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Porsche Carrera Cup GB Silverstone 2018 - "The Weekend Part 2 - George Gamble"

Nottingham's Amigos Team Parker racing driver George Gamble was still top Rookie driver last weekend for rounds 13 and 14 of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship at Silverstone Race Circuit in Northamptonshire (15/16 September). He narrowly missed out on a podium result in race one with fourth but was another one to suffer a puncture in race two, sadly ending his efforts on the penultimate lap, forcing him out of third position.

Porsche Carrera Cup GB Silverstone 2018 - "The Weekend Part 1 - Seb Perez"

Chesterfield's Amigos Team Parker racing driver Seb Perez stormed to victory again last weekend for rounds 13 and 14 of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship at Silverstone Race Circuit in Northamptonshire (15/16 September). The 18 year old racer took to a double Porsche ProAm podium success, winning the second race and taking a third in race one keeping him on top spot and a good position to win the championship with only two races to go at Brands Hatch in two weeks time.

Rainworth Skoda Dukeries Rally at Donington Park 2018

The Rainworth Skoda Dukeries Rally returns to Donington Park for a full-on day of power slides, burning rubber and handbrake turns! over 7 special stages. This is the 59th consecutive Dukeries Rally and will form part of four regional championships, meaning there's plenty for all competitors to play for across the seven stages Organised by the Dukeries Motor Club, this rally will pit a range of rally cars against the clock, ranging from retro Ford Escorts to modern Subaru and Mitsubishi WRC specials. These cars will battle against the clock on stages incorporating sections of the circuit and venue access roads.

FIM World Superbike Championship UK Round Donington Park 2018

Michael van der Mark secured his second win in two days at Donington as World Superbike champion and series leader Jonathan Rea came in third. Rea edged in front with seven laps left before Dutchman Van der Mark made his decisive move two laps later and won comfortably on his Yamaha. Turkish rider Toprak Razgatlioglu passed Rea on the final lap to take second place. The Northern Irishman, though, extended his championship lead to 64 points. England's Leon Haslam was forced out on lap two while lying second and it soon developed into a three-way battle between his compatriot Alex Lowes, Van der Mark and Rea. Rea pushed through to lead on his Kawasaki and he was on course to chalk up a record 60th series victory. But the weekend belonged to 25-year-old Van der Mark, who followed up his maiden World Superbike win on Saturday by cruising to race two success. Razgatlioglu became the first Turkish rider to make a World Superbike podium as he moved past Rea to finish runner-up. Lowes had to settle for fourth while Wales' Chaz Davies and England's Tom Sykes completed the top six.

FIA CIK Karting European Championship UK 2018

The Kart Grand Prix of Great Britain reached its climax on Sunday, 20th May, 2018 on the circuit of PF International. During three days of good weather and intense competition, the best European Drivers were able to engage in a magnificent confrontation before concluding with two exciting final Races. The quality of the British hosting, a combination of conviviality and passion, added an extra touch to this second Competition of the CIK-FIA European Championships, dedicated to the OK and OK-Junior categories. Dilano Van T'Hoff of the Netherlands won the 12-14 age group while Hannes Janker of Germany won the Seniors event. The face of the Championships was significantly changed.

BTCC Donington Park 2018

Donington Park provides the setting for the second race weekend of the 2018 BTCC season. Donington is undoubtedly one of the fans’ favourite places to watch the BTCC. Toyota Avensis driver Tom Ingram took his second Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship race win of the season at Donington Park to strengthen his points lead during another strong weekend for the rising stars in the series. Power Maxed Vauxhall racer Josh Cook claimed his maiden BTCC win in the weekend’s opening race and was only narrowly beaten by Adam Morgan (Mercedes) in the final race of the day. Ingram now leads the championship by seven points from Morgan, with Cook eight points further back.

HSCC Donington Park 7th April 2018

The 2018 racing season from the Historic Sports Car Club got off to a fantastic start at Donington Park over the weekend (April 7/8). From a busy 15-race programme, the Historic Formula Ford pack delivered some epic racing as good battles ran across all categories.The life and racing success of Jim Clark was remembered by the Historic Sports Car Club during a moving commemoration at Donington Park on Saturday April 7 when around 500 people gathered on the start line. The HSCC’s opening race meeting of the season was exactly 50 years from the day when Clark was killed in a Formula 2 accident at Hockenheim. The Club held a minute’s silence at 1pm on Saturday and drivers, team members, marshals, officials and spectators went to the grid to show their respect for one of Britain’s greatest racing drivers.

