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Dauphine 15 (274)It was now our 3rd Dauphiné and what an absolute cracker it proved to be. Stage 1 saw an audacious move by Peter Kennaugh (Sky) in the final few kilometres leap from the peleton to take victory and the maillot jaune. He held on to this after stage 2 which came down to a sprint, won by Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis). Next up was the team time trial and Rohan Dennis (BMC) took over the yellow jersey after a dominant with in the team time trial. Bouhanni took stage win number 2, on stage 4, as Dennis kept yellow. Read More »

britgtsilver15 (53)The British GT circus descended on Silverstone for a 3 hour race that started in the wet. There was no more rain during the race and after a wet opening 30-40 minutes the circuit began to dry and the race began to settle down. The pole sitting Beechdean AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT3 of Andrew Howard/Jonny Adam spun at Becketts on the first lap handing the lead to the Von Ryan Racing McLaren 650S of Gilles Vannelet/Adrian Quaife Hobbs. With two safety car periods the race was left with a tense final half hour but Vannelet/Quaife Hobbs held on to take victory. The main threats all race had been the trio of BMW Z4 GT3’s and in the end it was the Triple Eight Racing entry of Lee Mowle/Joe Osborne which ended just under a second behind. Completing the podium were the reigning champions Marco Attard/Alexander Sims of Barwell Motorsport/Ecurie Ecosse (BMW Z4 GT3). Read More »

severnvalley15 (5)The Severn Valley Rally saw victory for Bob Ceen & Andy Bull (Impreza WRC) after a dominant display saw them build their lead up throughout the event. 2014 winners Luke Francis & John Roberts (Evo IX) were 2nd, some 24 seconds back with Dylan Davies & Llion Williams (Impreza) completing the podium 46 seconds further back. In the Historics Richard Hill & David Jones (Escort MkII) took victory from Jason Pritchard & Phil Clarke (Escort MkII) by ten seconds with Paul Barrett & Dai Roberts (Escort MkII) completed the podium, eight seconds further behind. Read More »

– New Kidston Trophy attracts massive grid of Pre-War Sports Cars
– Magnificent racing history from the 1920s and 1930s
– Spectacular showdown set for Saturday morning

This year’s 25th anniversary Silverstone Classic (24-26 July) will celebrate its milestone Silver Jubilee with its widest-ever spectrum of glittering motor sport history. Read More »

Phil_Hall_PR12_15_Can_InActionBritish rally co-Driver Phil Hall scores a category win at last weekend’s Rallye Baie-Des-Chaleurs.

Almost 12 months after winning his class on his international rallying debut in America, British rally co-driver Phil Hall racked up yet another transatlantic victory as he guided Chris Greenhouse to a two wheel drive win at the second round of the Canadian Rally Championship, Rallye Baie-Des-Chaleurs. The ambitious 26 year old from Nottingham also netted a top ten result alongside Greenhouse in his Dodge Neon SRT-4, taking victory by over two minutes from their nearest rival. Read More »

Hamilton HawthornReigning Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton was delighted to receive the Hawthorn Memorial Trophy from Rob Jones, Chief Executive of the Motor Sports Association (MSA), at Silverstone today (Thursday 2 July) ahead of this weekend’s British Grand Prix.

The Hawthorn Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the most successful British or Commonwealth driver in the previous year’s FIA Formula One World Drivers’ Championship. Read More »

Kumho Goodwood15Three strong showings in previous Goodwood Festival of Speed rally shootouts netted David Wright an invite for last weekend’s (June 26-28) event, an honour he repaid by beating some of the fastest drivers in British rallying to win the prestigious competition outright in his Kumho-shod Ford Focus WRC.

Wright was on the pace from the very start of the three-day event, setting fastest time of all on the Friday in his Martini-liveried ex-Carlos Sainz Focus. Read More »

– Peugeot displayed past, present and future success at the Goodwood FoS
– Goodwood FoS was the World Premiere for the 308 GTi by Peugeot Sport
– Peugeot was represented dynamically and statically in the paddocks and on its show stands

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Alcon Formula E15aThis weekend’s first ever Visa London ePrix saw a thrilling climax to the inaugural Formula E season.  The world of motorsport has been united in declaring the Formula E project a stunning success, with Tamworth-based brake and clutch manufacturer, Alcon Components Ltd at its very heart. Read More »

Having arrived in Poland, the DS 3 WRCs are going to up the pace. On much smoother, flowing roads than in Argentina, Portugal and Italy, the WRC kicks off a high-speed summer in Poland, before heading for Finland. In Mikołajki, Mads Østberg/Jonas Andersson and Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle will be driving the two DS 3 WRCs entered. The Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team lies second in the Manufacturers’ World Rally Championship just ahead of the halfway point of the season. Before heading for Poland, Kris Meeke took part in the Goodwood Festival of Speed in a DS 3 WRC. Read More »

MSA British GP15aBritish motor sport arrives back in the UK for this weekend’s prestigious British Grand Prix on an unprecedented high.

Home grown Lewis Hamilton won last year’s blue riband race at Silverstone en route to lifting the 2014 FIA World Formula One World Championship and currently he leads the 2015 title chase. Read More »

– Stars of motorsport and film gathered at Hexagon in north London last night to celebrate the life of F1 racing driver, Ayrton Senna
– The evening raised £72,000 for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity
– Celebrity-filled event was hosted by Sky F1’s Natalie Pinkham with guest speakers including Mercedes-Benz F1’s Paddy Lowe, ex-F1 drivers David Coulthard and Martin Donnelly, ex-McLaren Sporting Director Dave Ryan and Manish Pandey, writer and producer of the 2010 film ‘Senna’
– Exclusive event also featured a charity auction – where a replica Senna helmet sold for £5,000 – and a display featuring an original ex-Senna 1987 Lotus 99T F1 car and Lotus’ new 3-Eleven

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WorldRX15 pre-HoljesThe FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy will visit one of the most legendary venues of the season, the Volkswagen World RX of Sweden, this weekend (3-5 July).  The iconic Holjes event has attracted the biggest entry of 2015 so far with a total of 89 cars including 35 Supercars.  It is also the first time this year that all categories: Supercar; TouringCar; S1600 and the supporting RX Lites Cup will race in the same weekend. Read More »

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