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Monthly Archives: January 2009

mark-higgins-awarding-matt-cotton-with-the-irdc-awardCornishman Matt Cotton, one of the figureheads behind the new for 2009 MG ZR Challenge, has recently concluded a deal to contest the full seven round series this year, and intends to fight for the title from the word go. Read More »

Manor Competition has registered three drivers for the 2009 Formula Renault UK with Michelin Championship, with a fourth possible before official testing begins on Tuesday, 24th February. Dutchman Thomas Hylkema is joined by Britons David McDonald (Ewell) and Alice Powell (Chipping Norton) at the team which took Alexander Sims to the Vice-Champion’s spot last season. Read More »

Total Control Racing has named two of its drivers for the 2009 ELF Renault Clio Cup with series returnee Mike Robinson (Effingham) joined by karting champion Sam Tordoff (Leeds). Registrations have also been received from APO Sport’s Alex Osborne (Northampton) and reigning SaxMax champion James Colburn (Worthing) who will race for Westbourne Motorsport. Read More »

lico-uk-autosport-show-20091Lico UK are pleased to announce a revolutionary new rally scholarship aimed at assisting the grass roots of motor rallying and helping to fund rising stars with their progression up the rallying ladder.
 
Lico UK, one of the leaders in motor sport supplies, have confirmed their involvement with the BTRDA Rally Series, the Welsh Association of rally championships and the 205cup/ RWD challenge. This affiliation will see numerous cost saving benefits to the competitors of these value for money championships and at the same time provide the funding to assist future stars progress to the next level. Read More »

mark-gamble-start09Reigning Suzuki Swift Sporting Cup Champion Mark Gamble is planning a busy season for 2009, and aims to contest no less than twenty five different rallies this year as he chases four separate championships.
 
Wolverhampton based Mark enjoyed his most successful year of rallying in 2008, dominating the Suzuki Swift one make series with four wins from the six rallies in his JAM Motorsport prepared Swift. Read More »

Members of Wolverhampton and South Staffs Car Club face one of their biggest challenges ever as they organise The Bulldog International Rally of North Wales. 

This event, which takes place on March 28th, incorporates for the first time, the opening rounds of two of the UK’s two major rally championships, The British Rally Championship and The Dunlop/Gambia British Historic Rally Championship. Read More »

santa-pod-jan09a1Santa Pod Raceway may be the home of European Drag Racing, but come the 22nd of March it becomes a petrolhead’s hedonistic paradise in the form of the Marangoni Fast Show.

Once again, the respected tyre manufacturer is presenting an eclectic mix of automotive related japery in a party atmosphere that promises something for everyone. Whether you prefer modified metal, retro rides, ‘show’, ‘go’ or just like a good old party, this is the place for you. Read More »

At least five rounds of the Dunlop/Gambia MSA British Historic Rally Championship will be covered on TV this year thanks to Dunlop’s increased backing for the championship.
 
After two successful pilot programmes in 2008, covering the Mid Wales Stages and the Trackrod Historic Cup, the BHRC’s arrangement with Pit Lane Productions has been extended to cover at least five rallies. Read More »

skoda-monte09aThe Škoda Motorsport factory team entered two Fabia Super 2000 racing cars in this season’s first IRC event, beginning a new stage in Škoda’s Fabia Super 2000 project after nearly two years of development work.  Driven by Finns Juho Hänninen and Mikko Markkula and Czechs Jan Kopecký and Petr Starý, respectively, the cars had to cope with challenging conditions including rough weather and have shown that the Škoda Fabia Super 2000 has developed a competitive racing car.  The results and performances put in by both drivers, especially over the first two days of the event, are very positive and beneficial for further work on the Fabia Super 2000 project. Read More »

Croft Promosport would like to express their gratitude to all those people who have contributed to the overwhelming and unprecedented support, which has been shown for the Circuit in this difficult period.  However, we would ask that all people show respect for the Court of Appeal’s decision and the rights and privacy of the Claimants in those proceedings.