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MotoGP 21 game review: Are its new features enough?

The official game of MotoGP is back with a 2021 season instalment. Are the new features enough to elevate MotoGP 21 into the pantheon of great racing games?

Gran Turismo to feature in new virtual Olympic games

Sim racing is to feature in the Olympics for the first time, with a Gran Turismo competition being chosen to form part of a new virtual games.

Thrustmaster launches Ferrari F1 replica wheel for Esports

The new Thrustmaster SF1000 Edition Wheel Add-on allows racing game fans and Esports competitors to use a replica of the 2020 Ferrari F1 steering wheel used by Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel.

NASCAR denies Jennifer Jo Cobb's planned Cup Series debut

NASCAR has put a hold on Jennifer Jo Cobb’s debut in the Cup Series with Rick Ware Racing this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway.

Richmond NASCAR Cup: Bowman snatches late win from long-time leader Hamlin
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Richmond NASCAR Cup: Bowman snatches late win from long-time leader Hamlin

Alex Bowman snatched the lead of the NASCAR Cup race at Richmond with 10 laps remaining from Denny Hamlin to claim his first victory of the season.

Harrison Burton to make NASCAR Cup debut at Talladega

Second-generation racer Harrison Burton will make his NASCAR Cup debut at Talladega Superspeedway next weekend, piloting a Toyota Camry for Gaunt Brothers Racing.

F1 2021 game to feature story mode and three new circuits

Codemasters and EA have announced the first details for the F1 2021 video game, which will feature an all-new story mode and three new tracks.

Penske to be celebrated at Goodwood Festival of Speed

American motorsport legend Roger Penske is set to return to Goodwood for the first time in nearly 60 years this summer with a planned appearance at the Festival of Speed.

WRC 10 revealed, celebrates 50 years of the championship

The 2021 World Rally Championship season will be replicated in the new WRC 10 video game. Set to be released in September 2021, the game will also celebrate 50 years of the WRC.

Ulster GP circuit, Dundrod, now in Ride 4

The Ulster Grand Prix circuit, Dundrod, is now playable within the Ride 4 video game. As part of a free update to the game, players on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series can now ride the high-speed 7.3 mile closed road circuit.

Jennifer Jo Cobb to make NASCAR Cup debut at Talladega

NASCAR veteran Jennifer Jo Cobb will make her Cup Series debut later this month at the Talladega Speedway with Rick Ware Racing.

Truex holds on to win rain-delayed Martinsville NASCAR Cup race
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Truex holds on to win rain-delayed Martinsville NASCAR Cup race

Martin Truex Jr became NASCAR’s first multiple race winner of 2021 in a rain-delayed Martinsville event that was postponed from Saturday.

Rain postpones NASCAR Martinsville race until Sunday

Heavy rain has forced this weekend’s NASCAR round at Martinsville to be postponed for a second consecutive day, with the Cup Series race halted after just 42 laps.

The unusual racing journey forged by a youthful historics ace Plus

The unusual racing journey forged by a youthful historics ace

Two championships and two class titles in four seasons mark historics ace Benn Tilley as a special talent. Here’s how the Lincolnshire racer progressed from Junior Saloons to become Autosport’s top club driver of 2020

NASCAR testing rain tyres at Martinsville Speedway
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NASCAR testing rain tyres at Martinsville Speedway

NASCAR has taken to the Martinsville Speedway to test a potential wet-weather option tyre provided by Goodyear to explore their feasibility on a damp oval track.

Why the Bristol dirt race didn't soil NASCAR's reputation

OPINION: The NASCAR Cup Series has been willing to experiment with new race formats over the past few years, adding more road courses to break up the plethora of oval courses. But its conversion of the Bristol Motor Speedway to Cup's first dirt race since 1970 was the biggest experiment of all - and, largely, it was a successful one

Dirt racing to remain in NASCAR Cup for 2022 at Bristol

Dirt racing will remain on the NASCAR Cup Series bill at Bristol into 2022, following Monday's race at the circuit - the championship's first dirt event since 1970.

Logano claims NASCAR Cup win in overtime on Bristol dirt track
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Logano claims NASCAR Cup win in overtime on Bristol dirt track

Joey Logano held off Ricky Stenhouse Jr during overtime for victory at the Bristol Motor Speedway, in the NASCAR Cup Series' first dirt race in over 50 years.

World Rallycross releases revised 2021 calendar

The World Rallycross Championship, now under the leadership of WRC Promoter, has announced a revised European-based 2021 calendar.

