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Nine reasons why the 2020 F1 season promises so much

“Unless somebody pulls a rabbit out of a hat, then I think we’re set for a really exciting year between, Mercedes, Ferrari, ourselves. And it could be a real classic season.”


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Michael Schumacher is ‘very altered, deteriorated and not how we remember him’

Michael Schumacher is “very altered” six years on from the horror ski accident which left him with a shocking brain injury, claims a leading neurosurgeon.


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Super2 champion Bryce Fullwood confirmed at WAU for 2020 season

Walkinshaw Andretti United’s driver line-up for the 2020 Supercars season is complete, with Super2 champion Bryce Fullwood confirmed alongside Chaz Mostert.


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Triple Eight’s 2020 livery revealed: Red Bull Holden unveils new colours

The Red Bull Holden Racing Team has become the second squad to unveil the colours the factory outfit will carry in the 2020 Supercars season.


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MotoGP legend Casey Stoner to auction ‘special’ racing suit for bushfire appeal

Two-time MotoGP champion Casey Stoner has opened up on his decision to auction off one of his treasured racing suits to raise funds for communities affected by the devastating bushfires across Australia.


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‘Got my a**e whipped’: Classy Cowboy ‘never seen anything like’ Conor demolition

Fighting legend Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone responded with trademark class after being stopped by Conor McGregor in just 40 seconds at UFC 246.


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Toby Price clinches fifth Dakar Rally podium despite fortnight of frustration and heartbreak

He may not have defended his Dakar Rally title, but third in a trying 2020 event was rewarding nonetheless for Toby Price after “some things were out of my control”.


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Honda ace Ricky Brabec ends KTM’s win streak with Dakar win, Toby Price third

Ricky Brabec has ended Honda’s 31-year wait for victory at the Dakar Rally, with the American ending KTM’s streak of 18 straight wins in the bike category.


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Veteran Carlos Sainz seals remarkable third Dakar Rally win at 57

Carlos Sainz has sealed a third Dakar Rally title in the 2020 event, which was the first held in Saudi Arabia.


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Marc Marquez ‘delighted’ to have brother Alex at Repsol Honda

With world champion brothers Marc and Alex Marquez linking up at Repsol Honda for the 2020 MotoGP season, finally bringing the two together in the premier class, questions remain over how they will operate as teammates.


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Williams sets ‘very ambitious targets’ for 2020 F1 season after worst year in team’s history

Williams say they have set “very ambitious targets” for 2020 as the famous F1 team look to recover after the most disappointing season in their history – and are eager to show just how much progress they’ve made.


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He turned 35 last week. But Lewis Hamilton says he will be ‘a machine’ in F1

Lewis Hamilton has warned rivals that he plans to be better than ever as he chases a record-equalling seventh Formula One championship this season.


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Supercars racing time to deliver results from ‘comprehensive’ second VCAT test

Supercars technical staff are in a race against time to deliver the results and suggested aerodynamic changes following a second Vehicle Control Aerodynamic Testing [VCAT] process this week.


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Supercars young gun Thomas Randle reveals ‘shock’ cancer surgery

Supercars young gun Thomas Randle has revealed he is recovering from surgery after he had a testicular tumour removed.


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Toby Price back into third ahead of final Dakar stage despite fuel scare

Toby Price looms to claim a fourth Dakar Rally podium in five starts ahead of the 12th and final stage of the 2020 event.


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Carlos Sainz, Ricky Brabec poised to win Dakar Rally with one stage to go

At 57, Carlos Sainz is poised to win a third Dakar Rally after playing it safe on the penultimate stage on Thursday.


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F1 ‘lost technology initiative’ after switching to V6 hybrids in 2014

Formula One lost the “initiative” on technology when the sport switched to V6 hybrid engines in 2014, says Motorsport UK chairman David Richards.


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Walkinshaw Andretti United confirms Mobil 1 sponsor retention despite torrid 2019

Walkinshaw Andretti United has confirmed long-time backer Mobil 1 will continue its co-naming rights deal with the Holden squad.


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Triple Eight confirms all-star line-up for 2020 Bathurst 12 Hour

Supercars stars are rolling in for the 2020 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, with Triple Eight Race Engineering unveiling an all-star cast.


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Toby Price drops back in podium fight on shortened Dakar Stage 10

Australian rider Toby Price finished fourth on stage ten of the Dakar Rally, dropping him to fourth overall in the motorcycle section of the gruelling endurance race in the Saudi Arabian desert.


