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Daily Archives: January 21st, 2013

Citroen Monte13– Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena seal seventh Rallye Monte-Carlo win
– Two Citroën DS3 WRCs secured podium positions
– Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team now leads Manufacturers’ standings Read More »

Mini Dakar13It seems nothing can stand in their way. The French duo of Stéphane Peterhansel and co-driver Jean-Paul Cottret have won the Dakar Rally 2013 in a MINI ALL4 Racing in a repeat of last year’s success. With their overall time of 38:32.39, the lead pairing of the privately-entered Monster Energy X-raid Team from Trebur, Germany crossed the finish line in Santiago de Chile 42:22 minutes ahead of their nearest pursuers in the overall classification. For Peterhansel, his second victory in the MINI ALL4 Racing was also the 11th of his career in the Dakar. Read More »

The Toyota Hilux crewed by Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz has claimed second place in the world’s toughest off-road motorsport event, the Dakar Rally, after two weeks and 8000km of gruelling competition through the deserts of Peru, Argentina and Chile.

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Monte-Carlo Historique: Five Belinettes to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Alpine-Renault’s one-two-three finish in 1973


– The 2013 Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique provides a first class opportunity to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Alpine-Renault’s one-two-three finish on the real thing in 1973. That triumph, led by Jean-Claude Andruet and his lady co-driver ‘Biche’, paved the way for Alpine-Renault’s Manufacturers’ crown at the end of the inaugural World Rally Championship in 1973 Read More »

Mclaren 2013‘Life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.’

When a 27-year-old Bruce McLaren penned those words in 1964, his new company, Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd, was less than a year old.

In those days, Bruce’s vision was shared by fewer than half a dozen loyal souls, who slogged across the world to race his self-made cars. Read More »

VW Monte13Volkswagen showed an impressive debut in the FIA World Rally Championship. In one of the toughest editions of the Rally Monte Carlo in recent years, Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) managed to lead the Polo R WRC in its first competitive outing to second place. In difficult weather conditions with a mix of snow, ice, and wet asphalt next to bright sunshine, thick fog, and heavy rain Ogier/Ingrassa won two special stages on the classic through the French Maritime Alps. Read More »

– Team of injured soldiers overcome 8570 km of racing through giant dunes, rough terrain in searing heat with longest daily stage of 852 km
– 18 months of preparation, hard work and tireless dedication result in first disability team to finish the toughest race in the world
– Race2Recovery achieve the extraordinary beyond injury with the support of Land Rover training, parts and Discovery support vehicles
– Duke and Duchess of Cambridge send special congratulatory message

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When the British Army set a new World Record for the non-stop drive from Cape Town to London in 1983, they had no idea that their record of 14 days would last for 30 years. . .

On the anniversary, 1 February 2013, a fresh attempt is to be launched, when two British rally drivers, Philip Young and Paul Brace, set out in one of the smallest “eco” city-cars you can buy from a British showroom – a two-cylinder, 875cc Fiat Panda. Read More »

Jack Frost 13 Swift (1)-1Darlington rally driver Paul Swift defied the snow and ice to record a superb class victory en route to fourth place overall on today’s Darlington and District Motor Club-organised Autogas 2000 Jack Frost Stages Rally which took place at Croft Circuit. Read More »