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Monthly Archives: September 2018

James Dorlin (Barnsley) has provisionally been crowned the 2018 Renault UK Clio Cup Champion after he took victory in Sunday’s highly charged final round of the season at Brands Hatch – shown live on ITV4. His title is also the first for the Westbourne Motorsport team in the championship…

Dorlin led all the way from the start, handling two Safety Car periods and also pressure from an assortment of drivers to achieve his sixth victory of the season. Read More »

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– Halfords Yuasa Racing steal the show at Brands Hatch with double 1-2 successes
– Dan Cammish caps off maiden BTCC campaign by breaking duck with two wins
– New-for-2018 Honda Civic Type R (FK8) collects four wins and 13 podiums in debut season

Halfords Yuasa Racing brought its 2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season to a spectacular conclusion at Brands Hatch as Dan Cammish twice led home Matt Neal in a pair of perfect 1-2 results to break his BTCC victory duck. Read More »

Mat Smith and Matthew Robinson were left celebrating dramatic victories on ‘home soil’ in the two main events that go to make up the Trackrod Rally Yorkshire today (Saturday, September 29th).

The two North Yorkshire drivers took the major honours when the sun-drenched rally reached a conclusion along Filey seafront but in completely different circumstances. Read More »

Another fine day up in North Yorkshire saw an exciting finish to the final round of the BTRDA Championship. With the title decided in the favour of Matt Edwards, it was all to play for (especially as Edwards was in a Fiat 131 in the historic section of the rally). Charlie Payne & Carl Williamson (Fiesta) went fastest through the first two stages to open up a lead but Mat Smith & Giles Dykes (Fiesta R5) stormed back with fastest stage times on the remaining 3 stages. With Langdale to go the margin was just over 2 seconds in the favour of Payne but Smith took a superb victory by 1.2s on his 4WD debut. Steve Petch & Michael Wilkinson (Fiesta WRC) completing the podium almost a minute further back. Read More »

Less than ten seconds separated the first three cars on the overnight leaderboard after the 10.43 opening stage of the Historic Cup section of the Trackrod Rally Yorkshire last night (Friday) with Ripon’s Matthew Robinson claiming first blood in Dalby Forest.

Robinson and co-driver Sam Collis, in a Ford Escort Mk2, held a slender two-second advantage over Llandudno’s current British Rally Championship leaders and already crowned BTRDA Champions Matt Edwards/Darren Garrod, reverting to ‘historics’ in the Filey-based event and driving a replica of a 40-year old Fiat 131. Read More »

Determined to return as a challenger for the podium next year, Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT is pleased to announce that five-time world rally champions Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia are to rejoin the team in 2019.

Ten years ago, at the 2008 Wales Rally GB, Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia, then the newly-crowned Junior World Rally Champions, made a stunning debut in the C4 WRC as they won the opening test – claiming their first WRC stage win in the process – and led the rally until SS5. Read More »

– Full preview to a spectacular 2018 Dayinsure Wales Rally GB
– WRC title fight heads for classic Welsh forests
– Local hero Elfyn Evans targets back-to-back victories
– Closed roads add new dimension to World Championship event
– Final rounds of the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship
– Advance tickets with significant discounts on sale for all venues

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This past weekend was a busy one for Baggsy and the SB Motorsport team. Mondello Park in Ireland played host to the double header event of the season. Not one, but two finals in the form of the Irish Drift Championship and the Drift Masters GP. This promised to be an action packed weekend.

The weekend kicked off with a whole day of practice Friday. First up for the main events was the Irish Drift Championship final on Saturday. After a morning practice session, it was straight in to qualifying. The first run saw a full wet track, whilst the second run was full dry. Not the ideal conditions for any driver, but Baggsy would find himself taking the 9th position, and Acorn Insurance teammate Nigel Colfer sat in 15th. Read More »

Nationwide Accident Repairs is on the verge of a historic fifth Carrera Cup championship title as they head to Brands Hatch for the final two races of the season. Dino Zamparelli, driving the familiar orange, blue, and white Nationwide Porsche, has an eight-point lead going into the weekend.

Dino extended his advantage last time out at Silverstone, taking pole position, and the two points that go with it, as well as a victory in the weekend’s first race. Read More »

– 2018 Pure McLaren single-make, ‘arrive and drive’ FIA accredited international race series
– Silverstone to host the sixth and final round of the season
– Race field of McLaren 570S GT4 ‘arrive and drive’ track cars all supported by McLaren engineers, whether rented or owned

Race-week for the final round of the 2018 FIA accredited Pure McLaren GT Series season is upon us, with the drivers set to head to the “Home of British Motor Racing”, Silverstone, the site of so many memorable moments in McLaren’s racing history. Read More »