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Number 69 Retired in Tribute to Nicky Hayden

Back in January, Dorna announced that number 69 would be retired from racing, as a mark of respect for the late, 2006 MotoGP champion. Nicky Hayden spent his entire career – from grassroots series, all the way up to MotoGP – riding under this number. Dorna CEO, Carmelo Ezpeleta, stated at the ceremony that “Since the beginning, after we lost him, we thought it’s something we must do. Nicky was something special for… More

Marquez Steals MotoGP Pole in COTA

Reigning champion Marc Marquez has put himself and the Repsol Honda in the best position possible to secure his much sought-after seventh consecutive win at COTA. Setting a time of 2:03.787 early in the Q2 session, he secured his seventh pole in a role at the American circuit. Just 0.273 seconds behind was Valentino Rossi on the Yamaha with Cal Crutchlow rounding out the top three. Marquez’s closest title rival, Andrea Dovizioso failed to make it into Q1 and will start from thirteenth… More

MotoGP COTA Practice Cancelled

With large storms hitting the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) on Saturday morning, all three classes have had their Free Practice 3 session canceled. The lightning and heavy rain have simply left the track too dangerous to venture out on. This meant that several delays culminated in canceled sessions. However, this weather had been predicted and resulted in a heavier focus than usual placed on Fridays Free Practice 1 and 2. As a result,… More

Season opener for BTCC gives a different winner in each race

BTCC is back in action for 2019 this weekend, kicking off in Brands Hatch. We round up all the results and what this means for the championship at the end of a mad few days.   RACE 1 The first race of the 2019 British Touring Car season kicked off with the 2017 champion on pole. Ash Sutton flew off the line to take an early lead, ahead of Andrew… More

Marquez Dominates to Take Impressive Victory in Argentina

A sublime performance handed victory to reigning champion, Marc Marquez and Repsol Honda for the 2019 Gran Premio Motul de la República Argentina. After his struggles at the Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo in 2018, it seemed Marquez had a score to settle – and settle it he did, leading from pole, not making a single error.  He finished nearly 10 seconds ahead of Valentino Rossi, who secured his first podium since Catalunya 2018. Rossi was able to secure… More

Marquez Take Pole in Argentina

After storming ahead during Free Practice 4 in Argentina, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez kept up this impressive form in qualifying. This is his fifth pole in six attempts at the Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo. Qualifying 1 The first of those to miss out on Q2 was Aleix Espargaro who took thirteenth place. He finished just one spot ahead of a struggling Alex Rins and his Suzuki. Miguel Oliveira and Karel Abrhm both impressed as they took fourteenth and fifteenth, missing out… More

Marquez and Dovizioso Top Free Practice 1 and 2 in Argentina

Free Practice 1 The first MotoGP practice session of the 2019 Argentina MotoGP weekend saw reigning champion Marc Marquez set a time of 1:39.827 as the chequered flag fell to finish fastest. He was the only rider to set a time under the 1 minute 40 seconds barrier. Just 0.353 seconds behind Marquez was Pramac Ducati rider, and last year’s Argentinian pole-sitter, Jack Miller. He finished in second place ahead of Cal Crutchlow, who ended the… More

Devastating Fire Pushed Back the Inaugural MotoE Season to July

After a devastating fire ripped through the MotoE paddock before their first test was due to take place, the season opening races have been postponed. The first two races, due to take place in Jerez (3-5 May) and Le Mans (17-19 May) have now been cancelled. The season opener will now be at Sachsenring on the 5-7 July with the season comprising of 6 rounds. The second round will be at the… More

Preview: 2019 Argentina MotoGP

This weekend, MotoGP heads to Argentina and the Termas de Río Hondo track for the second round of the 2019 season, the Gran Premio Motul de la República Argentina. Renowned for its controversial and thrilling races, we take a look at what to expect from the weekend ahead. Gran Premio Motul de la República Argentina Track Guide Key characteristics: 4.8km long 5 left and 9 right-hand corners a 1km back straight Lap record: 1:37.683… More

Moto2 and Moto3 Testing Ends with Lowes and Fenati on Top Again

As the final day of pre-season testing kicked off, some might be forgiven for having a sense of deja vu. However, the previous fastest lap times were smashed as riders seek to make a statement ahead of the first race. Moto2 Sam Lowes and his Federal Oil Gresini bike enjoyed another day at the top of the timing sheets after his fastest lap time on Saturday. Sunday saw him beat this with a 1:58.439, putting… More

Lowes & Fenati on Top for Penultimate Day of Moto2 and Moto3 Testing

The penultimate day of pre-season testing got underway with much improved conditions at the Losail track in Qatar, after the blustery start to Friday. Moto2 The day ended with Sam Lowes and his Federal Oil Gresini bike fastest. He set a time of 1:58.824, placing him just 0.055s ahead of Remy Gardner. They were the only two riders to dip below the 1:59 mark. Third fastest for the day was reigning Moto3 champion,  Jorge Martin on the Red… More

