Category - Motorsports News

Photo Essay: 2016 FIA World Rallycross of Canada

Before YouTube, we just had that WRC video. Every time my high school friends got together, at some point we’d inevitably end up crowding around a PC and watching three and a half minutes of rallying set to Linkin Park. For the fiftieth time. It combined everything we loved and aspired to — masterful driving, exotic locations, and insanely-modified performance cars that looked like cool versions of our own rides. It was so good that we were willing to put up with music from a quasi-Nu Metal band fronted by a man named “Chester.”

Race Report: IMSA WeatherTech Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park

Amid a sweltering mid-summer heatwave, the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship descended on Connecticut’s iconic (and beautiful) Lime Rock Park last weekend for the Northeast Grand Prix. Although the top-dog Prototype class skips this event for purposes of traffic – the short 1.5-mile track is composed of flowing, fast, and mostly right-hand corners, but its size doesn’t lend itself to the massive speed advantages the Prototype cars carry – the GT LeMans, GT Daytona and Prototype Challenge classes were present and accounted for. As it is, even well-driven GTD-class cars were lapping in the low 50-second range, making a lap around Lime Rock more akin to a typical autocross run than a racing circuit, time-wise. With short laps and high average speeds – over 100 MPH in most cases – the racing is usually intense, and this year did not disappoint.
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Audi Unveils 2014 Audi R18 e-tron Quattro

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Audi Sport has pulled the covers off the 2014 spec R18 e-tron quattro after a week of heavy testing at Sebring International Raceway. While the name is the same as the current Audi LMP, the 2014 spec R18 is a huge leap forward in prototype design for Audi. Audi says the 2014 R18 e-tron quattro  is the most complex race car they’ve ever built, and furthers the development of the successful WEC and Le Mans winning R18.

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Audi looks forward to WEC premiere in Texas

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Source: Audi Motorsport

Round five of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Austin in the U.S. state of Texas has a particularly high significance for Audi. In America, the brand’s sports car program began 14 years ago, Audi won the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) nine times in succession and the Sebring 12 Hours eleven times – most recently in March. Furthermore, the sales statistics in America have been developing positively for Audi for years. At Austin, on September 22, the brand with the four rings is aiming to achieve its second sports car victory in the United States this year. It would mark the sixth consecutive win for the Audi R18 e-tron quattro as well.

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Miles and Miles: U.S. Mile and Hennessey Performance team up to host Houston Mile in 2014

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Our good friends behind the Texas Mile announced today that they’re teaming up with Hennessey Performance (yes, that Hennessey Performance) to expand their series of incredibly popular standing mile events (the upcoming October running of the Mile sold out in just a couple of hours) starting in 2014 with the Houston Mile.

This is big news for Texas speed freaks and fans of standing mile events in general. The full release is below.

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