Monthly archives: June, 2016

Australian Jack Miller’s Wins Dutch MotoGP

They reckon you’re no good? Prove them wrong. They reckon you’re too slow? Prove them wrong. They reckon you’re too young? Prove them wrong. They reckon you’re unworthy of the company you are keeping? Prove them wrong. They reckon you’re the village idiot? Prove them wrong. A textbook Townsville revhead roared to the chequered flag…



Hinchcliffe on-board at Watkins Glen

IndyCar this week completed a tyre test at Watkins Glen ahead of its return to the celebrated circuit from September 2-4. The on-board from James Hinchcliffe’s Schmidt-Peterson Honda takes viewers on a full lap of the track which last hosted the IndyCar Series in 2010 with the race won by Will Power. Watkins Glen was…



Porsche clinches a last minute victory at Le Mans

263,500 spectators came to watch Neel Jani, Marc Lieb and Romain Dumas win the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the Porsche 919 Hybrid #2 in a spectacular twist of fate! At three minutes to the end, the #5 Toyota was heading for victory and suddenly ground to a halt and had to watch the…



Porsche and Toyota Playing Cat and Mouse – Le Mans

The Toyota is again in front of the Porsche but all is still to play for. The number of pit stops could prove decisive, with the Japanese car having the upper hand in this respect. At 10:14, Sébastien Buemi in the #5 Toyota returned to the pits for a routine stop with Anthony Davidson taking…



Top three in a 30-second window – Le Mans

The fight for the lead is living up to all expectations. As the race enters its final quarter, the two Toyotas and the #2 Porsche are running within a whisker of each other. The eighteenth hour of racing began with the news of two retirements: Thiriet by TDS Racing’s #46 Oreca after Pierre Thiriet hit…



Toyota the one to beat at Half Distance – Le Mans

After 12 hours of racing, the race remains totally undecided and the battle is on between Toyota and Porsche. The Toyota Gazoo Racing team is on top thanks to a reduction in fuel consumption which seems to have given it a real advantage. Indeed, between each pit stop, the TS050 has been capable of doing 14 laps against 13 for the 919…



Le Mans 2016 – Chip Ganassi and Ford, back at last!

Ford’s official return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans can already be deemed a success, the team having scored the two best lap times in its class in the qualifiers. Thirty years after his only Le Mans outing as a driver, Chip Ganassi is back to write a new chapter in Ford’s already rich…



Bugatti Chiron at the 24 Hours of Le Mans this Saturday

The Bugatti Chiron will be seen on French roads for the first time this Saturday (18 June). The world’s most powerful, most luxurious and most exclusive production supercar will take to the Circuit de la Sarthe for a lap of honour ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Unveiled in February 2016 at the…



Volvo Pulls Factory Involvement in V8Supercars for 2017

Volvo’s participation in V8 Supercars beyond 2016 is in jeopardy after its factory motorsport arm Polestar decided not to renew its contract with the series. Garry Rogers Motorsport has run Polestar and Volvo’s programme in Australia’s leading motorsport championship since 2014. But on Wednesday Polestar announced that it would not extend its three-year deal when…



Josef Newgarden Taken to Hospital After Texas Crash

Josef Newgarden was taken to hospital with shoulder and wrist injuries after a serious crash with Conor Daly in the Texas Motor Speedway IndyCar race. The massive accident occurred on lap 42 of the rain-delayed event, beginning when the yet-to-pit Daly’s Dale Coyne Racing Dallara-Honda got sideways coming out of Turn 4 and shot up…