Racing line – YKKCBI http://ykkcbi.com/ Sun, 28 Nov 2021 10:40:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.2 https://ykkcbi.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/ykk-150x150.png Racing line – YKKCBI http://ykkcbi.com/ 32 32 ESPORTS: FDA takes Endurance Series title as Racing Line Motorsport dominates in Barcelona https://ykkcbi.com/esports-fda-takes-endurance-series-title-as-racing-line-motorsport-dominates-in-barcelona/ Sat, 16 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://ykkcbi.com/esports-fda-takes-endurance-series-title-as-racing-line-motorsport-dominates-in-barcelona/ • The Ferrari team takes the crown despite the resounding victory of their rival for the title • The protagonists of the championship finish one-two, BMW SIM G2 Esports completes the podium• List of participants | Qualifications | Result | Ranking FDA Esports won the inaugural GT World Challenge Europe Esports Endurance Series title thanks […]]]>

• The Ferrari team takes the crown despite the resounding victory of their rival for the title
• The protagonists of the championship finish one-two, BMW SIM G2 Esports completes the podium
• List of participants | Qualifications | Result | Ranking

FDA Esports won the inaugural GT World Challenge Europe Esports Endurance Series title thanks to a measured second place in today’s season finale at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

But the Ferrari team was made to sweat as rival Racing Line Motorsport won the three-hour competition, staged on Assetto Corsa Competizione, in a dominant fashion. Maintaining the momentum that started with their victory last time at the Nürburgring, the crew of the # 191 Bentley took pole for the final to stage a decisive showdown on the Spanish track.

The No.51 Ferrari took fourth place on the grid, but the same result would not be enough to secure the championship if Racing Line could convert pole to victory. And with three hours of frantic simulation ahead, nothing could be taken for granted.

As the Bentley got off to a good start and maintained its lead, Ferrari was in the thick of the action as Giovanni De Salvo made contact with third starter Mikhail Statsenko (# 147 YAS HEAT McLaren). The latter sped to the left, causing chaos as the peloton charged, while De Salvo was able to continue unscathed.

There were moments of tension for the FDA Esports team as stewards wondered if further action was needed, but ultimately the Italian crew was able to breathe a sigh of relief as the incident went unpunished. The race quickly calmed down, Marek Schinz comfortably moving away behind the wheel of the dominant Bentley # 191.

At this point the Racing Line team was doing whatever it needed, but De Salvo was also in the FDA Esports Ferrari. After 40 minutes he passed JOTA’s # 38 McLaren for second place, further strengthening his team’s title bid. Schinz remained behind the wheel of car # 191 for the second hour, while David Tonizza took over the Ferrari. There was no change in the dynamics of the race, as the Bentley still had the pace to extend its advantage up front.

Kevin Siclari took over the lead car for the last hour, while De Salvo climbed back into the Ferrari and the Bentley pulled away again. Indeed, it was a perfect performance from the Racing Line team, but with the FDA machine holding P2 and no pressure from behind, it wasn’t quite enough to snatch the championship.

Siclari crossed the finish line more than 30 seconds ahead of De Salvo, securing a dominant victory for his side. But, once the No.51 Ferrari passed the checkered flag in second place, the championship was no longer in doubt: FDA Esports could celebrate securing the crown with just five points.

Behind them, the n ° 62 BMW SIM G2 Esports completed the podium thanks to Arthur Kammerer and Gregor Schill. Kammerer moved up to third as he passed JOTA’s # 38 McLaren after an hour, reacting quickly when a overtaken car nearly came to a standstill in the race at Turn 1. He then battled Robbie Stapleford for several turns. before completing the pass. , having finally escaped well to secure the second podium of the campaign for his team.

The # 38 McLaren crossed the finish line in fourth, but a 15-second penalty for a Zoom camera violation brought the Stapleford / McGregor car back to sixth in the final standings. This promoted the # 4 Mercedes-AMG Haupt Racing Team Schindler Mercedes-AMG to fourth, giving the car driven by Müller / Hitz the best result of the 2021 Endurance Series season, while GPX Racing by Rennwelten (Ibraimi / Hoeke ) was the best Porsche in fifth. .

The penalized McLaren was next in P6, while Simonini / Houben’s # 157 Sainteloc By R8G entry marked the best result of the season for an Audi taking seventh place. The No.14 Mercedes-AMG Unicorns of Love (Richter / Kisser) is eighth, followed by the No.34 Predator Simracing By R8G – which makes its first scoring appearance this season thanks to Harteveld / Nerbi – and finally the no. ° 121 Odox Motorsport Audi shared by Spanish drivers Gerard Martínez and Nicholas Albaladejo Camins.

