Grid Racing Academy Nov 2013

Perfect weekend with Grid Racing Academy Zhuhai International Circuit with Clio Cup, Asia Formula Renault and Formula Campus training. Book now for the available dates in December academy, e-mail:





晴好的周末,Grid Motorsport赛车学院来到@珠海国际赛车场 进行雷诺克里欧、AFR亚洲方程式和康巴斯方程式授课培训,学员车手们顺利完成了本次课程。12月,Grid Motorsport赛车学院教练课程继续接受预定

2014 New V6 Turbocharged Engine Line-Up


Full 2014 New V6 Turbocharged Engine Line-Up, as the engine deal for 2014 almost closing, provisional confirmation as follows:

Renault Engine – Red Bull, Toro Rosso, Caterham, Lotus Renault.

Mercedes Engine – Mercedes, Mclaren, Williams, Force India.

Ferrari Engine – Ferrari, Sauber, Marussia.


雷诺引擎 – 红牛,红牛二队,凯特勒姆,路特斯雷诺.

梅赛德斯引擎 – 梅赛德斯,迈凯轮,威廉姆斯,印度力量.

法拉利引擎 – 法拉利,索伯, 玛鲁西亚。

Mclaren MP4-12C: The Capsule of Speed

Mclaren MP4-12C: The Capsule of Speed

The Mclaren MP4-12C, ok  so everybody’s first question how does it compare with Ferrari 458. Having been driving the Ferrari 458 a lot for the past month, she is still the benchmark of Super Car no doubt. I had to be fair and honest when I came to the Mclaren, really start with a fresh page. Of course expectation were high as the last Mclaren was in a league of its own with the F1. MP4-12C is designed with a slight different concept in mind, a Super Car with user friendliness and won’t be a pain for daily (or in most cases weekly) use.

On the out set from the concept drawings the car seems to be focus in the functional direction, where aerodynamic and engineering dictates the main focus of the exterior design. Which is where the problem lies, there is absolutely nothing “wrong” with the car, but she just seem so CAD (computer aided design). I seriously like the shape fast flowing shape, the scissors doors and even more stunning sitting still with them opened, just like an eagle spreading its wings. The discrete, hyper urban tail lights and exhaust exits then how it integrates seamlessly with the hydraulic spoiler. Everything is so precise and seamlessly purposeful.

First thing first, as a frequent used car, it does have some annoying issues, the “slide to unlock” door, and it’s not just me, the dealer did advise on how to “more easily” get the door opening mechanism right with slide and pause at the end of the motion etc. That didn’t really work, the hit rate is still around 30%, and truth be told it’s fancy, but do we really need more trouble with opening the door and maybe considering sometimes the weather is not always kind. More below par features like some of the interior touch are less than luxury as expected in a car in this price range, the sound system seems rather incompetent. The media system is fancy, but only to find the system is rather “simple” comparing to even typical German sedans, system from the likes of Audi, Mercedes, BMW etc. Offers way more features and important information to the driver. So it seems initially it does not make the cut for the daily super car that we expect this century.

But as a super car to drive it’s simply epic…!!! The engineers in Woking simply got the formula for the dynamics so RIGHT. The way this car accelerates, brakes and ride through corners is just an absolute eye opener. Some basic facts 3.8 V8 Turbo, pumping out 600hp and 650Nm of torque, 4WD, fully independent suspension, monocoque chassis. These features don’t seem so intriguing in words, but how the Mclaren team engineered then re-engineered and scrutinized the performance to squeeze out the maximum performance and dynamics is nothing short of a miracle. How this MP4-12C can be so brimming fast and yet so comfortable just makes this car so brilliant. Blasting down highways, taking it through sweeping corners is just such a calming act. Seriously a capsule of speed.

Last question, which one? The 458 or MP4-12C? Both are brilliant in their own right, the MP4-12C is a monster is precision engineering in dynamics and cutting the laws of physics, the 458 is just a work of art in every sense, it’s made with passion and soul, and it connects you to your heart within!

邁凱輪MP4-12C,每個人的第一個問題是MP4-12C和法拉利458的比較。過去的一個月我時常駕駛法拉利458,她仍毫無疑問是超級跑車的標杆。當我來到邁凱輪,真正開始了新的一頁。當然期望非常高,因為之前邁凱輪F1也是一台非凡的超級跑車。 MP4-12C的設計概念略有不同,一台真正可日常駕駛的超級跑車。


作為一台日常駕駛的超級跑車,它確實有一些煩人的的問題,“Slide to Unlock”的車門,不只是我,就算是經銷商教了我們這秘訣我們也覺得這是不方便,命中率仍然是30%左右,說實話開門真的不需要更多的麻煩。其他如內龐方面也不見得豪華,在這個價格範圍內的超級跑車,音響系統似乎相當無能。媒體系統是花哨,民用品牌如奧迪,奔馳,寶馬等的系統比這實用很多。如此看來它不太悉合做一台日常駕駛的超級跑車。

但作為一台專注速度的超級跑車他的確是非凡……!!在英國Woking的工程師把物理和動力學完全改寫。這車的剎車,過彎,加速是多麼大開眼界。3.8 V8渦輪增壓引擎,泵出600HP和650NM的扭矩,四輪驅動,完全獨立的懸掛,硬殼式底盤。書面上這些數字已經不是天方夜談,但邁凱輪的設計團隊如何將這些性能,擠壓出來令他有如此厲害的性能簡直是一個奇蹟。MP4-12C能夠如此舒適還可以以非比沉常的速度在路面上行走,只是非常驚人。直爆公路,掃過長灣,就是這樣輕易的事情。

最後一個問題, 458或MP4-12C?兩者也有自己的長處,在的MP4-12C是一台打破物理規律的怪物。458是一台超凡藝術型,夾帶無限的激情和靈魂,連繫你的心!

