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Daily Archives: December 15th, 2008

In advance of the Star Driver Shootout, the MSA British Rally Championship announced an additional incentive for the finalists. The Pirelli Cup, as it will be known, will reward all the runners up of the Pirelli BRC Star Driver Shootout with an incentivised support package in the 2009 MSA British Rally Championship. Read More »


· Team carries out final shakedown at Le Creusot on Monday
· Key crew members raring to go after French training sessions

mitsu-racing-lancer-2The Repsol Mitsubishi Ralliart Team have completed a final shakedown and a varied preparation program for the 2009 Dakar Rally, which starts in Buenos Aires on Saturday, January 3rd and finishes in the Argentine capital on Sunday, January 18th. Read More »

The Association of National Championship Rally Organisers (ANCRO) held the annual awards ceremony and dinner dance at the Barcelo Daventry Hotel on Saturday evening (13th December). Read More »

Peugeot UK today confirmed their intention to field a Peugeot 207 S2000 driven by Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle in next year’s IRC rally championship.

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apex-jaguar-dec08A record crowd filled the Dubai Autodrome for the penultimate race in the FIA European GT3 Series on Friday 5th December. The Apex Jaguar of Chris Dymond and Stuart Hall qualified in 13th position, following some startling test times, recording the Supercharged V8 XKR running up to 4 seconds a lap faster than last year. Read More »

Citroën is kicking off Christmas in style at its Champs-Élysées showcase, the C_42, with a new seasonal exhibition and an exciting competition giving visitors a once-in-a-lifetime chance to go head-to-head in a race against Citroën’s five-time, World Rally Champion, Sébastien Loeb, in the stunning GTbyCITROËN – the real world concept car designed for PlayStation’s virtual racing game Gran Turismo.

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Suzuki Motor Corporation has decided to suspend its FIA World Rally Championship activities from 2009. The company made the 2008 season entry with two SX4 WRCs. Read More »

james-watkins-pre-pembrey0819 year old James Watkins will team up with fellow Welshpool resident Geoff Mayes on the forthcoming over subscribed Pembrey Christmas Stages, an event which will mark only James’ seventh ever rally. The pair will contest the rally onboard James’ Makefast UK backed Skoda Favorit. Read More »

A1GP World Cup of Motorsport has today confirmed the Italian F3 Champion, Mirko Bortolotti, will drive the A1GP test car at the Portimao Circuit in the Algarve, Portugal from the 10-13 January after impressing Scuderia Ferrari at Fiorano recently. The 18-year-old had his first taste of Formula One with the legendry team at Fiorano, Ferrari’s official test circuit, as part of his reward for winning the Italian Formula 3 Championship, alongside Edoardo Piscopo and Salvatore Cicatelli who also ended the season in the top three. Bortolotti made the biggest impression recording a 59.111-second lap, breaking the lap record. Read More »