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Daily Archives: September 2nd, 2013

Callum NI2With competitors in the British Rally Championship back in action after a break of eight weeks, a strong sixth place on Rally Northern Ireland has left young Brackley driver Callum Black buoyant about his prospects for the remainder of the season.

The fourth round of the championship presented competitors with a stiff test as they tackled its tarmac stages. “It was a really tough rally with challenging stages”, explained Callum, “The surface was constantly changing, with a lot of mud sections, particularly in the braking areas, which caught a few out!” Read More »

With just one day to go until Salon Privé 2013 opens in West London, the UK’s premiere boutique luxury automotive event is counting down more than just the days.Salon in numbers Read More »

– The new Porsche LMP1 sports prototype race car starts testing on international circuits
– Will debut in 2014 World Endurance Championship (WEC) and contest Le Mans 24 Hours
– Drivers Neel Jani, Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumas have each tested the new car
– Current Grand Prix driver Mark Webber will join the team next season

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One of the largest and most varied sustainable and eco-friendly motoring events take places at the internationally renowned National Motor Museum, Beaulieu next month. The organisers are delighted to confirm a number of new additions to the already packed programme:

* The Rt Hon Vince Cable MP Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills, will unveil the new Bluebird DC50 electric sports car and Bluebird GTL electric race car at 15:00 on Saturday 28 September.

* Kingston University Electric Bike Phoenix will be on display having recently achieved 160mph at Elvington Airfield, York (A non-official UK Land Speed Record). Read More »

Action from round four of the MSA British Rally Championship will air tonight (Monday 2nd September) on Sky Sports 4HD at 22:00hrs.

Watch as the drama unfolds on Todds Leap Rally NI (part of the Ulster Rally), with two of the front-runners, Tom Cave and Alastair Fisher, sidelined early on. Also catch the onboard action from John MacCrone’s monumental accident from which he and co-driver Phil Pugh mercifully walked away.

The BRC’s RallyTwo championship adds even more spice to the programme. Particularly as local lad Jon Armstrong stuns onlookers with a fastest overall stage time, eventually falling foul of the conditions to allow Daniel McKenna to take win number three. Read More »

– First and second place for the Audi R18 e-tron quattro in qualifying and the race
– Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer achieve second victory of the season
– Duval/Kristensen/McNish in second place at São Paulo after misfortune

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Allan McNish saw his FIA World Endurance Championship lead reduced when the Scotsman placed second in the São Paulo Six Hours today (SUN) as Audi claimed a dominant one-two result.

Dumfries-born McNish plus co-drivers Tom Kristensen and Loïc Duval brought their hybrid-diesel Audi R18 e-tron quattro home three-laps behind the winning “sister” Audi of Marcel Fässler (CH)/André Lotterer (D)/Benoît Tréluyer (F).

A loose wheel and two resulting pit stop infringements dashed any hopes of a third WEC race win for the McNish/Kristensen/Duval Audi.

The Anglo-Danish-French “combo” now have a 22-point lead at the midway stage of the eight-race WEC having scored two wins (Silverstone and Le Mans) and two seconds (Spa and Brazil). Read More »