Today’s race closed the curtain on all five Endurance Series races, with each event taking place one week after the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS Endurance Cup. FDA Esports secured four podiums during the campaign, missing only the Nürburgring. The Italian squad is undoubtedly a worthy champion, even though Racing Line Motorsport has proven to be the class of the peloton in the last two rounds, winning back-to-back triumphs at the Nürburgring and Barcelona.

Although the Endurance Series is over, there are still two rounds left in the GT World Challenge Europe Esports Sprint Series, while there is also further action to come from the Continental Championships in Asia and America. Each category is part of an expanding esports presence organized by SRO Motorsports Group in partnership with Fanatec, Kunos Simulazioni, AK Esports, Pirelli and The Sim Grid. They are complemented by the revolutionary Fanatec Esports GT Pro series, in which professional GT drivers score points for the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS Team Championship.

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Mortara and di Grassi to form the ROKIT Venturi Racing team for Formula E season eight https://ykkcbi.com/mortara-and-di-grassi-to-form-the-rokit-venturi-racing-team-for-formula-e-season-eight/ Fri, 17 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://ykkcbi.com/mortara-and-di-grassi-to-form-the-rokit-venturi-racing-team-for-formula-e-season-eight/ Lucas di Grassi will stay in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship for his eighth season after being announced to run for the ROKiT Venturi Racing team alongside Edoardo Mortara. The decision of Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler the team to withdraw from Formula E at the end of season seven left di Grassi’s future […]]]>

Lucas di Grassi will stay in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship for his eighth season after being announced to run for the ROKiT Venturi Racing team alongside Edoardo Mortara.

The decision of Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler the team to withdraw from Formula E at the end of season seven left di Grassi’s future on the line, but the Brazilian was recruited from Venturi to replace Norman NATO, despite the Frenchman’s first victory at the Berlin E-Prix.

Di Grassi says Team Venturi has made great strides in recent years, especially with Mortara involved in the championship battle until the last race of the season, and he hopes to help continue the progress when season eight begins. in january in Saudi Arabia.

“Anyone who knows me knows how competitive I am – driving for a team that I know can fight at the front and really challenge the championship is essential for me” said di Grassi. “ROKiT Venturi Racing was simply the best choice and I’m really happy to be part of the team.

“I have been Venturi since season 1 and I know they have a solid history in Monaco. The team performed very well last season. You can see that the team has come a long way over the last few years, the momentum is really there and they have shown clear improvements across the board.

“Edo had a fantastic, really strong season, he fought for the title until the very end and there have been several times during the season that I have driven both Venturi cars and have could see how competitive they were. “

Di Grassi is delighted to line up alongside Mortara as the Brazilian feels the Swiss rider is “very talented”. He believes the duo will work well together and bring the team the results they deserve.

“It’s not just a team issue, though. “ added di Grassi. “I’m really happy to drive alongside Edo, we’ve known each other for a very long time, we’re part of the Audi program together, I respect him as a driver, as a human – he’s a very talented driver and a great character, I think we will work very well together.

“I’m really happy to continue with the team” – Edoardo Mortara

Mortara is thrilled to be back for season eight with Venturi, and he’s just as thrilled to be working alongside di Grassi as the Brazilian is working alongside him.

The Swiss driver hopes the team’s recent positive trajectory continues into the new season as he looks to build on his most impressive Formula E season to date, which included a race victory in the Puebla E-Prize and second place in the drivers’ championship standings.

“I’m really happy to continue with the team and it’s a pleasure to welcome Lucas to the family. Mortara said. “We have had a very solid season this year, my best so far in Formula E, which is also a testament to the hard work of the team around me.

“We are on a good trajectory and we want to maintain it in the future. Competing against Lucas in the past, he’s always been extremely competitive and he’s very good at energy management – one of the most critical points for success in Formula E.

“The progress we’ve made in Season 7 has been tremendous, but there is still a lot to do and I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish together.”

