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Daily Archives: June 14th, 2015

Phil_Hall_PR10_15_CSRCo-Driver Phil Hall takes four wins from four starts in BTRDA Rally Series and grabs MSA English Rally Championship podium spot.

Ambitious rally co-driver Phil Hall continued his dominance of the REIS-Ravenol BTRDA Rally Series B10 class last weekend as he guided rapid Fiesta pilot Rhys Yates to another dominant victory at the fifth round of the championship, the DMACK Carlisle Stages.  The result in the Kielder forest complex based event means Hall now tops the points tables in not only a class position, but also grabs a MSA English Rally Championship overall podium spot in the standings too. Read More »

MG ZR pilot George Morrison finishes the Carlisle Stages in season comeback.

With two non-finishes to his name in 2015 thanks to a series of mechanical misfortunes, George Morrison took his MG ZR to its first finish of the year in one of the toughest events in the REIS-Ravenol BTRDA Rally Series calendar, the DMACK Carlisle Stages.  Based entirely in the Kielder forest complex, the stages are renowned for catching the unwary but Morrsion took it all in his stride, nursing the MG around the rough stages to reach the Longtown finish ninth in the 1400C class.

The HM Forces Mechanic from Tidworth in Wiltshire was all set to have co-driving wife Emma in the passenger seat for the first time on the event, but a back injury during the week meant a replacement would need to be sought. Read More »

Nissan Le Mans15– Nissan GT-R LM NISMO completes the Le Mans 24 Hours on its race debut
– The three new Le Mans challengers run for 10, 23 and 24 hours
– Nissan power takes 1-2-3-4-5-6-7 in LM P2 class

Nissan’s much-anticipated Le Mans challenger, the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO, made its race debut at the Le Mans 24 Hours this weekend. Such is the scale of the challenge to enter the top endurance class, Nissan set a target of getting one of its three cars to the finish of the 24-hour race. Read More »

Today, Sunday 14th June 2015, 7,000 triathletes took part in the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Blenheim Palace Triathlon, including relay entrants from three Formula One teams.

Situated just 25 miles from the iconic Silverstone Circuit, in an area known as ‘Motorsport Valley’, the World Heritage Site saw relay teams from MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS, Red Bull and Force India battle it out to become Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Blenheim Palace Triathlon F1 Relay Champions.

From engineers to fabricators, trimmers to accountants, each F1 team had three relay teams representing them on race day. Setting off in the 10:55 wave, competitiveness and team rivalry were visible from the start with each team wanting to best their opponents, spurring on their teammates as they commenced the swim. Read More »

Dauphine 15 (274)It was now our 3rd Dauphiné and what an absolute cracker it proved to be. Stage 1 saw an audacious move by Peter Kennaugh (Sky) in the final few kilometres leap from the peleton to take victory and the maillot jaune. He held on to this after stage 2 which came down to a sprint, won by Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis). Next up was the team time trial and Rohan Dennis (BMC) took over the yellow jersey after a dominant with in the team time trial. Bouhanni took stage win number 2, on stage 4, as Dennis kept yellow. Read More »

After their win at the McRae Junior Rally Challenge in May, Finlay Retson/Andrew Falconer (Citroen C1) were certainly the favourites going into the first stage of round 2 of the 2015 Brick & Steel Junior 1000 Ecosse Challenge – The Junior Summer Stages Rally at Crail on 13th June 2015. But Peter Bennett (Citroen C1) from N Ireland was also pretty upbeat despite having never seen the venue before. Read More »