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100 Years of the Type 13 Brescia: Quadruple Victory for Bugatti

100 Years of the Type 13 Brescia: Quadruple Victory for Bugatti

The event is the Gran Premio delle Vetturette. On the Circuito di Montichiari, race cars zip back and forth between the towns of Montichiari and Brescia. Tires screech, dust is thrown up into the air. There are 60 laps to be completed, each one 17.3 kilometers long. This is a real challenge for both man and machine, and remains a legendary race to this day. Bugatti Type 13 vehicles take the top four spots in the Grand Prix for Voiturettes cementing the French luxury brand’s motorsport expertise.

To mark the round anniversary, the Bugatti Club Italia organized a special event between September 12 and 16: 40 historic Bugatti vehicles, including the Type 13, 22 and 23 from all over the world, celebrated the historic victory on the beautiful routes around Lake Garda. The start and finish of each day’s tour was the legendary city of Brescia. For over 35 years, the Bugatti Club Italia has kept the history of the famous French luxury brand alive – long before the first super sports car of modern times was created with the EB 110 in 1991.

With the Type 13 “Brescia” Bugatti was responsible for a turning point in the history of motorsport in 1921. The first of its kind, the open-top sports car heralded the end of large and heavy race cars just a few years later. From 1921, its light bodywork, superior chassis, and powerful engine allowed the Type 13 to leave its competitors for dust.

As did Ernest Jules Friedrich. The French race car driver and mechanic had been convinced of the Type 13 for some time and had won the famous Le Mans race one year previously. Racing in the Voiturette category in the race in Brescia, he performed lap after lap with great concentration, took corners with precision and speed, and crossed the finishing line first – ahead of his teammates Pierre de Vizcaya, Michel Baccoli, and Pierre Marco.

Voiturettes are lightweight, maneuverable race cars. Bugatti’s Type 13 is just such a vehicle – a mere 490 kilograms in weight and a 1.45-liter four-cylinder engine that initially offers 40 PS, and later 50 PS. The open-top two-seater hits a top speed of 150 km/h and can take corners at a pace thanks to its lightweight construction and precise chassis. With the Type 13, which went into production in 1910, Ettore Bugatti brought together his ideas, continued to refine the technology over the subsequent years steadily, and focused systematically on lightweight construction and high-quality workmanship.

First four-valve engine in a car

From 1914, the engine boasted a displacement of 1.35 liters, and from 1919, it featured the first four-valve cylinder head for faster gas exchange, allowing the four-cylinder engine to deliver 30 PS. Bugatti also introduced white metal for the crankshaft bearings and pistons for higher revs as well as a fuel pump and a pump that sprayed oil onto specific components. Easy-shift four-speed transmission made it easier for the driver to change gears frequently.

In 1921, Bugatti increased the displacement to 1.45 liters, while new ball bearings for the crankshaft, which were even lighter and more smooth-running, were introduced for the later race car. At the same time, Bugatti increased the engine’s compression ratio and the carburetor flow rate, opting for a dual magneto ignition for two spark plugs per combustion chamber. As a result, the racing engine delivered powerful combustion at high revs of up to 4,500 rpm. Light wire-spoked wheels that replaced heavy wooden wheels reduced the unsprung masses and increase the vehicle’s agility further still. The Type 13 essentially set the benchmark in motorsport. It was powerful, fast, and sinewy, like a racy thoroughbred; a “pur sang.”

In the 1920s, the Bugatti vehicles won virtually every competition they entered. The lightweight, powerful and reliable sports cars from Molsheim were superior on tough road races and hill climbs in particular, making them close to unbeatable.

Following its quadruple victory in Brescia, the French atelier sold 711 Type 13 Brescia vehicles with a four-valve head as well as 388 vehicles with engines featuring an easy-turn crankshaft with ball bearings. All the subsequent four-valve vehicles even officially bore the name “Brescia” in memory of this unique success. Bugatti also applied the Type 13 concept with other vehicle lengths like the Type 15, Type 17, Type 22, and Type 23. The Type 13 was produced in Molsheim until 1926, with Bugatti selling a total of approximately 2,000 units of the model.

