Why WRC Would Work In India

The World Rally Championship has taken a beating in recent years, not least with the formation of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, or IRC, taking away a lot of teams and host countries. In such a scenario, it is in the best interests of the FIA to look at bringing the World Rally Championship, or WRC as it’s known, to India.

Here’s why it would work:

Firstly, India has a rich rallying heritage. Lets never forget the Great Desert Himalayan, a stellar event through the 1980s which attracted top talents from across the globe, for its combination of unpredictable conditions, varying topography and of course the lure of the mystique of India, which saw many teams staying on after the event to savour the sights and sounds of all India has to offer. The Raid de Himalaya and Desert Storm do continue the tradition somewhat, but a raid is a little bit different from the WRC format.

In the WRC, the distances are limited, with the special stages accounting for a competitive distance of about 300 kilometres. Also, a super special stage, usually run in a controlled environment like a stadium with high spectator attendance is part of the event.

Call it personal preference if you will, but watching a rally car in full flight is one of the most thrilling sights in motorsport. That the cars externally resemble road cars is an added advantage to the manufacturers actually, since the layman can make an immediate visual connect to the cars he sees on the road.

With India’s burgeoning car market, notably the B-segment, and some big ticket sponsors like telecoms and petroleum companies, the WRC would do well in India. Skoda already has a rally version of the Fabia, VW are working on a Golf / Polo WRC, Hyundai has rally experience with the Accent, and could prepare an i20 WRC, Ford already has the new Fiesta WRC ready to go, Suzuki has rallied the SX4 previously.

Yes, international rallying has been tried before, with the APRC, and yes, it didn’t go off particularly well, but the lessons have been learned. It is up to organizers to ensure the event is conducted to the best international standards.

In this decade, the time is ripe for World Rallying in India. And with promising young Indians already making waves on the world stage, it would be tragic if the opportunity were lost.

The F1 India Story

The Formula One trend is beginning to catch up in India. It all started with Narayan Karthikeyan who made his way to the F1 circuit, and was later fuelled by introducing F1 to India with the Buddh International F1 racing circuit. F1 India – Buddh International circuit is the lone circuit for Indian racing, making Delhi paradise for every hardcore motorsports fan. The first edition of the Indian Grand Prix attracted a lot of celebrities as well as corporate honchos. F1 India turned out to be a highly successful event and now is attracting more and more crowd. The Buddh International circuit, designed by renowned F1 circuit designer Herman Tilke, is 5.141 kilometres (3.19 miles). The race length of the first edition of the Indian Grand Prix was 308.4 km (191.6 mi) . The track is spread across an area of 875 acres.

Apart from the Indian Grand Prix, the Buddh International circuit will host other events such as GT1 world championship season finale in 2012, a superbike world championship for four whole seasons post 2013, and the 2013 MotoGP Indian Grand Prix.

The F1 India track has a total of 16 largely medium speed corners allowing F1 cars to lap at a whopping average speed of 210 km/h(131 mi/h). This will let F1 cars reach 320 km/h (200 mi/h) making the track one of the fastest tracks in the world. The first edition of the Indian Grand Prix was sponsored by Airtel, while the iconic Sachin Tendulkar waved the checkered flag to signal the victory of Sebastian Vettel.

Sebastian Vettel, the winner of the first Indian Grand Prix said “I think it is a very impressive country, very different to what we probably know from Europe, but very inspiring. If you keep you eyes and ears open I think you are able to learn a lot, the way the people handle things.

55 corporate boxes, with 30 seats each are currently present at the Buddh International circuit and have catered to huge names such as the Ambanis, Vijay Mallya etc. The corporate boxes for F1 India fill faster than the normal seats. It offers exclusive suites with an impressive private outdoor deck which gives you a brilliant view of the track. The corporate boxes offer individual suites with high ceilings that offer an astonishing view of the circuit through expansive windows and if glass is not really your thing, watch the action from impressive sheltered and elevated outdoor viewing decks. Mix and dine with partners, friends, clients as you enjoy the sheer thrill of the race track.