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ESPORTS: Racing Line Motorsport wins sensational comeback in Endurance Series thriller at Nürburgring https://ykkcbi.com/esports-racing-line-motorsport-wins-sensational-comeback-in-endurance-series-thriller-at-nurburgring/ Sat, 11 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://ykkcbi.com/esports-racing-line-motorsport-wins-sensational-comeback-in-endurance-series-thriller-at-nurburgring/ Bentley team wins despite first-round collision to start Championship challenge Dramatic conclusion sees Unicorns of Love and Team Rocket RJN take podiums Qualifications | Result | Ranking The battle for the inaugural GT World Challenge Europe Esports Endurance Series title will be on the edge after a spectacular six-hour race at the Nürburgring that saw […]]]>
  • Bentley team wins despite first-round collision to start Championship challenge
  • Dramatic conclusion sees Unicorns of Love and Team Rocket RJN take podiums
  • Qualifications | Result | Ranking

The battle for the inaugural GT World Challenge Europe Esports Endurance Series title will be on the edge after a spectacular six-hour race at the Nürburgring that saw the gap close at the top of the standings.

The # 191 Racing Line Motorsport Bentley took home the checkered flag and crucial 25 points, but not before several others led on the German circuit. With heavy rain falling and the in-game clock running from 6:00 p.m., it was clear this would be one of the most action-packed events of the season.

The drama began immediately when the # 62 BMW SIM Racing G2 Esports car cut through the Bentley, rotating the front row starter and earning itself a penalty in the process. If that wasn’t enough, the championship-leading FDA Ferrari Esports team found themselves with nowhere to go and made contact with the Bentley, causing damage to the 488 GT3 and dropping David Tonizza at the bottom. of the order.

At this point, it seemed highly unlikely that the Racing Line Motorsport crew from Siclari / Schinz / Erbrich would fight for the win. The Audi Saintéloc by R8G led the first stint from pole, with Tobias Pfeffer leading the pack. Audi remained in control when Pfeffer passed the baton to Giorgio Simonini for the second hour, but double stint Tobias Gronewald (# 14 Unicorns of Love Mercedes-AMG) was on the prowl.

After closing the Audi, Gronewald took the lead with an aggressive swing at Turn 1 just past the 90 minute mark. The Mercedes driver then received a five-second penalty for overtaking, but had already cleared at this stage. Its advantage was further increased when the # 157 Audi spun through gravel due to a technical problem, ending another good race for the Saintéloc by R8G crew.

The # 14 Mercedes now seemed to be in control, but at the next stop the Unicorns of Love team made the surprising decision to put on slick tires while the track was still wet. This made life extremely difficult for Lars Kisser, who lost a considerable amount of time and retired from the race in the third hour. The beneficiary was the # 88 VRS Coanda Simsport Porsche, which took the lead and seemed comfortable leading the pack. The rain has subsided, but not quickly enough to give Unicorns of Love the edge they were hoping for.

It was then the turn of the Coanda team to encounter problems: one member of each of its crews was unable to participate in the race, which contravenes the rule that the teams must field three drivers. Thus, the # 18 and # 88 Porsches were both disqualified, propelling the # 191 Bentley in the lead. The team had made steady progress after the first lap and gained ground by doubling their tires as the rain subsided. Kevin Siclari had taken second place shortly after halfway and when the No.88 Porsche was disqualified the Bentley took the lead.

At this point, the race for victory has set in. After taking first place in qualifying, it’s no surprise that the # 191 Bentley had the pace to take the lead in the second half of the race. Marek Schinz was behind the wheel for the last hour, taking the checkered flag to give Racing Line Motorsport a superb comeback victory, as well as a vital 25 points in the championship.

While there was no drama at the front, the battle behind became more frantic as time went on. The final laps found James Baldwin (Team Rocket RJN) in electrifying form when he passed Jack Keithley (Williams Esports Aston Martin) for third place with 35 minutes remaining, then crushed Jaroslav ‘Jardier’ ​​Honzik (YAS HEAT McLaren) for second place. But the experienced Jardier was in supreme defensive form and kept Baldwin sidelined in the finals. The Briton finally finished his movement on the last lap of the race, but Jardier came back strong and came closer after Baldwin went too far at the chicane. There was contact, causing the RJN car to spin as Jardier continued.

Obviously, the collision went to the stewards, who penalized the driver YAS HEAT. This gave Unicorns of Love second place, despite starting the last lap in fourth place, while Baldwin took third place for RJN and the YAS HEAT team had to settle for fourth place.

A number of penalties were imposed on arrival due to teams exceeding the maximum relay time. As such, the end result saw the # 62 BMW SIM Racing G2 Esports crew take fifth place after an eventful race that included the early penalty and a spin caused by Baldwin’s contact. Williams Esports finished sixth ahead of compatriot Aston Martin SideMax Motorworks – FFS Racing, while Mercedes-AMG Haupt Racing Team Schindler achieved their best result of the season taking eighth place. DV1 TRITON Racing (Lamborghini) and Odox Motorsport (Audi) complete the top 10.