Bugatti Type 35 furthers the racing success

The staff began to assemble Type 35 vehicles in 1925. This vehicle furthered Bugatti’s run of success – in the subsequent years, it became the most successful race car of all time, having clocked up more than 2,000 wins. Among these wins were five consecutive victories in the Targa Florio in Sicily between 1925 and 1929, one of the toughest races of its time. With this impressive success story, the Type 35 therefore followed in the footsteps of its successful predecessor a few years previously in Brescia.


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Goodwood Revival 17 – 19 September 2021

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Sharon Stone y Amanda Gorman con joyas de chopard en la Gala Met 2021




Lunes, 13 de Septiembre, 2021

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: Sharon Stone attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: Amanda Gorman attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Sharon Stone: Eligió unos pendientes de oro blanco ético de 18k certificado Fair Mined engastados con esmeraldas talla cojín por un total de 13.41 quilates y diamantes de la colección  “Precious Lace” .



Amanda Gorman: Pendientes de oro blanco ético de 18k engastados de zafiros talla cojín y diamantes y un anillo a juego  piezas únicas de la colección de Alta Joyería.

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EXPO 2020 Dubai: Amazing Pavilions Design


Expo 2020 Dubai will be held from October 2021 to April 2022 and it will showcase amazing pavilions designed by architects from all around the world. Be inspired by these architectural and design masterpieces that will certainly leave all its visitors in awe.

Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion

Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion – EXPO 2020 DUBAI

The Terra Pavilion will certainly make an impact on Expo 2020 Dubai. Designed by the British firm Grimshaw Architects, the pavilion invites visitors to explore humankind’s relationship with nature, the human’s obsession with excessive consumerism, and how we can change our everyday choices to reduce our carbon footprint and environmental impact.

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Its exterior and interior design are breathtaking. The roof is a huge canopy covered with 1,055 photovoltaic panels that supply the pavilion with 4GWh of alternative energy per year, enough electricity to charge more than 900,000 mobile phones. In addition, huge “energy trees” shaped like giant flowers rotate throughout the day to track and store sunlight’s energy. This pavilion certainly gives a powerful message and exceptional design to Expo 2020 Dubai.

Japan Pavilion

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Japan Pavilion EXPO 2020 Dubai By Yuko Nagayama

Designed by Yuko Nagayama, the Japan pavilions symbolizes harmony and diversity and it is a marvelous addition to Expo 2020.

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Japan Pavilion EXPO 2020 Dubai

A combination of traditional Arabesque and Asanoha patterns, the Japan Pavilion was inspired by architect Yuko Nagayama’s depiction of connectivity. The pavilion’s incredible architecture revolves around the cultural and technological connection between Japan and the Middle East.

Saudi Arabia Pavilion

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Saudi Arabia Pavilion Expo Dubai 2020 By Boris Micka Associates

Designed by Boris Micka Associates, Saudi Arabia’s pavilion is amongst the largest featured at the Expo 2020 Dubai, second only to that of the United Arab Emirates. With its imposing architecture, it certainly stands out with its unique and creative design.

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Saudi Arabia Pavilion Expo Dubai 2020

Imagined as a “window to the future“, this Expo 2020 pavilion, with its now-iconic tilted structure, speaks of the Kingdom’s fast-unfurling progressive vision and a drive towards modernity that still keeps traditions and local heritage close to its heart.

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New Zealand Pavilion

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New Zealand Pavilion Expo 2020 By Jasmax architects

Created by Jasmax architects, the Expo 2020 New Zealand Pavilion presents the connection and responsibility between people and nature through its immersive experiences and innovative architectural design.

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New Zealand Pavilion Expo 2020

The exterior design of the building has a life-like quality, appearing to have a pulse and it stands out for its uniqueness and creative architecture.

United Arab Emirates Pavilion

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United Arab Emirates Pavilion By  Santiago Calatrava

Like a falcon in flight, this pavilion design tells the story of the UAE as a global hub and the vision of a peaceful and progressive society with ambitious plans for the future. This amazing Pavilion shows perfectly the greatness of the Expo 2020 host.

