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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 »

– Audi Sport Team Phoenix with two vehicles at Eifel marathon
– A total of five teams with seven Audi R8 LMS ultra cars on the grid
– Audi R8 LMS has been best GT3 car three times in succession

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– Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship celebrates 10th anniversary in 2012
– A packed field of 22 identical 450 hp 911 GT3 Cup race cars will thrill spectators in support of the British Touring Car Championship
– Youngest ever line-up of drivers on the grid, including 20-year old Daniel Lloyd, 2012 Porsche Carrera Cup Scholarship winner
– Three categories – Pro, Pro-Am1, Pro-Am2 – provides close competition throughout the grid
– The season kicks off at Brands Hatch, Kent, on March 31 –  April 1

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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 »

– 25 new MP4-12C GT3 cars to race across Europe and in FIA GT1 World Championship in 2012
– Full list of McLaren GT customer teams and race series entries now confirmed
– McLaren MP4-12C sports car selected as safety car for FIA GT1 World Championship race at Nogaro on 8-9 April
– High quality short films featuring new 12C GT3 cars on track, and McLaren GT ‘works’ drivers testing the 12C sports car available to view and share at:
– Blancpain test video – http://youtu.be/ggO2EM1Cio0
– GT drivers test 12C – http://youtu.be/EBqy6YCZN2s

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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 »

The MG KX Momentum Racing Team is set for their debut race weekend at the world famous Brands Hatch circuit this weekend (31st March & 1st April) for the opening three rounds of the 2012 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). Read More »

The two leading bodies in UK motor sport are encouraging all involved to maximise the full potential of National Motorsport Week.

Established by the Motor Sports Association (MSA) and Motorsport Industry Association (MIA), this year’s National Motorsport Week runs from 30 June to 8 July – a high profile period for the sport featuring both the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Santander British Grand Prix. Read More »