Formula E: Track layout, prices revealed for Berlin round

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The track for the Berlin round of the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship on May 23 has been unveiled on Tuesday, and it will appear to present quite a challenge.

The 2.47-km, 17-turn circuit will run in the Tempelhof Airport portion of the city center. The race will be sponsored by DHL.

Compared to the usual array of 90-degree corners that have populated most of the street circuits, the Berlin circuit looks to have a mix of carousels, tight corners and sweeping corners.

Ticket prices have also been revealed, starting at a very reasonable amount of 10 Euros for general admission if purchased before April 30. The price will rise to 19 if purchased thereafter.

More information is linked here from the FIA FE website.

Steve Torrence takes NHRA points lead with Gatornationals victory

NHRA Gainesville Steve Torrence
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two-time defending NHRA Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence took the points lead Sunday in the AMALIE Motor Oil Gatornationals, beating his father, Billy, in the final round at Gainesville Raceway.

Torrence had a 3.809-second run at 322.11 mph to win for the third time this year and 39th overall. He is now on track for another championship despite missing the season opener.

“We’ve got some good momentum and to be in the points lead, it’s a testament to how hard these guys work,” Steve Torrence said after the NHRA Gainesville victory. “We’ve just got to stay focused and concentrate on what the task at hand is, and that’s trying to win a championship. These guys give me an unbelievable race car and you just try not to screw it up.”

Ron Capps won in Funny Car, Alex Laughlin in Pro Stock and Matt Smith in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Capps raced to his second win this year and 66th overall, beating Tim Wilkerson with a 3.937 at 323.12 in a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.

Laughlin topped Aaron Stanfield with a 7.068 at 204.76 in a Chevrolet Camaro for his first win this season and fourth in his career. Smith rode to his first victory in 2020 and 25th overall, topping Andrew Hines with a 6.843 at 196.99 on an EBR.