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The Historic Racing Drivers Club launches an innovative concept in single-make racing, by announcing an all-Austin A30/35 race at Mallory Park on Saturday 26 September.

The grid will consist of two distinct classes: The ‘Gentlemen’ for the recently-launched HRDC ‘Academy’ class cars and the ‘Players’ for the more modified ‘Speedwell’ class cars. All cars will run on Dunlop historic CR65 race tyres, a contributory factor in keeping a level playing field among the competition running in these two distinct classes.

This one-off race will take place at Mallory Park on 26 September at the HRDC/BRSCC ‘RETRORACEFEST’ meeting. Read More »

ChopardThe “Chopard Racecar-Trophy” is an independent competition which takes place during the Ennstal-Classic days. The owners of historic race and rally cars are able to drive their jewels in beautiful surroundings and – at the same time – experience the legendary aura of the Ennstal-Classic, including all evening events. Read More »

Audi R8 LMSAudi is again running in front. As one of the first automobile manufacturers to do so at the beginning of the 2015 season, the brand with the four rings is presenting a race car that already meets the requirements of the new GT3 regulations to be introduced in 2016. The new Audi R8 LMS is lighter and safer than ever before. It features even more race car technology, clearly improved aerodynamics and, as a result, provides customers with an efficient concept. Read More »

The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS, which is announced today, once again blurs the boundary between road-going sports cars and race cars. It is equipped with the maximum degree of motorsport technology currently possible in a street-legal 911, yet retains supreme suitability for everyday driving.

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BHRC15 Mid Wales BNick Elliott and Dave Price were the big winners on round two of the Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship, the Viking Motorsport/Links Electrical Mid Wales Stages (Sunday 1 March). Despite some truly demanding conditions on some classic gravel stages, the Ford Escort Mk2 crew made it five wins from six in the historic section of the event. Read More »

Citroen Pechito14aAfter amassing 17 race wins and two world titles in their very first season in the competition, the Citroën Total team are about to start a brand new FIA WTCC campaign.  The first round takes place in Argentina, the home country of World Champion Pechito López. Four official C-Elysée WTCCs will be competing all season long. José María López, Yvan Muller, Sébastien Loeb and Ma Qing Hua will be aiming to bring more silverware Citroën’s way.  A fifth car, driven by Mehdi Bennani and managed by Sébastien Loeb Racing, will be entered in a private. Read More »

- Last flying Vulcan bomber will make a starring appearance at this year’s Cholmondeley Pageant of Power (CPOP) on the final day, Sunday 14th June
– Red Bull Matadors Aerobatic Team will also wow the crowds making for an incredible sight above Cholmondeley Castle
– CPOP will also celebrate ‘power’ on land and water too with events including a 1,000bhp-plus class on the famous Cholmondeley race track
– In addition, the festival will celebrate the Lotus marque on Friday, American Muscle cars on Saturday and Eighties supercars on Sunday
– CPOP runs from 12th to 14th June 2015

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McLaren young drivers 2015Further to the recent announcement regarding the launch of the Young Driver Programme, it has now been confirmed that McLaren GT rookies Andrew Watson (Northern Ireland, 19) and Ross Wylie (Scotland, 23) will contest the Avon Tyres British GT Championship. The pair will line up with McLaren GT customer team Von Ryan Racing to campaign the one of two examples of the new 650S GT3 being run by the team in the seven round calendar. Read More »

Nissan Chilton- Max Chilton moves from F1 to P1 for full FIA World Endurance Championship season
– YouTube star Alex Buncombe completes the line-up for the third Nissan LM P1 car at Le Mans

Former F1 racer Max Chilton and Nissan regular Alex Buncombe have completed Nissan’s squad of nine drivers for the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO.  This news was announced ahead of the Geneva Motor Show where Nissan’s LM P1 car will appear for the first time in Europe. Read More »

Tour Britannia Ireland15bThere will be four major winners on Tour Ireland this year, the Irish edition of Tour Britannia (13-15 May), when the classic race and rally tour crosses the water for some outstanding closed-road competition.

As well as the overall winners in both the competition and regularity events and the award for the leading pre-1966 car, the fourth major award will be for the winners of the Index of Performance. The Index allows cars of all ages and engine size to compete equally for a major award. Read More »

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