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Rochdale rally driver Steve Brown will aim to put the disappointment of last season behind him as he plans to return to the sport with an interesting mix of events and cars for his 2018 campaign.

After a turbulent and rather sporadic year which saw him take to the wheel of a Honda Civic and Mitsubishi Lancer, Brown will embark on an assault on the Flanders International Rally Challenge (FIRC) in his popular Nissan Micra Kit Car which has undergone a series of development work during 2017. Read More »

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– Ford, The LEGO® Group and rally specialists M-Sport introduce new M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC rally car kit as part of the LEGO® Speed Champions range, celebrating 2017 WRC victories
– New 203-piece kit features a choice of wheel trims, two interchangeable bonnets – one featuring spotlights for night driving, race-graphics and a driver minifigure
– New LEGO® Speed Champions 1968 Mustang Fastback also available. Both kits go on sale March 1, 2018 priced at £12.99 Read More »

MINI UK is proud to announce the return of MINI CHALLENGE for 2018, bringing packed grids and spectacular racing to fans across the country.

Packing 49 thrilling races, across four different classes into 13 all-action weekends, the MINI CHALLENGE will once again visit legendary race circuits including Silverstone, Brands Hatch and Donington Park. Confirming the status of MINI CHALLENGE as one of the premier single-make race series in the UK, the top level John Cooper Works class will support the British GT and BRDC British Formula 3 championships for the second year in succession and, for the first time, the series will be supporting DTM at Brands Hatch on 11-12th August 2018. Read More »

Three-time British Touring Car Champion Gordon “Flash” Shedden will race an Audi RS 3 LMS in the inaugural World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) this year. The Scotsman who celebrates his 39th birthday today (15 Feb), will compete for Belgian WRT Racing in what is likely to be a 30-race season.

Shedden, who becomes an Audi Sport driver, is expected to commence testing next month with the season scheduled to begin in Marrakech (Morocco) over 7-8 April and close at the Circuito da Guia in Macau (15-18 November), ranked as the world’s most challenging street course and a touring car venue for more than half a century. The championship also visits Argentina, China, Germany, Hungary, Japan, the Netherlands and Portugal. Read More »

Race Retro, powered by Motor Sport, will pay tribute to the late great Dan Gurney at this year’s show, held at Warwickshire’s Stoneleigh Park from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 February, with the last Formula One car Gurney raced on display – the McLaren M14A. Read More »

Goodwood and Porsche are delighted to today announce that Porsche will be the honoured marque at this year’s Festival of Speed, presented by Mastercard (12 – 15 July). Porsche cars will adorn the world-renowned Central Feature for the third time in the manufacturer’s long relationship with Goodwood. Porsche will be the first marque to take this honour in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the iconic 356 – its very first sports car. Read More »

– Silverstone Classic sets another mega-milestone
– Record-breaking parade of McLarens now officially sanctioned
– Fitting milestone to mark 80 years since Bruce McLaren’s birth
– Cost-saving Early Bird tickets available until the end of March

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– Popular demand forces entries for 2018 Caterham championships to be suspended
– Total of 213 racing drivers registered so far across five championships
– Registration figures increased by a total of 18% compared with 2017

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– New Vantage to make competition debut at TOTAL Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps
– Nicki Thiim, Marco Sørensen and Darren Turner share #95 Vantage GTE
– New signings Alex Lynn and Maxime Martin paired with Jonny Adam in #97
– Paul Dalla Lana, Mathias Lauda and Pedro Lamy to defend GTE Am world title

Aston Martin Racing has confirmed it will race two brand new Vantage GTEs in the GTE Pro category of the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Super Season. Read More »

– The list of entries for the FIA World Endurance Championship and the 2018 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans was revealed today.
– 2016 FIA WEC World Champion in the LMP2 class, Signatech Alpine Matmut enters the new season with solid ambitions.
– The no.36 Alpine A470 will be driven by Nicolas Lapierre, André Negrão and Pierre Thiriet.

The list of entries for the 2018-2019 Super Season of the FIA World Endurance Championship and the 2018 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans was unveiled at a highly anticipated press conference held by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest. Read More »