Category: Motorsport

NASCAR 2014: Denny Hamlin Wins Aaron’s 499 At Talladega

After surviving a long afternoon chaos, Denny Hamlin managed to win the Aaron’s 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Talladega Superspeedway this Sunday. It came as a complete surprise simply because Denny Hamlin was barely in lead the entire afternoon but as the race moved closer to the finishing laps, the not so popular driver emerged as the winner. More than his driving skills it was his sheer luck that drove him to victory. Many of the best racers were out of the race because of early accidents and with the last lap to go, another accident occurred that proved to be beneficial for Denny Hamlin.

The yellow flag was up and when the race was restarted, Hamlin was in the lead in his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, eventually winning his first race at Talladega and 24th of his 300 career starts. Talking about his Sunday-race



NASCAR Richmond 2014: Joey Logano Wins Toyota Owners 400

Taking advantage of the beating and banging that took place at the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, Joey Logano finished first in the same at the Richmond International Raceway. With the latest victory, Logano has finished in the top ten for the third time at Richmond and also gets his first trip to the Gatorade Victory Lane. While he battled through the final 9 lap run in a graceful way, the spotlight was stolen by an unpleasant incident that occurred after the race wherein Casey Mears and Marcos Ambrose got into an argument which ended up in the latter throwing a hard punch on Mears’ face.

Coming back to the race, the start was quite interesting as Kyle Larson, who was leading the race then, was spun by Clint Bowyer. When the race started again, Brad Keselowski took the lead immediately, while Kyle Larson was pushed to



Ogier Bags Fourth Win At Rally de Portugal: WRC 2014

Volkswagen has been performing really well at the 2014 season of the FIA World Rally Championship. On the first weekend of the new season, Sebastian Ogier along with Julien Ingrassia recorded a season-opening victory for team Volkswagen at the challenging track of Monte Carlo. Coming as no surprise, Volkswagen’s Sebastien Ogier has bagged another win and this time it was in Portugal. Winning the Rally de Portugal, the talented driver has registered his fourth win in Algarve. Earlier, the driver has won the same race also in 2013, 2011 and 2010.

The latest win in Algarve is the third victory for Sebastian Ogier in the 2014 WRC season. On the first day of the race Ogier was leading his rivals, however things didn’t end well for him and he finished third overall in the final stage on Friday. Fighting back the following day, Ogier retook the first position and managed



2014 DAKAR RALLY: Joan ‘Nani’ Roma Comes Out As Winner

Joan “Nani” Roma, the Monster Energy X-raid Team driver has won the 2014 Dakar Rally in the yellow MINI ALL4 Racing. Yes it is true, Nani finished the toughest rally challenge in the world nearly five and a half minutes ahead of his teammate Stéphane Peterhansel (FR) who was in the black MINI ALL4 Racing car. While these two drivers finished first, Nasser Al-Attiyah finished third in his third white MINI ALL4 Racing car. After a long wait, Spanish driver Joan “Nani” Roma has finally won the Dakar Rally in a car.

Earlier in 2004, the Spaniard had won the event on the motorbike. Roma said, “I’m so relieved and happy. It was my big goal to win the Dakar not only on a motorbike but also in a car. A dream came true for me and I want to thank everybody at X-raid and MINI for their great work!”



Volkswagen and Sebastien Ogier Start New WRC Season With Victory At Monte Carlo

The new season of the FIA World Rally Championship has just begun and gladly Volkswagen has recorded victory on the first weekend of the 2014 season. Credit goes to Volkswagen WRC team’s duo, Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia. Both the drivers produced irresistible fightback and outstanding driving securing the first place at the very start of the season. With the victory at Monte Carlo, this is the duo’s 17th victory yet in WRC and their tenth with automobile giant Volkswagen. While team Volkswagen was at the top, second place went to Ford driver Bryan Bouffier, and third to Citroën’s Kris Meeke.

As always, the challenging ‘Monte’ track, also known as “The Unpredictable One”, offered enough difficulties to the drivers starting with extreme weather to tough road conditions. Team Volkswagen had three Polo R WRCs in the lineup all of which ended the classic in points, with Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila and



Volkswagen’s Sebastian Ogier made Hat Trick by Claiming Winning Position in FIA WRC -Rally of Portugal

Sebastian Ogier and co-driver Sebastian Ogier claimed an impressive victory in the FIA World Rally Championship of Portugal on Sunday. They won by 58.2 seconds on the Rally de Portugal ahead of Mikko Hirvonen in a Citroen DS3. It is the third consecutive victory in FIA 2013 World Rally Championship claimed by Sebastian Ogier on the Rally of Portugal, which ended in the Algarve on 14th April 2013. Consequently, Ogier leads in the FIA Drivers’ Championship with102 points, 54 ahead of Hirvonen in second.