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United Arab Emirates Pavilion By  Santiago Calatrava

The falcon design will symbolize how we are connecting the UAE to the minds of the world and how as a global community we can soar to new heights through partnership and cooperation.” By UAE Minister of State and National Media Council Chairman H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber.

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United Arab Emirates Pavilion By  Santiago Calatrava

This amazing pavilion will be seen by the roughly 25 million visitors and participants who are expected to visit Expo 2020 Dubai from October 2021 to April 2022.

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Drive2Extremes: the Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo between ice and desert

Drive2Extremes: the Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo between ice and desert

In the clip “Drive2Extremes. Taycan Cross Turismo x Johnny FPV”, the CUV demonstrates its typically Porsche sportiness on unpaved roads in the desert and on ice. The precision of the drone pilot Johnny FPV transports the viewer from one world to the other in seamless motion.

A hot-air balloon glides over seemingly endless forests of pine. A sports car is drifting in the snow. Between the two, a drone slices through the air, before it swoops down dramatically and captures the car at breakneck speed. A winter landscape? The eye can scarcely apprehend how the flight manuever suddenly transitions to a desert. The music underscores the dynamic acts of cinematography and driving like a symphony of contrasts. The locations provide the extremes in this action film: snow in Finland, desert sands in the United Arab Emirates. The protagonist is the Porsche Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo.

“It’s important to fly in a unique way, to establish a trademark style.”Johnny FPV

The second hero is somewhat in the background. Johnny FPV has both feet on the frozen ground, about 60 miles north of the Arctic Circle, as he works his magic from the bird’s-eye view above. One of the best drone pilots in the world, he is wearing black video glasses and holding a controller. Gloves protect his hands from the icy air – the filmmaker’s biggest challenge today, as he films against the stunning backdrop of the Porsche Driving Area – a closed course with prepared ice tracks.

The long view: with the camera eye of his drone, Johnny FPV tracks the Porsche Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo on two identical course layouts on two continents.

Born Johnny Schaer, the three initials in his professional handle stand for “first-person view” – the camera perspective of the films that have turned his passion into a career. Thanks to instantaneous transmission speeds, the drone pilot sees the world through the eye of his camera. Later, the viewer experiences the spectacular flights with sensory directness. The 25-year-old from Chicago loves speed, cars and flying, and is known for exceptionally dexterous maneuvers. Few can match his skill in making the viewer a part of the action. He opens up new horizons, offering surprising dimensions in technical perfection. Watching him and his drone at work, one senses how the virtual and real worlds meld into one.

Two-tone: the striking red and blue foiling symbolises heat and cold. The script adds further extremes.
Dancing on ice: there is a spirit of adventure in every detail of the Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo. The snow mutes almost every sound coming from the tyres. A silent drift is all but unimaginable, yet possible.
Dancing on ice: there is a spirit of adventure in every detail of the Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo. The snow mutes almost every sound coming from the tyres. A silent drift is all but unimaginable, yet possible.

The film – Drive2Extremes. Taycan Cross Turismo x Johnny FPV – is set in the Lapland town of Levi and the Liwa Oasis on the northern edge of the Rub al Khali desert. More than 3,100 miles as the crow flies and roughly 1400 degrees Fahrenheit separate the two filming locations but in both places the Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo, the first all-electric Cross Utility Vehicle (CUV) from Porsche, conquers identically set courses. The aerial precision of the drone pilot is what allows the gripping splicing of the shots between ice and desert. The film was directed by Los Angeles-based Nicholas Schrunk, who won an Emmy for the documentary Blood Road. He’s a master of the craft of accentuating emotional stories with spectacular stunts.

Teamwork: director Nicholas Schrunk, racing car driver Jukka Honkavuori, and drone pilot Johnny FPV (from left) collaborated on the video spot.

