Rachit Thukral

Rachit Thukral

Latest articles by Rachit Thukral


Lamborghini driver Perera joins GRT for Norisring DTM

Factory Lamborghini racer Franck Perera will make his DTM debut at the Norisring this weekend with the Grasser Racing team, deputising for an ill Rolf Ineichen.

Vips to remain at Hitech after racial slur, F2 "surprised" by decision

Juri Vips will complete the 2022 Formula 2 season with Hitech despite using a racial slur for which Red Bull has dropped him from its Formula 1 driver development programme.

Risi Ferrari the "serial bridesmaid" after Watkins Glen runner-up finish

The Risi Competizione team feels like the “serial bridesmaid” after coming close to GTD Pro victory in Sunday’s IMSA SportsCar Championship race at Watkins Glen, according to engineer Rick Mayer.

Bruni not expecting Porsche LMDh seat, could look elsewhere

Gianmaria Bruni accepts he's unlikely to be part of Porsche's 2023 LMDh programme and is willing to look elsewhere to contest the World Endurance Championship’s Hypercar category.

Bourdais 'frustrated' Cadillac no match for Acura at Watkins Glen

Chip Ganassi Racing driver Sebastien Bourdais said it was "frustrating" that Cadillac couldn't challenge Acura despite doing "everything right" in the IMSA SportsCar Championship's Watkins Glen 6 Hours on Sunday.

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

Races seven and eight of the 2022 DTM season will be staged at the Norisring this weekend on 2-3 July, as the series returns to Germany's famous Nuremberg street circuit.

Albuquerque: Watkins Glen win "magical" after late fuel-saving

Wayne Taylor Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque says he doesn’t know how he held onto victory in Sunday's IMSA SportsCar Championship Watkins Glen 6 Hours after being forced to fuel-save late on.

Peugeot "starting from scratch" in WEC as Monza debut nears

Peugeot feels it is “starting from scratch” in the World Endurance Championship as it gears up for its highly-anticipated debut at Monza next month.

JDC-Miller becomes first Porsche LMDh customer in IMSA

Porsche has announced JDC-Miller Motorsport as its first customer team that will field a single 963 LMDh car in the IMSA SportsCar Championship's GTP class next year.

Westbrook certain Glickenhaus can fight for 2023 Le Mans win

Glickenhaus will remain a formidable competitor against an onslaught of new manufacturers in next year's Le Mans 24 Hours, reckons Richard Westbrook.

Glock: Slow pitstop, "complete idiot" Grenier ruined DTM return

Factory BMW driver Timo Glock was forced to lament a lap 1 incident and a slow pitstop after returning empty handed from his DTM comeback at Imola.

Red Bull announces Cassidy's replacement for Norisring DTM

Red Bull has announced that Turkish racer Ayhancan Guven will substitute for team regular Nick Cassidy in the fourth round of the 2022 DTM season at the Norisring next month.

Porsche's Bruni admits luck determined last Le Mans GTE Pro fight

Porsche's Gianmaria Bruni admits luck played its part in deciding the outcome of the Le Mans 24 Hours GTE Pro battle as misfortune befell Corvette, Ferrari and the #92 Porsche.

Toyota praises Glickenhaus's Le Mans effort as "remarkable"

Toyota feels Glickenhaus did a “remarkable” job in only its second appearance at the Le Mans 24 Hours and was able to match its pace at times during the race.

Misfiring engine hurt Glickenhaus' chances at Le Mans

Olivier Pla has revealed that the #708 Glickenhaus 007 LMH was severely hindered by a misfiring engine in the Le Mans 24 Hours, limiting the squad’s ability to keep up with the leading Toyotas.

Le Mans 24 Hours: Lead change after drama for #7 Toyota

Toyota suffered technical dramas just before two-thirds distance at the Le Mans 24 Hours, with a brief stoppage for Jose Maria Lopez promoting the #8 car of Brendon Hartley into the lead.

GTE Pro drivers prepare to bid farewell to "special" WEC class

The World Endurance Championship's departing GTE Pro class brought "the level very high" and earned plaudits from drivers who have been actively racing in the category for several years.

WEC drops GTE Pro class for 2023

The FIA World Endurance Championship has axed the GTE Pro class for the 2023 season amid a shift in manufacturer priorities.

De Vries lands last-minute Le Mans 24 Hours drive

Mercedes Formula E driver Nyck de Vries has been recruited by TDS Racing at the last-minute to replace banned racer Philippe Cimadomo for this weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours.

Tandy: Ferrari is Le Mans GTE Pro favourite despite Corvette pace

Nick Tandy feels Ferrari is the favourite for GTE Pro victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours, despite his Corvette Racing team's strong form in the run-up to Hyperpole qualifying.

