ROUND-UP Rob­o­race car un­veiled ahead of its de­but later this year

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Bri­ton Jor­dan King set the fastest time in the fi­nal GP2 pre-sea­son test at Jerez last week. The Rac­ing En­gi­neer­ing driver was quick­est on day two, while team-mate Nor­man Nato topped the timesheets on days one and three… Reign­ing Indy­car cham­pion Scott Dixon won at Phoenix last week­end af­ter early lead­ers He­lio Cas­tron­eves and Juan Pablo Mon­toya suf­fered tyre fail­ures that dropped them out of con­tention. This al­lowed Dixon to con­trol the race, fin­ish­ing just ahead of Si­mon Pa­ge­naud with Will Power third. Max Chilton was top rookie in sev­enth, while Mon­toya and Cas­tron­eves ended up ninth and 11th re­spec­tively… Kyle Busch claimed his first NASCAR Sprint Cup win of the sea­son at Martinsville last week­end. The reign­ing cham­pion dom­i­nated the race, with AJ All­mendinger tak­ing sec­ond… Five-time DTM cham­pion Bernd Sch­nei­der will con­test a full cham­pi­onship for the first time since re­tir­ing from the cat­e­gory in 2008 this sea­son when he will race in the Blanc­pain GT Se­ries Sprint Cup. He will drive a Mercedes-amg GT3 in the se­ries for HTP Mo­tor­sport…

Rob­o­race boss De­nis Sverdlov said the aim was for the Robo­car to be “one of the smartest ever to be made” and claimed that “it may also be the most beau­ti­ful car ever to touch a road”.

There has been no sug­ges­tion of how the car will cope with the sig­nif­i­cant cool­ing de­mands of elec­tric ve­hi­cles, though it ap­pears the cen­tral beam will be used to house its com­plex elec­tron­ics.

It is be­lieved a pro­to­type will be pre­sented be­fore the end of 2016.

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