2023 Honda Civic Type R Doesn't Fix What Isn't Broken
While many of the Type R's final details are still TBD, Honda's hot hatch doesn't seem to be radically different than before -- and that's perfectly fine with us.The only hard data we have right now is that the 2023 Civic Type R will be powered by a tweaked version of the current car's 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 engine. The CTR will also have a six-speed manual transmission with automatic rev-matching.
© Yamaha Yamaha does without a pure factory team
from 2015 to 2018, Yamaha celebrated four victories in Suzuka at the prestigious 8-hour race in Suzuka. With the then new R1 and the support from the MotoGP and Superbike World Championship, Yamaha was able to end the five-year winning streak from Honda.
But this year ( for preview of the event ) there is no real Yamaha factory team in Suzuka. Instead, the Yart team is also supported, but must do without prominent WSBK or MotoGP pilots, while Kawasaki and Honda have nominated drivers from the Superbike World Championship.
We have inquired excluded from Yamaha-WSBK team manager Paul Denning why Yamaha does not send a real factory team to Suzuka this year. "I am not sure why this is the case this year. We supported the factory team by providing the drivers and delivering additional support," Denning recalls the past years.
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"This model has been very successful in recent years, especially with Alex Lowes and Michael van der Mark. The decision to drive only with the Yart team was certainly hit for economic reasons. It is also one Opportunity to get the Yart team further up, "explains the team manager of the Yamaha work team in the Superbike World Championship.
can Yamaha challenge the Japanese factory teams with Yart?
"It will be interesting, because with drivers like Jonathan (Rea) or Alex (Lowes) you expect you to be able to drive a higher pace than the regular drivers in the long-distance World Cup. So I'm not sure about this decision" , Paul dubs with a view to Yamaha's strategy.
with Marvin Fritz, Karel Hanika and Niccolo Canepa, the Yart team is strongly occupied ( as was the case in the official test ). But is that enough to survive against Honda and Kawasaki? "When you look at the past, you can see that a work team with drivers from the Superbike World Championship is what you need to win the race," said Paul Denning.
existence in the MotoGP midfield makes Maverick Vinales "Better Driver"
© Motorsport Images Maverick Vinales at Aprilia, another ripening process through The shape curve of Aprilia-Pilot Maverick Vinales showed significantly in the two MotoGP races before the summer break above. Already in the heat battle on the Sachsenring he fought before his failure for the podium, in Assen finally succeeded in third on the podium. It was the first time that Vinales was allowed to take home a trophy in the service of the manufacturer from Noale.
WSBK pilots in Suzuka have no break between the events
for the WSBK pilots who drive in Suzuka, this week is very stressful. After the event in Most, Jonathan Rea, Alex Lowes and Iker Lecuona went straight to the airport to fly to Japan. Physically there is a demanding weekend.
Yamaha star Toprak Razgatlioglu was able to concentrate fully on the Superbike World Cup. Team manager Paul Denning is not angry that Suzuka is not on his agenda this year. "To be honest, I am glad that we don't have to support this project this year," he admits.
List of the youngest winners at the 8h of Suzuka:
2021 - Unusual due to Coronavirus pandemic
2020 - failed due to Coronavirus pandemy
2019 - Kawasaki (Jonathan Rea, Leon Haslam Toprak Razgatlioglu)*
2018 - Yamaha (Michael van der Mark , Alex Lowes, Katsuyuki Nakasuga)
2017 - Yamaha (Michael van der Mark, Alex Lowes, Katsuyuki Nakasuga)
Johann Zarco analyzes: The MotoGP Aprilia does so strong
© Motorsport Images Johann Zarco (right) The Aprilia RS-GP has taken a closer look at Aprilia is the big surprise in the 2022 MotoGP season: after eleven of 20 The manufacturer from the Italian Noale leads the team ranking in the premier class, and Aleix Espargaro's World Cup opportunities are still intact. The Spaniard captivated with his consistency in the season so far.
2016 - Yamaha (Pol Espargaro, Alex Lowes, Katsuyuki Nakasuga)
RTL continues to believe in the "fascination" of Formula 1
Despite the cancellation announcement by Sebastian Vettel, the television station RTL expects a continuing popularity of Formula 1 in Germany. "Regardless of the success of German drivers, we are sure that the fascination for the highest motorsport series remains unbroken," said the broadcaster at the request of the German Press Agency. © Anna Szilagyi/AP/dpa Sebastian Vettel stops in Formula 1.
2015 - Yamaha (pole Espargaro, Bradley Smith, Katsuuki Nakasuga )
2014 - Honda (Michael van der Mark, Leon Haslam, Takumi Takahashi)
2013 - Honda (Michael van der Mark, Leon Haslam, Takumi Takahashi)
2012 - Honda (Jonathan Rea, Kousuke Akiyoshi, Tadayuki Okada)
*= Toprak Razgatlioglu was nominated, but was not used
Toto Wolff: Miserable Friday possibly key to Mercedes success .
© Circuitpics.de Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff in the paddock in Budapest after the "worst Friday of the season" for the Mercedes team in Hungary Qualifying Saturday ask how it could be that George Russell could get his first Formula 1 pole position . In the race on Sunday, Mercedes did not go much worse because the second double podium could be taken to France as a result. Lewis Hamilton, who only started from seventh place after a DRS defect in Q3, succeeded in second place.