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Monthly Archives: February 2014

The MSA British Rally Championship’s Pirelli Star Driver scheme, which has previously helped up-and-coming talent such as Elfyn Evans reach the top of world rallying, is set to boost the careers of even more young drivers from next year onwards.

In a change to the previous on-event selection process, the 2014 Pirelli Star Driver nominations will be awarded to each of the BRC’s five category champions at the end of the season.

The five winners will then present their future competition programmes, plans and ambitions at an assessment day, vying for a share of the Pirelli Star Driver support fund. The prizes will take the form of funding assistance as well as product support and other career opportunities, tailored to each individual winner. Read More »

Formule-Renault-2_0-2014The Euroformula racing school was founded in 1997, a legacy of the “Privilege Formula” school. Laurent Fradon, its Director, arrived in La Châtre the same year accompanied by his wife Sandra, to head up the Sales department with François Xavier Tourlière’s backing. Since then Laurent has unceasingly developed the business and took the directorship of the business five years ago. Fearless in the face of challenge and with a vision for the future, he has decided, along with his shareholders, to replace the fleet with 10 new Formula Renault 2014 equipped with paddle shift steering wheels! Read More »

Citroen Ma Qing Hua– Ma Qing Hua joins Loeb, Muller and López at Citroën Racing’s World Touring Car Championship team for 2014, completing the line-up
– With extensive single-seater experience and success in the China Touring Car Championship, Ma Qing Hua is perfectly prepared for his campaign in the C-Elysée WTCC
– The Shanghai native will contest five rounds of the WTCC, including Moscow, Spa-Francorchamps, Macau and Shanghai, with his fifth event to be confirmed at a later date Read More »

MSA Closed RoadsMSA calls on the sport to respond to online consultation.

The Motor Sports Association – governing body of four wheel motor sport – has welcomed the launch of a government consultation regarding a proposed change in the law that would allow motor sport events to take place on closed public roads in Britain. Read More »

McLaren 650S 4– New McLaren 650S Coupe can accelerate 0-200km/h (0-124mph) in just 8.4 seconds
– Faster than rival ‘stripped out’ road racers, yet offers far superior comfort, refinement and equipment
– Available in Coupe and Spider variants from launch priced from £195,250 (RRP on the road) Read More »

Hyundai Paddon– Hyundai Motorsport signs New Zealand driver Hayden Paddon to its WRC team
– Paddon and his co-driver John Kennard will drive a Hyundai i20 WRC car entered by Hyundai Motorsport N
– The 26-year-old will drive seven rounds of the 2014 FIA World Rally Championship starting with Rally Italia Sardegna and including Rally Australia. Read More »

The television coverage of the 2013 Roger Albert Clark Rally (8-10 November) will be screened on Motors TV on Friday (28 February) starting at 6.55pm.RAC Winstanley Read More »

M-Sport has announced continued support of the BRC’s driver talent development ethos by offering the 2014 British Rally Champion a prize drive on Wales Rally GB in one of its factory run R5 Fiestas.

The FordFiesta SportTrophy will provide winners using Fiesta rally cars with on event parts vouchers and end of season prize drives. If the winner of the MSA British Rally Championship has driven a Fiesta all season, then they will be entered into the final round of the World Rally Championship, Wales Rally GB in an M Sport run R5.

Championship Manager Mark Taylor:
“This is fantastic news, an example of our recently formed Constructors Commission and the sport working in harmony! Thank you M Sport, Pirelli and Wales Rally GB for providing another great opportunity to showcase our aspiring talent. Read More »

Motorsport F1 revolution– Motor Sport magazine presents a new vision for F1: a cutting-edge sport for pure racers
– New far-sighted leadership required for post-Ecclestone era
– Wholesale changes must be made for fast evolving world

The highly respected and influential monthly Motor Sport magazine is presenting a radical new vision for the future of Formula 1.

The April issue – on sale Thursday 27 February priced at £4.99 – features a striking graphic of Bernie Ecclestone with strong echoes of Jim Fitzpatrick’s famous sixties poster of revolutionary Che Guevara which has become an iconic symbol of rebellion. Read More »

Foust World RXAmerican Top Gear presenter and 10-time X Games medallist Tanner Foust has announced he will compete in four rounds of this year’s FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy.

Foust – who will pair with Sweden’s Marklund Motorsport to drive a Polo RX Supercar  – will kickstart his World RX campaign at Lydden Hill in the UK from 3-4 May, but will also compete in Kouvola, Finland (28-28 June), Trois-Rivieres, Canada (7-8 August) and Istanbul, Turkey (11-12 October). Read More »