After entering the race 37 points from the championship lead, Racing Line Motorsport is just 12 points away from next month’s final after FDA Esports failed to score at the Nürburgring. The No.51 Ferrari never fully recovered from the first lap contact and seemed uncomfortable in the wet. It improved when the track dried, but then retreated significantly in the final stages. The # 18 VRS Coanda Simsport Porsche also remains in the race despite today’s disqualification, 19 points ahead of the FDA crew.

The title will therefore be played in a three-hour race at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, which will close the inaugural campaign of the GT World Challenge Europe Esports Endurance Series on October 16. The championship is organized by SRO Motorsports Group in partnership with Fanatec, Kunos Simulazioni, AK Esports, Pirelli and The Sim Grid.

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Zandvoort’s strangest turn and its atypical racing line explained https://ykkcbi.com/zandvoorts-strangest-turn-and-its-atypical-racing-line-explained/ Tue, 07 Sep 2021 10:21:24 +0000 https://ykkcbi.com/zandvoorts-strangest-turn-and-its-atypical-racing-line-explained/ Racing driver and instructor Scott Mansell explains why such drastically different lines were adopted by drivers at the Dutch GP Image via Red Bull Content Pool Last weekend, Formula 1 found itself at the Zandvoort circuit in the Netherlands for the first time since 1985. It offered a unique challenge to the drivers due to […]]]>

Racing driver and instructor Scott Mansell explains why such drastically different lines were adopted by drivers at the Dutch GP

Image via Red Bull Content Pool

Image via Red Bull Content Pool

Last weekend, Formula 1 found itself at the Zandvoort circuit in the Netherlands for the first time since 1985. It offered a unique challenge to the drivers due to its sloping sections, in particular turn 3, also known as Hugenholtz.

Here we first saw drivers taking drastically different lines while finding the optimal path. This is because Hugenholtz is no ordinary bank shift – he uses the Fibonacci sequence to gradually increase the angle of the tarmac. Inside the turn it’s only 4.5 degrees, but outside it’s 19. So the corner is more of a bowl than a bank.

That’s it, explains Scott Mansell in his latest Driver61 video, which leads to the different approaches. If the turn wasn’t a bowl, drivers would turn and peak inside sooner or later depending on their preference, giving themselves a fairly straight line at the exit. Indeed, we saw some riders approaching the corner like this this weekend, but it was not the fastest route.

Counterintuitively, the optimal line is to stay wide around the whole. We’ll let Mansell go into the details, but to sum it up, it’s mainly due to the increased vertical loads providing more grip and therefore more speed. And since the track is steeper at the top, this effect is greater if you stick to the outside line.

There is also an added bonus to this method. Turn 3 is still strongly cambered inward as it exits, but if the car takes a wide line in the turn, it ends up on a flatter piece of track with the weight more evenly distributed between the axles just as the driver needs to regain power.

At the time of the race, the consensus was that the wider, taller line was the best, which allowed some to stay lower and try to overtake. In the end, the Dutch Grand Prix wasn’t as exciting as some of the thrillers we’ve had this year, but Turn 3 and Zandvoort’s other whims certainly spiced things up.

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“Each driver copied Fernando Alonso’s Turn 3 racing line” https://ykkcbi.com/each-driver-copied-fernando-alonsos-turn-3-racing-line/ Mon, 06 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://ykkcbi.com/each-driver-copied-fernando-alonsos-turn-3-racing-line/ A report in Spain asserted Fernando Alonso was the first rider to find the optimal line around the banked turn 3 in Zandvoort. A source of AS found that after looking at each driver’s telemetry around the tricky arched left turn, all of the other cars on the grid then followed the two-time world champion’s […]]]>

A report in Spain asserted Fernando Alonso was the first rider to find the optimal line around the banked turn 3 in Zandvoort.

A source of AS found that after looking at each driver’s telemetry around the tricky arched left turn, all of the other cars on the grid then followed the two-time world champion’s lead for the remainder of the weekend.

Pilots started trying different lines in free practice, with several possible routes around Turn 3 – but Alonso’s route of getting two wheels off the white line outside the turn has proven to help. the highest top speed and the best angle to get it off quickly.

The AS report indicated that part of Alpine’s promising pace came from Alonso’s line at Turn 3, which was quickly replicated by Esteban Ocon in FP2, before other teams and drivers focused on l place where they saved time.

Zandvoort received rave reviews from top to bottom of the grid for his challenges as a circuit, and Alonso’s opinion was no different.

