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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DTM Oschersleben: Mike Rockenfeller puts Audi on top in practice

DTM championship leader Mike Rockenfeller set the pace in practice ahead of a potentially decisive race at Oschersleben on Saturday morning

Gary Paffett: 100 not out Plus

Gary Paffett: 100 not out

From his best car to his worst rival, JAMIE O'LEARY gets the inside line from Gary Paffett as the Briton gears up for his 100th DTM start this weekend in Oschersleben

Gary Paffett says reaching 200 DTM starts not unfeasible

Gary Paffett sees no reason why he cannot spend another 10 years racing in the DTM as he gears up for his 100th start in the series at Oschersleben this weekend

Bryant-Meisner joins Fortec for final European Formula 3 rounds

John Bryant-Meisner will drive for Fortec Motorsport in the final two rounds of the Formula 3 European Championship

Andy Priaulx and Mattias Ekstrom join up for Bathurst 1000 V8 drive

Andy Priaulx will return to the Bathurst 1000 V8 Supercars race this year in a Triple Eight Holden shared with fellow DTM ace Mattias Ekstrom

Mercedes: no hurry to decide size of 2014 DTM line-up

Mercedes will wait until the end of the DTM season before deciding whether to expand back to an eight-car line-up next year

Kurt Busch set for 2014 Stewart-Haas NASCAR Sprint Cup seat

Kurt Busch is expected to be announced as a Stewart-Haas Racing driver for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup on Tuesday

Audi gives DTM tests to Lucas di Grassi and Nico Muller

Audi will give ex-Formula 1 driver Lucas di Grassi and Formula Renault 3.5 race winner Nico Muller DTM tests at Spielberg this week

Mike Bushell gets nod for British Touring Car debut with IP Tech

Renault Clio Cup frontrunner Mike Bushell will make his British Touring Car Championship debut at Knockhill this weekend for IP Tech Race Engineering

Bruno Spengler denies DTM title hopes are over after collisions

Bruno Spengler has refused to throw in the towel in the race for the DTM title, despite a collision with an Audi driver resulting in a second pointless race in a row at the Nurburgring last weekend