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Esteban Ocon ‘working hard’ not to be forgotten in quest for 2020 F1 return

As Formula 1 resumes from its summer break this weekend, Esteban Ocon won’t be on the grid — but he is still playing a key role in the 2020 silly season.


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Tailem Bend Supercars 2019: Mark Winterbottom’s ‘demoralising’ day after impressive pace

Mark Winterbottom lamented a “demoralising” Race 22 at the OTR SuperSprint after a strong Saturday in his #18 IRWIN Racing ZB Commodore.


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Silverstone MotoGP: The ‘very big mistake’ that nearly cost Alex Rins victory

Alex Rins had a day to remember as he defeated Marc Marquez on the line to win the British Grand Prix, but confusion nearly cost the Suzuki rider a second premier class win.


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Silverstone MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso and Fabio Quartararo hospitalised following shocking crash

Andrea Dovizioso and Fabio Quartararo have both escaped serious injury after being hospitalised following their shocking Lap 1 crash at Silverstone.


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Scott McLaughlin among Supercars greats after record 16th win of 2019

Matching a record is one thing, but breaking it — and taking it away from one of your heroes — is as sweet as it gets.


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Phillip Island and Ipswich set to be left off 2020 Supercars calendar, Pukekohe returns to Anzac Day

The 2020 Supercars calendar is continuing to take shape, with two mainstay venues set to be scratched off the schedule.


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Tailem Bend Supercars 2019: Tickford laments winless weekend despite hot pace

Tickford Racing Mustangs filled three of the weekend’s six available podium spots at the OTR SuperSprint, but the Ford outfit still lamented wins that went begging.


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Thomas Randle’s Supercars dream realised with Tickford Enduro Cup call-up

Thomas Randle has earned a call-up to Tickford Racing’s endurance campaign, with the 23-year-old to join Lee Holdsworth for the 2019 Pirtek Enduro Cup.


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Silverstone MotoGP: Alex Rins pips Marc Marquez on the line; Quartararo-Dovizioso crash may define 2019 title fight

For the second round in a row, the MotoGP race result came down to the final few seconds as Alex Rins pipped Marc Marquez on the line at Silverstone.


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Tailem Bend Supercars 2019: Nick Percat lauds engineers after brilliant form reversal

Nick Percat recorded his best finish of the season at the OTR SuperSprint to record a wild turnaround in form at The Bend Motorsport Park.


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Silverstone MotoGP: Valentino Rossi ‘motivated’ for redemption after tough 2019 season

With retirement the furthest thing from his mind, nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi is aiming to repeat his 2015 British Grand Prix victory following a sensational qualifying performance on Saturday.


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Tailem Bend Supercars 2019: Scott McLaughlin equals Craig Lowndes’ record with Race 22 victory

Records are made to be broken, and Scott McLaughlin firmed to break one of the greatest of all following his Race 22 victory at the OTR SuperSprint.


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Silverstone MotoGP: Can anyone stop engravers putting Marc Marquez’s name on the title trophy?

After the disappointment of not getting to see the MotoGP boys go head-to-head for championship points one year ago, we all again eagerly await the on track battle to see if Andrea Dovizioso can claw points back from Marc Marquez at Silverstone.


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Tailem Bend Supercars 2019: Scott McLaughlin ‘drives it like a go kart’ to take Race 22 pole

He did it the hard way, but Scott McLaughlin broke the lap record at The Bend Motorsport Park to nail pole position for Race 22 at the OTR SuperSprint.


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Silverstone MotoGP: Jack Miller ‘really happy’ after standout qualifying performance

Jack Miller conceded he has his “work cut out” despite qualifying a sensational third for the British Grand Prix.


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Tailem Bend Supercars 2019: Chaz Mostert leads Ford Mustang sweep in final practice

Chaz Mostert set the fastest time in Practice 4 at the OTR SuperSprint while both Red Bull Holden Racing Team drivers again struggled for pace.


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Silverstone MotoGP: Marc Marquez pips Valentino Rossi and Jack Miller in thrilling qualifying

The scene is set for a dramatic British Grand Prix after Marc Marquez ousted Valentino Rossi and Jack Miller for pole position at Silverstone.


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Tailem Bend Supercars 2019: Scott McLaughlin defeats Chaz Mostert in dramatic Race 21 at The Bend

Scott McLaughlin defeated Chaz Mostert in a Race 21 battle that went from start to end at the OTR SuperSprint.


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Supercars 2020 calendar takes shape with Tailem Bend to host 2020 enduro

It has been confirmed The Bend Motorsport Park will host an endurance event in 2020.


