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- Fifty years of high-octane history chronicled at Richmondshire Museum
– Fascinating story of north-east’s premier motor sport venue
– Senna, Hamilton and Franchitti amongst high-profile Croft alumni

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Benltey Pirelli14• Car number 88 will enter the line-up at Sonoma Raceway
• Bentley Boy Guy Smith to pilot second Bentley; joins Butch Leitzinger

Dyson Racing Team Bentley announces a second Continental GT3 will enter the Pirelli World Challenge beginning with this weekend’s Round 13 and 14 races. Bentley Boy Guy Smith will pilot the number 88 car in a double header race weekend at Sonoma Raceway on Saturday, August 23 and Sunday, August 24. Read More »

The Porsche Club GB will host a new festival event at Brands Hatch, Kent, on 21 September, featuring racing, displays and demonstrations of both classic and contemporary Porsche sports cars that will bring to life the fascinating story of the iconic German marque.

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mercedes runwayOn Thursday 4 September, a different kind of winged flying machine will be accelerating hard down the auxiliary runway at Edinburgh Airport.  A MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One car is set to take part at Race the Runway – an epic charity drag race organised by, and benefiting, the Glasgow-based Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice. Read More »

- JD Classics was delighted on behalf of its customers and workshop team to be invited back to Pebble Beach, arguably the most prestigious classic car concours in the world
– Together JD Classics celebrated its best ever showing at Pebble Beach Concours of Elegance and The Quail returning to the UK with three Best in Class trophies and a Special Award
– At Pebble Beach, JD Classics won Best in Class with the 1951 Geneva Show Prototype Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe in the Post-War Touring category
– Also at Pebble Beach, the JD Classics restored Jaguar XK120 Jabbeke land speed record car won Best in Class in the Post-War Sports Racing category
– At The Quail, JD Classics won Best in Class in the Post-War Sports category with the Jaguar XKSS, newly restored by JD Classics and returned to its original factory colours of Mist Grey with red leather
– Jaguar legend and chief test and development driver in period Norman Dewis received the awards for the Jabbeke car and the XKSS on behalf of JD Classics receiving warms applause from the crowd on the lawns
– JD Classics also had a magnificent Alloy Body Ferrari 275 on the lawn at Pebble post a full nut-and-bolt JD Classics Restoration

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Revival StonehengeWhere else in the world can you see a full scale model of Stonehenge, the largest gathering of Jaguar D-types and Mods and Rockers duking it out on Brighton Pier without leaving the confines of a racing track?  At the Goodwood Revival of course, which takes place from 12 – 14 September at the Goodwood Motor Circuit. Read More »

Many car manufacturers attempt to win 24 hour motor races for years without success but Audi has recently celebrated not only one win, or even two, but three victories in the same year – for a second time!

Having scored a 13th Le Mans 24 Hour race victory with the hybrid diesel Audi R18 e-tron quattro, Audi has gone on to win the prestigious Nürburgring and Spa 24 Hour races with the Audi R8 LMS ultra GT3 sportscar this summer.

At Le Mans in June, Audi’s victorious hybrid sportscar used 22% less fuel per 100 kilometres than the winning 2013 R18 e-tron quattro. Since the TDI era began in racing in 2006 – when Audi became the first manufacturer to win at Le Mans with a diesel-engined sportscar – there has been a 38% reduction in fuel consumption. Read More »

- Positions two and three in DTM race at the Nürburgring
– Mike Rockenfeller and Edoardo Mortara on podium
– Four Audi RS 5 DTM cars retired after collisions

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- Design concept previews the dramatic look of the ultra-exclusive track-focused racer
– One clear goal: to be the best driver’s car in the world on track
– Increased power to 1,000PS (986 bhp) from the motorsport-optimised 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine and lightweight electric motor
– Built, maintained and run by McLaren Special Operations
– Further details of bespoke McLaren P1™ GTR driver training programme confirmed

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Thruxton F3 Webber- F3 back at Thruxton after four-year absence
– Title battle set to rev into overdrive as championship heads south
– Mark Webber pays tribute to ‘fast-and-flowing’ Hampshire circuit

The Cooper Tires British Formula 3 Championship returns to Thruxton for the first time since 2010 this weekend (16-17 August), as the Formula 1 stars of tomorrow prepare to go wheel-to-wheel around the fastest track in the country – one that Mark Webber contends will really separate the men from the boys. Read More »

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