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Fabio Quartararo Becomes 2021 MotoGP World Champion

Today’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in Misano ended up providing a stunning conclusion for the championship fight in MotoGP between Yahama’s Fabio Quartararo and Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia. Quartararo entered Sunday only needing to finish ahead of Bagnaia to become champion, while Bagnaia needed to outscore Quartararo…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The First Race In Texas Was A Hot Mess

When Dallas hosted the Formula One World Championship for the first time in 1984, it was imagined that the race would be the inaugural edition of a long-standing event. An event that would elevate Dallas, Texas to being a major city on the international stage. According to the New York Times, the race organizers spent…Read […]

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The First Race In Texas Was A Hot Mess

When Dallas hosted the Formula One World Championship for the first time in 1984, it was imagined that the race would be the inaugural edition of a long-standing event. An event that would elevate Dallas, Texas to being a major city on the international stage. According to the New York Times, the race organizers spent…Read […]

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Is the U.S. Ready For Three F1 Races Again?

In 1982, the United States became the first country to host three races in a single Formula One World Championship season. The trio of events featured races in Long Beach, downtown Detroit, and Las Vegas in the infamous parking lot at Caesars Palace. Another country wouldn’t hold three F1 races in the same year until…Read […]

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The Last Stand For Rossi’s Chainsaw-Wielding Fans

One of the most vivid differences between MotoGP and Formula One is the legions of absurdly rowdy fans that line the track at each MotoGP event. The return of spectators at some events this season was certainly welcome after running the 2020 season with either severely limited attendance or behind closed doors. The…Read more… Continue […]

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Ducati Changes Its Tune About Electric Bikes, Will Become The Sole Supplier For MotoE In 2023

Electric motorcycles have been something of a touchy subject for Ducati over the last couple of years. Back in early 2019 the company’s CEO Claudio Domenicali said that Ducati would “soon begin production” of an electric motorcycle. As the months wore on into years, it became clear that this plan had been scrapped…Read more… Continue […]

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How Sprint Races At Grands Prix Predate Formula One

With Formula One President and CEO Stefano Domenicali confirming in an interview with Sky Sports that one-third of F1’s record 23-race 2023 calendar will feature Sprint Qualifying, the Saturday sprint races will certainly be a mainstay of the championship for the foreseeable future. Surprisingly, the concept of sprint…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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“Extra Time” Is Coming To Formula E

The FIA World Motor Sport Council met in Paris yesterday. Along with approving the 2021-22 race calendar and the replacement of its awful qualifying format, the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship also received approval for a significant change to its race format. The electric single-seater category will no longer…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Dodge Li’l Red Express, Nissan Homy Limousine, Volkswagen Golf Country: The Dopest Cars I Found For Sale Online

Another week means another entry into our series featuring the sweet cars I found for sale online.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Rally Of Morocco Is Underway And It’s The Ultimate Test For Teams Ahead Of Dakar

The Rally of Morocco has kicked off, and it’s drawn a big number of competitors who plan to run next year in Dakar. The week-long event officially runs from October 7 through October 13. It’s billed as a kind of test run for the historic Dakar Rally, but it’s part of both the FIA Cross […]

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The Rally Of Morocco Is Underway And It’s The Ultimate Test For Teams Ahead Of Dakar

The Rally of Morocco has kicked off, and it’s drawn a big number of competitors who plan to run next year in Dakar. The week-long event officially runs from October 7 through October 13. It’s billed as a kind of test run for the historic Dakar Rally, but it’s part of both the FIA Cross […]

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American Racer Sabré Cook On The W Series And What It Takes To Find Sponsorship

If you’re the kind of motorsport fan who keeps up with the next American tipped to make it big in the open-wheel scene, or who likes to keep an eye on promising women in the sport, then you’ve heard of Sabré Cook, which she pronounces “saber.”Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Alpine Will Build An LMDh With Signatech For The 2024 Season

In another shot across the bow of the Hypercar ruleset, French automaker Alpine has decided to eschew the FIA and ACO-developed class in favor of IMSA’s next-gen-DPi, also known as LMDh for its top-class prototype effort from 2024 onward. Of course both Hypercar and LMDh will be balanced into the same class, but it…Read more… […]

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Alpine Will Build An LMDh With Signatech For The 2024 Season

In another shot across the bow of the Hypercar ruleset, French automaker Alpine has decided to eschew the FIA and ACO-developed class in favor of IMSA’s next-gen-DPi, also known as LMDh for its top-class prototype effort from 2024 onward. Of course both Hypercar and LMDh will be balanced into the same class, but it…Read more… […]

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League of Legends Champ Arrested On Suspicion Of Drug Trafficking

Kurtis Lau Wai-kin, better known as “Toyz,” has been arrested in Taipei on suspicion of trafficking marijuana. In Taiwan, marijuana is a class 2 illegal drug, and it carries a severe prison sentence and heavy fines.While marijuana might be seen as a “soft” drug in the U.S., in Taiwan, it’s not and is classified with…Read […]

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League of Legends Champ Arrested On Suspicion Of Drug Trafficking

Kurtis Lau Wai-kin, better known as “Toyz,” has been arrested in Taipei on suspicion of trafficking marijuana. In Taiwan, marijuana is a class 2 illegal drug, and it carries a severe prison sentence and heavy fines.While marijuana might be seen as a “soft” drug in the U.S., in Taiwan, it’s not and is classified with…Read […]

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World Superbike Race Cancelled After Death Of 15-Year-Old Dean Berta Viñales

This weekend’s first race of the World Superbike Championship has been cancelled after a feeder series crash took the life of 15-year-old Dean Berta Viñales. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Schumacher Crafts The Myth That Surrounds One Of F1’s Greatest Icons

If you’ve been holding out on watching Schumacher, the new Netflix documentary that follows the life and career of iconic Formula One driver Michael Schumacher, until you knew it was good, then take this as your sign. Stop what you’re doing, and go turn it on right now. Because it isn’t just good. It’s a […]

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How Good Was Valtteri Bottas, Really, At Mercedes?

After five years with the Mercedes Formula One team, each of which he spent in the shadow of his World Championship-winning teammate Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas will be moving on and taking Kimi Raikkonen’s place at Alfa Romeo. But how good was Bottas, really?Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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This Day In History: British Motorcycle Racer Barry Sheene Born

On September 11, 1950, British motorcycle racer and certified icon Barry Sheene was born. Sheene would go on to win two Grand Prix motorcycle racing World Championships. His final 500cc championship title in 1977 would be the last time a British solo motorcyclist scored a world championship until 2015, when Danny Kent…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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