The first day of free practice at Laguna Seca finished with Dani Pedrosa topping the time sheets. Dani fully utilised his new specification RC213V with updated engine and chassis to lap three tenths under the circuit record. His best lap time was 1'21.088, while Casey, who also worked with the new engine but mounted on the 'standard' chassis, recorded a fastest lap of 1'21.457.
Yamaha Factory Racing rider Jorge Lorenzo proved to be the man to beat today, setting the fastest times in both morning and afternoon practice for this weekend's Grand Prix of Italy at the Mugello circuit. Last year's race winner was clearly comfortable from the off, setting an impressive record beating 1'48.076 lap and remaining unchallenged at the top of the timesheets.
The initial plan was to reach the one million mark in 100 days... but the campaign has so captured the imagination of the public that the milestone was reached on Thursday 21st June, 15 days ahead of schedule.
The D-Hand robotic hand sold by DOUBLE Research and Development provides gripping action with a single actuator. The D-Hand mimics the bone structure of the human body to provide uniform grip pressure without using multiple pressure sensors, and provides naturalness in the shape and thickness of its fingertips.
Toyota Motor Sales reached the one million fan mark today on their Toyota USA Facebook page and is celebrating its loyal fans by highlighting them in various ways on the existing brand page. Additionally, executives are taking part by noting their appreciation for this milestone through the Toyota USA profile. Beginning today, fans will 'own' the page for the day and will be able to post and share anything that interests them with the new audience of one million.
Today Autobytel and AutoPacific announced the winners for the 16th annual Vehicle Satisfaction Award, with Nissan Frontier taking top honors in the compact pickup category. This award measures how satisfied new car and light truck buyers are with their recently purchased vehicle and is based on more than 75,000 survey respondents who objectively rate 48 key vehicle attributes on their importance when considering to purchase, as well as satisfaction after purchase.
Nissan has created the world's first crowd-sourced Z track car by handing over the build to their Facebook fans. In Project 370Z: Stage One, the fans were able to choose the powertrain, turbo kit, exhaust, suspension and brake setup. This is what they've created so far.
Stay tuned for Stage Two : Design.