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Posted 09 January 2018 - 17:39
Paralyzed CTSC driver Johnson breaks leg in Daytona crash
Monday, 08 January 2018
By RACER Staff / Images by Galstad & Baker/LAT
Paraplegic driver Michael Johnson has undergone surgery for a broken right tibia and fibula, which the JDC-Miller Motorsports driver suffered in a crash during Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge testing on Saturday.
Johnson's Audi RS 3 LMS had a heavy impact in the barriers at Turn 6. He was taken to Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center.
"Michael is awake, alert and in good spirits and in true Michael Johnson spirit looking forward to getting back in the car in the coming months," the team said Monday.
Because Johnson, a former motorcycle racing champion, is paralyzed from the waist down, his car has a complicated brake, gearshift, and throttle system which are manipulated with his hands instead of his feet. 2017 marked his debut at Daytona, which ended in a 30th-place finish with co-driver Stephen Simpson. The longtime racing pair have moved to TCR after two seasons in the ST class.
Posted 10 January 2018 - 13:29
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Posted 18 January 2018 - 04:01
McLaren won’t be making an SUV
As Lamborghini unveils an SUV and Ferrari hints at one, McLaren says no
17 Jan 2018
A supercar manufacturer saying it won’t make a big, heavy SUV ought not to be news. Yet when we live in a world where Lamborghini sells the Urus, the Aston DBX is around the corner and Ferrari is hinting at a U-turn on making 4x4s, it is.
The supercar manufacturer in question is McLaren. It’s been telling us its plans between now and 2022 – so-called ‘Track22’ – which will bring not only £1 billion of research and development investment, but another 12 new McLarens. None, though, will be an SUV to tackle the Urus et al.
“I’m not the first person to point out an SUV is neither particularly sporty or utilitarian,” said McLaren’s chief designer, Dan Parry-Williams.
“It’s not ‘everything for a reason’, unless the reason is to clutter up the streets,” he added, referencing one of McLaren’s design directives, ‘everything for a reason’, which helps make its cars minimalist in design.
There could always be a change of heart; it appears Ferrari is having one, after suggesting an ‘FUV’ (Ferrari utility vehicle) is coming, having previously denied it would follow the car world’s most lucrative trend.
But McLaren has also confirmed all of its planned new cars will sit within its three model structures – Sports Series (the 540 and 570 sports cars), Super Series (the 720S and any future derivatives) and Ultimate Series (the old P1, new Senna and the BP23).
None would easily accommodate a high-riding family car. Are you happy about that?
Posted 18 January 2018 - 16:20
Boli ga uvo...vloguje
Ali pazi mustre na 1.16min
Edited by Doorn, 18 January 2018 - 16:27.