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Former F1 champion Fernando Alonso’s terrifying crash as high winds wreak havoc with Stage 10 of Dakar Rally

Spanish veteran Carlos Sainz stretched his lead atop the overall Dakar Rally standings by winning the 10th stage through the dunes of Saudi Arabia’s Empty Quarter on Wednesday.


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Why the blockbuster Lewis Hamilton-to-Ferrari deal may never happen

A move to Ferrari seems unlikely for Lewis Hamilton after the Italian powerhouse team locked in Charles Leclerc long term, says Karun Chandhok.


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Most wins and podiums, youngest world champion: F1 records that can fall in 2020

The 2020 F1 season will be historic for many reasons, few more so than it being the 70th anniversary season and the longest ever at 22 races.


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Toby Price into Dakar podium contention following hotly-contested Stage 9

Australian KTM ace Toby Price moved into third overall in the bike standings following a tightly-contested Stage 9 ahead of a marathon Wednesday in the 2020 Dakar Rally.


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Carlos Sainz’s overall Dakar lead slashed following breathless Stage 9

Frenchman Stephane Peterhansel edged defending champion Nasser Al-Attiyah by just 15 seconds to win stage nine of the Dakar Rally on Tuesday as pressure mounted on overall leader Carlos Sainz.


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Best of the 2010s: It’s Marc Marquez’s MotoGP world, we’re just living in it

With six MotoGP riders’ championships from the last seven seasons, it’s no surprise Marc Marquez owned the 2010s.


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Scott McLaughlin opens up on IndyCar ‘beast’ following ‘bucket list’ test

Scott McLaughlin has opened up on his “bucket list” IndyCar test, with the Supercars champion discussing the challenges of adapting to the downforce and speed of an open wheel machine.


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Scott McLaughlin takes major step towards American ‘dream’ with IndyCar test

Scott McLaughlin has labelled his IndyCar test as a “dream come true” after the Supercars champion completed running in a Team Penske car in the United States on Monday.


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Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel ‘mature enough’ to avoid repeat of Brazil 2019 clash

Charles Leclerc says his late-2019 crash with Sebastian Vettel gave the two Ferrari drivers a “good lesson” – and he insists it won’t happen again.


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Aussie Toby Price was first on the scene in tragic Dakar death. He’s recounted the harrowing ordeal

Two-time Dakar Rally champion Toby Price has recounted the “longest eight minutes” when he came to rival Paulo Goncalves’ aid, who died following a crash on Sunday.


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Craig Lowndes lands Porsche drive for 2020 Bathurst 12 Hour

Seven-time Bathurst 1000 winner Craig Lowndes has been confirmed alongside factory Porsche teammates Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor in a Meguiar’s liveried 911 GT3 R for the 2020 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.


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Dakar debutant Fernando Alonso impresses to second in Stage 8

Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso recorded his best result of the Dakar Rally on Monday, finishing second behind Frenchman Mathieu Serradori on stage eight.


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Motorsport world reacts to tragic death of Dakar veteran Paulo Goncalves

The motorsport world is reeling following the shock death of veteran rider Paulo Goncalves during the Dakar Rally, who died after crashing during the seventh stage of the race in Saudi Arabia.


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Scott McLaughlin helmet auction raises over $90,000 for bushfire relief

Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin has sold a helmet he used in 2017 for $46,200 with the money to go towards bushfire relief.


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Supercars to relocate ITM Auckland Super400 from Pukekohe to Hampton Downs

This year’s ITM Auckland Super400 will be shifted away from Pukekohe Park Raceway to Hampton Downs.


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‘Worst day for the rally sport’: Paulo Goncalves death rocks Dakar Rally’s bike riders

Australian rider Toby Price will mourn the death of fellow Dakar Rally competitor Paulo Goncalves who died after crashing during the seventh stage of the race in Saudi Arabia.


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Dakar Rally in mourning as Paulo Goncalves dies in crash

Portuguese motorbike rider Paulo Goncalves has died after a crash in the Dakar Rally on Sunday, the 40-year-old becoming the gruelling motorsport marathon’s 25th fatality.


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Dubai 24 Hour race: Horrific moment mechanic pushed into car

The 2020 edition of the Dubai 24 Hours race has been thrust into the spotlight following an ugly incident in the pit lane.


