The F1 world champion had run wide through the gravel trap and nudged into the barriers at the Tosa hairpin on lap 31, after he hit a damp patch while lapping backmarker George Russell. Stuck against the barriers, Hamilton spent ages trying to work out how to get going again – with it pretty clear he needed to go backwards. After engaging reverse gear, Hamilton backed up all the way through the gravel trap and on to the track before getting going again. Such action raised eyebrows, however, with some suggesting that it was both dangerous and against the rules to reverse on to a live race track. It also triggered famous memories of the 1989 Portuguese Grand Prix when Nigel Mansell was given the black flag for having reversed in the pitlane after skidding past his pit crew as he came in for fresh rubber. However, while Mansell had the rule book thrown at him this day, Hamilton’s manoeuvre was given the all clear by the FIA. The reasons are actually quite … [Read more...] about Explained: Why Hamilton didn’t break F1’s rules for reversing on track
Quartararo stormed to his second-successive race win in 2021 by 4.8 seconds at the Algarve International Circuit to open up a 15-point lead in the championship after three rounds. Quartararo made a similarly strong start to his 2020 campaign, but was a lowly 14th at the Algarve track last season after the Portuguese venue proved to be one of Yamaha's weakest. Admitting pre-season he was wary about the low-grip Algarve track causing the Yamaha to suffer its usual issues in those conditions, Quartararo was strong across the entire Portimao weekend. "Yes, I feel honestly like [I did in] 2019," Quartararo said. "The bike is working so well and I have the same [bike as Qatar]. "We didn't touch the bike. We arrived here, it's exactly the same bike as Qatar, [only] changing a few things. But we never asked ourselves 'should we try this'. And 2019 was like this and you can see the difference between Qatar and here, it's totally different tracks. "So that means the bike is … [Read more...] about Quartararo ‘feels like 2019’ after Portimao MotoGP win
The reigning world champion made slight contact with the returning Marquez at the Turn 11 Portimao right-hander on the opening lap of Sunday’s race as he made a move for third. The pair came to blows again a lap later at Turn 3 when Marquez clipped the rear of Mir, though both stayed mounted. This came a day after Mir was left unhappy by what he felt was “dangerous” tactics from the Honda rider in qualifying, marking the first bit of controversy between the reigning champion and the rider he dethroned. Mir, who went on to finish third, says he has to be “aggressive” starting so far back “if we want to fight for the championship”. Asked by Motorsport.com if the hard pass was a little bit of payback after qualifying, Mir said: “In the first lap it’s true we had the moment there [at Turn 11]. “I wanted to overtake and then he closed the line and then it was too late for me. Then we both touched. “It’s true that I felt a hit in the next lap and I didn’t know … [Read more...] about Mir forced into hard Marquez Portugal MotoGP overtake
Home Four wheelers oi-Promeet Ghosh By Promeet Ghosh Published: Monday, April 19, 2021, 19:28 [IST] Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, once again, there has been a lockdown that has been imposed across the country, especially in some major states. Manufacturers are working on limited staffs following the government's given rules and regulations. Earlier this month, there were rumours that Tata Motors had halted the production of certain models in the passenger vehicle segment. However, the company has released an official statement today clarifying that the company is running its production operations at the Pune plant with a limited workforce, in line with the current COVID-19 norms, in Maharashtra. This is the official statement from the company, "Tata Motors is running operations at its Pune plant in strict compliance with the guidelines mentioned in the 'Break the Chain' order of the Maharashtra government. A limited … [Read more...] about Tata Motors Running Operations In Pune Plant With Limited Staff: Details & More!
Home Two wheelers oi-Punith Bharadwaj By Punith Bharadwaj Published: Monday, April 19, 2021, 16:51 [IST] Nexzu Mobility has launched a new electric cycle called the Roadlark in the country. The Nexzu Roadlark features a price tag of Rs 42,000. Customers can purchase the e-cycle at Nexzu dealerships across India or through the brand's website. According to the company, the new electric cycle features a maximum riding range of up to 100 kilometres from a single battery charge. However, the Nexzu Roadlark features a dual-battery system. The electric cycle comes with two Lithium-Ion batteries one mounted in the frame and another below the rider seat. The external battery pack is the primary 8.7Ah unit, which can be removed from the cycle. On the other hand, the secondary in-frame battery pack is a 5.2 Ah unit. Both battery packs can be charged using a domestic socket. These battery packs are mated to a rear-wheel … [Read more...] about Nexzu Roadlark Electric Cycle Launched In India: Priced At Rs 42,000