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Daily Archives: May 24th, 2009

aston nurburg09aAston Martin’s factory entered V12 Vantage – modified only slightly for competition – has swept to a stunning debut class victory in the 37th Nürburgring 24 hour race, forming part of a double Aston Martin victory in the SP8 and SP10 classes.

The near production standard V12 Vantage – which finished in 21st place overall – saw off competition from a field of largely specialist race cars in the SP8 class to claim an impressive debut win. The British marque’s factory-supported Vantage N24 entries took first and second place in the SP10 class, with the number 9 car driven by Olaf Hoppelshäuser, Richard Karner, Alexander Kolb and Maximlian Wernndl just ahead of Aston Martin’s endurance race veteran, nicknamed ‘Rose’. Read More »

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Apotex Scorpio Motorsport’s Kieren Clark (Royston) took the honours in the opening round of the 2009 Protyre Formula Renault BARC Championship at Cheshire’s Oulton Park Island circuit on Saturday, 23rd May. The 20-year-old former Formula Renault UK driver claimed a lights-to-flag victory together with the fastest lap to earn maximum Championship points.

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jimclark09 (12)A superb weekend up in the Scottish Borders saw a battle royale between Eugene Donnelly and Tim McNulty. The Fabia WRC of Donnelly & Paddy Toner eventually came out on top with the Impreza WRC S12B of McNulty & David Moynihan 23 seconds behind. Eamonn Boland & Michael Jo Morrissey completed the podium in their Impreza WRC S12B.  In the BRC Mark Higgins & Bryan Thomas (Impreza N11) held off the hard charging Evo IX of Keith Cronin & Greg Shinnors, with both crews suffering numerous issues throughout the event. Completing that podium was the Impreza N14 of Adam Gould & Seb Marshall after a good battle with the Impreza N12 of Euan Thorburn & Claire Mole. In the rest of the classes Matti Rantanen & Mikko Markkula took R3 class honours in their Clio Ragnotti, Martin McCormack & Phil Clarke were victorious in the R2 class in their C2 R2 Max and finally the R1 class went to the Swift of Gordon Nichol and Emma Morrison. Read More »