Video worth watching: Wankel-powered Norton blitzes the Isle of Man TT course
Here’s a video from a time when people were deranged enough to race rotary engined bikes at the Isle of Man TT
Mention the word “Rotary” or “Wankel” to a car enthusiast and the first thing that’ll come to their minds is Mazda’s RX-7 and RX-8, and in some cases the Mazda 787B Group C Le Mans race car. But few are aware that these magical triangular power generators also appeared on two-wheelers, race bikes that too!
Rotary engines, apart from their efficiency drawbacks, were a perfect fit for superbikes. They produced high power and moderate torque wrapped in a small package; all of this with a very high redline. It is a shame that they...
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Daruvala, who had sealed his second Formula 2 win with a dominating drive in the second sprint race on Saturday, was sluggish from second and clocked 56:41.936.
Bottas’ final flying lap saw him beat Hamilton by .096 seconds in a qualifying session that set the grid for Formula One's second-ever sprint, which will determine the starting lineup for Sunday’s main race.