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Virtual success for JamRock E Rally

Friday, August, 7 2020    

KYLE Gregg, JamRock E Rally 2020 conceptualiser, hopes his event will transition from a virtual one into real life. It ran from July 17 to July 19. Read More

Focus on traffic management systems

BY BALFORD HENRY Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, August, 7 2020    

IN a recent address to the gasoline retailers, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Fayval Williams called for society to view road traffic deaths as a global pandemic just like the novel coronavirus . Read More

'Didn't think I'd make it,' says Hamilton

Monday, August, 3 2020    

SILVERSTONE, United Kingdom (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton said he feared he might not have made it home when a last-lap puncture almost derailed his charge to a record seventh British Grand Prix victory yesterday. Read More

'Heart-stopping' Hamilton wins seventh British Grand Prix on three wheels

Monday, August, 3 2020    

Silverstone, United Kingdom (AFP) — World championship leader Lewis Hamilton survived a tense last lap drama with a deflated and shredded tyre to clinch a record seventh victory in yesterday's British Grand Prix, claiming “my heart almost stopped”. Read More

Hamilton shatters lap record to grab British Grand Prix pole

Sunday, August, 2 2020    

SILVERSTONE, United Kingdom (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton smashed the track record twice yesterday to grab a record seventh British Grand Prix pole position with a stunning performance in a tense qualifying session. Read More

Stroll lifts Racing Point after Perez virus blow as Hamilton has 'difficult day'

Saturday, August, 1 2020    

SILVERSTONE, United Kingdom (AFP) — Championship leader Lewis Hamilton said opening practice at the British Grand Prix yesterday had been “quite difficult, but not disastrous” before welcoming Lance Stroll's success in topping the times for Racing... Read More

Motorcycle crackdown

Saturday, August, 1 2020    

Police from the Motorised Division and the Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch yesterday staged an operation in Cross Roads, St Andrew, checking motorcycle drivers in what was an obvious response to a spate of robberies committed in the capital city in recent weeks by men... Read More

Motor sports groups mourn 'Mikey Spice's' untimely death

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor --- Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, July, 31 2020    

JAMAICA'S motor sports community is mourning the loss of photographer Michael “Mikey Spice” Samuels who was shot and killed at his home in Cumberland, St Catherine, on Wednesday evening. Read More

Kia Cerato continues its ascension

Friday, July, 31 2020    

SMALL sedans have it rough these days with the majority of automotive appeal heading the way of sport utility vehicles (SUV). To overcome this, manufacturers have to imbue products in this segment with more life. The 2020 Kia Cerato puts its best foot forward in order to make it a better... Read More


Friday, July, 31 2020    

EMBATTLED State-run bus company, Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is firing back at Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis's performance audit which cited unchecked spending and improper recruitment practises. Read More

Hamilton can pass Schumacher's records, says Ferrari chairman

Friday, July, 31 2020    

SILVERSTONE, United Kingdom (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton is poised to pass Michael Schumacher and become Formula One's most successful driver, according to Ferrari Chairman John Elkann. Read More

Formula One scraps US, Brazil, Mexico and Canada races

Saturday, July, 25 2020    

Paris, France (AFP) — The Grand Prix events in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, and Canada have been scrapped this year, but three races in Europe have been added to the novel coronavirus-affected season, Formula One (F1) said yesterday. Read More

Toyota C-HR: Leaving ordinary behind

Friday, July, 24 2020    

THE 2020 Toyota C-HR is the brand at its finest — taking complicated high-level technology and bringing it trouble-free to the mass market, in this case, their Toyota Hybrid System (THS) or Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive (THSD). Read More


BY BALFORD HENRY Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, July, 24 2020    

A HUGE pile-up of driver's licence applications is currently causing delay in the operations of the Island Traffic Authority (ITA). But the agency is hoping to clear the backlog by September. Read More

Quartararo storms to season-opening pole

Sunday, July, 19 2020    

JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, Spain (AFP) — Frenchman Fabio Quartararo powered to pole position for the season-opening Spanish Grand Prix yesterday, setting a Jerez lap record time to edge out Yamaha's Maverick Vinales. Read More


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