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Daily Archives: September 16th, 2015

– JD Classics announces sponsorship of first Bernina Granturismo, a hillclimb on the spectacular Bernina Pass in the Swiss Alps
– JD Classics Competition Department will be entering four cars: a Jaguar C-Type, Cooper T33, ex-Works Ford Escort RS1800 and Datsun 240Z
– Bernina Granturismo pays homage to the races held during the International St Moritz Automobile Week in the late 1920s and ‘30s
– The event takes place from Friday October 2nd to Sunday October 4th

JD Classics is proud to announce its sponsorship of the inaugural Bernina Granturismo – an incredible new hillclimb event for classic cars held on the spectacular Bernina Pass in the Swiss Alps. Read More »

Two-wheel drive BTRDA National Rally series front runner Rhys Yates has confirmed his intentions for the 2016 season this week, by purchasing one of the leading four wheel drive cars in the world, a Ford Fiesta R5.  After a year’s sabbatical, the MSA British Rally Championship (BRC) returns next year and Yates will campaign the Brettex Site Services backed machine in the BRC1 class in a bid for overall honours. Read More »

WorldRX15 pre-BarcelonaThe FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy will visit Barcelona this weekend as rallycross returns to Spain for the first time since 1989. A total of 75 cars will contest the tenth round of World RX including 42 Supercars, 21 Super1600 entries and 12 RX Lites in the supporting RX Lites Cup. This weekend also marks the penultimate round of the 2015 FIA European Rallycross Championship (Euro RX), which runs alongside the World Championship at five events. Read More »

2015 is proving to be remarkably successful for Tamworth, UK-based brake and clutch manufacturer, Alcon Components. Having made further inroads into the OEM sector with the ground-breaking new Peugeot 308 GTI, they have also helped Volkswagen Motorsport on their way to another WRC championship. In a completely different sector, Alcon have worked with Supacat and the Australian Special Forces to supply an advanced braking system for the Supacat Jackal.

June’s Goodwood Festival of Speed saw the all-new Peugeot 308 GTI make a spectacular debut. Described as the fastest, hardest production hot hatch to date, the 250bhp version pushes the competition right to the edge, with its 0-62 mph in 6 seconds. This kind of power takes some stopping, which explains why Peugeot asked Alcon Components to supply the braking system, comprising ‘race-developed’ 380mm cast iron brake discs, mounted on aluminium hubs, with four-piston fixed calipers. Alcon’s sales director, Jon Edwards says, “We’re particularly proud of our collaboration with Peugeot. Our work together has resulted in a braking system that will be more than capable of controlling the power of the latest iconic front runner in the hot hatch sector.” Read More »