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mewla14 (6)A dry but overcast day greeted the crews for an interesting stage route across the Epynt ranges. Stephen Simpson & Patrick Walsh (Impreza WRC) set the fastest time through the first loop of 3 stages and the 1st stage of the 2nd loop to hold a lead of 13 seconds before losing 11 seconds on the 5th of 14 stages. Damian Cole & Elliott Edmondson (Focus WRC) struck back on the 5th stage with fastest time over the next 4 stages, taking the lead on the 7th stage. Simpson pushed hard but a few indiscretions at Copse meant he ended up 2nd to Cole who won by 14 seconds, with Cole setting 8 fastest stage times on his way to victory. Completing the podium in 3rd were John Indri & Peter James (Darrian GTR) a further 20 seconds back with 2 fastest times during the event. Read More »

SONY DSCA few showers peppered what was otherwise a sunny and blustery day down in the Vale of Neath. In the Historic rally Nick Elliott & Dave Price (Escort MkII) made up for a narrow defeat in 2013 to take victory by just under 20 seconds. A string of fastest times were enough to keep a hard charging Richard Hill & Steffan Evans (Escort MkII) at bay. Completing the podium were Meirion Evans & Iwan Jones (Escort MkII) just under 15 seconds further back. Tomas & Eurig Davies (Escort MkII) took the FIA class with David Stokes & Guy Weaver (Escort MkI) taking category 2 and category 1 went to Graham Waite & Gill Cotton (Amazon). Read More »

tyneside14 (13)Potentially turbulent weather look set to play havoc with the Tyneside Stages, which was round 5 of the asphalt championship. As it turned out there were only a few short sharp showers and it made little difference to the outcome. Damian Cole & Elliott Edmondson (Focus WRC) went fastest on the first stage which saw Steve Simpson & Pat Walsh (Impreza WRC) retire with clutch issues just after our vantage point. Peter Taylor & Andrew Roughead (Fiesta S2400) equalled Cole on stage 2 and then went a second faster on stage 3 to lie a second behind. The 2nd loop saw Cole drop time on stages 5 & 6 and taylor took the lead, which only grew as the event progressed. Taylor took victory by 17 seconds with six fastest stage times and four joint fastest times with Cole. Read More »

Peugeot Ingram A- Distinctive Union flag livery adorns the PEUGEOT UK 208 rally entry
– Number one under-21 rally driver welcomes PEUGEOT support
– The next three rallies in PEUGEOT 208 R2 will help future star develop his career

A distinctive livery, primarily derived from the Union flag, is unveiled and now adorns Chris Ingram’s 208 rally car as he embarks on the European Rally Championship round in Barum, in the Czech Republic this weekend. Chris is a 20-year-old fulfilling his dream of a career in top-flight rallying and his progress thus far has been mightily impressive, as he now gets behind the wheel of the accomplished PEUGEOT 208 R2 with the backing of a major car maker. Read More »

Credit Suisse Revival14- Credit Suisse is a key sponsor of the 17th Goodwood Revival, running from September 12-14, 2014
– Fully restored Credit Suisse Race Control open to all Goodwood-accredited media on Friday, September 12
– 5th Credit Suisse Historic Racing Forum – with a star line-up of racing driver panelists – takes place directly after Media Breakfast on Saturday, September 13 at 9:00 a.m. in the Credit Suisse Race Control building
– Sir Stirling Moss OBE returns to Goodwood with Credit Suisse for the Historic Racing Forum, with other famous panelists including Derek Bell MBE and Alain de Cadenet with the fourth panelist to be confirmed shortly
– Photo opportunity with panelists at Credit Suisse Race Control at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, September 13, after the Forum
– Credit Suisse Photo Contest continues for accredited press at the Goodwood Revival Read More »

Mini pre-Poland14No rest for the Monster Energy X-raid Team in the 2014 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies as the reigning champion is sending no fewer than four MINI ALL4 Racing cars to compete in the 2014 Baja Poland (28-30 August) barely two weeks after finishing second and third at the Hungarian Baja. With Vladimir Vasilyev/Konstantin Zhiltsov (RU/RU) spearheading the overall standings in their MINI ALL4 Racing and two Polish drivers Krzysztof Holowczyc and Martin Kaczmarski competing in front of their home crowds in two other MINI ALL4 Racing, the Baja Poland promises to become a special World Cup round for the X-raid Team. The German duo Stephan Schott/Holm Schmidt completes the team’s four-car line-up in Poland. Read More »

Bowler pre-Ludlow14- Six teams set to take the start line as the Defender Challenge by Bowler series heads to Shropshire.

Round 5 of the Defender Challenge by Bowler series takes place this weekend as part of the Woodpecker Rally in Shropshire.

Motorsport fans will see six teams compete for top honours, as the inaugural Defender Challenge by Bowler rally series will form an integral part of the Woodpecker Stages event for the first time. Read More »

Wales Rally GB Toseland- James Toseland on stage at Deeside Service Park
– Band fronted by World Superbike Champion to wow rally fans
– FREE access to live music concerts and many other attractions

Toseland, the band fronted by double World Superbike Champion James Toseland, will be adding yet more high-octane entertainment during this year’s eagerly anticipated Wales Rally GB (13-16 November). Read More »

- Brand new 500hp race car with carbon monocoque respecting LMP1 2014 standards
– Will compete in a new one-make Renaultsport Trophy championship in the World Series by Renault from next year
– Designed under the management of Laurens van den Ackerrenaultsport rs01 Read More »

10 years of making history

An international motorsport think tank like no other, the RACE TECH World Motorsport Symposium celebrates ten years of making history in the world of motorsport technology. Over the past decade, the event has seen the birth of innovative and groundbreaking concepts, such as the Global Race Engine, the DeltaWing and Lord Drayson’s proposal for an electric racing series.

Chaired by Audi Sport’s head of engine technology, Ulrich Baretzky and Caterham F1’s performance director, John Iley, this prestigious two-day event is unique in the motorsport calendar. It has built a reputation for attracting a who’s who of the international motorsport engineering industry, providing a relaxed yet discrete forum to air new ideas. Read More »

The biggest crowd at Knockhill in 15 years witnessed three titanic Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship battles as a trio of drivers took their first wins of the season.

Honda Yuasa Racing’s Matt Neal fended off the attentions of front-row starter Rob Austin and home hero Gordon Shedden to claim the honours in the opening contest. Read More »

Nissan Mardenborough- Jann Mardenborough joins the prestigious British Racing Drivers’ Club
– Mardenborough joins same club as Moss, Stewart, Hill, Hamilton, Button, Bell etc
– Johnny Herbert and Derek Warwick talk about Jann’s rise to prominence
– Mardenborough to team up with Sir Chris Hoy at Brands Hatch this weekend Read More »

Citroen Deutschland14a- Leading with just three stages to go, Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle added their names to the long list of casualties at this year’s Rallye Deutschland
– Mads Østberg and Jonas Andersson finished sixth overall in their DS 3 WRC
– The next event for the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team is Rally Australia, on 11-14 September Read More »

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