Skip navigation

Daily Archives: September 17th, 2018

“The routes! What a delight to drive!” was the instant response of one German participant when asked for his view of the FIVA World Rally 2018, a 450-mile, four-day, non-competitive event held this year in the dramatic countryside of rural Mid Wales.

The annual event is open to anyone with a classic car they enjoy using, not just members of FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles). Read More »

Advertisements

Osian Pryce dominated the Historic section of the Escort Rally Special, finishing 55.61 seconds ahead of his nearest rival in his RallyXtreme-prepared Escort Mk2 RS1800.

Many of the local Belgian drivers praised Osian on his incredible performance, saying that such a magnificent result by a visiting driver is virtually unheard of. Read More »

Amigos Team Parker Racing driver Seb Perez overcame a first race collision to secure an impressive double-podium at Silverstone last weekend (15th/16th September), increasing his lead in the ProAm category of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB with just two rounds remaining.

The Chesterfield driver capitalised on his opening race third place to take his sixth victory of the season in race two at the Northamptonshire circuit, meaning he now holds a seven-point lead over his nearest rival with only Brands Hatch left on the calendar. Read More »

– H.R. Owen Ferrari GB driver, Chris Froggatt, has won the Ferrari Challenge Pirelli Am. title in Barcelona, with one round of racing to go at Monza in November
– Froggatt has secured eight wins in the Championship this season, with an unassailable points total of 231 – 101 clear of second place
– H.R. Owen Ferrari driver John Sawbridge finished in Barcelona third in the Pirelli Trofeo Am. rankings
– The final round of the European Ferrari Challenge series takes place in Monza from 1-4 November Read More »

– Three protagonists locked in titanic battle for top World Championship honours
– Fast and furious Dayinsure Wales Rally GB next up on WRC calendar
– “It’s going to be a blockbuster,” predicts rally boss
– Advance tickets with significant discounts on sale for all venues

The electrifying battle royal for this year’s FIA World Rally Championship has intensified as the title race now arrives in the UK for what promises to be a thrilling Dayinsure Wales Rally GB (4-7 October). Read More »

Sam Tordoff, Tom Ingram and Aiden Moffat shared the victory spoils on a fantastic day of Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship racing at Silverstone. Read More »

Seventeen-year-old Bradley Burns (Farnham) became the youngest winner in Renault UK Clio Cup history with victory in both the championship’s rounds at Silverstone over the weekend.

Results elsewhere, however, mean there will be a dramatic four-way fight for the title between Max Coates (Scorton), Paul Rivett (Epsom Downs), James Dorlin (Barnsley) and Daniel Rowbottom (Kidderminster) when the championship arrives at Brands Hatch in Kent for its final two rounds of 2018 in a fortnight’s time (Sat 29/Sun 30 Sept). Read More »

The 9th round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Latvia was extremely closely-fought: to the extent that the winning margin in one of the Qualifying races (Q1) was just 0.009 seconds – or 23 centimetres on track! In the end, it was another podium for Team PEUGEOT Total, with Sebastien Loeb taking 3rd position, his 3rd straight podium finish in Riga and 6th of the season so far. Read More »

Just a fortnight before two of Britain’s major rally championships converge for the Trackrod Rally Yorkshire on September 28/29th the North York Moors Forest stages are “in superb condition” according to Clerk of the Course Rod Parkin.

The 2018 edition of the event, which has run almost continuously for over 40 years, is the final and thus, in many categories, decisive round of the Fuchs Lubricants MSA British Historic Championship and Jordan Road Surfacing BTRDA Rally Series as well as incorporating numerous other national and regional title races. Read More »

With the 0 points score from not competing in Rally Finland due to the difficulties of unpaid sponsorship invoices, Louise’s only way of getting 6 scores onto the WRC3 table meant competing on Rally Turkey.

Louise was fundraising up to the very last minute, maybe even later than. A number of potential sponsors were looking at possibly helping Louise compete on Rally Turkey, but nothing was certain.

“We were talking to a lot of people and companies, though nothing is simple with sponsorship and it is hard to know what support you will have and also sometimes people want to help, but it is not always possible, so it is realty hard to know if things will all come together in time.” Read More »