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Jun 21

MotoGP: De Puniet Keen To Improve Electronics On Suzuki Bike

Randy de Puniet and Takuya Tsuda test the new Suzuki MotoGP racer in Barcelona. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Randy de Puniet and Takuya Tsuda test the new Suzuki MotoGP racer in Barcelona. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Following the latest testing for the Suzuki MotoGP team in Barcelona, Randy de Puniet has pinpointed electronics as the area in which most improvements are still required.

Having first returned to MotoGP testing with a Mitsubishi electronics system, at Sepang earlier this year Suzuki used a Magneti Marelli ECU for the first time. This week, the company – with both de Puniet and Takuya Tsuda at the helm – concentrated on a new specification engine and chassis revisions, as well as their latest work on the electronics side of things.

Jun 21

F1: Massa Takes Surprise Pole For Austrian GP

Felipe Massa drives during qualifying ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Felipe Massa drives during qualifying ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Felipe Massa felt like kickstarting his Formula One career after earning his first pole since 2008 as Williams stunned Mercedes in Austrian GP qualifying on Saturday.

Massa and teammate Valtteri Bottas posted the two fastest times, setting up the first Formula One race of the season without Mercedes in the front row.

Championship leader Nico Rosberg was third, while Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton went off track in the final qualifying round and will start ninth.

Jun 20

F1: Alonso, Ferrari Lead The Chase Of Mercedes In Austria

Fernando Alonso was the best of the rest on Friday in Austria. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso was the best of the rest on Friday in Austria. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso and Ferrari led the chase of Mercedes in Austria today as the former Formula 1 World Champion finished both practice sessions in third place.

However he said there was still a lot to be learned, especially about the tires.

“In both sessions, Kimi and I were on different programs and now we must put all the data together to choose which of the elements we tested have worked best. There were no surprises on the tire front, the supersoft seems quicker and will definitely be the tire for qualifying, but for the race, it’s impossible to establish now what the strategy will be.

Jun 20

Ron Pratte To Auction Off Car Collection At Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

Ron Pratte bought this 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2007. (Photo: Barrett-Jackson)

Ron Pratte bought this 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2007. (Photo: Barrett-Jackson)

Whenever a noted collector puts some of his cars on the block, it’s big news in the vintage-car community.

At the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in March, a number of high-end cars were sold out of the collection of the late Malcolm Pray, who died last summer. Tops on the list was a stunning Figoni et Falaschi-bodied 1937 Delahaye 135 Competition Court Torpedo Roadster known as “Malcolm’s French Mistress,” which sold for a jaw-dropping $6.6 million, fully 10 percent above the high estimate.

But now comes news that makes the Pray collection look like a mere drop in the bucket.

Jun 20

VIDEO: Rally Driver Survives Vicious Crash Over 360-Foot Jump

On-board footage of Guerlain Chicherit's crash. (Photo: GoPro)

On-board photo of Guerlain Chicherit’s crash that occurred on March 18, 2014. (Photo: GoPro)

GoPro has released footage of Guerlain Chicherit’s massive crash that took place back in March when the French rally car driver was attempting a record-setting jump in Tignes, France.

Chicherit was aiming to break Tanner Foust’s record for the longest four-wheeled automobile ramp jump of 332 feet, set in 2011 at the Indianapolis 500. Chicherit was aiming to crush that record by an additional 28 feet in a modified MINI.