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Ekstrom to make Dakar debut with X-Raid

Ekstrom, who made his return to World RX this year and finished runner-up in the championship, will venture into cross-country style competition by racing in the inaugural campaign of the Extreme E series next season with the ABT CUPRA squad. But before that, he will join X-Raid for the German outfit’s first project outside the Dakar’s headline T1 category, to drive a YXZ1000R ...Keep reading

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Porsche Supercup team owner Walter Lechner dies aged 71

The Austrian’s squad became the pre-eminent force in the spec Formula 1 support championship following the introduction of the 997-generation Porsche 911 in 2005. In the 16 seasons since, which featured a move to 991 machinery in 2013, Lechner Racing and its Middle Eastern-backed derivations have won the teams’ crown 11 times, including a clean sweep of the most recent seven ...Keep reading

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Crehan overwhelmed by reaction to TV exit

The long-time pit reporter confirmed last week that her contract with Supercars Media hasn't been renewed, as the sport enters a new broadcast era with Fox Sports and the Seven Network. Speaking on the latest episode of the V8 Sleuth podcast she said the positive reaction to the news has been surprising, and led to some emotional moments. "It's been overwhelming," she said. "I've shed a ...Keep reading

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Ex-F1 driver Sakon Yamamoto to make single-seater return

The former Super Aguri, Spyker and HRT driver (pictured above in 2006) will form part of the B-Max Racing attack at Fuji Speedway on December 19-20, in what will be his first on-track appearance in a formula car since he contested the 2015 London E-Prix. Yamamoto, 38, made 21 starts in F1 between 2006 and 2010, failing to score points and securing a best finish of 12th place in the 2007 ...Keep reading

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TGM announces its four-driver lineup for Rolex 24

Team owner Ted Giovanis will make his first start as a driver in the Rolex 24 event and will be joined by TGM’s veteran sportscar racer Matt Plumb and 2018 Michelin Pilot Champions, Owen Trinkler and Hugh Plumb. All four drivers – Giovanis and Trinkler in car No. 64 and Hugh and Matt Plumb in car No. 46 – will also drive for the team in Friday’s four-hour Michelin Pilot Challenge event ...Keep reading

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Racing Point didn’t have enough spares after Bahrain clashes

The Silverstone-based outfit delivered the best F1 result under its current owners in Bahrain last weekend, with Sergio Perez taking a maiden victory and Lance Stroll finishing third. But despite a spectacular result in the race, Racing Point faced some headaches in the build-up to the event after a bruising outing in the Bahrain GP a week before. There, Stroll had been tipped upside down ...Keep reading

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Mir a “deserving” MotoGP champion, says Marquez

Mir only won once in 2020, but tallied up a total of seven podiums - more than any other rider - and wrapped up the title with a race in hand, ending a 20-year wait for Suzuki. Marquez missed the season owing to a broken arm he suffered during the Spanish Grand Prix, with his absence continually leading to comments claiming a rider winning the title without him present was devalued. Mir ...Keep reading

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Why indecision dogged teams in attacking the Sakhir GP

The switch to the short outer loop delivered a multitude of challenges, as the removal of the inner section of the traditional grand prix layout meant fewer high speed corners and more straightline action. This had a significant bearing on the aerodynamic solutions used by each team, with a trade-off sought for the high speed first and third sectors over the more downforce dependent second ...Keep reading

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Karters, sim racers sample Supercar

The squad's annual driver evaluation day saw six young karters, selected through an alliance with Tom Williamson Motorsport, drive a Supercar for the first time. Beau Pronesti, Jordi Marcon, Elly Morrow, Zac Heard, Winston Van Laarhoven and Jackson Souslin-Harlow – also one of three BJR Eseries drivers – were given the unique opportunity to test a 600-horsepower Commodore. “Everyone ...Keep reading

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Magnus, Archangel to run an Acura NSX in IMSA GTD

The partnership brings a long time relationship between Archangel Motorsports owner, Mike Johnson and long-time Magnus Racing driver, Andy Lally full circle, as they unite 20 years after their first Rolex 24 win under the Archangel Motorsports banner. It will also be the 11th season that Lally and Potter (Magnus Racing team owner) have run together, the pair having won the inaugural North ...Keep reading

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