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Effective January 1, 2017, after 23 years of service, Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich (66) will hand over this post to his successor, Dieter Gass (53). Dr. Ullrich will remain with Audi Sport in an advisory role until the end of 2017.
Hyundai Motorsport will compete in the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with a brand new challenger, the Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC. The car, which has been designed to meet WRCs raft of new technical regulations, was unveiled during an exclusive media event at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Italy.
After creating history in July at Force Gurkha RFC India 2016 by becoming the first Indian duo to win the country toughest off-road motorsport event, Gerrari Offroaders Chandigarh Gurmeet Virdi and Kirpal Singh Tung are all set to hoist the Indian flag in the Malaysian soil at the 20th edition of the Rainforest Challenge (RFC) Grand Final.
The first genuine Jaguar XKSS to be built in almost 60 years has made its world debut presentation at the Petersen Museum, Los Angeles by Jaguar Classic. The stunning XKSS, finished in Sherwood Green paint, has been created by the Jaguar Classic engineering team ahead of the production of nine cars for delivery to customers across the globe in 2017.
Renault Sport Formula One Team has announced that it will retain Jolyon Palmer for the 2017 season. Jolyon will join recently-announced Nico Hulkenberg to complete the teams 2017 race driver line-up.
Mattias Ekstrom, on finishing fifth at the Estering, secured an early title win in the FIA World Rallycross Championship. To compete in the penultimate round of the 2016 season, the Swede had opted not to run in the DTM finale at Hockenheim, marking the first time for him to miss a race in his 16-year DTM career.
Royal Enfield Tour of Bhutan is back with its fifth edition in October 2016. The ride to the mystical land of the Thunder Dragons will see 15 riders journeying 1,700 kilometers over 12 days, through the uncharted terrains of the Himalayan range. The Tour will be flagged off from Siliguri, West Bengal on October 17 and will culminate in Guwahati on October 27.
Southern duo Arjun Rao and Satish Rajgopal triumphed in the MRF Rally de North - Round 3 of the MRF FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship (INRC) - while Dhirendra Kumar and Honey won the MRF FMSCI Indian Rally Championship (IRC).
Gaurav Gill and Musa Sherif of Team Mahindra Adventure stormed to victory at Round 2 of the MRF FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship (INRC) - the MRF Rally of Maharashtra while Abhilash PG and Srikanth Gowda bagged top honors in the MRF FMSCI Indian Rally Championship (IRC).
Staying true to its name, the fifth edition of Monsoon Drive was indeed a wet affair. The Rain God opened the water gates of heaven from early morning ensuring a challenging and high adrenaline rally. After a spirited drive, veteran rallyist Jogendra Jaiswal and co-driver Prosenjit Roy emerged victorious in the MRF Monsoon Drive 5.
Sweden Timmy Hansen has won this weekend World RX of Canada, round seven of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. Hansen who drives for Team Peugeot-Hansen - took an unexpected victory after he was promoted to the final when Russia Timur Timerzyanov was black flagged after an incident in the semi-final. Andreas Bakkerud of Hoonigan Racing Division and Johan Kristoffersson of Volkswagen RX Sweden finished second and third respectively.
The journey of 2,200 kilometres traversing through scenic, undulating terrains of South India at the 8th edition of Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare concluded in a grand finale in Goa on Saturday. Suresh Rana and co-driver Parminder Thakur driving their Grand Vitara won the Ultimate Cars category and Ganesh Moorthy and T Nagarajan emerged victorious in the Endurance Cars category. T Natraj had a big-win in the Ultimate Bikes category covering the distance in his TVS Apache.
Traversing through muddy patches of Bengaluru and Coorg since its flag-off on Sunday, Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare has reached Shimoga the cultural capital of Karnataka. The cut throat competition between 190 rally loving motor enthusiasts on Day 2 concluded with the participants covering a total distance of 383 kilometres with 3 stages spread across 63 kilometres.
Maruti Suzuki India Limited flagged off the 8th edition of Dakshin Dare Rally, the annual Southern motorsport rally from Orion Mall, Bengaluru. The rally this year will be traversing through the scenic yet challenging route of Coorg, Murdeshwar and Shimoga concluding in Goa on August 6, 2016.
After a week-long nail biting competition, Gerrari Offroaders Chandigarhs Gurmeet Virdi and co-driver Kirpal Singh Tung have won the Force Gurkha RFC India 2016 with a total score of 2177 points out of 2700.
Merwyn Lim (co-driver Hamizan Bin Abdul Hamid) of Force Motors, who was at the second position so far, has snatched the top slot from Gerrari Offroaders Chandigarhs Gurmeet Virdi (co-driver Kirpal Singh Tung) in the Terminator leg of the competition. Merwyns score after the completion of Special Stages 19-24 is 1937 out of 2400 while Gurmeet Virdi is at 1897 points.
Despite an extremely tough day filled with several hardships including a steering failure during the Terminator Special Stages (SS13-18), Gurmeet Virdi (co-driver Kirpal Singh Tung) of Gerrari Offroaders Chandigarh managed to retain the top spot at Force Gurkha RFC India 2016 with a total score of 1472 points out of 1800.
In an exciting turn of events, Gurmeet Virdi (co-driver Kirpal Singh Tung) of Gerrari Offroaders Chandigarh climbed up the ranks and took the lead on the second day of Force Gurkha RFC India 2016 with a total score of 987 out of 1200. Gurmeet, who was at the third position after Day 1 of the event, performed extremely well in Prologue Special Stages (SS) 7-12 with 90 points in three of the Stages.
RFC India defending champion Tan Eng Joo (co-driver Tan Choon Hong) of Force Motors was at the top with 534 points out of a total score of 600. Fellow Malaysian and Force Motors driver Merwyn Lim (co-driver Hamizan Bin Abdul Hamid) had 505 points in the kitty which included a perfect 100 in two of the SS.
Audi has made history at Le Mans. In 2006, the premium brand became the first manufacturer to win what is arguably the worlds toughest endurance race with diesel power. 2016 marks the tenth anniversary of this achievement. Today, the TDI engine is more efficient than ever before and part of a highly complex diesel-hybrid powertrain. Never before has an Audi LMP1 race car been as powerful and fuel-efficient as the current Audi R18.
Citreon Racing chose the roads of Finland for the third development test session of its 2017 World Rally Car. Running at maximum speed on the famous jumps, Kris Meeke and Craig Breen were able to test the car aerodynamic performance.
