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Daily Archives: January 15th, 2016

Autosport Safety16a– FIA president Jean Todt, gives annual Sid Watkins lecture at Autosport International
– Williams Heritage showcases some of the most successful and iconic cars from its racing history
– Classic Team Lotus’ latest project, the Type 56B, draws crowds
– Evolution of the Hot Hatch feature displays the highlights of the beloved Hot Hatch class over the past 40 years
– See all the AutosportStage interviews live here: http://bit.ly/1OQYniC
– Gallery of images updated throughout the show available here: http://bit.ly/1SQ0lkO
– Tickets still available, http://www.autosportinternational.com or http://www.theperformancecarshow.com Read More »

Confirmation today (Friday) that Channel 5 will broadcast television coverage of the FIA World Rally Championship has been enthusiastically welcomed by International Motor Sports Limited, organiser of Wales Rally GB (27-30 October), Britain’s round the globe-trotting WRC.

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McLaren Autosport16McLaren GT has announced today at the Autosport International show the formation of the McLaren GT Driver Academy. Alex Fontana (23) from Switzerland and Jersey-born Struan Moore (20) join Northern Irish 2015 McLaren GT Young Driver Andrew Watson (20). All three drivers already hold a wide variety of single seat and GT experience, and the Driver Academy will see them work closely with the team at McLaren GT, including Factory Drivers Rob Bell, Alvaro Parente and Bruno Senna, as they look to establish a successful career in competitive global GT racing. Read More »

Autosport16 Javid 1– Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP visited Autosport International today
– Secretary of State for Business, Skills and Innovation praised the importance of the UK motorsport industry to the economy
– Mr Javid also recognised the key international role that the UK motorsport industry plays
– Eight out of the 11 teams competing in the 2016 F1 World Championship are based in the UK’s ‘motorsport valley’
– The UK motorsport industry is worth £9billion, employs close to 50,000 people and has 4,000 motorsport companies
– Autosport International runs until Sunday 17th January. Tickets are still available from http://www.autosportinternational.com Read More »

– Ari Vatanen, Elfyn Evans and Max Vatanen launch DMACK British Rally Team
– Vauxhall Motorsport Junior Rally Team announce prize-winners
– Toyota brand to return to the BRC stages
– European Rally Championship driver Neil Simpson to campaign Skoda Fabia R5

As it revs up for its eagerly-anticipated return following a year’s hiatus, the MSA British Rally Championship was the talk of the town at the Autosport International show yesterday (14 January), with a number of exciting announcements. Read More »

Persistence pays off. Al-Attiyah quickest through four Waypoints of 431km Special Stage to take Stage 11 win.

Once again the combination of Nasser Al-Attiyah (QAT) and co-pilot Mathieu Baumel (FRA) showed the form that captured them the 2015 Dakar title by placing their AXION X-raid Team (#300) MINI ALL4 Racing first across the Special Stage finish line. Read More »