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Gwadar Off-Road Rally: Drivers compete for supremacy in stock category

Three women and an Iranian driver also took part in the race

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October 21, 2018


First ever women’s car racing competition to be launched in 2019

Women are slowly breaking gender barriers in the world of motor-sports

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October 11, 2018


60 motorcyclists arrested for one-wheeling in Karachi

Reporting by Shahnavaz Ali The Karachi police arrested more than 60 motorcyclists for one-wheeling and racing on Sharae Faisal. They registered cases against them The riders, many of them underage, denied they were racing. “We were out for some work and they arrested us.” Section 188 of the Pakistan Penal Code authorises SHOs to register…

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March 11, 2018


Meet Marina–Karachi’s stunt girl who defies death on a heavy bike

KARACHI: You may have seen Karachi’s young boys pull off dramatic stunts on bikes in the metropolis but a girl doing the same seems to be unheard of. Meet Marina–a Karachiite who defies death on a heavy bike by pulling off amazing stunts. Her skills include driving a bike while standing on its side or…

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November 21, 2017


WATCH: Trailer of Need For Speed Payback

The trailer for the upcoming racing game Need For Speed Payback was released. The game will be released on 10th November, 2017.

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June 4, 2017


Saad Ali seeks Formula 1 glory

ISLAMABAD: Saad Ali is in pole position to become Pakistan’s first Formula 1 driver, a seemingly impossible target in a country with no race tracks and where all sport sponsorship money is poured into the national obsession — cricket. The 28-year-old faces significant hurdles before he can become one of 22 elite drivers at the…

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March 29, 2016


Car racer dodged a certain death

It was sheer luck that he escaped a certain death. Pedro Piquet, son of former Formula One driver Nelson Piquet met an accident as his car speedily flips nine times during the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge in Brazil on Sunday. The 17-year-old racer was taken to hospital for observation but he was declared unharmed apart…

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September 24, 2015


Pakistan's very own Top Gun sets pulses racing on social media

LE BOURGET: A Pakistani pilot got pulses racing on social media on Monday after photos from the Paris Air Show reminded some of Top Gun star Tom Cruise. Squadron Leader Yaser Mudasser became an unwitting Twitter star after shots circulated of him showing off Pakistan's new JF-17 Thunder fighter jet to a diplomat. But Mudasser…

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June 15, 2015


Motor racing-Webber survives high-speed crash in Brazil

SAO PAULO: Former Formula One driver Mark Webber had a lucky escape from a high-speed crash at the World Endurance series race in Brazil. The 38-year-old Australian's Porsche 911 made contact with Matteo Cressoni's Ferrari on the final corner of the six-hour race in Sao Paulo and slammed into a track barrier. Webber, quit Formula…

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December 1, 2014


Justin Bieber charged with drunk driving, drag racing in Florida

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA: Teen pop star Justin Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach early on Thursday on a drunken driving charge after he was caught drag racing on a main thoroughfare in a rented yellow Lamborghini, police said.The 19-year-old Canadian singer initially resisted arrest, cursed at police officers and later told them he had consumed…

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January 23, 2014


New racing series to sell electric cars to sceptics

LONDON: There's a new kid on the block in motor racing this year, a quieter cousin to the brash Formula One, and it has the lofty aim of helping to get consumers to embrace electric cars.Featuring teams backed by Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio and British entrepreneur Richard Branson's Virgin Group, Formula E will stage its…

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January 17, 2014


Motor racing-After 'Rush', F1 safety hits the screens

LONDON: Francois Cevert had the most piercing blue eyes, the presence of a movie star and a Gallic charm that melted hearts wherever he went.Those eyes, that gaze glimpsed through the visor slit of a 1970s helmet, are still haunting in the Formula One documentary '1; Life on the Limit' due to be released in…

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December 27, 2013


'Rush' screenwriter inspired by rivalry, not Formula One racing

LOS ANGELES: The fast-paced and adrenaline-filled drama “Rush” may be one of the most engaging films about the world of Formula One racing, but British screenwriter Peter Morgan says he couldn't be less of a fan of the elite motor sport.Morgan, a two-time best-writing Oscar nominee for 2006's “The Queen” and 2008's “Frost/Nixon,” simply wanted…

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September 26, 2013


Motor racing-Alonso the main man at Monza

ROME: Fernando Alonso is the man who can make the red wave of Ferrari fans truly happy at Monza's 'Pista Magica', Italy's revered cathedral of speed that is also Formula One's fastest circuit, this weekend.A Ferrari one-two would be a dream scenario for the 'tifosi', with Brazilian Felipe Massa needing his best result in almost…

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September 4, 2013


Motor racing-Red Bull confirm Ricciardo for 2014

LONDON: Australian Daniel Ricciardo will replace compatriot Mark Webber at Formula One world champions Red Bull next year, announced the team.Red Bull team principal Christian Horner said the 24-year-old, who will partner Germany's triple champion Sebastian Vettel under a multi-year agreement, was “going to be a big star of the future”.The decision ended speculation about…

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September 3, 2013


Motor racing-Australian Formula Ford series ends after 43 years

SYDNEY: The Australian Formula Ford championship, which helped nurture the talent of Formula One driver Mark Webber, will come to an end at the end of its 43rd season this year, organisers said on Wednesday.The nationwide series lost funding from the Ford motor company last year and had become financially unviable, the Confederation of Australian…

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August 28, 2013


Motor racing-McLaren say no talks with Raikkonen…yet

LONDON: McLaren considered signing Kimi Raikkonen last year but there have been no talks – so far – with their former driver since last season, team principal Martin Whitmarsh said on Tuesday.Raikkonen, the 2007 Formula One champion with Ferrari who is now with Lotus, is at the heart of paddock gossip with the driver market…

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August 27, 2013


Motor racing-McLaren back away from talk of winning races

LONDON: Misfiring McLaren have backed away from talk of winning a race this Formula One season and say doing so will be a 'real challenge'.The British-based team's managing director Jonathan Neale told reporters ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix that it would be a tall order to expect to see Jenson Button or Mexican Sergio…

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August 22, 2013


Motor racing-Indian GP to miss a year, aiming for 2015 return

NEW DELHI: The Indian Formula One Grand Prix will be dropped from next year's calendar with organisers targeting a return in 2015, they said on.”If Formula One Management wants us to hold our race in March 2015 we don't have any problem with that,” said Sameer Gaur, chief executive of local promoter Jaypee Sports International…

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August 1, 2013


Motor racing-Second is best in race without a winner

LONDON: Runners-up may be 'first of the losers' in motor racing parlance but, as Canadian Robert Wickens has discovered, some races have no winners either.An appeal court in Frankfurt has upheld the disqualification of Swedish winner Mattias Ekstroem in a German Touring Car championship (DTM) race but decided not to promote second-place finisher Wickens, who…

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July 31, 2013


Motor racing-Ferrari rebuke Alonso on his birthday

BUDAPEST: Ferrari dealt Fernando Alonso a rare public rebuke on his birthday on Monday for critical comments after Sunday's Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix.”All the great champions who have driven for Ferrari have always been asked to put the interests of the team above their own,” the team website ( quoted president Luca di Montezemolo…

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July 30, 2013