Rossi needs ‘two-three tenths’ to fight for win

Valentino Rossi believes he needs to find “two or three tenths” to be able to battle for victory on the 2020 Yamaha following day one of the Qatar MotoGP test. The latest version of the YZR-M1 has proven to be a strong package for Yamaha, with Petronas SRT’s Fabio Quartararo topping the Sepang test outright on it, while factory rider […]

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George Russell: 'No way' Williams are as slow as last year

Only the first week of pre-season testing is complete, but George Russell thinks there is “no way” Williams are as far off their rivals as in 2019. The team wanted to make a point by being the first on-track when pre-season testing ahead of the 2020 season got underway – and they did exactly that with Russell kicking off the […]

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Romain Grosjean: 'Unfair' Formula 1 not a sport

Romain Grosjean believes Formula 1 is a “show” not a sport, because the reliance on having a good car means it isn’t “fair”. The Frenchman has started 164 races in his F1 career, scoring ten podium finishes in the process. Since joining Haas in 2016 he hasn’t been close to winning a race though, and there was even criticism from […]

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Triple Eight details van Gisbergen failure

Triple Eight team manager Mark Dutton has detailed the suspension failure that led to Shane van Gisbergen’s heartbreaking exit from today’s Supercars race in Adelaide. Van Gisbergen looked to be on course for victory in today’s second 250-kilometre leg in Adelaide, only for a series of unfortunate events to take him out of the running. While a pitstop blunder initially […]

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Crutchlow having to ride ‘amateur’ to stay on 2020 Honda

LCR’s Cal Cructhlow admits he is having to ride the 2020 Honda MotoGP bike “quite amateur” just to “stay on” it and feels worse on it in Qatar than in Malaysia. Crutchlow revealed at the Sepang pre-season test two weeks ago that the new-spec RC213V is worse at turning than its predecessor, which he was very vocal about across the […]

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Supercars duo fined for missing pre-race national anthem

Matt Stone Racing drivers Garry Jacobson and Zane Goddard have been fined for not attending the signing of the national anthem before today’s Supercars race in Adelaide. The pair were slapped with a $2000 fine each, with $1000 suspended until December 31, for the anthem no-show. “The deputy race director conducted an investigation following a report from the Supercars media […]

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Adelaide 500: Van Gisbergen takes Sunday pole

Shane van Gisbergen beat Scott McLaughlin to pole position for the second leg of the Adelaide 500. The Triple Eight driver made up four spots in the Top 10 Shootout compared to Q2, a 1m19.810s leaving him 0.03s clear of Ford hero Scott McLaughlin. It could easily have been an all-T8 front row, however, with Q2 pacesetter Jamie Whincup looking […]

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Austin WEC: Rebellion grabs third straight pole

Rebellion Racing scored its third straight FIA World Endurance Championship pole position, trouncing the Toyotas to top qualifying for Sunday’s Lone Star Le Mans. Gustavo Menezes and Norman Nato sealed the top stop ahead of the best of the Toyotas after the team swapped the engine in the back of its solo Rebellion R-13 as a result of a sudden failure […]

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Austin WEC: Rebellion tops FP2 before hitting drama

Rebellion Racing topped second practice for this weekend’s Lone Star Le Mans at the Circuit of the Americas, but is in a race against time to make qualifying after blowing an engine. As was the case during Saturday’s earlier FP1 session, Gustavo Menezes set the fastest time aboard the #1 Rebellion R-13, posting an 1m48.804s early on in the two-hour […]

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