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Mexican WRC2 Driver Benito Guerra Takes Upset Victory in 2019 Race of Champions Mexican WRC2 Driver Benito Guerra Takes Upset Victory in 2019 Race of Champions

Normally a competitor in the World Rally Championship’s lower-tier WRC2 category, Benito Guerra took home the overall Race of Champions title on home soil Sunday in Mexico City. The 33-year old took down FIA WEC champ and Formula E ace Loic Duval in the final round to take the title in a huge upset.

Formula One Entry Fees Are Really Expensive Formula One Entry Fees Are Really Expensive

Excluding the costs associated with personnel, building the race cars, transportation all over the globe, hospitality, and whatever else Formula One teams spend ridiculous money on, there are the costs to just enter the championship in the first place. Since 2013, teams have paid an entry fee for the year based on how…

Michelin CEO Jean-Dominique Senard Could Replace Carlos Ghosn as Renault Head Michelin CEO Jean-Dominique Senard Could Replace Carlos Ghosn as Renault Head

Jean-Dominique Senard has been at the helm of French tire giant Michelin for seven years, and in that time has boosted profitability for the company. This characteristic alone is one Renault desperately needs. Profitability was one of Carlos Ghosn’s strong suits, assisting with record sales and profit percentages for…

Gemballa has Always Stood for Unrestrained Excess, and this 818-Horsepower Monster Continues the Legacy Gemballa has Always Stood for Unrestrained Excess, and this 818-Horsepower Monster Continues the Legacy

If you own a staid and boring 991 Turbo or Turbo S and you’re looking for a huge boost in power, want to stand out from the crowd with functional—if ugly—track-focused aerodynamics, and have a whole lot of money to throw at the problem, Gemballa has the solution for you. The new GTR 8XX EVO-R Biturbo is an overboosted…

Your Ridiculously Awesome Toyota MR2 Wallpaper is Here Your Ridiculously Awesome Toyota MR2 Wallpaper is Here

Forget about a Supra, of any generation really, because the AW11 Toyota MR2 has always been, and always will be, the real hero of Toyota’s lineup. Especially in Supercharged guise, the MR2 was a quick and fun car that lived up to its Midship Runabout name. It’s all wedges and pop up headlights and angles, which is…

BMW's Tom Blomqvist Will Miss 24 Hours of Daytona Due to U.S. Visa Delays BMW's Tom Blomqvist Will Miss 24 Hours of Daytona Due to U.S. Visa Delays

Despite having been in Daytona for the Roar Before the 24 test two weeks ago, BMW driver Tom Blomqvist’s Visa has expired and the renewal process has dragged on too long for him to be able to be in the car for the Rolex 24 next weekend. In a statement released by the Rahal Letterman Lanigan BMW team, it was revealed…

Team Nordic Triumphs Over Team Germany In Race of Champions Nations Cup Team Nordic Triumphs Over Team Germany In Race of Champions Nations Cup

Team Germany has been quite dominant in the ROC Nations Cup, netting eight titles, including six-in-a-row from 2007 to 2012. The team has traditionally done very well with Sebastian Vettel paired with Michael Schumacher. For the 2019 iteration in Mexico City, Vettel was back, paired with Michael’s son Mick.

The First 2020 Toyota Supra Just Sold For $2.1 Million, and Everybody is Freaking Out The First 2020 Toyota Supra Just Sold For $2.1 Million, and Everybody is Freaking Out

“Nobody at the coffee shop will remember you if we stop at one-million nine-fifty.” And that’s how a professional cattle rattle gets someone to pay the headline-winning price of just over $2 million for the first 2020 Toyota Supra off the production line. Thankfully this isn’t simply some display of vulgar opulence,…

Last year’s Formula E car looks great with about a trillion ice studs in its tires, but the Group B Quattro it’s chasing still looks better suited to this kind of activity. I’d die for the opportunity to boot either of these around the ice circuit at Zell am See for the GP Ice Race.

