Random Thoughts... (Motorsports Edition)

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Do any of the manufacturers in Formula E, or entering soon, even sell any EV's? Renault maybe?

The "road relevance" never ceases to impress...
 

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not yet, but once they do, they can boast they've already won x races/championships with their technology
i think it's relevant, it's preparing the technology before being applied to the road
 

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I'm looking for good motogp source, can the people who follow motogp, post the sites they get their info?

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I would not attend for the competition, but I would attend to see the cars in action.
This. I've seen it a couple of times, it's not really a race because a 1994 Indycar can't keep up with a 1989 F1 car, but it's interesting to see and hear the differences
 

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New directive could 'close down all motorsport' in EU, claims UK body

Motorsport could cease in the European Union amid an insurance crisis unless the sport's businesses and employees reply to an EU consultation by October 20, according to the UK?s Motorsport Industry Association.

The consultation is into the VNUK ruling ? which applies to all 27 EU member states ? and was made by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in September 2014. It requires compulsory unlimited third-party liability insurance to be carried by anyone using any form of motorised transport, in any location.

That includes everything from ride-on lawnmowers and tractors to single-seater and saloon competition vehicles ? even at private venues like race circuits ? throughout the EU.

This means crashes in motorsport events would be treated as road traffic accidents, and would involve the police as would any road traffic collision.

Chris Aylett, chief executive officer of the MIA, is calling on any employer or business in European motorsport to respond to the EU Consultation and has provided guidelines to help them do so.

?This threat is real, make no mistake, it could close down all motorsport [in countries in the EU],? said Aylett.

?My appeal will safeguard jobs and the industry. If you want to protect your job in motorsport then make sure your employer responds before the deadline of October 20.

?The EU offers an option, known as Option 3, where their insurance requirement applies ?in traffic only?. If we succeed in getting this option supported then motorsport will be safe.?

For the more information on the MIA?s call to action visit: the-mia.com/Vnuk-Update. The consultation can be found here: https://ec.europa.eu/info/consultations/finance-2017-motor-insurance_en.
 

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if i read correctly, it's the UK that's trying to prevent this?
for once, they're the good guys :p
 

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Judd offers new privateer V10 for WEC

Specialist powerplant provider Engine Developments has announced a new privateer V10 solution for the FIA World Endurance Championship LMP1 class in partnership with the Japanese AIM firm.

"At the current performance level of over 700 [horsepower] and with a minimum car weight of less than 850 [kilos] our new normally aspirated 5.5-liter V10 is designed to deliver extremely competitive lap times without the problems of throttle response, complexity and reliability associated with turbocharged engines or the weight and size issues associated with similar capacity normally aspirated V8 and V12 engines," the British company announced.

"The AIM-Judd V10 engine will incorporate a number of new developments aimed at maximizing performance potential under the fuel flow limiting regulations whilst retaining the excellent reliability record that our previous Judd and AIM V10 engines achieved in endurance racing."

A narrow vee angle and reduced mass are among the attributes to be expected with a lease-based engine supply: "These include a new 72-degree cylinder block, which is significantly lighter than any of our previous designs, a new combustion chamber, cooling system and piston design as well as an updated engine management system with electronic throttle and fuel flow management software."
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Start this video around 1:45 if the embed doesn't start there automatically.

Another angle
 

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the F3 finish didn't disappoint either...
 
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