Motor Sports

Charlie Martin, First Racing Driver to Become an Athlete Ally Ambassador

British racing driver Charlie Martin was announced on Tuesday as the first ever racing driver to join the Athlete Ally ambassador programme. Established by American wrestler Hudson Taylor in 2011, Athlete Ally is an organisation believes that everyone should have equal access, opportunity, and experience in sports — regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Charlie Martin, who ...

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Volkswagen Claims Race Victory In Cape Town

It was a strong weekend that could have yielded better results for the Volkswagen Motorsport outfit as both their Jettas and Golf GTi’s are the cars to beat in the country’s premier Global Touring Car series. After an evetTful weekend in the Mothercity, the team leaves Cape Town still firmly in control of the manufacturers’ points standings after claiming race ...

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Women Take the Wheel in World’s Fastest Racing Cars

Attention has been paid of late to the success enjoyed by women participating in motor sport – or rather, the lack of it (Heather Calder and Jamie Chadwick being exceptions that prove the rule). An all-female circuit racing series, the W Series, has even been convened in an effort to boost visibility, opportunity and credibility. Meanwhile in that branch of ...

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Toyota Gazoo Racing Flat-Out for Spa Weekend

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing makes the short trip across the Belgian border next week for the penultimate round of the 2018-2019 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), the Total 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, targeting a title triumph The team, based just 120km away in Cologne, Germany, leads the World Championship by 53 points and will secure the title with one race remaining ...

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Alonso Gets Behind the Wheel of Dakar Hilux 

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing driver Fernando Alonso completed a two-day evaluation test at the wheel of a Dakar Rally-winning TOYOTA Hilux in South Africa on 27-28 March. Fernando, who currently leads the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) drivers’ standings alongside team-mates Sébastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima, spent two days learning the specific demands of rally raid during an exclusive test in ...

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Legends to Ride Again At the Classic

The star-studded World GP Bike Legends will be back out in force at this summer’s Silverstone Classic (26-28 July), fronting an enlarged motorcycle showcase at the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival. Featuring multiple world champions such as Wayne Gardner (AUS), Freddie Spencer (USA) and Raymond Roche (FRA), the presence of World GP Bike Legends has become a major draw ...

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Interview: “Our Prospect for 2019 Sports Season”- Jens Marquardt, BMW Motorsport Director

The heart of international GT racing was beating at Sebring (USA) last weekend. The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship paid a visit to the historic circuit in Florida. In action were four BMW M8 GTEs and cars from the BMW Motorsport customer racing product range. The highlight was second place for BMW Team MTEK ...

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TOYOTA Racing Team Conquers 1000 Miles in US

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing conquered the 1000 Miles of Sebring to extend its advantage in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) with a one-two victory in the sixth round of the 2018-2019 season. Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Fernando Alonso in the #8 TS050 HYBRID took the chequered flag after eight hours to win their third race of the season in ...

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