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Yuhi Sekiguchi says scoring his first Super Formula pole in almost three years at Sugo has provided him with the happiest moment of his career to date.
Impul Toyota driver Yuhi Sekiguchi scored his first Super Formula pole in almost three years in wet conditions at Sugo, while points leader Tomoki Nojiri could only manage 10th.
Super Formula points leader Tomoki Nojiri says that Ryo Hirakawa’s absence from Sugo makes no difference to him, and that he plans to win “with or without” his closest championship rival present.
Nick Tandy and Laurens Vanthoor will defend their Spa 24 Hours title next month in a works-supported Porsche fielded by the KCMG squad.
Ferrari's James Calado admits he was "quite surprised" to beat Porsche in Sunday's FIA WEC Portimao 8 Hours considering the pace advantage the German marque appeared to hold.
Super Formula has indicated it has no real desire to bring back refuelling even after the justification of the COVID-19 pandemic passes.
Formula 1 outcast Kevin Magnussen says ending an eight-year winless run in Saturday's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round in Detroit feels "really special".
LMP2 cars locked out the top three places in Saturday morning’s second practice session for this weekend’s Portimao FIA World Endurance Championship round, as United Autosports' Paul di Resta set the overall pace.
Toyota youngster Sena Sakaguchi has been making waves in both SUPER GT and Super Formula this year. His performances might be giving his former employer Honda food for thought, says Jamie Klein.
The latest entry in our My Favourite Race series looks back at one of the closest finishes in the history of the Le Mans 24 Hours, which also marked the final heavyweight encounter between Audi and Peugeot.
United Autosports LMP2 driver Fabio Scherer has been forced to sit out this weekend's Portimao FIA World Endurance Championship round after testing positive for COVID-19.
Super Formula's newest race winner Giuliano Alesi will contest a third successive race next weekend at Sugo as Japan's travel restrictions continue to prevent several series regulars from taking part.
Yokohama is convinced that its SUPER GT race pace has taken a step forward compared to what it labelled as a "catastrophic" 2020 campaign.
Marco Andretti will make his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut later this month as he teams up with cousin Jarett for the Sahlen's Six Hours of Watkins Glen.
BMW showed its ageing M6 GT3 could be competitive in the car’s final front-line Nurburgring 24 Hours outing, says ROWE Racing’s Sheldon van der Linde.
The Intercontinental GT Challenge season will comprise just three races this year following championship organiser SRO's decision to not replace the cancelled Suzuka 10 Hours.
Porsche GT ace Kevin Estre says the Manthey Racing squad's victory in last weekend's Nurburgring 24 Hours "feels really good" following his near misses on the Nordschleife in 2018 and 2019.
The recent news that Ryo Hirakawa won't be on the grid for next weekend's fourth round of the Super Formula season at Sugo has Jamie Klein wondering if the title battle is already as good as over.
The Manthey Porsche squad scored its seventh Nurburgring 24 Hours in what was the shortest-ever running of the famed German event.
Ryo Hirakawa has acknowledged his upcoming test outing in Toyota’s Le Mans Hypercar at Portimao this month is a “big chance” to revive his career on the international stage.
The postponed Suzuka round of the SUPER GT season has been rescheduled for late August, creating a clash with the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Honda's World Superbike challenger is losing out to its rivals "in all areas" and there is no one single focus for future improvement, according to Alvaro Bautista.
Ryo Hirakawa has been handed an unexpected chance to drive Toyota’s Le Mans Hypercar in a test following the next round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Portimao.
Dominant LMP2 chassis supplier Oreca has named IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship title-winner Ricky Taylor as a reserve driver for this year's Le Mans 24 Hours.
Honda has revealed that fears of a “leak” to Nissan were behind Nobuharu Matsushita being initially not allowed to represent the manufacturer in Super Formula this season.
Yamaha World Superbike rider Toprak Razgatlioglu says he "doesn't understand" why he was given a double long-lap penalty in the final race of the weekend at Estoril after he jumped the start.
