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Honda Performance Development Unveils ALMS Racer Car, Acura Branding Dropped

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Highcroft Racing has dominated the LMP2 class of the American Le Mans Series for the past 4 years, but the program didn’t seem to be doing much to promote the Acura brand. In light of that, the car will now be branded as a Honda Performance Development car, a move that signals both a positive… Continue Reading...

Ayrton Senna Documentary Gets Sundance Screening

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Of all the highly touted films screening at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, the one we want to see most is Senna, a documentary on the life of three time Formula 1 world Champion Ayrton Senna. Assembled entirely from previously unseen archival footage from Senna’s career (spanning from his youth karting days… Continue Reading...

Ridley And Tony Scott To Produce 1960’s Period Drama About Le Mans

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With Mad Men setting off a slew of imitators producing 1960’s period pieces on network television, Ridley and Tony Scott, the two brothers collectively responsible for works like Top Gun and Gladiator, are apparently forging ahead with plans for a movie set in the 1960s, but with a motor racing theme. “I grew up in… Continue Reading...

Venezuela Invests In Williams Formula 1 Team, Installs “Socialist” Pay Driver

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Desperate times call for whoring yourself out for money desperate measures, and with the Royal Bank of Scotland pulling their funding from the Williams Formula 1 team, the outfit had to come up with some money, and fast. One group able to come up with the money was PDVSA, the Venezuelan owned state oil company,… Continue Reading...

Formula 1 Returns To Turbo Four Cylinders In 2013

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Formula 1 will revert back to its craziest era in 2013, when it adopts a 1.6L 4-cylinder turbo engine for its series. The last time the turbo 4-banger was offered, it made in excess of 1,300 horsepower, but the new rules will be focused more on efficiency rather than outright power. With a maximum redline… Continue Reading...

Lotus Renault GP Returns To Formula 1 With Historic Livery

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The black and gold Lotus paint scheme may be Formula 1’s most iconic livery, more dear to the hearts of fans than even the red Marlboro design used on McLaren and Ferrari cars. While the colors originally came from the John Player Special cigarette design, they’ve managed to burn themselves into the hearts and minds… Continue Reading...

Official: Travis Pastrana And Michael Waltrip To Tackle NASCAR

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After discovering that Travis Pastrana had left Subaru and the world of rallying, the ex-rally driver has confirmed his intentions to dive into NASCAR, with a Toyota-backed entry into the NASCAR Nationwide Series in collaboration with Michael Waltrip. The plan is to enter 7 races in 2011, with an additional 20 in 2012. Pastrana will… Continue Reading...

DTM To Host American Series In 2013, Partner With NASCAR And Grand-Am

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The German DTM Touring Car series is looking to make a foray into North America sometime around 2013, with a possible partnership involving NASCAR and Grand-Am. In an interview with Autosport, the head of DTM’s promotion arm, Hans Werner Aufrecht said “In America, we are working with the NASCAR organisation. Beginning in 2013, we hope… Continue Reading...
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