Motorsport

There isn’t really a way to sugarcoat Erica Enders’ 2016 season, but the two-time champion still holds her head high knowing that 2016 was a “character-building year.” Coming off of back-to-back championships, Elite Motorsports made the switch to Mopar power as the NHRA Pro Stock class underwent several regulation changes heading into the season. The changes did not play into their favor, and Enders found herself 400 points back of the 2016 title winner Jason Line in ninth place, with ...
KENNESAW, GA--(Marketwired - February 07, 2017) - Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, launches a new ATV / SxS bLU cRU Racing Support Program committing a potential total payout of $100,000 in race win bonuses for ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) racers competing in select classes and series aboard Yamaha's 2016 or newer YXZ1000R and YFZ450R models. "Yamaha's bLU cRU has been a very popular Supercross, motocross and off-road motorcycle racing program, and we're excited to expand it to ATV and SxS racers this ye...
Chief executive Jost Capito is leaving McLaren following the departure of ousted boss Ron Dennis, the Formula One team has confirmed. "Regrettably we have not been able to find common ground with Jost with regard to what is and will be needed to make the team successful again," a Formula One spokesman said. "As a result, we have agreed that he will leave McLaren Racing and will now consider other opportunities." Capito, a former Volkswagen motorsport director, was recruited by Dennis in Janua...
Shane van Gisbergen celebrates after winning a race in Sydney. Photo / Getty Images Kiwi driver Shane van Gisbergen has responded to teammate Maro Engel's comments after a disastrous Bathurst 12 hour race. Engel hit out at van Gisbergen after the reigning Supercar champion crashed their team car into a wall with only 20 minutes of the race remaining. Engel claimed van Gisbergen made a lot of mistakes and was too aggressive. Van Gisbergen says Engel's comments came as a surprise to him and he ap...
Shane van Gisbergen in action during the Bathurst 12 Hour. Photo / Matthew Hansen Motorsport commentator Bob McMurray joins Radio Sport host D'Arcy Waldegrave to chat about the latest motorsport news and review the weekend's action. Joining the boys this week is Kiwi Supercars star Shane van Gisbergen, who competed at the Bathurst 12 Hour race and was the subject of criticism from teammate Maro Engel. - Radio Sport
Despite participating in eight races this past season, Jeff Gordon is eligible to be nominated into the Hall of Fame as soon as next year. According to NASCAR Hall of Fame rules, a driver must be retired for three years before he or she can become qualified to be voted into the Hall of Fame. Gordon, 45, drove in the eight races for Hendrick Motorsports as a substitute for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who was sidelined with a concussion the second half of this past season. “Jeff’s eligibility stat...
AAM says Motorsports Association of Malaysia, suspended over fatal Eimarace event in September, should not have been involved in race jointly organised with youth ministry. PETALING JAYA: The action by the Motorsports Association of Malaysia (MAM) to ignore suspension orders and continue to be actively involved in organising races has raised the ire of the Automobile Association of Malaysia (AAM), The New Straits Times reported. AAM accused MAM of flouting its suspension following the latter...
Perth teenager Alex Rullo has signed with Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport for the 2017 V8 Supercars championship season. Most teenagers are trying to obtain their learner's licence at age 16 but not Alex Rullo - he is readying to make his debut on the V8 Supercars circuit. Rullo is set to become the youngest ever Supercars driver after signing with Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport for the 2017 championship season. The Perth local competed for LDM in last year's second-tier Dunlop Series as a 15-year-old w...
Most teenagers are trying to obtain their learner's licence at age 16 but not Alex Rullo - he is readying to make his debut on the V8 Supercars circuit. Rullo is set to become the youngest ever Supercars driver after signing with Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport for the 2017 championship season. The Perth local competed for LDM in last year's second-tier Dunlop Series as a 15-year-old where he finished 17th after seven races. He will juggle creating history on the track with the responsibilities of ...
If you are based in Abu Dhabi and are planning a quiet stroll on the Abu Dhabi Corniche this weekend, you might want to reconsider – it will be anything but quiet. Fourteen contestants from across the globe will start their assault on the coveted Red Bull Air Race World Championship title as the electrifying race on two wings kicks off in the capital tomorrow and Saturday. This year’s season opener reflects the strong commercial partnership Red Bull has with Abu Dhabi. "We are very well su...
