Ferrari Have Changed The F1 Picture

The Australian Grand Prix itself may not go down in history as a vintage opener but history may well remember the result. It has been three years since a driver wearing something other than Mercedes overalls stood atop the podium in Melbourne (indeed only the ninth at all in the last 60 races) and after…

MotoGP Sets TV Viewership Record

The opening night of Channel 5’s new deal to show highlights of the 2017 MotoGP season drew in record crowds of nearly half a million, according to industry blog F1 Broadcasting, helping last Sunday’s Qatar Grand Prix to the highest ratings since 2015. The Monday night highlights show, broadcast less than 24 hours after the…

The New Peugeot 208 WRX Unveiled

Sébastien Loeb and Timmy Hansen have unveiled the new PEUGEOT 208 WRX ahead of the FIA World Rallycross Championship season opener in Barcelona this weekend. Team Peugeot-Hansen head into the 2017 slate of 12 rounds around the world looking to usurp champion Mattias Ekström and his reigning EKS RX team. They will be helped in…

Watch The New Teams at Lichtenburg

New teams and driver/co-driver combinations, old and new faces and the hype that goes with the start of a new season will all be grist to the mill at the Lichtenburg 400, the opening round of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) Auto Championship, on March 31. The Production Vehicle line-up features all of…

Dirt Bikes Ready For Cross-Country Season

The Lichtenburg 400, the first round of the 2017 South African Cross Country Series for motorcycles and quads (SACCS Moto) will take place this Friday, 31 March and competitors from all over the country will travel to the North-West Province to open their national championship tally at an event that will see a few structural…

South African Racing News In Brief

Jordan Nurburgring Debut South African GT3 racing star Jordan Pepper was delighted with his Nurburgring debut in the weekend’s VLN series ADAC Westfalenfahrt four-hour race, where he drove two Bentley Continental GT3s as part of his build-up to the 24-hour race at the legendary Nordschleife later in the year. Jordan ended up second overall in…

Rossi Shocks Vinales at Qatar

Qatar Grand Prix winner Maverick Vinales admits he was shocked to see Yamaha teammate Valentino Rossi right behind him during the MotoGP season opener. In his first race for his new employers, Vinales lived up to pre-race expectations and took victory after overcoming Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso in a fierce duel during the second half…

Alonso May Quit F1 says Mark Webber

Mark Webber believes Fernando Alonso could quit McLaren before the end of the F1 season. In qualifying, Fernando Alonso admitted that he had nothing more to give, next day’s Australian Grand Prix had the Spaniard describing his performance as “probably one of my very best races”, “I was able to drive the car at my…

MotoGP – All The News And Views

Marquez Tyre Major Mistake Marc Marquez regrets his decision not to run a hard front tyre in the Qatar MotoGP season opener, saying he could’ve won the race if not for the late switch. Marquez and fellow Honda rider Cal Crutchlow were the only two riders set to use the hard front, before the race…

Formula 1 Full News Round-Up

Hamilton Ready To Rumble Lewis Hamilton has revealed he is braced for a tougher rivalry with Sebastian Vettel than Nico Rosberg in what he believes will be the “best against the best” battling it out for this year’s Formula One crown. It is four-time champion Vettel who holds the early advantage after a resurgent Ferrari…