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Daily Archives: January 18th, 2009

paul_bird_jack_frost_2009_ianhardyPenrith rally driver Paul Bird saw off some strong opposition to win today’s Cartersport Jack Frost Stages Rally at Croft Circuit in North Yorkshire. Read More »


vw-dakar09aThe Volkswagen team made motorsport history in Argentina today (Sunday), claiming the first diesel-powered victory in the history of the world’s toughest motorsport event, the Dakar Rally. Not only that, but the team’s South African driver, Giniel de Villiers, led home a Volkswagen 1-2. Read More »

MOTORSPORT/DAKAR 2009· Mitsubishi team looks ahead to positive future with new technology

Team Repsol Mitsubishi Ralliart decided to enter four new ‘Racing Lancers’ in the 2009 Dakar Rally, because of global environmental issues, and made a significant switch to diesel-engined technology for its future cross-country rallying program with valuable partners, Repsol, Valeo and BFGoodrich. Read More »

redkite09-no2The now familiar season opener treated us fairly well this year, (the weather held off until just after the last car!). With Damian Cole out before stage 1 Michael O’Brien took a well deserved, if expected, victory in his latest Focus WRC. Behind him Dave Brick took his ageing Impreza Gp.A car to second place, just over a minute back, with Geoff Underhill third in his Impreza WRC S9.

In the Historics Terry Brown took a comfortable victory from Gareth Lloyd. Behind the Escort MkII pairing David Stokes took third in his Escort MkI, after an event long battle with Lloyd. Mark Solloway retired on the final stage from what was second place, after setting fastest times on the mid event stages. Read More »