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Tailem Bend Supercars 2019: Chaz Mostert snatches Race 21 pole from Scott McLaughlin

Chaz Mostert snatched pole position from Scott McLaughlin’s grasp in a thrilling wet-dry qualifying for Race 21 for the OTR SuperSprint.


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Tailem Bend Supercars 2019: ‘Everything’ wrong for Jamie Whincup as Red Bull Holden struggles

Jamie Whincup said “everything” is wrong with his car as the Red Bull Holden Racing Team’s struggles continued at the OTR SuperSprint.


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Silverstone MotoGP: Fabio Quartararo sets Friday pace as Marc Marquez crashes

Fabio Quartararo was the pacesetter on Friday as championship leader Marc Marquez crashed for the first time since May’s Le Mans round.


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Tailem Bend Supercars 2019: Scott McLaughlin lowers practice record as Shane van Gisbergen struggles

Scott McLaughlin topped a chaotic Practice 3 at The Bend Motorsport Park as several drivers speared off in the 30-minute session.


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Lewis Hamilton not retiring from F1 any time soon as he chases sixth title

Lewis Hamilton says he still loves driving and doesn’t intend to retire from Formula 1 any time soon as he has “more to achieve” in the sport.


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Tailem Bend Supercars 2019: Jamie Whincup plays down lowly Friday practice finish

Jamie Whincup has downplayed the Red Bull Holden Racing Team’s lack of pace at The Bend Motorsport Park on Friday.


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Tailem Bend Supercars 2019: Scott McLaughlin tops Practice 2 as Red Bull Holdens struggle

Scott McLaughlin gapped the field in Practice 2 at The Bend Motorsport Park as his rivals struggled to keep pace.


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F1 releases video, claims ‘exceptional’ results from testing of 2021 concept car

Formula 1 has revealed vision of its 2021 concept car as the series prepares for major regulation changes.


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Tailem Bend Supercars 2019: Scott McLaughlin tops action-packed opening practice

It was a busy session, but normal service resumed somewhat as Scott McLaughlin topped opening practice at the OTR SuperSprint.


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Team 18 boss confirms James Courtney 2020 talks, two-car expansion interest

Team 18 owner Charlie Schwerkolt has confirmed discussions to add a second entry to his team, along with James Courtney as a possible driver.


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Jorge Lorenzo opens up on MotoGP ‘doubts’ following rumours of Ducati return

Jorge Lorenzo has opened up on the “doubts” he had with his Honda and MotoGP future following two heavy accidents.


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Tailem Bend Supercars 2019: Tickford wildcard Thomas Randle fastest in co-drivers session

Tickford wildcard Thomas Randle has set the fastest time in the Additional Driver practice session at The Bend Motorsport Park.


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Jack Miller reveals ‘tough’ decision to turn down KTM before inking Pramac extension

Jack Miller revealed he was tempted to sign with the factory KTM outfit before he extended his Pramac Racing deal.


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Tailem Bend Supercars 2019: Why Triple Eight is the team to beat

This weekend we head to Tailem Bend, which has quickly proven itself to be one of the most challenging tracks in the country.


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Craig Lowndes confirms contract extension with Red Bull Holden Racing Team

Craig Lowndes will continue on as a co-driver for the Red Bull Holden Racing Team for a further two seasons.


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Carlos Sainz believes people underestimate how quickly drivers can unlock an F1 car’s secrets

One of the key storylines heading into the 2019 season was the effect of the silly season, with just two teams carrying over their 2018 driver line-ups.


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British MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo set to make return at Silverstone

Jorge Lorenzo will finally resume his 2019 campaign after an injury layoff, Repsol Honda has confirmed.


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Stadium Super Trucks set to return to Australia after motorsport governing body lifts ban

The door is wide open for Stadium Super Trucks to return to high-profile Australian events after the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport lifted the ban on the series.


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F1 rookie George Russell reveals ‘hurtful’ effect of online hate by Robert Kubica’s fans

Formula 1 rookie George Russell has revealed the “hurtful” effect of online abuse by outspoken fans of Williams teammate Robert Kubica.


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Fernando Alonso eyes possible Dakar Rally debut with ‘intensive’ programme

Fernando Alonso is eyeing his next career move, with the two-time Formula 1 world champion set for a possible Dakar Rally debut.


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Richie Stanaway set for challenging Supercars return at Tailem Bend after injury lay-off

The championship returns this weekend following a three-week break, but it has been a long three months since Richie Stanaway last steered his Boost Mobile Racing ZB Commodore.


