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Daily Archives: January 6th, 2014

On only the second day of the 2014 Dakar Rally, Stéphane Peterhansel (FR) behind the wheel of his #300 MINI ALL4 Racing entered by the Monster Energy X-raid Team enjoyed a compelling run through the 433 timed kilometres of the second Dakar leg. The eleven-time Dakar champion and winner of the 2012 and 2013 Dakar in the MINI ALL4 Racing sealed the day victory, 28 seconds ahead of Carlos Sainz (ES), which also propelled him into the overall lead of the 36th Dakar edition.

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Titan, the St. Neots based specialist component manufacturer, has been awarded the contract to design and manufacture the steering rack for the Mygale Formula 4 car.

Formula 4 is part of an FIA initiative to simplify driver progression and preparation leading up to Formula 1, which will be launched for 2014. Formula 4 should act as a first step on the road for young karters into single seaters.

The new car features a carbon monocoque, sequential gearbox, adjustable front and rear wings, double wishbones and pushrods, twin dampers, adjustable anti-roll bar and a retractable steering column. Read More »

Stilo are continually improving their helmets to be the safest, lightest, strongest and most comfortable helmets money can buy. To share in their achievements they have decided that they will invest in their customers and are cutting the cost of the ST4 8860 racing range by an amazing 25percent, and giving everyone the opportunity to wear the safest helmets in motorsport. The full discounted ranges will be available at the Autosport Show.

Stilo regard themselves as the FIA 8860 helmet specialists, which is evident in their model range. In fact, all the other manufacturers’ 8860 models total less than the amount in Stilo’s own range. Read More »

Audi Autosport14Britain’s Allan McNish and Tom Kristensen, from Denmark, attend the Autosport International at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham next weekend (11-12 January).

Dumfries-born McNish and Kristensen, together with Frenchman Loïc Duval, won last year’s Le Mans 24 Hour race driving a hybrid-diesel Audi sportscar. Read More »

Camcoat Performance Coatings technical and commercial staff will be present on Stand E861 during the two-day Autosport Engineering Show at the NEC during 9 and 10 January 2014.

Motorsport customers will be well aware of our polymer ceramic exhaust coatings used at all levels of competition.

Examples of these will be on display showing both internal and external coatings. In addition, the ceramic coatings used on piston crowns, brake calipers and valves can be seen.

But the main attraction will be examples of the NEW DiamonDyze™ ceramic anodising process, installed recently by Camcoat at a facility near Macclesfield in Cheshire. Read More »

WWRS14 Cat1The organisers of the West Wales Rally Spares R.A.C. Rally Championship have pledged long-term support for the oldest cars in historic rallying, the Category 1 cars from up to 1968.

For the 2014 season and beyond, the R.A.C. Rally Championship will welcome Category 1 cars and ensure that they retain their rightful place at the head of the field. Running first on the road on gravel rallies ensures the best possible stage condition for cars that are 50 years old and more. Read More »

WWRS14 RegulationsThe regulations for the 2014 West Wales Rally Spares R.A.C. Rally Championship have been published and are now available on the championship website at racrallychamp.org

Both the 2014 regulations and registration forms can be downloaded and they will also be available at the Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club stand (number 6814) at Autosport International at the Birmingham NEC (9-12 January). Read More »