Gomez, who became the first driver from Puerto Rico to win the Am category in the Lamborghini world finals at Misano last year , graduates to endurance racing with Ferrari’s top team for the four-race series at Dubai and Abu Dhabi in February. “I couldn’t be more excited, especially as I come with a very good rhythm after winning the Mondiale in Super Trofeo Lamborghini,” Gomez told Motorsport.com. “I first got the call about a month and a half ago from one of my teammates Francesco, who’ll be our bronze driver, who has given me a great opportunity to be with a great group of guys at AF Corse for the Asian Le Mans Series. “Alessandro Pier Guidi is going to be a great part of this team, a big part of this equation as a factory Ferrari driver. We’ve tested for two days with AF Corse at Valencia and I felt good, it was a very positive practice for us, we feel ready to put on a good performance. “And I’ll be going to some great places that I’ve never visited before, some … [Read more...] about Lamborghini world champion Gomez gets Ferrari ALMS chance
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The Korean marque has faced a challenging start to the new hybrid Rally1 era as a series of issues have stymied the new i20 N on its competitive debut at this weekend’s Monte Carlo Rally. Hyundai made a slow start on Thursday with all three of its cars well adrift of their M-Sport Ford and Toyota rivals. While progress was made on extracting pace throughout Friday, all three of its drivers encountered issues with Solberg and Thierry Neuville both at times labelling the situations they were in as “scary.” Solberg battled through Friday with exhaust fumes entering the cockpit that left him “crying”, “dizzy” and with “chest pains” at times during the the day. The issue is understood to be isolated to the Solberg car. “It was quite scary as it went on the whole day and at one point I was dizzy and had some pain in my chest, but this afternoon was a little bit better, and there was some gearbox issues, but we will keep working,” Solberg, who ended the day 10th overall, told … [Read more...] about Hyundai working to fix ‘scary’ Rally1 WRC car after Monte Carlo issues
If you had taken a glance at Super Formula’s rookie class of 2021 at the start of the season and guessed who would come out on top, you would have probably chosen Ritomo Miyata. After all, Super Formula Lights champion Miyata was stepping up to TOM’S to replace Nick Cassidy, and even qualified on the front row last year in his very first outing in the senior category as Kazuki Nakajima’s replacement at Okayama. But while Miyata failed to make it on the podium all year in a frustrating campaign, two other rookies with lesser reputations coming into the season ended up outscoring him fairly comfortably: Mugen driver Hiroki Otsu and Inging’s Sena Sakaguchi. Otsu coming away with Rookie of the Year honours and a race win – becoming only one of four drivers all year to stand on the top step of the podium – was one of the pleasant surprises of the season, considering there was a fair degree of scepticism coming into the campaign that he would do a better job than his Mugen … [Read more...] about The Super Formula rookies that surpassed expectations
5 WASHINGTON - In the eight years she has worked at nursing homes, LaToya Francis, 34, has been yelled at, kicked at and had feces thrown at her for little more than the minimum wage. She endured it because she loved being a certified nursing assistant, she said. But she's not sure she can hold out much longer. As the omicron variant of the novel coronavirus drives record staff shortages at nursing homes nationwide, Francis has increasingly found herself alone on her $19-an-hour overnight shifts at Bridgepoint Healthcare's skilled nursing facility in Southwest Washington, fighting off panic attacks as she tries to feed, clean and rotate more bed-bound residents than she can handle. Some nights, she retreats to a corner of the facility, where she calls her partner and sobs. Other nights, all she can feel is anger. "I've never, ever felt this disrespected," Francis said. Frustration is surging among the low-wage workers who make up … [Read more...] about Low-wage workers prop up the nursing home industry. They’re quitting in droves.
