South Africa World Rallycross: Gronholm leads from Timmy Hansen

Niclas Gronholm leads the World Rallycross Championship finale in South Africa at the end of day one, with points leader Timmy Hansen highest-placed of the title protagonists. No longer in the fight to become the 2019 champion, Gronholm was third fastest in Q1 at Killarney as he won the first race of the weekend, then despite the randomly reversed ..

Folger in Yamaha split despite his MotoGP testing contract claim

Jonas Folger has announced he has split with Yamaha after less than a year as the manufacturer's European MotoGP test rider. Folger joined Yamaha's European test team at the start of 2019 season and also added five Moto2 outings with the Petronas-backed SIC Moto2 team to his schedule. He claims he had verbally agreed to an extension to hi..

Ginetta beats pegged-back Toyota to top Shanghai WEC practice

Ginetta topped the times for the first time in the World Endurance Championship during second free practice for Sunday's Shanghai round. Charlie Robertson set the fastest time of the day with a 1m48.127s lap aboard the #6 Ginetta-AER G60-LT-P1 to go fastest in the second of the two 90-minute sessions of free practice on Friday. His time aboard..

MotoGP boss Ezpeleta urges Jorge Lorenzo to make career decision

MotoGP boss Carmelo Ezpeleta has urged Jorge Lorenzo to make a decision on his future, having described the three-time premier class champion's recent struggles with Honda as "sad". Lorenzo is approaching the conclusion of what has been a nightmare first season as a Honda rider, sitting 19th in the championship with just 25 points to his name ..

Gravel Notes Podcast: What’s in Ott Tanak’s head before WRC finale?

Ott Tanak is heading to Australia for the season finale as World Rally champion but about to leave the Toyota team for Hyundai for 2020. That's already a tricky enough psychological situation even without the added factor that Hyundai and Toyota are still battling for the manufacturers' championship. While no one's expecting Tanak to..

Vinales: Yamaha form better in 2019 after avoiding new MotoGP parts

Maverick Vinales says his improved form in the second half of the MotoGP season is down to avoiding new parts and focusing on extracting the maximum from his Yamaha bike. Since the summer break, Vinales has scored three podiums and victory in Malaysia, and came close to adding a third win to Yamaha's tally for the first time since 2017 in Aus..

Elfyn Evans in frame to replace Tanak after Toyota WRC HQ visit

Elfyn Evans has been tipped as Ott Tanak's Toyota World Rally Championship replacement after he visited the team's Finnish headquarters squad last week. Autosport revealed before Rally Spain two weeks ago that Tanak would make a shock switch to Hyundai, leaving the Toyota Gazoo Racing team with which he sealed the 2019 drivers' champ..

Phillip Island MotoGP round could move to start of season for 2021

Phillip Island could move to the start of the 2021 MotoGP calendar, as promoter Dorna Sports pushes to stage the event in better weather conditions on safety grounds. A run of cold, windy spring conditions during recent Australian Grands Prix has resulted in the October date falling further and further out of favour in the MotoGP paddock, with ride..

Red Bull: Floor damage hurt Verstappen’s Austin victory chances

Max Verstappen's bid for victory in Formula 1's 2019 United States Grand Prix was hurt by floor damage he picked up early in the race. Verstappen was Mercedes' main challenger at Austin, but just missed out on being able to take second place back from Lewis Hamilton on the final lap as yellow flags at the end of the track's mai..

Miller criticises MotoGP riders after heavy Rins clash in Malaysia

Jack Miller was critical of riders attempting forceful overtakes on the inside of Sepang's final corner in the MotoGP Malaysian Grand Prix, after receiving a heavy hit from Alex Rins. Rins clattered into the side of Miller at the Turn 15 hairpin while trying to take fifth away from the Pramac Ducati, with the Suzuki rider losing the winglet on..

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