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Daily Archives: October 19th, 2017

– Aiming to set a record on legendary Pikes Peak (USA)
– Electric prototype with the technology of tomorrow
– Comeback for Volkswagen after more than 30 years

New challenge in motorsport with the technology of tomorrow: Volkswagen is developing an all-electric race car for the world’s most renowned mountain race. The all-wheel drive prototype is scheduled to be at the start of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado, USA on 24 June 2018. Its goal: to set a new record for electric cars at the finish line which is at 4,300 metres elevation. Read More »

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Thanks to winning the 2017 ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship (SRC) Junior category, Max and Callum Redpath will tackle next week’s Dayinsure Wales Rally GB (28-29 October) which runs alongside the penultimate round of the World Rally Championship.

After a stellar first full year of rallying in the series, notching up the Juniors title and taking second overall in Class 2, the Duns duo received a free entry into the mammoth event and will compete alongside the best rally drivers in the world as they tackle the national section of the event. Read More »

– Ulsterman now targets a home win after victory in Spain
– Citroën star aims to end topsy-turvy season on a high note
– Inspiring the next generation of rally fans and competitors
– Advance tickets still on sale offering significant savings

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Two spectator stages at the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb will get the 2017 Roger Albert Clark Rally off to a spectacular start on Friday 10 November.

Shelsley Walsh in Worcestershire is the world’s oldest motor sport venue using its original course and was first used in 1905. However, the rally will mark a first in the history of the world-famous venue with the Brightwells Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb Special Stages.

Before the rally heads into the Welsh forests, the cars will tackle two special stages on the famous hill climb course. It is believed to be the first time in the venue’s 112-year history that Shelsley has been used competitively downhill. Read More »

The Motor Sports Association (MSA) has granted the first Event Organising Permit for a closed-road competition in England to Chelmsford Motor Club (CMC) for a stage rally in Essex next April.

New legislation facilitating closed-road motor sport commenced on 10 April this year, following a long campaign by the MSA. The first full event under these new laws is set to be a stage rally of up to 45 competitive miles near Clacton-on-Sea on 22 April 2018.

The MSA inspected CMC’s original proposed route in July and has since worked with the club to develop its plans. The governing body has now issued a Permit, which allows CMC to apply to Essex Highways for a Motor Race Order under legislation set out in the Deregulation Act 2015. Read More »