With the annual Geneva car show cancelled for the first time since the Second World War era, carmakers are going virtual in a bid to wow the hordes who would otherwise descend on the Swiss city to get a closer look at the latest models.
Former International Racing Driver of the Year award winner Matt Griffin, who has racked up some 300 races in a Ferrari GT, has accepted a new role outside of his continuing competitive career that will see him race at 23 events this season.
Des Bishop got to grips with a Lamborghini Huracan today, along with five-year-old Harrison Clark, five-year-old Belle Walshe and Cannonball founder Alan Bannon to announce that the Irish Cancer Society will be the official charity partner for Cannonball 2019.
A late entry, Donegal’s Declan Gallagher (Toyota Starlet) and co-driver Derek Heena had an emphatic win in the Acesigns Laois Heartlands Rally. With the best times on all six stages, they finished a minute and 32.4 seconds ahead of the Ford Escort of fellow Donegal crew Mark Alcorn/John O’Donnell. Oldcastle’s Gary McNamee co-driven by Brian Brady took an impressive third in their Class 16 Honda Civic — 11.2 seconds further behind.
Having grown up in the culinary institution that is Ballymaloe, Formula 4 racing driver Lucca Allen might have been pre-destined towards a kitchen apron than the car racing attire he dons nowadays. With no family ties to the world of motor racing, the 16-year-old son of Darina Allen jettisoned football, hockey, and rugby for the allure of the race track.
While last week's news that Italy’s economy had returned to growth in the first quarter of the year will certainly have been welcomed like the proverbial flowers of Spring across the EU, it is, for now at least, little more than a band-aid upon the towering spectre of its massive public debt.
On May 1, 1994 - 25 years ago today - the world was shocked by the death of three-time world champion Ayrton Senna when he crashed while leading the San Marino Grand Prix at the Imola track in Italy.recalls one of Formula 1's darkest days.
It is Formula One legend Michael Schumacher’s 50th birthday today but it will be an occasion tinged with great sadness. The German continues to recover at home from the life-changing skiing accident that left him in a coma for a number of months, five years ago, writes
As the curtain falls on the already decided Valvoline Irish Forest Rally Championship in tomorrow’s McKelvey Asbestos Bushwhacker Rally in Omagh, the outcome of the McGrady Insurance Northern Ireland Rally Championship could also draw to a close should series leader Derek McGarrity (Ford Focus WRC) secure a top four finish.
There was neither a needle nor an anchor on offer but just about everything else was up for grabs yesterday at the start of a strangely wonderful auction which included a stuffed grizzly bear sporting boxing gloves, 35 antique carousel horses and an aluminium caravan that shimmered like a space probe.
Belgium’s Thierry Neuville (Hyundai i20 WRC) edged out champion, Sebastien Ogier (Ford Fiesta WRC), on the final stage to win round seven of the World Rally Championship, Rally Italia Sardegna, by just seven-tenths of a second.