Category Archives: Motor sport

90 years of speedway in Cardiff

As the British Speedway Grand Prix returns to Cardiff, our senior consultant, Andrew Weltch, author of the history of Speedway in Wales, looks at the arrival of the sport in the city 90 years ago. Top-level speedway has become an … Continue reading

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World Rallycross to switch on electric championship

It has been clear for some time that the days of petrol and diesel cars are numbered – not just on the roads, but on the race tracks too, writes Weltch Media senior consultant, Andrew Weltch. Reports that World Rallycross … Continue reading

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Dakar feat shows EVs are not just for cities

If you think electric vehicles (EVs) are just for puttering around town (slowly), you haven’t been paying attention.

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Racing by numbers – analysing the WEC

Guest blogger James Foster does some number-crunching, as he reflects on the 2014 World Endurance Car Championship.

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An emotional farewell to the Master

Stock car racing, especially the British version of hard-hitting short-track action, doesn’t often have much room for emotion. But that wasn’t the case when the sport said farewell to one of its greatest exponents.

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Another World Cup – on motorbikes

Did FIFA’s World Cup leave you wanting more? Can’t wait another four years? Well, there’s another World Cup around the corner – the speedway version.

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Speedway celebrities – the first real sporting stars?

It may seem that the sporting “star” is a phenomenon of our time – almost any sports person thought to merit a mention in the media seems to be dubbed a “star”. We may think it wasn’t like that in … Continue reading

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Speedway teams slow out of the gates in social media race

The UK’s top speedway teams have picked up some social media speed since our last check a year ago, but they are still behind other sports and really need to listen more.

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Oval track racing – motor sport’s best-kept secret

Think of motor racing, and for most people the image that comes to mind is probably Formula One. That’s hardly surprising when the UK’s mainstream media ignores virtually everything else. But most motor racing is very different, and perhaps its … Continue reading

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F1 roars over to Sky Sports – why the upset?

As Sky Sports’ new Formula 1 channel goes live, we wonder – why were people so upset?

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