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Monthly Archives: October 2016

The 2016 FIA Cross Country World Cup ended with the final race, Baja Portalegre 500 (27-29/10/2016), taking place in Portugal. This race proved to be an exciting and fast paced world cup season ender that resulted with a MINI ALL4 Racing on the top step of the podium.

Ricardo Porém (POR)and co-driver Filipe Palmeiro (POR) showcased a positive and carefully planned race that not only resulted with a MINI win, but also ended with Porém in the record book for winning his third consecutive Baja Portalegre 500. Read More »

kumho-fowden16Fowden crowned Welsh Tarmac Champion for a record 4th time.

For years now, both amateur and professional drivers have been winning national rally championships on Kumho tyres. The latest to achieve such success are Bob Fowden and Paul Wakely in their Subaru Impreza WRC who, by annexing last week’s (October 23) Peter Lloyd Stages event at the Pembrey Motorsports Centre, have clinched the 2016 JD Tyres Welsh National Tarmacadam Rally Championship with one round to spare. For good measure, they were fastest over all five stages of the rally, which was held in sunny but windy conditions. Read More »

autosport-ginetta17a– Ginetta drifting into Autosport International with adrenaline-fuelled Thrill Rides
– Visitors get the opportunity to jump into the passenger seat as a professional driver takes them on frenetic drive around the indoor track
– Rides cost just £20pp in a Ginetta G40 and includes a photograph to capture your expression when going sideways
– Tickets for Europe’s premier motorsport show are now available
– Autosport International takes place at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham between 12-15* January 2017 Read More »

– Kumho victorious in European Autocross for the second year running
– 2016 – another successful season that confirms Kumho’s ability to shine in all manner of motorsport disciplineskumho-autocross16 Read More »

hyundai-gb16d– Hyundai Motorsport has achieved another podium finish in Wales Rally GB, the penultimate round of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC)
– Thierry Neuville fended off team-mate Hayden Paddon to secure his sixth podium of the season and fourth in a row after Germany, Corsica and Spain
– The result secures Hyundai Motorsport second place in the Manufacturers’ Championship – the team’s best ever result in WRC. Read More »

– Renault Sport Formula One Team’s Jolyon Palmer put in a strong and strategic charge from the back of the grid to take fourteenth in Sunday’s Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix.
– Jolyon started P21 and made a pit stop under the safety car at the end of the first lap. This meant he used Pirelli’s medium compound tyres for a massive 70-lap stint.
– Kevin Magnussen started from P14 and his race strategy was modified from a one to a two-stop strategy, with a final stint on the super soft tyres.

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wrgb16a– Ogier becomes four-time winner of legendary event
– Fans flock to famous forests for spectacular action
– Rally praised by drivers and spectators as huge success

Three days of high-octane entertainment reached a climax at Dayinsure Wales Rally GB yesterday (30 October), with tens of thousands of fans lining the legendary Welsh forests as FIA World Rally Champion Sébastien Ogier sped to a hard-fought success in the series’ closest finish of the year. Read More »

ford-pre-shanghai16a– Ford Chip Ganassi Racing to take momentum from Fuji victory to Shanghai
– Penultimate round of the 2016 World Endurance Championship this Sunday

Fresh from the perfect weekend crowned with victory in Japan, the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team travels to Shanghai in China this week for the penultimate round of the 2016 FIA Word Endurance Championship. Read More »

– JD Classics rounds off a successful season of classic motorsport with three race wins at the Algarve Classic Festival 2016
– The Maldon-based team entered three cars: a 1954 Cooper Jaguar T33, 1976 Group 44 Jaguar XJS and 1965 Lightweight Jaguar E-Type
– JD Classics was also supporting a customer-entry; the Jaguar XK120 of Steve and Josh Ward
– The JD Classics Jaguar XJS won both legs of the Historic Touring Car Challenge, while the E-Type won the GT & Sports Car Cup
– The victories bring JD Classics’ tally of race wins for the season to 14, including major triumphs at Le Mans Classic and Monaco Historique

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– Volkswagen wins the Manufacturers’ title in the FIA World Rally Championship with thePolo R WRC
– Crowned with a win: Ogier/Ingrassia claim fourth victory in a row at the Rally Great Britain in Wales

12 titles in four years – four Drivers’, four Co-Drivers’ and four Manufacturers’ titles: Volkswagen put the icing on the cake at the end of an impressive season in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with victory at the Rally Great Britain in Wales. Read More »