Ducati is Close to a Production Electric Bike Ducati is Close to a Production Electric Bike

Electric motorcycles make a lot of sense. For most riders, going more than 100 miles on a ride is an extreme case. Range is much less of a concern on motorcycles for that reason. Ducati has been dabbling with the idea of an electric motorcycle for a few years, but according to Ducati boss Claudio Domenicali, an…

Volkswagen Shows it's Serious About the Hot Hatch Wars With Race-Inspired GTI TCR Volkswagen Shows it's Serious About the Hot Hatch Wars With Race-Inspired GTI TCR

Volkswagen has been slogging through the trenches of the Great Hot Hatch war for 43 years. The Golf/Rabbit GTI has been on the front lines since the beginning, and has fended off competition from France and Japan quite well. In the newest extra-performance version of the GTI—Which Volkswagen unveiled in…

Hell Yeah Volkswagen is Taking Its Electric I.D. R to Break Records at the Nurburgring Hell Yeah Volkswagen is Taking Its Electric I.D. R to Break Records at the Nurburgring

2018 was a good year for Volkswagen’s electric racing I.D. R, as it completely obliterated the standing record at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. That car managed to smash 12 miles of mountain roads and 156 corners in less than 8 minutes with consummate pro Romain Dumas at the wheel. Volkswagen is so…

Here Are All of the Throwback Liveries You'll See at the 24 Hours of Daytona  Here Are All of the Throwback Liveries You'll See at the 24 Hours of Daytona 

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the International Motor Sports Association. Founded in 1969 by an ex-SCCA director John Bishop with funding from NASCAR impresario Bill France, Sr. IMSA’s first sanctioned race was for Formula Vee and Formula Ford open wheelers at Pocono Raceway. From that inauspicious…

Robert Wickens' Team Has a Car For Him When He's Ready Robert Wickens' Team Has a Car For Him When He's Ready

There aren’t many stories quite so feel-good as the story of Robert Wickens’ road to recovery. Despite spinal injuries sustained during a high speed crash at Pocono Raceway last August that rendered him paralyzed, the Canadian has remained optimistic and working hard through his physical therapy regimen.

Weekend Motorsport Roundup; January 19-20th, 2019 Weekend Motorsport Roundup; January 19-20th, 2019

Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what’s going on in the world of racing, where you can see it, and where you can talk about it all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend?

During the Jalopnik karting night last weekend, in which you were faster than the writers, Jason Torchinsky asked some trivia questions. One of those questions was “Name a vehicle with two rear window wipers.” He received the more Jalop answer, which is of course the XV10 Toyota Camry Wagon. But I wanted to use this…

Four German Audi Managers Charged In U.S. For Diesel Cheating Four German Audi Managers Charged In U.S. For Diesel Cheating

Audi officials Richard Bauder, Axel Eisner, Stefan Knirsch, and Carsten Nagel have been indicted and charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and violation of the Clean Air Act. The indictments by grand jury in Detroit, related to the quartet’s alleged role in Audi AG’s…

I Guess Nissan is Doing the Tracks Instead of Wheels Thing Again I Guess Nissan is Doing the Tracks Instead of Wheels Thing Again

Somebody needs to have a calm yet firm sit-down discussion with Nissan. Putting tracks on existing cars doesn’t make them inherently exciting or new or different. Nissan has been doing this for years, and it’s become boring and formulaic. Anyway, here’s an Altima with tracks on all four corners and all-wheel drive.…

Comment of the Day: German Engineering Edition Comment of the Day: German Engineering Edition

Sometimes the best questions to ask are the most obvious ones. When Chris Harris asked why the new Porsche 911's door handles needed to be so complicated, he was asking what we were all thinking. What we’ve been thinking for decades.

Comment of the Day: Fake Cars Edition Comment of the Day: Fake Cars Edition

The MkV Supra isn’t all Supra, under its strange skin with many fake vents lies a BMW. I am no Supra hater, as it’s an interesting thing with a Toyota badge, which usually grabs my attention. Some people, however, will forever lament that the prior four generations of Supra are significantly more Toyota than the…

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