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Delage D12 marks the return of storied French race car brand

We’ve seen several ways so far of resurrecting a dormant car brand. There’s been the continuation build, like at Alvis, with period vehicles created from new-old-stock or parts created from original blueprints. We’ve seen brands wrap modern technology in historically-themed bodywork, as with the new Hispano-Suiza, or put that technology inside brand new bodywork said to channel the spirit of the original, as at Maybach or Bugatti. ü Called the Delage D12, CEO Laurent Tapie says it fulfills the dream of Adolphe Louis Delage, who campaigned a 2.0-liter V12 in the 1923 and 1924 Grand Prix seasons, supercharging the engine in 1925 and winning two races. Delage took the crown of World Champion of Car Builders in 1927 with the Type 15 S 8 and its supercharged 1.5-liter straight-eight, then returned to a V12 formula in 1938 in a car lost to fire before it could race.

The original Delage

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A Push to Return U.K.’s ‘Motor City’ to Its Cycling Roots

COVENTRY, England — Through leafy suburban streets, then up and over a narrow bridge, the path for cyclists heading north into Coventry seems smooth and easy until it ends abruptly — at a busy four-lane “ring road” with no on ramp.

Here, as cars roar by, the choice is stark: Get off your bike and navigate a grimy pedestrian underpass, or head home.

As with Detroit, Coventry’s 20th-century development was shaped by automobile manufacturing, and although those factories have vanished, the road network is what you might expect of Britain’s “motor city.”

Now cyclists are fighting back with a campaign that blends arguments about health, the environment, the coronavirus pandemic — and history.

“If you look at the health crisis, the air quality crisis, the obesity crisis, the Covid crisis — time and time again the bicycle shows it has a real part to play,” said Adam Tranter, a bicycling

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Onslow-Cole makes surprise BTCC return with Team Hard – BTCC

British Touring Car Championship race winner Tom Onslow-Cole will make a surprise return to the series after an absence of seven years for the next three rounds.

Onslow-Cole, who took victory seven times in the series, will replace the injured Ollie Brown at Team Hard for the next three rounds at Thruxton, Silverstone and Croft.

It means that the 33-year-old will be reunited with the Volkswagen CC, a car that he gave its BTCC debut in 2013 and that Team Hard will retire at the end of this season as it works upon a project to build new Cupras for 2021.

Since leaving the BTCC, Onslow-Cole has been predominantly active in international GT3 competition, winning the Pro-Am class title of International GT Open in 2018 and 2019.

He will now join Jack Goff and Nicolas Hamilton in Hard’s line-up of VW CCs, with Carl Boardley continuing in the team’s BMW

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Montoya to make Le Mans return with DragonSpeed LMP2 squad – WEC

Two-time Indy 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya will make a late return to the Le Mans 24 Hours with the DragonSpeed squad.

The 44-year-old Colombian has been called up to drive the #21 DragonSpeed ORECA-Gibson 07 alongside Memo Rojas and Timothe Buret for what will be his second Le Mans start.

Montoya, who won last year’s IMSA SportsCar Championship driving a Penske Acura together with Dane Cameron, takes the place of three-time Sebring 12 Hours winner Pipo Derani in the line-up aboard DragonSpeed’s lead entry.

Team sources have confirmed that Montoya will drive the car in the double-points World Endurance Championship event on September 19/20.

An official announcement is expected after the team has gone through the official procedures required to change a driver by race organiser the Automobile Club de l’Ouest.

It is understood that Montoya was approached by DragonSpeed boss Elton Julian, whose team also races in the

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Gasly “ready” for Red Bull return after maiden F1 win at Italian GP – F1

AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly feels he is “ready” to return to Red Bull Racing should the team wish to recall him following his shock win at the Italian Grand Prix.

Gasly scored the first victory of his Formula 1 career at Monza on Sunday after capitalising on a red flag stoppage and a penalty for Lewis Hamilton, before fending off Carlos Sainz Jr. in the closing stages.

The win came just 13 months after Red Bull demoted Gasly back to Toro Rosso following a difficult 12-race spell at the start of the 2019 season, and marks Gasly’s second podium finish after his second-place finish behind Max Verstappen at last year’s Brazilian Grand Prix.

The result also comes amid ongoing struggles for Gasly’s Red Bull replacement, Alexander Albon, so far this season. Gasly sits just five points behind Albon, who finished 15th at Monza, in the drivers’ standings.

