News: THE FIRST EVER FIREBLADE FESTIVAL AT THE BOL D’OR

It can’t have been 25 years ago that Honda launched the game changing Fireblade in 1992 can it? And yet during the 81st edition of the Bol d’Or (15-17 September), Honda welcomed over 100 Fireblade riders from across Europe, who attended the inaugural Fireblade festival, which is set to become a well deserved annual event for this iconic model. To watch a short video of the event, kindly provided by Honda Pro Racing for MotorMartin’s readership, checkout The Bol d’Or Honda Fireblade Festival below: Guests were treated to a full weekend of activities at Circuit Paul Ricard, which culminated with … Continue reading News: THE FIRST EVER FIREBLADE FESTIVAL AT THE BOL D’OR

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News: DS VIRGIN RACING CONCLUDES POSITIVE FORMULA E TESTING PROGRAMME

DS Virgin Racing have confirmed to MotorMartin that their driver pairing of Sam Bird and Alex Lynn – the series’ first ever all-British line-up – have racked up a sizeable tally of 440 laps around the 1.9-mile (3.09km) modified National Circuit in the team’s season four DSV-03 challenger (see technical specification below). Focusing on gaining valuable data ahead of the opening rounds on 2/3 December, the team conducted a series of race simulations and qualifying runs as it aims to continue its previous success in the all-electric championship.  The opening session on day one saw Bird top the timesheets with … Continue reading News: DS VIRGIN RACING CONCLUDES POSITIVE FORMULA E TESTING PROGRAMME

News: MG MOTOR UK SMASHES 10,000 MG3 MILESTONE

As big fans of MG Motor UK, their cars and their philosophies it’s great to see that the consumer is starting to get on board with their products, recognising MGs mix of high specification, excellent road manners and good value present in both the MG3 and MG GS. And now this attitude towards MG is becoming increasingly clear as their most recent sales figures show. Latest data shows that the new car market is in decline, down -3.9% year to date in 2017, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). However, in an environment of continued downward … Continue reading News: MG MOTOR UK SMASHES 10,000 MG3 MILESTONE

News: AUDI E-TRON FE04 FAST AND RELIABLE

I think it’s fair to say that those of us based up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers are big fans of most forms of motor sport but the Formula E Championship has just not taken hold. But that could be all about to change as the championship appears to be on the brink of greatness with new teams and manufacturers finally joining the party, with Audi being one of the latest to take part. The new Audi e-tron FE04 has left a strong impression on all at the official pre-season testing of the Formula E electric racing … Continue reading News: AUDI E-TRON FE04 FAST AND RELIABLE