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Daily Archives: September 14th, 2009

*Lucas Ordoñez takes second in European GT4 Cup and helps win team title to complete ‘virtual to real racer’ experiment*

Lucas Ordoñez, the Spanish winner of PlayStation® and Nissan’s GT Academy competition in 2008, capped an incredible year today (Sunday, 13 September) when he and team-mate Alex Buncombe took a race victory to secure second place in the European GT4 Cup championship. The victory also sealed the team title for GT Academy partners RJN Motorsport. The result was a clear demonstration of PlayStation and Nissan’s belief that true racing talent could be unearthed from among PlayStation’s legion of Gran Turismo® game fans. Read More »


Just days before the world debut of the competition-inspired next generation Porsche 911 GT3 RS at the Frankfurt Auto Show on September 15, the 911 has proved once more the integrity of its motorsport heritage with victory in the 2009 Le Mans Series Championship.

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skoda asturias09Jan Kopecký and Petr Starý of the Škoda Motorsport factory team have won the Principe de Asturias Rally taking place near Oviedo, Spain, ensuring a dramatic finish to this year’s IRC series. Continuing in less than two weeks in San Remo, Italy, with Škoda Motorsport’s Jan Kopecký – Petr Starý and Juho Hänninen – Mikko Markkula on the start list, the end of the IRC series is likely to culminate in an exciting tiebreak. Read More »

Peugeot has taken its third Intercontinental Rally Challenge Manufacturers title in succession following Round 9 of this year’s IRC Series, the Rally Principe de Asturias in Spain.

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hrcr flanders09While several leading crews focussed on the battle for the overall title, Steven Smith and Phil Spurge had no such concerns and duly won round seven of the Dunlop/Gambia MSA British Historic Rally Championship, the Historic Tour of Flanders (11-13 September).

The Porsche 911RS won category two, while Darren Moon and Chris Parsons had an impressive run in their Escort Mk2 to win category three. In category one, another victory for Dessie Nutt and Geraldine McBride (Porsche 911) sets up a championship cliff-hanger with David Stokes and Guy Weaver (Escort Mk1) for the final event of the season. Read More »

Aston Martin Racing is crowned the 2009 Le Mans Series champion claiming the Team and Driver titles 50 years on from Aston Martin winning the World Sportscar Championship in 1959 with the DBR1.

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British Rally Elite member Jason Pritchard shone on his first ever event outside of the United Kingdom when the 21 year old and co-driver Andrew Edwards set the pace on last weekends Flanders Rally in Belgium.

Builth Wells resident Jason was using the rally, officially known as Omloop van Vlaanderen, as a shakedown for his brand new Citroen C2R2 Max and despite ultimately retiring after running out of time, the reigning C2R2cup champion had run inside the top twenty all event long and was leading the class when he retired. Read More »

suzuki sep09cNMVR-D Suzuki’s Carl Nunn took the Red Bull Pro National MX1 Championship title at the weekend, after the Suzuki RM-Z450 rider rode to a pair of solid results, lifting the championship trophy at the last round of the series at Wakes Colne in Essex.

Battling with championship rival James Noble in-front of the 5,000 strong crowd, Nunn simply rode with the title in mind, shadowing Noble in both motos to finish runner-up in each to become the 2009 champion. Read More »

vxr pre-rock09The VX Racing team travel to Corby, Northamptonshire this weekend for the penultimate round of the HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship at the Rockingham Circuit. The team and its trio of drivers, Fabrizio Giovanardi, Matt Neal and Andrew Jordan are hoping to take the battle to the rear wheel drive BMW’s this weekend as the race for championship titles heats up. Read More »

Podiums galore awaited the HM Plant Honda and Padgett’s Honda teams on their visit to the North Yorkshire circuit of Croft for round 10 of the British Superbike championship today.

Having been reunited with his HM Plant Honda Fireblade after being absent for the previous two rounds, Josh Brookes returned to action and put in an incredible performance at an unfamiliar circuit to claim a front row start, going on to secure two third places in the British Superbike championship. Read More »