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Daily Archives: April 27th, 2018

With the United Kingdom facing another cold snap – sub-zero temperatures are forecast again in the coming days – rally crews across the country are turning their thoughts to warmer climes, and to Sol Rally Barbados 2018. As next week’s deadline approaches for cars to be delivered to the south coast port of Dover, new home of Geest Line’s shipping operations, the overseas entry has reached 35, with further announcements to come.

Sol RB18 will run from Friday to Sunday, June 1-3, with The Rally Show and Flow King of the Hill (KotH) the previous weekend, May 26/27. Today’s confirmations of four more competitors in the Clubman, Modified and SuperModified categories, raises the total in the on-line entry list on the official web site, rallybarbados.net, to 85 cars. Read More »

– Pure McLaren single-make series is McLaren Automotive’s own FIA accredited international race series
– Spa-Francorchamps is the inaugural round of six across Europe in 2018
– The field will comprise of McLaren 570S GT4 track cars which are either driver owned or rented from McLaren and supported by McLaren engineers

This weekend sees the first round of McLaren Automotive’s inaugural FIA accredited Pure McLaren single-make international race series. Read More »

– The 10th season of the Abarth 695 Assetto Corse Evoluzione and Abarth 500 Assetto Corse race series starts 28 and 29 April.
– 2018 Race calendar: Imola 29 April, Le Castellet (France) 13 May, Misano 24 June, Mugello 15 July, Vallelunga 16 September, Monza 7 October, Mugello 28 October.
– Scorpionship members gain exclusive pit lane access and on track driving in the latest Abarth range.
– Abarth 124GT and 695 Rivale will also be on display at the race event weekends Read More »

– Doubly tough test: Polo GTI R5 to make its debut at the Rally Spain
– Homologation on 01 October: Longer tests to ensure fully-developed customer car

The ideal rally at which to make a debut: Volkswagen will make its first competitive outing with the Polo GTI R5 at the Rally Spain (25 to 28 October 2018). The 200-kW (272-PS) car for customers competing in rallies around the world – such as those in the WRC 2 category, the European Rally Championship and national championships – will be given a baptism of fire at the most diverse rally in the FIA World Rally Championship. Read More »

We had the same result in China as Bahrain just one week before, but the feeling after Shanghai was almost entirely positive rather than lucky. In a straight fight against our competitors, we confirmed that we currently have the fourth best engine-chassis-driver combination on the grid. This is what we must carry forward and target at every race and the priorities are clear for both sides of Renault Sport Formula One Team at Enstone and Viry. Read More »

Nationwide Accident Repair Services heads to Donington Park for rounds three and four of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB season as Dino Zamparelli aims to extend his Championship lead, while Dan Cammish aims to build on his opening three races in the British Touring Car Championship.

25-year old Bristolian Zamparelli ran away from the PCCGB field despite wet conditions during race one in Kent, opening up over a 10-second lead before slowing his pace to ensure the win. With race two being the series’ first reverse-grid event, Dino started fifth and carefully climbed to third, bringing home valuable points. Read More »

The 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy resumes this weekend with the Bompiso World RX of Portugal, located in picturesque Montalegre for round two of the season (April 28-29).

PSRX Volkswagen Sweden’s Johan Kristoffersson arrives in Portugal with an early advantage in the overall standings after winning an action-packed and dramatic season opener at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Returning to the scene of his maiden World RX win in 2015, the defending champion is keen to maintain a winning run that has seen him triumph in eight of the last ten events. Read More »