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India APRC: Gill clinches third crown

India’s Gaurav Gill (co-driver Stephane Prevot) retained the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship title, his third since 2013.

India APRC: Gill holds sway in Chikmagalur

Team MRF’s Gaurav Gill (co-driver Stephane Prevot) led the Coffee Day India Rally after Saturday’s action.

India APRC: Gill sounds out warning to rivals

Team MRF’s Gaurav Gill (co-driver Stephane Prevot) gave an indication of things to come by winning the 2.1Km Super Special Stage of the Coffee Day India Rally 2017 on Friday.

India APRC: Showdown between Gill and Veiby for title

It will be a fierce title fight in the fifth and final round of the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship in Chikmagalur this weekend.

Lalhruaizela’s Spanish visa denied, Rookie Cup dream crushed

April Lalhruaizela’s scheduled dream debut in the Rookie Cup has been shattered, thanks to the visa being denied.

Opinion: More racetracks in India will give the much-needed boost

News that three racetracks are coming up in India is a breath of fresh air.

Three new racetracks to be built in India

In what could change the face of motorsport in India, three new racetracks are coming up in the country.

Rally of Morocco: TVS Sherco’s Pedrero takes strong fifth place finish

Spaniard Joan Pedrero, with TVS Sherco, finished a fine fifth in the Oilibya Rally of Morocco on Tuesday.

Rally of Morocco: TVS Sherco’s Pedrero sixth after Stage 4

TVS Sherco’s Joan Pedrero and Hero MotoSport’s Joaquim Rodrigues were sixth and seventh overall respectively as the Indian manufacturers were placed well after Stage 4 on Monday.

How Indians performed over the weekend (October 6-8)

The best result as far as Indian interest is concerned last weekend was from Force India and Ameya Vaidyanathan, while the rest had modest results.

Rally of Morocco: TVS Sherco's Pedrero fifth after Stage 3

TVS Sherco and Hero Motorsports riders continued to make progress, with the former’s rider Joan Pedrero being fifth after Stage 3.

Japanese Grand Prix: We achieved the maximum, says Ocon

Sahara Force India drivers Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez expressed satisfaction with the sixth and seventh place finishes in the Japanese Grand Prix.

Rally of Morocco: Indian teams continue progress in disrupted rally

Rain and the resulting over flooded rider beds wreaked havoc in Stage 2 of the Oilibya Rally of Morocco on Saturday.

Japanese Grand Prix: Force India drivers gunning for strong race finish

Sahara Force India drivers Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez will start the Japanese Grand Prix in the fifth and seventh places respectively.

Oilibya Rally of Morocco: Santosh, Aravind 18th, 20th after Stage 1

The TVS Sherco and Hero Motorsports teams enjoyed a good outing in the first stage of the Oilibya Rally of Morocco on Friday.

Japanese GP: Force India drivers confident despite curtailed practice

Sahara Force India expressed confidence with their Free Practice 1 run in the dry at the Japanese Grand Prix.

Lot more to motorsport development than just the riders, says Hogg

There is increasing interest in motorsport in India, but a lot more needs to be done for Indians to go to higher levels.

Chennai National Motorcycle: Jagan clinches sixth SuperSport 165cc title

TVS Racing’s Jagan Kumar clinched his sixth straight title the premier SuperSport Indian (165cc) class in Chennai.

Sherco TVS rider Pedrero wins PanAfrica Rally, Santosh, Aravind 9th, 12th

Sherco TVS Rally Factory team’s Joan Pedrero (Spain) and Adrien Metge (France) bagged the top two places respectively in the PanAfrica Rally 2017 in Morocco.

Malaysia special because of track characteristics, says Perez

After finishing fifth and 10th in the Singapore Grand Prix, Force India drivers Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon are ready for the Malaysian challenge.

Sarath clinging on to hope, and faster recovery

A few years ago, the news of S Sarath Kumar racing in the 125cc class of the motorcycle World Championship was emphatic news.

Opinion: Good marketing key to an event’s overall success

The recent conduct of the Asia Road Racing Championship is a positive step for Indian motorsport.

India ARRC: Ito storms to fantastic SuperSports 600cc Race 2 win

Yamaha Racing’s Yuki Ito drove a fantastic Race 2 and had to work really hard before winning the SuperSports 600cc race on Sunday.

India ARRC: Pratama bags Race 2 win in Asia Production 250cc

Yamaha Racing Indonesia’s Galang Hendra Pratama won Race 2 of the Asia Production 250cc class in Chennai on Sunday.

India ARRC: Zaidi wins tough Race 1 in SuperSports 600cc class

Musashi Boon Siew Honda Racing’s Md Zaqhwan Zaidi won Race 1 of the SuperSports 600cc category in the Asian Road Racing Championship in Chennai on Saturday 

India ARRC: Koyama takes impressive Asia Production 250cc Race 1 win

Rama Honda’s Japanese rider Tomoyoshi Koyama came up with a great drive to win Race 1 of the Asia Production 250cc class on Sunday.

