“I’m delighted to be on pole, it’s great for the team and us all on the #4 car,” added Gavin. “It’s been since 2000 when the Corvette was last on the pole for the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Nice to get it done, and everything fell into place on that lap, I was able to tow up to Jan [Magnussen, in the #3 Corvette) – it was the lap you dream of. The tyre really game up to temperature and pressure just at the right point and it sealed the pole for me. … [Read more...] about Rolex 24 GT poleman Gavin: “Any one of 10 cars can win”
In the GTLM class, Oliver Gavin held sway, but Gianmaria Bruni was all over him in the AF Corse Ferrari from the start. The Italian grabbed the lead when Gavin bobbled through the exit of the Bus Stop chicane, finally getting the move made at the exit of Turn 1. Pedro Lamy was close behind them in the sole Aston Martin the class. … [Read more...] about Rolex 24 at Daytona: It’s green, green, green!
Heavy rain in the final 30 minutes prompted both Toyotas to change to wet tyres, and then again to extreme wets, as a crash for Loic Duval in the #28 TDS Racing Oreca with only 12 minutes left on the clock brought out the safety car that remained out until the finish. … [Read more...] about Sebring WEC: #8 Toyota crew takes first win since Le Mans
The SF70H joins the 2004 F1 championship-winning F2004, the 2017 World Endurance Championship GTE Pro-winning AF Corse 488 GTE, FXX-K Evo and the 488 Challenge cars on the stage, which will showcase the range of cars available through Ferrari's exclusive client racing programme Corse Clienti. … [Read more...] about 2017 Ferrari F1 car to star at Autosport International
More important is the new 2.0-liter gasoline engine that comes to replace the old 1.8-liter unit. The direct-injection engine is lighter and smaller than what the Corolla iM had and generates lower noise vibration harshness (NVH) levels that should translate into a smoother and quieter ride experience. Toyota isn’t saying anything for the moment regarding output, but we do know it’s more powerful than the 1.8-liter, which was rated at 137 horsepower and 126 pound-feet of torque. The undisclosed amount of power will be channeled to the front wheels through either a new and lighter six-speed manual (weight is down by 15 pounds / 7 kilograms to 88 lbs / 40 kg) or a completely new continuously variable transmission. … [Read more...] about 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Gets Sharper Looks, New Platform