Acura will field a pair of 2017 Acura NSX supercars in the 100th Anniversary of the running of the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 26, marking the North American racing debut of Acuras next-generation NSX: the pinnacle expression of Acura Precision Crafted Performance and the only supercar made in America.
Miguel Molina and Jamie Green presented Audi with a one-two finish in the first race on Saturday at the Motorsport Festival at the Lausitzring. Audi was the strongest brand overall with five cars finishing in the points.
Halfords Yuasa Racing Matt Neal tallied his second success of the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship campaign at Oulton Park last weekend (4/5 June), as the Honda Civic Type R proved its prowess as the fastest front wheel-drive car in the field.
Honda Racing and John McGuinness took the third place spot in the fast-paced RST Superbike race at the Isle of Man TT. In near-perfect conditions the race got underway on time at 11am, with McGuinness first away with the number one plate on the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP machine.
The Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco started behind the safety car in wet conditions, but was run mainly in glorious sunshine with MercedesLewis Hamilton narrowly defeating Red Bull Daniel Ricciardo after an epic battle around the streets of Monte Carlo.
Renault Sport Racing and Red Bull Racing are pleased to confirm they will continue their ongoing partnership for the supply of the power unit currently badged as Tag Heuer for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Renault Sport Racing will also rekindle its relationship with Scuderia Toro Rosso for 2017-2018.
Bentley Motorsport has out-performed its second year target for the Nurburgring 24 Hours by finishing well inside the top-ten with a seventh place result by the #38 Continental GT3 of European partner team Bentley Team Abt.
Sweden Mattias Ekstrom has won this weekend World RX of Great Britain, his third back-to-back victory in the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. Reigning Champion Petter Solberg took the runner-up spot, while Team Peugeot-Hansen driver Timmy Hansen clinched third. In the overall driversstandings, Ekstrom leads Solberg by five points.
Formula 1 Gran Premio de Espana Pirelli 2016 served up a battle royal between Red Bull and Ferrari, with Max Verstappen becoming the youngest F1 winner in history as he took an amazing victory from Kimi Raikkonen in his very first race with his new team.
Three weeks after its first outing, Citroen Racing has continued development of its 2017 World Rally Car in the south of Portugal. Faced with varied weather conditions, Kris Meeke and Stephane Lefebvre racked up the miles during four days of testing.
Sebastien Loeb's excellent weekend at Mettet, Belgium, concluded with the Frenchman earning Team Peugeot Hansen's first podium finish of the season at Round 3 of the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship.
Mattias Ekstrom made it back-to-back victories yesterday (15 May) to move into the lead of The 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy for the first time, following a peerless performance at the Kapaza Rallycross of Belgium.
Karthick Maruthi and his co-driver S Sankar Anand, zoomed past the others to reach the finishing line as they took first place in the Deccan Rally, the second round of the National Super League TSD Rally Championship 2016 that concluded in Goa.
Armed with a fresh look Lexus Motors has taken the wraps off from the Lexus IS. Earlier showcased at the Beijing Auto Show, the luxury brand's entry-level sedan has retained its exterior theme, however, thoughtful improvements have been incorporated into the new Lexus IS's cabin.
Aston Martin Racing will contest the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps this weekend (Saturday, May 7) with the continued objective of maximising points in the early stages of this years FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).
Held annually in Singapore since 2008, the Singapore Grand Prix is the world first night race on the Formula One calendar, as well as Asia sole street race in Grand Prix history. Avid Formula One fan, car aficionado and our Guest Columnist, Rishi Kumar was in Singapore to catch the action live. In this candid article, he gives us a lowdown on what was his third consecutive visit to the Singapore Grand Prix.
There was drama aplenty in 2016 Formula Pirelli Chinese Grand Prix, but MercedesNico Rosberg kept it all behind him to secure his sixth successive F1 victory, winning comfortably from Ferrari Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull Daniil Kvyat.
Nico Rosberg dominated Sundays 2016 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix after a Sochi race in which his main rivals struck trouble. Team mate Lewis Hamilton fought his way up from 10th on the grid to secure a Mercedes one-two, as Ferraris Kimi Raikkonen completed the podium.
Mercedes-Benz continues its product offensive at the 14th Auto China in Beijing. Four exceptional automobiles celebrate their world premieres in the Chinese capital the long-wheelbase version of the new E-Class and the new smart BRABUS fortwo, fortwo cabrio and forfour.
Lucas di Grassi adds to his latest success in Long Beach (USA) by winning the recent Formula E race in Paris. The driver of the Abt Schaeffler team starts the next round of the electric-powered racing series on May 21 in Berlin as championship leader.
Mercedes' Nico Rosberg made it five wins on the trot with a dominant victory in 2016 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. Rosberg took the flag 10 seconds clear of Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen after an incident-filled Sakhir race.
Ferrari seized control at the start of 2016 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix, but a mid-race stoppage after a huge accident involving Fernando Alonso turned the race on its head, helping MercedesNico Rosberg to what had looked an unlikely victory.
Renault reveals the new Koleos at the 2016 Beijing International Automobile Exhibition, the newest addition to its global portfolio. The new Koleos delivers a blend of robust SUV cues and the refinement and features associated with large saloon cars.
Volkswagen pushes forward the development of fully or partially electrically powered vehicles. Volkswagen plans to launch seven new electric and plug-in hybrid models on the Chinese market in the next three to four years. Each of these vehicles will also be made in China. In addition to this, a new design and development centre in China is also planned.
Norway Petter Solberg started his World Championship title defence in the best possible way by winning today Bompiso Rallycross of Portugal, the opening round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy.
Jose Maria Lopez emerged victorious in FIA WTCC meeting at the Slovakia Ring, in a main race that was still undecided going into the final bend. The Citro Total driver has established himself as the man to beat in 2016, despite the 80kg of ballast carried by his Citro C-Elysee WTCC.
Audi India, the German luxury car manufacturer kick started the 2016 season of their unique driving experience program: the Audi Sportscar Experience (ASE), at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC), Greater Noida.
The 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy will get underway at Montalegre this weekend (April 15-17) for the season-opening Bompiso Rallycross of Portugal. Since becoming a fully-sanctioned FIA World Championship two years ago, World RX has witnessed a surge in popularity and this year has attracted a star-studded line-up of drivers including newcomers Sebastien Loeb and Ken Block.
A taste of things to come in a new era of rallying: Volkswagen gives an insight into the next generation of the Polo R WRC. The FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) steps into a promising future in 2017. More powerful, faster and more spectacular - the Polo R WRC will generate about 385 PS (380 hp) in the future. That is roughly 61 PS (60 hp) more than the current car (323 PS/318 hp).
