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Monthly Archives: March 2011

The JRM Rally Team will be in action again this weekend, when Tom Cave drives one of its Mitsubishi Evolution Xs on the second round of the 2011 Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship, the Bulldog Rally of North Wales. Taking place on Saturday (2nd April), the team will be aiming to finish one-place-higher, after Cave scored an impressive second place on February’s opening round, the Bournemouth-based Rallye Sunseeker. Read More »

Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson were the best privately-entered performers at the end of the Rally of Portugal, leading a group of three Citroën DS3 WRCs entered by independent teams with the backing of Citroën Racing Technologies. They finished sixth, one place ahead of Kimi Räikkönen and Kaj Lindström in seventh. On their first appearance of the season, Peter van Merksteijn Jr and Eddy Chevaillier also reached the finish.

Solberg was extremely competitive from the very beginning, but lost all chance of winning at the end of the opening day. A double puncture on the front wheels meant that he was forced to retire from the opening day. Read More »

A year after scoring their first victory in the FIA World Rally Championship in Portugal, Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia made it two wins in two attempts at the Algarve-based event. After driving the perfect race, the Citroën Total World Rally Team’s DS3 WRCs scored the first one-two of their fledgling career, with second-placed Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena now level with Mikko Hirvonen for the lead in the drivers’ world title chase.

The Citroën Total World Rally Team started the third and final day of Rally Portugal with a lead of more than four minutes over its rivals, and controlled the end of the race. Read More »

The YouTube edit of the first round of the Dunlop/WONAGO.com MSA British Historic Rally Championship, the Rally Marketing Mid Wales Historic Stages, is now on-line at: Read More »

Teenage Milford Haven rally driver Nick Cristofaro will continue his 2011 British Rally Championship (BRC) season next weekend when he contests the Bulldog International Rally of North Wales.

After a successful BRC debut event in the Rallye Sunseeker Cristofaro presently lies fifth in the Formula 2 championship standings and he is keen to build on that in the Welshpool-based Bulldog event which he will contest with co-driver Rob Fagg. The pairing will use Cristofaro’s TEG Sport-run Ford Fiesta ST with support from Pirelli, Genpower UK, Autoglym, Millers Oils and Nicky Grist. Read More »

26yr Old Matt Edwards from Llandudno, with Chesterfields Sam Collis will begin their 2011 BRC Challenge campaign this weekend, and in doing so will debut their newly acquired 586 Sport MG ZR.

The Swift Group duo will be looking to re-commence where they left off last year with a strong performance, on classic Welsh stages that will see a strong ‘Challenge’ entry do battle over nearly 50 competitive miles. Read More »

The KC Rally Team will make their debut next week on the Bulldog Challenge event in Wales, the opening round of the BRC Challenge championship.

Driver Becky Kirvan from Burton Pidsea will compete for the team which is supported by KC, provider of communications services to homes and businesses in Hull and East Yorkshire, as well as Kirvan’s existing supporters Princes Quay shopping centre, Bardahl Oils, Rally4Real, Songasport and Peart Auto Services. Read More »

Peter van Merksteijn junior has proven in his first Event with the Citroën DS3 WRC that he can still follow the pace in the WRC after being absent for more than a year. The Van Merksteijn Motorsport driver is despite a disappointing second day in the Rally Portugal very satisfied about his achievements in the new World Rally Car.

In his first day in the DS3 WRC, Peter jr. had a good day in which he primarily had to familiarize himself with Citroën’s new World Rally Car. During the course of the day he gradually regained his former rally rhythm as he had not competed since Sweden 2010, over fourteen months ago. Read More »

On the second day of the WRC Rally Portugal, Peter van Merksteijn junior had to retire after technical problems with the Citroën DS3 WRC. In the extremely tough rally through the hills of the Algarve it was a complete battlefield in which most WRC drivers had to face problems with the car or even had to end the rally early. Read More »

This weekend the team ASM Motorsport will initiate in an official way the season two thousand eleven, in that once again it will return to compete in the most important national and international contests. ASM will center his participation in Europe Championship FIA of Historic Rallys and in the Spanish Cup of Historic Cars, beside disputing several rounds renowned out of the “official” calendars, as the RallyLegend in the Republic of San Marino or the Roger Albert Clark Rally in Great Britain. Read More »