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Monteiro forced to miss Motegi WTCC race

It will be the second race in a row that erstwhile points leader Monteiro has missed, following his testing crash in Barcelona at the start of September that caused him to sit out the most recent round in Ningbo.Honda has not yet confirmed a replacemen

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Gold Coast 600: McLaughlin snatches victory away from Whincup

And not a single safety car intervention took place during the 300km race.At the start, Paul Dumbrell was able to take the lead from Matt Campbell as Triple Eight completely controlled the early stages.Early dramaTaz Douglas tapped James Golding, sending

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Gold Coast 600: Van Gisbergen pips Whincup for pole in Shootout

Shane van Gisbergen was the last driver on the track and he did not disappoint, edging teammate Jamie Whincup for pole by a mere 0.0660, putting up a lap of 1:10.8384."It's tough around here. You take a little too much and you end up 10th. Cars real

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Gold Coast 600: Van Gisbergen tops qualifying ahead of shootout

Times quickly dropped down into the 10s at the beginning of the 20-minute qualifying session with Shane van Gisbergen setting the pace at a 1:10.3701.In the final five minutes, Todd Kelly was able to displace Cam Waters inside the top ten after a big mome

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Gold Coast 600: Mostert and Owen take Race 21 win

Mostert's co-driver Owen led the field for a clean opening lap over Paul Dumbrell.Alex Premat got on the radio and complained of the conditions and suggested the need for a safety car intervention, only to become the first incident of the race when he rot

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Gold Coast 600: Mostert takes pole for Race 21 in wet qualifying session

The top spot on the time sheets changed hands constantly throughout the session, but Mostert was a name that kept appearing in P1.He made his presence known early with a 1:23.1794, later improving to a 1:21.9165 and becoming the first to drop dow

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Audi to run six drivers in DTM young driver test

McLaren junior De Vries, who also tested with Audi in last year's test, was close to making his DTM debut in place of the injured Mike Rockenfeller in Moscow.De Vries races in Formula 2 this year, currently sitting seventh in the standings as the second-b

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Gold Coast 600: Whincup breaks practice lap record

The 30-minute session boiled down to a six-minute sprint right at the death, following a late red flag called after James Moffat hit the Turn 11 wall.To that point Fabian Coulthard had been quickest with a 1m10.533s – but that time didn’t la

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Gold Coast 600: Paul Dumbrell paces co-driver practice

Dumbrell, who ran 15 laps, went to the top of the charts early on with a 1:11.5685. He later one-upped himself, lowering his fast time to a 1:11.1445. Richie Stanway came the closest to knocking the Holden driver from the top of the charts, putti

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Gold Coast 600: Mostert tops opening practice

Will Davison jumped to the top of the charts in the early going at a 1:12.59, but that was quickly lowered as leaderboard shuffled rapidly during the 30-minute practice session.The DJR Team Penske duo found their way to the top of the time sheets wi

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F3 stars set for repeat DTM tests

BMW junior Joel Eriksson, who finished second in the F3 points, will test with the Munich manufacturer in the trials, which will be held at the Lausitzring next week.Maximilian Gunther – who has been supported by Mercedes since he graduated to F3 i

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Penske boss hails McLaughlin’s Bathurst effort

McLaughlin put in one of the great single-lap efforts at the treacherous Mount Panorama circuit during the Top 10 Shootout at this year’s Bathurst 1000, smashing the Supercars unofficial lap record with a 2m03.831s .It was the first ever sub-2m04s

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New major sponsor for Lowndes in 2018

The veteran superstar is currently in his second season under the TeamVortex banner, which was formed when he shifted to a third Triple Eight entry as Shane van Gisbergen joined the team for 2016.Next year that third Triple Eight car will morph into Autob

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BTCC to feature double-points race in 2018

The third race of the Snetterton event on July 29 will be extended to 60 miles – roughly twice the length of a traditional BTCC race.Drivers will not have to race with success ballast, and a separate qualifying session will take place the day befor

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BMW DTM title bid hurt by "quite a few mistakes"

While Rene Rast wrapped up the drivers’ title last Sunday at Hockenheim, Audi had already been crowned manufacturers’ champion on Saturday at the same time as the marque’s Team Rosberg – comprising Rast and Jamie Green –

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Outgoing Supercars CEO lands new job

Warburton announce yesterday that he’ll walk away from Supercars at the end of the current season, after more than four years at the helm of the top-tier Aussie Touring Car series.It’s been reported that his departure was related to a reques

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Rast the "rightful" 2017 DTM champion, says Wittmann

Rast sealed the title in last weekend's Hockenheim finale, beating fellow Audi drivers Mattias Ekstrom, Jamie Green and Mike Rockenfeller.The 30-year-old German won the series in his first full season, with only three races of prior experience last year,

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Supercars CEO set to leave at the end of 2017

The former TV executive joined the series during a tumultuous period in May 2013, the highlights of his tenure including the six-year Fox Sports broadcast deal that kicked off back in 2015.He is now set to depart the series, a statement from Warburton con

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Heimgartner gets Gold Coast Supercars call-up

Walsh, signed to partner Tim Slade at BJR for the long-distance races, was injured in a testing crash at Phillip Island a week before the recent Bathurst 1000.He travelled to Bathurst and completed several laps during Thursday’s practice, but ul

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Hockenheim DTM: Rast seals title as Wittmann wins finale

The 30-year-old German became the first rookie to become DTM champion since Alfa Romeo driver Nicola Larini in 1993.Rast, who needed to finish in the top four in order to have a chance to win the title, lost out at the start from second on the grid, with

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China WTCC: Race 2 abandoned due to rainfall

While green flag running was achieved in Sunday's opening race, the minimal running in race two all took place behind the safety car before officials declared conditions were too treacherous as heavy rain continued to fall.Officials announced the race wou

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China WTCC: Guerrieri charges to victory in heavy rain

The Chevrolet Cruze driver started the race from fourth but made up two places after a delayed rolling start before clearing early leader Yann Ehrlacher after a mid-race restart and pulling away.The field spent the first three laps of the race in grid ord

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China WTCC: Girolami beats Michelisz for maiden pole

In wet conditions, Girolami was the fourth driver to attempt a shootout lap in the final part of qualifying and set the fastest time of all through the first and second sectors to claim pole with a best effort of 1m58.049s in his Volvo S60 Polestar.Girola

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Mercedes boss says DTM weights saga handled poorly

DTM organisers opted to remove the controversial weights before its Red Bull Ring round, which Audi dominated, leaving rivals such as BMW's Marco Wittmann to say it had killed the competition.But Fritz says that performance weights problems existed when t

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Moffat ‘confused’ by costly Bathurst crashes

A clean race through difficult conditions had put Moffat and co-driver Richard Muscat right in the heat of the battle in the closing stages of last Sunday’s wild Bathurst race, the Garry Rogers Motorsport driver running third as the race neared its

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Premat left stranded on top of Mount Panorama after Bathurst exit

The Frenchman was behind the wheel of Scott McLaughlin's Penske Ford when it rolled to a stop at The Cutting on Lap 75, an engine problem ruling the pair out of the race.However he didn't get back to the garage until the latter stages of the 161-lap race,

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