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Monthly Archives: May 2015

britgtsilver15 (53)The British GT circus descended on Silverstone for a 3 hour race that started in the wet. There was no more rain during the race and after a wet opening 30-40 minutes the circuit began to dry and the race began to settle down. The pole sitting Beechdean AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT3 of Andrew Howard/Jonny Adam spun at Becketts on the first lap handing the lead to the Von Ryan Racing McLaren 650S of Gilles Vannelet/Adrian Quaife Hobbs. With two safety car periods the race was left with a tense final half hour but Vannelet/Quaife Hobbs held on to take victory. The main threats all race had been the trio of BMW Z4 GT3’s and in the end it was the Triple Eight Racing entry of Lee Mowle/Joe Osborne which ended just under a second behind. Completing the podium were the reigning champions Marco Attard/Alexander Sims of Barwell Motorsport/Ecurie Ecosse (BMW Z4 GT3). Read More »

SVS15 CeenBob Ceen and Andy Bull took a dominant victory at this weekend’s Severn Valley Stages, winning all but two stages of the Midland Manor Motor Club organised event.  The Subaru Impreza WRC crew took a two second lead on the opening Cefn test and reached the Royal Welsh Showground finish podium in the same spot despite a last minute gear change issue on the road section back to the Builth Wells finish.  The duo would also take maximum points in the Pirelli MSA Welsh Rally Championship which was essential to their title hopes thanks to a non-score on the Plains Rally earlier in the month. Read More »

severnvalley15 (5)The Severn Valley Rally saw victory for Bob Ceen & Andy Bull (Impreza WRC) after a dominant display saw them build their lead up throughout the event. 2014 winners Luke Francis & John Roberts (Evo IX) were 2nd, some 24 seconds back with Dylan Davies & Llion Williams (Impreza) completing the podium 46 seconds further back. In the Historics Richard Hill & David Jones (Escort MkII) took victory from Jason Pritchard & Phil Clarke (Escort MkII) by ten seconds with Paul Barrett & Dai Roberts (Escort MkII) completed the podium, eight seconds further behind. Read More »

Ferrari is proud to announce the dynamic UK debut of its latest mid-rear-engined V8 supercar, the 488 GTB, as well as the FXX-K at this year’s Festival of Speed, with both cars tackling the challenging 1.6 mile Goodwood Hill Climb along with a full supporting cast of Ferrari cars in the greatest-ever display from the Prancing Horse at the event.

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GT Academy 2011 winner Jann Mardenborough has been announced as the fiftieth most marketable athlete in the world joining a list of superstars such as Messi, Bolt and Hamilton.

Jann, who has progressed through the ranks of motorsport since his victory in 2011 NISMO PlayStation® GT Academy, is predicted to be in the top 50 most marketable athletes in the world over the next three years. The list, formulated by SportsPro Media, takes in to consideration measurements such as value for money, age, home market, charisma, willingness to be marketed and crossover appeal. Read More »

Nissan Le Mans test15aThe No.21 Nissan GT-R LM NISMO to run in R90CK livery at Le Mans

Nissan today revealed a very special livery that will feature on the No.21 Nissan GT-R LM NISMO at Le Mans.  Exactly 25 years ago, at the peak of the Group C era, Mark Blundell put the Nissan R90CK on pole position with a stunning 3:27.020 lap of the Le Mans circuit. Read More »

Ingram pre-Azores15– After points-scoring finishes on snow and Tarmac, Ingram aims for victory on Rally Azores – the first gravel rally of the ERC Junior season
– Ingram believes PEUGEOT 208 ‘R2’ is the ideal car for the twisty and technical Azores stages
– Spectacular Rally Azores route includes the signature Sete Cidades stage, which runs around the rim of an extinct volcano

Chris Ingram is happiest of all when driving on gravel, so the PEUGEOT UK junior rally star heads to round three of the 2015 FIA European Junior Rally Championship, the SATA Rallye Azores (4-6 June) with high hopes of another excellent result. Read More »

George Lendrum21 May 2015 sees Titan celebrate its 40th anniversary. Having grown out of Charles Lucas Engineering, a race team running Piers Courage in Formula 3 in 1965, Titan has developed to be a well-respected engineering firm, supplying components and engineering solutions to high-profile motorsport teams, specialist niche car manufacturers, as well as international automotive OEMs.

“This was quite a gradual thing, to shift from complete cars to components, but also a carefully considered move. The demand was clearly there, and it’s never good to have all your eggs in one basket, so this was a very natural way to progress for us,” comments Titan’s co-owner Oz Timms. Read More »

– Edoardo Mortara to arrive as DTM leader for the first time
– Ekström: “The full grandstands are impressive”
– Mortara and Ekström successful outside DTM as well

In DTM races three and four of the season to be held at the Lausitzring on the last weekend in May, Audi drivers Edoardo Mortara and Mattias Ekström are set on defending their double lead of the standings. Plus, together with their six brand colleagues, they’re determined to eliminate the preconceived notion that the race track in Brandenburg doesn’t suit Audi once and for all. Read More »

The McLaren 650S GT3 secured the top step of the podium in the second round of the Blancpain Endurance Series with a convincing victory for McLaren GT customer team Von Ryan Racing at Silverstone. With factory drivers Rob Bell, Shane van Gisbergen and Kevin Estre at the wheel, this marks the first win in the Blancpain Endurance Series for the 650S GT3 in its competitive debut season.

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