To show off the new BMW X5, BMW of Italy had the inspiration to build a 1:1 replica in the Moroccan desert. Why? If you have to ask... But, BMW has made some serious upgrades to the off-road capability of the X5, so they wanted a way to demonstrate...
If our readership isn’t too burned out on racing from this past weekend, we’ve got another one worth sharing: GT4 America Race 1 at Mosport.
Might Toyota give TCR a go in 2021 or 2022? We do some analysis.
Ahead of this weekend’s 6 Hours of Spa, UK automotive journalist George East recently took an interview with Jim Glickenhaus about Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus’ (SCG) plans for 2021 over at Dyler.com. Glickenhaus explains why he would be happy to have Sebastian Vettel in the car for Le Mans next year, and also talks candidly about his relationship with Ferrari.
It’s a sad day in North American motorsports, as Porsche has announced they are ending their factory GTLM effort in IMSA starting in 2021. This leaves just BMW with their M8 GTE (who won at Daytona a few months back) and Chevrolet with their brand-new C8.R to duke it out in this class.
According to this piece on dailysportscar.com, Mazda has confirmed that their IMSA prototype effort will now be officially known as Mazda Motorsports, and run entirely by Multimatic; their contract with Mazda Team Joest has officially ended.
This recent article by Brett Becker on nasaspeed.news caught our attention, as we think it’s a great scenario. Take a factory-built Audi RS3 TCR car, turn the power down, tune it for NASA WERC, have a great shop like Strom Motorsports support and co-drive, and win a bunch of races in the E0 class in 2019.
In light of COVID-19 causing event cancellations all over in motorsports this past weekend, notably the Australian Grand Prix and IndyCar at St. Petersburg, some high-profile Esports action has taken up the sword to provide entertainment and keep drivers sharp during these social-distancing-times.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the Australian GP has been cancelled.
In this 314th episode, the SlipAngle crew sits down with James Houghton (of North American time attack prominence) at COTA to talk about his recent GLTC TSX build. Houghton hails from Ontario; unfortunately his racing suit does not include red and green suspenders.
FCP Euro, a team who’s had a lot of success winning titles in SRO TCR with their very-aesthetically-pleasing Mk7 GTIs, will be out again this weekend jumping curbs at St. Petersburg. A few months back, FCP did a really nice documentary on their experience at St. Petersburg last year. Check it out below – the camera work is brilliant, the story is inspiring, and is reason why we love street circuits.
This past weekend was the SRO America season opener at COTA. Lots of great racing went down, with notable action revolving around Copeland cleaning up with their Velosters in TCR and TCA.
A good mix of track action is in the cards for this weekend, sports fans.