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Surprise second Ducati MotoGP rider enters frame to replace Marc Marquez

Motorsport - Fri, 2023-11-10 13:37
With eight-time world champion Marquez joining Gresini Ducati next season, Honda has been desperately searching for a replacement.Miguel Oliveira was the favoured option, but Honda’s insistence on offering a one-year deal took the five-time grand prix winner off the table.Gresini’s Fabio Di Giannantonio – whom Marquez will replace – then emerged as favourite, though rumours emerged on the ...Keep reading

Watch the 70th Macau GP live - Day 1: What sessions are on today?

Motorsport - Fri, 2023-11-10 13:12
Here's a guide to the livestreams from Macau on 11 November. Note that due to the propensity for red flags and other stoppages at the challenging street circuit, indicated start times are subject to change. 
Macau Formula 4 Race
The first day in Macau will start with F4 practice and end with F4 qualifying.
Free Practice: (11 November) - 00:45 CET - 23:45 BST - 18:45 EST
Qualifying ...Keep reading

Tyne & Wear Metro strike called off as pay deal accepted

North East News - Fri, 2023-11-10 12:55
Staff at the Gosforth depot had threatened to stage a week-long walkout from 20 November.

F1 tracks not tyres key to more exciting sprints, says Pirelli

Motorsport - Fri, 2023-11-10 12:24
Teams and F1 bosses have begun discussions about potential changes to sprints for 2024 in the wake of concerns that the current set-up is not delivering enough for fans. A range of options are on the table, including the potential for reverse grids, a complete standalone sprint championship, cash prizes and an overhaul of the weekend timetable to shuffle sessions around. There have even been ...Keep reading

Bournemouth v Newcastle United preview: Team news, head-to-head and stats

North East News - Fri, 2023-11-10 12:04
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Bournemouth and Newcastle United.

Oliveira “not disappointed” by Honda’s MotoGP offer for 2024

Motorsport - Fri, 2023-11-10 11:56
Following Marc Marquez’s decision to quit Honda in favour of Gresini Ducati for the 2024 season, Oliveira emerged as HRC’s preferred option to replace him.The RNF rider is contracted to Aprilia for next year, but had an option in his contract that allowed him to leave if a factory team offered him a deal.Oliveira was taken off the board in recent weeks, however, as Honda only wanted to offer a ...Keep reading

Jesmond Park Academy: 'Catastrophic' steel fall risk closed school

North East News - Fri, 2023-11-10 11:50
Bosses blame a delay in sharing information on "complicated legal relationships" with a PFI firm.

Espargaro admits Honda 2024 approach but will remain KTM MotoGP test rider

Motorsport - Fri, 2023-11-10 11:12
Espargaro raced with Honda in 2021 and 2022 having spent four seasons with KTM prior, before returning to the Austrian marque this year with the GasGas-branded Tech3 outfit.FEATURE: What compels a MotoGP rider to return to something that almost killed them?The eight-time podium finisher has lost his race seat at Tech3 for 2024 in favour of Moto2 champion-elect Pedro Acosta, with Espargaro signing ...Keep reading

Supercars confirms 2024 calendar, adds endurance round for 2025

Motorsport - Fri, 2023-11-10 10:55
The Australian championship has lifted the lid on a 12-event schedule which will start at Bathurst between 23-25 February and conclude on the streets of Adelaide on 17 November.The Bathurst 500 will form part of the Bathurst SuperFest, taking place the weekend following the GT 12 Hour event.Supercars will then make its regular support appearance at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix in March ...Keep reading

Ferrari unveil special livery for Las Vegas Grand Prix in nod to 70s 'golden age'

Formula 1 - Fri, 2023-11-10 10:51
Ferrari have unveiled a special livery for the Las Vegas Grand Prix with the traditional red on the SF-23 cars featuring a hint of white to celebrate Ferrari’s look from the 70s.

Tsunoda: AlphaTauri a “dark horse” after transformational F1 upgrades

Motorsport - Fri, 2023-11-10 09:51
Prior to the United States Grand Prix last month, AlphaTauri sat bottom of the teams’ standings. It ran seven points adrift of ninth-placed Haas with only five rounds remaining.But for Austin, the team debuted a substantial update package that included a new floor, revised engine cover bodywork plus suspension and chassis geometry to increase downforce.Since its introduction, AlphaTauri has ...Keep reading

Horner clarifies “intention” remark over Perez F1 future

Motorsport - Fri, 2023-11-10 09:18
Perez is coming off the back of a difficult spell with Red Bull that prompted speculation his place alongside Max Verstappen at the squad could be in doubt for 2024, despite him having a contract.Those theories were further fuelled after the Mexico Grand Prix where Horner said it was the team’s “intention” to keep Perez for next season.The use of that specific word was intriguing because it ...Keep reading

MotoGP Malaysian GP: Alex Marquez outpaces Martin in FP2

Motorsport - Fri, 2023-11-10 08:16
In a reverse of Friday morning’s FP1 session, Marquez led Martin by 0.174 seconds after posting a 1m57.823s on his final flying lap.KTM duo Jack Miller and Brad Binder trailed the Ducati pair, while Maverick Vinales was fifth on his factory Aprilia as team-mate Aleix Espargaro crashed three times.Championship leader Francesco Bagnaia was eighth and secured a place directly into Q2 for ...Keep reading

Is this the end for the HPD Super Formula scholarship prize?

Motorsport - Fri, 2023-11-10 07:45
New Zealander Callum Hedge wrapped up the Formula Regional Americas title last weekend at the Circuit of the Americas, ending the season with an impressive tally of 13 wins from a possible 18.As such, Hedge is entitled to the $600,000 scholarship prize to put towards securing a seat with a Honda-powered Super Formula team in 2024.However, the press release issued by Hedge’s team in the wake of ...Keep reading

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