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Monthly Archives: September 2012

The epic race, twice around the clock at Silverstone, was back on our agenda in 2012 and it did not fail to deliver. Whilst the entry looked a bit thin, especially in the top class, we were assured that it would be a race long battle, with plenty of twists and turns. With the No.17 Neil Garner Motorsport Mosler MT900 and No.6 Team LNT Ginetta G55 GT3 who took pole position looking set to fight for the overall victory, it probably came as a surprise when half way through the race the No.28 MP Motorsport BMW E46 GTR took the lead which it only briefly lost after dawn, on Sunday morning. As trouble hit their rivals the No.28 MP Motorsport BMW E46 GTR took a fine victory, driven by Richard Abra / Mark Poole / Clint Bardwell / Michael Symons. Read More »


After an absence due to a clash in 2011 we were back for the 2012 Britcar 24hrs, at Silverstone. Due to the volume of races, both number and duration, we have split this section into two events. In this section we will concentrate on all of the support races so this post covers images from the BRSCC Mazda Autumn Challenge, Porsche Club Motorsport for PMC Midlands Trophy, BIGprofile Sports 2000 Championship and the F3 Cup/Monoposto Trophy. All of which provided some excellent entertainment but for sheer racing the MX5’s were hard to beat, whilst the Sports 2000 had a great battle amongst the top 3. The F3 Cup/Monoposto Trophy saw a huge field take the start of race 1, whilst the Porsches saw some close racing for 2nd as the leader was gone and away in both races. Read More »

Well it may have come forward by 2 months and the entry list fairly sparse but what we did see was excellent value as Ford dominated. Jari-Matti Latvala & Miikka Antilla (Fiesta RS WRC) took the lead of the rally on stage 3 and never relinquished it, making it 2 consecutive Wales Rally GB victories for the popular Finns. Behind them Petter Solberg & Chris Patterson (Fiesta RS WRC) had initially led and then spent the second half of the rally in a titanic battle with Sébastien Loeb & Daniel Elena (DS3 WRC). Ultimately Loeb won through and took 2nd place by just 0.9 seconds in what had been an enthralling battle. In the S2000 battle it was an emotional win for Craig Breen & Paul Nagle (Fiesta S2000), honoring the memory of Gareth Roberts. Read More »

It was win or bust on the Woodpecker for Roger Chilman & Bryan Thomas (Impreza WRC), if they wanted any chance of winning the REIS Get Connected Rally Series title. They duly delivered going fastest on the first 5 stages to build up a 14 second buffer over Hugh Hunter & Andy Marchbank (Focus WRC). Hunter was finest on the final stage and happy to let the title be decided on the final round, the Cambrian Stages, on his home ground. Completing the podium were Shaun Gardener & Ben Innes (Evo 5.9) after a late charge to pass Matt Edwards & Sam Collis (Evo IX) on the penultimate stage. Read More »