What is Xlerate?
Well to put it simple, we are an online media outlet, with a passion for our interest.
What is the nature of the subjects & contents?
In brief our core areas of interest are anything along the lines of motorsport and motoring really, plus the odd extra subject thrown into the mix. We like to cover mainly the Road, Race, and Rally fields but are not adverse to anything that may grab our attention or sparks an interest.
Why the name Xlerate?
At the time of its creation, Xlerate was in the phase of the modified car scene, Xlerate was chosen for a name because we wanted to be a little bit different from all the other online car clubs and modified related website. In effect we didn’t want to limit ourselves by the name, we wanted to be future proof with room to grow and evolve.
Where did Xlerate come from?
Xlerate was borne in 2003 from the joining of two other separate independent websites that were run by Andy & Brian the founders and owners Xlerate. In the first few years, a small group of like minded friends, who all had the same interest and enjoyed going out week in week out to various events around UK, all helped in contributing to the website in some way.
What is Xlerate’s background?
As mentioned; the first area of interest was the modified car and cruise scene. However, over time Xlerate has evolved to what we consider to be a more of a grown up, more focused site.
In 2006 we started to shift our focus and areas of interest onto the UK Motorsport arena. Some of the first events in our sights that featured on the website were the British Touring Car Championships (BTCC) and the British round of the World Rally – WRC (Wales Rally GB).
In 2007 Xlerate had a very successful year, with its all new direction in place, the foundation were starting to be built up, as we travelled all around the UK to cover a wide range of events. With major events such as the British Touring Car Championships (BTCC), Deutsche Touring Car Masters (DTM), The FIA & British GT Championships, Britcar Championships, British Rally Championships (BRC) and World Rally Championships (WRC) all being featured, the future of Xlerate was looking clear. However staying true to our grass route will still had time for odd bit of modified action, visiting shows such as Ripspeed Donny North and Trax.
In 2008 and 2009 Xlerate continued to cover a vast amount of motorsport events, rallying became a strong subject with events from the MSA Gravel rally championships, The British Rally Championships (BRC), The MSA British Historic Rally Championships (BHRC) and the BTRDA.
Whilst on track, we regularly visited some of the UK race circuit such as Brands Hatch, Silverstone and Thruxton for many race series including: BTCC, 750mc, BRSCC and BARC.
On the road front; we also touched on the odd classic car show/meets as well, however the modified car element had all but started to fizzle out by 2009.
In 2010 Xlerate continued to attend a selection of some of the UK’s major rallying events, the track side of things had dipped a bit, but we are aiming to return to the UK’s tracks soon.
The future for Xlerate is clear, we will continue on with UK motorsport, and we will to continue to cover events from the Road, Race and Rally areas. We plan to return to the modified car scene coverage, as well as looking at possibly expanding our portfolio into other areas of interest. We are also looking to revive the old Xlerate.tv site, developing a new VOD (Video On Demand) site dedicated to motorsports. We are also now offering out our media services to others that may require them, using our skills set and portfolio to aid others in the industries, sports and areas of interest that we have a passion for and love.