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Daily Archives: May 28th, 2013

Under glorious sunshine, over 8,000 people enjoyed two fantastic days of racing at Motorsport at the Palace, in association with the Ancaster Group.

As the Mayor of Bromley, Cllr. Ernest Noad and his wife Diane waved off the first cars under bright blue skies, it was clear this year’s event would be one to savour. Race fans and casual visitors alike witnessed some spectacular on-track action, which saw the previous lap record smashed and class records tumble across the board.

Existing record holder Gary Thomas, driving a Force PT, shaved almost a second off his previous best time, powering his way around the course in just 32.87 seconds. Read More »

With the dust literally and figuratively settled on the MSA British Rally Championship’s first round, it is time to leave the forest gravel for the ‘tar’ of the Jim Clark Rally. Big brakes and Pirelli slicks fitted, suspension stiffened – all that’s needed are the closed roads of the Scottish Borders – bring on the black stuff!

The Jim Clark Rally is unique on the British mainland as the only closed public-road rally and as such holds challenges peculiar to driving flat out on roads that are usually used by locals to go about their daily business.

The crews’ challenge starts with the reconnaissance of the stages; using diagrams and maps, they must traverse the route within the speed limit and abide by normal road-traffic laws. Read More »

– Round two of the Citroën Racing Trophy UK will be held in Scotland this weekend
– Competitors will cover 130 miles of tarmac stages, beginning on Friday evening
– Several crews in contention for a strong result on the Border roads

The Jim Clark Memorial Rally welcomes the Citroën Racing Trophy crews this weekend, as the DS3 R3-mounted crews will challenge 130 miles of closed road tarmac stages, on the Border roads. Read More »

– Chairman and CEO of Renault Carlos Ghosn confirms in Monaco that Renault will supply V6 turbo engines and energy recovery systems to Scuderia Toro Rosso for use in the FIA Formula One World Championship from 2014 onwards.
– New relationship builds on the existing partnership between Renault and Infiniti Red Bull Racing, sister team to Scuderia Toro Rosso.
– Renault and Infiniti Red Bull Racing finalise terms for long term premium partnership
– Renault has supplied its RS27 V8 engine to Infiniti Red Bull Racing since 2007, winning three consecutive constructors’ and drivers’ titles together Read More »

– Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team will be represented by Mikko Hirvonen/Jarmo Lehtinen and Dani Sordo/Carlos del Barrio at what is considered to be the most demanding round of the WRC
– A new, compacted design for 2013 makes the Acropolis Rally the shortest event so far this season
– Challenging, rough gravel stages at high speeds make tyre management key

Reputed to be the most demanding event on the WRC calendar, the 2013 Acropolis Rally will nonetheless be contested at breakneck speeds. The Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team will be represented by the crews of Mikko Hirvonen/Jarmo Lehtinen and Dani Sordo/Carlos del Barrio for this, the sixth round of the season. Khalid Al-Qassimi/Scott Martin will be driving the DS3 WRC of the Abu Dhabi Citroën Total World Rally Team. Read More »

– The Peugeot  208 T16 Pikes Peak car was ‘unleashed in anger’ for the first time
– Altitude testing is only a dress rehearsal for the main event at Pikes Peak in June
– Tested at Le Ventoux – a very demanding and famous stage of the Tour de FrancePug 208T16 Ventoux13 Read More »