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Daily Archives: March 12th, 2012

Rally driver Kev Monaghan suffered mixed fortunes on the Tour of Epynt rally last weekend when he was forced to retire his Vauxhall Corsa on the final stage after showing good pace all day.

The rally was the opening round of the 2012 MSA Asphalt Rally Championship and Monaghan and co-driver Chris Purvis were hoping to kick off the season with a good haul of points. Read More »


– Goodwood Festival of Speed debut for new Toyota TS030 Hybrid Le Mans car, piloted by Anthony Davidson
– BTCC star Frank Wrathall to return with the Dynojet Racing-prepared Toyota Avensis
– Gazoo Racing LFA and GT86, stars of the Nürburgring 24 Hours
– Road-going GT86 marks its official UK on-sale date as a leading attraction in the festival’s Moving Motor Show
– Further Toyota festival vehicles and activities to be announced

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CNN is announced today as the Global Media Partner for Jaguar Heritage Racing at a news conference held at the Royal Automobile Club in London. Jaguar Heritage Racing will see “works supported” Jaguars return to the historic race events of the world such as Goodwood, the Mille Miglia and the legendary Old Timer GP at the Nürburgring. Frequent reports and results from these events in the form of thirty second and one minute updates – created by CNN ad-sales’ creative agency, TCP – will appear in commercial airtime across the CNN global network, which is viewed in 255 million households and hotel rooms across the world. In addition, there will be a Jaguar Heritage-sponsored feature page on has huge global reach with over 1.4 billion page views last month.    Read More »

Today marks the launch of Jaguar Heritage Racing, a programme which will see Jaguar return to the competitive arena through the vibrant world of historic motorsport. For the first time since 1956, works-supported C- and D-types will race again at venues including Goodwood and the Nürburgring, while the season-long programme will also see Jaguar Heritage Racing support numerous additional events on the historic motoring calendar. These include the Mille Miglia, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and each round of the E-type challenge in the UK – a series which in 2011 demonstrated the depth of global interest in historic motorsport, and in Jaguar’s participation specifically. Read More »

– E-types add to the massive on-track entertainment at the World’s biggest classic motor racing festival
– Early Bird tickets offer up to 27 per cent savings if booked before the end of March

The 2012 Silverstone Classic powered by the AA (20-22 July) will host two rounds of the Jaguar E-type Challenge, it was confirmed today (Monday 12 March). The news completes a massive 24-race programme featuring the world’s largest collection of classic racing machinery. Once again the full line-up will total in excess of 1000 entries spanning more than eight decades of motor sport history and includes the finest Formula One, GT, saloon and Le Mans cars from past generations.   Read More »

– Loeb and Hirvonen finish one-two at Rally Mexico for the Citroën Total World Rally Team
– Citroën Total World Rally Team extend lead in the FIA Manufacturers’ Championship
– Loeb and Hirvonen remain one-two in the drivers championship Read More »

Yuasa Battery Sales (UK) Ltd – the UK market leader for Automotive Aftermarket, Industrial and Motorcycle Batteries – announced that the company has agreed to become the title sponsor of Honda Racing’s Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) team in a new three-year deal announced at the unveiling of the team’s brand new Civic at Honda’s UK Manufacturing Facility in Swindon on Monday 12 March 2012. Read More »

The BBC’s Top Gear ‘terrible trio’ of Clarkson, Hammond and May never ceases to surprise, and yesterday’s (March 11) episode of the popular TV programme featured them trying their hand at rallycross for the first time – the results of which were surprisingly impressive!

The aim was to prove that motor racing can be achieved on a modest budget and the starting point was our heroes’ purchase of three modestly-priced second-hand cars – a BMW 328 for Clarkson, a Citroen Saxo for Hammond and a Toyota MR2 for ‘Captain Slow’. Kumho’s role was to supply the tyres – the company’s proven C03 tarmac rally tyres for Clarkson and May and a set of the much vaunted V70A road legal competition tyres for Hammond, who was competing in a different class. Read More »