Hypercar pace will decide future of LMP2 class in WEC - Jarvis

The future of the LMP2 class in the World Endurance Championship hinges on how fast the new breed of Le Mans Hypercars and LMDh cars can go, reckons Oliver Jarvis.

Muller willing to look outside Audi to go for outright Le Mans wins

Nico Muller says he is aiming to be in a position to target outright victories at the Le Mans 24 Hours in the coming years and is willing to look outside of Audi to achieve that goal.

Peugeot reveals full driver crews for its two WEC hypercars

Peugeot has announced how its six drivers will share the two 9X8 LMH cars when it joins the FIA World Endurance Championship field at Monza next month.

Marciello: DTM move 'won't be a step forward for my career'

Factory Mercedes GT driver Raffaele Marciello believes a DTM switch will not be a “step forward” for his career, but remains open to racing in the category one day.

Glickenhaus, Alpine will make Le Mans "very difficult" for Toyota

Glickenhaus and Alpine have emerged as challengers in the World Endurance Championship and could make the Le Mans 24 Hours a “very difficult race” for Toyota, believes Jose Maria Lopez.

BMW reveals new LMDh contender for 2023 IMSA season

BMW has unveiled the Dallara LMP2-based LMDh prototype with which it will contest the 2023 IMSA SportsCar Championship season.

Dakar Rally announces longer 14-stage route for 2023

The ASO has revealed the first details of the 2023 Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia, increasing the length of the route to 14 stages in response to calls from competitors.

Ex-F1 driver Timo Glock to make DTM return at Imola

Former Formula 1 driver Timo Glock will rejoin the DTM field at Imola this month as part of a wildcard entry from Ceccato Racing.

Mahindra has 'got its act together' ahead of Jakarta Formula E race

Mahindra Racing has ‘got its act together’ after a lacklustre start to the 2022 Formula E season and will be in contention for a strong result in Saturday’s Jakarta E-Prix, believes team principal Dilbagh Gill.

Mahindra confirms talks with Abt for Formula E powertrain supply

Mahindra Racing is holding talks with several Formula E teams including Abt Sportsline to supply customer powertrains for the start of the Gen3 era in 2023.

Super GT Suzuka: New Nissan Z dominates for first GT500 win Suzuka
Video Inside

Super GT Suzuka: New Nissan Z dominates for first GT500 win

NISMO duo Katsumasa Chiyo and Mitsunori Takaboshi claimed a maiden Super GT victory for the new Nissan Z with a commanding drive at Suzuka, as BMW took top honours in the GT300 class.

Super GT Suzuka: Bandoh team leads all-Toyota front row

Yuji Kunimoto clinched the Racing Project Bandoh Toyota’s second consecutive Super GT pole position at Suzuka, smashing the lap record in Saturday’s qualifying session.

Super Formula Autopolis: Hirakawa charges to victory from eighth Autopolis
Video Inside

Super Formula Autopolis: Hirakawa charges to victory from eighth

Impul Toyota driver Ryo Hirakawa charged from eighth on the grid to score his second victory of the 2022 Super Formula season at Autopolis, slashing his points deficit to Tomoki Nojiri.

Peugeot reveals final 9X8 WEC Hypercar, Rossiter in for Monza

Peugeot has named ByKolles LMP1 driver and SUPER GT race winner James Rossiter as Kevin Magnussen’s replacement for the manufacturer's debut outing with the 9X8 Hypercar at Monza's WEC round.

Glickenhaus warns IMSA not to block customer entries for 2023

Glickenhaus has advised the IMSA SportsCar Championship against blocking a potential entry in 2023, having received strong interest from potential customer teams in taking its Le Mans Hypercar to America.

2022 MotoGP French Grand Prix: Full race results

Gresini Ducati rider Enea Bastianini scored his third victory of the 2022 MotoGP season in the French Grand Prix at Le Mans, while Francesco Bagnaia crashed out of the race shortly after losing the lead.

2022 MotoGP French GP: Qualifying results and starting grid

Francesco Bagnaia claimed his second consecutive pole position of the 2022 MotoGP season at Le Mans, leading a 1-2 for the factory Ducati team in French Grand Prix qualifying.

WRC legend Loeb was close to joining DTM with BMW 10 years ago

Rally legend Sebastien Loeb has revealed that he came “quite close” to joining the DTM with BMW a decade ago following his retirement from the World Rally Championship.

DTM responds to Porsche team's "unfair" BoP claims

DTM boss Gerhard Berger has refuted SSR Performance’s claim that Porsche wasn’t correctly balanced against the opposition during the opening round of the 2022 season at Portimao.

Loeb's performance on DTM debut "impressive", says Fraga

The speed demonstrated by rally legend Sebastien Loeb on his DTM debut was “impressive” and it proves that he is a “special” driver, says his Red Bull team-mate Felipe Fraga.

