KYB Team JC Takes the Maiden Win in the World RX With Ekström

The new for 2020 FIA World Rallycross Championship team KYB Team JC run by the JC Raceteknik team with the team manager Joel Christoffersson made their World RX debut at Höljes last weekend and claimed a podium on the opening-round and took a win on the second round.

The team runs two former EKS and Audi Sport built Audi S1 EKS RX Quattro supercars with the reigning European Rallycross champion Robin Larsson behind the wheel. Currently the 2016 World RX champion Mattias Ekström is replacing Janis Baumanis who couldn’t participate in a full-season due to financial problems caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Ekström, the founder of the EKS team that run the cars in the World RX previously, claimed a second place in the opening-round as he couldn’t find a way pass the double World RX champion Johan Kristoffersson who won the race.

Credit: Jan Kåre Rafoss / KYB
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‘I trust the people around me and the guys working on my car’ – Sebastian Vettel

Scuderia Ferrari German driver Sebastian Vettel has stated how he feels it is unfair to label his performances based on different races or seasons, due to the extent of how many races there are in a current F1 season. Seb has been struggling so far this year, claiming only sixteen points in the opening six races, his worst start to a season since his first full season with Toro Rosso in 2008.

Speaking to Autosport, Sebastian Vettel explained how he did not think it was right to label his performances based on races or seasons based on his performances.

Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc has faired better fortune with the complicated SF1000, claiming podium finishes in Austria and Silverstone and accumulating forty-five points in the process.

Leaving Ferrari at the end of the year as he makes way for Carlos Sainz, Sebastian Vettel noted how he has been struggling with a … Read the rest

Tahnée Seagrave, FMD Racing & Ergon lock on to new gravity grips with precise GFR1 grip

Ergon is known for making very ergonomic grips and their latest grip follows that trend – just for a different style of riding. Gravity focused riding, or freeriding requires a high degree of precision as well as a grip that will help you maintain control when things get hairy. To create their next great gravity […]

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BMW End Audi’s Record DTM Run

In a race that was all decided by pitstop strategy due to the much warmer track temperatures than yesterday, the BMW drivers Lucas Auer and Timo Glock were the ones who came out on top.

Throughout the race, René Rast & Nico Müller battled each other and were constantly swapping positions with Rast taking the lead in lap two after making full use of DTMs Drag Reduction System. Talking of battles, Glock and Marco Wittmann were another pair of drivers jostling for positions throughout.

Taking the checkered flag. Credit: BMW Motorsport

Due to there being no tyre warmers allowed in DTM, tyre management and pit strategy is a major part of the races. Rast, Green, Auer and Glock all pitted early for new rubber. Once all of the drivers had made their pitstops the duo of Auer and Glock had moved up to second and third and it did not … Read the rest

“Indianapolis has all the facilities for an F1 circuit” – F1 confirms

This weekend the 104th edition of the Indy 500 will be held in Indianapolis. On the legendary circuit the American Grand Prix was also held by Formula 1 until 2007. However, since 2012 the F1 races at COTA in Austin. Jean Todt, boss of the FIA, is also in Indianapolis this weekend and is impressed by the facilities.

He therefore thinks that the circuit could possibly organize a Grand Prix. “The responsibilities of the calendar are of course those of the commercial rights holders, but it is clear that Indianapolis has all the ingredients for an F1 circuit. It has all the necessary facilities”, explains Todt to Motorsport.com.

Indianapolis good for F1

The Indy 500 is one of the most important sporting events of the year and Jean Todt sees that they have everything in order at the track. “Roger Penske and his group took the lead here and I … Read the rest

Where to Ride: Endless mountain biking in Virginia’s Blue Ridge starts in Roanoke

Sitting smack dab in the middle of the East Coast, just far enough into the Blue Ridge Mountains, Roanoke, Virginia centers a hub of next level mountain bike trails. In fact, it boasts an amazing set of singletrack right inside its own downtown! But it’s the proximity to several road trip-worthy trails, family-friendly outdoor activities […]

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Espargaro takes maiden pole at home for KTM

Pol Espargaro took an historic maiden pole for Red Bull KTM in the second visit to the Austrian track.

Espargaro claimed the first pole position for the Austrian outfit at the BMW M Grand Prix of Styria after a ferocious Q2 session saw the Spaniard joined on the front row by Taka Nakagami who claimed his first front row start in the premier in second position and Johann Zarco in third. Zarco fought valiantly through the pain of his recent wrist surgery to move up from Q1 to Q2 however, due to the horrendous clash with Franco Morbidelli which saw last week’s AustrianGP red flagged, Zarco will be starting from the pitlane.

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Former F1 champion believes “it’s going to take Ferrari a lot of time” to get back to the top

For Scuderia Ferrari it’s not yet the season they had hoped for. The Maranello-based race team may already have two podium finishes with Charles Leclerc, but still the Italians are behind McLaren and Racing Point in fifth place in the constructors’ championship. Jacques Villeneuve expects Ferrari to continue to compete with these teams for the time being.

Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel don’t have to think about victories for the time being. “Ferrari has to start all over again”, says Villeneuve, who says that this is actually two years back in time. “It’s making it very difficult and it’s going to take them a lot of time”.

Ferrari makes the wrong choice
At Sky Sports, Villeneuve also indicates that in his view it is not wise for so many Italians to work at the most important positions within Scuderia Ferrari. “They want to make it a real Italian team, but I don’t think it’s necessary in Formula 1.” According to the single world … Read the rest

Sneak Peek: CamelBak M.U.L.E & H.A.W.G. go Pro with Air Support Pro Back Panel

CamelBak is already looking forward to 2021 – and who can blame them. Joining the other hydration pack brands giving a little preview of upcoming models, CamelBak just announced their new Pro series models for spring 2021. Building off two of their most successful models, the new additions will include the M.U.L.E. Pro 14 and […]

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So your kid loves racing? Let’s pick a safe first car

If your kid has followed in your footsteps and developed a love of watching F1 when the time comes to get them their first car, you might be feeling a bit nervous about their safety. Most kids don’t copy what they see on TV, but it’s essential to make sure that they get a ride that will allow them to have fun and nurture their love of automobiles while being sensible. If that sounds like something you need a little help with, make sure to look at the following first-time cars.

VW Golf

The VW golf is a classic first car. It’s practical, has excellent performance, and (especially the GTI models) can be great fun. The GTI model can be as fun as most sports cars, but if you are prioritizing safety, you might want to just pick a standard model as it can be a bit too quick, especially … Read the rest