A jump start ruined the race for Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) and he finished 10th after a ride through penalty. Lorenzo took the holeshot after a bizarre error from the former World Champion and he rode through pit lane at the end of the first lap, leaving Marquez clear at the front. Pedrosa tried to stay with Marquez, who was the only ‘Factory’ rider to run the hard rear tyre, but the youngster sped away to become the first rider to win the first two races of the year from pole in the premier-class since Mick Doohan in 1995. Read More»
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The performance of Marquez in MotoGP™ last year, which saw him become the youngest ever champion in the premier class, convinced the Laureus judges that he was a more than worthy winner of the prize. Read More»
Only two months until the world’s premier motorcycle racing series, MotoGP™, returns to Circuit of The Americas (COTA) April 11-13, along with its support series Moto2™ and Moto3™. This year marks the debut of U.S. rider Josh Herrin in the Moto2 division, and the newcomer will be competing with a brand new Moto2 team, Caterham Moto Racing. Read More»
Having already made himself the youngest premier class race winner and pole-sitter as well as registering numerous other records, Marquez now becomes the youngest ever World Champion and takes the mantle away from Freddie Spencer. Read More»
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Torrential rain at Fuji International Speedway today unfortunately prevented the FIA World Endurance Championship’s competitors from putting on the fantastic show of racing they had planned for the 23,700 passionate Japanese fans present for the 6 Hours of Fuji. Read More»
Jason Bright has landed in France ahead of his debut assault on the Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar endurance race this weekend.
The V8 Supercars star will compete in the iconic race in 8Star Motorsports's No.81 Ferrari 458 in the LM GTE Am-class, co-driving with Venezuelan team owner Enzo Potolicchio and Portugual's Rui Aguas. Read more»
Craig Lowndes has claimed a record-breaking 91st career win in the opening race of the V8 Supercars round in Perth.
The 38-year-old Holden driver overtook his Red Bull Racing teammate Jamie Whincup on the 28th lap of the 50-lap race at Barbagallo Raceway and held on for an emotional victory.
Lowndes surpassed the all-time V8 Supercars winning record 90 victories set by fellow Australian Mark Skaife, who immediately came down from his TV commentary position to congratulate the three-time series champion and five-time Bathurst winner.
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The pretender to Lorenzo’s crown, championship leader Marquez, was shown the black flag for failing to acknowledge the pre-determined pit window – whilst Lorenzo rode a perfect race in the circumstances to take maximum advantage of his rival’s error. Read More»
Come enjoy the unique opportunity of having lunch with racing legend, Sir Jackie Stewart. Stewart, known for his formidable racing skills and safety contributions to the racing world will be interviewed and do a question and answer session. Don’t miss out on this chance to hear from Stewart, nicknamed the “Flying Scot,” in this intimate setting.
Sebastian Vettel took the lead from Lewis Hamilton on the opening lap of the 2013 Formula 1 Shell Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday, and the manner in which his Red Bull imperiously swept ahead of the Mercedes on the climb up towards Les Combes set the tone for a dominant race in which the reigning world champion was never troubled. Read More»
ESPN, the leading action sports content provider and creator of the X Games, has chosen Austin, Texas, as the next North American host city for the X Games. The Texas capital will host an X Games summer event for four years beginning in May 2014 at the new 1,500-acre Circuit of The Americas sports and entertainment complex in southeast Austin. Read More»
Level 5 Motorsports etched itself into the history books Saturday at Virginia International Raceway, as the Scott Tucker-owned organization became four-time American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón champions following P2 victory in the Oak Tree Grand Prix. It caps off a remarkable undefeated run of ALMS team’s championships, coming in the final season of the series. Read More»
As the chequered flag flew in Belgium, it was a Ferrari victory in both classes and the result sees the Italian manufacturer take a six point lead over Aston Martin in the classification for the World Endurance Cup for GT Manufacturers. AF Corse’s No.51 Ferrari won the LMGTE Pro class, while the No.81 8Star Motorsports F458 Italia clinched victory in LMGTE Am. Read More»
The 2012 U.S. Grand Prix was named Sports Event of the Year at the SportsBusiness Journal/Daily 2013 Sports Business Awards being held May 22, 2013 in New York City, held at the Marriott Marquis at Times Square. See the Announcement»
On Saturday, 20-year-old Marquez took over from former double title winner Freddie Spencer as the youngest ever pole-sitter in the premier class. He now becomes the youngest race winner, having seen off a challenge from Pedrosa on the other Repsol Honda Team machine. Although he is now level on points with Lorenzo in the championship, Marquez holds the lead as he is the most recent Grand Prix winner. Read More»
Lewis Hamilton had said it would be a miracle if Mercedes were to win the Hungarian Grand Prix, given he was expecting to struggle with tyre wear in the anticipated 50 degrees C track temperatures. Instead, in a gripping race in which the tension ran high throughout, he duly delivered that miracle as he joined the likes of Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss as a Grand Prix winner for the three-pointed star. Read More»
Sebastian Vettel finally won his home Grand Prix with a finely judged drive under intense pressure from the Lotuses of Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean in Germany on Sunday afternoon. Read More»
Sebastian Vettel claimed his fourth successive 2013 victory in an action-packed race in Yeongam on Sunday.
