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Daily Archives: July 4th, 2016

rsykes_wrgb15b3Stourbridge rally driver Richard Sykes will start his first event of 2016 next weekend when he contests the Nicky Grist Stages in Wales in his Bathams Breweries, G I Sykes Ltd and Body Clinic-supported Citroen DS3 R3.

Sykes has been out of action since Wales Rally GB last year, a shoulder injury suffered while snowboarding in January curtailing his 2016 rally plans. However, following an operation, he’s now fit to return to the driving seat. Read More »

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George Morrison in actionCottesmore rally driver George Morrison will resume his BTRDA Challenge assault this weekend as he heads to Builth Wells in Wales for the Nicky Grist Stages.  Having successfully completed the tough all-asphalt Manx Rally in May, Morrison was forced to skip the Carlisle Stages due to a fractured wrist but returns to the series in his MG ZR for the fourth round on Saturday 9th July. Read More »

Hyundai Poland16a– Hyundai Motorsport finished third and fourth in Rally Poland, the seventh round of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), picking up 27 manufacturer points
– Hayden Paddon took his third podium of 2016 finishing in third position overall after a nerve-wracking Power Stage in treacherous conditions
– Thierry Neuville picked up a Power Stage point on his way to fourth overall, just 0.8s behind his teammate Paddon. Dani Sordo retired from the top-ten on the penultimate stage. Read More »

The McLaren 650S GT3 secured further silverware this weekend as McLaren GT Factory Drivers Rob Bell and Alvaro Parente enjoyed a strong weekend at the Nürburgring round of the Blancpain Sprint Series. The duo claimed pole position, a podium finish and the Main Race victory – the first for the McLaren 650S GT3 in the 2016 Sprint Cup. This result extends Bell’s lead at the top of the Blancpain GT Drivers Championship to 44 points.

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Hexagon Le Mans16d– Hexagon’s upcoming Le Mans charity night will feature a host of amazing auction prizes
– Lots include a ride in a race replica Ford GT40, a racing helmet signed by four Le Mans legends and full hospitality at the Le Mans Classic among many others
– Star drivers confirmed for the live Q+A with Amanda Stretton 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. Some tickets still left, RSVP by emailing Annabel@hexagon.uk.net or calling 07711 169 111   Read More »

VW Poland16a– An extra portion of courage: Mikkelsen claims second WRC win in Poland, Ogier and Volkswagen lead championship at halfway point
– Last-gasp success in Poland: Mikkelsen/Jægerwin in the rain
– Volkswagen leads Manufacturer, Driver and Co-Driver World Championships at halfway

Thrilling right down to the wire, with fortune favouring the brave: Andreas Mikkelsen/Anders Jæger (N/N) produced an outstanding display in Poland to take their second victory in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Read More »

Team Peugeot Hansen and its PEUGEOT 208 WRXs treated the 44,000 spectators in Höljes, Sweden, to a thrilling show as its two cars finished on the FIA World Rallycross Championship podium, while Kevin Hansen claimed his third straight victory in the European championship contest!Peugeot Holjes16b Read More »

British racer Jordan King yesterday secured an historic maiden GP2 victory after a high-pressure, wet-weather charge from pole position in the series’ second race in Austria.

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Renault Austrian16aRenault Sport Formula One Team moved up the order in the Austrian Grand Prix with Jolyon Palmer finishing just shy of the points in twelfth after starting 20th and Kevin Magnussen finishing fourteenth after starting 17th. The positions gained were despite a mid-race safety car which was less than complimentary to the team’s tyre strategy and a five second penalty for Kevin for blocking a rival. Read More »

Renault edams London16The drive and dynamism of Renault e.dams was duly rewarded today as a double win for Nico Prost in the London ePrix saw the French squad crowned FIA Formula E champion for a second consecutive year. A dramatic season finale in Battersea Park, London, where Sébastien Buemi had to race for fastest lap to gain the necessary points, brought double delight for the team as he was crowned drivers’ champion. Read More »