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Saturday, 10 December 2016

ELEKO MOTOR RACE TO HOLD MOTORSPORTS FINAL SEASON FOR THE YEAR 2016



The Eleko motor race (EMR), is a high energy off-road motorsports event in Lagos providing safe fun in the scenic beach environment of Eleko.

The Eleko Motor Race has held 6 times since 2014, twice a year. The 7th edition of the race holding 17th December 2016 at Eleko Beach returns with a more exhilarating racing event covering 26 kilometres of hand selected back-roads along the coastline, 6 special stages of off-road rallying plus Okada coastal championship race for indigenes of the community, VIP party, amazing people, tons of swag, and many more surprises. Since 2014, EMR has been steadily re-energising the Nigerian Motorsport Culture.

The Eleko Motor Race is internationally known to the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the governing body of motorsport that aims to safeguard the rights and promote the interests of motorists and motor sport. EMR’s primary aim is to use the motorsport platform to enhance knowledge of automobile science and engineering and educate the general public as to the automotive potential of everyday off-road cars and SUVs.

To participate, teams (Comprising of a driver and Navigator and a 4x4 or AWD vehicle) can register by Visiting www.elekomotorace.com. EMR has featured partner brands like Coscharis Motors, Studio 53 Extra, OMP Racing, Motoring Nigeria, SuperSports.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Motoring Nigeria Releases Second Edition of Carvolution Magazine





Motoring Nigeria on Saturday December 2016 released the second issue of its car magazine Carvolution. This comes after the first edition launched earlier in the year which had 9000 downloads.

According to the Public Relations Officer of Motoring Nigeria Napoleon Chukwuoma, this issue is an improvement on the first issue as it contains richer content targeted at bringing to light the important issues in the Nigerian car and motorsport industry through engaging articles crafted by some of the best automotive writers in the country.

Download Magazine here bit.ly/carvolution1612

He said “ Carvolution Magazine for some may be defined as the start of something new, a trend that’s just taking off in the federation, a ship that’s just about to sail, a story that’s just begun or a promise of what’s to come.
At MotoringNigeria, we beg to differ, we have sailed across hostile waters, where we have emerged not only as trend setters, pace setters or trail blazers, we have also set the benchmark for the documentation of automotive excellence in Nigeria, and with this kind status comes a new set of objectives, like the need to wow our readers by improving on our service delivery and not resting on our laurels. That’s what you do when you make the self your major competition. This is one reason why we are back again, with more turbo charged reviews, events and car culture on demand. In short, we are back with a bang”

So be the first to download and share your free copy of  the December 2016 issue of Nigeria's finest and most innovative car magazine-  Carvolution (16.12) 
Click the link below to download Carvolution 16.12
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German Mercedes Driver Quits F1 Days After Claiming His Maiden World Championship Title.


Nico Erik Rosberg, Mercedes F1 driver, shocked the world at the 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after he won his first world title on Sunday - beating Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton by five points after finishing second behind the Briton at last weekend. The 31 – year – old German driver took to his Facebook page to announce his retirement from Motorsports.

“I have climbed my mountain, I’m on the peak, so this feels right,” Rosberg said

Rosberg reveals that he made the decision to retire last Monday evening after the Grand Prix, hours after claiming his world championship title.

“For 25 years in racing, it has been my dream, my ‘one thing’ to become Formula 1 world champion” he added

“Through the hard work, the pain, the sacrifices, this has been my target and now I’ve made it.”
L-R, Vivian(Wife), Nick, Sina(Mother)

“This season, I tell you, it was so damn tough. I pushed like crazy in every area after the disappointments of the last two years; they fueled my motivation to levels I had never experienced before. And, of course, that had an impact on the ones I love, too - it was a whole family effort of sacrifice, putting everything behind our target. I cannot find enough words to thank my wife Vivian; she has been incredible. She understood that this year was the big one, our opportunity to do it, and created the space for me to get full recovery between every race, looking after our daughter each night, taking over when things got tough and putting our championship first.”

Nico Rosberg is the fourth driver in history to win the Monaco Grand Prix three time in a row and also the fourth driver to Win 7 Grand Prix in a row. With 23 Grand Prix victories, 30 pole positions and 57 podiums from a career spanning 11 seasons and 206 races! This is what you would call a glorious exit, one that won’t be forgotten in a very long time.

