NEWS & FEATURES RALLY 

WRC | RD6 – COPEC RALLY CHILE

With no prior knowledge, data, reference points, previous pace notes or onboard videos that could be studied in advance; The Copec Rally Chile with its 17 gravel stages totaling 325km, offered up a fresh exciting new challenge for Round 6 of the FIA World Rally Championship, becoming the 32nd host country in the history of the WRC. The stages in parts looked very similar to that of Wales, Hyundai’s Andreas Mikkelsen who spent a decent part of his early career in the forest of Wales topped the shakedown timings on…

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NEWS & FEATURES RALLYCROSS 

PREVIEW | WRX | RD4 – SILVERSTONE – GBR

WORLD RX BATTLE SHIFTS TO ALL-ACTION SPEEDMACHINE FESTIVAL The fourth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy, the Dayinsure World RX of Great Britain, is the centrepiece of the SpeedMachine Festival at Silverstone this weekend.   The opening three events of 2019, have served up fiercely-competitive racing, plenty of incident – and the odd surprise. Silverstone promises more of the same. Timur Timerzyanov arrives for the British event fresh from a maiden World RX victory at Spa-Francorchamps. The Russian will look to progress beyond the semi-final…

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NEWS & FEATURES RALLY 

CWR | WHEELER BRINGS HOME THIRD PLACE

Chris Wheeler & Shaun Layland competed on the Manx National Rally last week in there Citroen DS3 R3T. The Manx Rally is an iconic event known for its technical roads & history.  Over recent years the Chris Wheeler Rallying team have not had the best of luck on the Isle Of Man, but this time they went to the island with anything but not finishing in mind. The last time Chris finished this rally was back In 2012 In a Ford Fiesta MS1. The event held two days of competition which…

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NEWS & FEATURES RACE 

BTCC | RD 7/8/9 – THRUXTON

The third round of the British Touring Car Championship headed to Hampshire and the quickest track on the calendar at Thruxton. Ash Sutton went into the three race meet in the lead of the championship by a small margin, but the double race win at Donington by Colin Turkington had moved him up to third in the championship,  just behind Josh Cook. Parts of the Hampshire circuit had been resurfaced over the winter period, which would likely mean that what was already a quick track was probably set to become…

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NEWS & FEATURES RACE 

MOTOGP | RD5 – LE-MANS – FRANCE

Round 5 of the 2019 season took place at another of the iconic tracks which feature on the MotoGP calendar, Le Mans. As usual the weather guaranteed nothing here so who would have known just what kind of a race that would have been in store. Throughout the Free Practice (FP) sessions, turn 3 collected the most victims for crashes and the tyre choices were a bit of an issue for most riders. Yet again one of the big named riders fell into the trap of not getting a good…

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NEWS & FEATURES RALLYCROSS 

WRX | RD3 – SPA WORLD RX OF BENELUX

Taking some three months to build and at a cost of six million Euros, the iconic Circuit De Spa Francorchamps situated in the Ardennes region of Belgium became the latest addition to the FIA World Rallycross calendar but was it money well spent? One can only guess at just how long it would take to see a return on such an investment but in terms of racing and action, the circuit certainly delivered on this. And so in my eyes, it was indeed money well spent; this was backed up…

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NEWS & FEATURES RALLYCROSS 

PREVIEW | WRX | RD3 – SPA WORLD RX OF BENELUX

With two rounds in the bag, the FIA World Rallycross Championship embarks on its second brand new circuit of the season for Round 3, the legendary Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. This purpose built RX track is 913 metres in length and like many World RX tracks it is a 60/40 split of Asphalt/Dirt. It incorporates one of the most iconic corners in the world of motorsport, the Eau Rouge (or Raidillion, depending on how one likes to refer to it as). A fast, challenging corner whose fame has gone…

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NEWS & FEATURES RACE 

MOTOGP | RD4 – JEREZ – SPAIN

Well here we are at the first of a number of European rounds which are considered to be better and more favourable tracks for the majority of the riders. Whilst the fly-away tracks are interesting and do provide good racing, the majority being European are more comfortable with these tracks; as they are both nearer to home and provide better facilities. Due to the nature of the track, Jerez  has provided a lot of good duels and battles over the years. The crowds are always out early in high numbers…

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NEWS & FEATURES RALLY 

PREVIEW | WRC | RD 6 – RALLY CHILE

Part two of the FIA World Rally Championships south American adventure will arrive after a 16 hour drive across the Andes Mountains to the newcomer, The Copec Rally Chile for Round 6. A WRC newbie it maybe but rallying is not new to Chile, with some 19 years of history from its own National Rally Mobil Championship, it finally reaches the World Stage to offer up a fresh exciting new challenge to the world’s best. Last time out in Argentina Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville got the job done for his second…

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HILL CLIMB & SPRINT NEWS & FEATURES 

BRITISH HILLCLIMB CHAMPIONSHIPS | RD2 – PRESCOTT

Wallace Menzies leaves Prescott as the highest points scorer for the second British Hillclimb Championship event in a row. He finished off the day by setting Best Time of Day in a close second runoff, where the fastest 8 were covered by just 1 second! On a weekend that was so different weather wise to the scorching hot Easter weekend at Loton the previous week it gave a new challenge for the single seater cars with tyre choice. In the first run off it was the ever consistent Scott Moran who pipped…

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