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Monthly Archives: August 2018

– Electric race car completed test phase in Germany, France and the USA
– Converted Golf GTI TCR as technology carrier at the start of development
– Romain Dumas drove the full 19.99 kilometres at Pikes Peak for the first time in the race

It was all over after exactly 7:57.148 minutes. With Romain Dumas at the wheel, the I.D. R Pikes Peak crossed the finish line in the world’s most famous hill climb. A record-breaking sprint that lasted 19.99 kilometres, preceded by numerous tests over a distance of 4,000 kilometres – spread over six months. Read More »

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– Children’s hospice named as Official Charity Partner for 2018 Dayinsure Wales Rally GB
– Ty Gobaith families to present trophies to finishers
– Presence of World Championship motor sport has raised nearly £200,000 for local good causes since 2013

This year’s Dayinsure Wales Rally GB (4-7 October) will again support charities and good causes across north Wales, taking the total raised in the six years since the World Championship event moved to its current home in Deeside, Flintshire to more than £200,000. Read More »

The past weekend saw Baggsy and the #LSXR35 bring the smoke to Odense, Denmark. The annual Auto Show Denmark hosted by Boosted Magazine, is one of the hottest modified car events on the Danish calendar. With an amazing mix of cars from show to performance, and 20k people in attendance. It’s the perfect place for any petrolhead.

The outside live action arena was bringing the entertainment to the crowds all weekend. The drift demos were packed out with people waiting to see the smoke show action. The fire breathing #LSXR35 proved to be a definite crowd favourite. Read More »

Progressive Scottish rally driver Finlay Retson will head to this weekend’s Ulster Rally with his sights set firmly on winning the Cadet Cup category of the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship (17/18 August).

After a gut-wrenching retirement on the last round of the series in Belgium, the Blairgowrie driver will now need to take victory in the hotly contested category if he is to keep his title hopes alive in the series. The John Mulholland Motors Ulster Rally will mark Retson’s third-ever BRC event and his first visit to the closed public road event in Northern Ireland. Read More »

Adam Morgan, Ashley Sutton and Chris Smiley shared the race winning spoils at Rockingham yesterday (12 August), whilst the battle for top spot in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship standings raged between Colin Turkington and Tom Ingram throughout the day.

Ciceley Motorsport with Mac Tools driver Morgan converted his first ever BTCC pole position into a commanding lights-to-flag victory in the opener, with Adrian Flux Subaru Racing star Sutton and Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher’s Tom Chilton completing the podium positions. Read More »

The Jaguar I-TYPE 2 Formula E race car has set a new electric car course record of 30.46 seconds at the world-famous Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb in Worcestershire. The record attempt – a partnership between GKN Driveline and the Panasonic Jaguar Racing ABB FIA Formula E Championship team – saw New Zealander Mitch Evans pilot the Jaguar I-TYPE 2 on its dynamic debut in the UK on Sunday 12 August, breaking the previous record by 6.84 seconds. Read More »

Chesterfield rally driver Rhys Yates is aiming to keep his British and European Championship hopes alive by contesting both the Ulster Rally (17/18 August) and the Barum Czech Rally Zlin (24-26 August) in the same week. Read More »

– Britain’s premier rally series makes annual trip to the Emerald Isle
– Large contingent of local drivers aiming for success
– New Antrim base for 2018 Ulster Rally

The pulsating Prestone MSA British Rally Championship travels across the Irish Sea to Northern Ireland for the John Mulholland Motors Ulster Rally (17-18 August). The intrepid British championship crews will face two demanding days on the fast and bumpy lanes as the BRC’s 60th anniversary season reaches its halfway point. New for 2018 is the location for the Ulster Rally as the town of Antrim plays host to the 100-mile event. Read More »

– Stefan Mücke and Olivier Pla to resume titanic battle for championship in #66 Ford GT
– Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell have a point to prove in the #67 GT
– The 6 Hours of Silverstone gets underway on Sunday, August 19 at 13:00 CET

The 2018-19 WEC Super Season resumes this weekend and the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team is ready to continue the fight for top honours in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Round 3 takes place at the world-famous Silverstone Circuit, just a few miles from Greatworth Park where the team is based, making this the home event. Read More »

Daniel Rowbottom (Kidderminster) and first-time winner Jack McCarthy (Bromley) shared the victories in two pulsating Renault UK Clio Cup rounds at Rockingham over the weekend, but it is Max Coates (Scorton) who leaves the Northamptonshire circuit still ahead in the title race, albeit by the reduced margin of just seven points.

Team Pyro’s McCarthy had celebrated his 18th birthday by qualifying on pole position for the first of the two races, held on Saturday. He held the lead early on, too, but was soon passed by Rowbottom who, having come through from sixth on the grid, went on to achieve his and his small DRM team’s second win in three races. Read More »