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Daily Archives: January 31st, 2018

Shelsley Walsh Speed Hill Climb has a brand new website today as the venue goes into 2018 with seven weekends of racing action up the world’s oldest motor sport track still on its original course. From 1905 to today; the start line, the corners and the straights are the same to make the hill unique in the 21st century.

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– Volkswagen is entering the world’s most famous hill climb with a fully electric racing car
– World Endurance champion Dumas has already won the “Race to the Clouds” in Colorado (USA) three times
– The goal on 24 June 2018 is to set a new track record for electric racing cars

Volkswagen is banking on experience for its comeback in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. On 24 June 2018, more than 30 years after Volkswagen last entered the world’s most famous hill climb, Romain Dumas from France will be behind the wheel of the marque’s first fully electric racing car. Read More »

Bob Fowden is celebrating 40 years in rallying this year, and far from slowing down the popular Llanelli-based driver is upping the game and aiming for two titles in 2018, including the 2018 Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship, in his ex-works Comline Auto Parts/NGK-backed Subaru Impreza WRC S11.

Fowden began his long rallying career in 1978, driving a Mini on forest events. Impressive early performances soon attracted the attention of John Davenport, the British Leyland Team Manager, which allowed Fowden to upgrade to an ex-works Triumph TR7, in which he started to contest Tarmac rallies – winning the first Mewla Stages in 1982. An ex-works Rover 3500 Vitesse followed, with many more victories on Epynt until the big car began to show its age and was replaced in 1988 with a Ford Sierra RS Cosworth. Read More »

A new title sponsor and a new format are the key elements of the 2018 ATL Transport Carlisle Stages (Friday/Saturday 8/9 June), which brings together the FUCHS LUBRICANTS MSA British Historic Rally Championship and the Jordan Road Surfacing BTRDA Rally Series as well as several regional championships. Read More »