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Hyundai pre-Nurburgring16– Hyundai to conduct performance powertrain production trial at iconic endurance race
– Hyundai i30 2.0-litre Turbo development car is one of three cars to contest the race
– Nürburgring 24h race is part of the development of motorsport-inspired N models

Hyundai Motor will run three cars at the iconic Nürburgring 24h Race, taking place from May 26 to 29, as part of the company’s motorsport-inspired development of its high performance sub-brand ‘N’. Hyundai Motor will race two production-car-based models – i30 1.6 Turbo (#133) and a Veloster (#134), as well as the development car i30 2.0 Turbo. Read More »

VW Berlin16– Daniel Abt finishes second and Lucas di Grassi takes third place in the Formula E race in the German capital
– Lucas di Grassi remains the leader in the driver standings

Berlin is always worth a visit, especially for Daniel Abt, who finished second in the Formula E race in the heart of Berlin with the Abt Schaeffler team from Germany. Read More »

McLaren May16aMcLaren GT Factory Driver Alvaro Parente scored a double top-10 finish at the wheel of the K-PAX Racing 650S GT3 this weekend in the Pirelli World Challenge double-header at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The results keep the Portuguese driver in the battle for the championship as the season now heads to Lime Rock Park in Connecticut. In Europe, fellow Factory Driver Côme Ledogar secured pole position and a podium on his championship debut as the 650S GT3 enjoyed more success at the second round of the 2016 International GT Open at Spa Francorchamps with customer team Garage 59. Read More »

For the fifth round of the FIA World Touring Car Championship, José María López and Yvan Muller are heading for the legendary Nürburgring. Having won there in 2015, the Citroën Total drivers will be looking to repeat their triumphant exploits on the Nordschleife this time around.

Ever since it first appeared on the FIA WTCC calendar, the Nürburgring has been the most prestigious meeting of the season. The 25.378 km course with 64 turns, combining the Grand Prix circuit and the Nordschleife, has attracted plenty of superlatives. A lap can be completed in just under nine minutes, with a 68% full throttle ratio and 79 gear changes. The top speed of over 260 km/h is the fastest of the season, and the average speed recorded by Pechito Lopez in qualifying last year – 176.6 km/h – was also a record for the discipline. Read More »

DS Virgin Racing is now third overall in the FIA Formula E Championship standings after a strong drive from Jean-Eric Vergne was enough to push the team one position further up the leaderboard. Vergne’s performance also saw DS Virgin Racing secure their fourth pole position of the season, surpassing any other team.

DS Virgin Racing drivers Jean-Eric Vergne and Sam Bird finished P5 and P11 respectively at the Berlin ePrix.

The day got off to a flying start for the team after Free Practice 1 and Free Practice 2 went without a hitch. Read More »

BMH breeda‘Racing improves the breed’ is an overused and often abused saying, but is totally apt when it comes to a number of products offered by British Motor Heritage (BMH). So, in addition the company’s long-established range of original specification replacement bodyshells and panels, a host of specialist items is also now offered by this versatile supplier, including: Read More »

– Inspirational fightback: from eleventh on the grid to second at the flag
– Pole position and third place for Jamie Green
– Edoardo Mortara still second in the overall standings

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Renault edams Berlin16bRenault e.dams enjoyed a superb FIA Formula E Berlin ePrix with an emphatic victory from Sébastien Buemi and a strong fourth position from Nico Prost to give an extended lead over their nearest rivals in the Teams’ championship. Séb also closed to just one point of the Drivers’ championship lead after the eighth round of the season. Read More »

Sébastien and Nicolas will continue their successful partnership for a third consecutive season. So far the duo has scored six wins and aided Renault e.dams to the inaugural 2014-15 Teams’ title. Sébastien is currently second in the Drivers’ championship, just 11 points behind the leader, while Nico is sixth. Renault e.dams is leading the Teams’ championship with an advantage of seven points.Renault edams 16-17a Read More »

Mr & Mrs Henry Ford in his first car– Show theme will be Heroes and Heroines
– 2016 show takes place 11-13 November at Birmingham’s NEC
– Clubs invited to explore new and exciting ways to interpret the theme

The organisers of the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show have revealed that this year’s show theme is ‘Heroes and Heroines’. Held from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th November, clubs and exhibitors are invited to pay tribute to the people and motors that are their inspiration. Read More »

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