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Motorsport UK is excited to announce that the first ever ROKiT British F4 Esports Championship will commence this October, with a 12-round series to decide the inaugural British Esports title in the discipline.

Teams of two will battle for a share of a £6,000 cash prize pool on iRacing’s platform in the Formula IR-04, which is based on the real-world second-generation car used in the ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA.

Twelve races will be held across each of the six Friday night race nights on circuits used in the existing ROKiT British F4 calendar. World renowned tracks including Donington Park, Oulton Park, Knockhill, Snetterton, Silverstone and Brands Hatch GP will all feature in the series. Read More »

After the joy of his double podium at Nurburging earlier this month, Cumbrian racing driver Frank Bird was left feeling disappointed following a difficult weekend at round five of the ADAC GT Masters Series which was held at Lausitzring as part of the DEKRA-sponsored Family and Friends Festival weekend. Read More »

Following on from his top five finish in the previous round at Zandvoort in The Netherlands,Frank Bird Cumbrian racing driver Frank Bird was on top form in round four of the ADAC GT Masters Series where he came away with a double podium from the Nurburgring in Germany.

Driving for MANN-FILTER Team LANDGRAF, Penrith-born Frank once again teamed up with 18-year-old Finnish driver Elias Seppanen for the two races in the Frank Bird Poultry Ltd-backed Mercedes AMG-GT3. Read More »

* The popular competition is open to privately owned vehicles manufactured before 31 Dec 2002.
* Up to 20 entries will be invited to display in the grand finale at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with discovery+.
* Winners decided by the visiting public who vote at the show.
* Certificates will be awarded to all finalists with trophies and a year’s free motor insurance for the top three.
* Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with discovery+, will be held 11-13 Nov 2022 at Birmingham’s NEC.

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Britain’s Frank Bird was in scintillating form once again as he took part in the 74th running of the famous TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa but despite leading the race at one point, the Cumbrian along with teammates Jannes Fittje from Germany, Jordan Love from Australia, and Swiss driver Alain Valente, had to retire after 16 hours of competition. Read More »

The legendary Belgian venue of Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps will see the 74th running of the famous TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa this forthcoming weekend with Cumbrian driver Frank Bird set to contest the event for the Haupt Racing Team.

Penrith-born Frank will contest the Silver Cup category as part of a three-car entry for the German team and will be at the wheel of the #4 Haupt Racing Team Mercedes-AMG GT3 with three other drivers sharing the stints over the 24 hours.

Bird will be joined by German Jannes Fittje, Jordan Love from Australia and Swiss driver Alain Valente. Frank has already seen action for the Haupt Racing Team this year as together with Love, he made a guest appearance at the International GT Open weekend in Spa, where they finished runner-up. Read More »

– Letchworth Motor Auctions’ inaugural Classic, Retro and Performance Sale achieved a 68% sale rate.
– Highlights included Rover Mini Cooper, sold for nearly double its higher estimate at £9,375, and a Rolls Royce Corniche selling for £32,500.
– Entries now being accepted for the next sale on Saturday 19th Nov 2022

Letchworth Motor Auctions, Hertfordshire’s largest independent motoring house, got off to a great start with its inaugural Classic, Retro and Performance Car Sale with a 68 per cent sale rate. Read More »

– Letchworth Motor Auctions’ inaugural Classic, Retro and Performance Sale achieved a 68% sale rate.
– Highlights included Rover Mini Cooper, sold for nearly double its higher estimate at £9,375, and a Rolls Royce Corniche selling for £32,500.
– Entries now being accepted for the next sale on Saturday 19th Nov 2022

Letchworth Motor Auctions, Hertfordshire’s largest independent motoring house, got off to a great start with its inaugural Classic, Retro and Performance Car Sale with a 68 per cent sale rate. Read More »

Oulton Park’s Historic Gold Cup returns for three sublime days of motorsport nostalgia on 29-31 July and there is still time to secure discounted advance tickets from just £22 in advance.

This year’s revamped line-up includes a full grid from the Historic Grand Prix Car Association, with more than 30 classic F1 machines from the 1950s and ’60s expected to appear. This will include machinery from Cooper, Brabham and Lotus, as well as an example of the Maserati 250F which raced successfully in the early Gold Cup events of the mid-‘50s.
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Other highlights of the updated programme will include new additions from Masters Historic Racing, the Classic Sports Car Club, the Vintage Sports-Car Club and the Historic Racing Drivers Club. All on-track activity will be overseen by the Historic Sports Car Club, which will also offer up a range of its popular championships and series. Read More »

Following in the successful motorsporting footsteps of dad Paul and brother Frank, the latest in the Lexi Birdline of the Bird family is showing exceptional sporting prowess, albeit in a different field.

13-year-old Lexi Bird has previously excelled in the world of Karting and Motocross in recent years, but today it was power of a different kind when she contested the National IAPS Athletics Finals held at Nuneaton and came away with a superb fourth place in the Discus final.

The event was a showcase for a number of independent schools throughout the UK and having contested the regional North West heats last year, where Penrith-born Lexi won the 100m final and came second in the Shot Putt. Read More »