Friday, March 23, 2012

Vid: Nissan powered Deltawing takes to LeMans


Definitely one of the more radical entries for Le Mans, the Nissan powered DeltaWing has been seen testing and is expected to run in lap times somewhere in the neighborhood of LMP1 and LMP2 machines. We'll have to watch to find out how this radical Batmobile-ish racecar performs with the rest of the field.


In the mean time read more about this facinating creation at Road and Track

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Video: Miss the 450 Main event at Indianapolis? Button takes win at first F1 race of the season


Click the video above to check out the 450 main event this St Patty weekend in Indianapolis.


Sunday, Button takes the win in Australia at the opening F1 Australian GP of the season. Two podium spots for McLaren and Vettel 2 seconds behind Button for a 2nd place finish. Is Button the man to beat this year? Or will Vettel come back strong at the next race? It's only just begun!

Read more on ESPN

Friday, March 9, 2012

Dungey Hurt - Out Of Daytona Supercross



Ryan Dungey won't be racing in the Daytona Supercross tomorrow night, the Red Bull KTMrider crashing the week leading up to the St. Louis Supercross at his training facility in Florida and suffering a broken collarbone. Despite the break, Dungey finished second in St. Louis, but this week he opted to undergo surgery to have the collarbone plated.

Dungey, who is currently second in the Supercross Series point standings, suffered what was initially diagnosed to be a cracked collarbone when he slid out in a turn and landed on his shoulder while practicing prior to the St. Louis Supercross. Dungey was sore, but still managed to finish second in St. Louis. Further medical evaluation this week, however, showed that the collarbone was broken and Dungey opted to have surgery to speed his recovery on Tuesday
"This is hard for everyone on the team," said team manager Roger DeCoster in a release. "Ryan has done an amazing job adapting to a completely new bike this year. Through the process he has won two Supercross races and has finished on the podium at seven of nine races. He was well in the thick of the championship hunt at the midway point in the series.

"It is often heard around the pits that Ryan needs to get more aggressive and tougher on the track; I am guilty of this prediction myself. But after what he accomplished last week racing to a close second with a broken collarbone; my doubts about how tough he is are well and truly gone. We knew he was hurting, but we did not realize his injury was that extensive. His gutsy performance in St. Louis and determination to keep racing despite his injury is a testament to his dedication to the team."  (Article from Cycle News)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Video: It's the Year of the Hybrids - Audi announces the hybrid R18 e-tron for LeMans


Toyota recently announced their return to LeMans with a hybrid and Audi now confirms their R18 diesel entry will be hybrid as well. Ogle at image above or skip to the video below. It's definitely going to be an interesting year for LeMans!


Check out more of the car and the rest of the images at Autoblog.com