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The three most successful drivers in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship field took a win apiece in a thrilling triple-header at Donington Park on Sunday (19 April).

With seven drivers’ championships between them it was the class of Jason Plato, Colin Turkington and Matt Neal that rose to the surface on a brilliant day of racing in Leicestershire. Read More »

– 2015 Silverstone Classic revving up to be biggest and best yet
– 90s F1 Legends added to the bill for 25th anniversary year
– Record ticket sales and car club attendance at World’s Biggest Classic Motor Racing Festival

More than 130 of the world’s finest historic racing cars revved up for the 2015 Silver Anniversary Silverstone Classic (24-26 July) at today’s sun-kissed Media Day – as organisers predict the biggest and best event yet. Read More »

Over a month after the opening round in Argentina, the FIA World Touring Car Championship continues in Morocco this weekend. The Moulay El Hassan street circuit, which takes in some of the avenues of the outskirts of Marrakech, poses a unique challenge for drivers. José María López and Sébastien Loeb – currently separated by five points at the top of the overall standings – were the victorious drivers here a year ago. Yvan Muller and Ma Qing Hua, who performed well in Argentina and will not want to let their teammates slip out of reach, will also be aiming for glory. Read More »

Fuel Protect Porsche– Brand new insurance product sponsors Porsche true track competition
– Fuel Protect-branded cars and hospitality
– Televised internationally on Motors TV
– Races at main UK circuits, including the full GP circuits at Brands Hatch and Silverstone
– Season starts on May 2

Fuel Protect has been announced as the new title sponsor for the 2015 Porsche Club Championship with Pirelli: under the deal, which includes a comprehensive hospitality package, participating Fuel Protect-branded Porsches will compete in the 14-race, seven-meeting season, with races featured internationally on Motors TV in scheduled stand-alone programmes. Read More »

The MG Car Club is turning back the clock to the glory days of racing from the 1950s and 1960s, with an invitation race for sports cars and sports racing cars of the 1950s and 1960s.

The race will form part of the Club’s busy schedule at its upcoming Brands Hatch race meeting on Saturday 2 May and is for cars up to 1500cc.

The Club’s Brands Hatch meeting is traditionally one its most popular, with good numbers of spectators and competitors enjoying plenty of motorsport action over the long weekend. Read More »

Pieces of silverPieces of Silver – the must-read novel which brings into sharp focus the involvement of the Nazis with the Silver Arrows Grand Prix cars in the run-up to World War II – is now available as an eBook.

Motorsport writer Mike Breslin’s meticulously-researched book harks back to a time when the cars of Auto Union and Mercedes, the Silver Arrows – as the F1 Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton is known to this day – were heavily supported by Germany’s Nazi government.

The large-format paperback edition of the book has sold extremely well since its launch in the autumn, while it has also garnered critical acclaim from the motoring press, which has praised its “cracking pace” and described it as “a compelling read” and “an enjoyable page turner” that is “full of twists” (details below). Read More »

Porsche Silverstone15dA successful start to the season for the Porsche Manthey team in the Sports Car World Endurance Championship WEC. At the six-hour race on the world-famous Silverstone GP circuit, Porsche Works drivers Michael Christensen (Denmark) and Richard Lietz (Austria) clinched second in the GTE-Pro class in front of over 45,000 spectators.

The 470 hp winning racer from Weissach – which is based on the seventh generation of the iconic 911 sports car and has been modified in several areas for this season – was just ten seconds shy of the leader after 172 laps. Read More »

FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), Round 1, Silverstone (GB): LMP1

The driver trio of Romain Dumas (France), Neel Jani (Switzerland) and Marc Lieb (Germany) secured the first trophy for the new Porsche 919 Hybrid in the Six Hours of Silverstone (GB). Sharing the number 18 race car, they covered 201 laps and finished second in what was a thrilling and totally dry race. Read More »

Bentley brings home the silverware from Monza• Car #7 makes a strong start to the season with a second-in-class* finish
• Car #8 also scores championship points, finishing eighth-in-class*
• Bentley Team M-Sport looks forward to home race at Silverstone

Bentley Team M-Sport made a strong start to its 2015 European season, with the #7 Continental GT3 of British trio Guy Smith, Andy Meyrick and Steven Kane finishing a provisional second-in-class (fourth overall) in the opening round of the Blancpain Endurance Series at Italy’s famous Monza track. Read More »

– Fans witness gripping FIA World Endurance Championship race
– Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer win in Audi R18 e-tron quattro
– Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich: “Victory is tremendous motivation”

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