2012 New York Auto Show 紐約車展

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2012 New York Auto Show
2012 紐約車展

Exciting showcase of:
Lexus ES300h
VW Jetta Hybrid
Mercedes Benz GL550
Mercedes Benz 2012 New SL
Porsche Diesel Cayenne
Porsche New Boxster
Land Rover Evoque Convertible
Bentley Continental GT V8
Audi A5 Cabriolet
VW Alltrack
and much more

2012 Pan Delta Super Racing Festival Circuit Hero – Two 泛珠三角超級賽車節 賽道英雄 貳

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2012 Pan Delta Super Racing Festival Circuit Hero – Two

2012 泛珠三角超級賽車節  賽道英雄  貳

Rookie outguns veteran, Pan Delta Super Racing Festival Circuit Hero Two

At 1:15pm on 18 March, the most civilian race in the Pan Delta Super Racing Festival, Circuit Hero Two, commences. 34 cars in various classes that are familiar to the casual spectator, provides a connection between motorsport and everyday road driving. The interesting advertising on the cars, the friends and family members in the grandstands, all demonstrates the fact that this is a race that welcomes new comers.

Pole sitter is Jerome Badaraco in a Honda CL7, entered in the 2000cc class. His best lap yesterday was 1:51.928. Second on the grid is Gary Sham in a Honda DC5. He is the fastest in the 2000A class. “Baldy” He Wei-Hang is fourth behind Wong Ka-Hong. But Wong Ka-Hong’s car is in the N2000 class while He Wei-Hang’s car is in the open class. The top four are all able to lap in 1:55s, although not in the same group, they are competitive enough to fight for every corner.

As the race starts, Badaraco makes a clean getaway. He moves to the right to protect his position. But Wong Ka-Hong also makes a good start and goes the other way to cut inside of Badaraco. The rest of the enormous field funnel through the first corner.

At turn 3, Wong Ka-Hong is holding on to his lead. But Badaraco is clearly faster on the straight and he is able to pull alongside Wong. Wong though manages to protect the corner.

At the end of lap 1, Badaraco uses his superior corner exit speed to pass Wong Ka-Hong on the main straight. No. 3 He Wei-Hang passes Wong Wan-Lung on lap 2 and is now up to third place. Badaraco then sets a 1:53s best lap.

On lap 3, all the race cars have falled into their own groups of battle, those in front, although not in the same class, are battling hard for track positions. In the middle of lap 3, He Wei-Hang outbrakes Wong Ka-Hong into a corner and begins to close in on Badaraco. But the latter’s superior performance makes that a very tall order. Baldy though, racing in front of his legion of fans, can never give up. On lap 4, no. 16 Gary Sham passes Wong Ka-Hong for third place. The top 3 are all within 3 seconds of each other. The race is far from over.

On lap 6, Badaraco extends his lead to over 5 seconds. At this moment, at turn 4, no. 16 Gary Sham has a coming together with no. 38, female driver Wu Mu-Lian. Wu’s car spins around and hits the rear wheel on Gary Sham’s left side. His car then somersaults for one and a half times and lands on its roof in the grass area near turn 5. This was a big accident but Gary Sham seems to be fine. He gets out of the car and move to the safe zone before the marshals arrive. As the position of the wreck is dangerous, the race officials decides to deploy the safety car.

The safety car bunches up the field but as the time need to clear the accident area is lengthy, there would not be much race distance left. At the end of lap 8, the safety car returns to the pitlane and the race re-starts. Badaraco immediately pulls out a lead. No. 2 Ko Shi-Chun overtakes Wong Ka-Hong down at turn 1 and gets himself up to second.

In the end Jerome Badaraco wins the first race of Circuit Hero Two in 2012. Wong Ka-Hong finishes second and Wei Zhao-Yin finishes third.

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Reached 10,000 readers, a big thank you to all, and here’s what’s coming up…

Thank you for all your support, the readership has been rising quickly, here is a quick preview of what’s coming next: –

Tokyo Auto Salon 2012: Extreme tuning like, HKS, Kansai, RE Amemiya Wheels and Tires, Yokohama, Enkei, Rays

– Motoring World: Car of the year…? Land Rover Evoque, Mclaren MP4-12C, Ferrari 458 Spider and much more

– Pan Delta Racing Festival: Action packed South China race series

Hong Kong race series Roadsport Challenge

– TC Column: Motorsports open forum geared towards China and Hong Kong

– Market Talk: Latest gears

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