14 GRETNA, Va. - There was so much Fredrick Miller didn't know about the handsome house here on Riceville Road. He grew up just a half-mile away and rode past it on his school bus every day. It was hard to miss. The home's Gothic revival gables, six chimneys, diamond-paned windows and sweeping lawn were as distinctive a sight as was to be seen in this rural southern Virginia community. But Miller, 56, an Air Force veteran who now lives in California, didn't give it much thought. He didn't know it had once been a plantation or that 58 people had once been enslaved there. He never considered that its past had anything to do with him. Two years ago, when his sister called to say the estate was for sale, he jumped on it. He'd been looking, pulled home to the place he left at 18. His roots were deep in this part of Pittsylvania County, and he wanted a place where his vast extended family, … [Read more...] about An old Virginia plantation, a new owner and a family legacy unveiled
Oliver Belleza was recently at a friend's apartment talking about relationships when he noticed a new feature on one of his dating apps: His Hinge profile now included an option to record a voice response to some of its quirky introductory questions. He hit record. "My most irrational fear are frogs," he said to potential matches (and a bemused friend in the room). Yes, frogs, Belleza said. When he was 4, he was walking home and got "jumped by a bunch of frogs" in the Philippines. He remembers seeing the frogs crawl out of the ground and surrounding him, "just like that one meme of Chris Pratt in 'Jurassic Park.' " A screaming and crying Belleza was guided back home by his aunt while the frogs followed, and the trauma lingers. Belleza kept the recording up on his Hinge profile and then posted it on TikTok, where it quickly racked up more than 28,000 likes. The 24-year-old mechanical engineer was flooded with responses from people who shared his aversion to frogs or wanted to … [Read more...] about Hinge added a new voice recording function. Will it change how we digitally date?
Reigning world champion Ogier extended his lead to 21.1s over nine-time world champion Loeb having started the day 9.9s behind the M-Sport Ford driver. Ogier moved back into the lead after winning two of the three morning stages before a stunning drive on the day’s last test, in tricky snow, ice and dry conditions, catapulted the eight-time champion into a healthy lead. M-Sport’s Craig Breen ended the day in third overall, 1m26.0s in arrears, having benefited from a drama-filled day for Elfyn Evans, Thierry Neuville and Ott Tanak. A mistake-free drive allowed the Irishman haul his Ford Puma into podium positions having started Saturday in sixth. Hyundai’s Neuville slid down the leaderboard from fourth to sixth after a front right damper issue he was carrying from the morning loop worsened, forcing the Belgian and co-driver Martijn Wydaeghe into making a roadside repair. Evans remains in the rally but outside the top 10 after his hopes of a podium evaporated following a … [Read more...] about WRC Monte Carlo: Ogier pulls clear of Loeb heading into final day
The M-Sport Ford driver misjudged a left hander resulting in his Puma ploughing into a rock face, triggering a series of rolls over the Armco barriers, with the car coming to rest 30 metres into a ravine. Luckily, Fourmaux and co-driver Alexandre Coria emerged unscathed from the crash but the Puma suffered significant damage. Fourmaux had been sitting fourth in the overall standings, 17.9s adrift of rally leader Toyota's Sebastien Ogier after an impressive start to the rally last night. M-Sport team principal Richard Millener said the car is heavily damaged, before admitting Fourmaux's rally is most likely over, with a repair unlikely. "He has had a very heavy accident by the looks of things," said Millener. "From what I can see it looks like quite a dirty corner he has gone to cut the line and I guess the cars in front have pulled a bit of mud out, and he just went head on into a mountain, and it has just flipped him over the barrier and 20 to 30 meters down the … [Read more...] about Fourmaux’s Monte Carlo hopes dashed after frightening roll
Home Four wheelers oi-Athul By Athul Published: Saturday, January 22, 2022, 18:56 [IST] The previous generation of the Toyota Land Cruiser was one of the most capable SUVs on the planet and soon proved it was as reliable and tough as its predecessors. Apart from that, the 200 series Land Cruiser stayed in production for almost 13 years since its introduction in 2008. So, when Toyota finally launched the 300 series Land Cruiser, the demand for the latest generation of the legendary Toyota SUV quickly went through the roof. However, the demand for the latest generation of Toyota Land Cruiser is likely to increase further as the model is yet to be introduced in the USA. This means the demand for the latest generation of Toyota Land Cruiser is mainly from the Middle East, where the predecessors of the current generation Land Cruiser have been dominating the desert dunes. As a result, the Japanese automobile … [Read more...] about Toyota Land Cruiser India Launch Delayed: 4 Year Waiting Period