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Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Audi of Britain’s Allan McNish will start the Petit Le Mans endurance sportscar race tomorrow (SAT) from the second row of the capacity 53-car grid.

McNish is aiming to score his fifth and Audi’s 10th victory in the annual 1,000-mile race staged at Road Atlanta.

The Dumfries-born ace is partnered by Tom Kristensen (Denmark) and Dindo Capello (Italy) in the race – the penultimate round of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. Read More »

Peter van Merksteijn jr. had to retire today with his Citroën DS3 WRC in the WRC Rallye de France. Together with his co-driver Erwin Mombaerts he went off on the slippery roads besides the track and damaged his car too badly to continue to fight for points in the World Rally Championship during the remaining two days of the rally. Read More »

The MINI WRC Team is leading Rally France-Alsace at the end of day one after Dani Sordo (ES) proved just how fast he is with his MINI John Cooper Works WRC on tarmac stages. After taking 1hour 23 minutes to complete the 148.38 kilometres over eight stages Sordo and Carlos del Barrio (ES) were a second ahead of Petter Solberg (NO) in his Citroen. It was also a good day for Kris Meeke (GB) and Paul Nagle (IR) on their debut in this event as they were fourth overall in the number 52 MINI.

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Momentum is rapidly gathering for the British Rallycross Grand Prix which takes place at Croft Circuit in North Yorkshire on Sunday 6th November.

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Andreas Mikkelsen will be aiming to give ŠKODA a hat-trick of wins on the RACMSA Rally of Scotland (7-9 October), when he contests ŠKODA UK Motorsport’s home round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) in his Fabia S2000. Read More »

Luca Rossetti and Matteo Chiarcossi, after having regained the lead in the overall standings of the European Rally Championship thanks to the points obtained in the 68th Rally of Poland, driving the Abarth Grande Punto S2000 bearing the colours of United Business, will be at the start of the 46th Rallye Antibes Cote d’Azur, which will be held from October 14th to 16th in France, with start and finish in Antibes and service area in Nice. Read More »

Both Honda Racing Team drivers Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden have pledged to go flat out for wins in the 2011 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch this weekend as they aim to protect their title advantage.

The pair are locked together at the head of the drivers’ standings with six races remaining but they both know that they can’t let up for their quest to land the most prestigious motor racing title in British motor racing. Read More »

Every continent and every nation in motorsport and rallying in particular has its champions and very often there are many, but it has always been hard to determine who is the NUMBER 1, because the rally codrivers of a nation or a continent do not always compete in the same national or continental championships. It becomes impossible to establish who is the first, because the leagues are different, the standings are multiple and drawn with scores and criteria which are different and not homogeneous. From January 1st, 2010, the World Rally Ranking establishes with transparent and objective criteria the world ranking of rally drivers and codrivers. This is the ranking, obtained based on the results obtained by each individual rally codriver in the international events entered in the FIA calendar. The ranking is updated at today, Thursday  September 29th 2011.  The codrivers who have obtained the right to enter the World Rally Ranking are currently 1628   Read More »

A record-equalling 29-car grid is set to contest this weekend’s (1-2 October) Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship round on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit in Kent.

The 888 Racing with Collins Contractors team has this morning announced that Oliver Jackson will race its second Vauxhall Vectra for the season’s final two rounds at Brands Hatch and Silverstone (15-16 Oct). Read More »

Official figures have revealed a continuing dramatic increase in the number of people tuning in to ITV Sport’s coverage of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship in 2011.

Statistics from the British Audience Research Board (BARB) show that an average 43% more viewers had watched the BTCC’s first seven rounds this season compared to the first seven in 2010.

In May, a 36% increase for the opening three rounds had already been recorded compared to the same time last year. Read More »