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Leading Australian motorsport figures move to donate for bushfire cause

Leading Australian motorsport figures have moved to raise funds for those affected by the devastating fires around Australia.


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F1 champ Lewis Hamilton donates huge amount to Australia bushfire relief

Lewis Hamilton has pledged $500,000 towards the Australian bushfire relief effort.


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Carlos Sainz pads Dakar Rally lead with Stage 5 win

Carlos Sainz padded his lead in the Dakar Rally after winning the fifth stage on Thursday.


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Defending Dakar champ Toby Price moves into second with Stage 5 win

Australia’s defending champion Toby Price has claimed an impressive victory on stage five of the Dakar Rally, climbing two places to second in the overall bike class rankings in Saudi Arabia.


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Renault boss opens up on what Daniel Ricciardo’s arrival meant for the team

Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul says Daniel Ricciardo’s arrival from Red Bull last season put the team under a microscope and helped expose what weaknesses still remained after an impressive 2018.


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Daniel Ricciardo becomes one of the biggest players in 2021 F1 driver market

As Max Verstappen’s new F1 deal iced one of the grid’s biggest rumours, Australian star Daniel Ricciardo has emerged as one of the biggest pawns in next years’ anticipated grid shake up.


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All-time Dakar winner Stephane Peterhansel makes presence felt in Stage 4

Stephane Peterhansel finally made his mark on the first Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia when he won the fourth stage on Wednesday.


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Toby Price races back into Dakar Rally contention after dramatic Stage 4

Dakar Rally champion Toby Price has edged up to fourth place overall after coming sixth in the motorcycle category’s fourth stage in Saudi Arabia.


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Carlos Sainz steals Dakar lead as Fernando Alonso impresses in Stage 3

Two-time winner Carlos Sainz became the third new leader of the Dakar Rally after winning the third stage ahead of defending champion Nasser Al-Attiyah on Tuesday.


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Toby Price rises to sixth in Dakar Rally despite another navigation issue

An issue with road book navigation has caused Australian motorcyclist Toby Price to go 900 metres off the track before he finished fifth in the third stage of the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia.


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Max Verstappen’s new Red Bull deal: What it means

It took all of seven days of the new year for what was always going to be one of the most important driver announcements of 2020 to be made.


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Max Verstappen drops F1 bombshell with long-term Red Bull Racing contract extension

Max Verstappen has sensationally agreed to stay with Red Bull Racing until 2023.


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Record GT3 field confirmed for 2020 Bathurst 12 Hour

The 2020 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour will feature a whopping 11 GT3 brands, with the event’s record field confirmed.


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Fernando Alonso loses time in second 2020 Dakar Rally stage after damaging wheel

South African driver Giniel De Villiers won the second stage of the Dakar Rally on Monday while former Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso dropped two and a half hours after losing a wheel.


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Toby Price acknowledges ’disadvantage’ of starting first after dropping to ninth in 2020 Dakar Rally

Australian motorcyclist Toby Price has dropped to ninth in the overall Dakar Rally rankings after finishing 17th on the second stage of the race in Saudi Arabia.


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F1 legend Fernando Alonso survives first 2020 Dakar Rally stage dominated by Mini

Dakar Rally debutant Fernando Alonso avoided any first stage pitfalls as the 2020 edition of motorsport’s gruelling 7,500 kilometre marathon began in Saudi Arabia on Sunday.


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Reigning champion Toby Price powers through road book issues to win first stage of 2020 Dakar Rally

Australian motorcyclist Toby Price has overcome issues with his navigational road book to make a strong start to his Dakar Rally title defence by winning the first stage of the 2020 race in Saudi Arabia.


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Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi earned nearly $2bn last decade. But someone else eclipsed them both

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi earned nearly $2BILLION (£1bn) in the last decade, it has been revealed.


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Best of the 2010s: 2018 Dutch TT thriller the best MotoGP race of the decade

The 2010s produced arguably the finest racing the premier class has ever seen.


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Lewis Hamilton denied knighthood despite winning sixth F1 World title in 2019

Fans have reacted strongly after six-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton was overlooked for a knighthood, despite his achievements in the sport.


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Best of the 2010s: Hamilton, Vettel, Mercedes and Red Bull dominate the decade

It was a decade of two halves, with two champion drivers and two champion teams doing all the damage in the 2010s.


