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Monthly Archives: August 2009

pr_dw_wpprev01Bentham rally driver David Wright will continue his BTRDA rally championship quest next Saturday (5th September) when he contests the Woodpecker Stages event in his Giles Philips Motorsport Mitsubishi Evo 9.

Wright, who is backed by Grove Hill Garage and Kumho Tyres, presently leads the championship but with the title being decided on the best six scores from eight he needs to ideally get maximum points on the Ludlow-based event. Read More »


mini cooper book09Mini Cooper/Mini Cooper S by Graham Robson (ISBN: 978-1-84584-183-6)
This book describes the birth, development, and rallying career of the BMC Mini-Cooper/Mini-Cooper in the 1960s, providing a compact and authoritative history of where, when and how it became so important to the sport. Read More »

suzuki aug09eMVR-D Suzuki’s Natalie Kane, ended her 2009 World Championship campaign in a great third place, as the young Irish rider took a solid fourth overall in the final round of the series, held at Lierop in Holland at the weekend.

Kane, who rode to a great third place finish at the previous round in Sweden, repeated the result in race two at Lierop, bettering her first race finish of fifth, to take fourth overall on the day on her RM-Z250. With series rival Maria Franke out with injury, Kane would take advantage to finish the 2009 FIM Women’s World Championship in a great third place. Read More »

Fortec Motorsport’s James Calado (Worcester) produced a faultless performance during rounds 15 and 16 of the 2009 Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship at Silverstone National circuit on August 29th/30th to secure a double win and maximum championship points.  The 20-year-old backed by the Racing Steps Foundation claimed two lights-to-flag victories  together with two Michelin pole-positions and two NGK fastest laps to take a clean sweep of the points at the 1.64-mile Northamptonshire circuit.

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suzuki aug09fSuzuki GB was delighted to learn recently that all supported team riders will feature in the prestigious Motocross of Nations event, to be held in Italy this October.

With 35 nations competing in the most renowned motocross event on the calendar, Suzuki GB teams will support no-less than four nations. With MVR-D Suzuki’s Carl Nunn the most recent rider to be confirmed on the British team, his team-mate Mattis Karro will be riding for Latvia with the Relentless Suzuki MX squad of Martin Barr and Scott Columb confirmed for the Irish and New Zealand teams respectively. Read More »

Northamptonshire’s Silverstone National circuit provided the setting for two thrilling rounds (15 and 16) of the 2009 ELF Renault Clio Cup with Michelin at the weekend with Amery Motorsport’s Dave Newsham (Inverness) securing his maiden Clio victory while championship leader Team Pyro’s Phil Glew (Tothill, Lincolnshire) edged ever closer to the title crown.

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suzuki aug09iIn the national racing class for near standard machines the 2009 GSX-R1000 was victorious yesterday, as the Relentless Suzuki by TAS machine, piloted by Alastair Seeley, took the 2009 British Superstock Championship at Cadwell Park after securing an unrivaled run of nine straight wins.

Dominant from the moment Seeley and the GSX-R1000 joined forces, the duo won every race they entered, taking the 2009 championship with an incredible three races left to go. Read More »

Chris Anderson Pendragon stages Rally 2009County Durham rally driver Chris Anderson was in action in Cumbria over the weekend when he contested The Stobart Rail Pendragon Stages Rally based in Penrith.

After a race to get his ex Guy Wilks Ford Puma S1600 ready in time for the event, the 18-year-old maintenance engineer from Butterknowle near Bishop Auckland was looking forward to gaining more experience on a multi-venue event. Read More »

The eighth round of the HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship, held at Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire, is the closest event to the home of Vauxhall in Luton and to the headquarters of Vauxhall’s BTCC team, Triple Eight Engineering, based in Greatworth near Banbury. A podium finish kept Fabrizio Giovanardi  on track to his goal of a third consecutive Drivers’ Championship title, with this and two fifth place finishes putting the Italian driver  11 points behind championship leader, Colin Turkington. Matt Neal struggled through the weekend, battling lack of pace and a rough ride in the races, taking little comfort from a 10th place, a DNF and a 13th place finish. Jordan improved from his first race 12th place finish with a sixth in the second race, but finished in 15th in the third race. Read More »

Mewla 09 (13)Damp conditions and drizzle for most of the day made the Mewla most autumnal, but with one of the best quality fields set to tackle the ranges in years all was set for an excllent event. The conditions made tyre choice a lottery and with several delays and cancelled stages the event was very stop start. The initial pace was set by Chris Jones & Ashley Trimble (Focaru) before Peter Lloyd & Graham Handley (Impreza WRC) took over at the top. Once the longer stages came in to play Melvyn Evans & Sean Mullally took over at the top, in their Impreza WRC, but with two stages to go an engine fault lead to their retirement at service. Peter Lloyd took over at the top, which he held until the end of the event, to make August a great month for the reigning King of Epynt. Read More »