Toyota’s THUMS to rack up safety policies in Motorsports
Japanese powerhouse Toyota has initiated a four-year research alongside Global Institute for Motorsport Safety that will minimize the errors and safeguard drivers. In an accident prone 2016 events, Total Human Model for Safety or THUMS has been greeted with affirmative responses all over the motorsports fraternity. The research will focus on the collision of closed-circuit race cars as well as rally cars while thorough seatbelt and seat structures scrutiny. The inception of THUMS was way back in 2000, and it focuses on the impact faced by the body both physically and physiologically, an innovative thought process as dummy crashes fail to analyse the human part of such incidents. THUMS was initially designed to safeguard common vehicles, but the service later included Motorsports vehicles as well.
British GP Circuit faces dire straits
One of the renowned circuits among the World Arena, British GP could part ways with Formula One after reports suggesting that Silverstone will trigger the break clause that was to be initiated from 2019. It comes as a surprise as pundits believed that the break clause would initiate from the set year, and the contract was originally stated to get over by 2026. Lewis Hamilton is set to take the center stage on July 16, so both parties are expected to reach a conclusion well before time.
Silverstone might have to pay 17 million pounds, which could shot up to 26 million pounds by the time the contract expires. Many have blamed the off-track activities and a continuous rise in the hosting fees. This puts Liberty Media, new owners of Formula One in a fix as British Grand Prix holds a premier spot in the history of Motorsports, but safeguarding the heritage circuits could suppress the growth of modified and feasible circuits. Paid spectators have dropped significantly over the years, and a controversial decision waits.
Jack Miller could trade for Pramac Ducati in 2018
Rumors have surfaced that Miller might well be on his way to Pramac Ducati after his three-year factory deal expires with Honda. Honda has shown interest in LCR rider Cal Crutchlow, which will draw curtains on Miller’s Honda career. Miller has been an admirer of Pramac Ducati, and the move might result in a satisfactory decision for both parties.
Miller has delayed the process that propelled the Italian giants to seek for a permanent answer as they could also secure Tito Rabat for 2018. This comes in wake of Scott Redding’s end to his Pramac Ducati career. Redding could well stage a return to Marc VDS. However, Miller will remain as the number two rider while riding a year-old bike. Miller seems to be in no mood of negotiating with the Japanese powerhouse Honda.