The Dakar Rally will replace Formula E as the Volkswagen-owned brand's focus, although Audi said customer Formula E teams will be able to use a newly-developed powertrain beyond next year. Audi will compete in the Dakar with an electric SUV prototype.Read More »
Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button has targeted returning to race at the Le Mans 24 Hours with his own team in future.
The Portuguese started from pole for the first time in his career after setting an all-time lap record at MotoGP's reserve track on Saturday and was flawless as he finished in 41 minutes 48.163 seconds, 3.193 ahead of Pramac Racing's Jack Miller. It's extra special because my family didn't get to see my first win (at the Styrian Grand Prix), but now they got to see it live here.
The final race of the rallying season is being held from Dec. 3-6 and the 25-year-old will be competing in the WRC3 class in a Hyundai i20 R5. "I'm electrified by the chance of taking part in a real round of the World Rally Championship," Morbidelli said. Morbidelli will first be looking to seal runners-up spot at the season-ending Portuguese Grand Prix this weekend after Joan Mir clinched the title in the penultimate race in Valencia.