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Daily Archives: September 5th, 2017

The 2017 ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship (SRC) reaches its conclusion this weekend (9th September) as the series heads to Castle Douglas for the traditional end of season finale.

The event consists of over 40 stage miles with just one service break adding an extra challenge to the day’s rallying, with the cars leaving the beautiful Threave Garden and Estate just outside the rally base at around 9am, before returning around six hours later. Read More »

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County Derry-born Marty McCormack is enjoying a notably strong season in the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship and, with a typically skilful showing and trouble-free run in the last remaining round, could well achieve a well-deserved podium finish in this hard-fought series.

His season in the Kumho-shod Skoda Fabia R5 began with a DNF due to suspension problems on the Border Counties event. He and trusty co-driver David Moynihan then put themselves firmly in the hunt for championship honours with a 3rd place in both the Pirelli International and Scottish rallies. Read More »

After a year of research, calculation and design work, Citroën Racing is holding the first development tests for the C3 R5 this week. An entirely new product intended for customer racing, the Citroën C3 R5 aims to become the new benchmark in its category.

Since 2013, the R5 regulations devised by the FIA have led to the appearance of a new generation of rally cars. Designed for private teams and drivers, these reduced-cost products are often described as ‘mini-WRCs’ due to their technical characteristics: four-wheel drive, 1.6-litre direct injection turbo engine generating about 280bhp and sequential semi-automatic gearbox. Read More »

• Lynn joins team stalwart Sam Bird for all-British season four campaign
• 2017/2018 Season starts on 2nd December in Hong Kong
• This is the first ever all-British team line-up in the FIA Formula E Championship – now in its 4th Season

British racer Alex Lynn has been signed on a multi-year deal alongside Sam Bird to contest the forthcoming fourth Formula E season for DS Virgin Racing, marking the series’ first ever all-British driver line-up. Read More »

• The Hyundai i30 N TCR will enter both remaining rounds of the 2017 TCR International Series season.
• BRC Racing, Hyundai Motorsport’s development partner on the i30 N TCR, will run the cars for Gabriele Tarquini and Alain Menu
• The experience gained from the race weekends will allow the team to finalise the set-up for the car ahead of the first chassis being produced for customers. Read More »

Local favourite and event sponsor Jock Armstrong will head away an 80 strong field from Threave Garden and Estate on Saturday (9th September) as the 44th Armstrong Galloway Hills Rally gets underway in Castle Douglas.

Organised by Solway, Machars and East Ayrshire Car Clubs, the highly regarded stage rally has attracted a top quality field from both the UK and Ireland to the region, as crews will tackle 44 miles of high-quality stages in the Galloway forests. Read More »