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Racing

  • Watch this 2500-hp Mustang Fastback complete the quarter mile in four seconds [video]

    When Gone in Sixty Seconds was released in 1974, it set the precedent for all car-themed movies to come. Unfortunately, the Nicholas Cage-starring remake to this classic wasn't exactly a shining light in the industry. The 1967 Mustang Fastback however, was the movie's real star. Hilariously, this particular drag racer decided that the Fastback didn't have enough muscle for his liking, and dropped a 2500-horsepower Chevy twin-turbocharged engine into the enormously ballooned engine bay. And we're not joking about this engine -- the turbochargers are nearly as big as the entire block itself, which in turn, is nearly as big...

  • Take a trip around Circuit of the Americas with a drone-mounted camera [video]

    It's not often that fans get to see a racetrack from the air for an extended period. Usually, cameras are strapped to racing drivers' cars or helmets, which is pretty awesome, but leaves the fans unable to comprehend the sheer scale of some of the world's permier motor racing arenas. But thanks to drone technology, we can do just that. What circuit you ask? None other than Austin's Circuit of the Americas, host to this weekend's Formula 1 United States Grand Prix. Designed by Formula 1's favourite circuit whisperer, Hermann Tilke, the circuit comprises of nearly six kilometres of ribboned tarmac...

  • Marc Marquez, Pechito Lopez send records flying: 7 moments you missed in motorsport this weekend

    There are just too many 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. Right. Here we go again. Another weekend has passed by like Marc Marquez on his hot lap, or Jari-Matti Latvala on a special stage. It's unfortunate that the weekend couldn't be four days long instead of three, because there are just not enough hours in a day to soak up all the motorsport action taking place on this planet....

  • Rossi takes historic Australian MotoGP win: 5 moments you missed in motorsport this weekend

    There are just too many 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. It has been an important weekend for many drivers, with motorsport series based in Europe slowly drawing to a close. This weekend saw the final race in the DTM Championship and the final Championship round of the FIA Formula 3 Euro series. MotoGP events in Australia, a Blancpain GT Series race in Belgium and the return of NASCAR to...

  • This Mini Cooper is faster around the Nordschliefe than a Pagani Zonda [video]

    We simply love the Nordschliefe here at Motorburn. The Nurburgring's legendary iteration scared the hell out of the bravest racing drivers on the planet, and challenged the very core ideals of racing. It's also one ridiculously long, bumpy and strenuous ribbon of German tarmac. So when a Mini Cooper (you know, that tiny little city car) breaks a front-wheel drive record at the Green Hell, a few heads are turned. This heavily tuned Mini John Cooper Works edition lapped the Nordschliefe in 7:44 -- that's over 15km, 150 turns in less time than an Audi R8 V10 and, perhaps more embarrassingly,...

  • Mercedes, Hamilton victorious in Russia: 8 moments you missed in motorsport this weekend

    There are just too many 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. Another weekend where motorsport series came to the fore, there were, quite literally, too many to watch. From events taking place in Russia, Australia, Japan and the U.S., there was something for everyone really. Formula 1 rolled onto Sochi, MotoGP tackled Motegi, Aussie V8 Supercars were at Mount Panorama, and the World Endurance Championship was at Fuji. But perhaps...

  • Size doesn’t matter: watch this little model car hit an incredible 850 km/h [video]

    Engineering students from Nottinghamshire, UK have broken the Guinness World Record for fastest model car with an incredible speed of 533.1mph (857.9km/h). The Redshift rocket on wheels model car is about 45cm long and uses a steel wire to keep it from shooting off into orbit. The students beat the previous record for fastest land model car which was set in 2011 and stood at a rather mundane in comparison 287mph. The class teacher, Phil Worsley, explains that he and his team of four girls and 14 boys, aged 11 to 17, did a lot of research and experimentation in run-up of...

  • Jules Bianchi in critical condition after crash: 6 moments you missed in motorsport this weekend [update]

    There are just too many 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. "Wonderful" wouldn't be a fitting way to describe this weekend's events. While everyone in the Formula 1 paddock geared up for the torrential rain brought about by Japan's seasonal weather systems, there were on track incidents that called into question the safety and management of the sport as a whole. Some fans and media professionals are wondering why the...

  • 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...

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