Delhi-based Cougar Motorsport has announced the launch of India 4X4 Week (IXW) as the first-of-its-kind convention in the country focusing exclusively on vehicles with 4WD capability, their owners and everyone with an interest in the same.
JK Tyre Arunachal Festival of Speed 2016 reached its climactic finish as Philippos Matthai of Delhi won the overall title after stringing together consistent performances in the Auto Cross, Hill Climb and Rally Sprint events.
Mazda revealed the Mazda MX-5 RF on the eve of the New York International Auto Show. The latest version of the legendary sports car offers a new dimension of open-top driving fun while at the same time staying true to the purpose of Mazdas previous retractable hardtop MX-5: Making the roadster experience accessible to a broader range of drivers. The MX-5 RF is on display at the New York International Auto Show which runs from March 25 to April 3, 2016.
Mercedes-Benz is stepping on the gas with its dream-car offensive at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). Following its launch in Detroit and the second act in Geneva, the appearance in the City of Dreams already marks the third chapter in a series of premieres that has added new products right across the line-up. Sporty performance is the name of the game at the 2016 NYIAS.
The McLaren 650S GT3 returned to racing in Australia this weekend with the CAMS Australian GT Championship supporting the 2016 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix in Albert Park. Despite a strong field, and a tough opening race, the McLaren GT customer teams soon got to grips with the circuit and tricky conditions, securing a race win and three further podiums.
Creating Indian motorsports history, Jagat Singh and Nagarjuna A have won the maiden race T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship, organised for Indian truck drivers, in its third edition. Among the international drivers, David Jenkins of Team Tata Technologies took top honors with Rick Collett and Graham Powell both from Team Tata Cummins, taking second and third place respectively, in an action packed race.
Ford Chip Ganassi Racing has assembled a talented team of racing drivers from across the globe, ready for its return to the Le Mans 24 Hours, 50 years on from taking outright victory at the world greatest endurance race.
In a thrilling battle of grit and endurance, stretching over 2 countries, 5 days and 1050 kilometres of unadulterated cross country rallying, the brother duo of Sudip Ghosh and Arindam Ghosh emerged victorious in the Himalayan Drive 4 with 568 penalty points after leading the rally from start to finish.
This weekend marked the start of a new chapter in Gulf motorsport history as Gulf Oil International moves into the highly competitive arena of the World Superbike Championship (SBK), together with BMW new manufacturer-backed squad: Team Milwaukee BMW.
Audi is revealing the new Audi Q2 at the Geneva International Motor Show. The compact SUV is an urban-type vehicle for everyday driving and recreation, uniting a progressive design with a high level of functionality. Connectivity, infotainment and assistance systems are on level of full-size class.
Nissan brought excitement to over thousands of fans at the recently concluded Delhi Auto Expo 2016. The announcement of the iconic GT-R sports car and the new X-Trail Hybrid crossovers India launch attracted tremendous interest thanks to their prominence in Nissans global line-up.
Mahindra & Mahindra at the 13th edition of Auto Expo 2016 showcasedits all New MGP3O racing motorcycle for the 2016 season by Mahindra Racing, the Indian showcasing of its electric two wheeler, GenZe 2.0 as well as the announcement of the exciting Mojo Tribe Riders Club.
Tata Motors launched its new Signa range of medium & heavy commercial vehicles, at the Siam Auto Expo 2016. On display at the Auto Expo 2016, Tata Motors showcased three variants from the Signa range the Signa 4923.S tractor, the Signa 3118.T multi-axle truck and the Signa 2518.K tipper.
Hyundai Motor India unveiled its vision for the future of urban mobility with the world-showcase of the HND-14,arlinoat the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo. The compact utility vehicle concept presents a multi-functional solution for the next generation of car buyers.
Ford presented a dynamic portfolio of vehicles on display at the Delhi Auto Expo 2016. Headlined by the new Ford Mustang and all-new Ford Endeavour, Ford strongest-ever product lineup reflects Ford focus on meeting diverse customer wants and needs, from small hatchbacks to refined off-road SUVs and performance vehicles.
Fresh from its podium finish in the season-opening round of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) at Monte-Carlo, Hyundai Motorsport moves to Sweden Rally (February 11 to 14) where it will compete with three New Generation i20 WRC cars for the first time.
The Audi R8 V10 Plus was launched in India at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo at a price of Rs 2.47 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi). The sports car, which was launched in the presence of cricketer Virat Kohli and Bollywood star Alia Bhatt, was first unveiled globally at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.
Datsun is introducing an exciting mix of products and breakthrough concepts at the Delhi Auto Expo 2016. One of the standout displays is a new Datsun Go-Cross Concept exhibited for the first time in India.
Jeep brand was introduced to India at the 2016 Auto Expo in New Delhi. With a line-up of three SUVs Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, Jeep Grand Cherokee and the high-performance Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Jeep brand sales in India will start in mid-2016, a year that also marks the brand 75th anniversary.
Mahindra & Mahindra has unveiled its global two wheeler and racing prowess at the 13th edition of Auto Expo 2016. The product display included the unveiling of an All New MGP3O racing motorcycle for the 2016 season by Mahindra Racing, the Indian showcasing of its electric two wheeler, GenZe 2.0 as well as the announcement of the exciting Mojo Tribe Riders Club.
Indian arm of the American motorcycle maker, UM International, LLC along with Lohia Auto has finally entered India. UM Motorcycles in JV with Lohia Auto launched its much-awaited cruiser range Renegade in 3 variants: Renegade Commando, Renegade Sport S and Renegade Classic at the Auto Expo 2016.
DSK Motowheels and the Italian superbiking brand Benelli created unbridled excitement at the Auto Expo 2016 by unveiling four new superbikes The TNT Naked T-135, BX 250, Tornado 300 and the TRK 502. These models will also be making their way to DSK Benelli showrooms in the coming future.
General Motors has revealed more details of its transformation strategy for India by announcing the 2017 launch of an all-new four-door notchback, the Chevrolet Essentia, at the 2016 Auto Expo in New Delhi.
Jagat Nanjapa, a veteran rallyist and an off-roading expert who has won nine Indian National Rally Riders Championships in the past, has bagged the winner trophy at the inaugural Force Gurkha RFC South India.
Hyundai Motorsport will debut its New Generation i20 WRC for the first time in competitive rally conditions at the 2016 season-opening Rallye Monte-Carlo, which takes place next week from January 22-25.
Americas Ken Block has confirmed he will compete in all 12 rounds of the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. Blocks participation in World RX is a result of his extended factory partnership with Ford Performance.
