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Monthly Archives: October 2018

Osian Pryce will give the VR4K Oreca FIA R4-spec car its international competition debut this weekend, when he contests the Rallye Ciudad de Granada.

Co-driven by Dale Furniss, Pryce will drive an Etios R4 on the penultimate round of the Spanish Gravel Rally Championship. The event will be the 25-year old Welsh driver’s first overseas gravel rally since he finished fourth in WRC2 on the 2017 Rally Finland (M-Sport Fiesta R5).

The R4-spec Etios that Pryce will drive will be run by Barcelona-based ASM Motorsport – a team that has created a separate R4 Rally Cars Division, dedicated to the construction, on-event running and worldwide growth of the new FIA-homologated category. Read More »

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– Aston Martin Racing’s new Vantage GT3 headlines Gulf 12 Hours
– Key partner teams entered in end-of-season endurance classic
– Three works drivers join partner team line-ups in Abu Dhabi event

Three of Aston Martin Racing’s most valued partner teams will have the opportunity to race the new Aston Martin Vantage GT3 for the first time when they participate in the Gulf 12 Hours event at the Yas Marina Circuit, in Abu Dhabi, on December 15. Read More »

Chesterfield rally driver Rhys Yates overcame a time zapping trip into the scenery, to finish 13th in the WRC2 category of last weekend’s FIA World Rally Championship qualifier, Rally de Espana (25th – 28th October).

Yates lost over well over 15 minutes during his off on stage eleven of the rally but recovered to take a top thirty finish in the gruelling event behind the wheel of his Brettex backed Skoda Fabia R5. Read More »

The final draft of the route for the 2019 Roger Albert Clark Rally has been confirmed and will not feature a leg into Yorkshire.

The organising team had hoped to take the rally back into the Yorkshire forests during the Saturday leg of the 21-25 November rally, but the Forestry Commission Yorkshire Forest District has rejected the request on the grounds that: ‘the event is too close to the Malton Stages’. Read More »

Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena guided Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT back to winning ways as they secured the 79th victory of their amazing career after an incident-packed race. This victory proves once again the value of a committed team that refused to give up. Read More »

Volkswagen celebrated a strong rally debut with the Polo GTI R5: At the Rally Spain, the new customer sport car made a good impression with best times on both gravel and tarmac – and in doing so proved its competitiveness at the highest level from the word go in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Petter Solberg/Veronica Engan (N/N) celebrated a podium finish in third place, Eric Camilli/Benjamin Veillas (F/F) led for much of the rally. At the only works appearance, Volkswagen achieved their self-defined objective of demonstrating the performance of the latest customer sport car. After its sporting debut, the next phase gets underway for the 200 kW (272 PS) Polo GTI R5: In the coming weeks, the first cars will be delivered to international customers – in South America and throughout Europe. Read More »

Otterburn military ranges in Northumberland always has a weather system of its own but the weather Gods decided to give the 97 crews a piece of everything from standing water/heavy rain to sunshine and snow, the event was hosted by Wickham & District Motor Club and Hadrian Motor Sports Club but thanks firstly must go to the band of volunteers out in the horrendous conditions today. Most crews including the front runners experienced issues with grip levels and some were luckier than others and survived…… Read More »

– Greenpower International Final welcomed 122 teams at Rockingham Speedway
– Teams are challenged to build and race electric vehicles
– Ford are national sponsors of the Greenpower Educational Trust

Electric vehicles took centre stage at the Greenpower International Finals, held recently at Rockingham Speedway. Read More »

Renault Sport Formula One Team’s Nico Hülkenberg took his fifth six-placed finish of the season in a strategic Gran Premio de México, helping the team to a 30-point advantage over its nearest championship rival leaving the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez.

Carlos Sainz had been ahead of Nico on the road after a fantastic start, however on lap 29 his car suffered from an electrical shutdown and he retired from the race. Read More »

Jason Pritchard is the 2018 Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Champion, after taking his third maximum points score of the season on the Ford Parts Cheviot Stages Rally. Read More »