2020 schedule underway with two races at the Red Bull Ring on 5 July and 12 July. It will mark the first official F1 running since the end of pre-season running at the end of February, but a number of teams have opted to hold private tests in the lead-up to the first race. Haas F1 ...Keep reading

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WRC unveils draft calendar for 2021 season

Although the WRC is still working on a revised 2020 calendar amid a flurry of cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic, it has provided a first look at how the next year’s schedule would look like. A total of nine rallies have been confirmed by the WRC, although more events are expected to be added later to the schedule. No dates were however revealed. Among major changes, Rally ...Keep reading

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World RX reveals revised 2020 calendar, adds Finland

World RX plans to get its season underway at Holjes, Sweden in late August, the series announced in early May, with the new Kouvola date set for just a week after the Swedish round, on the final weekend of the month. Kouvola, located to the North East of Helsinki, first hosted a European Rallycross Championship round in 2010, which was won by British driver Liam Doran in a Kenneth Hansen ...Keep reading

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FE’s 2020-21 World Championship calendar has no 2020 dates

The provisional calendar was approved in a Friday session of the FIA World Motor Sport Council, which met remotely owing to coronavirus-enforced restrictions. FE gains FIA World Championship status for its seventh season, but the calendar will fall entirely in 2021 with the first race set for 16 January in Santiago. A race in the Chilean capital replaces a double-header in Saudi Arabia ...Keep reading

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World Council approves F1 COVID-19 protocols, cost-cut measures

There have also been further refinements to the rules for future seasons as the FIA, F1 and the teams continue to seek ways of controlling costs. Grid, race suspension and resumption, and podium procedures have all been adapted to deal with the new protocols. Curfew rules have been adjusted to allow for the social distancing rules. Pirelli’s request to standardise tyre allocations to ...Keep reading

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Ricciardo expects “driver egos will get in the way” in Austria

The Australian, who has the advantage of having conducted a test day at the Red Bull Ring with a two-year-old car this week, says the drivers will all be trying to show who has returned in the best form. Although the test was a useful boost Ricciardo expects rivals who have not had the chance to drive during the break will catch up by Sunday. "We're going to get plenty of practice, so the ...Keep reading

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Petrucci agrees KTM factory deal for 2021 MotoGP season

As reported in recent weeks by Motorsport.com, Pol Espargaro will leave KTM for the factory Honda squad alongside Marc Marquez in 2021. Petrucci confirmed recently that he will be leaving Ducati at the end of the year, and was reported by Gazzetta dello Sport on Thursday as having visited the KTM factory in Austria on Wednesday to begin discussions. While Petrucci's manager Alberto Vergani ...Keep reading

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Surprise S5000 test appearance for Perkins

Perkins was a surprise addition to the line-up for today's rookie test, the former Garry Rogers Motorsport Supercars driver reuniting with the squad for 10 laps in one of its V8-powered open-wheelers. It was his first go in an S5000 and his first single-seater laps since he drove an F4 car in Malaysia several years back. "It was an incredible experience,” said Perkins. “Thanks to ...Keep reading

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Audi names Rast as Abt’s Formula E replacement

The series revealed a six-race programme, which will comprise of three double-header events on three different track layouts at the airfield and is set to take place over nine days. Abt, who won the 2018 Mexico and Berlin E-Prix, was effectively sacked by Audi after he had a sim racer take his place in the FE Race at Home Challenge Esports competition. The manufacturer has now announced that ...Keep reading

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