Paul Morris now 2-for-2 in Tassie SST action

Paul Morris‘s strong start to the 2021 Boost Mobile Super Trucks season continued on Sunday with his second Tasmania SuperSprint victory in as many races. He held off a late charge by Shae Davies to score his second straight win and put him in prime position to claim the overall weekend victory with another strong performance in Race #3 later in the day.

After his Race #1 ended on the opening lap with a broken throttle cable, Davies started on the pole ahead of Russell Ingall, who filled in for the injured Nash Morris in the #94. Due to a field inversion, Paul Morris started last.

A great start by Ingall saw him take off into the lead before the field even reached the opening corner. Continuing the popular overtaking strategy from the first race, Davies retook the position in the turn four hairpin and led the first … Read the rest

Technogym renews Scuderia Ferrari partnership

Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow is pleased to announce the renewal of its partnership with Technogym, a world leader in equipment and digital technology, focusing on fitness, wellness and sport.

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Technogym has worked with Ferrari for over 20 years, supporting its drivers and the entire team by providing the very latest generation equipment for physical training in the company facilities in Fiorano and Maranello.

The Technogym and Ferrari partnership also extend to the Ferrari Driver Academy, whose eight young drivers can avail themselves of the Italian firm’s equipment for training in between races and during the winter off-season.

Technogym has been for a number of years now the official supplier to the Scuderia Ferrari. It has assisted the team drivers in their athletic preparation with training programmes and machines, services and solutions specifically designed for training racing drivers, who during a Grand Prix … Read the rest

Paul Weel sweeps SST Tasmania practice and qualifying

Paul Weel is off to a good start with the 2021 Boost Mobile Super Trucks season opener from Symmons Plains Raceway just hours away. He was the fastest driver in Saturday’s lone practice session, followed by leading the six-driver field in qualifying to win the pole.

Practice

Weel set the fastest lap time of 1:13.8277 on his fifth run around Symmons Plains. The 41-year-old, who made his stadium truck début in the 2020 opener at Adelaide, set the tone early on with an opening lap time at 1:18.6183, the second fastest behind Shae Davies‘ 1:21.3465. He also led all drivers in Sectors #2 and #3 with times at 24.2614 and 22.1313 seconds, respectively.

Davies, who won Race #3 at Adelaide in his maiden SST weekend, recorded just two practice laps before exiting after a jump ended with his truck bouncing off its nose and landing on its wheels. The … Read the rest

The Alpine A110 trackside cars at Imola

The Alpine A110 trackside cars make their debut during the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in Imola this weekend. The Alpine A110 trackside cars will be used by Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon as their daily commuters on European Grands Prix.

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From the bonnet, through the roof to the rear of the car, and like the A521, the Alpine A110 trackside cars feature Alpine’s historic racing colours: blue, white and red, synonymous with Alpine’s racing heritage and the colours of the French and British flags.

The A110 trackside cars are based on the A110S, the most potent version of the A110. With a power output of 292PS and a weight of 1114kgs, it features an impressive power to weight ratio of 262PS/Tonne (3,8kg/PS).

“When the A521 was presented, it was a true joy to see the Alpine name on a Formula One car … Read the rest

Harrison Burton joins Gaunt for Cup debut at Talladega

NASCAR Xfinity Series sophomore Harrison Burton is going Cup Series racing. On Thursday, Gaunt Brothers Racing announced Burton will make his Cup début on 24 April at Talladega Superspeedway, where he will drive the #96 Toyota Camry. DEX Imaging, a longtime sponsor, will join him for his Cup effort.

He will be the first driver born in the 21st century to run a Cup race; the twenty-year-old was born on 9 October 2000.

“From the moment I started racing, the Cup Series was always the goal,” said Burton. “In everything I’ve done, I’ve been working toward this moment. I saw how hard my dad worked to get to Cup and how hard he worked to compete and win races. He instilled that same work ethic in me and I’m just really proud and honored to have the chance to do what he did and compete with the Read the rest

TAG Heuer and Red Bull Racing renew their partnership until 2024

After five successful seasons together, Red Bull Racing Honda and TAG Heuer are pleased to announce a partnership extension until 2024, with the legendary Swiss watch manufacturer continuing as the Team’s Official Timekeeper.

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The conclusion of the new agreement comes on the eve of the 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix and sees TAG Heuer branding continue across the cars and suits of race-winning Red Bull Racing Honda drivers Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez as the Team prepares to mount a title charge.

The partnership extension means the Swiss luxury brand will continue adding to its prestigious Formula One heritage that stretches back more than 50 years. TAG Heuer’s passion for motorsport not only includes its long-standing partnership with Red Bull Racing but also its ties to iconic races such as the Monaco Grand Prix and the Indianapolis 500.

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CBS reveals SRX broadcast team, booth led by Allen Bestwick

Allen Bestwick will serve as the play-by-play commentator for CBS Sports‘ coverage of the Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) in the summer, marking his return to announcing live professional motorsport. On Wednesday, CBS announced the upstart series’ broadcast team, consisting of a four-person unit that will be joined by analysts with racing backgrounds of their own.

While Bestwick provides play-by-play, Lindsay Czarniak will serve as the studio host. Brad Daugherty and Matt Yocum will be on the move as the roaming analyst and pit reporter, respectively.

Bestwick is a longtime face in the NASCAR world, having worked as a play-by-play announcer for TBS, NBC, and ESPN. Much like Mike Joy is synonymous with Fox’s NASCAR coverage, Bestwick was the same for NBC and ESPN. Although ESPN ended its deal with NASCAR after the 2014 season, he remained with the network for its IndyCar Series broadcasts until 2017, though he stuck … Read the rest

Is Pierre Gasly superhuman?

Is Pierre Gasly superhuman? Scuderia AlphaTauri star undergoes memory and “cognitive mapping” test. Do Formula 1 drivers have mental skills that mere mortals lack?

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The first episode of a new video series “Brain Power” looks to find out, as Scuderia AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly is put through the paces of a test that evaluates his memory and “cognitive mapping” ability compared to that of a normal person.

Corners. Braking zones. Split-second decisions. Racing at speeds of 370 km/h, F1 drivers face an incredibly complex task that seems to require different – or at least better – mental coping skills than the average Joe.

The premiere episode of “Brain Power” gets inside the mind of Frenchman Gasly to find out how he developed and uses particular mental abilities to navigate an F1 circuit while avoiding, and trying to outpace, 19 other high-speed race cars … Read the rest

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Wild West Motorsports Park closing, cites “unfortunate circumstances”

Wild West Motorsports Park in Sparks, Nevada, has hosted a variety of off-road racing series like the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Entering 2021, the track had plans to welcome two new series with Nitro Rallycross and Great American Shortcourse. However, those plans are now dead as the track announced its closure via Facebook on Monday night. A specific reason for the shutdown was not given outside of “unfortunate circumstances.”

“This message is to inform all the race fans, promoters, sponsors and racing family. We are sadly announcing that Wildwest Motorsports Park will be closing due to unfortunate circumstances,” began the post.

“We would like to thank all of our fans, sponsors, promoters and race teams that have helped us put on amazing and action packed events for the last 9 years.

“We ask that you support all of our partners, promoters and race teams that have Read the rest