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Daily Archives: September 24th, 2012

Stourbridge’s Richard Sykes is aiming to finish his championship-winning BRC Challenge season on a high next weekend when he contests the Trackrod Challenge rally in Yorkshire.

After a double-success on the last round in Ulster Sykes took an insurmountable lead in the BRC Challenge title race to take the championship crown ,and he is looking for another win in the final round to round off a fantastic year in his Bathams Brewery, G I Sykes Ltd, Boroughbridge Marina and Silverstone Tyres-supported Citroën C2 R2 Max. Read More »


The MSA British Rally Championship (BRC) has appointed Stagetime Rally Group (SRG) to develop and deliver live online radio for the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

Within the partnership, SRG will launch ‘BRC Live’ a new radio service that is hosted on the existing BRC website and smart phone app, with a new presenting team soon to be announced. SRG promises to deliver interesting, exciting and engaging content, a quality and innovative online radio service drawing on experience gained in the world and regional championships.

Part of a longer term strategy, both the BRC and SRG aim to find solutions which will enhance the spectators trackside experience providing them with live access to stage times, results, crew interviews and ultimately moving images. Read More »

Darlington rally driver Paul Swift clinched the AS Performance North East Tarmac Rally Championship with a superb top six placing on the Stobart Rail Pendragon Stages held at Warcop army camp in Cumbria at the weekend. Read More »

With three overall rally victories this year, two time British Rally Champion Keith Cronin heads into the final International Rally Yorkshire with the Citroën Racing Trophy UK lead. Cronin is on 78 points ahead of Welsh drivers Tom Cave on 69 points and Osian Pryce on 66. Northern Ireland drivers Desi Henry and Johnny Greer are joint fourth with 61 points apiece, with James Grint fifth on 52 and Jarkko Nikara sixth on 34. With a staggering 64,500€  prize fund on offer this season including a Junior prize worth 10,000€ for the first driver under 23 still up for grabs, it’s an important finale on the Trackrod Rally for the DS3 R3 mounted crews. Read More »

Casio Computer Co., Ltd. today launched the Casio Edifice Red Bull Racing game app on Facebook which offers participants the chance to win a trip to the Japanese GP. The app lets fans become engineers as they are challenged to optimise the set-up of a Formula One car to make it ready for the changing conditions on Race Day. The game has been built in collaboration with the Red Bull Racing Formula One Engineering Team, to ensure its settings are as realistic as possible. Read More »

– Hirvonen and Lehtinen win the 27th Rally Vosgien with Sébastien Chardonnet and Thibault de la Haye finishing third overall
– Faced with torrential rain and fog, the pairing took victory by 22.2 seconds
– Hirvonen and Lehtinen looking to put experience to use at Rallye de France-Alsace

Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen have won the 27th running of the Rally Vosgien. This full-scale test session proved to be a very useful learning experience for the crews, given the extreme conditions with which they had to contend. However, it also saw more than one great performance in a Citroën, as Sébastien Chardonnet/Thibault de la Haye finished in third place overall in their first competitive outing in the DS3 WRC. Read More »

– Neuville to contest Rally d’Italia Sardegna in place of Nasser Al-Attiyah
– Al-Attiyah will focus on preparations for the 2013 Dakar Rally
– Neuville’s latest opportunity allows him to complete a full championship season

The Rally d’Italia Sardegna, the penultimate round of the World Rally Championship, has now been added to this season’s programme for the Thierry Neuville/Nicolas Gilsoul crew. Set to be busy testing the buggy in which he will be competing in the 2013 Dakar Rally, the Qatari Nasser Al- Attiyah has once again opted to entrust his Citroën DS3 WRC to the young Belgian driver in the hope he will be able to claim a strong points finish for the Qatar World Rally Team. Read More »

Jason Plato and Gordon Shedden shared the wins in Sunday’s three exhilarating Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship races at Northamptonshire’s Rockingham circuit. Two of the wins went the way of Scotsman Shedden who has now taken over the championship lead as the title race stays in the county for its penultimate three races of the season at Silverstone in a fortnight (6/7 October).

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Continuing his excellent run of results which has seen him win the last three events he has contested in the Pirelli-sponsored TEG Sport Group N Subaru Impreza outright, 17-year-old Arron Newby was back in action in the car where he once again impressed as he recorded a superb fifth place finish on the three-day Duke Stages Rally. Read More »

Race day at Rockingham arrived and the MG KX Momentum team were faced with the prospect of a change in recent fortune as well as changeable weather conditions. A season’s best qualifying session for the team with Jason Plato’s fourth pole of the year and a fifth on the grid for Andy Neate ensured that the drivers came to the circuit hopeful for a good haul of points to set them up for the remainder of the season. Read More »