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Daily Archives: January 14th, 2010

Ten years after contesting his first rally, Guy Wilks will begin the most exciting challenge of his career, when he tackles the opening round of the 2010 Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC), Rallye Monte Carlo (January 19-23), in a Škoda UK Motorsport Fabia Super 2000. Read More »

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Lotus Motorsport announces the Evora Cup race car together with an innovative European points based race series for 2010. The race car will make its first public appearance at the Autosport International racing car show in Birmingham, UK on the 14th January 2010. Read More »

Cleaner Racing Conference at the NEC, Birmingham­ – Lord Drayson (Minister of State for Science and Innovation, BIS and Minister of State For Strategic Acquisition Reform, MOD) challenged the motorsport industry to produce cooler, green cars. Read More »

Motorsport safety experts Lifeline – world renowned for their specialist fire suppression technology – have released details of their new range of ‘racer-focused’ competition mirrors they have added to their safety products inventory.

It is no secret that, in terms of durability and reliability, race mirrors currently available to the sport fall way short of driver requirements. Most are awkward to fit, particularly to touring cars and because of lack of resistance to vibration, suffer from “droop”, causing inevitable blindspots. Read More »

Nissan Motorsports International Co., Ltd. (headquarters: Minami-Ooi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo; President: Yuichi Sanada; henceforth “NISMO”) announced that NISMO just signed the official partnership agreements for the FIA GT1 World Championship with Sumo Power GT (UK) and Swiss Racing Team (CH). Both teams will run two NISSAN GT-Rs respectively in the inaugural World Championship. NISMO will provide technical support to its new racing partners. Read More »

The Caddy TDI racing van will be competing in the Volkswagen Racing Cup in 2010 sporting bright orange livery thanks to a new sponsorship deal with the RAC, and it will also have a new driver with Simon Elliott, Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles taking his seat behind the wheel to try to make Volkswagen vans just as popular and successful on the track as they are on the road. Read More »

Kimi Räikkönen got his first taste of the Citroën C4 WRC earlier this week, at a private gravel test track close to the team’s Satory workshops.  This initial shakedown allowed the Finn to start getting used to the car that he will drive in the 2010 FIA World Rally Championship.

With only a few weeks left before this year’s World Rally Championship season gets underway in Sweden on 12th February, Kimi Räikkönen has already started his preparations in earnest. Read More »

Qt Services, the manufacturers and suppliers of top quality parts for competition Defenders, have launched a website which is designed to make access easier to their range of products for all the different Land Rover models. Read More »

Going live on the opening day of Autosport International, January 14th, the new Wildcat website (www.qtwildcat.co.uk) will be presenting the three model range, developed since Qt took over the manufacture of the Wildcat offroad brand.

The three new models start with the 300STR, which is a dual purpose, street legal competition car that Qt are offering with lifestyle and custom options such as air conditioning, hi-fi and even a golf club compartment. Read More »

Santander has retained London-based agency Sidhu & Simon Communications to activate their Formula One™ sponsorships in the UK.

Santander first entered into significant sponsorship activity in the UK in 2007, via its title sponsorship of the 2007 Santander British Grand Prix. In the same year, Santander also became a Corporate Partner of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 Team. In 2009 Santander extended its commitment to Formula One by adding to its existing sponsorship portfolio the Scuderia Ferrari F1 Team (2010 – 2014 inclusive), and also announced that its title sponsorship of the Santander British Grand Prix would continue into 2010. Read More »