Belgium’s Jasper Philipsen -- riding for UAE Team Emirates -- got his season off to a promising start with a close second place on Stage 1 of the Santos Tour Down Under.
Young Emirati karting star Rashid Al Dhaheri marked a UAE homecoming race by winning the Dubai O Plate - the UAE’s annual major event for kart races held
Giti Tire completed its inaugural Middle East tour at the world-famous Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit as Dutch driver Joey Alders built up a 48-point lead over Jack Doohan
Qiddiya: Veteran Spanish driver Carlos Sainz won the Dakar Rally for the third time on Friday, finishing with a comfortable winning margin in the first running of the event in Saudi Arabia.
Spanish veteran Carlos Sainz stretched his lead atop the overall Dakar Rally standings by winning the 10th stage through the dunes of Saudi Arabia’s Empty Quarter on Wednesday.
Frenchman Stephane Peterhansel edged defending champion Nasser Al Attiyah by just 15 seconds to win stage nine of the Dakar Rally on Tuesday.
Two-time former Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso finished second behind Frenchman Mathieu Serradori at the eighth stage to register his best result in Dakar Rally
The action in the Dakar Rally was overshadowed by the death of Portuguese motorbike rider Paulo Goncalves, who became the 25th fatality on Sunday. Goncalves met with a fatal accident after 276 kilometres of the seventh stage from Riyadh to Wadi ad-Dawasir.
Formula One is likely to be more predictable this season after teams opted to stick with last year’s tire specification, according to a senior official of a well-known tyre making firm.