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Monthly Archives: June 2009

Nearing the end of the first three year term of the control tyre, the MSA British Rally Championship can confirm that it is discussing various options with tyre manufacturers to take effect from 2010 onwards.
“We want a sustainable solution for the Championship, our teams, competitors and events and at the same time continue our firm objective of providing an arena for developing young rally talent.” said Championship Manager Mark Taylor. Read More »


The fastest Jaguar ever will make its UK debut later this week at the famous Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Jaguar’s XFR Prototype made its record-breaking run at the legendary Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah last November, reaching a stunning top speed of 225.675mph.

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renault goodwood09c– Three rare Renaults to appear at Goodwood Festival of Speed, 3rd to 5th July 2009
– Ondelios and Kangoo Z.E. (Zero Emission) concept cars
– 1959 electric Dauphine from Renault’s Paris museum

With final preparations for its free 110,000-spectator World Series motorsport celebration this weekend (4th and 5th July) at Silverstone well under way, one hundred and twenty miles south, Renault is focussing on the Goodwood Festival of Speed, held the same weekend. Read More »

citroen goodwoodWith only a few days to go, final details relating to Citroën’s attendance at the 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed (3rd -5th July), are as follows:

Following its recent high profile outing in London (video link –, the stunning GTbyCITROËN supercar concept is scheduled to make its first run up the 1.16-mile Goodwood Hill shortly after 9.00am on Friday 3rd July.  GTbyCITROËN will tackle the hill again a further 5 times during the festival weekend as part of the Supercar Run – full details in the official programme. Read More »

ford goodwood09cFord will supply the new Ford Ranger pick-up as a support vehicle at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

A true off-roader with “tough-truck” capability and seating for up to five make the new Ford Ranger the perfect choice for the team responsible for event support. The rugged tasks set for the team meant that the Ranger’s class-leading 3,000kg braked trailer load capacity was particularly helpful. Read More »

Welshman Dewi Williams is enjoying a strong start to the 2009 205challenge rally series with three wins on three very different events in the first half of the rally season at the wheel of his Gwynedd Environmental Waste Services backed Peugeot 205 GTi.
Dewi, who only made the switch to stage rallying in 2008, has been the class of the field so far this year. The season began with the Rdp Welsh International Rally over the notorious Epynt Military Ranges in Mid Wales. Dewi and co-driver Aled Edwards were on fine form, dominating the 205 modified class to take the win by over four minutes! Read More »

Andrew Hockridge-Ravens Rock01Welshman Andrew Hockridge enjoyed a strong run on last weekends Carrick on Suir based Ravens Rock Rally in Southern Ireland, hustling his Signature Cheese backed Citroen C2R2Max around the closed public roads to finish twelfth overall and second in class.
Co-driven by fellow Pwllheli resident Darren Garrod, Andrew, who is contesting the C2R2cup for the second year in a row, was using the non championship round to fine tune his pacenotes. The pair were pleased to have been on the pace of championship rival Martin McCormack, trading times throughout the nine stage event last Sunday. Read More »

suzuki edmondson09bSuzuki Enduro rider, Paul Edmondson, took an impressive win at the Welsh 2 day Enduro aboard his RMZ250, which ran on Thursday and Friday 25-26th June.

Following three special tests on day one, Edmondson was lying in second place overall in the event and second place in the E2 class. A superb final Day one test saw Fast Eddy claw back over 10 seconds on the leader Si Wakely. Read More »

egger 09aFor the second year, renowned motorsport insurance specialists, Richard Egger Insurance, are sponsoring a milestone project that helps introduce disabled drivers to grassroots motorsport. Called DIAL 09, it will allow two selected drivers to contest the Loughborough Car Club’s summer series of AutoSOLO and grass autotests for FREE at the wheel of a specially-adapted Nissan Micra. Read More »

evo x 09a• Julian Westwood brings JRM’s racing Evo X home in top-ten at Brands Hatch Time Attack
• Performance also nets fourth in class
• Team delighted with new car’s competitive debut

This weekend’s Time Attack at Brands Hatch saw the JR Motorsports prepared Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X make its competition debut, when driver Julian Westwood brought the car home to record an impressive fourth in class – the performance also good enough to secure a position in the top-ten overall times. Read More »