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Mitch Evans wins Mexico City Formula ePrix
  Easy win over da Costa and Buemi
After starting second, Panasonic Jaguar Racing's Mitch Evans emerged victorious after a flawless race in Mexico City. Following Evans was DS Techeetah's Antonio Felix da Costa, while Nissan e.dams' Sebastian Buemi rounded off the podium in third. Here's how it all happened.
Bentley breaks through for Bathurst 12H win
  Beats McLaren and Mercedes
After five years of trying, close-calls and heartbreak, Bentley has finally won at Bathurst. The storied British brand triumphed in another dramatic, record-breaking Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour at Mount Panorama; breaking not only their own Mount Panorama drought but quite literally bringing the rain down as well. Driven by French drivers Jules Gounon, Maxime Soulet and South African Jordan Pepper, the No 7 Bentley Team M Sport entry started eleventh but headed a majority of the race.
Defending champ Campbell wins pole for Bathurst 12H
  Crashes mar Bathurst 12-Hour
The Matt Campbell Mount Panorama fairy-tale continues unabated; the Queensland driver and Porsche hero taking a stunning Pole Position for the 2020 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour in today’s Pirelli Top-10 shootout. In a dramatic and often car-breaking day that saw several cars crash heavily in a series of incidents at the top of Mount Panorama, Campbell survived the carnage to qualify fastest and then convert that to pole position in the Shootout. 
Four of the best racing tracks in Montana
  Not known for racing, this state has more than meets the eye
The state of Montana in the U.S.A. is not known as a destination for motor racing, but there are more tracks than you might realize and some hidden jewels. The state has several exciting race tracks, most of which are set against spectacular mountain backdrops. This article highlights four of the best race tracks that you can visit in Montana. You can also visit if you’re looking to start wagering on races.
Shirley wins 2020 Wild West Shootout again
  13th Annual Wild West Shootout in Arizona
Following the six nights of incredibly hot racing action during the 13th Annual Wild West Shootout last year, fans have been eagerly waiting for this year’s event. In 2020, this lucrative series started on Saturday, 11th January, and it’s expected to run until Sunday, 19th January. That translates to a week of unlimited racing entertainment and lots of betting opportunities for punters. You can browse and learn more about online sports if you’re new to online betting.
Andretti/BMW's Guenther wins Santiago ePrix
  Seals the win in final lap dash in Santiago scorcher
BMW i Andretti Motorsport's Max Guenther clinched a hard-earned victory in the scorching heat of Santiago after a fierce battle with DS Techeetah's Antonio Felix da Costa. Coming in third was Poleman and Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver Mitch Evans.
Jaguar's Evans dominates chaotic Qualifying
  Formula E - ahead of Santiago showdown
Panasonic Jaguar Racing's Mitch Evans made it through a challenging Qualifying session to snatch the Julius Baer Pole Position for the first time in the 2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship. Trailing Evans is BMW i Andretti Motorsport's Max Guenther, who starts ahead of Mahindra Racing's Pascal Wehrlein and NIO 333's Oliver Turvey in fourth. Rounding off Super Pole was former champ and Nissan e.dams' Sebastian Buemi, who started on Pole here in Santiago last year. 
Sainz Sr, Brabec win 2020 Dakar Rally
  Sainz gets 3rd win, first for American Ricky Brabec
Two-time World Rally champion Carlos Sainz Sr has won this third Dakar Rally victory, held in Saudi Arabia for the first time ever. Sainz finished more than six minutes ahead of defending winner Nasser Al-Attiyah after 12 stages. Ricky Brabec (Hesperia, California, USA) becomes the first ever American rider to clinch the Dakar Rally in the Bike category. The rider concluded this year’s edition with two stage victories, in a rally which he led uninterruptedly from stage three.
Dakar Stage 11:Peterhansel wins, Sainz Leads
  Brabec holds onto Bike lead
Defending Dakar champion Stephane Peterhansel set the pace in Stage 11 of the 2020 Dakar Rally, but X-raid Mini stablemate Carlos Sainz Sr retains a healthy lead ahead of the marathon's final stage. Al-Attiyah will enter the marathon finale as Sainz's nearest rival and with a six-second gap to Peterhansel, who will be running ahead on the road. American Ricky Brabec holds on to the overall leadership of the 2020 Dakar Rally in the Bike category but Chilean rider Pablo Quintanilla is not giving up having won again today.
Sainz regains control on stage 10 as Alonso barrel rolls
  Honda Riders 1-2-3 in Stage 10
Two-time winner Carlos Sainz Sr. regained control of the 2020 Dakar Rally car category from his long-time rivals Nasser Al-Attiyah and Stephane Peterhansel after they lost over 10 minutes each to the Spaniard during Wednesday's stage 10. Sainz Sr. has taken a commanding lead in the 2020 edition of the Dakar Rally after topping stage 10, which was suspended before the halfway point. Barreda, Brabec and Benavides occupied the top three Bike places in the tenth stage of the 2020 Dakar Rally to confirm Monster Energy Honda Team’s intentions for the overall victory. 
Dakar Stage 9: Sainz clings on to lead, Peterhansel wins
  Quintanilla wins Stage 9 for Bikes
The Dakar Rally continues to head towards the east of the Arabian peninsula with the camp for the ninth stage situated in Haradh. The assistants will remain at this point for the coming three days – the final bivouac before the rally concludes in Qiddiyah. Defending Dakar champion Stephane Peterhansel won his third stage of the 2020 Dakar Rally, as Nasser Al-Attiyah cut rally leader Carlos Sainz Sr's lead to almost nothing. In Bikes Pablo Quintanilla took his and Husqvarna's first stage win of the 2020 Dakar Rally.
