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Daily Archives: June 14th, 2012

The eighth running of Tour Britannia has been judged another success by competitors after a field of 50 cars competed across two and a half days in Britain’s only race and rally tour.

When the tour ended in Harrogate on Friday evening (8 June), the major winners were confirmed as Phil Hindley/Andy Bull (competition), Richard Meaden/Nathan Blewer (targa) and Melissa Raven/Jeremy Haylock (regularity). The battles were close across all three elements of the event as Tour Britannia took crews to ten venues, seven of them new to the tour. Read More »


– Nissan to donate £1 for every mile covered by the 14 Nissan-powered racers in famous race
– SSAFA, Afghanistan Trust and Mission Motorsport to benefit

Nissan will use its significant entry in this weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hour race (16-17 June) as a catalyst to support British armed forces charities. Nissan engines will power no fewer than 14 cars around the 8.469 mile Circuit de la Sarthe in the 80th running of the world’s most famous endurance race. For each mile completed by one of the Nissan-powered cars during the gruelling 24 hours, Nissan will donate £1 to be shared by three fantastic causes. Read More »

The Berkshire UK-based vehicle transmission design and manufacturing specialist, Xtrac, will again be the leading supplier of gearboxes for the legendary Le Mans 24-hour endurance race, which takes place this weekend (16-17 June).  The company will supply 30 of the 56 cars entered for the race with state-of-the-art transmissions as well as supplying other cars with high performance differentials and high precision steering racks.  The event is widely recognised as a highlight of the global motorsport calendar. Read More »

– Round 3 of the World Endurance Championship takes place at the Le Mans 24 Hours, France, this weekend June 16/17
– Porsche works drivers will be in action behind the wheel of 911 GT3 RSR race cars
– With 16 overall wins, the Stuttgart marque is the most successful manufacturer in the history of Le Mans
– Visit Origin to share the Porsche history at Le Mans Read More »

– André Lotterer sets fastest time in first qualifying at Le Mans
– Both diesel hybrid cars from Audi provisionally on front row
– All four Audi R18 in top five

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It’s 25 years since Ford’s iconic Sierra Cosworth RS500 burst onto the world’s roads and racetracks and next month’s Silverstone Classic powered by the AA (20-22 July) will pay homage to the winged wondercar. The RS500’s silver anniversary will be marked with two special touring car races plus a large display dedicated to both competition and showroom derivatives.

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– First chance to see stunning EMERG-E sports car concept in action
– F1 World Champion’s Infiniti FX ‘Vettel Edition’ to take on the hill
– Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber to lead driver line-up

An ‘Inspired Performance’ is guaranteed at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed – the first year that Infiniti, the performance luxury automotive brand from Japan, officially becomes a sponsor of the iconic motoring and motorsport celebration. Read More »

The Rally Queens rally team once more enjoyed a successful outing in the Kenyan National Rally Championship when Samira Khan and co-driver Chantal Young drove their Classic Ford Escort Mk1 to a podium position in the Classic Cup on the recent 60th jubilee KCB Safari Rally. Read More »