Mercedes took the news pretty well considering that in July 2016, Rosberg signed a new contract to stay with the Mercedes team until the end of 2018. Mercedes has expressed their gratitude to the world champion.
"This is a brave decision by Nico and testament to the strength of his character,” said Toto Wolff, Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport.
“He has chosen to leave at the pinnacle of his career, as world champion, having achieved his childhood dream. The clarity of his judgement meant I accepted his decision straight away when he told me.”
"It's impossible to capture the essence of a person in a few short words, but Nico has a special combination of natural talent and fighting spirit that have brought him to where he is today,” added Wolff.
“Throughout his career, people have thought he was on a golden path to success just because his father was a world champion; in fact, I think in some ways that made the challenge greater - and meant he had to fight even harder with the weight of expectation on his shoulders.

"With Mercedes, Nico has been a relentless competitor, bouncing back from tough times in an inspirational way, and he earned the respect of the sport with his tenacity, his fighting spirit and his grace under pressure.
“Since 2010, he has poured competitive energy into our team and we have grown stronger because of it. We simply say 'thank you' for the incredible contribution he has made to our success, alongside two of the all-time great drivers, Michael and Lewis.”
"For the team, this is an unexpected situation but also an exciting one. We are going into a new era of technical regulations and there is a free Mercedes cockpit for the seasons ahead. We will take the necessary time to evaluate our options and then find the right path for our future."
Who could replace Nico Rosberg???
What are your thoughts? Share with us in the comment section below.

Friday, 2 December 2016

All is set for the December 2016 Edition of Carvolution Magazine.

The December issue of carvolution magazine is scheduled for release tomorrow, 3rd December 2016 by 6:00pm.

This edition promises to be an interesting read, brimming with beautiful graphics design, relevant content and in depth analyses of cars, bikes, Nigerian car culture and the motorsport industry. In our first issue, we promised to distance Carvolution from mediocrity and try our best to make it the most interesting car magazine in the country catering to the very needs of car lovers in the country.


The newest issue of carvolution Magazine will be available for download tomorrow and it’ll be a completely free PDF format so make sure you share with your friends and colleagues. We can notify you per email about the newest issue, just subscribe to our productive newsletter mailing list and we’ll email you when it’s available.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

THE NIGERIAN SUPERBIKE ROAD RACE (THE BT) 2016 HIGHLIGHTS IN PHOTOS



The sleepy town of Urhonigbe, Edo state was shaken to its roots last Saturday 26th November 2016 as Racers, bikers, drivers and spectators from all over Nigeria gathered for the premier annual motorsport event in the whole of West Africa tagged The Nigeria Superbike Road Race - The Bikers Trophy (The BT) and Motoring Nigeria was present to cover every bit of the fully blown Festival of Speed which was a complete success.


The event started on Thursday 24th November 2016 with the arrival and accreditation in of participating racers at Randekhi Royal Hotel Benin City. On Friday 25th November 2016, the racers headed to the race venue at Urhonigbe Edo State for practice laps to make sure the racers get accustomed to the beautiful curves the smooth asphalt had to offer. The practice laps was an addition to The BT race weekend schedule this year reduce the possibility of crashes on race day by giving racers an opportunity to simulate race day. After this, they proceeded to Evbuobanosa, a village along the Benin-Asaba expressway, where the RoadX Car Racing Circuit is currently under construction. With level of work on the track already at about 70%, some of the visitors to the Race Track could not resist running some laps to get their early dose of adrenaline. Friday 26th November 2016 also witnessed the arrival of motorsport enthusiasts from all over the world whose sole aim was to come and experience the event.

Saturday 26th November 2016 was Race Day!
The day started with a Safety meeting to remind participants and spectators alike of what is expected of every one in order to achieve a safe race day.
Ride or Drive to Urhonigbe was swift and everyone got settled in to watch what promised to be a demonstration of Nigeria’s motorsport at its finest. No one was disappointed!
The races started with the Car Race Category, a new addition also to The BT race schedule and lining up were the 2016 BMW X6M, a 2013 race tuned Camaro SS and a Race Buggy built and locally assembled by Rage Motorsport.

