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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Bentham rally driver David Wright will debut his new Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 car on next weekend’s Grizedale Stages rally.

The car, prepared by Giles Philips Motorsport, is similar to the Evo 9 he has used for the last two years but it is lighter and slightly more powerful which Wright hopes will give him the pace to battle with the expensive World Rally cars at the top of the leaderboard. Read More »


Kick Energy rally driver Steve Perez overcame some of the most difficult driving conditions he’d encountered in his career to post a battling 17th position overall on the four-day Roger Albert Clark Rally which finished in Carlisle this afternoon. Read More »

The first right hand drive Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari to arrive in the UK took centre stage at a glittering motorsport celebration night recently at Abarth’s flagship dealer, Fiat Marylebone.

The exclusive sports hatch – just 152 examples will be available in right hand drive form in Britain – features livery inspired by Ferrari’s models, with carbon wing mirrors and Corsa Grey wheels and front air intakes. Read More »

A truly epic 7th instalment of the Roger Albert Clark Rally saw Stefaan Stouf & Joris Erard (Escort MkI) take a well earned victory, after a superb measured drive all event long. 2nd place was only decided on the 4th day of the event as Gwyndaf Evans & John Millington (Escort MkII)) eased past Andrew Haddon & Mark Crisp (Escort MkII) on the penultimate stage to finish 2nd, just over a minute behind the winners. 4th place was also sorted out on the final day in the favour of Paul Griffiths & Sam Collis (Escort MkII). Lying 5th overnight Griffiths decided to attack on the final two stages and managed to overhaul Phil Collins & Nicky Grist (Ascona 400) to secure 4th place. The main heroes of the event though were not the competitors as the rally even running was a miracle and full credit must go to Colin Heppenstall and his team for making changes on an almost hourly basis to keep the event going. Read More »

In front of a sell-out 15,000 crowd at the Telenor Arena in Oslo, Škoda UK Motorsport driver Andreas Mikkelsen drove a Škoda Fabia World Rally Car to WRC Class victory at the Solberg Extreme MotorShow on Saturday (November 27). Read More »

Forty four years after John Surtees OBE made his debut at Reims for Cooper-Maserati, having left Ferrari and as leader of the World Championship,  John Surtees has returned to Reims-Gueux to a rousing French and English welcome.

In his role as patron, Surtees joined competitors on The Beaujolais Run to award winning teams and at their black tie prize-giving dinner. It was at this Champagne Tattinger property that John announced competitors would have the chance to drive with him on the evocative Reims-Gueux road circuit; once home of the French Grand Prix. Read More »

– Audi TT for club sport
– Demo laps by Frank Biela at the DTM in Shanghai
– Asia is an important market

On the occasion of the DTM race in Shanghai, Audi presented the concept of a GT4 car based on the Audi TT. The TT, developed by the Technical Development and the Production divisions plus quattro GmbH, is intended to extend Audi’s new modular customer sport program from 2012 forward. Read More »

The C4 WRC finished a sparkling four-year career on a high note with its 36th win in 56 rallies at the recent Wales Rally of Great Britain. During the 2010 season – the C4’s last World Rally Championship before the introduction of DS3 WRC in 2011 – Loeb and Elena achieved a unique feat of winning points in every rally, with an average score of 21. Read More »

– Timo Scheider makes strong showing in DTM’s world finale
– Martin Tomczyk clinches fourth place
– Miguel Molina is best DTM rookie of the year 2010

Audi impressed the fans at the DTM’s world finale in Shanghai (China) with a strong showing. For many of the 19,000 spectators (throughout the weekend) and 1,400 Audi guests Timo Scheider was the man of the race. Read More »

– Timo Scheider is quickest Audi driver despite an accident in qualifying
– Markus Winkelhock shines with grid position five
– A lot of work for the Audi teams

In the qualifying sessions for the DTM’s world finale in Shanghai (China) that was marked by numerous incidents Timo Scheider in fourth place was the quickest Audi driver as well as the victim of a spectacular accident. Read More »