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Daily Archives: June 18th, 2011

During the first day of the WRC Acropolis Rally, Van Merksteijn Motorsport saw both cars disappear out off the rally. After having been forced to retire on the previous events this season as a result of technical problems with the Citroën DS3 WRC, the rough Greek roads were this weekend the cause of father and son Peter van Merksteijn not reaching the end of the first day. Read More »

David Bogie is aiming to further tighten his grip on the MSA Scottish Rally Championship with a second successive victory on his home event next weekend.

He goes into the RSAC Scottish Rally on Saturday, June 25th,  with an eleven point advantage over Euan Thorburn in the overall drivers’ standings, and is odds-on favourite to take his fourth SRC win of 2011.

Bogie and co-driver Kevin Rae head a strong field of more than 100 crews for the fifth round of the series, which will be played out over the classic forest stages to the east of Dumfries. Read More »

One year on from Damien Cole’s victory he was looking to make win no.2 of the season in his Focus WRC and with variable weather conditions few would bet against him. However it was the Escort MkII of Simon Mauger & Brian Cammack who defied their power and technology deficit to the WRC machinery around them to take a well deserved win. It was only by 7 seconds as late dramas saw Cole close in, co-driven by James Morgan, but Mauger held on. Completing the podium were previous winners Eian Pritchard & Steve McPhee (Impreza WRC S11) over a minute further back. Read More »

This morning during the Acropolis Rally, Peter van Merksteijn jr. and co-driver Eddy Chevaillier had an accident on the third stage, Eleftherohori, with the Citroën DS3 WRC with start number 14. While braking the bottom of the car smashed violently on a large rock on the road after which both drivers immediately complained about pain in their backs. Eddy has left the car by himself and laid down on his back alongside the road. De organization of the rally stopped the running of the stage temporarily as a result of the accident to enable the marshals and medical staff to travel to the scene and devote their attention to the drivers. Read More »