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Daily Archives: October 15th, 2013

Now enjoying ‘must attend’ status on the historic motoring calendar, the Kop Hill Climb (September 21st & 22nd) showcased 11 decades of motoring history spanning the pioneering automobiles of the veteran era to the latest supercars.  The result, a record 15,000 motoring enthusiasts and families flocked to the Chiltern Hills to join in the fun and celebrations raising tens of thousands of pounds for local charities, thus sealing Kop Hill Climb 2013’s place as a finalist in the International Motoring Awards Historic Motor Event of the Year category, high accolade indeed!

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– Grand Prix winner steps up to top-flight rallying
– Pole admits Wales Rally GB will be ‘huge challenge’

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– Reigning Champion Michael Meadows secures back-to-back titles in final race
– Rory Butcher and Dean Stoneman score individual wins
– Victor Jimenez and Dan De Zille share Pro-Am1 category triumphs

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Finally, the FIA World Motorsports Council has approved the Formula 1 schedule for 2014. Therefore, we were able to set the date for the Ennstal-Classic.

From 9 until 12 July, Grobming will be the setting of the 22nd Ennstal-Classic.
Registration: http://www.ennstal-classic.at/en/home.

At the same time, the 2nd Chopard Racecar-Trophy will take place. An independent competition for formula racecars, racing two-seaters, prototypes, GTs and rally-cars built before 31 December 1983. Read More »

Rallye Sunseeker International is just days away and for the first time, the south of England event will decide the MSA British Rally Championship. With a 50% points bonus available in Poole, the prestigious title decider will be as unpredictable as the British weather; Finland, Northern Ireland or Wales, all in with a shout in Dorset this weekend.

The event’s move from February to 18/19th October has meant that the organisers have had plenty of time to produce a rally worthy to decide what has been a fantastic season-long battle. And produce one they have, with a new base entirely in Poole, new service area and even consideration of the placement of the finish line of the final stage, with Somerley House as a fitting backdrop. Read More »

Drayson Record Oct13*(sub-999kg electric vehicle subject to FIA homologation and MSA ratification)

– Lord Drayson increases World Electric Land Speed Record for sub-999kg vehicles with a new average speed over one mile of 205.139mph and over one kilometre of 333.271kph, both records set from a flying start. The speeds were an average of two runs completed within an hour at Elvington Airfield, England (*subject to FIA homologation)
– The Drayson Racing prototype electric race car also set a new EV acceleration World Record over a measured quarter mile from a standing start, with a time of 9.742 seconds (*subject to FIA homologation)
– The Oxford based team also set a new British Land Speed Record for cars of any propulsion type driven by their wheels over one mile from a flying start (*subject to MSA ratification) Read More »