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Berger lobbies new DTM owners to keep existing rules, explains future plans

Gerhard Berger has called on the ADAC to keep the DTM's current format and regulations next year following his sale of the championship to the German motorsport promoter.

Gerhard Berger explains decision to sell DTM to ADAC

Former DTM boss Gerhard Berger has explained his reasons for selling the series to ADAC and expressed confidence that it has a bright future under its new owner.

Supercars to randomly allocate engines in Gen3 cars

The Australian Supercars championship will randomly allocate V8 motors to teams during the Gen3 era that gets underway next year.

Ingram named Autosport’s National Driver of the Year
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Ingram named Autosport’s National Driver of the Year

Tom Ingram is the winner of Autosport’s 2022 National Driver of the Year Award.

How van Gisbergen's driverless Australian Supercar burnout worked

A missing boot is the secret behind the wild driverless burnout that Shane van Gisbergen orchestrated at the end of the Australian Supercars season in Adelaide.

Supercars Adelaide: Feeney wins as van Gisbergen penalised

Broc Feeney ended Holden's time in Supercars with a maiden race win at Adelaide, while a thrilling charge from Shane van Gisbergen was undone by a penalty.

Supercars Adelaide: Mostert leads emotional Walkinshaw one-two

Chaz Mostert made a perfect start to Holden's final weekend in Supercars, leading a Walkinshaw one-two in Adelaide.

Thompson remains with Team Hard in BTCC 2023

Jack Sears Trophy champion Bobby Thompson is to remain aboard a Team Hard Cupra Leon for a second successive season in the British Touring Car Championship.

ADAC completes takeover of DTM from ITR

The ADAC has reached an agreement to take over brand rights to the DTM and promote the championship from 2023.

Toyota team Speedworks gets extra BTCC entry

Three British Touring Car Championship teams have each acquired one extra TOCA BTCC license for the 2023 season, keeping the field theoretically at 29 cars.

Hill stays with West Surrey Racing BMW team for 2023 BTCC

British Touring Car Championship star Jake Hill will remain with West Surrey Racing in 2023 and says that winning the title will make him feel complete as a driver.

Morgan joins BMW squad WSR for 2023 BTCC season

Long-time British Touring Car Championship privateer Adam Morgan has finally joined the ranks of the big teams by linking up with official BMW squad West Surrey Racing for 2023.

Berger dissolves ITR as DTM/ADAC talks continue for 2023

Gerhard Berger is dissolving DTM’s parent body ITR as the championship continues to negotiate a potential sale to German automobile club ADAC.

Ranking the top 10 drivers of DTM 2022

The 2022 DTM was a closely-fought affair that kept observers guessing until the final throes at Hockenheim, with the leading proponents from three different brands in contention. Here are the drivers who impressed the most

Thiim targeting "proper" DTM shot in 2023 with Aston Martin

GT racing star Nicki Thiim wants to have a “proper” assault on the DTM in 2023 with Aston Martin after an ill-fated attempt with Lamborghini this year that ended after just two rounds.

Number 1 returns to Supercars grid as part of Holden tribute

The number 1 will return to the Supercars grid for the first time in four years this weekend as part of a Holden tribute from Triple Eight.

Ciceley Motorsport exits BTCC after 10 years

Race-winning British Touring Car Championship team Ciceley Motorsport has called time on its involvement in the series after 10 years.

BTCC greats rate a reimagined Super Saloons tussle

Steve Soper and Robb Gravett are two British Touring Car Championship legends who aren’t shy in reliving memories of glory days in creative ways. That’s how the new set from Scalextric – Super Saloons made for a perfect fantasy mini battle

DTM champion Sheldon van der Linde wants "bucket list" Le Mans, Bathurst outings

Sheldon van der Linde wants to tick off Le Mans 24 Hours and Bathurst 12 Hour from his bucket list after winning the 2022 DTM title with the M4 GT3.

DTM and ADAC in talks over 2023 collaboration, sale rumoured

The DTM and ADAC are in dialogue with a view to collaborate on a number of areas in 2023, and a potential sale of DTM is also being rumoured.

Which generation will be the biggest winners of Supercars' Gen3 shakeup?

The shift to new Gen3 cars that provide less downforce in 2023 is set to pose a significant challenge to teams and drivers in Supercars. But will series veterans or the paddock's young guns adapt best to the changes?

