Red Bull celebrates F1 titles with dramatic burnouts in Dubai (VIDEO)


One week ago in India, Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull Racing celebrated their fourth consecutive World Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships – with Vettel seemingly supplying the exclamation point with a set of donuts on the front-stretch of the Buddh International Circuit.

But apparently, one set of donuts was not enough for RBR. On their way to this weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the champs decided to have former team pilot and 13-time Grand Prix winner David Coulthard do a burnout on the helipad of Dubai’s Burj Al Arab to commemorate the titles.

The hotel tops out at 1,053 feet, making it one of the tallest of its kind in the world. It should be noted that the helipad stands a bit below that height – but still plenty high enough for the Red Bull gang to get some killer visuals of Coulthard lighting ’em up against the backdrop of the Dubai skyline.

You can check out a clip of the scene above. As for RBR’s current business in Abu Dhabi, their drivers Mark Webber and Vettel make up the front row for tomorrow’s race, which you can see live on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra starting at 7:30 a.m. ET.

Ken Roczen signs with HEP Progressive Ecstar Suzuki for 2023

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ANAHEIM, California – Ken Roczen will make the move from HRC Honda to H.E.P. Motorsports with the Progressive Ecstar Suzuki team, ending a long and eventful offseason that saw his split from his longstanding team after he committed to running World Supercross (WSX).

“H.E.P. Motorsports is thrilled to announce that the team has signed Ken Roczen as its premier rider for the 2023 season,” the team announced on Instagram. “Former AMA Motocross champion Roczen will be aboard a Suzuki RM-Z450. Roczen, who won his most recent championship on a Suzuki, will be reunited with the brand and bring his exciting style, determination, and grit back to the RM Army.

“Ken Roczen will compete in the upcoming 2023 Supercross and Motocross Championship series which is set to start on January 7 at Anaheim Stadium in Southern California.”

For Roczen, it is a return to the bike of his youth and on which he had some of his greatest professional success.

“This thing has been going on for weeks and weeks and weeks in the making, but there was so much uncertainty,” Roczen told NBC Sports during Monster Energy Supercross Media Sessions. “It was a very unique situation. I just finally signed two nights ago, so it’s really only legit once the ink hits the paper. It’s been in the works for a long time, but there were just a lot of questions and a lot of input from a lot of other teams too.

“Good things take time, and I’m okay with that. I grew up riding Suzuki. Ot’s like a homecoming. It’s a special feeling”

Roczen won the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship on a Suzuki before making the move to Honda. That year he won nine of 12 Nationals and finished no worse than second as he easily outpaced Eli Tomac by 86 points. He finished third in his next Pro Motocross outing in 2018 after sitting out the outdoor season in 2017.

“I am beyond excited to reconnect with Suzuki for the 3rd time in my career. We’ve had a lot of success in the past and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together in our future.” Roczen said in the Instagram post.