Motorsport

  • Impressive debut by Tarun Reddy in Formula Renault races 07-04-2014 02:51 PM

    Rockingham: Sixteen-year-old Tarun Reddy from Chennai marked his debut in the 2014 Protyre Formula Renault championship with two sixth-place finishes and an eighth spot in the triple-header here over the weekend. Reddy, driving for the MGR Motorsport team, came in sixth in races one and three, and eighth in race...
  • Bangalore duo tops the 12th Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm rally 02-03-2014 05:24 PM

    Bangalore couple Satish Gopalkrishnan and Savera DSouza have redefined teamwork in motorsport by being the only couple to consistently win rallies across the country.The Banglore duo topped Rally Ndure (TSD category) at the prestigious 12th Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm, which concluded on Saturday. While the champion TSD rallyists of the...
  • Motorsport returns to Uttarakhand after 23 years 10-12-2013 11:10 AM

    Uttarakhand is taking the adventure route to entice tourists back to its green vales. After almost a quarter of a century, the state is bringing motorsport back on its tourism calendar to boost confidence among tourists, and woo them to its tourism hotspots again. The state government is all set...
  • Man held for posting edited rally footage on youtube 24-08-2013 08:37 PM

    A man, working with a Mumbai-based motor-sport firm, was arrested on Saturday for allegedly editing footage of a rally navigator during a championship event in a video sharing website, which reportedly jeopardised the profession and reputation of a city-based co-driver. Based on a complaint from rally car navigator/co-driver Vivek Ponnusamy,...
  • India round of World Superbike Championship cancelled 16-08-2013 12:45 PM

    New Delhi: The inaugural India round of the World Superbike Championship (WSBK) has been cancelled owing to 'operational challenges', the international motorcycling federation FIM said. The Nov 17 event at the Jaypee group-owned Buddh International Circuit (BIC) was supposed to be the season finale of the high profile two-wheeler racing...
  • Ecclestone and organisers' call to negotiate rates: Vicky Chandhok 31-07-2013 01:21 PM

    Chennai: The president of the Federation of Motorsports Clubs in India (FMSCI) Vicky Chandhok feels that the decision to shift the 2014 leg of the Indian GP has been taken purely on the basis of commercial and logistical considerations and organizers should deal with F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone as far...
  • Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa fit to race at US Grand Prix 20-07-2013 06:49 PM

    New York: MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo and rival Dani Pedrosa were passed fit to race in the US Grand Prix at Laguna Seca on Friday having suffered injuries in heavy crashes at the previous round in Germany. The Spanish pair, in strong contention in the championship midway through the...
  • Andretti Autosport become first American Formula E team 17-07-2013 08:24 PM

    Indianapolis: Renowned IndyCar team Andretti Autosport, led by racing legend Michael Andretti, on Wednesday became the third of 10 teams to sign up for the FIA Formula E Championship - the world's first fully electric-racing series, beginning in September 2014. The launch, held at the team's headquarters in Indianapolis, was...
  • Double podium finish for Narain Karthikeyan in Auto GP 14-07-2013 11:17 PM

    Mugello, Italy: After finishing third in race one, India's Narain Karthikeyan triumphed in the second Auto GP race on Sunday for a double podium finish at the Mugello Circuit in Mugello, Italy. Karthikeyan was helped after Kevin Giovesi was given a 25-second post-race penalty. Karthikeyan's win in the fifth round...
  • Narain Karthikeyan grabs pole for Mugello round in Auto GP 13-07-2013 08:52 PM

    Mugello, Italy: Continuing with his stupendous Auto GP run, Indian racer Narain Karthikeyan on Saturday claimed his second successive pole for the Italian round of the championship. Karthikeyan, who had won Race One at Silverstone from pole position last month, set a scorching lap-time of 1:34.583 to claim pole yet...
  • Pirelli tires working well for Force India 19-06-2013 11:12 AM

    This year Pirelli tires are in the headlines for more wrong reasons than right, but for Force India, the tires have worked out well so far. The team put up a rather eventful performance at the Canadian Grand Prix with both their drivers, Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil, earning...
  • Karun Chandhok eyes top-five finish at Le Mans 17-06-2013 05:53 PM

    Le Mans, France: Karun Chandhok is banking on his past experience at 24 Hours of Le Mans for a top five finish in the world's oldest sports car race, zooming off this weekend at the Circuit de la Sarthe. Chandhok will be competing in the LMP2 category for Murphy Prototypes,...
  • NASCAR driver Jason Leffler killed in New Jersey crash 13-06-2013 10:45 AM

    Philadelphia: NASCAR driver Jason Leffler died from injuries suffered when his car slammed into the wall of a dirt raceway in New Jersey, state police said. The crash occurred during a race at the Bridgeport Speedway in Logan township in southern New Jersey, near Philadelphia, state police spokesman Sergeant Adam...
  • Technical director Allison leaves Lotus F1 team 08-05-2013 06:41 PM

    London: Highly-rated technical director James Allison is leaving Lotus and will be replaced by Nick Chester, the Formula One team said on Wednesday. The announcement before the first race of the European season in Spain this weekend will be seen as a blow for Finnish Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen, the...
  • Narain, Karun to race for India at Race of Champions 06-11-2012 06:02 PM

    New Delhi: India's ace drivers Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandhok will come together for the first time since 2004 to represent India at the season-ending Motorsport festival -- Race of Champions -- in Bangkok next month. India have been invited to participate in the December 14-16 event for the first...
  • Ashwin Sundar set to burn tracks in Germany 11-04-2008 06:29 PM

    Karachi: Former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar feels that Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammed Amir were given harsh punishments in the spot-fixing scandal. In his first interview on a Pakistani channel since his retirement after the 2011 World Cup, Akhtar said he still felt for the three players and their...
  • Forza Motorsport 2 in India now 25-05-2007 02:19 AM

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