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Racing world 2021: Number of record races, chaos changes in personnel (Part 2)

The season will start late in Qatar in the last week of March (March 26-28) and end in Valencia (November 12-14). The 11th leg is still undefined, along with the 3 reserve stages located in Portugal (Algarve), Russia (Igora) and Indonesia (Mandalika).

The third season of the MotoE World Cup will continue to have 6 races, held at Jerez, Le Mans, Barcelona-Catalunya, Assen, Red Bull Ring and closed at Misano (September 19).

After Haas confirmed he would part with his two current drivers – Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen, in turn the other teams officially announced to keep their roster for the 2021 season.

Despite a lot of speculation about the change of racer, Alfa Romeo eventually decided to continue working with Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi. In addition, the name Alfa Romeo Racing will maintain in 2021 with a cooperation agreement with Sauber.

Williams Racing, after changing hands, decided to maintain the current two drivers, George Russell and Nicholas Latifi, for the second year in a row. Pierre Gasly and AlphaTauri are working together very successfully, as evidenced by their miraculous victory at Monza in early September. That is why the two sides have continued to stick together for one more season. From the above information, there will be only 6 vacant positions in 5 different racing teams: Mercedes, Red Bull, Aston Martin (currently Racing Point), AlphaTauri and Haas.

Lewis Hamilton will almost certainly stay in Mercedes if he does not make a shocking decision after winning the 7th championship, the remaining problem is probably just details of the terms of the contract.

F1 racing schedule in 2021 is expected to be announced in the past few days with the main highlight is the number of races in a season with many records, 23 races. Like MotoGP, F1 will start the new season later than usual, with Albert Park, Australia still to be the opening place on the weekend of 19-21 March 2021. The season kicks off in Abu Dhabi, UAE in the first week of December (December 3 to 5, 2021).

After so many rumors since the beginning of the year, F1 finally welcomed the arrival of Saudi Arabia, the 33rd country in the world with the honor of hosting an F1 race. The second most populous city in the world, Jeddah, is scheduled to set up a street racing track to host the penultimate race of the 2021 season.

The final structure has not been approved but the track is expected to be located in the coastal Corniche, offering a stunning view when F1 cars arrive late November next year, especially when the track is held in the dark, adding one more element to the long-awaited race.

Racing world 2021: Number of record races, chaos changes in personnel (Part 1)

The 2020 racing season with unprecedented difficulties is slowly coming to an end and the organizers are concentrating on making an official plan for 2021.

The main racing positions are almost filled in. when the race schedule had the first draft. We take a look at the current situation in the two top racing events, F1 and MotoGP.

Eleven teams will go on to the 2021 season of the MotoGP racing tournament, and there is only one unconfirmed vacancy left next to Aleix Espargaro, Aprilia factory team’s veteran driver. The remaining 10 teams will have significant personnel changes after the year 2020 closes.

First with factory racing teams, Repsol Honda will bid farewell to Alex Marquez, who will switch to the LCR Honda satellite team after the first season with his brother Marc Marquez, to recruit Pol Espargaro, the steering wheel will end 4 year with Red Bull KTM.

Alex Marquez will still have a contract with Honda’s factory team and replace “old general” Cal Crutchlow, who will leave MotoGP after 10 years of fighting. Fabio Quartararo and “The Doctor” Valentino Rossi will swap positions at Monster Yamaha and Petronas SRT, ending 15 years (in two phases) of collaboration between the Yamaha factory team and Rossi.

The current duo of Pramac Racing, Jack Miller and Francesco Bagnaia together ‘graduate’ to the Ducati factory team in 2021. Their current drivers, Andrea Dovizioso will be “unemployed” next year, and Danilo Petrucci moves on. to Red Bull KTM Tech3 satellite team.

Suzuki keeps his frame with two high-profile steering wheel, Alex Rins and Joan Mir (who just became the 2020 MotoGP champion). Meanwhile at Red Bull KTM, Miguel Oliveira (2020 Styrian GP winner) is raised from KTM Tech3 to take the position of P.Espargaro, and will team up with his former Moto2 teammate, Brad Binder.

Accompanying the French driver is rookie from Moto2 mode, Jorge Martin (currently racing for Red Bull KTM Ajo). He is one of the three rookies to graduate from ‘with two other Moto2 champions this season, Enea Bastianini and Luca Marini, who will be teammates at Esponsorama Racing.

Regarding the scheduled schedule for 2021, the organizers of the tournament have just announced the list of 20 races that will appear next season, 2 more races than in 2019. Besides Kymi Ring, Finland (wait FIM acknowledges) there will be a debut after a year of delay, the rest of the country are familiar destinations.

