A misty and damp Epynt saw the finale of the 2015 Asphalt Rally Championship. Simon Mauger was already champion and through a regulation quirk could lose the championship if he entered the last round, so it was down to Damian Cole & Jack Morton (Fiesta WRC) and Steve Simpson & Patrick Walsh (Impreza WRC) to fight it out for victory. Simpson struck first, Cole then hit back before Simpson took stage 3 and a 5 second lead. Simpson was then fastest on 5 of the remaining stages, (and joint fastest on another), to take victory by 23 seconds from Cole. John Indri & Peter James (Impreza WRC) were almost a minute and thirty seconds further back in third place. Read More »
McLaren GT factory driver Rob Bell and McLaren GT Young Driver Andrew Watson will line up for the next round of International GT Open, taking place at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit, 5-6 September. Bell and Watson will be part of a two-car entry by Teo Martin Motorsport, with fellow McLaren GT factory driver Alvaro Parente in the sister 650S GT3 who currently leads the championship with teammate Miguel Ramos with three rounds remaining.
The 2015 season saw the launch of the McLaren GT Young Driver Programme, with Watson and fellow young driver Ross Wylie embarking on an extensive programme. It has been designed to enhance the skills, knowledge and racecraft of both drivers, with a view to establishing a solid foundation on which to build a competitive career in GT racing. Read More »
Nissan is on the hunt for the racing drivers of tomorrow and will be bringing the final leg of qualifying for its pioneering GT Academy competition to Manchester Trafford Centre on 12th and 13th September 2015.
Across the two-day event, motorsport enthusiasts are invited to put their gaming skills to the test and participate in a Gran Turismo®6 race on Nissan’s circular PlayStation® pods. The top racers from Saturday and Sunday will be invited to come back for the final on Sunday, and will participate in a number of activities and interviews before one lucky gamer will win a place in the Nissan PlayStation GT Academy Race Camp in Abu Dhabi in October. Read More »