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Revolution Series R1 (122)Back to cycling once more and early season indoors action as the riders descended on the recently built Derby velodrome, to kick off the 2015/6 Revolution Series. This one had a bit more to offer than usual though as in the build-up to the Rio Olympics this was an early opportunity to start building up valuable UCI qualification points and it showed. The highlight was always set to be the madison which would see Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish reunited for the event they last rode together, on their way to the 2008 World Championship. They did not fail to deliver! Read More »

King of Wales (99)Another new one for us as we took in the King of Wales at Walters, down in South Wales. The crews had a testing 21.5km circuit to tackle, which they had to complete 6 times in the 9 hour time limit. Only 7 crews did this and it was Nicolas Montador & Olivier Varet (WSR V8 Rover) who held the overnight lead by just under 16 minutes. Filipe Guimanaes & Geraldo Sampaio (Off Road Armoury LS3) were next up just two minutes ahead of Rob Butler & Paul Lunstrom (Off Road Armoury LS3) in the Ultra 4 class. Read More »

tyneside15 (9)In fitting with 2015 to date, Otterburn saw a mixture of damp, windy and sunny conditions which made for a challenging day on the military ranges. Our vantage point on stage 2 saw almost all of the top crews clip a wet wooden bridge mid-stage until Richard Sykes & Emma Morrison (DS3 R3T) made a considerably larger impact blocking the stage and halting the stage. Simon Mauger & Jonathan Hawkins (Metro 4M4) were fastest on two stages to lead Damian Cole & Jack Morton (Fiesta WRC) by just two seconds. Steve Simpson & Patrick Walsh (Impreza WRC) closed in from 3rd on the 2nd loop of stages with fastest times until a puncture on stage 6 saw them fall down the standings. Read More »

McLaren Rob BellMcLaren GT factory driver Rob Bell and McLaren GT Young Driver Andrew Watson will line up for the next round of International GT Open, taking place at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit, 5-6 September. Bell and Watson will be part of a two-car entry by Teo Martin Motorsport, with fellow McLaren GT factory driver Alvaro Parente in the sister 650S GT3 who currently leads the championship with teammate Miguel Ramos with three rounds remaining.

The 2015 season saw the launch of the McLaren GT Young Driver Programme, with Watson and fellow young driver Ross Wylie embarking on an extensive programme. It has been designed to enhance the skills, knowledge and racecraft of both drivers, with a view to establishing a solid foundation on which to build a competitive career in GT racing. Read More »

Gamble pre-Woodpecker15The Kumho Tyres shod Swift pairing are aiming to take no less than the 1400 honours next weekend, when they will be tackling the Event Signs Woodpecker Stages Rally on Saturday 5th September which they took the 1400 victory on last year.

The event, starting in Ludlow, Mid Wales is a counting round of the BTRDA Kick Start 1400 Rally Championship, of which Mark Gamble & his co-driver; Steve Link last competed in the Plains Rally back in May, where they led the first stage until they unfortunatley retired with a mechanical issue. Read More »

GT Academy ManchesterNissan is on the hunt for the racing drivers of tomorrow and will be bringing the final leg of qualifying for its pioneering GT Academy competition to Manchester Trafford Centre on 12th and 13th September 2015.

Across the two-day event, motorsport enthusiasts are invited to put their gaming skills to the test and participate in a Gran Turismo®6 race on Nissan’s circular PlayStation® pods. The top racers from Saturday and Sunday will be invited to come back for the final on Sunday, and will participate in a number of activities and interviews before one lucky gamer will win a place in the Nissan PlayStation GT Academy Race Camp in Abu Dhabi in October. Read More »

WorldRX15 ButtonBritish Formula One stars Jenson Button and David Coulthard today visited Lydden Hill – home to the British round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy – as both drivers tested a pair of Supercars as part of a BBC F1 feature which will be aired later this year.  Button, whose father John competed in rallycross in the 1970s, spoke of an “unbelievable experience” while Coulthard acknowledged the huge talent of World RX drivers. Read More »

– Jenson Button and David Coulthard get the rallycross bug in Kent
– I wouldn’t be F1 World Champion without rallycross, says Button
– Coulthard left waxing lyrical after ‘adrenaline-fuelled’ experience
– Day serves as curtain-raiser for British RX’s return this weekend

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JD Classics Sponsor Revival15a– JD Classics is a main sponsor of the Goodwood Revival 2015, and will also be entering six cars to compete during the legendary event
– The six-car entry of JD Classics includes a Cooper T33, Jaguar D-Type, Lister Costin and a Jaguar Lightweight E-Type
– JD Classics models have also been picked as the three official course cars of Goodwood Revival 2015
– Away from the racetrack, JD Classics is showcasing a Ferrari 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ in the ‘Earl’s Court Motor Show’ feature at Revival Read More »

Credit Suisse Trophy– 2014 winners of Credit Suisse annual Photo Contest confirmed
– Annual competition announced for 2015, ahead of Goodwood Revival (September 11-13)
– Credit Suisse’s photography competition open to Revival-accredited photographers
– Photography award includes three categories; ‘Revival Action’, ‘Revival Atmosphere’, and ‘Credit Suisse Media Moments’
– All entries for the Photo Contest are judged by Lord March, long-time professional photographer and Goodwood Estate owner
– Entries need to be submitted by September 28, 2015 Read More »

Mini pre-Italia15 (1)Round eight of the 2015 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup, Baja Poland (28-30th August), will feature six MINI ALL4 Racing. Leading the charge once again in their MINI ALL4 Racing will be present World Cup leading crew of Nasser Al-Attiyah (QAT) and co-driver Mathieu Baumel (FRA).

Following on from a convincing win at the Hungarian Baja (14-16th August), Nasser and Baumel now lead the 2015 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup with just three races of the ten race-series remaining. Being in such a strong position doesn’t mean Al-Attiyah can afford to take his foot off the gas pedal, or Baumel to take his eyes off the road ahead. Read More »

Jordan King achieved his first GP2 Podium finish at one of the world’s greatest drivers circuits, Spa-Francorchamps. The notoriously challenging circuit last weekend rewarded British racer Jordan King with his maiden GP2 Series podium finish and his best-ever qualifying position in the F1-feeder series to date.

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– Runaway points leader shows no signs of letting up as he takes his ninth and tenth wins of a sensational season
– Michael Meadows picks up two podiums with team-mate James Sutton producing two impressive drives to earn the ‘Driver of the Weekend’ accolade
– Redline Racing’s Jordan Witt wins both Pro-Am1 races to regain class lead
– G-Cat Racing’s Thomas Jennings and Juta Racing’s Nerijus Dagilis clinch victory in the Pro-Am2 category

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