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Monthly Archives: October 2010

A superb entry of 65 cars will line up at Pickering Showground on Sunday 7th November for the 8th running of the Malton Forest Rally. Sponsored by MEM PROTON who prepare Proton S2000 rally cars for the Asia Pacific and IRC championships, this is the 13th year that proprietor Chis Mellors, a former British rally champion, has supported Malton Motor Club events.

The event is divided into two categories, with Historic cars running 10 minutes in front of the main field. In one of the best historic entries outside the national championship, at least 7 of the  competitors will be using the rally as a shakedown for the Roger Albert Clark Rally which starts from Pickering on 26th November. Read More »

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For the third consecutive year, local specialist motorsport PR company, Cartersport, have once again teamed up with Darlington and District Motor Club for the Cartersport Jack Frost Stages Rally which will take place at Croft Circuit on Sunday 16th January 2011. Read More »

All-action MotoGP hard charger Randy de Puniet ­– currently lying ninth in the championship after a heroic but injury hit season – will be at the Motorcycle Live event at the NEC Birmingham this year.

LCR Honda MotoGP rider Randy is making a two-day visit courtesy of REV’IT!, manufacturers of the leathers the Frenchman wears while hard at work, and the clothing brand’s UK importer, Phoenix. Read More »

– First Audi racing commitment in China since the 2004 season
– Two Audi R15 TDI cars for Capello/Dumas and Kristensen/McNish
– Three private Audi R8 LMS cars in the GTC class

Six years after its last motorsport commitment in China with the DTM, Audi returns to the “Middle Kingdom.” Audi Sport Team Joest will field two Audi R15 TDI cars at the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC) finale at Zhuhai on November 7. The two diesel race sports cars will be driven by Dindo Capello/Romain Dumas and Tom Kristensen/Allan McNish. Read More »

– “Flying Scotsman” aims to earn Audi R15 TDI a final race victory

Britain’s Allan McNish has a double incentive to sign off from his 2010 season in winning style in China on Sunday (7 Nov).

The 40-year-old Dumfries ace contests a 1,000km race at Zhuhai driving an Audi R15 TDI sports-prototype for a final time – the Scotsman scoring a début race win in the original R15 TDI’s first race in March 2009. Read More »

The waiting is over as Peugeot UK announces that Guy Wilks will join the team to drive the Peugeot UK 207 S2000 in next year’s IRC rally championship.

One of the “hottest” seats in rallying has now been filled by double British Rally champion Guy Wilks who will join the Kronos supported Peugeot UK team for a full campaign in the 2011 IRC rally championship. Read More »

Rally driver Becky Kirvan, from Burton Pidsea, travelled to Wales this week for the first test of her new car for next season. Using tracks at the Sweet Lamb rally complex near Llangurig the 2010 BTRDA ladies champion concentrated on getting used to the Ford Fiesta ST’s power and handling at first before working on the set up of the suspension. Read More »

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the first ever theme park dedicated to the Prancing Horse, was presented this afternoon as a preview exclusively to the international press. Today’s planned soft opening to the public was put back to a future date to be decided in sign of mourning for the passing away of Sheik Saqr bin Mohammed Al-Qasimi, Emir of Ras al-Khaimah.

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Škoda UK today confirmed that it will contest the 2011 IRC Series, running a Fabia S2000. Building on its impressive debut season, the Skoda UK team will operate as a satellite team with official ties to the Skoda Motorsport factory operation. Read More »

Carlos Sainz Junior and Oliver Rowland have become the latest drivers to add their names to the 2010 Michelin Formula Renault UK Winter Series ahead of the opening rounds at Norfolk’s Snetterton circuit on November 6th.

Sixteen-year-old Spaniard Sainz, son of former World Rally Champion Carlos, will race with Eurocup team Koiranen Bros Motorsport having already impressed behind the wheel of the single-seater machine during this year’s World Series by Renault. Read More »