Ford Chip Ganassi Racing has revealed that Marino Franchitti, Stefan Mucke, Olivier Pla and Andy Priaulx have been selected to race in the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at the wheel of the all-new Ford GT.
Team Yokohama has concluded the Indian Rally Championship (IRC) 2015 on a high. Its pair of Rahul Kanthraj and co-driver Vivek Bhatt has won in the IRC 2000 class and the team pair of Karna Kadur and co-driver Vivek Ponnusamy has come on top in the 1600 cc category.
Polaris India has emerged triumphant in Ultimate Desert Challenge (UDC) 2015 with three Polaris drivers bagging the top three positions. Ace rallyist Raj Singh Rathore secured the pole position in the rally while the winner of Polaris Off-Roader Season 1, Kabir Waraich bagged the second position. Gaurav Chiripal stood third in this keenly fought contest which concluded on December 6, 2015.
The McLaren 650S GT3 claimed class victory and fourth place overall at the Sepang 12 Hours this weekend, bringing an end to the competitive debut season of the car, and crowning what has been the most successful campaign to-date for the Woking outfit.
Hyundai Motorsport has kicked off the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) by unveiling its brand new car, the New Generation i20 WRC, in front of 200 assembled media and guests at the team's factory in Alzenau, Germany.
The brand with the four rings will be entering the 2016 motorsport season with the most powerful and efficient race car Audi has ever built. The new Audi R18 celebrated its world premiere on the occasion of the Audi Sport Finale at the Audi Training Center Munich on Saturday.
Audi was strong in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) finale, but not strong enough. The team of Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer and Benoit Treluyer are world championship runners-up for the third time in succession. In the end, the Audi driver trio came up short by only five points of clinching its second World Championship title after 2012.
Audi has kept the decision in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) open up to the finale. In Bahrain, the drivers from Audi Sport Team Joest will be battling with the Porsche drivers for the World Championship title on November 21.
By taking the fifth victory in a row Porsche has made itself a World Champion in Shanghai. One race before the seasons finale no one can take away the Manufacturers title in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) from the young team from Weissach.
Timmy Hansen has continued his run of good form in the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy after winning this weekends Intercity World RX of Turkey. It is the seventh consecutive event that Team Peugeot-Hansen has finished on the podium.
Following the conclusion of a multi-year supply agreement, Manor Marussia F1 Team will race with Mercedes-Benz Hybrid power from the 2016 season onwards. Since the introduction of the new Power Unit generation in 2014, the Mercedes-Benz Hybrid has set the competitive benchmark in the sport, claiming to date a total of 27 wins and 2,208 world championship points.
Early title win at the legendary Nurburgring. The 23-year-old Swede Felix Rosenqvist (Prema Powerteam) was crowned the new FIA Formula 3 European champion at the penultimate race weekend in the Eifel.
Audi R8 LMS Cup title contender, Aditya Patel made a successful debut in the Audi Sport TT Cup at Germany famed Nuburgring circuit at the weekend, joining fellow Audi Sport customer racing Asia driver, Shaun Thong of Hong Kong, who has been contesting a full season in the new series.
Citroen has retained its FIA WTCC title after taking pole position and winning both races in Shanghai. In race one, the Citroen Total team took all three podium places, thanks to Jose Maria Lopez, Yvan Muller and Sebastien Loeb.
Two-time FIA World Champion Petter Solberg, is set to thrill the crowds in the Live Action Arena at next year Autosport International, as the World Rally and Rallycross legend confirms his attendance at Europe premier pre-season motorsport show, for the second year running.
The Audi Sport TT Cup is starting to approach its first season finale. On September 26 and 27, the Nurburgring will be hosting the fifth of six race weekends in the inaugural season of the one-make cup. As part of the DTM supporting program the permanent entrants will again be battling for important championship points. In the guest driversclassification, the field will feature international entrants this time.
Marcel Fassler, André Lotterer and Benoit Treluyer maintain their position at the top of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) with Audi. The driver trio of Audi R18 e-tron quattro took second place on the circuit at Austin, marking its fifth consecutive podium finish this year.
This weekend in Austin, Texas (USA) the Porsche 919 Hybrid achieved its third World Endurance Championship race win in a row. Drivers Timo Bernhard (DE), Brendon Hartley (NZ) and Mark Webber (AUS) won the six-hour race in the Texan capital.
Bentley Team M-Sport has finished in second position in the 2015 Blancpain Endurance Series, following a second place finish at the championships season finale last weekend. British drivers Guy Smith, Steven Kane and Andy Meyrick were also runners-up in the Drivers Championship standings.
The Audi DTM squad is facing a particularly important race weekend at the Nurburgring, on September 26 and 27, may produce a preliminary decision in the DTM title race in the drivers as well as in the manufacturers championship.
Volvo Trucks saw a record-setting Volvo Trucks Asia Pacific Fuelwatch Challenge 2015. Following an inspiring performance at the grand final in the Thai city of Hua Hin, Ravi Poleboina from India was announced the most fuel-efficient driver in the off-road category.
The DTM staged races 13 and 14 last weekend in front of 66,000 spectators at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben. Mercedes-Benz lead the DTM driversand the team standings after seven of nine race weekends this season.
Eight Lister competition cars took part in the Sussex Trophy on the final day of the 2015 Goodwood Revival with the race producing a fantastic fight between Chris Ward in a 1959 Lister-Jaguar Costin and Bobby Verdon-Roe in a 1960 Ferrari 246S Dino.
A meagre amount of points scored, but a more effective weight diet for Audi in the DTM: Following the two races at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben, the Audi RS 5 DTM cars will be allowed to unload weight for the final spurt in the thrilling battle for the title.
Team Peugeot Totals Stephane Peterhansel and Cyril Despres overcame the exceptionally varied challenges thrown at them, by the atypical China Silk Road Rally, to collect a highly encouraging one-two finish for the Peugeot 2008 DKR at the end of the 5,442-kilometre event!
Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia and the Volkswagen Polo R WRC were crowned world champions on the back of an extraordinary triumph at the Rally Australia. For the third time in a row, all the titles in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) go to Wolfsburg.
British racer Jordan King endured a tough weekend in the eighth round of the GP2 Series in Italy, but emerged with championship points for the third race in succession and a second pole position to add to his maiden-season tally.
Hyundai Motorsport aims to consolidate its second place in the Manufacturers' standings as the team prepares Rally Australia starting from September 10 to 13. The team will revert to a three-car entry for this rally as it looks to continue the momentum from its fourth and fifth place result at Rallye Deutschland last month.
