Daily News – Monday, March 13th 2023

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Motorcycles BMW Motorrad presents the R 18 B HEAVY DUTY
13.03.2023 Stunning custom bike by customizing icon Fred Kodlin. Anyone who talks about the US customizing scene mentions Fred Kodlin almost in the same breath. For more than 40 years, he has dedicated himself to customizing motorbikes, from radically modified

European Le Mans Series New Track Layout for 4 Hours of Barcelona
13.03.2023 The opening round of the 2023 European Le Mans Series will take place at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Sunday 23 April. In change from the previous three occasions that Europe’s leading endurance championship has visited the Catalan circuit

Finance McLaren Automotive welcomes three new highly experienced industry professionals to its executive management team
13.03.2023 McLaren Automotive today announces the appointment of three new senior leaders to its executive management board, each bringing a wealth of international automotive industry skills and experience. Jorg Laser has joined the company in the role of Ch

IMSA Series PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports ready to defend victory at Mobil1 12 Hours of Sebring
13.03.2023 California-based PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports is gearing up to compete in the 71st edition of The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring race, which will take place on Saturday, March 18, 2023.

IMSA Series The Heart of Racing Looks to Carry Winning Momentum into Sebring 12 Hour
13.03.2023 After starting the 2023 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship off with a win at Daytona, The Heart of Racing (HOR) looks ahead to the second round of IMSA WeatherTech competition at the Mobile 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

News Hyundai launches Venue Cargo light commercial vehicle with spacious, secured load area
13.03.2023 Hyundai Automotive South Africa has launched the Venue Cargo featuring a spacious, secure cargo hold that promises to be a popular small commercial vehicle with a payload of 500 kg and the advantage that a VAT-registered business can claim back value adde

Electric vehicles CAKE and Italika enter partnership on 50,000 units in sales for Mexico
13.03.2023 … and associated manufacturing and assembly for North America CAKE, the Swedish manufacturer of premium lightweight electric motorcycles, has announced a significant partnership with Italika and Citio for electric two-wheel transition and ac

IMSA Series PT Autosport ready for Sebring debut
13.03.2023 The new Porsche Deluxe Carrera Cup North America team will partner with 2022 champs JDX Racing as it builds its top tier program PT Autosport launches its ambitious driver development program this week, as team co-founder Alex Sedgwick takes the whee

Extreme E Extreme E embarks on first Legacy Programme of Season 3
13.03.2023 Ahead of the Desert X Prix in NEOM, Saudi Arabia, Extreme E launched its latest Legacy Programme. Returning to NEOM for the second consecutive year, the sport for purpose championship has taken a two-pronged approach towards its latest Legacy Proj

Rallycross Vranckx set to join 5 Nations BRX Supercar grid with RX2e machine
13.03.2023 Belgian star Viktor Vranckx, the reigning FIA RX2e Champion, will join the Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship 5 Nations Trophy for a selected programme of events in 2023 with his VMV Racing team. The 17-year-old will start his rallycr

Formula1 Pirelli – The tyres on track at Jeddah
13.03.2023 Mario Isola – Motorsport Director “It’s vital to find the right setup and be ready for anything at Jeddah: a track that’s very different to Bahrain” “For the rapid Jeddah track, we have confirmed the same compound choices as last year as the

Events The Classic Car Boot Sale In King’s Cross Gets In Gear For Its Bumper April Edition
13.03.2023 **Paul Weller’s (The Jam) 1972 Mercedes will be on display for the first time at The Classic Car Boot Sale* **A special exhibit of Reliant Robins, Raleigh Chopper bikes and the Reliant Scimitar GTE will be on display to honour industrial designer, To

IMSA Series BMW Customer Racing Teams Provide a Strong Undercard to 12 Hours of Sebring Weekend.
13.03.2023 24 years after the BMW V12 LMR won the 1999 12 Hours of Sebring, and 23 years after the revolutionary prototype last turned a wheel at the classic road racing circuit, BMW

