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Daily Archives: January 8th, 2015

Vladimir Vasilyev and his co-driver Konstantin Zhiltsov in the MINI ALL4 Racing have won stage five at the 2015 Dakar Rally. The two Russians, who won the FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies in the MINI ALL4 Racing in 2014, turned out to be the best navigators on the challenging 458 kilometre long special stage, moving up four places in the overall classification. They are now in a strong seventh position.

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Robbie YoungIan Ross of Rallyrides recently successfully raised enough money to supply his friend Robbie Young with an all-terrain wheelchair.

Unfortunately Robbie suffers with cerebral palsy – he’s also a massive rally fan. Read More »

– Zenos to unveil production ready E10 S at AIS 08 January 2015 stand #6765
– E10 S is a road legal track car with 250 bhp and 400 Nm of torque
– Announcement just one year after stablemate E10 was unveiled at same event
– All vehicles feature unique application of modern lightweight materials including aluminium extrusions and recycled carbon fibre with thermoplastic core – delivering low cost, world class mechanical efficiency
– Modern contemporary and dynamic design
– Outstanding ride and handling performance on the road and on the track
– Unrivalled value in terms of price and ownership costs, starting at just £24,999 Read More »

– Continental GT3 race programme expands around the world
– Works, Works-supported and customer teams for 2015
– Bentley Team M-Sport confirms 2015 driver line-up
– First race of the season will be the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 HourBentley 2015 Read More »

Zenos AutosportEarlier today, at the 2015 Autosport International show, the first production-ready model to wear the Zenos Cars’ badge was unveiled: the £29,995 E10 S sports car, featuring a bold new ‘intelligent’ design created for Zenos by Surrey-based consultancy Drive Design.

The roots of the E10 S can be traced back to the summer of 2012, when Zenos management approached Drive Design with plans to build a completely new British sports car brand around a mid-engined, carbon-tubbed trackday car priced at less than £25K. Read More »

– Lister Cars’ reborn ‘Knobbly’ racer has made its public debut at Autosport International
– Built to the very same specification as the original 1958 ‘Knobbly’ it uses the late Brian Lister’s original drawings and manufacturing jigs
– Lister has received an overwhelming response to its limited run of ten continuations and order books are full
– Lister Cars is now considering creating three individual final editions each celebrating the racing pedigree of the ‘Knobbly’ in a unique and memorable way

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The fourth day was one of mixed emotions for Team Peugeot Total. Stéphane Peterhansel showed the car’s potential, taking the lead of the 315-kilometre stage before falling back after the final waypoint. He finished the stage fifth, to continue his climb up the leaderboard. But his team mates Carlos Sainz and Cyril Despres lost time, after encountering technical problems early in the stage.

The route to today’s stage took the competitors up to 4,800 metres, as they crossed the Andes Mountains en route to Chile. The 315-kilometre stage, which followed a mammoth 594-kilometre liaison, took competitors into the heart of the Atacama Desert: the driest region on earth. After warming up with some gravelly mining tracks, the crews encountered the first of the serious sand dunes, which are an enduring feature of the Dakar. Read More »

The MINI ALL4 Racing has once again proven its excellent drivability and reliability under tough conditions: Nasser Al-Attiyah (QT) and his co-driver Mathieu Baumel (FR) have clinched yet another stage win at the 2015 Dakar Rally. The duo was quickest on leg four from Chilecito (AR) to Copiapo (CL), extending their lead in the overall classification to 8:15 minutes.

Joan “Nani” Roma (ES) and his co-driver Michel Périn (FR) complemented the first one-two victory for MINI at this year’s Dakar. The very experienced duo, who won the Dakar Rally last year, scored an excellent second place and moved up another eleven places in the overall classification. They are currently in 44th place. Read More »