“Gears & Tears” is a BBC One series featuring Formula 1 stock car racing and the feuding between the legendary Smith and Wainman teams. Episode 4 on Monday 22 August perfectly captured the magic that is the World Championship finale.
On Saturday 4 September at MCM Stadium Coventry, the story continues, as the sport’s two top drivers sit side-by-side at the front of the 2010 World Final grid, each determined to lift high the solid silver World Cup. On this occasion, winning means more to the drivers than the prize money. Read More »
Another mixed day up on Epynt caused chaos in the morning with the changing conditions. Peter Lloyd & Graham Handley (Impreza S14 WRC) set the inital pace with Damian Cole & Craig Drew (Focus WRC) keeping them honest with a couple of fastest stage times. Lloyd led by 33 seconds at the break with Eian Pritchard & Steve McPhee (Impreza S11 WRC) almost a minute back on Lloyd in third. In the first afternoon loop Cole halved the deficit on stages 5 & 6 and it was game on. Stage 7 saw disaster though as an excursion cost him over a minute, but he was lucky to have got away with nothing worse! Lloyd now had it in the bag with a 1 minute lead over Pritchard but on the final stage he had an excursion into a bog and it was rally over as the car was stuck. Pritchard took a fine win with Cole closing in to just 10 seconds behind. 2nd place saw Cole take maximum points and the National Asphalt title. His only title rival , Simon Mauger, took 3rd overall in his Escort MkII co-driven by Tracy Giddings. Read More »