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Daily Archives: January 18th, 2016

DS Virgin Racing will be taking part in the Formula E race organised at Invalides in Paris on Saturday 23 April 2016. The event is a first for the French capital.

After Beijing, Putrajaya and Punta del Este, Sam Bird and Jean-Eric Vergne, the DS Virgin Racing team drivers, will be racing their DSV-01 one-seaters through the streets of Paris on 23 April. The race route was recently announced at a press conference at the Paris Town Hall with Anne Hidalgo, the Mayor of Paris, Patrick Kanner, Minister of Urban Affairs, Youth and Sport, Thierry Braillard, Secretary of State for Sports, and Jean Todt, President of the FIA, in attendance. Read More »

The world-leading British motorsport industry has delivered another successful year in 2015, celebrating and recognising the achievements of the renowned supply chain at the Motorsport Industry Association’s (MIA) annual Business Excellence Awards.

The event, which took place in Birmingham (Thursday 14 January 2016), as part of the prominent Autosport International Show, saw more than 500 guests from across the globe come together to recognise the achievements of the motorsport industry over the past 12 months. Read More »

– Silverstone Classic icons wow crowds at Autosport International
– Legendary F1, Group C and Can-Am racers on display
– Special ‘When We Were Kings’ showcase

The world’s biggest classic motor racing festival served up a stunning show of power at the annual Autosport International, staged at Birmingham’s NEC from 14-17 January. Read More »

27 year old Harry Hunt has become one of the youngest Brits ever to complete the Dakar Rally, finishing 10th out of 110 drivers, ahead of many seasoned competitors and only one place behind Sebastien Loeb, the most succesful WRC driver ever.Dakar 2016, the world’s longest endurance motor race in South America, represented Hunt’s first ever Dakar Rally.Hunt Dakar16 Read More »

King Autosport16British racer Jordan King has confirmed that he will stay with the Racing Engineering team for his second season in the GP2 Series.

The 21-year-old Warwickshire driver made his debut in the Formula 1 feeder series with the Spanish squad in 2015, finishing 10th equal – and among the top few rookie drivers – in the final points reckoning. Read More »

BHRC & RAC Autosport16The 2016 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship and the 2016 Fuchs Lubricants R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Rally Championship were successfully launched at Autosport International at the Birmingham NEC (14-17 January). Details of the 2016 DMACK Carlisle Stages were also announced. Read More »

Peugeot Dakar16f– Peugeot has won the Dakar on just its second participation in the South American event
– The Peugeot 2008 DKRs claimed nine stage wins out of a possible 12, including seven one-twos and two one-two-threes
– Exactly 25 years since his first victory (on a bike), Stéphane Peterhansel has sealed his 12th Dakar success (six on a bike, and six in a car together with co-driver Jean-Paul Cottret
– Cyril Despres/David Castera and Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena were the big surprises of the Dakar, finishing seventh and ninth respectively
– Three of the four PEUGEOT 2008 DKRs entered have reached the finish. Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz were the leaders with just four days to go, but were not able to join their team mates on the finish ramp – having made a key contribution however to the result Read More »

Fossey Big Step16Jersey’s youngest rally driver, 17-year-old Ed Fossey has become the Next Big Step Award winner for the 2016 rallying season. The title was announced in front of thousands at the Autosport International Motorsport Show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham at the weekend.

Founded to help develop and assist the country’s young rally stars, The Next Big Step Award provides funding, advice and guidance from some of the sports top professionals and support from tyre manufacturer Yokohama UK. Having the scheme’s support is an exciting prospect for the Victoria College student. Read More »