Skip navigation

Daily Archives: May 28th, 2017

Karting North East-sponsored driver Guy Wilks has vowed to come back fighting after missing out on a semi-final place at his home round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship.Guy Walks

The only permanent British driver in this year’s championship, Wilks, from Durham, had been looking to emulate his success in the earlier part of the season as the championship headed to Lydden Hill for its only UK round of the year. Read More »

• Audi Sport Team Land wins the biggest motor race in the world for the first time
• Audi Sport Team WRT completes the podium success for Audi Sport customer racing with third place
• Class success for the LMS Engineering customer team

After 2012, 2014 and 2015, the overall victory in 2017 once again went to the Audi R8 LMS. This makes the race car from Audi Sport customer racing the most successful sports car since 2012, at which time the GT3 models first started battling it out for the overall race win in the Eifel. Read More »

The final time for the World RX at Lydden Hill, for now, and Petter Solberg (Polo RX Supercar) arrived with the stated claim he wanted to take the win at the last Lydden meet. He started imperiously going fastest in 3 of the 4 qualifying rounds and adapted his tactics to win his semi final and ensure a front row start in the final. The Volkswagen proved to be a class act and with perfect timing for his joker lap Solberg won over a 1.5s from team mate Johan Kristoffersson, who took over the championship lead courtesy of his 2nd place. Andreas Bakkerud (Focus RSRX) was the best of rest in 3rd place and clear of the batting Sébastien Loeb (208 WRX) & Mattias Ekström (S1 EKS RX Quattro). Read More »