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Daily Archives: May 27th, 2009

Martin McCormack and Phil Clarke took their second victory in the Citroën Racing Trophy on last weekend’s Jim Clark International Rally, extending their lead to four points in the 2009 C2R2 Cup.
 
The all asphalt event certainly suited the powerful C2R2 Max Kit cars, with seventeen fast and furious stages split over Friday evening and Saturday of the Bank Holiday weekend. Northern Irishman McCormack’s goal was evident from the start of the event, building a lead of ten seconds over 2008 Champion Jason Pritchard by the end of the second stage, despite catching a car on stage two. Read More »

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Porsche has won the Nürburgring 24 hour race for the fourth time in a row (23/24 May). Timo Bernhard (Germany), Marc Lieb (Germany), Romain Dumas (France) and Marcel Tiemann (Monaco) crossed the finish line in the 480bhp Porsche 911 GT3 RSR of the Manthey Racing team with a one lap advantage over the second-placed Audi R8. The sister Manthey Porsche, the 445 hp 911 GT3 Cup S manned by Richard Lietz (Austria), Wolf Henzler (Germany), Emmanuel Collard (France) and Dirk Werner (Germany), occupied third position. Seven Porsche 911 race cars finished in the top ten.

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– Last year’s winner McNish again teams up with Capello and Kristensen 
– No changes to driver squads that ran at Sebring
– Newcomers Bernhard and Dumas in third Audi R15 TDI

The three driver teams with which Audi Sport Team Joest will tackle the 77th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 13/14 have been confirmed. Read More »

mobil brawn09ExxonMobil, the world’s largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, can today confirm that its fuel and Mobil 1 lubricants are being supplied to Brawn GP for the 2009 FIA Formula One season, in addition to the long-standing technical partnership with Vodafone McLaren Mercedes.

Ross Brawn, Team Principal of Brawn GP said: “As a new team in Formula One we are delighted to have secured the support, experience and technical know-how of ExxonMobil through Vodafone McLaren Mercedes.  ExxonMobil’s long-running association with Mercedes-Benz will provide us with a technical platform that we can really build upon and demonstrate early success this season.” Read More »

Terry Kaby piloted Prodrive’s WRC2008 to its second Scooby Sprint victory at Round 2, in York last weekend.  The all-Subaru field of private road cars and race prepared machines were once again unable to match the immense pace of the Banbury based motorsport giant’s flagship rally machine.

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mobil force india09ExxonMobil, the world’s largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, can today confirm that its fuel and Mobil 1 lubricants are being supplied to Force India for the 2009 FIA Formula One season, in addition to the long-standing technical partnership with Vodafone McLaren Mercedes.

Dr Vijay Mallya, Team Principal of Force India commented: “ExxonMobil represents the pinnacle of engine lubrication with Mobil 1 technology and fuels development, so we are delighted to have secured their support through our agreement through Vodafone McLaren Mercedes.  With Mercedes-Benz support and the FO 108W engine for the 2009 season, this complete package to include ExxonMobil trackside support will power us toward the front of the grid.” Read More »

pr_shel_svallprev02Lancaster’s Shelley Rogerson is hoping to put the problems suffered on the recent Plains rally behind her next weekend (30th May) when she contests the Severn Valley National rally with Andrew Burton in his Peugeot Cosworth.

Their last event ended in disappointment when the gearbox broke towards the end of the rally, losing them a potential victory. The car has since been repaired and it contested last weekend’s Epynt hillclimb event with Burton’s son Josh at the wheel. Read More »