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  • Harvick turns his luck around, qualifies for Chase: the motorsport roundup

    This weekend saw some of the lesser-watched motorsports series take centre stage including the legendary Petit Le Mans event in the USC series. The FIA World RallyCross Championship headed over to Turkey while the NASCAR Sprint Cup circus took to Dover. But before we get onto that, there was a very muddy event in Corsica we'll highlight. So without any more ado, here are the best moment of this weekend's motorsport action. 1. WRC: Latvala hits wet Tour of Corsica hard, wins spectacularly The teams were rather annoyed at the terrible Corsican weather this weekend, but that didn't stop Latvala from taking victory...

  • Hamilton outwits Rosberg to take Japanese GP win: the motorsport roundup

    It was a spicy weekend of action for all those involved in the world's premier motorsport series, from MotoGP in Spain to DTM at the legendary Nurburgring. But all eyes were to the East, to see if that Ferrari Singapore win was a fluke. New Hampshire played host to the second round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, and there was more than just disappointment for a few drivers. Finally, we have a gander at some news that could affect motorsport as a whole, and not just a few series' future. So, without further ado, here are some of the...

  • Hamlin, Vettel, Rea and Solberg celebrate wins: the motorsport roundup

    What a weekend of motorsport action it has been, from Singapore to Chicago. Firstly, we begin at Formula 1's night race, the Singapore GP. There's a possible change of the guard and new developments in Red Bull's quest for an engine supplier. It was also the first race in The Chase for the Sprint Cup too for the NASCAR Sprint Cup series, and already we're seeing upsets. With the TCR Series joining the Formula 1 paddock this weekend, we take a look at how motorsport's youngest series is holding up, and an equally young Championship in the RallyCross World Championship's latest round...

  • Marquez wins manic Misano GP: the motorsport roundup

    This weekend saw a plethora of motorsport action from all disciplines. In a way, it's fitting that it got everything out of the way before the Rugby World Cup. And if the latter is anything as exciting as some of the action we've seen this weekend, we're in for quite a tournament. We cover MotoGP, WRC, DTM, the V8 Supercars series and a few more we think you'll know very well. Without any further ado, here are the moments you might've missed in this weekend's motorsport roundup. 1. MotoGP: Marquez wins changeable San Marino GP as Lorenzo tumbles This weekend's premier event. When the...

  • Hamilton escapes penalty in Italian triumph: the motorsport roundup

    Formula 1 could easily be called Formula Penalty right about now. We saw over 150 penalties handed out in Italy this weekend, thanks to idiotic technical rules. Nevertheless, the circus rolled on to Monza for the Italian GP. In other formulae, the NASCAR Sprint Cup series, RallyX rolled on to France and we spill the beans on some more Formula 1 news. So without much ado, here are the moments and news you might've missed this weekend. 1. Formula 1: Hamilton slays field in Italy, scores second career grand slam Pole position, fastest lap, every lap led and race won: Hamilton has only...

  • Scott Dixon crowned IndyCar Champion: the motorsport roundup

    Fewer things are crueler than losing a World Championship on a tie breaker, but that's what happens occasionally in motorsport (and tennis). Think back to 2008, when Felipe Massa should've won the Formula 1 World Championship, only to be denied by Lewis Hamilton on the final corner of the final lap of the season. It was easily one of the most dramatic ends to any motorsport series season ever, and well, fits in perfectly this this weekend's IndyCar race at Sonoma. If single seaters aren't your thing, perhaps a rainy Silverstone on MotoGP machines will get your blood pumping. We have...

  • Justin Wilson dies following Pocono shunt: the motorsport roundup [Update]

    Update: Just Wilson died in the early hours of Tuesday morning following injuries sustained in a race at Pocono, Pennsylvania. "With deep sadness, the parents of Justin Wilson, Keith and Lynne, his wife Julia, and his brother Stefan share the news that Justin passed away today after succumbing to injuries suffered during the Verizon IndyCar event at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, August 23," the Wilson family stated on the former Formula 1 drivers' website. "Justin was a loving father and devoted husband, as well as a highly competitive racing driver who was respected by his peers. "The family would like to thank...

  • Lamborghini’s limited edition Aventador ‘Superveloce’ will make you weep

    Lamborghini never quite enjoyed doing subtle. It never has done it well either. In the past, its toned-down cars were rubbish, slow and unreliable, but some of its most memorable works were bonkers. That's thankfully continuing. Just before the annual Pebble Beach soiree (or the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elégance if you want to be prim and proper) at The Quail Motorsports Gathering in California, Lamborghini announced a truly beautiful open-top supercar with quite a bit of a name: Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce. It's long, sure, but it's quite significant. It's the first car in the company's history to not boast...

  • Kyle Busch’s luck runs out, Kenseth wins: the weekend motorsport roundup

    We're heading into the backend of the season now with practically all motorsport series. And yes, let's call it crunch time. With Formula 1 taking a summer break, and Formula E taking its annual break, it's up to the rest of the Championships to make up for it. NASCAR Sprint Cup didn't disappoint this weekend, with Pocono playing host to the Windows 10 400. In middle America, the legendary Mid-Ohio circuit entertained the IndyCar Series. The WRC visited much colder climes in Scandinavia while we saw torrential rain in Austria. And finally, we visit sunny Australia, for the next round of the...

  • Formula 1’s emotional weekend in Hungary: the weekend motorsport roundup

    Another weekend has passed and along with it was a memorable one for motorsport lovers. Although MotoGP and the World Superbike Championship took a break, the four wheeled championships didn't. Formula 1 returned from a three-week break and the awful news of Jules Bianchi's death the week before. Along with it, the GP2 circus joined its bigger, faster brother series. Across the Atlantic in middle America, Indianapolis played host to the Brickyard 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race and lastly, we take a look at some interesting news from the world of rallying. First, we head on over to Budapest in what was...

  • Motorsport mourns as Bianchi, Martinez and Rivas Fernandez pass away: the weekend motorsport roundup

    It has been a very dark weekend for motorsport and its fans. We lost one of the world's most promising young drivers on Saturday, Jules Bianchi, after he succumbed to injuries sustained nearly nine months prior at the Japanese GP. The race that really should've been stopped on lap forty continued while a recovery vehicle was allowed on the circuit. A recovery vehicle that an aquaplaning Bianchi eventually strike. Categories across the world, drivers on social media and team bosses all expressed their sadness and payed their respects. One of the more fitting tributes came at the beginning of the second World...

  • Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi has died

    Marussia and French Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi has died. "It is with deep sadness that the parents of Jules Bianchi, Philippe and Christine, his brother Tom and sister Mélanie, wish to make it known that Jules passed away last night at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) in Nice, (France) where he was admitted following the accident of 5th October 2014 at Suzuka Circuit during the Japanese Formula 1 Grand Prix," said a statement by the Bianchi family released on Facebook. The 25-year-old driver has been in a coma since his collision with a recovery vehicle nearly nine months prior at...

  • Marquez, Pedrosa claim Sachsenring one-two: the weekend motorsport roundup

    Although we missed a weekend roundup, motorsport certainly didn't stop. While Hamilton won his home grand prix ahead of Nico Rosberg last weekend, this weekend saw Formula 1's rival series in action, including DTM, IndyCar and NASCAR. More importantly, we headed over to the Sachsenring for the last round before the MotoGP summer break and the WTCC circus headed to Portugal after a stint in France. So, without more ado, here is your weekend motorsport roundup. 1. MotoGP: Marc Marquez, Dani Pedrosa makes it a Honda one-two in Germany In what has been a Yamaha dominated season thus far, Honda made a surprise come...

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