Jamie O'Leary

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Andy Priaulx set to leave DTM to switch to GT racing in 2014

Andy Priaulx is set to move from the DTM to GT racing full-time next year as part of BMW's assault on the new United SportsCar Championship

Marc Marquez sets blistering pace in Valencia MotoGP test

New world champion Marc Marquez set a blistering pace on the second day of MotoGP post-season testing at Valencia on Tuesday

Signature makes F3 return with Renault as engine supplier

French team Signature will return to Formula 3 with Renault engines next year in the category's European Championship

Renault announces its return to Formula 3 with ORECA

Renault has announced its return to Formula 3 competition as an engine supplier with specialist ORECA, as predicted by AUTOSPORT in October

Why the DTM doesn't need Britain anymore Plus

Why the DTM doesn't need Britain anymore

Brands Hatch has lost its slot on the 2014 DTM calendar because Britain is no longer a suitable market for the series to showcase its wares, as JAMIE O'LEARY explains

James Calado, Jaime Alguersuari test DTM Mercedes

James Calado and Jaime Alguersuari have tested DTM machinery for Mercedes at Estoril this week

The top 10 DTM drivers of 2013 Plus

The top 10 DTM drivers of 2013

After seven years of trying, Mike Rockenfeller emerged on top in the battle for the DTM title. Rockenfeller's year, and those of his rivals, are outlined below as JAMIE O'LEARY picks the top 10 drivers of 2013

Patric Niederhauser ends final GP3 test of 2013 on top

Patric Niederhauser ended official post-season GP3 Series testing with the fastest time of the week at Yas Marina on Thursday

Dakar legend Stephane Peterhansel extends X-raid deal

Stephane Peterhansel has ruled out the possibility of becoming part of a Peugeot factory assault on the Dakar Rally for 2015 by re-signing with his current team X-raid

DTM could race in Russian Grand Prix venue Sochi in the future

The DTM could race at future Russian Grand Prix venue Sochi within the next two years, according to the man in charge of the series

Dean Stoneman tops Yas Marina GP3 test

Koiranen GP driver Dean Stoneman topped the opening day of post-season GP3 Series testing at Yas Marina on Tuesday

GP2 runner-up Sam Bird to drive for Russian Time in GP3 test

GP2 runner-up Sam Bird will drive for Russian Time's GP3 squad during this week's post-season test at Yas Marina

Ferrari junior Raffaele Marciello to drive in Abu Dhabi GP2 testing

Ferrari Formula 1 protege Raffaele Marciello will test for front-running GP2 team Racing Engineering at Yas Marina this week

Alice Powell replaces Melville McKee at Bamboo GP3 team

Alice Powell will return to the GP3 Series for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix support races this weekend with Bamboo-Engineering

Indian GP: Vettel takes fourth F1 title with crushing win

Sebastian Vettel sealed his fourth consecutive Formula 1 World Championship crown with a dominant Indian Grand Prix victory

Moto GP Japan: Jorge Lorenzo wins to keep title fight alive

Jorge Lorenzo kept his MotoGP title hopes alive by beating Marc Marquez to victory at the Japanese Grand Prix

Moto2 Japan: Scott Redding crashes, Pol Espargaro takes title

Scott Redding missed out on the Moto2 title to rival Pol Espargaro after a first-lap crash at the Japanese Grand Prix that caused the race to be red-flagged

Red Bull juniors Carlos Sainz and Antonio Felix da Costa make Macau

Red Bull junior drivers Carlos Sainz Jr and Antonio Felix da Costa sealed qualification for the Macau Grand Prix with a clean sweep of Snetterton's F3 Cup race on Saturday

WRC Spain: Jari-Matti Latvala holds small lead over Dani Sordo

Jari-Matti Latvala led Dani Sordo by just 1.6 seconds at the end of a second day of the Rally of Spain that remained remarkably free of tactical driving

Ducati team manager Guareschi to head Rossi's Moto3 team

Ducati MotoGP team manager Vittoriano Guareschi will quit his role at the end of the year to head up Valentino Rossi's new Moto3 squad

