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Daily Archives: January 27th, 2014

BTCC BMRTwo-time champion makes sensational return with Team BMR alongside second new signing Aron Smith

Another former champion is to join the burgeoning ranks of the 2014 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship grid, as Alain Menu will contest his first full season since leaving the series as champion at the end of the 2000 campaign. The Swiss driver is a veteran of over 200 BTCC contests and has scored 86 podiums and 36 wins since his debut in 1992. Read More »

WWRS14 Kumho ClubmansKumho Tyres has confirmed support for the new Clubmans Challenge within the 2014 West Wales Rally Spares R.A.C. Rally Championship by offering two tyres at each of the seven rounds. The winner of the pair of tyres will be drawn from the hat among the crews contesting the Clubmans Challenge. Read More »

WWRS14 pre-Red Kite14aThe 2014 Red Kite Stages (Sunday 2 February) will give the gravel rallying season the perfect start with a superb entry for the opening round of the West Wales Rally Spares R.A.C. Rally Championship.

In a total entry of 85 cars, 60 of them will be chasing points in the UK’s most popular championship for historic cars. The R.A.C. Championship entry spans 17 different models of car and includes over 25 crews that are new to the championship. Read More »

– Porsche factory drivers Nick Tandy (GB), Richard Lietz (A) and Patrick Pilet (F) win GTLM class in first round of Tudor United SportsCar Championship, the 24 Hours of Daytona, in 911 RSR
– The Porsche North America factory team 911 RSR –  with 470 hp flat six rear engine – also set fastest race lap in its class
– Porsche is the most successful manufacturer in the history of the Daytona 24 Hours race
– 2014 result is the 40th class victory for the Porsche 911 in the iconic Florida motor race, and the 76th for Porsche overall

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Williams Craig WilsonWilliams Advanced Engineering, part of the Williams Group of companies that includes the Williams F1 Team, is pleased to announce the appointment of Craig Wilson to the position of Managing Director.

In this role Craig will have overall operational and delivery responsibility for existing projects within Williams Advanced Engineering, oversee all business development activity, and take a strategic lead as the company continues to commercialise Williams’ Formula One derived technology and knowhow for the motorsport, automotive, transport and energy sectors. Read More »

– The key steps in the development of the new R18
– Concept established back in July 2012
– First track test in October 2013

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Ferrari Daytona14The first of this year’s major endurance races ended with a great win for the Ferrari 458 GT in the Daytona 24 Hours. The American Level 5 Motorsport team triumphed in the GTD class at the end of a race that was, to say the least, exciting. Car number 555 with Italy’s Alessandro Pier Guidi at the wheel at the time, was first past the flag, having always been in contention for victory. Read More »

Audi Daytona14– Audi R8 LMS #45 relegated to second place
– Organisers ask to excuse confusion caused

About four hours after the end of the race, the organisers of the 24 Hours of Daytona (USA) have issued a revised result for the GT Daytona class. Read More »

Chrysler Group/Fiat CEO will deliver the keynote address to officially open the 2014 Canadian International AutoShow.

Sergio Marchionne says he lives on a plane. Such is the pace of life for the dynamic Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Chrysler Group LLC and CEO of Fiat S.p.A., who will be the keynote speaker at the official opening ceremonies for the 2014 Canadian International AutoShow (CIAS) in Toronto, on Thursday, February 13.

Already this year, Marchionne has negotiated an agreement for Fiat to fully acquire  Chrysler Group, creating a single company that is the seventh-largest automaker in the world. He has also agreed to continue leading that company for another three years. Read More »