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Daily Archives: June 27th, 2016

IThe 23rd Italian Baja ( 23-26th June) provided an enthralling race that saw the leading position change on numerous occasions during the three-days of racing across rocky river beds and the surrounding dry landscape of Pordenone.Mini Italy16 (1) Read More »

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nickygrist15 (7)This year’s Nicky Grist Stages (9-10 July) is the only event to host a round of both the MSA British Rally Championship and Ravenol BTRDA Rally Series – together with the Pirelli MSA Welsh Forest Rally Championship and a host of other top class British championships.

Quinton Motor Club has organised 45 stage miles on gravel for Saturday 9 July, over the magnificent loose-surface roads of Crychan, Halfway, Route 60 and Monument. The only mixed-surface round of the BRC continues on Sunday 10 July, with a further 60 miles over the fantastic Tarmac stages of the Epynt military range. Read More »

Hexagon Le Mans16a– Guests at Hexagon’s upcoming Le Mans charity night will be treated to a display of incredible endurance racing cars
– Line-up will included a McLaren F1 GTR Longtail, Porsche 962, Jaguar XJR-6 and Longnose Jaguar D-Type
– Star drivers confirmed for a live Q+A with Sky F1’s Natalie Pinkham include Derek Bell, Jacky Ickx, Richard Attwood and Mark Blundell
– The evening will raise money for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity
– Night takes place at Hexagon’s new flagship Finchley showroom on July 5th and will also include food from a two-star Michelin star chef
– See the event flyer here: https://goo.gl/nRwmE7. Tickets on sale now, RSVP by emailing Annabel@hexagon.uk.net or calling 07711 169 111   Read More »

Victory for the McLaren 650S GT3 at the Paul Ricard 1000km sees McLaren GT Factory Driver Rob Bell lead the overall Blancpain GT Drivers Championship by 20 points. The race was won in dramatic fashion with Bell and fellow Factory Drivers Shane Van Gisbergen and Côme Ledogar taking the chequered flag after six hours with a 3.7s winning margin.

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Peugeot pre-Holjes16Round 6 of the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship takes teams back to Scandinavia for Sweden’s round of the series. Team Peugeot Hansen will be keen to claim its first victory of the season on home turf on July 2-3.

– The Franco-Swedish outfit is currently second in the Teams’ standings and third in the Drivers’ championship with Sébastien Loeb and intends to pull out all the stops in Sweden to boost its title chances. Read More »

– Rain fails to dampen celebrations marking 40 years of iconic Golf GTI
– Thousands of Volkswagen fans flock to brand’s GTI-themed stand
– Successful hillclimb runs for variety of Volkswagen models


Typically British ‘summer’ weather failed to dampen the spirits of the Goodwood Festival of Speed faithful who once again turned out in their tens of thousands to celebrate all things automotive and, in the case of Volkswagen, 40 years of the iconic Golf GTI. Read More »

Michelin Goodwood16Fifth Year of Michelin Supercar Paddock at FoS – inaugural Showstopper Trophy shortlist by public vote:

– Aston Martin Vulcan
– Ferrari 458 MM Speciale
– Koenigsegg One:1
– Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R
– Noble M600 Speedster
– Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer

– Daily prizes presented to:

– Showstopper of the Day 1: Aston Martin Vulcan
– Showstopper of the Day 2: Noble M600 Speedster
– Showstopper of the Day 3: Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R

– Overall Showstopper of the Festival prize presented to Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer for the Vulcan Read More »

– Audi wins both DTM races at the Norisring
– Two wins within 24 hours following a 14-year barren spell
– Youngster from Switzerland celebrates first DTM triumph


Audi has another DTM winner: youngster Nico Müller (24) won a turbulent DTM race at the Norisring on Sunday, causing Audi to triumph twice within the space of 24 hours in its “home round” in Nuremberg. Read More »

Arrinera Goodwood16bThe Arrinera Hussarya GT took part in the Michelin Supercar Run, a traditional component of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, among the world’s most exciting cars contesting the famous hillclimb twice a day.

In 1940, during the Battle of Britain, the RAF fighter force faced the onslaught of the Luftwaffe. Among those who fought bravely to repel the invaders were two Polish fighter squadrons, 302 and 303, staffed by experienced veterans of the 1939 campaign in Poland and the defence of France earlier in 1940. Read More »