Motor Sports

Michelin MotoGP Deal Extended Until 2023

French manufacturer Michelin will continue to be the exclusive supplier of tyres to the MotoGP world championship until the end of 2023 after agreeing a new five-year deal with commercial rights holders Dorna Sports. Michelin took over from Bridgestone at the end of the 2015 season after the Japanese company spent seven years as the first exclusive provider of tyres ...

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Toyota Rally RAV4 Wins at Prescott Rally

The Toyota Rally RAV4 continued its dominating 2017 season performance this weekend with an overall win at the Prescott Rally in Prescott, Arizona. Driver Ryan Millen and co-driver Rhianon Gelsomino took the Rally RAV4 to victory in the NASA Rally Sport National Championship for the third straight year. To date, the Rally RAV4 has won 7 out of 8 races ...

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Championship Leaders Extend Their Advantage at Midvaal, South Africa

All three class championship leaders extended their advantage over their closest rivals at the seventh round of the 2017 VW Challenge championship held at Midvaal Raceway on Saturday, 14 October. Rory Atkinson (Pozidrive Polo) had a relatively easy run to two class C wins but both Iain Pepper (Husqvarna Motorcycles Polo) and Adrian Wood (Laserfische Polo) had to fight hard ...

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Toyota Clinches FIA World Cup WITH Second Consecutive Victory in Morocco

Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Nasser Al Attiyah (Qatar) and navigator Mathieu Baumel (France) clinched their second consecutive victory on the Rally of Morocco this week. This victory handed the Toyota Hilux crew their second consecutive FIA Cross Country World Cup, moving Al Attiyah’s overall tally up to four world cups, of which two were behind the wheel of a South ...

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Book Review: Formula One – The Real Score?

ISBN: 9781787110274  UPC: 6-36847-01027-0  Author: Brian Godfrey Harvey Price: £45, $75 USA The Book Filling the many gaps in Formula 1 records, this book re-writes the racing history books. The history of F1 can be neatly divided into two eras, the first formally ending January 1980 when the terms `Grand Prix` and `World Championship` became synonymous, although there would be ...

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Disappointment: Toyota Drivers Retire From Dakar Series, After Hilux Hit Embedded Rock

After the elation of taking over the lead of the Dakar Series: China Rally yesterday, Stage 6 of the grueling event brought bitter disappointment for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA. Giniel de Villiers and navigator Dirk von Zitzewitz were forced to retire their Toyota Hilux, after hitting an embedded rock on the blind side of a dune. The impact damaged the ...

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Toyota Leapfrogs into Lead of Dakar Series

A clean stage for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Giniel de Villiers and navigator Dirk von Zitzewitz saw the pair not only post the second-fastest time on Stage 5 of the Dakar Series: China Rally, but also leapfrog into the overall lead of the event. “We had a reasonably clean run today,” said De Villiers after completing the stage. “The stage ...

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Stage 4 of the Dakar Series: Toyota De Villiers/Von Zitzewitz Remain In Third …As China Rally Reaches Mid-Point

China Rally has brought more navigational challenges for Toyota Gazoo Raxing SA’s Giniel de Villiers/Dirk Von Zitzewitz, who set the third-fastest time on the 265 km stage. The pair lost 08:07 to stage winner Aorigele of China. At the same time, Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Lucio Alvarez withdrew from the race as a precautionary measure after a hard impact with ...

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Mercedes F1 driver, Hamilton is Going Vegan

Triple Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton says he is trying to go vegan out of concern for the planet, love of animals and his own health. “It’s something I’ve kind of being going towards anyway. I stopped eating red meat two years ago,” the 32-year-old Mercedes driver told reporters ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix. “This year I stopped ...

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Toyota Cup Drivers Set For Regular-Season Finale

Toyota drivers will compete in the final regular-season event of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Virginia’s Richmond Raceway on Saturday night, while the NASCAR XFINITY Series, POWRi and Formula Drift racers will also see action this weekend. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) and NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) head to Richmond Raceway where Toyota’s Cup drivers will ...

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