The story of the appearance of racing cars "Silver Arrows"
The situation was desperate. Before the start of the international race, “Eiffelrennen” remained quite a bit when the Rennlighter (manager, as we would say now) of the Mercedes-Benz team Alfred…

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YOURSELF TRAINER
“If the car is set up correctly, then any pilot can quickly drive on it. Imagine what it means to win a second at the expense of settings. It is…

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Gran Turismo or just GT: Yesterday and Today
The concept of Gran Turismo first appeared long before the invention of the car. In England, in the XVII-XVIII centuries, members of wealthy families practiced long journeys to different cities…

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Skoda Fabia S2000. S2000 and one night

On the eve of the start of the Czech stage of the IRC series – the rally “Zlin” together with the Russian WRC pilot Yevgeny Novikov, we first got into the cockpit of the Skoda Fabia S2000. Zhenya – in order to get used to a new car for myself, I – in order to try to understand the difference between the cars of the two most prestigious rally series of the planet – WRC and IRC

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Rally-raid “Silk Road 2009”: Choosing the desert

From the spectacular picture it is difficult to imagine that the sand can be dangerous and cruel. But when mountains of small silicon particles reach the horizon, it becomes uneasy. It seems the desert divides people into friends and foes. Maxim Gomianin went to the Karakum to meet those whom the desert recognized as his own. Photos of the author, “Volkswagen” and KamAZ.

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Interview with Mikko Hirvonen, vice rally world champion

What is your opinion about the next year’s World Cup transition to Super2000 equipment? Moreover, after winning the Monte Carlo IRC stage behind the wheel of a Ford Fiesta S2000, you have something to compare with. Won’t you miss the Focus WRC?

Mikko Hirvonen: Naturally, I will miss him. Those cars that we have now are the fastest cars in the history of the rally. But Focus has been with us for 5 years, so it’s time to try something new, and I, too, are certainly pleased with it. Continue reading

The fastest cars in the world
At each Formula 1 Grand Prix in Sochi, I involuntarily overhear the same question: “Dad, are these the fastest cars in the world?”. There are two answer options: "Yes, son,…

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Championship of Russia on track racing on ice held at Ramenskoye Hippodrome
February 12, 2017 in the Ramenskoye started the festival of autosport "Frost-2017"! The strongest Russian riders took to the start of the II stage of the Championship of Russia in…

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MAIN FIGURE
The racer is the main figure in racing, the core of the team, regardless of the level of racing. Someone supports Schumacher, and someone grumbles that he is tired of…

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Mazda MX-5 Open Race-2010, or as we defended the honor of Russia on the racetrack
Surprisingly, with all the diverse geography of business trips, I still have never been to Italy. Of course, this annoying gap would be eliminated sooner or later. But was it…

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