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Daily Archives: May 20th, 2011

While we wait for the grand finale of the second day, culminating in the final special stage in the city of Rijeka, Luca Rossetti and Matteo Chiarcossi with the Abarth Grande Punto S2000 are still in the lead of the overall standings, but their advantage has been reduced by a few seconds since this morning, although they are still safe thanks to a new best stage time on SS 8. Read More »

From 2011, thanks to the efforts of Ellegy Ltd. and Motors TV, rally enthusiast from all over the world can now follow on TV the events of the European Rally Championship.

Ellegy will film and produce the magazines of the 2011 calendar events, all in High Definition, taking care of the internet promotion as well, offering all the magazines for free in HD streaming. Read More »

The Honda TT Legends began the second round of the 2011 Endurance World Championship at the Circuito Albacete in Spain today by securing fifth position overall in the first qualifying session.

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The EV Cup, the world’s first racing series exclusively featuring zero-emission electric vehicles, will now start in the United States in November, rather than in the UK this summer as originally planned.

The series will begin with two race events in California, at Laguna Seca in November and at Auto Club Speedway in December, before a full series launch in 2012.

Explaining the reason for the change, Sylvain Filippi, Managing Director of the EV Cup, said: “The EV world is developing extremely quickly with technical advances happening almost on a daily basis. The requirements for safety aspects and the delivery schedule for race cars were not going to allow sufficient time for testing. We need to ensure that we are absolutely ready and have everything exactly right before we start. Read More »

There’s just a week to go before the second annual Motorsport at Crystal Palace, in association with the Ancaster Group. Last year’s event attracted over 5,000 spectators; this year, we’re building on that success with a host of attractions to entertain visitors of all ages, alongside the exciting on-track action.

We’re especially pleased to announce two very special demonstration vehicles this year: A1 Grand Prix driver Aaron Steele in his Grays Motorsport Dallara Formula 3 car and Greg Thornton of Titan Historic Racing, who will be at the wheel of a Surtees TS11 F5000. Both should prove very exciting to watch around the twisty, parkland track. Read More »

Croatia Rally started under the banner of the European champions Luca Rossetti and Matteo Chiarcossi, who with their Grande Punto Abarth with Michelin tires have dominated the first leg winning all the four special stages run. Read More »

Jo Wood has achieved a childhood ambition and become a fully fledged racing driver … with a little help from 13 times Grand Prix winner David Coulthard. Coulthard was on hand to give Jo a few tips before the organics entrepreneur hit the track to successfully complete her race driving test and obtain an official licence to compete. She will make her racing debut at the 2011 Silverstone Classic Celebrity Challenge, which will take place on Saturday 23 July at the world’s biggest classic car racing festival. The Celebrity Challenge will see an all-star line-up going head to head in 130mph Morgan V6 Roadster sports cars around the famous Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, raising funds for the Cancer Research UK ‘Bobby Moore Fund’.

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‘Team Peugeot RCZ Nokia’ continued their winning ways with a third successive podium in last weekend’s (May 15) VLN race at the Nürburgring, making the Peugeot RCZ 2.0 HDi FAP the most successful diesel-powered model currently running in the championship. After six demanding hours at the wheel, the Kumho-shod entry of Bohrer, Caillet and Nett finished second in class and the similarly slick-tyred car of Cochet, Premat, Perez and Ayari came home a fighting fourth – only narrowly missing joining their team-mates on the rostrum. Read More »

Oulton Park Island Circuit in Cheshire hosts the fifth and sixth rounds of the Protyre Formula Renault BARC Championship next Saturday, 28th May, and as the 2011 title battle reaches its midway point things couldn’t be much closer.

With four winners from the first four races and just 17 points covering the championship top five, it’s anyone’s guess who will leave the picturesque parkland track in the box seat as the season rapidly develops into a real classic. Read More »

- Only three weeks before the 24 Hours of Le Mans
- New Audi R18 TDI tested extensively in climatic wind tunnel
- Valuable findings for cockpit, windscreen and windscreen wiper

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