Archive for the ‘Motorsports’ Category

Ken Block’s Gymkhana GRID Invitational

Ken Block has recently announced that he will be holding a Gymkhana GRID Invitational event this upcoming weekend. The intention of this event is to expand Gymkhana’s reach, and to increase it’s popularity. (like he hasn’t done so already 🙂 ) He plans to do this by inviting some of the world’s top drivers to […]

Subaru opens STi museum in Tokyo to celebrate 20 years

Wow, I’ve heard of birthday parties and presents, but an entire museum? Yup, that’s right. Subaru Tecnica International – most well known as “STi”, is celebrating their 20th birthday this year. And what better way to celebrate than creating an STi museum? Fuji Heavy Industries has created this museum, dubbed the “STi Gallery”, which is […]

FIA confirms WRC’s non-turbo future

The FIA World Motor Sport Council has ratified the World Rally Championship’s switch to non-turbocharged Super 2000 cars from 2011. While it had been known for some time that the S2000 rules would form the basis of the WRC’s next technical package, there was continued debate over how much the more standard cars would be […]

Fact: Subaru pulls out of WRC

Subaru have become the latest team to withdraw from next year’s World Rally Championship as the economic downturn continues to hit motorsport hard. It comes a day after Suzuki also quit the WRC and less than a fortnight after Honda withdrew from Formula One. Colin McRae, Richard Burns and Petter Solberg all won titles with […]

WRC2008 Gearbox nominated for Powertrain Innovation of the Year

The newly designed Prodrive / Xtrac transmission that is used by the Subaru World Rally Team has been nominated for the Powertrain Innovation of the Year award. This is an award that is given out at the annual Professional Motorsport World Expo. For those readers who may not know, this expo is considered to be […]