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  • World Superbike issues 2020 entry list

    World Superbike issues 2020 entry list

    The entry list features 20 riders and two 'TBA's, with Pedercini Racing and Team MIE still yet to confirm their riders for the upcoming campaign.Satellite Kawasaki outfit Pedercini had already named Jordi Torres and Lorenzo Savadori as its 2020 riders, but the entry list suggests the team will field only a solo ZX-10RR.This appears likely to go to Torres, as Savadori is instead set to join ...Keep reading

  • Pay TV not just about money, says Formula 1

    Pay TV not just about money, says Formula 1

    F1 enjoyed an increase in its cumulative TV audience in 2019, while the level of unique users remained stable in its 20 key markets, and actually fell slightly overall.F1 says that its cumulative audience – which it defined as the aggregate of the average audience of all the F1 programmes broadcast across the year – was up 9% on 2018 to 1.922bn, the highest figure recorded since ...Keep reading

  • Ferrari Shanghai exclusion appeal to be heard next week

    Ferrari Shanghai exclusion appeal to be heard next week

    The FIA has announced that the appeal will be heard at 9am on Tuesday January 28, with the governing body's verdict to be made public "as soon as possible after the hearing".Ferrari lodged an appeal against the exclusion of its factory AF Corse-run #51 488 GTE on November 14, four days after the Shanghai race.The car shared by James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi was thrown out for an ...Keep reading

  • Vergne was "trying to survive" Santiago race

    Vergne was "trying to survive" Santiago race

    The reigning Formula E champion was recovering from 11th on the grid after a subdued qualifying performance for the team.On lap five he was battling for seventh with the Mercedes of Stoffel Vandoorne, while also under pressure from Nissan's Sebastien Buemi.As the trio approached the Turn 10 hairpin, Vergne was caught in a pincer as he collided with Vandoorne and as Buemi accelerated ahead ...Keep reading

  • Red Bull expects top-four for Tsunoda in F2

    Red Bull expects top-four for Tsunoda in F2

    Tsunoda impressed in his first season of European competition last year as he placed ninth in FIA Formula 3 with the unfancied Jenzer squad, taking victory in the Monza sprint race.For 2020, the 19-year-old steps up to F2 with Carlin, effectively replacing another Honda-backed driver, Nobuharu Matsushita, in the team.In his fourth season at GP2/F2 level, Matsushita finished sixth in the ...Keep reading

  • Zandvoort holding back data from F1 teams

    Zandvoort holding back data from F1 teams

    Formula 1 teams put an incredible effort in to pre-event preparations for races in terms of computer and driving simulations in a bid to try to perfect the set-up they need before the track action begins.But in the hope of making things a bit more unpredictable for the return of the Dutch GP, Motorsport.com has learned that Zandvoort architects Dromo are limiting the amount of information ...Keep reading

  • Second McLaren Bathurst line-up confirmed

    Second McLaren Bathurst line-up confirmed

    Having confirmed a star-studded all-Pro line-up for its lead entry yesterday, the Australian team has now announced that Fraser Ross, Dominic Storey and Martin Kodric will pilot the Silver Class entry.Ross and Storey have both enjoyed significant success in local GT racing, the former a multiple race winner in Australian GT with the 720S GT3, while the latter sealed the 2017 Australian ...Keep reading

  • Motorsport Australia to name drug and alcohol offenders

    Motorsport Australia to name drug and alcohol offenders

    Until now the governing body has shied away from naming first time offenders to the policy, who are sanctioned with a single-day disqualification once a test is failed.It was only for second and third offences that names were made public.However from March 1 onwards MA will name any competitor responsible for even a single breach on its official website for a period of three ...Keep reading

  • Rick Ware Racing withdraws from Rolex 24

    Rick Ware Racing withdraws from Rolex 24

    The original entry had featured a line-up comprising Cody Ware, Johnathan Hoggard, James Davison and Mark Kvamme. However, Davison shunted at the Roar Before the 24 and the team didn’t have rear bodywork available, curtailing the team’s test after barely more than 20 laps.Kvamme and Davison were then dropped from the line-up, although the former – along with Hoggard ­– have found ...Keep reading

  • De Oliveira replaces Jarvis in Nissan Bathurst line-up

    De Oliveira replaces Jarvis in Nissan Bathurst line-up

    The Hong Kong-based KCMG squad will field a largely unchanged squad across its two GT-Rs at Mount Panorama, with the de Oliveira/Jarvis swap the only difference between the 2019 and 2020 line-ups.Former race winner and Bathurst fan favourite Katsumasa Chiyo will once again spearhead the #35 entry, joined by Tsugio Matsuda and Aussie Josh Burdon.De Oliveira, who made a wildcard start for ...Keep reading