Pre-Season Testing Ends with Vinales on Top

With the top 15 riders covered by only a second, it was Maverick Vinales who ended the final pre-season test at the top of the time sheets, with a time of 1:54.208. He hasn’t dropped below second place across the entire test. A further strong performance came from rookie, Fabio Quartararo who ended the day just 0.233s behind Vinales in second. With Valentino Rossi in fourth and Franco Morbidelli in sixth, a strong day saw all Yamaha bikes… More

Rins Take the Top Spot for Day Two of Testing

Day two of the final pre-season test saw Danilo Petrucci and Andrea Dovizioso pick up exactly where they left off, spending much of the day sharing the top spot. However the session ended with Alex Rins and his Suszki Ecstar bike on the top of the timing sheets. He laid down a time of 1:54.539, placing him just 0.057s ahead of yesterdays pace-setter, Maverick Vinales. Petrucci and Dovizioso eventually ended the day in fourth and eighth respectively. The day also saw… More

Vinales Fastest in Qatar as Riders Test New In-Race Penalty System

Maverick Vinales has, once again, topped the timing sheets on day one of the Qatar pre-season test. Setting a time of 1:55.051, he was only 0.108s ahead of Team Suzuki Ecstar rider, Alex Rins. The Spanish pair took the top two spots late in to the session, after the track conditions had greatly improved. This was despite Andrea Dovizioso and Danilo Petrucci dominating for much of the six hour-long day. They finished the session in third and fourth respectively. Recent… More

MotoGP and WSBK to race on new Indonesian Street Track in 2021

With the 2019 season due to kick off in a few days’ time, fans are already looking ahead of the future. This week DORNA announced that both MotoGP and the Superbike World Championship will race in Indonesia in 2021.   The last time Indonesia played host to MotoGP was back in 1997, with the race taking place in Sentul. However the island of Lombok, near Bali, will soon contain a new street circuit for a fresh era of… More

Car #7 comes out on top for a Toyota 1-2 in Fuji

The Toyota team of Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez secured their first win of the season today at the 6 Hours of Fuji WEC race. A thrilling WEC race in Fuji saw Toyota Gazoo Racing land a dominant 1-2 result, with car #7 coming out on top. The team of Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez came out on top to land their first win… More

DiGrassi cruises to victory in a chaotic Zurich E-Prix

Lucas DiGrassi took a serene win, his first of the season. He crossed the line just 7.5 seconds ahead of Sam Bird, who has cut Jean Eric Vergne’s championship lead to just 23 points ahead of the final race weekend of the season.  Earlier today, Mitch Evans managed to put his Jaguar on pole position for the first time in his Formula E career with a time of 1:12.811s. He… More

Vettel on Pole for tomorrow’s Baku GP

Sebastian Vettel claimed his third consecutive pole position today in Baku. He will start the race ahead of reigning champion, Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team mate, Valtteri Bottas. The streets of Baku continued to provide us with plenty of drama for it’s third appearance on the F1 calendar. Championship leader, Sebastian Vettel threw his Ferrari on to pole for the third consecutive time this season. Both Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton… More

Bird rules the roost in Rome

Sam Bird claimed the chequered flag for the first ever Formula E race in Rome. He was joined on the podium by Lucas DiGrassi and Andrew Lotterer. Sam Bird claimed victory as Rome played host to the all electric racing formula for the first time. Despite late pressure from Mitch Evans and Lucas di Grassi, the British driver was able to celebrate his second victory of the season.   “It… More

JEV strives to success in Punte Del Este

Jean-Eric Vergne held off an aggressive Lucas Di Grassi to win in Punte Del Este. They were joined on the podium by Sam Bird. The halfway point of the season saw the grid take to the streets of Punte Del Este. It was here that Jean Eric Vergne secured his second win of the 2017/2018 season. This now places him firmly at the top of the championship standings, 30 points ahead… More

Rossi signs a new deal with Yamaha

Nine-time World Champion, Valentino Rossi, has signed a two year extension deal with his current team. This will see him racing with Yamaha until 2020. Valentino Rossi has answered the doubters in style as he today announces that he will remain in the sport at least until 2020. This deal will see him remain with the Yamaha team as he attempts to win his tenth world championship. With Maverick Vinales, who… More

Vergne storms to Santiago Success

The grid were in action for the fourth round of the 2017/2018 ABB Formula E season. Jean-Eric Vergne took his second ever Formula E win, with Andre Lotterer in second. Sebastian Buemi rounds off the podium places in third. TECHEETA took their first ever 1-2 in Formula E as Jean-Eric Vergne dominated on the streets of Chile. His team mate, and electric racing rookie, Andre Lotterer finished the race in… More

