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Daily Archives: May 9th, 2018

New for 2018
• the Ceremonial Start on Friday, June 2 (6.30pm) moves to the Vaucluse Raceway and, this year, it will lead straight in to the first timed stage . . . immediately! Cars will run in reverse order of seeding, side-by-side in pairs; each crew will be interviewed on the Ceremonial Start ramp to the south of the startline, before moving forward to tackle two laps of the RallySprint track, a distance of 5.80kms. It is a challenging start to the event, as was demonstrated during last year’s BRC Winter Rally, and requires real concentration
• ‘proper’ night stages are back! On Saturday night, a four-stage loop after the dinner halt will use two stage venues that are close together, so should run quickly and efficiently. These have been timed to allow a reasonably early night for crews, despite the number of Saturday stages rising to 13 for the first time since 2011 Read More »

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The eighth Donington Historic Festival (Donington Park, May 4, 5 and 6) was one of the best yet, with the brilliant May bank holiday sunshine presiding over three superb days of historic motorsport and bringing the crowds with it. Read More »

Sol Rally Barbados has attracted more than 40 overseas entries for the fourth straight year, maintaining its global reputation as a ‘must-do’ event for crews across the world. The provisional entry list of 93 crews was confirmed at today’s (Wednesday) Media Briefing at Mahogany Ridge, St James, along with a number of changes to the event’s format, which organisers believe will create a stern test of skill and endurance for the 29th running of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) blue riband event on June 1 to 3.

There is a new location for the Ceremonial Start – crews will drive straight from the presentation ramp into the event’s first competitive stage at the Vaucluse Raceway in St Thomas – while there has been a significant refresh of the route. Saturday will be longer than in the recent past, with 13 special stages, including a night-time loop of four tests in the north of the island, while slightly longer Sunday stages in the east will lead to the final stage, timed for inclusion in the results, and after-party at Bushy Park Barbados. Read More »

– JD Classics is celebrating an overall win and a podium finish at the weekends Donington Historic Festival 2018
– The JD Classics Lister Knobbly took victory in the Stirling Moss Trophy, while the Bastos Rover claimed third in the Historic Touring Car Challenge with Tony Dron Trophy
– Latest set of successful results kickstart a busy period for JD Classics as it takes on the famous Monaco Historic and Mille Miglia later this month

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Two-wheeled heroes return for spectacular high-speed track runs

– World Champions: Wayne Gardner, Phil Read, Christian Sarron and Freddie Spencer
– Chance for fans to ‘meet and greet’ some of the sport’s top stars
– Ace Cafe’s 80th birthday party adds to classic motorcycle showcase
– All Silverstone Classic tickets must be purchased in advance

This summer’s Silverstone Classic (20-22 July) will feature its biggest-ever showcase for motorcycle enthusiasts following confirmation that the illustrious World GP Bike Legends are returning with an amazing line-up of top names from the sport’s glory days. Read More »