  • Garcia, Gavin uncertain of Corvette C8.R’s Daytona prospects

    Garcia, Gavin uncertain of Corvette C8.R’s Daytona prospects

    Gavin’s full-time partner Tommy Milner set Corvette Racing’s fastest time in Roar Before the 24 qualifying  which decides garages and pit stalls, and he was encouragingly just 0.108sec off the top time in class, set by James Calado in the Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE.However, Gavin warned that the race will be several hours old before everyone gets an accurate picture of how the GTLM ...Keep reading

  • Podcast: How BMW's Gunther bounced back in Santiago

    Podcast: How BMW's Gunther bounced back in Santiago

    Gunther capitalised on ailing DS Techeetah Antonio Felix da Costa to re-pass him on the final lap with a breathless move to secure his first win. Many have branded this as Guenther's redemption after his unceremonious dismissal from Dragon Racing last year.Read Also:Why Santiago E-Prix win vindicates GuntherDa Costa blames “wrong information” for last-lap defeat ...Keep reading

  • Designer’s view: Explaining the Jaguar XJR-9 Le Mans legend

    Designer’s view: Explaining the Jaguar XJR-9 Le Mans legend

    Developed by TWR, the XJR-9 won six races in the 1988 World Sportscar Championship en route to the teams’ and drivers’ titles, and was on show at Autosport International 2020 to celebrate Autosport’s 70th anniversary.Read Also:TWR Techeetah to run XJR-9 livery on Jaguar I-PACE carRetro: When Jaguar became world champions at FujiTo tell the XJR-9's story ...Keep reading

  • Alonso no longer a McLaren ambassador

    Alonso no longer a McLaren ambassador

    The two-time world champion maintained ties with the Woking-based outfit last year after his most recent spell racing with it from 2015 to 2018.In his ambassadorial role, Alonso kept close links with McLaren – helping advise the team's drivers and engineers as well as conducting a Pirelli tyre test in the 2019 car.He was also a part of McLaren's efforts at last year's Indianapolis 500 ...Keep reading

  • Trident names first F3 signing for 2020

    Trident names first F3 signing for 2020

    German driver Zendeli, 20, drove for the Sauber Junior Team (now Charouz Racing) last year, and finished in 18th place in the championship. He was one place behind his highest-placed teammate, the DTM-bound Fabio Scherer.Zendeli took a best finish of seventh at the Red Bull Ring last season.Now signing with the Trident team that took Pedro Piquet to fifth in the standings and scored fourth ...Keep reading

  • Buemi says broken steering paddle caused Santiago penalty

    Buemi says broken steering paddle caused Santiago penalty

    After he left the season-opening races in Riyadh without scoring, Buemi qualified sixth from the final qualifying group and finished seventh on the road after an up-and-down race in the Chilean capital.But he received a converted drive-through penalty for breaching Article 3.1 of FE's sporting rules – because his "power out of [the battery did] not respect the homologated throttle pedal map ...Keep reading

  • Brabec's journey from rough diamond to Dakar champion

    Brabec's journey from rough diamond to Dakar champion

    The significance of Brabec's triumph in the Dakar on Friday can barely be overstated. As well as becoming the first US competitor to win the legendary rally-raid in any class (although he was soon joined in that regard by SxS champion Casey Currie), he scored Honda's first triumph since 1989 and ended a mammoth KTM winning streak dating back to 2001.A little over five years ago, the San ...Keep reading

  • F1 announces exit of commercial boss Bratches

    F1 announces exit of commercial boss Bratches

    Bratches' exit, which was reported by Motorsport.com last week, will officially take place at the end of the current month, although he will remain affiliated with F1 in an advisory capacity.Rumours of the 59-year-old’s departure first surfaced late last year, and at the Abu Dhabi GP F1 Chairman and CEO Chase Carey confirmed that his future would be discussed in the weeks after the final ...Keep reading

  • Iannone's doping appeal hearing date set

    Iannone's doping appeal hearing date set

    The Aprilia rider tested positive for an anabolic steroid over the winter from a sample taken during the Malaysian Grand Prix weekend, which he claims was ingested through contaminated food.Italian media reported Iannone’s second urine sample also tested positive for the drug, though the 30-year-old has maintained his innocence.Motorsport.com understands Iannone will attend a hearing of ...Keep reading

  • Hitech expands into F2, takes grid to 22 cars

    Hitech expands into F2, takes grid to 22 cars

    Rumour had emerged in the paddock in Abu Dhabi last year as the squad spoke to prospective personnel about a possible entry, and the F2 organisation which runs the championship has allowed the team to become the 11th outfit on the grid.Hitech is yet to announce drivers, although ex-ART Grand Prix driver Nikita Mazepin is set to join the team.McLaren test and development driver Sergio Sette ...Keep reading