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Daily Archives: April 17th, 2014

Smith pre-Severn14Ten years after he last sat in a rally car, Ludlow-based Gary Smith has returned to the sport and will contest the Severn Valley Stages (31 May) as his second rally back.

Best known for campaigning a Ford Escort Cosworth, Smith was tempted to make a comeback when he had the chance to buy the Ford Escort Mk1 used by Richard Hill to win the 2013 BHRC. Read More »

Porsche pre-Donington14– Rounds 3 and 4 of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB take place at the picturesque Donington Park circuit on 19 – 20 April
– Reigning Champion Michael Meadows heads the title chase, after scooping maximum points in the first races at Brands Hatch on 30 March
– New Type 991 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race car makes its debut in Carrera Cup this year: new car is based on the iconic 911 coupe, and is powered by a 460 hp, rear-mounted flat-six engine Read More »

Anton MarklundWorld Rallycross talent Anton Marklund has announced his formal invitation to the 2014 Summer Global X Games following negotiations by his management agency, The KINC.

Marklund, 21, is one of the few athletes chosen from a selective list of motorsports talent to compete at the ESPN X Games. Racing his No. 92 Volkswagen Polo RX Supercar, he will compete against 22 other rallycross drivers in Austin, Texas. Read More »

While battles rage at the head of the MSA British Rally Championship for overall honours, the BRC2 category will feature its very own fight for supremacy, this year featuring four makes and four nations, starting on the Pirelli Carlisle RB Foundation Rally in a little over two weeks.

The 2012 MSA British Junior Rally Champion Garry Pearson returns with a brand new car to the series, the awesome-sounding Peugeot 208 making its official championship debut in the hands of the young Scot. He and Dave Robson will embark on a full season, with plenty of testing under their belts to iron out any glitches. Read More »

On Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th August,the magnificent parkland grounds of Castle Hill, the North Devon home of the Earl and Countess of Arran, will once again be the setting for the high-octane Castle Hill Car Festival. Featured in a press review last year as one of the ‘must-do’ summer motoring events, the organisers have worked hard behind the scenes to add even more attractions.

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Porsche WEC debut– 2014 World Endurance Championship (WEC) begins at Silverstone 18 – 20 April
– Porsche factory makes return to top LMP1 category with team of two new 919 Hybrid LMP1 prototype race cars
– LMP1 driver line-up includes Mark Webber, who makes his Porsche race debut this weekend, alongside former Le Mans winner Timo Bernhard and young star Brendon Hartley
– Factory Porsche Team Manthey also enters two 911 RSR race cars in the WEC race, with British driver Nick Tandy sharing driving duties Read More »

Vintage Bentleys and other classics are heading to southwest France with bespoke historic racing tour company Grand Classic Tours for the International Circuit des Remparts race meeting, from 19-21 September on the world-famous street circuit in Angouleme.

“This event is a hidden treasure – for three days, the whole city of Angouleme, situated in the middle of a triangle between La Rochelle, Limoges and Bordeaux, becomes a gigantic museum, thrilling fans of historical cars whether racing or not,” said Grand Classic Tours director Deborah Stott.

“Motor racing in France can be very different. Sitting, eating croissants and drinking coffee in a sunny medieval square and suddenly a 1940s Alfa chased by a ’50s DB4 cuts the atmosphere. This is Angouleme. Read More »