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Daily Archives: August 22nd, 2011

As Silverstone hosted the first ever Formula One Grand Prix and is one of the most iconic circuits in the motorsport world, there was no better place to unveil the new Formula Renault 3.5. Teams and drivers were introduced to Renault Sport Technologies’ brand new single-seater on Saturday, while the British public caught their first glimpse of the car on Sunday morning. They heard the roar of its new V8 530 bhp engine for the first time in an exciting, on-track demonstration by Romain Grosjean. The new Formula Renault 3.5 will make its competitive debut next season in the World Series by Renault. Read More »

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Tomas Davies and Eurig Davies were the toast of Ulster after a superb category three victory on round five of the Dunlop/Wonago MSA British Historic Rally Championship, the Todd’s Leap Ulster Historic Rally (19/20 August).

The Welsh crew overcame some fierce challenges on their way to a first BHRC victory as the Ulster Rally again delivered stunning stages and a mighty challenge. Read More »

A stunning 120,000 people flocked to the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit on 20th/21st August to enjoy an exhilarating weekend of free motorsport action as the World Series by Renault returned to the renowned venue.

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– Vauxhall’s famous Baby Bertha will spar with original rivals this August Bank Holiday
– Outrageous DAF V8 and Beetle V8 challengers will help recreate ’70s Modsport thrills

The legacy of the late, great Gerry Marshall will be alive and kicking this August Bank Holiday Monday, when over 30 original Modsport and Thundersaloon race cars from the 70s and 80s will once again drift around the demanding Mallory Park circuit in Leicestershire. Read More »

The Citroën Total World Rally Team clinched its third one-two of the season in the last leg of Rally Germany. Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia scored their first win on tarmac in front of Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena. Citroën racked up its 78th success in the FIA World Rally Championship becoming the manufacturer with the highest number of wins in the sport. The DS3 WRC’s eighth victory beats its own record of consecutive wins. Read More »

The three Citroën Racing Technologies Citroën DS3 WRCs, driven by Petter Solberg, Kimi Räikkönen and Peter Van Merksteijn Jr, all finished in the points in Rally Germany. Petter Solberg saw the flag in fifth place and scored an additional point in the Power Stage. Kimi Räikkönen equalled his best result of the season, sixth in Jordan. Peter van Merksteijn Jr came home ninth scoring his first points in the FIA World Rally Championship. Read More »

– Octavia vRS breaks official record to become the fastest 2.0-litre forced induction production car ever
– ŠKODA UK prepared racer hits an incredible 227.070 mph on legendary American salt flats
– ŠKODA  celebrates 10 years of vRS Read More »

– Milestone for the AUDI AG customer racing programme
– Already 41 GT3 cars in action worldwide
– Near standard production V10 engine guarantees long service life

Three weeks after winning the 24-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium), Audi Sport customer racing has yet another milestone to announce in the company’s young customer racing programme: the 100th win for the Audi R8 LMS. Read More »