This beautiful green 1974 Porsche 3.0 Carrera RSR is one of only 54 genuine examples built by the Porsche factory racing department during 1974 and 1975 intended specifically for Group 4 motorsport purposes. Chassis # 911 460 9074 was purchased new in partnership by Giorgio Schön and his friend and co-driver Giovanni Borri of Italy, for the 1974 World Manufacturers’ Championship. The car was painted the night that it arrived from Stuttgart and raced the next day at Monza in practice for the 1000 kms, where it achieved fastest time in the GT Class. Continue reading →
It has just been revealed by Yamaha’s U.S. Road Racing Teams that, during their recent on-track test at Thunderhill Raceway Park, the teams’ riders and crew were under near-constant surveillance by unknown entities throughout the two-day event.
38 years on from their last success, achieved by the great Giacomo Agostini on his 4-cylinder 350 cc at the Nürburgring, MV Agusta are back on the top of a world championship podium. The superb F3 675 of the MV Agusta Reparto Corse – Yakhnich Motorsport team has, in fact, pulled off a stunning Supersport win at the Phillip Island circuit to take the first round of this World Championship. Continue reading →
Check out the behind the scenes action of the Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing team at the second round of the 2014 AMA FIM Supercross Championship in Phoenix, AZ. James Stewart’s Suzuki RM-Z450 required a near complete rebuild after crashing out of the last qualifying session of the day. Watch the Yoshimura Suzuki crew at work as they rebuild Stewart’s RM-Z in the short amount time before opening ceremonies.
To mark the 21st birthday of MotoGP’S youngest ever premier class World Champion, motogp.com provides 21 facts about the boy from Cervera.
- At the opening race of 2013 in Qatar Marquez became the fourth youngest rider of all-time to finish on the podium in the premier-class of Grand Prix racing after Randy Mamola, Eduardo Salatino and Norick Abe
- His first MotoGP win at the Grand Prix of Americas at the age of just 20 years 63 days, made him the youngest ever rider to win a premier-class Grand Prix, taking the record from Freddie Spencer who was 20 years 196 days when he won the Belgium 500cc GP at Spa-Francorchamps in 1982 Continue reading →
The UAE Desert Championship is being introduced to safeguard the future of rallying at a national level but also to take the country’s original motorsport discipline to new heights. It meets a growing demand from the country’s motorsport fraternity for a new series of highly competitive events run in a natural environment, with an emphasis on safety. The inaugural 2013-14 series will consist of four Baja-style events taking place in October, November, January and February, with categories for cross-country cars, cross-country buggies, motorcycles and quads. The championship is being organised by the Emirates Motor Sport Federation with the full support of the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE, the national motorsport authority.
One of the tasks during last week’s MotoGP test in Malaysia was to sample the new tyres supplied by Bridgestone ahead of the 2014 season. Antonio Jimenez, Crew Chief to GO&FUN Honda Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista, explains the challenge. Bautista may have ended proceedings 11th on the timesheet, but rapid lap times were not everything as numerous experiments went on behind the scenes. Continue reading →
Al-Futtaim Honda has marked its entry in to the UAE motor sport circuit with the sponsorship of two-time and reigning UAE Superbike champion Mahmoud Tannir. The sponsorship agreement will see Mahmoud, 38, a Lebanese national; ride a Honda CBR 600.
Mahmoud Tannir commenting on the sponsorship said: “Honda has a very rich history in racing and I’m extremely happy to be part of the Al-Futtaim Honda family. I am looking forward to my first race on the new bike and I am confident the Honda Package will ensure that I stay at the top of my game.”
Carl Fogarty will be reunited with all his World Superbike championship winning bikes at the Carol Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show to be held from February 14-16. It will be the first time that all four of Fogarty’s bikes will have been displayed together in the UK. These bikes have been brought over from the Ducati museum in Bologna for the show which will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Fogarty’s first championship. ‘Foggy Friday’ is being dedicated to the four times World Champion. Continue reading →
Next week will see the much-awaited opening MotoGP test of 2014 as the field gathers in Malaysia. For the first time this year, Factory and Open machines will share the track as riders and personnel get to grips with new teams. Following on from the post-Valencia Grand Prix test in November that saw new bikes break cover for the first time, 2014 testing now begins in earnest with the traditional early-year trip to the Sepang International Circuit on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. Continue reading →