Lamborghini Huracán revealed for Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo 2015

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The new Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo has been officially revealed in the last week, and will compete as the new car in the 2015 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series.

In a word, the new car is hot.

Here’s a link to the full release, and tech specs of the new Huracán are below. It replaces the venerable 2013 Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo in the championship.

Technical Data

Engine Power    620 CV
Weight    1270 Kg
Weight/Power Ratio    2.05
Trasmission    2WD Racing Gearbox by XTRAC
Gearbox Actuator    Electric Actuator by MMarelli
Chassis    39870 Nm/deg (+45%) Increased safety structure
Aerodynamics    Drag: -15%, Downforce: +43%, Efficiency: +69%
Electrics/Electronics    Racing Loom/Electronics

Powertrain

Engine    Longitudinal – V10
IDS (NO MPI)
Air Intake by BMC
Displacement    5204
Power    620 CV @ 8250 rpm
Torque    570 Nm @ 6500 rpm
ABS    Racing ABS (12 positions)
ESP    NO
Traction control    9 positions TC
Trasmission    2 WD, Six gear sequential gearbox by Xtrac
Clutch    3 discs racing clutch, Light weight flywheel

Size and weight

Front track    1695 mm
Rear track    1660 mm
Wheelbase    2620 mm
Fuel Tank    118 L
Weight w/out fuel    1270 kg

Suspension

Suspension    Double wishbones with rigid bushing
Wheel fixing    Monolock System
Anti Roll Bar    Front: 6 positions
Rear: 2 positons
Dampers    Ohlins TTX 36 2 ways
Front: in-line
Rear: piggy back type
Brake Discs
Brembo Racing    Front: Steel 380×35 mm, Rear: Steel 355×32 mm
Brake Caliper
Brembo Racing    Front: 6 pot monoblock, Rear: 4 pot monoblock

Rims and wheels

Rims    Front: 11×18” ET 28.8
Rear: 12×18” ET 32
Tires (Pirelli)    Front: 305/660-18 DH, Rear: 315/680-18 DH

Electrics/Electronics

ECU    M182 by MOTEC
TCU    M182 by MOTEC
Power Box    PDM 30 by MOTEC
Car Loom    Motorsport Loom
Dashboard    TFT Dashboard by MOTEC
Steering wheel    Racing and multifunctional steering wheel

Other features

Aero kit    Complete aero kit with quick fixing (DZUST)
Speed Limiter    Yes, adjustable speed
Safety Equipment    Seat 8855 FIA Spec or Seat 8866 FIA Spec (OPT)
6 pts safety belt
7 pts Fire Extinquisher

WATCH: Red Bull GRC opener at Memphis, Sunday, 1 p.m. ET on NBC

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Red Bull Global Rallycross kicks its 2017 season off with its first tip to Memphis, on a 1.18-mile “roval” course this weekend.

Coverage airs Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on NBC for the high-intensity rallycross championship. Toby Moody, Anders Krohn and Will Christien have the call.

Scott Speed looks to open his 2017 season strong in pursuit of his third straight championship with Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross, but teammate Tanner Foust and strong factory efforts from Honda and Subaru are poised to upset him and the VW Andretti team.

Besides the Supercars, GRC Lites also open their 2017 season at Memphis. That coverage airs on Tuesday, May 2, at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

IndyCar Paddock Pass: Phoenix (VIDEO)

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AVONDALE, Ariz. – The NBC Sports Group original digital series Paddock Pass is back for NBCSN’s third Verizon IndyCar Series race of the season, the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix (tonight, 9 p.m. ET, NBCSN) from Phoenix International Raceway.

NBCSN IndyCar and Indy Lights reporter and IndyCar’s “Up to Speed” host Katie Hargitt fills in for Anders Krohn this weekend. She checks in with the following drivers in this weekend’s episode:

  • With Josef Newgarden, driver of the No. 2 hum by Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, who won at Barber.
  • With JR Hildebrand, driver of the No. 21 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet, back this week after missing Barber.
  • And with Zach Veach, who deputized for Hildebrand at Barber and is here this weekend in his IndyCar Radio role as a pit reporter, and preparing for the Indianapolis 500 with AJ Foyt Racing.

You can see the episode above. Past IndyCar Paddock Pass episodes are below:


Hamilton confused by lack of pace in Russia F1 qualifying

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Lewis Hamilton was left confused and disappointed after finishing half a second behind pole-sitter Sebastian Vettel in Formula 1 qualifying for the Russian Grand Prix on Saturday.

Hamilton arrived in Russia looking to cut the gap to Ferrari driver Vettel in the championship standings after falling seven points behind last time out in Bahrain.

Vettel rallied to take his first pole since the 2015 Singapore Grand Prix on Saturday in Sochi, while Hamilton finished half a second back in fourth place, lagging behind Kimi Raikkonen in the second Ferrari and Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.

Hamilton has long stated his desire to have Ferrari fighting with Mercedes at the front of the pace, but he was disappointed not to be able to fight Vettel for pole in Russia.

“This means we have a real race. It’s just a shame today, I definitely wasn’t at my optimum,” Hamilton told NBCSN after the session.

“Normally I’m a lot quicker than I was today. I need to go and work out why and if I can do anything.

“Obviously I can’t change the car, so I’ll see what I can do tomorrow.”

Speaking in Mercedes’ post-qualifying release, Hamilton said that he is hopeful of making use of the long straights at the Sochi Autodrom to catch and pass the Ferrari driver, with Mercedes bidding to maintain a 100 per cent record at the track.

“Sochi isn’t the easiest track to follow on, but there are long straights which should offer the opportunity to move forward. That’s our goal,” Hamilton said.

“I’m on the dirty side of the grid so I haven’t done myself any favours off the start. But that was the best job I could do today. We’ve got a real race to look forward to.

“There’s no point being upset. We’ll channel our positive energy and hopefully Sunday will be better.”

The Russian Grand Prix is live on NBCSN and the NBC Sports app from 7am ET on Sunday.

Q3 traffic costs Raikkonen shot at first F1 pole in nine years

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Kimi Raikkonen was left lamenting traffic at the start of his final qualifying run in Sochi after narrowly missing out on his first Formula 1 pole in almost nine years.

Raikkonen last started a grand prix from pole in France back in 2008, but sat on provisional pole after the first Q3 runs had been completed in Russia on Saturday.

The final laps saw Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel improve to wrestle pole away, with a mistake sending Raikkonen wide at the final corner, meaning he was unable to improve.

Raikkonen was left to settle for second place, 0.059 seconds off Vettel’s time, with the Finn saying his inability to get his tires up to temperature early was the main issue.

“Obviously the aim is to be in the front. The feeling has been more better this weekend,” Raikkonen explained.

“Now we just got some traffic on our out lap in the last set and couldn’t really make the tires work as well as the first run. It was a bit more trickier. They were thereabouts and I just about got it back in the last corner, but obviously didn’t pay off.

“I’m happier than previous qualifyings, but obviously we had all the tools to be in the front today. One-two for the team is not bad.”

While Raikkonen was unable to take pole, Ferrari did capture its first front-row lock-out since the race at Magny-Cours in 2008. Raikkonen took pole that day ahead of teammate Felipe Massa, with the latter going on to win the race.

The Russian Grand Prix is live on NBCSN and the NBC Sports app from 7am ET on Sunday.