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Daily Archives: June 10th, 2013

dw13_dukeres01Bentham’s David Wright was robbed of the chance to push for a victory on last weekend’s Dukeries rally when a driveshaft snapped dropping him down the leaderboard.

Wright got off to a great start in his Kumho Tyres, Proflex, Drenth, York Brewery, Millers Oils, Owen Developments and Grove Hill Garage-supported Mitsubishi Evo 9  and, after setting the fastest time in stage 5 he was up to second overall, just 11 seconds off the leader. Read More »

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??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????The Test Day was the occasion when Nelson Panciatici, long time holder of the best time in LMP2, finally finished second at the wheel of his Alpine A450! The track remained damp for a good part of the day but the Signatech-Alpine team still managed to test all the important items on their program. Read More »

WWRS DMACK pre13Spectators are being welcomed to the DMACK Carlisle Stages, round three of the West Wales Rally Spares R.A.C. Rally Championship on Saturday 21 June, with free access to the special stages and a free spectator guide for download from the event website. Read More »

VuhlFollowing the global announcement from VŪHL Automotive in March, confirming it is embarking on the launch of an all-new road-legal lightweight supercar – the VŪHL 05 – the company today releases exclusive new images of the car being tested at a secret location. Read More »

MG Oulton13Jason Plato thrust himself right into the heart of the fight for this season’s 2013 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship by taking his MG KX Momentum car to two stylish wins at Oulton Park in Cheshire on Sunday.

The former champion was the highest points scorer across the weekend’s three races, but was ruled out of the final event when damage caused his car to erupt in flames. Read More »

James Ford is the second finalist for the BRC LIVE Media Trophy in association with Prodrive. He was selected after a week of debate by the judges of the new trophy, following the second round of this year’s championship – the Jim Clark Rally.

The Citroën C2R2 driver’s efforts were judged to have been closest to the task criteria with some superb local coverage in the Lancashire Evening Post, delivering everything that was expected of the task. The decision was however close, with several drivers doing equally well with their coverage, but it was felt that James just did enough to win the finalist spot on this round. Read More »

Rolls Royce epicForty-seven Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts dating from 1909 to 1926 will set off later this week to re-enact the original 1913 Alpine Rally.

This Alpine Centenary Trial will follow the original 1,850-mile route as closely as possible, tackling some of the world’s most spectacular and challenging mountain passes in one of the automotive world’s most gruelling tests of endurance. Read More »

MG’s Jason Plato scores double victory before Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan wins reversed grid race three.

MG KX Momentum racer Jason Plato scored a flawless double BTCC victory at Oulton Park today (9 June) before a dramatic fire put him out of the final contest, handing his Honda Yuasa Racing rival Matt Neal the championship lead. Read More »

Audi Le Mans13 prep– Three Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars ready for 24-hour race
– Rainy weather limits test programme
– Marco Bonanomi tests tire generation for 2014

Audi completed its preparations for the most important endurance race of the year with a test in France that was largely held in rain. Two weeks before the Le Mans 24 Hours, Audi Sport Team Joest set up the long-tail version of the Audi R18 e-tron quattro for the high-speed track on the eight-hour test day. Read More »

The hybrid-diesel Audi sportscar of Allan McNish set the outright fastest time in a one-day official test at Le Mans today (9 June) to head an impressive Audi 1-2-3 ahead of this year’s 24 Hour race.

The Scotsman’s French co-driver Loïc Duval set the fastest time in the eight-hour test at the wheel of their Audi R18 e-tron quattro that will also be shared by record eight-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen (DK).

The Frenchman set a personal fastest time of 3min 22.583secs, an average speed of 150.5mph around the 8.47-mile track, on his final lap at the end of the session on new tyres and with low fuel. Last year’s pole-position was 3:23.787 (André Lotterer, Audi) and race fastest lap 3:24.189 (Loïc Duval). Read More »