Le Mans Classic postponed until July 2022

The Le Mans Classic, one of the biggest events on the historic motorsport calendar, has been cancelled for 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in France.

Blaney snatches lead from Larson to win Atlanta NASCAR Cup race

Ryan Blaney snatched the NASCAR Cup victory at Atlanta with eight laps remaining from Kyle Larson, whose tyres ran out of life in the dying stages of the race.

Why Ferrari has caught the sim racing bug

Win on Sunday, sell on Monday. It’s been one of the most famous mantras behind the involvement of manufacturers in motorsport.

BRM F1 recreation project takes step forward as original engine runs

The bold plan to build three examples of the V16-engined BRM P15 grand prix car has taken a step forward, after an original engine has successfully run on a dyno.

Ferrari expands official Esports Series for 2021

Ferrari has expanded its official Esports Series for 2021 on the back of a successful debut last year, and will be hosting an additional livery competition for fans.

Ex-Warwick F2 Toleman set for racing return

The Toleman TG280 raced by Derek Warwick in the 1980 European Formula 2 Championship will return to racing at Silverstone in May, 39 years after its last known race.

Toughest ever Roger Albert Clark Rally planned for 2021

The 2021 Roger Albert Clark Rally will be the longest and toughest special stage rally on the UK calendar, covering a massive 350 competitive miles on forest special stages.

Reviewing Netflix's NASCAR sitcom The Crew

OPINION: The world of NASCAR has been brought to Netflix in its new sitcom The Crew. JAKE BOXALL-LEGGE takes a look..

Larson secures first NASCAR Cup win since return in Las Vegas

Kyle Larson claimed his first NASCAR Cup victory since his return to the championship following his suspension, winning out at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway to beat Brad Keselowski.

15 high-profile grids set for Silverstone Classic

Fifteen high-profile grids from across historic racing will form the race line-up as the Silverstone Classic returns this summer.

Jordan 191 set to feature in new Masters F1 demos

A Jordan-Cosworth 191 is set to be among the Formula 1 cars at Donington Park next month for the first of a new series of demos from Masters Historic Racing.

How the Marshall club racing dynasty remains intact Plus

How the Marshall club racing dynasty remains intact

As the son of club racing legend Gerry, Gregor Marshall has racing in his blood. Although his ambitions are modest, his determination to get his Vauxhall Firenza on the grid at the 2020 Goodwood SpeedWeek tells of a driver who relishes a challenge

Motorsport Games to acquire Studio 397 and rFactor2

Studio397 brand and name to remain under Motorsport Games banner. Updates and iteration of rFactor 2 to continue under Studio397.

First NASCAR test at COTA prompts prediction of "epic starts"

NASCAR Cup champions Chase Elliott, Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr gave the Circuit of the Americas glowing reviews after their first test at the track.

NASCAR Homestead: Byron charges through the pack to dominate

William Byron dominated the NASCAR Cup race at Homestead for Hendrick Motorsports to record his first victory of the season and ensure a playoff place

Why a British prospect is trying to make it in NASCAR Plus

Why a British prospect is trying to make it in NASCAR

There has never been a full-time British driver in the NASCAR Cup. But Alex Sedgwick, who is rising through the stock car ranks, wants that to change and could be a trailblazer for European talents to reach the top echelons of the NASCAR ladder

Lyons set to race three different F1 cars at 2021 Monaco GP Historique

Michael Lyons, one of the UK's leading historic single-seater drivers, will contest three races in the Monaco Grand Prix Historique, seeking to add to his three previous event wins

Keselowski: NASCAR will "reap what we sow" with extra road courses

Penske team-mates Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano are split over the NASCAR Cup series' increased road course intake, with the former believing the series must "reap what we sow."

Bell not "overly shocked" to claim first NASCAR Cup win

Christopher Bell says he is not "overly shocked" at winning his first career NASCAR Cup race on a road course, although he believes to win at Daytona "is quite surprising"

NASCAR Daytona road course: Bell passes Logano for first Cup win

Christopher Bell hunted down leader Joey Logano in the closing laps of the NASCAR Cup Series race on the Daytona road course to record his maiden at the 38th attempt

Christoffersson and Ekstrom teams join forces in WRX

Reigning World Rallycross teams' champion JC Raceteknik has joined forces with Mattias Ekstrom's EKS concern to create the EKS JC team, committing to returning to the series this year

Daytona chicane undergoes changes after driver criticism

NASCAR has made changes to the backstretch chicane of the Daytona International Speedway Road Course ahead of this weekend's racing following criticism by drivers

