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rallyisleofman16-7The 2016 Rally Isle of Man saw the return of the BRC to the Island and whilst the championship had been decided there was the prospect of Elfyn Evans & Craig Parry (Fiesta R5) coming up against their stiffest competition of the season. Craig Breen & Scott Martin (DS3 R5) were the number one seeds but there rally was over on stage 3 so it was Mark Higgins & Darren Garrod (Fiesta R5) who would take the battle to Evans. Evans took the lead from stage 2 and held it until Friday night when Higgins made a fight back. With 6 stages ahead Higgins held the lead but Evans caught Higgins with two stages to go. The pair swapped fastest times on the final two stages but Evans held on to take victory by 5.9 seconds. Read More »

tob16-153After numerous visits to cycling events in recent years, it had been some time since we last saw the Tour of Britain (the early 1980’s). We caught three stages in total, stage 5 from Aberdare to Bath and then the two stages in Bristol. It was great to see Steve Cummings (Dimension Data) take an overall tour victory after a superb effort across the 8 days. A stunning effort from Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing) on both stages in Bristol saw him capture 2nd place, just 26 seconds behind Cummings and 12 seconds ahead of Tom Dumoulin (Team Giant-Alpecin). Read More »

woodpecker16 (7)A wet Woodpecker saw Charlie Payne & Carl Williamson (Fiesta) seal the 2016 Gold Star title with a 3rd place finish. His main rivals Luke Francis & John Roberts (Evo IX) were fastest on the first stage but then rolled on stage 2 and with it their championships chances disappeared. Stephen Petch & Michael Wilkinson (Fiesta R5+) were fastest on stages 2 & 3 and held a 19 second lead after stage 4, at 2nd service. Jamie Anderson & Ross Whittock (Fiesta R5) went fastest on the final 3 stages to secure 2nd place overall but Petch had done enough to win by 8 seconds. Read More »

bhrc-iom16dThree category champions in the 2016 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship have been confirmed following the seventh and eighth rounds of the season on the Isle of Man Historic Rally (15-17 September).

With only one round remaining, the Trackrod Historic Cup (30 September/1 October), the winners of Category 1, Category 2 and Category 3 have been announced. However, the destiny of the overall title will only be decided in the famous Yorkshire forests. Read More »

wirth16aWirth Research has been contracted to develop and deliver a unique and bespoke prototype fleet of advanced terrain mapping drones for DERYL Research K.K. – a subsidiary of DERYL Group K.K., based in Japan.

The all-new Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) will be capable of deploying a sophisticated terrain-mapping suite of sensors and on-board data processing capabilities on long-endurance flights over large areas of terrain. Read More »

Roger Matthews and Tom Marrott have been confirmed as overall champions in the inaugural Fuchs Lubricants R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Rally Championship.rac-iom16b Read More »

– Homegrown heroes kick-start countdown to Dayinsure Wales Rally GB
– Brenig Reservoir hosts popular media preview to Britain’s WRC round
– Welsh Government and Conwy Council reaffirm enthusiastic support
– New title partner Dayinsure eagerly anticipating forest-based thriller
– Media Accreditation for the October event closes on 28 September

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citroen-muller16Four-time World Champion Yvan Muller, who has been an official Citroën driver since midway through 2013, has announced that this season will be his last in the FIA WTCC. Currently lying joint second in the overall standings, the driver of Citroën C-Elysée WTCC No. 68 will be looking to hold on to that position in the last two meetings of the season in Shanghai and Qatar. Read More »

bac-hrowen16a– The one-of-a-kind Mono supercar by Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) will be sold by leading luxury motor dealer group, H.R. Owen
– H.R. Owen will present the Mono from a site shared with H.R. Owen Ecurie, the group’s new specialist non-franchised site in Cheltenham
– BAC joins H.R. Owen’s spectacular portfolio of supercar brands alongside Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, Maserati, Rolls-Royce, Ferrari and Lamborghini
– BAC expanded its global reach in 2015, with new showrooms opened in Hong Kong and Japan, and H.R. Owen will further broaden horizons
– The BAC Mono single-seater supercar brings the most authentic racing experience to the road Read More »

malcolmwilson16 (147)Forest Enterprise Scotland, Forest Enterprise England and the MSA can confirm that they are able to advise rally organisers and competitors of new stage mileage rates from 2017.

The three-year agreement sees a stage mileage increase of five per cent over current rates in 2017, followed by additional five per cent increases in each of the following two years (a total increase of fifteen per cent over three years). Read More »

For the last 15 years, Kumho has supplied all the tyres for the legendary Zandvoort Masters of F3 event, and this year some 100 members of the company’s European dealer network were not only treated to hospitality throughout the race weekend, but reunited at the circuit the following Monday in order to sample the company’s range of high-performance road products for themselves.

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– Historic motorsport is given its own pre-season event
– New show will run alongside the existing London Classic Car Show
– Eminent speakers at new Historic Motorsport Conference
– Motor Racing Legends announced as first organisers and promoters
– Some 100 competition cars for sale

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As in 2014 and 2015, the Citroën Total team once again has a date with destiny in Shanghai. Citroën only needs two more points to secure their third consecutive FIA World Touring Car Championship. In the driver standings, it’s now all about battling for second place behind the unassailable José María López. Currently lying in joint second position, Yvan Muller will be doing all he can to make it a one-two for the Citroën C-Elysée WTCCs.

Since its first foray into motor racing in 1993, Citroën has notched up fifteen FIA world titles: five Rally-Raid World Cups (1993 to 1997), eight World Rally Championships (2003-2005 and 2008-2012) and two World Touring Car Championships (2014 and 2015). Read More »