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Daily Archives: September 17th, 2014

Berwickshire born Ross Hunter left last weekend’s Rally Isle of Man as Champion Driver of the 2014 NGK Spark Plugs BRC Challenge Trophy having fought tooth and nail to beat his old adversary, Richard Sykes on infamous twisty and fast island lanes. Syke’s co-driver Emma Morrison was also crowned Co-Driver Champion, taking more points than Josh Davison, because he hadn’t competed on all scoring rounds.

On the Thursday and Friday, the penultimate round of the NGK BRCC, 26 year old Hunter with Davison alongside, had a titanic battle on their hands, never more than a handful of seconds separating them from Richard Sykes and Morrison. But Midlands based Sykes, a former champion, had a 100mph accident on the penultimate stage on Friday morning, handing Hunter and Davison the win and maximum points. Read More »

Wales Rally FM– Dedicated radio service adds to the spectator experience
– Broadcasting news, results, interviews and traffic reports live from Rally HQ
– Partnership with WRC Live brings best rally coverage to fans

Wales Rally GB is delighted to announce the re-introduction of its own dedicated radio station – a service that will be broadcasting live throughout the UK’s concluding round of the FIA World Rally Championship (13-16 November). Read More »

• Bentley looks to finish the season in style at the Nürburgring
• Team and drivers in contention to be Endurance Series champions
• “Very high confidence in the cars and the team”

Final preparations are being made as the Bentley Continental GT3 is readied for the last race in the 2014 Blancpain Endurance Series, at the famous Nürburgring in Germany. Bentley, in conjunction with technical partners M-Sport, is looking to finish the season on a high, after a successful opening championship with an all-new car. Read More »

Nismo maverick– Nissan invites the fans to join NISMO’s birthday party across the world
– #30YearsOfMaverick used to bring the 30th celebrations to the digital world

To mark NISMO’s 30th anniversary, Nissan is celebrating 30 years of maverick engineering with a week of events around the world including activity at major motorsport events in the US and Europe. Read More »

On September 21st and 22nd Kop Hill Climb (Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire), itself steeped in motoring history, is proud to host 4 ERA’s (English Racing Automobiles) as part of its ‘Best of British’ theme.

Three had already been confirmed, R3A owned by Kop Hill Climb Patron, Dick Skipworth, R8C owned by Guy Spollen and R4A owned by Nick Topliss.  They are now joined by Duncan Ricketts and his 1938 ERA E-Type GP1.

The organisers of the historic hill climb event, which raises funds for local charities as agents for Buckinghamshire Community Foundation commented: “This is a unique occasion for us – it could be the largest static gathering of ERAs for a very long time – if ever.” Read More »

RAC announce14aDetails of the support rallies to the 2014 Roger Albert Clark Rally (28-30 November) have been announced and will offer fantastic cost-effective forest rallying with entry fees from as low as £7.84 per mile.

The two support rallies both offer competitors a chance to be part of what many people regard as the best rally of the season, as well as the opportunity to tackle classic and little-used stages in the Kielder complex. Both events are open to two-wheel drive cars of any age. Read More »

McLaren 650S SprintThe new 650S Sprint by McLaren GT is set for its global competitive premiere this weekend at the penultimate round of the GT Cup race at Donington Park, UK. The 650S Sprint is developed and optimised for the track, and eligibility has now been confirmed to race in the NARRA US GT series, the SCCA GT Championship and the UAE GT series. McLaren GT factory driver Rob Bell will be joined by German-based journalist Dale Lomas, for the weekend’s triple-header. Read More »

Ford and MSA– FIA Formula 4 concept to be powered by Ford’s acclaimed 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine – as proven in Formula Ford – tuned to deliver the FIA’s maximum permitted 160PS
– New championship to be named MSA Formula – Certified by FIA, Powered by Ford EcoBoost
– New car available to order from 27 September following its Silverstone unveil
– First 15 cars to be delivered by December 2014 Read More »