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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Mark Gamble, and co driver; Steve Link are heading to Ludlow this weekend to compete on the Event Signs Woodpecker Stages, at the wheel of their new Subaru Impreza N11.

Off the back of the crew’s last great outing in the Swift, on the Mini Epynt stages, where they finished a brilliant 8th overall, they are ready and raring to go and to try out something different.

This will be the 4th different Subaru that Gamble has used on as many events. Having hired all the past cars, it has always been tricky to learn and get to grips with them each time. Read More »

It was time to load up and head out again for Baggsy. A 28 hour road trip across Europe to the small town of Máriapócs, Hungary. Under the blistering Eastern European sun, it was time to get gnarly on the black top of RabócsiRing for the 2016 Drift Allstars Championship Final. Armed with his ultimate weapon, Baggsy was ready to push the limits of his V8S13 to finish the season the way he started it.

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BTCC Rockingham16bGordon Shedden, Sam Tordoff and Aron Smith scored a win apiece at Rockingham on 28 August, with the latter’s victory making it a record 12 different winners from eight different marques in the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.

The title picture was further shaped during the three races with Tordoff leaving the Northamptonshire circuit just five points clear of triple champion Matt Neal in the overall standings. Read More »

– Top-level JCW Championship moves to British GT race package for 2017
– Major championship expansion across all classes
– MINI UK increases support for MINI Challenge in 2017

MINI Challenge will join the British GT Championship for the first time next year, cementing its place as one of Europe’s fastest-growing single-make racing championship. Read More »

BMH Student16aFor the last 10 years, British Motor Heritage (BMH) MD, John Yea, has ably campaigned an FIA-compliant MGB in a variety of classic motorsport formulae. What’s particularly noteworthy about the car is that it was created around one of BMH’s authentic replacement bodyshells and that its build team included an undergraduate student from Oxford Brookes University. Read More »

We are back! KOTR Round Five and its time to battle. 3rd of September 2016.
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It’s the fifth round of KOTR for 2016 and it’s going to be another action packed night at Arena Essex! Read More »

VW Sven SmeetsVolkswagen Motorsport has undergone a restructuring at management level: Sven Smeets (44) will take over as Volkswagen Motorsport Director on 01 September 2016. He succeeds Jost Capito (57), who is leaving the company to pursue a new professional challenge. Lukasz Urban (34) also takes over as Commercial Managing Director from Kirsten Zimmermann (44), who moves into a new management role at Volkswagen AG on 01 September 2016. At the same time, François-Xavier Demaison (47) as Technical Director and Dr. Donatus Wichelhaus (54) as Director of Engine Development move up into the Management Board of Volkswagen Motorsport. Read More »

British racer Jordan King took a healthy haul of points in the latest round of the Formula 1 World Championship-supporting GP2 Series in Belgium, thanks to a strong runner-up spot in the opening race of the weekend.

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The FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) returns to action in Japan at the Twin Ring Motegi race track. For José María López and Yvan Muller, the aim will be – as ever– to win for the Citroën Total team. A successful weekend in the land of the rising sun could also enable Citroën and Pechito López to secure world titles for the third year running.   pic

After starting the season in Europe and then making the long trip to Argentina in early August, the FIA WTCC now embarks on a three-stop tour of Asia, beginning in Japan. Round nine will be held this weekend at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit, 150km to the north of Tokyo.

A championship venue for the first time in 2015, the 4.801km track has relatively low average and maximum speeds. The many acceleration and braking zones tend to be especially demanding on the brakes, but they also provide plenty of overtaking opportunities. Read More »

– FIA WEC makes debut in Mexico City
– Highest race at 2,300 meters above sea level
– Audi drivers di Grassi/Duval/Jarvis currently second in the standings

Just one month before the factory opening, Audi starts the crucial phase of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in Mexico. Five of the nine championship races on the calendar are held between September and November. Read More »