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The new Toyota Yaris WRC already at the first stage demonstrated a competitive pace and exemplary reliability – both crews of the Toyota GAZOO Racing WRC were able to finish the Rally Monte Carlo in the most difficult and unpredictable conditions.
Rally Monte Carlo, traditionally opening the program of the World Cup, is not only one of the most prestigious, but also, perhaps, the most difficult race in the calendar. Narrow lanes, constantly changing weather conditions, the very specifics of the winter stage, when in some corners the riders drive on dry asphalt, and in others they can wait for insidious frost – all this makes pilots and navigators give 100% of their capabilities. Continue reading
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 Neubauer heard that his cars weigh almost a whole kilogram more than the 750 kg limit. Continue reading
So we got to the machines, whose purpose – driving only in a straight line, and the minimum turning radius can be tens of meters. Dragsters are adapted to “squeeze everything out of themselves” at a distance from ⅛ to ¼ miles at the start from the spot.
Dregster class Top Fuel travels three hundred meters in 3.7 seconds. At the same time, fuel consumption (a mixture of nitromethane with methanol) is about 50 liters per second.
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