"A great result, it feels good to win in such harsh conditions against some top guys, and this was the first ever ARA event, so I'm glad we were able to get our names in the history books," explained David Higgins at the podium celebration.  "The last loop of stages was hard work, the snow was coming down pretty hard on one stage, there was a big snow ball inside the corner, we clipped it and smashed one of the lights, making the night stage even tougher. The hood pin was also damaged, so we ha...
The Verizon IndyCar Series will host a test day that is free and open to the public at Phoenix International Raceway on Friday, February 10. Some of the best drivers in America will come to Phoenix this Friday, and you can watch them for free. The Verizon IndyCar Series is holding its first all-league testing day at Phoenix International Raceway, and it is free and open to the public. The second annual “Prix View” day runs from noon to 7 p.m. on Feb. 10. Fans can relax in the PIR grandstan...
Street view: Do you get excited about overseas sporting tournaments? PHOTO/FILE Street view: Do you get excited about overseas sporting tournaments? Larry Chudyk I miss hockey, I'm from Canada. I listen to the games on the radio when I can. I wish it was played in bars.LARRY CHUDYK, 51Central Taua McLean Yes, anything to do with rugby and that promotes Rotorua.TAUA MCLEAN, 58Rotokawa Rolly Rolston ...
For the second straight season, Jamie McMurray made the playoffs and finished 13th in the points standings. He hasn’t been to Victory Lane since 2013 and posted his lowest top-five total since 2012. McMurray posted enough consistency to be a playoff contender but was clearly a step behind the top-tier teams of Joe Gibbs Racing, Hendrick Motorsports, and Stewart-Haas Racing. Check out what McMurray needs to do in 2017 to have a successful season:
Kevin Cogan driving the IMSA GTP Zakspeed Roush Ford Mustang to a third-place finish at Road Atlanta in 1982. Photo courtesy Ford Motor Company. We’ll say this: If you’re interested in attending a spectacular presentation this April 1 on the history of the International Motor Sports Association, act quickly because just 100 “fan tickets” will be available for sale. Being presented at the Wally Parks Motorsports Museum in Pomona, California, the dinner will salute the history of IMSA fro...
The Malta Motorsport Federation (MMF) awards night this year will be held at the Radisson Blu Resort Hotel, St Julian’s, on March 10. This is the third edition of the awards ceremony which again sees local champions, officials and teams recognised for their various achievements the previous year by the country’s governing body for the sport. Tonio Cini, president of the Malta Motorsport Federation, confirmed that there will be 15 awards to be distributed after a call for nominations among ...
Cape Town - SA motorsport has suffered yet another grievous blow as veteran Gavin Ramsay has been killed in a horrific crash. Motorcycle rider Ramsay was killed in a crash at the annual Passion for Speed International Historic race at Killarney. Ramsay was the owner of Gavin Ramsay Motorcycles in Boksburg, Johannesburg. A rival motorcyclist had crashed and spilled oil on the track. Witnessed saw Ramsay sliding in, causing him to lose control of his Suzuki GSX-R and crashing to the ground. ...
Marcus Armstrong in action at Taupo. Photo / Supplied Marcus Armstrong learnt from his mistake 24 hours ago (Saturday afternoon) to comfortably win the Denny Hulme Trophy at the fourth round of the Castrol Toyota Racing Series at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park, Taupo, this afternoon. Getting the best start from the outside of the front row of the grid, the Christchurch teenager got to the first corner ahead of pole sitter Jehan Daruvala (India) and was never headed. "I led yesterday ...
The Mercedes of Shane van Gisbergen at the Bathurst 12 Hour race. Photo / Matthew Hansen Jamie Whincup has won his first Bathurst 12-hour alongside teammates Craig Lowndes and Toni Vilander, after Shane van Gisbergen ended the race in the wall and with one angry teammate. The six-time Supercars champion and his Ferrari finished the race a lap clear of the rest of the field after van Gisbergen crashed his Mercedes with 20 minutes to go on Sunday. It ended a thrilling day-long battle between th...
Mount Panorama had been the scene of Jamie Whincup's greatest disappointments. Now it is the place of one of his most magnificent triumphs. Whincup squandered potential victories in the last three Bathurst 1000s with wilful acts, but on Sunday he atoned for those self-inflicted defeats by leading his Ferrari team to success in the Bathurst 12 Hour. The majestic 6.213 kilometre Mount Panorama track that was his undoing in the October Supercars classic from 2014-16 became a showcase for his abil...