Motorsport

Suninen joins M-Sport for WRC2 campaign

Finn Suninen, who was runner-up to fellow countryman Esapekka Lappi in WRC2 last season, will compete in at least five rallies in a Ford Fiesta R5, starting with next month’s Rally Sweden. M-Sport team boss Malcolm Wilson has long been a fan of Suninen’s, and the Cumbrian said he is delighted …

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All GT Academy line-up ready for Dubai 24 Hour challenge

Dubai, UAE — Four winning graduates from the Nissan PlayStation GT Academy programme will team up this weekend for Nissan’s assault on the Hankook 24H Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Successful gamer-to-racer winners Jann Mardenborough (2011), Ricardo Sanchez (2014), Romain Sarazin (2015) and this year’s international winner Johnny Guindi will …

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Despres: Time lost in Stage 7 is no disaster

Despres was right behind his two Peugeot squadmates after the rest day, but dropped to 14 minutes off Peterhansel in the La Paz – Uyuni test. The Frenchman has also slipped behind Toyota Overdrive’s Nani Roma. “Not so much happened,” said Despres, explaining the time loss. “We were in the …

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World of Outlaws star Donny Schatz talks Chili Bowl debut

After all, Schatz is the defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars champion. He’s won eight titles over the past decade —including the last three. The 39-year-old Minot, North Dakota, native ranks third on the all-time WoO win list behind legends Steve Kinser and Sammy Swindell. But this week, the …

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The Nissan Micra Cup – An affordable road race series in Canada

The spec series is based on identically prepared Nissan Micras powered by the original 1.6-litre DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder that boasts 109 horsepower at 6,000 rpm. MIA (Motorsports in Action) in St-Eustache, Québec prepares all Micras competing in the Cup. The interior of the car is stripped and all safety equipment …

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KCMG commence 2017 with Asian Le Mans challenge at Buriram

KC Motorgroup Ltd. (KCMG) returned to racing action as the Hong Kong-based outfit’s 2017 motorsport calendar kicked off with the Asian Le Mans Series’ penultimate round at Chang International Circuit in Thailand over the weekend. The #51 Audi R8 LMS GT3 entry shared by Go-Max, Toru Tanaka and Tetsuya Tanaka …

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Renault protege Jorg set for GP3 return with Trident

Jorg, 21, became Renault-affiliated at the end of a three-year spell in Formula Renault 2.0 in 2015. He was third in the Eurocup series that year behind fellow Renault juniors Jack Aitken and Louis Deletraz. Jorg spent his rookie GP3 season with DAMS and, while he started and ended his …

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Where are they now? – Dennis Setzer

Dennis Setzer has always considered himself fortunate and lucky. From having a dedicated group of family and friends who helped him every step of the way, Setzer has always been humble and appreciative. “I had a great career and was really lucky opportunities came along when they did for me,” …

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Dakar 2017, Stage 7: Brabec leads Honda 1-2 as Week 2 begins

After event organisers shortened stage five and cancelled the subsequent run due to poor weather, the Monday test was also modified, as it became a combination of the planned sixth and seventh stages. Brabec, who started the day in 21st pverall, nearly two hours adrift of leader Sam Sunderland, was 1m44s in the …

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