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Daily Archives: January 18th, 2010

Prodrive has launched the Impreza N2010, its latest FIA specification group N rally car.

The Impreza N2010 uses the new larger 33mm air restrictor, introduced by the FIA to help balance the performance of Group N and the unrestricted Super2000 rally cars.  Increasing the restrictor diameter from 32 to 33mm, fitting high flow fuel injectors and recalibrating the ECU increases peak power by 20 bhp, but more significantly, improves torque and responsiveness throughout the rev range. Read More »

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Exciting news for off road competitors in the East Midlands and beyond as a new venue has been secured by Iconic Motorsports. This is welcome news against a back drop of the general trend for losing venues all around the UK, in recent years.

The 600 acre forest facility will be available for recreational use from 1st March 2010. The site is suitable for a number of motorsport activities including stage rallying, off road comp safari, trialing and challenge type events. Read More »

It was forty two years ago that a British driver, Vic Elford, last won the Monte Carlo rally and Peugeot UK’s reigning IRC champion Kris Meeke is aiming to change this.

The 2010 Monte Carlo rally is the first round of this year’s Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) and is perhaps the most famous rally there is, whether you are an ardent rally fan or just a motoring enthusiast. Read More »

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today introduced the HSV-010 GT, which will compete in the GT500 class of the 2010 Super GT Series (managed and run by GTA Co., Ltd.).

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Volkswagen has won the legendary Dakar Rally for the second time in succession.  The Volkswagen duos and their TDI powered Race Touareg prototypes celebrated a one-two-three podium lockout at the finish of the toughest challenge in motorsport.  In the process, Carlos Sainz / Lucas Cruz (E/E) triumphed by only 2 minutes 12 seconds ahead of team mates Nasser Al-Attiyah / Timo Gottschalk (Q/D) in a thrilling finale on the closing 202 kilometre sprint on the 14th and final rally day.  Mark Miller / Ralph Pitchford (USA/ZA) claimed third position while last year’s winners Giniel de Villiers / Dirk von Zitzewitz (ZA/D) finished seventh.

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Penrith rally driver Paul Bird returned to his local Croft circuit today and successfully defended the Cartersport Jack Frost Stages Rally title which he won for the first time twelve months ago.

Along with Scottish co driver Kirsty Riddick, the pair finished over two minutes ahead of their nearest rivals after the eight stages around the North Yorkshire track but their day wasn’t without incident which started on the opening stage of the Darlington and District Motor Club event. Read More »