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Daily Archives: January 16th, 2015

MINI continues to show a dominant performance as the 2015 Dakar Rally is turning into the home stretch. Orlando Terranova/Bernardo Graue (AR/AR) celebrated another stage win on leg twelve, their fourth in total at this year’s event.

Vladimir Vasilyev/Konstantin Zhiltsov (RU/RU) finished in second place. They perfected the fifth MINI one-two victory at this year’s Dakar and moved up another place in the overall classification to P5. So far the MINI ALL4 Racing has won eleven out of twelve stages. Four MINI ALL4 Racing cars are currently within the top five in the overall classification. Read More »

The 2014 John Easson Award winner and British rally star Aaron McClure has confirmed his 2015 plans at today’s (Friday 9th January 2015) Autosport International show, by signing a deal with leading tyre firm Yokohama.  The 20 year old from Flookburgh in Cumbria will make the major change to four wheel drive and will switch to the BTRDA National Gravel series in his newly acquired Group N Mitsubishi Lancer Evo9 in a bid to gain experience in a more powerful all-wheel drive car.AaronMcClurePR01_15 Read More »

Porsche 919 Hybrid 2015Extensive testing with the second generation of the Porsche 919 Hybrid Le Mans prototype will begin 18 January at the Abu Dhabi Yas Marina Circuit.

As scheduled, this marks the start of the 2015 motorsport season for the Porsche Team. The new Porsche 919 Hybrid already had its initial roll-out at the Weissach test track, near Stuttgart, Germany, on 15 December, 2014. Read More »

– Production-intent model to premiere at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show
– In excess of 700 PS per tonne power-to-weight ratio achieved through motorsport-derived weight-saving and powertrain optimisation
– Testing continues at global circuits in Europe and the Middle East
– High definition video shows the latest stages in the McLaren P1™GTR development programme at:

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BHRC15 Mintex announceMintex will be the title sponsor for the 2015 MSA British Historic Rally Championship as Britain’s leading championship for historic cars starts a new five-year term under the management of the Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club.

The start of the 2015 season heralds a new era for the BHRC and the partnership with Mintex is perfect as the company has an outstanding heritage. Read More »

– Celebrating 60 years of DS, the DS 3 WRCs entered by the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team will feature exclusive livery in this year’s World Rally Championship
– Certina and Sparco are two new partners supporting the team for the 2015 seasonCitroen WRC15 launch Read More »

– World premiere of the 318-hp Polo R WRC in Wolfsburg
– Member of the Board, Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neußer, launches title defence
– WRC kicks off with the iconic Rally Monte Carlo from 22–25 January

In top form, both technically and visually: Volkswagen has presented the second generation of the Polo R WRC in Autostadt, Wolfsburg. Read More »

Peugeot Dakar15fToday’s 194-kilometre stage was similar to a WRC stage: fast and tricky gravel roads that were frequently lined with trees…and huge crowds of enthusiastic spectators. Concentration was the name of the game, as the crews headed to the overnight bivouac at Termas de Rio Hondo. With just two stages to go, Stéphane Peterhansel is closing in on a top 10 finish, after going seventh fastest on today’s relatively short stage and moving up to 11th overall. His team mate Cyril Despres also improved his position after going 24th-fastest on the stage, and is now 35th overall. Read More »

World RX15 New TeamIt was announced today that a new two-car team headed up by former WRC star Manfred Stohl will enter the 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. Joining Stohl in the all-new World RX Team Austria will be team owner and driver, Max Pucher.

The announcement was made in Vienna in front of over 50 media and VIP guests where Pucher confirmed the team will contest all 12 Championship rounds at the wheel of two Ford Fiesta RX Supercars prepared by Stohl Racing. Read More »

Ricciardo Infiniti Exhibtion– Infiniti Red Bull Racing F1™ star to appear alongside an F1™ car
– New Q70, QX70 Design, Infiniti BTCC car on display
– Exclusive Infiniti Design area with Q80 Inspiration concept model

Infiniti Red Bull Racing Formula One ace Daniel Ricciardo is to be the guest of honour at a special ‘Powered by Infiniti’ public display, to celebrate the premium automotive brand’s opening of new stores at Westfield Shopping Centres in London, Shepherd’s Bush and Stratford City. Read More »