Ethan Swanson took a flyer with a huge roof gap a year ago. If you are having a hard time remembering him; this might help…
Huge Roof Gap Jump
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First plug-in hybrid from Audi now available to order in Europe with 105 Audi dealers in Germany, “e-ready”
Audi Head of Sales Germany Wayne Griffiths: “We’re seeing high levels of interest among dealers and customers”
The first plug-in hybrid from Audi, the A3 Sportback e-tron*, is now available to order for customers in Europe. Approximately 410 Audi dealers in Europe – including no fewer than 105 in Germany – are selling the A3 e-tron at a basic price of 37,900 euros on the German market. An individual installation check, the “e-tron plus” special package and “green” power from Audi complete the offering for the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron. The compact electric car will be handed over to its first customers this winter.
Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) is pleased to announce an evolution in their partnership with Austrian-based energy drink manufacturer, Red Bull Company Limited.
After nine years of collaboration with the Repsol Honda Team and its riders – starting with Nicky Hayden and Dani Pedrosa in 2006 – from next season, the Red Bull logo will be featured for the first time on the RC213V machines of Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa, and Red Bull will enhance its partnership by becoming the official energy drink partner.Read More
Congratulations to Lost’s Costa Rican friend Gilbert Brown who won the 2014 Gran Final Reef Classic at Playa Hermosa de Jaco, Costa Rica. This win makes him a four time national champion of the Costa Rican Surf Federation. He’ll pretty much be taking that title permanently for the rest of his life, so you don’t have to worry about it.Read More
For the 2014-15 season, Manchester United will play in a stylish and innovative new third kit.
Consisting entirely of two tones of blue, the kit is inspired by United’s tradition of blue kits from the 1980s, as well as uniform worn when they became the first English side to win the European Cup in 1968.
The shirt, shorts and socks are all a rich and vibrant blue on the front with a darker tone of the same color on the entire back. These two tones are divided by a red stripe on both sides of the kit representing United’s famous home color.Read More
KD’s love of international travel and quest for gold comes to life in the new KD7 Global Game shoe launching this Saturday, Aug. 2.
The KD7 fuses performance innovation with inspirations from Kevin Durant’s journey on and off the court. Durant’s insights are brought to life through color blocking, graphics and textures to tell stories that are personally inspired.
Milan, July 21, 2014 – Pirelli, along with the rest of the teams, makes the 800-kilometre journey from Hockenheim to Budapest for the only back-to-back European grand prix weekend of the season. The Hungaroring, the first Formula One venue ever to be built behind the former Iron Curtain back in 1986, is a permanent facility but has many of the characteristics of a street circuit, with tight and twisty corners and a low grip surface that puts the emphasis on mechanical grip. In the past, the race has often been very hot, but rain is not unknown either. Pirelli is bringing the P Zero White medium along with the P Zero yellow soft tyres, which should provide the right compromise between performance and resistance to the high ambient temperatures. Although the Hungaroring is not particularly demanding on tyres, the non-stop series of corners mean that the compounds do not get much of an opportunity to cool down over the course of a lap.
Foust celebrates his first victory of the season in New York
Tanner Foust (USA), in a Volkswagen Polo RX Supercar with more than 500 hp, driven for Andretti Autosport, brought home his first victory of the season at the fourth Global Rallycross round of the season. In Uniondale in the US state of New York, on the circuit covering just over 751 metres that was constructed specially for the event, the two-time Global Rallycross Champion initially asserted himself against his team-mate Scott Speed (USA). The apparent one-two victory for the Volkswagen brand didn’t last long, however, since Speed was disqualified after the race for ignoring a flag. This meant second place went to Nelson Piquet Junior (BR), son of the three-time Formula 1 World Champion Nelson Piquet, while Ken Block (USA) moved up into third place. In the overall standings Speed is in second place with 149 points, behind Piquet Junior (184). Steve Arpin (CDN) is in third with 140 points.
Neste Oil Rally Helsinki Battle 2014
Ogier and Latvala take on the rally legends
Just less than a week before the Rally Finland gets underway (31/07–03/08), the current World Champion Sébastien Ogier (F) and his team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN) will take part in the Neste Oil Rally Helsinki Battle and go head to head with former champions. In addition to the Volkswagen drivers, four-time World Champions Tommi Mäkinen and Juha Kankkunen, two-time WRC Champion Marcus Grönholm and Markku Alén (all FIN) will take part in the showcase event to be held on a 1.65-kilometre circuit in Helsinki on July 26. “These are the drivers I looked up to as a child,” said Ogier. “They are the reason that I wanted to become a rally driver. To start alongside them is really special.” The remaining starting field at the Helsinki Battle is made up of the current WRC drivers Mads Østberg (N), Mikko Hirvonen (FIN), Thierry Neuville (B) and Juho Hänninen (FIN).
Volkswagen Polo Cup Russia
Bogomolov wins the fifth race
Arkady Bogomolov and co-driver Oleg Zimin (RUS/RUS) won the fifth race of the Volkswagen Polo Cup Russia, which was held as part of the Russian rally cup Rostov Velikiy. At the event with six special stages covering a total of 81 kilometres, the Russian duo benefited from Alexey Igatov’s (RUS) retirement, who was in the lead when he came off the track and was unable to finish the race. Second place went to Andrey Vavilin (RUS), while Roman Katunin (RUS) took third place. The seventh race of the Volkswagen Polo Cup Russia will be held on 8 and 9 August at the Rally Wyborg between Saint Petersburg and the Finnish border.
Global Rallycross, Charlotte (USA)
Neste Oil Rally Helsinki Battle (FIN)
British Formula 3 Championship, Spa-Francorchamps (B)
FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), Finland
Stuttgart. A very special guest contests the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup this weekend: Hollywood star Patrick Dempsey takes the wheel of the VIP-vehicle on the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg. The 48-year-old actor faces 26 pilots from 14 nations and in an interview talks about his passion for racing, matchbox cars and survival training in the Supercup.Read More
BMW Motorrad presented the S 1000 RR in 2009 – not just its first supersports bike but also the first motorcycle of this type to be fitted with ABS. That same year saw the first racing victory by a supersports motorcycle with ABS at the 24-hour race in Barcelona.
Since the introduction of this Race ABS in 2009, BMW Motorrad has offered an ABS tailored specifically to the needs of supersports bikes, providing a significant increase in active braking safety in this segment, too. The function ABS Pro represents a consistent refinement of the Race ABS in that it now enables ABS-supported braking when cornering. ABS Pro is offered as a retrofittable option which can be acquired through BMW Motorrad dealerships and is initially reserved exclusively for the top supersports model in the BMW Motorrad product range, the HP4.Read More
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