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    Video: Chaos ensues in pileup at Macau tin-top race
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    Touring car grids around the world have been growing at suitably rapid pace. The British Touring Car Championship has been fielding record numbers of entries, DTM and V8 Supercars both have more manufacturers participating than they have had in years, the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship has ...

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    Video: History of BMW touring cars looks splendid in Adrenalin trailer
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    More high-quality documentaries about the history of motorsports are always welcome. When thinking about racing, we generally focus on moving forward to go a little faster or shave a tenth of a second off a lap. There's not much time to look backward. It's too bad, because there are so many ...

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    Motorsports: Honda reveals new Civic hatch for WTCC
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    If you thought the Honda Civic Type R prototype we drove in Japan looked cool, and that the Civic Tourer that Honda will race in the British Touring Car Championship next year looks even cooler, just take a look at this. Possibly the ultimate race-spec Civic, this is the car Honda will field ...

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    Motorsports: Citroën and Sebastian Loeb to enter World Touring Car Championship in 2014
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    You didn't think that Sébastien Loeb was just going to completely give up racing altogether, did you? Sure, the dynamic French driver may have decided to call it quits in the World Rally Championship with nothing left to prove (he did, after all, thoroughly dominated the sport from 2003 ...

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    Official: Volvo joins Australia's V8 Supercars series [w/video]
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    It was just a rumor, but now it's official, mates: Volvo will be joining the V8 Supercars series in Australia with an official team for 2014. Volvo is partnering with Garry Rogers Motorsport and its own Polestar tuning firm to create Volvo Polestar Racing. A V8 engine will be produced by the ...

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    Report: GRAND-AM, IMSA announce deal to bring DTM racing to US
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    It won't be until 2015 at the earliest, but the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), Grand-Am and the Internationale Tourenwagen-Rennen have agreed to a licensing and cooperation deal that could bring a version of Germany's DTM series to the US. When the American Le Mans Series and ...

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    Official: Nissan reveals Altima V8 Supercar [w/video]
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    Seven months after announcing it was reentering the series and $1.5M AUD later ($1.56M USD), this is your new Nissan Altima for the Australian V8 Supercar Series. Just unveiled in Melbourne by Kelly Racing, the racer is Nissan's take on the Car of the Future (COTF) regulations credited with ...

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    Video: Volvo S60 Polestar prototype tracked against BMW M3 and Audi RS4 Avant
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    The Swedish version of Auto Motor und Sport went to the track with one hometown favorite and two over-the-sea gorillas: a Volvo S60 Polestar prototype, BMW M3 and Audi RS4 Avant. The Volvo puts out 508 horsepower from its inline six-cylinder to the ground through a Haldex all-wheel drive system, ...

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    Report: Paralympic gold medalist Zanardi trying to get BMW DTM ride
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    Alex Zanardi just can't get racing out of his system. Despite losing both of his legs in a CART crash back in 2001, Zanardi has stayed competitive in auto racing (as well as Paralympics cycling), and according to Auto123.com, the Italian racer is now looking to join BMW in the DTM racing ...

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    Video: Watch this Mercedes-Benz DTM pit crew's dramatic air line accident
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    During a DTM practice session in Zandvoort, Holland last weekend there was an accident in the pit lane that left four men injured. Ralf Schumacher had finished pitting his Mercedes-Benz racer and the pit crew in front of his had wheeled out and untied their air line, and a man in the adjacent ...

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    Official: Honda reveals 1.6-liter turbocharged heart of its new WTCC Civic racer
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    Technical details are still scant, but we do know a tiny bit more about Honda and its plans for a World Touring Car Championship entrant based on the Euro-spec 2012 Civic. The automaker has unveiled its HR412E, a 1.6-liter, turbocharged and direct injected gas engine, and let us know its plans ...

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    Video: Saab victorious in inaugural Swedish Touring Car race
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    The sequel to Frankenstein is being written in Swedish, by Saab. The ostensibly former car company could teach the good doctor about life after death, having earned itself more good news by winning the inaugural race of the Swedish Touring Car series. Team Tidö's black 9-3 racer was on pole ...

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    Some Pirelli World Challenge fans are pretty hardcore
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    This is the #33 Volkswagen GLI driven by Tristan Herbert in the Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car class. This weekend, the series is in Utah, racing at Miller Motorsports Park, and Herbert just took the win in his race this afternoon. While noteworthy, Herbert's victory itself is not the news ...

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    Official: Tonio Liuzzi heading home to Itay's Superstars series with Mercedes AMG
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    Italy's Superstars Series may have seemed like an insignificant championship in the past, but drivers and manufacturers alike are beginning to take notice of what is rapidly emerging as Italy's equivalent of Germany's DTM, Japan's Super GT or Australia's V8 Supercars series. One of those drivers ...

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    Video: Watch and hear Flash Engineering's awesome new Saab 9-3 touring car
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    The Saab brand may be meeting its demise, but that doesn't mean that its cars won't live on for years to come. And we aren't just talking about its passenger cars, either. Take, for instance, the Saab 9-3 TTA touring car we showed you last week. The racer, constructed by Flash Engineering and ...

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    Official: Honda gets new Civic NGTC out on the track to defend BTCC title
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    It's been five months since we first brought you word that Honda was developing a version of its new euro-spec Civic hatchback for competition in the highly competitive British Touring Car Championship. A month later, Matt Neal took home the title for the Japanese automaker behind the wheel of ...

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    Official: Volvo and Polestar release new S60 TTA touring car
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    Volvo may not be the first name you'd think of in racing, but it stands as a dominant force in European touring cars. Before stepping up to the World Touring Car Championship last year, Volvo and its partner Polestar Racing had come to dominate the Swedish Touring Car Championship. While that ...

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    Official: Honda to enter World Touring Car Championship with new Civic
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    Honda has announced plans to enter the FIA World Touring Car Championship with this, a hot new racer based on the newly redesigned 2012 Civic (well, the European five-door, anyway). Details are slim about the new touring car racer, but the automaker has released a statement confirming that the ...

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    Official: BMW sharpens its Edge with first M3 DTM livery
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    With six cars joining the grid this year in the DTM series, BMW is sure to present wildly different liveries – largely determined by the sponsors brought on board – for each one. And this is the first. Based on a sponsorship deal with BP, this particular M3 DTM is decked out in the ...

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    Report: BMW hooks DTM up with new M3 safety car
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    Choosing a safety car to pace a racing series is tricky business that almost invariably results in either a constant flux of vehicles called into duty or playing favorites between the manufacturers taking part in the series. NASCAR changes its pace cars about as quickly as it changes tires. ...

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