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Best of the 2010s: 2011 Canada wet/dry epic the best of the decade

There were 198 races in the 2010s, and while the decade produced just three different drivers’ champions and two different constructors’ champions, there were some absolute pearlers.


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ESPN reporter dies on Christmas Eve with pneumonia

ESPN college football reporter Edward Aschoff died on his Christmas Eve, which was also his 34th birthday, the network said.


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Michael Schumacher’s wife issues a message ahead of six-year anniversary of F1 legend’s accident

Michael Schumacher’s wife has given a rare update ahead of the six-year anniversary of the F1 legend’s tragic accident.


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Ferrari young gun Charles Leclerc locked in for the long term, so who’ll be joining him?

Charles Leclerc has extended his Ferrari contract until the end of the 2024 season in the first big move of F1’s long-term transfer market.


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Daniel Ricciardo’s ex-boss takes cheeky jab at Renault

Red Bull boss Christian Horner has taken a sly swipe at former engine supplier Renault, saying new power unit provider Honda has helped establish a far more productive partnership.


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Marquez is MotoGP’s undisputed crash king, but Zarco dethroned him in 2019

Grand Prix motorcycle racing is all about riders pushing the limits, and Johann Zarco has been revealed to have recorded the most falls in 2019.


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F1 2021 rules overhaul has potential to ‘shortcut’ McLaren back to the top

Carlos Sainz believes F1’s 2021 rules overhaul has the potential to provide McLaren with a crucial “shortcut” back into frontrunning contention – but he has stressed they must first carry their current momentum into 2020.


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Best of the 2010s: Jamie Whincup the Supercars king of the decade

The Supercars Championship flourished between 2010 and 2019. The competition was fierce, and the racing spectacle had never been better.


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Best of the 2010s: Supercars powerhouse Triple Eight dominates the decade

The 2010s began the way they ended, with Triple Eight Race Engineering winning races.


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Best of the 2010s: 2014 Bathurst thriller the best race of the decade

Incredible finishes. Breathtaking battles. Crazy crashes. Unforgettable moments. More than 300 races featured between 2010 and 2019, with the decade hosting the some of the best Supercars races all of time.


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Dean Fiore completes expanding Team 18 driver line-up for 2020 enduros

Dean Fiore has completed the Team 18 driver line-up for 2020, with the experienced co-driver to join Scott Pye in the expanding Holden squad’s second entry.


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Red Bull targeting 2020 F1 title after ‘fantastic’ first year with Honda

Red Bull are confident of a title challenge in F1 2020 after claiming their first year with Honda power was “beyond expectations”.


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Talk about wholesale change! State of play on 2020 Supercars grid

It has been a busy off-season on the Supercars front, with just two seats remaining on the 2020 grid.


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Matt Stone Racing locks in 2020 Supercars plans amid key driver movements

Matt Stone Racing has locked in its 2020 PIRTEK Enduro Cup line-up amid a number of key driver movements in Supercars circles.


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Tamara Ecclestone and husband post cryptic messages about ‘lying’ over $97 million robbery

Tamara Ecclestone and her husband posted coded messages about “lying” in an apparent hint they know who was behind $97 million (£50m) jewellery raid.


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Aprilia MotoGP rider Andrea Iannone provisionally suspended after failing drugs test

Aprilia MotoGP rider Andrea Iannone has been hit with a provisional suspension after he tested positive for an anabolic steroid.


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James Golding handed Supercars lifeline with Team 18 after Garry Rogers Motorsport exit

James Golding has been announced as Mark Winterbottom’s 2020 co-driver at Team 18.


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F1 2019 | Eddie Jordan says Lewis Hamilton is ‘absolutely certain’ to move to Ferrari, alongside Mercedes boss Toto Wolff

F1 legend and former team owner Eddie Jordan believes F1 should prepare for a bombshell defection next year with six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes boss Toto Wolff “absolutely certain” to move to Ferrari.


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Ferrari chiefs discuss Sebastian Vettel’s future amid Charles Leclerc’s breakout year

Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto insists Sebastian Vettel remains “central to our project” and will sit down with the four-time world champion next year to discuss his future F1 plans.


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Mountain calling: IndyCar legend Scott Dixon set for Bathurst 12 Hour debut

The 2020 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour will see one of New Zealand’s finest motorsport exports tackle the mountain for the first time, with IndyCar star Scott Dixon to team with Rick Kelly and Jake Dennis for next year’s once-round-the-clock event.


