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Triumph Bonneville VE Day bike makes retro cool by paying homage to the British army’s glorious heritage!

Every year Triumph Motorcycles organizes a competition to discover the most mindful custom bike design which is purely based on the legendary Bonneville range. The competition dubbed ‘Bonneville Build-Off Challenge’ (debuted in 2019) requires the custom motorcycle to be powered by a 900cc or 1200cc engine. It tests the skills of creative Triumph dealers who have to craft their own version of the iconic bikes that the company has built since its inception in 1983. The best custom builds are finally voted by Triumph fans who choose their favorite dream machine crafted from the bespoke engineering and off-the-shelf aftermarket parts.

This year the nine stunning bikes submitted by the Triumph dealers across UK are equally impressive but one outshines them all because of its perfect fusion of classic with the modern cruise bike aesthetics. This desirable machine created by the Fowlers Motorcycles from Bristol commemorates the 75th anniversary of VE

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Government examines plans for ‘hands-free’ driving on British roads by next year

Wednesday, 19th August 2020, 10:28 am

Updated Wednesday, 19th August 2020, 10:39 am

The UK Government is consulting on new car technology that could see drivers hand over control to vehicles for prolonged periods at speeds of up to 70mph.

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Unlike existing driver assistance systems, where drivers remain responsible for controlling the car and must keep their hands on the steering wheel, the aim of ALKS is to allow drivers to fully delegate the task of driving to the vehicle itself, offering hands-free driving for the first time in Britain.

According to the DfT ALKS is a “traffic jam

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Browning brilliant in British F4 on a busy weekend of national racing – National

First it was Jamie Caroline. Then it was Zane Maloney. And now Luke Browning can add his name to the very short list of British Formula 4 drivers to have won all three races in a weekend.

Considering the partially reversed-grid middle race makes perfection so hard to achieve, it was a special performance. Both of the other two drivers to have completed the hat-trick went on to become champion and Browning’s has propelled him to the top of the standings.

Each of his three Oulton Park triumphs relied upon a different key skill and, if he continues to display these for the rest of the season, he will be very tough to beat.

Race one: a fast start. the Fortec man’s getaways are often good and that was the case in the opener. From second, he powered alongside polesitter James Hedley and grabbed the lead around the outside at

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F1 British GP: Hamilton holds on after last lap tyre failure for Silverstone win – F1

Lewis Hamilton survived a dramatic final lap puncture to win Formula 1’s 2020 British Grand Prix ahead of Max Verstappen, as the same tyre problem dropped Valtteri Bottas to P11.

The Mercedes drivers had looked completely at ease for the majority of the race at Silverstone, which was disrupted twice early on after separate heavy crashes for Kevin Magnussen and Daniil Kvyat, but their fortunes were turned around sensationally with just over two laps to go.

Both Hamilton and Bottas had appeared to pick up blisters despite their commanding lead over Verstappen, and Bottas’s left-front tyre failed at the start of lap 50 of 52, which meant he had to tour slowly to the pits and went from second to scoring no points.

Mercedes warned Hamilton not to risk trying to get the fastest lap on the final tour, but as he ran into Luffield for the final time his

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Four-time British GT champion Adam to return with Beechdean at Brands Hatch

Four-time British GT champion Jonny Adam will return to the championship in a one-off appearance at Brands Hatch, reprising his partnership with Andrew Howard that yielded the 2015 title.

knock-on effects resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
” data-reactid=”33″Aston Martin factory driver Adam was due to defend the title he won with Graham Davidson last year alongside Ahmad al-Harthy in a TF Sport Aston Martin Vantage GT3 run under the Oman Racing banner, but the entry was withdrawn ahead of the season due to knock-on effects resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

determined to reprise his successful British GT career, which started with Howard in a Beechdean AMR Aston Martin DBRS9 in 2011, and is set to make his return in a Beechdean GT3 adorned in the livery he and two-time champion Howard used in 2011.
” data-reactid=”34″Adam told Autosport after the news that was announced that he

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Red Bull’s Albon explains F1 engineer switch for British GP – F1

Alex Albon’s change of Formula 1 race engineer was prompted by the need to have someone with more experience helping him out, rather than any problem with his predecessor.

