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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 »

rs-academyAimed at those who want to experience the world’s best cars exactly as they were meant to be driven – free of traffic and speed cameras!

Most people would agree that driving a Lamborghini or Porsche on today’s roads is a bit like riding a racehorse around your garden – in a word, frustrating! Rob Stanbury certainly thinks so, which is why he has formed the RS Academy – a new track-based supercar club that allows members to enjoy such cars exactly as their designers intended. 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 »

vxr-pre-thrux09Fresh from the opening race victory at Brands Hatch, VX Racing will be looking to maintain the lead in the Championship standings, as the British Touring Car Championship heads to Thruxton in Hampshire this weekend.  Championship leader Matt Neal , reigning Champion Fabrizio Giovanardi and rising star Andrew Jordan will be vying for victories as the team look to build on their opening round success. Read More »

silverstone-classic-bands09bThe Silverstone Classic is delighted to announce that Carlos Santana and The Pussycat Dolls will be headlining at the two exclusive concerts during the Silverstone Classic racing weekend event on 24 and 25 July 2009. This is the first time in its 60 year history that Silverstone racetrack will play host to such electrifying international musical talent. 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 »