IMSA Series Jr III Racing Kicks Off IMSA WeatherTech Season at Sebring
13.03.2023 Jr III (“Junior-Three”) Racing will head to Sebring International Raceway for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring to kick off its 2023 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship campaign this weekend. The visit to the Florida track marks the second of two ba

Motosport US Series Hunter Lawrence Wins Again at Indianapolis Supercross
13.03.2023 Indianapolis SX AMA Supercross 2023 Round 9 • The Australian extends 250SX East points lead with fourth win in five rounds • Chase Sexton falls while battling for premier-division win

Finance Porsche achieves record figures and starts Road to 20 programme
13.03.2023 Sports car manufacturer successfully concludes year of IPO „In difficult conditions, we achieved the strongest result in the history of Porsche, by some distance.” CEO Oliver Blume and CFO Lutz Meschke are satisfied with the results of the fiscal

Karting The 34th Andrea Margutti Trophy in Lonato with 240 drivers
13.03.2023 The event organized by Parma Motorsport will take place in the weekend of March 19 at the South Garda Karting. Great participation in all caegories. The race is valid for the IKR by FIA Karting. All is set at the South Garda Karting for the 34th An

FIA WEC FIA WEC ready for action in Sebring with seven manufacturers in Hypercar
13.03.2023 Thirty-seven cars belonging to three different classes, including 11 Hypercars from seven manufacturers, will battle it out in the 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship season-opener, the 1000 Miles of Sebring, held at the iconic Florida venue. Las

WRC Rallyes Solberg eyes perfect opportunity to extend his WRC2 lead in Mexico
13.03.2023 RALLY GUANAJUATO MÉXICO, March 16th-19th, 2023 2023 FIA World Rally Championship, round 3 Young Oliver Solberg is the joint leader of the FIA WRC2 Championship after the opening two rounds in Monte-Carlo and Sweden and, with the absence of his c

Formula1 New era of F1® in Schools car design for Aramco F1® in Schools World Finals
13.03.2023 The Aramco F1® in Schools World Finals 2023 will begin a new era of F1® in Schools car design with rule changes introduced to reflect advances in the design of Formula 1® cars. These include a halo device, wider wheels and more intricate front and rear wi

GT Series Six GT racers confirmed for refreshed McLaren Motorsport driver line-up
13.03.2023 McLaren Motorsport refreshes driver line-up for 2023 season Tom Gamble joins Rob Bell and Marvin Kirchhöfer as McLaren Factory Driver New McLaren Junior Pro Driver category for promising young GT drivers; Benjamin Goethe and Nicolai Kjær

UIM Aquabike Aquabikers set to take part in June’s Raid Motonautico Internazionale Pavia-Venezia
13.03.2023 2023 UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship With the opening round of the 2023 UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship, the Regione Sardegna Grand Prix of Italy, still over three months away, Aquabike Promotion (ABP) has been working with Italian officia

24h Series Hankook 12H MUGELLO Did you know…? – Entry list, event details
13.03.2023 • Robert Renauer, Daniel Allemann and Ralf Bohn, collectively, have the most overall wins at the Hankook 12H MUGELLO – three – after winning together with Herberth Motorsport in 2015, 2020 and 2021. The trio will hope to take a record-extending fourth win

24h Series Series champions and 24H DUBAI winners already confirmed for 2023 Hankook 12H MUGELLO
13.03.2023 The clock continues ticking down to the 2023 24H SERIES powered by Hankook European season opener, with only two weeks left to go before race week for this year’s Hankook 12H MUGELLO finally gets underway. With 40 entries already confirmed for CRE

F1H2o Countdown begins to UIM F1H2O World Championship’s return to the Republic of China
13.03.2023 2023 UIM F1 H2O WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP With the official countdown now on to the second round of the 2023 UIM F1H2O World Championship in Zhengzhou on April 28th-20th, H2O Racing is preparing to return to China for the first time since back-to-back ra

