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BTCC | RD4/5/6 – SNETTERTON 2021

The second meeting of the Kwik Fit BTCC Touring Car Championship headed to Norfolk at the weekend for rounds four, five and six at Snetterton, and for the first time in front of fans since 2019. Photo: Team Dynamics Motorsport Jake Hill came into the meeting sitting top of the drivers’ standings after a consistent first event at Thruxton, sitting just one point behind him is Josh Cook in the BTC Racing Honda. Qualifying for the event took the format of a top ten shoot out, a shortened initial first…

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WRC | RD5 RALLY ITALIA SARDINIA 2021

Round 5 of the 2021 FIA World Rally Championship emerged from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia as an unexpected result for some but a total disaster in contrast for others. The rally produced a number of turning points, with Leg 2 on the Saturday becoming the most eventful. From Heroes to Zeroes The Hyundai World Rally Team started off the day (Saturday) in a strong position, Estonian Ott Tänak in the rally lead with his teammate Dani Sordo behind in second. The signs were that the Korean automobile brand was…

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F1 | RD6 – AZERBAIJAN GP 2021

Round 6 of the 2021 FIA Formula 1 Championships returned to Azerbaijan for the Baku City Street Circuit. Charles Leclerc got away in 1st from pole with Lewis Hamilton 2nd and Max Verstappen 3rd. Sergio Perez made up ground from sixth to fourth, taking advantage of the battle between Carlos Sainz and Pierre Gaslys and then passing the AlphaTauri into turn 3. Photo: Scuderia Ferrari F1 Leclerc was only 0.3-seconds ahead at the end of the first lap but was soon down to 3rd after being passed by both Verstappen…

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WRC | RD5 RALLY ITALIA SARDINIA 2021 | LEG 2

Saturday morning in Sardinia offered a fresh day for some, but a continued battle for others, overnight rain had dampened the stages and the sky was overcast. With just under 130km over a further 8 stages, some well-known stages were to feature on the route and with reversed road orders, Saturday in Sardinia would deliver carnage out on the stages. Photo: Red Bull Content Pool Overnight rally leader Ott Tänak had a 19.4 second lead heading into the second day and would kick-start the morning off with the first stage…

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WRC | RD5 RALLY ITALIA SARDINIA 2021 | LEG 1

Round 5 of the 2021 FIA World Rally Championship returned to the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, for Rally Italia Sardegna, a rally where Hyundai has been strong in recent years. Their driver Thierry Neuville posted the fastest time in his i20 Coupe WRC on the new 2.9km shakedown test, Loiri Porto San Paolo on Thursday morning, but the Belgian was unable to carry that speed into the opening leg of the rally of Friday morning. Photo: Red Bull Content Pool 127km over 8 stages awaited the crews on Friday morning…

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BRC | RD1 – NEIL HOWARD STAGES 2021

Sam Moffett and Keith Moriarty winners of the 2021 British Rally Championship opener at Oulton Park. The Motorsport Vision Racing Circuit in the Cheshire countryside is perhaps one of the more picturesque race circuits in the UK and has been hosting rounds of the Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championships in the form of the Neil Howard Stages for a number of years.  Following the cancellation of the whole British Rally Championships season last year due to COVID, the Championships was itching to get going again this year. Up steps, the…

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WRC | RD5 RALLY ITALIA SARDINIA 2021 PREVIEW

The FIA World Rally Championship first visited the stunningly beautiful Mediterranean island of Sardinia back in 2004, where the Subaru Impreza of Petter Solberg battled with the Citreon Xsara of Sebastian Loeb. Petter triumphed to go down in the WRC history books as the first winner of a World Rally on the sun-kissed Italian island. Whizz forward to 2021 and Petters son Oliver was due to compete for his second outing in a full-blown Hyundai i20 WRC; however, since the last round of the championship in Portugal, Petter had contracted…

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NEWS & FEATURES OFF ROAD 

EXE | RD2 OCEAN X-PRIX 2021

Rosberg X Racing go back-to-back with second Extreme E victory after red flagged final Molly Taylor avoided first lap chaos before Johan Kristoffersson brought the car home to win the Senegal Ocean X-Prix for Rosberg X Racing. They were followed by Veloce Racing, the only other car to come out unscathed after incidents down the beach straight towards Turn 2. JBXE Racing claimed the final podium position by virtue of travelling a few hundred yards further than Team X44, after both teams had to retire their cars. The result means…

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EXE | RD2 OCEAN X-PRIX 2021 | QF

Extreme E Ocean X-Prix Saturday Round-Up: Team X44 set early pace and take Top Qualifier Lewis Hamilton’s Team X44 were the big winners from Saturday’s qualifying runs, followed by Rosberg X Racing. Sebastian Loeb and Cristina Gutierrez adapted best to the sand dunes of Senegal, seeing them take the top spot in qualifying by nearly 30 seconds. They were the only team to post sub-11-minute times in both qualifying sessions, with a 10:47.3 in Q1, followed by a 10:57.6 in Q2. They will be joined in Semi-Final 1 tomorrow by…

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WRC | RD4 – VODAFONE RALLY DE PORTUGAL 2021

After sitting out of the calendar last year due to COVID, Round 4 of the 2021 FIA World Rally Championships, the 54th Vodafone Rally de Portugal not only sees a return for one of the original legendary World Rallies but also sees the return to gravel rallying for the first of four full gravel events this year. The opening leg of the rally proved a challenging one, with limited numbers of allocated tyres and a total of 122km over 8 stages there was no service, so making it back to…

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