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The Rise Of Formula E

With top brands such as Porsche, BMW and Audi signing up to enter the new Formula E competition, electric street racing is set to reinvent Formula racing like never before. Here, we shed light on the new formula for the 21st Century – is the future electric for racing? Continue reading

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How To Build Your Own Roll Cage

A roll cage is a metal framework built into the driver cockpit in a vehicle. It is constructed to reinforce the vehicle and protect the passengers from serious injury in the event of an accident. Although roll cages are mainly used in stunt and race cars, due to their more vigorous driving style, they are also often found in off-road trucks. Roll cages are not essential for every-day vehicles, although some may be fitted with a simple ‘roll bar’, which is a steel bar that runs up the sides and across the top of the vehicle to provide a degree of rollover protection. Continue reading

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The End Of Motor Racing?

In a major cycle race, many crashes occur towards the end, especially if teams are building up for a mass high-speed sprint. The effects of a multi-rider pile-up are often catastrophic and injuries can be severe. For this reason individual timings are ‘neutralised’ in the last three kilometres so that involved riders will get the same time as the majority of finishers, a time they would otherwise have achieved. That’s fair enough. Continue reading

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Rebecca Jackson Races KTM X-Bow GT4 In Euro GT Series

Jess Shanahan writes: Perfectly in-line with Project Le Mans, Rebecca Jackson will compete in the SRO European GT Series in a KTM X-Bow GT4. Rebecca, popularly known as Rebecca Racer, is working on Project Le Mans, her four-year plan to progress up to GT racing and the highly prestigious Le Mans 24-hour endurance race. Continue reading

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Turn Eight Racing Joins The BRSCC Porsche Championship

Turn Eight, T8, Racing, BRSCCFormer Classic Stock Hatch driver Gavin Johnson and two-time Classic Stock Hatch champion Pip Hammond to race a Porsche 924 with Turn Eight Racing. Making the move from front wheel drive retro hot hatches to the rear wheel drive Porsche, Johnson and Hammond will be sharing the car during the 2016 season of the Porsche Championship. Continue reading

Motorsport: Team HARD. joins forces with T8 Racing for max attack

The partnership brings T8 Racing’s PR, sponsorship and marketing services into the team. This gives press a definitive point of contact for image and interview requests, quotes, and news. T8 Racing will also be working with Team HARD. drivers to help them find new sponsors, increase exposure across social media and obtain more coverage in their local press. Continue reading

Dissecting F1. What Should We Do?

It’s my belief that the glory years of Formula One are long gone. The days of derring-do have faded under the weight of rules, regulations and financial chicanery. Once, drivers accepted death as a price that they may have to pay and, indeed, many have paid that price. Even today, as we’ve just seen with the sad IndyCar loss of Justin Wilson, there’s no such thing as total safety. Continue reading

The American Road #11: Why America Loves NASCAR

NASCARBill Crittenden writes about his motorsport passion: I’m not here to pick on anyone’s favorite sport. Everybody’s got different tastes and to each their own. Outside of the United States the number one motorsport is Formula 1, while America loves watching low tech cars drive in circles and occasionally the world asks, “why?”. So what I’m here to do is explain a little bit about why Americans love NASCAR and just aren’t really excited about Formula 1. Continue reading

Is The World Endurance Championship The New F1?

Porsche, Le Mans, F1You may have picked on the the fact that I have been unwell for a few days suffering from some appalling man-ailment. As a consequence I haven’t been at the coalface producing stuff, rather I have been on the sick sofa having to endure some quality motorsport as Mrs DriveWrite ministered unto me in a nearly sympathetic manner. It was during one of the best Le Mans for years that I had an epiphany. Continue reading

Romancing Le Mans

It is a beautiful, sun-kissed day in mid-June; save for languid lovers in the woods, there are few people about and the French countryside is quiet. A hint of garlic hangs in the still air. Somewhere nearby a bird sings in the trees. Suddenly, a young rabbit breaks cover and arrives at a junction of grass and hard surface. Continue reading