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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Dani Sordo ended day 3 of Rally Portugal having claimed five fastest stage times.  Sordo picked up where he left off on day 2, claiming the quickest time on the day’s opening stage.  His run of fastest times was finally ended on the day’s second stage when he lost time following a puncture.

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Dani Sordo ended day two of Rally Portugal having set the fastest time in each of the day’s three stages. Running first on the road under Rally 2, Sordo was able to reclaim almost three minutes from the overall leader, moving his #37 car up into 13th by the end of the day. Read More »

Škoda UK Motorsport’s Andreas Mikkelsen will return to Ireland for the first time since 2007, when the Intercontinental Rally Challenge Champion and current points leader contests the team’s home round of the series, The Donnelly GroupCircuit of Ireland Rally, in his Fabia S2000. Read More »

We often hear mainstream automotive manufacturer explaining their involvement in motorsport as a test-bed for new technologies and innovations that will be passed down to road going vehicles. In reality we all know that the carbon ceramic brakes on an Audi Le Mans car or the power plant for the Mercedes F1 car will never be applied to anything but road going exotica. What then if it were to work the other way; if the construction knowledge, hours of development and materials expertise taken to develop components for road cars were applied to competition machinery? Read More »

Jost Capito (53) is to head Volkswagen Motorsport effective May 1, 2012. He takes over from Kris Nissen (51), who will support his successor during the transition phase and subsequently assist the Group in an advisory capacity.

Jost Capito moves to the Volkswagen Group from Ford Motor Company USA. He has decades of experience in motorsport; among other things, he was involved in Formula 1 and was also co-pilot and winner in the truck category of the Paris-Dakar Rally. The engineering graduate began his career in 1984 as a development engineer for BMW’s high-performance engines. Read More »

British Rally Championship contender Matt Cotton finished on the podium once again last weekend when he contested the second round of the world renowned series, The Bulldog International Rally of North Wales.  Cotton piloted his AVS Motorsport run Ford Fiesta ST to a worthy 18th overall and 2nd in class, ensuring he remains in the championship title hunt for the remaining rounds of the season. Read More »

You can catch up now with highlights from round two of the MSA British Rally Championship, Bulldog International Rally of North Wales, on the championship’s own YouTube channel at

The main Sky Sports programme, which normally airs on the Monday immediately after each event, will be shown a week later than usual, coinciding with the original date of the rally at the very end of March. Read More »

Kick Energy scored a double podium during the second round of the Kenyan National Autocross Championship when Zane Young finished second in the Quad category and Geoff Mayes finished third in the rally car class at last weekends meeting at Jamhuri Park in Nairobi. Read More »

Richard Sykes and co-driver Simon Taylor took their first win in three years on round two of the NGK Spark Plugs BRC Challenge after a tough day’s action that saw only eight cars reach the finish in Welshpool.

The battle throughout the day threw up some surprising twists and turns but by the time the cars re-grouped at the finish it was Sykes who would lead home Steven Smith and Daniel Johnstone in second place with Damien Smith and Paula Swinscoe in third. Read More »

Stourbridge’s Richard Sykes took his first rally win in three years on the Bulldog Challenge event last weekend, a performance which put him in the lead of the BRC Challenge rally championship.

The Welshpool-based event, which was round two of the championship, started with the Big Ray stage. Read More »