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Fabien Domas is the newest GasGas rider, having acquired a GasGas RX 450F that he will début at the Rallye du Maroc in October before bringing it to the 2024 Dakar Rally.
Domas made his Dakar début in 2023 on a Yamaha 450 in the Rally2 class, but retired after crashing 400 kilometres into Stage #3. The accident necessitated an airlift to a nearby hospital for evaluation before being flown to Specialized Medical Center Hospital in Riyadh, where he was diagnosed with a concussion and broken hand. He took the next three months off to heal before setting up a plan to return to Dakar in 2024 by entering the Rallye du Maroc.
The Dakar effort came after three years of training. While mainly an enduro and motocross rider, he befriended former Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team boss and current Ténéré Spirit Experience manager Marc Bourgeois who introduced him to rally raid. He clinched his eligibility at the 2021 Rallye du Maroc where he finished forty-second overall in Rally2.
He eventually hopes to race the Dakar Rally in an SSV with his daughter.
Domas’ commitment to GasGas comes on the heels of fellow French Rally2 rider Charlie Herbst doing the same, Herbst moving over from KTM. The Spanish manufacturer is one of the top marques in enduro and trials, while their factory rally team won the Dakar Rally and World Rally-Raid Championship in 2022 with Sam Sunderland followed by the 2023 Sonora Rally with Daniel Sanders. Michael Jacobi and James Hillier raced GasGas bikes in Rally2 at Dakar in January.
Parker Kligerman was hoping to secure his maiden NASCAR Xfinity Series victory when he took the lead with less than ten laps remaining in Saturday’s Andy’s Frozen Custard 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. John Hunter Nemechek ended up with his seventh trip to Victory Lane instead.
Despite fumbling the final restart with ten laps remaining, set up by Kaz Grala and J.J. Yeley‘s wreck, Nemechek chased down on Kligerman before passing him three laps into the run.
“I messed up that final restart. It bounced out of third gear. That one was on me,” said Nemechek. “I knew that I had to push hard and try to recover right there, but hats off to the #20 team, Joe Gibbs Racing. It is absolutely amazing what we’ve been able to accomplish so far this year and I don’t think we are done yet. We set a lot of goals with this #20 team coming into this year and still yet to accomplish all of those, but win number seven.”
Pole winner Justin Allgaier was the race’s top driver but lost out to Kligerman after the two made contact and had to settle for fifth. Kligerman explained he did not “know how much we got squeezed or didn’t. I thought I could clear him easily but I got super loose. Feels like I got choked, he says he gave a lot of room. I’ll gave to look at it.
“I’m really disappointed right now. I could see that one, I could feel it. That was the best restart I’ve ever had in my life, put us in perfect position and had the tyre advantage, just choked. This one will hurt, but we’ll go make up for it next weekend.”
As automakers continue to embrace electric power, Ford Motor Company‘s own route has taken it into the off-road realm. The 2024-bound Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally is a new addition to the Mustang Mach-E series that integrates the spirit of Ford’s World Rally Championship challengers, and will race for the first time at the Rebelle Rally on 12–21 October.
The Mustang Mach-E, a crossover SUV that is otherwise a cousin in the Ford Mustang family, went on sale in 2020. The Rally model is a variant of the Mach-E GT Performance Edition, both capable of 480 horsepower though the Rally is intended to be faster and stronger in order to run on non-pavement terrain. By comparison, the standard rear-wheel-drive Mach-E generates about 266 or 290 horsepower (the latter if it has an extended battery pack) whereas the AWD version tops out at 266 or 346 hp.
The car’s battery can run for approximately 250 miles (402.33 km) on a single charge, though Ford has emphasised that the average daily drive is only thirty-seven miles (59.54 km).
As an off-road model, it takes heavy inspiration from the Ford Focus RS that competed in the World Rally Championship in the 2000s and on two constructor’s titles. It has a raised suspension of 20 mm with MagneRide shocks and specialty tuned springs, while the nineteen-inch alloy wheels use 235/55 R19 Michelin CrossClimate2 tyres. Other rally-inspired elements include built-in fog lights in the front fascia, a front hook for towing and recovery, a Focus-based rear spoiler, and underside shield.
Ford tested the car on a new purpose-built rally course at the company’s Michigan Proving Ground, designed by rallycross drivers.
Ferrari and PUMA, a sports apparel company, have signed a multi-year partnership extension and will enjoy greater visibility as a Premium Partner starting next year.
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In the coming years, PUMA will continue to be the licensing partner for Ferrari-branded products and the supplier of team and racewear for Ferrari in Formula 1.
The renewal of the partnership and licence agreements continue the successful collaboration between PUMA and Ferrari, which first started in 2005.
Arne Freundt, PUMA CEO, commented:
Since 2005, PUMA has had the ambition to be the best brand partner for Scuderia Ferrari. Over the past two decades, we have celebrated many successes and the passion for Ferrari with the millions of Tifosi worldwide. I’m very excited that we will further deepen our strong partnership by prolonging our partnership and extending the scope of our collaboration.
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DHL and Formula 1 have today announced that the new fleet of trucks running on biofuel reduced carbon emissions by an average of 83% compared to diesel-driven trucks. These trucks made their debut at the European leg of the 2023 FIA Formula One World Championship.
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Across the nine European rounds, the new 18 trucks were powered by HVO100 drop-in fuel (hydrotreated vegetable oil)2 and travelled over 10,600 km, transporting an average of 300 tons of freight per race. These trucks were vital in delivering the events in Europe, which concluded with the Formula 1 Pirelli Gran Premio d’Italia 2023 in Monza last month.
“The introduction of the 18 biofuel-powered trucks this season marks a significant stride towards a more sustainable future for both Formula 1 and DHL. Achieving an 83% average reduction is a remarkable accomplishment, and we take great pride in it. As the Official Logistics Partner for Formula 1 and a leader in green logistics, we are pleased to contribute to Formula 1’s sustainability goals,” said Paul Fowler, Head of DHL Motorsports Logistics.
The Formula 1 and DHL partnership is using the latest technologies and new ways of working to ensure the delivery of events in a more sustainable manner. The use of biofuel will continue into 2024 and beyond, with the data from this summer providing invaluable insight as Formula 1 and DHL explore further opportunities and sustainable innovations as Formula 1 moves towards being Net Zero by 2030.
We're at a slight disadvantage to most teams by having only one hard compound set, but we'll work on a strategy to maximise the race result within the constraints we have.
There were higher expectations within the team at the end of FP3, having seen our cars making progress from Friday, but unfortunately, we weren't able to make that further step forward.
Both drivers did a good job - but we have to be honest with ourselves: we did not have enough performance to qualify higher.