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MotoGP Japanese GP: Binder tops FP2, Marquez and Quartararo crash

Motorsport - Fri, 2023-09-29 08:21
After it made its race debut at the San Marino GP with wildcard Dani Pedrosa, KTM has brought its new carbon fibre chassis to Japan for factory riders Binder and Jack Miller.With the new chassis offering better rear grip on the RC16, Binder used this to maximum effect on the soft rear tyre at the end the second practice to go fastest of all with a 1m43.489s, beating the eight-year-old lap record ...Keep reading

Darlington car park land purchased for flagship Treasury site

North East News - Fri, 2023-09-29 07:11
The Brunswick Street building will become the Darlington Economic Campus' permanent home.

Cayman Islands weatherman training gets job on the Shields Ferry

North East News - Fri, 2023-09-29 06:06
Joe Avary was a US broadcaster, a weatherman in the Cayman Islands and worked on the Tyne and Wear Metro.

MotoGP Japanese GP: Martin fastest, then crashes in FP1

Motorsport - Fri, 2023-09-29 03:43
Martin, who arrives in Japan only 13 points behind fellow Ducati man Francesco Bagnaia, topped the timesheets with a best effort of 1m45.192s, which was enough to top the session by 0.138s from Augusto Fernandez.That came at the end of a run of three successive improvements for the Pramac rider, who knocked Bagnaia off the head of the standings with a 1m45.509s before finding just over three ...Keep reading

Red Bull makes three-year Triple Eight commitment

Motorsport - Fri, 2023-09-29 01:09
The GM homologation team today confirmed that the energy drinks giant has signed on until the end of the 2026 season.The deal is for co-naming rights, which is currently shared with Ampol.Red Bull has been either naming rights or co-naming rights at T8 since 2013, a stint that has included six drivers' titles, seven teams' titles and four Bathurst 1000 crowns.“The entire team at Red Bull have ...Keep reading

WRC’s future changes key for M-Sport moving forward

Motorsport - Thu, 2023-09-28 20:14
The British operation’s participation in rallying’s top tier was called into question during the Acropolis Rally earlier this month.Team founder Malcolm Wilson has since reiterated that M-Sport has no intention to stop its Rally1 programme and “will be doing whatever we can to try and find a way to stay in at the highest level”.The Ford-supported team has endured a challenging 2023 season ...Keep reading

'We want him in the car next year' – Vowles says Williams want Sargeant 'to succeed' at the team

Formula 1 - Thu, 2023-09-28 19:56
James Vowles has thrown the weight of his support around Logan Sargeant, as the Williams Team Principal insists that they want the American driver in the car next season, while admitting that some of his struggles this year are their fault.

NASCAR will return to the Indianapolis oval in 2024

Motorsport - Thu, 2023-09-28 19:13
NASCAR and Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) both confirmed the news on Thursday.The Brickyard 400 has long been considered a crown jewel on the NASCAR calendar, first joining the schedule in 1994. But following the 2020 NASCAR Cup season, it was removed.NASCAR still competes at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but now on the road course layout. The event was not without drama and action, but the ...Keep reading

NASCAR 2023 Talladega II schedule, entry list, and how to watch

Motorsport - Thu, 2023-09-28 18:25
William Byron locked himself into the Round of 8 with a big victory last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Ross Chastain was second and Bubba Wallace, who led a race-high 111 laps, finished third.A late-race crash while battling for the lead dropped Kyle Larson down to just two points ahead of the elimination zone. He is just ahead of Wallace, whose 23XI Racing team-mate Tyler Reddick is three ...Keep reading

North Wilkesboro to be repaved ahead of 2024 All-Star Race

Motorsport - Thu, 2023-09-28 17:49
Charlotte Motor Speedway hosted the annual event every year from 1987 to 2019. In 2020, the sanctioning body tried Bristol Motor Speedway before moving to Texas Motor Speedway for the two years that followed. But now, it may have finally found a new home.In 2023, the unlikely resurrection of North Wilkesboro Speedway saw the return of the NASCAR Cup Series action for the first time since 1996 ...Keep reading

County Championship: Bad light frustrates dominant Durham against Leicestershire

North East News - Thu, 2023-09-28 17:30
Division Two champions Durham need 10 Leicestershire wickets on the final day two wrap up a convincing victory.

