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Monthly Archives: November 2012

– Two new 911 RSR race cars will contest the GTE category in the 2013 World Endurance Championship (WEC)
– Porsche factory team returns to Le Mans 24 Hours for first time since 1998
– Team will be run by Porsche AG Team Manthey, previous winner of Nürburgring 24 Hours

For the 2013 racing season, Porsche will field two new GT race cars based on the new ‘Type 991’ generation of the Porsche 911 in the Le Mans 24 hours race and in the World Endurance Championship (WEC). For the first time since taking overall victory in 1998, a factory team from Porsche will tackle the world famous long distance motor race in France. Read More »


– Esapekka Lappi and Janne Ferm (FIN) – Škoda Motorsport´s new factory crew to appear in selected WRC-2 events
– New Finnish crew to replace Hänninen and Markkula
– Jan Kopecký and Pavel Dresler to appear in selected European Rally Championship (ERC) events
– Preparations for the future to start in the second half of 2013
– Škoda Fabia Super 2000 customer programme will continue
– Škoda won 3 international championship titles (IRC, ERC, APRC) and 6 national championship titles in 2012

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BEN kartersA five man team representing the UK automotive industry took on and completed the annual Le Mans 24hr Kart Race at the famous Alain Prost circuit in France raising a remarkable £10,000 in sponsorship for the automotive charity, BEN. Read More »

– Five international endurance race winners united for the first time
– Almost halfway around the earth with R18 e-tron quattro and R8 LMS

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Mercedes Xmas 12Life is all about experiences, and a Driving Experience at Mercedes-Benz World is one not to be missed.  This Christmas a range of gift vouchers and special offers are available to suit the whole family: Adrenaline-fuelled experiences in a high-performance AMG on the dynamic handling circuits, 4×4 adventures across challenging off-road terrain, Driving Experiences for under 16s to get behind the wheel and also Head Start driving lessons as they approach the age for driving on the roads. Read More »

The Motor Sports Association, governing body of UK motor sport, is giving visitors to the 2013 Autosport International (NEC, Birmingham 10-13 January) a chance to participate in a live motor sport event via its award-winning Go Motorsport campaign.Go Compete Autosport13 Read More »

Pirelli Star Driver selections from next season’s MSA British Rally Championship will come exclusively from the new BRC RallyTwo and Junior Rally Championships.

Focusing on the lower categories and providing a leg up the ladder, the popular Pirelli-funded initiative which enters its seventh year in 2013, will select one finalist from each of the seven championship qualifying rallies choosing drivers who are competing in classes 6 to 10 (Rally1 and 2) only.

Pirelli UK Motorsport Manager Matthew Corby said:
“Pirelli is committed to rallying in the UK and is particularly keen to help new drivers entering the BRC to progress. The Pirelli Star Driver concept has already helped five drivers including the 2010 winner Elfyn Evans, who now has the WRC Academy title to his credit. Read More »

dw12_merrickres01Bentham’s David Wright will end his 2012 rally season on Saturday when he contests the Coniston-based Grizedale Stages. After winning the rally in 2011 he is aiming for another victory on the challenging Cumbrian event this year. Read More »

birdy2_malcolm_wilson_rally_2012_ianhardy-1Former National Champion Paul Bird returns to the rally stages this Saturday (1st December) when he contests the Coppermines Grizedale Stages Rally in his native Lake District.

Bird, from Langwathby near Penrith, was last in the forests way back in March when he finished a very close second on the Malcolm Wilson Rally in the Fuchs Titan, Rapid Solicitors and Kick Energy-backed Frank Bird Poultry Ford Focus WRC07 whilst dipping his toe in the MSA Asphalt Rally Championship at the beginning of the season also. Read More »

IMG_1321Go Motorsport, University of  the West of Scotland and the Junior 1000 Ecosse Challenge have joined forces to put on a show at the 2013 Autosport Show in Birmingham on 10th to 13th January. The project will see 10 Motorsport Design Engineering students from University of the West of Scotland, transform a one lady owner 1999 1000cc Nissan Micra into a Junior 1000 rally car on the Go Motorsport stand over the course of the show. The car and parts have been supplied by David Barlow, Co-ordinator of the Brick & Steel Junior 1000 Ecosse Challenge. Read More »