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Monthly Archives: August 2012

The United Business driver and Seb Marshall, with the DS3 R3T in the United Business livery followed by BP Racing, return to the World Rally Championship.

After the excellent performances shown in Neste Rally Finland, where they had to abandon the fight  for the class win due to an electrical fault a few special stages from the end, while traveling in second place after having previously occupied the top spot and having won some stages, the United Business crew returns to the well known roads of Wales Rally GB, which in the 2011 edition had seen them get their first stage win in the WRC Academy. Read More »

Entries are building rapidly for Mini Britannia as the entry closing date of 14 September approaches. The one-day classic race and rally tour, the little brother of Tour Britannia, will run on Saturday 13 October from a base at Silverstone. Read More »

Following the announcement last week of proposed new technical regulations for the 2013 MSA British Rally Championship, the interest from manufacturers, their representatives and professional motorsport teams has been unprecedented.

Prodrive is the first company to publicly announce its intention to take advantage of the new rules. The Banbury firm’s Business Development Director Richard Taylor was reported in Motorsport News (29/08/2012), confirming that it is evaluating an R3 car based on the Mini Cooper. Read More »

– Nasser Al-Attiyah and Giovanni Bernacchini claimed a points finish in their first rally in nearly two months
– Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul finished 13th after an incident
– Al-Attityah and Neuville have high hopes ahead of Rally GB

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– Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena won a record-breaking ninth Rallye Deutschland
– Loeb and Hirvonen recorded the fastest and second fastest times of the Power Stage
– Loeb and Elena now lead the drivers’ standings by 54 points Read More »

Whilst the MSA British Rally Championship was in Northern Ireland for this season’s round five, the Todds Leap International Rally NI, championship organisers took the opportunity to meet competitors from this year’s Junior 1000 Rally Challenge Ireland, the country’s official series for under 17-year old drivers.

A presentation was held at the rally HQ in Antrim on the eve of the event, when BRC Manager Mark Taylor introduced the attentive youngsters to the British Championship and in particular the value-for-money R1 Class. He highlighted the range of benefits available to young drivers, which included the chance to challenge for the MSA British Junior Rally Championship title, the sport’s top prize for under 23 year-olds. Read More »

Elfyn Evans took his third successive FIA WRC Academy victory on the ADAC Rallye Deutschland and, in doing so, extended his lead in the Academy to 35 points. Evans and his co-driver Phil Pugh have now won the last three rounds of the Academy; their victory on the all-asphalt roads of Germany follows wins on the rough gravel stages of the Acropolis Rally in Greece and the super-fast smooth gravel roads in Finland.

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Luca Rossetti and Matteo Chiarcossi, after the summer holidays, win the 39th Hitit Rally, sixth round of the 2012 Turkish Rally Championship, which took place this weekend (August 25th – 26th) on gravel in Samsun, a Turkish city overlooking the Black Sea. With this success the United Business crew, at the wheel of their Skoda Fabia S2000 of Pegasus Racing, claimed the third win of the season in the Turkish National Championship, going in the lead of the provisional classification with one event left to the end of the season. Read More »

The Rally Queens, Samira Khan and Chantal Young, posted their first ever rallying retirement when the pair, who compete in a Classic Ford Escort Mk1 in the Kenyan National Rally Championship, dropped out of a podium position on the recent Nanyuki Rally with alternator problems. Read More »

Bentham’s David Wright returns to rally action next weekend when he contents the Merrick Stages in South West Scotland.

The event is a round of the Scottish Rally Championship and it will be the first time Wright has competed in Scotland since he did the Merrick in 2010. Read More »