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Argentine driver Baltazar Leguizamon hopes to make NASCAR debut in 2023

Baltazar Leguizamón is “very close” to being able to compete next year in the Xfinity Series in the United States next season, which would make him the first Argentinean driver in NASCAR.

IndyCar still working on improved aeroscreen vision in wet

The NTT IndyCar Series is honing in on a solution to the vision problems that several drivers suffered due to the aeroscreen in the rain-soaked Grand Prix of Indianapolis last year.

Hybrid parts supply-chain issue for 2024 IndyCars is improved

IndyCar president Jay Frye says that testing of the new 2.4-liter engines with hybrid component will proceed in plenty of time for the 2024 season after earlier parts supply-chain problems.

20 IndyCar races per year would be “sweet spot” says Frye

After the IndyCar demonstration in Argentina “wildly exceeded expectations”, series president Jay Frye says he would like to add more venues to the schedule.

Glickenhaus, Alpine will make Le Mans "very difficult" for Toyota

Glickenhaus and Alpine have emerged as potent challengers in the FIA World Endurance Championship this year and could make the Le Mans 24 Hours a “very difficult race” for Toyota, believes defending champion Jose Maria Lopez.

Ex-F1 racer recovers helmet that was stolen 23 years ago

Argentinian ex-F1 driver Norberto Fontana has recovered a crash helmet that he used at Sauber, which was stolen from his family’s home in 1998.

Bautista couldn't wait for Honda to become competitive

World Superbike star Alvaro Bautista says he couldn’t afford to spend another two years developing the Honda Fireblade when he could find a readily-available race-winning bike at Ducati.

Gerloff hoping for a "more normal year" in 2022

Garrett Gerloff says his aim for the 2022 World Superbike season is simply to have a "more normal" year after enduring an up-and-down sophomore campaign.

Bautista "proud" to pave way for Spanish riders to join WSBK

Alvaro Bautista says he's "proud" that his success in the World Superbike championship has paved the way for more Spanish riders to join the production-based category from MotoGP.

Supersport champion Aegerter disappointed by lack of WSBK chance

Dominique Aegerter says he is "disappointed" at the lack of opportunity to move up to World Superbike next season after winning this year's World Supersport crown.

Rinaldi has no explanation for "strange" WSBK grip issues Villicum
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Rinaldi has no explanation for "strange" WSBK grip issues

Michael Ruben Rinaldi says he doesn’t understand the “strange” tyre grip issues that have plagued him in his first World Superbike season with the factory Ducati team after a tough weekend in Argentina.

Redding: MotoGP teams' approach to riders now "not respectful"
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Redding: MotoGP teams' approach to riders now "not respectful"

Ducati World Superbike rider Scott Redding says the way MotoGP teams now handle young talent and dismiss older riders is "not respectful".

Redding 'badly wanted' WSBK win after Saturday crash

Ducati’s Scott Redding says he ‘badly wanted’ to close out the Argentina World Superbike round with a win after suffering a crash in the opening race on Saturday.

Razgatlioglu: Bike chattering spoiled hopes of triple WSBK win

Toprak Razgatlioglu says some unusual vibrations on his Yamaha forced him to settle for third position in the final World Superbike race in Argentina on Sunday.

Rea "frustrated" after "struggling" with Kawasaki's top speed

Jonathan Rea says Kawasaki’s straightline speed deficit left him “frustrated” in the final World Superbike race in Argentina, even as he managed to cut the points gap to Toprak Razgatlioglu.

Rea: Rossi saying my missed MotoGP shot was a shame "really nice"

Six-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea says Valentino Rossi calling his missed MotoGP opportunity “a great shame” is “really nice”, and agrees with the Italian legend.

Haslam: BSB, MotoAmerica, EWC all options for 2022

Honda World Superbike outcast Leon Haslam says he has "many different options" across a range of series for 2022, with a return to British Superbike, a switch to MotoAmerica or even endurance racing on the table.

Rea: Beating Razgatlioglu wouldn't make 2021 title sweetest

Six-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea says that beating Toprak Razgatlioglu to the 2021 crown would not make it his sweetest title win. 

