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Monthly Archives: September 2010

Ford’s new challenger for the 2011 FIA World Rally Championship, the all-new Fiesta RS World Rally Car, made its first global public appearance at the Paris Motor Show today.

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UK race teams and race drivers now have a new, world-class range of racing seats to choose from, with New Zealand-based seat maker Racetech having just signed a distribution agreement for its seats with Old Hall Performance Ltd of Coventry, England.

Although it is little known in the UK, the Racetech brand is a dominant force in its home territory of New Zealand and Australia and has also become well established in the US since opening there in 2001. Following the setup of a European base in The Netherlands a year ago, the company decided to select a suitable partner to distribute their growing range of products in the UK. Read More »

The MIA’s fourth annual visit to Modena, Italy, combines new business opportunities, meetings with Italian motorsport business legends and an opportunity to exhibit at Italy’s only motorsport trade show – Motorsport ExpoTech 2010.

Can you afford to miss out? UK exhibitors include: Smiths High Performance, Young Calibration and Gurit! Read More »

Racing teams and drivers can now save time and money when purchasing a Winter Testing Pass at Rockingham, following the launch of a new on-line booking system on the circuit’s website.

The Northamptonshire circuit has made it easier for teams to reserve places through a secure store and – as a special introductory offer – anyone booking three remaining 2010 dates will receive a free garage – a massive saving of £150. Read More »

After two fantastic years with Peugeot UK competing in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC), Peugeot will bid a fond farewell to the 2009 IRC drivers’ champion Kris Meeke at the end of the year, as today he announces his decision to take up a new challenge in the World Rally Championship (WRC) in 2011. Kris will, however, continue to drive for Peugeot UK until the end of the 2010 IRC season. Read More »

Visitors to the 2010 Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris (FR) can look forward to a special treat: The new MINI WRC, which will contest the FIA World Rally Championship from 2011, will receive its world premiere at this international motor show. In addition, Kris Meeke (GB) has been confirmed as one of the drivers who will contest the championship with this brand new rally car.

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British racing driver Nick Leventis will shortly attempt to set a new record for the highest altitude tandem-skydive with a jump over Mount Everest.

The jump is being made in support of Global Angels Foundation, an international charity supporting Asia’s most disadvantaged children. Nick, who’s Strakka Racing team won the LMP2 class at the Le Mans 24 Hour Race this year, has been an ambassador for Global Angels since 2008. Read More »

Citroën is unleashing an all-new contender for the 2011 World Rally Championship – the Citroën DS3 WRC. The hotly anticipated replacement for the multi-championship winning C4 WRC will make its global public debut at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.

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Classic and sports car auctioneers Historics recorded solid sale results at their second auction on Saturday 25th September, in front of a packed audience at its permanent base at Brooklands.

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The four support rallies for this year’s Roger Albert Clark Rally offer some of the best value for money rallying of the year as they run alongside the headline 26-29 November event.

Each of the four events offers something different and they allow competitors to sample the atmosphere of the main event at a modest outlay. But the value for money can be even better for three of the support events following the announcement of very special discounts for teams of three cars from one motor club. Read More »