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premier14 (2)Robert Swann & Darren Garrod (Impreza WRC) made it 4 in a row on the Premier with a comfortable win of over a minute. Fastest stage times on all 6 stages were all the confirmation needed. The battle for 2nd, however, went down to the wire with Arron Newby & Rob Fagg (Impreza) edging out Karl & Guy Simmons (Impreza WRC) by just a single second. Simmons had snatched 2nd on the 4th stage but then dropped time on stage 5 before setting a blistering time on stage 6, going 2 seconds quicker than Newby. It was not enough however. Read More »

walesgb14 (5)An excellent couple of days out on Wales Rally GB saw us take in Gartheiniog and Dyfnant. With the championship all sewn up it would be a pure battle with no sub plots. Ultimately Sébastien Ogier & Julien Ingrassia (Polo WRC) won by just over 37 seconds from Mikko Hirvonen & Jarmo Lehtinen (Fiesta WRC) with Mads Østberg & Jonas Andersson (DS3 WRC) a further 26 seconds back. Going in to day 2 Ogier was under pressure from Jari-Matti Latvala but when the Finn put his Polo WRC off Ogier held a comfrotable lead he could then manage to his 8th win of the season. Read More »

cheviot14 (1)With a no show from Steve Simpson the 2014 REIS MSA Asphalt title was as good as Damian Cole’s. Starting out at car 1 after taking victory last year, Cole (Focus WRC) dominated the event setting fastest stage times on all but one stage and a final victory margin of almost a minute, (co-driven by James Morgan). Even if Simpson had entered and beaten him, Cole would still have been champion with this still measured drive. In 2nd place, and the only other stage winner, was  Simon Mauger (Escort MkII) with Ashley Trimble on the maps. Unable to catch Cole they had a rather lonely rally as John Stone & Matthew Whattam (Fabia WRC) were a minute further back. The final step on the podium was enough to see Stone finish runner-up in the championship to Cole. Read More »

- Team Harford win season finale to secure the Defender Challenge by Bowler championship.
- Edd Cobley defies pre-race nerves to drive the team to victory at the Borders Hill Rally.
- Ben Gott’s Race2Recovery claim a sixth consecutive podium, but it’s not enough for the championship.Defender Scottish14 Read More »

- Battle for manufacturers’ title and runner-up’s spot for the drivers
- Tom Kristensen ends professional career
- Special visual appearance of the number 1 R18 e-tron quattro

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RAC minus 5Crews and teams are now making final preparations for this year’s Roger Albert Clark Rally (28-30 November) and to mark the final week before the rally, we’ve asked a number of leading contenders for their thoughts about the coming event.

We’ll publish one set of answers every day this week and we begin with Shropshire-based Alan Walker who starts at number 8 in his Ford Escort Mk2 with Jez Rogers on the maps for his first time on the rally. Read More »

Bird-1-GrizedaleAfter losing out within sight of the finish when leading for the past two years, Cumbrian rally driver Paul Bird finally overcame his recent jinx by winning this weekend’s Coppermines Grizedale Stages Rally in his native Lake District.

But the day wasn’t without incident as the British Superbike team boss from Langwathby near Penrith was suffering with a heavy cold after returning from last weekend’s victory at the Macau Grand Prix and an altercation with a wayward spectator’s vehicle en route to the final stage start in the forest complex also hampered his bid. Read More »

- Wales Rally GB is a fitting finale to 2014 FIA World Rally Championship
- Record crowds visit the buzzing central Service Park
- Family-friendly RallyFests provide great entertainment for all ages
- Legendary Welsh stages challenge the world’s top drivers

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RAC DeMevius pre14- Flame-spitting historic rally cars set to slide sideways around Croft
- Former WRC and Dakar star amongst bumper entry list
- Titanic tussle guaranteed between classic Escorts, Porsches, Lancias and much more

The Roger Albert Clark (RAC) Rally will boast a cosmopolitan flavour this year, with a former FIA World Rally Championship and Dakar Rally contender set to join the fray and thrill fans at Croft Circuit next Saturday (29 November). Read More »

Scurrilous rumours began when a recent press release claimed incorrectly that the 2015 Barbados Historic Rally Carnival was to be in November.

Not at all: as previously advised, this magnificent, mega-deal Caribbean motorsport holiday event will indeed take place between Thursday 20 August and Tuesday 1 September 2015, inclusive.

The press release writer is already on the Naughty Chair. These are the dates: Read More »

Porsche DempseyPatrick Dempsey will tackle the 2015 motorsport season at the wheel of a Porsche 911 RSR in the Sports Car World Endurance Championship (WEC), including the world famous Le Mans 24-hour race. The American actor and race driver, who is known to fans all over the world in his role as Dr Derek Shepherd in the US medical drama ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, has been following his passion for racing since 2013 as a member of the Porsche motorsport family. With the expanded race programme, the successful alliance between Porsche and Patrick Dempsey will continue. Read More »

- Le Mans record winner to become representative and partner of Audi
- Last race on November 30 in WEC finale in Brazil
- Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Ullrich: “We’re happy that Tom Kristensen has been and continues to be an ‘Audian.’”

One of the really big names in sports is retiring: Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen will contest his last race as a professional race driver in São Paulo (Brazil) at the end of November. The 47-year-old Dane will be retained by the brand with the four rings as a representative and partner of Audi Sport. Read More »


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