Also, the Platinum enclosures are located nicely along the pit lane, in the Main Grandstand. It’s perfectly located for hearing and witnessing live racing action. It offers a bird’s eye view of the Garages, Winner’s Podium and the Pit lane action including changing of tyres.

F1 India is catching up and catching up fast. The sound of the cars, the smell of burning rubber and the sheer speed of it all can leave a person exasperated and asking for more.

Kurt Busch’s Revival And The Rise of Phoenix Racing

How do you define a comeback? How do you charge it inside the engine? How is it felt in the arms and legs of all crew and pit attendants? Is it championed and cherished on the front of the stock car preparing for another race? Can it shift to a higher gear that can escape the shadow of the criticisms, the YouTube viral videos, the voices saying you’re never going to be what you were in 2004? Can it get back into Sprint Cup on a lesser-team behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Impala? That’s the challenge Kurt Busch faces with his new stock car next season. Claiming he’s a bettered-man, he’s going to bounce back and take his talents to the track at the fullest. With a new lease on life, the rebirth of Kurt Busch will be proven through a team name synonymous with the situation: Phoenix.

Phoenix Racing has picked up Kurt Busch believing he has the willpower to tap back into that potential. After messy fallouts with the Penske and Roush-Fenway stock car racing teams, Busch believes that neither team really lived up to their own potential. So with Phoenix, headed by James Finch, Busch joins a close-knit crew that loves to have a good time, loves to win, and will spend whatever it takes for his new star. The best part about Phoenix Racing is the benefit of an alliance with Hendrick Motorsports, meaning they get their cars and motors. Add that to the fact that Kurt’s the top dog of the team and you’ve got yourself some instant chemistry.

And the pressure is far from possible with Phoenix Racing. Under the new team, Busch isn’t on anyone’s preseason picks to make the chase. Even winning single race or finding good placing seems to be a long shot. But if Kurt Busch didn’t believe deep inside he didn’t have a chance, he wouldn’t strap on those gloves, put on his helmet and press down on the pedal. The pit crew wouldn’t stand passionately awaiting their turn to get Busch back on the road. Kurt Busch brought about his own downfall, but it was his talent that brought him up for the first place. Nothing is promised, but there is no victory more sacred than pulling off the ultimate surprises.

Go Karting – Best For Aspiring Formula 1 Drivers

Formula 1 is the most thrilling motor racing sport the world has witnessed till now. In Formula 1 the drivers steer their cars at a speed ranging from 250 to 350 Kmph. However, to attain that much of a speed, the driver must be experienced enough to balance the car. Though, everything comes only and only through practice, still for aspiring Formula 1 drivers, it is always better to try their hands at Go Karting first.

In fact, Go Karting is considered as the first and foremost step towards a career in racing, as the format of this sport is almost the same that is used in Formula 1. It was in the year 1956, when the first ever Kart was built by the Kurtis Kraft in Southern California. Since then, it has come a long way, and people belonging to all age group be it a 14 year old kid or a 60 year old man, loves to explore the zigzag racing tracks. Moreover, it is also one of the most economical motor racing sports, and anyone can experience the fun it brings into their lives.

In Go Karting, the aspiring racers will learn how to control the car, when it is in great speed, how to overtake other racers, types of flags and what they stand for, basic rules and regulations, which are to be followed in any racing sport. And, to promote Go Karting in the Los Angeles and Ventura County, MB2 Raceway has built two of the most fascinating indoor Go Kart racing tracks based in Sylmar and Thousand Oaks respectively. Here, people can go in small and large groups, or even an individual can go and begin his/her race straightaway.

The Karting Tracks

MB2 Raceways tracks in both Sylmar and Thousand Oaks locations have been built according to the international norms. When it comes to the number of turns in the tracks, the Sylmar track possess 12 turns, while the Thousand Oaks has got 11 turns, which eventually help the drivers to attain expertise in turning the karts at high speed. Moreover, the both tracks are ?? miles long and their surface area is made up of Etched concrete, which has also got the drifting capabilities.

Karts

The Electric Go Karts provided by MB2 Raceway deliver high performance, as they all are made in Europe, and manages to attain the high speed of up to 45 mph (maximum). Additionally, for kids kart racing, it provides junior karts, whereas for the adults the karts are different, but still both types of karts are capable of giving an enthralling experience to the race drivers.

