Aug 29

Ducati Deny Hayden’s Request for Carbon Fiber

Ducati Deny Hayden's Request for Carbon Fiber

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Ducati have rejected a dramatic request from American rider Nicky Hayden to bring the carbon fiber framed Desmosedici out of mothballs.

The request reflects the level of frustration as Ducati continue to spiral downwards as Japanese rivals and Japan advance the rate of technical development.

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Aug 29

Future Of Australian Grand Prix Discussions Continue

Future For Australian Grand Prix Discussions Continue

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The conversation regarding the Australian Grand Prix has been ongoing for quite a while now. This debate has circled around the government’s investment or subsidization of the race, the local economy’s return on that investment and the value to the Australian population as a whole.

There is nothing inexpensive about Formula One. From the , the team operating expenses, the promoter sanctioning fees and even the tickets to the race. A weekend pass for the United States Grand Prix is $300 and when coupled with hotel and travel expenses, the average fan needs to factor that into their yearly budget very carefully given the current economy.

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Aug 29

Ford Reveals S-Max Concept Ahead of 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show



Here’s another one that’ll probably go straight into the “not bound for United States shores” file: the Ford S-Max concept, which will make its grand debut at the 2013 Frankfurt motor show. Ford says the S-Max previews a “future sport activity vehicle,” which may, in fact, be contemporary PR-speak for “mini-minivan.”

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