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salamandre16 (137)A new rally for us and our first in Wallonie, as the RAC crews visited Belgium for the first time. A warm welcome made up for the changeable weather which made the stages treacherous. Florian Gonon & Michel Horgnies (Escort MkI) headed a tight battle between the top 3, edging out Stefaan Stouf & Wouter Knockaert (911 RSR) by just a single second. A further 4 seconds back and top RAC registered crew were Christophe Jacob & Isabelle Regnier (Escort MkII). Paul Griffiths & Iwan Jones (Escort MkII) were the first British crew home almost a minute and a half back. Read More »

wecsilverstone16 (12)The WEC season opener saw the three different works LMP1 teams fill the podium places, or at least that is how it looked. In post event scrutineering the Audi R18 of André Lotterer, Marcel Fässler & Benoit Tréluyer was excluded due to the thickness of the front skid block, (i.e. the car was too low). This handed victory to the Porsche 919 Hybrid of Romain Dumas, Neel Jani & Marc Lieb, subject an Audi appeal which is set for a tribunal before the next round at Spa. 2nd overall were Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi & Stephane Sarrazin in the Toyota TS050 Hybrid with the Rebellion Racing LMP1 car of Alexandre Imperatori, Dominik Kraihamer & Matteo Tuscher completing the provisional podium. Read More »

somerset16 (7)It was memories of 2000 as we approached the Somerset Stages with snow falling on the Quantocks. It didn’t settle however and it was a largely dry day which saw Luke Francis & John Roberts (Evo IX) fight a day long battle with Charles Payne & Carl Williamson (Fiesta). Francis took an early lead through the first two stages to lead by 8 seconds before Payne got his first stage win at Chargot. The pendulum swung back before Porlock where the 2nd run saw Francis drop time and his lead cut to just 3 seconds. A push on the first few stages of the afternoon gravel loop saw Francis extend his lead and he eventually won by 8 seconds from Payne. Read More »

Swedish star Fredrik Ahlin and his Norwegian co-driver Morten Erik Abrahamsen driving for local team CA1 Sport, made it three different winners in the opening three rounds of this year’s MSA British Rally Championship with victory on last weekend’s Pirelli Carlisle Rally (April 30/May 1).

The 24-year-old in his Pirelli-shod Ford Fiesta R5 became the first Swedish driver since 1995 to win a round of Britain’s premier rallying series. Along with the win, Ahlin played his ‘Joker’ which doubled his points allowing him to overtake rival Elfyn Evans at the top of points standings. He now holds a five-point advantage after the Cumbrian event. Read More »

Audi pre-Hockenheim16a– New DTM season to start on May 7 and 8
– Audi RS 5 DTM with five wins in succession at the Hockenheimring
– Dieter Gass, Head of DTM: “Expecting a close field”

Following a long winter break, racing will finally start in earnest again for Audi Sport’s DTM squad next weekend. The Hockenheimring in Baden-Wuerttemberg will be hosting the first two races of the new DTM season on May 7 and 8. Read More »

Round two of the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship will see four PEUGEOT 208 WRXs co-star in the action around a bespoke track laid out in the famous Hockenheim Stadium, Germany. All four drivers are targeting the top step of the podium in a bid to earn the favours of the 75,000-strong crowd which is expected to turn out for the show that shares the weekend’s bill with the opening clash of the 2016 DTM.

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Ford pre-Spa16– Ford Chip Ganassi Racing has its sights set on a clean and trouble-free race in the ‘WEC 6 Hours of Spa’, the final competitive outing before Le Mans

The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTs will be back on track later this week for the ‘WEC 6 Hours of Spa’, just over two weeks after making their FIA World Endurance Championship debut at Silverstone. Read More »

BHRC16 Pirelli AJoe Price and Chris Brooks scored their first historic victory on the Pirelli Carlisle Rally (Saturday 30 April), the third round of the 2016 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship.

The Ludlow driver moved ahead when the notorious challenge of Kielder claimed championship pacesetters Jason Pritchard/Phil Clarke and Nick Elliott/Dave Price. Pritchard slid off on an icy patch in a very slippery opening stage and Elliott moved ahead until he was caught out on stage 3. Read More »

Gamble AGBO16Mark Gamble & Steve Link are making their return to the Isle Of Man next weekend after 5 years away, having won the Suzuki Swift Sport Cup on their last visit.

The pairing will be tackling the Manx National Rally, starting in Douglas next Friday night, starting with 5 stages in the darkness, then continuing on through the Saturday, with a further 9 stages, finishing back at the Grandstand at 3:43pm. Read More »

– Second race with new Audi R18 sports car
– Last competition of the FIA WEC before Le Mans

Audi has great plans for round two of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) on Saturday, May 7. On the race track at Spa, Belgium, the premium brand with the Audi R18 is aiming to continue its string of podium successes, the beginning of which now dates back six years. Read More »

Hexagon Lotus– Leading London car dealer Hexagon has opened a new Lotus showroom at its flagship headquarters in East Finchley
– New showroom was opened by Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales
– Hexagon is Lotus’ official London dealer selling the full Lotus range, from Elise to 3-Eleven, at its East Finchley and South Kensington sites
– Hexagon’s flagship showroom has space for over 50 of the finest modern classic, classic and new Lotus cars http://hexagonclassics.com Read More »

– Biggest Media Day yet promises quantity and quality at summer spectacular
– Bikes and sidecars join cars on action-packed family-friendly bill
– Freddie Hunt celebrates father James’ F1 title triumph in McLaren M23
– 1966 World Cup celebrations remembered in car football match

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Silverstone Classic Freddie Hunt– Special 40th anniversary celebrations of the flamboyant Englishman’s title winning season
– Freddie Hunt drives 1976 championship winning McLaren M23
– Iconic circuit witnessed three of Hunt’s most famous F1 victories

The headline grabbing career of one of Britain’s most charismatic and colourful sportsmen will be celebrated at this summer’s Silverstone Classic (29-31 July). Read More »

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