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Daily Archives: October 2nd, 2017

Eastoft rally driver Becky Kirvan-Rodgers made a successful return to competition on last weekend’s Trackrod Rally Yorkshire, finishing sixth in class on her first event for almost six years.

Other than a quick test session the week before Becky had not driven her APD Communications-supported Ford Fiesta ST since Wales Rally GB in 2011 and there was no chance to gently get used to driving on gravel again with the opening test being the long Langdale stage, the same place she rolled her car last time she competed on the event. Read More »

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• Team BMW and West Surrey Racing (WSR) take the Manufacturer and Team titles in British Touring Car Championship.
• Driver’s title right down to the wire after Colin Turkington makes an incredible comeback.
• Finale marks successful return as manufacturer-supported team.
• First time BMW has officially entered BTCC since 1996.
• Title won in 125i M Sport. Read More »

The special award winners from the final round of the 2017 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship, the Trackrod Historic Cup (Friday/Saturday 29/30 September) have been announced.

Stuart and Linda Cariss (1600cc Ford Escort Mk1), who finished 20th in the historic section of the rally, collected the award for the ‘Best Improvement on Seeding’, which is a set of axle brake pads from Mintex. Read More »

– After a long break, the World Rally Championship resumes with the eleventh round in Catalonia.
– The C3 WRC crews aim to demonstrate their potential on gravel and tarmac. Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle, Stéphane Lefebvre/Gabin Moreau and Khalid Al Qassimi/Chris Patterson form the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT’s driver line-up at this rally.

BACK TO SCHOOL FOR THE WRC
This year the WRC teams had to wait until the end of August before getting a breather. Following rounds in Poland, Finland and Germany, the six-week break was very welcome after a busy summer. Read More »

– Feat of strength: Solberg exceeds all expectations in Buxtehude
– Maiden win: Baumschlager wins the Rally Liezen in the Polo R WRC

FIA World Rallycross Championship
Petter Solberg shines with fourth place at Volkswagen’s home event Read More »

Jason Pritchard and Phil Clarke have won the Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship for the third time in a row after a nail-biting climax on the final round, the Trackrod Historic Cup (September 29/30).

It was a winner-takes-all showdown in the Yorkshire forests between Pritchard/Clarke and Nick Elliott and Dave Price and Elliott was seven seconds up when he slid off for over a minute on the fourth stage. After seeing his rival off the road, Pritchard and Clarke were able to ease their pace and take maximum points to become the first crew to take a hat-trick of BHRC titles. Read More »

Adrian Flux Subaru Racing’s Ashley Sutton has won the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship after a dramatic day of racing at Brands Hatch. Read More »

• Hyundai Motorsport will contest the penultimate round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship WRC), Wales Rally GB, with a four-car line-up
• Thierry Neuville and Andreas Mikkelsen will be joined by Hayden Paddon and Dani Sordo in the quartet of Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC cars
• The team’s crew line-up for the season finale at Rally Australia will be announced in due course.

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• Renault Sport Formula One Team endured a difficult race at the Malaysia Grand Prix with driver Nico Hülkenberg finishing sixteenth overall.
• After spinning his car twice during the race, teammate Jolyon Palmer finished fifteenth.

Nico started the race from P8 on Supersoft (red) Pirelli tyres before pitting early in the race for a new set of Soft (yellow). He switched back to Supersofts after being forced to pit a second time for safety reasons. Read More »