OFF ROAD Strenght in depth across all motorcycles classes at Qatar Baja
13.03.2023 2023 Qatar International Baja – March 15th-18th, 2023 FIA World and Middle East Cups for Cross-Country Bajas, round 2 FIM Bajas World Cup, round 2 • Al-Balooshi brings five-point FIM Bajas World Cup lead to Qatar Baja • 14 Veterans, four

Innovation Yamaha Motor Establishes Second Fund for Corporate Venturing
13.03.2023 Exploring technologies and opportunities aimed at new business domain expansion and securing competitive advantages Yamaha Motor announced today the establishment of the second Yamaha Motor Exploratory Fund, L.P. II – a company-financed 10-year fun

Formula1 Valtteri Bottas picks up his Giulia GTAm
13.03.2023 • The Finnish driver of the Alfa Romeo F1 Team picked up his personal Giulia GTAm, the ultimate expression of the Alfa Romeo’s style, mechanics and sportiness. • Valtteri Bottas fully joins the heart of the passionate Alfa Romeo “Tribe”: from today h

FIA WEC Alpine Elf Endurance Team enjoys a productive Prologue at Sebring
13.03.2023 Alpine Elf Endurance Team officially launched its new FIA World Endurance Championship campaign this weekend. The Prologue allowed the six A-arrowed brand drivers to get back behind the wheel of the Alpine A470 at Sebring International Raceway.

FIA WEC Alpine Elf Endurance Team quotes after Sebring Prologue
13.03.2023 André Negrão “It’s awesome to be back at Sebring, where we have fond memories after our win last year. The Prologue went well and we were able to try a lot of things, working on our race pace. Our times are not representative, and we keep improving s

FIA WEC Toyota Gazoo Racing driver quotes after Sebring Prologue
13.03.2023 1000 Miles of Sebring: Prologue 11-12 March 2023 Sunday, March 13th 2023 Kamui Kobayashi (Team Principal and driver, car #7): “Things have gone smoothly so far here in Sebring. Testing went quite well and the lap times look good but obviously this

FIA WEC TOYOTA GAZOO Racing sets Sebring Prologue pace
13.03.2023 1000 Miles of Sebring: Prologue Sunday, March 13th 2023 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing is ready to take on an exciting field of Hypercar challengers for its FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) title defence following a productive two-day Prologue test in

FIA WEC Porsche 963 covers more than 2,600 test kilometres at the FIA WEC prologue
13.03.2023 Prologue, FIA World Endurance Championship WEC Sebring (USA) • Porsche Penske Motorsport heads to the first WEC race well prepared • The new Porsche 963 turns 433 laps on the bumpy circuit

FIM Motocross Fernandez and Geerts crowned on the first outing of the season in Argentina
13.03.2023 The first round of the FIM Motocross World Championship went in a flash and witnessed an incredible fight for the podium in both MXGP and MX2 categories. In the end it was Team HRC’s Ruben Fernandez and Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing MX2 Tea

FIM Motocross Golden Geerts Goes Unbeaten at MX2 Season Opener with Benistant Taking Third and Elzinga Fifth
13.03.2023 The Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 team enjoyed an impeccable start to the season at the opening round of the FIM Motocross World Championship in Villa La Angostura, Argentina. Jago Geerts went unbeaten all weekend to start his 2023 MX2 title c

FIM Motocross Herlings and Adamo open 2023 MXGP with podium silverware in Argentina
13.03.2023 MXGP 2023 Round 1 of 19, Neuquen, Argentina The Grand Prix of Argentina launched the 2023 FIM MXGP Motocross World Championship with a packed attendance at the Neuquen circuit close to the small town of Villa la Angostura in Patagonia.

