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  • Petter Solberg becomes RallyX royalty: 5 moments you missed in motorsport this weekend

    There are just too many wonderful motorsport events and series to fit into a comparatively short weekend. Sadly because of this, many exciting moments go unnoticed to the oblivious racing fan. But that’s a thing of the past, thanks to Motorburn’s weekly roundup. And while most of the Northern Hemisphere's summer series draw to a close, the battles for Championships and top honours are only intensifying. In this week's roundup, we travel to the famed Dover International Speedway, also known as the Monster Mile, where NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers aimed to book their place in the final Chase. Across the Atlantic,...

  • RallyX sees closest ever finish: 5 moments you missed in motorsport this weekend

    There are just too many wonderful motorsport events and series to fit into a comparatively short weekend. Sadly because of this, many exciting moments go unnoticed to the oblivious racing fan. But that’s a thing of the past, thanks to Motorburn’s weekly roundup. Motorsport is more than just a few people putting their feet down hard to the floor. It's the culmination of humankind's drive to go faster, further, more efficiently and effortlessly. Essentially, motorsport is the root of automotive technology, from where the branches of transport hardens and flourishes. Showcasing the best of wheel-based technology this weekend were some of...

  • Clean tactics: 3 ways Formula E will transform the electric vehicle industry

    I'm a stubborn Formula 1 fan. The series laden with passion, romance, tragic history and manic technical development entrances me every second weekend to no end. It's a sport that many have grown up with, watching the battles between legends like Senna and Prost, Schumacher and Hill and now Hamilton and Rosberg. But it's reign as the premier motorsport on the planet is under major threat from a series that wasn't billed as a challenger at all. Formula E burst onto the scene this weekend, relatively untried and untested especially on the back of slowing electric vehicle sales worldwide. It...

  • Formula E is here: 7 moments you missed in motorsport this weekend

    There are just too many wonderful motorsport events and series to fit into a comparatively short weekend. Sadly because of this, many exciting moments go unnoticed to the oblivious racing fan. But that’s a thing of the past, thanks to Motorburn’s weekly roundup. And it truly has been a weekend for the motorsport fan. We're hard pressed to name our favourite moments from the smorgasbord of action, but included in the recap roadtrip are ventures in Australia (WRC and V8 Supercars), Germany (DTM), China (Formula E), Italy (MotoGP) and lastly, Great Britain (Goodwood Revival). So without any more ado, buckle your...

  • Hamilton benefits from Rosberg’s blunder: 6 moments you missed in motorsport this weekend

    There are just too many wonderful motorsport events and series to fit into a comparatively short weekend. Sadly because of this, many exciting moments go unnoticed to the oblivious racing fan. But that’s a thing of the past, thanks to Motorburn’s weekly roundup. The weekend wasn't quite filled with as many series as last weekend's frenzy, but Formula 1 and the World Superbike Series were back in action. Alongside them, the Blancpain GT Series rolled into to Portimao, Portugal and a few major announcements were made just days before the first Formula E race ever. All in all, the sound...

  • Will Power conquers IndyCar Series: 6 moments you missed in motorsport this weekend

    There are just too many wonderful motorsport events and series to fit into a comparatively short weekend. Sadly because of this, many exciting moments go unnoticed to the oblivious racing fan. But that’s a thing of the past, thanks to Motorburn's new weekly series. The weekend has drawn to a swift close and with it comes Monday (gawk!), a brand new month and a bag-full of great motor-racing action. Although there was no Formula 1 or WEC in session this weekend, the IndyCar Series drew to a dramatic and historic close, the NASCAR Championship rolled on to Atlanta Motor Speedway and...

  • Formula E’s safety car? That would be a wirelessly charging BMW i8

    Very few people keeping their eye on the upcoming Formula E racing series would have given much thought to what safety car the series would be using. The actual environmental impact sure, the drivers definitely but the safety car? Not so much. Thing is, it's very important though. It needs to be something that can go fast enough to lead a parade of high-performance vehicles, but it also needs to be, well, safe and maneuverable enough to get off the track as soon as an obstruction's cleared. Perhaps most importantly though, it needs to suit the racing series. It...

  • The Hamilton-Rosberg saga continues: 5 moments you missed in motorsport this weekend

    There are just too many wonderful motorsport events and series to fit into a comparatively short weekend. Sadly because of this, many exciting moments go unnoticed to the oblivious racing fan. But that's a thing of the past. Motorburn presents the first in a new weekly series, recapping the some of the best motorsport moments of the weekend so that you don't miss that vital gear change, the race-changing cloud burst or the famed chequered flag ever again. 1. Rosberg collides with Hamilton to 'prove a point' Formula 1 is currently dominated by Mercedes, but that doesn't mean teammates Nico Rosberg and...

  • These are the 7 youngest drivers in F1 history

    News has broken that Max Verstappen, currently 16 years old, has been signed up to race for the Toro Rosso team for the 2015 Formula One season. That means that by the time he takes part in his first race, he'll be the youngest driver in the sport's history. Now, it probably doesn't hurt that Max's dad is Dutch F1 legend Jos Verstappen, but it still takes a fair amount of work to even be considered for the elite echelons of F1 racing. And you can't argue that Verstappen hasn't put in the hard yards. At the age of...

  • 5 racers who didn’t let disability dent their need for speed

    Losing a limb, or a critical sense is something that strikes fear into the hearts of most fully-abled people. Understandably so too, given that it completely changes the way you interact with the world. Simple things that most people take for granted, like driving a car, suddenly become a lot more complicated at best and nigh on impossible at worst. Except some people tend not to take too kindly to people saying that they can't do something or, even worse, that they shouldn't. These folks haven't just found ways to fit driving around their disabilities and into their every...

  • Students bring hydrogen to the racetrack with Lotus-based Forze VI

    Motor racing pushes the absolute limit of car performance, speed and technology. While hydrogen is not a staple fuel in the automotive arena yet, it's a realistic future prospect for motorsport and in general automotive applications. But a group of students in the Netherlands is bringing hydrogen closer to now, releasing the first test video of their Forze VI hydrogen racer. As the name would suggest, this is the sixth iteration of the car since the project's 2007 inception, based on the Lotus 7 and designed to compete in the Caterham Cup. While other cars in the series run on...

  • Is this the best Ferrari-inspired simulator wheel ever? [video]

    Simulators are cool, but they'll never provide drivers with the authentic atmosphere and fear, for that matter, present in a real racing car. That doesn't mean people don't try though. This particular simulator user has modified his steering wheel to look exactly like Ferrari's authentic kit. The device in question was a Thrustmaster T500RS once upon a time, and as you may know, the product out-of-the-box is incredibly bland and uninspiring. While Formula 1 steering wheels and indeed, cars, become more complex, simulator steering wheels seem dated and stuck in the past, not providing drivers with anywhere near the augmented...

  • Watch the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup tackle Pike’s Peak in 4k

    Ah, 4K TVs -- is this not the pinnacle of mans achievements? If you’re not a familiar 4K or UltraHD (yup, your 1080p is outdated), like the name suggests its HD on steroids, with a minimum screen resolution of 3840×2160 pixels. Kind of makes your new Full HD Samsung sitting in your lounge a bit of low tech with its puny 1920x1080 pixels. Keen to upgrade? That’ll be roughly R60k for a 55 inch Samsung Ultra HD TV. Anyway, like all new TV tech if you’re lucky enough to have one, good luck finding content with the requisite super-high resolution format,...

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