Category: Motorsport

Ogier claims fifth WRC Rally Portugal win

  The weekend’s WRC Rally Portugal saw Four-time Champion Sebastien Ogier secure his second win of the season for his 40th career world rally win. Ogier held a 15.6 seconds lead from Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville at the final checkpoint of the rally on Sunday’s final leg. With the win, Ogier matches a record of five Portugal wins; previously held by Markku Alén.

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Vinales takes flawless win at Le Mans

  Maverick Vinales took his third win of the season following a flawless ride at Le Mans. The win sealed Yamaha’s 500th GP win. Cal Crutchlow of the Satellite Honda Team and Dani Pedrosa were second and third; it was Pedrosa’s 147 career podium finish. Rossi was out-of-luck at Le Mans as he fell from his bike on the last lap, while battling for the top spot with his team mate.

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MotoGP GP of France: Vinales leads all-Yamaha front row at Le Mans

  Qualifiers for the Grand Prix of France at Le Mans saw Yamaha riders take the top three fastest lap times to fill up the front row of the starting grid. Maveick Vinales led team mate Valentino Rossi, who in turn led Yamaha Tech 3’s Johann Zarco. Zarco was third fastest in the Satellite Yamaha.

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WTCC contenders prepare to take the Nordschleife for rounds 7 & 8

  The WTCC (World Touring Car Championship) crews prepare for Rounds 7 and 8 at Nürburgring Nordschleife, from 25 – 27 May. This year’s WTCC Race of Germany is the 10th to take place in the country and the third held at the Nordschleife.

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Sordo leads all drivers at WRC Rally Portugal Shakedown

  The WRC Rally Portugal, the 50th Anniversary edition, has kicked off with the shakedown in Matosinhos, near Porto, in the north of the country.

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Iriz R5 set to revive Proton’s WRC return in 2018

According to WRC sources, National carmakers Proton is set to return to the WRC. Previously, Proton has been a regular participant in Intercontinental Rally and Asia Pacific Rally (APRC). Although no word has come forth from Proton, sources revealed that an Iriz R5 built by a British collaborator (MEM) will be the car Proton’ll utilize to compete in next season’s World Rally.

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Crews prepare for MotoGP Round 5 challenge at Le Mans

  MotoGP crews visit the resurfaced Le Mans Circuit for Round 5 of the Championship, this weekend. The Le Mans Bugatti Grand Prix race circuit was built in 1965 and started hosting Grand Prix from the late sixties until 1996, and from 2000 after a serious accident in 1995 saw the track update its safety. The 4.2km lay-out of five left and nine right corners with a 674m longest straight, places the emphasis on late braking, hard acceleration and rear end traction, which plays into the hand of Yamaha and promises for a great show on Sunday.

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Toyota Racing approach 2017 Le Mans 24-hour with revised drivers line-up

  After the brilliant wins from the first two rounds of the WEC (World Endurance Championship) season, Toyota Racing have confirmed a modified driver line-up to optimize its competitive level in next month’s Le Mans 24 Hours, the third round of the WEC.

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DTM prepares for Rounds 3 & 4 at Lausitzring

  Fresh from the Season-opener at Hockenheimring, the DTM prepares for Rounds 3 & 4 at the Lausitzring, this weekend. In the first two rounds, Lucas Auer won the opening race and Jamie Green took the win in the main race.

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Monteiro and Bennani take a win each at WTCC Race of Hungary

  The WTCC (World Touring Cars Championship) Race of Hungary saw Mehdi Bennani take the Main Race victory.. Bennani who won his fourth WTCC race became the fifth different winner this season. In the Opening Race, Tiago Monteiro won it in an emphatic way.

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