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Lorenzo walks home with a record second world title

By - October 28, 2012 8 Pictures
After his closest rival and fellow Spaniard Dani Pedrosa crashed in lap two of the Australian round of the MotoGP 2012 at Phillip Island it was automatic that Jorge Lorenzo on his Yamaha Factory Racing M1 would become world champion for the second time – unless of course he DNF’d, too, which he managed to avoid. In doing so he became the first Spaniard ever to win two premier class motorcycle world titles. Read More
— Automotive

Nissan DeltaWing completes first race with a solid finish

By - October 25, 2012 27 Pictures
Over two years ago, a group of IndyCar team owners revealed a prototype called the DeltaWing that was aimed at changing the IndyCar racing scene forever. Some people scoffed at its design and wrote the car off as an experiment that would never pay off. Jump ahead to now, and the Nissan-backed DeltaWing has actually managed to complete its first race, and with respectable placement too. Read More
— Automotive

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo 2013 unveiled

By - October 24, 2012 3 Pictures
Lamborghini has unveiled the latest in its Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo racers at the final round of the six races in the European series of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo in Los Arcos, Navarra, Spain. Under a new aerodynamic skin, the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo 2013 is based on the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 street version and is aimed at providing what Head of Lamborghini Motorsport, Maurizio Reggiani calls “an efficient and cost-effective platform for customer racing.” Read More
— Automotive

World's smallest supercharged four-stroke V8 engine now in production

By - October 2, 2012 19 Pictures
Giant-scale model cars (and airplanes) powered by small gasoline engines have been popular with adult racers for quite a few years now. The largest scale models available through conventional RC hobby outlets are one-fifth or one-sixth scale, but the serious racers go quarter-scale. Now the smallest (quarter-scale) blown V8 gasoline engine in commercial production is being turned out by Conley Precision Engines to power. Read More
— Aircraft

A new sport evolves as the World Wingsuit League begins

By - September 7, 2012 8 Pictures
From javelin throwing, archery and chariot racing in ancient times, through bicycle, motorcycle and automobile racing in recent times, as new forms of human endeavor develop around a new technology, there's always a competition to be found. Wingsuit flying is little more than a decade old, but the spectacular nature of the endeavour has been brought together in a new competitive sport which will have its first outing with the formation of the World Wingsuit League, which will hold its first Grand Prix on October 13-14 in Hunan Province, China when the 16 best wingsuit pilots in the world will race against the clock. Read More
— Automotive

Track-only McLaren 12C Can-Am Edition concept to debut at Pebble beach

By - August 15, 2012 17 Pictures
McLaren’s new race manufacturing arm, McLaren GT, is set to make its presence felt at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance by rolling out its 12C Can-Am Edition racing concept. Based on the 12C GT3 race car, the one-off design study is finished in McLaren Orange and satin black, with its U.S. appearance marking the first time a 12C racing variant has ventured outside Europe. Read More

Drayson sets EV record at Goodwood

This past January, the Lola-Drayson B12/69EV was unveiled to the public. Created by Drayson Racing Technologies and the Lola Cars group, it promised to be the fastest electric-powered racing car in the world. Well, it looks like it’s on its way to fulfilling that promise, as it set a speed record this week at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Read More
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