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Lola to relaunch under new ownership, targets racing return

The British Lola marque is being relaunched under new ownership and could be back on the grid inside two years.

Watch Will Buxton build the new LEGO® Technic™ McLaren F1 car
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Watch Will Buxton build the new LEGO® Technic™ McLaren F1 car

F1 reporter Will Buxton is a LEGO® fanatic, from his formative days building DUPLO® (which inspired his hair cut!) to the complex Technic models of the modern era.

Dorna and Motorsport Network team up to launch Global MotoGP™ Fan Survey

World’s fastest motorcycle racing championship and the motorsport industry’s premier digital platform offer fans the chance to share their views.

Overtaking masterclass at the Hungaroring in ETCR

Much is said about the difficulty of overtaking in championships such as Formula 1, with "DRS trains" or narrow tracks meaning a lack of entertainment. In the ETCR, where the cars are almost identical, one might think it was the same, but it is not.

McLaren models to feature in Petersen Automotive Museum

Several legendary cars from McLaren will be appearing in a special exhibit in the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, from next week.

Motorsport Games and BTCC announce future promotional plan to upcoming official BTCC game

The development teams will continue refining the user experience while both companies will offer multiple brand activations and gameplay content in the lead-up to full release.

Are you a LEGO® Master? Win a LEGO® Technic McLaren F1 Car

If you love your LEGO® builds – and are proud of your collection – then this is a unique opportunity you will not want to miss out on.

Cavallino Classic Cup: the racing series dedicated to Ferrari’s racing DNA

Cavallino has launched Cavallino Classic Cup, a new initiative to further expand its boundaries and continue its mission of fostering the passion and culture for Enzo Ferrari’s legacy.

Autosport Magazine shortlisted for prestigious publishing awards

The magazine has been selected as a finalist for two awards in the prestigious PPA.

Cavallino Classic Modena: May 29th – 31st, 2022

The second edition of the Italian Cavallino Classic is just around the corner!

CUPRA EKS secures crushing victory at FIA ​​ETCR opener in Pau

CUPRA EKS secured victory at the opening round of the FIA ​​ETCR in Pau, taking all three places on the podium.

CUPRA targets ETCR title with its Fab Four News
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CUPRA targets ETCR title with its Fab Four

Tom Blomqvist and Adrien Tambay join Mattias Ekstrom and Jordi Gene in the Cupra line-up for the electric touring car championship in 2022.

FIA reveals details of new CEO role as search continues

The FIA has revealed details of the job description for the newly-created chief executive officer role, as well as the attributes expected from the successful candidate.

Palm Beach International Raceway in Florida could be demolished

Palm Beach International Raceway in Florida has been sold to a new owner, who has very different plans for its future than keeping it as a track. The circuit could be demolished and retooled into an industrial park.

How an air filter brand is leading the way in motorsport

BMC Air Filter is a leader thanks to experimentation in motorsport.

The DNA insights of motorsport’s diagnostic mind

The raison d’etre of motorsport is to extract the optimal performance from every single element. But in the relentless quest for lap time gains, the untapped potential in the team’s human performance has historically often been overlooked. This is where Gemma Fisher comes in.

Ekstrom partners with CUPRA to compete in ETCR with his own team

CUPRA has announced EKS, the team of the current ETCR champion Mattias Ekstrom, as its new partner in the electric touring car championship.

Historic Brabham F1 car to feature at Albert Park

The famous Repco Brabham BT19 will be on display at Albert Park over the Australian Grand Prix weekend.

How fast is F1 compared to IndyCar, WEC, Super Formula and more

Right, time to settle some arguments. Where do the world’s and UK’s leading categories stack up on lap time? Here’s our take on it, using data from 2021

Four Seasons launches exclusive driving journey through Tuscany with Canossa Events

Car enthusiasts are invited to enjoy the splendors of Italy with a customized week-long itinerary unlocking scenic drives, world-class cuisine, and insider access to Tuscany's celebrated sites.

British Superbikes: Record grids for 2022 but what’s next?
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British Superbikes: Record grids for 2022 but what’s next?

Perhaps the motorsport series that best combines maximum accessibility for the fans with a high level of professionalism among competitors is the Bennetts British Superbike Championship.

Council green lights Sandown redevelopment plan

The Greater Dandenong Council has agreed to let the Melbourne Racing Club's proposal to rezone – and ultimately redevelop – Sandown continue to a community consultation stage.

Motorsport Games' rFactor 2 becomes the official sim racing platform of Formula E

Continuation of the company’s multiyear agreement will see the series implemented within the racing simulation, as well as the creation of esports events and activations for fans.

Motorsport Games partners with Romain Grosjean to assist in the development of rfactor 2 and eSports events

Joining as a technical advisor, Grosjean will help iterate rFactor 2 and the company’s robust live esports events.

Yamaha to donate $700,000 in humanitarian aid to Ukraine

The Yamaha Motor Company has announced it will donate $700,000 in humanitarian aid to Ukraine and its surrounding regions in response to Russia’s invasion of the country.

Motorsport Network supports families of Ukraine

Like most of the world, we at Motorsport Network are shocked and saddened by Russia’s deadly assault on Ukraine, by the destruction and needless loss of life.

Gallery: Suzuka Fan Thanks Day makes spectacular return

The Suzuka Fan Thanks Day returned this weekend after a three-year COVID-induced absence, offering Japanese fans a chance to enjoy some early motorsport action before the start of the domestic racing season next month.

Motorsport Australia considering Russian licence ban

Motorsport Australia is considering following the lead of its UK counterpart and banning drivers from competing under a Russian licence.