Scott Redding admits he wasn’t patient enough in his battle for victory with Jonathan Rea as he crashed out of the final race of the Estoril World Superbike weekend.
Jonathan Rea won the third and final race of the Estoril World Superbike weekend to extend his championship advantage, as Scott Redding crashed shortly after being passed by his rival.
Jonathan Rea scored his third race win in five World Superbike races so far this season with a victory over Toprak Razgatlioglu in Sunday morning's Superpole Race at Estoril.
Ducati rider Scott Redding secured victory in the first victory of the Estoril World Superbike weekend after gambling on Pirelli's soft-compound SCX rear tyre.
Jonathan Rea made it two pole positions from two events in the 2021 World Superbike season so far as he beat Scott Redding to the top spot in qualifying at Estoril.
Kamui Kobayashi says that Toyota's hydrogen-powered car finishing last weekend's Fuji 24 Hours is an achievement comparable to a "win in the old days" of endurance racing.
The Project 1 Porsche squad has withdrawn one of its two GTE Am entries from next month's second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship season at Portimao.
A pulsating final stint in the Fuji 500km earlier this month has left Jamie Klein wondering how SUPER GT might be able to find ways to recreate that drama more regularly throughout the season.
The TOM'S SUPER GT squad admits that replacement driver Sena Sakaguchi may end up replacing Sacha Fenestraz for the entire season in the #37 Toyota GR Supra.
Ducati World Superbike rider Scott Redding says his team "raised their eyebrows" when he told them he wanted to use slick tyres ahead of his victory in the final race of the weekend at Aragon.
Toyota has said it wants to use motorsport to promote hydrogen as a viable alternative to electric cars following a successful debut for its hydrogen-powered Corolla Sport in last weekend's Fuji 24 Hours.
Tadasuke Makino says he could feel a "big difference" in his first race weekend with his new Super Formula team Dandelion Racing, despite the atrocious conditions at Autopolis.
While just about every championship in motorsport has gone down the route of allowing drivers or teams to choose their own race numbers, one series in Japan has caused a stir by moving in the opposite direction for 2021.
American rider Garrett Gerloff says he feels "in a really good place" ahead of the start of his sophomore World Superbike campaign with the GRT Yamaha squad.
Reigning Super Formula champion Naoki Yamamoto says he finally felt "progress" with his Nakajima Racing last weekend at Autopolis, despite scoring his worst finish of the so far.
TOM’S boss Nobuhide Tachi says that Giuliano Alesi’s shock Super Formula win at Autopolis has allayed doubts he had pre-season that the Frenchman was ready to race in the series.
A relatively modest set of results in Formula 1's support categories meant Giuliano Alesi was at a crossroads at the end of 2020. Landed in Japan's second-tier Super Formula Lights category, an unexpected opportunity to try his hand in the main series yielded a shock maiden win that suggests he shouldn't be written off just yet.
Nobuharu Matsushita says the B-Max Racing Super Formula squad has "raised its standards" since its comeback to the series after scoring a shock podium from 13th on the grid at Autopolis.
Felipe Nasr says his Action Express Racing Cadillac team's fuel-saving strategy was "a little too extreme" after losing out to the Wayne Taylor Racing Acura in Sunday's Mid-Ohio IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race.
Six-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea says he is eager to reach the milestone of 100 race victories in the series as early as possible in the 2021 campaign.
Ryo Hirakawa admits the timing of his first non-finish of the 2021 Super Formula season at Autopolis is "lucky" given only half points were awarded in the rain-shortened race.
In just his second Super Formula start, TOM'S substitute Giuliano Alesi converted pole position into victory at a soaking Autopolis. Here, we pick out five key factors that set the Frenchman up for an unlikely triumph.
Giuliano Alesi sensationally scored his maiden pole in only his second weekend as a Super Formula driver during a wet, crash-strewn qualifying session for this weekend's Autopolis round.
Risi Competizione has announced its full driver full line-up for this year's Le Mans 24 Hours, while also confirming an entry into the preceding round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Monza.