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lydden15 (12)Our return to Lydden Hill for the World RX saw even bigger crowds than 2014 and superb action on track. We did the full weekend this year and saw Petter Solberg (DS3) take victory by 0.4s from Mattias Ekström (S1) with Johan Kristoffersson (Polo) completing the podium. The best of the Brits was Guy Wilks (Mini) who made the final but retired after picking up a puncture on the first lap. In the RX Lites Kevin Hansen took victory by 0.8s from Kevin Eriksson and in the Touring Car category it was Fredrik Salsten who came out on top in his DS3. A superb weekend and a must see for any motorsport fan. Now which European rounds of the World RX can we get too this year…? Read More »

plains15 (8)The Plains saw Euan Thorburn (Focus WRC) return to the rally he has won for the past two years, now looking for his hat trick co-driven by Richard Cooke. Two fastest stage times out of six was a good return but 23 seconds dropped on stage 3 told in the long run as Thorburn came home 3rd overall, 24 seconds behind the eventual winner. David Weston & Kirsty Riddick (Impreza WRC) also took a brace of fastest stage times which proved to be enough to take victory by just 6 seconds from Josh Moffett & John Rowan (Fiesta WRC) who set fastest stage times on the final two stages to make Weston sweat. Read More »

midshires15 (38)Only our 2nd ever grasstrack sidecar meeting, (usually due to returning from the Isle of Man), saw overcast but dry weather conditions. It was almost perfect and the ‘A’ final saw Rod Winterburn & Liam Brown take a hard fought win in the 1000cc sidecar final from Gareth & Billy Winterburn with Colin Blackborn & Carl Pugh completing the top 3 overall. The ‘big chairs’ as they are affectionately called really are something else to watch but the solos or uprights make up the bulk of the races. In the premier 500cc class James Shaines came out victorious from Paul Cooper after a superb battle in the final. Read More »

Ingram pre-Azores15– After points-scoring finishes on snow and Tarmac, Ingram aims for victory on Rally Azores – the first gravel rally of the ERC Junior season
– Ingram believes PEUGEOT 208 ‘R2’ is the ideal car for the twisty and technical Azores stages
– Spectacular Rally Azores route includes the signature Sete Cidades stage, which runs around the rim of an extinct volcano

Chris Ingram is happiest of all when driving on gravel, so the PEUGEOT UK junior rally star heads to round three of the 2015 FIA European Junior Rally Championship, the SATA Rallye Azores (4-6 June) with high hopes of another excellent result. Read More »

George Lendrum21 May 2015 sees Titan celebrate its 40th anniversary. Having grown out of Charles Lucas Engineering, a race team running Piers Courage in Formula 3 in 1965, Titan has developed to be a well-respected engineering firm, supplying components and engineering solutions to high-profile motorsport teams, specialist niche car manufacturers, as well as international automotive OEMs.

“This was quite a gradual thing, to shift from complete cars to components, but also a carefully considered move. The demand was clearly there, and it’s never good to have all your eggs in one basket, so this was a very natural way to progress for us,” comments Titan’s co-owner Oz Timms. Read More »

– Edoardo Mortara to arrive as DTM leader for the first time
– Ekström: “The full grandstands are impressive”
– Mortara and Ekström successful outside DTM as well

In DTM races three and four of the season to be held at the Lausitzring on the last weekend in May, Audi drivers Edoardo Mortara and Mattias Ekström are set on defending their double lead of the standings. Plus, together with their six brand colleagues, they’re determined to eliminate the preconceived notion that the race track in Brandenburg doesn’t suit Audi once and for all. Read More »

The McLaren 650S GT3 secured the top step of the podium in the second round of the Blancpain Endurance Series with a convincing victory for McLaren GT customer team Von Ryan Racing at Silverstone. With factory drivers Rob Bell, Shane van Gisbergen and Kevin Estre at the wheel, this marks the first win in the Blancpain Endurance Series for the 650S GT3 in its competitive debut season.

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– World RX wows a record crowd at Lydden Hill
– World Champion triumphs at hallowed venue
– Rallycross legend Will Gollop reunited with famous Metro 6R4
– 75 years on, evocative Spitfire back in the skies above KentWorld RX15 Lydden E Read More »

JD Classics Spa15– JD Classics’ legendary Ford Cologne Capri continues its winning ways with a comprehensive victory at the 2015 Spa Classic
– The 1974 Ford chalked up impressive victories in the past year, including at the Silverstone Classic and Donington Historic Festival
– A dominant performance saw the Capri win both legs of the Heritage Touring Cup by 40 seconds and 30 seconds respectively Read More »

WR Aerokit Eddie Stobart– In development since 2010
– Delivers significant and measurable drag reduction over typical HGV air management kit (10%).  The equivalent figure for an ‘un-kitted’ truck is over 33%
– Independently tested and verified at MIRA and Millbrook
– Strategic partnership announced with Eddie Stobart Logistics Limited

Wirth Research is proud to announce the launch of its all-new motorsport-inspired WR AeroKit™ for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs). Read More »

John Sprinzel, the mercurial founder of the famous ‘SPEEDWELL’ tuning concern, which put the cheeky Austin A35 firmly on the race tracks in the late 1950s, has accepted the role as Patron of the HRDC ACADEMY.

In a letter of acceptance to Julius Thurgood, founder of this entry-level historic race series, Sprinzel sums up why he was eager to accept the role as Patron of the HRDC ACADEMY:

“I would be honoured to become Patron of the HRDC Academy, and have followed your A35 program for some time now. I wish you continued success with your series, which seems to be now, as it was then, an inexpensive and thrilling way to go racing. Aloha. John.” Read More »

16th Overall – IM Gold Manx National Rally, 8th-9th May 2015

Violent, torrential rain greeted ITG Impreza driver Richard Clews and co-driver Carl Williamson on arrival at the start of the 2015 Manx National, the second round of the REIS MSA Asphalt Rally Championship. The crew finished 15th overall on the recent Tour of Epynt, the inaugural round of this years championship. Read More »

– Landsail Tyres becomes title sponsor of Performance Car Show at the NEC, Birmingham in January 2016
– Performance Car Show presented by Landsail Tyres in association with Autocar and PistonHeads.com will showcase the most modern and desirable supercars and hypercars on sale today
– Visitors can see Landsail’s latest range of tyres on Stand 19490 in Hall 19
– The Performance Car Show and Autosport International – Europe’s largest motorsport show – takes place at the NEC Birmingham between 14-17 January, 2016*

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