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Daily Archives: April 20th, 2009

pr_shel_somprev01Rally co-driver Shelley Rogerson, 23, is hoping for better luck next Saturday (25th April) when she contests the Somerset Stages rally.

Shelley, from Lancaster, will once again partner Andrew Burton in his Peugeot Cosworth and she is aiming for a decent finish after suffering a disappointing retirement from last month’s Malcolm Wilson rally.

“The car had engine problems on the last event and we didn’t even make it through the first stage of the rally,” said Shelley. Read More »

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British Rally Championship manager Mark Taylor and Pirelli International Rally manager Brian Kinghorn praised crews for their quick thinking and professionalism at the scene of Guy Wilks’ car fire on this weekend’s Rally.
 
Stage eight of the event saw Guy Wilks and Phil Pugh’s new Proton S2000 catch fire whilst leading the rally, the source, although unconfirmed, thought to be a hot exhaust after losing a section of it in the stage. Read More »

The television schedules for the opening round of the Dunlop/Gambia MSA British Historic Rally Championship have been confirmed, with the first showings of the dedicated programme due on Motors TV on Friday 24 April and on FIVE on the night on Wednesday 29 April.
 
Thanks to Dunlop’s increased backing for the championship, the five gravel events in the championship are being filmed by AMG TV and will be broadcast in the successful Race and Rally UK series. Read More »

yamaha-le-mans09Michelin celebrated its return to motorcyling’s Endurance World Championship with an emphatic one-two finish in the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours.

Following an eight-year absence from the discipline, Michelin has returned to the series this year alongside Yamaha Austria Racing Team, winner of this weekend’s race in France, and with the factory Honda which finished on the second step of the podium. Read More »

It was very much a case of ‘spreading resources’ for the Relentless Suzuki MX team at the weekend, as the team split in two to compete in the British Masters Championship at Dean Moor in Cumbria and the Red Bull Pro Series at Landrake in Cornwall.suzuki-apr09b Read More »

suzuki-apr09cMVR-D Suzuki rider Carl Nunn, went to the top of the pack at the weekend, as the RM-Z rider took the overall win at the opening round of the Red Bull Pro series, held at Landrake, near Plymouth in Cornwall.

Despite leaving the round with the overall win, it wasn’t all plain sailing for Nunn, after arm-pump in race one saw him drop from a comfortable lead to third place by the flag. Determined to finish the opening round strongly, Nunn got his head down in the second race to come home in another podium position, behind teammate and eventual race winner James Noble. Read More »

jrm-bogie-pirelli092MSA British Rally Championship Round Two Review
Pirelli International Rally – 17th & 18th April 2009

– David Bogie drives JR Motorsports Evo X into third place
– Pre-event development work pays off
– JRM Lico take healthy lead in Team’s Championship Read More »

Ross Forde and Gary McElhinney Pirelli International Rally 2009Following his top six placing on the previous round in Wales, Galway driver Ross Forde saw an improvement when he took a fine fifth place on the Pirelli Challenge at the weekend which saw round three of the Kick Energy Fiesta Sport Trophy UK take place in Kielder Forest.

Driving the Motorsport Ireland and Irish Sports Council-backed Ford Fiesta, Forde and co driver Gary McElhinney were contesting the two-day event which got underway with a pair of Friday night stages in Kershope Forest before a loop through around Kielder Water the following day. Read More »

evo-challenge-pirelli09– Pirelli Tour of Cumbria – 18th April 2009
– Simon Hughes takes first Evo Challenge victory
– Daniel Barry claims second and continues as championship leader
– Nik Elsmore ends emotional weekend in third

A storming drive in this weekend’s Pirelli Tour of Cumbria by Simon Hughes, together with co-driver Craig Parry, netted him his first win in the Mitsubishi Ralliart Evolution Challenge, crossing the line 37 seconds ahead of Daniel Barry/Martin Brady, who’s second place sees them continue as championship leaders. Read More »

hrcr-pirelli09Darren Moon and Chris Parsons were the big winners on round two of the 2009 Dunlop/Gambia MSA British Historic Rally Championship, the Pirelli Historic Rally (17/18 April).

In a repeat of Moon’s 2008 victory, they took their Ford Escort Mk2 to victory in category three after a tremendous performance. Other category victories went to the Porsches of Dessie Nutt/Geraldine McBride and Tim Mason/Graham Wild after six challenging stages in the Kershope and Kielder forest complexes. Read More »