Razgatlioglu focused on wins, not championship, in Argentina Villicum
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Razgatlioglu focused on wins, not championship, in Argentina

World Superbike championship leader Toprak Razgatlioglu says he is aiming for a clean sweep of victories in this weekend's Argentina round, insisting focusing on race wins remains “more important”.

Lopez reveals detail on Toyota's "serious" Le Mans fuel issue

Toyota's Jose Maria Lopez has explained in detail how the #7 car he shared with Mike Conway and Kamui Kobayashi managed to win last weekend's Le Mans 24 Hours despite "serious" fuel problems across the final hours.

Ben Sulayem on what he would do as FIA president
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Ben Sulayem on what he would do as FIA president

FIA presidential candidate Mohammed ben Sulayem believes there are opportunities to make motorsport bigger at all levels if costs can be made more affordable for competitors.

Reutemann in serious condition after return to intensive care

Former Formula 1 racer Carlos Reutemann is currently in a serious condition with gastrointestinal bleeding and kidney problems after returning to intensive care last month.

Reutemann discharged from hospital after 17-day stay

Former Formula 1 star and current Argentinian senator Carlos Reutemann has been discharged from Rosario's Sanatorio Parque hospital after having been treated for internal bleeding for the past two weeks.

Reutemann in stable condition after latest medical procedure

Former Formula 1 star and Argentinian senator Carlos Reutemann remains in intensive care following several episodes of internal bleeding but is reported to be stable after a medical procedure on Tuesday.

Ex-F1 star Reutemann moved to intensive care
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Ex-F1 star Reutemann moved to intensive care

Former Formula 1 racer Carlos Reutemann has been admitted to the intensive care section of an Argentinian hospital after suffering from digestive bleeding, with his condition said to be worsening.

Former Minardi F1 driver Tuero injured in motorbike crash

Ex-Formula 1 driver Esteban Tuero, who drove for Minardi in 1998, has been hospitalised following a serious road accident in Argentina that left him with multiple fractures.

Barrichello to run dual Toyota programme in 2020

Formula 1 grand prix winner Rubens Barrichello will contest a debut campaign in the Argentine Super TC2000 touring car series in 2020.

Vandoorne: Chile boasts “one of the most tricky corners” in FE

Mercedes driver Stoffel Vandoorne reckons the layout changes made to Santiago’s Park O’Higgins circuit have created “one of the most tricky corners” on the Formula E calendar.

Alonso: "Exciting" Verstappen F1's best driver right now

Fernando Alonso says that Max Verstappen has been his choice for the best driver in Formula 1 this year thanks to his "attack mode" attitude.

Rins puzzled by Suzuki's loss of form in Argentina

Alex Rins admits he and his Suzuki MotoGP team do not have a good explanation for their dramatic loss of form in qualifying for the Argentina Grand Prix.

IndyCar investigating Argentina race at San Juan Villicum

Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Company, owners of IndyCar, has confirmed that the series is in talks with promoters Grupo OSD about a race at the Circuito San Juan Villicum in Argentina.

Wolff hopes Calderon gets F1 race chance

Ex-Williams test driver Susie Wolff is hopeful Tatiana Calderon will get a Formula 1 race chance in the future, but concedes the superlicence points system is an additional "stumbling block".

Vandoorne finding more joy without F1 politics

Ex-McLaren driver Stoffel Vandoorne says he is enjoying Formula E following his Formula 1 exit because of the difference in camaraderie between drivers and paddock “politics”.

Mortara: Fourth place in Santiago "like a victory"

Edoardo Mortara says his fourth-place finish in the Santiago ABB FIA Formula E race was "like a victory" for his Venturi team after a difficult start to the 2018/19 season.

Penalised Sims adamant he didn't hit Mortara

Alexander Sims is adamant he did not hit Edoardo Mortara into spin during last weekend's ABB FIA Formula E Santiago E-Prix, but accepts the penalty he received for the incident.

Fenestraz dropped by Renault junior scheme

Sacha Fenestraz has been axed by the Renault Formula 1 junior programme, and is now closing on a switch to the All-Japan Formula 3 Championship as his next career move.

Canapino completes Juncos Cadillac lineup for Rolex 24

Juncos Racing announced today that Top Race Championship and TC2000 ace Agustin Canapino is to join Will Owen, Kyle Kaiser and Rene Binder in the team’s first shot at the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.

