Japan's Real-life Mario Kart Racing Will Be Coming To Australia

Japan's Real-Life Mario Kart Racing Will Be Coming To Australia

We're sure that some of you might have seen photos of people dressed like characters from Mario driving around on karts on the streets of Japan (if not check out the video above). While it looks like Mario Kart, technically it isn't (presumably due to licensing issues) and is instead known Maricar. However if you'd rather not travel all the way to Japan just for it, how does Australia sound?

It seems that over in Sydney and Melbourne, a similar experience will be brought over to Australia in what is being called "Mushroom Racing" (it is unclear if they’re affiliated with Maricar), which once again isn't actually Mario Kart despite it being so similar in design. No launch dates have been set yet but those who are interested can leave their email on the website to be notified for when it does launch.

Motogp: Movistar Yamaha Tops The Second Day Of Testing In Sepang 2018

MotoGP: Movistar Yamaha Tops the Second Day of Testing in Sepang 2018The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team were back on track today to continue work at the first official IRTA test of the 2018 season, held at the Sepang International Circuit. Maverick Viñales and Valentino Rossi again worked diligently to improve their 2018 YZR-M1s, and the results echoed the positive rider feedback. They finished the second day in first and second place respectively.

Yamaha Motogp Team Return To The Track With Positive Feeling In Sepang Test 2018

Yamaha MotoGP Team Return to the Track With Positive Feeling in Sepang TestAfter a long winter wait, the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team were back on track today for the first Official IRTA MotoGP Test of the 2018 season, held at the Sepang International Circuit. The first day of the three-day pre-season outing in Malaysia gave riders Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales a chance to get to know their new YZR-M1s and to start working through a number of test items. The teammates completed their first day back aboard their Yamahas in 6th and 13th place respectively.

Lexus Racing Enters Its Second Season In The Imsa Weathertech Sportscar Championship

Lexus Racing enters its second season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

Lexus Racing enters its second season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, running two RC F GT3 cars in the GTD class. The Rolex 24 at Daytona is the first and most difficult race of the year, and Lexus Enthusiast is live covering the race from the Daytona Speedway.

The driver lineup breaks down like this: The #15 RC F GT3 will be piloted by Jack Hawksworth, Dominik Farnbacher, David Heinmeier Hansson, and Scott Pruett, while the #14 car will be a team of Dominik Baumann, Kyle Marcelli and Bruno Junqueira.

Motogp: Yamaha Yonny Hernandez Set To Step In At Sepang Test 2018

MotoGP: Yamaha Yonny Hernandez Set to Step in at Sepang Test 2018The Columbian Yonny Hernandez will replace Jonas Folger at Monster Yamaha Tech3 for the first MotoGP pre-season test at the Sepang International Circuit, kicking off this week. Following the announcement that Folger has to sit out the entire 2018 campaign due to his continuous recovery, the 29-year old Hernandez takes over his Yamaha YZR-M1 for the three days of testing at the Malaysian venue, bringing five years of MotoGP experience. The Monster Yamaha Tech3 team intends to reveal a permanent replacement ahead of the second test in Thailand, mid-February.

Motogp: Movistar Yamaha Reveals Bikes For The 2018 Season

MotoGP: Movistar Yamaha Reveals Bikes For The 2018 SeasonThe Italy-based Yamaha Factory Racing team travelled to Madrid not only to present a new livery, but also to celebrate its strong partnership with telecommunications giant Telefónica Spain.


The two companies signed a five-year partnership agreement in the premier class of road racing in 2014, underlined with Movistar becoming the team's title sponsor. In the past four years, Yamaha and Telefónica Spain's shared values and passion for innovation laid the groundwork for success, resulting in a MotoGP Triple Crown in 2015 and the MotoGP Team's Title in 2016.

Jonas Folger Will Not Race In 2018

Jonas Folger Will Not Race in 2018One week before the start of the first Official MotoGP test this year, Jonas Folger has decided not to race in the 2018 MotoGP season with the Monster Yamaha Tech3 team, as he doesn't feel completely ready, physically and mentally, at the moment. However, to be honest with himself and his Monster Yamaha Tech3 team, he made the hard decision to skip the 2018 racing season in order to finally be able to fully recover with less pressure.

Toyota Supra To Bow In Geneva In Four Trims Under Gazoo Racing Brand

Toyota Supra to bow in Geneva in four trims under Gazoo Racing brand

The 2018 Geneva Motor Show, two months hence, will serve to intoduce the production Toyota Supra into the world. Rather, not the Toyota Supra, but the Gazoo Racing Supra; Toyota's new hi-po sportscar will retail under Gazoo Racing branding, after Toyota knighted Gazoo as the automaker's performance arm last year. According to Auto Express, the Supra will come in four trims: Supra, Supra GR, Supra GR Sport, and Supra GRMN (GRMN stands for Gazoo Racing tuned by Meisters of the Nürburgring). The report says a "significant gap in performance and price" and different suspension tunes are likely from bottom to top.

Last year, a leaked document made Supra watchers suspect three BMW-derived engines would serve the four-trim Supra range: the BMW 20i, 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder; the more powerful BMW 30i, 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder; and the BMW 40i, 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder. Commenters suspected that only the two most powerful engines would come to the U.S.