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Monthly Archives: November 2009

Bentham rally driver David Wright will end his 2009 rally season next Saturday (6th December) when he contests the Grizedale Stages rally in Cumbria.

Wright has had a very successful year in which he won the national BTRDA rally championship and he hopes to finish the year with a good result in Grizedale. Read More »


The Bulldog International Rally North Wales, scheduled for Saturday 27th March 2010, will move its HQ location when it becomes the first rally ever to use the new livestock market situated on the edge of Welshpool. Read More »

Day 8 – Lake Naivasha to Lake Naivasha
Kick Energy Rally driver Steve Perez is continuing his good progress on the 2009 Kenya Airways East African Safari Rally today and after the day’s loop around Lake Baringo in the northernmost point of the ten day event, the Chesterfield driver has reported very few problems with only the need to change a driveshaft on the historic-specification Datsun 260Z. Read More »

Global tyre giant Hankook has announced it is renewing its sponsorship of the MSA Scottish Rally Championship for 2010.

It follows a highly-successful inaugural season as title sponsor, with consistently high entry numbers across the eight rounds of the SRC, as well as a record number of registered competitors.

Announcing the sponsorship deal, Hankook Motorsports Manager Mike Patterson said the SRC had provided the tyre manufacturer with a “tremendous opportunity” to reach new audiences. Read More »

Isle of Mull rally ace John MacCrone has won the inaugural 2009 Hankook Scottish Rally Championship Junior Prize Drive – which will see him compete in a fully supported Group N car on an international event in China.

The 20-year-old – who learned of his success at the SRC awards ceremony in Glasgow on Saturday – said he was “absolutely flabbergasted” at winning such a prestigious prize. Read More »

Out now is the latest edition of Pirelli’s World Rallying annual, available round the world before Christmas.

Inside you will find:
:: IN-DEPTH REPORTS from each round of the World Rally Championship; individual reports on all the FIA’s regional series, including the IRC; and detailed results from international and national championships around the world. Read More »

Day 7 – Amboseli to Lake Naivasha
After a welcome day of rest, Kick Energy rally driver Steve Perez was back in action on the 2009 Kenya Airways East African Safari Rally today and despite a few problems, is still holding onto third place overall, but it’s getting close! Read More »

The RACE TECH World Motorsport Symposium has been hailed as the best one yet! Now in its fifth year, the Oxford event is the only one of its kind specifically organised for ENGINEERS in the MOTORSPORT INDUSTRY.

Once again, it attracted the creme de la creme of the industry. Regulars Ulrich Baretzky, Head of Engine Technology at Audi Sport, and John Iley, former Head of Aerodynamics at Scuderia Ferrari, chaired the two days, while newcomer Lord Drayson, team owner of Drayson Racing and the UK’s Minister for Science and Technology, formed a welcome addition to the line-up. His keynote speech at the beginning of the Race Engine Day highlighted the role which motorsport can play in motor industry R&D and issued a stark warning about the challenge of reducing carbon emissions. Read More »

Show pride in British motorsport business success – nominate the best people for an honour.

The British Honours system recognises UK citizens of outstanding merit. It has been around for centuries, but – since 1993 – everyone is free to nominate any individual of their choosing, and the system is very simple. Read More »

The PistonHeads Performance Car Show is the place to find some of the world’s best high-powered sports cars. This year is no exception; among the stunning range on display at the Birmingham NEC on 14-17 January 2010 will be the Tiger Aviator.

This 592kg featherweight packs up to an impressive 260bhp from its 2.0-litre Ford Duratec engine, allowing it to get from 0-60mph in under five seconds. Read More »