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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Revolution Series R5 (102)After our first trip to the Lee valley Velodrome back in December 2014 we were back for round 5 of the Revolution Series where elite teams compete over a series of disciplines to earn points and ultimately they gain enough to win the series. With each team made up of two riders the Madison style events feature prominently and of course the iconic longest lap. Add to the mix UCI class sprinting, womens races and stars of the future (boys & girls) and there was a whole lot going on. The main results of the night were Ed Clancy and Oli Wood of JLT Condor dominating the Elite events, whilst Laura Trott won both races she started. Read More »

Tour Britannia Ireland15bThere will be four major winners on Tour Ireland this year, the Irish edition of Tour Britannia (13-15 May), when the classic race and rally tour crosses the water for some outstanding closed-road competition.

As well as the overall winners in both the competition and regularity events and the award for the leading pre-1966 car, the fourth major award will be for the winners of the Index of Performance. The Index allows cars of all ages and engine size to compete equally for a major award. Read More »

Race Retro VatanenWhilst there were celebrations galore at this year’s Race Retro at Stoneleigh Park, it was rally legend Ari Vatanen who stole the show, spending hour after hour chatting to thousands of fans and signing autographs and memorabilia.

As visitor numbers increased to 29,700 over the weekend (29,100 in 2014), so did the anticipation on Saturday as Ari opened the live rally stage by taking to the wheel of a BMW for a demonstration lap, much to the crowd’s delight. Read More »

– Fourth episode of new 13 x one-hour series, The Classic Car Show, airs tonight on Channel 5 at 7pm
– In this week’s show, Quentin Wilson celebrates a true British icon: the legendary Range Rover
– The team heads to the Monaco Historique for a thrilling weekend of high octane classic motorsport
– Alex Riley gives the low-down on the surprisingly affordable Porsche 928, while Bruno Senna hits the track in a classic Mustang racer
– See the Episode 4 preview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOPl3-AuRWY

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– Tickets on sale for exhilarating World RX at Lydden Hill
– Superstar drivers and flame-spitting supercars top bumper bill
– 2015 tickets at 2014 prices until the end of March
– Prices from £20; accompanied children free of charge

Tickets are now on sale for the UK’s only round of the mind-blowing FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy at Lydden Hill (23-24 May) – with early birds able to take advantage of identical prices to last year. Read More »

George_Lepley_PR3_15_CarNottinghamshire rally star George Lepley will head to Cumbria next weekend as he tackles the second round of the REIS-Ravenol BTRDA Rally Series and only his third ever gravel event, The Malcom Wilson Rally. Named after the World Rally Championship M-Sport Ford team boss who provides his headquarters as an event base, the March 7th event takes in some of the most challenging stages in the country in and around the Lake District forests. Read More »

AaronMcClurePR02_25Cumbrian rally star and last year’s John Easson Award winner Aaron McClure will tackle his first event of 2015 next weekend as he competes on his local event, the Malcolm Wilson Rally. After signing a sponsorship deal with leading tyre firm Yokohama at January’s Autosport Show, McClure will head to the Cockermouth based event on the 7th March in his newly acquired Group N Mitsubishi Evo 9. Read More »

Steve_Brown_PR_1_15_NissanMicraKitCarRochdale rally ace Steve Brown will make the trip to Wales next weekend with a new car for 2015 as he kicks off his assault on this year’s REIS MSA Asphalt Rally Championship. The 27 year old Nissan Micra pilot will use his newly built kit car to tackle the opening round of the series, the Melvyn Evans Motorsport Tour of Epynt Rally.   After several years behind the wheel of his familiar Nissan Micra which he developed from a Formula F1000 a 1300cc Rally First car, this season will see Brown step up to class B9 where he will challenge for the 1400cc awards. Read More »

Phil_Hall_PR1_15CodriversSeatBritish rally co-driver Phil Hall will make the trip to Cumbria next weekend as his contests his first gravel event of the season, the Malcolm Wilson Rally. Based in Cockermouth near the North West Coastline, the event is the second round of the REIS-Ravenol BTRDA Rally Championship and will mark a return to the co-driver’s seat for Hall alongside rising talent Rhys Yates who will be driving his newly acquired Ford Fiesta R2. Read More »

Northumberland rally driver Kev Monaghan will begin his assault on the REIS MSA Asphalt Rally Championship title next month, on the Tour of Epynt rally (8th March).Monaghan pre-Epynt15 Read More »