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Monza DTM: Abril on pole, Mercedes locks top four spots

The lap times were significantly quicker than practice on Friday, with HRT Mercedes driver Maximilian Gotz going half a second quicker than Philip Ellis’ FP2 benchmark with a 1m47.158s on his first flyer.Abt Sportsline’s Kelvin van der Linde was the first driver to break the 1m47s barrier with a 1m47.002s, before Winward Mercedes’ Lucas Auer moved the...

France F3: Smolyar takes dramatic last-lap win from Martins

In a sprint race which saw five different leaders, the action went down to the last sector, with Smolyar, who started sixth, battling the MP Motorsport driver Martins for the win.Alpine academy driver Martins had looked set to take his first victory in F3 at his home race after starting tenth and charging through the field, but was passed by Smolyar...

Rossi eyes move to GT3 racing after MotoGP retirement

Nine-time grand prix motorcycle world champion Rossi is in his 26th season in the MotoGP World Championship and potentially his last, as his current Yamaha contract with Petronas SRT expires at the end of 2021.Rossi will decide on his MotoGP future in the summer break, though is currently in the midst of his worst-ever grand prix season having scored...

Supercars Gen3 to debut under lights in Sydney

It's already been confirmed that the new rules are set for a controversial mid-season introduction next year, with August the new target.Supercars CEO Sean Seamer has now elaborated on those launch plans, confirming that the Sydney SuperNight meeting is the preferred competitive debut of the next-generation cars.That means the very first race would...

German MotoGP: Quartararo leads FP3, Vinales heads into Q1

Overall lap time improvements were few and far between for much of the first half hour of FP3, with Honda’s Marc Marquez the most significant mover in the early stages.Marquez elected against a soft tyre time attack at the end of FP2 having not felt strong enough to take profit of the added grip, which left him in 12th on the Friday times.Straight away...

Sugo Super Formula: Sekiguchi scores first pole since 2018

Sekiguchi did not appear to be among the favourites for pole at a track where he has won twice in Super Formula through free practice and the opening two segments of qualifying.But after making it through in fourth in his Q1 group, and third in Q2 - also split into two groups for this weekend only - Sekiguchi saved the best for last as he posted two...

Formula E debutant Eriksson hit with 20-place grid penalty

The former BMW factory driver, who contested the Marrakesh rookie test last season for Dragon Penske, has been called up by the American squad to replace team regular Nico Muller. The Swiss will miss the Mexico double-header to compete in the first round of the relaunched GT3-based DTM at Monza in a Team Rosberg Audi. But Eriksson and team-mate Sergio...

Vettel's "remarkable" feedback behind long Aston Martin F1 debriefs

Vettel has joined the Silverstone-based outfit after several years at Ferrari, but initially struggled to adapt to the team’s high rake car concept.However, the four-time world champion has made good progress in recent races and scored a podium with his runner-up spot at the recent Azerbaijan Grand Prix.Team principal Otmar Szafnauer says that one of...

Darwin Supercars: Mostert wins opener, slow stop denies van Gisbergen

The race got off to a chaotic start, as poleman Anton De Pasquale was outfoxed by Shane van Gisbergen into Turn 1, the Triple Eight Holden driver drifting right before pulling a surprise move down the inside. De Pasquale's Dick Johnson Racing Mustang was then tapped into a spin by Scott Pye, who bounced over the inside kerb, before being hit again by...

Road America IndyCar: Grosjean tops practice, Magnussen 23rd on debut

Making his first visit to the 4.014-mile circuit, Grosjean clocked a best time of 1m47.678s to rebound well from a difficult weekend in Detroit in which he retired from both races.His best effort was 0.124s quicker than 2012 champion Ryan Hunter-Reay's Andretti Autosport machine, while Team Penske's two-time champion and 2018 Road America winner Josef...

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