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Monthly Archives: February 2011

An automotive auction house, located in Silverstone’s new ‘Wing’ building, opened for business this week. A joint venture between Silverstone Circuits and Midlands automotive entrepreneur Nick Whale, Silverstone Auctions will specialise in significant auctions of classic cars, modern supercars, all types of competition cars, modern and historic motorcycles and automotive memorabilia. Read More »


After kicking off on the snow and ice in Rally Sweden, the FIA World Rally Championship continues with seven consecutive events on gravel, starting with Mexico. Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena, spearheading the Citroën Total World Rally Team, will be aiming for their fifth victory in succession on the dusty stages in the Léon region. Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia will also be gunning for a win in the rally where they made their world championship debut back in 2008. Read More »

* Spyker Squadron dedicates resources to developing 2012 racer
* C8 Aileron GT racing car will be designed to new GTE regulations
* Discussions underway to supply race cars to customer teams

Spyker Squadron, the factory racing division of luxury supercar manufacturer, Spyker, will focus its resources this year on the development of a next generation GT race car for 2012. Read More »

* First track appearance to be at Brands Hatch in the British Touring Car Championship
* New Focus will enter motorsport within weeks of going on sale in Europe and North America
* Ford’s support for one common race car enables private teams around the world to build competition vehicles for their regional needs
* Underlines Ford motor sport ambition to lend technical support to professional private teams competing with Ford products Read More »

The Stephane Ratel Organisation (SRO) is proud to announce a three-year title sponsorship deal for the now renamed AirAsia Renault Clio Cup UK.

AirAsia X, the leading long-haul low fare affiliate of AirAsia, is the title sponsor for the 2011 – 2013 seasons with the airline’s distinctive logo appearing on all cars, race suits and podiums. Support will include a number of marketing initiatives and competitor incentives. Read More »

JRM got its 2011 Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship campaign off to a flying start this weekend in round one, the Dorset-based Rallye Sunseeker. Driving the team’s two Group N Mitsubishi Evolution Xs, Tom Cave finished an impressive second and Daniel Barry crossed the line a credible fifth.

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Jonathan Greer made an impressive Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship (BRC) debut in his new Škoda UK supported Fabia S2000, finishing sixth on the opening round of the 2011 series, Rallye Sunseeker. Read More »

Milford Haven rally driver Nick Cristofaro, 17, enjoyed a successful debut in the high-profile British Rally Championship last weekend when he finished 15th overall and fourth in class on the Rallye Sunseeker.

Cristofaro’s event commenced with a Friday evening ceremonial start in Poole town centre where crowds of spectators gathered to see the cars. The competitive action then took place on Saturday in the forests of Dorset and Hampshire. Read More »

Another year has flown by since the last Race Retro and here we were back again at our local show. This time around we took in the first and last days of the show with the Sunday being especially foul, still we enjoyed the action and had a great time always. It seems amazing to think that this is the 8th year of the show and we’ve been to every single one. With the show going from strength to strength, coupled with the growing interest in historic motorsport, we can only see this show growing year on year. Read More »

Bentham rally driver David Wright will head to the Malcolm Wilson rally next weekend keen to build on his excellent result on the opening round of the BTRDA championship when he finished fourth overall and first in class.

Wright and co-driver Michael Wilkinson will be contesting the Cockermouth-based event in their GPM Mitsubishi Evo 9 with support from Proflex, Drenth, Kumho Tyres and Grove Hill Garage. Read More »