Home Four wheelers oi-Rahul Nagaraj By Rahul Nagaraj Updated: Monday, February 1, 2021, 13:04 [IST] Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman has announced a new Vehicle Scrappage Policy during her presentation of the Union Budget 2021. In her speech, Nirmala Sitharaman stated that the new vehicle scrappage policy will phase out all old and unfit vehicles. The new policy will also improve sales and manufacturing of more fuel-efficient and environment-friendly vehicles, while also cutting down on the country's import bills. The Finance Minister also stated that the new vehicle scrappage policy will be based on the fitness tests of both personal and commercial vehicles. The new policy once implemented will encourage scrapping personal vehicles older than 20 years. Similarly, the life of commercial vehicles in the country will now be set for 15 years. Owners of such vehicles are said to receive a … [Read more...] about Union Budget 2021: Vehicle Scrappage Policy Announced By Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
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Ex-MotoGP rider Hernandez stepped over to WSBK this year with Lucio Pedercini's customer Kawasaki outfit after losing his Moto2 seat with the AGR team part way through the '17 campaign.Hernandez was absent from the Magny-Cours round last weekend, replaced by Superstock racer Jeremy Guarnoni.It has since been reported that Hernandez was unable to secure a hotel room due to arriving late, and thus returned home without competing. The team, which announced in August it would be retaining the Colombian for next year, has now confirmed it will replace Hernandez with his former future teammate Gabriel Ruiu for the final rounds in Argentina and Qatar. Ruiu said: “I am very happy for this occasion. I will do my best trying to learn as much as possible from the best pilots in the world.“They will be two races that will have the value of a test of prestige, I thank Lucio Pedercini for giving me this opportunity.”Hernandez has endured a largely lacklustre debut WSBK campaign, … [Read more...] about Hernandez sacked by Superbike team after hotel mix-up
Hernandez switched over to the production-based series at the start of the year after an abortive Moto2 campaign with the AGR squad in 2017, following the loss of his Aspar MotoGP seat at the end of the previous year.The Colombian lies 18th in the standings with a best finish of 11th, having been forced to skip the Donington Park round due to visa issues.Now it has been confirmed that Hernandez, who briefly returned to MotoGP in a test outing for Tech 3 Yamaha at Sepang at the start of the year, will stay with Pedercini for a second WSBK campaign next year. "Yonny is a professional, a very careful, collaborative and professional rider," said team boss Lucio Pedercini. "He is gradually becoming more confident with the bike and the team. "I see him very motivated and focused, he is the rider I strongly wanted for this season and that I immediately confirmed for the next season."Pedercini will expand to a second bike for 2019 for Superstock 1000 rider Gabriele Ruiu.The Italian teenager … [Read more...] about Hernandez gets second WSBK season with Pedercini
Home Four wheelers oi-Rahul Nagaraj By Rahul Nagaraj Updated: Thursday, February 11, 2021, 11:34 [IST] The Government of India has raised their concerns over a report that some auto manufacturers are purposely downgrading the vehicle safety standards for their India-spec models. The government has asked vehicle manufacturers to stop such 'unpardonable' practices and ensure that all vehicles adhere to the vehicle safety rating system of India. According to PTI, Giridhar Aramane, Secretary, MoRTH addressed the issue at a seminar, organised by SIAM regarding the implementation of vehicle location tracking devices. During the seminar, Aramane also stated that only a few automobile manufacturers have adopted the vehicle safety rating system and that too for only their high-end models. Aramane further suggested making safety ratings mandatory for all vehicles sold in India. He stated that this will help ensure there is no drop … [Read more...] about Indian Government Expresses Concern Over Sale Of Vehicles With Low Safety Standards: Full Details Here!
The #6 Acura ARX-05 of reigning IMSA champions Montoya and Dane Cameron lapped the 2.358-mile road course in 1min13.057sec to beat the #31 Cadillac by 0.236sec, while Ricky Taylor was just 0.009sec further back in the second Acura. A late improvement from Harry Tincknell saw him beat Mazda teammate Oliver Jarvis by 0.02sec to land P4, albeit over half a second off the lead Acura. Meanwhile the two JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillacs sandwiched the similar car of championship leader Renger van der Zande in the Wayne Taylor Racing entry. In GT Le Mans, which comprises just four cars following Porsche’s withdrawal, Antonio Garcia was 0.3sec faster than Corvette Racing teammate Tommy Milner. The two BMW M8s were 0.84 and 1.28sec were off the pace. In fact, Bruno Spengler’s M8 was less than 1sec faster than the Turner Motorsports BMW M6 of Bill Auberlen which topped GT Daytona. Behind Auberlen by a mere 0.056sec was Jack Hawksworth in the faster of the two AIM Vasser … [Read more...] about IMSA Mid-Ohio: Montoya puts Acura on top in first practice