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“It was fun driving there,” Alonso said over the weekend. “The circuit has challenges, for sure. Not sure if this compares to any other tour we’ve been to recently.

“There is no room for error, there is gravel and grass everywhere. But 10 years ago all the circuits were like this and nothing was happening.

“I enjoyed it with a low fuel load, the car is very fast here and it was fun. I’m a fairly clean rider, normally I never make the most of the qualifiers.

“It reminds me of Jarama [former Spanish Grand Prix venue], also because of the facilities. It wouldn’t be any different with a car from 10 years ago because it’s still narrow and… dangerous, in a way.

“Latifi touched the grass a bit and lost the car. In a way, however, this is how it should be.

Although he enjoys the tight and punishing layout of tracks like Zandvoort, he almost fell into the narrow track on the last lap when overtaking. Carlos Sainz.

Alonso admitted it was a “very stressful” moment for him as he locked himself in turn 3 and headed for the edge of the track, but he managed to hold on to his Alpine and to make a bold move on the Ferrari to take 6th place on the day, having started in P9, where Ocon finally crossed the line on Sunday.

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Alonso taught Hamilton the race line in Hungarian F1 GP battle https://ykkcbi.com/alonso-taught-hamilton-the-race-line-in-hungarian-f1-gp-battle/ Mon, 02 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://ykkcbi.com/alonso-taught-hamilton-the-race-line-in-hungarian-f1-gp-battle/ New points leader Hamilton moved closer to Alonso on lap 55 of 70 in Budapest and former McLaren teammates battled wheel to wheel, including a brief touch, until a blockage for Alonso made it possible the seven-time champion to find a way to pass for the fourth at turn 1. Alpine pilot Alonso felt that […]]]>

New points leader Hamilton moved closer to Alonso on lap 55 of 70 in Budapest and former McLaren teammates battled wheel to wheel, including a brief touch, until a blockage for Alonso made it possible the seven-time champion to find a way to pass for the fourth at turn 1.

Alpine pilot Alonso felt that the pair’s 10-lap aerial combat allowed Hamilton to learn his rival’s top line in the final sector, which the Briton then adopted to quickly oust Sainz with five laps to go and for score a podium.

Alonso said, “I honestly thought I couldn’t hold it for more than a lap or two.

“But in the last two corners he seemed to be having a bit of trouble following me.

“Then it was enough to widen a gap in the straight line and defend.

“I think he learned a few different lines in the last three corners after the 10 laps behind me.

“He managed to overtake Carlos in one lap, applying these new lines. “

Rolled on hard tires, Alonso clarified that his Alpine team did not specifically ask him to delay Hamilton, using the faster middle compound, but rather knew how to defend against the Mercedes after watching “the situation” on the “bigger ones. TV screens “of the circuit.

Fernando Alonso, Alpine A521, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12

Photo by: Andy Hone / Motorsport images

This, Alonso said, had been ‘gold’ for teammate Esteban Ocon to secure his first Grand Prix victory after fending off Sebastian Vettel – the Aston Martin runner-up was later disqualified for failing to provide a sample sufficient fuel.

Alonso added: “The team didn’t tell me anything.

“[But] I knew every lap I could hold it was gold for Esteban’s victory.

The Spaniard, who predicted an incident at Turn 1 after qualifying ninth behind Ocon, admitted he was “just lucky” to avoid being picked up by Lance Stroll after the Aston Martin driver raced on wet grass and eliminated Charles Leclerc before touching Daniel Ricciardo.

But Alonso made it clear that when he came out sixth after the maneuvers, after swapping his mid-race starting tires for medium Pirellis, it was “not a gift” of positions.

He said: “I was lucky not to finish my race on turn 1 like some did.

“We take this top five, it’s my best result of the year.

“It wasn’t a gift because I have to fight every round for every position.

“I’m proud of my race and the ‘driver of the day’ probably shows it. “

The two-time champion added that he had the “pace to win” at first before being “convinced of the podium”.

He said: “I had the pace to probably win the race, or that’s what it looks like when you see the layout of the race.

“[After closing the gap to Sainz], I was so convinced of the podium.

“I was doing the fastest laps in the race, and I thought I would overtake them, and try to win the race.

“It was my mind at the time.

“Then I started to realize that maybe winning the race was not possible.

“It wasn’t enough for the strength, especially when the straight-line speed was lacking.

“I started to think at that point that if I was right behind Carlos with the DRS, I could protect myself from Hamilton and finish fourth.”

