Following the Internet-acclaimed “Intergalactic” and “Good Vibrations” music videos, GRAND-AM driver Jordan Taylor and friends have released their latest video, in a SPEED Blog exclusive premiere.
YouTube sensation, and current Rolex Series Daytona Prototype championship leader Taylor, fresh off victory in last weekend’s SFP Grand Prix at Kansas Speedway, teamed up with brother Ricky and fellow GRAND-AM drivers Alex Gurney, Jon Fogarty and Ryan Eversley for production of their third music video, filmed in the Kansas paddock.
Featuring the ‘90s hit single “The Right Kind of Love” from Jeremy Jordan, the video portrays 22-year-old Taylor’s affection towards Continental tires, the series-wide tire partner of the Rolex Series. Included are some hilarious scenes from the rest of the gang, in what could be described as one of the most entertaining motorsports-related music videos of the summer.
Lucas Ordóñez, test and development driver of the Nissan ZEOD RC. (Photo: Nissan)
Nissan’s inaugural “gamer-to-racer” Lucas Ordóñez has been appointed as the official test and development driver of the Nissan ZEOD RC program – the unique electric race car that will debut at next year’s Le Mans 24 Hours.
Launched at Le Mans in June this year, the Nissan ZEOD RC will make its race debut at next year’s 24 Hours event. It will hit the track for the first time next month for testing with Spaniard Ordóñez entrusted with the development duties for the car.
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In Europe, there has long been a thriving FIA-backed hillclimb championship featuring some well-established venues in countries like Switzerland – where other forms of motorsports have been banned since the 1955 Le Mans tragedy.
Among the most famous courses is the St Ursanne/Les Rangiers climb, which has hosted an annual event since before WWII. In 1965, Jim Clark even had a go in a less-than-suitable Lotus 38, just weeks after winning the Indy 500.
We thought you might enjoy this mind-boggling clip of Luxembourg’s David Hauser in action in last weekend’s event, at the wheel of his Dallara GP2 car. He demonstrates just how brave some of these guys are, especially given that safety facilities appear to have changed little since Clark’s era.
Last weekend’s SFP Grand Prix at Kansas Speedway was a race to forget for Magnus Racing, as their No. 44 Porsche was the victim of a freak incident that subsequently took drivers John Potter and Andy Lally out of the Rolex Sports Car Series GT championship lead.
A multi-car Daytona Prototype accident scattered debris across the infield road course with less than 90 minutes to go. With no visible yellow flags, Lally inadvertently plowed into the debris at nearly full speed, puncturing the Porsche’s radiator and requiring a nine-minute pit stop for repairs.
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Fan favorites Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden weren’t able to pull off a win at Indianapolis, but their last lap passes had everyone off their seats.
Rossi was pitted against Cal Crutchlow and Alvaro Bautista for fourth, and managed to blow past both riders coming out of the final turn.
American rider Nicky Hayden banged bars with his Ducati teammate Andrea Dovizioso, pushed him wide and was able to get by him coming down the home straight. The contact allowed Bradley Smith to sneak by for eighth position, with Hayden besting his teammate for ninth.