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Daily Archives: November 10th, 2014

Alan Walker and Jez Rogers will make their event debut on this year’s Roger Albert Clark Rally (28-30 November) and Walker says that contesting the event will be the realisation of a long-held ambition.RAC Walker14 Read More »

A cluster of local drivers will be gunning for glory in the penultimate round of the 2014 Autosport International BTRDA Rallycross Championship at Croft Circuit this Sunday (16 November), with a bumper entry list setting the scene for some spectacular side-by-side action across more than 40 races.

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Allard Palm Beach MkIIOne of the most famous and revered racing drivers of all time, Sir Stirling Moss, will visit Alan and Lloyd Allard (son and grandson of racer and sportscar designer/manufacturer Sydney Allard) at lunchtime on Saturday 15 November on the Allard Sports Car stand.

Sir Stirling and Sydney Allard competed directly in the 1952 Montecarlo Rally (racing a Sunbeam Talbot and an Allard P1 Saloon respectively) and the 1953 Le Mans (Sidney in a JR and Moss in a Jaguar C-Type). Read More »

VW pre-GB14– Free rein for the three Volkswagen duos at the Rally Great Britain
– 13th and final round: grand finale to the WRC
– Final stop in a superlative season for Volkswagen

An open battle at the final rally of the year: Volkswagen duos Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F), Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) and Andreas Mikkelsen/Ola Fløene (N/N) go into the Rally Great Britain with one common goal – victory. The destinations of the World Championship titles and the top three places in the Drivers’ and Co-Drivers’ competition may already have been decided ahead of the 13th and final round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) in north Wales, but the drivers in the blue, grey and white are as hungry for success as ever. Read More »

A major new novel has brought into sharp focus the involvement of the Nazis with the Silver Arrows grand prix cars in the run-up to the Second World War.

Motorsport writer Mike Breslin’s meticulously-researched new book, Pieces of Silver, harks back to a time when the cars of Auto Union and Mercedes, the Silver Arrows – as the F1 Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton is known to this day – were heavily-supported by Germany’s Nazi government. Read More »

– Three FIA WEC endurance races within the space of four weeks
– Extreme demands on the Bahrain circuit

The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) is turning onto the finish straight. Only 13 days after the race in China, round seven of the season follows in Bahrain on Saturday, November 15, and two weeks later, the finale is on the calendar. After taking victory on the Persian Gulf in 2012 and second place last year, Audi is again setting its sights on a podium position. Read More »

– The twelfth and final round of the FIA WTCC will take place on Macau’s legendary street circuit
– Citroën has already secured the Manufacturers’ World Championship, and three of its drivers, José María López, Yvan Muller and Sébastien Loeb, are certain to occupy the top three spots in the final overall standings*
– The full Citroën Total team will be in action in Macau, with Ma Qing Hua joining in a fourth C-Elysée WTCC

After a weekend in Japan, the FIA WTCC returns to China for the last round of the season. The Macau Grand Prix has been an unmissable event in world motorsport since 1954. In addition to the F3 race – which helped bring the talents of Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher to wider attention – the FIA WTCC has staged a race there every year since it was revived in 2005. Read More »

– Wales Rally GB is the thirteenth and final round of the 2014 World Rally Championship
– Mads Østberg/Jonas Andersson and Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle will be looking to secure second place in the Manufacturers’ standings for the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team

One of the oldest events in world motorsport, Wales Rally GB was first contested in 1932. Since then, only World War II, the Suez Canal crisis and the foot-and-mouth outbreak in 1967 have prevented it from being held. For a long time, British, Swedish and Finnish drivers dominated the list of winners of the event, previously known as the RAC rally.

Although the Citroën Visa was driven to a few class wins at the start of the 1980s by Maurice Chomat and Mark Lovell, it was with the C4 WRC that the brand scored its first overall win. Between 2008 and 2010, Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena racked up three consecutive wins. Read More »

Top Gear Live UK– TV stars Clarkson, Hammond and May headline 2015 UK arena tour
– Top Gear Live to play arenas in Liverpool, Newcastle, Sheffield, Belfast and London
– Tickets on sale from 9am on Friday 14 November

Top Gear Live, in association with Live Nation, announced today that it will embark on its first ever UK-wide arena tour with the presenters set to perform their latest and greatest stunts in arenas up and down the country. Read More »