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F1 Power Rankings: All drivers ranked best to worst to 2019 season’s summer break

The summer break has given drivers and teams a chance to reset and attack the final nine races. However, some will clearly have enjoyed their time off more.


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Opinions split on Pocono Raceway after IndyCar chaos

The jury is out on Pocono Raceway and its future as an IndyCar host venue following a chaotic start to the 2019 race.


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British MotoGP: A step into the unknown at resurfaced Silverstone following 2018 disaster

Few would forget what happened at Silverstone 12 months ago when the race was cancelled following complications with draining after days of downpour.


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Will Power’s ‘relief’ in Pocono breakthrough after miserable IndyCar season

Pocono winner Will Power has detailed the pressure he was under as he looked to break his victory drought.


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Fernando Alonso reportedly turns down Red Bull offer prior to Pierre Gasly’s demotion

Fernando Alonso reportedly turned down an offer to join Red Bull in the lead-up to the shock demotion of Pierre Gasly.


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Sergio Perez threatens to leave F1 if he can’t challenge for podiums after 2021

Sergio Perez has planted his foot, with the Racing Point driver saying he will leave Formula 1 if he’s not fighting for podiums after the 2021 regulations are introduced.


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Lightning strikes at Pocono as Will Power ends wait for IndyCar success

A 358-day dry spell ended for Will Power as he broke through to win the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway.


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Former Moto3 world champion Danny Kent handed suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to carrying knife

Former Moto3 champion Danny Kent has lost his British Superbikes (BSB) ride after pleading guilty to carrying a knife.


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Lewis Hamilton calls out young guns Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc in fight for 2019 F1 title

The summer break is flying by, and Lewis Hamilton’s championship lead is a seemingly comfortable 68 points.


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Robert Wickens questions IndyCar’s ‘toxic relationship’ with Pocono after another terrifying accident

Pocono Raceway is again in the spotlight after another high-profile IndyCar accident at the Pennsylvania superspeedway.


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Has the 2019 MotoGP season turned a corner after the early dominance of Marc Marquez and Honda?

Although Andrea Dovizioso and Marc Marquez streaked away at the Red Bull Ring like they predicted they would, the result could have uncovered good news ahead of the rest of the season.


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Tailem Bend sets ‘big test’ for Supercars teams as they return to championship’s newest destination

Tailem Bend remains a relative unknown for the Supercars paddock despite the championship hosting its maiden event at the new South Australian circuit 12 months ago.


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WAU driver Scott Pye turns to own production company to escape ‘tough’ 2019 Supercars season

While the 2019 season hasn’t gone to plan for Walkinshaw Andretti United, Scott Pye is optimistic the Holden squad can rebound for the enduros.


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Former NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. and family survive fiery plane crash in Tennessee

Retired NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family have escaped a plane crash in Tennessee.


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IndyCar stars Alexander Rossi and James Hinchcliffe to share Walkinshaw Andretti United wildcard at Bathurst 1000

IndyCar stars Alexander Rossi and James Hinchcliffe will share a Walkinshaw Andretti United wildcard entry at this year’s Bathurst 1000.


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Formula 1 legend Rubens Barrichello to make open wheel return in new S5000 class at Sandown

Formula 1 legend Rubens Barrichello will make his open wheel return in Australia next month in the historic opening event of the new S5000 class at Sandown Raceway.


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David Reynolds confident ‘s***house’ Ipswich weekend can spur on Penrite Racing at tricky Tailem Bend

The next round of the championship at The Bend Motorsport Park will provide another litmus test for Penrite Racing and David Reynolds, who toiled through a “s***house” weekend in Ipswich.


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Renault to ask ‘some serious questions’ after horror start to 2019 F1 season

Nearly a fortnight into the summer break, Formula 1 teams have had a chance to reflect on a turbulent first 12 races of the season.


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The Alex Albon-Pierre Gasly Red Bull seat swap: Behind F1 2019’s greatest shock

Red Bull’s announcement that Pierre Gasly and Alex Albon are swapping seats may not have completely surprised a Formula 1 paddock well used to sudden movements in the driver market, yet it still had appeared that Gasly was set for at least a stay of execution beyond the summer break.


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Jack Miller secures MotoGP future with Ducati after Pramac Racing confirms contract extension

The future of Jack Miller has been confirmed, with Ducati satellite team Pramac Racing announcing it will retain the Australian for the 2020 season.


