Home Two wheelers oi-Promeet Ghosh By Promeet Ghosh Published: Thursday, April 29, 2021, 12:25 [IST] Due to the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has hit our country hard this time, there has been a lockdown once again. However, places that are still running have a particular time to work and have to follow the rules and regulations set by the Government. Many manufacturers have limited their staff that is working and shift timings in the office to maintain the social distancing norms. However, according to the latest report by CarandBike , Suzuki Motorcycle India has reduced the number of shifts at its manufacturing plant in Gurugram, Haryana. A Suzuki Motorcycle spokesperson also stated, "The safety of our employees is of utmost importance to us at Suzuki Motorcycle India. Hence, looking at the exponential surge in COVID-19 cases in the country, we have decided to reduce the number of production shifts … [Read more...] about Suzuki Motorcycle India Reduces Number Of Shifts Due To The Rise Of The CoronaVirus Cases
Aprilia has scored just six top six finishes in the modern MotoGP era. The latest of those came two weeks ago in Portugal, courtesy of an in-form Aleix Espargaro aboard an RS-GP that looked like a genuinely competent package for the first time. A strong Friday showing at Jerez for the Spanish Grand Prix, which Espargaro ended third fastest, teases the prospect that for the first time the Spaniard could make a legitimate challenge for the podium on Sunday. “I’m satisfied about day one, but the good thing is it looks like Aprilia and Aleix is working well everywhere we go,” Espargaro enthused when Motorsport.com asked if the Spanish GP could be ‘the big one’ for Aprilia. “So, it’s not about one single track. The track is a bit slippery, so after all first day, all riders in every single track will put more rubber down on track. I think the things may change a little bit, but why not [aim for the podium]? I feel good, so let’s see.” It’s not the first time Espargaro has … [Read more...] about Can MotoGP’s underdog spoil Yamaha’s party at Jerez?
It's an intoxicating premise: a 1000bhp Formula One car. It reminds you of the mid-1980s turbo cars, those flame-spitting monsters driven by heroes like Senna, Mansell, Piquet and Prost. And yet, I recall some mind-numbingly dull races during that period. I remember too that when they reverted to normally-aspirated engines – in 1989 – I rejoiced. Less power on tap, of course, but what a fantastic noise! Those turbo engines always did sound flat, worse even than today's V6 hybrids. It feels like Formula One has chased its tail repeatedly to find utopia. The huge (and worthy) safety drive after the deaths of Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna at Imola in 1994 reduced corner speeds drastically through strangled performance. It resulted in stronger chassis, so the buffer of comfort returned over the past two decades. Only Jules Bianchi's awful accident last year, with an 'outside factor' in play, has blighted its impressive safety record. But, if laptimes are again to be … [Read more...] about What the fuss over 1000bhp Formula One cars is all about
Observed from an angle slightly above and behind the rear wing, the video offered a unique perspective of an F1 car being pushed to its limit around the Monte Carlo streets. As Alesi darted through the iconic corners, and blasted through the tunnel, the sensation of speed accompanied to the sound of the 3-litre flat 12 engine, demonstrated the magic of a racing car in a fresh way. In fact, so different was the angle that it almost didn’t seem real and was actually more akin to playing a sim racing game from the third-person perspective. So Motorsport.com tracked down the brainchild behind the project for the inside story of what happened. The man behind it is Monaco-based video producer Lucas Brito, who runs a 3D technology video company called Virtual Reality International. Its more regular work revolves around virtual tours of luxury real estate, yachts and businesses, and it has worked with major international clients including Heineken, Hermes and the … [Read more...] about Inside story of the epic Alesi Ferrari F1 Monaco video
In Portugal on Saturday, the new Ferrari driver demonstrated that he is a fast learner by outpacing his teammate Charles Leclerc in Q3 to claim fifth on the grid. It's only a sample of one, and it happened at a track where wind and a tricky surface made it something of a lottery, and on a day where Leclerc readily admitted that he was not at his best in Q3. Crucially it was also Leclerc and not Sainz who managed to get out of Q2 on the medium tyres, and thus has the advantage for Sunday's race. Nevertheless, it was a hugely encouraging step for Sainz as he continues along his personal learning curve. His demeanour after qualifying contrasted somewhat with that of the man who replaced him at McLaren, Daniel Ricciardo, who didn't even get out of Q1. The new team struggles may have surprised a lot of observers, but we forget how complex these cars are to drive, and what it takes to push them to the very limit. Carlos Sainz Jr., Ferrari in the Press Conference … [Read more...] about How Sainz beat Formula 1’s new driver curse