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Monthly Archives: June 2017

– Modern and classic AMGs climb Goodwood Hill in celebration of 50 years of AMG
– DTM World Champion, Bernd Schneider, drives Type S from 1927

Mercedes-Benz has kicked off this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed with a selection of modern and classic AMGs taking to the famous Goodwood Hill. Read More »

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Next weekend’s Nicky Grist Stages (8-9 July) – which is a round of 10 major championships, including the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship and Ravenol BTRDA Rally Series – will be used to gather information from event officials, spectators, marshals, competitors and their support teams to help establish their input into the local mid-Wales economy.

The Quinton Motor Club organised event takes place in and around the area of Builth Wells and will see well over 100 crews from around the United Kingdom and beyond contest the event in the nearby world renowned forest stages of the Carmarthenshire/Powys border region and over the famous Tarmac roads of the Epynt military range. Read More »

The Prestone MSA British Rally Championship races into the second half of the season with Wales the next stop on the action-packed calendar. Next weekend the demanding Nicky Grist Stages (8/9 July) will play host to round five of Britain’s premier rallying series. Read More »

• Immaculate 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Competizione conversion now offered at Hexagon
• ‘Daytona’ Ferrari commemorates the 365 GTB/4 Competizione’s 1-2-3 finish at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona.
• Car boasts 450bhp from its road-going 4.4 litre Colombo V12
• Chassis number 16935 commissioned to be converted into a Group 4 competition racer
• To see Hexagon’s full stock head to: https://hexagonclassics.com/ Read More »

Ferrari is celebrating its 70th Anniversary at the Goodwood Festival of Speed with an incredible and diverse display of current and historic Ferrari road and race cars, including the LaFerrari Aperta which is the star car of the company’s anniversary events. Some of the Ferrari cars being showcased this weekend include a Ferrari 333SP, driven by Emmanuele Pirro, a Ferrari 166 Dino F2, driven by Derek Bell, and a Ferrari 458 GT2, driven by Nicolas Minassian.

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Cottesmore based rally driver George Morrison will head to this weekend’s Nicky Grist Stages, aiming to put right his devastating last minute retirement from the event last year.

Morrison will contest round five of the Ravenol BTRDA Rally Series which is based in Builth Wells in his usual MG ZR and has his sights set firmly on repeating his class 1400C podium scored last time out in Cumbria. He will be co-driven once again by fellow HM Forces Mechanic, Jon Quintrell. Read More »

DMACK Fiesta ST Trophy contender Sam Bilham lies just one podium result away from clinching the title this weekend as the series heads to Wales for the Nicky Grist Stages (Saturday 8th July).

The 2300 Club John Easson Award winner has dominated the hotly contested championship this season, taking four wins from four starts in his Calvert Construction & Reis Motorsport Insurance backed Fiesta. One more podium will see the Bingley ace seal the championship and Ravenol BTRDA Class N3 honours with two rounds still to go. Read More »

The 28-year-old from Nottingham can regularly be seen in the co-driver’s seat of top-flight rally cars across the world, but this weekend Hall will turn his attentions to the South East countryside to get his fix as he contests the tough, 70km route over two days.

Due to his hectic motorsport schedule, Hall has been unable to contest an endurance event for some time and this weekend’s OMM Lite marks his return to the sport after almost a year away. Whilst his recent sporting efforts have concentrated on rallying, he has kept his fitness levels up with the intention of returning to trails when time allows. Read More »

Honda (UK) has today (29 June) pledged its support of the pioneering Dare To Be Different initiative, introducing Jenny Tinmouth as a Dare to be Different Ambassador in dramatic style – riding a Dare to be Different liveried Honda Fireblade at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

In addition, Honda will provide two liveried HRV vehicles for the year, which will be used to support the many events in the #D2BD calendar for 2017 – another strong endorsement of the burgeoning momentum behind the young charity. Read More »

• World GP Bike Legends double up to race at Silverstone Classic
• 500cc World Champions Gardner and Spencer to race A35s
• Parrish and Costello join the exciting ‘Bike Legends’ line-up
• All tickets for the Classic must be purchased in advance

A quartet of two-wheel heroes will represent a Bike Legends team contesting the star-studded Celebrity Challenge Trophy showdown at this summer’s Silverstone Classic (28-30 July). Read More »