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Daily Archives: November 17th, 2014

Dean_Raftery_WRGB223 year old Galway rally star Dean Raftery secured a fantastic second in class RC4 on his maiden outing in a World Rally Championship event last weekend as he contested the final round of the series, Wales Rally GB. After tackling over 300 stage kilometres throughout three long days of competition, Raftery and co-driver Karl Atkinson crossed the finish podium in the North Wales town of Llandudno a very happy duo, finishing well inside the top 45 crews and harbouring a gap of around two minutes to his nearest rival. Read More »

Peugeot Wales 14a– PEUGEOT UK supported Chris Ingram wins class at Wales Rally GB
– Young Brit triumphs in non-turbo, front-wheel-drive category
– His PEUGEOT 208 R2 runs flawlessly from start to finish on its Welsh debut

Chris Ingram, one of the youngest British drivers competing in the Wales Rally GB, scored an impressively dominant victory in the RC4 class. Read More »

Citroen Macau14– Starting race one from pole position, 2014 World Champion* José María López claimed his tenth win of the season in Macau, setting a new record for most victories in one season in the process
– In a highly competitive second race, Yvan Muller managed to secure second place
– With 17 wins in 23 races, Citroën has achieved a clean sweep of honours, winning the Manufacturers’ title as well as first, second and third places in the Drivers’ standings with López, Muller and Loeb Read More »

– The Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team secured second place in the Manufacturers’ World Championship* with its eighth podium finish of the season at Wales Rally GB
– Mads Østberg and Jonas Andersson finished third overall, with Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle ending up in sixth position, after a dramatic final leg
– Mads ended the season in fifth place in the Drivers’ World Championship, Kris finished seventh. In the co-drivers’ standings, Jonas finished fourth and Paul took seventh

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Hyundai Wales14a– The Hyundai Shell World Rally Team has concluded its maiden season in the competitive FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with a solid three-car finish in Wales Rally GB
– Thierry Neuville (#7 Hyundai i20 WRC) consolidated a hard fought fourth position by taking second place and an extra two points on the Power Stage
– Hayden Paddon (#20 Hyundai i20 WRC) and Juho Hänninen (#8 Hyundai i20 WRC) brought their cars home after a tough rally to achieve the team’s primary aims for the weekend. Read More »

BRM V16On Saturday, 6th December, motoring historian, Doug Nye, will be the guest speaker at an evening hosted by the National Motor Museum. During the evening he will explore the significance of the iconic BRM, its landmark role in the story of British motor sporting aspiration and its place in the nation’s post-war social fabric. Read More »

With a month-and-a-half remaining until the start of the 2015 Dakar, the Peugeot 2008 DKR is getting into the swing and has traded its initial all-carbon finish for its official colour scheme. This spectacular metamorphosis is an eloquent sign that the bestial machine is now fully prepared to take on its 4×4 rivals on the most punishing cross-country rally of them all. Peugeot 2008 DKR livery Read More »

– Eighth victory of the season for world champions* Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia
– Record number of wins in one WRC season for Volkswagen
– Latvala and Mikkelsen recover well from set-backs

The icing on the cake at the end of the season – the final round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) saw Volkswagen set a new record for the number of wins in one single season. Read More »

Tour Britannia 2015 announceSpectacular closed-road stages over some of the most famous roads in Irish rallying history will feature in an Irish edition of Tour Britannia when the entire event crosses the water for some competition in Ireland during the 13-15 May classic race and rally tour.

Building on the success of the 2014 event the 2015 edition, known as ‘Tour Ireland’, will start and finish in North Wales but will take in around 24 hours in Ireland by using the high-speed ferry from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire. Read More »

Wales Rally GB14 Results 1– World Champion Sébastien Ogier concludes campaign with victory number eight
– Mikko Hirvonen signs off illustrious WRC career with popular second place
– Kris Meeke denied podium on home soil by brace of late punctures
– Brits shine across the board with support class trophies

Two-time FIA World Rally Champion Sébastien Ogier clinched the final victory of the season on Wales Rally GB on Sunday (16 November), as British drivers grabbed the headlines with a podium challenge from Kris Meeke and standout performances throughout the field. Read More »