Rovanpera focused on Evans head-to-head, not WRC victory in Chile

Motorsport - Thu, 2023-09-28 17:28
The reigning world champion has an opportunity to seal a second consecutive world title this weekend, although the Finn rates his chances of achieving the feat as "small" heading into the gravel rally.Rovanpera holds a 33-point lead over his Toyota team-mate Evans with 90 points remaining from the final three events of the season.To successfully defend his world title this weekend he would need to ...Keep reading

Mercedes: W14 upgrades still worth it despite new F1 car direction in 2024

Motorsport - Thu, 2023-09-28 16:58
The German manufacturer has had a challenging 2023 campaign, with its W14 not having made the step forward that the squad anticipated.It has been no match for the championship-winning Red Bull team, despite undergoing a change of design direction from the Monaco Grand Prix.The team has been open that for 2024 it will completely change the concept, as it bids to unlock a dramatic step forward that ...Keep reading

FULL TRANSCRIPT: Read every word from F1 design guru Adrian Newey’s Beyond The Grid interview

Formula 1 - Thu, 2023-09-28 16:54
Adrian Newey has earned legendary status across his illustrious F1 career, designing championship-winning cars for Williams, McLaren and most recently Red Bull, who are set to do the title double for the second successive season in 2023.

McLaren target Aston Martin in constructors' as phenomenal turnaround continues

Formula 1 - Thu, 2023-09-28 16:54
Lando Norris has revealed where he believes McLaren hold the advantage over Aston Martin in the battle for fourth in the constructors’ standings, while Andrea Stella says his team will push “100%” until the end of the season.

Vergne "hopeful" Formula E and WEC will solve 2024 date clashes

Motorsport - Thu, 2023-09-28 16:48
The Frenchman and Stoffel Vandoorne were confirmed on Thursday to be staying with the DS Penske squad in Formula E for the 2023-24 season. Both drivers are also due to compete for Peugeot in the WEC next season, but provisionally there are three clashes between the championships across the year. This includes the WEC Prologue in Qatar and an as-yet unannounced Formula E race (24 February), the ...Keep reading

Sycamore Gap: Boy, 16, arrested after Hadrian's Wall tree felled

North East News - Thu, 2023-09-28 16:36
The Sycamore Gap tree was cut down overnight in what police believe was an act of vandalism.

Can the new WRC computer game help tackle a real-world hot topic?

Motorsport - Thu, 2023-09-28 16:16
The release of a new rally computer game is always a cause for celebration among motorsport gamers but the latest offering, EA Sports WRC, could actually help tackle a hot topic currently in the World Rally Championship.Barring the age-defying talent that is Kalle Rovanpera, who appears set to become a two-time world champion at the age of 23, the Finn is the only driver under the age of 25 ...Keep reading

Di Resta adds United Autosports IMSA drive to 2024 programme

Motorsport - Thu, 2023-09-28 16:00
Di Resta will continue a relationship with the Anglo-American team dating back to 2018 when he races one of its pair of ORECA-Gibson 07 LMP2s alongside Dan Goldburg in the North American series in 2024. They will be joined in the five endurance rounds by ex-Formula 2 driver Marino Sato in what will be United’s first full season of IMSA competition. Goldburg, 45, is stepping up to P2 from the ...Keep reading

Rodin Cars bid to join Formula 1 with female driver rejected by FIA

Formula 1 at the BBC - Thu, 2023-09-28 15:31
New Zealand-based Rodin Cars says its application to enter Formula 1 with a female driver has been rejected by the sport's governing body.


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