The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) today announced the addition of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as a partner in its IMSA Green Racing program. The DOE joins existing program partners – the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and SAE International.
Hyundai Motorsport crew Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja crashed during the fourth special stage of Rallye Monte-Carlo (SS4 Saint-Clément – Freissinières) on Friday morning.
Dutch motorcycle racer Edwin Straver has passed away last night. Edwin Straver was involved in a crash during the Dakar Rally.
In line with its commitment to support the world’s best female racers competing within a mixed environment, the FIA Women in Motorsport Commission is backing one of its strongest all-female line-ups for an all-out assault on the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with GEAR Racing.
2020 is a special year for Zandvoort as the FIA Formula One World Championship returns to The Netherlands for the first time since 1985 and the circuit is being upgraded to welcome the return of the top flight of international motorsport on the 1st to 3rd May. The upgrades to the circuit include two new banked corners, improved run-off areas and expansion of the paddock.
Stage 7 was marked by a crash that claimed the life of Paulo Gonçalves, who was taking part in his 13th Dakar. The victories of Kevin Benavides (motorbikes) and Carlos Sainz (cars) take second place, leaving the center stage to a memorial to Team Hero’s Portuguese rider to be held during the daily briefing with all competitors present.
Three-time Dakar Rally winner Nasser Al-Attiyah was handed a three-minute post-stage penalty on Tuesday’s competitive running, elevating Fernando Alonso to fourth place on the day. Al-Attiyah was punished by the event’s commissioners around 20:00 local time on Tuesday. They ruled that he ‘disturbed’ Carlos Sainz for several kilometers after the second neutralized zone of today’s stage.
Each day has seen a new winner and new boss on the Dakar. The third stage smiled upon the impressive Ricky Brabec and Carlos Sainz, who were both victorious on the stage and leaders in the bike and car category general standings respectively by the time the stage returned to Neom.
The second stage in Saudi Arabia smiled on the continent where the Dakar Rally came into being. Ross Branch won in the bike category to give Botswana its first victory on the rally, whilst Giniel de Villers gave South Africa reason to cheer with the 15th stage victory of his career.
Maps can be deceiving at first sight. What seemed an essentially coastal course turned out to be a surprising hodgepodge of terrains for competitors in the first stage of the Dakar. Even the last two winners of the Dakar, Nasser Al-Attiyah and Carlos Sainz, along with defending SSV champion “Chaleco” López, were blindsided by the rocky sectors near the end of the stage, leading to punctures that cost them several minutes apiece. The competitors only really felt the coastal wind on the liaison taking them to Al Wajh. The first to arrive will enjoy the refreshing breeze, but chilling winds […]