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Daily Archives: May 23rd, 2014

Kumho Norway14Frank Tore Larsen now leads the Norwegian Rally Championship by 28 points, following outright victory in his Kumho-shod Ford Fiesta R5 on the recent Rally Sorland – the first gravel event of the 2014 series.

Larsen, who has upgraded from an R2 Fiesta to the considerably more powerful (almost 300bhp) four-wheel drive M-Sport R5 model for this season, was ecstatic with the result. Read More »

Nissan WEC15 announce– Nissan to take on Audi, Porsche and Toyota with factory LM P1 team in FIA World Endurance Championship
– Japanese manufacturer to challenge the old guard at the front of the Le Mans grid

Nissan will unleash the GT-R and go head-to-head with Audi, Porsche and Toyota at Le Mans in 2015. The Japanese manufacturer will also contest the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship with a full factory effort of two LM P1 cars.  Read More »

WWRS14 pre-SVSThe West Wales Rally Spares R.A.C. Rally Championship heads back to Wales for round four on the Severn Valley Stages (Saturday 31 May). The classic stages in the Crychan region will deliver another great event for 70 championship contenders on a rally that is one of the most popular on the schedule. Read More »

Honda’s Civic Tourer, raced by the Honda Yuasa Racing team in the 2014 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, has already picked up its first silverware on track this season, and this week the team’s drivers found a new way to push the car to its limits.

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– Neil Simpson set to return to the Jim Clark Rally in his ŠKODA Fabia S2000
– Duns rally home event for co-driver Claire Mole
– British rally test outing ahead of Ypres Rally attack in BelgiumSimpson pre-JCMR14 Read More »

Skoda Yeti Extreme– Compact SUV with rally car ambitions: rugged concept ŠKODA Yeti Xtreme
– Dynamics: 1.8 TSI/112 kW with all-wheel drive and DSG; height-adjustable chassis, and Octavia RS brakes
– Rally car interior: aluminium floor panel, Recaro sports seats, carbon fibre trim, ‘Super Sports’ steering wheel, iPad cradle, fire extinguisher, off-road features, rally equipment
– 33rd run of the legendary Volkswagen event from 28 to 31 May 2014 Read More »

SVS14 pre-eventA fantastic field of over 115 cars will contest the 2014 Severn Valley Stages (Saturday 31 May), which is the 41st running of this famous event. The organisers have been thrilled to receive an entry that has both quality and quantity across the modern and historic sections.

Three different crews in the Pirelli MSA Welsh Rally Championship have taken maximum points on the opening three rounds, but it is the consistent pace of Paul Davy and Roger Allen that has taken then to the head of the championship in their Subaru Impreza. Read More »

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Michelin Pilot Escort RS Cosworth winning the MSA British Rally Championship, one of British rallying’s most instantly recognisable cars will make a very rare appearance on the Michelin consumer stand at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 26-29).

 

Driven by Malcolm Wilson OBE, the Team Principal of the M-Sport World Rally Team, the iconic Michelin Pilot Escort RS Cosworth dominated the 1994 British Rally Championship. Read More »

Mini Pharaons14aNasser Al-Attiyah (QT) is currently lying in 2nd place in his MINI ALL4 Racing at the Pharaons Rally Egypt. The driver of the Monster Energy X-raid team is seven minutes behind Yazeed Al-Rajhi (SA) at halftime of the famous rally in the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies. Read More »