Electric MotoGP Races are Coming by 2019

The organiser of the MotoGP bike racing series is about to embrace the electric movement, revealing a plan to introduce a standalone electric bike event to run alongside the petrol MotoGP tournaments from the 2019 season. Read More >>

This Unbreakable Racing Drone is Perfect for Terrible Pilots

There’s a reason nature uses eggs to protect offspring who develop outside their mothers. Domes are inherently strong and durable, so it also makes sense to build a drone with a similarly bulbous shape to help it survive crashes, collisions, and other accidents when an amateur pilot is at the controls. Read More >>

Everything is Very Bad, So Watch This Dog Run Really Fast

Here’s Jeff Brines and his dog Tucker, just enjoying some bike trails in Targhee, Wyoming. Brines captured this footage of his dog out-racing him and his mountain bike, all while offering loving words of encouragement. Watch Brines pop wheelies and yell “Let’s go get it!” at Tucker. They’re having a great time. Read More >>

Jet-Powered Hearses, Shopping Trolleys and Sheds Battle for World Speed Records

A race event over the weekend saw world records fall and much exotic fuel burned, as attendees at North Yorkshire's Elvington Airfield watched weird vehicles attempt to out-weird and out-race each other. Read More >>

Sky Snaps up TV Rights to Another Huge* Sport — Drone Racing

Sky TV has thrown a staggering -- for us, not them -- $1m at the Drone Racing League, in a deal that will bring indoor drone action to the screens of its subscribers. Read More >>

Hot Wheels’ New RC Cars Have Minds of Their Own

Racing your Hot Wheels cars usually requires a good imagination, a makeshift track, and a lot of DIY sound effects. But with the new Hot Wheels AI race system, you can finally race your friends, or a computer opponent, on a real track, without needing a smartphone—or a driving license. Read More >>

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Cyclist Goes Full Superman, Beats Everyone

Pro tip to cyclists: sailing through the air horizontally while gripping your handlebars for dear life is the most efficient way downhill. Read More >>

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Racing Hydroplanes Looks Terrifying

Hydroplane racing seems like one of those sports where fans only watch in hopes of seeing a spectacular crash. Read More >>

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What Happens When a 850 Horsepower Truck Races a 10,000 Horsepower Car

Well, you know exactly what’s going to happen. When a car has 10 times the horsepower of a truck, the truck is going to get smoked. The question is how bad will the torching be? Hilariously bad. Read More >>

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The Chaos of Racing Old-Timey Vehicles Is More Exciting Than Formula One

As the world’s premiere auto racing league, the cars that compete in Formula One are technological marvels. But watching what goes into racing vehicles from the turn of the century gives you a greater appreciation for what our ancestors had to deal with to quench their need for speed. Read More >>

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Watch a Terrifyingly Fast 115 MPH Drone Race a Sports Car

Drone racing is exciting in its own right, but for spectators the sport still can’t quite match the horsepower and top speeds of auto racing—or can it? Nissan’s GT-R drone, designed and built by Tornado XBlades Racing, can hit a top speed of 115 miles per hour. It can accelerate from zero to sixty in under 1.3 seconds. Read More >>

London May Lose Next Season’s Formula E Races

Event organisers, council officials and even judges are still working out if this summer's scheduled London Formula E weekender can go ahead in July, with one bargaining chip said to be a promise that it won't come back again next year if it's okayed for this. Read More >>

Red Bull’s Milton Keynes Factory Gets a Smart and Happy Makeover

Red Bull's factory in international F1 development hotspot Milton Keynes is set to benefit from the application of smart technology, with its facility manager applying what it describes as "advanced building telemetry" to ensure the workers and the bits of car they bash together are all as productive and raceworthy as possible. Read More >>

Connected Race Suit has NFC ID Chip for Correctly Identifying the Remains

A battle against piracy of expensive sportswear has been launched by Adidas, which has released what it calls a "smart suit" for high-end racing drivers who can convince their sponsors that they need to spend £8,000 on special race day overalls. Read More >>

Thermal Camera Outs Pro Cyclists as Secret Electric Motor Cheats

A joint investigation by Italy's Corriere della Sera newspaper and France's Télévisions Stade 2 claims to have uncovered evidence of systematic mechanical doping in the professional cycling ranks, with thermal cameras appearing to show miniature power systems and warm batteries in the bikes of seven pro riders. Read More >>