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In a move that has the rally world abuzz, Canadian rally champion Brandon Semenuk is set to make his FIA World Rally Championship debut next month, competing in the WRC2 class at the new-for-2023 Tet Rally Latvia. Piloting a private Toyota GR Yaris Rally2 machine, Semenuk is eager to gain more experience for his American Rally Association campaign, despite the unfamiliar terrain and fierce competition he’ll face.

Lando Norris’s surprise pole position for the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix has reignited hopes of an exhilarating Dakar season ahead. Despite Red Bull’s expected dominance, Norris managed to outpace championship leader Max Verstappen in qualifying, triggering renewed optimism about the competitiveness at the front of the field.

Reigning Formula 1 World Champion Max Verstappen has called on his Red Bull team to deliver more performance upgrades to their car after being narrowly beaten to pole position for the Spanish Grand Prix by McLaren’s Lando Norris. Verstappen expressed concerns about Red Bull’s relative competitiveness, noting that the gap to his teammate Perez was ‘pretty big’ and that he had been required to drive at 101% to compensate for the car’s shortcomings.

The Laguna Seca circuit provided a stern test for the British GT field, as the drivers grappled with the challenging conditions during qualifying for the latest round of the championship. Alex Palou emerged on top, setting a blistering lap time to claim pole position, with Honda-powered cars filling five of the top six starting positions.