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Balance & Control: Brembo Gets Set For 2019 Formula 1 Championship

Brakes are a funny thing. If you think about it, cars, especially performance cars, are about going, not stopping. But brakes actually help you go faster, not just slow you down. Brembo, the Italian brake component manufacturer has known this since day one, and they have been up to some interesting wizardry lately. That wizardry we will see in action when the 2019 Formula 1 season kicks off with the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday. The Science of Stopping Brakes help you go faster like this: T...
Tags: Magazine, Autos, Lockheed, Motorsport, Motorsports, Enzo Ferrari, Barcelona Spain, Brembo, Charles Leclerc, Scuderia Ferrari, Car Talk, Graham Hill, Tony Borroz, Brembo Formula, Hitco, Carbon Industries


For the Fans: FIA Explains Its New Rally Safety Guidelines

The FIA wants to safeguard the future of rallying by imposing new standards that target mischievous fans. While it hardly seems fair to burden fans with safety, certain rally stages in the WRC have a habit of attracting risk-taking behavior, where fans intentionally get as close to the course as possible as vehicles fly by. […] The post For the Fans: FIA Explains Its New Rally Safety Guidelines appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Autos, Motorsport, Rallying, FIA, WRC, World Rally Championship, News Blog, Safety Guidelines, Motorsport Safety, Race Fans


Toyota GR Supra GT4 ‘Concept’ Previews Probable Turnkey Racer

While the reintroduction of the Supra will undoubtedly result in custom builds, where cars are purchased only to be gutted and rebuilt as a track day vehicle, Toyota is examining the possibility of doing all that itself. The brand just announced the Toyota GR Supra GT4 Concept. Developed as a “racing study model” based on […] The post Toyota GR Supra GT4 ‘Concept’ Previews Probable Turnkey Racer appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Concept Cars, Motorsport, Supra, Toyota Motor Corp, Toyota Supra, News Blog, Race Cars, GT4, Michelin Pilot Challenge, GT4 European Series, Toyota GR Supra GT4 Concept


Mazda 254i Le Mans Discovered After 35-year Absence

While Mazda’s most famous rotary-powered racer is undoubtedly the 787B Group C prototype that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1991, the company spent years fielding the RX-7 in every motorsport event it could qualify for. Back when the 787 was little more than a twinkle in Nigel Stroud’s eye, Mazda already had RX-based cars running […] The post Mazda 254i Le Mans Discovered After 35-year Absence appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: History, Racing, Autos, Le Mans, Motorsport, Mazda, News Blog, Automotive History, Mazda RX-7, Group 5, Mazda 254i, Nigel Stroud


Freaky Friday: NASCAR Team Wraps Cup Series Mustang With Driver’s Face

Corey LaJoie might not have the most impressive stock car record in motorsport, but he will have the most recognizable car at Daytona 500 later this month. Go Fas Racing, along with its sponsors, have decided that the best livery for the No. 32 Old Spice car is a giant stretched version of its driver’s head. […] The post Freaky Friday: NASCAR Team Wraps Cup Series Mustang With Driver’s Face appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Marketing, Racing, Autos, Nascar, Weird News, Motorsport, Daytona, Corey LaJoie, News Blog, Liveries, Stock Car Racing, Go Fas Racing


Suzuki series Round 2

Yesterday was round two of the Suzuki summer racing series, run at Manfield just a week after round one in Taupo.  It was a pearler of a day and a good opportunity to imitate Chillertek with my not as flash camera... I'm definitely no expert at photography but I do love getting the chance to have a bash and try and get some cool action shots. Dad and I rocked up just after ten as the [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Motorcycles, Motorsport, Taupo, Suzuki, Andrew Thomson, Manfield


Suzuki Series Round 3

Oh yes, the Cemetery Circuit! It's been a few years since I last went across to Whanganui but this year I was dead keen.  Christmas Day had absolutely atrocious weather so it was quite a relief to hear that things had cleared up for the racing. No major stories to tell, but it was a very enjoyable day wandering around and taking a bazillion photos... One of the first pics of the day [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Videos, Motorcycles, Pictures, Motorsport, Whanganui, Andrew Thomson


Bad Weather Punctuates An Exciting Daytona 24, Porsche Nets GTLM Podium

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Tags: Racing, Porsche, Autos, Motorsport, 24 Hours of Daytona, 911 GT3 R, 911 RSR, Porsche Motorsports, Exciting Daytona, Porsche Nets


Volkswagen Officially Announces Record Attempt for Nürburgring-Nordschleife

Volkswagen is currently on a quest to prove electrification is the true path forward for automobiles. However, it’s not doing this by releasing production plug-ins with robust battery ranges. Instead, it’s taking its electric racer to the Nordschleife this summer after achieving total victory at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb last June. The automaker wants […] The post Volkswagen Officially Announces Record Attempt for Nürburgring-Nordschleife appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Racing, Autos, Volkswagen, Motorsport, Volkswagen Group, Nurburgring, Romain Dumas, VW Golf, News Blog, Time Attack, Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Nordschleife, Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Record attempts, I.D, I.D. R Pikes Peak


