August 9th, 2015
Marc Marquez snatched victory from Jorge Lorenzo three laps from home to take another Indianapolis MotoGP triumph. The reigning world champion relinquished the lead to Lorenzo at the start, as the Yamaha rider beat both Marquez and his Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa away to hit the front from third on the grid. Marquez then sat on Lorenzo’s tail lap after lap, waiting until three laps from the end to finally attempt a pass. He made a move stick into Turn 1, and while Lorenzo stayed on his case, Marquez had the pace to prevent his fellow Spaniard from coming back through. Behind the leaders, their team-mates played out a more eventful battle for third, with Valentino Rossi getting the better of Pedrosa. Rossi stormed from eighth to fourth in the [...]
May 10th, 2015
Adam Morgan commanded the British Touring Car Championship’s reverse-grid race at Thruxton from start to finish to earn his second win in the series. The Ciceley Racing driver won at the Brands Hatch finale last season but only after a post-race penalty for Jason Plato, and if that was a fortunate maiden triumph there was no doubting the Mercedes driver fully deserved this success. From pole position Morgan opened up an early lead over MG’s Andrew Jordan, holding a two-second advantage after just four laps. He extended that by a further second as Jordan held WSR’s Sam Tordoff at bay, but a safety car caused by Warren Scott crashing his Team BMR Volkswagen CC eradicated the gap. When the safety car returned to the pits with seven laps to go, [...]
by David Phillips on March 2nd, 2015
McLaren Racing and iRacing.com today announced plans to create a digital version of the 2015 McLaren Formula One car for iRacing’s popular online motorsports game. iRacing’s version of the McLaren-Honda MP4-30, featuring virtual Kinetic Energy Recovery and Drag Reduction System, will join the McLaren MP4-12C GT3 and more than 50 other virtual race cars available on iRacing by late summer. “This is great news for iRacing and the more than 60,000 iRacers around the world,” said Steve Myers, Executive Vice President and Executive Producer at iRacing.com. “In addition to making current technology from one of Formula One’s most successful teams available to our members, this project strengthens our relationship with McLaren Racing which already includes the McLaren MP4-12C GT3 and McLaren Electronics’ Atlas Express data acquisition system.” “McLaren Racing is [...]
March 15th, 2013
Marc Marquez completed a clean sweep of this week’s Austin MotoGP test as he beat Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa again on Thursday.
by David Ifeguni on January 1st, 2013
Last week, we met DJ Lyon, an iRacer who has been on the iRacing service since June of 2008, an outstanding 4.5 years. DJ has started nearly 800 races and won nearly 200 of them. He is also among the very elite group of iRacers who have surpassed the 5000 iRating mark. Last week, I talked to him about how he got his start in sim-racing, his favorite type of racing to watch and what he does during the racing off season in the winter. Today, we will dive more into his iRacing career as well as his life outside of iRacing in part two of Get to Know: DJ Lyon… Q: What are some of your Hobbies outside of iRacing? A: I love to bowl, that’s not to say [...]
August 28th, 2012
Jonathan Rea admitted he didn’t want to take excessive risks on what was a ‘dream’ chance to ride reigning MotoGP champion Casey Stoner’s Honda. Rea, drafted from Honda’s World Superbike team to replace the injured Stoner, got his first taste of 1000cc MotoGP machinery on the Monday immediately after the Czech Grand Prix .
August 26th, 2012
Jonathan Rea believes his previous test on Honda’s 800cc MotoGP bike will give him a headstart when he stands in for Casey Stoner.
by David Phillips on March 30th, 2012
By any measure, Rubens Barrichello had a rough introduction to the IZOD IndyCar Series at St. Petersburg. As if making his IndyCar debut on an unfamiliar street circuit wasn’t challenge enough, the Formula One veteran played catch-up most of the weekend after his Dallara-Chevrolet was sidelined by mechanical problems in the opening practice session. Nevertheless, he was positioned for a top ten finish only to run out of fuel in the final laps of the race. Barrichello is looking for better results in Round Two of the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series Sunday at Barber Motorsports Park. With good reason: He already has a couple of legs-up compared to last weekend. Sure, he and the KV Racing Technology team tested at the 2.38 mile road course a few weeks ago. Thanks [...]
November 19th, 2011
Quantum Racing Services invited their F1600 Championship Series star, Wyatt Gooden, to a private test last week at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit for his first run in the team’s race-winning Van Diemen F2000 chassis. It was an opportunity the Ohio native could not pass up, and he proved once again to be up for the challenge. Wyatt was a stellar four-for-four in F1600 competition this year, sweeping double-header race weekends at both Mid-Ohio and Watkins Glen in his only appearances in the new series. He also had three poles and three fastest race laps, all in his first year of open-wheel racing. His immediate success impressed his competitors, as well as the iRacing community, which Wyatt has used as a training ground throughout his brief career. The 1.8-mile Hallett circuit, [...]
October 12th, 2010
LEBANON, Ind. — Stewart Engines of Indianapolis will build Honda engines to meet the 2011 USSA Stock Block Midget Racing Engine rules established by the United States Speed Ass’n Midget Racing Engine Initiative. The USSA Midget Racing Engine Initiative’s goal is to introduce electronically managed fuel injection on dual overhead cam four-valve engines based on stock blocks and cylinder heads to midget racing
August 10th, 2010
LEXINGTON, Ohio — Not exactly a secret but now it is a certainty — Honda will build engines using the new platform announced by the IZOD IndyCar Series earlier this year. Honda Performance Development announced Saturday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course that it will build the new engine that will be used in 2012. HPD has been supplying engines to IndyCar since 2003 and its current contract was set to expire in 2011.