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Daily Archives: August 28th, 2012

– 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 »

– Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer take second win
– Puncture throws Tom Kristensen/Allan McNish back
– Audi wraps up Manufacturers’ Championship title early at Silverstone *

Audi with perfect record at half-way stage: In an exciting battle of the concepts the hybrid technology in the Audi R18 e-tron quattro also proved victorious in the fourth race of the FIA World Endurance Championship, WEC. At the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Audi wrote history after taking victory with a hybrid car for the first time, now the second win followed. At both events Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît were at the wheel of the victorious car with start number ‘1’. 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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The MG KX Momentum Racing team suffered a difficult day at Knockhill, as Jason Plato’s Championship charge took a knock in rounds 19, 20 & 21 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC).

Jason Plato formed up on Pole Position for Race One, courtesy of his brilliant wet qualifying lap. The British double champion had one eye to his left though, as alongside him sat the fast starting, rear-wheel drive BMW of Rob Collard and predictably the BMW powered away from the line to lead comfortably by Turn One. Read More »

Robert Collard and, in front of his home crowd, Dave Newsham shared the wins in Sunday’s three Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship races at Fife’s spectacular Knockhill circuit – attended by huge numbers of people including Olympic cycling gold medal winner Sir Chris Hoy MBE.

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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 »

– Second victory of the season for the new Audi A5 DTM
– Edoardo Mortara wins ahead of Mike Rockenfeller and Mattias Ekström
– First points for DTM youngster Adrien Tambay Read More »

The whole G DRIVE RACING by SIGNATECH NISSAN was impatient to get to Silverstone and set a positive dynamic before attacking the second part of the championship. Nelson Panciatici and his co-drivers, the Frenchman Pierre Ragues and the Russian, Roman Rusinov, reached their objective with a superb podium after six hours of an endurance race worthy of an F1 Grand Prix. It’s a just reward for the whole G DRIVE RACING by SIGNATECH NISSAN team who were impeccable both in car preparation and refuelling, beating all competition. Read More »