Formula E reveal radical new car for season 5

The cars taking to the track for the fifth season of Formula E will have an entirely new aesthetic, as ABB Formula E unveiled their Gen2 car.   After January’s announcement of a new title sponsor, the all-electric racing championship today made another huge step forward with the unveiling of a radically new designed car. The first images of the Gen2 car were released today, boasting a controversial halo design around… More

Rosenqvist roars to victory in Marrakesh e-Prix

Felix Rosenvist snatched the championship lead after taking his second consecutive Formula E win. Sebastian Buemi clinched second place, with Sam Bird rounding off the podium. Felix Rosenqvist took to the top step of the podium for the third time in his Formula E career. He passed pole sitter, Sebastian Buemi, to take the lead with only five laps remaining. It was on lap 16 that Rosenqvist began making his… More

Buemi beats Bird to pole in Marrakesh

Renault Edams driver, Sebastian Buemi, claimed his first pole position of the season after a disappointing opening weekend in Hong Kong. Sam Bird was just two-tenths of a second behind him, with Felix Rosenqvist taking third.   Saturday’s race in Marrakesh will see Sebastian Buemi starting in pole position for the first time since Paris last year. He set a time of 1:20.355 in Super Pole to snatch pole away… More

Formula E Announces New Partnership with ABB

The all-electric racing Formula has, today, announced a huge partnership with Swiss tech giant, ABB, until at least 2025.   “A partnership like this goes far beyond a title sponsorship” was the statement made by Formula E CEO, Alejandro Agag. This joining of forces, lasting until 2035, sees two pioneers in the world of electric cars make a pledge to “push the boundaries of e-mobility”.   This makes Formula E the… More

Formula E Season Finale in Turmoil

It was announced today that the finale of the 2017/18 Formula E season will no longer be held in Montreal.   If Lucas DiGrassi wants history to repeat itself, then he will sadly be out of luck this year. It was announced today that Montreal will no longer host the finale of the 2017/18 Formula E season. The doubts around the race began when the city elected a new mayor, Valerie Plante,… More

Muller and de Vries given Formula E Test with Audi

On the 14th of January, two new faces will take to the wheel of a Formula E card in Marrakesh. Audi’s DTM driver, Nico Muller, and Formula 2’s Prema driver, Nyck De Vries, will get their first taste of all-electric racing. This mid-season, rookie test will be overseen by current Formula E champion, Lucas di Grassi. 25-year- old Muller has raced in DTM with the Audi Sport Team since 2014.… More

Sam Bird wins the Hong Kong EPrix

Opening lap drama and a drive-through penalty couldn’t stop Sam Bird from taking the chequered flag. HE was joined on the podium by Jean-Eric Vergne in the TECHEETA, and Nick Heidfeld in the Mahrindra Racing car. A chaotic race gave us plenty to talk about, as the 2017/18 Formula E season sprung in to life in Victoria Bay. After significant anticipation had grown around this race, the race certainly didn’t… More

Kobayashi will make his Formula E debut

Japanese driver Kamui Kobayashi will make his debut in Formula E at the first race weekend of the season, driving for MS&AD Andretti. He will get behind the wheel on the 2nd an 3rd of December in Hong Kong.    Kamui Kobayashi has spent the last year in World Endurance car, racing for Toyato Gazoo Racing as well as racing in the Super Formula Championship for KCMG. However in less… More

Andre Lotterer to make Formula E debut with TECHEETAH

TECHEETAH, the Shanghai based Formula E team, has today announced that they will put Andre Lotterer behind the wheel for his first season of electric racing. He will partner our most recent race winner, and current TECHEETAH driver, Jean Eric Vergne.   Andre Lotterer has less than three months before he will experiences all electric racing for the first time. Lotterer is currently competing in the World Endurance championship with Porsche.… More

McLaren Ends Partnership with Honda, Replacing them with Renault

After another disastrous season with Honda power units, McLaren have ended their partnership with the Japanese manufacturer. From 2018 the team, who haven’t been on the top step of the podium since Brazil 2012, will use Renault power units. For long-term followers of F1, the words “McLaren-Honda” used to conjure up images of intense battles between team-mates Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna. It brings back fond memories of 4 consecutive… More

Bottas Signs New 2018 Contract with Mercedes

After a consistent first season with Mercedes, Finnish Driver Valtteri Bottas has been rewarded with an extension of his contract with the championship leading team. This new contract keeps him in the driving seat until the end of the 2018 season.   Valterri Bottas, after scoring 9 podiums in 13 races, still had an uncertain future within the sport. That was until today, when it was announced that he will… More