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Daily Archives: June 15th, 2012

The 2012 MSA British Rally Championship continues to attract attention from the media in the UK and around the globe. With a two month break until the penultimate round in Northern Ireland, it seems appropriate to take stock of the coverage enjoyed by what is still widely recognised as the best national rally championship in the world.

The global reach of the Championship is growing, highlighted on the second round of the series this season, when drivers from eleven nations took part. Website analytics show an increase in interest from abroad, as well as at home, with worldwide TV syndication also increasing this year thanks to the vital role played by Greenlight TV. The introduction of the new Smartphone App, website radio and live news have all played their part in broadening the appeal of the BRC. Read More »

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The Twingo Renaultsport Trophy UK and the awesome Clio Renaultsport R3 rally car will be represented this Sunday at French Car Show, as three cars from the MSA British Rally Championship attend the Donington event.

21 year-old Cumbrian driver Peter Taylor, third in the BRC at its half way point, will drive his mighty 250hp Clio at the annual event organised by the team behind Performance French Cars magazine.

Twingo Renaultsport R2 Trophy UK leader Chris Ingram will join Taylor with his 190hp pocket rocket Twingo R2 Evo in giving passenger runs for Renault UK. The Stockport youngster is just seventeen years old, but maturing fast in the internationally renowned championship. Read More »

– Tickets for Goodwood Festival of Speed up for grabs
– Winners can meet Chevrolet’s own WTCC superstar Rob Huff
– Check out Chevrolet on Facebook for your chance to win

In less than three week’s time, petrol heads and motor sport fans from across the country will be gearing up for the largest motoring garden party in the world: Goodwood Festival of Speed – and you could be there too. Read More »

Aero Tec Laboratories Ltd (ATL) has been a supplier of safety fuel bladder tanks to the motorsport market for over 41 years. Having exclusively supplied the entire Formula One grid for nearly two decades, ATL are now firmly established as the market leader.

ATL are now also increasingly recognised as a leading supplier to the defence and aerospace sectors, having been selected as the fuel system supplier to Force Protection Europe’s ‘Foxhound LPPV’. Read More »

‘Hi everybody, I’m Richard Thompson – or ‘Tomo’ as my friends and colleagues call me – and I’m WRC Team MINI Portugal’s Engineer. I’ll be your guide on our latest MINI adventure as we head halfway round the globe for Rally New Zealand, one of my favourite rounds of the WRC where we’re aiming for the best result possible.

‘I come from a village south of Dalby forest in the north of England, which the then named Rally GB went through and I remember as a very young boy seeing cars pass our house and being serviced in the village, I thought it looked great and wanted to be a part of the sport as soon as I could. Read More »

– Citroën Racing and Sébastien Loeb to take part in the X Games Los Angeles
– Loeb will be driving a Citroën DS3 ‘XL’ – 2.0l turbo engine develops 545bhp and 800Nm of torque with acceleration close to an F1 car, covering 0 to 100kph in 2.4 seconds
– Loeb: ‘I didn’t need to be asked twice to race against Grönholm in a 545bhp Citroën DS3!’ Read More »

– Audi’s diesel hybrid sports car takes grid position one at Le Mans
– André Lotterer beats last year’s best time by nearly two seconds
– Two Audi R18 cars on the front row

Premiere at the Le Mans 24 Hours: The 80th running of the endurance classic that has been held since 1923 will see a sports car with hybrid drive starting from grid position one for the first time – the new Audi R18 e-tron quattro. Read More »

Motor Sport, the respected monthly magazine with the famous green masthead, has teamed up with the Motor Sports Association, governing body of UK motor sport, to ask the nation to vote for its favourite British Formula 1 World Champion, as part of a special celebration during National Motorsport Week (30 June – 8 July) to mark the UK’s domination of Grand Prix racing.

Britain has produced more F1 World Champions than any other nation by far, with a glorious roster of 10 since Mike Hawthorn became the UK’s first in 1958. With Brazil and Finland tied for second with three champions each, it is a record that looks unlikely ever to be surpassed. Read More »

Britain’s Audi “factory” duo Allan McNish and Oliver Jarvis will start their respective Audi sportscars from fourth and sixth positions in the 80th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours which gets underway in France tomorrow (Saturday).

The pioneering diesel hybrid Audi of Dumfries-born McNish plus co-drivers Dindo Capello (I) and Tom Kristensen (Den) was placed third until the final minutes of the third, two hour qualifying session held on Wednesday and Thursday evenings – each staged in dry conditions and ending at midnight.

The record eight-time Le Mans race winner Kristensen who set the car’s quickest lap, a 3mins 25.433secs, in the Audi R18 e-tron quattro last night (Thursday) – an average speed of almost 148mph around the 8.47-mile track – dropped one place in the dying moments. Read More »