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Monthly Archives: June 2012

MSA British Rally Championship Citroën driver Osian Pryce was honoured at the Goodwood Festival of Speed yesterday when the 19 year-old from near Machynlleth in Powys was voted one of just three “Drivers of the Day”.

Voted for by officials and marshals involved in running the Forest Rally Stage at the prestigious West Sussex event, he had wowed the crowds with top six stage times and was the fastest two wheel drive car on the twisty, technical and slippery stage. The Southern Car Club organising team described him in their citation as: “Young, quick, exciting – a very nice young man. Read More »

Beta, a global leader in the manufacture and sales of professional tools and high quality equipment, will be the Official Supplier of Lotus International Rally Team until the end of the 2012 season. Read More »

More than 100 rally crews will descend upon Dumfries this Saturday for the fifth round of the MSA Scottish Rally Championship.

The “Scottish” is celebrating its 80th anniversary and has attracted a large number of local drivers as well as a host of rally crews from all over the UK to compete in what is shaping up to be a very hotly contested event.

Competitors will face over 40-miles of stages around the Dumfriesshire forests, as well as the ever-popular special stage around Heathhall. Read More »

Tour Britannia’s one-day classic race and rally tour, Mini Britannia, was announced today at Silverstone (Wednesday 27 June). Based at Silverstone, Mini Britannia will run on Saturday 13 October 2012 and will give regular competitors some late-season fun and new competitors the chance to sample this type of event.

Like its big brother, Mini Britannia will include Competition and Regularity events and will run on asphalt roads. A race at Silverstone and a series of special stages in the Silverstone area will make up a full day of competition, both starting and finishing at Silverstone. Read More »

At the Geko Ypres Rally, valid for the European Rally Championship and the Intercontinental Rally Challenge seated in the picturesque town of Ypres in Belgium, Australian Molly Taylor, codriven by Englishman Seb Marshall, concluded the race with honour despite the difficulties encountered in the first special stages. Read More »

The Lotus Exige R-GT made its debut as a course car at the weekend’s Geko Ypres rally in West Flanders, among the most beautiful rally venues in the world. Read More »

Double Rally Raid Champion Nish Lakhani was back to his winning ways on the recent Masinga Dam based event when he powered his Landrover V8 monster to victory. After two days and over 180 kilometres of a variety of testing terrain, Nish and new co-driver Teeku Patel were overjoyed to take maximum points from the third round of the 2012 championship. Read More »

WRC Brother Rally New Zealand was the toughest yet for Louise Cook from Maidstone, Kent. The 3rd round being so close to Rally Acropolis meant Louise only had two weeks to bring in the budget required to compete in WRC Brother Rally New Zealand. With some amazing support, a lot of determination, hard work and a lack of sleep, somehow, Louise and her co-driver boarded a flight to arrive  just in time for the final signing on for the rally.

“It was madness. I was phoning UK companies by day and New Zealand companies by night. I was so shattered, sometimes I forgot to eat for the whole days as I was so focused on making it happen and avoiding exclusion and the massive fine. The support was overwhelming, from both people in the UK and also when I got out to New Zealand, I cannot thank everyone enough who made this happen.” Read More »

– Four-day motoring extravaganza celebrates launch of new Citigo
– Double-IRC rally champions in action on Forest Rally Stage
– Innovative main Pavilion designed to engage visitors with new Citigo
– Visitors can win a new Citigo every day of the Festival Read More »

Škoda UK Motorsport’s Andreas Mikkelsen continues to lead the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, despite a very strong run in Round 6 of the series, the Geko Ypres Rally, coming to a premature end.

Škoda finished 1st and 3rd to extend its lead at the top of the IRC Manufacturers’ table, with Juho Hänninen (ŠKODA Motorsport) finishing 46.5 seconds ahead of Freddy Loix (Peugeot), with Pieter Tsjoen 3rd in a Fabia S2000. Read More »