Red Bull has repeatedly

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Le Mans winner Tandy set to return in Algarve Pro-run LMP2 with Jarvis

Le Mans 24 Hours winner Nick Tandy is set to return to the wheel of a prototype at this year’s French enduro together with former LMP1 sparring partner Oliver Jarvis.

Tandy, who won the race aboard a Porsche 919 Hybrid in 2015, and 2017 LMP2 class-winner Jarvis have been named in a late addition to the field from the Anglo-Portuguese Algarve Pro LMP2 squad.

They are listed to share an ORECA-Gibson 07, entered under the G-Drive by Algarve banner, with former GP3 driver Ryan Cullen in the double-points round of the World Endurance Championship on 19/20 September.

scratched the two GTE Pro entries from its North American CORE Autosport team, for which he races in the GT Le Mans class of the IMSA SportsCar Championship.” data-reactid=”35″Tandy became available for the 24 Hours when Porsche scratched the two GTE Pro entries from its North American CORE Autosport team, for

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Le Mans winner Tandy set to return in Algarve Pro-run LMP2 with Jarvis – WEC

Le Mans 24 Hours winner Nick Tandy is set to return to the wheel of a prototype at this year’s French enduro together with former LMP1 sparring partner Oliver Jarvis.

Tandy, who won the race aboard a Porsche 919 Hybrid in 2015, and 2017 LMP2 class-winner Jarvis have been named in a late addition to the field from the Anglo-Portuguese Algarve Pro LMP2 squad.

They are listed to share an ORECA-Gibson 07, entered under the G-Drive by Algarve banner, with former GP3 driver Ryan Cullen in the double-points round of the World Endurance Championship on 19/20 September.

Tandy became available for the 24 Hours when Porsche scratched the two GTE Pro entries from its North American CORE Autosport team, for which he races in the GT Le Mans class of the IMSA SportsCar Championship.

The Brit, who last raced a prototype in the 2017 WEC, told Autosport: “I know the

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Alonso: Indy 500 will be “impossible” during F1 return with Renault – IndyCar

Fernando Alonso has said next week’s Indianapolis 500 will be his last attempt at the triple crown for at least two years, as he returns to Formula 1 with Renault.

In 2017, McLaren’s F1 prospects were so poor that Alonso was able to skip the Monaco Grand Prix with the team’s blessing in order to take part in the Indy 500 with a McLaren-backed Andretti Autosport entry. He starred and was in contention for the win until his Honda engine blew.

Having taken a two-year sabbatical from F1, Alonso has found it easier to prepare for Indy for the two editions, but in 2021 he will relight his F1 career at Renault.

There had been much speculation that with the Monaco GP and the Indy 500 set to not run on the same weekend next season, 23rd May and 30th May respectively, that he might be able to do both,

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Zarco “ready” for return to factory MotoGP bike with Ducati in 2021 – MotoGP

Johann Zarco thinks he’s “ready” to step up to the factory Ducati team in 2021, but believes he needs to score more MotoGP podiums before being considered.

The double Moto2 world champion joined the Ducati fold for 2020 after signing a deal directly with it to join the satellite Avintia squad on a year-old Desmosedici.

This came after he quit his two-year works KTM deal halfway through last year, before finding refuge at LCR as Takaaki Nakagami’s injury replacement for the last three races.

Zarco has since scored Avintia’s first pole position and podium finish when he placed third in the Czech GP, while putting his GP19 third on the grid for the Styrian Grand Prix – although had to start from pitlane as punishment for his collision with Franco Morbidelli at the previous week’s Austrian GP.

The Frenchman will remain a Ducati rider in 2021, though it is not

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Correa hopeful of F2 return in 2021 after injury progress – F2

Juan Manuel Correa is hopeful of making his return to Formula 2 in 2021 after making good progress in his recovery from injuries sustained at Spa last year.

Correa sustained severe injuries to his lungs and right leg in the multi-car accident at the start of last year’s F2 Feature Race which claimed the life of Anthoine Hubert.

Correa spent two weeks in a coma after the accident while he recovered from his respiratory injuries, but was able to then return home to the United States, where he has since focused on rehabilitation for his right leg.

Speaking in an interview on F2’s Instagram channel, Correa said that his recovery had been going “quite well”, and that he was now hopeful of making a return to the series next year.

“I’ve been recovering really quickly, pushing a lot with that racer mindset, always doing more than necessary, but it’s worked

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