Oct 9

Cars: 2013 Annual Dix Mille Tours, Showcase Of Classic Racers

Cars: 2013 Annual Dix Mille Tours, Showcase Of Classic Racers

The annual Dix Mille Tours meeting is the traditional season finale for the Peter Auto Racing events. (Photo: Wouter/Pieter Melissen for

Now in its fourth year, the annual Dix Mille Tours (Ten Thousand Laps) meeting at the Paul Ricard High Tech Test Track has quickly become the traditional season finale for the Peter Auto Racing events. All of the major race classes organised by event host Patrick Peter were on track again this year, including the Sixties’ Endurance, Trofeo Nastro Rosso and two Classis Endurance Racing groups.

They were complemented in 2013 by the Mini Classic & Touring Cup, Group C and a revival of the BPR Championship organised by Peter along with Stephane Ratel and Jurgen Barth between 1994 and 1996. As a result, the 2013 Dix Mille Tours saw sports racing cars from the early 1950s through to the 1990s take to the high speed track on the French Mediterranean coast. In addition to the races, the track was also opened to clubs during the lunch-breaks, while in the paddock various specialist vendors welcomed competitors and spectators alike.

Oct 9

F1: Japanese Grand Prix Preview

F1: Preview Japan Grand Prix Suzuka

The F1 tour moves to Suzuka Circuit this weekend. (Photo: Getty Images)

Straight off the back of the Korean Grand Prix, the F1 paddock has jumped on a plane to Suzuka for the Japanese Grand Prix. A fan and driver favorite, the Honda-owned circuit has a rich history in Formula 1 and has produced many iconic races in the past; from Senna and Prost’s battles in 1989 and 1990 to Raikkonen’s storming 2005 drive.

Oct 9

SportsCars: Ford EcoBoost Chases Daytona Speed Record

Ford EcoBoost DP Car

Check out the Ford EcoBoost DP Car. (Photo: Courtesy of Ford)

In a joint effort between Michael Shank Racing, Ford Racing and Continental Tire, the 2012 Rolex 24 at Daytona championship team will aim to set a new track record at Daytona International Speedway by eclipsing the 210.364 mph lap laid down Feb. 9, 1987, by NASCAR champion Bill Elliott, who pushed his Ford Thunderbird to the top of the speed charts in qualifying for the Daytona 500.

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Oct 9

MotoGP: The Heat Is On, Yamaha Heads Overseas To Malaysia

MotoGP: The Heat Is On, Yamaha Heads Overseas to Malaysia

Yamaha Factory Racing’s Spanish rider Jorge Lorenzo leads Repsol Honda Team’s Spanish rider Marc Marquez during the Aragon GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

The heat is definitely on as Yamaha Factory Racing head overseas for the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix, the first of the triple back-to-back races that mark the final push to the end of the season. Just four races remain for defending world champion Jorge Lorenzo to try to retain his crown from current championship leader Marc Marquez.

The Sepang circuit is up first this Sunday. Lorenzo has yet to score a premier class MotoGP victory at the track, coming second in 2012 and third in 2010. The Mallorcan does have one 250cc win under his belt from 2006.

Oct 9

Red Bull Air Race World Championship Returns In 2014

The Red Bull Air Race World Championship will be back in the skies beginning in February 2014 with a seven-race World Championship staged in six countries on three continents. Of the seven races, two will take place in the U.S. – Dallas/Fort Worth at Texas Motor Speedway on Sept. 6-7 and Las Vegas at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Oct. 11-12.

The world’s fastest motorsport will be back with three former World Champions in the 12-pilot field after taking a three-year break to improve safety and reorganize.  Created in 2003, Red Bull Air Race has been watched by millions of fans at 50 races, with the competitors racing in high-performance airplanes between 50 and 80 feet above the ground and navigating a challenging obstacle course of Air Gate pylons at speeds of up to 230 mph.  Fans will be able to watch the entire seven-race 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Championship on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2.