Bottas: “I’m better than Hamilton”

Driver Valtteri Bottas believes he has better skills than his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

“I have to believe myself better than Hamilton and of course, when I get to my best, I know I can beat him,” Bottas told Sky Sports.

Bottas won the opening leg of the season – the Austrian Grand Prix. But the Finnish driver was once again behind in the race with Hamilton. By the time of the Portuguese Grand Prix on October 25, Hamilton was 69 points ahead of Bottas and had a great chance of equalizing Michael Schumacher’s record of seven F1 championships.

“Obviously, there are days when Hamilton got better. Over the last few years, when we were teammates, in general, he played better,” Bottas continued.

Hamilton won the F1 championship in the last six seasons. He is considered the main driver of Mercedes – the team has dominated the race for many years thanks to great advances in engines. Along with playing, Hamilton is known for being interested in social issues. Typically when he voiced his support for the Black Lives Matter campaign to fight for the rights of people.

Unlike teammates, Bottas only wanted to focus on expertise. “I don’t do politics. I just love racing. I like fair but challenging races, and will continue to pursue that,” he said.

The 31-year-old rider is pleased with his performance in the 2020 season, despite having won two wins from Hamilton’s first-place seven.

“My pace on the track is really good, outperforming previous years. I think, overall, my performance is positive,” Bottas said.

“As an athlete, when you do not meet your goals for a long time, the more frustration will build up in you. People are always judging even if they don’t understand you. Nobody knows what’s going on in mind. So, it is absurd to judge others based on what they see from the outside,” continued the Finnish driver.

F1 racing: Financial difficulties and prospects are worse than coming (Part 2)

This annual organization fee is paid (advance), so it raises the question of whether they will be refunded (currently Australia only), or if F1 can keep it as an account for the 2021 season probably will be unlikely because it is related to the financial issue of the deposit. 

The loss of organizing fees was the result of the cancellation of the race, which in turn led to major revenue sources.

First of all, there are sponsors and advertising, no race takes place, no money.

Secondly, the units purchased television packages on a season-wide package, and when the number of races was cut, agreements with advertisers and their service users were governed. For example, in the UK, many fans spend money to buy packages of Sky cable television system, to fully monitor the happenings of F1. Therefore, they have no other reason to buy a television package when an event takes place. Since then, the advertising units do not want to spend too much money in exchange for 30 seconds to appear on TV.

Đua xe F1: Khó khăn tài chính và viễn cảnh còn tệ hơn sắp tới

If the actual number of races that cannot take place exceeds 14, that is, the Chase Carey CEO’s expected number is between 15 and 18, the TV units will start receiving refunds 1 part, depending on the number of trips canceled.

If the entire season doesn’t go ahead, they’ll probably be able to claim all the money back for this 2020, because they simply can’t promote the brand without an event.

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Besides, it is unclear what terms if canceling the race for F1’s main sponsors such as Heineken, DHL and Emirates, because after all, who thought that the season would be canceled for reasons this disease. So what will the trade impact be like? What will the financial world think if the 2020 schedule is shortened or canceled?

Belgian racing talent died tragically at the age of 22

The talented Belgian cyclist Bjorg Lambrecht died tragically at the age of 22 at the prestigious Tour de Pologne Cycling Tournament in an unexpected accident.


Tour de Pologne is a famous race taking place in Poland. Tragedy arrived at the third race when young Belgian driver Bjorg Lambrecht suffered a serious accident.

Stage 3 has a length of 150.5 km from Chorzow to Zabre takes place at dawn 6/8. After completing one-third of the way, Bjorg Lambrecht unexpectedly deviated from the race, plunged into the concrete culvert and was seriously injured.

The young Belgian driver’s accident was so heavy that helicopters were immediately present to take him to the hospital. However, Bjorg Lambrecht was unable to succumb to the death scythe, and died on the operating table.

According to information from the British press, the riders had to compete in the condition of heavy rain. There have been 2 car crashes before.

“It was not a high-speed road. The road was wide and straight, and there were no bends, but he suddenly got out of the way, rushed out and hit the concrete pole” – Mr. Czelaw Lang, executive director race said.

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Bjorg Lambrecht was born in 1997 – a member of Lotto-Soudal racing team. He is a rising Belgian driver. In 2017, Lambrecht won the U23 Liege-Bastogne-Liege tournament, in 2018 he finished second in the U23 tournament in the world. The new Tour de Pologne is the second season for Bjorg Lambrecht to play professionally.

Lambrecht’s death created a gloomy atmosphere for the rest of the tournament. The first-place winner Pascal Ackermann did not celebrate the victory and gave his condolences to the Lambrecht family: “I am very painful to hear the news. At this time, the results are not important anymore.”

