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Vanthoor to skip Hockenheim DTM finale, Engelhart steps in
2022 DTM Hockenheim: Start time, how to watch and more
Vila Real eyeing 2023 DTM slot
MotoGP champion Lorenzo interested in future DTM outing
DTM set for Hockenheim showdown

Factory Porsche driver Laurens Vanthoor will sit out the 2022 DTM finale at the Hockenheimring this weekend, with Christian Engelhart subbing for him at SSR Performance.

The DTM travels to the Hockenheimring in Germany on 7-9 October for the final round of the 2022 season. Here's how you can watch this weekend's title decider.

Portuguese street circuit Vila Real is pushing for a slot on a heavily-revised 2023 DTM calendar, which could feature just one event outside of German-speaking countries.

Three-time MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo has expressed interest in making a wildcard outing in the DTM after attending the Red Bull Ring round last month.

Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg is the perfect stage for a dramatic decision in the 2022 DTM title battle from 7th till 9th October.

Vanthoor to skip Hockenheim DTM finale, Engelhart steps in

Factory Porsche driver Laurens Vanthoor will sit out the 2022 DTM finale at the Hockenheimring this weekend, with Christian Engelhart subbing for him at SSR Performance.

2022 DTM Hockenheim: Start time, how to watch and more

The DTM travels to the Hockenheimring in Germany on 7-9 October for the final round of the 2022 season. Here's how you can watch this weekend's title decider.

Vila Real eyeing slot on German-centric 2023 DTM calendar

Portuguese street circuit Vila Real is pushing for a slot on a heavily-revised 2023 DTM calendar, which could feature just one event outside of German-speaking countries.

MotoGP champion Lorenzo interested in future DTM outing

Three-time MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo has expressed interest in making a wildcard outing in the DTM after attending the Red Bull Ring round last month.

Maximum suspense prior to DTM showdown at Hockenheim

Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg is the perfect stage for a dramatic decision in the 2022 DTM title battle from 7th till 9th October.

Motorbase eyes new rear-wheel-drive BTCC racer

Leading British Touring Car Championship team Motorbase Performance is eyeing a switch to a new-build rear-wheel-drive contender for 2023.

DTM looking to outlaw one-car teams from 2023

The DTM is considering banning one-car teams from taking part in the championship from 2023 due to limited pitlane space at some tracks.

Why DTM changed its mind on pivotal Porsche penalty

Porsche driver Thomas Preining was hit with a 10-second time penalty for a collision with Audi rival Nico Muller at the Red Bull Ring, only for the DTM to clear him of any wrongdoing more than three hours after the race. Here’s why the series took the unusual step of withdrawing a mid-race penalty.

Rast got "punished" for conservative strategy in Austria DTM race

Audi’s DTM title hope Rene Rast feels he got “punished” for being conservative with his strategy after tumbling to a disappointing 10th-place finish at the Red Bull Ring.

Bortolotti questions why DTM ran qualifying in "undriveable" conditions

Lamborghini driver Mirko Bortolotti doesn’t understand why DTM didn’t cancel Sunday’s qualifying session after torrential rain had made it “undriveable” at the Red Bull Ring.

BTCC Silverstone: Ingram narrows points gap to Sutton with win

Tom Ingram beat Ash Sutton to victory in the final race of the day in the penultimate round of the British Touring Car Championship at Silverstone.

BTCC Silverstone: Hill repays the favour on Butcher to win Race 2

Jake Hill moved himself to just two points off the British Touring Car Championship points lead by defeating Rory Butcher in the second race at Silverstone.

DTM Red Bull Ring: Preining wins wet-to-dry thriller, no points for van der Linde

Thomas Preining clinched Porsche’s third DTM victory with an impressive wet-to-dry drive at the Red Bull Ring as championship leader Sheldon van der Linde failed to score.

BTCC Silverstone: Butcher holds off Hill for Race 1 win

Rory Butcher soaked up massive pressure from Jake Hill to take his first victory of the 2022 British Touring Car Championship season in the opening race of the penultimate round at Silverstone.

DTM Red Bull Ring: Engel on pole in incident-packed wet qualifying

Mercedes driver Maro Engel shone in treacherous wet conditions at the Red Bull Ring to claim his maiden pole position in the DTM, as three of the four championship contenders failed to book a spot inside the top 10.

