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Daily Archives: April 28th, 2013

Bird 2-2Langwathby driver Paul Bird continued his excellent start to the 2013 season with another battling performance which saw him secure the runner-up place on today’s SG Petch Tour of Hamsterley Rally.

Driving the MinxFlix.com, Fuchs Titan, Rapid Solicitors and Kick Energy-backed, Pirelli-shod FBP Ford Focus WRC07, Bird followed up his victory on the North West Stages Rally in February and podium placings on both the Malcolm Wilson Rally and Tour of Epynt last month with second place on his debut on the Stockton & DMC-organised event. Read More »

AUTO - GT TOUR LE MANS 2013For his debut in the French FFSA GT Championship, the “Volant Euroformula” 2012, Enzo Guibbert, made it to the second step of the podium in his second race after he finished ninth in Race 1! Behind the wheel of his Porsche 997 GT3-R managed by Philippe Alméras, Enzo outwitted all the traps and climbed level with the best. Read More »

The 2013 NGK Spark Plugs BRC Challenge (NGKBRCC) begins its ninth season as a support series to the MSA British Rally Championship this weekend, when a strong field of rally cars and their crews descend on Carlisle Racecourse to contest the Pirelli Richard Burns Foundation Rally.

Getting underway from a ceremonial start in Carlisle City Centre on Saturday morning, the drivers and co drivers will then make their way into Kielder to get proceedings underway with the first stage, Pundershaw, due to commence at 11:40. After a loop of three stages, a mid afternoon service at Carlisle Racecourse will provide the competitors with a short break and spectators the opportunity to see the cars worked on up close before the second run over the stages begins at 15:45. Read More »

SONY DSCOur first trip to Hamsterley and apart from being liberally sprayed by showers throughout the day, the Tour of Hamsterley provided a full days motorsport action. The overall winner came from the modern field but as this was round 2 of the West Wales RAC Championship our initial focus will be there. Martin McCormack & Phil Clarke (Escort MkII) stamped their authority on the event from stage 1, setting fastest stage times on 5 of the 7 stages. Ultimately they won by 45 seconds from Steve Bannister & Louise Sutherland (Escort MkII). What perhaps was the larger shock was that Bannister only clinched 2nd place on the final stage when a puncture for Ryan Barrett & Barry Ferris (Escort MkII) saw them slip down to 5th Historic crew. Read More »