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Daily Archives: August 19th, 2013

With so many Irish competitors in this year’s MSA British Rally Championship, it could be argued that round four, this weekend’s Todds Leap Rally NI, (part of the Ulster Rally), is a home event for the series.

As it moves briefly but importantly back to asphalt for the last time and begins the second half of the season, the series longest event has a new base in the beautiful Fermanagh Lakes and with it new challenges for the BRC crews.

Around thirty percent of the field hails from Ireland, north and south of the border and although the top of the tables is occupied by a Finn, three of the top five places are held by drivers from the emerald isle. Read More »

pr_rs13ulsterprevStourbridge rally driver Richard Sykes will head to Ulster next weekend for the next two rounds of the BRC Challenge championship knowing that back to back wins are vital to keep in the title race.

After winning the BRC Challenge crown last year Sykes has suffered mixed fortunes in 2013 with problems on each of the three events he has contested in his Bathams Brewery, G I Sykes Ltd, Silverstone Tyres and Boroughbridge Marina-supported Citroën C2 R2 Max. Read More »

BTCC SheddenThe Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship makes its annual visit to Knockhill, Fife, this coming weekend (24/25 August), with tens of thousands of fans set to support local hero and reigning champion Gordon Shedden.

A pivotal point in the BTCC season, Knockhill is set to host one of the largest sporting events in the country over the bank holiday weekend. Read More »

ITV4 commissions new primetime documentary series charting the history of the British Touring Car Championship.

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– Fourth place after clever strategy in rain at Nürburgring
– Lead in overall standings extended to 35 points
– First points of the year for Miguel Molina

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Salon BMW M1Oracle Finance will be attending Salon Privé and will exhibit the vintage BMW M1 at Syon Park this September.

Not to be confused with the BMW 1 Series M Coupe, the BMW M1 was the result of an agreement to build a production racing car in sufficient quantity for homologation in 1978 to rule sports car racing. It was the only mid-engine BMW to ever be mass produced. Read More »

CSC_0414Having taken a seventh outright victory in less than 18 months on the Jane Cowling Memorial Phoenix Stages Rally earlier in the month, Arron Newby continued his meteoric rise by adding the Rainworth Skoda Centenary Stages title to his list of achievements this weekend. Read More »