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Monthly Archives: December 2010

Fans of Top Gear can now see three new cars from The Three Wise Men Christmas Special, in the World of Top Gear exhibition at Beaulieu.

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Drivers competing in next year’s Protyre Formula Renault BARC Championship are to benefit from the capacity crowds and live television exposure of the British Touring Car Championship for the final two rounds of the season after organisers unveiled the 2011 calendar.

The one-make single-seater category will once again be contested over 12 rounds (six double-headers) with the final two races – often the championship decider due to the series’ closely fought nature – joining the TOCA package at Northamptonshire’s Silverstone circuit on 15th/16th October. Read More »

The Aston Martin V12 engine sits not just at the heart of the One-77, DBS, DB9, Rapide and V12 Vantage but also the 2010 DBR1-2 Le Mans race car.

The V12 Vantage was launched to critical acclaim in 2009, and in 2010, it arrived in the US.  It is the ultimate performance interpretation of the Vantage range featuring a 6.0 litre V12 engine producing 510 bhp (380 kW / 517 PS) and 570 Nm (420 lb.ft) and has been dynamically honed to deliver an unparalleled driving experience. Read More »

The Colin McRae Rally Drivers Ball – organised by Rallying with Group B and coinciding with Race Retro 2011 on Saturday 26 February – will be held at the Chesford Grange Hotel Leamington Spa.

The event will be promoted in association with the Colin McRae Vision charity.

Even if you don’t have time to read this message, please have a look at the website: http://www.rallydriversball.co.uk. Read More »

An important era in British motor racing ends this year with the final Formula Palmer Audi Championship races having been run bringing a close to the popular series using Audi engines after 13 years.

The championship featuring identical specification single-seaters utilised Audi’s 1.8-litre turbocharged petrol engine and was set up and run by Britain’s former Grand Prix driver Jonathan Palmer to give aspiring young drivers aiming for F1 an alternative to the established but expensive Formula Three class. Read More »

IRC champion Juho Hänninen top driver of Red Bull Škoda team in 2011 World Rally Championship

– Further progress in the Fabia Super 2000 project
– Top-class partnership with Red Bull Read More »

Castle Combe’s four well-established and popular Action Days have again enjoyed a good year, with well over 350 clubs displaying almost 5,000 cars, ranging across the four days from classics to the latest supercars.

Although the well-proven format will continue for 2011, we have included some new ideas in response to customer feedback. Read More »

Renault Sport Technologies (RST) today announced the Stephane Ratel Organisation (SRO) will take over as Promoter of the Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship and theELF Renault Clio Cup with Michelin series on 1 January, 2011. Read More »

– Audi race experience Team Joest fields two Audi R8 LMS cars
– Strong drivers from Australia, Asia and Europe
– Extended program for the AUDI AG GT3 sportscar

The 2011 motorsport season opens with a genuine highlight for Audi: On February 6, Audi race experience Team Joest contests the 12-hour race at Bathurst with two Audi R8 LMS cars. The event at Australia’s most famous race track rings in the extended program for the AUDI AG GT3 sportscar. Read More »

All eyes will be on the weather as well as Croft Circuit for the tenth annual running of the Specsavers Christmas Stages Rally, which takes place at the North Yorkshire racetrack on Bank Holiday Tuesday 28th December, all of which could prove significant. Read More »