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Halfords Yuasa Racing heads into the opening rounds of the 2019 British Touring Car Championship in optimistic mood following a promising official test of its Honda Civic Type R race cars.

After a first season racing the latest FK8 version of the Honda Civic Type R in 2018, Team Dynamics, which runs Halfords Yuasa Racing, made the most of the winter break. Read More »

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The 2019 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship is primed and ready for the opening event of the season at Brands Hatch next weekend (6/7 April), after the capacity 30-car grid completed a successful test day at the famous Kent venue.

Following Tuesday’s Season Launch evening at the beautiful and historic Hever Castle, the full line-up of drivers then descended onto Brands Hatch on Wednesday to take part in today’s official pre-season test session. Read More »

Ben, who has contested two Clio Cup events in the past, has already tested his Clio Cup race car at the Snetterton, Donington Park and Brands Hatch circuits – the latter will host the opening rounds of this year’s championship on the weekend of Sat 6/Sun 7 April.

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A cold but dry Brands Hatch helped balance the stage conditions between the 2WD and 4WD competitors and it was John Stone & Jack Morton (Fiesta WRC) who went fastest on the opening two stages. Chris West & Keith Hounslow (306 Maxi) were then fastest on the next pair of stages but it was Stone who was ahead by 3 seconds at the lunch break. Stage 5 would prove pivotal as West came out just behind a lower runner, after a merge, dropping a few seconds. Worse was to follow for Stone though as he got stuck behind the Satria Millington of Tony Robinson, after he stalled at the hairpin in the pit lane. The best part of 15 seconds were lost and West had taken the lead. Read More »

The MG Car Club’s Motorsport activities for the 2019 season have been confirmed with a six race calendar for the Club’s six Championships.

Alongside the Club’s non-motorsport activities, the Club are the largest single marque club organising and managing all of the race meetings and championships. Motorsport is synonymous with the MG brand, with numerous race and rally appearances and also land speed records littered throughout history. Read More »

With eight meetings comprising a mix of sprint and pit stop races – two on grand prix circuits – the Equipe Pre ‘63 series for Appendix K FIA sports cars is all set for a thrilling 2019 season.

Formulated to recreate the spirit of 1950s clubman motorsport, Equipe Pre ‘63 certainly captured the imagination of drivers and spectators alike this year – its inaugural season. Read More »

Ferrari’s Corse Clienti division is pleased to announce the launch of the Ferrari Challenge UK series for 2019, with the Ferrari 488 Challenge to race on four UK circuits. This is the first time in the history of Ferrari that the brand has offered a one-make racing series dedicated for a single market.

The UK is the second oldest market for Ferrari, after the USA, with the first Ferrari cars brought into the UK by ex-Ferrari driver and World Champion Mike Hawthorn in the late 1950s, before the official import of cars began in 1960. Read More »

– Colin Turkington secures his third British Touring Car Championship title at Brands Hatch.
– BMW and West Surrey Racing (WSR) take the Manufacturer and Team titles in the BTCC.
– Title won in 125i M Sport.

Team BMW driver, Colin Turkington has secured his third title in the 2018 season finale of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch. The Northern Irishman is one of only eight drivers to have won three or more BTCC crowns (adding to those he won in 2009 and 2014), after a dramatic and competitive season. Read More »

Amigos Team Parker Racing driver Seb Perez rounded off a magnificent debut year in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB by securing the ProAm title at the season finale’ at Brands Hatch last weekend (29th/30th September).

The Chesterfield ace embarked on an emphatic drive, celebrating his 19th Birthday in style by taking third ProAm in the opener on Sunday morning. His twelfth podium of the season was enough to clinch the title with a race in hand. Read More »

James Dorlin (Barnsley) has provisionally been crowned the 2018 Renault UK Clio Cup Champion after he took victory in Sunday’s highly charged final round of the season at Brands Hatch – shown live on ITV4. His title is also the first for the Westbourne Motorsport team in the championship…

Dorlin led all the way from the start, handling two Safety Car periods and also pressure from an assortment of drivers to achieve his sixth victory of the season. Read More »