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Daily Archives: October 4th, 2013

Ralliart Italia France13aRallye de France – Alsace marks the first European WRC event in the career of Venezuelan driver Alejandro Lombardo. He is joined in his Ralliart Italy-run Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X by new co-driver, Adolpho Espinosa, on the navigator’s WRC debut. After finishing second in the WRC 2 Production Cup at Rally Australia, Lombardo was eager to take on the Tarmac stages of Rallye de France. Read More »

Amy-Williams-and-Sébastien-Ogier-with-'Marshal-the-Marshal'– Sébastien Ogier shares knowledge with Skeleton Champion to help in her quest to compete in Wales Rally GB

Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams met with Sébastien Ogier  – the newly crowned 2013 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) title holder – at Castle Combe’s annual Rally Day (21 September). Ogier was on hand to lend some expert advice to novice co-driver Williams, as the 2010 Winter Olympic Skeleton Champion trains to compete at WRC level.

Williams is now halfway through her rally challenge, which involves completing four national rallies in order to qualify as an international co-driver in time for the final WRC round of the season, Wales Rally GB, on 14-17 November. Read More »

Top Gear Scotland13d– Top Gear Live adds fourth performance at The SSE Hydro
– Rush for tickets as box office opens

Due to exceptional demand an extra Top Gear Live performance has been announced for the sparkling new SSE Hydro, Glasgow in January 2014. Read More »

– Sir Chris Hoy MBE and Amy Williams MBE to participate in the Colin McRae Stages Rally

This year the Scottish rally, which is named after the late, great rallying superstar Colin McRae will be the penultimate round of the Scottish Rally Championship. Although Sir Chris Hoy will not be directly competing, he will be facing all stages in the course car alongside five-time British Rally Champion, Jimmy McRae. The Olympic cyclist is a long-time fan of the sport and hosted BBC2’s tribute to Colin McRae in the series ‘Racing Legends’ earlier this year.

As if one Olympian wasn’t enough, fans of rallying will also see Skeleton Gold medallist, Amy Williams MBE, compete in the rally alongside Sky Sports News’ F1 analyst Tony Jardine. This will be the third rally that the duo have undertaken as she strives to achieve international co-driver status in time for the final round of the World Rally Championship, Wales Rally GB (14-17 November). Read More »

Cars fitted with Pfitzner Performance gearboxes dominated in last weekend’s Transchaco Rally in Paraguay, an event that is regarded as the most punishing of its kind in the world. The first three cars in this gruelling three-day event were all fitted with PPG dog gear sets, whilst another four behind them meant that seven out of the top ten finishers – all of them driving Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Xs – were equipped with PPG gearboxes.

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VW Ogier Champ13The crowning moment – Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia are 2013 World Rally Champions*. The result of the opening stage – for a change the Power Stage – of their home event, the Rally France, means the Volkswagen works duo can no longer be caught at the top of the table in the premier league of rallying. And still with more than two rounds to go until the end of the season. The success sees Ogier/Ingrassia make motorsport history on several fronts at the wheel of their Polo R WRC. For them personally, this is their maiden Driver and Co-Driver title in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Read More »