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Daily Archives: January 9th, 2014

The MINI ALL4 Racing put all his strengths on display during the 2014 Dakar Rally’s fifth leg from Cilecito to Tucamán (both AR) on Thursday. With Joan “Nani” Roma (ES) behind the wheel of the Monster Energy X-raid Team’s yellow MINI ALL4 Racing, the car showed reliability as well as its agility on a day that challenged all competitors to the most on a terrain consisting of soft dune sands as well as typical off-road sections. Roma and the MINI ALL4 Racing, which is based on the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman and modified by the Germany-based X-raid Team to excel in the tough Dakar conditions, mastered it all.

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WWRS14 CunninghamIrish brothers Ray and Frank Cunningham will go head-to-head for the first time in their long rallying careers when they enter a pair of Mini Coopers in this season’s West Wales Rally Spares R.A.C. Rally Championship.

Younger brother Ray is widely regarded as one of the fastest Mini drivers in the world on asphalt rallies, but has virtually no experience on gravel. Read More »

R2R Dakar14aThe retirement of the team’s two race cars on Stage 2 means all attention turns to team’s T4 race truck

Race2Recovery, the group of injured soldiers and civilian volunteers who made history as the first disabled rally team to complete the Dakar rally in 2013, has confirmed that its current 2014 Dakar challenge is still alive. Read More »

One of the most eagerly-anticipated new racecars of 2014 will make its global public debut at this weekend’s Autosport International Show at the Birmingham NEC.Defender Challenge Autosport14 Read More »

Porsche 911 GT314– New ‘Type 991’ 911 GT3 Cup race car displayed on Porsche stand (Hall 20, Stand 2540), prior to debut in 2014 Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship
– Season highlight includes race at Le Mans, in support of world-famous 24 Hours
– 911 GT3 road car on show – fresh from being hailed as ‘Britain’s Best Driver’s Car’ by Autocar magazine and ‘Car of the Year’ by EVO magazine Read More »

Ford Autosport14Ford’s acclaimed high-performance EcoBoost petrol engine technology becomes available to the aftermarket at this month’s Autosport International Show.

Motorsport competitors, independent performance car manufacturers and converters are expected on the Ford stand hosted by Ford Component Sales (FCS), the division responsible for the supply of genuine Blue Oval parts. Read More »

– Porsche Motorsport factory team will race new ‘919 hybrid’  in the 2014 Sports Car World Endurance Championship (WEC) including Le Mans 24 Hours
– Brendon Hartley and Marc Lieb join Mark Webber, Neel Jani, Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumas in the new ‘919 hybrid’ LMP1 race team
– Porsche AG Team Manthey will enter two 911 RSR race cars in the WEC, and also at Le Mans
– Porsche North America will contest the Tudor United Sportscar Championship with CORE autosport

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