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jackfrost17-6A wet circuit coupled with tight chicanes was just the start in what proved to be an unpredictable Jack Frost Stages Rally. Fastest on the opening stage were Mark Jasper & Don Whyatt (Escort MkII) shaming the plethora of 4WD machinery around them. Peter Smith & Graham Wild were 2nd fastest in their Metro 6R4 but a stage maximum on the following stage preceded retirement on stage 4, after sustaining heavy damage to the rear of the car. With the conditions very mixed the later runners actually encountered a slighter drier track but nonetheless Rob Snowden & Tommy Rogers (Escort MkII) was on it to take the lead on stage 2 from Geoff Wright & Chris Sanderson (Fiesta S2000), with Jasper relegated to 3rd overall. Read More »

btrdasporting17-137Josh Veale won the Reis Motorsport Insurance BTRDA Sporting trials Gold Star for the second time in three years at his home site in Crewkerne Somerset, while Nick Speed won the Silver Star for second tier of drivers similar repeating his success of two years ago, like Veale. In the Gold Star Simon Gracey with young son passengering was the nearest challenger but a poor second round damaged his hopes of a maiden Gold Star finishing fourteen points behind in the end. Reigning double British champion Roland Uglow had a terrible first round that saw him down in fifteenth place, but then was best for the rest of the day to climb upto third overall with Laura Wilks passengering. Read More »

plumpudding17-13It was a superb start to the year down in Hampshire as we took in our first Historic Sporting Trial. A few miles South of Petersfield was the venue for 6 tests amongst mature woodland, with a mixture of vehicles from the 1960’s up to 1974. In the Historic class Ian Wright & Steve Jones (Cannon) won by 14 points from David & Lesley-Ann Methley (Cannon), meanwhile the post Historic class, (and overall victory), went to Steve Courts & Dave Oliver (Facksimile) by just a single point from Mark & Paul Howse (Facksimile). All in all another excellent days motor sport. Read More »

baggsy-autosport17aAutosport International Show is always considered as the season opener. With thousands of automotive fans and enthusiasts descending upon the Birmingham NEC for the four day automotive extravaganza, it really is the place to be for any petrol head. The 2017 show would see Baggsy unveil his all new race car ahead of the drift season. Read More »

ed-fossey-yokohama17After a strong debut year in UK rallying, 18-year-old Ed Fossey has today been announced as a Yokohama UK supported driver ahead of the 2017 rallying season. The Jersey-born driver enters his second year with the Japanese tyre firm, which was announced in front of thousands at the Autosport International Motorsport Show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. Read More »

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– Swedish team EKS to receive factory backing
– Mattias Ekström in 2017 concurrently active again in DTM and FIA World RX

AUDI AG will be providing factory support to Mattias Ekström’s rallycross project EKS starting in the 2017 season. As a result, Audi Sport, in addition to its commitments in Formula E and the DTM, will be competing in the FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX) in the future as well. Read More »

audi-eks-announce17Audi AG announced earlier today that the German manufacturer will support Mattias Ekstrom’s EKS squad in the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy.

Ekstrom – the reigning World RX Champion – will once again compete in all 12 rounds of the World Championship in his Audi S1 EKS RX quattro. Read More »

rac17-previewThe organisers of the Roger Albert Clark Rally have revealed an outline route that includes a leg in Wales as part of a 280-stage mile route for the 10-13 November event.

The Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club Ltd has unveiled the most extensive and far-reaching route in the event’s history, starting with around 40 stage miles in Wales on Friday (10 November) from a start venue in the Welsh borders. Read More »

skoda-pre-monte17c– ŠKODA FABIA R5 to sport livery from winning ŠKODA 130 RS from 1977
– Works team consists of three drivers at start of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC 2): Andreas Mikkelsen, Pontus Tidemand and Jan Kopecký
– Tidemand drives for the works team in the WRC 2 in 2017, while the second works driver, Jan Kopecký, goes in hunt of a hat-trick of titles in the Czech Rally Championship
– Michal Hrabánek: “The awareness of the brand’s outstanding motor racing history is the driving force behind our current motorsport activities” Read More »

In the annals of motor racing, few machines are as iconic as the Lotus-Climax Type 33, chassis number R11, the car driven by Jim Clark to first place in the 1965 Belgian, British, German and Syracuse Grands Prix and the Lotus in which he won his second World Championship. lotus-33-r11-credit-howard-simmons Read More »

As we say goodbye to the fifth season of the Junior 1000 Ecosse Challenge, we also say goodbye to our longstanding title sponsor Brick & Steel Construction Co Limited. Brick & Steel joined the “Ecosse Challenge Family” in 2006 at a time when the 205 Ecosse Challenge was growing rapidly and we found ourselves working with some of the current top names in Scottish rallying as they started their careers.  Names such as Paul Mackinnon, Euan Thorburn, Mark McCulloch, John MacCrone and Garry Pearson all started their careers in the 205 Ecosse Challenge plus dozens more who may not have reached the dizzy heights of these guys but who have gone on to be very competent competitors. In 2012, the Junior 1000 Ecosse Challenge was introduced to Scotland and Brick & steel became the title sponsor of this extremely popular Championship which continues the work of the 205 Ecosse Challenge but with a younger age group – 14 to 17 year olds. Read More »

elfyn-wrc17a– Welsh wizard targets major World Championship honours
– British champion lines up alongside Sébastien Ogier for M-Sport
– Dramatic new era blasts off this week in Monte Carlo
– Be the first to experience live WRC action for free at or via the Red Bull TV app

Elfyn Evans is returning to the FIA World Rally Championship in 2017 – a globe-trotting title race which blasts off high up in the Alps behind Monte Carlo later this week. Read More »