Lorenzo Tops With Lap record

Ducati MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo ended the three-day pre-season test in Sepang quickest, setting a new unofficial lap record in the process. Lorenzo surpassed the previous best MotoGP time at Sepang, set by Honda’s Marc Marquez during winter testing in 2015, by 0.037s. The Maverick Vinales laptime that stood as the best effort from the…

Alonso Signs To Drive For Toyota

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing can confirm its drivers for the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season, with Fernando Alonso joining the line-up. The team has officially submitted its entry to the Automobile Club de l’Ouest and will participate in all eight rounds of the 2018-19 season with two hybrid-powered race cars as it targets victory…

Suzuki Engine Focus Pays Off

Suzuki has managed to vastly improve the GSX-RR’s engine, the team’s Achilles heel last year, according to Alex Rins. A misdirection with engine choice during the pre-season of last year saw Suzuki struggle for much of 2017, with three late-season top-five finishes the only highlight. Keen to avoid a repeat, Suzuki has focused its efforts…

Listen To Your Father

Renault Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz said his father warned him “about 100 times” to be careful ahead of driving the final two stages of the Monte Carlo Rally last Sunday. Carlos Jr drove a Renault Megane R.S. course car on the Col de Turini and Col de Braus stages of the 2018 World Rally…

Lorenzo Is Now Styling

Jorge Lorenzo was satisfied with the Ducati Desmosedici GP18 after the first day of the Sepang MotoGP pre-season test, as he felt it was more suited to his riding style. Lorenzo, who begins his second season with the Italian brand, ended the first official test day of 2018 in third, 0.03s behind teammate Andrea Dovizioso….

Sainz Dakar Win Beats The Bad Taste

Carlos Sainz admits his cross-country rally stint with Peugeot would’ve left a “bad taste” if he failed to score a Dakar win for himself. Sainz, who won his first Dakar in 2010 with Volkswagen, joined Peugeot ahead of the marque’s return to the event in 2015. Peugeot needed only two attempts to conquer the Dakar…

Hyundai After Monte-Carlo Podium

The 2018 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) gets underway this weekend with the Rallye Monte-Carlo, the first of 13 events on this year’s WRC calendar, and one where Hyundai Motorsport clearly wants to end on the number one spot on the podium for the first time. Hyundai Motorsport has outlined clear ambitions to compete for…

Carlos Sainz Jr Makes World Rally Debut

Renault Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz will make his rallying debut at this week’s Monte Carlo Rally. The 23-year-old will drive one of the organiser’s Renault Megane R.S. course cars through the 8.5-mile Col de Braus powerstage on Sunday. Sainz will be running ahead of the main field in a VIP course car, shortly before…

No More Big Pay Days At Ducati

Ducati won’t offer its MotoGP riders a repeat of the “extraordinary” big-money contract that helped it lure Jorge Lorenzo from Yamaha, says CEO Claudio Domenicali. Like the majority of the field, both Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso are out of contract at the end of the 2018 season, with Dovizioso’s strong 2017 form in particular expected…

Rally Dakar 2018 – Roundup And Final Results

THE Dakar Rally crowned both an old and a new champion at the end of the 2018 edition. Matthias Walkner completed a trouble-free final stage to claim his maiden Dakar victory in the motorcycle class, completing an all-Austrian triumph for KTM and sponsors Red Bull, while Toby Price secured his third podium finish on the…