Sports Cars
Jan 19

WRC: World Champ Ogier Wins Season-Opening Monte Carlo Rally

Sebastien Ogier pushed through tough conditions to win the season-opening Monte Carlo WRC Rally. (Photo: Getty Images)

pushed through tough conditions to win the season-opening Monte Carlo Rally. (Photo: Getty Images)

World Champion Sebastien Ogier of France protected his overnight lead to win the season-opening in treacherous conditions on Saturday.

Ogier won three of the five stages on Friday to climb from fourth and take the overnight lead, and extended it as the weather conditions became progressively worse, with first snow then heavy rain and fog making it particularly difficult for the drivers in the two night sessions.

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Jan 17

WRC: Kubica Retires From Season-Opening Monte Carlo Rally; Ogier Leads

French driver Sebastien Ogier leads after the second day of the Monte Carlo Rally. (Photo: Getty Images)

French driver leads after the second day of the . (Photo: Getty Images)

World Champion Sebastien Ogier won three of five stages Friday to take the lead in the season-opening Monte Carlo Rally, while had to retire after skidding off the road on the second day of the race.

Ogier led fellow Frenchman by 51.1 seconds. of Britain slipped to third, 1 minute, 38 seconds off the lead. Mads Ostberg of Norway and of Finland rounded out the top five.

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Jan 15

SportsCars: Here It Is — The Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Race Car

Chevrolet Corvette C7.R (Photo by John F. Martin for Chevrolet)

The Chevrolet C7.R is ready to make its sportscar racing debut. (Photo: John F. Martin for Chevrolet)

New General Motors president Dan Ammann has unveiled the Chevrolet Corvette C7.R race car – co-developed with the all-new 2015 Corvette Z06, which also made its world debut Jan. 13 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mich.

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Jan 13

FOX Sports Offers Multi-Platform, Flag-To-Flag Coverage For Rolex 24 At Daytona

2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Daytona Testing (Photo: Michael L. Levitt / LAT Photo USA)

The recently tested at Daytona.
(Photo: Michael L. Levitt/LAT Photo USA)

The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship make its debut in grand style, taking the green flag at the 52nd running of the iconic Rolex 24 of Daytona Jan. 25-26, with the Sports family of networks delivering 15 hours of live coverage, beginning Saturday, Jan. 25 at 2 PM ET on .

Field of Motor Sports All-Stars Competes for First TUDOR United SportsCar Championship! FOX, , , FOX Sports GO Combine to Cover Entire 24 Hours

Bob Varsha once again leads a broadcast booth that includes Calvin Fish, Dorsey Schroeder, Brian Till, Tommy Kendall and Justin Bell. Chris Neville, Jamie Howe, Andrew Marriott and Matt Yocum report from the pits.

“There’s lots of reasons why the atmosphere in the garage at the Rolex 24 at Daytona is unlike any other race, and the stellar driver lineup is first among them,” Varsha said. “To be honest, we try hard on the television side to make sure the full-season drivers don’t feel they’re being ignored when Daytona becomes the racing version of a red carpet premiere. But we probably shouldn’t worry, because the series regulars naturally want to race against the best competition, and the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship has made it easier than ever to bring together that pool of driving talent from around the world. It’s fun to watch the drivers interact at the track, knowing that each has just one goal in mind, and that is winning a Rolex.”

Second-day coverage of the twice-around-the-clock event begins Sunday, Jan. 26 at 7 AM ET on FOX Sports 1 and runs through the conclusion at Daytona International Speedway.

Overnight coverage from the event is live-streamed on FOX Sports GO from Jan. 25 at 9 PM ET to Jan. 26 at 7 AM ET, with live on-board coverage from multiple vehicles streaming throughout the event on SPEED: the Motors on FOX Blog.

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Jan 12

Dakar Rally: Carlos Sainz Wins Seventh Stage

Carlos Sainz managed to win the seventh stage of the Dakar Rally, but sits sixth overall. (Photo: Getty Images)

managed to win the seventh stage of the , but sits sixth overall. (Photo: Getty Images)

Carlos Sainz of Spain won the seventh stage of the Dakar Rally on Sunday, while countryman maintained a large lead in the overall standings for cars.

The car division drove a 500-kilometer loop near Salta, Argentina, and Sainz took advantage of a speedy special suited to his buggy to lead for the entire day and win his second stage of the race and 27th in his Dakar history.

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