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Daily Archives: July 13th, 2017

Silverstone promises to be a special weekend for the Renault Sport Racing family. Sunday 16th July will be particularly memorable as it marks the 40th anniversary, to the day, of Renault’s first Formula 1 Grand Prix when the RS01, pioneered by Jean-Pierre Jabouille, graced the legendary British circuit. Of course, this ignited Renault’s passion for Formula 1, and 40 years and masses of success later, we are still going with the same grit on the grid today. Read More »

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– Despite a difficult Leg 6, Bryce Menzies / Peter Mortensen retain third place overall.
– Yazeed Al Rajhi / Tom Colsoul complete Leg 6 in sixth place and break into the top 15 leaders.

American duo Bryce Menzies and co-driver Peter Mortensen (MINI John Cooper Works Rally #105) successfully completed Leg 6 in 11th place and maintain third in the overall rankings. The change in terrain as the Silk Way Rally 2017 moves further east across the Kazakhstan plains is also starting to be a factor for all competitors in this famous cross-country race to China. Read More »

Promising Cornhill driver Michael Binnie has firmly set out his intentions for the remainder of the ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship, by acquiring John Wink’s Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX for the final two rounds of the series.

Binnie, co-driven by Duns’ Claire Mole, has campaigned an outdated Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V in 2017 and despite its age, currently sits eighth overall in the championship and third in both the Challengers and class ten. Read More »

On 16th July, 1977, Renault entered its very first Formula 1 Grand Prix to embark upon a new chapter in its long and illustrious history – one that dates back to the very infancy of motorsport. Over the ensuing decades, Renault competed successfully in all forms of the sport, from circuit racing, to conventional and cross-country rallying, record-breaking attempts and endurance racing. It was therefore perhaps inevitable that its various motor racing exploits would ultimately lead Renault to F1, the absolute pinnacle of the sport.

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• Rally driver, Rosemary Smith, gets behind the wheel of a Renault Sport Formula One™ Team car as part of the Renault Sport Formula One™ Team’s 40th anniversary celebrations
• Video, which can be found at renault.co.uk/follow-your-passion, shows Irish-born former seamstress taking to the Circuit Paul Ricard in France
• Rosemary also compares notes with Renault Sport Formula One™ Team driver, Jolyon Palmer, as she takes to the track
• Fans have the chance to win a stint behind the wheel of if they take any Renault for a test drive at one of the marque’s dealerships Read More »

• Cyril Despres sets his first fastest time of this year’s Silk Way Rally, with his co-driver David Castera successfully navigating a tricky stage on day five to keep up the unbeaten winning streak for Peugeot.
• Navigation was the major challenge of the day, and Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena lost time searching the good direction in high grass, finishing 17min down on Despres. They still remain in the overall lead by 50 minutes in the brand new Peugeot DKRMaxi.
• For Stéphane Peterhansel/Jean-Paul Cottret, a broken front-right shock absorber forces them to stop on the stage, losing them 52 minutes relative toDespres. Read More »