NEWS & FEATURES RACE 

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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WRC | RD3 – RALLY MEXICO 2019

The FIA World Rally Championships travelled away from Europe for its first long haul trip to round three in Mexico. From the snow and sub zero conditions of Sweden, the crews found themselves in temperatures nearing 30°C tackling the loose and dusty stages high up in the mountains close to Leon, for the first gravel rally of the season. Toyota’s Ott Tanak arrived in Mexico leading the drivers’ standings and his team also led Hyundai by just a single point in the manufactures. However, on the Thursday morning pre-event shakedown at…

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PREVIEW | WRC | RD3 – RALLY MEXICO 2019

After the cold wintery conditions of both Monte Carlo and Sweden things are now starting to heat up as the FIA World Rally Championships heads to North America for its first gravel rally of the year, Round 3 – Rally Guanajuato Mexico. Once again based out of Leon, North of Mexico City; the event takes in some truly breath taking scenery in and around the mountains of Sierra de Lobos and Guanajuato. But there’s a good chance that the world’s best drivers simply won’t be able to enjoy those views,…

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WRC | RD2 – RALLY SWEDEN 2019

Rally Sweden is the Championships only full on winter rally, yes the season opener in Monte Carlo last month also featured tricky wintery conditions and at times was like watching an episode of Dancing on Ice, but it’s got nothing on Sweden, which is simply just unique! The crazy thing about rallying on the snow and ice at this event, is that for the world best drivers, it’s one of the fastest events…. why? ….. Studded Tires which dig into frozen roads provide a whole another level of grip and…

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PREVIEW | WRC | RD2 – SWEDEN 2019

Next week round two of the WRC heads to what is possibly the biggest spectacle on the WRC calendar, that is the snow and ice of Rally Sweden. Last month the World’s best drivers tackled the legendary Monte Carlo Rally around the French Alps for the season opener and although on tarmac roads, the wintery conditions proved to be, as a always a difficult test. Sebastian Ogier took the first win of the year in the C3 WRC with his new team Citroen and leads the championships ahead of Hyundai’s…

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WRC | RD1 – MONTE CARLO RALLY 2019

The infamous Monte Carlo Rally signalled the start of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championships and let’s face it there’s no better way to kick things off than the unique challenge that the Monte brings. More than two months had passed since last season’s thrilling final Down Under in Australia ended with Seb Ogier winning his sixth title; but this year he was with a new team Citroen and would be behind the wheel of the C3 for the first time driving it in anger. Last season the Citroen camp…

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NEWS & FEATURES RALLYCROSS 

ARX | AMERICAS RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP

There is a new series in the World of Rallycross which is bringing a positive vibe back to this ever growing sport over the pond in the good old US of A. After a lot of controversy surrounding the Global Rallycross and its demise, back in March at Silverstone, UK, MD of IMG’s Motorsport division Paul Bellamy talked of how they simply “could not sit back and do nothing”. Calling upon a wealth of experience gained from IMG’s efforts in getting the European and World Rallycross to where it is…

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WRX KING OF KARTING

Ahead of Britain’s round of the FIA World Rallycross Championships which was to be held at Silverstone, some of the drivers lined up for what can only described as their toughest race to date as they competed in the WRX King Of Karting race. WRX stars such as Sebastien Loeb, Timmy & Kevin Hansen from team Peugeot battled it out against stars from across the pond with the likes of Scott Speed and Tanner Foust from the all new American Rallycross Championships (ARX). Taking the glory and the title of…

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