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Lewis Hamilton takes Singapore pole in thriller

Daniel Johnson No wonder Nico Rosberg exclaimed "damn it!" over the radio. Fierce rival Lewis Hamilton had just pipped him to pole position by the tiniest of margins - seven thousands of a second to be precise - in...

Lewis Hamilton takes pole in Singapore, Daniel Ricciardo third

Daniel Ricciardo, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg after the qualifying session for Sunday's grand prix..

Daniel Ricciardo qualified third fastest for the Singapore Grand Prix on Saturday as Formula One leaders Mercedes completed another sweep of the front row.

Ricciardo can shine under Singapore's bright lights

Singapore sling: Daniel Ricciardo in his formula one car.

Mark Fogarty, Singapore The only things that shine brighter than Daniel Ricciardo's beaming smile at the Marina Bay street circuit in Singapore are the track's dazzling floodlights.

Grooming F1 drivers has pitfalls

Brad Spurgeon The concept of a formula one team taking a young driver from go-karting or the lower levels of car racing and nurturing his career, paying his racing costs and grooming him to reach the pinnacle of...

Team Penske to shake up V8 Supercars scene

Ultimate road roacer: Former V8 Supercars champion Marcos Ambrose is set to return to the series.

Stephen Ottley and David McCowen Roger Penske, Dick Johnson and Marcos Ambrose are set to rock the sport.

Jann Mardenborough has the right stuff to go from gamer to Formula One racer

Roar talent: Mardenborough had never raced a car before 2011.

Stephen Ottley Can you turn a computer game player into a real-life racing car driver? Yes, and he might even be good enough for formula one.

Daniel Ricciardo targets podium ahead of Sebastian Vettel in Singapore Grand Prix

John O'Brien Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo believes he can get back on the formula one podium in Singapore on Sunday after his winning streak ended in Italy two weeks ago.

Radios set to go quiet for Singapore Grand Prix

A-OK: Daniel Ricciardo has welcomed the new emphasis on drivers' input.

Mark Fogarty The big talking point ahead of Sunday night's Singapore Grand Prix is the new restrictions on what drivers and their teams can discuss in two-way radio conversations.

Daniel Ricciardo's title hopes hinge on Singapore

If Daniel Ricciardo is going to win this year's Formula One world championship, something good needs to come of the next two races.

Australian teen Jack Miller signs for MotoGP with LCR Honda

The big jump ... Jack Miller will move to MotoGP

Alan Baldwin Australian teenager Jack Miller will make the big step up from Moto3 to ride in MotoGP next season, the LCR Honda team run by former racer Lucio Cecchinello has announced.

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Penske move into V8 Supercars injects life into Dick Johnson Racing

Roger Penske, 77, (left, seen with Penske Racing driver Ryan Briscoe of Australia) is an icon of American racing and a business titan, running a multibillion-dollar automotive and transport empire that spans the globe.

Mark Fogarty Leading American team owner Roger Penske’s move into V8 Supercars is good for the sport – and especially good for Australian motor racing legend Dick Johnson.

Rally Australia in pole position as world motor sport championship

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Mark Fogarty Australia is one of only four countries to host rounds of all the main motor sport world championships.

Valentino Rossi wins San Marino MotoGP, Marc Marquez crashes

Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi speeds away as Honda's Marc Marquez takes a tumble in the San Marino MotoGP on Sunday.

Italian MotoGP great Valentino Rossi wins the San Marino Grand Prix for Yamaha.

Former champion Marcos Ambrose set to return to V8 Supercars next year

Marcos Ambrose talks to NASCAR president Mike Helton during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday.

Mark Fogarty Former champion Marcos Ambrose is set to return to V8 Supercars next year to lead an assault by legendary American team owner Roger Penske.

Endurance races are Mark Winterbottom's last chance to end Jamie Whincup’s V8 Supercars hegemony

Mark Fogarty If Mark Winterbottom is going to end Jamie Whincup’s V8 Supercars title reign, he will have to find more speed – and a lot more luck – in the endurance races that traditionally...

Jamie Whincup earns back-to-back Sandown wins

Paul Dumbrell and Jamie Whincup celebrate.

Jamie Whincup and Paul Dumbrell have crushed all comers to the Sandown 500 in emphatic fashion.

Marcos Ambrose leaving NASCAR to return home

Marcos Ambrose is set to return to Australia.

Twice Australian V8 champion Marcos Ambrose has informed Richard Petty Motorsports he will leave NASCAR at the end of this season and return home.

Pole position for Whincup at Sandown

V8 Supercar pacesetter Jamie Whincup in his Holden at Sandown on Saturday.

Mark Fogarty It is no surprise that V8 Supercars champion Jamie Whincup will start the Sandown 500 from pole position. He is, after all, the modern master of the qualifying lap.

Jari-Matti Latvala in front by four seconds at World Rally Championship

Jari-Matti Latvala at the WRC.

Jari-Matti Latvala has eased out to a four-second advantage over world champion Sebestien Ogier after Saturday's two stages at the World Rally Championship.

Formula E championship starts in controversial style after last lap crash for Nico Prost

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The new Formula E championship has got off to a controversial start in Beijing with a last lap incident between Nico Prost and Nick Heidfeld proving that electric car racing can be just as dangerous...