Day: May 26, 2020

Formula E driver disqualified for getting a ringer to race for him


LONDON — Audi Formula E driver Daniel Abt was disqualified and ordered to pay 10,000 euros ($10,900.00) to charity on Sunday for getting a professional gamer to compete under his name in an official esports race.

The German, who apologized for “having called in outside help,” was also stripped of all points won to date in the all-electric series’ Race at Home Challenge which features drivers using simulators remotely.

“I did not take it as seriously as I should have,” said the 27-year-old, accepting the punishment for sporting misconduct.

“I am especially sorry about this because I know how much work has gone into this project on the part of the Formula E organization. I am aware that my offense has a bitter aftertaste, but it was never meant with any bad intention.”

Pro gamer Lorenz Hoerzing, Abt’s ringer, was

Video: 2020 BMW X5 M Competition exhaust is maximum German muscle

The new 2020 BMW X5 M Competition takes BMW’s X5 M crossover to a new level of madness with 617 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. That comes thanks to its 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 that’s even more potent than the non-Competition X5 M that makes a measly 600 horsepower.

BMW provides a number of extras for the Competition version of the X5 M, and one of those is an especially loud adjustable M Sport exhaust system. 

Just watch the above video clip, and we’re sure you’ll soon be in love. The big quad exhaust with black-painted tips looks positively menacing poking out the back, and the gigantic 315-section-width rear tires add to the effect.

From the second this car starts up, there’s no ignoring the noise. It only quiets down on the highway when cruising, as well-tuned factory exhausts