Alesi and Arnoux to race 1974-spec Ferrari at Monaco Historic GP

Ex-Formula 1 drivers Jean Alesi and Rene Arnoux are set to race 1974-spec Ferrari 312B3 F1 cars in the Monaco Historic GP event on 23-25 April

From the archive: Dale Earnhardt Sr looks ahead to 2001

The death of Dale Earnhardt Sr at the 2001 Daytona 500 shocked NASCAR to the core. Days before his accident, in the 15 February 2001 issue of Autosport magazine, 'The Intimidator' shared his expectations of challenging for an eighth Cup title with JONATHAN INGRAM

Memories of the day we lost NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt

On the 20th anniversary of Dale Earnhardt Sr's death on the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500, JIM UTTER reflects on his memories of NASCAR's darkest weekend

How Earnhardt’s death changed American motorsport Plus

How Earnhardt’s death changed American motorsport

It's 20 years since legendary driver Dale Earnhardt Sr died at the Daytona 500, but the legacy of his crash continues today through the pioneering safety work done by NASCAR

Hamlin laments lack of Toyotas on NASCAR Cup grid for Daytona 500

Denny Hamlin believes "a lack of numbers" in NASCAR Cup teams using Toyota machinery played a "big role" in the Daytona 500, potentially costing him a fourth victory

Daytona 500 winner McDowell "never lost hope" amid long win drought

Daytona 500 winner Michael McDowell says he "never lost of hope" of winning in the NASCAR Cup Series for the first time after 18 years and 358 race starts

Daytona 500: Maiden NASCAR win for McDowell after fiery final-lap crash

Michael McDowell scored his first NASCAR Cup Series win in the heavily-delayed Daytona 500, after a fiery final-lap crash eliminated the leading Penske duo of Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski

Jordan: Wallace has talent to "learn how to win" NASCAR Cup races

23XI Racing co-owner Michael Jordan says driver Bubba Wallace has the talent to "learn how to win" in the NASCAR Cup Series this year

Jones and Truex to start NASCAR Daytona 500 from the back

Erik Jones and Martin Truex Jr are the latest NASCAR Cup drivers to be hit with a penalty before the Daytona 500, taking the number of drivers penalised to eight

NASCAR would be "surprised" to attract new OEMs without hybrid move

NASCAR president Steve Phelps says he would "surprised" if a new OEM opted to enter the top level of stock car racing without provision for an electric hybrid system

1990 Daytona winner Cope plans aggression on NASCAR swansong

One-time Daytona 500 winner Derrike Cope says the NASCAR Cup regulars will "know I am there" in his final competition appearance on Sunday, 10 years after his last Daytona start

Remembering the 1981 Daytona 500: Richard Petty's last hurrah

Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher have both won seven Formula 1 world championships, but only one man has conquered NASCAR's Daytona 500 seven times - Richard Petty. Four decades on, TOM HOWARD revisits The King's record-setting final win in 1981

NASCAR start time: What time does the Daytona 500 start?

Alex Bowman will lead the field to green in this weekend's NASCAR Cup season-opening Daytona 500. Here's how and when you can watch the race

Toyota optimistic of adding more teams to NASCAR Cup roster

Toyota Racing's NASCAR chief David Wilson has revealed he's in talks with two potential new team owners that are not currently involved in America's premier stock car racing series

Larson exceeded expectations during NASCAR suspension - Hendrick

Kyle Larson "did 10 times" what was expected of him during his suspension from NASCAR after using a racial slur in an i-Racing event, according to new boss Rick Hendrick

The NASCAR subplots to keep an eye on in 2021 Plus

The NASCAR subplots to keep an eye on in 2021

This weekend's Daytona 500 kickstarts a NASCAR Cup season that promises plenty of intrigue courtesy of new owners and a refreshed calendar. Here's what you need to know ahead of the new season

Aric Almirola, Austin Dillon secure Duel wins, Daytona 500 grid set

Aric Almirola and Austin Dillon claimed victories in the two 150-mile Duel races that set the grid for Sunday's Daytona 500, which formally begins the NASCAR Cup season

WRC to take over promotion of World RX from 2021

The World Rally Championship Promoter Group has signed a deal to promote the FIA World Rallycross Championship from this year, in an agreement with the FIA

How a second-chance NASCAR ace is rebuilding his career Plus

How a second-chance NASCAR ace is rebuilding his career

From a disgraced NASCAR exile, Kyle Larson has been given a shot at redemption by the powerhouse Hendrick Motorsports squad. Replacing seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson is no easy billing, but Larson has every intention of repaying the team's faith