The Red Bull FMX Jam was held today at the Gateway of India where Mumbaikars were left amazed by some spectacular, freestyle motorcycle stunts by Red Bull athletes. Robbie Maddison, Alexey Kolesnikov and Tom Pages were undoubtedly the stars of the show, enthralling everyone assembled at one of Mumbai's most iconic tourist spots. The trio were joined by other Red Bull freestyle motorcycle athletes- Martin Koren, Radek Bilek and Julien Vanstippen. Held in the enclosure that surrounds the Gateway, the riders performed some mind boggling, mid-air stunts while jumping from one ramp to the other. There were backflips, sideways glides and what have you. Some of them, including veteran Robbie Maddison also were off the bike's seat, mid-air, in a daring display of guts, skill and finesse. The performance was divided into three session with the danger and complexity of the stunts increasing with each session. There was a time when all six riders flew off the ramp, in succession, … [Read more...] about Red Bull FMX Jam: Red Bull freestyle motorcycle athletes enthrall Mumbai with a spectacular performance
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Franz Tost has said Toro Rosso will be more than willing to play the role of sacrificial lamb again for Red Bull. The Faenza-based squad were effectively used as a guinea pig throughout the 2018 season as they begun the integration process with engine supplier Honda before Red Bull decided to choose them ahead of Renault power. But Toro Rosso are ready to go through it all again and continue racking up the engine penalties if it helps Red Bull with their World Championship ambitions. “If that helps the strategy for Red Bull to win races and the world championship, of course,” Toro Rosso team principal Tost told Motorsport.com. “We do not even need to discuss this, it’s within our philosophy. I’m more than happy with it, because in parallel we also improve the performance.” A much deeper collaboration between Red Bull and Toro Rosso is in place for the 2019 campaign, with the junior team receiving the whole back-end of Red Bull’s RB15 to … [Read more...] about Toro Rosso ready to sacrifice themselves for Red Bull
Aston Martin and Red Bull's co-developed hypercar, the Valkyrie, looks like the prototype race car of our dreams, especially in AMR Pro form (pictured above). Unfortunately, there are no plans to race it. But according to Red Bull F1 boss Dr. Helmut Marko, that could change depending on what happens to F1 in 2020.Dr. Marko gave an interview to Autosport where he floated the possibility of racing something based on the Valkyrie at Le Mans. But that's only if F1 rule-changes for 2020 create unfavorable conditions for the team. Next year, Red Bull will become, effectively, a Honda works team, but it only has a two-year contract with the Japanese company. Dr. Marko has made it clear that he's not interested in going back to being a regular old engine customer after that point. "We will certainly not become dependent again, as we have been in the past, when we were begging others and statements and promises were not kept," Dr. Marko told Autosport. If Red Bull doesn't see a path to victory … [Read more...] about Red Bull Could Run Something Based on the Aston Martin Valkyrie at Le Mans
Aston Martin AM-RB 001Red Bull's motorsport advisor, Helmut Marko, has dropped hints the energy drinks company is considering a future in endurance racing, namely the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the highlight of the World Endurance Championship. In an interview with Autosport published Wednesday, Marko indicated that participating in endurance racing could mean leaving Formula 1, or racing in both competitions. It would depend on the outcome of current negotiations for F1's 2021 season and beyond. The current rules last until the end of the 2020 season, which is also the end date for Red Bull's current F1 commitment. "We have an agreement [with F1] until 2020," he said. “As long as there is no engine regulation and no Concorde Agreement, neither Red Bull nor Honda will make a decision.” Honda is the new power unit supplier to Red Bull for the 2019 and 2020 seasons, taking over from Renault. Marko hinted that Red Bull will only be willing to stay if the new rules are favorable to … [Read more...] about Red Bull hints at Aston Martin-linked Le Mans program
Red Bull could leave Formula 1 in the near future, if the 2021 regulations do not coincide with the expectations of the team, with Le Mans a possibility. The Milton Keynes outfit have teamed up with Honda for the next two years, after ditching Renault after 12 seasons as the team’s engine providers. However, the team’s future in Formula 1 beyond 2020 depends on both the partnership’s results, and F1’s ability to offer teams a viable platform of rules for the 2021 season. Red Bull motorsport boss Helmut Marko believes that the company’s prospects are unclear. The only certainty is that Red Bull will not settle for customer status in F1. “We have an agreement until 2020,” Marko said. “As long as there is no engine regulation and no Concorde Agreement, neither Red Bull nor Honda will make a decision. “However, we will certainly not become dependent again, as we have been in the past, when we were begging others and statements and … [Read more...] about Could Red Bull choose Le Mans over F1?