Honda announced motorsport activities in 2020 (Part 2)

In the terrain racing mode, Honda will continue to organize training sessions in Japan for riders of the competition team at the MFJ All-Japan Motocross Championship.

In addition, Honda will also continue training programs for young riders with the potential to participate in training camps around the world and compete in MXGP races.

With motor racing, in the Formula One World Championship (F1), Honda will strive to win even more victories by continuing to supply engines with the same specifications for the Scuderia AlphaTauri 3 racing team and the Red Bull Racing racing team.

In addition, Honda will continue to support young Japanese riders to compete in the FIA Formula 2 World Championship (F2) and the French F4 Championship.

In Japan, Honda will try to regain the championship in the most prestigious races by using the all-new NSX-GT model in GT500 competition, SUPER GT, which will apply the new technical regulations in the 2020 season. At the same time, Honda also changed the structure of the teams competing in the SUPER FORMULA Championship Japan Championship.

For customer races, in vehicle-based racing categories developed on the market-wide version, Honda will raise the challenge by not only providing engines but also enhancing support for teams so that each team can compete more competitively.

Honda will offer the CIVIC Type R and CIVIC TCR, at the FIA ​​World Touring Car Cup (WTCR), a tournament that started in 2018 and the TCR endurance race series, which is a race. popular all over the world. In addition, Honda will offer the NSX GT3 Evo at the Intercontinental GT Challenge (IGTC) – a competition held on five continents as well as GT championships and other races held in North America, Asia and Europe.

In North America, through Honda Performance Development (HPD), Honda will provide engines for five teams with a total of 13 cars to compete in the IndyCar Series.

In the field of motorbike racing, in 2016, SRS-Junior was renamed SRS-Moto, and the pain-developing systems and textbooks, as well as the machines used in the program, were renewed for them to work towards developing drivers to be able to compete at the level of world championships like MotoGP.

In the field of motor racing, SRS-Kart and SRS-Formula will maintain the structure established last year with Takuma Sato and Shinji Nakano as Principal and Vice-Principal, to further enhance the development environment of young driver.

Honda has been working hard to expand the popularity of motorsport. To spread the passion of motorsport to more people, Honda has been carrying out a wide range of events and activities, including those that are not yet familiar with motorsport can still be enjoyed such as: One-make race series sponsored by Honda Racing Corporation (HRC); Honda Sports & Eco Program; FIT 1.5 Challenge Cup; N-ONE OWNERS ’CUP; Honda Eco Mileage Challenge 2020; 2020 MO-SPO Suzuka Festival – A day of gratitude for fans; Honda Racing THANKS DAY 2020 …

Honda announced motorsport activities in 2020 (Part 1)

In 2020, Honda will continue to compete in the world’s leading prestigious motorcycle and automobile races, all of the employees present at Honda’s motorsport activities including: athletes, engineers, mechanics and other members of the team, will work as a “Team Honda” and compete by all efforts.

For motorbike, Honda will compete with the production teams that are members of Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) and strive to win the championship for the second consecutive year in all three types of tournaments: road race, motocros and trial. Furthermore, similar to last season, the HRC producer team is currently attending the Dakar Rally, which will move the race from South America to Saudi Arabia this year.

In the MotoGP category of the FIM Grand Prix World Championship, Marc Márquez, will welcome his younger brother, Alex Márquez, to compete for the Reosol Honda Team. With the new competitive personnel, Honda will strive to continue to win the “Triple Crown” title at the MotoGP tournament for the fourth consecutive year.

At the FIM Superbike World Championship, Honda will compete with the new HRC manufacturer team, called the HRC team, with Alvaro Bautista and Leon Haslam, a racing car developed on the all-new CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP.

At the Japan MFJ All – Japan Championship, Honda will compete in the top divisions including Road Race Championship (JRR), Motocross Championship (JMX) and Trial Championship (JTR). Honda will continue to win the Motocross and Trial championships as well as regain the title of Road Race champion, thereby winning the MFJ All-Japan Championship for the first time in all three categories since 2017.

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At motor racing, combined with Honda’s racing activities in Asia where motorcycle racing is gaining interest and development, in the 2020 season, Honda will continue to support the team. Honda Team Asia competes in the Moto2 and Moto3 categories, belonging to the MotoGP tournament.

Moreover, to support the young riders increasingly competitive, Honda will continue to support the competitive riders at the FIM CEV Repsol Moto3 Junior World Championship. In addition, Honda will continue to use the IDEMITSU Asia Talent Cup (IATC) to motivate young riders to explore their potential and raise the number of other riders who can compete in world-class races.