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  • Ken Block, 2016 G3PR World Rallycross race, August 2016

    You probably know Ken Block because of his incredible driving skills depicted in the Gymkhana series. However, there’s much more to this multi-talented individual. We’ve already outlined in detail his career in rallying, but four-wheel action only came later in his life. Before that there was the creation of the DC Shoes skateboarding apparel brand and before that was a keen interest in dirt bikes, skateboarding and snowboarding. GoPro has a new video series focused on driven individuals and Block is the star of the first episode. The episode follows Block through a typical day at...

  • Gymkhana 10
    Watch Gymkhana 10: Five cars, five locations, no tire is safe

    Gymkhana is back and better than ever. On Monday, the Hoonigan crew released the tenth installment in the long-running viral video franchise, and it packs no less than five cities, five cars, and all the action we can take in a matter of minutes. In typical Ken Block fashion, the hot-shoe rally...

  • Bloodhound SSC
    Bloodhound land speed record project saved by buyer

    A savior for Bloodhound Programme Ltd, the company working on an attempt to smash the land speed record for a steerable car, has been found. The savior is Ian Warhurst, who it was announced on Monday is the new owner of Bloodhound Programme. It isn't clear how much Warhurst paid for Bloodhound...

  • 2019 Cyan Racing Lynk & Co. 03 TCR race car
    Watch Lynk & Co.'s 03 TCR racer hit the track

    Ahead of its race debut in 2019, Lynk & Co. has been conducting tests of its 03 TCR racer. The brand shared on Friday that it's carried out the first tests at race courses in Europe, and drivers walked away pleased with the car's capabilities. The 03 TCR racer will compete in the FIA-sanctioned...

  • Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus garage
    Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus: The small American firm that wants to win Le Mans with a street-legal hypercar

    Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus is a Sleepy Hollow, New York-based boutique car constructor that has either lofty aspirations or delusions of grandeur, depending on your perspective. That’s because this one-time race team has graduated to designing and building its own cars and now aims to...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Daytona 500 pace vehicle
    2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 to pace Daytona 500

    For the first time, a pickup truck will serve as the official pace car for the Daytona 500. Chevrolet announced Wednesday that its redesigned 2019 Silverado 1500 will serve as the official pace vehicle for the race, with none other than Dale Earnhardt Jr. behind the wheel. Earnhardt Jr., himself a...

  • Bloodhound SSC conducts first public test - October 26, 2017

    Bloodhound Programme Ltd, the company behind the Bloodhound SSC land speed record attempt, was disbanded Friday after it failed to secure new funds. The attempt had been on hold since October 15 when Bloodhound entered administration, a process similar to bankruptcy protection. To get off the ground, it needed to raise some $33 million. “While not an insignificant amount, the [$33 million] Bloodhound requires to break the land speed record is a fraction of the cost of, for example, finishing last in a F1 season or running an Americas Cup team,” Andrew Sheridan, an appointed...

  • 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R race car spy shots
    2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R tests at Sebring, shoots flames

    The new race car based on the yet-to-be-revealed mid-engined C8 Chevrolet Corvette has been spotted. Prototypes have been undergoing tests at major racetracks under the cover of darkness in order to hide their details, and a video of one of the test sessions, taken at Florida's Sebring...

  • FIA Hypercar Class mock image
    Hypercar class rules for WEC, Le Mans have been finalized

    Organizers for the World Endurance Championship, which includes the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans, on Wednesday agreed on regulations governing the new “hypercar” class being introduced in the 2020/2021 season to replace the current LMP1 class as the series' premier class. The...

  • Formula E Attack Mode
    Formula E race cars to get "Attack Mode"

    The Formula E series will spice things up with a new "Attack Mode" fitted to race cars for the 2018/2019 season. Think of the new mode as a combination of a Joker Lap and a push-to-pass system. The former installs an alternative route the driver must take on a particular circuit, while the latter...

  • Nissan Leaf Nismo RC concept
    Nissan reveals Leaf Nismo RC race car that won't actually race

    Nissan in 2011 graced us with a race car concept based on the first-generation Leaf electric hatchback. Nissan built the concept to draw attention to the seemingly untapped performance potential of electric cars, though the concept wasn't particularly fast, its electric motor generating just 107...

  • Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport, 2018 LA Auto Show
    Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport is a track-only 700-hp monster

    Porsche has come out with a new car to tempt racing enthusiasts. The German automaker surprised visitors to the 2018 Los Angeles auto show on Wednesday with the reveal of the 911 GT2 RS Clubsport, a new racing variant of the outgoing 991-generation 911 GT2 RS designed for clubsport-style events...

