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Thruxton Revival 7- 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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Brazil’s Neymar Jr swaps turf for tarmac as he goes head-to-head with Ken Block in ground-breaking Castrol experiment.Castrol - Ron - The KINC 1 copy Read More »

?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Alpine returns to Silverstone to defend their 2013 title in the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) and score some big points right from the start of the championship. Nelson Panciatici, European champion title holder, has but one wish: to get back on the track of victory and defend the title! Read More »

- Citroën enjoys momentous WTCC debut, taking two wins from two in Morocco
- José-María López led home a podium clean sweep in race one, with Sébastien Loeb taking victory in his second ever WTCC race
- Yvan Muller forced to retire from race two, sustaining damage at the start

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BTCC pre-Donington14Andrew Jordan and Matt Neal head a 31-car field as Britain’s premier series ‘rocks’ into Donington Park.

The Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship visits Donington Park over the Easter weekend (19/20 April) with a festival of speed and sound set to ‘rock’ the Leicestershire venue. Read More »

Nissan GT Academy14- Gran Turismo®6 gamers have the chance to become a Nissan NISMO racing driver
- Previous GT Academy champions now racing in GP3 and Le Mans 24 Hours

Nissan and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe have announced that gamer-to-real-racer competition the NISMO PlayStation® GT Academy returns for a sixth instalment in 2014. Online qualifying on PlayStation’s Gran Turismo®6 game begins on April 21st. Read More »

The HRDC feature race for historic touring cars has attracted an over-subscribed entry for the Donington Historic Festival on Saturday 3 May 2014.

Celebrating the early years of the British Touring Car Championship (formally known as the British Saloon Car Championship) from 1958 to 1966, the HRDC has assembled a fascinating array of historic touring cars to run in a 45-minute race, with compulsory pit-stop.

Early-period cars range from the rarities of David Wylie’s Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire and Malcom Verey’s Jensen 541R (as raced as a saloon by John Webb in period), to the more familiar Jack Sears-type Austin A95 Westminster of Nick Naismith and the Jeff Uren-style Ford Zephyr Mk2 of Alistair Dyson. Read More »

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