Schaer bought his first drone at the age of 15, followed days later by a second, and shortly thereafter by a third. He practiced relentlessly. He got good. And then he became a pro. “Hand-eye coordination is crucial to being a good pilot. Otherwise it’s just a mix of hard work, good ideas and talent,” he says. In Drive2Extremes, the shots are dynamic in multiple ways. The car moves forward – the drone in all directions. Schaer has developed his own style and it is one that captivates the viewer. “It’s important to fly in a unique way, to establish a trademark style. My videos bear my signature. They’re not jerky, they’re precise and they’re very fluid.”

In just seven years, he’s ascended into the upper echelons of FPV pilots. “It’s indescribable to see and feel how strongly the Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo performs on different surfaces. I knew that electric cars accelerate very quickly, but the fact that the power can be called up like that on ice and sand is something I find incredible.” For him, electric cars are the future. “I’m quite sure I’ll own one too,” says Schaer. With his film, one ‘wow’ moment follows another, punctuated by breathtakingly beautiful slow-motion sequences. The Cross Turismo and its filmmaker – two masters in two different worlds.

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Sollo, un restaurante de estrella michelín con gastroacuaponía que ofrece el primer caviar ecológico del mundo

Chef Diego Gallegos

Sollo, un restaurante de estrella michelín con gastroacuaponía que ofrece el primer caviar ecológico del mundo

Sollo, del Chef Diego Gallegos, cuenta con un sistema propio de acuaponía que permite que el 90% de lo que se puede degustar en el restaurante proceda de sus propios recursos y sea completamente sostenible.

Con un menú sostenible y creativo, entre sus platos estrella se encuentra el Caviar de Riofrío, el primer caviar del mundo certificado como ecológico.
A tan solo unos pasos de Sollo, Diego Gallegos también toma las riendas de Arara Bistro Bar, un restaurante donde fusiona el sabor de sus raíces brasileñas con Perú

Fuengirola, 25 de agosto de 2021. – Tamal de plantas acuapónicas, sobrasada de pescado con crema de cebolla o pisillo de Segre o Esturión confitado, tubérculos y jugo de cebolla son solo ejemplos del amplio y exquisito menú elaborado por Diego Gallegos para el restaurante Sollo, ubicado en el Higuerón Hotel 5* CURIO Collection by Hilton de Fuengirola (Málaga). Su peculiar y diferente forma de entender la cocina y la gastronomía ha permitido a este chef conseguir una estrella Michelín, dos Sol Repsol y una estrella verde Michelín. Principalmente por su labor de investigación en sostenibilidad, que le ha permitido conocer e integrar en su cocina técnicas innovadoras como la acuaponía, gracias a la que actualmente el chef ofrece en todas sus recetas la materia prima de máxima calidad.


La gastroacuaponía es una forma revolucionaria de entender la cocina que convierte a Sollo en un restaurante innovador y completamente sostenible. Consiste en unir la gastronomía al concepto de acuaponía, que combina de forma integrada, la producción de vegetales y pAescado en un circuito de recirculación cerrada. Este nuevo concepto “foodie” hace que el 90% de lo que se puede degustar en Sollo proceda de sus propios recursos y, de esta manera, se logra que el cliente tenga una trazabilidad completa del producto, desde la siembra y la cría hasta el plato.

Sollo cuenta un sistema de acuaponía propio con instalaciones sostenibles situadas junto al restaurante. De esta manera logra mantener un suministro permanente y preciso, controlando los tiempos, las tallas y la calidad de las especies, según la temporada del año. El circuito de Sollo tiene más de 12.000 litros de agua y combina la producción de 2.000 vegetales de todo tipo con especies singulares de pescado de río, entre las que destaca el esturión, muy presente en los sabores de Sollo. Todo ello, gestionando siempre los recursos de la zona de forma respetuosa y ecológica.


Entre sus platos estrella se encuentra un producto único en la gastronomía: el primer caviar del mundo certificado como ecológico. Se trata del Caviar de Riofrío, un producto proveniente de la Sierra de Loja (Granada) que se elabora sin conservantes y que permite al gran público disfrutar del caviar fresco, un producto que antes solo estaba al alcance de unos pocos. Es considerado como uno de los mejores caviares de

l mundo por grandes chefs, y Diego Gallegos no es una excepción; por ello, ha decidido incorporarlo a su cuidado menú degustación de Sollo.