Sir Chris Hoy took an important step on his road to Le Mans with Nissan when, along with his Ginetta-Nissan team-mate Charlie Robertson, he clinched the European Le Mans Series LM P3 title. The duo sealed championship victory with a stylish win at the Paul Ricard circuit in the south of France, which gives them an unassailable lead with the final race of the season still remaining.
Jordan King achieved his first GP2 Podium finish at Spa-Francorchamps. The notoriously challenging circuit last weekend rewarded British racer Jordan King with his maiden GP2 Series podium finish and his best-ever qualifying position in the F1-feeder series to date.
The Peugeot 2008 DKR is to make its first competitive appearance since Januarys Dakar at the end of August. Two cars have been entered for the China Silk Road Rally (August 29-September 11) which traverses some of the countrys most epic roads.
Porsche Carrera Cup GB points leader Dan Cammish notched his ninth win of a remarkable season with another exceptional drive. In Race 1, the 26-year-old Redline Racing driver, who started second on the grid, made light work of the notoriously challenging 2 kilometre Knockhill circuit to finish two seconds ahead of Samsung SUHD TV Racing team-mates Michael Meadows and James Sutton.
Former Formula One ace David Coulthard and Telegu cinema star Naga Chaitanya was seen vrooming around on bikes and the Infiniti Red Bull Racing car for an short feature, which the Red bull team has titled as Faraar: The Escape.
Nissan organised a unique product-focused event where select customers, members of the media and auto enthusiasts were offered a first-hand experience of performance, handling and technology of Nissan current Indian portfolio. Christened issan Carnival this special two-day celebration was held at the Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida.
Karthik Tharani Singh was in supreme form as he dominated proceedings at Round 2 of the MMSC-FMSCI Indian National Racing Championship in the MRF FF1600 Championship. Karthik had the perfect weekend which included topping both practice sessions, qualifying on pole position, winning both races and also setting the fastest lap.
At the end of 700 kilometres of unadulterated motor sporting adventure, and leading the championship table for all four days of this TSD (Time, Speed, Distance) rally, the team of Anubhab De and Chandan Sen were crowned champion in the National Class of the Himalayan Drive 3 held from January 29 to February 1, 2015 in the northern regions of West Bengal.
Mini has achieved further success at the Dakar Rally. After covering more than 9,000 kilometres spanning Argentina, Chile and Bolivia, Mini won the world toughest rally for the fourth time in a row. The duo of Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel crossed the finishing line in the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires as the overall winners, having won five of the 13 legs in their Mini ALL4 Racing.
BMW India put its entire product portfolio through its paces during the BMW Experience Tour 2015 in Kolkata on January 17-18. BMW Experience showcased the complete range of sedans and SAVs (Sports Activity Vehicle) demonstrating the driving dynamics on a specially designed obstacle courses.
The Aamby Valley airstrip once again played host to drag-racing enthusiasts from different parts of the country. The 2015 Valley Run, held on January 10 - 11, witnessed participants astride machines with various cubic capacities in an attempt to set the best quarter-mile time. Over 7,000 spectators attended the two-day event in Aamby Valley City.
Rider Mania has come to symbolize the motorcycling culture in the country. Every year, we see more people taking up motorcycling in their own cities and riding down to Goa for Rider Mania to experience the camaraderie among people that share a common passion for the Royal Enfield way of motorcycling at its purest. The attendance at this festival has grown over the years, 2014 saw over 5000 participants converging from across India, spending three days of music, mirth and odd riding skills
Team Tata Motor Chidananda Murthy and BS Sujith Kumar clinched the 2014 Indian National TSD Rally Championship title after winning the Total Oil Monsoon Drive 3, round 7 of the championship held at Kolkata on Sunday, November 16.
Team MRF completed their best season ever in the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) by winning all six races in the 2014 Championship with Jan Kopecky coasting to the win in the China Rally Longyou. Kopecky driving an MRF Skoda Fabia S2000 convincingly won the China Rally reinforcing his and Skoda dominance of the series in 2014.
Mahindra Adventure Gaurav Gill along with co-driver Musa Sherif won the ally De Bengal- the 4th round of the Indian Rally Championship (IRC) 2014, continuing their domination of this premier national racing series. The team has already won the previous three rounds of the IRC the Rally of Maharashtra, Rally of Coimbatore and South India Rally, and this recent victory ensures that Mahindra Adventure has a commanding lead in the championship.
Raj Bharath pulled off two stunning overtaking moves enroute to winning his first race in the MRF Challenge 2014 at the Losail International Circuit in Doha, Qatar. Raj finished ahead of Kyle Mitchell and Toby Sowery in Race 3 to make it two consecutive wins for Indian drivers after Tarun Reddy won Race 2 the day before.
Mohali man Amartej Buwal, driving a Maruti Gypsy, emerged victorious at the 16th Maruti Suzuki Raid De Himalaya. The Raid raced to a finish at Manali on October 10, after covering nearly 2,200 kilometers over six days of thrilling and grueling motor sporting action.
Amir Yardenay, a 27-year-old Israeli who was at the Israel-Gaza border in July, pulling out injured and dead soldiers till he lost count, is among the 50 bikers racing their motorcycles at the 2014 Raid De Himalaya.
K Jagan won the Group C 165CC title for the second year in a row after finishing 3rd in the last race at the final round of the 2014 MMSC- FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship at the MMRT in Chennai. India only MotoGP rider Sarath Kumar capped off a tough year with 2 wins on the final day.
The Final Round of the 2014 MMSC- FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship got off to a great start with Sarath Kumar winning a four-way tussle in the Honda CBR 250 Open race. Sarath was unstoppable in qualifying when he was 1 second faster than his rivals but the race proved to be a completely different ball game.
Shillong, the capital of the Indian state of Meghalaya, hosted more than 30 off-road enthusiasts who gathered there to participate in the Mahindra Great Escape. The Great Escape is an experiential marketing activity by Mahindra, and doubtless a smash-hit across the country. It brings together many different people from various walks of life, but it unites them with a common theme: the love of the outdoors, and a test of skill in their outdoor lifestyle vehicles.
Sahara Force India Academy driver Jehan Daruvala has bagged the 2nd runner up position in the 2014 CIK FIA World Karting Championship which was conducted in Essay, France, with 72 of the world top drivers battling for glory.
Round 4 of 2014 MMSC- FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship moved to the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore with some close racing dominating the proceedings. Rajni Krishnan beat rival Sarath Kumar again to win his third consecutive race in the Group C 165CC Open class category in one of the biggest battles of the day.