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Ferrari’s high-speed strengths set to shine at Belgian and Italian GPs amid F1 2019 struggles

Spa and Monza are major settings for Ferrari to get on the winners’ list this season, suggested Mercedes boss Toto Wolff.


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‘The little team that can’: IRWIN Racing hoping to carry David vs. Goliath story into Bathurst 1000

While known to shatter dreams, Mount Panorama is pretty handy at creating them, too. Think of Tekno in 2016, and Erebus 12 months later.


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F1 Grid Gossip: Ferrari insist no changes to 2020 driver line-up; Kvyat ‘100 percent disagrees’ with mooted testing changes

The Belgian Grand Prix is still three weeks away, but don’t expect the F1 rumour mill to stay quiet.


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‘Gutted’ Jack Miller laments ‘wasted’ MotoGP podium in Austria

Jack Miller had a podium within his grasp, but it took a small error for everything to go to waste.


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Could Daniel Ricciardo make inconceivable backflip and return to Red Bull for 2020 F1 season?

Could Daniel Ricciardo make a shock return to Red Bull? It seems inconceivable, and people always warn about going back.


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Door remains open for ‘outstanding’ Fernando Alonso to join McLaren’s IndyCar venture in 2020

The door is open for Fernando Alonso to join McLaren’s IndyCar venture in 2020, despite the Spaniard previously indicating little interest in joining the series full time.


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‘Rejuvenated’ Craig Lowndes casts gaze to defence of Bathurst 1000 crown following full-time Supercars retirement

A “rejuvenated” Craig Lowndes is looking towards his Supercars return as the season of endurance approaches.


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‘I like the hype’: Tickford Racing star Chaz Mostert plays down rumours over Supercars future

Chaz Mostert is a name well entrenched in silly season rumours, and the Tickford Racing driver has become used to the attention regarding his future.


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The Pierre Gasly-Alexander Albon swap: Burning questions over Red Bull Racing’s F1 bombshell decision

Red Bull dropped a bombshell on Formula 1 just a week into the summer break, with Alexander Albon promoted to the senior team in the place of Pierre Gasly.


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‘Like being drafted from VFL to AFL’: Tickford Racing reveals Supercars wildcard for young gun

Tickford Racing has revealed its wildcard Ford Mustang that will be steered by Thomas Randle at next week’s OTR SuperSprint.


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F1 rookie Alexander Albon describes promotion to Red Bull Racing as ‘surreal’

Alexander Albon has described his promotion to Red Bull Racing as “surreal”.


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F1 2019 news: Thailand’s Alexander Albon replaces Pierre Gasly in Red Bull driver’s seat

Red Bull have dropped Pierre Gasly and appointed Alexander Albon as Max Verstappen’s new teammate.


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Sebastian Vettel critical of his own form and concedes there’s no ‘silver bullet’ for struggling Ferrari in F1 2019

Sebastian Vettel admits Ferrari have not been fast enough in F1 2019 - and is not optimistic of finding a “silver bullet” to catch up with Mercedes.


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How infamous Ford poster was used for good: DJRTP donates $30,000 to Camp Quality

It was the poster that triggered a $10,000 fine, but the Shell V-Power Racing Team have moved to turn a negative into a major positive.


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Jack Miller contract extension with Pramac Ducati imminent despite weekend of MotoGP bombshells

Jack Miller said a contract extension with Pramac Ducati is imminent despite a weekend rife with bombshells.


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Co-drivers in the spotlight as Bathurst 1000 opens 2019 season of endurance

One of the major changes teams and drivers will face in 2019 is the Bathurst 1000 opening the season of endurance.


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Valtteri Bottas battling to save 2020 Mercedes seat, but still isn’t fussed about Lewis Hamilton’s big F1 2019 championship lead

The price of being Lewis Hamilton’s teammate is incredibly high, a pressure Valtteri Bottas knows all too well.


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Austria MotoGP: How thrilling Andrea Dovizioso-Marc Marquez battle nearly went pear-shaped at final corner

It was a race — and finish — for the ages in Austria as Andrea Dovizioso snatched victory from Marc Marquez.


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Austria MotoGP: Thrilling race comes down to final corner as Andrea Dovizioso defeats Marc Marquez

He left it as late as he dared, but Andrea Dovizioso has snatched victory from Marc Marquez in Austria.


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Austria Moto2: Remy Gardner’s heart-stopping moment after crashing with maiden win up for grabs

Just six laps from home, Remy Gardner had the scent a maiden Moto2 victory.


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Austria MotoGP: Three years, three different riders, same result: Can Ducati continue race day dominance at Red Bull Ring?

