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Daily Archives: May 17th, 2009

pr_dw_plainspost01Bentham’s David Wright had a successful Plains rally last Saturday (16th May) when he took third place overall and moved into second place in the BTRDA rally championship.

Wright and co-driver Michael Wilkinson contested the rally in a GPM Mitsubishi Evo 9 backed by Grove Hill Garage and Kumho Tyres and they got their event off to a quick start with fourth place on the opening stage, a short blast around a woodyard near Welshpool. Read More »

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pr_shel_plainspost01Rally co-driver Shelley Rogerson, from Lancaster, suffered a disappointing Plains rally last Saturday (16th May) when problems with the gearbox of the Peugeot Cosworth she shared with Andrew Burton denied the chance of victory.

The rally, the fourth round of the BTRDA rally championship, started with a short stage around a woodyard near Welshpool. Burton and Rogerson were quickly on the pace, setting third fastest time behind the Subaru of Will Nicholls and the Ford Focus of Hugh Hunter. Read More »

– Audi dominates 100th race of the new DTM
– Briton Oliver Jarvis scores maiden DTM “rostrum”
– Mattias Ekström loses victory on penultimate lap

Audi managed a perfect start to the 2009 DTM season at the 100th race of the new DTM: Tom Kristensen (Denmark), Timo Scheider (Germany), Oliver Jarvis (Great Britain) and Markus Winkelhock (Germany) clinched a fourfold victory of the Audi A4 DTM and delivered the best start to a season in AUDI AG’s DTM history at the Hockenheimring in front of 91,000 spectators. Read More »

It’s home territory for the Border Rally Sport team next weekend as they take to the country lanes of the Scottish Borders for the Jim Clark Reivers Rally. Duns driver Garry Pearson (17) and Irvine co-driver Ross Hynd (17) tackle the fourth round of the Hankook Scottish Rally Championship on Sunday 24 May on the back of ever-improving results behind the wheel of their Peugeot 205 GTi.

Following a third in class finish on last month’s Granite City Rally up in Aberdeen, Pearson and Hynd head to the Clark with ever-increasing confidence as the Scottish rallying season heads towards its midpoint. Garry sits in sixth place in both the SRC Junior and Class 3 title races, whereas Ross occupies third spot in the Class 3 co-driver standings – but with competitors able to discard their two lowest scores at the end of the year, there’s a chance for Pearson and Hynd to cancel out their non-finish on the first round of the year. Read More »

VX Racing held the lead in the Manufacturers/Constructors championship with four podium finishes for  the  team’s three drivers at the Donington round of the HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship this weekend. Matt Neal extended his lead in the Drivers’ standings to 13 points, with two podium finishes, Andrew Jordan recorded his first second place finish in BTCC, while reigning champion Fabrizio Giovanardi salvaged just one third position from the three races. Read More »