Ranking the top 10 BTCC drivers of 2022

The 2022 British Touring Car Championship fight boiled down to a four-way battle, but there were plenty of other good performers across the season.

WRT dismisses 2023 DTM entry rumours with BMW

WRT has no plans to be on the 2023 DTM grid despite rumours linking the Belgian squad with a potential return to the championship, according to team principal Vincent Vosse.

Stanaway linked with Supercars return in Boost three-round wildcard

Richie Stanaway could be on the Newcastle grid next March in a Boost Mobile Camaro as part of a three-round wildcard programme.

The hidden benefit to Supercars Gen3 test delay

The delay to the Gen3 testing programme could provide a spicy start to the 2023 Supercars season, according to Tickford Racing boss Tim Edwards.

Friday favourite: A BTCC champion on his landmark cars and team-mate

He may have stepped back from the British Touring Car Championship, but Andrew Jordan's passion for racing continues to burn bright in historics. The 2013 BTCC champion gets to sample plenty of top-notch machinery, but which makes the pick as his ultimate favourite? And who does he regard as his favourite team-mate?

Ricciardo won't rule out Supercars cameo after McLaren F1 exit

Daniel Ricciardo has left the door ajar for a Supercars cameo next season, while re-iterating that Formula 1 remains his priority.

How BMW's new "freestyle" flagbearers swept to 2022 DTM glory

BMW secured its first DTM title since 2016 with a team new to the series and a brand-new car. Impeccable preparation meant Schubert Motorsport got out of the blocks quickly and with Sheldon van der Linde delivering the goods behind the wheel, it was the South African who came out on top after a tense final weekend at Hockenheim

Analysis: The challenges facing Supercars’ Drive to Survive

Supercars is eyeing a fresh push into the docodrama space with a new Drive to Survive-inspired project, but success relies on getting the paddock on board.

The Mercedes ace emerging from the shadow of an F1 legend

From the beginning of his DTM career, any reference to Lucas Auer was typically prefixed with a reference to his famous uncle, 10-time Grand Prix winner Gerhard Berger. But after finishing as a strong runner-up in 2022, the Austrian is increasingly making his own name

New Supercars reality show based on Drive to Survive

A new Supercars reality TV show, based on the incredibly popular Drive to Survive series, is in the works.

The double act that carried Ingram to long-awaited BTCC title glory

British Touring Car Championship 'nearly man' Tom Ingram finally cast aside that label in 2022, delivering the first title of the series' hybrid era. His campaign reaped the fruits of a driver-engineer relationship cultivated at Speedworks Motorsport - and it proved enough to get the best from Excelr8's Hyundai package

How Mercedes could tackle 2023 DTM season amid spending cut

Mercedes is set to cut down the financial support it provides to DTM teams amid wider changes to its factory-supported programme in the series next year.

Auer to remain with Mercedes in 2023 despite Porsche interest

Nine-time DTM race winner Lucas Auer has struck a fresh deal with Mercedes for 2023 despite attracting interest from rival German manufacturer Porsche.

Wittmann: Combining BMW WEC drive with DTM would be "cool"

Marco Wittmann hopes he will be able to combine his existing duties in the DTM with BMW’s factory LMDh programme in the World Endurance Championship from 2024.

Mercedes team GruppeM set to exit DTM over "unpredictable" damage costs

Mercedes’ DTM line-up is set for a major change in 2023 with GruppeM expected to withdraw from the series due to “unpredictable” cost of repairs.

Have your say on the best of 2022: Autosport Awards nominees revealed

Voting for the 2022 Autosport Awards is open, giving you the chance to have your say on the best motorsport performers of the season.

BTCC to feature top-10 pole shootouts and option tyres in 2023

The British Touring Car Championship has announced a number of rule changes for 2023, including top-10 qualifying shootouts being held at half the rounds and the option tyre returning.

Long-time Audi squad Abt not ruling out manufacturer switch

Abt Sportsline is keeping its options open regarding its choice of manufacturer for the 2023 DTM season, but is confident of extending its long-standing relationship with Audi.

Supercars Gold Coast: Van Gisbergen wins crash-affected race

Shane van Gisbergen cruised to victory in a second Gold Coast race marred by a fiery early pile-up.

Van Gisbergen not ready to commit to Supercars future

Shane van Gisbergen says he won't commit his long-term future to Supercars until he's raced the new Gen3 cars.