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Rick Kelly to lead all-star Aston Martin line-up for 2020 Bathurst 12 Hour

Rick Kelly will make a return to the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour next year to lead a star-studded line-up in a Castrol-backed Aston Martin GT3.


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Supercars champion McLaughlin to test Team Penske IndyCar at Sebring

Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin is set to get behind the wheel of a Team Penske IndyCar at Sebring next month.


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Red Bull confident Verstappen will stay beyond 2021 F1 season

Red Bull are confident a “very happy” Max Verstappen will sign a new deal despite links to Mercedes and a potential F1 2021 driver merry-go-round.


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Second time lucky? Supercars set to redo 2020 aero changes test

Supercars will stage a further three days of aero homologation testing in the new year ahead of the 2020 season.


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Ferrari confirm ‘conversations’ with Lewis Hamilton but say talk of a move is premature

Ferrari chief executive officer Louis Camilleri says it’s premature to talk about a possible move of six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton to the Italian team.


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Expanding Matt Stone Racing squad reveals historic Supercars driver share plan

Matt Stone Racing has confirmed young guns Zane Goddard and Jake Kostecki will share the second seat at the expanding Holden team for the 2020 season.


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Daniel Ricciardo has opened up on the moment he made his mind up about Red Bull

Daniel Ricciardo shocked the F1 world when he announced he was departing Red Bull at the end of the 2018 season and switching to Renault.


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Live and ad-break free: New broadcast deal announced for 2020 Bathurst 12 Hour

A new broadcast deal will see the entire Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour race shown ad-break free on Fox Sports for the first time.


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Alonso leaving F1 door ‘open’ as two-time world champ eyes 2021 return

Fernando Alonso has given a strong indication he is plotting a return to Formula 1 in 2021, although the two-time champion has been urged to only come back if he can secure a competitive drive.


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15 world titles between then: F1 champ Hamilton and MotoGP legend Rossi complete ride swap

Six-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton and seven-time MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi have completed their historic ride swap at Valencia.


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Heimgartner Mustang breaks cover as Kelly Racing reveals NED Whiskey as new major sponsor

Kelly Racing has taken the covers off the first 2020 livery – and the team’s new Mustang – ahead of its switch to a two-car outfit from next season.


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Teams unanimously vote to keep 2019-spec tyres for 2020 F1 season

Teams have unanimously voted to use Pirelli’s 2019-spec tyres for the 2020 season, with the under-development compounds sensationally benched.


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Zarco joins Ducati-Avintia despite bizarre critical outburst

Johann Zarco has signed with Ducati-Avintia for the 2020 MotoGP season weeks after saying it was “not a top team’, the French rider and the satellite outfit announced on Monday.


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How Ferrari ‘lost’ title battle to Mercedes when designing 2019 car

Ferrari say they lost the F1 2019 battle to Mercedes before the season even began after designing a car which was “not good enough”.


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Penrite Racing announces key driver line-up development with Brown set for Supercars

Penrite Racing will undergo more change in the coming seasons with young gun Will Brown set to graduate to Supercars in 2021 with the Holden squad.


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Holden commits to Supercars with ZB Commodore amid iconic nameplate’s axing

The Commodore will continue in Supercars until the end of 2021 amid the bombshell announcement the brand will retire the iconic nameplate.


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Australian motorsport royalty: Holden Commodore’s remarkable racing numbers

Holden shocked the automotive industry on Tuesday when it was announced the iconic Commodore nameplate will be dropped next year.


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Critic says it’s time for ‘clown’ Ricciardo to get serious after ‘not showing much’ this season

Dutch F1 commentator Olav Mol has taken aim at Daniel Ricciardo, calling him a “clown” and criticising him for failing to deliver in his first season with Renault.


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2020 season just 10 weeks away: New aero package, engine changes locked in

Just 10 weeks remain until the 2020 season gets underway at the pre-season test at The Bend Motorsport Park, with Supercars signing off on a revised aerodynamic package and new engine rules.


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F1 champ Hamilton and MotoGP legend Rossi set for ride swap

Six times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton and MotoGP great Valentino Rossi are preparing for a ride swap in Spain on Monday, with the Briton “super excited” at the prospect.


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Hamilton hails ‘best season of my life’ after dominant run to 2019 title

Six times world champion Lewis Hamilton laid hands on the Formula One winners’ trophy as his late team boss Niki Lauda was voted personality of the year at the governing FIA’s awards gala.


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