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Daily Archives: June 20th, 2016

Ashley Sutton stormed to his breakthrough Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship victory in a thrilling finale at Croft, with Colin Turkington and Rob Collard also taking wins on an exciting race day in North Yorkshire.

Sutton’s success means that the BTCC boasts ten different winners from the opening 15 races of the 2016 season. Read More »

Peugeot pre-Silk Way16a– In just 25 days and for the first time since the Dakar Rally, three PEUGEOT 2008 DKRs will line up together, on this occasion in Moscow’s Red Square ahead of their return to competitive action in the Silk Way Rally (SWR), which will be held from July 8-24, 2016.
– The Silk Way Rally follows the legendary route traced by the famous Silk Road, passing through Russia, Kazakhstan and China via their capitals Moscow, Astana and Beijing. On the programme are no fewer than 16 days of racing comprising 15 stages, covering a total distance of 10,734 kilometres – 4,105km of which will be against the clock.
– The major new technical addition to the PEUGEOT 2008 DKR is the introduction of air conditioning, which will doubtless be welcomed by the crews as they tackle the Gobi Desert! The heat is similarly a factor in Morocco, where the final testing phase is currently underway to fine-tune the set-up and development of the car, with a primary focus on the areas of shock absorption and engine management. Read More »

– JD Classics announces official sponsorship of Le Mans Classic 2016 – one of the most celebrated events on the historic racing calendar
– The team will be entering six cars, including the ex-Fangio Jaguar C-Type, which is looking for its 25th award in just 28 races
– Taking place from 8-10 July, the event features previous 24 Hours of Le Mans-winning cars from 1923 all the way to 1979

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top3Brick & Steel Junior 1000 Ecosse Challenge competitors enjoyed another superb day on Round 3 at The Crail Summer Junior Stages Rally, Crail Raceway on 18th June. The dry hot weather did make a difference and that plus the quality of event laid on by Glenrothes Motor Sport Club meant we had the ingredients for a brilliant day out. All the young 14 to 17 year old drivers  took maximum advantage in their 1000cc rally cars and we were rewarded with 13 finishers out of 14 starters (this compares to 53 out of 83 in the Senior event)  We lost Josh Hislop/Ellya Gold in SS1 with gearbox problems. Read More »

After a challenging weekend in Russia, the Citroën Total team is going into the Portuguese round of the FIA World Touring Car Championship with revenge on their minds. José María López and Yvan Muller will want to preserve the Citroën C-Elysée WTCC’s unbeaten record on the Vila Real street circuit.

With the summer break fast approaching, this weekend’s FIA WTCC race at the Vila Real circuit will mark the last European meeting of the 2016 season. The season will resume in Argentina in early August, before moving on to Asia and the Middle East.

The Portuguese round is also the first of the second half of the season. In the first six meetings, the Citroën C-Elysée WTCCs have notched up five pole positions, seven race wins and four one-two finishes. Read More »

– Action hero Jason Statham guest at Audi garage
– Mattias Ekström thrills guests in rallycross Audi
– Strong appearance by new Audi TT RS

Hollywood stars in the pits, the new Audi TT RS on the race track, Mattias Ekström in the rallycross Audi and many other thrilling moments: off the race track, there was a lot going on at the Le Mans 24 Hours as well. Read More »

Audi Le Mans16a– Audi on podium for 18th time in Le Mans 24 Hours
– Both Audi R18 finish in spite of issues
– Valuable World Championship points for both Audi squads

Audi took positions three and four in the 24-hour race at Le Mans in front of 263,500 spectators, continuing its string of podium finishes in the iconic French endurance race. Read More »

– Japfest Rock! to take place at Rockingham Motor Speedway, Sunday June 26
– Special Mazda MX-5 feature to celebrate the millionth model made
– ‘Best of Boxer’ display marking 50 years of Subaru’s iconic engine
– Helicopter rides and live evening entertainment added to the event

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