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Daily Archives: February 22nd, 2012

The Rally2Raise charity fund and awareness raising team enjoyed a very successful Snowman rally last weekend when they debuted their Nissan Micra rally car and collected a generous amount of money for their four causes. Read More »

Former MSA British Rally Champions TEG Sport kick off their 2012 campaign with drivers Jukka Korhonen and Arron Newby spearheading the challenge starting with this forthcoming weekends Rallye Sunseeker.

27-year-old Finn Korhonen won last year’s Pirelli UK Star Driver award and will be joined by 17-year-old Briton Newby in the Carnforth-based team’s Pirelli-backed Skoda Fabia R2s for the six-round British Rally Championship. Read More »

It’s the dawn of a new era for the MSA British Rally Championship this weekend. Gone are the four-wheel-drive cars that have dominated top-level rallying for so long, to make way for a field of state-of-the-art two-wheel-drive machines that are driven by competitors determined to make a name for themselves in the sport.

Two-wheel-drive cars are now able to challenge for the coveted British title, in a move that is entirely in-step with current trends: establishing a cheaper cost of entry in these difficult economic times, together with a reflection of what people are actually driving today. And, with the cars’ performance more equal within the classes, the competition is going to be closer than ever. Read More »

Business Minister Mark Prisk attended ‘Britain’s Motorsport Industry – The Business of Winning’ exhibition at the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS).

Organised by the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) to highlight the motorsport industry’s multi-billion pound contribution to the UK economy, the exhibition is one in a series of ‘UK Manufacturing Excellence’ showcases held by the Government. Read More »

With the announcement this week that Citroën UK is supporting the MSA British Rally Championship as an official manufacturer, the Citroën attack for this weekend’s opening round – Rallye Sunseeker International – is a strong one. Three young guns, Osian Pryce from Wales, Desi Henry of Northern Ireland, and the number one seed, fast Finn Jarkko Nikara will line up on Saturday in Bournemouth with their striking new privately run Citroën DS3 R3’s.

Nikara, the 25 year old from Saarijarvi in Finland has an impressive C.V. to date, as he switches to the 210bhp Citroën DS3. The former Finnish Junior Champion, and 2008 Pirelli European Star Shoot-out champion, has shone in the British Championship before, finishing sixth in the 2010 series using an R2 specification Renault. He has also been an extremely fast Group N driver at IRC and WRC level, and now relishes the chance to drive an R3 machine. Read More »

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