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Nov 14

SportsCars: Mazda To Enter Factory P2 Program In TUSC Series

2014 Mazda SKYACTIV-D Prototype Racer

Mazda has announced that it will enter next year’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with a two-car factory P2 program utilizing SKYACTIV-D technology. (Photo: Mazda Motorspotrs)

One of the worst kept secrets in the sports car racing paddock was made official Thursday morning, as Mazda announced that it will enter next year’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with a two-car factory P2 program utilizing SKYACTIV-D technology.

The Japanese manufacturer, which spent the past season campaigning Mazda6 race cars in the now-defunct GX category, will utilize the same 2.2-liter four-cylinder turbo diesel power plant in the back of Lola-based prototype chassis for the 2014 TUDOR Championship season.

Nov 13

SportsCars: Ken Block And Gymkhana SIX — Ultimate Gymkhana Grid Course

Need for Speed and Ken Block present:  Gymkhana SIX:  The Ultimate Gymkhana Grid Course.

Need For Speed’s Racing Advisor Ken Block built the ultimate Gymkhana GRID course — a real-life playground to showcase the sheer speed, fun and exhilarating action of driving. This means all-new obstacles that help raise the difficulty for Block to master in his Ford Fiesta ST RX43 2013 racecar, including maneuvering around a moving wrecking ball and sliding through narrow opening cut into the sides of shipping containers.

Block also added videogame elements from Need for Speed Rivals. Watch as he executes multiple jumps, drifts around Lamborghini Aventadors and evades the videogame-themed Redview County cops on Segways in his own unique style. You can almost smell the burn of the rubber as he tears up this incredible course.

So sit back and enjoy the ride.

Nov 13

F1: Sergio Perez Announces His Departure From Team McLaren

F1: Sergio Perez Announces His Departure From Team McLaren

Sergio Perez of Mexico and McLaren attends the drivers parade before the Korean Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sergio Perez has confirmed his departure from McLaren by issuing a statement via Twitter.

McLaren appears to have copied Ferrari’s choice with Felipe Massa by allowing its driver to announce his exit before any formal statement from the team, as it’s hard to believe that he will have issued it without first consulting the team. Nevertheless the affair had dragged on for longer than it needed to.

Nov 13

MotoGP: Marc Marquez Interview Reflects On 2013 Championship Season

MotoGP: Marc Marquez Interview Reflects On 2013 Championship Season

Marc Marquez (MotoGP World Champion) of Spain and Repsol Honda Team poses with the trophy of MotoGP World Champion. (Photo: Getty Images)

In an in-depth interview with the organizers of the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix this week new MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez reviewed his sensational 2013 season.

The Repsol Honda rider of course won the 2013 MotoGP title by finishing third on Sunday at Valencia, becoming the youngest premier class World Champion in history.