Month: December 2018

Sebastien Loeb has signed to drive for Hyundai in the 2019 World Rally Championship. Autosport understands the agreement, Loeb’s first professional contract outside of the PSA Group, will be announced on Thursday. Loeb is currently out of contact and is testing the PH Sport-run Peugeot 3008DKR in Liwa, Abu Dhabi ahead of next month’s Dakar.
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Three-time MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo has admitted he was “very close” to retiring before he sealed a deal with Honda ahead of the 2019 season. Lorenzo signed a two-year contract with Ducati for 2017-18, but he had a tough first season and made a difficult start to 2018 that played a part in his exit
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Lucas Ordonez, the first winner of gamer-to-racer contest GT Academy, has announced he is ending his decade-long relationship with Nissan. The 33-year-old was the first-ever graduate of the Nissan-backed GT Academy, back in 2008, which was designed to take the top players from the PlayStation-exclusive video game franchise Gran Turismo and turn them into professional
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Carlos Sainz Jr expects a much better relationship with 2019 McLaren Formula 1 team-mate Lando Norris than he had with other young drivers when at Toro Rosso. Sainz had tense times with both Max Verstappen and Daniil Kvyat during his first F1 seasons at Red Bull’s junior team. In 2015, Sainz and Verstappen were well
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Porsche will expand its factory campaigns in the world’s major GT3 championships for the 2019 season. The German manufacturer will field two line-ups of works drivers in both the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup and the Intercontinental GT Challenge rather than the single-car entries of 2018. The Porsche programmes with the second-generation 991-shape 911 GT3-R
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Stoffel Vandoorne believes “no-one really noticed” his strongest races in Formula 1 and that there was “nothing more I could have done” amid McLaren’s woes. Vandoorne joined McLaren at the beginning of 2017 as a replacement for Jenson Button, following an impressive junior single-seater career in which he dominated the ’15 GP2 championship and then
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