As battles raged behind him, the Red Bull driver kept his cool, surviving two safety-car restarts to lead home the Lotus duo of Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean, with Sauber's Nico Hulkenberg a superb fourth. Read More»
Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton kept the crowd entertained in a fierce late-race scrap for second place in Canada on Sunday afternoon, but Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull were in a class of their own as they finally broke their Montreal duck in dominant style. Read more»
Fernando Alonso delivered the perfect race for Ferrari in China on Sunday afternoon, to catapult himself back into the title hunt on a day when points-leader Sebastian Vettel could only manage fourth for Red Bull behind runner-up Kimi Raikkonen in the Lotus and third-placed Lewis Hamilton. Read More»
Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull simply annihilated their opposition in Bahrain on Sunday, and though the world champion’s three-stop race left him only 9.1s ahead of Kimi Raikkonen’s two-stopping Lotus, the margin of superiority was significantly greater than that. Read More»
Sebastian Vettel led team mate Mark Webber home to what should have been a celebratory Red Bull 1-2 in Sepang on Sunday, but the success was sullied by a post-race argument between the two drivers. All through the race the radio messages between Vettel and Red Bull’s team management told as much of the story as the on-track action. Read More»
Providing a truly unpredictable end to the late-season triple-header, the Motegi weekend was very much shaken up by inclement weather conditions; this led to the cancellation of all track action on Friday as well as heavy modifications to the Saturday agenda. Ironically, Sunday’s race took place under clear blue skies in Japan. Read More»
Starting from his seventh pole position of the season, Marquez had beaten Lorenzo by one hundredth of a second on Saturday whereas last year’s Aragón winner Pedrosa was starting on the front row for the first time since Indianapolis. Read More»
Marc Marquez has won Sunday’s Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, becoming the youngest ever back-to-back race winner in MotoGP™. The Repsol Honda Team rider extended his championship lead while LCR Honda MotoGP’s Stefan Bradl celebrated a first premier class podium finish from pole position. Valentino Rossi held off Alvaro Bautista for the final rostrum spot. Read More»
Marc Marquez has won the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland, picking up his second MotoGP™ victory and seventh podium finish from eight races. In the absence of both Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa, the same three riders were on the podium as at the Dutch TT, with Cal Crutchlow and Valentino Rossi second and third. Read More»
The much-awaited start to the 2013 campaign came under lights as the Losail International Circuit celebrated its tenth MotoGP™ event. World Champion Lorenzo aimed to repeat his performance of last year by taking victory from pole position. Márquez’s much-awaited first race would begin from sixth on the grid. Read More»
V8 Supercars has agreed to a date change of this year’s Sydney 500 to accommodate a major international music event at Sydney Olympic Park in December.
The Sydney 500 will move back a week to December 6-8, the first full weekend in December, after V8 Supercars was advised the major music festival Stereosonic had been booked at the venue. Read More»
Beam said that both it and DJR are eager to “continue their successful partnership with a low level sponsorship arrangement next year.” Read More»
FOUNDATION V8 Supercars Chairman Tony Cochrane was last night honoured at the 14th Annual V8 Supercars Gala Awards in Sydney.
Cochrane was the 2012 inductee into the V8 Supercar Hall of Fame, becoming the first non-driver inducted to the sport’s ‘Grid of Champions’. Continue Reading»
Saturday had seen Dani Pedrosa smashing Casey Stoner’s 2008 lap record en route to an impressive pole position for the Repsol Honda Team rider’s 200th Grand Prix weekend. He would ultimately lose his lead on the drag to the first corner and never regain the top spot, not least as teammate Marquez closed in from behind. Read More»
Circuit of The Americas today announced that it has entered into a booking agreement with Live Nation, the world’s largest live music and entertainment company, to bring a variety of major concerts to the Circuit’s newly named “The Tower Amphitheater.” Read More»
Welcome to the first of a series of video features showcasing in detail the major aspects of the Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas. International motor racing announcer Jonathan Green brings us up close and personal with all facets of the Circuit of the Americas as we prepare for our first major international event — The 2012 Formula One United States Grand Prix November 16th to 18th. See Video»