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The British driver John Surtees died aged 83

The British driver John Surtees, who won the 1964 Formula One championship for Ferrari to become the only man to win world titles on two and four wheels, died on Friday aged 83. He started over 100 F1 grands prix, winning six, in a career which took him to Ferrari, Cooper, and Honda. During the 1970s he also designed, built and raced his own Team Surtees F1, F2, and F5000 cars.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Motor Sports

22 injured after the NASCAR race at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia

30 minutes after the NASCAR race at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia, Sunday, a driver jumped a traffic .line. Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corrine Geller said the driver of a Chevrolet SSR convertible in the handicapped parking area outside Turn 2 attempted to pass a Jeep while waiting in post-race traffic, then struck a crowd of pedestrians.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Motor Sports

Car crash at a motorsport championship with autonomous electrically powered vehicles

An accident occurred ahead of the start of the latest Roborace Formula E electric car race in Buenos Aires the last weekend. "One of the cars was trying to perform a manoeuvre, and it went really full-throttle and took the corner quite sharply and caught the edge of the barrier," Roborace's chief marketing officer Justin Cooke told the media.

  • Written by Jerry Seward
  • Category: Motor Sports

Two competitors dead at MotoAmerica Superbike Superstock 1000 race at Laguna Seca

A multi-bike incident occurred at the start of the MotoAmerica Superbike Superstock 1000 race at Laguna Seca on Sunday. It resulted in the deaths of two competitors: Bernat Martinez, 35, of Alberic, Valencia and Daniel Rivas Fernandez,27, of Moana Galicia, both from Spain. Daniel Rivas had just launched his BMW S1000RR from row three of the grid when his bike lost power and slowed suddenly. Rivas was struck by at least one rider.

  • Written by Jerry Seward
  • Category: Motor Sports

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