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Daily Archives: July 20th, 2011

The 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship now makes its way to Germany for round 10 of 19, the German Grand Prix, held this year at the twisty, undulating 3.2 mile Nürburgring on the edge of the Eifel mountains and forest range to the north of the country. Read More »


MGR Motorsport has today confirmed Luke Wright (Shaftesbury, Dorset) will return to the Protyre Formula Renault BARC Championship at Croft in North Yorkshire this weekend, 23rd/24th July, as an 11th hour replacement for regular driver Russell Danzey (Sheffield). Read More »

Skill, bravery and passion are all embodied in ‘Blue Thunder’, John Ketchell’s dramatic depiction of Emilio Materassi’s Bugatti T35C, en route to victory in the 1927 Targa Florio. This fine, semi-abstract painting has been chosen for the Motorsport Safety Fund’s 2011 charity Christmas card.

Ketchell admits to being enthralled by cars since he was a child; he is the proud owner of a 440bhp replica Ford GT40. He still lives in Preston, Lancashire, where he trained in the 1960s and then worked as a professional illustrator, before becoming a full-time artist. Read More »

Top Gear Live is developing an indoor track extravaganza in partnership with Group Lotus Motorsport, designers of the original Top Gear test-track. The track will be the central feature of its all-new Top Gear Live event running from 11-13 November at NEC Birmingham and 24-27 November at ExCeL London.

Top Gear favourites including German race sensation Sabine Schmitz and Tiff Needell will join five-time Le Mans winner, Derek Bell, and an extensive list of other celebrity guests, drivers and presenters on track at the two events. Read More »