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Monthly Archives: January 2015

BHRC15 pre-Red Kite15The 2015 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship will get off to a flying start on the Red Kite Stages (Sunday 1 February) with an entry that is big on both quality and quantity.

Nearly 60 BHRC-registered crews will gather in Llandovery to tackle some classic Welsh gravel stages 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. Read More »

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Todt MG– MG crowned 2014 MSA British Touring Car Championship Manufacturer at MSA Night of Champions
– Trophy presented by FIA President Jean Todt
– Plans confirmed to defend title in 2015 with Triple Eight, Andrew Jordan and Pirtek
– MG also fastest growing automotive brand in 2014
– Major expansion of MG dealer network

MG joined the elite of British motor sport at the MSA Night of Champions, to celebrate winning the 2014 MSA British Touring Car manufacturer trophy. Read More »

Team UK drivers15Some of British motor sport’s most promising young athletes experienced life at a top national sports facility when the MSA Team UK national squad trained at Loughborough College last week (20-23 January).

Team UK represents the pinnacle of the Motor Sports Association’s talent development pathway, the MSA Academy. This was Team UK’s first visit to Loughborough College, which has played host to top athletes from many other sports. Read More »

A 1275cc Mini that became a legendary crowd favourite at the SOL Rally Barbados is set to return to the event this May, 12 years after its last outing. The Cooper-engined machine is being brought back to life thanks to former owner, Andy Hawkins, who repurchased the car from the driver he sold it to in 2006.

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– Sébastien Loeb ended Rallye Monte-Carlo with the most stage wins, extending his record to 905 fastest times in the World Championship. He also increased his record tally of points scored in the WRC to 1,623
– All three of the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team’s DS 3 WRCs finished in the top ten

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Jordan MG3– New MG ace Andrew Jordan sets sights on 2015 BTCC crown
– Visit to MG’s Birmingham operation marks countdown to season
– Collects new MG3 – and tunes in!

MG’s new race star, Andrew Jordan, laid down the gauntlet when he visited the iconic Longbridge factory to mark the three month countdown to the start of the new season. Read More »

Marklund EKSSweden’s Anton Marklund will join EKS to drive an Audi S1 EKS RX Quattro in this year’s FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. The 22-year-old, who drove full-time for Volkswagen Marklund Motorsport in last year’s World RX, will switch to EKS under two-time DTM Champion, Mattias Ekstrom. Read More »

FIA President Jean Todt and Formula 1 legend John Surtees crowned the 2014 MSA British Champions during the Night of Champions ceremony in London on Saturday (24 January).MSA Champions Read More »

– Second generation Polo R WRC makes dream debut at the legendary Rally Monte Carlo
– Ogier/Ingrassia win, ahead of Latvala/Anttila and Mikkelsen/Fløene
– Volkswagen the fifth manufacturer ever to claim a one-two-three at the most iconic rally

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BHRC15 TV partnersThe line-up of TV partners for the 2015 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship has been confirmed ahead of the opening round of the championship, the Red Kite Stages (Sunday 1 February).

The 90-minute programmes on Motors TV will cover the full story of both the Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship and the West Wales Rally Spares R.A.C. Rally Championship. Read More »