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Monthly Archives: February 2019

– Three new names join the stable of McLaren Automotive Factory Drivers: Michael Cooper, Álvaro Parente, and Kuno Wittmer
– Martin Kodrić and Fran Rueda join Charlie Fagg and Michael O’Brien in newly established McLaren Young Professional category to the driver programmes
– McLaren Automotive Driver Development Programme confirmed to run with GT4 customer team Tolman Motorsport in 2019 British GT championship
– Drivers completed an intensive training camp at the Motor & Sport Institute in Madrid, Spain, to analyse and evaluate key performance areas Read More »

Reigning Porsche Carrera Cup GB ProAm champion Seb Perez will mount a double competitive campaign this season, driving a 1977 Amigos Porsche 911 rally car in European historic stage rallies whilst making a return to the Cup behind the wheel of a 911 GT3. Read More »

Wallbox, the manufacturer of advanced plug-in vehicle charging systems for homes, workplaces and destinations is to become the ‘Official Partner’ of HWA RACELAB, for season five of the all-electric ABB FIA Formula E Championship.

Enric Asuncion, Wallbox CEO says: “This is a very proud moment for everyone who has worked so hard at Wallbox. It is recognition on a global scale”. Read More »

– 69 per cent sales rate and £2.8 million in total sales at Silverstone Auctions’ eighth Race Retro Sale
– 1958 Porsche 356 A Speedster and 1972 Ferrari Dino 246GT Coupe among highlight results
– Entries invited for upcoming ‘Heythrop Classic Car Sale’ and inaugural ‘Sale of British Marques’

Silverstone Auctions successfully hammered away 69 per cent of lots at its eighth annual sale at Race Retro powered by Motor Sport held at Stoneleigh Park at the weekend. Read More »

Visitors to this year’s Race Retro, powered by Motor Sport, were treated to motorsport stars, rally legends and glorious sunshine at Stoneleigh Park over the weekend, bringing a record crowd to the show.

Some 24,212 enthusiasts attended over the three show days, an increase on 2018’s 23,100 attendees, to see the mix of rally and racing cars as well as special guests including British racing drivers John Watson and John Fitzpatrick along with ‘Rally Professor’ Rauno Aaltonen. Read More »

– Garage 59 to contest Blancpain Endurance Series with new Vantage GT3
– Team to take part in selected rounds of Intercontinental GT Challenge
– Aston Martin High Performance test driver Chris Goodwin to race for team Read More »

The Honda Civic Type R cars of Halfords Yuasa Racing are ready to race for titles in the 2019 British Touring Car Championship after both 2018 drivers Matt Neal and Dan Cammish re-signed for the new season.

Team Dynamics, which runs the Halfords Yuasa Racing team, is targeting ‘Championship titles’ after an impressive first season with the potent new FK8 Civic Type R, in which the team finished a creditable second in the Manufacturers and Teams championships. Read More »

A modest entry of 21 crews started the 2019 season opener the Geoff Taylor Sporting Trial, on the Apley Estate. With fog shrouding the 8 hills the first two runs provided low scoring as the damp conditions did not challenge the crews as much as was expected. With the hills made more challenging in the sunny afternoon conditions Simon Kingsley got his season off to a great start with a score of 14 points and victory in the process. Ian Veale was just 2 points back in 2nd place with Andy Wilks just a point further back, completing the podium. Read More »

Unseasonably warm weather bathed the Race Retro Live Stage, or should that be Stages, as 2019 saw an innovation with a two stage format. The main stage returned to the original location from the first few years of the show with a rally rides stage running next to it for paying customers. The other change was the addition of two gravel sections which ensured the cars were getting plenty of sideways. Meirion Evans brought his Hyundai i20 R5 fresh from two consecutive weekends rallying in the Irish and British Championships right down to Rauno Aaltonen running in a Mini Cooper S. Read More »

Stephen Wright and Keith Rainey have won the Pacenotes Rally Magazine Stages Rally, round one of the McGrady Insurance Motorsport UK Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship!

After what was a drama-filled day, Wright powered his Ford Fiesta R5 to the finish line 6.2 seconds ahead of the Skoda Fabia R5 belonging to Darren and Nathan Gass while Derek and Mark McGeehan were third in their Mini WRC. Read More »