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Daily Archives: May 7th, 2013

Benjamin Mckay / Jason Mckay Renault TwingoEmbarking on his lifelong ambition last weekend, 20 year old Ben Mckay from Ellesmere in Shropshire headed to Cumbria to contest the first round of the MSA British Rally Championship (BRC), The Pirelli Richard Burns Foundation Rally. Partnered by father and co-driver Jason, the Mckay family name was seen on the entry list for the very first time as they contest the championship in their Twingo Renaultsport R1. Read More »

Alex Parpottas / Neil Shanks Ford Fiesta19 year old MSA British Rally Championship contender Alex Parpottas endured a tough weekend in Cumbria as he contested the first round of the series, The Pirelli Richard Burns Foundation Rally. Battling with time consuming mechanical issues, Parpottas from Hoddesdon in Hertfordshire piloted his Buzz Sweets Ford Fiesta R2 to 12th overall and fifth in class six. Read More »

Former Pirelli Star Driver, 28-year-old Finn, Jukka Korhonen, took a dominant victory on the opening round of the Citroën Racing Trophy UK. Citroën DS3 R3s took an amazing top five places on this opening MSA British Rally Championship round in the forests around Carlisle. The Pirelli Richard Burns Foundation Rally was in honour of the former World Rally Champion.

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Citroen Argentina13– Loeb and Elena victorious for the eighth time in Argentina
– Ninth consecutive Rally Argentina victory for Citroën
– Matton encouraged by DS3 WRC developments

Clear leaders going into the final day, Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena controlled proceedings from the front to grab their eighth win in Argentina and Citroën’s ninth consecutive WRC win in South America. Read More »

A long-standing partnership involving two motorsport legends will be re-ignited as the new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car makes its debut wrapped in iconic MARTINI® Racing Stripes. As part of the MARTINI® 150 Anniversary celebration this year, the new car will be driven by nine-time world champion, Sébastien Loeb, during the opening round of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in Catalunya, Barcelona, Sunday 12 May.Martini Porsche13 Read More »

WWRS Carlisle entry feesAn entry fee of £450 for 45 stage miles on the new DMACK Carlisle Stages will place round three of the West Wales Rally Spares R.A.C. Rally Championship (Saturday 22 June) among the best value gravel rallies of the 2013 season. Read More »

MG KX Thruxton13MG KX Momentum racers Jason Plato and Sam Tordoff say that they are pleased to have increased their points tallies at the third meeting of the 2013 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season at Thruxton last weekend despite a last-gasp heartbreak. Read More »

BTCC Thruxton13Matt Neal claims 50th and 51st BTCC wins before Gordon Shedden scores victory in frenetic finale at Thruxton.

Honda Yuasa Racing took three wins out of three at Thruxton (5 May), as the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship produced some frenetic racing at the fastest circuit in the UK. The champion squad now leads both the Manufacturers’ and Drivers’ standings, with Matt Neal moving to the summit of the championship order. Read More »

Volkswagen has celebrated another successful weekend in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), extended its lead in the drivers’ and co-drivers’ championship, and retained its position as the number one manufacturer. Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) took second place behind record-breaking world champion Sébastien Loeb (Citroën), claiming their fifth podium place in this season’s WRC after their fifth outing with the Polo R WRC. After starting the final day in Argentina in fourth position, Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) fought their way into third place and contributed towards the team’s success with their second podium finish of the season.VW Argentina13 Read More »

Samira Khan - Nyeri01Samira Khan and Chantal Young, together affectionately referred to as “The Rally Queens” , are all set for this weekends KCB Voi Rally, Round 3 of the 2013 KCB Kenya Rally Championship. The girls will once again be competing in their Kenya Airways Ford Escort Mk1 in the Classic section of the rally. Read More »