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Monthly Archives: March 2009

erard-bulldog09The First round of the British Historic Rally Championship was the Bulldog Rally on Saturday 28th March. Stefaan Stouf & Joris Erard started the rally with the Ford Escort RS1600 BDA.

The last time in Britain was in November 2008 for the RAC Rally. So the first stage was getting used to the gravel and the English Notes. Read More »

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goodwood-zero-emission-09Following the recent announcement by the Festival of Speed’s founder Lord March that Goodwood will this year introduce a low emission class to drive up the famous Festival hillclimb, Goodwood is announcing today a major push for zero emissions in motor sport. Read More »

Coys returns to the top flight at the MG Car Club’s Silverstone event on 10-12 July 2009 with Live Auction Feature.

31 March 2009. Coys, the London-based motoring auction house has secured exclusive headline sponsorship of MGLive!, the MG Car Club’s premier motor racing weekend to be held on 10-12 July 2009.

Formerly well-known for its Silverstone Festival, Coys expressed delight at returning to the venue for their first major auction of the summer. Included in the sponsorship will be two endurance races lasting 55 minutes each, one on the Saturday, the other on the Sunday. Read More »

vxr-09-season-launchVX Racing, current BTCC champions, are ready for the opening round of the 2009 HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship taking place this weekend at the Brands Hatch circuit in Kent, ‘the garden of England’. Reigning Drivers’ champion, Fabrizio Giovanardi, in the No.1 VX Racing Vauxhall topped the time sheets in official testing last week and will be out to defend his title at every opportunity. Read More »

a1gp-mexico-circuitA1GP World Cup of Motorsport has been given FIA approval to hold A1GP Mexico City, Mexico on the weekend of the 22-24 May 2009, thus making this the eighth and final round of Season Four.

This popular event, which has been included on the A1GP calendar since Season Two, has never before been the series decider. After receiving the news A1GP CEO, Pete da Silva, said:  “It is very important for the series to go back to Mexico City, especially as it won the award for being the best run event of Season Three. The fans have always given us a warm welcome, and it will be great to let them witness the finale of what has been a very exciting first season for the A1GP Powered by Ferrari cars.” Read More »

forde-bulldog09Following his problematic run on the opening round of the Kick Energy Fiesta Sport Trophy UK Championship (FST), Galway driver Ross Forde was hoping for better luck on last weekend’s Bulldog Rally.

With the necessary alterations made to his Motorsport Ireland and Irish Sports Council-backed Ford Fiesta, and with a change in co-driver, Forde was looking for a good run on the second round of the championship. Read More »

nichol-bulldog091Flying Scotsman Gordon Nichol overcame a couple of confidence sapping moments on last weekends British Rally Championship season opener to take the final podium position on the Bulldog international Rally of North Wales. Read More »

Peter Cooper died on Saturday 28 March 2009, at the BEN home in Sunningdale, aged 86.

Peter spent more than 50 years in motor sport, including six years as MSA Chief Executive (from 1982 to 1987) and was a long-term member of the Motor Sports Council, including a spell as chairman (from 1982 to 1985). His achievements included finishing second overfall on the 1954 RAC Rally, Chairman of the Kart Committee, a Steward of vast worldwide experience, membership of the FIA World Council for many years and FISA Vice President d’honneur. His glorious career was officially recognised last year, with the Motor Sports Association’s Lifetime Achievement award. Read More »

bentley-silversont09bBentley Drivers Club 60th Anniversary Meeting, August 8th-9th 2009

The 2003 Le Mans-winning Bentley Speed 8 will take to the track at Silverstone with a spectacular demonstration of its power at the 60th Bentley Drivers Club race weekend in August, running on-track on the Saturday of the two-day meeting. The weekend promises to be an action-packed ‘moving museum’ of Bentley’s motor racing heritage, as Bentleys of every era appear on the circuit and in the paddock. Read More »

Irishmen Keith Cronin & Greg Shinnors took an excellent first victory on the opening round of the 2009 MSA British Rally Championship, Bulldog International Rally North Wales this Saturday.
 
The battle with triple Champion Mark Higgins and Bryan Thomas began right at the start of the event, the pair split by just 1.1 seconds in 22 year old Cronin’s favour, after the opening stage in the wet Welsh forests. Higgins took that back on the next stage, leaving the pair exactly level as the crews returned to service. Read More »