ISSUE 6
    


Welcome to the sixth edition of Performance magazine!...



Nürburgring, The “Ring”, Nordschleife, The Green Hell. . .whatever you prefer to call it, one thing is certain - there is no other circuit in the world that offers such an incredible challenge to man and machine. With over 70 corners, 300 meters of elevation, giant curbs, jumps, varying surfaces and long fast straights, there is quite possibly no other circuit on this planet that can test a car to its ultimate limit like Nordschleife...



When you think of off-road racing, chances are the first images that spring to mind are motocross bikes sailing through the air or rally cars rounding corners in a cloud of dust. For Polish born Rafal Sonik, he thinks of just one thing - Quad bikes...



What's the most important part of a performance car? Many people might say the engine. Of course, without an abundance of power, a car will struggle to earn the performance title...



Now the recent revival of the Ariel name in motorcycling has got a lot of people excited but the company (which dates back to the 1870’s) has been making headlines in the four wheel world for quite some time...



Having been involved in the research and manufacturing of electric motorcycles for over six years, Lightning Motors were the first company to bring a truly electric Superbike to the consumer market, with their journey starting back in 2006, when Lithium battery technology became a viable solution to power motorcycles. Taking an old Yamaha R1, the Lightning team converted the machine to electric power, with it putting out over 60bhp, almost 70ft-lb of torque and immediately had a top speed of 100mph!..



MotoGP – Márquez brothers makes history!

Commentators are beginning to run out of superlatives for 21 year old Repsol Honda superstar Marc Márquez, as the young Spaniard rewrote the MotoGP record books once again in 2014. Smashing Mick Doohan’s record of 12 wins in a season, Márquez dominated throughout the year – wrapping up his second blue-riband class title with three rounds remaining, before taking a record breaking thirteenth victory of the year at Valencia...



Endurance success on all fronts and Farewell to Legend Kristensen

It was another impressive year in Endurance racing by Öhlins equipped teams. There was a thrilling battle for the win in the Le Mans 24 hours with both Toyota and Audi fighting for the win. For a long time it looked like Toyota would finally take its first Le Mans 24 hour win after they returned to endurance racing. But this race can be cruel. After nine hours in the lead the pole sitting Toyota #7 had to retire with Kazumi Nakajima behind the wheel. Audi took over the lead but had their share of problems as well...

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