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Monthly Archives: November 2015

José María López found the perfect way of rounding off the FIA World Touring Car Championship season that has seen him crowned world champion for the second time*, picking up his seventh pole position and tenth race win in 2015. Yvan Muller won the very last race of the year to seize the runner-up spot from Sébastien Loeb by a single point. After a podium finish in race two, Ma Qing Hua secured fourth place in the final overall standings, meaning Citroën achieved the unprecedented feat of monopolising the top four positions in the drivers’ championship, and the manufactuer set a new record for points overall. The Citroën Racing team paid a glowing tribute to Sébastien Loeb after a fifteen-year partnership with the driver.

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Porsche Carrera 16 Announce AThe 2016 Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship calendar has been confirmed and includes the incredible opportunity to race at the world-renowned Silverstone GP circuit in support of the World Endurance Championship (WEC).

Following on from the success of the 2015 season highlight supporting WEC at Spa-Francorchamps, drivers will once again be able to perform under the watchful eyes of LMP and GT teams and gain exclusive access to the Porsche Team throughout the weekend. This is yet further evidence of the close ties between Carrera Cup GB and the wider Porsche Motorsport Pyramid. Read More »

– New hybrid race car for the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours
– Unchanged driver line-up in the DTM
– High demand for new Audi R8 LMS GT3 sports car

The brand with the four rings will be entering the 2016 motorsport season with the most powerful and efficient race car Audi has ever built. The new Audi R18 celebrated its world premiere on the occasion of the Audi Sport Finale at the Audi Training Center Munich on Saturday. Read More »

WorldRX15 Argentina ASweden’s Robin Larsson has won his first FIA World Rallycross Championship event after triumphing at this weekend’s TOTAL Rallycross of Argentina.  Mattias Ekstrom finished Argentina RX in second place, while Norway’s Petter Solberg was crowned the 2015 World RX Champion after securing the third podium spot.

Argentina marked the final round of this year’s World RX presented by Monster Energy and both Solberg and Team Peugeot-Hansen’s Timmy Hansen could have taken the 2015 World RX drivers’ title in South America. Read More »

Nish and Teeku Day 9aThe Rally4Rhinos rally team of Nish Lakhani and Teeku Patel have surpassed expectations and have completed the 4500 kilometre long Kenya Airways East African Safari Classic Rally in an amazing 26th position overall, ahead of far more powerful Porsches, Fords and Datsuns. This event, which began as a dream for both driver and codriver, was fraught with dramas, and included a near event ending crash on the penultimate stage, but thanks to the determined efforts of the SSS team, the car returned to Mobasa having completed every single stage of this world famous event. Read More »

Nick Mason Day9bThe NM Rallying team of Nick Mason (Waltham Abbey) and Harpal Sudle (Leeds) have completed the 2015 East African Safari Classic Rally. Despite smashing their rear suspension on the penultimate day the pair have brought their D-Mack Tyres, Proflex Suspension, Swift Energy, Binani Cement, World Rubber and CPM Concrete supported Datsun 240Z back to Mombasa after nine long and arduous days of rallying action. Read More »

Autosport Todt16– Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) President, Jean Todt, set to deliver Motorsport Safety Fund’s annual Watkins Lecture
– Takes place on second dedicated trade day at Autosport International on Friday 15 January, 2016
– Prestigious lecture one of the many highlights of Europe’s premier pre-season motorsport show and covers topical motorsport safety issues
– BBC’s James Allen hosting Todt at the Gallery Suites at the NEC, Birmingham
– Free admission by ticket only and obtained via Motorsport Safety Fund website http://www.motorsportsafetyfund.com/watkins-lecture.html Read More »

Autosport Hill16a– Damon Hill OBE, 1996 Formula 1 World Champion, confirms attendance at Europe’s premier pre-season motorsport show
– Marking 20 years since Hill’s history-making championship victory, Autosport International 2016 will celebrate the career of the much-loved F1 driver in a number of crowd-pleasing features
– Hill will be reunited with his championship-winning Williams FW18 racing car, as part of a new major Williams Martini Racing feature
– Feast of unmissable action includes a revamped Autosport Stage with the Williams Martini Racing motorhome erected next to it
– Autosport International takes place between 14-17 January* and tickets are selling fast at http://www.autosportinternational.com Read More »

Two-wheel drive rally cars from up to the end of 1990 will be eligible to compete in the new Fuchs Lubricants R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Rally Championship.RAC16 Announce Read More »

Dunlop Winter Sport 5 imageTyre brand puts new Winter Sport 5 tyre under extreme pressure by crossing one of the UK’s wettest roads whilst towing a wakeboarder as the road floods.

A World Champion wakeboarder was towed by a car across a treacherous stretch of road, the iconic Holy Island causeway, as it flooded in a unique challenge for Dunlop’s new Winter Sport 5 tyre.

The causeway can flood in just a few minutes and over a hundred cars have been lost to the tide on the road. Read More »