After missing the 2013 edition of the Border Counties it was a pleasure to be back in Kielder again, albeit not as a snowy as last year. It was all about the 3 Ford Focus WRC crews as they filled the podium at the end of the event. David Bogie & Kevin Rae were dominant and went fastest over the opening 4 stages to open up a comfortable margin to ensure victory. Euan Thorburn & Paul Beaton had started out better than Stephen Petch & Michael Wilkinson in their newer Focus WRC but by stage 4 they had sneaked ahead by a single second. Petch then went fastest through the final test to secure 2nd place behind Bogie with Thorburn rounding out the top 3, 4 seconds back.
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On Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th August,the magnificent parkland grounds of Castle Hill, the North Devon home of the Earl and Countess of Arran, will once again be the setting for the high-octane Castle Hill Car Festival. Featured in a press review last year as one of the ‘must-do’ summer motoring events, the organisers have worked hard behind the scenes to add even more attractions.
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- 2014 World Endurance Championship (WEC) begins at Silverstone 18 – 20 April
- Porsche factory makes return to top LMP1 category with team of two new 919 Hybrid LMP1 prototype race cars
- LMP1 driver line-up includes Mark Webber, who makes his Porsche race debut this weekend, alongside former Le Mans winner Timo Bernhard and young star Brendon Hartley
- Factory Porsche Team Manthey also enters two 911 RSR race cars in the WEC race, with British driver Nick Tandy sharing driving duties Read More »
Vintage Bentleys and other classics are heading to southwest France with bespoke historic racing tour company Grand Classic Tours for the International Circuit des Remparts race meeting, from 19-21 September on the world-famous street circuit in Angouleme.
“This event is a hidden treasure – for three days, the whole city of Angouleme, situated in the middle of a triangle between La Rochelle, Limoges and Bordeaux, becomes a gigantic museum, thrilling fans of historical cars whether racing or not,” said Grand Classic Tours director Deborah Stott.
“Motor racing in France can be very different. Sitting, eating croissants and drinking coffee in a sunny medieval square and suddenly a 1940s Alfa chased by a ’50s DB4 cuts the atmosphere. This is Angouleme. Read More »
• Continental GT3 to compete in North America with Dyson Racing
• First race to be Pirelli World Challenge round at Road America
• Development over 2014 in preparation for 2015 championship
• New Continental GT3 race car on display at NYIAS Read More »
- Former Super Touring legends ready to renew old rivalry at Easter Revival
- John Cleland: “No matter what you say, you never want to finish second!”
- Patrick Watts: 1990s BTCC cars rivalled F1 for technology and sophistication
Two of the most popular and successful drivers of the iconic Super Touring era are set to roll back the years at Thruxton’s second Easter Revival meeting this weekend (19-20 April), as John Cleland and Patrick Watts prepare to renew battle in the inaugural rounds of the new Super Touring Car Championship. Read More »
- The Citroën WTCC team arrives in Paul Ricard leading both the drivers’ and manufacturers’ championships following a successful debut in the FIA WTCC
- In a race against time, the team is working tirelessly to prepare the cars for the demanding French circuit
- Particular attention will be paid to Yvan Muller’s C-Elysée WTCC car, which sustained serious damage in the second race in Marrakech
Just a week after the opening round in Marrakech, the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) is to make its first ever visit to the Paul Ricard Circuit. The Citroën C-Elysée WTCCs have already made quite an impression on their first competitive outing, securing the top three places in the first race and the top two in the second. Read More »
Scotsman awarded Segrave Trophy for second time in successful Audi career.
Reigning world sports car champion Allan McNish has been awarded the prestigious Segrave Trophy for the second time in his illustrious career.
The Dumfries-born driver who announced his retirement from Audi’s Le Mans sports-prototype racing programme four months ago, was awarded the silverware at the Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall, London today (Tuesday 15 Apr).
McNish became the first Briton to claim the Tourist Trophy – by winning the Silverstone 6 Hour race last April – the Le Mans 24 Hours and the FIA World Endurance Championship all in the same year. Read More »
The 2014 Blancpain Endurance Series got underway this weekend at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Italy, with McLaren GT present for the third consecutive year. Customer teams ART Grand Prix and Boutsen-Ginion Racing both fielded a two car line-up with the 12C GT3, and showed early pace during the weekend when McLaren GT factory driver Alvaro Parente claimed pole position for ART Grand Prix. Despite the hard-fought race with a grid of 38 cars, the 12C GT3 completed a lights-to-flag victory, and the French-based team secured a double podium with McLaren GT factory driver Kevin Estre in the team’s sister car securing third.
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