Dennis Van de Laar replaces Mitch Gilbert at Mucke for Macau F3 GP

Dennis van de Laar has replaced Mitch Gilbert in Mucke Motorsport's Macau Grand Prix line-up

WRC Spain: Sordo, Latvala share lead after Ogier drama

Dani Sordo and Jari-Matti Latvala share the lead of the Rally of Spain after a dramatic second morning as overnight pacesetter Sebastien Ogier lost a minute with a puncture

Spain WRC: Sebastien Ogier leads early Volkswagen one-two

New World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier topped every stage of the opening night of the Rally of Spain to open up an 8.8-second lead over Jari-Matti Latvala

MSA chief executive Nick Bunting leaves

Nick Bunting has left his role as chief executive of the Motor Sports Association after little more than six months in the job

American Menezes gets European F3 test with Van Amersfoort

European Formula 3 Championship squad Van Amersfoort Racing will test American teenager Gustavo Menezes at Spielberg this week as it looks towards its 2014 line-up

Michelisz to remain with Zengo for 2014 WTCC season

Norbert Michelisz will remain with Zengo Motorsport for the 2014 World Touring Car Championship and will race a Honda Civic built to the series' new technical regulations

DTM wants lower grip levels to prevent drivers turning into "machines"

Grip levels in the DTM need to be reduced to make the on-track action more exciting and prevent drivers turning into "machines", according to series boss Hans Werner Aufrecht

Ferrari's Raffaele Marciello lines up FR3.5 tests after F3 title

New Formula 3 European champion Raffaele Marciello will test Formula Renault 3.5 cars for DAMS and Tech 1 at Barcelona this week

Hockenheim DTM: Timo Glock scores sensational first DTM win for BMW

Timo Glock took his maiden DTM victory in a sensational season finale held on a wet, but drying track at Hockenheim

Hockenheim European F3: Raffaele Marciello finishes season with victory

Ferrari protege Raffaele Marciello capped off his title-winning Formula 3 European Championship season with a commanding victory in a very wet final race of 2013 at Hockenheim

Hockenheim European F3: Marciello claims title as Rosenqvist wins again

Ferrari protege Raffaele Marciello wrapped up the Formula 3 European Championship by finishing fourth in race two at Hockenheim, despite title rival Felix Rosenqvist winning the race

Hockenheim DTM: Bruno Spengler takes pole for season finale

Bruno Spengler took pole position for the final round of the DTM at Hockenheim as BMWs filled the top four positions

Hockenheim European F3: Felix Rosenqvist wins to keep title hopes alive

Felix Rosenqvist kept his bid for the Formula 3 European Championship alive with a dominant victory in the first of three races at the Hockenheim season finale

Hockenheim DTM: Dirk Werner quickest for BMW in practice

BMW driver Dirk Werner set the pace in free practice for the final round of the DTM at Hockenheim on Saturday morning

Last chance for Rocky's rivals Plus

Last chance for Rocky's rivals

Audi's Mike Rockenfeller sealed the DTM title with one round to spare but, as JAMIE O'LEARY explains, there is still a lot to play for in this weekend's finale at Hockenheim

Hockenheim European F3: Marciello secures double pole

Ferrari protege Raffaele Marciello stole a decisive march on Felix Rosenqvist in the fight for the Formula 3 European Championship by taking a double pole position for the season finale at Hockenheim

BMW eyes glorious send-off for M3 in DTM finale

BMW is optimistic of giving its M3 the perfect send-off from the DTM this weekend by claiming the two championships still up for grabs

Kevin Korjus to make Euro F3 debut with T-Sport at Hockenheim

GP3 title contender Kevin Korjus will make his Formula 3 European Championship debut with T-Sport at Hockenheim this weekend

Nick Cassidy replaces Daniil Kvyat at Carlin for European F3 finale

Nick Cassidy will replace Daniil Kvyat at Carlin for this weekend's Formula 3 European Championship finale at Hockenheim

DTM racer Mortara enters Macau GT Cup again

Audi DTM driver Edoardo Mortara will aim for a fifth Macau victory in as many years when he takes part in the grand prix's GT Cup race next month