Everything You Need To Know About Porsche’s 919 Hybrid Evo Record Winner

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Tags: Racing, Porsche, Autos, Motorsport, Nurburgring, Porsche Museum, World Endurance Challenge, Lap Record, 919 Hybrid Evo


Hyundai Takes the Veloster to the Track

There once was a time when racing credentials were mandatory if an automaker wanted customers to take a performance model seriously. However, with today’s vast sea of automotive websites (thank you for choosing this one, by the way) individuals can spend countless hours poring over spec sheets and reading reviews from every Tom, Dick, and Harry […] The post Hyundai Takes the Veloster to the Track appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Racing, Autos, Hyundai, Motorsport, Tom Dick, News Blog, Michelin Pilot Challenge, Hyundai Veloster N TCR, Touring Cars


Porsche Shows Off New Faster 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport Ahead Of Daytona Race Debut

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Tags: Racing, Porsche, Autos, Motorsport, IMSA, Porsche Motorsports, GT4 Clubsport, GT4, 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport, Michelin Pilot Challenge


Suzuki Series Round 3

Oh yes, the Cemetery Circuit! It's been a few years since I last went across to Whanganui but this year I was dead keen.  Christmas Day had absolutely atrocious weather so it was quite a relief to hear that things had cleared up for the racing. No major stories to tell, but it was a very enjoyable day wandering around and taking a bazillion photos... One of the first pics of the day [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Videos, Motorcycles, Pictures, Motorsport, Whanganui, Andrew Thomson


Suzuki series Round 2

Yesterday was round two of the Suzuki summer racing series, run at Manfield just a week after round one in Taupo.  It was a pearler of a day and a good opportunity to imitate Chillertek with my not as flash camera... I'm definitely no expert at photography but I do love getting the chance to have a bash and try and get some cool action shots. Dad and I rocked up just after ten as the [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Motorcycles, Motorsport, Taupo, Suzuki, Andrew Thomson, Manfield


Pfaff to contest full IMSA WeatherTech season in 2019 in GTD including all endurance races

  PORSCHE YOUNG PROFESSIONAL DRIVER DENNIS OLSEN AND NURBURGRING LAP-RECORD HOLDER LARS KERN JOIN HARGROVE/ROBICHON AT DAYTONA 24 HOURS TORONTO, December 13, 2018 // Hot on the heels of announcing a move to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2019, Pfaff Motorsports today announced that driver Scott Hargrove has been named a Porsche Selected Driver, and that it will contest the full 2019 WeatherTech season in the GTD class, including all endurance races. The team’s driver lineup fe...
Tags: Toronto, Canada, Porsche, Sprint, Pwc, Autos, North America, Motorsport, Scott, Daytona, Glen, Nurburgring, Cineplex, Rolex, IMSA, Hargrove


The Nissan LEAF NISMO RC: Mama Mia!

All-wheel drive, zero-emission racer features Nissan’s latest electric vehicle technology. Nissan plans to build six LEAF NISMO RC vehicles to deploy around the world for fans to see. Now that’s what I’m talkin about! Being kind to Mother Earth is all well and good, but you want to sell electric vehicles? Make them fun! The best way to make a car fun is to go out and race it, and this, the LEAF NISMO RC from Nissan, looks as much fun as a big electric go kart. Sign. Us. Up! First Of Its Kind ...
Tags: Magazine, Autos, Mia, Nissan, Motorsport, Mother Earth, Tokyo Japan, Nissan Motor Co Ltd, Brian O Conner, Car Talk, Tony Borroz, Ginza Nissan, Formula E Nissan


Seven Female Drivers Set For Formula E Test In Saudi Arabia

The 2018 Saudia Ad Diriyah E-Prix takes place on December 15th.  The additional test session was encouraged by the local promoter.  Saudi Arabia lifted a ban on women drivers last June. Formula E is interesting. It’s a good way to advance electric vehicle tech and it keeps us entertained with lots of racing action. Sure, it’s still working out some of the technical kinks, but racing series are always in that position. And now, Formula E has gone and done something very interesting by having se...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, Magazine, Felipe Massa, Portugal, Long Beach, Autos, Nissan, Uae, Motorsport, Reuters, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Venturi, Legge, Katherine Legge, Visser


Double Podium, Pictures and Results for Porsche at 6 Hours of Shanghai

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Tags: Porsche, Shanghai, Autos, Motorsport, FIA World Endurance Championship, World Endurance Challenge


Porsche’s Results and Pictures from Macau

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Tags: Racing, Porsche, Autos, Macau, Motorsport, Porsche Motorsports, Macau Grand Prix


Aston Martin Vantage GT3 To Take On Abu Dhabi

Aston Martin Racing’s new Vantage GT3 set for the Gulf 12 Hours. Three works drivers will join the partner teams in the Abu Dhabi event. Aston Martin will be dragging three of its customer teams halfway around the globe to run the endurance race at the sparkling Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi. This can easily be seen as Aston carrying on the fine tradition of factories supporting gentleman race drivers and semi-independent teams. They could win, but they will most surely have fun. Desert Gol...
Tags: Europe, Usa, UK, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Autos, Abu Dhabi, Aston Martin, Motorsport, Aston, Aston Martin Racing, Darren Turner, Ross Gunn, Jake Dennis, Yas Marina, Marvin Kirchhofer


