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- MSA Formula race car powered by Ford 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine at Brands Hatch Circuit this weekend
– MSA Formula is an evolution of the highly successful Ford-backed Formula Ford Championship
– Single-seat race car, equipped with a technologically advanced carbon fibre chassis, will compete in FIA-accredited Formula 4 championships around the world

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MSA Closed RoadsIn a huge boost for British motor sports, new primary legislation facilitating closed road-events on mainland Britain has been approved by the government.

The Deregulation Bill achieved Royal Assent yesterday (Thursday 26 March). It contains a framework for running motor sports on closed public roads without needing a costly Act of Parliament to suspend the Road Traffic Act for each event. Read More »

- Ekström, Rockenfeller and Scheider particularly sought-after
– Audi drivers in eager anticipation of the new DTM format
– Season opener at Hockenheim on the first weekend in May

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The HRDC’s ‘History of the BTCC 1958-1966′ race on Silverstone’s GP Circuit is capturing the imagination of many top-flight historic racers. Supporting the BritCar 24 Hours event on 25 April, this innovative series – successfully launched at the Donington Historic Festival in 2014 – features the marques and models of touring cars which hallmarked the formative years of what would evolve as the BTCC.

Emulating their heroes, the HRDC’s entry list of seasoned historic racers reads like a period race programme: Bill Shepherd will no doubt be aiming to match Jack Sears’ winning ways in his mighty Ford Galaxie 500, but will have to fight hard for victory against the formidable opposition of the ‘Jim Clark/John Whitmore’ Lotus Cortinas of Sean and Michael McInerney, resplendent in their period Team Lotus and Alan Mann Racing liveries. Read More »

Wales Rally GB award- Best Event ‘Oscar’ at the National Tourism Awards for Wales 2015
– Accolade presented by Ken Skates AM, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism

The far-reaching success of Wales Rally GB has been recognised with a major honour at the National Tourism Awards for Wales 2015. Read More »

- Eighth episode of new 13 x one-hour series, The Classic Car Show, airs tonight on Channel 5 at 7pm
– In this week’s show, Quentin Wilson looks at the vast history of a fast appreciating Great British icon – the Mini
– Automotive archaeologist Chris Routledge uncovers a rare coachbuilt Ford Capri convertible in barn-find heaven
– Jodie Kidd turns her hand to rallying in a Mini Cooper, with the legendary Paddy Hopkirk as her mentor
– Bruno Senna laps a Touring Car Championship-winning Mini Cooper S on the handling track, while Alex Riley tours London’s banking district in a BMW E24 635 CSi
– See the Episode 8 preview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gxsu0qDq4M

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BTCC Start15aChange of machinery for BTCC’s list of champions while Andy Priaulx and Nic Hamilton among those joining the fray

An unprecedented 32-car entry has been confirmed for the 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship during yesterday’s (24 March) Season Launch event at Donington Park. Read More »

Two-time Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Champion Jason Plato laid down the gauntlet to his rivals yesterday (24 March) at the Season Launch official test at Donington Park. The seasoned campaigner set the fastest time during the afternoon running – a 1:10.249s – just pipping his new Team BMR stable-mate and reigning BTCC champion Colin Turkington by 0.006s.BTCC Test15a Read More »

- JD Classics’ Rover 3500 SD1 comes from the back of the grid to take second in the Gerry Marshall Trophy
– Alex Buncombe piloted the JD Classics Lola T70 Spyder to third-place in the Bruce McLaren Trophy

JD Classics capped off an extremely successful 73rd Goodwood Members’ Meeting with two podium finishes: second-place for its Rover 3500 SD1 and third for its Lola T70 Spyder. Read More »

- Save up to 15% when booking before 31 March
– 25 reasons not to miss this summer’s 25th anniversary party

There are just a few days left for show-goers to take advantage of significantly discounted Early Bird tickets for this summer’s extra special Silverstone Classic (24-26 July). Read More »

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