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Daily Archives: November 2nd, 2009

It’s the season finale, it’s a seaside venue with a proliferation of long straights and tight corners, and the sun sets as the event nears its end. Sounds familiar? Well, the Brick and Steel 205 Ecosse Challenge isn’t heading to Yas Marina Circuit, but the final round of Scotland’s top one-make rally series does promise to be just as exciting as last weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Crews descend on Crail Airfield on Saturday 7 November for the Kingdom Stages, a tarmac rally that has become something of a permanent fixture in the 205 Ecosse Challenge calendar. Read More »


Aston Martin Racing claimed a sensational victory in the second round of the Asian Le Mans Series in Okayama, Japan.

The 007 Aston Martin LMP1 ran faultlessly throughout the three-hour race. Excellent performances from drivers Stefan Mücke (DE) and Harold Primat (CH) coupled with perfect pit work from the Aston Martin Racing crew saw the race go exactly to plan for the British team. Read More »

Plasma spray coating specialist Zircotec plans to display examples of the first-ever flexible ceramic heat shield material at Europe’s largest motorsport show, Autosport International, which takes place at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, on 14-17 January 2010.

The coated foil product, Zircoflex, is set to revolutionise the use of ceramic materials for heat protection in a wide range of automotive, aerospace and industrial applications. Read More »

The inclusion of the Ulster Rally is the key change for the 2010 MSA British Historic Rally Championship, with the closed-road event replacing the Harry Flatters Rally on Epynt.

The MSA has recently awarded a new five-year contract to the Historic Rally Car Register to manage the championship, which comes as the HRCR completes a 10-year stint at the helm of the BHRC. The new agreement will take the championship through until at least 2014 under the same management. Read More »

renault winter snetterton09aHarry Tincknell (Exeter) took an early lead at the halfway stage of the 2009 Michelin Formula Renault UK Winter Cup series with two dominate victories at a rain-soaked Snetterton circuit on Saturday, 31st October. The reigning Graduate Cup champion who recently turned 18, secured two lights-to-flag victories in rounds one and two at the 1.9520-mile Norfolk circuit to take an early lead in the series. Read More »

Autosport International, Europe’s largest motorsport trade show, will celebrate its 20th anniversary at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, UK, on 14-17 January 2010.

Autosport International is firmly established as an essential part of the calendar for motorsport professionals, who want to be first in-the-know for the forthcoming season. Read More »

Weston Jr Malton Forest Rally 09 Winner MSYoung Scottish driver Dave Weston Junior claimed his maiden victory as he won Sunday’s (1 November) Pickering-based Malton Forest Rally.

Following in the footsteps of his father Dave Weston, who was the first winner of the event in 2003 and the only person to win it twice in 2007, Weston Junior and co-driver Ieuan Thomas, in their Subaru Impreza, finished just two seconds ahead of Thirsk driver Tim Pearcey and co-driver Sam Collis in their Mitsubishi Evo 9. Read More »

Double British Class R2 Rally Champion Jason Pritchard returns to Aldershot for this weekends Tempest Rally a year on from finishing inside the top ten overall and the 21 year old will be aiming for a similar result this time around.

In 2008 the British Rally Elite member was at the wheel of a four wheel drive turbocharged Subaru Impreza and impressed mightily in what was only his second ever rally in a four wheel drive. This year Jason will use the Citroen C2R2 Max that he drove to class victory on a number of events in 2009 and admits that he has his eye on the overall two wheel drive honours this weekend. Read More »

Colchester based John Danby Racing will debut the new Sixth Sense-ESP Honda NSX production race car at this weekend’s final round of the Britcar Championship at Brands Hatch in Kent.

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Teenage rally driver Garry Pearson scored his first Brick and Steel 205 Ecosse Challenge win with a storming drive on the Cheviot Keith Knox Stages – and the 18 year-old from Duns believes there’s more to come yet.

First place over the notorious Otterburn military ranges secured Garry’s place in the final stages of the selection process for the Challenge’s Hankook Junior Award. Now Pearson – who only made his rally debut last year – is aiming for a strong finish on the Kingdom Stages on Saturday 7 November to make the best possible impression on the panel of judges. Read More »