Sizzling international action on the cards in India ARRC

It looks like the fifth and penultimate round of the Asian Road Racing Championship in Chennai will be bitterly fought out.

Reddy on high after MRF F1600 championship triumph

Anindith Reddy has been in great form all through the 2017 season.

Driven: Volkswagen Ameo Cup race car

For someone who has never driven a race car, there was a lot going on in my mind.

Japan APRC: Gill clinches win in Hokkaido

Gaurav Gill (co-driver Stephane Prevot) won the Rally Hokkaido, the fourth round of the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship on Sunday.

Chennai MRF F1600: Sandeep Kumar pips Arya for win

Chennai's Sandeep Kumar had to stave off a stiff challenge from Arya Singh before winning Race 3 in the MRF F1600 category.

Chennai MRF F1600: Sandeep holds off Reddy for fine win

Sandeep Kumar won Race 2 of the MRF F1600, but he had to hold off a charging Anindith Reddy.

Japan APRC: Gill takes lead in Rally Hokkaido

India's Gaurav Gill (co-driver Stephane Prevot) took the Leg 1 lead in the Rally Hokkaido on Saturday.

Chennai Ameo Cup: Bandyopadhyay bags victory in Race 1

Saurav Bandyopadhyay clinched a pole to flag victory in Race 1 of the Volkswagen Ameo Cup on Saturday.

Japan APRC: Gill, Veiby in title hunt

The battle for the 2017 Asia-Pacific Rally Championship will be bitter as the title could be decided in Japan.

Chennai MRF F1600: Reddy, Sandeep to battle it out for crown

It will be a battle for the title between Anindith Reddy and Sandeep Kumar in the MRF F1600 races.

Thrilled Aishwarya hoping to take her career to next level

Aishwarya Pissay is attempting to do what few other women even think of do.

My job in racing... Senior Technician in TVS Racing met R Prakash, who is the Senior Technician for the TVS Racing factory team that takes part in the Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship.

Chennai National Motorcycle: Jagan sizzles to bag grand double

TVS Racing's Jagan Kumar completed a double by winning Race 2 of the Super Sport Upto 165cc class on Sunday.

Chennai National Motorcycle: Four-way fight in Super Sport 165cc category

It is going to be a four-way fight for the championship lead in the Super Sport Upto 165cc category.

Karthikeyan eyeing better show in Super Formula Autopolis round

It can get pretty disappointing when things are not going one's way.

Big step in Lalhruaizela’s fledgling racing career 

April Lalhruaizela is a happy man, but does not show too much emotion.

Gill aiming to clear misconceptions on rallying

Two-time Asia-Pacific rally champion Gaurav Gill has kept the Indian flag flying high in the rallying world.

Coimbatore JK Tyre Racing: Prasad finally clinches win in Race 4

Vishnu Prasad finally put all his troubles behind to win Race 4 of the JK Euro 17 category this weekend. Championship leader Anindith Reddy finished second, while Akash Gowda finished third.

Coimbatore JK Tyre Racing: Reddy takes easy Race 3 win

Anindith Reddy came up a scintillating drive to win Race 3 of the JK Euro 17 in Coimbatore.

Coimbatore JK Tyre Racing: Capo takes victory in eventful race

Australian guest driver Ricky Capo took an eventful win in Race 1 of the Euro JK 17 on Saturday.

Coimbatore JK Tyre Racing: Prasad, Reddy to continue battle for Euro 17 title

It will be a close battle for the championship lead between Vishnu Prasad and Anindith Reddy in the Euro JK 17 category.

My job in racing... Race Director met Manoj Dalal in Chennai in his role as race director for the Madras Motor Sports Club Indian National Racing Championship.

Lot more in racing than just Formula 1

Talk to any youngster who does track racing and the aim is to be racing in Formula 1.

APRC to implement 32mm restrictors from 2018 season

The Asia-Pacific Rally Championship will have cars running with the 32mm restrictor from next year.

Belgium GP3: Maini finishes fourth, sixth at Spa

Indian driver Arjun Maini narrowly missed out on a podium slot in the GP3 Series race at Belgium's Spa-Francorchamps.

Opinion: Street Formula 1 race makes sense for India now

The recent statement by Formula 1 Managing Director Sean Bratches that there could be more street races in Asia is a welcome one.

Volkswagen says F1 on "dangerous path" over costs

Volkswagen Group director Bernhard Gobmeier says Formula 1 is on a "dangerous path" over the rising costs to run a team.

Chennai MRF F1600: Reddy sizzles en route to second win of the day

Anindith Reddy scored his second win on Sunday in the MRF F1600 Race 3 at the Madras Motor Race Track.

Chennai Ameo Cup: Karminder continues to impress with Race 3 win

Karminder Singh did not show any mercy on the rest of the field, notching up another win in the Volkswagen Ameo Cup 2017.

Chennai MRF F1600: Reddy too good for the field in Race 2

Anindith Reddy overcame Saturday’s fifth-place disappointment and won the MRF F1600 race on Sunday.