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Monthly Archives: July 2009

nurburgring policeA NEW crackdown has been launched by the RheinlandPfalz Police, in and around the Nürburgring region. Police are sending out a message to all Visitors that their vehicles will be seized and vehicles may be impounded (at additional cost to you, of course) if their owners do not have the correct “original” documentation. In addition, a range of many popular UK vehicle modifications has been identified and judged to be unsafe for driving around the Eifel area and also the Nürburgring. Read More »

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It has been nearly six weeks since the team’s last round of the IRC in Belgium but yesterday’s performance in the shakedown and superspecial stage, showed Kris and Paul had lost none of their speed over the break.

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Osian Pryce-Jauniba0916 year old Osian Pryce continued his steep learning curve with a strong run on the recent Jauniba Rally in Latvia when the young teenager, on only his second ever rally, finished seventh in class after a faultless run in his Renault Clio.

Pryce, who is a member of the Junior Rallying Scheme, is taking advantage of the fact that minors over the age of 14 are able to compete in stage rallies in Latvia. Co-driven by the experienced Craig Parry the pair overcame a misted windscreen and a slow puncture to finish the six stage event in 33rd position overall. Read More »

Having achieved an impressive total of four manufacturers’ titles, five drivers’ world championships and 58 victories, Citroën will continue its participation in the FIA World Rally Championship for the 2010 and 2011 seasons.

Citroën, who are currently leading the manufacturers’ standings, has confirmed that they will enter the FIA World Rally Championship for the next two years (2010 and 2011).

World rallying forms an inherent part of Citroën’s DNA, allowing the Company to showcase its utilisation of ‘Créative Technologie’.  The team has demonstrated Citroën’s engineering excellence, quality and desire to succeed on rally courses and special stages all over the world. Read More »

Following a fourth overall and highest petrol finish at the Le Mans 24 hour race in June, Aston Martin Racing continues with the remainder of the Le Mans Series (LMS) and heads to the new Autodromo Internacional Algarve in Portugal for the first ever LMS night race.

Aston Martin Racing will field two LMP1 cars for the third round of this year’s Le Mans Series. Hoping to secure their third consecutive LMS podium finish, the 007 car of Jan Charouz (CZ), Tomas Enge (CZ) and Stefan Mucke (DE) will be joined by the 009 car of Harold Primat (CH), Miguel Ramos (PT) and Darren Turner (GB). Read More »

stirling moss desk jobWho says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? At the tender age of 79 (soon to be 80 in September) Sir Stirling Moss started his first desk job today at Motor Sport magazine’s riverside offices in London. It is only for one day, but we are very honoured to have him join us as our guest editor. Sir Stirling says “I am pleased to be guest editor of “Motor Sport”. Motor racing has been my life; it still is. “Motor sport” covers the modern sport and also does a tremendous job of covering the past. It doesn’t forget the past because the past is still with us.” Read More »

Following the MIA’s successful “Motorsport Industry in Parliament” day in July, they have been invited to help industry submit evidence to an influential House of Commons Select Committee inquiry into the motorsport industry. The MIA will help all companies present their written views to the Committee.

“I welcome this excellent news, as it is the first time the motorsport industry will be privileged to present to a Select Committee. This is a vitally important time, as new policies are being formed, which set the direction of Government support for the future,” says MIA CEO Chris Aylett. Read More »

Welshpool based James Watkins impressed mightily on his gravel rallying debut when the 19 year old brought his Makefast and Rally Marketing backed Nissan Micra F1000 home 32nd overall and 5th in class on last weekends Coracle Stages, raising money for the Severn Hospice along the way.

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The television schedules for the third round of the Dunlop/Gambia MSA British Historic Rally Championship on FIVE has been confirmed, with the Race and Rally UK programme going out on the night of Monday 3 August. The hour-long programme starts at 2.10am.

The action continues with the full report from the Severn Valley Historic Rally, which included classic stages in the Epynt region of Wales.

Thanks to Dunlop’s increased backing for the championship, the five gravel events in the championship are being filmed by AMG TV and will be broadcast in the successful Race and Rally UK series. Read More »

HM Plant Honda can announce that its rider line-up for the next two British Superbike rounds at Brands Hatch (7-9 August) and Cadwell Park (29-31 August) will include Steve Brogan and Karl Muggridge for the Kent circuit’s two-wheel festival, with John McGuinness then paired with Karl Muggeridge for the team’s ‘home’ race in Lincolnshire on Bank Holiday weekend later in the month.

The seats of both of the HM Plant Honda British Superbike CBR1000RR Fireblades became available due to regular BSB Honda rider Glen Richards recovering from a broken leg and, team-mate Josh Brookes being handed a controversial two race ban following the last round at Mallory Park. Read More »