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How champion racing car drivers cheat the racing line and can beat racers to the letter https://ykkcbi.com/how-champion-racing-car-drivers-cheat-the-racing-line-and-can-beat-racers-to-the-letter/ Fri, 02 Jul 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://ykkcbi.com/how-champion-racing-car-drivers-cheat-the-racing-line-and-can-beat-racers-to-the-letter/ One of the first lessons for aspiring racing drivers is the racing line. The out-in-out line is as old as the track times and the simple logic behind it is good enough to get you started on your way through the timelines. There are, however, some rides that the best pilots can exploit to go […]]]>

One of the first lessons for aspiring racing drivers is the racing line. The out-in-out line is as old as the track times and the simple logic behind it is good enough to get you started on your way through the timelines.

There are, however, some rides that the best pilots can exploit to go faster and the Donut media is here to explore them.

First, a quick primer on what the racing line actually does. If you imagine a corner being part of a circle, the exit line essentially makes that circle as big as possible. This is important because it gives your car’s grip the best chance of overcoming the inertia that tries to push it away. In theory, the racing line allows you to carry the most speed in a turn.

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This theoretical racing line is what physicists call a “toy model”. In essence, this is the simplest possible way to express a concept and ignores much of the complexity of what goes on in reality. You can see why this could be a useful tool for teaching a novice, but if you want to take it a step further, you need to equip yourself with more thinking skills.

First of all, many turns on a race track (if not most) do not describe a simple arc. There are increasing radius turns, decreasing radius turns, the dreaded double top, chicane, and more. This complicates matters considerably and means that the simple out-in-out racing line doesn’t always work better.

Then there is the assumption that the grip is a constant, which unfortunately is wrong. The car is a changeable, changeable thing that constantly gains and loses grip.

There are also complicating factors in the form of other drivers, tire retention, and individual car idiosyncrasies that mean getting the most out of the car doesn’t always mean carrying the most speed through the top.

As is often the case in real life, there are countless moving parts and complications, but their balance is what separates fast pilots from champions.

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with the MINI John Cooper Works Cabriolet for 24 hours at the Nürburgring https://ykkcbi.com/with-the-mini-john-cooper-works-cabriolet-for-24-hours-at-the-nurburgring/ Wed, 02 Jun 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://ykkcbi.com/with-the-mini-john-cooper-works-cabriolet-for-24-hours-at-the-nurburgring/ BMW Group: MUNICH, Germany – June 2, 2021 – It’s a marathon for people and engines. Once a year, the biggest stars of touring cars and Gran Turismo races compete for victory at the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring. The atmosphere of competition against the clock and around the clock is reminiscent of the days […]]]>
BMW Group: MUNICH, Germany – June 2, 2021 – It’s a marathon for people and engines. Once a year, the biggest stars of touring cars and Gran Turismo races compete for victory at the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring. The atmosphere of competition against the clock and around the clock is reminiscent of the days when Formula 1 racing was still held on the Nordschleife at the Nürburgring. A true spectator magnet – and at least from next year it will be again – the 24-hour race has already drawn up to 200,000 spectators in the stands as well as in the meadows and campsites along the river. Eifel track. Motorsport fans and driving enthusiasts, however, are captivated by the “Ring” all year round. For them the flair of racing around the legendary Nordschleife and the adjacent Grand Prix circuit opened in 1984 is simply irresistible, like a 24-hour trip around the Nürburgring in the MINI John Cooper Works Cabriolet (combined fuel consumption: 7 , 4 – 7.1 l / 100 km according to WLTP, 7.4 – 7.1 l / 100 km according to NEDC; combined CO2 emissions: 167 – 161 g / km according to WLTP, 169 – 163 g / km according to NEDC) impressively proves it.

Hatzenbach, Fuchsröhre, Adenauer Forst, Caracciola-Karussell, Hohe Acht, Döttinger Höhe: the names of famous sections of the Nürburgring sound mystical. During so-called tourist trips, amateur drivers can follow in the footsteps of professionals and their cars in their private vehicles. But to feel the fascination of the Nürburgring, you just need to be on the surrounding country roads. For more than 20 kilometers, the Nordschleife winds through the hilly and wooded landscape of the Upper Eifel. As a result, the tradition-rich racetrack passes through several villages, crosses public roads with bridges and subways, and can be seen from the outside by looking over the fence in many places.

Three-time Formula 1 world champion Jackie Stewart once called the Nürburgring-Nordschleife “Green Hell”. To this day, it is considered the most demanding racing track in the world. BMW Group test and development engineers use the varied course to put the finishing touches on the driving characteristics of the new models. A vehicle that passes the endurance test on the Nordschleife can convince on any road in the world.