FIA will allow Russian drivers to compete in ‘neutral capacity’

Russian drivers will be allowed to continue competing in FIA sanctioned events, motor racing's governing body decided on Tuesday, but only in a neutral capacity and under the ‘FIA flag’.

DuPont Registry secures strategic investment

Victor M. Gómez III commits to make a significant investment in Series A round of financing.

FIA to hold WMSC meeting after call for Russia ban

The FIA has announced it will hold an extraordinary meeting of the World Motor Sport Council tomorrow after the IOC called for a ban on Russian athletes.

Ukraine federation calls for FIA ban on Russian licence holders

The Ukrainian automotive federation has called on the FIA to place a ban on Russian licence holders, including Formula 1 driver Nikita Mazepin, following Russia’s invasion last week.

De Silvestro chasing Olympic bobsleigh dream

Simona de Silvestro has taken up bobsleigh in a bid to fulfil a long-held dream to compete at the Winter Olympics.

IndyCar and Motorsport Network reveal largest ever Global Fan Survey

Over 53,000 fans responded to Motorsport Network-hosted Global INDYCAR Fan Survey, conducted by Nielsen Sport. INDYCAR’s fans share an overall favorable opinion of the current state of sport – approving of its “competitive” and “exciting” product.

IndyCar race director Novak becomes FIA judge

Kyle Novak, race director for IndyCar and Indy Lights has been elected by the FIA General Assembly as one of 36 judges to serve on the FIA Courts.

Motorsport Network announces new dates for Autosport International

Europe’s largest motorsport show to return to Birmingham’s NEC, 12-15 January 2023.

Development application submitted for $35 million Aussie circuit

A development application has been formally lodged for a new $35 million motor racing facility in Western Australia.

Fullwood continues in NAPA Academy role

Supercars driver Bryce Fullwood will continue to head up the NAPA Know How Motorsport Academy for a second year.

Adam Driver, Penelope Cruz to star in Michael Mann’s Ferrari movie

Hollywood stars Adam Driver, Penelope Cruz and Shailene Woodley have signed up to join Michael Mann’s big-budget biopic of motorsport legend Enzo Ferrari.

Autosport Awards celebrate Motorsport’s finest

Max Verstappen and Lando Norris top the list of winners at Autosport Awards celebrating talents from across motorsport as well as innovators and industry shapers.

Motorsport Games announces rFactor 2 content update and user interface refresh

This is the first of four quarterly updates planned for the simulation during the 2022 calendar year.

Zak O’Sullivan claims Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year
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Zak O’Sullivan claims Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year

GB3 champion Zak O’Sullivan has been crowned the winner of the Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award at the 2021 Autosport Awards.

Jean Todt named inaugural winner of Autosport’s Gold Medal
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Jean Todt named inaugural winner of Autosport’s Gold Medal

Jean Todt is the inaugural winner of Autosport’s Gold Medal incorporating the Gregor Grant Award.

Loeb beats Vettel to secure fourth Race of Champions victory

Sebastien Loeb claimed his fourth Race of Champions victory on the event’s first visit to Sweden, beating Sebastian Vettel in the best of four final.

The 'no-win' job vital to the young driver Awards test

Being a finalist in the Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award is tough, but there’s one role that is arguably even more stressful. Ahead of the 2021 Award winner being announced later this evening, spoke to Charlie Robertson and Alexander Sims to find out more about the benchmark drivers' role.

Solberg-led Team Norway wins ROC Nations Cup

Team Norway claimed its first Race of Champions Nations Cup victory as Petter and Oliver Solberg saw off surprise package USA in the best of four final in Sweden.

Ex-McLaren F1 sporting chief Sam Michael to head FIA Safety Commission

Former McLaren Formula 1 team sporting director Sam Michael has been announced as the new president of the FIA’s Safety Commission, replacing Sir Patrick Head.

Deborah Mayer appointed President of FIA Women in Motorsport Commission

Deborah Mayer will succeed Michele Mouton as President of the FIA’s Women in Motorsport Commission. 

Chilton becomes development driver for Speirling EV car

Max Chilton has joined McMurtry Automotive as head development driver as the company seeks to develop the “ultimate electric track car.”

Inaugural 2022 INDYCAR-Motorsport Games Pro Challenge officially kicks off

This marks the video game company’s first virtual esports event with the NTT INDYCAR SERIES after entering into an exclusive partnership in July 2021.

Race Of Champions draw pits Hakkinen v Johnson, Loeb v Solberg

The draw for this weekend’s 2022 Race Of Champions World Final has produced a string of enticing battles, including two-time F1 world champion Mika Hakkinen against seven-time NASCAR champ Jimmie Johnson.

How TCR offers a platform for combustion and electric tin-top racing

The TCR formula used in the FIA World Touring Car Cup, and inspiring the eTouring Car World Cup, was introduced in 2015 and signalled a new era for tin-top racing worldwide.

Colton Herta replaces injured Pastrana in Race of Champions

IndyCar ace Colton Herta will sub for the injured Travis Pastrana in next month’s Race of Champions.

Canossa Events partners with RM Sotheby’s on global portfolio of car collector events

World’s largest car collector auction house becomes primary events sponsor of Motorsport Network’s premier motor touring events business.

Study highlights sport’s problem in attracting future fandom

Motorsport is facing a great challenge to engage with its future generation of potential fans and consumers, according to a University Thesis that has investigated the subject.

Motorsport Games announces official KartKraft launch

Previously in ‘Early Access,’ the full game will come complete with online multiplayer, official tracks, and full customization options.