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Daily Archives: May 14th, 2018

Entries are now open for the Nicky Grist Stages (Saturday 14 July) – with the official event Regulations and Entry forms published on-line at nickygriststages.co.uk. Read More »

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– WRX: Second place for Solberg in Belgium, Kristoffersson defends his championship lead
– WTCR: Rob Huff claims fourth podium finish for Volkswagen on the Nordschleife
– TCR UK: Daniel Lloyd keeps up100percentrecord– two wins in Knockhill
– World premiere at Wörthersee: Golf GTI TCR Concept for the streets unveiled

FIA World Rallycross Championship (WRX)
Solberg battles his way to second place in Belgium, Kristoffersson still championship leader Read More »

Local drivers chasing points in the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) 2018 Driver’s and Class Championships are preparing for the two most important weekends of the year, with Flow King of the Hill (May 27) and Sol Rally Barbados (June 1-3) just over the horizon. And they will need to be on top of their game if they want to keep the year-end trophies at home, with a record number of overseas drivers registered for points, following in the wheel-tracks of Jamaica’s Jeff Panton, who was last year crowned the BRC’s first non-national Champion Driver.

David Coelho of Trinidad & Tobago won the Group A title in 2016, while the Turks & Caicos Motoring Club’s Stan Hartling and Paul Horton are both regular competitors; the number has been boosted this year by the addition of Hartling’s son Ben, George Sherman of the United States and Britain’s Rob Swann, all of whom currently have cars based in the island . . . and all seven have already scored points. Read More »

The Amigos Team Parker Racing duo of Seb Perez and George Gamble left the legendary Monza Race Circuit at the weekend with an impressive haul of trophies, as both Porsche Carrera Cup GB drivers picked up race wins at rounds five and six of the series in Italy (12th/13th May).

Perez would add to his maiden ProAm category win at Donington a fortnight ago as he “did the double” at Monza, winning both battles for class honours and becoming the only driver in the series to win two races in one weekend. His impressive show of pace also meant he was awarded the Carrera Cup “Driver of the Weekend” for his performance. Read More »

Thruxton in Hampshire hosts rounds five and six of the 2018 Renault UK Clio Cup this weekend (Sat 19/Sun 20 May) – a fixture that always ranks among the most popular of the season thanks to the circuit’s spectacular high speed nature.

Fastest circuit on the calendar
Just off the A303 near Andover, Thruxton is the fastest circuit on the Clio Cup calendar with average laps speeds of in excess of 100mph. With three different winners in the opening four rounds and one of the most competitive grids in Clio Cup history, the action is predicted to be at its brilliant best. Read More »

– All-electric Formula E series heads to Berlin on Saturday, May 19 for round nine
– DS Virgin Racing in second place in both teams’ and drivers’ standings with four races remaining
– British team hoping to ‘raise a toast’ of its own on race day during Royal Wedding

While the Royal Wedding celebrations for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are in full swing, the DS Virgin Racing Formula E Team will be hoping to raise a toast of its own on 19 May at the Formula E Berlin E-Prix. Read More »

24 hours and a great moment: On the eve of the legendary long-distance race at Le Mans, France, BMW will open a new chapter in the brand’s fascinating sports car history. On 15 June 2018, the countdown to the 24-hour Le Mans race will provide the perfect framework for the world premiere of the new BMW 8 Series Coupe. The new luxury sports car was developed parallel to the BMW M8 GTE with which BMW Motorsport will again take to the Le Mans starting grid the next day for the first time since 2011. Read More »

Renault Sport Formula One Team’s Carlos Sainz drove a strong home race to finish in seventh place at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for today’s Formula 1 Gran Premio de España Emirates, with the points gained taking the team to fourth place in the Constructors’ Championship. Nico Hülkenberg had a very short race after the rear of his R.S.18 was collected by a spinning Romain Grosjean, pitching both into retirement on the first lap. Read More »

Team PEUGEOT Total driver Sébastien Loeb went flat-out in the PEUGEOT 208 WRX to take victory in Belgium! The 9-time World Rally Champion demonstrated his skill and talent by racing to victory in both his semi-final and a nail-biting final. Loeb was joined on the podium by his Team PEUGEOT Total team-mate Timmy Hansen, who was 3rd overall. The strong result helps Team PEUGEOT Total move up to 2nd place in the World RX Teams’ Standings with Loeb closing in on the Drivers’ Championship lead. Read More »

Five-time Scottish Rally Champion David Bogie will go head to head with Castle Douglas hero Jock Armstrong in a bid for victory at this weekend’s RSAC Scottish Rally in Lockerbie (19th May).

After taking the spoils at the second round of the 2018 ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship in his Skoda Fabia R5, Bogie from Dumfries has enlisted the services of Kevin Rae in the co-driver’s seat as he bids to defend his 2017 Scottish Rally win. However, Subaru Impreza pilot Jock Armstrong and co-driver Cameron Fair will be looking to get their SRC season back on track in the Dumfries and Galloway forests. Read More »