Valentino Rossi feels that “something moved” within the Yamaha MotoGP team during the summer break in its bid to close the gap to its rival manufacturers. Rossi had a torrid end to the first half of the 2019 campaign, as he retired from three races in succession and then finished only eighth at the Sachsenring.
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Despite “fighting” for his place, Matt DiBenedetto has failed to secure a Leavine Family Racing NASCAR Cup Series drive next year in what he described as “devastating news”. DiBenedetto has impressed this season for LFR, after its technical affiliation with Joe Gibbs Racing has allowed it to score improved results. The NASCAR Cup Series underdog
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Changing “one or two” corners at Formula 1 circuits would be much more “cost efficient” than regularly changing technical regulations, according to Renault F1 boss Cyril Abiteboul. Abiteboul says his engineers have looked at how alternative layouts at Paul Ricard could have created a better race this year, following the criticism of the dull French
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Leaving Honda for Chevrolet was a “big negative” in Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ partnership with McLaren in IndyCar, but the deal was a “no-brainer”, according to team boss Sam Schmidt. Schmidt’s team will merge with McLaren for a full season of IndyCar next year under the Arrow McLaren Racing SP banner with Chevrolet power, in what
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The Tech 3 motorcycle racing team will follow its partner KTM in leaving the Moto2 class in 2020, and will instead set up a two-bike Moto3 operation. KTM announced its decision to withdraw from bike racing’s intermediate class on Sunday during the Austrian Grand Prix weekend, having supplied nine entries in the category during the
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Johann Zarco had “tears in his eyes” as he requested an early end to his KTM MotoGP contract, according to the Austrian marque’s motorsport boss Pit Beirer. KTM announced on Monday, August 12 that Zarco, who had initially penned a two-year deal with the Mattighofen-based squad, would leave at the end of the current season.
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