Going into Round 11 of 19 this season, Marc Marquez enjoys a 63-point lead over Andrea Dovizioso. However, they have arrived at the horsepower-hungry Red Bull Ring in Austria.


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MotoGP Austria: Mind games in full swing between Marc Marquez and Andrea Dovizioso ahead of crucial battle

Marc Marquez and records go hand-in-hand. The way he’s going, he’ll own all of them whenever he hangs up the helmet.


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MotoGP Austria: Andrea Dovizioso upbeat as Marc Marquez lights up practice timesheets

Championship leader Marc Marquez set the quickest time on his Honda during Friday’s two practice sessions for this weekend’s Austrian MotoGP, narrowly edging the Yamaha of Maverick Vinales.


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Aussie Jack Miller admits his future is under threat amid rumours of Jorge Lorenzo Ducati return

Australian Jack Miller admits he could be forced out of his MotoGP team amid speculation legend Jorge Lorenzo could return to Ducati and take his ride in 2020.


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12-driver field confirmed for 2019 Gfinity Supercars Eseries

The 12-driver field has been confirmed for the 2019 Gfinity Supercars Eseries.


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The latest on 2020 F1 driver market: Bottas or Ocon, what’s happening at Red Bull and more

It was in the week after the Hungarian GP last year that one unexpected driver move sent the F1 market into a frenzy in what should have been the sport’s summer ‘break’.


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Jamie Whincup committed to pegging back Mustang’s Supercars advantage

You don’t win 114 races and seven titles, and suddenly think you’ll never get to taste victory again.


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New 2020 Yamaha ‘not a lot different’ to current bike, but Valentino Rossi anticipates more improvements

Valentino Rossi has conceded he didn’t find too many differences to the 2020 Yamaha MotoGP prototype during Monday’s post-Czech Grand Prix test.


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Haas boss Guenther Steiner defends Kevin Magnussen following heated Daniel Ricciardo battle

Haas boss Guenther Steiner has defended Kevin Magnussen after he was criticised by Daniel Ricciardo following their Hungarian Grand Prix battle.


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Mick Schumacher’s maiden F2 win in Hungary brings back memories for Ross Brawn

Ross Brawn said it was “emotional” seeing Mick Schumacher win his maiden F2 race and believes the Ferrari junior is “on the right road” in his career.


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Grid Gossip: Mercedes strategy boss explains ‘embarrassing’ podium blunder, Red Bull praying for ‘gargantuan f***-up’

The Hungarian Grand Prix was the final race before the summer break. Yeah, we know, we’re sad too.


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Valtteri Bottas concedes he’ll need to ‘think differently’ in next Lewis Hamilton battle after Hungarian GP failure

Valtteri Bottas has conceded he’ll need to “think differently” when he next takes on Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.


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Just too good? The Marc Marquez ‘crisis’ that has his MotoGP rivals running scared

Andrea Dovizioso believes Marc Marquez’s recent form is so good, that the champion’s “management” of races has created a “crisis” for his rivals.


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CAMS responds to claims of alcohol policy breach by competitor

The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) won’t confirm or deny a driver breached the governing body’s alcohol policy last weekend at Queensland Raceway.


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Daniel Ricciardo believes Kevin Magnussen’s warning ‘isn’t enough’ after wild Hungarian GP battle

Daniel Ricciardo says that Kevin Magnussen deserved more than a warning over the Haas driver’s aggressive defensive moves during the Hungarian Grand Prix.


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Red Bull boss Christian Horner urges struggling Pierre Gasly to ‘get it together’ in second half of 2019 F1 season

Red Bull admit they “desperately” need Pierre Gasly’s form to improve in the second half of F1 2019 - but insist they have no plans to replace the under-pressure Frenchman during the season.


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The silliest silly season yet? How 2020 Supercars grid is shaping up

With the Supercars season now past the halfway mark, attention is turning to the outlook of the 2020 grid.


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Hungarian Grand Prix 2019: Lewis Hamilton stands tall, Valtteri Bottas falls, Ferrari nowhere: Five things we learned

It was another great race - the fourth in a row - as the Hungary thriller sent Formula One into its summer break.


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‘Only time can tell’: Mick Schumacher not in a rush to reach F1

In carrying his father’s famous name, Mick Schumacher will carry expectation at every turn.


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Daniel Ricciardo ‘frustrated’ with Kevin Magnussen after ‘extreme’ Hungarian F1 GP battle

Daniel Ricciardo’s frustrations in Hungary spilt over in the race following an elbows-out battle with Kevin Magnussen.


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