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Daily Archives: January 21st, 2015

Xtrac start 2015It might seem hard for Xtrac to match its 30th anniversary achievements, yet the UK’s Manufacturer of the Year managed by the UK’s Entrepreneur of the Year, Peter Digby, manages to start the 2015 motorsport season with the launch of its most cost effective rally transmission to date. The new P1202 gearbox, manufactured at the company’s Berkshire headquarters in the UK’s famous Motorsport Valley, was designed for all-wheel-drive cars competing in the World Rally Championship support category WRC-2 under the newly introduced FIA R5 price capped regulations.   Read More »

Ennstal Classic15Ennstal-Classic: 15-18 July 2015

The Ennstal-Classic is a ticket back to youth! It represents emotion and passion, motorsports like in earlier times: affordable, adventurous, romantic. Sporty driving through Austria’s most beautiful landscape is the device and the slogan “Driving in the last Paradise” comes to life at the 380km prologue on Thursday and the 450km marathon on Friday. Read More »

Northern Irishman Paul Barrett has confirmed plans for a serious assault on this year’s Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship.

Omagh-based Barrett, the 2006 BTRDA Silver Star champion, will mount his first mainland title assault in eight years and will field a fresh Ford Escort Mk2 Pinto in a full campaign with Welsh co-driver Paul Wakely.

“The car was brand new last year and I’ve only done two rallies in it,” said Barrett. “I broke my wrist in 2007 and I’ve only done three gravel rallies since then.” The class D3 car will run in famous Andrews ‘Heat for Hire’ colours and will debut on the Red Kite Stages on 1 February. Read More »

– Preview to the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship
– Wales Rally GB provides fitting finale to globetrotting series
– Elfyn Evans and Kris Meeke target podiums and wins in 2015

The 2015 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) blasts off later this week in traditional style high up in the Alps with the 83rd running of the world-famous Monte Carlo Rally. Read More »