Yamaha Factory Racing rider Jorge Lorenzo took pole position today for tomorrow's Grand Prix of Czech Republic with a stunning pace at the Brno circuit. The Championship leader had struggled to find form in the free practice sessions before reverting to the first ever set up used in the first 1000cc M1 test last year. The change bought immediate results, Lorenzo smashing the Brno lap record with a stunning 1'55.799 time.
Kaori Icho became the first Japanese female athlete to win three consecutive Olympic titles when she claimed the women's wrestling 63-kilogram gold at the London Games on Wednesday.
And Olympic debutante Hitomi Obara took home the gold in the women's 48-kg class.
Subaru of America Facebook fans will take the wheel on Aug. 6, and select two charities to join three others for the automaker's 2012 "Share the Love" event. Subaru has donated nearly $20 million to charitable organizations through its "Share the Love" sales event over the last four years. This year's fifth-annual event is expected to deliver $5 million in donations to five charitable organizations.
The duo won every stage on Friday and Saturday to resume the series lead from the Porsche team of Jeff David and Grant Geelan who exited early from the event.
The Emerald Ace, a 60,200-ton car carrier that combines solar power panels with a diesel engine, was shown to the media on June 25 at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.'s Kobe Shipyard and Machinery Works.
A ceremony to mark the official completion of construction is set for June 29.
It is the first major award taken by the new Camry and its flagship hybrid version - both launched in the last six months.
The two Camry versions claimed the award ahead of 29 other vehicles assessed by judges from specialist national magazine ECOcar.
Four-time national rally champions Neal Bates and Coral Taylor (Toyota Celica RA40) today dominated the Australian Classic Rally Challenge of the International Rally of Queensland on the sunshine coast.
Bates and Taylor won 17 of 18 stages over two days to defeat Cathy Donohue and Michael Barrett (BMW M3 E30) on Leg Two by 12min13.3seconds.
We just had my nephew’s 2nd birthday party at an indoor bounce house arena. It was AWESOME! He was bouncing all over the place, going down gigantic inflatable slides and here I am trying to record and capture everything on my Sony camera. And can you believe… I had no clue that I could capture still photos WHILE recording video on my camera! I was telling Peg about this on Monday morning and she tells me she just put up a new video on the SonyListens YouTube™ channel about this feature.
Spain's 2010 world champion Jorge Lorenzo won the French MotoGP here on Sunday and took the overall lead in the championship. The 25-year-old Yamaha rider, recording his second win of the season and 19th MotoGP in all, came home clear of Italian great Valentino Rossi on a Ducati while defending world champion Casey Stoner of Australia was third on a Honda.