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Rochdale racer Steve Brown has been named as the 2021 Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship 5 Nations Trophy BMW MINI champion after the latest round [6-7 November] at Lydden Hill Race Circuit in Kent.

Brown grabbed hold of the lead of the championship earlier this year at Pembrey in Wales and after a solid performance throughout the latter half of the season, was able to hold onto the top spot as the championship headed to the penultimate round in the South East. Read More »

* 63,328 enthusiasts attended over the three show days.
* Triumph cars and a Triumph motorbike won all of the headline awards.
* Motoring TV stars entertained the crowds on the discovery+ Live Stage.
* Next year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, held 11-13 Nov 22

The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with discovery+, made a ‘triumphant’ return to Birmingham’s NEC over the weekend after last year’s postponement due to Covid.

A 1969 Triumph TR6 owned by Gary McVeigh won the coveted Meguiar’s Club Showcase trophy, while Jake Clappison followed in his dad Paul’s footsteps to win the public vote in the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership competition with his 1979 Triumph Spitfire. John and Jackie Cotterill won the Bike Pride of Ownership award with their Triumph Speed Twin motorcycle. Read More »

The 2021 Roger Albert Clark Rally (25-29 November) will have extensive media coverage, with considerable emphasis placed on live broadcasts to capture the action, drama and unique atmosphere of this epic rally.

For anyone following the rally, whether it is from the forests and service areas or from the armchair at home, as it covers England, Scotland and Wales there are lots of ways to keep up with the rally over five days of flat-out competition. Read More »

* Jimmy Doherty and Jimmy De Ville bring the newly restored and converted Green Goddess to Hall 5 of the NEC.
* The inaugural season of Jimmy Doherty’s Dream Builds On Wheels is currently available on discovery+ and Quest.
* Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with discovery+, held 12-14 Nov 21
* Tickets on sale via advanced online booking

Discovery Networks UK is bringing one of its newest stars to this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, as the freshly restored ‘Green Goddess’ as seen in the new show Jimmy Doherty’s Dream Builds On Wheels will be on display at Birmingham’s NEC from 12-14 November. Read More »

* ‘Our Friends Electric’ showcases classic electric vehicles with a brand new driving feature within Hall 5.
* The models in motion include a 1912 Baker Electric, converted classics and ‘restomod’ vehicles.
* Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, held 12-14 Nov 21.
* Tickets on sale via advanced online booking

This year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, is embracing the future with a brand new feature showcasing not only the look of classic electric cars but also how they drive.

Twice-daily, a range of electric classics will be driving around a purpose built oval within Hall 5, next to the Discovery Live Stage, with Wheeler Dealers’ Mike Brewer talking to the various companies and owners. Read More »

Motorsport UK is pleased to announce a significant milestone in its commitment to sustainability after adopting the United Nations Sports for Climate Action Framework.

The framework, which unites 270 signatories including sporting organisations and their communities in working towards the low carbon economy target established by global leaders with the Paris Agreement, has helped inform the development of the Motorsport UK Sustainability Strategy.

Participants of the framework commit to adherence with five key guiding principles, which are then incorporated into an individual organisation’s strategies, policies, and procedures, thus setting the stage for a wider dissemination of the message and long-term success. Read More »

Penrith driver Frank Bird rounded off a fantastic season in great style when he scored a podium finish in today’s fifth and final round of the Fanatec GT World Cup Europe powered by AWS Endurance Cup in Barcelona. Read More »

Motorsport UK is pleased to announce Pirelli will be the official tyre supplier to the F4 British Championship certified by FIA from 2022.

Pirelli’s involvement as the series’ tyre supplier will further Motorsport UK’s objective of aiding driver progression through the single-seater categories towards Formula 1. The Italian firm are involved at each stage of the FIA’s single-seater pathway and the opportunity for drivers to gain experience of the tyre compound from the outset of their junior careers furthers British Formula 4’s status as a globally recognised destination for driver development.

Mario Isola, Head of F1 and Car Racing at Pirelli said: “Encouraging and promoting the careers of young drivers has always been a central part of Pirelli’s philosophy in motorsport, helping to create a ladder of opportunity capable of bringing deserving talents from the grass roots all the way to the very top. Read More »

The Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS comes to an end this weekend with the fifth and final round of the Endurance Cup at Barcelona where Cumbrian driver Frank Bird will be in action.

22-year-old Frank, from Penrith, will again be at the wheel of the Team WRT Audi R8 LMS in which he’ll partner Japanese ace Ryuichiro Tomita and Danish driver Valdemar Eriksen. Read More »

Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship 5 Nations Trophy contender Steve Brown endured a tough weekend in Scotland, managing only one podium spot in the BMW MINI double header at Knockhill Race Circuit [24-25 September].

Brown was fresh from a scintillating performance at Pembrey last month when he took his maiden British Rallycross Championship wins on both rounds of the weekend, which subsequently vaulted him to the top of the championship standings. But the tricky Knockhill circuit proved a little tougher to master and Brown could only scoop third place on the second day of competition. Read More »