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Daily Archives: May 18th, 2015

– Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 takes ninth place at Nürburgring 24 Hours with three of Nissan’s LM P1 drivers at the wheel
– Strong drives by two more LM P1 drivers, Tincknell and Shulzhitskiy, in European Le Mans Series at Imola
– The top results keep on coming in the U.S. and Australia on another #eatsleepRACErepeat weekend of racing

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Kumho Viper BThe beast is back! On May 9 Dodge unveiled the latest, and without doubt greatest, Viper ACR – a hand-built street-legal race car that will be available for sale in the US from September of this year. Said Dodge’s Tim Kuniskis: “Our aim is to arm our enthusiasts with the ultimate Viper track car that will dominate road courses around the world.” To achieve this, the company has endowed the 2016 model year Dodge with significant aerodynamic and suspension upgrades, new carbon ceramic brakes with six-pot calipers, and Kumho ultra-high-performance tyres complete with ACR logo embossed on the sidewall. Read More »

The FIA WTCC’s visit to the Nürburgring was expected to be one of the highlights of the season, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. In race one, José María López, Sébastien Loeb and Yvan Muller scored a 1-2-3 in their Citroën C-Elysée WTCCs. Despite the reverse grid, Yvan Muller and José María López also claimed the top two places in race two to round off a highly successful outing for Citroën.

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BHRC15 Pirelli TVThe TV coverage of the third rounds of the Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship and the West Wales Rally Spares R.A.C. Rally Championship will first be screened on Friday 22 May at 9pm on Motors TV.

The 90-minute programme on Motors TV will cover the full story of the Pirelli Carlisle Rally, the third round of both championships, as crews tackled the daunting challenge of Kielder forest. Read More »

The DS 3 WRCs will feature a host of changes on their return to action in Europe, with a fresh new livery and modified aerodynamics. Rally de Portugal also boasts a new format this year, as it moves to the north of the country. The base is now located in Matosinhos, just next to Porto. Mads Østberg/Jonas Andersson, Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle and Khalid Al Qassimi/Chris Patterson will be driving the three DS 3 WRCs. A DS 3 R5 has also been entered for Stéphane Lefebvre and Stéphane Prévot.

After two successful rounds in Mexico and Argentina, collecting a win and two second places, the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team returns to Europe for round five of the World Rally Championship. Read More »

Hyundai pre-Portugal15– Hyundai Motorsport is ready for its next event in the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship, the completely renewed Rally de Portugal – round five of thirteen this season
– Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo will once again run under the Hyundai Shell World Rally Team banner, while Hayden Paddon will fly the flag for the Hyundai Mobis World Rally Team
– A comprehensive six-day test was held in the area of the rally – in Northern Portugal – back in April with all three drivers. Read More »

– Audi’s GT3 race car immediately an endurance race winner
– Third Nürburgring success for Audi in four years
– Thrilling battle for victory ends in 40-second advantageAudi Nurburgring15f Read More »

World RX15 BelgiumMarklund Motorsport’s Topi Heikkinen has won this weekend’s Ladbrokes World RX of Belgium, round three of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. SDRX driver Petter Solberg finished second to establish a 22 point Championship lead in the overall drivers’ standings over Sweden’s Johan Kristoffersson. Ford Olsbergs MSE’s Reinis Nitiss claimed the third podium spot. Read More »

Aerocatch May15Back in 2005, UK-based Specialty Fasteners & Components spotted a gap in the motorsport market. They identified the need for a panel fastener which was safe, streamlined and easy to use. Now, ten years after the introduction of the first AeroCatch®, Specialty Fasteners have launched a completely revised, updated and responsive website dedicated to the growing stable of unique AeroCatch® products – Read More »