Sixth. That's Shane van Gisbergen's worst finishing position in a circuit race since September last year. The Kiwi has been in the form of his life for the past seven months. It started by winning his first Bathurst 1000 in October last year. He then flew straight home to New Zealand, jumped in an AP4-spec Mitsubishi Mirage and won the Battle of Jacks Ridge rally. If gravel rallying wasn't diverse enough, van Gisbergen hung around for the New Zealand Grand Prix at Hampton Downs in January. He hadn't raced a Toyota Racing Series car in well over a decade and is several feet taller than most single-seater jockeys. His fire extinguisher went off right before the race and he had to start from pitlane, but he won the race. In February he went back to Bathurst and won both heats of the Supercars season-opening Mount Panorama 500. Exactly a fortnight before the next round at Sandown, he took a tumble off his mountain bike and broke his collarbone and three ribs. Immediate … [Read more...] about How van Gisbergen’s Supercars win streak stacks up in the history books
Home Four wheelers oi-Punith Bharadwaj By Punith Bharadwaj Published: Thursday, April 29, 2021, 12:17 [IST] The Chief Designer of Tata Motors, Pratap Bose has resigned from his post in the company. Pratap Bose is responsible for designing many successful cars in the brand's portfolio. The company states that Pratap is currently serving his notice period. An internal memo was circulated earlier this week within the Tata Group states, "Pratap Bose has decided to leave for better opportunities. He will proceed on leave for his remainder of (his) tenure." Martin Uhlarik, Head of UK Design Centre, Tata Motors will be taking over duties from Pratap Bose in the company. Mr Uhlarik has now been appointed as the Head of Design, Tata Motors with immediate effect. Pratap Bose was responsible for designing some of the important cars from the brand. This includes the Tiago, Tigor, Nexon, Harrier, Altroz and the all-new … [Read more...] about Pratap Bose Resigns As Tata Motors Design Head: Martin Uhlarik To Take Over As The New Design Chief
The 2021 F1 season promises the most exciting title fight in years, as Max Verstappen takes on seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton during the last year of the current rules cycle. Some smart strategic decisions and equally brilliant driving saw Hamilton draw first blood in Bahrain last month, but Verstappen drew even at Imola just weeks later with a faultless drive in tricky wet conditions. Mercedes has repeatedly stated that it faces a performance deficit to Red Bull's high-rake RB16B in 2021, something the Austrian brand insists is a clever tactic to put it under pressure. The two F1 teams are again expected to be in a class of their own at the Algarve circuit, and how their battle pans out will provide a better indication of the pecking order at the front of the field. Meanwhile, McLaren could once again threaten the top guns for a podium finish, judging by the pace Lando Norris showed at Imola in the Mercedes-powered MCL35M. Red Bull's sister team AlphaTauri and … [Read more...] about 2021 Formula 1 Portuguese Grand Prix session timings and preview
Home Four wheelers oi-Promeet Ghosh By Promeet Ghosh Published: Thursday, April 29, 2021, 15:41 [IST] Earlier last year, in the month of February, Maruti Suzuki launched the WagonR S-CNG BS6 model in the Indian market at a starting price of Rs 5.25 lakh, ex-showroom (Delhi). At the time of launch, it was offered in three colours: White, Grey and Silver. However, now the Maruti WagonR S-CNG gets three new shades: Poolside Blue, Nutmeg Brown and Autumn Orange. The new Maruti WagonR BS6 CNG is offered in two variants: LXi and LXi (O), with the top-spec model priced at Rs 5.32 lakh, ex-showroom (Delhi). The CNG trims of the Maruti WagonR continue to be powered by the same 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine. It produces slightly less power and torque figures compared to the regular petrol-powered engine. The CNG-powered Maruti WagonR offers 58bhp at 5500rpm and 78Nm of torque at 3500rpm. The engine is further mated to … [Read more...] about Maruti Suzuki WagonR S-CNG Gets Three New Attractive Colours: Read More To Find Out!
Some benchmarking for the Cybertruck perhaps? It's no secret that automakers keep a very close eye on their competition. By that, we mean it's common practice for manufacturers to purchase competitive vehicles and put them through the wringer as a benchmark for their own in-development models. As such, it shouldn't be a surprise to find the king of internal-combustion pickup trucks prowling the playground of the current king of electric power. We're given a glimpse of this courtesy of Gabeincal on YouTube, thanks to some impressive drone footage of Tesla's sprawling plant in Fremont, California. We assume this YouTuber has some connection with Tesla , as one doesn't simply fly a drone over such a facility without recourse, never mind flying over a test track normally hidden behind walls. That's what we see in this video starting at the 1:19 mark, passing from a parking lot to a wide-open space where the Ram TRX is parked and as obvious as a pimple on prom night. Ram … [Read more...] about Ram TRX Spied Behind Enemy Lines At Tesla Test Track In Fremont