Priaulx and Eki's Bathurst adventure Plus

Priaulx and Eki's Bathurst adventure

DTM stars and multiple touring car champions Andy Priaulx and Mattias Ekstrom are pairing up for the legendary Bathurst 1000. JAMIE O'LEARY quizzed them about their mission

Mercedes F1 driver Lewis Hamilton to attend DTM finale

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton will attend next weekend's DTM season finale at Hockenheim with the manufacturer

Team Rosberg wants Formula E slot for 2014 season

Audi DTM outfit Team Rosberg is planning an assault on the inaugural Formula E championship when it begins next autumn

Champion Mike Rockenfeller tipped for more DTM glory

Mike Rockenfeller can go on to become a DTM legend, according to his Phoenix Racing team boss Ernst Moser

Zandvoort DTM: Rockenfeller takes title despite Farfus win

Mike Rockenfeller secured the DTM title for the first time, despite being beaten to victory by main title rival Augusto Farfus at Zandvoort

Zandvoort DTM: Wittmann beats title contenders to pole position

BMW driver Marco Wittmann took his maiden DTM pole position with a stunning effort that put him ahead of title contenders Augusto Farfus and Mike Rockenfeller

Zandvoort DTM: Augusto Farfus fastest in practice

Augusto Farfus maintained his push for the DTM title by going fastest in practice for the penultimate round of the season at Zandvoort

Rockenfeller's road to DTM kingship Plus

Rockenfeller's road to DTM kingship

A second-place finish at Zandvoort was enough to make Mike Rockenfeller the 2013 DTM champion. Writing ahead of the weekend, JAMIE O'LEARY recounts the sportscar star's transformation into a tin-top ace

AmD boss Shaun Hollamby to race VW Golf in Brands BTCC finale

AmD Tuning boss Shaun Hollamby will return to British Touring Car Championship action at the Brands Hatch season finale next month

Matt Neal in doubt for Silverstone BTCC round due to finger injury

Matt Neal faces a race against time to be fit for this weekend's British Touring Car Championship round at Silverstone after breaking a finger during a martial arts training session

Augusto Farfus says he has nothing to lose in DTM title fight

BMW's Augusto Farfus has insisted that he heads into this weekend's penultimate DTM round of 2013 at Zandvoort with nothing to lose as he bids to keep the title fight alive against Mike Rockenfeller

Mercedes to be represented in BTCC 2014 by Ciceley Racing

Mercedes will be represented in the British Touring Car Championship next year by Adam Morgan and Ciceley Racing

Nico Muller in contention for Audi works contract for 2014

Formula Renault 3.5 frontrunner Nico Muller is in contention for an Audi works contract next year

Blomqvist to drive for Fortec F3 team in Macau Grand Prix

Tom Blomqvist will drive for Fortec Motorsport in November's Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix, as the team expands to five cars for the first time

Waltrip team loses major sponsor over NASCAR race-fixing scandal

NASCAR team Michael Waltrip Racing will lose one of its title sponsors at the end of the year in the wake of the recent Sprint Cup race-fixing scandal.

Gotz wants another DTM test after Lausitz run with Mercedes

Spa 24 Hours winner Maxi Gotz said he was desperate for another DTM test after having his maiden run for Mercedes in a private test at Lausitz this week

German Formula 3 champion Marvin Kirchhofer gets Prema European test

Newly-crowned German Formula 3 champion Marvin Kirchhofer will test for top European championship outfit Prema Powerteam at Imola this week

DTM Oschersleben: Augusto Farfus wins to keep title race alive

Augusto Farfus kept the battle for the DTM title alive with a commanding victory for BMW at Oschersleben

DTM Oschersleben: Bruno Spengler stripped of pole

Bruno Spengler has been stripped of his pole position for Sunday's DTM race at Oschersleben due to breaking the championship's tyre regulations in qualifying

DTM Oschersleben: Bruno Spengler tops rain-hit qualifying

Bruno Spengler took his second DTM pole position of the year after coming out on top of a rain-affected qualifying session at Oschersleben