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Sainz to race for McLaren from 2019

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Sainz to race for McLaren from 2019

McLaren have today confirmed that Carlos Sainz will replace outgoing racer, and fellow spaniard, Fernando Alonso for the 2019 season, in the Formula 1 world championship. Twenty-three year old Sainz ‘Jnr’, son of former double World Rally Champion, Carlos Sainz, will move from the Renault team that he currently drives for. Speaking to McLaren.com, Zak Brown, Chief Executive Officer for McLaren Racing said; “We’re incredibly excited to have Carlos join us as a McLaren driver. We’ve been assessing him for some time now and rate him...

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Rockingham future uncertain after sale

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Rockingham future uncertain after sale

Rockingham Motor Speedway’s future looks uncertain as the circuit last night released a statement admitting that there would be a ‘change of business operations’ following the sale of the Northanptonshire venue. The statement read; “A sale of Rockingham Motor Speedway Ltd has now completed and as a result, there will be changes in business operations at the venue. We would reassure all customers that these changes will not impact any aspect of events scheduled to run during 2018, nor the opportunity to stage further...

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Battle of Britain action heads for Croft

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Battle of Britain action heads for Croft

Next weekend (August 25/26th) sees competitors on two, three and four wheels converge on Croft Circuit for the traditional Battle of Britain race meeting organised once again under the expertise of Darlington & District Motor Club. The meeting is unique in as much that it runs cars, bikes and sidecars at the same meeting and what’s more, there is still time for competitors to enter and get the chance to race at North Yorkshire’s premier motorsport venue which only a couple of months ago, hosted the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car...

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Alonso will not race in F1 in 2019

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Alonso will not race in F1 in 2019

Double Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso has confirmed he will not be racing in F1 in 2019. A statement from McLaren read; McLaren Racing today confirms that double F1 World Champion Fernando Alonso will not race in Formula 1 in 2019. Fernando, who turned 37 in July, is competing in his 17th F1 season, his fifth with McLaren, and has amassed 32 wins, 22 pole positions and 97 podiums to date. Beyond his two titles – in 2005 he became the then-youngest world champion in F1 history – Fernando has been championship runner-up three times....

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Morgan, Sutton and Smiley share spoils at Rockingham

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Morgan, Sutton and Smiley share spoils at Rockingham

Adam Morgan, Ashley Sutton and Chris Smiley shared the race winning spoils at Rockingham earlier today (12 August), whilst the battle for top spot in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship standings raged between Colin Turkington and Tom Ingram throughout the day. Ciceley Motorsport with Mac Tools driver Morgan converted his first ever BTCC pole position into a commanding lights-to-flag victory in the opener, with Adrian Flux Subaru Racing star Sutton and Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher’s Tom Chilton completing the podium...

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Honda duo, Neal & Cammish, battle hard on tough Rockingham weekend

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Honda duo, Neal & Cammish, battle hard on tough Rockingham weekend

Halfords Yuasa Racing pair Matt Neal and Dan Cammish battled hard on track to secure vital championship points on a challenging weekend of racing in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Rockingham. Both drivers showed strong pace on track at the wheel of their Honda Civic Type Rs, but found themselves unable to push for a place on the podium due to the forceful nature of racing in the midfield. Bouyed by his victory in the special ‘Diamond Double’ race last time out at Snetterton, Neal found himself on the back foot going into...

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Two Wins And Man Of The Meeting Award For Hickman At Ulster GP

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Two Wins And Man Of The Meeting Award For Hickman At Ulster GP

Peter Hickman and the Smiths Racing BMW team enjoyed an excellent Ulster Grand Prix meeting today with wins taken in the Superbike and Supersport races as well as a close second place in the Superstock encounter, results which earned the Louth-based rider the Man of the Meeting trophy. After taking a steady fifth place in a damp Supersport race on Thursday evening, when the first Superbike race was cancelled due to fading light, the Superstock race got proceedings underway on a sunny morning today where, starting from second on the grid on...

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Adam Morgan scores maiden BTCC pole position at Rockingham

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Adam Morgan scores maiden BTCC pole position at Rockingham

Mercedes man on top ahead of Rounds 19, 20 & 21 from Rockingham Mac Tools with Ciceley Motorsport’s Adam Morgan has scored a maiden pole position after setting the qualifying pace for Round 19 of the 2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Rockingham. “It has been a long time coming but we got there in the end!” beamed Morgan. Incredibly, the top 28 cars were covered by less than a second around the 1.94-mile circuit whilst a number of championship challengers even failed to trouble the top ten, as the depth...

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Focus on BTCC title race as Ingram heads the way to Rockingham

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Focus on BTCC title race as Ingram heads the way to Rockingham

It’s all to play for with four race weekends of the 2018 season remaining After a weekend of Diamond Jubilee celebrations last time out at Snetterton, the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship moves on to its latest port of call – Northamptonshire’s Rockingham circuit for Round 19, 20 and 21 of the 2018 campaign next weekend (11/12 August). The trip has often proven a pivotal one as drivers fight to stamp their authority on the title as the competition heads towards the home straight. That said, there’s still plenty of...

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Showdown still the target for Iddon despite Thruxton off

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Showdown still the target for Iddon despite Thruxton off

Christian Iddon remains in contention for the Bennetts British Superbike showdown despite a tough weekend at Thruxton that saw the TYCO BMW rider finish race two in the barriers, after an off at the final corner. Iddon, from Stockport, struggling with grip around the high-speed Hampshire track, progressed well through free practice, climbing to second spot in the third session of the weekend. Teammate Michael Laverty dropped out of qualifying in Q1, lying in nineteenth place, while Christian took his BMW S1000RR right through to Q3, setting...

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