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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT just missed out on a chance for a podium position at Rally Argentina, after Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle picked up a harsh puncture, and its efforts over the weekend went largely unrewarded. However, the team can take satisfaction from once again, challenging right at the front and that the recent upgrades to the rear axle have had the desired effect. Read More »

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Matt Edwards and co-driver Darren Garrod won their first ever Prestone MSA British Rally Championship round at the recent Pirelli International Rally (Saturday 28 April). Driving the latest Ford Fiesta R5 for Cumbrian firm M-Sport, the pair from Wales netted their dream result by just 20.5 seconds to launch their championship campaign. Read More »

A rare 1939 Alta, crewed by Gareth Burnett and Matthew Vokes, has won the tenth anniversary run of the Flying Scotsman Rally. Driver Gareth Burnett has won the event twice before in 2013 and 2016, both at the wheel of a Talbot 105 Alpine, making the first driver to score a hat-trick. Read More »

– Third-place finish for British racer in dramatic last lap finish
– DS Virgin Racing maintains second position in both teams’ and drivers’ championship
– Formula E returns on May 19 with Berlin E-Prix

DS Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird secured third place during today’s dramatic Formula E Paris E-Prix with the Briton clinching the final podium place on the last corner of the last lap. The result means the team maintains its momentum in the all-electric championship, lying second in both the teams’ and the drivers’ standings. Read More »

James Dorlin (Barnsley) celebrated victories in two pulsating Renault UK Clio Cup rounds at Donington Park yesterday (Sun 29 April) but only after being pushed all the way in the second – broadcast live on ITV4 – by emerging 16-year-old star Bradley Burns (Farnham).

Having qualified on pole position, Westbourne Motorsport’s Dorlin led all bar the opening lap on his way to a comfortable win the day’s opening race ahead of team-mate James Colburn (Worthing) and Team Pyro pair Daniel Rowbottom (Kidderminster) and Jack McCarthy (Bromley). Colburn though was demoted to fourth by a time penalty, this promoting Rowbottom to a best ever second and McCarthy to third. Read More »

– Defending champion defies challenging conditions to claim 11th career win in Montalegre
– Sebastien Loeb and Petter Solberg complete podium as snow plays its part in Portugal
– GC Kompetition and Guerlain Chicherit reach maiden World RX final

Johan Kristoffersson extended his lead in the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy after taking his second straight win of the season in the Bompiso World RX of Portugal. Sebastien Loeb finished second for Team Peugeot Total with Petter Solberg placing third for PSRX Volkswagen Sweden in the final, which was run in a blizzard at the end of a weekend of mixed weather. Read More »

• Britain’s first-ever World Championship motor sport event on public highways
• Spectacular finale set for Llandudno’s seafront
• Full four-day route revealed
• Tickets now on sale with significant discounts for those booking in advance
• Rally Xtra hospitality venues announced

Closed public roads in Great Britain will be used to host World Championship motor sport for the very first time this October in north Wales.

The momentous milestone was confirmed today (Monday 30 April) with the announcement of an exciting, new-look competitive route for this year’s ground-breaking Dayinsure Wales Rally GB (4-7 October). Read More »

A glorious battle between Paul Barrett and Matthew Robinson marked round two of the FUCHS LUBRICANTS MSA British Historic Rally Championship on the Pirelli Rally (Saturday 28 April).

After a fierce but entirely sporting contest, Barrett and Dai Roberts took victory by just 8.6s over the similar Ford Escort Mk2 of Robinson and Dave Robson. The deciding stage was the epic 15.39-mile test in The Forks where a blistering attack by Barrett turned the rally in his favour. Read More »

– Season opener at Hockenheim live for first time on new TV partner channel SAT.1
– Farewell race for Mattias Ekström
– Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass: “There are no real favorites” Read More »

The third Paris ePrix confirmed the popular success of Formula E with numerous well-known figures and supporters turning up to cheer on Renault e.dams and their drivers. The Renault Z.E. range was highlighted in the eVillage and on the track in the parade of electric vehicles in front of the Parisian public.

Buemi was in eighth place on the grid after failing to qualify for the SuperPole shootout by only 14/1000th of a second. Prost was in 13th place. Read More »