Month: September 2020

Mercedes-AMG driver Maro Engel took pole position for the Nurburgring 24 Hours in dominant fashion under difficult mixed conditions on Friday evening. The 35-year-old German, who is teamed with Adam Christodoulou, Manuel Metzger and Luca Stolz, first had to qualify for the second session due to the event’s all-new MotoGP-inspired two-part Top Qualifying session. This
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After both of Friday’s free practice sessions for the Russian Grand Prix it was Mercedes who once again came out on top – but not without a few problems. Valtteri Bottas set the pace in both sessions, but he and team-mate Lewis Hamilton made errors during their running as they struggled for grip on the
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A member of Honda working for the LCR MotoGP team has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been immediately isolated, as are those who were in direct contact. LCR confirmed on its social media channels that someone from Honda has tested positive for the virus, while the three with Category 1 contact have been isolated
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Formula 1’s Russian Grand Prix at Sochi will take place this weekend, with 2020’s season now heading into its 10th round. Six-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton is on the precipice of matching Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of wins, and could score his 91st victory to equal the seven-time title winner. Meanwhile, departing Racing Point driver
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Aleix Espargaro says Andrea Iannone’s visit to the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix was “very good news for Aprilia” and encountered a “different” MotoGP race winner. Iannone is currently serving an 18-month doping ban after testing positive for a steroid during last year’s Malaysian Grand Prix. The Italian is currently awaiting a hearing with the Court
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Lewis Hamilton says he is yet to speak with the FIA over wearing a t-shirt paying tribute to Breonna Taylor at Mugello, but expects a ruling on Friday. During the anti-racism demonstration ahead of the Tuscan Grand Prix two weeks ago, Hamilton wrote a t-shirt carrying the message: “Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor.”
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Francesco Bagnaia thinks MotoGP should implement new rules on where riders are allowed to deposit visor tearoffs after Pramac team-mate Jack Miller’s race was ended by one at Misano. Miller’s Ducati sucked in a discarded tearoff from Fabio Quartararo on the second lap of last Sunday’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, which led to his retirement
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The Bathurst 12 Hour is unlikely to happen as an international GT race next year, according to Supercars boss Sean Seamer. The Supercars-run event has staged the opening round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge in recent years, with teams representing manufacturers participating in the SRO-organised series flocking to Mount Panorama from around the world. This
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Formula 1 team bosses have backed the idea of a rotating calendar in the future, so the schedule gets injected with fresh events each year. The 2020 schedule features a number of one-off events in light of the coronavirus pandemic in order to boost calendar numbers, with the likes of Mugello, Algarve and Imola all
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MotoGP completes its current triple-header at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with the Catalunya Grand Prix. With a sixth different winner from the opening seven races, as Maverick Vinales claimed victory at last weekend’s Emilia Romagna GP, the most unpredictable season in MotoGP history has continued as the paddock heads to Barcelona for the rescheduled Catalunya GP.
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