Super GT Fuji: ARTA Honda wins bizarre, crash-shortened race Fuji
Video Inside

Super GT Fuji: ARTA Honda wins bizarre, crash-shortened race

ARTA Honda was declared the winner of SUPER GT’s Fuji 450km Golden Week race that was overshadowed by a terrifying crash for Nissan driver Mitsunori Takaboshi.

Porsche DTM team calls for "action" on BoP after Portimao struggles

SSR Performance team owner Stefan Schlund says there is "a need for action" on Porsche's Balance of Performance in the DTM after struggling in the opening rounds at Portimao.

Rast explains "difficult" DTM return that yielded no points

Three-time DTM champion Rene Rast said there was nothing he could do to break into the points after qualifying mid-pack for the second race of his category return in Portimao.

Red Bull Ferrari ace Fraga answered "question marks" on DTM debut

Red Bull driver Felipe Fraga said his first DTM weekend at Portimao answered a pre-weekend "question mark" he had about his competitiveness, as he took a podium in race two.

Audi's Muller not expecting many more DTM win chances in 2022

Audi driver Nico Muller believes there won’t be too many more opportunities to score race victories against an ultra-competitive DTM field in 2022 following his triumph in Portimao last weekend.

DTM Portimao: Muller takes dominant win for Audi Algarve
Video Inside

DTM Portimao: Muller takes dominant win for Audi

Audi driver Nico Muller led the second DTM race at Portimao from start to finish to take a convincing victory, as Red Bull’s Felipe Fraga scored his maiden podium in the series.

DTM Portimao: Audi's Muller takes pole in second qualifying

Team Rosberg’s Nico Muller claimed his first DTM pole position in nearly two years after beating Grasser Racing rival Mirko Bortolotti in Sunday’s second qualifying session at Portimao.

Bortolotti thought his race was over at Portimao DTM restart

Grasser Racing driver Mirko Bortolotti thought his race was over when his Lamborghini suffered a loss of power at the safety car restart during the opening DTM race at Portimao.

DTM Portimao: Auer leads Mercedes 1-2 as slow restart dents Bortolotti's charge Algarve
Video Inside

DTM Portimao: Auer leads Mercedes 1-2 as slow restart dents Bortolotti's charge

Mercedes driver Lucas Auer claimed victory in a dramatic opening race of the 2022 season at Portimao, taking advantage of a slow restart from polesitter Mirko Bortolotti.

DTM Portimao: Bortolotti claims pole position for Lamborghini

Factory Lamborghini driver Mirko Bortolotti claimed pole position for the opening round of the 2022 DTM season at Portimao in a tightly-contested qualifying session on Saturday.

DTM drivers back return of night races after Portimao evening test

Several DTM drivers have voiced their support to a return of night-time race events, with reigning champion Maxi Gotz saying it has the potential to produce a “mega event”.

Eight reasons you should follow the DTM in 2022

The DTM visits Portimao in Portugal this weekend to kick off its 2022 campaign, its second under GT3 regulations. Here are eight reasons to follow the championship this season.

Porsche's Olsen tops final day of Portimao DTM testing

Dennis Olsen put Porsche on top on the final day of DTM pre-season testing at Portimao, beating the Audi of 10-time race winner Nico Muller.

Rockenfeller targets full-time IMSA seat after Audi exit

Mike Rockenfeller is targeting a full-time drive in the IMSA SportsCar Championship on the onset of the LMDh regulations in 2023, having left Audi’s factory stable to pursue a career in endurance racing.

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

A brand new DTM season begins this weekend on 30 April-1 May at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao. Here's the full schedule for the opening round of the year.

Audi leads Porsche on Day 1 of Portimao DTM night test

DTM rookie Ricardo Feller topped the opening day of the Portimao pre-season test for Abt Audi, leading the Bernhard 75 Porsche of Thomas Preining. 

Super Formula Suzuka: Matsushita beats Nojiri for maiden win Suzuka
Video Inside

Super Formula Suzuka: Matsushita beats Nojiri for maiden win

B-Max Honda driver Nobuharu Matsushitsa produced a masterful drive in treacherous conditions at Suzuka to pass long-time leader Tomoki Nojiri and claim his maiden Super Formula victory.

The long and winding road to a DTM seat for Red Bull's latest hope

Following Liam Lawson's decision to concentrate on single-seater exploits this year, his seat in the AF Corse-run Red Bull Ferrari DTM squad has been taken by a Brazilian series newcomer.

Van der Linde faces "difficult situation" with Rast's DTM return

Kelvin van der Linde faces a “difficult situation” to remain the top dog within the Abt Audi DTM team this season with the arrival of Rene Rast, reckons 2013 champion Mike Rockenfeller.

David Schumacher to make F3 return at Imola replacing Simmons

David Schumacher will make his FIA Formula 3 return at this weekend’s second round of the season at Imola, replacing Ayrton Simmons at Charouz.