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, 15:21 [IST] Earlier this month, Isuzu Motor India teased the D-Max V-Cross BS6 ahead of its launch in the Indian market. The teaser image of the upcoming pick-up has been released on the brand's website and across its social media handles. However, along with that, the company will also launch a base-spec Hi-Lander variant of the D-Max. According to the latest article by TeamBHP , the D-Max Hi-Lander variant was spotted at the dealership ahead of its launch. As seen in the images, the exterior changes of the BS6 D-Max V-Cross Hi-lander are not expected to feature any major design changes. The pick-up truck features steel wheels, a tweaked front bumper and around 225mm of ground clearance. On the inside, the Hi-Lander gets basic interiors. The SUV does not get an infotainment system, gets basic climate control, an analogue … [Read more...] about Isuzu D-Max Hi-Lander Spied At The Dealership Ahead Of Its Launch: 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
It's nowhere near the 275-mile (442 km) target, not even close to the 470 km (292 miles) WLTP result either. The official range rating for the 2021 Polestar 2 is 233 miles (375 km) , using a 78 kWh battery, which is far below our expectations. Several months ago, Polestar's website showed a target of 275 miles (442 km) , while the European WLTP rating was 470 km (292 miles). As we can see, the final EPA result is 20% lower than the WLTP. The real-world range of the Polestar 2 might still be quite good, but at least on paper, the P2 will not be the top non-Tesla BEV. Tesla Model 3 LR AWD was rated at 322 miles (+38%), while the Performance version is at 299 miles (+28%). Bjorn Nyland in his test noted : 435 km (270 miles) at 90 km/h (56 mph) and 305 km (190 miles) at 120 km/h (75 mph). The combined energy efficiency of the Polestar 2 is 92 MPGe - 366 Wh/mi (227 Wh/km) . Quite a lot - 30% more compared to the Model 3 LR AWD (280 Wh/mi) or 23% more than the … [Read more...] about Official Polestar 2 EPA Range Rating Is Very Disappointing