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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Trans World Events (TWE) ran the last London-Sydney Marathon Rally in 2004 and now the Rally is back. . . with a twist – it will be run in the opposite direction!

Taking over from TWE is Mark Solloway’s Transworld Historic Rallying, with TWE’s Ron Jackson (Rally Manager), Mike Summerfield (Route Coordinator) and other TWE officials forming the organising team, ably assisted by Steve Weston, who takes on the role of Secretary of the Meeting and Entries Secretary.

The event is a special stage gravel and asphalt rally for pre-1981 classic cars, with certain modifications allowed for the long distances. Most days there will be up to six special stages. Read More »

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– Citroën Racing to run three Citroen DS3 WRCs in partnership with Abu Dhabi in 2013
– Hirvonen and Lehtinen to spearhead 2013 WRC campaign with Loeb and Elena contesting a partial year
– Citroën Racing considering entering WTCC in 2014/2015

Citroën Racing has outlined plans for its future involvement in motorsport in an announcement at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. Thanks to the partnership agreed with Abu Dhabi, the seven-time World Championship winning team will continue to compete in rallying, entering three Citroën DS3 WRCs in 2013. Read More »

– Shedden, Neal & Plato lead seven-driver showdown before Brands Hatch finale

Little more than a week remains before Northamptonshire’s world-famous Silverstone circuit (Sat 6/Sun 7 Oct) hosts the crucial penultimate round of this year’s Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship. And these three races at Silverstone will decide who will then be in with a chance of winning the UK’s most prestigious motor racing title on Finals Day at Brands Hatch in Kent a fortnight later. Read More »

As the final build up to Mini Britannia (Saturday 13 October) commences, a few places are still left on the entry list for the one-day classic race and rally tour. Read More »

Images taken by Former World Champion Kimi Raikkonen and F1 supremo Ecclestone now available online

Following the success of the recent Zoom Auction, which saw 200 motor racing and auction enthusiasts bid for unique photographs taken by F1 drivers and team managers past and present, the Zoom Online Auction is now live. Read More »

– Hyundai is poised to return to the World Rally Championship (WRC)
– Rally-ready model, based on New i20, unveiled at Paris Motor Show
– Realisation of long-term strategy to set-up in-house WRC team in Europe

Hyundai is poised to return to the FIA World Rally Championship (better known as the WRC) and has today unveiled a rally-ready version based on the New i20 at the Paris Motor Show. Read More »

• Bentley unveils new Continental GT3 concept racer
• Based on Bentley’s fastest ever road car – the new GT Speed
• FIA-approved concept with 2013 test programme in development

At the 2002 Paris Motor Show, the unveiling of the Continental GT concept took the world by storm and opened an exciting new chapter in Bentley’s history. Now, ten years on, Bentley is repeating the same feat with a Continental-based GT3 race car currently being developed by a dedicated motorsport team at the company’s factory in Crewe. Read More »

Schools across the UK can give their students the chance to race in the coveted British Schools Karting Championship (BSKC) 2013 by registering to participate from today.

Now in its seventh year, the BSKC offers students aged 13 to 18 the opportunity to take part in an exciting, nationwide knockout karting competition that does not require previous experience, equipment or substantial expense. Read More »

Top Gear addicts suffering withdrawal symptoms as they await the TV show’s return next year can get a much needed fix of Clarkson, Hammond, May and The Stig when they bring their spectacular new arena show to Birmingham’s NEC from 25-28 October. Top Gear Live visitors will witness a unique tribute to 50 years of Bond featuring Aston Martins (with the new 007 film Skyfall hitting cinemas that weekend); Clarkson will be taking on The Stig with help from the armed forces; a new world record attempt by the fearless Top Gear Stunt Team; and a never before attempted game of motorised sidecar polo which will inevitably, and repeatedly, end in disaster. Read More »

This weekend’s International Rally Yorkshire hosts the sixth and final round of the 2012 MSA British Rally Championship. Based in Scarborough, the event features one stage on Friday five stages on Saturday in the forests over the North Yorkshire Moors and, although some of the BRC titles have already been decided, it’s here that the overall champions together with the winners of all the supporting categories and classes will be revealed.

MSA BRITISH MANUFACTURERS RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
Citroën UK, Ford Motor Company and Renault UK have all registered as manufacturers for this year’s BRC, which means the fight for the coveted MSA British Manufacturers’ title is a three-way battle between the brands. Scores towards the title are calculated from the highest-placed two cars representing each of these manufacturers. Read More »