Pay More Attention to Your Weaker Event When You Are Training For Triathlete

As a matter of fact, if a bike is fitting for you, you even can borrow a friend’s bike instead. You could even ride a mountain bike or hybrid bike if you prefer. You will need a bike helmet so make sure that fits well. And do not make a rookie mistake like I did once by leaving it in the car before the race starts. You will not be allowed to leave the transition area after the swim to start the bike course without a helmet. Depending on the size of the race it will begin with a mass swim start.

A quantity of larger ones will disruption up the swim set up into smaller waves based on age assemble. From time to time you’ll be permissible to walk or hurry into the water and other times you’ll start previously in the water. If you are not good at swimming, you should start at the back of the group to avoid the original disorder at the start. Occasionally if you not sidestep the first commotion at the start, you may get inadvertently kicked or pushed or even have your goggles knocked off. When you come out of the water you’ll be entering into the transition area where your bike and run equipment is stored for what’s commonly referred to as T1.

After you towel off your feet you slip on your bike shoes, if you have clip less pedals on your bike otherwise, you’ll just put on your running shoes if you have regular style pedals. Take a moment to eat part of an energy bar or eat an energy gel and drink a bit of your favorite sports drink. Take your time on the bike course so you can enjoy your first triathlon. On the bike you can also drink more. If you feel tired, you can try to take some sips every 20 minutes to keep up your hydration level. When you finish the bike ride, you will be arranged to come back to the transition area, which is known as T2. You should pay more attention to rack your bike properly, as if you fall off the rack, you will be penalized.

If you are wearing cycling shoes take them off with care to maintain your balance and not fall over as your legs will be tired. Sometimes you can find that some people even just site on the ground to give their legs a momentary rest. Put your run shoes on, take another energy gel, and a few more sips of an energy drink before you head out of the transition area on to the run course. Take it easy on the run course and maintain the same pace you did in training. In this way, you can finish the training comfortably and not experience any problems during the run leg. But during a sprint triathlon, there are more than one place where you can have a drink. One technique to drinking while running is to pinch the top of the closed on one side to help minimize splashing otherwise just walk while you drink your water.

Mountain Biking Expedition

Mountain biking is an exhilarating adventure sports because it requires you to exert your physical and mental capabilities to the very extreme. As most climbs do not have a constant grade, your physical abilities are stretched to the limit and you are required to be mentally alert at all times to deal with the uncertainties thrown at you by the terrain at every stage of the mountain biking expedition.

That exactly is the reason why you must have a dependable and user friendly mountain bike that responds to your maneuvers without offering any sort of resistance. You must be able to differentiate between good bikes and great bikes to meet your mountain biking objectives. With the internet opening up countless information avenues about any subject under the sun, getting to know about the best mountain bikes need not be a tough task anymore.

You can now have free access to all the information that you need to have about mountain bikes from the innumerable forums, websites and other online avenues. You can get all your queries answered and doubts cleared by experts in the area of mountain biking at the click of a mouse. However, there is nothing that can beat information that you can get from authentic sources such as other seniors in the field or friends and relatives who share the same passion as you for mountain biking.

Purchasing mountain bike is a huge decision must involve adequate research. While you may be tempted to go to your local mountain bike distributor or store to check out on the varieties available, you must consider going online too. An online mountain bike store offers you many advantages over a traditional store. You can have access to hundreds of models, with each of their features described in great detail. Unlike your local store, you can check out a few hundred bikes in a matter of minutes.

Online stores also offer the convenience of lower prices as they have lesser overheads. You can find a substantial difference in pricing at an online store and your local bike shop. You can also have access to cycling equipment, cycling gear and many accessories which you would normally not find in a brick and mortar shop. Periodic offers and huge discounts are common when you shop online and this can benefit you immensely when you order your exclusive mountain bike.

Buying a mountain bike to fuel your passion for mountain biking is a huge investment. Mountain bikes are much more expensive than other sports bikes. You must make sure that you order your mountain bike from a trusted and genuine online trader.