A piece of the Nordschleife can also be found in the MINI John Cooper Works Convertible. The developers call the built-in app fine-tuning on test tracks, country roads and, most importantly, on the race track, which ensures that all drive and chassis systems work perfectly together. In the case of the MINI John Cooper Works Convertible, the test program has turned the thrilling performance of its 170 kW / 231 hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo technology into driving pleasure extreme. This is achieved both with the standard 6-speed manual transmission and the optional 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission and with the model-specific sport suspension as well as the latest generation of adaptive suspension, which now includes shock absorbers. frequency-selectable for sporty driving and driving comfort over long distances.

The model-specific steering, the sports brake system with four-piston fixed caliper brakes on the front wheels developed in cooperation with specialist manufacturer Brembo and the 17-inch light alloy rims John Cooper Works are also fixed components of the ‘standard set. for fascinating performances. Added to this are the characteristic design features of John Cooper Works models, which ensure optimum aerodynamic balance even in very dynamic driving situations. In the latest new edition of the MINI John Cooper Works Convertible, the painstaking work done to optimize airflow is visible at first glance. Vertical air intakes in the front apron, with a particularly clear and uncluttered design, direct the air flow specifically along the wheels to reduce turbulence. At the rear of the underbody, the air flow now meets a particularly distinctive diffuser in the rear apron.

On the Eifel country roads, the result of fine tuning is felt every kilometer. They too offer the mixture of tight turns and long curves, climbs and descents that make the charm of the Nordschleife. In addition to unspoiled nature, historical monuments also invite you to stop off. These include, of course, Nürburg Castle, built in the 12th century, which helped give the “Ring” its name and which today sits on a hill in the middle of the Nordschleife. The best view of the castle ruins can be found in the village of the same name not far from the access road to the racecourse.

The “Ring” itself is also omnipresent on a day trip through the Eifel. Time and time again, a section of the Nordschleife suddenly catches your eye as you drive between villages, meadows and forests. If you stop in the right place, you will immediately be in sight of the ideal line and can, for example, take advantage of the lunch break to watch tourist or professional test drives on the race track.

The tourist infrastructure of the Haut Eifel also includes many marked cycle paths and hiking trails. In the far northeast of the “Ring Region”, not far from the Caracciola Carousel, the old steep part of the Nordschleife can be explored on foot or on two wheels. There, for example, one only has to switch from the MINI John Cooper Works Cabriolet to the MINI Folding Bike of the MINI Lifestyle Collection to realize that the section of track that was closed decades ago does not bear its name for no good reason. . .

Around the “Ring”, you have the choice between different types of accommodation in campsites and holiday residences. They were created primarily for visitors to motorsport events, the annual rock festival and many other events on the grounds of the Nürburgring. But they’re also the perfect destination to end a fun-filled day of driving fun on a 24-hour Nürburgring excursion in complete relaxation.

Fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and power consumption were measured using the methods required in accordance with VO (CE) 2007/715 regulation as amended. They refer to vehicles on the automotive market in Germany. For ranges, the NEDC figures take into account the differences in the size of the wheels and tires selected, while the WLTP figures take into account the effects of any optional equipment.

All figures are already calculated based on the new WLTP test cycle. The listed NEDC values ​​were calculated according to the NEDC measurement procedure, where applicable. WLTP values ​​are used as the basis for defining vehicle-related taxes and other levies that are (also) based on CO2 emissions and, where applicable, for vehicle-specific subsidy purposes. Further information on the WLTP and NEDC measurement procedures is also available at www.bmw.de/wltp.

For more details on the official fuel consumption figures and official specific CO2 emissions of new cars, please refer to the “Manual on fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and energy consumption of new cars”, available at points of sale, from Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen and at https://www.dat.de/co2/.


The BMW group

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of premium automobiles and motorcycles and also offers premium financial and mobility services. The BMW Group production network includes 31 production and assembly sites in 15 countries; the company has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.

In 2020, the BMW Group sold more than 2.3 million passenger vehicles and more than 169,000 motorcycles worldwide. Profit before tax for fiscal year 2020 was 5.222 billion euros on revenues amounting to 98.990 billion euros. As of December 31, 2020, the BMW group had 120,726 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has prepared the ground for the future at an early stage and consistently places sustainability and efficient management of resources at the heart of its strategic direction, from the supply chain to production until the end of the phase. use of all products.

