Scott McLaughlin-Bathurst lap record-2017 Motorsports Videos 

VIDEO: Scott McLaughlin sets new Bathurst Lap Record

Scott McLaughlin set a new Bathurst lap record past weekend. The Kiwi driver put his DJR Team Penske Ford FG X Falcon on pole position as he blitzed the 3.861 mile circuit in 2 min 03.831 sec. While it is still not as quick as the ultimate lap record of the Mount Panorama circuit, it is the fastest ever lap set by a V8 Supercar. The previous best time of 2 min 06.371 sec was set by David Reynolds back in 2014. The ultimate lap record stands at 1 min…

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Kamui Kobayashi-Toyota Gazoo Racing-2017 Le Mans Lap Record Motorsports Toyota Videos 

Toyota LMP1 racer Kobayashi sets Fastest Ever Lap of Le Mans

Kamui Kobayashi set the fastest ever lap of Le Mans in a 2017 Toyota LMP1 prototype race car. The Japanese driver absolutely destroyed the previous best time set around the 8.6 odd mile Circuit de la Sarthe by Andre Lotterer in an Audi R18 TDI e-tron Quattro back in 2015. Kobayashi registered a blistering lap of 3 min 14.791 at an average speed of 251.88 km/hr. Lotterer’s previous absolute lap record of 3 min 17.475 with an average pace of 248.45 km/hr stood for 2 years thus demonstrating how the…

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Force India F1 car top speed-Sergio Perez-2016 Mexican GP Motorsports Videos 

Force India F1 Car Almost Beat Montoya’s 2005 Top Speed Record

The 2017 Formula 1 cars are about 3 seconds a lap quicker than last year’s cars. That said, the cars from the previous F1 season were in no slouch either, as Sergio Perez demonstrated during the Mexican GP. Perez driving a Force India F1 car hit 370 km/hr (229.90 mph) on the front straight. The fact that he was in the slipstream of the car ahead did help gain speed. Add to that reduced drag from the DRS meant Sergio could build up even more speed. Sergio Perez clocked 370 kph…

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Silverstone-Formula 1 circuit Motorsports News 

Big Change to Silverstone Circuit for 2017 Formula 1 British GP

The FIA made major regulation changes for the 2017 Formula 1 season with an aim to improve the quality of racing. As a result the cars have more downforce, grip and are considerably quicker than the 2016 F1 cars. Now, the organizers of the British GP have taken a bold decision further improve the F1 experience. Silverstone circuit in the heart of England has been the home of the British GP for years. Traditionally, cars have lapped around the 3.66 mile track in clockwise direction. In 2017, Formula 1 cars…

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Demolition drag racing Motorsports Videos 

VIDEO: Demolition Drag Racing is a thing in America

Everyone knows about drag racing. It’s a head-to-head race over a quarter mile. But apparently, demolition drag racing is also thing in America. Although not as loud and fast as an NHRA top fuel drag racer, these events do produce a fair bit of action and excitement. The rules of this sport are simple- you turn up to the drag strip in your banger and race to the quarter mile against another scrap car. However, you have to make contact at least once. The first one to cross the line…

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motogp-champ-jorge-lorenzo-tests-hamiltons-mercedes-amg-f1-car-1 Mercedes-Benz Motorsports Videos 

MotoGP Champ Jorge Lorenzo Tests Hamilton’s Mercedes-AMG F1 Car

MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo got a rare opportunity to get behind the wheel of a championship winning Formula 1 car. Lorenzo drove Lewis Hamilton’s 2014 Mercedes-AMG F1 W05 Hybrid racer at Silverstone recently. The Spaniard is used to racing on two wheels and it took some warming up before getting into a Formula 1 car. Prior to heading out in the multi-million dollar F1 car, Lorenzo spent some time in simulator. He also got his hands on Formula 2 car from 2012 just to get the feel of an open-wheel…

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nico-rosberg-retires-from-formula-1 Motorsports News 

2016 F1 Champ Nico Rosberg Retires from Formula 1

2016 Formula 1 world champion has shocked world by announcing his retirement from the sport. Nico Rosberg was crowned champion following the Abu Dhabi grand prix last weekend. The 31 year old German driver’s illustrious career included 206 entries, out of which Rosberg has won 23 races and has finished on the podium 57 times. A career spanning 10 years, Nico Rosberg leaves the sport on a high note. After announcing his retirement, Rosberg said, “For me it is a very special day to receive the trophy this evening is…

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daniel-ricciardo-nails-texan-accent-2016-f1-usa-gp Motorsports Videos 

VIDEO: RedBull’s Daniel Ricciardo Nails Texan Accent

It’s the American GP weekend as the Formula 1 circus arrives at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. So far, Nico Rosberg has been able to fend off Lewis Hamilton’s attacks for the championship. Meanwhile, Daniel Ricciardo of RedBull Racing is comfortably sitting behind Lewis in third place. Watch the video of Ricciardo answering to a journalists questions in a perfect Texan accent. RedBull’s Daniel Ricciardo nails Texan Accent:

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mercedes-benz-slk340-hillclimb-monster Mercedes-Benz Motorsports Videos 

VIDEO: Mercedes-Benz SLK340 Hillclimb Monster

This Mercedes-Benz SLK340 is not your average hair-dresser’s car. It’s a purpose-built hill climb racer complete with a full roll cage and V8 engine up-front. From the outside, it looks like mostly like a normal SLK if you strip away the enormous rear wing and the low-slung bodywork. However, the stock engine has been replaced with a LMP2-spec 3.4-liter Judd V8 engine that puts out 610 hp and yet it weighs just 780 kg. Checkout the video below as the SLK340 makes its way up a twisty hill climb. Also…

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Sebastian Vettel test 2017 Pirelli F1 tires-2 Ferrari Motorsports News 

Sebastian Vettel Tests 2017 Pirelli F1 Tires at Fiorano

Sebastian Vettel was back at Fiorano testing the 2017 Pirelli F1 tire. Seb clocked 120 laps around Ferrari’s test track sampling all the rubber compounds and treads available for next season. The FIA has introduced a host of regulation changes for next year. These also include 25 percent wider tires at both ends. A larger contact patch means the 2017 cars will have more grip in the corners. We could hence expect high cornering speeds and some intense racing action. Following Vettel’s run in the modified Ferrari SF-15T, Esteban Gutierrez will…

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