Motor sports

Suzuka Circuit Queens

Suzuka Circuit puts out call for 39th annual Circuit Queens

From August 18, Suzuka Circuit is putting out a call for applicants for Suzuka Circuit Queens for its racing events.
Mazda sky active engine developing 新訂版

Why downsizing specifications has been added to the "SKYACTIV" engine

Mazda Hitomi Mitsuo, Senior Executive Officer, had claimed "SKYACTIV (Sky Active)" engine appeared at that time, downsizing gasoline turbo engine of the absurd, but then the 1.5-litre diesel and 2.5-litre petrol is added Put what on earth did you?
Mazda 767B (1989)

Mazda to undergo demo runs of 767B Le Mans racer

On August 10, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) announced it will conduct demo runs of their 767B in late August at Laguna Seca in California.
2016 Suzuka 8hours

Suzuka 8hours: Looking Back With Statistics At The 39th Coca Cola Zero Suzuka 8hours

A look back on how this 39th annual Coca Cola Zero Suzuka 8hours Endurance Race unfolded by going over the data.
Global MX-5 Cup

Test-drive event for Global MX-5 Cup to be held on August 25

Ahead of the start of Global MX-5 Cup Japan in 2017, B-Sports will be holding test-drives involving these vehicles on August 25.
Award Ceremony

Suzuka 8hours: Bridgestone Equipment Team Lands 11th Consecutive Win, 5th Time Team Has Monopolized The Victory Stand

The Yamaha Factory Racing Team (Katsuyuki Nakasuga, Pol Espargaró, Alex Rose), supported by Bridgestone came out victorious in the Suzuka 8hours Endurance Road Race held between 28 and 31 July.
1958 Subaru 360

Subaru 360 “Ladybug” Recognized As Mechanical Engineering Heritage

One of Subaru’s most renown automobiles, the 360, has been officially recognized by as a part of Japan’s Mechanical Engineering Heritage.
Yaris WRC development test

Video: Toyota shows the Yaris WRC's progress in official video

Toyota has released an official video of the Yaris WRC which is currently on development and aims to race in the 2017 WRC World Rally Championship.
780hp Subaru Impreza

Video: 780hp Subaru Impreza sets new high-speed record at hill climb

A video has been released on the internet of the Subaru Impreza which set a new record at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed hill climb in the UK in June.
Subaru WRX STI built to break new record at Isle of Man TT

Video: Subaru releases video of WRX STI setting new record at Isle of Man TT

A full video is on the internet of the Subaru WRX STI setting a new lap-time record for a mass market car at Isle of Man's TT course in early June.
Mazda's prototype racer

Mazda’s new racer features commemorative colors

Mazda became the first Japanese automaker since 1991 to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans. To commemorate the first victory in 25 years, Mazda has established the same colors from that victorious racer on their newest racing car.
New Honda Ridgeline

Four nominees for 2017 North American Truck of the Year announced

On July 6, the organizers of North American Car of the Year released the four nominees for the 2017 awards' truck category.
Nissan's official delivery ceremony for the Rio Olympic/Paralympic Games

Nissan delivers first official vehicle for upcoming Rio Olympic/Paralympic Games

On July 12, Nissan Motor Company, the official car supplier for the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games, presented their first official vehicle ahead of its opening day in August.
Mazda's all-new CX-9

Three Japanese models nominated for 2017 North American SUV of the Year

On July 6, the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) organizing committee announced its 12 nominees (first round of selections) for the SUV category of the 2017 NACTOY award.
New Acura NSX

North America COTY publishes 27 cars selected for 2017 including Japan luxury brands

On July 6, the organizers of North American Car of the Year released a list of the 27 cars that have been selected for the passenger car category for 2017 North America Car of the Year.
New Acura NSX that won Time Attack 2 at Pike's Peak

Video: New Honda NSX wins Pike's Peak Hill Climb in mass market class

There's a new video on the internet of the new Acura NSX, which won June's 100th Pike's Peak International Hill Climb in the mass market category.
Winner of the mass production class, the new model Honda NSX

Pike's Peak '16: Honda's New Model NSX Wins In Mass Production Class

On June 26, Honda claimed victory in the mass-production class at the 100th annual Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb race held in the US with its new model Acura NSX.
Toyota TS050 Hybrid No. 5, which shuts down due to technical problems

Video: 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans – Scene of Toyota No. 5 shutting down

This year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race turned out to be an extraordinary battle. Porsche, the winner of this year’s race, and FIA WEC have posted highlight videos on their official websites.
2006 Honda RA106

Honda Collection Hall to display 30 historic F1 machines from Aug 20 to Oct 10

The Honda Collection Hall will host the All Honda F1 Machine Special Exhibition from August 20 to October 10.
Suzuki GSX-RR (reference image)

MotoGP: Suzuki signs contract with top Moto2 racer Alex Rins

On June 20, Suzuki announced that it had signed a 2-year factory rider contract with Moto2 class ranking top driver Alex Rins. Suzuki will race in the MotoGP in 2017 and 2018 with Rins and Andrea Iannone.
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