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Rallye Deutschland (WRC): maiden glory for Neuville and Hyundai!

Last-day drama in Germany has handed an unexpected but popular one-two success to WRC newcomer Hyundai/Michelin. Belgium’s Thierry Neuville gave the Alzenau-based team what is in effect a ‘home’ victory for both of them after overnight leader Latvala (Volkswagen) and Meeke (Citroën) crashed on Sunday’s first loop. Second-place for Sordo added to the Korean make’s delight.

24 Heures Moto: a two-day test at Le Mans

Some of the 56 teams entered for next month’s 24 Heures Moto were at Le Mans on Tuesday and Wednesday to prepare for the final clash of the 2014 Endurance World Championship (EWC).

ERC action to resume in Zlin

Following a one-month summer break, the 2014 FIA European Rally Championship resumes this weekend in the Czech Republic where Craig Breen, Kevin Abbring, Ott Tanak, Esapekka Lappi and Kajetan Kajetanowicz will join battle with the local experts on the fast stages of the Barum Czech Rally Zlin.

Rallye Deutschland (WRC): maiden glory for Neuville and Hyundai!

Last-day drama in Germany has handed an unexpected but popular one-two success to WRC newcomer Hyundai/Michelin. Belgium’s Thierry Neuville gave the Alzenau-based team what is in effect a ‘home’ victory for both of them after overnight leader Latvala (Volkswagen) and Meeke (Citroën) crashed on Sunday’s first loop. Second-place for Sordo added to the Korean make’s delight.

Rallye Deutschland (WRC): free shuttle service

Spectators in Germany were the first to take advantage of a new shuttle service that could become the norm at World Rally Championship rounds. In addition to its obvious environmental benefits, the FIA- and Michelin-backed scheme facilitates fans’ enjoyment of the event.

Rallye Deutschland (WRC): Michelin’s new podium!

In addition to announcing that it has extended its association with the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) as an official partner until 2016, Michelin is inaugurating a new spectator attraction at this week’s Rallye Deutschland.

8 Hours of Oschersleben: Honda Racing triumphs in Germany

Honda Racing (Dunlop) claimed its first victory of 2014 by winning today’s 8 Hours of Oschersleben, penultimate round of the Endurance World Championship (EWC). Second place for GMT 94 (Michelin) has consolidated the French team’s lead in the series going into the last round at Le Mans on September 20-21. Bolliger Team Switzerland (Pirelli) was third.

Rallye Deutschland (WRC): VW’s domination takes a blow!

The final stage of Day 1 in Germany produced a big surprise when Ogier crashed his Polo R WRC. The lead is now in the hands of his Volkswagen/Michelin team-mate Latvala. Meeke consequently figures in second place for Citroën, but he is more than half-a-minute adrift of the Finn. Hyundai’s Sordo joins them on the podium.

8 Hours of Oschersleben: pole for Penz 13!

The German Superstock team Penz 13 will start Saturday’s 8 Hours of Oschersleben from pole position. In qualifying for the third and penultimate round of the Endurance World Championship (EWC), they finished clear of EWC regulars SRC Kawasaki, YART 07, GMT 94 (Michelin), Honda Racing and SERT.

8 Hours of Oschersleben: YART 07 tops free practice

YART 07 and its two MotoGP riders Broc Parkes and Michael Laverty topped the free practice order for the 8 Hours of Oschersleben, the third and penultimate round of the 2014 Endurance World Championship (EWC). The N°07 Yamaha finished the session 0.036s clear of GMT 94’s similar bike. The best-placed Superstock runner, Penz13, was third, ahead of Honda Racing, SRC Kawasaki and SERT.

Rallye Deutschland: Michelin’s new ‘Full Wet’ tyre

Germany’s round of the WRC has a habit of throwing surprise showers at crews to add to the complexity of the calendar’s first ‘clear’ asphalt fixture. This time, Michelin’s partners will have access to a brand new ‘Full Wet’ tyre if conditions turn out to be particularly difficult.

FIA Formula E: dress rehearsal

Sébastien Buemi (e.Dams Renault, 1m31.792s) was the fastest driver at today’s test at Donington, England, where he beat team-mate Nicolas Prost by +0.3s. The session served as an official dress rehearsal ahead of the first race of the FIA Formula E Championship at Beijing on September 13.

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