Marco Wittmann won the DriversChampionship in what is probably the most fiercely-contested touring car series in the world with two races of the 2014 DTM season remaining. The success marks the high point of the young German rapid rise to glory in the DTM since making his debut in 2013
Karun Chandhok took Mahindra Racing first points in the new FIA Formula E Championship last weekend, at the inaugural race in Beijing, China. Chandhok finished fifth following some close racing around the Olympic Park street circuit. Team mate Bruno Senna, who failed to post a qualifying time due to a battery issue, hit more misfortune after suspension damage on lap 1 forced him to retire early.
Young Indian racer Tarun Reddy achieved his best racing weekend internationally with a double podium finish in the UK Formula Renault Championship by finishing 2nd, 3rd and 4th at Snetterton. The 16-year-old, who is also leading the MRF 1600 National Racing Championship, went fastest in Friday practice at a circuit he is visiting for the first time.
Tarun Reddy took a 23 point lead in the MRF FF1600 Championship with 3 consecutive wins at Round 4 of the 2014 MMSC-FMSCI National Racing Championship (NRC). Tarun was dominant all weekend and won ahead of Advait Deodhar and Lee Keshav in Race 2 while beating Advait and Vikash Anand in Race 3.
The 112th edition of the Mahindra Great Escape, under the Mahindra Adventure umbrella brand, concluded successfully in Lonavala, with more than 80 4WD vehicles from the Mahindra stable manoeuvering the challenging route.
Rotary Club Of Calcutta Mid Town in partnership with Just Sport, Global Turnstone and Ramakrishna Mission Blind Boys Academy had organized the Exide Rotary Car Rally For The Blind under the TSD (Time, Speed & Distance) format on July 27.
Recently held Monsoon Run 2014 Prasanta Paul Memorial Trophy saw 30 teams compete for top honours. The Rally run on the TSD (time-speed-distance) format was ceremonially flagged off in the late afternoon on Friday, July 11, 2014 from Hotel De Sovrani in Salt Lake. Suparna Paul (widow of Late Prasanta Paul), Nani Gopal Chanda (veteran rallyist), Ravi Kumar (Chairman, CMSC) and other dignitaries were present to flag-off the competitors.
Gaurav Gill and Musa Sherif dominated at the Rally of Coimbatore 2014, as Team Mahindra Adventure, won the 2nd round of the Indian Rally Championship (IRC). Having made a thumping start in the first round of IRC, the Rally of Maharashtra, Team Adventure now enjoys a commanding lead in the championship with the first and third positions in the Rally of Coimbatore.
Budding Indian racer Tarun Reddy put on a brilliant display to beat title contenders Vikash Anand and Advait Deodhar in the MRF FF1600 race at Round 3 of the 2014 MMSC-FMSCI National Racing Championship (NRC) at the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore.
With the objective of strengthening women participation in motorsports, home grown auto manufacturer Maruti Suzuki organised an all women car rally in Pune last weekend. The car rally was held in the TSD (time, speed, distance) format and covered a rally route of 120-kilometre in and around Pune city.
Nissan has announced the winners of the Nissan and PlayStation GT Academy India challenge 2014. These six gamers will travel to Silverstone in the United Kingdom to represent India at the International Race Camp. At Silverstone, they will compete with aspiring racers from Thailand, Mexico, Australia and the Middle East for the chance of a career as a professional racing driver.
After the success of the inaugural Etios Motor Racing (EMR) Trophy in 2013, Toyota Kirloskar Motor has announced its return to the race circuits with the 2014 season of EMR Trophy. The new EMR driver line up consists of a mix of existing and new EMR drivers.
Team Mahindra Adventure triumphed in the Rally of Maharashtra 2014 winning the 1st round of the Indian Rally Championship (IRC). Having finished fastest in four out of the five rounds of INRC and winning top positions in the INSUVRC (Indian National SUV Rally Championship) class last year, the team has made a thumping start with the first win of the season.
After recovering from a 90 seconds penalty, 16 year old Tarun Reddy went on to win both the races of the MRF FF1600 championship of the 2014 MMSC-FMSCI National Racing Championship (NRC) in Chennai on June 22, 2014. Feroze Khan continued his stellar form to win in the Indian Junior Touring Car championship while Arjun Narendran won both in the Indian Touring Car race. Ajay Kini won his second race of the weekend while Goutam Parekh took his first win LGB Formula 1300 category.
In front of nearly 300,000 spectators, Audi continued its string of victories in the Le Mans 24 Hours. In the 82nd running of the world most important endurance race, Marcel Fassler/Andre Lotterer/Benoit Treluyer and Lucas di Grassi/Marc Gene/Tom Kristensen made for a one-two Audi victory.
In its quest to find the best young driver of 2014, Mercedes-Benz India has announced the Season II of Young Star Driver Program in India. The finals will be hosted at the Buddh International Circuit Formula One race track on August 8, 2014.
Now what could be a befitting way to kick start a Sunday, than kick starting your superbike and flying off to a ride on the highway. Members of the DSK Hyosung superbike club, Hy Ryders, were a part of such an adrenaline packed biking excursion to Hooghly on April 13, 2014.
India's first truck racing championship - T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship 2014, concluded in an action-packed 45 minute final race with Stuart Oliver of Team Castrol Vecton clinching the Championship title. Mathew Summerfield of Team Cummins finished second and Dave Jenkins of Team Tata Technologies Motorsports secured third position in the driver championship.
If there is one phrase, which could sum up the recently concluded wild Escape 2014, ii will be call of the wild The first edition of the Wild Escape, which ended on February 14 and saw a convoy of 15 expedition ready Mahindra Scorpios trail driving their way through the wild forests of Pench and Kanha.
Powered by J K Tyre and organized by Just Sportz Management, Himalayan Drive 2 kick started from Siliguri City Centre, on January 29, 2014. The four day rally traveled from Silliguri to Lataguri, then to Gangtok and Darjeeling, finally had its curtains down at Silliguri on February 1, 2014
The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IITD) has announced the results of ASME HPVC (Human Powered Vehicle Challenge) Contest - an event which witnessed participation of 36 teams from across the country which included IITs NITs, BITS Pilani, ISM Dhanbad.
Land Rover has associated with British Polo Day as partner and sponsor for the second consecutive year. British Polo Day India was held at the Jodhpur Polo and Equestrian Institute from December 13 to 15, 2013.
