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Monthly Archives: January 2010

– Audi extends driver line-up for the 24 Hours of Le Mans
– Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer and Benoît Treluyer new to the team
– Joint test run in the 1000-kilometer race at Spa

Audi Sport leaves nothing to chance in its endeavour to bring the prestigious Le Mans trophy back to Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm. Not only the technology of the Audi R15 TDI is being subjected to further development. The drivers’ line-up for the 24 Hours of Le Mans (France) has been extended as well. Read More »

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British female rally driver Louise Cook, 22, from Kent, needs your support to achieve a lifelong ambition and become the first female World Rally Champion.

Louise is trying her hardest to overcome the budget obstacle for 2010, in what are tough times in every industry.

Louise has come up with a plan which will offers a 500:1 investment return for six lucky supporters and gives every supporter a 1 in 5 chance of receiving substantial on-car promotion throughout the season. Read More »

Almost 2 months after our last outing we finally chalked up our first event of 2010, the Wyedean Media Day. This year the event returned to Chepstow Racecourse with guests able to sample the Piercefield Park stage, in the reverse direction to how it is run on the actual rally. A number of local crews were there, with a large number of Escorts (MkI & MkII) dominating proceedings. Our thanks go to all at FODMC for arranging the day and Graham Waite who took us out for a spin in his Volvo Amazon. Read More »

Following six months of round-the-clock vehicle build-up and testing in preparation for the 2010 GRAND-AM Continental Tyre Sports Car Challenge season, Kia Motors’ first-ever U.S. motorsports program reaches the track later this week with two Forte Koups competing in the ‘Fresh From Florida 200’ at Daytona International Speedway on January 29.  Kia Motors America and racing partner Kinetic Group have built the No. 10 and No. 12 Kia Forte Koups, to campaign in the Street Tuner (ST) class. Read More »

A new series of discretionary awards in the Dunlop/WONAGO.com MSA British Historic Rally Championship will support three clubmans crews with paid entry fees on one of the closing rounds of the 2010 season.

With the support of Holton Homes, the company of BHRC contender Peter Egerton, the BHRC ‘Spirit of Clubmen’ award will present three fully paid entry fees to either the Tour of Flanders or the Trackrod Historic Cup. One entry fee will be awarded to the category 1 cars, one to the category 2 cars and one to the category 3 cars. Read More »

Colin Heppenstall, rally manager for the Roger Albert Clark Rally, has announced the date and early route details of the 2010 event, the seventh running of the event that re-creates the RAC Rallies of the 1960s and 1970s.

First details of the 2010 rally include a late November date and two overnight halts in Carlisle, but the start venue and first day’s route will not be announced until early June. Read More »

Peugeot UK’s Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle will fly to Sao Paulo next month for the Rally Curitibia Brazil, the next round of the IRC Series, after an eventful 2010 Monte Carlo Rally.

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Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Select Committee – 26 January 2010 – House of Commons

Questions to BIS Under-Secretary of State – Tune in from 10.30am tomorrow

The third oral evidence session of the BIS Select Committee investigation into the Motorsport and Aerospace Industries will see Ian Lucas MP (Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) respond to questions about Government support for the motorsport industry. Read More »

Formula 5000 Motor Racing – Back then, and back now
By Derek Lawson

Take a trip down memory lane with this beautifully illustrated and researched book from Veloce Publishing, recalling the days when Formula 5000 cars roared around the race tracks, creating a lot of noise and, occasionally, dust. The wail of a 5-litre engine was often more spine-tingling than ANY other racing car! Nowadays, many of the same cars show modern day spectators just how dramatic Formula 5000 racing can be. Few, if any, of the drivers are prima donnas, so F5000 racing is aggresive. This book covers a very popular racing cars ‘formula’ that is generally untapped as a subject by other authors. Read More »

On Friday 16 April 2010 at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) and the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) will once again convene a special industry conference focused on green performance developments in the world of motorsports.

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, the conference will bring together international leaders in green motorsports and high-performance automotive aftermarket business leaders. Read More »