Pol Espargaro doesn’t think Honda is reacting to MotoGP woes

Honda came to the 2022 MotoGP season with a radically overhauled bike aimed at fixing the rear grip problems it has faced in recent years, with the package met with initial praise from its riders in the pre-season.
But one podium aside in the season-opening Qatar Grand Prix, Espargaro has failed to get near the top five all year as grip problems continue.
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The consequences of Aston Martin’s radical F1 rear wing design

While the teams have largely followed the intent of the regulations, that doesn’t mean an end to some innovative approaches, as the creative designers flex their muscles and interpret the regulations in their own unique ways.
In this respect, Aston Martin entered the conversation just ahead of the summer break, when it introduced a technically fascinating rear wing design. The new endplate …Keep reading

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Loeb to make WRC return at Acropolis Rally

The nine-time WRC champion had long been tipped to rejoin the Ford squad for the gravel round in Greece from 8-11 September, with his entry now confirmed by M-Sport.
This will be Loeb’s fourth outing in the M-Sport Ford Puma this season after appearances at Monte Carlo, Portugal and the Safari Rally.
The Frenchman has endured mixed results from his return to the WRC this year. Loeb’s …Keep reading

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Can the DTM’s reigning champion can turn around his sluggish title defence?

It’s often said in sport that once you reach the top, the only way is down. All you can do is prolong the inevitable. To carry the champion’s #1 is to have a target daubed on your back, signifying to all the benchmark against which success is measured. And it also means more scrutiny than normal is applied when results aren’t coming.
That the high points of defending DTM champion Maximilian …Keep reading

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DTM evaluating adding Nurburgring Nordschleife to 2023 calendar

The ITR is currently working on devising a calendar for the next DTM season and, apart from the possible addition of the Salzburgring in Austria, a race on the Nordschleife is also understood to be on the table.
The use of Class One cars had made it technically impossible for the DTM to hold an event at the world’s longest permanent circuit due to the requirement of a Grade 2 license, but a …Keep reading

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Rodin reveals more details about ‘F1-beating’ hypercar

As well as announcing an initial production run of 27 cars available to customers, the company’s founder David Dicker has also hinted at plans for the FZERO to race in the future.
The car is expected to produce approaching 1200bhp from an ultra-lightweight four-litre twin-turbo V10 engine that is boosted by a 130kW electric motor. The anticipated top speed will be 360km/h (224mph).
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Hamilton: I’ll end my F1 career before I’m completely burnt out

Following Sebastian Vettel’s announcement that he’ll retire from F1 at the end of 2022, it will leave just Hamilton and Fernando Alonso as the older generation of drivers on the grid next season.
Hamilton, whose current Mercedes F1 contract expires at the end of 2023, has repeatedly stated he has no intention to retire at the end of next season, as the 37-year-old feels he still …Keep reading

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