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Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Tomcat Africa team scored their best ever result in the Kenyan Rally Raid Championship when both cars finished on the podium at the end of two days of tough racing at the recent Masinga Dam event. Susie Jauss finished a career best second overall at the wheel of her Tomcat Lynx whilst Eddie Belcher joined her on the podium for the first time this year. Read More »

Bentham-based rally driver David Wright has secured a new sponsor for his 2012 rally season ahead of driving his Mitsubishi Evo 9 at the prestigious Goodwood Festival of Speed next weekend.

Millers Oils, one of the leading independent blenders of oil and fuel additives, are joining Wright’s existing supporters Kumho Tyres, Proflex, Drenth, York Brewery, GPM and Grove Hill Garage as he aims to build on his recent excellent results which have included a win on the Tour of Hamsterley and second place on the Plains rally. Read More »

With four rounds of the 2012 MSA British Rally Championship under his belt and a new car and team to adjust to, double champion Keith Cronin has already proved that he can adapt to whatever is thrown his way this year.

He began the season with a guest drive in a Twingo Renaultsport R1 Trophy car, but decided that he had the bug and was quickly at the wheel of a Citroën DS3 R3 and vying for overall position. His back-to-back wins and second place put him in a strong position for a possible third title, so we decided to ask him the secret of his success. Read More »

‘Hey everyone, It’s Tomo again this will be my last column here at Rally New Zealand. It was a great weekend for WRC Team MINI Portugal with both drovers successfully completing every stage! Armindo finished the rally in the Top 10 in 8th earning himself four WRC points and Paulo brought his MINI home safely in 17th place overall. Read More »

Dani Sordo won the two runs through the super special stage today in his MINI John Cooper Works WRC and combined this with some more impressive times on the final day’s five other stages to finish Rally New Zealand in sixth overall. Read More »

The MSA Scottish Rally Championship is finely poised as it enters the second half of the season, with six points covering the four leading drivers.

Next weekend,  crews will be in Dumfries for the RSAC Scottish Rally, which is marking its eightieth anniversary.

Ahead of them lie more than forty miles of classic stages in the Dumfriesshire forests to the north and east of the host town, as well as two blasts through the special spectator stage at Heathhall. Read More »

SONY DSCThe Rally of the Midlands saw the REIS/Get Connected MSA Asphalt Rally Championship approach the halfway point of the season and with Melvyn Evans absent due to his shoulder and prior commitments, it was a chance for the other title contenders to stake their claim to this years championship. Reigning double champion Damian Cole & James Morgan (Focus WRC) took the initiative but were pegged back by Steve Simpson & Patrick Walsh (Impreza WRC) over the opening night, with the pair tied for the lead overnight. Gary Le Coadou & Paul Hollingham (Corolla WRC) were 23 seconds back in third. Read More »

‘Hello everyone, Here we are again at the end of another day at Rally New Zealand with both cars safely parked in Parc Fermé ready for the start of the last leg of the rally tomorrow. Armindo is still in the Top 10, in 9th overall, while Paulo finished the day having climbed to 18th position. Read More »

Dani Sordo finished day two of Brother Rally New Zealand where he started, in seventh place, now just over three minutes off the lead and 18 seconds behind the sixth placed driver Thierry Neuville.

The Prodrive-prepared MINI John Cooper Works WRC has run faultlessly all day, but Sordo was unable to gain ground on the cars ahead of him with all the lead cars having a trouble-free day on the hard compound Michelin tyre through the day’s seven stages. Read More »

With difficult and unpredictable weather conditions throughout, Kumho tyres played a pivotal role in Garry Jennings’s dominant victory on the Topaz Donegal International Rally last weekend (June 15-17). Partnered by local man Neil Doherty, Jennings blitzed the opposition and finished 1 minute 21 seconds clear of second-placed man Seamus Leonard. Kumho ambassador Jennings is now putting Irish Tarmac Rally Championship leader Darren Gass under considerable pressure, having closed within eight points of the top spot. Read More »