The Car Race Category was followed by the 600cc Supersport Category. After the 600cc Supersport category was the much-anticipated BT Championship Category of the 1000cc Superbike Category.
It was truly a Festival of Speed! The men and woman that participated in The BT 2016 know no fear!
With dazzling colors of leathers and metals shining in the blazing heat of Urhonigbe, these sub humans mounted their metaliic horses and wowed the spectators that had lined the 33km road course from Urhonigbe – Ugbokirima with a display of skill and balance on 2 wheeled machines sometimes achieving speeds of over 297km/hr! Are these guys human!

When the racing was over, winners emerged in the car racing category, the 600cc (capacity) category and the 1000cc (capacity) category. The car racing category was won by BMW X6 M driven by Harold Nwariaku of BMW Club Nigeria taking the pole position, completing the race in 8minutes 53seconds, Argo Raak from Barbedos cars clinched the 2nd position going through the track in 10minutes 31sconds with his race tuned Chevrolet Camaro SS V8 and Muyiwa Akintola from Rage Motorsports took the third position with his 800+ horsepower race buggy in a time of 12minutes 27seconds.

Sama Ibukunoluwa, clinched the 1st position in the BT Championship 1000cc category this year covering 33km in a time of 9minutes 12seconds on a Kawasaki ZX10RR. He was followed by Tayo Taiwo on a Yamaha r1 who covered 33km in 9minutes 36seconds and the 3rd  position went to Argo Raak who covered the 33km course in 9minutes 37seconds aboard a 2014 Aprilia Tuono.
Alpacino Ahmed. won the 600cc category, completing the 33kmroad course aboard his Kawasaki ZX6 in a time of 9minutes 33seconds, the 2nd position went to Archibong Robert aboard a Yamaha r6 who achieved a time of 11minutes, 41seconds  and 3rd position went to Shuaib Bukar aboard a Yamaha r6 who covered the 33km distance in 12minutes, 04seconds.
The 2 time Double Champion, Jack Affara had a launch malfunction at the start line and restarted to set a time of 9minutes, 11seconds but the organizers declared the restart illegal and corrected the official lap time back to his original pre programmed start time effectively ruling him out of the podium with a time of 11minutes, 11seconds.

Podium ceremonies over, we again hit the highway back to Benin City with the The BT Award Nite/Ultimate Bike Girl Contest/ After Race Party as the next activities lined up for what was turning out to be a very exciting adrenaiine fueled weekend.
The event was covered by Supersport Nigeria and no doubt they were as impressed as we were by the quality of the racing and how well organized it was.

We were highly inspired by the seemingly endless motorsport passion of the racers, bikers, drivers and every other person present at the event as most racers came with brand new bikes and vehicles specially purchased and customized for the purpose of The BT, travelling far distances after months of preparation and logistics.

Finally, we appreciate the organizers of this event for improving the motorsport standards in the country and aiming towards landing Nigeria on the international motorsport scene. It was an action packed event, well organized and thankfully, no crashes were recorded this year. We came, we saw and we conquered.

Next year’s race will be on the 25th November 2015, if you pump RED Like me, Do not miss it!
FOR THE LOVE OF MOTORSPORT!

Click on this link bit.ly/carvolution1612 to download the latest edition of Carvolution Magazine and be thrilled beyond imaginations.

1000cc category champions (L-R) Argo-3rd, ,Mohammed-1st  and Taiwo-2nd

Local children "taking part" in the event.

Race ready!



Off Road Buggy driven by Muyiwa of Rage Motorsport


All units on standby, the eagle has landed

Offroad Buggy- Barbedos Cars took things pretty seriously this year.



The Custom SS Camaro Driven by Argo 


Folks from BMW Club Nigeria (Team Harold)

BMW Gang

You just gotta love this beast, the Only Kawasaki H2 in Africa


Ze all powerful Zeus, 600+ hp



"Apollo eyed Blacked out custom Hilux from Abuj



Alpacino Before the Race
Champion of the 600cc Alpacino after the race



A41 Team Spirit- Jack Affara congratulating Alpacino 











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