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Daily Archives: March 18th, 2013

The team behind ‘BRC LIVE’, the new live broadcast service for the MSA British Rally Championship (BRC), has created the ‘BRC LIVE Media Trophy in association with Prodrive’; a new-for-2013 award specifically focused at the development and recognition of the media efforts made by drivers and their teams during their 2013 BRC campaign.

At each of the seven rounds of the BRC, drivers will be set specific media-related tasks and the most successful will be put through to the final, which will be judged at the end of the season by a panel of industry experts.

The prize for the winner of this trophy is a much-sought-after opportunity to test a Prodrive Mini John Cooper Works S2000 rally car at the company’s Warwickshire test facility. Read More »

– First triumph of a hybrid race car at Sebring
– One-two victory of the Audi R18 e-tron quattro on U.S. debut
– Fässler/Jarvis/Tréluyer win endurance classic

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The Renault-powered Lotus F1 Team E21 of Kimi Raikkonen has taken the first win of the 2013 season following a scintillating Australian Grand Prix. The 2007 world champion started from seventh on the grid and used a clever pit stop strategy to secure victory by more than 12 seconds over Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso. Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel finished in third overall in the Infiniti Red Bull Racing, putting two Renault-engined drivers onto the podium.

Raikkonen graduated to fifth off the start and made an early change to the medium compound tyres on lap nine. He completed a long stint on this set of rubber and, despite two light rain showers, stayed out longer than his closest rivals. The Finn returned to the pits on lap 34, after which the strategy unfolded perfectly as Alonso, Hamilton, Massa and Vettel made one further stop, leaving Raikkonen out in front. Read More »

– Jarvis helps Audi achieve its 11th victory in 12 hour sportscar race and lead home dominant one-two result

Britain’s Oliver Jarvis claimed his maiden and Audi’s 11th race victory in the Sebring 12 Hour sportscar endurance race on Saturday 16 March.

Jarvis, from Burwell near Newmarket, plus Marcel Fässler (CH) and Benoît Tréluyer (F), swept their hybrid-diesel Audi R18 e-tron quattro to a narrow 7.679secs victory after an intense, race-long duel with the “sister” Audi of Dumfries-born Allan McNish plus co-drivers Tom Kristensen (DK) and Lucas di Grassi as the dominant Audi sportscars led all 364-laps. Read More »