BMW India and fashion designer Suneet Varma presented an exclusive fashion extravaganza, inspired by the design of the new BMW 5 Series. Spread over three days and held at Dusit Devarana, the show saw stalwarts from various walks of life participate in in the event.
Mumbai Rahil Noorani clinched the 2013 Volkswagen Polo R Cup title after a podium finish in Race 3 at the Buddh International Circuit. South African driver Jeffrey Kruger returned to the top step of the podium at the in Race 3 to end the season on a high.
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M), recently held oost your Fuel Quanto Weekend Mileage Rallyin Kolkata. This fun drive saw participation from enthusiastic Quanto owners traverse through the 44 kilometre route as they carefully drove to get the best possible mileage from their Quanto.
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M), recently organised the Tri-Nation Escape 2013, under the Mahindra Adventure umbrella brand. Held between October 20 and 31, 2013, this drive across India, Nepal and Bhutan, covered a distance of nearly 3,000km. Twenty five adventure-ready vehicles and five services vehicles traversed three countries starting from New Delhi and finishing in Bagdogra over a span of 11 days.
Mercedes-Benz India brought the ‘StarDrive Experience’ to the cultural capital of India - Kolkata. This popular driving event was held from October 26 to October 27 at a place called Dhulargarh on Kona Expressway. This driving event now in its fourth year is conceptualised by Mercedes-Benz India to highlight the safety features and technology that comes with Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
British driver Rupert Svendsen-Cook clinched victory in Race 2 of the MRF Challenge 2013 at the Buddh International Circuit even after accidently hitting the pit lane limiter in the final corner on the last lap. Sam Dejonghe took his first podium of the season as he fended off a charging Tio Ellinas to finish in 2nd position. Tio Ellinas with his double podium finish has taken the championship lead.
The 15th Maruti Suzuki Raid de Himalaya culminated in Leh after travelling over 1800 kilometres over 6 days which included the highest motorable passes and inhospitable sub-zero temperatures. At the end Suresh Rana/Ashwin Naik driving a Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara were crowned champions in the X-Treme 4W category.
After a successful Round at the Buddh International Circuit, Round 4 of the 2013 FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship returned to the MMRT in Chennai. The Championship includes leading motorcycle manufacturers Honda, Yamaha and TVS who participated in over 20 races over the last weekend.
South African driver Jeffrey Kruger enthralled the crowd with his stupendous performance at Buddh International Circuit (BIC) as he emerged victorious in all the three races of Round 3 of Polo R Cup 2013.
The 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show is underway and presents an exciting range of new cars making their world and European debuts in Germany. From outlandish concepts and design studies to more mainstream production-ready vehicles, there are plenty of cars that were unveiled this year at Frankfurt. We have compiled a list of 10 cars which will surely bask in the limelight.
The Mahindra Adventure Spice Challenge 2013 concluded today in Cochin with Karthick Maruthi and Sankar Anand (co-driver) emerging victorious. The Spice Challenge 2013 was organised by Mahindra & Mahindra in association with JK Tyres. This competitive TSD (time, speed, distance) rally saw more than 40 vehicles from the Mahindra stable traversing through the challenging route of more than 500km in 2 days.
Japanese driver Yudai Jinkawa came out victorious after a neck-and-neck contest in the MRF 1600 race. In the process he emerged ahead of Vikash Anand and Tarun Reddy (later given a jumpstart penalty) with the top three being separated by three tenths off a second at the chequered flag.
Yudai Jinkawa and Ashwin Sundar took top honours in the MRF 1600 races at Round 4 of the MMSC-FMSCI National Racing Championship held at the MMRT in Chennai. S Narendran continued his unbeaten streak in the LGB F4 category while Deepak Chinappa won his second race of the weekend in the LGB FS category. N Leelakrishnnan put on a flawless display to win in the ITC category.
On August 31, 2013 a spectacular view marked two-wheeler sphere in America. Close to 7,000 Harley-Davidson customers, dealers and employees from around the world crossed through downtown Milwaukee to mark Harley-Davidson’s 110th Anniversary.
N Leelakrishnan went to the top of the Indian Touring Cars championship standings after a convincing win in the opening race of Round 4 of the MMSC-FMSCI National Racing Championship held in Chennai. S Narendran continued his unbeaten streak in the LGB F4 category while Deepak Chinappa and Suhail Sabharwak took top honours in the LGB FS category.
The 2nd Annual India Commercial Vehicle Summit recently concluded in Pune. The annual summit was held at the Westin Hotel from 4th to 5th April and provided a platform for various commercial vehicle and component manufacturers to come together to deliberate on the recent expansion plans and new projects in the commercial vehicle segment in India.
Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, marked its association with 15th Vintage & Classic Car Rally in Jaipur with style. The car rally was organised by Rajasthan Tourism & Rajputana Automotive Sports Car Club, Jaipur along with Audi India/Audi Jaipur. Michael Perschke, Head, Audi India inaugurated this gala event.
Come May 2013, audiences across Asia can look forward to a new travel series, titled ‘Freedom Riders Asia’ that aims to celebrate man and motorcycle on the move, to be broadcast on STAR Sports, produced in collaboration with lubricant brand, Shell Advance.
Lamborghini, which is part of the Volkswagen Group, organised a Track Day at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, near Delhi, for some of its prospective clientele. autojunction.in was there too, and we got behind the wheel of a brace of Raging Bulls. Here is our account.
At 5.30pm on Monday, February 11, 2013, two British adventurers Philip Young, 63 and Paul Brace, 49 drove their Fiat Panda under Marble Arch at the end of their gruelling 10,000 mile drive from Cape Town to London shaving over a day off the previous best time ever achieved. They traversed through 13 countries and 2 continents in 10 days, 13 hours and 30 minutes claiming not one but two world driving records.
The autojunction.in awards is a one-of-its kind automotive awards in India, which seeks to recognise the best car models launched in the country in a given calendar year. Now in its second year, the autojunction.in awards has become a touchstone for the automotive industry in India, proving a reliable barometer for the trends in one of the world’s fastest-growing car markets.
India’s maiden festival of international contemporary art, the Kochi Muziris-Biennale, which has already unfurled its colourful activities on December 12, 2012 and scheduled to last till March 13, 2013 in ‘God’s Own Country’ across Kochi, Muziris and surrounding islands has gained momentum.
Tata Motors has launched the Safari Storme in northern India on 17 October last year. Owning to production constraints, Tata Motors was unable to launch the SUV on a pan India platform. And it was on 8 January that the company was finally able to launch the Safari Storme in Kolkata and followed it up with an off roading event for customers and journalists to demonstrate the real capabilities of this SUV.