  • Alexander Albon

    Scuderia Toro Rosso on Monday confirmed it has picked Alexander Albon to drive alongside Daniil Kvyat in the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship. The Formula 2 driver replaces Brendon Hartley at the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing feeder team, with his appointment effectively finalizing the driver lineup for the 2019 season. Force India is yet to announce a teammate for Sergio Perez next season, but it's a safe bet Lance Stroll, whose billionaire father Lawrence Stroll recently saved the team from bankruptcy, will join the squad eventually. Stroll is already driving for Force India at the current...

  • Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton at the 2018 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
    Hamilton ends 2018 F1 season with Abu Dhabi Grand Prix win

    Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton didn't let off one bit during Sunday's Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix despite having already secured the 2018 title in October at the Mexican Grand Prix. Hamilton started the race on pole and was never really unsettled from there, despite a strong challenge from...

  • Bruce Canepa's Porsche 959
    Bruce Canepa says Porsche is the ultimate driver's car

    Opinions vary greatly on what makes the ultimate driver's car, but when Bruce Canepa speaks, we listen up. The former professional racer makes the case that Porsche is the best of the best in a new video collaboration with video game "CSR Racing." Those who don't know Canepa, we'll provide a quick...

  • A visual showing how your head and neck move during a crash without a HANS device
    This is why you should wear a HANS device

    It stands for Head and Neck Support, and the HANS device is a vital piece of safety gear every race car driver should be using. The Motorsport Safety Foundation has put together a video showing exactly why you need to be wearing a HANS device when you're out on the racetrack. A fire suit-wearing...

  • Mika Häkkinen drives 1995 McLaren F1 GTR Le Mans winner
    Mika Häkkinen drives the McLaren F1 GTR Le Mans winner

    Twenty-three years after the #59 McLaren F1 GTR crossed the finish line in first place at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the car is back at the track. And McLaren put a legendary driver behind the wheel. Mika Häkkinen, former McLaren driver and 1998 and 1999 Formula 1 World Champion, climbed behind...

  • Yas Marina Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
    2018 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix preview

    The 2018 Formula 1 World Championship concludes with this weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. There were high hopes going into the 2018 season that the top teams would be more competitive. And in the first half there were plenty of great battles as Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and...

  • Lamborghini Urus ST-X concept

    Lamborghini will take its Urus SUV racing, and on Saturday it debuted a preview of the mean green racing machine in the form of the Urus ST-X race concept. Lamborghini showed the Urus ST-X concept at its Super Trofeo 2018 World Finals in Vallelunga, Italy. The concept previews the race-ready SUVs that will compete in a new one-make series in 2020, according to Lamborghini's announcement. Interestingly, the races will consist of on-track and off-road portions at FIA-sanctioned courses in Europe and the Middle East. Naturally, the Urus will be able to tackle either terrain. The concept features...

  • 1993 Jaguar XJ220C
    Gorgeous Jaguar XJ220C race car heads to auction

    Jaguar only made 275 examples of the XJ220 supercar back in the early '90s, but a true XJ220C is literally one-of-a-kind. Thankfully, for someone with a healthy bank account, there's one headed to auction. Auction house Bonhams will see off this 1993 Jaguar XJ220C at its Bond Street Sale on next...

  • Lamborghini SC18
    Lamborghini motorsport squad builds a wild one-off Aventador

    You thought the SVJ was going to be the end of the performance road for the Aventador? It seems Lamborghini's Squadra Corse motorsport department had other plans. Helping to mark the end of the 2018 season of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo one-make series, Squadra Corse late on Friday unveiled its...

  • McLaren Sparco create world's lightest race suit
    McLaren and Sparco create the world's lightest FIA race suit

    Every pound matters on the race track, and automakers have worked tirelessly over decades to gain a competitive advantage. However, McLaren and Sparco looked outside of the car itself to shave weight and created the world's lightest FIA-sanctioned race suit. McLaren used the SP16+ suit for its...

  • 2019 Hyundai Veloster N
    Hyundai Veloster N TCR race car being prepped for 2019 Michelin Pilot Challenge

    Hyundai currently offers an i30 N-based race car for customer teams competing around the globe in TCR competition. But in markets where the i30 N isn't available, such as the United States, local teams have been seeking a race car based on the related Veloster N. Hyundai last week finally confirmed...

  • Fernando Alonso
    McLaren and Alonso returning to Indy 500 in 2019

    Spanish racing driver Fernando Alonso is in the hunt for motorsport's coveted Triple Crown, and that means he'll return to the Indianapolis 500 in 2019. The race is scheduled for May 26. McLaren and Alonso made the announcement on Saturday. The Triple Crown consists of a win at the 24 Hours of Le...

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