NEWS & FEATURES RALLY 

BRC | RD3 – PIRELLI INTERNATIONAL RALLY

Since 1992 this Furness Motor Club event has been sponsored by and known as The Pirelli Rally. It has a rather impressive list of winners with names such as: McRae, Burns, Wilson and Vatanen along with British Rally Championship contenders of the past: Head, Evans, Higgins and Champion. More recent BRC winners include David Boogie, Keith Cronin, Osian Pryce and Fredrik Ahlin, then we arrive at last year’s winner Matt Edwards. For round 3 of the 2019 BRC the contenders leave the wet tarmac of Ireland behind and head onto…

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WRC | RD5 – RALLY ARGENTINA

Rally Argentina has always been a bit of a lottery when it comes to the weather and its conditions, this year was no different. With 18 challenging stages through some dramatic scenery, the route of some 347km provided conditions which fell somewhere between the Safari Rally of the past and Wales Rally GB. Heavy rain in the days leading up to the event completely altered the stages between recce and Shakedown on Thursday Morning, where we first got an indication of how this event would pan out. Toyota’s Ott Tanak…

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NEWS & FEATURES RALLYCROSS 

WRX | RD2 – WORLD RX OF CATALUNYA – BARCELONA

The second round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at the Circuit De Barcelona in Spain was a thrilling event for one particular Swedish family. After dominating the opening days qualifying sessions, the Hansen brothers set about making the World RX of Catalunya one to remember. It was a reverse grid for Q3 with the fastest guys from day one heading out onto the track first. With track evolution and the possibility of it getting faster as the heats progressed, would it mean that yesterdays slower guys would be able…

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NEWS & FEATURES RALLYCROSS 

WRX | RD2 – CATALUNYA – DAY 1 – Q1/2

Nineteen drivers arrived in Spain at the Circuit De Barcelona for Round 2 of the FIA World Rallycross Championships, The World RX of Catalunya. Being held slightly later on in the year, the weather was a lot better compared to the wet conditions that were experienced here last year. Kevin Hansen leads the standings heading into the first European race of the season but following on from the round 1 antics, brother Timmy and RX Cartel driver Andreas Bakkerud were both keen to get their campaigns back on track. On…

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CWR | INTRO

As you all may remember, a few weeks ago we gave you a small taster of updates through an event with Chris Wheeler Rallying, Xlerate will be covering Chris’s progress throughout his events in 2019. Chris will soon be competing on the Manx National Rally on the 10/11 May which will be the first main event we will be following this season. Before this event we would like to give you an introduction about the team & Chris himself. Chris Wheeler Rallying is a small family run team based in…

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NEWS & FEATURES RACE 

BGT | RD1 – OULTON PARK

The British GT Championships opening round started on a blisteringly hot Easter Bank Holiday weekend at Oulton Park. The weather conditions were in stark contrast to last years opening meet where the second race was somewhat controversially cancelled due to persistent rain and flooding on the track. Despite only a couple of laps being completed behind the safety car, points were awarded to the teams despite no race having taken place. No such events would occur this weekend with barely a cloud in sight over the whole weekend. The anticipation…

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NEWS & FEATURES RALLYCROSS 

BRX | RD2 – LYDDEN HILL

In the bright sunshine a big crowd flocked to the circuit which is at the heart of every British Rallycross fan, Lydden Hill to watch some Easter RX action.  It was almost a clean sweep for Irishman Derek Tohill who took the win at Round 2 of 2019 Toyo Tires Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship. The two times European Champ topped the timings in the opening qualifying heat ahead of Round 1 winner Julian Godfrey. However, Q2 did not go so well for him, a jump start resulted in a…

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NEWS & FEATURES RALLYCROSS 

PREVIEW | WRX | RD2 – CATALUNYA – BARCELONA

After an action packed scorcher of a season opener in Abu Dhabi, the FIA World Rallycross Championship heads to Spain in Europe for Round 2, the World RX of Catalunya at the Circuit De Barcelona. Barcelona which first became a round of the WRX in 2015 is 1.135km in length and is a 60/40% split of Asphalt/Dirt with a 20 meter jump. The track is slighty revised this year, with the start relocating from the joker lap area to joining what was turn 6 last year and the finish moving…

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PREVIEW | WRC | RD5 – RALLY ARGENTINA

Argentina, rugged mountains, lakeland landscapes and vast plains are the playing fields for the next stop in the World Rally Championship calendar. Despite the small entry list, this South American adventure attracts big crowds that bring an awesome atmosphere stage side, with some iconic stages that have provided some great moments in recent years The event is once again based out of the lake-land resort of Villa Carlos Paz, some 700km north-west of Buenos Aires, it offers up some stunning scenery and challenging rallying with a total of 347km of…

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MOTOGP | RD3 – USA

It was a mixed bag for the Free Practise sessions and Qualifying due to the most bizarre weather conditions. During Friday both FP sessions were dry and sunny, but were not dominated by Marc Marquez for once who has won here for the last six years and taken pole position every time. FP1 finished with Marc Marquez top, Maverick Vinales in second and Jack Miller third, whilst Andrea Dovizioso did well to finish fourth on the Ducati that does not usually do too well here. Valentino Rossi was quietly beavering…

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