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Monthly Archives: April 2013

The 55th MSA British Rally Championship (BRC) season should have been underway back on Rally North Wales in early April, but like March’s BRC Media Day, the weather had other ideas.

So this weekend (4/5 May) the Pirelli Richard Burns Foundation Rally temporarily resumes its position as the 2013 series opener, with the tension and excitement even more palpable than a month ago.

The reigning and triple BRC champ Keith Cronin has proved his point and has left the door wide open to a brand new champion to take the mantle – or has he? Most of the youngsters who battled it out last year are back with victory in mind, along with a raft of new faces too, but a certain Irishman has not ruled out an occasional appearance – how very Sébastien Loeb of him! Read More »

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‘Hello everyone, Bruno here, writing from Villa Carlos Paz, Argentina.

‘It’s full speed ahead for rally preparation because the event’s itinerary has changed this year to start on Wednesday and finish Saturday. The rally is over 400 kilometres this year and kicks off with a Super Special Stage here in the town on Wednesday night, before the first full stage Thursday morning. I think Saturday’ll be a tough day with 77.92 kilometres of rough Special Stages in total, but it ends on a high with the famous El Condor test as this year’s PowerStage. Read More »

Callum Black  586 Suzuki Swift21 year old Callum Black, from Brackley, goes into this weekend’s opening round of the MSA British Rally Championship with high hopes of a good result after finishing in a strong second in class on the recent Somerset Stages Rally.

The Pirelli Richard Burns Foundation Rally is based at Carlisle Racecourse with a ceremonial start in Carlisle Town Centre on Saturday morning (May 4th). Competitors will tackle some of the most iconic and demanding rally stages in Britain including stages in Northumberland’s Kielder Forest, often referred to in rallying as “Killer Kielder”, due to the frequently high attrition rate amongst competing cars. Read More »

The Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship visits the fastest circuit in the UK this holiday weekend (4/5 May) when a packed grid takes on the high-speed challenge of the Thruxton circuit in Hampshire.BTCC pre-Thruxton13 Read More »

208 T16– Development of the Peugeot 208 T16 gathers pace
– UK test drivers feature strongly in the development of this car
– Pedigree of performance from Peugeot Sport’s many previous successes Read More »

– Durability and development testing carried out in the extreme conditions of the Arctic Circle
– McLaren P1™ to feature at the 2013 Goodwood festival of Speed
– Short, high definition video showing the McLaren P1™ testing can be viewed at: http://youtu.be/Hb_6pNFqqNA

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Alex Wurz, Myles Mordaunt and Francis Jago have formed Integrale Management – a ‘super team’ of multi-industry specialists with the focus of securing determined young British racer Alex Lynn a drive in Formula 1.

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This year’s Peter James Insurance Bromley Pageant of Motoring promises the most diverse range of cars ever displayed, with vehicles of all sizes, ages and speeds when it returns to Norman Park, Kent, on Sunday 9th June.

Firmly in the outside lane is the Jaguar XK8/XKR Enthusiasts’ Club, who will be showing a range of these modern-era high-performance Jaguar models. There’s high-speed motoring from the Jensen Owners’ Club, which offers a great reminder of these prestigious grand touring Aston Martin rivals.

Representing sports cars from across the Channel the Renault Alpine Owners’ Club has a selection of these highly acclaimed French motors, and for the truly rare French classic, you’d better head along to the Simca Club’s display. Read More »

rs13_pirprev01Stourbridge rally champion Richard Sykes will begin the defence of his BRC Challenge title next weekend when he contests the Carlisle-based Pirelli Challenge rally.

The event was scheduled to be round two of the championship but heavy snow and ice forced the cancellation of the opening round last month. Read More »

dw13_hamsres01Bentham’s David Wright was denied a podium finish in the Tour of Hamsterley rally last weekend when problems with the anti-lag valve meant he retired from the event to prevent more serious damage to the car. Read More »