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SuperMoto: Thomas Chareyre (TM-Michelin) wins Italian GP

Victory in the first race and second place in the second saw Thomas Chareyre (TM Racing Factory-Michelin) win the Italian Grand Prix in Cremona, round four of the FIM SuperMoto World Championship.

SuperMoto: round four in Cremona, Italy

After visits to France, Romania and the Czech Republic, the FIM SuperMoto World Championship will be in northern Italy (Cremona) this weekend. The fourth round marks the season’s halfway point and there’s still everything to play for!

FIA Formula E: a high-quality entry

The majority of the drivers entered for the FIA Formula E Championship get their first chance to drive the Spark-Renault SRT_01E all-electric racing car as official testing at Donington, England, gets underway today (July 3, 2014). A glance at the records of the 16 confirmed drivers (out of 20) confirms that the inaugural series will be of an extremely high quality, with a long list of top motor racing names.

FIA Formula E: vote for your favourite driver!

An original rule that will allow web-users to influence rounds of the FIA Formula E Championship has been revealed. Ready to race?

Ogier in command at year’s halfway point

With half of the 2014 WRC completed, Sébastien Ogier tops the provisional Drivers’ standings, 50 points clear of Jari-Matti Latvala. The Manufacturers’ classification is led by Volkswagen Motorsport, with a 147-point safety margin over Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT.

Rally Poland: another win for Ogier

The all-gravel Rally Poland saw Sébastien Ogier (VW/Michelin) collect his fifth victory of the season, ahead of team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen (+1m7.7s). Belgium’s Thierry Neuville (+2m13.5s) earned Hyundai Motorsport’s first podium finish, while Michelin notched up its 270th world class success, its first in Poland.

Goodwood: a rookie’s eye view

Organised since 1993, the Goodwood Festival of Speed is internationally acclaimed as one of motorsport’s most prestigious showpieces. It brings together racing and rallying celebrities, plus an exceptional array of two- and four-wheeled competition machinery which attracts one of the biggest crowds of any sporting event in the UK. I will be discovering it for AutoRacingLive.com as a pure rookie.

Rally Poland: a return to central Europe

For the first time since 2010, the FIA World Rally Championship will travel to central Europe this week, while Poland was last visited in 2009. The all-gravel route of the 2014 WRC’s seventh round will take in two countries: Poland and Lithuania. Sébastien Ogier (VW/Michelin) will be first on the road on Day 1, while Robert Kubica can expect a hero’s welcome.

ERC (Ypres): Loix claims ninth Ypres success

Nine is a popular figure for records in motorsport: nine world rally titles for Sébastien Loeb, nine Le Mans victories for Tom Kristensen and, now, nine Ypres Rally victories for Freddy Loix! The Belgian reached that score on Saturday in a Skoda Fabia S2000/Michelin, ahead of compatriot Cédric Cherain (Ford R5) and Germany’s Sepp Wiegand. The event was a tough ordeal for the Peugeot 208 T16 drivers, as well as for the ERC’s provisional leader Esapekka Lappi.

SuperMoto: Czech double-tops for Hermunen (TM-Michelin)

Mauno Hermunen (SHR-TM-Michelin) took both wins at round three of the Supermoto World Championship in the Czech Republic. The Finn has closed the gap to the provisional leader Thomas Chareyre (TM Racing Factory-Michelin) to six points.

Rally Raid: Alessandro Botturi won in Sardinia

Both missing the Pharaon’s rally, third round of the FIM Rally Raid World Championship, the factory Honda and KTM teams were back in Sardinia for the fourth round of the series. Factory teams Yamaha and Sherco were also involved in this race, but it’s finally Alessandro Botturi who won this race on his Husqvarna Michelin.

Enduro: Renet strong leader in the E2

Second round of the Nordic trip, the Grand Prix of Sweden was one of the toughest one of the season, with long and demanding special test sessions. Except Pierre Alexandre Renet (Husqvarna Michelin) no riders were able to secure a double win in Sweden, and there’s an important change in the E3 class as Matthew Phillips (KTM) is the new leader of the series.

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