An awkward tribute to Paolo Goncalves
  by Andrew Maitland
Death in motor racing is sad, but it is also an awkward thing. Every single time it happens - the latest being the 40-year-old Paolo Goncalves at the notoriously dangerous off-road Dakar Rally on Monday - we all dutifully talk about being saddened by the terrible "tragedy" of it all. "Tragic Dakar death", exclaimed Fox Sports. "A tragic crash" in the deserts surrounding Layla, Saudi Arabia, added. Goncalves "died trying to achieve the dream of winning one of the hardest and most dangerous rally events in the world."
Dakar Stage 8: Serradori surprise winner, Alonso 2nd
  Sainz Sr. still leads. Bikes cancelled for Stage
The 2020 Dakar Rally continued its relentless journey across Saudi Arabia on Stage 8 of the classic desert race. Leads came and went as competitors were forced to navigate a series of dunes amid spectacular scenery. It was another pulsating day of action in the car race with the leading trio even closer together after Stage 8. Race leader Carlos Sainz Sr. (ESP) saw his advantage cut to less than seven minutes on the 477-kilometer loop stage around the Wadi Al-Dawasir bivouac.
Sainz Sr. wins his 3rd Dakar Stage, extends lead
  American Brabec maintains lead in Bikes
Carlos Sainz Sr. has won his third stage of the 2020 Dakar Rally to further extend his advantage at the top of the general classification. Sainz's advantage over reigning champion Nasser Al-Attiyah in the overall standings is now 10 minutes. American Ricky Brabec lost time to teammate Joan Barreda in stage 7 but remains in control of the overall Bike standings by 24 min.
Dakar reaches halfway with Sainz Sr & Brabec leading
  Peterhansel and Brabec take Stage 6 wins
The 2020 Dakar Rally has taken competitors on a grueling 3,700km route between Jeddah and Riyadh, and we’re only at the halfway mark! The offroaders that remain in the race will now take a well-deserved Rest Day before tackling six more challenging stages before the checkered flag falls in Qiddiya. The three-way battle between Dakar legends Carlos Sainz (ESP), Nasser Al-Attiyah (QAT) and Stephane Peterhansel (FRA) continues to intensify in the car race. On Stage 6 it was the turn of Peterhansel to lead home the frontrunners, but Sainz and Al-Attiyah were both able to minimize any lost time.
Dakar Day 5: Sainz Sr. scorches to a second stage win
  Brabec controls the Bikes and remains leader after the fifth stage
Former champions both exited and returned to the 2020 Dakar Rally on a wild Stage 5 dominated by sandy terrain. With the Rest Day in Riyadh now just one day away, we’re witnessing world class offroaders assert their authority at the 42nd edition of the world’s toughest rally. Carlos Sainz Sr, Toby Price, Cyril Despres and Dmitry Sotnikov all bagged victories but Sam Sunderland suffered a heavy crash and is out of the race.
The Story Of Porsche: Formula E
  Start From Zero
A film team spent several months accompanying the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team on its road to the first fully-electric racing series in the world. The fascinating documentary “Road to Formula E” is available now here. The 26-minute video not only reviews the most important milestones and the successful debut at the Diriyah E-Prix in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), but also offers viewers new and exclusive insights into the world of Porsche Motorsport.
Peterhansel sizzles while Alonso fizzles on Day 4 of Dakar
  Brabec still leads in Bikes
13-time Dakar winner Stephane Peterhansel became the fourth different driver to top a stage in the 2020 Dakar Rally, as Nasser Al-Attiyah halved the gap to leader Carlos Sainz Sr. Further down the rankings, Toyota Gazoo Racing's Fernando Alonso showed none of the speed and bravery of the previous stage, with his pace fizzling out midway through this stage. 
Sainz Sr. takes Dakar lead on Day 3
  American Brabec wins in Bike category
#305 Mini driver Carlos Sainz Sr has taken the lead of the 2020 Dakar Rally after topping the third stage on Tuesday over the 265-mile loop around Neom. His final winning margin on the day was three minutes and 31 seconds over reigning champion Nasser Al-Attiyah, and he heads the Toyota driver by five minutes in the overall classification. Ricky Brabec wanted to make a statement of intent on the loop around Neom and rose to the challenge seamlessly. Despite tricky terrain and difficult navigation, the American methodically left his rivals in his wake to triumph with a big lead over the rest of the pack, allowing him to take command of the rally.
Minis run 1-2-3 as Alonso 11th after Day 1
  2020 Dakar Rally
The 2020 Dakar Rally has burst into life with an opening stage that gave competitors a stern wake up call - 319 kilometres against the clock. The first ever Dakar stage to be held in Saudi Arabia represented a new start for all 342 vehicles entered into the rally.  Mini-driver Vaidotas Zala became the first overall leader of the 2020 Dakar Rally, finishing the opening stage first in what was a top-three sweep for Mini. It was his first career stage win. Legendary Dakar driver and teammate Stephane Peterhansel came in second and Carlos Sainz, father of McLaren F1 driver Carlos Sainz Jr. came in third. 
The Porsche Formula E race simulator is high-tech
  It helps the Porsche team plan for all circumstances
The Porsche racing simulator is one of the most up to date in the world. A hungry high-tech monster that feeds on data. That’s where factory driver Neel Jani practices the energy management so critical in Formula E. Resembling a giant spider with black, hydraulic legs, the three-meter-high structure rests on a nineteen-ton steel plate. The system fills the large, windowless room. 
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