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Monthly Archives: December 2013

jaffa13 (13)Slightly different weather conditions greeted us at Pembrey this year. It was wet but this year it had frozen and the first stage was a lottery on grip but after that the stages were consistent as Paul & Nia Fowden (Impreza) took victory by 14 seconds. It had been a hard fought rally with no outright pace setter like in previous years and this was borne out by the battle for 2nd place as Emyr Morgan & Paul Jones (Impreza) edged out Geoff Kitney & Ken Gibbard (Evo VI) on a tie break back to the 1st stage times. Read More »

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A special two-hour review of the various class battles throughout the 2013 ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship will be broadcast on Motors TV on Friday January 3rd at 8.30pm.

Two one-hour programmes will run back-to-back, featuring new footage from one of the most competitive seasons of recent years.

The programmes have been compiled and produced by Ally Beck, and voiced by leading sports presenter Jon Desborough.

Ogier_Ingrassia_WRR_2013The Rally Driver No. 1 is Sebastien Ogier – The Rally Codriver No. 1 is Julien Ingrassia

Sébastien OGIER is without question the number 1 of international rallying, as confirmed by the 2013 WRR (World Rally Ranking) promoted by the IRDA (International Rally Drivers Association), the first place is always occupied by the French driver, in second place the Belgian Thierry Neuville, the podium is completed by Finnish Jari-Matti Latvala. These three drivers are followed by 935 rally drivers from the 5 continents and 75 countries in the world, after the running all international rallies in the FIA calendar 2013, have scored the necessary results to enter the World Rally Ranking. Read More »

Neil and Fabia S2000 30percentsmaller> Simpsons ŠKODA’s MD, Neil Simpson to return to the sport after 12 year absence
> ERC winning Fabia S2000 acquired directly from ŠKODA Motorsport
> Programme of 8 events planned for 2014
> UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, France and Belgium based events included in the programme
> ŠKODA Fabia S2000 to be prepared and run by Simpsons ŠKODA internal team
> External Support for the team has come from MIS, Pirelli and Medicell
> Car to make first appearance at Autosport International Show at the NEC in January Read More »

Audi DTM Champions– Mattias Ekström and Timo Scheider are staying with Audi
– Mike Rockenfeller competes as title defender
– Head of Motorsport Dr. Ullrich: “Important pillars of our squad”

It’s been sealed: For the first time in DTM history, Audi will be competing with three DTM Champions in the 2014 season. Following Mike Rockenfeller (D/30), Mattias Ekström (S/35) and Timo Scheider (D/35) have been confirmed as drivers as well. Read More »

The creation of a new accredited coaching structure within UK motor sport has taken another major step forwards this week after ten individuals were qualified as official motor sport coaches.

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McLaren 12C Spider– New locations in Atlanta, Long Island, Scottsdale and Washington D.C. confirmed for North America
– McLaren Vancouver confirmed as second Canadian location
– Five new locations to support the continued expansion of the McLaren brand

McLaren North America is pleased to announce the continued expansion of the retailer network, with the appointment of five new authorised retailers. The four locations in the US and one in Canada will take the network to 15 retailers representing the North American market. Read More »

– Sporting theme to Top Gear Live at the SSE Hydro
– Spectacular shows include motorised football, curling and chariot racing

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In a fitting end to an extraordinarily successful launch year, the stunning new VŪHL 05 trackday supercar has been honoured with an international Design, Technology and Engineering award.vuhl award Read More »

Silverstone Classic pre-14– ITV4 to air Silverstone Classic highlights on Christmas morning
– Wake up to festive fun for all the family

Waking up Christmas morning is always a very, very special occasion – but perhaps even more so this year as ITV4 is screening highlights of last summer’s award-winning Silverstone Classic. Read More »