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Daily Archives: July 10th, 2017

– Bryce Menzies (USA) retains top-five position after 12th place finish in Leg 3.
– Yazeed Al Rajhi back on track with a show of strength to finish today’s leg with a determined fifth.

American duo Bryce Menzies and co-driver Peter Mortensen retain their top five standing on the leader board despite completing Leg 3 in 12th position. The #105 MINI John Cooper Works Rally performed perfectly over the once again troublesome tall and slippery grass surface but a puncture cost some time despite a fairly rapid wheel-change. Today’s racing still finds the Silk Way Rally first-timers in fourth place overall. Read More »

Jerseyman Ed Fossey returned to rallying action last weekend on the Nicky Grist Stages (8 July) – the fifth round of the BTRDA Rally Championship. Ed came back to the event where he made his gravel debut 12 months ago to chalk up 57th overall but more importantly fifth in class to strengthen his position at the top of the Thomas Panels BTRDA 1400 Championship with two rounds remaining. Read More »

Construction of the University of Bolton’s new National Centre for Motorsport Engineering (NCME) is transforming a four-acre site in the heart of Bolton town. The £13 million 45,000 sq. ft. facility, designed by international architects Hassell, is on schedule to welcome its first intake of students this autumn. Read More »

In only his second season in the series, Chesterfield rally driver Rhys Yates scored his first ever Prestone MSA British Rally Championship podium with third overall at last weekend’s Nicky Grist Stages in Wales (8th/9th July).

Competing against some of the best rally drivers in the business, Yates and co-driver Alex Lee battled over two gruelling days of flat-out driving across the forests and closed roads of Epynt Military Ranges in the heart of Wales. Read More »

IGNITION Festival of Motoring will celebrate one of Scottish motorsport’s greatest ever feats this summer, when the famous Ecurie Ecosse team bring an exclusive line-up of their finest machinery, old and new, to the SEC Glasgow.

60 years on from their famous 1-2 finish in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, a rare occurrence for a privateer, IGNITION will showcase some of the iconic cars that made the Ecurie Ecosse name during the late 1950’s, including the Jaguar C-Type. Read More »

Bingley rally driver Sam Bilham secured the hotly-contested DMACK Fiesta ST Trophy at last weekend’s Nicky Grist Stages after taking his fifth win of the series.

Bilham and co-driver Cameron Fair needed only a podium result on the event but took yet another victory to seal the championship with two rounds remaining. Read More »

• After yesterday’s podium lock out, the Peugeot DKR scored another hat-trick at the finish of the second stage today in Russia. Peugeot is 1-2-3 in the overall ranking as well, leading the way and increasing the gap with other competitors after just two stages.
• Stephane Peterhansel won the stage from Cyril Despres, 2nd (+1min47) and Sebastien Loeb 3rd for just one second (+1min48).
• The Peugeot DKR Maxi opened the 157km road of today’s challenging stage, much slippery and muddy, with few flooded areas. All three Peugeot DKRs conquered the tricky conditions without any issues.

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Renault Sport Formula One Team’s Jolyon Palmer finished just half a second away from the points with his third eleventh place finish of the season in the Austrian Grand Prix whilst Nico Hülkenberg finished in P13 as a consequence of a poor start off the line.

Jolyon hounded P10 finisher Lance Stroll for most of the race but was unable to find a way past, whilst Nico dropped back from P11 at the start as his car’s anti-stall kicked in. Read More »

• Ford Chip Ganassi Racing to compete in Round 4 of the FIA World Endurance Championship at the Nürburgring, in Germany, this weekend
• Ford leads manufacturer’s title fight after securing a strong second place at Le Mans with the #67 Ford GT
• Drivers of the #67 Ford GT lead the drivers’ standings going into the next round Read More »