Citroen "doesn't want" part-time Loeb programme for 2019

Sebastien Loeb's World Rally Championship comeback looks highly unlikely to continue into 2019 because Citroen team principal Pierre Budar is reluctant to allow the nine-time champion to compete part-time again.

Redding confident of avoiding Lowes' Aprilia fate

Scott Redding believes he can avoid the fate of his Aprilia predecessor Sam Lowes because of his greater MotoGP experience.

Miller "expects" Ducati to exercise 2019 option on him

Jack Miller says he "expects" Ducati to exercise its option to keep him in the Pramac satellite squad for the 2019 MotoGP season.

Urrutia says IndyCar decision is imminent

Santiago Urrutia says he’s expecting to know next month whether he will be making his IndyCar debut in 2017 or will instead spend a third year in Indy Lights.

First half of F1 2017 season in statistics

The August break provides the perfect opportunity to recap the first half of the 2017 F1 season.

Urrutia claims to be close to IndyCar deal for 2018

Indy Lights driver Santiago Urrutia claims to have "70 percent" of the budget in order to race in the Verizon IndyCar Series next season and is currently in negotiations with three winning teams.

Monteiro wants to stay with Honda WTCC squad in 2018

Tiago Monteiro says he wants to continue with Honda in WTCC, and has already started to discuss conditions for a contract renewal with the Japanese manufacturer.

Catsburg: WTCC needs "hard look" at tyres after double puncture

Volvo driver Nicky Catsburg believes that the WTCC organisers need to take a "hard look" at the series' tyres after the two punctures he suffered in both races last weekend in Argentina.

Chilton says Ehrlacher clash penalty too harsh

Tom Chilton says the penalty for clashing with Lada driver Yann Ehrlacher that cost him victory in the opening Termas de Rio Hondo WTCC race was harsh.

Gallery: Russian GP in numbers

Mercedes have been unbeatable in Russia since the country debuted on the Formula 1 calendar in 2014. But Given Ferrari's resurgence, can the Silver Arrow maintain its stranglehold at Sochi?

Espargaro: Aprilia suits me better than "strict" Suzuki

Aprilia rider Aleix Espargaro says the Italian mentality of his new MotoGP team is a better fit for him than the "super-strict" Suzuki outfit he raced for previously.

Andretti to run five cars at Indy 500 again

Michael Andretti has confirmed that Andretti Autosport will again campaign an extra car at the Indianapolis 500, but admits the driver selection has not been made.

Peru wants Dakar Rally return for 2018

The Peruvian government has announced that it is keen on the Dakar Rally returning to the country in 2018 and that it'll negotiate with organisers ASO to make it happen.

Former Minardi F1 driver Tuero retires from racing

Ex-F1 driver Esteban Tuero, who contested a full-time campaign with Minardi back in 1998, has retired from motorsport aged 38.

Urrutia admits his open-wheel career may be over

2016 Indy Lights runner-up Santiago Urrutia says that he is uncertain whether his motorsport career can continue, due to budget constraints following his near-miss in the title race.

Felix da Costa critical of F1's closed cockpit push

Former Red Bull reserve driver Antonio Felix da Costa has said Formula 1 is wrong to pursue closed cockpits as a future safety measure.

Fangio exhumation will go ahead

The body of five-time Formula 1 World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio will be exhumed this week, following the orders of a judge in Argentina for a paternity test.

Fangio’s exhumation put on hold due to "second son" claim

A judge has suspended the exhumation of five-time F1 World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio’s body until a similar case, from another man claiming to be his son, is completed.

Jarno Trulli, a racer doubling as a team owner

Trulli, between the driver and the team owner

Alguersuari: 'Formula E is what Formula One should be'

Jaime Alguersuari is currently eighth in the championship standings for the Virgin Racing team.

While he enjoys Formula E, Piquet Jr. dreams of a NASCAR return

In an exclusive interview with Motorsport.com, the Brazilian opened up about his aspirations to return to NASCAR.

Virgin’s Alex Tai: “Formula E is a very beautiful beginning”

Motorsport.com spoke with the Formula E Team Principal.

Marco Andretti set for Formula E debut

Prost, Senna, Piquet, Andretti. No, this is not the grid for a 1980's F1 race, but for this weekend's Formula E ePrix.