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Cruel truth in F1 giants’ heartless snub

F1: Daniel Ricciardo surges up the race ladder with a mid-race blitz Mercedes and Ferrari are brushing McLaren. ZAK Brown has suggested Mercedes and Ferrari are unwilling to provide McLaren with a 2018 engine because they “like us where we are”. And, in the clearest indication yet that McLaren is …

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Doohan to race at Monster Jam

Watch the 3 day Monster Jam tour time-lapse Mick Doohan will compete in the Race of Champions event at Monster Jam in Brisbane. GOLD Coast motorcycle ace Mick Doohan will return to competitive racing for a one-off showdown with daredevil Robbie Maddison when Monster Jam returns to Brisbane. The five-time …

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Controversial F1 car change locked in

Daniel Ricciardo climbs into his car fitted with the halo. F1 will introduce the controversial Halo cockpit protection device onto cars for the 2018 season, the FIA has announced. The sport’s governing body revealed the surprise move after a meeting of F1’s Strategy Group on Wednesday, at which all 10 …

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How secret V6 turbo Supercar sounds

Secret testing of the new V6 twin turbo engine was underway at Norwell Motorplex. TRIPLE Eight has given a preview of what its V6 turbo Supercar will sound like when it hits the grid next year. The team has released a brief video clip of Craig Lowndes driving the Holden …

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Rosberg’s surprise Mercedes suggestion

Rosberg has some advice for his old team. THERE was no real off season for Mercedes following the 2016 F1 campaign. Nico Rosberg’s shock retirement after winning the world title meant the Silver Arrows had to focus on finding the right man to partner Lewis Hamilton in 2017 — someone …

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Miller time as motorcycle action hits top gear

Supercars: With the departure of Garth Tander, James Courtney is the number one driver at HSV Racing. Jack Miller will hope to build on a solid 2016. Picture: Mark Stewart THE world’s best motorcycle racers — in two premier classes — will descend on Phillip ­Island as pre-season testing hits …

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Watch: MotoGP testing underway for 2017

Michele Pirro logs the first MotoGP laps of 2017 in testing. THE wail of Ducatis, Hondas and Yamahas resonating off the grandstands at Sepang signals that MotoGP’s winter break is officially over. Pre-season testing has kicked off ahead of the 2017 world championship with the factory Ducati squad logging laps …

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Lowndes keen to keep pedal to metal

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — DECEMBER 03: Craig Lowndes drives the #888 TeamVortex Holden Commodore VF leads Scott McLaughlin drives the #33 Wilson Security Racing GRM Volvo S60 during race 28 for the Sydney 500, which is part of the Supercars Championship at Sydney Olympic Park Street Circuit on December 3, 2016 …

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Record-breaking year for Supercars

The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship launched for 2017 with this gripping campaign proving people from all walks of life can get in on the action. Delta Goodrem on stage with the drivers at today’s Clipsal Supercars launch. Picture: Sarah Reed THIS will be a year for broken records. That’s the …

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Why Red Bull believes it can win in 2017

Can Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo challenge for the drivers’ championship? RED Bull boss Christian Horner believes momentum is building at his team and hopes it can challenge Mercedes for the F1 titles in 2017. After four back-to-back championship doubles, Red Bull has struggled since the V6 hybrid engines were …

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