NEWS & FEATURES RACE 

F1| RD2 – GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX 2019

The sun dipped out of sight as the circuit in the desert illuminated once more under the floodlights ready for the 999th Formula One race. Cars filtered onto the grid as the team engineers bustled through the throng of fans and celebrities gathered for what was poised to be an exciting race. Names such as five-time 500c Grand Prix motorcycle champion Mick Doohan, chef James Martin, David Beckham and film director Guy Ritchie were among the enormous amount of people watching the cars pushed into their respective grid places. With…

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MOTOGP | RD2 – ARGENTINA

Well there were two races in one at this round, Marquez racing out front against the clock and the rest in a proper race against each other. It seems to me that Marquez did not fancy another close race like in Qatar and decided to take off, which was a shame for all the neutral fans. However, the race behind him was a very good one in which Valentino Rossi at 40 years old shows why he is still in the paddock, and why he is by far the most…

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F1| RD2 – GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX 2019 QF

It was a case of “where were Ferrari in Australia?” After the practice sessions, Ferrari were showing that they were at least a second quicker than any of their competitors, which then posed the questions of whether the others were “sand-bagging” or if Ferrari were actually ‘that’ quicker from Australia? The Q1 session began with Albon posting the first real time of 1:31.125, which wasn’t going to be a contending time. Kubica ran wide at turn four which forced him to come into the pits. It had been a measure…

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PREVIEW | MOTOGP | RD2 – ARGENTINA

Since the last race in Qatar there has been a bit of a technical battle between Ducati and other manufacturers with an appeal mainly lead by Aprilia in regards to the “Ducati Strut”. This is the part we saw under the swing arm on the Dovizioso’s Ducati in particular which was a new development whereby their reason for using it was “to cool the heat in the rear tyre”. However, it is also believed to contribute to the aerodynamics which the other teams argue was not allowed within the rules,…

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RALLYCROSS 

BRX | RD1 – SILVERSTONE

Now one year older the Silverstone Rallycross Circuit has finally seen some more action and once again for second year running, played host to the opening round of the 2019 Toyo Tires Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championships. Last year was a very memorable event, not just because it attracted a World Class entry but because the weather was absolutely brutal. However, that was last year and it is long behind us, this year it was a pretty decent day and as for the action out on the circuit, well that…

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NEWS & FEATURES RALLY 

PREVIEW | WRC | RD4 -TOUR DE CORSE

The WRC returns to Europe and is onto the tarmac for Round 4, it’s time for the iconic Rally Of Ten Thousands Corners, The Tour De Corse. This beautiful Island first played host to the WRC back in 1973 and is well known for its relentless tight and twisty mountain roads. The stages are generally smooth but in some parts there will be some rough abrasive stuff which could affect tyre wear. Some stages can often run alongside fresh air drops, but for the 96 crews who have entered, they…

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NEWS & FEATURES RALLY 

BRC RD2 | WEST CORK RALLY 2019

Rallying in Ireland is a big deal to those who compete and to the fans that follow the sport with great enthusiasm. So it only seems natural for the BRC to include an event across the Irish sea in the calendar in order to pitch its contenders up against the Irish rallying talent. Making its debut in the British Rally Championship with an impressive entry list; the West Cork Rally was the next challenge for the BRC crews this year, as they make the transition from the gravel of the…

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MotoGP | 2019 | The New Rules Explained

Whilst there is a fat book full of official rules governing the sport, I’ve selected some of the more interesting and significant rule changes across the classes for this season. Aerodynamic fairings: The winglets that Ducati introduced a few years ago made other manufacturers follow trend. The rules were changed soon after so that they had to be incorporated within the fairings and not exceed a specified measurement. However, this year although those designs will still be allowed, each rider will start with a specific style with only one upgrade…

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F1 | RD1 – ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX 2019

For those fans that had been hibernating during the off-season, one of the changes for race day in Formula One is the introduction of the bonus point for the fastest lap. A driver who posts the fastest lap of the race and finishes in the top ten will receive one bonus point, this will also be added to the constructor points also. There were some rumblings that the bigger teams were not in favour of this new rule. As you will read later in the report, the drivers had different…

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F1 | RD1 – ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX 2019 | QF

The build-up to the Australian Grand Prix was a bitter-sweet emotion. Fans all over the world were gearing up for another exhilarating season. The excitement was building as the teams put together the final preparations for the first race of the year. All of the excitement was put in the shade with the sudden and tragic passing of Charlie Whiting. Tributes poured in from every corner of the motor racing family for the man who was hugely respected and liked by all who met him. I had met Charlie Whiting…

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