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Autorama Motorsport by Wolf-Power Racing Hankook 24H DUBAI-24

How do you win the Hankook 24H DUBAI? INTERVIEW with Stefan Tanner

It took Stefan Tanner six years, but in 2019, the Autorama Motorsport by Wolf-Power Racing team principal finally climbed onto the top step of the…
David Croft Formula 1-16

FIVE secrets to covering a full F1 season with David Croft

This year, ‘Crofty’ will cover his 14th Formula 1 season to-date, a gruelling schedule that will take him from Australia to the Middle East to…
2019 Hankook 12H SPA-12

INTERVIEW. Ryan McLeod. The Bench MARC

Since their 24H SERIES debut in 2014, MARC Cars and their customers have taken nine class victories, claimed five class championships, and fell just 10…
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How it works. Full-sized LEGO Bugatti Chiron

At the Canadian International Auto Show, Lubor Zelinka – design manager on the first-ever, full sized LEGO Bugatti ever built – explains what goes into…
SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team Launch

Why the Formula 1 pre-season car launch isn’t quite dead yet

The pre-season car launch has become the launching pad for every new F1 season, and from the Spice Girls to Venice to The Gateway of…
2018 24H SERIES-4

EIGHT things we learned from the 2018 European Championship we could see again in 2019

As we head into the season opener of the 2019 European Championship in Mugello, which teams, which drivers, and which (hopefully) fascinating facts should be…
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11 fascinating facts from the 2019 Hankook 24H DUBAI

Car Collection Motorsport took Audi’s first outright GT win in Dubai since 2016, while Autorama Motorsport by Wolf-Power Racing took Volkswagen’s second consecutive TCE win…
Raphael van der Straten. VDS Racing Adventures-25

Who am I? Raphaël van der Straten

VDS Racing Adventures has a storied history in motorsport, one its founder’s grandson – Raphaël van der Straten – is looking to continue.   Check…
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About James

James recently completed a five-year stint in Dubai, working as a webmaster for motoring website Crankandpiston.com and later additionally as Publishing Editor of upscale car magazine EVO Middle East. During that time he road tested just about every supercar, luxury car and off-roader marketed in the region.

He met and interviewed many of his motorsport heroes and traveled extensively to race circuits, product launches and technical presentations across Europe, Scandinavia, North America, the Middle and Far East.

As he built up his knowledge of mainstream and specialist marques, he broadened his driving experience and honed his syntax and writing skills by producing readable, informative and often humorous content for both online and print distribution.