The fight that put NASCAR in the Spotlight

The Cale Yarborough-Bobby Allison fight at the 1979 Daytona 500 pushed NASCAR into the national spotlight. With four simple words, a sport that was born out of bootlegging, good ole boys and fast cars, graduated from a regional sideshow to a national spectacle, now watched by millions. “And there’s a fight.” It’s what CBS announcer…



Ronnie Peterson – The Flying Swede

Formula One from the start till Senna’s years was all about skills. After Senna, it’s been all about the technology. The risk factor has diminished enormously and, together with it, the vital component of the races of the past, the courage and determination to face them. “Ronnie drives absolutely flat-out, all the time. If he’s…



John Watson – The Silent Stalker

John Watson’s world-class car tuning abilities and smoothly aggressive style brought him within 5 points of being the 1982 World Champion and delivered two of the most determined victories in Grand Prix history. Ask any knowledgeable contemporary F1 fan to recount John Watson’s F1 career, and you would be lucky to even get a shrug….



Niki Lauda, dies aged 70

Former Formula One driver and three-time world champion Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70, his family has said. The Austrian died overnight on Monday, eight months after receiving a lung transplant. “With deep sadness, we announce that our beloved Niki has peacefully passed away with his family on Monday,” the family said…



Alonso Fails To Qualify For Indy 500

Fernando Alonso has been left to watch the Indianapolis 500 on television as McLaren failed to qualify for the race. The two-time world drivers’ champion starred on his Indy 500 debut in 2017 but has now learned the hard way that the 110-year old Brickyard carries no favourites, no matter how successful or famous they…



Miller only man to challenge Marquez in Le Mans

Pramac Racing’s Jack Miller took it to eventual race winner Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) in the early stages of the Shark Helmets Grand Prix de France, but in the end the Australian eventually had to settle for a more than respectable P4 at the chequered flag. Miller launched from the front row for the…



Danny Thompson: Challenger II

In 1960, American racer Mickey Thompson brought the Challenger I to the Bonneville Salt Flats and set a one-time speed of 406.60 mph, making him the first American racer to break the 400 mph barrier. Fifty eight years later in August 2018, at the same place, son Danny Thompson – in Challenger II, another car…



Brawn GP: The One Season Wonder

Brawn GP were a Formula One constructor, created in early 2009 by a management buyout of Honda Racing F1 Team led by Ross Brawn & Nick Fry, after Honda announced their withdrawal from the sport in late 2008. The team only competed in the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship, with drivers Jenson Button and…



French MotoGP: Marquez on Pole

Marc Marquez has produced his hallmark performance to take pole position for the French MotoGP despite crashing during Q2 in intermittent rain at Le Mans. With rain circling the track throughout FP4 and qualifying, Marquez was the rider to maximise his performance in the best of the conditions at the start of Q2 with a 1m 40.952s…



Penske Places Priority on Indy 500 Qualifying

As if there was any doubt about his priorities in any aspect of the Indianapolis 500, legendary owner Roger Penske couldn’t be more clear about his expectations for qualifying this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “We have to be at the front,” Penske said Friday. He didn’t hesitate to remind that Team Penske’s illustrious history…



Mike Hailwood’s TT Winning Ducati : ‘The Inside Story’

Fourty-one years ago, Mike “The Bike” Hailwood stunned the motorcycling world when he emerged from 11 years of self-imposed retirement to win the Formula One TT at the Isle of Man on a specially prepared 883cc Ducati V-twin. A week later he rode to victory at Mallory Park, firmly cementing his reputation as one of…