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Daily Archives: April 12th, 2016

VW Polo R WRC 2017A taste of things to come in a new era of rallying: Volkswagen gives an insight into the next generation of the Polo R WRC. The FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) steps into a promising future in 2017. More powerful, faster and more spectacular – the Polo R WRC will generate about 380 hp/280 kW in the future. That is roughly 60 hp/45 kW more than the current car (318 hp/235 kW). Lighter, wider, and with more aerodynamic freedom – the Volkswagen designers have produced a visual concept which reveals how the Polo R WRC may appear in the coming season. Volkswagen has been developing the third generation of the Polo R WRC since summer 2015, when the International Automobile Federation (FIA) released the newregulations for the highest class of rallying in the world. Having already successfully tested key components in the current chassis, development of Volkswagen’s third World Rally Car is now entering the crucial phase. Read More »

Yates-003Brettex Site Services backed Rhys Yates took on the biggest challenge of his career last weekend as he contested the Circuit of Ireland Rally, recording a confidence boosting 15th overall and sixth in the British Rally Championship on his first ever closed road event.  Despite challenging conditions, the Ford Fiesta R5 pilot battled with competitors in the FIA European Rally Championship on the event and enjoyed a trouble free run to score his first points of the season to sit ninth in the championship standings. Read More »

Mini Butler HendersonMINI UK is proud to announce British racing driver, Charlie Butler-Henderson, 37, as a new brand ambassador.

2016 will represent the first time Butler-Henderson competes as a MINI ambassador but he is in no way new to the track. He has driven in the British Touring Car Championship, MINI CHALLENGE 2015, Ginetta G50 Cup and the Trofeo Abarth 500 Great Britain. Read More »

This weekend will be remembered as the most challenging rally yet for the young Scottish driver Blair Brown (Kinross) and co-driver Richard Simmonds (Duns) who were competing in the DMACK Junior British Rally Championship at the Circuit of Ireland in the Burn Construction and QTS backed Ford Fiesta R2T. Blair Brown CoI16 Read More »