1974 Lancia Stratos - Amigos Steve Perez - Autosport International 2018

The 1974 Stratos featured here is owned by Steve Perez, rally driver and boss of Chesterfield based Global Brands drinks distribution company. Perez is a big believer in giving his car a proper workout rather than locking it away in a museum. This car has been rebuilt for the Goodwood Festival of Speed by Castleford-based rally specialist BTR Preparation, and the bark of the Ferrari V6 will be heard on the Forest Rally Stage during the weekend in July. The origins of one of the most significant rally machines of all time lie in a concept created by coachbuilder Bertone for the 1970 Turin motor show. When Nuccio Bertone presented the wedge-shaped Stratos Zero concept, it happened to be fitted with a 1600cc Lancia Fulvia powerplant in a mid-engined configuration. Bertone’s design exercise inspired Cesare Fiorio, Lancia’s motorsport boss, to imagine a competition version of the Stratos Zero. Fiorio had already kicked around ‘ultimate rally car’ concepts with Lancia’s factory rally drivers such as Sandro Munari. In his mind, Fiorio conceived a powerful, mid-engined, rear-drive sports car. At the time, many of the unmade country roads used as rally stages on the Continent were being surfaced for the first time, so Fiorio envisioned a car that would handle well on smooth asphalt. To cope with the rough forest and desert rallies, he reckoned his dream car would need suspension that could be adjusted in less than 10 minutes. But Fiorio’s competition car would need more power. The answer lay in another part of the mighty Fiat empire, which had bought Lancia in 1969: Ferrari. Enzo Ferrari offered the use of the 2.4-litre V6 from the Ferrari Dino 246 GT. The Lancia Stratos HF broke new ground because it was the first car to be designed specifically with rally competition in mind. It was built around a steel monocoque with tubular sub-frames and clad in glassfibre body panels, and weighed less than a tonne. It also had extremely compact dimensions, at just 3708mm long, 1727mm wide and with a 2184mm wheelbase. The first win came courtesy of Sandro Munari in the Sanremo Rally of 1974 and Lancia went on to win the World Rally Championship for manufacturers each year between 1975 and 1977. About 500 road-going examples had to be built to meet rallying’s homologation rules, but with the price tag of £5000 close to that of the Ferrari Dino, the no-frills Stratos was slow to sell. Today, rally-prepared examples in mint condition fetch about £250,000.

Autosport International Show 2018 NEC Birmingham

Held at the NEC in Birmingham since January 1991, Autosport International celebrated its 28th year in 2018. This annual pre-season event covers all areas of motorsport, both professional and grass roots, from karting right up to Formula One. Featuring the very latest in motorsport, automotive and performance engineering technology, alongside cars and exhibitors from every level of motor racing, this must-attend event uniquely caters for the industry and motorsport fans alike; encompassing two trade-only days for members of the motorsport industry to meet, network and do business and two days for enthusiasts to see the fastest cars, biggest stars and most amazing live action. Incorporated with this is the Live Action Arena, the UK’s largest indoor race track and every year it provides one of the highlights of the show. Located in Hall 5 of the NEC and seating 5000 racing fans, the Live Action Arena is a unique experience. Described accurately as “petrolhead heaven” it’s an intense 60 minutes of thrilling entertainment that offers an unrivalled variety of racing action, driving demonstrations, record-breaking stunts and celebrity appearances.

Martin Lampkin Memorial X Trial Sheffield 2018

A large crowd gathered at the Sheffield Arena on Saturday 6th January for the 2018 Martin Lampkin Trial to see the top trials riders in the world attempt the tough sections created by Dougie and Harry Lampkin. And tough they certainly proved to be with the big gaps and slippery going on the man-made sections causing even multi World Champion Toni Bou some problems! Joining the more established stars of the world indoor scene for the first time was 2017 Trial2 World Champion Iwan Roberts, now mounted on the TRRS machine. The normally laid back Iwan was understandably nervous before the start but gave his all in the toughest trials arena in the world, helped along by a large vocal Welsh crowd willing him on all the way. If the qualification circuit didn’t look difficult enough all of the sections were reversed for the final, with some of the undercut huge steps onto slippery surfaces looking impossible. As we are aware impossible doesn’t seem to be a word in Toni Bou’s vocabulary, his brilliance on this type of going just has to be seen to be believed. As is often the way Adam Raga pushed Toni to his best but the Repsol Honda man eventually forged a lead that even allowed him the luxury of a relatively easy failure on the Mertux section. This soft five only encouraged Bou to have another “off the record” attempt in doing the whole section on the rear wheel only .. a feat he didn’t manage but the crowd certainly got into the spirit. Not only did every rider give their all but the superb organisation by all involved made the Martin Lampkin Trial one of the best events of the year once again. Roll on 2019 !!

BRSCC Finals Donington Park 14th October 2017

Donington Park in Leicestershire turned out to be the perfect setting once more for the BRSCC Finals Weekend, with major championship titles to settle before the meeting was through. As ever, there was drama, elation and above all fantastic racing.

FIA-CIK Karting World Championship 2017 England

The 2017 edition of the CIK-FIA World Championship and the CIK-FIA World Junior Championship which has just finished on the English circuit of PF International will be remembered as an extremely difficult Competition. In the presence of a total of 181 Drivers from more than 30 countries on five continents, one would have expected the Races to be a very open. tough world championships full of surprises. Many favourites missed their target, while a new hierarchy emerged. Two Britons finally imposed themselves with unquestionable brilliance. Danny Keirle was crowned World Champion, while young Dexter Patterson won the title of World Junior Champion with great emotion. The exemplary organisation of the Trent Valley Kart Club contributed greatly to the success of the World Competition with meticulous attention to every aspect; sporting, technical, media and public. The presence of many spectators on Sunday around the circuit and during the podium ceremonies testified to the popularity of karting in Great Britain. Present at PF International on Sunday, the double F1 World Champion Fernando Alonso attended the Finals.

BTCC Silverstone 2017

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