Red Bull announced ahead of the British Grand Prix that Daniel Ricciardo’s former race engineer Simon Rennie, who has had a factory role for the last few years, was stepping in to replace Mike Lugg.

The move comes on the back of a difficult start to 2020 for Albon, who has faced some trying times in getting on top of the tricky RB16.

Speaking ahead of the British Grand Prix, Albon explained that the driving force behind the move was simply Rennie’s vast knowledge from his years in the sport.

“Firstly, there is no issue with my previous engineer,” said Albon.

“Obviously right now the car is tricky to drive, and I think the team’s choice was that we need some

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Villeneuve’s Feed school explains British F4 prize drive winner’s absence – National

The co-founder of the Feed Racing school has explained why Marijn Kremers hasn’t taken up his prize drive in British Formula 4 this season, much to the ire of Carlin.

Former BAR Formula 1 test driver Patrick Lemarie set up the Feed programme alongside his fellow ex-BAR driver and 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve.

The school held a shootout at the end of last year and the winner was due to receive a funded drive in British F4 with leading squad Carlin.

That competition was won by 22-year-old Dutchman Kremers, but he was not on the grid when the season began at Donington Park last weekend amid the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

While the school’s next intake of drivers have been on-track in the past week, Carlin boss Trevor Carlin was furious that the commitment to run Kremers in F4 with his squad was not honoured.

“They told me

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British Grand Prix review issue of Autosport magazine hits the shelves

British Grand Prix review issue of Autosport on sale

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British Grand Prix review issue of Autosport on sale

The dramatic finish to the 2020 British Grand Prix and Lewis Hamilton’s record seventh victory are the focus of this week’s issue of Autosport magazine.

Our Grand Prix Editor Alex Kalinauckas outlines the key events that led to the incredible closing laps at Silverstone, and explains how Hamilton was able to come out on top, despite essentially finishing on three wheels.

Our Formula 1 analysis also includes the latest technical changes Red Bull and Ferrari brought to their machines, ratings for the drivers, leading stories, and all the important data and statistics from the event.

As ever, we also picked out the important storylines from the supporting Formula 2 and F3 races, as well as the other major international events.

It was a bumper weekend of racing action in the UK, with the British Touring Car Championship finally

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Why a clear British GT championship favourite is emerging – National

There may have only been two weekends of British GT action held so far, but 2016 GT4 champion GRAHAM JOHNSON already knows who he’s tipping for the title

Spoiler alert: Phil Keen and Adam Balon will win the 2020 British GT3 Championship. How can I be so sure? Because the duo has everything in its favour.

The only British GT3 driver pairing to continue into 2020 from last year, Keen and Balon have bonded. All of the other drivers are still trying to suss out their team-mate, but Keen and Balon got all of those first-date-like awkward moments out of the way last year. Everyone else is still asking themselves, ‘Do I trust my team-mate? Is he quick? Do I even like him?!’

Keen and Balon are at the passing-wind-in-front-of-one-another and peeing-with-the-door-open stage of their relationship, while suppressed stomach farts are the order of the day for all other driver

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Hulkenberg: British GP DNS fitting after “crazy few days” in F1 return – F1

Nico Hulkenberg says his failure to start the British Grand Prix was fitting after a crazy four-day spell that saw him miss out on his Formula 1 race comeback.

Hulkenberg made a shock F1 return at Silverstone after being drafted in by Racing Point when Sergio Perez tested positive for COVID-19.

The German driver had been left without a seat for the 2020 season after being dropped by Renault at the end of last year, but received a call from Racing Point on Thursday while en route to the Nurburgring for a GT car test.

Despite tight time margins, Hulkenberg was able to get all of the necessary paperwork complete and a negative COVID-19 test sorted in time for him to take part in opening practice at Silverstone.

Despite not having driven an F1 car since his final appearance for Renault at the end of the 2019 season, Hulkenberg qualified

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