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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Following its debut last year, the Scirocco R-Cup racer returns to the Race of Champions to be driven by some of the world’s leading drivers this weekend, 3-4 December.  Among them will be double Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel, who will be keen to get revenge for last year’s defeat to US motocross star Travis Pastrana in the 275 PS biogas-powered coupé. Read More »


Monster Sport Europe Ltd is proud to announce its appointment as the UK’s Renault Sport dealer for rally products and as technical partner to the Twingo Renaultsport R1 and R2 Trophy UK.

The Milton Keynes based company has spent the last few months developing the Renault Twingo R1 on gravel for its debut in the 2012 MSA British Rally Championship. Its success was proven with the gravel endurance test at the Sweetlamb Rally Complex, where the car ran faultlessly over one hundred kilometres. Read More »

– Double F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel visited Renaultsport F1’s base in Viry-Châtillon in Paris today to celebrate his world title success with Red Bull Racing’s engine suppliers, Renault
– Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner and chief technical officer Adrian Newey accompanied Sebastian to thank Renault for their contribution to his success this year
– Carlos Tavares, Chief Operating Officer of Renault, welcomed the party. After addressing the 250 staff working at Viry-Châtillon, Sebastian, Christian and Adrian visited the major departments of Renaultsport F1 including the design office, engine assembly bay and engine dynos Read More »

Competitors entering the 2012 edition of Tour Britannia before 19 December 2011 will qualify for a £400 discount on the normal entry fee for Britain’s only classic race and rally tour.
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Coverage of the Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship’s Fiesta SportTrophy and Citroen Racing Trophy will air on Sky Sports’ 2 & HD2 British Rallyzone programme tomorrow (Wednesday 30th November) at 6pm.

If you can’t get to a set to watch it, why not set your Sky Plus box to record the repeats at 22:00hrs (SS2 & HD2) or 13:30 & 15:30hrs (SS3 & HD3) on Thursday (1st December). Read More »

Entered for the “FIESTA VAR CHALLENGE” organised by Alain Mahé  in the context of the Rallye du Var, Nelson PANCIATICI, who was partnered with co-driver René PADOVANI, was victorious in his first rally. A success he built up in the first stage raced at night, where he was neck and neck with more powerful cars than his FORD FIESTA R2, prepped to precision by the Group MAURIN,  the chassis balance of which held up perfectly to the treacherous roads of the Var backcountry. Read More »

The Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship has revealed its extended points scoring system for 2012.

From next season, the top 15 finishers in each race will score outright championship points. The 15 highest-placed independent runners will also score in the Independents Trophy.

Previously, only the top ten in both championships were awarded points. The outright HIQ Teams Championship and Independent Teams Trophy will also be similarly altered. Read More »

Darlington and District Motor Club have teamed up with fuel conversion specialists Autogas 2000 as well as specialist motorsport PR company, Cartersport for the Jack Frost Stages Rally which will take place at Croft Circuit on Sunday 22nd January 2012. Read More »

The MSA British Rally Championship is renowned as the best national rally championship in the world, with half its mileage on gravel and half on tarmac and open to the latest breed of dynamic two wheel drive rally machinery from a wide range of leading manufacturers, it offers an arena for driver development and a true test of skill and ability.

The championship, through its professional presentation, global television coverage of highly publicised events, action and live results for spectators on-event or at home, will continue to deliver on its promise to be the springboard for future champions Read More »

The Minister of State for Trade & Investment, Lord Green, and former Minister for Science & Innovation, Lord Drayson, are confirmed as Keynote Speakers at the 6th International Low Carbon Racing Conference on Wednesday 11 January 2012 at Autosport International, NEC, Birmingham.

Key panellists so far confirmed are Nick Fry, Chief Executive Officer of Mercedes-Petronas GP, and Azhar Hussain MBE, Chief Executive Officer of TTXGP and the eGrandPrix. Read More »