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Monthly Archives: May 2011

The drivers from the HRDC (Historic Racing Drivers Club) put on a virtuoso display of driving in truly adverse conditions at the ‘Motors TV Live’ event at Mallory Park on Bank Holiday Monday 30 May.

HRDC ‘Touring Greats’ for pre-1960 historic touring cars (45 mins)

HRDC ‘Grand Touring Greats’ for pre-1966 sub-1500cc GT cars (30 mins)

Both HRDC races were televised live to some 39 European countries and 19 million households, with commentary in five languages. Read More »

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Rally Argentina was marked by several twists but finally Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena came out on top for the sixth time on the bounce.

The seven-time world champions took the lead on the last stage, after having made up the one-minute penalty they received on the first day. Despite a roll in the longest stage of the event, Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia finished on the third step of the podium. Citroën continued its series of wins in South America, which began in 2004. Read More »

Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson finished fourth in Rally Argentina, the sixth round of the FIA World Rally Championship. Read More »

There is no time to rest for Guy and Phil. After their tough Corsican rally, they head to the Ukraine for the Prime Yalta rally, which starts on Thursday 2nd June.

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A wet track played a big part in this weekend’s British Superbikes race at Thruxton as Loris Baz and James Westmoreland learned valuable lessons and gained valuable points.

It was an excellent start to the weekend when Westmoreland and Baz were lapping quickly to take the 1st and 3rd fastest laps in free practice test three. This marked the team out as one to watch on race day. Read More »

The greater the sporting challenge, the more Andreas Mikkelsen rises to the occasion. With a reputation for being very fast over unfamiliar roads, the Škoda UK Motorsport star is looking forward to the Prime Yalta Rally (2-4 June), which takes the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) into previously uncharted terrain in southern Ukraine. Read More »

Milford Haven’s Nick Cristofaro continued his successful 2011 rally season last weekend when he finished 16th overall on the Jim Clark International Rally, a result which moved him into the lead of the Fiesta SportTrophy championship as well as maintaining his fifth place in the British Rally Championship F2 category. Read More »

Rally crew Richard Sykes and Janice Moore enjoyed a great result last weekend on the Jim Clark Challenge Rally when they took second place overall although they very nearly claimed victory on the tough Scottish Borders-based event.

The rally, a round of the BRC Challenge, kicked off with three stages on Friday evening and despite it being the first event on tarmac that Stourbridge’s Sykes had contested since last October’s Mull Rally he was on the pace immediately, setting third fastest time through the spectator-packed stage through the streets of Duns. Read More »

A concerted effort by Tom Cave and the JRM Rally Team did not materialise into the result they were hoping for this weekend, when the run of bad luck from the past two rounds of the Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship continued into round four, the Berwickshire-based Jim Clark Rally. This time, it was a gearbox problem which conspired to provide Cave and the team with an early exit. Read More »

26yr Old Millers Oils Rising Star Matt Edwards will be taking the positives from a disappointing and premature end to his and Co Driver Sam Collis’ Jim Clark Challenge Rally last weekend, as the pair retired with a second track control arm failure whilst lying third overall, following an off-road excursion.

The Swift Group MG ZR 1400 pairing, who are also supported by who are also supported by Smart-Trailers.co.uk, Holton Homes, SJR (Atech Seats) Vulcan Fasteners, EWP, Egniol, Rallytech, Racing-lines.com, Speedline Corse, Dunlop Tyres, Icedrivesweden.com, and Mintex Questmead, were on the pace early on in the event, even setting a fastest stage time on the notoriously demanding Abbey St Bathans test in the dusk of Friday evening, despite getting used to a tarmac driving style, and driving to pace notes the duo had made from scratch for the first time on the pre event ‘recce’. Read More »