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birkett16-7The Birkett continues to be a fascinating race and a highlight of the year as 70 teams took to the Silverstone GP circuit, for the end of season 6 hour race. After the first hour 3 teams were separated by just under 45 seconds with Tracktime Solutions in a fierce battle with JPR Motorsport (Sakr Rapx S1) with We Don’t Like Second back (Radical PR6 & SR3s) in 3rd place, but JPR Motorsport came unstuck in the 2nd hour where only having one race car saw them drop 5 laps. Tracktime Solutions still lead but having used their Radical SR3s early on the Lotus Exige drivers were out on track in the 3rd hour and We Don’t Like Second took the lead and never looked back. Read More »

hsccfinals16-26A change to our schedule saw us take in a trip to the National circuit, at Silverstone, for HSCC Championship Finals. The day started out wet and a downpour resulted in mayhem on the track with two accidents in the Formula 3 practice. It was the afternoon before racing resumed and a total of 13 races took place on a drying track which soon became totally dry. The highlight of the day for us were the Formula 5000 cars with their awesome V8 engines bellowing round for the Derek Bell Trophy. There was great action amongst the Historic Touring Cars too with the Minis holding the advantage in the slippery conditions before race two saw the big US saloons take control on a now dry track. A good day out with something a little different for us. Read More »

cheviot16-7It was a pleasure to be up on the Otterburn ranges again and it was good news that the Cheviot was running again, after being cancelled in 2015. With the title sewn up Damian Cole & Paul Morris wheeled out the Escort MkII for a change and were not helped by the damp conditions early on. David Tinn & Giles Dykes (Satria Neo) made the most of 4WD and ran away to a 50 second lead by the end of the 2nd loop of stages. With the stages drying from there on in they extended their lead to over a minute before easing back on the final two loops to take victory by 70 seconds. Read More »

audi-new-strategy– New focus on electric race cars in FIA Formula E
– Audi CEO Stadler: “We’re going to contest the race for the future on electric power”
– DTM commitment unchanged, job guarantee for motorsport employees

Audi is realigning its motorsport strategy. The premium brand will terminate its FIA WEC commitment, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, at the end of the 2016 season. Instead Audi is taking up a factory-backed commitment in the all-electric Formula E racing series. Read More »

trackrod16-143The MSA can confirm that it is in negotiations with specialist UK company Kwiktrak (UK) Ltd regarding a live vehicle tracking system for UK stage rallying.

Both parties had originally anticipated that the system would be ready for introduction in a phased manner from the start of the 2017 season. However implementation has been delayed and it is intended that the system will be introduced at a later date, which will be confirmed as soon as possible. Read More »

vw-amarokVolkswagen Amaroks are preparing to take on the challenges of the penultimate round of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship which takes place in Wales this weekend, supporting both Volkswagen’s championship-winning team and event organisers in the forests across the country.

The Amarok is the perfect vehicle to tackle the tough conditions in Wales. Read More »

The dates for the 2017 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship have been confirmed, with an eight-event, nine-round, schedule covering five gravel and three asphalt rallies.bhrc-2017-calendar Read More »

lifeline-oct16On show in Europe for the first time at the Professional Motorsport World Expo will be Lifeline’s new Zero 3620 Firemarshal, a further development of the successful Zero 3620 fire suppression system, designed to meet an increase in demand as more categories are required to use systems approved to the FIA 8865 fire suppression standard. Read More »

regent-hunt16a Special James Hunt celebration adds Grand Prix glitter to the UK’s most popular motor show.

It is more than 12 years since Formula One cars famously roared up and down Regent Street – but now Grand Prix racers are returning to the prestigious shopping destination right in the heart of the nation’s capital city. Read More »

leuchars-top_3Leuchars Airbase in NE Fife has been synonymous with powerful jets and air displays for many years but it is just one of the MOD properties in Scotland that has warmly welcomed single venue rallying onto its tarmac over the last few years. Aberdeen and District Motor Club ran the first rally there on 22nd October 2016 and the Weston Transport/Branston Junior Granite Rally was the penultimate round of the 2016 Brick & Steel Junior 1000 Championships. A total of 13 Junior crews turned out on what was to be a pretty dreich day but that did not lessen the excitement or pace of the young drivers and their “adult” co-drivers. Read More »

bhrc-winners16The award winners for the 2016 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship and the Fuchs Lubricants R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Rally Championship were celebrated at the Casa Hotel in Chesterfield on Saturday (22 October).

Around 140 competitors and their guests were on hand to cheer the major winners at the end of a fine season of historic rallying. It was the second year that the Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club has promoted the MSA BHRC under a five-year contract. Read More »

hscc16d– The UK’s leading organiser of historic motor racing joins HMI
– Club’s stand will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Formula Ford
– Historic Motorsport Conference set to discuss controversial topics
– Show aimed at competitors, officials and enthusiasts alike
– Tickets on sale now online also give entry to London Classic Car Show

Celebrating its status as the UK’s premier organiser of historic race meetings and championships, the Historic Sports Car Club (HSCC) has confirmed it will have a major presence at Historic Motorsport International (HMI), the important new exhibition and conference to be held at London’s ExCeL centre from 23-26 February 2017. Read More »

renault-us16a– Renault Sport Formula One Team’s Kevin Magnussen made a late charge to take P11 on track and thus finished just shy of the points in today’s United States Grand Prix. Kevin started from P18 on a planned one-stop strategy but as the race played out this was adapted to a two and finally a three-stop.
– Post-race Kevin was given a five-second penalty, meaning he was placed twelfth in the final classification.
– Jolyon Palmer finished in P13 using a two-stop strategy. Read More »