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Daily Archives: March 4th, 2013

Plans for the route for this year’s Tour Britannia (10/11 May) were unveiled at Race Retro, the International Historic Motorsport Show, at Stoneleigh Park (22-24 February).

Event director Alec Poole showed confirmed and prospective competitors details of what lies ahead when the ninth edition of Britain’s only classic race and rally tour runs in the spring. The 10/11 May tour will be based at Warwick, with scrutineering and documentation on Thursday evening before two full days of competition on Friday and Saturday. Read More »

WWRS Mid Wales 13bThe special award winners for the opening round of the West Wales Rally Spares RAC Rally Championship have been announced following the Rally Marketing Mid Wales Stages (Sunday 3 March).

Jerry Bailey and Graham Lacey took the unfortunate accolade of posting the first retirement of the rally when the head-gasket of their Ford Escort Mk2 failed and they retired four miles in to the opening stage. Read More »

– Rally Mexico marks the start of a new era as Hirvonen and Sordo take over for the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT, Atkinson to drive Abu Dhabi Citroën Total WRT DS3
– 2013 marks the tenth year of Rally Mexico, the first of six gravel rallies this season
– Hirvonen: “This is where the season starts for real”
– Sordo: “This is my ‘third’ home rally!” Read More »

WWRS Mid Wales 13aNick Elliott and Dave Price were the big winners on the opening round of the West Wales Rally Spares R.A.C. Rally Championship, yesterday’s Rally Marketing Mid-Wales Stages (Sunday 3 March).

The Cheltenham crew took victory by just 3.7s after a glorious battle of the Ford Escort Mk2s with Marty McCormack and Phil Clarke. “He’s too quick,” said Elliott of his rival after a battle that ebbed and flowed across five epic stages. Into third came Ryan Barrett to make it two drivers from Northern Ireland in the top three. Read More »

– 12C GT3 is eligible to race in the Pirelli World Challenge Series
– Pirelli World Challenge supports the IZOD IndyCar series
– McLaren has claimed five back-to-back Can-Am titles (1967-71) and three Indy500 victories (1972, 1974, 1976) in an illustrious racing history in the North American market

The McLaren 12C GT3 has been confirmed as eligible for the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC), by the series organisers following a strong competitive debut season in Europe. This announcement means that the British-built racer is now able to compete in North America for the first time. Read More »