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Monthly Archives: December 2012

The MSA British Rally Championship is still widely recognised as the world’s best national rally championship and the 2012 season attracted more media coverage than ever before.

Testament to the world wide appeal of the Championship is reflected by the rallybrc website recording 1,679,688 page impressions, 632,743 visits, that’s an average monthly total of 57,522 visitors. Samples throughout the season have realised a demographic split of 60% relating to visitors from around Europe of which approx 35% equates to the UK. Visitors from North America nett around 30%, 7% coming from Asia, and the remaining users from Africa, South America and Australia. Read More »


jaffa12 (7)Our first visit to Pembrey was a wet one, unsurprisingly. Not too bad on us during the day as the standing water around made for hazardous conditions but in turn provided plenty of spectacular action for the large post Christmas crowd. Proving to be the class of the field were Peter Lloyd & Emma Todd (Impreza WRC) who won by the best part of 2 minutes, in the end. Paul Fowden & Jason Sugden (Impreza) were a good 2nd overall, 19 seconds ahead of Geoff Kitney & Ken Gibbard (Lancer Evo VI). Read More »

NGK Spark Plugs has confirmed that it will continue to support the BRC Challenge in 2013, the ninth year of the MSA British Rally Championship’s successful support series.

The interest for next year’s NGK Spark Plugs BRC Challenge has never been higher, which bodes well for an exciting season ahead. Apart from adding the classic Scottish Rally, the regulations remain practically unchanged, a minor tweak to the technical regulations making it easier to enter.

As in 2012, five rallies will count, but this year there are eight scoring opportunities including the Ulster double-header. Points and a half on the final round should keep the interest right to the end of the season in the Dorset and Hampshire forests of Rallye Sunseeker. Read More »

Sébastien LOEB is without question the number 1 of international rallying, as confirmed by the 2012 world rally ranking WRR (World Rally Ranking) promoted by the IRDA (International Rally Drivers Association), the first place is always occupied by the French driver, in second place the Finnish Mikko Hirvonen, the podium is completed by Norvegian  Andreas Mikkelsen. These three drivers are followed by 1026 rally drivers from the 5 continents and 79 countries in the world, after the running all international rallies in the FIA calendar 2012, have scored the necessary results to enter the World Rally Ranking. Read More »

– 19 victories and 19 further podium finishes in competitive debut season
– Additional 12C GT3s to be built to compete during the 2013 season
– Short video of the 12C GT3 in its competitive debut season available to view at the official McLaren Automotive YouTube channel:

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BG RacingA new range of high-quality motorsport pit equipment – designed and manufactured from years of hands-on competition experience – has been launched by the well-established Brown & Geeson company. Read More »

Chevrolet 8 yearsChevrolet is commemorating eight successful years of racing with a highlights reel reliving all of the emotions; the joy, pain, tears and celebrations that marked the tortuous climb to the summit of the world’s top touring car series. Read More »

McRae RAC championship 13Jimmy McRae will contest the 2013 West Wales Rally Spares RAC Rally Championship with the Jardine Lloyd Thompson Team alongside John Lloyd in a two-car team of Ford Escort Mk2s run by Melvyn Evans.

The five-time British Rally Champion is one of the most popular figures in British rallying, but has not competed regularly for several seasons. Read More »

– Three hybrid race cars at the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours
– Jamie Green joins DTM driver line-up
– Activities extended in US motorsport

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World experts in energy-efficient, high-performance solutions assemble for the 7th Low Carbon Conference & Innovation Showcase on 9 January 2013 at the NEC, Birmingham.

The Motorsport Industry Association’s (MIA) International Low Carbon Racing Conference, which is held at the NEC Birmingham on 9 January and supported by UKTI, has confirmed a world-class line-up of contributors from motorsport’s leading edge and promises to be packed with innovative showcase displays. Read More »