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Monthly Archives: January 2010

On his first asphalt rally in a Fabia S2000, Škoda UK Motorsport driver Guy Wilks achieved the team’s goal by finishing in a strong points-scoring 6th position on the Rallye Monte Carlo. Having celebrated his 29th birthday during the event, the Darlington-driver scored three points to make an encouraging start to his 2010 Intercontinental Rally Challenge. Read More »

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Plans for a London to Cape Town long-distance rally have been announced by the Endurance Rally Association.

The route-survey team are now on the final leg, having successfully crossed the Sahara through the centre, from north to south, driven down the western side of central Africa, crossed the River Congo, and romped through the long jungle trails of Angola’s rain forest. Read More »

Manor Competition was among the first to put the New Formula Renault 2.0 race car through its paces with a successful test session at Pembrey Circuit in South Wales recently.

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Two spectacular LMS-spec Audi V10 supercars prepare for Silverstone as soft-top R8 Spyder heads for UK roads

– R8 Spyder road car on course for spring debut on UK roads, priced at £111,955 OTR for the manual version and £117,155 OTR for the R tronic
– Leeds-based United Autosports bids for FIA GT3 European Title as first British team to run Audi R8 ‘LMS’ sports cars
– Carbon fibre body, race-spec gearbox and ‘stripped-out’ interior combine to deliver even more extreme performance than 525PS R8 V10 road car on which R8 LMS is based Read More »

– United Autosports becomes first British team to run spectacular Audi R8 LMS sportscar
– Richard Dean managed Leeds-based outfit enters a brace of R8 LMS sportscars in European-based FIA GT3 Championship

A newly-formed motor racing team based in Yorkshire will race a pair of Audi R8 sportscars aiming to successfully defend the FIA GT3 European Championship title for the German manufacturer this year. Read More »

Škoda UK Motorsport will enter Rounds 2 and 3 of the 2010 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, running its Fabia S2000 on Rally International de Curitiba in Brazil (4-6 March) and Rally Argentina (19-21 March) driven by Guy Wilks and co-driver Phil Pugh.

The timing of the announcement coincides with Guy’s 29th birthday today – proving that Škoda really does make happy drivers! Read More »

Škoda UK Motorsport driver Guy Wilks continued to place only safe bets on the opening round of the 2010 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, Rallye Monte Carlo, by making good tyre choices and driving without risk on the middle day of the event.  Whilst others gambled and lost, Guy drove his Fabia S2000 faultlessly to move from 10th to 7th by the end of the day. Read More »

Several registrations have already been received for the British Rally Championship’s 2010 support series, the BRC Challenge, all of which are new drivers to the series. But any competitor wishing to register at the lower rate of £95+VAT must do so before the 1st February.

The BRC Challenge is open to two wheel drive cars up to two litres in four separate classes, also encompassing two one make series, the Fiesta SportChallenge and the C2R2 Cup. Read More »

Organisers of the Hankook MSA Scottish Rally Championship have unveiled a raft of awards and incentives for the forthcoming season.

The Hankook Junior Prize Drive will again be a major feature, following its inaugural year which saw John MacCrone from the Isle of Mull chosen to compete on a round of the Rally of China.

For 2010, the award has been expanded, and will be open to Juniors in the Scottish Rally Championship, the Welsh Rally Championship and Clio Challenge competitors within the British Rally Championship. Read More »

Citroën Racing Technologies will enter two C4 WRCs on the Arctic Lapland Rally from 28th-30th January. The cars will be entrusted to Dani Sordo/Marc Marti and Kimi Räikkönen/Kaj Lindström. Coming just two weeks before Rally Sweden, round one of the 2010 FIA World Rally Championship, the Lapland event will provide a valuable testing opportunity for Citroën and two of the French team’s crews. Read More »