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Monthly Archives: April 2009

renault-barc09aPrivateer racer Brett Paris (Southampton) set the early pace by going quickest during pre-season testing in the Protyre Formula Renault BARC Championship at Rockingham Motor Speedway on Wednesday, 29th April. The 20-year-old driver, who returns to the single-seater Championship after finishing sixth last season, posted the fastest time in both the morning and afternoon sessions, his best at 1min 18.343s (89.14mph average). Read More »

egger-disabled-drivers09For the second year, renowned motorsport insurance specialists, Richard Egger Insurance, are sponsoring a milestone project that helps introduce disabled drivers to grassroots motorsport. Called DIAL 09, it will allow two selected drivers to contest the Loughborough Car Club’s summer series of AutoSOLO and grass autotests for FREE at the wheel of a specially-adapted Nissan Micra. Read More »

There is no stopping the world’s first virtual to real life racing driver Lucas Ordoñez, winner of the Nissan/PlayStation® GT Academy 2008.   Following a skilled performance in the Dubai 24hr race in January, where Lucas raced alongside established drivers such as Johnny Herbert, his journey into the world of racing shows no signs of slowing down.

Lucas has continued to impress the racing world with his dedication and his achievements as a driver and it has just been announced that he has been offered the chance to race alongside experienced partner Alex Buncombe in the upcoming GT4 European Championship.  The first races are at Silverstone on 2nd and 3rd of May and this will be Lucas’ first opportunity following GT Academy to prove himself behind the wheel of a racing car. Read More »

The Revolution Wheels Rally Team has committed to support the Greenerways Rally on Sunday 14th June, the first confirmed entries for this essential test event.
 
Team boss, Warren McKiernan, will co drive for Rob Swann in his own car, which Revolution Team driver Swann used on the recent Pirelli Rally. He will be joined by the team’s engineer, Geoff Jones, who will also stand-in for Swann for the Revolution Team on the next BRC event, the Jim Clark Rally. Read More »

Race wins for Tim Harvey and Michael Caine amidst some tremendous racing made it an excellent weekend for rounds three and four of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Thruxton, Hampshire over 25/26 April. With Brands Hatch winner Tim Bridgman unable to repeat his winning form, just five points now cover the Championship top three.

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The HM Plant Honda team heads to this weekend’s second round of the British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park’s 2.692-mile circuit, delighted to have the team’s full rider line-up present following Josh Brookes’ visa being authorised today.

The Aussie will arrive in England tomorrow evening, rather than today as originally hoped, following a further day’s delay with his visa due to a public holiday on Monday in Canberra – the location of the British High Commission in Australia who is responsible for issuing visas. Josh will head straight to Oulton Park to join team-mates Glen Richards and Steve Plater, as well as the rest of the HM Plant Honda team ahead of the opening day of track action on Saturday. Read More »

valenceValence Technology, the world leader in lithium iron batteries for vehicle propulsion, has provided ten of its U-Charge® XP energy storage solutions for Imperial College London’s student entry into the TTXGP – the world’s first clean emission motorcycle Grand Prix, on the Isle of Man.

The Imperial bike will be ridden by Chris Palmer, three-time overall race winner at the Isle of Man TT, holding the lap records for the Billown Circuit and Mountain Course for the Ultra-Lightweight TT class. Read More »

As the MSA British Rally Championship has seen a new name at the top of the timesheets in the person of Keith Cronin, so it welcomes a new partner for the 2009 season – ATL (Ascott Transport Ltd).
 
Whilst ATL’s origins go back to the early 1930’s, the still family-run business that specialises in Warehousing and Distribution was founded in 1959.
 
Ideally located on the A50 in Derbyshire, and with half a century of experience within the industry, ATL is perfectly positioned to offer tailored warehousing, distribution or a complete logistics solution. Read More »

goodwood-mini09aThat most iconic and best-loved of British cars – the Mini – celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.  To help mark this important event, Goodwood will have a number of Minis of all shapes and sizes at its celebrated 2009 Motor Sport events; the Festival of Speed (from 3-5 July) and the Goodwood Revival (18-20 September).

Following a huge turnout of Minis at the first Goodwood Breakfast Club meeting of the year in March, more Minis are set to return to the famous West Sussex venue in the summer.  Expect to see some famous ex-works tarmac-burning Minis in action on the Festival of Speed hillclimb, with John Rhodes and Richard Longman scheduled to excite Festival goers in their Coopers and 1275 GTs.  Read More »

santa-pod-apr09aSanta Pod Raceway may be the home of European Drag racing, but there’s still one event every year that impresses even the most hardened of fans; The Main Event on Friday 22nd to Monday 25th May. This is the first round of the prestigious European Drag Racing Championship and features the largest race entry and most packed Motorsport paddock anywhere in Europe! Over 250 teams, and 15 race classes make this event unrivalled for both the quality and quantity of racing. Read More »