In order to demonstrate its towing ability of the Range Rover, Land Rover teamed up with Airstream to take part in the ultimate road-trip to one of the highest points in Africa. With a newly-launched Airstream 684 Series 2 aluminium travel trailer hitched to its electrically-deployable tow bar, a Range Rover Autobiography with the 339PS SDV8 engine was chosen for the challenge – to drive from Airstream’s European home in the English Lake District, to the top of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco and back.
To put a tight leash around the neck of this callous attitude of drivers, Ford India has embarked upon the arena to offer the brand’s tried and tested; service with a human touch through its DSFL Program.
Team Germany's Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel prevailed in the Grand Final against Team France's Sebastien Ogier and Romain Grosjean. Following Team Germany's victory over Team France in ROC Nations Cup, French Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean put in a stunning performance to eclipse 15 fellow superstars of motorsport and win the Race Of Champions.
The 9th Yamaha ASEAN Cup Race 2012, a thrilling yet challenging One Make race championship organised by Yamaha Motor Co., was held at the SM City Santa Rosa in the Philippines. The team from Thailand bagged the coveted crown of the 9th Yamaha ASEAN cup race 2012.
Mumbaikars were privileged enough to become part of once-in-a-lifetime opportunity when they witnessed vada pavs, pizza slices, snails, and pirate ships put the road on fire at Mount Mary Road, Bandra at India’s first Red Bull Soapbox Race.
Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team driver Nico Rosberg challenged some of the best sportsmen to prove their talent in the fastest of sports, taking part in a training session on a fully authentic F1 simulator before being let loose to record a time around the legendary Monza race track. Rosberg set a lap time 1:21.05 but was surprised by the response from Sergio Aguero who topped the challenger leaderboard with a time of 1:22.58.
Austria's Felix Baumgartner earned his place in the history books on Sunday after overcoming concerns with the power for his visor heater that impaired his vision and nearly jeopardized the mission. Baumgartner reached an estimated speed of 1,137 km jumping from the stratosphere, which when certified will make him the first man to break the speed of sound in freefall and set several other records while delivering valuable data for future space exploration.
Ferrari enthusiasts from around UK assembled at the Silverstone circuit in England, where they completed a parade lap of the iconic Formula 1 track. 964 Ferraris took to the Silverstone circuit to beat the previous record of 490 cars dating back to 2008 at Japan’s Fuji Speedway Circuit.
I have always nurtured an interest for off-roading, and when the invitation to participate in the Tata Motors Full Throttle came my way, there was no looking back. My tickets had arrived, my bags were packed and with my adrenaline rising with every passing minute, I was raring to go. I took an early morning flight out of Kolkata to Delhi and hopped on to a connecting flight from Delhi to arrive at Jodhpur where the Jodhpur Trail of the Tata Motors Full Throttle was to be staged the following morning.
Come monsoon and the motor sports fraternity of eastern India gets geared up for the Kolkata Car Rally which since the past three years has become an annual fixture in the city's motor sports calendar in this part of the country. On Saturday, August 4, hundreds of motor sports enthusiasts gathered to cheer the participants at Salt Lake Stadium as the rally-prepared Esteems, Balenos, Gypsys and Cedias zipped, zapped and zoomed battling with each other for supremacy at the Kolkata Car Rally 2012.
The evening air of New Delhi echoed with the thumping sound of the powerful Royal Enfield engines on July 8 as the final curtain was drawn on the 16-day long 9th Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey covering large tracts of challenging Ladakh terrains.
The 10th anniversary of MINI’s arrival in the USA has triggered some very special celebrations in the most important sales market for the British premium small car brand: the MINI Community embarked upon the MINI TAKES THE STATES coast-to-coast rally on July 4, 2012 – Independence Day in the US – in New York.
One of India’s most iconic structures was the majestic backdrop to some high octane action, as the Red Bull X-Fighters Jams finally arrived in India and put a display that the Capital is unlikely to forget in a hurry.
While London is undoubtedly the focal point of global sporting endeavour and the attendant groundswell of international attention this summer, Santander has articulated the fizzing excitement surrounding the capital with the release of a spectacular concept film featuring Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton to speculate how the city could add to cement a claim to be the world’s pre-eminent sporting capital.
Mahindra 2 Wheelers is gearing up to re-launch the Rodeo twist-and-go scooter. The new Mahindra Rodeo RZ gets a raft of improvements, but most significantly it also gets the dual-curve digital ignition system which premiered in its Duro DZ sibling.
British motorist Roy Dyson has covered more than 7 lakh kilometres in his Volkswagen Golf. Other than regular and timely maintenance, his 11-year-old car is still performing perfectly, returning more than 19 km/l!
It’s not every day that you are invited into the home of an aristocrat, to enjoy not just a sumptuous lunch, but are handed the keys to a Range Rover and let loose in the estate. We recount an afternoon of high adventure at Eastnor Castle, Southern England
When the first Beijing International Automotive Exhibition was held 22 years ago, 216 motor vehicles were on display, and that number also included motorcycles. This year a record 1,125 vehicles from carmakers both at home and abroad are being showcased at the grand event held every two years in the capital city of China.
The inherent quality and appeal of classic Mini still attract the attentions and compliments on the roads even in its ‘autumn’ phase. After winning the Monte Carlo cap, Classic Mini is now all set to make its presence felt in the Allgäu-Orient Rally on its debut participation.
The autojunction.in Automotive Awards seek to recognise the best new car launches in a given calendar year. These awards are not retrospective in nature but in fact are given based on feedback from those who finally matter - the consumers themselves. The Process is simple: all the new car launches between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011 qualify for the jury process.
The Auto Expo grows in size and stature every year. 2012 will be no different, with a host of new manufacturers displaying their wares, and some established players shifting up a gear or two. The winner, as always, is the consumer. Read on to figure out what’s in store at Pragati Maidan early next year.
After three days and more than 1500 km of competitive driving, Team autojunction wins the Media Class in a Mahindra Verito. The Mahindra Monsoon Challenge is a time-speed-distance (TSD) rally, which falls under the ambit of Mahindra Adventure, an initiative by Mahindra & Mahindra to get people out of the cities and onto the roads and highways to explore India.
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Vintage car rally and car races - Auto Events in IndiaIndia is fast becoming the hot bed of car rally and car races. Given its diverse terrain these rally and car races attract particpants and brands in large numbers. Add to that the vintage and clasic car rally. In short there is lot to look forward to the auto events and auto shows in India.