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Tour de Suisse Stage 8 (110)Overlapping with the Critérium du Dauphiné was the Tour de Suisse and this year we decided to give it a try and it did not fail to disappoint. With the first two days clashing we didn’t get to see the race until stage 4 which saw Ariel Maximiliano Richeze (Etixx-Quick Step) take the stage win with Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) 3rd on the stage to maintain his lead overall, after stage wins on the previous two days. Stage 5 saw the big mountains enter the fray and it was Pierre-Roger Latour (AG2R) who lead from Wilco Kelderman (Lotto Nl – Jumbo) with Geraint Thomas (Sky) sitting in third overall. Read More »

Dauphine Stage 6 (17)Unlike 2015 the Critérium du Dauphiné was not one which saw the lead changing on an almost daily basis, instead it was dominated by two past Tour de France winners and included 4 of the 5 most fancied riders to lift the crown in July. The short mountain prologue time trial proved to be very interesting as Chris Froome (Sky) went early but ended up 3rd overall. Richie Porte (BMC) was in the last group of riders and pipped his former team mate only to find himself behind Alberto Contador (Tinkoff). Those positions stood for the next few days/stages as the sprinters took their chances on the flatter stages before the race moved in to the mountains. Read More »

lyddenhill16 (27)Another cracking weekend down at Lydden Hill as Mattias Ekström took his Audi S1 RX to a third consecutive win. He played the joker lap superb in the semi final and final, when Petter Solberg (Citroën DS3) had looked set to strike back as he went fastest in 3 of the 4 qualifying sessions. Solberg didn’t joker on lap 1 of the final and when he did Ekström had made up enough time to be ahead when Solberg rejoined the gravel, so Solberg was runner up to keep the championship battle close. There was also the threat of Andreas Bakkerud (Ford Focus RS) who faded in the final, so it was Timmy Hansen (Peugeot 208 WRX) who completed the podium, at Lydden. Read More »

– Full preview to the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival
– Special 40th anniversary James Hunt celebrations
– World Champions and Grand Prix winners in legendary line-up
– HSCC, Viper and Porsche top milestone track parades
– Sir Geoff Hurst’s Ferrari auctioned on 50th anniversary of his World Cup winning hat-trick
– All tickets must be purchased in advance

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CarFest pre16a– CarFest North showcases more great cars than ever before
– New high-octane show with supercars and grand prix-winners
– Exciting new track being prepared in the grounds of Bolesworth
– Friday premiere offers last chance to buy 2016 CarFest tickets Read More »

– Hexagon is proud to offer for sale one of the lowest mileage Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Coupes in the world
– Incredible 1985 Garnet Red example has been perfectly preserved since birth and has just 4,429 miles on the clock
– Carrera 3.2 was the last-of-the-line iteration of the original 911 series and rightly has a place in history as one of the best driver’s cars ever
– Details here: http://bit.ly/29yjVi8

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Mini Silk16 Leg 10Hot and dusty racing continues to cause problems for competitors in Chinese territory as the Silk way Rally progresses east across the Gansu desert region.

Tuesday’s Stage 10 (19-07-2016) was the last day an official stage result was given because today’s 609.66 km Stage 11 had to be cancelled. Support aircraft were grounded due to a sandstorm in the region. Read More »

JD Classics Breakfast– Legendary racing driver, Derek Bell MBE, will be speaking at JD Classics’ next breakfast morning on Sunday 23 October
– Guests will be welcomed to JD Classics’ 100,000 sq/ft site in Maldon, Essex, free to roam the world-class facilities
– Derek Bell MBE and compere Simon Taylor will take to the stage, reliving some of Derek’s most incredible racing stories from Le Mans 24 Hours, in the World Sportscar Championship and in Formula One
– Exceptionally high demand means tickets are allocated through a ballot – those interested should call +44 (0) 1621 879579. Read More »

– New hospitality provider for Dayinsure Wales Rally GB
– VIP packages available on all three days of WRC event
– Exclusive stage-side experiences at Sweet Lamb, Cholmondeley Castle and Llyn Brenig
– Prices start from £199 per person

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Motors TV, the channel dedicated to all this motoring, is to air two of Bespoke Rallies’ recent films on their Sky channel 447 and Virgin Media channel 545.

The first – to be aired on 16 September at 20:30 – will be the story of the 2015 Great Amazon Adventure, a 6,700km drive from Paramaribo in Suriname on the Atlantic to Lima, Peru on the Pacific.

The amazing event includes extraordinary scenes in Brazil, where the event took a ferry for two nights and a day to link two road sections, the incredible Amazon rainforest, dirt roads, breakdowns and repairs. From the rainforest, the crews climbed some of the greatest passes in South America over the Andes mountain range, visiting Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and Colca Canyon, home of the great Condor, on their way to Lima. Billed as an event for 4x4s or well-prepared classics, one crew brought along their much loved Lotus Elan – and made it through against the odds. Read More »

Metro Classic16a– Touring car hero Patrick Watts readies three pocket rockets for Silverstone reunion
– Historic return for giant-killing hot hatches after 30-year absence
– Three more great reasons not to miss Tin Top Sunday at the Classic

For the first time in more than 30 years, three giant-killing MG Metro Turbos will take to the track at the Silverstone Classic later this month (29-31 July). Read More »

Omologato Shelsley Walsh16aOmologato proudly presented its ‘Spirit of Shelsley’ award to Chris Jaques, owner of the 1934 Maserati 8CM driven at the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb Classic Nostalgia event at the weekend.

Bought originally by Whitney Straight in 1934 who in the same year broke the hill climb record at Shelsley Walsh with a time of just 40 seconds, the Maserati 8CM has been raced extensively over the course of its impressive history. Read More »

– Successful in two generations: many titles on international race tracks
– Unbroken worldwide demand for GT3 race car


Neckarsulm is delighted: The Audi Sport customer racing team has completed the 200th Audi R8 LMS. Since 2009, the brand with the four rings has been involved in international GT3 racing with a race car for customers and developed a sales and service network around the globe, numerous supporting services and technology offerings. Read More »

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