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Daily Archives: May 1st, 2018

Ryan Champion, who became the first British winner of the East African Safari Classic Rally last November in a Porsche 911 with owner Richard Jackson, is today confirmed for Sol Rally Barbados 2018, following a successful shakedown at the Chris Birkbeck Rally School yesterday (Monday). 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.

Champion was among a number of Sol RB18 competitors heading south today, as Geest Line prepares to load approaching 30 cars on Sunday (May 6) at the south coast port of Dover, in the shadow of the famous ‘White Cliffs’, to ship across the Atlantic to the Caribbean’s biggest annual motor sport International. Read More »


Chesterfield rally driver Rhys Yates kicked off his Prestone MSA British Rally Championship (BRC) campaign in emphatic style by taking second overall and his best ever result in the series at the Pirelli International Rally on Saturday (28th April).

Driving his Brettex backed Skoda Fabia R5, Yates enjoyed a “dream start to the season” to set fastest time on the final two stages of the event in Carlisle, snatching second place and beating a multiple British champion in the process. Read More »

The 2018 season will start at Shelsley Walsh over May 5th and 6th with the Midland Hill Climb Championship drawing some fast cars, new faces and never been seen before cars to the 113 year old hill. The single seater entry is nearly brim full as people test out their modifications from the winter months to see if they can advance, improve and lower their personal best times, while the production based cars will also be seeing if they can knock on the door of some quick times too. The Lotus classes are also busy with both historic and newer cars from the marque going head to head in the opening round of the Paul Matty Sports Car Championship. Read More »

– Aston Martin Vantage GTE to make its racing debut at Spa-Francorchamps
– Team confident car is competitive and reliable ahead of season
– Aston Martin Racing begins historic Super Season with world class driver line-up

The new Aston Martin Vantage GTE will make its long-awaited debut in the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Super Season at the Total 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps this weekend (3-5 May). Read More »

May 4th may be ‘Star Wars Day’ to film fans worldwide, but it has a less futuristic association for motorsport fans travelling to Donington Park this bank holiday weekend, when the track comes alive as hundreds of race cars spanning nine decades line up on the grid for the Donington Historic Festival (May 4, 5 and 6). Read More »

– JD Classics’ Jaguar E-Type Lightweight took two overall victories and seven class wins during the 2018 running of the 2000 Tour Auto rally last week
– With Chris Ward and Andy Elcomb at the wheel, the E-Type Lightweight consistently outpaced more powerful cars
– More than 239 crews took part in this year’s Tour Auto, campaigning some of the best competition cars ever built, from Porsche to Ferrari
– JD Classics is also a proud sponsor of the event, which winds its way 2000km from Paris down to the sun-soaked roads of Nice Read More »

Eighteen-year-old rally driver Finlay Retson starred in the opening round of the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship last weekend, setting fastest time of the Cadet Cup contenders on each of the three stages he contested at the Carlisle based Pirelli International Rally (28th April). Read More »

Just days after retiring with transmission failure from Rallye Salamandre in Belgium, Steve Brown ensured his season was back on track by securing a class podium at last weekend’s HRCR Mini Sport Cup – Dixies Historic Challenge (29th April).

Brown and co-driver Paul Stringer would quickly adapt to the classic Mini across the notorious Epynt Military Ranges and secured an impressive second place in class MC4 against many more seasoned competitors in the category. Read More »

The special award winners from the second round of the 2018 FUCHS LUBRICANTS MSA British Historic Rally Championship, the Pirelli Rally (Saturday 28 April), have been announced.

Ken Graham and Rory McCann collected the award for the ‘Best Improvement on Seeding’, which is a set of axle brake pads from Mintex. They started as car 66 in their 1600cc Hillman Avenger and drove a great rally to battle up to finish 26th in the two-wheel drive field. Read More »