Author Profile: Vijay Pattni

TopGear.com live from the Le Mans 24hrs

RIP Allan Simonsen, the Danish Aston Martin driver who has tragically died after injuries sustained in an accident just ten minutes into this year’s race.  To his wife, young daughter and family and friends, we extend all our sympathy.

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Valentino Rossi tries out NASCAR

We’re big fans of Valentino Rossi. He’s a nine-time MotoGP champion, once lapped within half a second of Michael Schumacher in a Ferrari F1 car, and cites Colin McCrae as his hero.

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Stig Blomqvist

Stig Blomqvist talks Pikes Peak

It isn’t immediately apparent how a wily Swedish rally driver’s slidey ascent up the side of a treacherous Coloradan mountain pass can be faintly traced back to the author of the fabled ‘Declaration of Independence’, but such a connection exists. Kind of.

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Loeb wins historic WRC race

Here’s a little-known fact, depending of course, on your knowledge of The Internet: Sebastien Loeb started out in life as a gymnast. That’s right, before the 38-year old Frenchman found going sideways at high speed an acceptable career path, he was already a local gymnastics champion.

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Audi drivers preview Le Mans 2012

A racing driver’s glare is intense. Unsettlingly intense. Milliseconds feel like hours. You begin to question the very values your life is based on. TG can vouch for this because Allan McNish is glaring at us. Not because he’s angry, but because he’s serious.

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TG chats with Audi motorsport chief

“This is a very special situation,” opines Dr Wolfgang Ullrich, head of Audi’s motorsport division. He has a glint in his eye and a wry smile. “It’s the three brands that have the highest level of competition, in some of the biggest markets. The expectations for the race result from all three are high.”

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