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Daily Archives: May 9th, 2016

SamBilham_inActionSam Bilham will head to the fourth round of the Ravenol BTRDA Rally Series this weekend in a bid to retain the lead of the hotly contested Fiesta ST Trophy at the Welshpool based Plains Rally. Having led the single make championship from round two in Cumbria, the Reis Motorsport Insurance backed 19 year old will aim to capitalise on his recent performance and hold onto his slender eight point lead. Read More »

manxnat16 (230)BTRDA Rally Challenge contender George Morrison overcame tricky conditions on the Isle of Man to take fourth in class B9 at last weekend’s Manx National Rally in his MG ZR.  His result on the island marks his second finish of the year in the mixed surface series and his successful outing netted the Cottesmore rally driver second BTRDA class B9 challenger home. Read More »

DaveWright_Plains16prev01Bentham’s David Wright is aiming for more success next weekend when he contests the Plains rally in his Kumho Tyres and Grove Hill Garage-backed Ford Focus WRC.

On his last outing, the Malcolm Wilson rally in Cumbria, Wright finished second overall after a final stage driveshaft failure cost him a victory so his ultimate aim is to go one better on the Plains. Read More »

B&S16 top3The second round of the 2016 Brick & Steel Junior 1000 Ecosse Challenge took place at Kames Motorsport Complex in East Ayrshire on 8th May and took place under unusual and unexpected glorious sunshine. Temperatures soared to over 20 degrees compared to 6 degrees the day before. The ABR Travel Kames Junior rally was expertly hosted by East Ayrshire Car Club and a total of 13 Junior drivers crossed the start line AND THE FINISH LINE. OK – one or two tried very hard to nobble this statistic but failed. Read More »

Assegai F1Labour of love is rewarded with an invitation for the Assegai to compete in the illustrious Historic Monaco Grand Prix this weekend, May 13/15.

55 years after it was built, the only Formula One car constructed in South Africa is primed to make its international racing debut after being accepted for entry into the illustrious Historic Grand Prix of Monaco this coming weekend, May 13th -15th. Read More »

On a circuit where overtaking is virtually impossible, the Citroën Total team drivers managed to improve on their starting positions. With podium finishes in the first race, José María López and Yvan Muller leave Morocco feeling satisfied with their performance. With a third of the season now complete, Citroën and López maintain their leads in the FIA World Touring Car Championship standings.

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WIX Racing’s Adam Morgan took a win and two further podiums in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship event at Thruxton, whilst Motorbase Performance duo Andrew Jordan and Mat Jackson claimed a victory apiece at the UK’s fastest circuit.

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VW May16bTCR International Series
Triple success for the Golf GTI TCR in Spa-Francorchamps

The third race weekend of the TCR International Series ended with a one-two-three result for the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR. In the second race in Spa-Francorchamps (B), Jean-Karl Vernay (F) of Leopard Racing won ahead of his team-mates Stefano Comini (CH) and Antti Buri (FIN). It was the first success this season for the 330 hp Volkswagen GTI TCR and it was the first ever TCR win for Vernay and Leopard Racing – and not far from the team headquarters in Luxembourg. Read More »

BHRC16 Pirelli CThe TV coverage of the third round of the Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship, the Pirelli Carlisle Rally, will first be screened on Friday 13 May at 9.35pm on Motors TV.

Filming and TV production for the 2016 BHRC is being handled by the team at Special Stage and the championship will enjoy dedicated 60-minute programmes on Motors TV. Read More »

– Audi R18 wins with Lucas di Grassi/Loïc Duval/Oliver Jarvis
– Audi’s 16th race success in FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC)
– 106th LMP sports car victory of the brand with the four rings

Audi has won the unusually tough second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Spa-Francorchamps. Read More »