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Daily Archives: June 3rd, 2013

dw13_dukprev01Bentham’s David Wright will continue his 2013 BTRDA rally championship campaign next weekend when he contests the Dukeries rally in Nottinghamshire.

After an excellent result on the Plains rally last month when he finished first in class and fourth overall Wright is hoping for another good performance in his Kumho Tyres, Proflex, Drenth, York Brewery, Millers Oils, Owen Developments and Grove Hill Garage-supported Mitsubishi Evo 9. The car ran faultlessly on the Plains so there have been no changes made ahead of the Dukeries. Read More »

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Alex Parpottas / Jamie Edwards Ford FiestaMSA British Rally Championship hopeful Alex Parpottas achieved his goal last weekend on the closed public roads in the Scottish Borders, as he tackled the third round of the series The Jim Clark Rally.  The first all asphalt event of the season took place around the market town of Kelso and the 19 year old from Hoddesdon in Hertfordshire recorded a creditable 12th overall and 4th in class  in his Buzz Sweets Ford Fiesta R2. Read More »

Benjamyn McKay / Jason McKay Renault TwingoAfter a disappointing non-finish on the opening round of the MSA British Rally Championship, 20 year old Ben Mckay drove with a mature head to win the R1 category and Twingo Renaultsport R1 Trophy UK on last weekend’s Jim Clark Rally. Hosted by the Scottish Borders market town of Kelso, the event marked the first foray onto asphalt for the young rally star as he attempted to acclimatise to the surface for the first time in his newly acquired Twingo. Read More »

Bird - day 1 Sailor Gully IMG_2234After last year’s inaugural victory after many years of trying which included finishing runner-up twice and another two times in third place, Cumbrian rally driver Paul Bird successfully defended his title in emphatic style on this weekend’s SOL Rally Barbados with another stunning drive on the Caribbean island. Read More »

The Twingo Renaultsport R1 Trophy UK points table is dead level after round two of the one-make series, this weekend’s Jim Clark Rally.

Benjamyn Mckay and co-driving dad Jason took top points on the 130-mile closed public road event in the Scottish Borders, despite having stopped on the very same Friday night stage that claimed his rival Harry Threlfall.

The pair started with a blast through the now-famous Duns town centre spectator stage, along with the rest of the MSA British Rally Championship contenders and it was an ultra-close ding-dong battle in the making. Read More »

Bentley pre-Cholm13• New Flying Spur makes UK show debut
• Le Mans winner Guy Smith celebrates 10th anniversary of victory with Speed 8 drive
• Bentley’s Continental GT3 race concept on display
• 200mph Continental Speed range take to the track Read More »

– Dani Sordo and Carlos del Barrio finished as runners-up
– Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen finished in eighth place

Continuing the racing spirit right to the end, Dani Sordo and Carlos del Barrio finished as runners-up at the Acropolis Rally. The Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team crew picked up their second podium finish of the season, after taking third place at Monte-Carlo. Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen finished in eighth place. Read More »

Both MG KX Momentum racers Jason Plato and Sam Tordoff say they are looking forward to one of the most thrilling challenges on the 2013 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship calendar at Oulton Park this weekend.

The series moves to the swooping Cheshire track for the fourth meeting of the year, and both drivers are confident of zeroing on in the points lead over the three-race weekend.

Plato, who has won twice so far this season, thinks that progress that the team has made with the two-litre turbocharged race car will reap rewards around the undulating track. “We are going there in great shape,” thinks Plato. Read More »

As the Volvo C30 comes to the end of the road, Volvo Cars takes a look back and celebrates the success of the sporty hatchback that sold almost 210,000 cars worldwide – with one in seven sold in the UK.

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– BTCC winner Frank Wrathall relishes chance to race his heroes
– Fujifilm renews support for Super Touring Trophy racesWrathall Classic Read More »