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Daily Archives: April 10th, 2017

The Tour de Corse provided further drama on the third and final day, as Craig Breen and Scott Martin dropped back to fifth overall, losing out on fourth place by just a tenth of a second. Stéphane Lefebvre and Gabin Moreau made sure that Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT scored points with two of its C3 WRCs in France.

After Ajaccio and Bastia, the Tour de Corse headed for Porto-Vecchio on Sunday. The final leg consisted of just two stages: Antisanti – Poggio di Nazza (53.78km) and the Palombaggia Power Stage (10.42km). Read More »

Asphalt rally driver Steve Brown had a shorter than usual event last weekend, after his Honda Civic was side-lined by transmission gremlins at the SMC Stages in Anglesey.

The Rochdale driver had swapped his usual Nissan Micra Kit Car for a loaned Honda and would contest the North Wales based event to acquire seat time in the new machine before crossing the channel to begin his assault on the Belgium based Flanders International Rally Challenge (FIRC).

But drama struck on the opening test of the day when the Honda developed a transmission issue and despite attempts to cure the problem during the morning, Brown was forced out of the race circuit based event. Read More »

Cumbrian rally driver Aaron McClure suffered a cruel blow to his Ravenol BTRDA Rally Series hopes last weekend (8th April) as he retired from the Somerset Stages Rally during the closing stages of the event.

Aiming to capitalise on his solid fifth place on the opening round at the Malcolm Wilson Rally in March, the Flookburgh driver made the long trip to Minehead hoping to bag a decent points haul for his class NR4 and Production Cup hopes. Read More »

McLaren Factory Driver Alvaro Parente continued his strong start to the 2017 Pirelli World Challenge season on the streets of Long Beach California, breaking the lap record to score pole position, before claiming a lights-to-flag victory. Close behind the reigning champion, K-PAX Racing’s Bryan Sellers teammate secured the final podium position in the #6 650S GT3.

During qualifying, Parente set a time of 1m 18.883s in the #9 K-PAX Racing 650S GT3, to score pole position by exactly a tenth of a second. Read More »

– Hyundai star makes it four different winners in opening four rounds
– Early leader Meeke forced to retire with engine dramas
– Ogier finishes second to extend championship lead
– New perspective as five-time Dakar Rally motorbike winner joins Red Bull TV team
– Catch all the dramatic action for free on Red Bull TV

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– Hyundai Motorsport has claimed its first victory of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) in impressive style with a 1-3 result at Tour de Corse
– Thierry Neuville picked up his third career victory for Hyundai Motorsport with a faultless performance, winning the rally with a 55-second margin over Sébastien Ogier
– Dani Sordo narrowly missed out on second place by just 1.3s but claimed his first podium of the season. Hayden Paddon took sixth as all three Hyundai i20 Coupe WRCs finished. Read More »

– Renault Sport Formula One Team endured a frustrating Heineken Chinese Grand Prix with Nico Hülkenberg finishing 12th and Jolyon Palmer finishing 13th after an eventful 56 lap race at the Shanghai International Circuit. Nico’s Saturday qualifying performance was undone by an early pit stop for dry tyres being followed by an incident on track requiring a Virtual Safety Car, which negated any advantage the strategy could have provided. The same Virtual Safety Car also undid the potential of an early stop for dry tyres for Jolyon Palmer. The pair crossed the finish line just two seconds apart at the chequered flag. Read More »

Reigning MSA English Rally Champion Sam Bilham continued his winning ways last weekend as he took his second DMACK Fiesta ST Trophy win in a row at the Somerset Stages in Minehead.

Having won the opening round of the season by almost two minutes, the 2300 Club John Easson Award winner once again dominated proceedings, taking victory over the remaining eight Trophy crews to firm up his lead in the hotly contested single make series. Read More »

– 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship commences at Silverstone this weekend
– Ford Chip Ganassi Racing will field two Ford GTs for the GTE Pro world title battle against Ferrari, Aston Martin and Porsche


The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team will be on the attack on home ground this weekend when the battle for the FIA World Endurance Championship GTE Pro honours commences at Silverstone. The Ford WEC team is based at Greatworth – just a few miles from the Silverstone circuit – making it a great place to start their 2017 championship campaign. Read More »