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Feb 5

Inside CORE Autosport’s Amazing Double Rolex 24 Win

The 2014 Rolex 24 GTLM class winner, CORE autosport's 911 RSR, in Victory Lane. (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The 2014 Rolex 24 GTLM class winner, CORE autosport’s 911 RSR, sits in Victory Lane at Daytona International Speedway. (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

It’s often said that winning the Rolex 24 at Daytona can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But winning it twice, in the same year, is a feat that had only happened twice before in the race’s 51-year history.

That was until last week when CORE autosport-prepared cars claimed victories in both the GT Le Mans and Prototype Challenge classes in the historic inaugural round of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

Feb 4

MotoGP: Scott Redding Hails ‘Good’ First Day With Gresini

GO&FUN Honda Gresini's British rider Scott Redding takes a corner during the first MotoGP pre-season testing session at the Sepang circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Scott Redding navigates a corner during preseason testing. (Photo: Getty Images)

Scott Redding was pleased with his first day of this week’s MotoGP test, as the field gathered in Malaysia for the first time in 2014.

Englishman Redding steps up to the premier class with GO&FUN Honda Gresini, riding the all-new Honda RCV1000R customer bike under Open regulations. This differs from the RC213V of teammate Alvaro Bautista, whose own machine is competing under the Factory Option set of rules.

Feb 4

MotoGP: Bradley Smith Pinpoints Race Simulation As Most Vital In Testing

Bradley Smith of Great Britain and Monster Yamaha Tech 3 heads down a straight during the MotoGP Tests in Sepang. (Photo: Getty Images)

Bradley Smith of Great Britain and Monster Yamaha Tech 3 heads down a straight during testing in Sepang. (Photo: Getty Images)

Bradley Smith insists that race simulation runs are currently the top priority in preseason testing, predicting races will be “quite different” in MotoGP this year.

In 2014, Smith will contest a second full season with Monster Yamaha Tech3 as the field is split between either Factory Option or Open machines. Following the first day of testing at Sepang in Malaysia on Tuesday, Englishman Smith summed up events.

Feb 4

MotoGP: Nicky Hayden Begins Sepang Testing With Honda

Nicky Hayden of the Drive M7 Aspar team begins 2014 MotoGP testing at Sepang circuit. (Photo: Courtesy of Drive M7 Aspar)

Nicky Hayden of the Drive M7 Aspar team participates in MotoGP testing at Sepang circuit. (Photo: Courtesy of Drive M7 Aspar)

For 2014, Nicky Hayden is one of four riders to be piloting the all-new Honda RCV1000R customer bike. The 2006 World Champion continued to adapt to the machine as the Sepang Official MotoGP test started on Tuesday.

American Hayden completed Day 1 in 17th position as he continued his apprenticeship with the Drive M7 Aspar team.

Feb 4

Cars: Adult-Size Cozy Coupe Hits The Road

A 'childhood' custom hits the road. (Photo: Courtesy of FOXNews.com)

A ‘childhood’ custom hits the road. (Photo: Courtesy of FOXNews.com)

It may be bigger, but it’s still pretty cute.

A custom car shop in England has built a street-legal, motorized replica of the classic Little Tikes Cozy Coupe toy car, The Sunday Times reports.

Starting with a wrecked Daewoo Matiz (also sold as the Chevy Spark and itself a very tiny car,) the folks at Attitude Autos sawed it in half and shorted it, removed the rear doors, and reworked the body to look just like the original, down to its yellow roof and single driver’s side door, although it did retain the donor car’s two-abreast seating.

As reported on Autos Section – FOXNews.com