Newcastle 500 officially postponed, replaced by Sydney

A surge in COVID-19 cases up and down Australia’s eastern seaboard has forced the postponement of the Newcastle 500, which was set to open the Supercars season on March 4-6.
The street circuit event relies heavily on ticket sales, with capacity crowds unlikely amid the current wave of outbreaks.
There are also issues with worker shortages across the country, which are thought to have …Keep reading

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Natori takes break from racing as planned F2 move falls through

Natori took to social media on Sunday evening to say he had been forced on to the sidelines by a “difference in opinion” with his management company.
This is a likely reference to financial company Buzz, which supported Natori’s test outing with the Trident F2 team last month in Abu Dhabi that was seen as a precursor to a full-time drive in the Formula 1 support series.
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Rolex 24: Taylor beats Westbrook in epic race for pole

From pole position, Vautier’s JDC Miller MotorSports Cadillac DPi-V.R made a brilliant start as Tristan Nunez came up from the second row to claim second in the Action Express Racing Caddy – but only until the twisty infield when Renger van der Zande made several brave passes to claim second – up from sixth – in the Chip Ganassi Racing #01 Cadillac.
Tom Blomqvist of Meyer Shank Racing …Keep reading

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Wayne Taylor: Cadillac challenge to Acura at Daytona is “really heavy”

Taylor Jr took the checkered flag after a controversial last lap of the 100-minute event, when he clashed with the JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac of Richard Westbrook.
The victory gives Taylor’s team pole position for next weekend’s American sportscar classic – the opening round proper of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – but despite his car charging through from …Keep reading

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Newcastle Supercars event will be postponed

The Newcastle event was set to open the 2022 campaign on the first weekend of March, marking its first appearance in the calendar since 2019.
However it will now be pushed back to later in the year due to the wave of COVID-19 currently battering Australia’s east coast.
It’s understood that concerns over crowd numbers, critical for the viability of a street circuit event, has forced the late …Keep reading

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Ogier: “Fate” decided Monte Carlo WRC battle for the ages with Loeb

The eight-time world champion appeared to be on course to claim a ninth Monte Carlo win before suffering a front left puncture on the penultimate stage, which turned a 24.6s lead over Sebastien Loeb into a 9.5s deficit.
Ogier produced arguably the drive of the rally to take nine seconds out of Loeb on the final Power Stage, but incurred a 10s jump start penalty that dented hopes of denying Loeb …Keep reading

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Monte Carlo success a “dream start” to WRC’s new era for M-Sport

The British squad scored its first WRC win since Rally GB in 2018 as Sebastien Loeb and co-driver Isabelle Galmiche managed to hold off Toyota’s Sebastien Ogier after an intense four-day battle.
It also marked a successful debut for the new Ford Puma Rally1 the team has poured its limited resources into over the last 18 months amid several challenges for the operation and the effects of the …Keep reading

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