FIM Motocross Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Focuses on Positives after Challenging Season Opener
13.03.2023 The Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP team showed good speed at the opening round of the FIM Motocross World Championship in Villa La Angostura, Argentina, despite the overall result not reflecting the team’s true potential. Maxime Renaux leaves Argentin

FIM Motocross Fabulous Ruben Fernandez wins opening round of the 2023 MXGP World Championship
12.03.2023 MXGP of Patagonia-Argentina MXGP 2023 Round 1 With a stunning second moto victory, Ruben Fernandez took the overall win at the MXGP of Patagonia-Argentina, sparking scenes of delight as he crossed the line in what was his debut ride for Team

Karting Great “first” of the WSK Open Series in Lonato – results
12.03.2023 The opening of the series at the South Garda Karting was won by Van Walstijn in KZ2, Hoogendoorn in MINI Gr.3, Venant in MINI Gr.3 U10, Coronel in X30 Junior and Carenini in X30 Senior. The WSK Open Series had a great debut at the South Garda Kart

American Series Successful VP Racing SportsCar Challenge weekend for Sean Creech Motorsport
12.03.2023 Lance Willsey earns two fourth place finishes as the team gains valuable information ahead of next weekend’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Sean Creech Motorsport (SCM) came to the VP Racing SportsCar Challenge double header at Sebring Internation

Extreme E Podium double in the desert for Veloce Racing
12.03.2023 Taylor and Hansen star in Saudi Extreme E season opener Veloce Racing celebrated its best ever Extreme E weekend as the British squad took a phenomenal victory and second place finish from the Desert X Prix doubleheader in NEOM, Saudi Arabia (11-12

MotoGP Francesco Bagnaia tops the timesheets in the final pre-season test at Portimao
12.03.2023 MotoGP Portimao Test – March 2023 Sunday 12 March 2023 – Sixth quickest time for Enea Bastianini – Seven Desmosedici GPs in the first eight places of the standings at the end of two days of testing in Portugal

FIA WEC WEC Prologue Free Practice 4 classification – Toyota #8 fastest out
12.03.2023 FIA WEC PROLOGUE SEBRING Sunday, March 12th 2023 1 8 In Hypercar H Toyota Gazoo Racing HARTLEY Brendon Toyota GR010 HYBRID#8

MotoGP 2023 MOTOGP™ prep almost complete with second and final pre-season test in Portugal
12.03.2023 Two days of intense testing work brought the 2023 MotoGP pre-season to a conclusion for Red Bull KTM Factory Racing at the Algarve International Circuit. Brad Binder and Jack Miller sifted through

MotoGP Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Make Steps on Final 2023 Testing Day
12.03.2023 Today Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP‘s Fabio Quartararo and Franco Morbidelli concluded the final day of 2023 pre-season testing. The teammates got in as many laps as possible at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve and wrapped up the Portimão MotoGP Offi

MotoGP LCR Honda CASTROL rider Alex Rins completes the last preseason test at Portimao
12.03.2023 The last test before the start of the season has finished at the Autodromo do Algarve for Alex Rins and the LCR Honda CASTROL. Despite the final position on the standings (15th), there are some positive elements to point out, as Alex admits feeling m

MotoGP LCR Honda IDEMITSU rider Takaaki Nakagami finishes the last test at Portimao
12.03.2023 The last test before the start of the season has finished at the Autodromo do Algarve for Takaaki Nakagami and the LCR Honda IDEMITSU. Despite the final position on the standings (20th), there are some positive elements to point out, as Nakagami has notic

MotoGP 0.016s between Repsol Honda Team duo after five days of MotoGP testing
12.03.2023 Portimao Test MotoGP 2023 Sunday in Portimao saw both Repsol Honda Team riders focus on time attacks, Sprint race runs and refinements as Joan Mir ends the test in 13th with Marc Marquez just behind in 14th.

MotoGP Portimao Test Combined Times
12.03.2023 MOTOGP official test Portimao, Algarve Sunday, March 12th 2023 1 BAGNAIA Francesco 62 ITA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 1’37.968 2 ZARCO Johann 5

MotoGP Bagnaia reigns, Quartararo gains MotoGP test day 2 at Portimao
12.03.2023 Pecco, Zarco, Quartararo, Marini… the list of lap time heroes goes on as pre-season comes to a hectic close at Portimao Another day, another set of timesheets… and the last one before we go racing! The final day of pre-season is in the books