The tweak to the pre-race routine saw race director Tim Schenken deliver a 'start your engines' directive on the open teams radio channel before the commencement of the warm-up lap. That message was broadcast live on TV before a near-simultaneous fire-up of the 24 cars sitting on the grid. According to Supercars TV boss Nathan Prendergast, the idea came from discussions with returning free-to-air broadcaster the Seven Network about better capturing "unique" elements of the sport. But it won't become a regular feature of race weekend, instead something that will be used sparingly as part of the broadcast package. "It was born from a discussion with Seven from them looking at moments in our sport that are unique," Prendergast told Motorsport.com. "We're just trying to take an internal look at the sport and see if there are cool moments that we just dismiss because we're all very familiar to it. Start your engines is very old school, but there's something about that … [Read more...] about Supercars trials new ‘start your engines’ procedure
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Home Two wheelers oi-Rahul Nagaraj By Rahul Nagaraj Updated: Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 15:48 [IST] Bajaj Auto has launched their all-new Platina 100 Electric Start (ES) in the Indian market. The new Bajaj Platina 100 ES is offered with a price tag starting at Rs 53,920, ex-showroom (Delhi); making it the most affordable motorcycle in India with an electric-start function. The new Platina 100 comes with a refreshed look, offered with a number of new features and equipment, along with a few subtle cosmetic updates as well. This includes new rear-view mirrors and new body graphics offering a more youthful styling. It also comes with LED DRLs on the headlamp units, wide rubber footpads, a longer seat offering more comfort for both rider and pillion and two new colour options: Cocktail Wine Red & Ebony Black with Silver decals. The motorcycle comes powered by a 102cc single-cylinder air-cooled SOHC engine. It … [Read more...] about New Bajaj Platina 100 ES (Electric Start) Launched In India: Prices Start At Rs 53,920
Home Bike reviews oi-Rahul Nagaraj By Rahul Nagaraj Updated: Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:49 [IST] Rating: 4.0 Ever since Royal Enfield introduced the Himalayan back in 2016, the motorcycle has been receiving a number of timely updates and revisions. A significant update came in 2020 when the Royal Enfield received a revised engine to meet the latest BS6-emission norms, which came into effect from April last year. Keeping the trend going, the Chennai-based brand introduced yet another update to the Himalayan at the start of the year. The new (2021) Royal Enfield Himalayan now comes with a few new cosmetic changes, along with a number of added features as well. The 2021 update also brings with it a price hike of Rs 10,000, translating to a revised price tag of Rs 2.01 lakh, ex-showroom (Chennai). We recently rode the 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan around the streets of Bangalore to find out what the exact changes … [Read more...] about 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan Review: Do The Changes Justify The Price Upgrade?
Home Four wheelers oi-Rahul Nagaraj By Rahul Nagaraj Updated: Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 18:11 [IST] Tata Motors has announced the delivery of 100 Safari SUVs on a single day. The mega-delivery event from the brand took place at Delhi-NCR, after having received an overwhelming response in the market, since its launch in the market. The new Tata Safari is offered in a range of variants, with a starting price of Rs 14.69 lakh, ex-showroom (Delhi). The company announced that a majority of the customers have chosen the top-spec XZA+ trim, while Royal Blue and Orcus White are the most preferred paint schemes on the 6/7-seater SUV. The Tata Safari was introduced in India recently and is based on the same platform as its five-seater sibling, the Harrier. This comes in the form of the OMEGARC platform, which has been derived from the D8 architecture of Land Rover. The Tata Safari is also the latest model from the brand to … [Read more...] about Tata Motors Deliver 100 Safari SUVs On A Single Day In Delhi-NCR: Here Are All The Details!
Approaching his IndyCar debut at 45 years old, Jimmie Johnson is an old rookie, but he’s not just any old rookie. In a NASCAR Cup career that spanned 20 years and 686 races, he won seven championships 83 race wins. Now he’s about to embark on an IndyCar career of currently indeterminate length, with Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda. The active Scott Dixon and retired Dario Franchitti, with 10 IndyCar championships between them, will respond favorably to tutoring this 21 st century legend because they know that Johnson hasn’t just turned to open-wheel racing as a passing whim, something to occupy himself now his NASCAR days are over. He was always into open-wheel racing. His original hero was Rick Mears, and racing Indy cars was his ambition when he was a pre-teen growing up in Southern California, attending the Grand Prix of Long Beach and watching all the Indy car races on TV with his grandfather. Attending the 2004 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix with fellow NASCAR legend Jeff … [Read more...] about Jimmie Johnson: The NASCAR legend’s IndyCar challenge