Motorcycle racer Riccardo Russo held a three-bike lead over his nearest racer at the CIV motorcycle racing championship, but when he started the final lap, he thought he had already crossed the finish line and won.
Unfortunately for him, he was wrong. Russo began celebrating his victory by raising his body off the bike and pumping his arms in the air clearly happy and relieved. While his competitors simply zoom passed him the top of the screen visibly reads ‘Final Lap’.
It’s a little painful to watch but worth it for the tight fight to the finish among the other racers.
The moment was caught on camera and uploaded onto YouTube by MotorsTelevision.
It has been reported that Mazda’s new shape for the next generation Mazda 6 wagon has been spotted and there is evidence to prove it in the spy shots above and below. Until now, the new vehicle has been kept under wraps by the auto maker.
Although in full camouflage, one can quite easily see Mazda’s new Kodo design language that has been incorporated.
According to Car Buzz the new design, while in keeping with that of the CX-5, also gives the car a more aggressive and sporty look with a larger grille, swept back headlights and boosted wheel arches.
This video by Rufus Blacklock shows the progression of the changes in shape of the Formula 1 racing car over time. From the 1950′s to present day, abstract versions of the cars are used to illustrate 60 years of evolution in 1 minute.
With the familiar soundtrack of F1 cars racing around a track at high speed, the cars change shape with every year to the beat of the music.
Watch the evolution of the F1 car in the video below:
In proposed amendments to the National Road Traffic Act published in the Government Gazette on 8 June 2012: getting your drivers license, which already is a stressful and time consuming process, will take up to 12 months longer.
New technology developed by iDRIVE.co.za now simplifies the process, enabling you to pass your license before the laws change.
Recently launched after years of research and testing, the new system is designed to provide learner drivers with all the training, resources and qualified driving instructors required to become a legal driver.
According to World Wide Worx’s Internet Access in SA 2012 study for the 2012 Netprophet conference recently held in Cape Town, “6,02-million people have access to the internet on computer, laptop and tablet.” This is the audience iDRIVE.co.za has been designed for.
Ben Grobler, owner of My Driving School and one of the first members of iDRIVE.co.za agrees , “ln my experience clients have over the past few years become more e-inclined. This includes internet usage, Facebook, smartphone apps etc. We get a lot of clients from the internet and it escalates every year. iDRIVE.co.za has a good visibility on Google which is to my advantage. I receive contacts from iDRIVE.co.za on a daily basis.”
The Prince of Monaco, Albert II, will be auctioning off a portion of the collection of cars assembled by his late father Rainer III in an attempt to ‘re-organise’ the fleet.
Rainer III spend 30 years putting together the private collection comprising of over 100 vehicles, on display at a museum in Monaco, of which 38 will be auctioned off. The collection is a mix of models including classics, American muscle cars, city cars and even a Mercedes built especially for the Prince.
Toyota and BMW have announced that the two companies will collaborate in fuel cell technology, powertrain electrification and lightweight technologies to create a new sports car.
An agreement between BMW and Toyota was signed at the BMW headquarters in Munich by BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer and Toyota President Akio Toyoda. The agreement, aimed at expanding on long-term strategic collaboration, is an expansion on the original alliance established last year in December between the two auto makers.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed for 2012 will be running from the 28th June to 1st July at Goodwood House in the UK.
The festival is a display of some classic and contemporary racing cars, luxurious supercars and of course world-class drivers who will demonstrate the speed and power of these vehicles. In addition there will also be some helicopters and motorbikes showcased at the event.
The theme of this year’s festival is Young Guns – Born to Win. The Goodwood FOS official website explains it as the celebration of “drivers and riders and designers and engineers whose supreme talent and insatiable thirst for speed shocked the establishment, affording them immediate superstar status.”
In this instalment of Chris Harris on Cars, Harris explores the new 2012 Audi RS4 and to do so he decides to look at where the vehicle came from.
In this 17 minutes video Chris Harris drives the new Audi RS4, the original B5 RS4 from 2000, the amazing B7 and then matches the latest version against the 6.2 litre Mercedes C63.
Watch the video below: