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Daily Archives: April 27th, 2009

apex-jaguar-pre-silver09The new Apex Jaguar XKRS is currently running through final testing in preparation for the first race in the GT3 European Championship at Silverstone on 2nd May. 

The new-look supercharged Jaguar, in striking Kyanite Blue, recently tested at a wet Donington with driver Johnny Mowlem, then again at Snetterton where it impressed the team with its improved performance and handling. Read More »


auto-windscreens-plato09Automotive glazing services provider Auto Windscreens has confirmed its sponsorship of Jason Plato in the 2009 HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC).

The recent sponsorship deal with Auto Windscreens has enabled Plato to confirm a full-season programme in the 2009 BTCC. Eight dates now remain in the season, which finishes on 4 October 2009 at Brands Hatch GP. Plato currently stands in fifth place following the second round of the HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship, held at the high-speed Thruxton circuit in Hampshire on 26 April. Read More »

suzuki-apr09fTeam Doodson Suzuki Youth riders were out in action at various race meetings across the country over the weekend, competing in the second round of the British Youth Motocross Championship and the first round of the AMCA championship.

Riding his big wheeled Suzuki RM85, James Dunn was to compete in the second round of the BYMX, north of the border at Leuchars. Taking a sixth place finish overall, the weekend of riding in the hard, sandy conditions would see Dunn leave with his championship hopes still alive, lying in a comfortable third spot. Read More »

chris-dymondChris Dymond has been confirmed as a driver for the Apex Motorsport Jaguar XKR in the FIA European GT3 Championship for 2009. 

Chris raced the Supercharged V8 Jaguar during the second half of the 2008 season, and admits he is ‘smitten’ with the car, and can’t wait for the first race at Silverstone on 2nd May.

“I’m really excited to be back with Apex for a 2nd year. The team have been working so hard over the winter to get the new car ready, I’ve been training hard and I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been. I know I can deliver the results to give them the reward they so thoroughly deserve.” Read More »

citroen-argentina09aSébastien Loeb, Daniel Elena and the Citroën Total World Rally Team made it five wins in a row and a maximum 50 world championship points on the Rally of Argentina over the weekend to extend their lead at the top of the 2009 World Rally Championship to 19 points.

It was an all round successful weekend for the Citroën Total World Rally Team when Dani Sordo and Marc Marti took second spot on the podium, just 73 seconds behind Loeb, to increase their lead in the Manufacturers’ standings. Read More »

formula-renault-thurxton09aAlpine Motorsport’s Dean Stoneman moved to the top of the driver standings in the Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship after a double podium in rounds three and four at Thruxton circuit on 25th/26th April.

The reigning Graduate Cup Champion from Southampton showed great consistency to finish second in both races to leave him 12 points clear of closest rival Fortec Motorsport’s James Calado (Worcester). Calado didn’t come away empty handed though with a victory in round three held on Saturday, 25th April with team-mate Will Stevens (Oxshott) claiming his first podium in third. Mark Burdett Motorsport’s Jesse Krohn (FIN) secured his first victory in an action-packed round four on Sunday, 25th April – shown live on ITV4 – with Graduate Cup racer Harry Tincknell (Exeter) taking third for CRS Racing. Read More »

suzuki-apr09eMVR-D Suzuki rider, Mattis Karro, narrowly missed out on his best World Championship finish of the year at the weekend, as he and teammate James Noble contested the Grand Prix of Benelux at Valkenswarrd, near Eindhoven in Holland.

Qualifying in 14th, Karro quickly upped his pace in the first race of the day, gating well and moving up to sixth early on. Tiring towards the end of the race, the RM-Z250 rider slipped back down the order, but still managed to bring it home in a respectable ninth place. Read More »

clio-cup-thruxton09aTeam Pyro’s Phil Glew (Tothill, Lincolnshire) continued his unbeaten record with a pair of victories in rounds three and four of the ELF Renault Clio Cup with Michelin at Thruxton circuit on 25th/26th April – his fourth win from four races.

The 25-year-old driver racing in his second Clio Cup season increased his championship lead by taking victory in round three on Saturday, 25th April followed by a lights-to-flag win in round four – broadcast live on ITV4 – on Sunday, 26th April. Total Control Racing’s Alex MacDowall (Carlisle) and Team Pyro’s Aron Smith (Dublin) both ended the weekend with a second place each in rounds three and four respectively, while JHR Development’s Andrew Herron (Dromore, Co Down) completed the podium line-up with two third places. Read More »

neville-jones-somerset02Stone based Neville Jones made a strong return to the BTRDA Rally Series when he brought his Vulcan Fasteners backed Subaru Impreza N12 to the finish of last weekends Somerset Stages inside the top ten of the highly competitive production class.
Neville, with Ian Capewell rejoining him in the Geoff Jones Motorsport run Subaru, was returning to organisers route notes after a recent foray into the British Rally Championship where competitors are allowed to write their own ‘pace notes’. This meant that it took Neville and Ian a couple of stages in the morning to re-adjust and at the mid day service Neville was lying 25th overall and confident that he could improve over the following five tests. Read More »

matt-cotton-somerset01Cornwall based Matt Cotton enjoyed a successful outing on last weekends Minehead based Somerset Stages, the third round of the 2009 BTRDA Rally Series, and enjoyed a relatively trouble free run to second in class, and also took a podium position in the MG Challenge as well! Read More »