Supercars Gold Coast: Van Gisbergen seals 2022 title with victory

Shane van Gisbergen sealed the 2022 Supercars title in fitting style with a dominant race win on the streets of Surfers Paradise.

Fraga aiming to add IMSA LMDh drive to Red Bull DTM programme in 2023

Felipe Fraga is hoping to race an LMDh car in the IMSA SportsCar Championship in 2023 while continuing his DTM programme with Red Bull for a second season.

Porsche squads Manthey and Toksport WRT interested in DTM entry

Manthey Racing and Toksport WRT could enter the DTM in 2023 with Porsche following a successful first season for the German manufacturer in the series.

Is Audi's long-term future in customer racing now secure?

Audi’s potential exit from customer racing appears to have been averted and several signs now point towards the German marque continuing its presence in GT cars for the foreseeable future.

Muller will look back at Audi stint with "golden memories"

Nico Muller says he will take lots of “golden memories” from his time with Audi after ending a nine-year stint with the Ingolstadt-based marque this month.

BTC Racing evaluating new BTCC car build, planning GT expansion

British Touring Car Championship Independent teams title winner BTC Racing is evaluating a new-build car for 2023, plus an expansion into GT racing.

Maini: Mercedes happy with my potential, but DTM results can be better

HRT driver Arjun Maini says Mercedes is pleased with the potential he has shown in his first two seasons in GT3 racing, but admits his results in the DTM leave something to be desired.

Timo Glock learned about BMW exit over video call

Timo Glock was told he had been dropped by BMW over a video call with the German manufacturer’s management, Autosport has learned.

Red Bull's Fraga laments "really bad luck" in maiden DTM season

Red Bull Ferrari driver Felipe Fraga says he showed his capability with a victory and pole position in his rookie DTM season, but regrets “some really bad luck” in 2022.

What could have been: When an Indycar champion almost got stuck in a DTM dead-end

Without the canny insertion of an exit clause, of the great champions of Indycar racing in the 21st century could have been lost to one of the least desirable seats in the DTM. Here’s how Sebastien Bourdais almost ended up racing for Opel in 2003 before the all-conquering Newman-Haas Racing team came calling

Bortolotti "proud" how Lamborghini fought against German giants in DTM

Mirko Bortolotti says he and the factory-supported Grasser Lamborghini team can be “proud” of what they achieved in their first season in the DTM despite coming short of winning the title.

New BMW signing Rast "grateful" to Audi on departure after 12 years

Three-time DTM champion Rene Rast says he feels “grateful” to Audi for helping to build his motor racing career after ending his 12-year stint with the German marque last weekend.

DTM could set maximum limit of cars per manufacturer in 2023

The DTM is set to limit the number of cars a manufacturer can enter in 2023, as it continues its efforts to keep the size of the grid under control due to spacing constraints at some tracks.

Motorbase could stick with Ford after Audi BTCC plan hits skids

Newly crowned British Touring Car Championship teams’ title winner Motorbase Performance could remain with its current Ford Focus machinery after all in 2023.

David Schumacher suffers fracture in Hockenheim DTM crash Hockenheimring
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David Schumacher suffers fracture in Hockenheim DTM crash

David Schumacher has been diagnosed with a broken lumbar vertebra following a terrifying crash during the final round of the 2022 DTM season at Hockenheim.

Jack Sears champion Thompson aims for overall BTCC success

Newly crowned British Touring Car Championship Jack Sears Trophy title winner Bobby Thompson is aiming to use the accolade to gain a foothold and remain in the series.

Wittmann knew he was "not out of the game" amid 2022 DTM struggles Hockenheimring
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Wittmann knew he was "not out of the game" amid 2022 DTM struggles

BMW ace Marco Wittmann says he knew he was “not out of the game” in DTM after ending his winless streak in Sunday’s season finale at Hockenheim.

Supercars teams collaborate on building Gen3 parts

Australian Supercars teams are working together to share and streamline the production of control parts for the new Gen3 cars before they come on stream next year.

Rast "never competitive enough" for fourth DTM title
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Rast "never competitive enough" for fourth DTM title

Rene Rast feels he and Audi lacked the pace to challenge for a fourth DTM title in 2022 amid the series’ Balance of Performance and success ballast systems.