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Daily Archives: October 3rd, 2017

• Seven MINI crews to contest Rallye OiLibya du Maroc 2017.
• Total race distance 2570.5 km of which 1955 km is composed of Special Stage sections.
• Rallye OiLibya du Maroc desert location is viewed as vital testbed ahead of 2018 Dakar Rally.

Rallye OiLibya du Maroc is race 10 and the penultimate round of the 2017 FIA Cross Country World Cup calendar. This race is not just the last chance for competitors to shine at one of the most competitive cross-country rally events, but also to reacquaint with racing in desert conditions ahead of the 2018 Dakar Rally. For MINI Motorsport partner X-raid, it is also the signal to sign off a successful year of continued test and development of MINI racing cars, again in readiness for the “big one” – the Dakar Rally. Read More »

Adrian Flux Subaru Racing driver Ash Sutton has won the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship after a fascinating weekend of racing at Brands Hatch.

In the first race, Ash scored a 3rd place podium finish with rival Colin Turkington finishing in 15th position, meaning Ash extended his lead to 24 points. Read More »

– Volvo rolls back the years on WRGB National Rally
– Celebrating the achievements of Swedish legend Tom Trana
– Herefordshire-based team joins world championship show
– Tickets on sale with significant savings for those booking now

Volvo may no longer be synonymous with rally sport but, once upon a time, that was far from the case. Indeed, a rugged Volvo PV544 driven by Swedish legend Tom Trana won back-to-back Rally GBs in 1963 and 1964. Read More »

A dramatic weekend of FIA World Rallycross Championship action at the Estering, Germany, concludes with Timmy Hansen back on the podium trail.

– Timmy Hansen – for whom the Estering track has rarely been happy hunting ground in the past – viewed the trip to Germany for the campaign’s 11th round as a key personal challenge. He hit the ground running, however, to claim the Q2 win which helped him to finish third at the end of the weekend’s qualifying process. He went on to collect second spot in the final and secure his first podium finish since Round 4 (Mettet, Belgium). He also earned the PEUGEOT 208 WRX 2017’s ninth top-three result of the season. Read More »

Bingley rally driver Sam Bilham endured a tough return to the 2017 DMACK Fiesta ST Trophy with engine issues forcing the current champion out of contention for a home win on Trackrod Rally Yorkshire (30th September).

But a fifth-place category finish was enough to add another title to his name, securing the Ravenol BTRDA Rally Series Junior Driver Award at the event. Read More »