AIM VASSER SULLIVAN to Field Two Lexus RC F GT3 Race Cars in IMSA’s GTD Class in 2019

  Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada (October 16, 2018) -. AIM VASSER SULLIVAN (AVS) is a newly formed motorsports entity that includes AIM Autosport, a championship-winning organization, partnering with IndyCar winning team owners Jimmy Vasser and James “Sulli” Sullivan to campaign two Lexus RC F GT3 race cars in the GT Daytona (GTD) class of the IMSA WeatherTech Championship beginning in 2019. Vasser and Sullivan were allied and partners from 2011-2016 with KVSH Racing in the IndyCar Series. During...
Tags: US, Indianapolis, Aim, Lexus, Autos, St Petersburg, Motorsport, James, Daytona, Sullivan, Jimmy, Rolex, IMSA, Charlotte North Carolina, Sebastien Bourdais, Dale Coyne


Porsche’s Results And Pictures From The 6 Hours Of Fuji

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Tags: Racing, Porsche, Autos, Fuji, Motorsport, FIA WEC, World Endurance Challenge, 6 Hours of Fuji


Emojisport: Hashtags in the Fast Lane… of NASCAR Marketing

While I throughly enjoy motorsport, my NASCAR fandom has dwindled over the years. It’s not a frequency I’m perpetually tuned into anymore, but I revisit the series regularly to keep tabs on what’s happening. However, when I put on Sunday’s race, I noticed something different about the cars. Jimmie Johnson’s Chevrolet had a picture of his own […] The post Emojisport: Hashtags in the Fast Lane… of NASCAR Marketing appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Twitter, Marketing, Social Media, Racing, Editorials, Autos, Chevrolet, Hashtags, Nascar, Motorsport, Jimmie Johnson, News Blog


Want to be Aston Martin’s Next GT Superstar? Here’s How…

Aston Martin Racing launches AMR Young Driver Academy for 2019. The program will fast-track young talent toward racing Aston Martins. Entries are being accepted now. Winner receives a full factory contract in 2020. Everybody in the racing world now seems fully clocked to the farm system concept. Something that baseball teams have known about since Benjamin Harrison was president, sure, but, you know, a good idea is a good idea. It’s simple, fairly easy to implement and, although success is not...
Tags: Jennifer Lawrence, Autos, Driving, Aston Martin, Motorsport, Aston Martin Racing, Benjamin Harrison, Ross Gunn, Aston Martins, Forza Motorsports, Tony Borroz, AMR Young Driver Academy, Aston Martins Entries, Aston Martin Racing Young Driver Academy, Nice Aston Martin Racing, James Hunts


In Case Your New GT2 RS Isn’t Loud Enough, GMG Has An Exhaust For You

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Tags: Racing, Porsche, Autos, Exhaust, Motorsport, Porsche Parts, GT2 RS, GMG


Porsche’s Results And Photos From Laguna Seca

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Tags: Racing, Porsche, Autos, Motorsport, IMSA, Laguna Seca, USCC, 911 RSR, GT3 R


McLaren 720S GT3 Ready for 2019 Season with £440K Price Tag

Customer teams and privateers in FIA GT series can soon order a new race car, something so good-looking they won’t care even if it loses all its races. It’s the McLaren 720S GT3, finalizing testing in Europe and US  in preparation for the 2019 season.  The awesome looks aside, you would want the McLaren 720S GT3 for its capabilities as well. That, and the superb quality it is going to offer as a race car. McLaren is testing this thing like it’s a production model. They’ve been to Europe, the...
Tags: Europe, US, Middle East, Autos, Mclaren, Motorsport, McLaren Automotive, Mike Flewitt


ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway

After the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, five drivers had solid chances for the 2018 championship: four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champions Scott Dixon leading in points with Alexander Rossi, Josef Newgarden, Will Power, and Ryan Hunter-Reay in chase. Before the tenth lap of the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono, a shocking shunt on Turn 2 sent rookie Robert Wickens flying into the fence with only the car’s tub landing back on the track, bringing out the red flag and ending the race for the five drivers i...
Tags: Verizon, Photography, Abc, Power, Racing, Pennsylvania, Autos, Honda, Motorsport, Motorsports, Indycar, Will Power, St Louis Missouri, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, ROSSI, Team Penske


Porsche’s Results And Photos From Virginia International Raceway

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Tags: Racing, Porsche, Autos, Motorsport, IMSA, Virginia International Raceway, USCC, 911 GT3 R, 911 RSR


Porsche’s Results And Photos From The Six Hours Of Silverstone

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Tags: Racing, Porsche, Autos, Motorsport, SilverStone, 911 RSR, FIA WEC, World Endurance Challenge, GTE Am, GTE Pro