You know which one wins this one but you'll watch this anyway. Usually, drag races are orchestrated to see which of the competing cars are the quickest in a quarter-mile, straight-line sprint. Aside from a test of acceleration, it's also a test of traction and power-to-weight ratio, as well as a bit of an assessment of the drivers' skills in launching and gear-shifting. But this weekend's drag race is a tad different. The four-cylinder Toyota Supra is out to prove that it's worthy of carrying the badge, and what better way to do that than to compete against the 3.0L Supra – both old and new. Gallery: 2021 Toyota Supra 2.0: First Drive 40 Photos The race, of course, was set up by Carwow , with Mat Watson piloting the discriminated four-banger Supra. The other contenders were the Toyota Supra powered by a BMW-sourced straight-six engine, while the other … [Read more...] about Can 2.0L Supra Prove Its Worth Against 3.0L Supras In A Wet Drag Race?
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The island state in the Persian Gulf is set to host F1’s sole pre-season test from 12-14 March before the season-opening race at the Bahrain International Circuit from 26-28 March. Bahrain currently has one of the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the world, with around 9% of the population already receiving both required doses. With a number of personnel due to be in Bahrain for the full three-week period covering both testing and the race, the country has now announced it will be offering them COVID-19 vaccines. Bahrain said that it would be extending its vaccination programme “to major events in the kingdom on a voluntary basis, where timescales allow and provide additional benefit to both participants and the national population”. “Due to the timescale of this year’s Formula 1 event, including testing, the vast majority of participants will be present in Bahrain for a three-week period ahead of the race,” the statement continued. “This, in turn, allows a unique … [Read more...] about Bahrain to offer COVID-19 vaccinations for F1 test and race attendees
Tanak bounced back from his Monte Carlo Rally misdemeanours by taking a comprehensive victory around Rovaniemi. Despite easing off slightly in the closing stages, the Hyundai i20 Coupe driver finished with a 17.5s cushion over Toyota's Kalle Rovanpera. Team boss Andrea Adamo spoke publicly before the second round of the World Rally Championship about the need to win, with this leading to an under pressure Tanak to lean more heavily on his mechanics. "This victory is very important and allows us to take away good points for the championship," said Tanak, who moves up to fifth in the drivers' standings. "We came to Finland - the home country of one of our closest rivals - so the pressure was on for sure. "We knew it would be complicated to take on the fight but, in the end, we did a very good weekend. "The pre-event test was held in very different conditions, so we didn't really know what to expect. "I was pushing the engineers quite a lot, but their hard … [Read more...] about Tanak “pushing” Hyundai for improvements in Arctic Rally win
The six-time MotoGP podium finisher joins the factory Honda squad from KTM in 2021, but will have just five days to get to know the RC213V in March before the opening round in Qatar. Espargaro should have had two days on the Honda at a post-season test at Jerez last November to have his first experience of the bike, but this outing was scrapped due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He also lost a day from the six originally scheduled for the 2021 pre-season when the three-day Sepang outing was cancelled due to the virus. Marquez confirmed on Tuesday he will not take part in the Qatar test as he continues to recover from a third operation on a broken arm. Though Espargaro will have test rider Stefan Bradl and LCR duo Alex Marquez and Takaaki Nakagami on track with him, he admits he “needs” Marquez, as the only way for him to improve on the bike “is to learn from the best rider in the world”. “I’m going to arrive to Qatar a little bit earlier, three days before the test, … [Read more...] about Espargaro: Pressure “high” to learn Honda without Marquez
Between 1997 and 2014, Kristensen won the world’s toughest sportscar race a record nine times for Joest Porsche, Audi and Bentley, and finished on the podium on five more occasions. Across 18 years of racing in the French classic, he stood on the podium every time his car made it to the finish. He also won the Sebring 12 Hours a record six times in a glittering sportscar career. Now retired from racing, Kristensen shares his deepest personal reflections and insights from both inside and outside the cockpit – including his horrifying DTM accident in 2007, which threatened his racing career. Voted ‘Sports Book of the Year’ when originally published in Kristensen’s native Denmark, his memoir is now available in English for the first time – featuring bonus content from Motorsport.com’s Global Editor in Chief, Charles Bradley , and renowned sportscar journalist Gary Watkins. For Prime subscribers: How Tom Kristensen forged his ‘Mr Le Mans’ legend The book … [Read more...] about Tom Kristensen reveals career secrets in ‘Mr Le Mans’ book