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Daily Archives: July 11th, 2016

Today’s Leg 3 of the Silk Way Rally signalled the start of demanding long distance cross-country rally driving. After the short but spectacular Special Stage of Leg 1, the five MINI ALL4 Racing crews were keen to show what they and their MINI ALL4 Racing were capable of from the start of Leg 2 (10-07-2016).

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BRC Nicky Grist16bElfyn Evans, co-driven by fellow Welshman Craig Parry, won the 2016 Nicky Grist Stages (9-10 July) in their DMACK British Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5 – and celebrated in style by spraying the champagne in Groe Park, Builth Wells, at the end of a gruelling 100 mile event.

It was the first time that the Nicky Grist Stages had hosted a round of the MSA British Rally Championship, and to mark the occasion Quinton Motor Club had organised a 100 mile mixed-surfaced two-day event. Read More »

– Elfyn Evans and co-driver Craig Parry win the fifth round of the MSA British Rally Championship
– Evans further strengthens Championship lead after victory
– Crews battle the elements and two-day mixed surface challenge
– Robert Duggan and Ger Conway claim the DMACK Junior BRC class triumph

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Ladies British GP– Volunteers and officials Daring To Be Different at Silverstone
– Special photo call on F1 grid
– Enthusiastic support from FIA F1 Race Director

Almost 150 female marshals and officials are working behind-the-scenes at this weekend’s F1 British Grand Prix, helping to ensure the safe and successful running of UK motor sport’s headline event at Silverstone. Read More »

Tens of thousands of spectators gathered in the centre of Moscow today to watch the 2016 Silk Way Rally’s ceremonial send-off from the Russian capital’s impressive Red Square.

– It was to a backdrop of the Kremlin and Saint Basil’s Cathedral that the crews of the three PEUGEOT 2008 DKRs entered for the 2016 Silk Way Rally formally started their first competitive outing since their successful Dakar performance in January. Along with some 130 other car/truck entrants, they face a 10,000km trans-Asia trek across Russia, Kazakhstan and China divided into 15 legs. Read More »

Wales Rally GB16 Conwy A– Renewal of official ‘Host County’ status for Dayinsure Wales Rally GB
– Conwy’s many attractions to be showcased to global TV audiences
– Ceremonial Start in Colwyn Bay, Ceremonial Finish in Llandudno
– Rally reaches climax in County’s stunning Alwen and Brenig Forests

The organisers of the Dayinsure Wales Rally GB are delighted to announce that Conwy County Borough Council has extended its highly successful support for the UK’s prestigious round of the FIA World Rally Championship. Read More »

Jaguar Le Mans16aAndy Wallace, Le Mans winner outright for Jaguar in 1988, was a winner again at the La Sarthe circuit this weekend as 65 racing Jaguars took to the track in the Le Mans Classic round of the Jaguar Classic Challenge.

Wallace, whose ’88-winning XJR-9 wowed the crowds during a 100-strong Jaguar parade lap which preceded the race, finished third overall and won his class racing a D-type, while Julian Thomas won the race outright in his 1962 low-drag E-type. Read More »

Audi pre-Zandvoort16a– Amazing eight victories for Audi in Dutch DTM round
– Mattias Ekström DTM record winner on dune circuit
– All eight Audi drivers with personal Zandvoort highlights

If there’s a particular DTM event all Audi drivers equally rave about, it’s Zandvoort. The tradition-steeped circuit on the North Sea coast has been an integral element of the DTM since 2001 and is on the calendar this coming weekend (July 15–17). Read More »

Lewis Hamilton wasn’t the only British driver tasting the winner’s champagne at Silverstone yesterday.King Britain16a Read More »

– JD Classics took four race wins and one podium finish during a weekend of incredible racing at Le Mans Classic
– The Maldon-based classic car specialists also won the Index of Performance in Plateau 3, taking into account relative performance of the cars
– JD Classics – main sponsors of the event – had six entries; a Jaguar C-Type, Jaguar XK120, Lotus Elite, Austin Healey 100S, Costin Lister and a Lister Knobbly
– Guests and VIPs were also invited to the JD Classics hospitality lounge, situated above the pit lane, over the course of the weekend

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