It seems Renault is yet to solve all its troubles with the new turbo V6 ‘power unit’.
For those trackside, the biggest obvious change since the end of the 2013 season has been F1′s new, milder engine note.
For the drivers, however, the major talking point is ‘torque’.
The V8 engines of last year, and the radical new generation of ERS-bolstered turbo V6s, are actually producing similar overall power.
The Military Appreciation Race set the tone for an incredible night of action in San Diego last Saturday as the entire industry honored the millions of service men and women who are willing to risk their lives in defense of our country. It was one of the most heartwarming nights in Monster Energy Supercross history and the racing provided a fitting display of the world’s best riders. It was a great way for these men to show their gratitude to the military.
Each week, The Holeshot will provide 22 takeaways – a full starting gate – from the most recent round of action.
1. It was a great visual overload in the pits and on the track in San Diego as many bikes and riders were adorned in camouflage and other military-themed designs and colors for the event.
Jacques Villeneuve has signed up to drive a Peugeot 208 in the full FIA World Rallycross championship, which features a round at Trois Rivieres in Quebec in August.
The Canadian veteran, who will drive for the Scottish-based Albatec Racing team, has already tested the car at Dreux in France.
Read more to see an action clip of Villeneuve tearing through a testing circuit in France…
Tito Rabat, a Moto2 title favorite for the upcoming season, set the pace for the first time as a Marc VDS Racing Team rider when testing continued in Valencia on Wednesday.
This marked the second of three days of track action this week, with significantly improved weather conditions as a clear blue sky was accompanied by a light breeze.