Así, Sollo tiene como resultado un concepto de cocina natural y creativa con variedad de alimentos frescos de la dieta mediterránea basando su menú principalmente en pescados de agua dulce. Además, Sollo ofrece una completa experiencia gastronómica con la visita al laboratorio I+D, en el que Diego Gallegos desarrolla toda su creatividad y su labor de investigación con los peces de río.


También en el Higuerón Hotel CURIO Collection by Hilton, Diego Gallegos ha querido tomar las riendas de Arara Bistro Bar. Un restaurante donde fusiona y conjuga el sabor de sus raíces brasileñas con las sensaciones culinarias de su vecina Perú. ¿El resultado? Un concepto de cocina con colores, ingredientes y sabores inigualables y explosivos que se plasman en platos divertidos e informales y que completan el espíritu experiencial de este centro culinario.

En Arara Bistro Bar podemos encontrar desde buques insignia de la cocina peruana y brasileña como ceviche o causa andina de pollo hasta platos propios del resto de América del Sur como tacos Michoacán, pasando por elaboraciones más cercanas a la dieta y cocina que se practica en España (patatas bravas, bacalao confitado o chuletón añejo) hasta llegar a sabores propios de Asia como el steak tartar o los rollitos vietnamitas Nem’s Ara.
Un excelente viaje sensorial y culinario que podemos realizar sin movernos de las sillas del restaurante.

Sobre Higuerón Resort

Higuerón Resort es una empresa española especializada en desarrollos urbanísticos exclusivos, donde el entorno natural es tan importante como el espacio en sí. En crecimiento constante en sus casi cuatro décadas de vida, Higuerón Resort ofrece a sus clientes experiencias únicas y exquisitas, a través de la gestión de espacios hoteleros y de ocio de lujo, así como de desarrollos urbanísticos exquisitos, responsables con el entorno, con una subrayada diferenciación. **La compañía opera el reconocido Higuerón Hotel 5* CURIO Collection by Hilton, Higuerón Resort Residences & Collections, todos ellos situados en pleno corazón de la Costa del Sol. Además, dispone de instalaciones como Higuerón Sport Club, Higuerón Spa, el nuevo The Beach Club y Higuerón Yachts es el único concesionario De Antonio Yachts en Andalucía que también dispone de la opción de alquiler.

Sobre Higuerón Hotel 5* CURIO Collection by Hilton

Higuerón Hotel 5* CURIO Collection by Hilton es un espacio de creación artística, cultural y gastronómica que condensa lo esencial de Málaga. En un entorno privilegiado en pleno corazón de la Costa del Sol, situado en la falda de la montaña de Benalmádena y con vistas a la playa, dispone de elegantes suites y habitaciones, cuidadas hasta el más mínimo detalle para crear experiencias inolvidables. Además, Higuerón Hotel 5* CURIO Collection by Hilton, cuenta con una amplia oferta gastronómica para deleitar a los paladares más exigentes. Entre ellos, destaca Sollo, el primer restaurante con Estrella Michelin 100% sostenible de España, del chef Diego Gallegos. Los huéspedes del hotel pueden disfrutar de dos innovadores centros de bienestar, el Higuerón Spa y el Sport Club, para cuidar la mente, el cuerpo y el alma, además del nuevo The Beach Club y el Higuerón Yachts es el único concesionario De Antonio Yachts en Andalucía que también dispone de la opción de alquiler.

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Here’s Why CES 2022 in Las Vegas Will be for the Vaccinated

Here’s Why CES 2022 in Las Vegas Will be for the Vaccinated

Here’s Why CES 2022 in Las Vegas Will be for the Vaccinated

As a CEO running a national trade association – the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) – these past 18 months put me on a roller coaster of emotion as I work to lead by example and make decisions that will have positive effects.

