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Daily Archives: November 18th, 2009

– Dacia to contest France’s celebrated Trophée Andros ice-racing series with new competition version of Duster 4×4, brand’s sixth model
– All-new competition version previews new robust and reliable 4×4 for customers seeking an affordable, everyday all-terrain car
– Formula One legend, Alain Prost, to drive new model during 2009/10 season
– Dacia brand acclaimed for unbeatable equipment and performance package, remains true to its reputation by appearing in a discipline where its presence was least expected: ice racing
– Dacia chosen by Prost for values of: simplicity, efficiency and robustness
– Renault Sport-developed competition version of Duster becomes most powerful Dacia ever, with Renault-Nissan Alliance 3.0 V6 350hp engine, four-wheel drive plus four-wheel steering system, limited slip differential and six-speed sequential gearbox Read More »


Keith Cronin, the newly-crowned British Rally Champion will be in action at the London Motor Sport Show this coming weekend, driving the Mitsubishi Evo 9 which took him to the 2009 title.

23-year-old Cronin, from Bantry, County Cork, won the 2008 Billy Coleman Young Driver of the Year Award, and – within only one season – has rewarded the panel of judges, his sponsors, his team, and his many fans with a season of spectacular driving and success. Read More »

Drivers registered for the 2009 MSA British Rally Championship make up over a third of the entry on this weekend’s RACMSA Rally of Scotland, the final round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, with three British Rally Champions contesting the final round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge.

2007 and 2008 Champion Guy Wilks heads the BRC challengers, with newly crowned champ and 2009 Pirelli Star Driver Keith Cronin running just one place behind. Outgoing Pirelli Star Driver Adam Gould joins the top three BRC drivers in swapping steeds, all three using different cars on this new event in the IRC calendar. Read More »

The final round of this year’s Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) will take place in Scotland on November 19 – 21st. Full coverage of every stage will be available via a new Rally Radio Service to be launched at the Rally.

Peugeot UK’s Kris Meeke, who secured the IRC drivers’ title at the last round in San Remo, will lead off a strong gathering of local drivers in this week’s Rally Scotland, all keen to get on the top step of the podium. Read More »

Fresh from taking the 2009 National Superstock title with Alastair Seeley, Suzuki GB has announced its 2010 racing programme, aimed at racers looking to compete in any of the British Superbike supported classes and MRO level championships.

Run through Suzuki’s authorised network of dealers and centrally managed by three-times British Superbike Champion, John Reynolds, the race programme aims to make Suzuki’s range of race-applicable machines as accessible as possible. Read More »

Bloodhound SSC is the latest record-breaking attempt by Richard Noble, whose Thrust SSC was the first car to break the sound barrier.

A full-scale model of the remarkable eight-metre long Bloodhound SSC will be on-show in the new Stuff Zone at The PistonHeads Performance Car Show, held at the NEC in Birmingham on 14-17 January 2010. This newly-formed area will showcase some of the leading and latest technological innovations. Read More »

The Michelin Power Cup race series is coming to the UK for 2010 following its success in France, Italy and Spain. The series offers motorcycle racers a welcome Power Pack valued at £700, plus unprecedented amounts of track time and prizes including cash and products.

There will be six rounds throughout the season with three 12-15 lap sprint races for 600cc and 1000cc classes at each round. The season will run from April to October with provisional venues being Snetterton (2/3 April), Cadwell Park (8/9/May and 30/31 October), Mallory Park (5/6 June), Anglesey (28/29 August) and Pembrey (18/19 September). Read More »