Tag Archives: Ford

Wood’s demise is Bourne’s gain in Pickups

With the sad news that the Rockingham venue is closing its doors at the end of the 2018 season, there has been a lot of focus lately on the UK Pickup Truck Racing Championship. As the only championship to use the Oval as part of their calendar, every other venue is considered a “Road course”, replicating their US counterparts. This was the case on the 9 September 2018 as the championship visited Snetterton (more…)

WRX headlines first Speedmachine Festival

For the first ever Speedmachine Festival in the UK, the FIA World Rallycross Championship (WRX) obtained a capacity grid for what would be round four of the 2018 season. The championship is normally made up of fifteen permanent drivers from different teams but the Silverstone round attracted ten additional drivers, looking to create history as the first international RX winner of the new WRX British (more…)

Eriksson has the Speed to win RX2 at Silverstone

The Speedmachine Festival at Silverstone over the late May Bank Holiday weekend was going to be history making for many reasons, as first ever International World Championship RX event at the new circuit, the debut of the brand new American Rallycross Championship (ARX) and lastly an opportunity for the future stars to shine in RX2. Since being launched as the main stepping stone into the World Rallycross (more…)

60th Season of the BTCC is Underway

Brands Hatch on the 07-08 April 2018 was the venue to kick start the 60th season of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Championship and to celebrate, TOCA unveiled a thirty-two-strong car field of various manufactures and teams at the Media Day on 27 March 2018. As certain drivers had moved away due to different reason, such as Gordon Shedden to WTCR and Audi, the BTCC had retained a line-up worth talking (more…)

RX History Made at Silverstone

Ever since Silverstone launched plans for a purpose-built Rallycross track and became the new home for the FIA World Rallycross GB round, there has been plenty of hype and lots of talk. 2018 was certainly going to an exciting year for Rallycross in the UK and now with Silverstone alongside Lydden Hill as permanent Rallycross homes, everyone couldn’t wait for the new season to get underway. To begin (more…)

Truck Season ends with Fireworks

There would be fireworks on and off the track for the British Truck Racing Championship season finale as the BTRC rolled into Brands Hatch on the 4th and 5th November 2017. A speculator season had yet again seen the five-tonne machines go to war and with Division 2 concluded at Pembrey; attention was firmly on Division 1 and the battle between reigning champion Ryan Smith and ten times champion Stuart (more…)

WRC History Made in Wales

The Forests are alive with the sound of…. No not Music, engines. That’s right, engines! Every October the Welsh landscape and forests come alive to the thrills, spills and noise of the WRC – The World Rally Championship. The penultimate round of the 2017 season was the 73rd running of Dayinsure Rally GB and would potentially see the conclusion of an immense title challenge, headlined by reining multiple (more…)

Perfect Peugeot Rally Win at Snetterton

After being launched in 2015 as a combined championship between the Bolton Le Moors Car Club and MSVR, the second season of the Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship is currently underway and Snetterton on the 19th February 2017 hosted round 5 of 8. Running on UK national circuits featuring around 100 cars per event, competitors are faced with the task of racing the clock on bespoke stages, using (more…)

Twos a Charm for Murray at Formula Ford Festival

niall-murray-was-targeting-a-2nd-titleThe 45th running of the famous Formula Ford Festival took place at Brands Hatch on the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd October, seeing one of the largest entry lists for the last few years. With more than 60 cars entered, split into three heats on Saturday, two semis and a last chance race on Sunday, before the all-important final would bring the curtain down on the event. Even after the decline of Formula (more…)

Honda the Team to Beat in BTCC

Championship leader was Matt NealAfter a two week break since the opening round, the British Touring Cars was back, as Donington Park in Leicestershire hosted round two of the 2016 season. The action at Brands Hatch in early April had been pretty eventful, especially with thirty-two cars; however the longer straights at Donington would spread them out without losing the thrill that the BTCC is famous for. One thing that was for certain (more…)