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Daily Archives: September 19th, 2016

rac-iom16aWill Onions and Roger Matthews were the big winners during rounds four and five of the Fuchs Lubricants R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Rally Championship, the Historic Rally Isle of Man (15-17 September).

While Onions and co-driver Jamie Edwards were the leading championship finishers with second overall in the historic section, Matthews and Tom Marrott completed a perfect season score to secure the inaugural championship title with one round remaining. Read More »

cammish-silverstone16bDaniel Cammish put in a commanding performance to take two wins and a fastest lap at Silverstone, putting the 2016 title out of reach of his rivals. The Leeds-based driver started on pole position for both rounds 13 & 14 of the Porsche Carrera Cup and ran an immaculate weekend to score all but one of the points on offer. Read More »

– DTM title race enters decisive stage
– Audi with chances in all three championships
– Youngster Nico Müller holds DTM track record at the Hungaroring

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mclaren-september16aFactory Drivers Rob Bell, Côme Ledogar and Shane van Gisbergen secured the prestigious Blancpain Endurance Cup Drivers Championship and customer team Garage 59 won the Blancpain GT Endurance Cup Teams Championship at the Nürburgring in one of the most successful weekends for McLaren in GT3 racing.

In the final three-hour race of the Blancpain season, the #58 650S GT3, driven by Bell, Ledogar and Brit Duncan Tappy – standing in for season-regular van Gisbergen – finished P30. However, with two wins from the season’s five races against a world-class GT3 field which was constantly over 60 cars strong, the team and drivers were still able to take both titles by a single point. Read More »

Jason Pritchard and Phil Clarke scored a vital double win in the Isle of Man Historic Rally (15-17 September), the seventh and eighth rounds of the 2016 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship.bhrc-iom16a Read More »

– JD Classics’ famous ex-Fangio C-Type picked up yet another win in the weekend’s combined Stirling Moss/ Woodcote Trophy event at Spa
– The team also competed in the Six Hours of Spa title race, with their Ford GT40’s potential win scuppered by an oil pump housing issue
– JD Classics was also supporting a customer Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar XK120, taking part in the Stirling Moss/ Woodcote Trophy race

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– Small reward for strong performance of both Audi R18 cars in Texas
– Lucas di Grassi/Loïc Duval/Oliver Jarvis (BR/F/GB) in second place
– Audi with pole position and fastest race lap in America

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peugeot-barcelona16aIt was something of an emotional rollercoaster weekend for Peugeot in Barcelona, home of round nine of the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship. After contending for the win all the way, Timmy Hansen pocketed second place in Spain, while his young brother Kevin sewed up this year’s European title!

– After winning the first heat, Timmy Hansen topped the order throughout qualifying to emerge as the man to beat in Spain. Unfortunately, he failed to keep the same momentum going for the remainder of the competition, although he came second not only in his semi-final but also in the final to collect the PEUGEOT 208 WRX’s eighth podium finish of the year, a score none of the team’s rivals can match. Read More »

btcc-silverstone16bA thrilling win for reigning champion Gordon Shedden rounded out the action at Silverstone on Sunday (18 September), setting up an incredible eight-driver showdown for the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.

An unprecedented number of drivers will challenge for the title on finals day at Brands Hatch in two weeks’ time, with Team JCT600 with GardX’s Sam Tordoff currently holding the advantage by 11 points. Read More »

– Renault Sport Formula One Team’s Kevin Magnussen enjoyed his and the team’s second highest finish of the season with tenth position in the Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix. Kevin took advantage of a stellar start and ran for most of the race inside the top ten.
– Jolyon Palmer was not so lucky today, with a suspected slow puncture from debris at the start of the race forcing an earlier than planned first pit stop. Running thereafter out of sequence, Jolyon finished in fifteenth.

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