Here’s Why CES 2022 in Las Vegas Will be for the Vaccinated

Here’s Why CES 2022 in Las Vegas Will be for the Vaccinated

In July 2020, I led the decision process to cancel our live, in-person, CES and opt for a digital show instead.  This was a difficult choice because I knew it was going to have a negative effect on a lot of people. First, our staff – we had to downsize and lay off employees.  Second, the City of Las Vegas – they rely on events like CES to bring hundreds of millions of dollars to the city and fuel their local economy.  Canceling our in-person CES affected the hotels and the hospitality workers and the workers who welcome us each year and help us pull off the most influential tech gathering in the world! Third, the industry – tens of thousands each year gather at CES to see the latest innovation, to meet new business partners and to develop new ideas.

As difficult as that decision was, I knew it was the right one because with no vaccine available it simply was not safe to hold CES during a pandemic. Our only defense against COVID-19 at that time was to minimize contact with people, wash our hands and wear face masks. Canceling the in-person CES was the right thing to do – we wanted to do our part and not spread the disease.

Fast forward a year to August 2021. Vaccines are readily available in the United States and several other countries. More and more Americans are now fully vaccinated. However, as vaccines are making their way around the world, so is a new threat – the Delta variant.

We have seen a spike in cases due to the Delta variant, which is severely hurting the unvaccinated population. Yes, there are breakthrough cases for the vaccinated, but many of those have few or no symptoms at all. And of the vaccinated getting the Delta variant, only a tiny percentage are hospitalized.

We prioritize the safety and security of CES participants. Which is why, once again, my team has confronted a major decision: CES will be in person in Las Vegas in January 2022, and we will require all attendees to be fully vaccinated. We are also assessing proof of a positive antibody test as a requirement and will share more details on this later. Importantly, we will continue to follow state and local guidelines and recommendations by the CDC and will announce additional protocols as we get closer to the show.

We all play a role in stopping the spread – requiring proof of vaccination for CES 2022 is one way we can take responsibility on our part.

Many are clamoring to return to the serendipity and relationship-building of in-person events—so are we. CES is where business gets done. It’s an economic engine for our industry and an opportunity for companies from around the world, both large and small, to launch products, build brands and form partnerships. Tech has also evolved by leaps and bounds in the last year and a half—we need to convene and connect so we can maintain our momentum and continue to inspire innovative solutions for a rapidly changing world.

We know our decision to require vaccines—and potentially positive antibody tests—may not be popular for some, but for many others it will allow them to know they can experience CES once again—and get back to business as usual.

For those who cannot attend CES in person, we offer the CES experience through our digital platform and hope to welcome you back to Las Vegas in 2023. Regardless of how you choose to participate in CES 2022, I hope you find inspiration, make new connections, build your business and step into the rest of the year with a renewed sense of hope for how tech continues to improve all our lives.

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AARHUS, DENMARK – 18 August, 2021 – Great Britain SailGP Team CEO and driver Sir Ben Ainslie returned to the wheel of the British F50 today as the team began training ahead of the ROCKWOOL Denmark Sail Grand Prix in Aarhus (August 20-21).

It was an eventful return to action for Ainslie, who had missed the previous two SailGP events to welcome the arrival of his baby son Fox, as he and the British crew broke the SailGP speed record with a top speed of 98.3 km/h (61.1mph/53.1 knots) in strong breeze on the Aarhus waters – WATCH HERE

After winning the opening event of the season in Bermuda, Ainslie has returned to the Great Britain SailGP Team with the team in a strong position, second on the overall Championship leaderboard level on points with the leaders – Tom Slingsby’s Australia SailGP Team. On returning to the team, Ainslie was full of praise for fellow Olympic gold medallist Paul Goodison who temporarily led the team in his absence in Taranto and Plymouth.

Ainslie said: “The team has done brilliantly over the past two events. It was great to see Paul come into the team and with very little time to practice beforehand get straight into the thick of it. They battled hard, and it was great to see their fighting spirit come through and finish on a really positive note with a race win in our home event in Plymouth.

“Now, coming into Aarhus we’ve got to regroup quickly. It was a full-on day out there today, a real team effort to keep the boat on its feet and we hit our fastest speed yet which is always good fun. One of those days where you’re glad you can get the boat back to the dock in reasonable shape! We’ve got three key events pretty much back-to-back coming in Aarhus, Saint-Tropez and Cadiz (Andalusia) so it will be very important to get going quickly, get some solid finishes and try to keep ourselves at the top-end of the League.