He had won the Portuguese round twice before with Citroen in 2010 and 2011. Yesterday’s win was also the ninth at World Rally Championship level for the Ogier. The Frenchman had to overcome an energy-sapping virus and a transmission problem on Sunday morning to battle it out on the Algarve’s gravelly roads. However, when he earned another three bonus championship points by winning the SS15 Power Stage



Volkswagen Motorsport’s Sebastien Ogier wins Rally Guanajuato Mexico – FIA WRC 2013

The Volkswagen Motorsport’s Sebastien Ogier has shown an outstanding performance in the FIA World Rally Championship. His racing season 2013 started with a good second victory at Monte Carlo in January and then a great victory at the Sweden Rally last month, in icy tough conditions. Now, here in 2013 Rally Guanajuato Mexico, Sebastiern Ogier has again shown his dominance by winning the second consecutive Rally after Sweden Rally with 16 of the 23 best times. His team-paring with Julien Ingrassia, has delivered outstanding victory and its a result of the hard work of his Motorsport Team, on the other hand the new Volkswagen Polo R WRC [#8] has not shown any problem, and perfectly delivered the best winning performance for the Sebastien Ogier with the victory of power stage also. The Volkswagen Motorsport team is really happy, specially Ogier, who said after their win , “This win will always be in my heart.”.

Sebastien Ogier Victory Celebration Of 2013



Carl Edwards wins the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Subway Fresh Fit 500 race

Carl Edwards got his long waited triumph in NASCAR Sprint Cup at Phoenix on Sunday March, 3rd 2013, which was according to him, desperately required since his first win in this Sprint Cup two years ago in Las Vegas and he has waited for 70 races since then. Edwards who has 20 career cup victories in his name, was very determined during the whole race which can be analyzed by seeing his led laps counts of 122 out of total 316 laps, but the 2013 Subway Fresh Fit 500 cup victory came at final stage where Jimmie Johnson was just less than 1 second behind him at the finish line and got second place finished.

Edwards was really happy after the win which can be seen in his flawless flips and he jumped into the grandstands for high-fives from spectators fans, and during that he said, “I feel like I can jump over those grandstands right now. This win



Jimmie Johnson exciting win in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500

In the Daytona International Speedway, the competing NASCAR Sprint Cup Race drivers in the Daytona 500, have always a neck and neck victory by a difference of milliseconds. The experience of previous win helped the five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson, to lift the Harley J. Earl trophy for the second time in his career, delivering a exciting finish to the 55th annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, February 24th, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Johnson who was racing in car #48 of Chevrolet SS Racing car, has led the 17 laps on the Daytona track and earned total points/bonus of 47/4.

He has taken the title with close win from the Dale Earnhardt Jr. who has finished the race in the second position in another Chevrolet SS Racing car #88, while the third position is taken by the Toyota Motorsport Racer Mark Martin. On the other hand, the Godaddy Chevrolet SS racecar driver, Danica Patrick, who is the world’s first women to win pole position at



Godaddy Girl Danica Patrick becomes first woman to win Coors Light Pole in Chevrolet SS racecar at Daytona 500

Godaddy Girl Danica Patrick has created history in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series where she becomes the first women to win the Coors Light Pole by driving the Chevrolet SS racecar for the Motorsport team of Stewart-Haas Racing. Here she has given her best for the qualifying stage for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in just her 11th career start. Dancia Patrick by driving the No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet SS racing car, has taken a qualifying time of 45.817 seconds which has earned the top position in the leaderboard early in the day.

While she has touched the top-speed of 196.434 miles/hour[316.129 km/hour] which is the fastest Daytona 500 qualifying speed since Ken Schrader’s Chevrolet topped out at 196.515 in 1990. Another Driver from Hendrick Motorsports Team - Jeff Gordon was second on the leaderboard in the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet by taking a time of 45.85 seconds and a top speed of 196.292 miles/hour[315.901



Volkswagen Motorsport’s Ogier and Ingrassia won a stunning victory at Sweden Rally of FIA WRC 2013

The Volkswagen Motorsport has big time celebration when on Sunday, February 10th, the team of Sébastien Ogier[driver] and Julien Ingrassia[co-driver] (F/F) has achieved the most challenging and impressively maiden victory of the Rally Sweden at the FIA World Rally Championship 2013, at the most dependable wheel of Volkswagen Polo R WRC – the 315 horsepower World Rally Car from Wolfsburg. They have created a maiden No.1 leading position throughout the 22 stages, each of distance of 338.91 kilometers and covering a total distance of 1,589.78 kilometers, in the tough condition of Scandinavian with icy snow and against the strong contenders including 9 times world champion Sébastien Loeb[Citroën].

