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Daily Archives: June 6th, 2016

Brown in actionJust a fortnight after recording an impressive fifth in class on his first overseas event in Belgium, Nissan Kit Car pilot Steve Brown will sail back across the English Channel this week to contest the next round of the Flanders International Rally Challenge (FIRC), Rally Van Wervik.

With just two weeks between events, Brown has faced a race against time to ready the Micra in time for the second round of the popular series  which heads to the far West corner of Belgium for a challenging day’s rallying across the closed public roads surrounding the city of Wervik. Read More »

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BHRC16 SVS BPaul Barrett and Dai Roberts took a dramatic overall historic victory on the Severn Valley Stages (Saturday 4 June), the fourth round of the 2016 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship.

On a day of ever-changing fortunes in dry and dusty stages in the Epynt region, Barrett and Roberts swept ahead on the final stage of the rally to win in their Pinto-powered Ford Escort Mk2. Rarely has a Pinto-powered car won overall in the BHRC and it was a fantastic performance from both crew members in the RSR Historic Engineering Category 3. Read More »

The 2016 FIA World Touring Car Championship will reach the halfway point in Moscow with the sixth meeting of the season. After winning both races at the Nürburgring in Germany, Citroën and José María López will be looking to further extend their advantage over their competitors. Yvan Muller, meanwhile, will be hoping to turn his fortunes around as he returns to a circuit where he won in 2015.

The Nürburgring weekend, considered the highlight of the FIA WTCC season, provided the stiffest of challenges. José María López reigned supreme at the Nordschleife, picking up maximum points and opening up a sizeable lead at the top of the World Championship standings. After five rounds, the Argentine driver is now 69 points ahead of his nearest rival, which means he is likely to leave Russia as championship leader. Read More »

– Motor Show fever comes to Glasgow
– Low and zero emission new cars on display
– Test drives available for would-be buyers

Manufacturers and leading dealers are lining up to exhibit the latest new models and the newest technology at IGNITION, Scotland’s unique Festival of Motoring. Read More »

Carlisle Stages pre16cA superb field of 115 cars will contest the 2016 DMACK Carlisle Stages (Saturday 11 June), with an entry that is big on both quality and quantity.

The rally is a round of the Ravenol BTRDA Rally Series, the MSA English Rally Championship, the BTRDA Rally Challenge, the S G Petch Association of North East and Cumbria Car Clubs Stage Rally Championship, the Motoscope Northern Historic Rally Championship and the Association of Northern Car Clubs Forest Challenge. In addition, the organisers are delighted to have drawn a strong entry of Scottish crews keen to tackle these famous stages, which have not been used for rallying since the 2015 Carlisle Stages. Read More »

Peugeot pre-Hell16aAfter notching up back-to-back podium finishes at Mettet and Lydden Hill, the PEUGEOT 208 WRX drivers head for Norway for Round 5 of the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship on June 11-12.

– Team Peugeot Hansen currently holds second place in the Teams’ standings and is determined to close the gap to the provisional leader in order to defend its 2015 crown. Sébastien Loeb will be out to ward off the probable fierce competition to claim another top-three finish, while Timmy Hansen hopes to keep the momentum going after his recent strong performance at Lydden Hill. The 2015 championship’s runner-up has leapt from 12th to seventh place in the Drivers’ classification and he has every intention of moving further up the order! Read More »

– Catalan wins Saturday’s race at the Lausitzring
– Jamie Green gives Audi one-two finish
– Audi is strongest brand with five cars in the points

Miguel Molina and Jamie Green presented Audi with a one-two finish in the first race on Saturday at the Motorsport Festival at the Lausitzring. Audi was the strongest brand overall with five cars finishing in the points. Read More »

Kenyan based safari guide Geoff Mayes will once again team up with Scottish born Jamie Mactavish as the pair do battle against Kenyas finest rally drivers on the forthcoming three day long KCB Safari Rally. The pair will go head to head with former Kenyan Rally Champion Carl “Flash” Tundo for SPV (specially prepared vehicles) honours after upgrading to a mighty V8 rally raid car. Silverspread Meru Rally Team will once again be the title sponsor for Mayes and Mactavish, a partnership that netted the pair their first ever Safari Rally finish in 2015. Read More »