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Daily Archives: October 17th, 2016

wrgb16-beetle-b– The fourth string in Volkswagen’s impressive rallying bow
– Old-timer gets ready to share the stages with today’s WRC pocket-rockets
– Class winning crowd-pleaser returns to contest WRGB National Rally
– Catch Bertie in action with advance tickets on sale from as little as £20, kids go FREE Read More »


– Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) rubs shoulders with royalty, as Prince William and wife Kate Middleton sample bespoke Mono supercar during a visit to the University of Manchester
– His Royal Highness Prince William sat inside the one-of-a-kind Mono, which was showcased at the University’s National Graphene Institute (NGI)
– BAC is the first car manufacturer in the world to use the innovative material graphene, which keeps the Mono’s weight as light as possible and provides a performance benefit to the driver
– BAC is proud of its British heritage; the Mono is built from 1,250 bespoke components from 100 suppliers – 95% of which are based in the UKbac-cambridge16a Read More »

– Annual special event sees an array of valuable vintage cars from around the world heading to Yorkshire.
– Pre-war cars raced on Tockwith karting track, Harewood Hill Climb, skidpans, RAF runways and Bramham Park
– Winning vehicle was 1934 Bentley
– Le Mans team car ‘Number 10’ takes part in first competitive event since 2016 Le Mans Classic
– 41 cars took part, 25 of which were vintage Bentleys
– Cars travelled a combined 4,000 miles during the one-day event

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volkswagen-catalunya16a– Crowned with a win: Ogier/Ingrassia wrap up world title after eleven rallies
– Title defence sees champions join Kankkunen and Mäkinen in exclusive club
– Match point number two for Volkswagen in the Manufacturers’ Championship

Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) were crowned World Rally Champions for the fourth time in a row after taking victory at the Rally Spain. They guided their Volkswagen Polo R WRC to a fifth win of the season in Catalonia, finishing ahead of Dani Sordo/Marc Martí (E/E, Hyundai) und Thierry Neuville/Nicolas Gilsoul (B/B, Hyundai).Their ninth podium in eleven races triggered wild celebrations. The Frenchmen can no longer be caught at the top of the overall standings in the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Read More »

The 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship’s Teams’ title will be settled in Rosario on November 27. After this weekend’s fiercely fought action at the Estering, Germany, Team Peugeot Hansen is intent on maintaining the pressure in South America!

– Sébastien Loeb was unable to follow up his victory in Riga two weeks ago with another at the Estering today. The Frenchman’s run ended at the semi-final stage, as did that of his team-mate Timmy Hansen. Read More »

– Audi factory driver celebrates early title win at the Estering
– First World Championship title another highlight in an exceptional career
– Ekström: “Rallycross used to be too dirty for me”

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worldrx16-ekstromMattias Ekstrom has been crowned the new FIA World Rallycross Champion after scoring enough points at today’s German RX round to secure him the title with one round of the World Championship still remaining. Olsbergs MSE driver Kevin Eriksson took the Germany RX win, claiming his first every victory in the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. Petter Solberg finished second, while fellow Norwegian Andreas Bakkerud claimed the third podium spot. Read More »