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Michelin launches two new BMX tires in its racing range https://ykkcbi.com/michelin-launches-two-new-bmx-tires-in-its-racing-range/ Fri, 19 Mar 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://ykkcbi.com/michelin-launches-two-new-bmx-tires-in-its-racing-range/ Connect To share Tweeter To share E-mail Michelin is launching the Michelin Pilot SX tire and the Michelin Pilot SX Slick tire, two new BMX tires in its racing range. These tires are designed for BMX riders who compete at the highest level and recreational riders who want ultimate performance. “Using rubber blends from Michelin […]]]>

Michelin is launching the Michelin Pilot SX tire and the Michelin Pilot SX Slick tire, two new BMX tires in its racing range.

These tires are designed for BMX riders who compete at the highest level and recreational riders who want ultimate performance.

“Using rubber blends from Michelin competition road bike tires, the MICHELIN Pilot SX tire features a tread pattern intended for racing on soft trails or in cooler temperatures,” said Jennifer Toby. , head of bicycle key accounts for Michelin North America. “The MICHELIN Pilot SX Slick tire features a distinct, shallow tread suitable for racing on hard tracks or in warmer temperatures. “

The Michelin Pilot SX Slick tire weighs 300 grams and features a center tread and side blocks to help maintain momentum. The MICHELIN Pilot SX tire, which weighs 330 grams, was designed for more grip when cornering, especially on hard or dusty terrain.

While all Michelin Tubeless Ready (TLR) bicycle tires can be used with inner tubes, the BMX Racing range is TLR to reduce weight and improve rolling efficiency. Both models feature a rugged, three-layer 60 TPI casing to reduce damage, improve durability and accommodate tire pressures of up to five bar.

From April, the MICHELIN Pilot SX tire and the MICHELIN Pilot SX Slick tire will be available in a 20×1.70 version.




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Jade Edwards completes BTC Racing line-up for 2021 season https://ykkcbi.com/jade-edwards-completes-btc-racing-line-up-for-2021-season/ Thu, 14 Jan 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://ykkcbi.com/jade-edwards-completes-btc-racing-line-up-for-2021-season/ Jade edwards will enter his first full season in the British Touring Car Championship after being confirmed as a third driver for BTC races get a “dream deal” in the process. Edwards will team up with Josh cook and Michael cris in the Honda Civic Type R FK8 also becoming the first female pilot to […]]]>

Jade edwards will enter his first full season in the British Touring Car Championship after being confirmed as a third driver for BTC races get a “dream deal” in the process.

Edwards will team up with Josh cook and Michael cris in the Honda Civic Type R FK8 also becoming the first female pilot to embark for the first time since 2007 in a full season in BTCC.

Last year, the Northampton-based driver made her championship debut at the wheel of the Maximum running power Opel astra as one of their guest drivers and impressed with two of the three finishes showing good pace in the process.

Coming from a family of runners, she will follow in her father’s footsteps Jim edwards jnr, former class winner at BTCC as well as grandfather Jim Edwards Snr after having already participated in the Renault Clio Cup of the United Kingdom finish seventh overall in 2019.

In addition to the Clio Cup, Edwards also participated in the British GT Championship and Aston Martin GT4 Challenge and can’t wait to seize the opportunity that she has admitted to presenting itself for some time.

“For anyone who watched my first BTCC weekend last year, they will know this is something that I have worked really hard on for a long time. The plan for this weekend was always to be sure. the grid full time. I have worked with BTCC and BTC Racing over the past year, providing my support and being a true defender of the team ”, Edwards said.

“During the winter, Steve [Dudman] has been a man of his word, very loyal and trustworthy, and has given me this incredible opportunity – that is what dreams are made of. It was my dream to drive passenger cars well, not just one. Steve and the whole BTC team made this possible and I thank them all for their support. I really can’t tell you how excited I am about the coming season. “

While for Steve dudman, team principal and owner of BTC Racing is happy to give Edwards the opportunity and believes that alongside Cook and Crees they have one of the best rosters on the grid for the new season.

“Completing our 2021 roster of drivers so early in the new year is great news for the team and we can now prepare for the new BTCC season together. I’m absolutely delighted that we were able to make a deal with Jade to have her play her first full season in touring cars. She deserves this opportunity and BTC Racing will do their best to support her in any way they can, I know Jade will make the most of it.“said Dudman.

“We certainly have high hopes for what Jade can achieve this season with BTC Racing, especially after seeing her do such a professional job both in and out of the car on her BTCC debut last year. She’s a runner through and through and knows how to get stuck which is what touring car racing is all about. I firmly believe we have one of the most exciting and balanced entries on the grid. with Jade alongside Josh and Michael. We can’t wait for the season to begin. “

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