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Daily Archives: August 23rd, 2012

Stourbridge’s Richard Sykes is celebrating after victory in both BRC Challenge Championship rounds last weekend in Ulster gave him an unassailable lead in the championship standings with one round to go.

The first event of the weekend got off to a very close start, Sykes faster than championship rival Simon Moore by just 0.2 seconds after the bumpy and tight rollercoaster roads of the Torr Head stage. Read More »

Italian tyre firm Pirelli has agreed terms with Citroën Racing to run a Citroën DS3 R3 as part of next year’s highly-regarded MSA British Rally Championship Pirelli UK Star Driver scheme.

The Pirelli Star Driver programme was set up in 2008 to reward aspiring rally drivers with a once in a lifetime opportunity to take part in a full British Rally Championship campaign courtesy of Pirelli.

Based on merit, one driver is selected for the Pirelli Star Driver shootout from each of the six qualifying rallies in this year’s British Rally Championship. Drivers can only be selected on one occasion with an automatic nomination awarded to the British Junior Rally Champion. Read More »

‘Hey everyone, it’s Maxi the MINI here. Or, I should say, ‘G’day, mate!’.

‘I speak a fair few languages – after all I need to, MINIs need to be at home all over the world and I’ve got the life of a globe trotter ahead of me! I can tell you though – I need to brush up on my Australian. I wasn’t totally sure why Chris said the other day, ‘We’re going off like a frog in a sock, Maxi’ (I didn’t even know frogs wore socks!) Anyway, he seemed happy when he said it so I didn’t want him to know I have no clue! I’ll try to remember it and use it myself to make him feel at home. Read More »

Two Twingo Renaultsport Trophy UK champions emerged from the penultimate round of the 2012 season, as the closed public roads of the Todds Leap International Rally NI echoed to the sounds of the little French pocket rockets this weekend.

20 year-old Scotsman Garry Pearson made absolutely sure of the Twingo R1 Trophy title with another mature drive in the near-standard category. Not only did he finish atop the R1 class, but he secured a top ten place in the MSA British Rally Championship event and with it his first points of the season for Renault UK. Read More »