The Rally Sweden brought 8th victory of  Sébastien Ogier in the WRC and this year with more impressive result of 11 best times from 22 special stages by the pairing of Ogier and Ingrassia. The success marks was made by Ogier in the qualification round on Thursday, by achieving the quickest time to finish seven places ahead of the many times world champion Loeb(Citroën), who finished



Mercedes SLS AMG motorsport team of Erebus wins 2013 Bathurst 12 Hour

The team of Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 with car #36 has recorded a historical win at the 2013 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour endurance race in Australia where the team of Erebus Racing comprising of drivers from Germany – the Alex Rollof, the Thomas Jaeger and the German Touring Car legend Bernd Schneider, have successfully finished the 268 laps of 1665 kilometers at the Mount Panorama in a day which began with the record temperatures and finished in a heavy rain. In the high level of competition of this race, last year the team of Erebus was overall at the second position thus with the previous learning and improvements, this time the team has shown high-performance racing skills where Schneider won the 2nd consecutive big endurance win of the year, the recent was the Dubai 24 hour endurance race.

Alex Rollof With Thomas Jaeger And Bernd Schneider Are Winners Of The Bathurst 12 Hour Schneider expressed the level of



Opel ADAM R2 for Motorsport Rally making world debut at 2013 Geneva Motor Show

In Geneva, Opel has made their comeback in Motorsport with ADAM Rally Cup variant last year in November. Now to keep the strong vision of Motorsport participation, Opel is coming with a Motorsport car which is based on the concept of  recently showcased, ADAM lifestyle car which has in-built support for the FIA R2 regulations, is known as ADAM R2, is making its world debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in March. By this car Opel will further extend its full-fledged support by providing a class-leading car to every international customer rallying which will be eligible for every national championship in Europe.

Opel has given ADAM R2 a attractive sporty looks. It is specially designed for pure athletic performance and in its powertrain, ADAM R2 is loaded with 1.6 Litre ECOTEC 16V Engine with variable camshaft phasing, which makes it capable of producing a horsepower around 185 and top torque of about 190 Nm, transmitted through a Sadev



Volkswagen Motorsport heading for icy challenge of Rally Sweden at 2013 FIA WRC

With a good start at Rally Monte Carlo 2013 in the previous month, the overall points standing of 2013 FIA World Rally Championship[WRC],  for the driver Sebastien Ogier, co-driver Julien Ingrassia and for the team Volkswagen Motorsport, stands at the encourging second place. Keeping the high winning spirit for the next toughest challenge of ice and snow – the Rally Sweden(61st year) from 7th to 10th February 2013. The team pairings of Driver[Sébastien Ogier(F)] + Co-Driver[Julien Ingrassia(F)] and Driver[Jari-Matti Latvala(FIN)] + Co-driver[Miikka Anttila(FIN)], with the best powertrain of Volkswagen Polo R WRC, capable of generating a horsepower of 315[232 kilo-Watts], is going to compete the toughest, in terms of maintaining speed and extreme conditions, only event of the season to be fully packed with ice and snow.

The Challenge required precise decision on high speed where accuracy become the only way to avoid any bad situation here in Rally Sweden, so this



2013 F1 W04 Silver Arrow officially launched by Mercedes AMG Petronas

Today, the F1 W04 Silver Arrow 2013, has just launched officially by Mercedes AMG Petronas in Spain at the Jerez circuit. The F1 W04 is unveiled with a more refined version as compared to the previous F1 model, who have been developed with most aerodynamically sound technology, around a new 5-element front wing design and 2nd generation Coanda Rear Exhaust System. While the 2013 Silver Arrow is equipped with same pushrod front suspension and a pullrod rear suspension, to specifically enhancing the life and performance of tyres.

Making it aerodynamically advanced at the rear end by bold packing and at the front end with the stepped nose design, is fully taken care in the aerodynamic testing. While on the safety measures, the new F1 W04, on January 15th, has been fully tested in its final compulsory FIA crash test system. Today in the morning, the new F1 W04 Silver Arrow is tested thoroughly by Nico Rosberg, who has completed first lap from Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula