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Go North East bus strike: Deal reached with union

North East News - Mon, 2023-11-27 18:52
Workers are being urged by Unite to accept the 11.2% pay rise offer which is being voted on this week.

10 things we learned from the 2023 MotoGP Valencia Grand Prix

Motorsport - Mon, 2023-11-27 17:47
The 2023 MotoGP season came down to a dramatic finale at the Valencia Grand Prix, with Francesco Bagnaia emerging as world champion.The gap between Bagnaia and Jorge Martin was 21 points coming into the weekend, and only 14 by the start of the grand prix. But a crash for Martin ended his hopes and seemingly those of his hopes of stepping up to the factory team. Bagnaia didn't need to, but he won ...Keep reading

Marquez "will raise the level" of Ducati's MotoGP competitiveness – Tardozzi

Motorsport - Mon, 2023-11-27 17:07
On Tuesday, eight-time world champion Marquez will make his first MotoGP appearance on a bike other than a Honda for the first time in the post-season Valencia test.Marquez will ride the 2023-spec Ducati that won the world championship this year in Gresini colours next season, after electing to leave Honda with one season left on his contract following a difficult campaign.How Marquez will ...Keep reading

Crawford joins DAMS for 2024 F2 season after Red Bull split

Motorsport - Mon, 2023-11-27 17:05
The 18-year-old American drove for Hitech in 2023, scoring his maiden win in the Red Bull Ring sprint race, as well as four other podiums.He will now move to French outfit DAMS for his second campaign, and will take part in the post-season test in Abu Dhabi with the team later this week.Crawford confirmed earlier this month that he would no longer be a member of the Red Bull Junior Team, joining ...Keep reading

MotoGP confirms concession plans for the 2024 season

Motorsport - Mon, 2023-11-27 16:39
During the Malaysian Grand Prix weekend earlier this month, revealed that MotoGP would be bringing back concessions in a bid to hinder Ducati and help the struggling Japanese manufacturers.The proposal was for limits to be placed on tyre allocation, testing, wildcards and engine development, among other things, with Ducati receiving the harshest restrictions and a sliding scale of ...Keep reading

'It looks fast' – Albon 'excited' by Williams' 2024 car after helping team seal P7 in the championship in Abu Dhabi

Formula 1 - Mon, 2023-11-27 16:33
Alex Albon has already turned his attentions to Williams’ 2024 car after the team sealed seventh place in the constructors’ championship in Abu Dhabi – while Logan Sargeant reflected on his first season in Formula 1.

‘My best season since 2012’ – Alonso full of praise for Aston Martin after bagging fourth in the drivers’ championship

Formula 1 - Mon, 2023-11-27 16:33
Fernando Alonso’s shock more from Alpine to Aston Martin for the 2023 season really has paid off in style as the two-time world champion finished in the points to Abu Dhabi to come home fourth overall, his best finish for a decade.

Toyota unveils re-designed Camry XSE for NASCAR Cup Series

Motorsport - Mon, 2023-11-27 16:23
Toyota unveiled a newly designed Camry XSE race car that will make its debut in the 2024 NASCAR Cup season. The Camry XSE Next Gen follows the Toyota Camry TRD Next Gen, which produced 18 victories and 25 poles during the last two seasons of competition.Earlier this month, Ford Performance unveiled a new-version Mustang for competition in the Cup Series beginning next season based on the Mustang ...Keep reading

Durham's Lees named County Championship player of year

North East News - Mon, 2023-11-27 16:17
England batter Harry Brook claims the top prize at the 2023 Cricket Writers' Club awards.

Wolf spider lays eggs in man's toe during cruise

North East News - Mon, 2023-11-27 16:15
Colin Blake was eating a meal with his wife in France when he was bitten by a Peruvian wolf spider.

The American Legion moves to Linus Lundqvist’s CGR ride for 2024

Motorsport - Mon, 2023-11-27 16:01
The 24-year-old Swede signed a multi-year deal with CGR on Aug. 31 following an impressive showing in just three starts of 2023. He will be set with The American Legion’s red, white and blue “Be The One” livery for his rookie campaign in 2024.“I’m incredibly excited to be partnering with The American Legion for the 2024 IndyCar season,” said Lundqvist, the 2022 Indy NXT champion.“To ...Keep reading

"Big mistake" to hold MotoGP Valencia GP at 3pm, says Espargaro

Motorsport - Mon, 2023-11-27 15:45
KTM factory rider Jack Miller crashed out of the lead on lap 19, with Alex Rins, Augusto Fernandez and Enea Bastianini all ending up in the gravel in similar incidents.The cooler temperatures were in part due to the 2023 season finale taking part three weeks later than last year's race.The start time was also scheduled an hour later than its usual 2pm slot to avoid clashing with the beginning of ...Keep reading

Why P7 means more to Williams than just the $9m F1 prize boost

Motorsport - Mon, 2023-11-27 15:21
The Grove-based outfit had gone into the F1 finale in Abu Dhabi hoping to head off a late-season surge from closest rival AlphaTauri in the fight for seventh in the teams' battle. Although Williams failed to score any points at a track that was not particularly well suited to its car, Yuki Tsunoda's eighth-placed finish was not enough for its Italian rival to overtake it. Speaking after the ...Keep reading

NASCAR squad Trackhouse set to become Aprilia MotoGP satellite team in 2024

Motorsport - Mon, 2023-11-27 14:50
On Monday, Dorna Sports – MotoGP’s commercial rights holder – announced it would not be allowing RNF Racing to continue as a team on the grid next year.Its statement said this was due to “repeated infractions and breaches of the Participation Agreement affecting the public image of MotoGP have obliged this decision”.This follows on from reports during the Valencia Grand Prix weekend that ...Keep reading

Full World Endurance Championship 2024 entry list

Motorsport - Mon, 2023-11-27 14:24


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How AlphaTauri's "crazy" F1 upgrade push helped Tsunoda deliver unthinkable feat

Motorsport - Mon, 2023-11-27 14:05
Helped by floor updates to the AT04, Tsunoda qualified sixth at the Yas Marina track, and he held onto the position in the early laps, rising up the order as the frontrunners pitted.When Charles Leclerc came in, Tsunoda took over the lead for five laps, before making his late first and only stop.He was only the second Japanese driver to lead a grand prix after Takuma Sato enjoyed a brief spell in ...Keep reading

RNF MotoGP team boss opens up on team’s collapse

Motorsport - Mon, 2023-11-27 13:50
Over the course of the Valencia Grand Prix weekend, there were reports in various media outlets that the RNF team, which came into existence towards the end of 2021, was in trouble.A press release from the team on Saturday, followed by a press conference hosted by CryptoDATA to announce a strategic partnership with Romanian EDM festival Untold, denied all rumours of financial problems and a ...Keep reading

Hamilton admits final race of season ‘couldn’t have been much worse’ with Red Bull’s pace ‘definitely a concern’ for 2024

Formula 1 - Mon, 2023-11-27 13:11
Lewis Hamilton offered a frank assessment following his challenging run to the tail-end of the points in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, having finished the best part of a minute away from the leaders.

‘We deserved a lot more’ insists frustrated Perez as penalty costs him a podium in Abu Dhabi

Formula 1 - Mon, 2023-11-27 13:11
Sergio Perez might have wrapped up his best ever finish of second in the drivers’ championship, but he had mixed feelings at the conclusion of the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi.

Sainz rues ‘very disappointing’ end to season after finishing outside of points in Abu Dhabi GP

Formula 1 - Mon, 2023-11-27 13:11
Carlos Sainz’s season did not end in the way he had hoped at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with the Spaniard failing to score points following a difficult weekend at the Yas Marina Circuit.


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