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Daily Archives: April 16th, 2018

Chesterfield rally driver Rhys Yates will make the long trip to Elgin in Scotland this weekend to tackle the McDonald & Munro Speyside Stages (21st April), round two of the ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship.

Fresh from a stunning debut in the FIA European Rally Championship in Azores, taking third ERC Junior Under 28 in March, Yates will contest the one-day gravel event to gain valuable seat time in his Skoda Fabia R5 ahead of the opening round of the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship next week in Carlisle. Yates will be co-driven by the returning Alex Lee on the event. Read More »

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– Both Audi S1 EKS RX quattro in final at Barcelona
– Andreas Bakkerud takes third place in first event with Audi
– Mattias Ekström relegated to sixth position

On contesting his first event for EKS Audi Sport in the FIA World Rallycross Championship, Andreas Bakkerud instantly achieved a podium result. In the turbulent season opener at Barcelona (Spain), the Norwegian took third place. His teammate, Mattias Ekström, was classified in sixth position following a sporting penalty. Read More »

Buemi was one of the five drivers who qualified for the SuperPole shoot-out and he felt confident that he could do the job. But he missed a braking point on his flying lap and had to be content with fifth place on the grid.

When the lights went out the Swiss driver made a good start. In the first hairpin he was unable to fend off Turvey who got past him on the outside and he came round in sixth place at the end of lap 1. Read More »

Renault Sport Formula One Team’s Nico Hülkenberg took sixth position in an exciting and action-packed Heineken Chinese Grand Prix today. Nico fought through an eventful first lap, managed his tyres well and was able to take advantage of a safety car period for his second stop to be in the fight for the positions ahead come the end of the 56-lap race. Carlos fought a similar race to finish ninth, also challenging for the position ahead on the final lap. Read More »

Johan Kristoffersson has been named the winner of the World RX of Catalunya-Barcelona, round one of the 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy, after first-on-the-road Mattias Ekstrom was disqualified from the final following an incident with Petter Solberg. Sebastien Loeb secured second place finish after an eventful weekend for Team Peugeot Total, while EKS Audi Sport’s Andreas Bakkerud ensured three manufacturers are represented in the top three. Read More »

Team PEUGEOT Total certainly didn’t have it easy as the newly-formed team tackled the first round of the World Rallycross Championship, with torrential rain swamping the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit on Saturday. Conditions improved on Sunday, when nine-time World Rally Champion Sébastien Loeb made it through to the hotly-contested final and claimed second place: a richly-deserved reward for the whole PEUGEOT Team after several months of frenetic work since this new chapter was opened – not to mention an eventful weekend…

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– British racer wins inaugural Formula E race in Italian capital
– DS Virgin Racing move into second spot in both team’ and drivers’ standings
– Team blessed by Pope earlier in the week
– Team secure seventh career win during 40th Formula E race

DS Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird took a historic victory during today’s inaugural Formula E race in Rome to pick up his 7th win in the series to date and move him, and his team, into second place in the championship standings. Read More »

The first closed-road event organised under new legislation in England takes place on Sunday (22 April) when competitors from across the UK tackle the Corbeau Seats Rally Tendring & Clacton. Read More »

Gus Burton (Colchester) has become the first driver in Renault UK Clio Cup Junior history to take a clean sweep of two pole positions, two wins and two fastest laps in one event with a dominant display in both the championship’s latest rounds at Rockingham at the weekend. Read More »