Aside from five minutes of two-stage pit-speed limiter practice on Saturday and five minutes of install laps on Sunday, the 24-car field will be granted just one-hour of practice (75mins for rookies) before qualifying gets underway. As was introduced on ovals last year, each driver’s first lap of qualifying will set the grid for Saturday’s race – the 212-lap Genesys 300 – and the second lap will set the grid for Sunday’s 248-lap XPel 375. Between qualifying and Race 1 on Saturday, the cars will be impounded, meaning that all teams and drivers will be setting their times on the heavier race downforce. This, according to Team Penske-Chevrolet’s Scott McLaughlin and Pietro Fittipaldi of Dale Coyne Racing with RWR-Honda, will simplify their task ahead of their first race on the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway. “Obviously we will be qualifying pretty much on race condition stuff and I think we start the race on our qualifying tires,” said McLaughlin, who ran his first oval … [Read more...] about Qualifying with race downforce at Texas will aid TMS novices
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Despite being a bit bigger, fuel economy improves. The 2022 Honda Civic Sedan moves the venerable model into its 11th generation. The company says the design philosophy for the new model is "Man-Maximum, Machine-Minimum" that puts a focus on functionality and simplicity. Honda uses the design concepts from earlier Civics to influence the look of the new one. The overall shape is more angular than the previous-gen model. The wheelbase is 1.4 inches longer, and the overall length is up 1.3 inches. The windshield pillars are more rearward to accentuate the length at the front. The low beltline creates a large greenhouse. The Civic is available in eight colors, three of which are new: Meteorite Gray Metallic, Sonic Gray Pearl, and Morning Mist Blue Metallic. Gallery: 2022 Honda Civic Sedan 16 Photos The designers get far more adventurous when styling the … [Read more...] about 2022 Honda Civic Debuts New Outside Look With Gobs Of Tech Underneath
Home Two wheelers oi-Punith Bharadwaj By Punith Bharadwaj Published: Thursday, April 29, 2021, 17:58 [IST] Suzuki launched the much-awaited 2021 Hayabusa Supersport motorcycle in the Indian market. Within days after its launch, the new Hayabusa has been sold out in the country. The motorcycle retails at Rs 16.40 lakh, ex-showroom (India). Suzuki imported only 101 units of the 2021 Hayabusa in its first lot. Days after its launch all the 101 units have been sold out in the country. Out of the three colours options offered on the motorcycle, White was the first colour to get sold out. These first 101 customers will also receive a free rear seat cowl from the company. The company will soon start deliveries of the motorcycle in the country. Further bookings for all the Hayabusa is on hold. The next lot is expected to arrive sometime in August this year and will be open for booking again at the time in the country. … [Read more...] about 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa Sold Out In India Within Days After Launch: Here Is Why!
If you think it looks familiar, you're not alone. Skoda's teaser campaign for the all-new Fabia is in full swing and the latest episode takes us inside the cabin. Compared to the outgoing supermini, the fourth generation of the subcompact hatchback looks totally different, but at the same time, it's quite similar to what you'll find in the larger Scala and its Kamiq crossover equivalent. Aside from the round lateral air vents, the cabin looks oh-so-familiar. From the tablet-like infotainment and climate control module to the two-spoke steering wheel and VAG's immortal light switch, the Fabia is certainly not a departure from current Skoda interior designs. The bulky gear shift lever for the DSG means the B-segment hatch doesn't get the shift-by-wire tech implemented in the Octavia with its fancy small switch. The use of a mechanical handbrake reveals the company's smallest car uses simpler underpinnings, specifically the MQB A0 platform. Gallery: 2021 Skoda Fabia … [Read more...] about 2021 Skoda Fabia Interior Previewed In Revealing Design Sketch
Home Four wheelers oi-Stephen Gershom By Stephen Gershom Published: Thursday, April 29, 2021, 21:30 [IST] The 2021 Kia Seltos is all set to be launched in May 2021. The SUV will retain the same design & styling, and the engine and transmission options too remain the same. However, it will come with several new feature additions that make it feel more upmarket. The Seltos was the first model launched by Kia in the Indian market. It debuted at the 2018 Indian Auto Expo as the Kia SP Concept and became an attention magnet at the Kia pavilion back then. It was then launched in August 2019 and won the hearts of Indian buyers. Kia equipped the SUV with lots of features and brilliant engine and gearbox combinations. The Kia Seltos soon became the best-seller in its segment and made the Korean car manufacturer one of the household names in the Indian auto industry. Now, just under two years after the Kia Seltos was first … [Read more...] about 2021 Kia Seltos To be Launched In May With New Logo & More Features