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Daily Archives: June 21st, 2013

As the series swaps the asphalt of Scotland for its forest gravel, the 2013 Twingo Renaultsport Trophy UK is tied at the top of the leaderboard, with Harry Threlfall and Ben Mckay having a win and a non-finish apiece.

The move back to the gravel of round three, the RSAC Scottish Rally, is not only new to the Renault crews, it is new to nearly all the crews in the MSA British Rally Championship, after a seven year break from the event.

And so it is a completely level playing field that will greet the combatants in Dumfries in just over a week’s time – same Twingos, same Pirelli tyres, same Sunoco fuel and same lack of experience of classic stages like Ae and Clatteringshaws. Read More »

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The honour of representing the MSA British Rally Championship at the popular Cholmondeley Pageant of Power in Cheshire last weekend soon turned into misery for 20 year old Ben Mckay as his Renault Twingo R1 suffered major engine failure during a demonstration run at the event. This setback has caused an added headache for the young Ellesmere rally star as he will now endure a race against time to ready the car for next weekend’s RSAC Scottish Rally.Benjamyn McKay / Jason McKay Renault Twingo Read More »

Carlos Garcia Fessman will restart on Day Two under Rally 2 Regulations in his Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X after his campaign on Day One of Rally d’Italia Sardinia came to a premature end on the road section to SS2. Heading out this morning towards Sassari, the destination of today’s Remote Service, Fessman was focused on gaining as much experience as possible on the alien Italian gravel and his first ever competitive outing in Europe.

The Venezuelan was pleased with his progress on SS1. He didn’t have any ‘moments’ and he felt confident in his Lancer as he quickly began to learn the style of the Sardinian roads. Unfortunately, approximately 3km from the end of SS1, he began to suffer from turbo problems. Read More »

Roving reporters, the Honda Live Studio, ATV action, off-road motorcycle experience, motorsport icons and Hillclimb battles are just some of the Honda action taking place throughout the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed #FoS.

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Renault V6– Paris Air Show at Le Bourget: Renault presents its innovative new power unit designed to the new technical regulations to be used in the FIA Formula One World Championship from 2014 onwards.
– The new generation Power Unit is officially named Energy F1-2014 reflecting synergies with the pioneering fuel efficient Energy engine range used in Renault road cars.
– The race-intent Power Unit revealed for the first time demonstrates a radical leap in Formula One powertrain technology, achieving groundbreaking fuel efficiency from its direct injection turbocharged engine allied to cutting edge energy recovery systems and electrification. Read More »

– Audi R18 e-tron quattro on the first three grid positions
– Combination of TDI power and quattro drive is fastest
– Frenchman Loïc Duval on pole at Le Mans for first time

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– Nissan ZEOD RC will utilise the same lithium battery technology as used in the award-winning Nissan Leaf
– The Nissan ZEOD RC will achieve speeds in excess of 300km/h
– Multiple electric drivetrain technologies to be tested before racing in 2014 Le Mans 24 Hour and assesed for potential in LM P1
– Nissan again at the forefront of Zero Emission and battery technology

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Plato Tesco13Continuing his quest for success on the track, Jason Plato will continue another one of his personal quests of sharing his love for sandwiches by celebrating the launch of his second specially created sandwich.  Tesco Petrol Filling Stations up and down the country will begin stocking Jason’s second Limited Edition sandwich during the 5th Round of the 2013 British Touring Car Championship season at Croft Racing Circuit. Read More »