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Daily Archives: June 11th, 2012

Kick Energy rally driver Steve Perez just missed out on a deserved podium when he recorded a battling fourth place finish on SOL Rally Barbados at the weekend.

Along with Welsh co-driver Paul Spooner, the Chesterfield Ford Focus WRC07 driver ended up just over seven seconds behind third placed Trinidadians Jeffrey Panton and Michael Fennell Jnr (Ford Focus) after 21 hard fought stages around the Caribbean island. Read More »

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After many years of trying which included finishing runner-up twice and another two times in third place, Cumbrian rally driver Paul Bird finally managed to clinch the elusive victory on SOL Rally Barbados with a stunning drive on the Caribbean island over the weekend. Read More »

Legendary British sports car marque Lotus will make its debut as a course car at Belgium’s Geko Ypres rally on the 21-23 June. Portuguese driver Bernardo Sousa, who is set to race the Lotus Exige R-GT later this year, will drive this official car ahead of its entry in the FIA European Rally Championship and the Intercontinental Rally Challenge.

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– Leeds ace Tordoff drove faultlessly from pole to win round seven
– Michael Meadows consolidated his Championship lead with victory in round eight
– Victor Jimenez and Oly Mortimer take debut Pro-Am1 wins
– Will Goff scores double triumph in Pro-Am2 Read More »

“Valuable business growth in R&D and technology will be created with new sectors,” says the MIA

A roadmap, which signposts the direction of future motorsport technology through to 2025, has been released today by the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA), for wider consultation and input.

“The successful effect, which the Automotive Council technology roadmap has had on the UK automotive industry, over the past two years, is most impressive,” said Chris Aylett, CEO of the MIA. Read More »

– Renault set to be one of major attractions at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012 – celebrating its 110 years of engine expertise
– UK show debuts include stunning Renault Alpine A110-50 concept car, to celebrate 50th anniversary of iconic A110 Berlinette, plus 100% electric ZOE supermini. One huge surprise will also appear
– Huge range of Renaults past, present and future also set to feature in static displays and Festival hillclimb include: Type-K, rally-winning R5 Maxi Turbo and RS01 Formula 1 car
– Unique Twizy will be available for test drive as part of the Goodwood Moving Motor Show
– Hillclimb drivers to include Renault Chief Operating Officer, Carlos Tavares, Alain Prost and Jean Ragnotti Read More »

Pioneering innovations, dominant engineering technology and the heart of the La Sarthe party all contained in Nissan’s 24 Hours programme

– Experimental Nissan DeltaWing harks back to the early pioneers of Le Mans and heralds a new dawn for endurance racing
– Nissan power chosen by a quarter of the entire Le Mans field for 2012
– Nissan partnership with Ministry of Sound ensures full weekend of party atmosphere for 250,000 fans
– Showcasing exciting new technology with Juke-R and brand new Juke Nismo points to bright future for Nissan sports pedigree Read More »

The Honda Yuasa Racing Team had its best Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship event of 2012 so far at Oulton Park last weekend, taking a clean sweep of all three races.

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The deadlock for championship supremacy continued on the Severn Valley National Historic Rally (Saturday 9 June), round four of the 2012 Kololi Beach Club MSA British Historic Rally Championship. Read More »

– Toyota Racing to make motorsport history with two hybrid-powered race cars entered for the Le Mans 24 Hours
– TS030 HYBRID cars competing in the elite LMP1 class, using new powertrain developed specifically for motorsport
– Hugely experienced international driver line-up, including Britain’s Antony Davidson
– Yamaha Motor Europe supporting a cleaner approach to racing as official supplier of 16 electric paddock scooters for team use

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