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Daily Archives: June 15th, 2015

Rhys_Yates_PR01_15_CSRChesterfields Rhys Yates racked up a hat-trick of wins at last weekend’s Carlisle Stages as he took his Brettex Site Services backed Ford Fiesta R2 to an impressive first in class B10 and 35th overall.  His result at the REIS-Ravenol BTRDA Series and MSA English Rally Championship qualifier means the youngster’s championship aspirations receive a mid-season boost as the series reaches the half way point. Read More »

AaronMcClurePR09_15_CSRCumbrian rally ace Aaron McClure ended his hopes of a third podium in a row on Saturday’s (13th June) Carlisle Stages when he rolled his Allfloors Express – YOKOHMA backed Mitsubishi E9 into retirement on the penultimate stage of the event.  After proving his early season pace was no fluke, the 20 year old 2300 Club John Easson Award winner from Flookburgh was lying a creditable eighth overall and second in the hotly contested N4 class when he left the road on a right hand bend.  Despite the efforts of nearby spectators, the car was stuck in the Kielder forest undergrowth and would go no further. Read More »

– Porsche wins a 17th overall Le Mans victory at the 83rdLe Mans 24-Hours
– Bamber (NZ), Hülkenberg (GER) and Tandy (GB) take victory in the #19 Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1
– Porsche claim a one-two finish exactly 45 years after Porsche’s first overall win at Le MansPorsche Le Mans15g Read More »

VW Sardegna15– Fourth win of the season for Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia in Italy
– Sixth place for Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila earns Volkswagen valuable points
– Volkswagen one-two-three on the closing Power Stage

A big step forward in the race for the World Championship: Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) and Volkswagen made a big point with victory at the Rally Italy. Ogier and Ingrassia’s third win in a row on Sardinia allowed Volkswagen to extend significantly its leads in the Drivers’, Co-Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ Championships. After almost half the season in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), Ogier/Ingrassia are now 66 points clear of their closest rivals, while Volkswagen holds a 65-point lead. Read More »

Patrick Dempsey has celebrated his greatest success as a race driver with Porsche at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. At the wheel of the 470 hp 911 RSR campaigned by Dempsey Proton Racing, the American actor (“Grey’s Anatomy”) crossed the finish line in second in the GTE-Am class at the 83rd edition of the long distance classic in France in front of 260,000 spectators. His teammates at his third Le Mans mission with Porsche were Porsche works driver Patrick Long (USA) and Marco Seefried (Austria), which whom he contests the full 2015 Sports Car World Endurance Championship for the first time.

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WWRS15 Carlisle APhil Burton and Mal Capstick won again in the fifth round of the West Wales Rally Spares R.A.C. Rally Championship, Saturday’s DMACK Carlisle Stages (13 June). They were also third overall two-wheel drive car on the rally.

Burton’s crew had to resolve some rear suspension issues at second service after the rough section in Chamot Hill. He then attacked in the final 14-miler in Kershope before catching the dust of another car but still arrived back at the finish as the leading R.A.C. finisher once more in his Open Category Ford Escort Mk2. “We caught Brian Bell’s Focus WRC in the last stage and did eight miles in his dust,” said Burton. Read More »

– Third place for Audi in 24-hour race at Le Mans
– 17th consecutive podium result in iconic endurance race
– Lotterer/Fässler/Tréluyer defend WEC lead for Audi

Audi has continued its string of podium results in the 24-hour race at Le Mans but missed taking the 14th victory it was aiming for in the world’s most famous endurance place in positions three, four and seven. Read More »

The Swift Gallery in Stoke on Trent is holding a Lunch & Charity Auction in aid of the Grand Prix Mechanics Trust. Details as follows:

Date: Wednesday 22 July

Time: 12.00 onwards

Guest: Sir Jackie Stewart OBE

Venue: The Swift Gallery
Monarch Works
Fenton Industrial Estate
Stoke on Trent ST4 2SH Read More »