Europe’s Ryder Cup stars will be out in force when the eagerly anticipated BMW Masters tournament gets under way at Lake Malaren Golf Club, Shanghai next week (October 28 – November 2). A place in the 78-man field for the BMW Masters with a prize fund of 7 million US dollars has fast become one of the most coveted in golf. The event kick-starts the European Tour’s ‘Final Series’ – four prestigious events culminating in the season finale in Dubai.
Today the Porsche Team has concluded this year’s in-season testing schedule with the Porsche 919 Hybrid after four days running in Aragon in Northern Spain. In total the drivers covered 4,284 kilometres between Monday and Thursday.
The majority of the test work in the lead up to the sixth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) on November 2 in Shanghai was done by the regular LMP1 drivers, Timo Bernhard (Germany), Romain Dumas (France) and Neel Jani (Switzerland). However, once again Porsche works drivers from the GT category were invited to drive the LMP1 car. In Aragon Richard Lietz (Austria), Patrick Pilet (France) and Nick Tandy (Great Britain) got behind the wheel of the 919 Hybrid, following their colleagues Michael Christensen (Denmark) and Frédéric Makowiecki (France), who tested in September at Magny-Cours (France).
Volkswagen Motorsport, Sébastien Ogier (F), Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN) and Andreas Mikkelsen (N) are set to continue their successful cooperation: Volkswagen has renewed its contracts with the men currently first, second and third in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Given the extremely successful partnership – every World Championship title on offer in 2013 and 2014, and 38 WRC podiums, including 20 wins from 24 rallies – the contract extension is a logical step for all involved.
Offering the involvement of a manual paddle-shift with all the convenience of an automatic, the Exige S Automatic comes with a 6-speed transmission that has been specifically tailored to the sporty characteristics of the Exige.
Integrating smooth and intuitive gear shifts with engine response and exhaust note, the Exige S Automatic provides its driver with all round engagement and excitement and reflects the Lotus DNA of pure driving experience.
For drivers who enjoy a more spirited drive, the gear-shift characteristics have been calibrated to reflect the dynamic system changes that are activated when the driver selects either ‘Sport’ or ‘Race’ mode. Optimised gear selection and response deliver quicker all-round performance when a sportier experience is desired.
This Fall, Supreme has worked with Nike to produce a new version of the Air Force 1 High. The sneaker features a premium leather upper with a pebbled leather Nike Swoosh and printed embossed logo on heel. The Supreme Nike Air Force 1 High will be available in three colorways.
Available in the LA, London and Online stores tomorrow October 23rd.
Munich, 22nd October 2014 – Last weekend, it was again a busy time for BMW Motorrad Motorsport’s customer teams. The British Superbike Championship (BSB) and the Italian Superbike Championship (CIV) held their season finales at Brands Hatch (GB) and Mugello (IT) respectively. In addition, the penultimate round of the 2014 South African Motorcycle Championship (SAM) took place at Phakisa Freeway (ZA). On all three occasions, privateer BMW Motorrad riders claimed podium places, including a win in South Africa. The participants in the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy also collected points for the rankings, where many of them improved their positions.
A new face will be joining Tim Gajser at the Honda Gariboldi Racing Team for 2015 – 18-year-old Jorge Zaragoza. The Spanish teenager has competed in the European 250 championship for the past two years and will be making the step up to MX2 in 2015.
With the strong line-up of Gajser and Zaragoza, the commitment by Honda and the team to the MX2 Championship and to nurturing new talent is clear.
Last week, Zaragoza got the chance to test his new Honda CRF250R for the first time at Mantova, Italy. Despite uncharacteristically heavy downpours the day before, Jorge took to the bike well as he embarks upon a carefully planned testing programme over the winter in preparation for 2015.
Ingolstadt, October 22, 2014 – The Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept car is on the pole position. Its developers have dubbed it Bobby. Behind the wheel: no one. The Grand Prix circuit in Hockenheim awaits. The last race of the season for the DTM cars will be starting in just about one hour. The Audi RS 5 DTM race cars will be starting from the first three positions. But Bobby is up first. With soccer World Champion and FC Bayern star Bastian Schweinsteiger in the passenger seat, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi Board Member for Technical Development, drives the car to the starting line and gets out. Now there is no one behind the wheel. Schweinsteiger waves the green flag. Three. Two. One. Go!
Ford Motor Company is bringing performance to the halls of the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association show, performance that can be summed up in one name – Mustang.
Working with top builders including Galpin Auto Sports, Petty’s Garage, MRT and many others, Ford will showcase over a dozen custom Mustangs in its 20,000-square-foot booth at Las Vegas Convention Center, Nov. 4-7, with even more new pony cars on display around the show floor.
Williams Advanced Engineering, the technology and engineering services business of the Williams group of companies, is pleased to announce a new collaboration with global solar energy leader Hanergy that will see the two companies work together to develop energy storage solutions for Hanergy’s renewable energy products.
Hanergy is a multinational clean energy power generation company and its businesses cover hydropower, wind power and thin-film solar power generation. Founded in China in 1994 and headquartered in Beijing, Hanergy has over 10,000 employees worldwide.