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McLaren Formula One Drivers Take Voluntary Pay Cut As The Team Weathers Coronavirus Shutdown

McLaren Formula One racers Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris have both agreed to take a voluntary pay cut as many team members have been furloughed. The McLaren factory is all but shut down in the wake of an F1 season delayed by the spread of coronavirus across the globe. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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MotoGP Rider Handed 18-Month Competition Ban For Allegedly Accidental Steroid Use

Aprilia rider and one-time MotoGP race victor Andrea Iannone has been banned from the sport for 18 months following a positive test for steroid use at last November’s Malaysian Grand Prix. The ban will be enforced from December 17th, 2019 through June of 2021, meaning the Italian will miss all 2020 rounds (whenever…Read more… Continue […]

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MotoGP Rider Handed 18-Month Competition Ban For Allegedly Accidental Steroid Use

Aprilia rider and one-time MotoGP race victor Andrea Iannone has been banned from the sport for 18 months following a positive test for steroid use at last November’s Malaysian Grand Prix. The ban will be enforced from December 17th, 2019 through June of 2021, meaning the Italian will miss all 2020 rounds (whenever…Read more… Continue […]

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Porsche Might Build A New Prototype To Race At Daytona And Le Mans

The recently-announced joint top-flight LMDh class that will share duty between IMSA and the WEC has captured the attention of Porsche’s motorsport department. The lower-cost replacement for LMP1 will run alongside the stupendously expensive Hypercar in a joint fight for the overall win at prestigious races like the…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Indy 500 Won’t Run In May For The First Time Since WWII

The Indianapolis 500 is an institution of motor racing enjoyed and respected all over the world. Every year the month of May brings the pomp and circumstance of international competition to the town of Speedway, Indiana for a month-long celebration of speed and ingenuity. Only something truly devastating can stop…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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SRO America Has Its Head In The Sand

Friday afternoon the racing series formerly known as World Challenge, SRO America, issued an incredibly tone deaf press release saying that all races this year would continue. Despite the cancellation or postponement of pretty much every major international motorsport event, it’s business as usual in the mind of the…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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This Ridiculous 850-Horsepower 1936 Chevrolet Makes A Spirited Hillclimber

The world can always use more videos from Rod Millen’s Leadfoot Festival, and that’s doubly true when the car in the video is Ray Evernham’s ridiculous 850-horsepower ‘36 Chevy called “The Ghost.” The car was built for Pikes Peak in 2018, where it ran 18th overall with a 10:11.334 time. It also did an exhibition […]

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Pikes Peak Hill Climb Pushed Back Two Months

America’s second-oldest motorsports institution, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb announced on Thursday that it would not run on its scheduled June 28th date, and instead postpone two months to August 30th. While I applaud the organizer’s optimism that the 98th running of the race will continue on, I doubt…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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This Mitsubishi-Powered McLaren F1 Hillclimb Racer Is The King Of Forza-Style Engine Swaps

Who needs a BMW-sourced V12 when you can shove a 600-horsepower Mitsubishi 4G63 in the engine bay? This de-stroked Mitsu engine revs to over 9500 rpm, and powers KOMVET Racing’s hillclimb car to tremendous pace. It doesn’t hurt that the whole thing is carbon fiber and weighs just 1565 pounds. This Macca can do it […]

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Formula One Teams Want The 2021 Rules Change Postponed

Formula One teams have jumped into panic mode as the 2020 season has been postponed in the face of the coronavirus threat. In a telephone conference this week, team bosses have reportedly called for a continuation of the 2020 regulations into 2021, as well as a mandatory freeze of chassis and gearbox development,…Read more… Continue […]

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This 650-Horsepower Nissan Micra Is A Modern Group B Monster

Rod Millen’s Leadfoot Festival in New Zealand never fails to provide a litany of purely insane automotive contraptions built for the sole purpose of going fast in an entertaining manner. This year the Nissan Micra of Glenn Hodges is the first of surely many to hit YouTube providing delight and excitement. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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There Will Not Be An Isle Of Man TT This Year

The Isle Of Man TT has gained notoriety worldwide as the most incredible display of motorcycle speed anywhere. With a massive course, breakneck speeds, jumps, and a requirement for millimetric precision, the Tourist Trophy has proven its worth on the motorsport calendar, and attracts the best riders from around the…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Formula One Was Always Going To Make This A Complete Fiasco

Formula One finally canceled Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix yesterday, days after that seemed inevitable. This morning, it also postponed the grands prix in Bahrain and Vietnam, with the first race of the season possibly not happening till June. Formula One didn’t have much of a choice in the end but the picture…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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