“The nature of SailGP, the nature of the racing, the quality of the fleet, and with the talent that is in these teams now, it is going to be really hard for one team to stand out and dominate. It’s going to be really tight racing, down to the wire. That’s what we love about SailGP, that intensity of racing, the close battles we are seeing on the water, and expect to see more of that.”

The Great Britain SailGP Team has been joined in Aarhus by Hannah Diamond – the final athlete trialling as part of the league’s Women’s Pathway Program – before a final decision will be made on which of the female athlete trialists will be joining the team full time. With the previous trialists including the likes of recent Olympic medalists Hannah Mills and Anna Burnet, it will be a tough decision to make for Ben Ainslie and the team.

Commenting on SailGP’s Women’s Pathway Program and the team’s trialists Ben Ainslie added: “We can only really accommodate one more full-time sailor with the team so it’s going to be a tough decision how we move forward after this event. We’ve had some great athletes with the team over the past few events, real team players and very talented sailors all of whom have brought brilliant experience, attitude, and personality. We’ll get our heads together after this event and finalise a decision based on what we think will be best for the team”.

Off the water, the Great Britain SailGP Team is also in second place in SailGP’s new Impact League, a world-first integrated second leaderboard created for all eight international teams, where the teams are rewarded for the positive actions they make to reduce their overall carbon footprint and help accelerate inclusivity in sailing. The team has been working closely with its Race For The Future partner STEM Crew to maximise its positive impact and climb up the Impact League leaderboard too.

The ROCKWOOL Denmark Sail Grand Prix is live on Sky Sports from 2PM BST on Friday August 20 and from 12PM BST on Saturday August 21, and is also free to view on SailGP’s YouTube channel. For full viewing details visit sailgp.com/watch.

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PAGANI AUTOMOBILI celebrates the tenth anniversary of the huayra at monterey car week 2021


  • The most iconic Huayra examples on display at Quail, A Motorsports Gathering to celebrate ten years since the launch of Pagani’s second model;
  • World premiere of the Huayra BC Pacchetto Tempesta;
  • The key components of the Huayra R project are on display;
  • Participation in the Monterey Rolex Motorsports with public display on “Pagani Island”;
  • A Parade of Pagani Hypercars, dedicated to customers, at Laguna Seca Racetrack.

August 5, 2021, San Cesario Sul Panaro – At the 2021 edition of the Monterey Car Week, Pagani Automobili celebrates 10 years of the Huayra with the world premiere of the key features of Huayra R and an exclusive exhibition of the different models that have marked the evolution of the model from 2011 to date. The first Huayra BC equipped with the brand new Pacchetto Tempesta and one of the 40 Huayra Roadster BCs will also make their debut on The Quail stage and at the Laguna Seca raceway.

After the 2020 edition of Monterey Car Week was cancelled due to the pandemic, the most awaited event in California, dedicated to the world of historic and modern cars, returns from August 5th to 15th: a tradition of unparalleled automotive excellence for over 70 years. On the green hills of the Quail Lodge & Golf Club, on the occasion of The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, scheduled on Friday 13th August, Pagani Automobili will display a special selection of the models that have contributed to the brand’s global reputation, starting with the Huayra, the first Pagani car to be globally homologated, that since 2011 has paved the way to the North American market. These ultra-customized Hypercars, equipped with state-of-the-art technical and artisan solutions developed for the most recent projects, are the result of a long research and development process aimed at the continuous updating of Pagani cars. A service that the Pagani Atelier has always offered its customers over the years.

The new Pacchetto Tempesta is undisputed evidence of this know-how. Previewed at the Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, it was specially developed for the Huayra BC and takes advantage of the latest Pagani achievements. The new package allows the Huayra BC’s high-performance platform to be equipped with a range of upgrades and solutions aimed at further unleashing the car’s true racing attitude.