BTCC Silverstone: Butcher claims pole for Toyota

Rory Butcher claimed pole position for the penultimate round of the British Touring Car Championship on a Silverstone circuit where he and the Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Corolla GR Sport dominated in 2021.

DTM Red Bull Ring: Cassidy wins from Rast, disaster for van der Linde

Nick Cassidy shrugged off 25kg of success ballast to score a home win for Red Bull in the first DTM race in Austria, as championship leader Sheldon van der Linde failed to finish inside the points.

BTCC Silverstone: Morgan heads BMW 1-2-3 in practice

Multiple British Touring Car Championship race winner Adam Morgan stole the thunder of the 2022 title contenders by topping free practice for the penultimate round at Silverstone.

DTM Red Bull Ring: Rast edges out Cassidy to pole in tight qualifying

Audi star Rene Rast narrowly outpaced Nick Cassidy to pole position in Saturday’s DTM qualifying at the Red Bull Ring, but will start fourth on the grid due to a penalty carried over from the previous round.

DTM Electric car set for special sound demo at Red Bull Ring

Schaeffler will reveal a soundtrack for the DTM Electric prototype at the penultimate round of the DTM season in Austria this weekend.

The longest-serving Red Bull driver revealing F1’s true brutality Plus

The longest-serving Red Bull driver revealing F1’s true brutality

His day of days in Formula 1 came at Indianapolis in 2005, a day grand prix racing strives to forget. But Patrick Friesacher, the long-serving Red Bull lieutenant, remains active today driving a two-seater that provides ordinary people with a glimpse of an F1 car’s savage potential, including this writer...

Formula 1
Jun 2, 2022
How the BTCC's new hybrid era aced its first test Plus

How the BTCC's new hybrid era aced its first test

Expectations were high for the start of the British Touring Car Championship’s hybrid power era, and despite nerves and problems to solve prior to its debut the new rules gained widespread approval. Here’s how the first test at Donington Park was passed and the thorough examinations that are to follow

BTCC
Apr 28, 2022
The Ford BTCC superteam combining two reigning TOCA champions Plus

The Ford BTCC superteam combining two reigning TOCA champions

Reigning BTCC champion Ash Sutton and Porsche Carrera Cup GB victor Dan Cammish form a potent line-up at the Motorbase-run NAPA Racing team as the series adopts hybrid power. With Sutton bringing the key components of his title-winning Laser Tools Racing set-up, and Cammish eager to prove a point on his return, their dynamic is set to be one of the season's major talking points

BTCC
Apr 21, 2022
How the DTM has come back stronger from its Norisring nadir Plus

How the DTM has come back stronger from its Norisring nadir

OPINION: Questionable driving standards and farcical team orders meant the DTM's first season under GT3 regulations ended under a cloud. But the organisation has responded firmly by banning team orders and welcomed new manufacturers, making for an intriguing season ahead as new and returning names prepare for battle

DTM
Mar 30, 2022
The remarkable career of a 'classy' champion who rejected politics Plus

The remarkable career of a 'classy' champion who rejected politics

Over two decades as a factory driver with Audi and BMW, Martin Tomczyk earned the respect of team-mates and rivals as a hard but fair racer. After calling time on his racing career, the 2011 DTM champion sat down with Autosport to look back

GT
Mar 5, 2022
When Nissan ruled Australia with its 'Godzilla' Group A special Plus

When Nissan ruled Australia with its 'Godzilla' Group A special

The Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R was the fastest Group A touring car ever. It cleaned up at the Bathurst 1000 and in the Australian Touring Car Championship, and is fondly remembered by the drivers who monstered it to success on the world-famous Mount Panorama

Supercars
Feb 8, 2022
The stalwart tin-top boss still shaping careers more than 40 years on Plus

The stalwart tin-top boss still shaping careers more than 40 years on

Veteran team manager Marvin Humphries and former Tech-Speed team boss has worked not only with stars of the British Touring Car Championship, but legends including Gil de Ferran, Hans Stuck and Tom Sneva in a long and varied career that has spanned five decades across tin-tops, single-seaters and sportscars

BTCC
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The grassroots rise that shaped an understated BTCC star Plus

The grassroots rise that shaped an understated BTCC star

Having started out in club-level competitions alongside his own university engineering studies, Josh Cook's journey to becoming an established frontrunner in the British Touring Car Championship is atypical. But it's these experiences that have moulded the 30-year-old into a humble star, respected throughout the paddock

BTCC
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