BMW signs van der Mark for 2021 WSBK season

The BMW World Superbike team has announced it has signed current Yamaha rider Michael van der Mark for the 2021 season. It was announced earlier this week that van der Mark would be leaving the works Yamaha team at the end of this season, the Dutch rider having been with the Crescent-run squad since 2017. The three-time WSBK race winner’s […]

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2020 NASCAR All-Star Race format to feature choose rule

NASCAR has unveiled the race format for this year’s All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The race moves from Charlotte Motor Speedway to Bristol for the first time July 15 in a Wednesday night primetime event. This week, NASCAR announced the race format, which features a ‘choose cone’ rule. Drivers will be able to choose which lane they want to […]

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Child In-Car Heatstroke Prevention Calls for High-Tech Solutions, Vigilant Parents

The coronavirus pandemic is on everyone’s minds — including parents — but safety advocates don’t want families to lose sight of another pressing health-and-safety issue: in-car heatstroke deaths. Today is National Heatstroke Day and, so far this year, six children have died in hot cars, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Related: I Sit in the Hot Seat […]

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The day Renault’s turbo engine finally came good at Dijon

On July 1 1979, Formula 1 history was made at Dijon-Prenois as Renault became the first manufacturer to win a World Championship Grand Prix with a turbocharged engine. Although it was a seismic day for the driver who became the first home winner of the French GP in 30 years, the race is perhaps best remembered for the battle for […]

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Jehan Daruvala wants F1 reserve role with Red Bull backing

New Red Bull junior driver Jehan Daruvala is looking to deliver a solid F2 campaign in 2020 as he targets a reserve driver role in F1 for 2021. The Indian racer finished P3 in the 2019 F3 Championship, but after being in title contention until the final round he was able to catch Red Bull’s eye. He was signed to […]

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Red Bull junior Daruvala eyeing F1 race seat in 2021

Newly-recruited Red Bull junior Jehan Daruvala is targeting a race seat in Formula 1 in 2021, as he aims to make an impression in his debut Formula 2 season this year. A former member of the Force India driver academy, Daruvala was added to Red Bull’s roster of junior drivers in February on the back of his race-winning campaign in […]

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The Kia K5 Replaces the Optima With 290 HP and a Dual-Clutch

Welcome to The Grid, R&T’s quick roundup of the auto industry and motorsports news you should know this morning. The Kia K5 Replaces The Optima With 290 HP and a Dual-Clutch Kia says its new mid-sizer is a proper sports sedan. The Optima-replacing K5 will be available with a new 2.5-liter turbo four-cylinder paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch, and that […]

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2020 BMW 330e PHEV Catches Fire While Charging In Czechia

The incident occurred while the car was being charged at a dealership in Prague. All cars have an inherent risk of bursting into flames, but the added complexity of a plug-in hybrid which intermixes high-voltage cables with hot internal combustion engines makes probably makes them even more vulnerable. We don’t yet know what happened in this case, but a brand […]

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Listen to the New Ford Bronco's Engine for the First Time

Earlier this week, Ford released a teaser video for the new Ford Bronco, set to be revealed on July 13. The 35-second clip doesn’t show the truck itself, but rather, depicts the new Bronco traversing a handful of different terrains from the perspective of the front bumper. What’s most interesting about this video, though, is the sound. We’re given clear […]

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