|November 24-26||Coffee Day India Rally 2017 – Round 4 of MRF FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship 2017, Chikmagalur|
|November 26||MRF MOGRIP FMSCI National Supercross Championship 2017 - Round 5, Bangalore|
|November 24-26||F1 Abu Dhabi GP, Yas Marina Circuit|
|November 25||NATSKA Kart Races, Blackbushe Airport, Surrey, UK|
|November 26||TCR International Series, Yas Marina Circuit|
|November 26||INKart Championship, Daytona Sandown Park|
|November 29||Drift What Ya Brung, Santa Pod Raceway|
|November 30||MIA Business Networking Tour, SST Technology & Lentus Composites, Oxfordshire|
|30 November - 1 December||RACE TECH World Motorsport Symposium, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London|
|30 November - 2 December||FIA World Touring Car Championship, Losail International Circuit, Qatar|
|December 1||Monza Rally Show, Monza, Italy|
|December 2||Night of Destruction, Irwindale Event Center, USA|
|December 2||CCA Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Leamington Spa|
|December 3||InKart Festival, Daytona Tamworth|
|December 3||Building Supplies Knockhill Stages, Knockhill Junior Rally, Dunfermline|
Musk had been promising to introduce a new generation for several years but none expected it at the unveiling of the Semi and it will go on sale in 2020. The Semi itself has quite a number of industry-leading figures like the 500 mile (804 km) range, 0-96 kmph in 5 seconds without the trailer “to out run any diesel Semi”, Enhanced Autopilot mode and so on. The original Roadster debuted in 2006 and was based on the Lotus Elise and limited to just 2,500 units. The new-gen model, however, has a bespoke design and like its predecessor, it has a two-door configuration - almost 2+2 as rear door are very small. The Roadster’s styling is quite radical and bespoke in several aspects. But the important bit is the Bugatti Chiron rivaling performance. The entry—level Roadster is reported to accelerate from 0 to 96 kmph in a scarcely believable 1.9 seconds. It is said to go on further and reach 160 kmph in just 4.2 seconds. For the quarter mile thriller in you, the sports car can do that in 8.9 seconds thanks to a massive 10,000 Nm torque. These nerdalicious numbers are claimed to be possible due to the presence of 200 kWh battery pack. The top speed is equally thrilling as the Roadster can hit over 250 mph (402 kmph). The incredible performance does not seem to hurt the driving range, however, as the Tesla Roadster’s battery can last up to 620 miles (997 km) according to Musk. As for the design, it has a curved body panels with sleek LED headlamps, sporty diffuser and thin LED tail lamps while the rear will certainly make you think that it is nothing more than a concept car. Advertisement Musk wants the Roaster to be at the pinnacle of performance and harbinger the way forward for future sports cars. It comes with a hefty price tag as well as the prices will start at $200,000 (1.29 crore) with $50,000 (Rs. 32.45 lakh) for reservation. Moreover, a Roadster Founder Series will be made available for starting price of $250,000 (Rs. 1.62 crore).
The premium 600cc plus category, two-wheelers segment at the JK Tyre Racing Championship 2017 which took place at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida on 19th November 2017 saw the participation of Triumph Motorcycles yet again. This is the third time that Triumph Motorcycles has participated in the championship in the two-wheeler segment. The top 3 winners of the fast paced, exciting race were Mr. Vijay Singh, Mr. Gurvinder Singh as runner up and Mr. Anand Nagrajan as the second runner up.
Speaking on the occasion, Vimal Sumbly, Managing Director, Triumph Motorcycles India, said, ‘It is a thrill to see enthusiastic Triumph fans take part in this championship. The culture of championship racing is quite nascent in India. We have been and will continue nurturing this culture with our various track and safety initiatives. What makes it even more significant is Triumph’s exciting partnership with Moto-2. The new Street Triple will give riders a chance to own a piece of Moto-2 engine technology and bring recognition to Triumph’s top-of-the-line products. We are extremely happy with the performance of the roadsters as there are nearly 1000 of them in India, and the recent introduction of the Street Triple RS has been hugely successful.”
On display at the event was the all new Triumph Street Triple RS, a machine that inspires complete confidence. With more power, lighter weight, and easier to ride design, Triumph engineers aimed for the simple and achieved it by creating the most perfectly balanced motorcycle. An equal blend of torque, responsiveness, agility, poise and purpose.The new 765cc Street Triple engine delivers a major step up in power and torque. With more than 80 new parts including new crank, pistons and Nikasil plated aluminium barrels and an increased bore and stroke. The result is a significant advance in performance, particularly low-down and in the mid-range. The ‘RS’ tune delivers the highest level of performance ever for a Street Triple delivering 123PS @ 11,700rpm and a peak torque of 77Nm @ 10,800rpm.
The JK Tyre Racing Championship (JKTRC) is one of India’s premier racing championship for the drivers aiming at Formula Car Racing. The Championship which was launched in 1997 by JK Tyre & Industries has now become the revered launch pad for the budding motorsport talents in the country.
Bentley Motorsport has unveiled an all-new Continental GT3 racecar, currently in development for the 2018 motorsport season.
The second-generation Continental GT3 is the latest dedicated racecar in an acclaimed Bentley motorsport lineage that includes the 4½ Litre, Speed Six and Speed 8 Le Mans winners. The first-generation Continental GT3 has proven to be a championship-winning endurance racer, scoring 120 podiums and 45 wins across 528 races around the world to date.
Bentley’s Director of Motorsport, Brian Gush comments:
“After four years of success with our Continental GT3, we’re excited to reveal our second-generation car. The new car leaves no area or system untouched in the search for even better performance, and the early test results are promising. The new Continental GT road car has proved to be a great starting point for the development of a new racer, and the engineering development work is true to Bentley’s impeccable standards.”
The New Continental GT3
Development of the new car has been led by the engineers of Bentley Motorsport’s in-house team based in Crewe, together with designers and technicians at Bentley’s motorsport technical partner, M-Sport.
The new Continental GT3 has been designed from the all-new Continental GT road car, utilising it’s mostly aluminium structure as the foundation to deliver a race-ready weight of significantly less than 1300 kg and helping to deliver an ideal weight distribution for racing.
The engine is a new development of the renowned and race-proven 4.0-litre Bentley twin-turbo V8, with a totally redesigned dry sump system and all-new intake and exhaust systems. Unrestricted power is in excess of 550 bhp.
Exterior aerodynamic surfaces have been crafted in the wind tunnel and are based on the shape of the road car, enhancing the muscular exterior panels with aerodynamic devices for additional downforce. Suspension and braking systems are new and bespoke to the Continental GT3.
The all-new racecar has already started a six-month test programme to pick up the mantle from its championship-winning predecessor, completing test work in the UK, France and Portugal. Upcoming development work includes full 24 hour endurance race simulations.
Bentley Motorsport 2018
Bentley Motorsport is also announcing its plans for the 2018 season, after 2017 proved to be the most successful season for the team, capturing the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup. Bentley Motorsport will run a pair of new Continental GT3 racers across Europe in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup again next year, and also compete around the world in the four-round Intercontinental GT Challenge.
The new Continental GT3 will make its race debut at the opening round of the 2018 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup at Monza. Updates from the development programme of the new racer, and confirmation of the 2018 driver line-up, will be issued by Bentley Motorsport in due course.