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Goff lands last-minute 2019 BTCC reprieve

Bushell has had to stand down for budget reasons, but will remain with the squad and tackle the Renault UK Clio Cup instead. Goff, who finished eighth in the standings in 2018 in the Eurotech Racing Honda Civic Type R, announced in the middle of February that he had given up on his plans to…

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Sainz says McLaren has to avoid 2018 development

Last season McLaren made a promising start with five points finishes from the first five grands prix, and briefly held third in the constructors’ championship. It then stagnated, drifting back to a distant sixth in the standings and spending much of the year in a battle with Williams at the tail of the field. The…

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Clint Bowyer on Martinsville rally:

Bowyer appeared to have a solid No. 14 Ford in Sunday’s STP 500 but he didn’t look like he would be able to compete for Brad Keselowski or Chase Elliott for the win. Still, he had a much-needed strong finish nearly wiped out by a pair of pit road speeding penalties, both in the final…

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Ferrari expects to see impact of

The Italian team finished fourth and fifth in the Australian Grand Prix having topped the times in pre-season testing and been considered the favourite heading to Melbourne.Its drivers Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc both complained that they did not have the same grip and confidence in Australia that they enjoyed during testing in Spain.Previewing the…

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Iannone: Aprilia not making the most of existing bike

Ex-Ducati and Suzuki rider Iannone made his Aprilia race debut in Qatar earlier this month, qualifying 19th and scoring two points for finishing 14th.Teammate Aleix Espargaro enjoyed a more competitive showing as he kicked off his third campaign with the Noale-based manufacturer with a 10th-place finish, less than 10 seconds adrift of race winner Andrea…

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“Disappointed” Renault must be hard on itself

The French car manufacturer has set sights on closing down the gap to the top three teams this season, but it endured some frustrations in Melbourne as it felt it never showed off the full potential of its car. Although Nico Hulkenberg finished seventh, Daniel Ricciardo was forced to retire amid reliability concerns triggered by…

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Six different winners in six races: Anybody

Following another nose-to-tail Formula E race, this time in the coastal Chinese city of Sanya, Jean-Eric Vergne gave Techeetah a victory on home soil and reignited his championship defence. Making a successful, opportunistic lunge for the lead on Nissan e.dams’ Oliver Rowland half-way through the race, Vergne took his first win of the season to…

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Schumacher set for F1 test debut with Ferrari

Although there is no official confirmation yet of Ferrari’s plans for the Sakhir test, sources have revealed that Schumacher is scheduled to drive for the Maranello outfit on the Tuesday before running for Alfa Romeo on the following day.The German, son of seven-time world champion Michael, has not driven a contemporary F1 car before –…

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Newgarden draws career parallels with

Herta surpassed Graham Rahal’s 11-year-old record by winning the IndyCar Classic on Sunday, jumping from third to first when Will Power and Alexander Rossi, the two dominant drivers of the race up to that point, were caught out by a late yellow. The 18-year-old then gapped Newgarden after the restart to grab victory in only…

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