Motorsport News

Motorsport News is a British weekly newspaper offering news, reports and analysis of circuit racing, rallying and other forms of motor sport.

Motorsport News
TypeWeekly newspaper
Owner(s)Motorsport Network
EditorMatt James
HeadquartersRichmond, Middlesex, United Kingdom
Circulation6,665 (ABC Jan–Dec 2017)[1]

It was first published in 1955 as Motoring News, a monthly publication aimed at domestic car owners, but was bought in 1957 by Wesley J. Tee's Teesdale Publications (which also published Motor Sport) and relaunched as a weekly newspaper focused on motorsport, edited by Cyril Posthumus.[2][3][4][5]

In 1996 Teesdale Publications (including Motoring News) was acquired by Haymarket Publishing[6] who rebranded it as Motorsport News in 2000. In 2016 the publication was sold along with other titles in Haymarket's motoring portfolio to Miami-based Motorsport Network to form Autosport Media UK Ltd.[7]

Amongst the notable motorsport journalists to work for the publication are Alan Henry[8][9] and David Tremayne.[10]

The newspaper is published every Wednesday. Its offices are in Richmond in Middlesex, England.


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  9. Williams, Richard (7 March 2016). "Alan Henry obituary". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
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