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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Dean Raftery  Ford FiestaBilly Coleman Young Driver of the Year Dean Raftery will take on the biggest challenge of his career as he steps up from his usual Ford Fiesta R2, to a BMW MINI World Rally Car on the Colm Quinn BMW Galway International Rally.  Receiving the support of rally sponsor Colm Quinn BMW, Raftery will compete in one of two MINI WRCs on the event, the sister car piloted by five times Irish Tarmac Champion Eugene Donnelly. Read More »

The classic car show– All-new global TV series, The Classic Car Show, was launched today at a VIP event at The Soho Hotel in central London
– Hosted by Quentin Willson and Jodie Kidd, the world premiere of this landmark series airs at 7pm, Thursday February 5th on Channel 5
– In one of the most powerful collaborations in TV history, viewers will be given the opportunity to own a one-off Aston Martin V8 Vantage*
– The Classic Car Show is also delighted to announce Jaguar Heritage as a web partner and as the TV series sponsor
– Compelling viewing for all the family, The Classic Car Show gives viewers a back-stage pass into this glamorous world but also celebrates affordable machines too
– New series will be globally distributed by Sony Pictures Television Read More »

RAC14 on TVThe TV coverage of the 2014 Roger Albert Clark Rally (28-30 November) will be broadcast on Motors TV in early February, with the first transmission set for 4.45pm on Saturday 7 February.

The two-hour programme, produced by Olly Dickinson, will have at least four repeat showings including at 11.20am on Monday 9 February and at 1pm on Thursday 12 February. Read More »

– Ingram drives the PEUGEOT 208 ‘R2’– a front wheel drive production-derived rally car
– Supported by PEUGEOT UK, PEUGEOT Financial Services and TOTAL Lubricants
– Rally Liepaja will be the first round of the FIA European Junior Rally Championship
– Follows the successful class win for Ingram in Wales Rally GB last year

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McLaren-Honda revealed their new racing car, MP4-30 for the upcoming 2015 FIA* Formula One (F1) World Championship. This elegant car is fitted with Honda’s 1.6 litre V6 engine, the RA615H.McLaren MP4-30 Read More »

WWR15 pre-Red KiteThe West Wales Rally Spares R.A.C. Rally Championship will burst into life on the Red Kite Stages (Sunday 1 February) with the first of eight rounds for the championship aimed at clubman competitors.

The championship, organised by the Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club, will run in parallel to the Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship and is aimed at the clubmen historic crews as well as those running in the Open Category. With containing costs for clubmen as a prime aim, the championship runs to a six-tyre rule on all events. Read More »

When Oliver Jarvis joined Audi in 2008 he had a dream: a ‘seat’ as a regular driver in Audi’s LMP squad. This dream has now come true.

The 31-year-old Briton is about to start his first full season in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). When the new season opens at Silverstone on April 12 he’ll be following in footsteps that could hardly be any larger: the ones of Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen, who announced his retirement at the end of 2014.   Read More »

Abarth Movistar YamahaAbarth will be Official Sponsor and Official Car Supplier for the Yamaha Factory Racing team taking part in the FIM MotoGP World Championship. The two-year agreement will see the Scorpion logo on the front cowling of the official Yamaha YZR-M1 machines being ridden by the legendary Valentino Rossi and multiple World Champion, Jorge Lorenzo. Read More »

After an impressive result in her first WRC event, V-Ex Virtual Exhibitions caught up with Sara Williams at Team Brecon Motors HQ in Wales for the lowdown on her experience and the future for Britain’s #1 female rally driver. Sara battled against wet and rutted conditions, punctures and mechanical failure to finish 43rd overall in Wales Rally GB 2014. Despite three 15+ hour days of incredibly taxing driving in typically unfavourable Welsh weather – Sara described the event as ‘a different experience from start to finish, the highlight of my career’.

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– Eighties chart-topper to headline on Friday evening
– Fleetwood Mac and ZZ Top tribute bands join the weekend party
– A classic win-win: classic racing plus classic rocking

Iconic Eighties singer Paul Young will join legendary rockers Status Quo in this year’s special live music line-up at the Silver Jubilee edition of the Silverstone Classic (24-26 July). Read More »