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Daily Archives: July 25th, 2016

AUTO - SILK WAY RALLY 2016 PART 2Following yesterday’s official Silk Way Rally 2016 podium ceremony in Beijing, the MINI ALL4 Racing crews have had time to reflect on the epic 14-stage rally that covered more than 10,000km and three countries in two weeks. Most have agreed that the Moscow to Beijing event was tougher and more demanding than this year’s world famous Dakar.

The MINI ALL4 Racing crews found the long days, difficult stages and hot weather conditions of the Silk Way Rally more physically demanding than this year’s Dakar. However, all were happy that the MINI ALL4 Racing was able to cope with all of those challenges, enabling four of the five crews entered into the competition to finish in a top five position overall. Read More »

– Live Action Zone provide thrills on two and four wheels
– Top Gear Stunt Team in action
– Hot laps from Grand Prix cars and stars

The Live Action Zone at IGNITION festival of motoring, running from 5-7 August at the SECC Glasgow will play host to the Top Gear Stunt Team led by Paul Swift, the astonishingly athletic JCB Dancing Diggers plus the spectacular 2Bros Motorbike Stunt Team, led by Vandal and Ashley. Read More »

Citroen Asphalt16vThree months after its first outing, Citroën Racing’s 2017 World Rally Car has made its asphalt debut. On the bumpy roads of Aude in southern France, Kris Meeke and Stéphane Lefebvre learnt how the car behaves on this type of surface.

By opting to hold the first development sessions on gravel, the Citroën Racing engineers had given priority to a surface used in the majority of World Rally Championship events. Read More »

Specialty Fastener’s AeroLoc quarter turn panel fastener is gaining traction in the world of motorsport, with more competitors over many series choosing the quarter turn fastener over the traditional Dzus. AeroLoc Read More »

King Hungary16aGP2 racer Jordan King yesterday secured his fourth podium finish of the season with a strong second place in Hungary.

The Racing Engineering driver arrived in Budapest for the sixth round of the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship support series at the Hungaroring full of confidence after back-to-back sprint-race victories at the Red Bull Ring in Austria and on home soil at Silverstone. Read More »

– The SUV from ŠKODA led the peloton across the finish on the Champs-Élysées
– Stephen Roche, Tour winner in 1987, sat behind the wheel of the ŠKODA KODIAQ
– Stephen Roche: “ŠKODA does a great job at the Tour de France”

The ŠKODA KODIAQ made a strong guest appearance at the finale of the Tour de France: the brand’s new, SUV led the peloton across the finish line in Paris. Stephen Roche, winner of the 1987 Tour, was captivated by the driving performance of the lead car.

On yesterday’s final stage of the Tour de France, the ŠKODA KODIAQ was first across the finish line. According to former Tour winner Stephen Roche, the brand’s new, SUV cuts a fine figure on the bumpy Champs-Élysées boulevard – he is impressed. “The ŠKODA KODIAQ offers a particularly generous amount of space”, said Roche, who sat behind the wheel of the SUV. “It’s ride is very pleasant and the car responds to all your commands with a high degree of precision. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the ŠKODA KODIAQ on its Tour debut”, said the Irishman, who acts as a brand ambassador for the Czech car manufacturer. Read More »

– Second place for Di Grassi/Duval/Jarvis in FIA WEC at the Nürburgring
– Fässler/Lotterer on podium in third place
– Marcel Fässler with fastest race lap

Audi started the 6 Hours of Nürburgring from positions one and two on the grid. In a thrilling battle for the lead in round four of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), the two Audi R18 cars initially took turns at the front of the field. Read More »

Renault Austrian16b– Renault Sport Formula One Team driver Jolyon Palmer was a half-spin away from his first Formula 1 points as both he and Kevin Magnussen moved up the order in a hot and fast-paced Hungarian Grand Prix. Jolyon was running comfortably in P10 with strong pace relative to those around him when the rear of his R.S.16 stepped out at turn four. Despite catching the spin Jolyon was unable to recover the resultant lost positions. Nevertheless, he still finished P12 in a race he described as his ‘best-ever’. Kevin finished in P15 after starting from P19.
– Kevin started the race from P19 with a new set of Pirelli’s red supersoft tyres. He changed to new supersofts on lap 24 then new soft compound (yellow) tyres on lap 36.
– Jolyon started the race in P17 on new soft tyres. He changed to new supersofts on lap 26 then new softs on lap 39. Read More »