Starting with a new front splitter and dedicated air intake, the Pacchetto Tempesta maximizes aerodynamic efficiency with a new rear wing that features an integrated central fin, six-pipe exhaust system and new suspension, while enhancing comfort and looks with striking interior details and the all-new Soft Driving mode. Thanks to the enhanced optimized powertrain, the Huayra BC with the Pacchetto Tempesta unleashes its new potential with a power increase of over 8% to 827 hp and 1,100 Nm torque.

The key components of the Huayra R project are bound to be under the spotlight at the Monterey Car Week during the world premiere at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club: on display for car enthusiasts there will be the all-new Pagani V12-R naturally aspirated engine, the six-speed sequential gearbox created in collaboration with HWA, and the ultra-light Carbo-Titanium HP62-G2 and Carbo-Triax HP62 monocoque, specifically designed to provide the driving thrill of a true racing car, in line with the most stringent FIA requirements.

The racing set-up of the monocoque interior is testament to how even the most extreme, cutting-edge, models are fitted with unparalleled craftsmanship and unmistakably refined Pagani details.

On Saturday, August 14, the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Huayra model will continue at the iconic Laguna Seca raceway. A day of pure excitement. At the Monterey Rolex Motorsports event, all Huayra models will be on parade in front of thousands of fans and spectators at two different times of the day and, together with the main Huayra R components, they will be the feature attraction on “Pagani Island”, an area exclusively dedicated to Pagani cars.
Among the supporters of the event, Pirelli, one of Pagani Automobili’s historical partners, was happy to share their enthusiasm for the great achievements. In the words of Pietro Berardi, CEO of the North American Market: “Passion and the continuous desire to go beyond our limits are some of the values that Pagani and Pirelli have shared for over 10 years in one of the most fruitful partnerships in the automotive world. Over the last years with Pagani we have implemented several research and development projects, always focused not on only maximum performance but also new quality and safety standards: from the first record beaten in 2010 with a Pagani Zonda R on Pirelli P Zero at the Nürburgring, the iconic German racing track, to the use of Formula 1 modelling to develop the P Zero Trofeo R tyres for the new Pacchetto Tempesta for the Huayra BC. Last but not least, just a few months ago, on the legendary Spa-Francorchamps racing track, the record set by the Roadster BC equipped with specially developed P Zero Trofeo R tyres set a milestone in the history of “Motor Valley” super cars. With the new slick tyres, specially developed for the Huayra R, the outlook looks much brighter for the years to come!”

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Cannes Yachting Festival 2021

cannes yachting festival 2021

Cannes – Vieux Port & Port Canto

From 7 to 12 september 2021

Europe’s top in-water boat show and the world’s no.1 show for large sailing boats.

Europe’s top in-water boat show and the world’s no.1 show for large sailing boats.


Every year in the two ports of Cannes, the Yachting Festival hosts an eclectic offer of boats from 3 to 43 meters, in-water and on the ground, with sails or with motors, monohull or multihull, hard or semi-rigid, including many prerelease previews.

It’s the chance to meet the largest names in the yachting industry and discover their latest innovations in unrivaled visiting conditions.


Come and admire the most beautiful yachts and sailboats and take the helm of exceptional ships at the sea trials!


Cannes‘ Vieux Port, one of the oldest harbours on the French Riviera, each year welcomes prestigious new motorized yatchs from 3 to 45 meters in-water, presented by the world’s leading shipyards. Vieux Port is also the setting of the Luxury Gallery, an area dedicated to luxury and the art of living.


On the other side of the Croisette, the Port Canto is the setting of the Sailing Area which brings together sailboats, monohulls and multihulls from 10 meters. This area created in 2019 offers a visibility for the sailboats on-water and for the stands presented by the shipbuilders, equipment manufacturers and service providers. These new units are alongside the large second-hand yachts and nautical toys presented in the Brokerage Area.



The Sailing Area welcome sailing boats, monohulls and multihulls, excluding brokerage, to Port Canto.


This area located on the Vieux Port is dedicated to luxury houses, crafts and the art of living.


Don’t miss the exceptional day boat parade by participating or attending the Concours d’Elégance on Saturday, September 11, 2021.


You can choose the VIP program that suits you to attend the Festival as a distinguished visitor.