The Kymiring circuit in Finland is set to host its first ever MotoGP test session, starting August 19, 2019. The two-day test session will allow manufacturers to gain crucial track data ahead of the circuit's inclusion in the 2020 MotoGP calendar. All six manufacturers competing in MotoGP will be participating in the test and will have at least one of their riders conduct the test. Authorities representing the Kymiring circuit have confirmed that the track will allow manufacturers to complete the two-day test session successfully. This confirmation comes in quick succession after the confirmation of the tests to be held at the Misano World Circuit 'Simon Simoncelli' in Italy, starting August 29, 2019. The Misano test will effectively be the last test session for the 2019 season, as the season finale is scheduled to be held at Valencia in Spain on November 17, 2019. The first test for the 2020 season will be held in quick succession after the Valencia race at the … [Read more...] about MotoGP Finland test dates confirmed
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MotoGP have confirmed that the brand-new KymiRing circuit in Finland will host a two-day test on August 19/20, 2019. The test, taking place a week before the British GP, will give the manufacturers’ test teams and technical suppliers the chance to get to grips with the new circuit and gain valuable data ahead of the first Finnish Grand Prix in 2020. Every manufacturer will be present and represented by at least one rider. According to the official MotoGP press release, the KymiRing circuit’s representatives have promised that the track will be in a condition to complete Grand Prix testing. The confirmation of the test dates comes after the original dates for the Finland Test were cancelled, with the paddock travelling to Misano on August 29/30 for an official test instead. This had left people questioning whether the circuit would be ready in time for the 2020 season. Other test dates for the remainder of 2019 and beginning of 2020 were also confirmed this week. After … [Read more...] about Finland MotoGP Test Dates Confirmed
The 2019 Formula One calendar has been released, while the pre-season test dates have also now been confirmed. Following a meeting of the World Motorsport Council last week, the FIA have released the planned schedule for the 2019 season. Kicking off in Australia, there are no particularly noticeable changes from the 2018 calendar, although there is now no planned triple header. After much delay, the 2019 pre-season test dates have also been confirmed. Spain’s Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya will hold eight days of testing over two weeks, as has been the norm in recent years. There had been discussions to move testing, possibly to Bahrain like in 2014, but there was no support from the teams for such a move. Testing will take place from February 18th to 21st and from February 26th to March 1st in 2019. 2019 Calendar: 17 March Australia Melbourne 31 March Bahrain Sakhir 14 April China Shanghai 28 April Azerbaijan Baku 12 May Spain Barcelona 26 May Monaco Monaco 9 … [Read more...] about 2019 Formula 1 season: pre-season testing dates and calendar confirmed
IndyCar is wasting no time in preparing for the 2019 season. On Friday, the sanctioning body announced that it will hold three all-team open tests during the 2019 season, including two for new venues on the schedule. The first will be a two-day preseason test on Feb. 12-13 at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, less than four weeks before the start of the 2019 IndyCar season on March 10 in St. Petersburg, Florida. The COTA test is in preparation for IndyCar’s first-ever regular season race at the sprawling road course on March 24. The other two tests, both in-season sessions, will be April 24 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in preparation for the 103rd Running of the legendary Indianapolis 500 on May 26, as well as Sept. 19 at WeatherTech Laguna Seca Raceway. The latter will come just four days before IndyCar’s first race at the fabled Central California road course in 15 years, on Sept. 22. All three tests will utilize 2018-19 IndyCar Series testing rules. In … [Read more...] about IndyCar announces 2019 test dates, including at COTA and Laguna Seca
PASSING your driving test isn't easy with around half of all learners failing every single year. But some manage to walk away with a full licence with just a few minors. Here's everything you need to know... How many minors and majors are you allowed in a driving test? There are three types of faults a person can make in a driving test. These are: Dangerous - This involves danger to the examiner, the driver, the public or property Serious (major) - This is when the driver does something potentially dangerous Driving fault (minor) - This isn't potentially dangerous but could be a serious fault if it keeps happening Drivers on their test can make no more than 15 minors and absolutely no majors or dangerous faults. How many lessons do you need to pass? Most people take around 40 hours of lessons although you can do an intensive course to get you ready in a matter of days or weeks. But be sure to take enough lessons before booking a test and ask your instructor for … [Read more...] about How many minors can you get in a driving test, how many lessons do you need to pass and can I change my test date?