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Monthly Archives: October 2009

For the third year in a row, British race car manufacturer Ginetta will use the annual Autosport Show to showcase a new model to the public.

The Yorkshire-based company celebrated its 50th anniversary by launching the hugely successful G50 model at the NEC-based show in 2008 and gave the public a first glimpse of the Zytek-powered G50Z earlier this year. Read More »

Motor racing enthusiasts will get the opportunity to see Brawn GP driver and current Formula One World Champion Jenson Button when he attends Europe’s largest motorsport show, Autosport International, in January.

Not only will visitors get a chance to see the driver at the NEC-based show, but also the machinery which helped him win his title, as the Brawn GP car will be on display, along with all the cars from the 2009 grid. Read More »

clio winter cup 10 previewEntries for the 2009 ELF Renault Clio Winter Cup with Michelin continue to grow with Darren Wilson the latest driver to register for the one-make series which takes place at Northamptonshire’s Rockingham Motor Speedway on Saturday, 7th November.

The 43-year-old racer from Newark in Nottingham, who finished 21st in his debut Clio Cup season, will be competing with 20Ten Racing, a brand new Clio Cup team based in Derby and headed up by Team Manager Simon Hunt together with Wilson. Read More »

Lord Drayson, the UK’s Minister for Science and Technology, as well as being a Le Mans team owner and driver in his own right, is to give the keynote speech at this year’s World Motorsport Symposium.

This two-day event, which is being held at Oxford Brookes University on 19/20 November, has again attracted speakers of the highest quality. Read More »

Safari EscortU.K based rally preparation firm Ti Motorsport is returning to Africa to tackle what is widely regarded as the world’s toughest motor rally, the Kenyan Airways East African Safari Classic Rally 2009, which takes place from 22 November to 01 December 2009.

Ti Motorsport, based near Pangbourne, Reading in South East England, will be running a Ford Escort Mk1 for Hardev Singh Sira who has contested this classic bi annual event since its conception back in 2003. Read More »

LC Rallycross ih 1Local motorsport Broadcaster and Journalist, Larry Carter, is the latest addition to the Get Connected/SG Petch Rallycross Superprix to be held this weekend (Oct 31/Nov 1) at Croft Circuit in North Yorkshire. Read More »

williams doha09Williams F1 and the Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP) formally signed an agreement today to inaugurate the Williams Technology Centre (WTC). QSTP is a world class incubator for the research, development and commercialisation of new technologies that has attracted significant R&D investment from companies such as Shell, َQatar Petroleum, Exxon Mobil and GE. QSTP is part of the Qatar Foundation which also incorporates Education City, which hosts overseas campuses for six US universities including Carnegie Mellon and Texas A&M. Read More »

After last year’s inaugural sponsorship of the event, local specialist motorsport PR company, Cartersport, have once again teamed up with Darlington and District Motor Club for the Cartersport Jack Frost Stages Rally which will take place at Croft Circuit on Sunday 17th January 2010.

The event will again comprise up to eight stages totalling around 36 stage miles on the ribbon-smooth tarmac of the North East’s only permanent racetrack and will be a qualifying round of The North of England Rally Championship 2010, SG Petch/ANECCC Stage Rally Championship, Borders Stage Rally Championship 2010 and ANCC Stage Rally Championship 2010. Read More »

Two of the most popular and demanding historic rallies in Europe have formed a unique partnership, which will result in the winner of the Roger Albert Clark Rally having the chance to compete in the Boucles de Spa 0n 20 February 2010. In a reciprocal arrangement, the winner of the Boucles de Spa will be able to contest the 2010 Roger Albert Clark Rally.

The organisers of the two events, both rightly recognised as their country’s top historic event, have formed an alliance to cross-promote their events to competitors across Europe. Read More »

touring cars book 1British Touring Car Racing –
The crowd’s favourite – late 1960s to 1990
By Peter Collins

These evocative pictures of British Touring Car racing will bring back some happy memories. British Touring Car Racing, a new book from Veloce Publishing’s Those were the Days … series is an affectionate, mainly pictorial panorama of twenty-odd years of the British Touring Car Championship, from the anarchical 1960s and early 1970s of flared wheelarches, lifting wheels and smoking tyres, through the Group 1 years when the rule-makers tried to make the cars look standard and, as a result, slowed them down. Read More »