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Daily Archives: June 22nd, 2015

Bentham-based rally driver David Wright will take on the stars of the World Rally Championship next weekend when he competes in the prestigious Goodwood Festival of Speed.davewright_goodwood Read More »

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Nottinghamshire’s Charlie Barlow continued to dominate the 2015 Kick Energy Junior 1000 Rally Championship this weekend as he bagged a fifth victory in a row at the Midsummer Stages in South Wales. Based at the Caerwent army barracks near Chepstow, the event was the fifth round of the series for 14 to 17 year olds and with co-driver Tom Hutchings alongside, Barlow will enter the second half of the season with a commanding lead in the championship. Tom Delaney/Joe Cruttenden took second in their Suzuki Alto with Will Butler/Tom Wood grabbing the final podium spot in their Peugeot 107.

The name at the top of the Junior leader board would be an ever changing one during the opening three stages of the day with a first blood going to Nissan Micra pilot Barlow. Not content with the runner up spot,  Davies overhauled the on-form Barlow to take a one second lead after the second stage  but would once again have to settle for second at the halfway service. Read More »

Kumho Donegal15aGarry Jennings achieved a sensational overall victory on last weekend’s Joule Donegal International Rally (June 19-21), using his Kumho-shod Subaru S12B to beat Declan Boyle’s Ford Fiesta WRC into second place by no less than 1 minute 7.1 seconds. This is the second time 2013 Irish Rally Champion Jennings has won the island’s premier event in the last four years. It was also a highly notable result for his Letterkenny-based co-driver Rory Kennedy, who last triumphed in his home rally exactly 20 years ago, and has since become the most successful co-driver in the history of the Irish Tarmac championship. Read More »

Gerard O'Connell Photo-Raymond Brown. Escort shootout winnerNorthern Ireland’s recently held Cultra Hillclimb event,definitely pulled out all the stops to entertain this year’s bumper crowd of over 2000 and again create Ulster’s ultimate motoring garden party. Organised by Thoroughbred  Sports Car Club and hosted by Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, the event perfectly utilised the parkland setting in providing a short technical hill climb and an historic manor house providing the perfect backdrop to the display areas. Read More »

– Silverstone Auctions will host a Competition Car Sale in the run up to the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival
– Stand-alone Competition Car Sale introduced due to increasing popularity and provides a welcome addition to the two main classic car sales
– The sale will feature racing cars of all eras and budgets, from a 1998 BTCC Nissan Primera Super Tourer to a 1983 Osella-Alfa Romeo F1 car and 1977 March-Toyota Formula 3 car, among many others
– Auction will be the first racing car-only sale at Silverstone Classic by auction partner Silverstone Auctions

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Porsche Carrera pre-Croft15– The fastest one-make racing series in the UK heads to 2.1 mile track for more action-packed 911 GT3 Cup Car action
– Redline Racing’s Dan Cammish (Leeds) on top after extending points lead to 27 with fourth win of the season at Oulton Park
– Team Parker Racing team-mates Stephen Jelley and Josh Webster taking the challenge to the Yorkshireman with consistent podiums
– Juta Racing’s Ignas Gelzinis and Asset Advantage Race Team’s Iain Dockerill lead Pro-Am1 and Pro-Am2 respectively Read More »

The Citroën Total team monopolised the podium in both of yesterday’s FIA WTCC races at the Slovakia Ring. In race one, the top three finished in exactly the same order as in qualifying, with Yvan Muller getting the upper hand over José María López and Sébastien Loeb. After a blistering start, Loeb emerged triumphant in race two, ahead of López and Muller. At the season’s halfway mark, José María López is still the World Championship leader. Meanwhile, Citroën has slightly extended its lead in the Manufacturers’ standings.

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Audi pre-Norisring15– ‘Home round’ for the four rings at the Norisring in Nuremberg
– Audi unbeaten in the DTM in nine months
– Additional weights for the Audi drivers due to successes

The ‘home round’ for the four rings at the Norisring is linked with an aim that will only be achievable with a ‘heavy’ effort. In Nuremberg – only some 90 kilometres away from the headquarters in Ingolstadt – the Audi squad is set on continuing its winning streak in the DTM and clinching its seventh consecutive triumph on June 27 and 28. Read More »

With only a few days to go until the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed, visitors can look forward to a range of exciting activity from BMW throughout the festival. They will have the opportunity to get close and personal with a variety of BMW models from the present and the past, including the most recently upgraded BMW 3 Series, the X6M and the new BMW M6 with M Performance accessories amongst a host of other stunning cars.

Goodwood’s famous hillclimb will witness speed runs from three BMW classics. In the driving seat of the BMW McLaren F1 GTR 1997 Longtail will be one of the UK’s best ever international racing drivers, Steve Soper. The BMW F2 March 782 will be steered by Johnny Cecotto, Touring car legend and the BMW E92 M3 GT2 ALMS / 24 Heures Du Mans will be driven by racing driver Cindy Alleman. Read More »

Bentley takes to the podium again at Paul Ricard 1• Continental GT3 #7 finishes P2 after tense final hour
• Second Bentley comes home P12 overall, P8 in class
• Bentley Team M-Sport now top of Teams Championship

Bentley’s challenge for the 2015 Blancpain Endurance Series championship intensified this weekend with a hard-fought podium finish at the Paul Ricard 1000 km, the third round of the series. The #7 Continental GT3 of British trio Guy Smith, Andy Meyrick and Steven Kane finished P2 after an exciting six hours of racing, culminating in Steven closing to within 1.6 seconds of the leader in the final stages. Read More »