Where and how did the world's first car race take place?
The history of the first car racing is incredibly exciting and unusual. Modern people, accustomed to new-fashioned and high-speed vehicles, can hardly imagine that the car used to not only…

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What is the difference between a racing car and a cramp?
My first entry was an article about preparing a car for racing competitions, and I decided to explain - what is the difference between a racing car and a "writer"?…

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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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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 most dangerous racing cars
When it comes to sports, it is important to adhere to the rules to ensure equal conditions for all. But this is rarely possible in motor sports. Teams are competing,…

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Famous Monaco Grand Prix car racing
All of us have heard about the tiny state spread out on the Cote d'Azur, in a very picturesque place. Many are thinking about how to move to live in…

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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.…

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Formula 1: Comparison of cars
Every year, millions of fans of Formula 1 racing are waiting for the start of the season. But long before the first official starts, a huge amount of attention is…

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