MOTORSPORTS

  • Impressive debut by Tarun Reddy in Formula Renault races April 7, 2014

    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 two...
  • Bangalore duo tops the 12th Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm rally March 2, 2014

    Bangalore couple Satish Gopalkrishnan and Savera D’Souza 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 country...
  • Motorsport returns to Uttarakhand after 23 years December 10, 2013

    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 to...
  • Man held for posting edited rally footage on youtube August 24, 2013

    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, Yohan...
  • India round of World Superbike Championship cancelled August 16, 2013

    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 groupowned Buddh International Circuit (BIC) was supposed to be the season finale of the high profile twowheeler racing series. "Owing...
  • Ecclestone and organisers' call to negotiate rates: Vicky Chandhok July 31, 2013

    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 July 20, 2013

    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 season,...
  • Andretti Autosport become first American Formula E team July 17, 2013

    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 electricracing series, beginning in September 2014. The launch, held at the team's headquarters in Indianapolis, was attended...
  • Double podium finish for Narain Karthikeyan in Auto GP July 14, 2013

    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 25second postrace penalty. Karthikeyan's win in the fifth round of the...
  • Narain Karthikeyan grabs pole for Mugello round in Auto GP July 13, 2013

    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 laptime of 1:34.583 to claim pole yet again...
  • Pirelli tires working well for Force India June 19, 2013

    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 topfive finish at Le Mans June 17, 2013

    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, an...
  • NASCAR driver Jason Leffler killed in New Jersey crash June 13, 2013

    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 Grossman...
  • Technical director Allison leaves Lotus F1 team May 8, 2013

    London: Highlyrated 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...
  • My future now lies in sports car racing: Karun Chandhok April 3, 2013

    New Delhi: For Karun Chandhok, one of the two Indian drivers to reach the level of Formula One, the future now lies in sports car racing and the focus in 2013 would be on FIA GT series and Endurance races. After making his debut in GT series with Seyffarth Motorsport...
  • Chandhok's team qualifies sixth on grid on GT Series debut March 31, 2013

    Nogaro: Making his debut in the FIA GT series, Karun Chandhok helped his side Seyffarth Motorsport earn sixth position on the grid after starting the qualifying race in 11th position with teammate Jan Seyffarth, here. The opening round of the FIA GT Series was greeted by heavy rain with limited...
  • Indian racer Karun Chandhok to race in FIA GT Series March 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian racer Karun Chandhok will now ply his trade in FIA GT Series as he sealed a lastminute deal with Seyffarth Racing. The former Formula One driver will be joined in the car by Jan Seyffarth who has been competing in the German GT series for his familyrun...
  • Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm set to kickoff on February 18 February 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki Desert Strom the annual rendezvous with the Thar desert is all set begin from February 18 with over 275 motor enthusiasts participating in a riveting race. Spread over six days, rallying through interiors of Rajasthan and its deserts, the 11th edition of the Desert Storm will...
  • Vettel and Schumacher win Race of Champions for sixth successive year December 16, 2012

    Bangkok: Germany, represented by Formula One world champions Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher, won the Race of Champions team crown for the sixth successive year in Bangkok on Saturday. The event, which pits winners from various motorsport series competing in identical cars and being held at the Thai capital's Rajamangala stadium...
  • Narain, Karun to race for India at Race of Champions November 6, 2012

    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 seasonending Motorsport festival Race of Champions in Bangkok next month. India have been invited to participate in the December 1416 event for the first time...
  • Photogallery: Meet MRF's poster boy Gaurav Gill May 8, 2009

    Cricketnext.com editor Ranabir Majumdar caught up with Gaurav Gill before he flew out to Australia, where the second race of the APRC will be held on the May 910 weekend in Queensland. ...
  • Top rally driver Gaurav Gill on the need for speed | Pics May 8, 2009

    New Delhi: Gaurav Gill is among India's top rally drivers. He drives for Team MRF in the Asia Pacific Rally Championship and in September 2008 became the first Indian to win a race at this level when he took the chequered flag in Indonesia. Like other events in the world...
  • Ashwin Sundar set to burn tracks in Germany April 11, 2008

    New Delhi: Latest Indian racing prodigy Ashwin Sundar has been invited by German racing team MaCon Motor Sports for a threeyear sponsorship. The path to success is challenging but there are some who dare to choose the road less traveled. And 17yearold Ashwin Sundar is the latest Indian prodigy to hit the...
  • Forza Motorsport 2 in India now May 25, 2007

    New Delhi: There is a new game in town that is bigger, better guaranteed to keep the speed demons coming back for more. A sequel to the earlier award winning Forza Motorsport, the new and improved Forza 2 on the Xbox 360 claims to be the best racing simulator available today. This...