Motor Sports

Elfyn Evans Raises the Stakes in Monte Carlo

…As 2018 FIA World Rally Championship kicks off Elfyn Evans’ bid to add further success to his history-making win on last year’s Dayinsure Wales Rally GB blasts off with next week’s Rallye Monte-Carlo (25-28 January). As tradition dictates, the FIA World Rally Championship commences with the notoriously challenging Alpine classic – a wintry event that always throws up an ultra-testing ...

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New World Record: BAC Mono Smashes Production Car Lap Record At Zolder Circuit, Belgium

Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) has once again made history, as its Mono supercar has become the fastest-ever production car to lap the famous Zolder Circuit in Belgium. The world-famous single-seater and ultimate piece of sporting equipment set a truly breath-taking lap time of 1:38.12 seconds to completely blow its competition out of the water – smashing the previous best record ...

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Marrakesh Rookie Test: Panasonic Jaguar Racing Adds Two Drivers

Panasonic Jaguar Racing was on Tuesday joined by Paul Di Resta and Pietro Fittipaldi in the first official rookie test held in Marrakesh. The rookie test took place following Saturday’s Marrakesh E-Prix where Nelson Piquet Jr finished in fourth place. Both drivers experienced Formula E for the first time and assisted the British team continue to develop the Jaguar I-TYPE ...

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Honda on Top at 2018 Arenacross Tour

Buildbase Honda’s Charles Lefrancois raced to a commanding victory at the opening round of the 2018 Arenacross Tour at Manchester Arena on Saturday night. Throughout practice and qualification the 27-year-old Frenchman didn’t drop out of the top two on his 2018 CRF450R before running 2-1 in his heat races and picking up an extra three championship points by topping the ...

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Dakar Legend XAVI FOJ to Enter 28th Consecutive Dakar Rally

Cooper Tire 4×4 ambassador Xavi Foj is preparing to enter his 28th consecutive Dakar Rally. Foj was honoured with Dakar Legend status earlier this year, becoming one of only six competitors ever to be awarded the title. The Spaniard joined Nani Roma, Stephane Peterhansel, Cyril Despres, Franco Picco and Yoshimasa Sugawara in receiving Dakar Legend distinction. During his Dakar career, Foj ...

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BMW Motorsport Honours Top Drivers and Teams

BMW Motorsport celebrated its traditional Season Review at BMW Group Classic in Munich (GER), where the most successful drivers and teams in the 56th staging of the BMW Sports Trophy were honoured. Victory in this year’s Drivers’ Competition went to Ricardo van der Ende and Max Koebolt of the Netherlands. In the Team Competition, Pixum Team Adrenalin Motorsport proved unbeatable ...

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F1 champions Gather in Paris for Hall of Fame Inauguration

Formula 1’s governing body, the FIA, Monday night inaugurated its new Hall of Fame in Paris with nine FIA Formula One World Champions in attendance, as all 33 winners of motorsport’s most prestigious title were honoured by the sport’s regulator. The new initiative was launched at a glittering ceremony at the headquarters of the Automobile Club de France (ACF), with ...

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Hamilton gets International Racing Driver prize

Four-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton received a 2017 Autosport Awards double in claiming the International Racing and British Competition Driver accolades. Mercedes driver Hamilton was first presented with the International Racing driver prize in 2007 and his ’17 success marks the fifth time he has been recognised with the honour. After he was beaten to the title last ...

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Sweden Produces First Ever Racing World Champion

…as Volvo Cars, Polestar and Cyan Racing Claim Maiden Motorsport Titles Thed Björk and Polestar Cyan Racing wrote history on Saturday to claim two FIA World Touring Car Championship titles in the season finale at Losail International Circuit, Qatar. Thed Björk has become the first ever Swedish racing World Champion as Volvo Cars, Polestar and Cyan Racing claim their maiden ...

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Audi to Celebrate Formula E Premiere

For the first time, Audi will be competing in motorsport as a factory team with a fully electric race car this weekend (2nd and 3rd of December). The two races in Hong Kong form the opening event of the new Formula E season in which Audi is the first German automobile manufacturer to be involved. For Team Audi Sport ABT ...

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