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Bird Targets Jcw Title With Excelr8 Move
The Excelr8 Motorsport team has secured the driving services of frontrunner Max Bird as the squad aims for a second successive Mini Challenge JCW title. Karting and Ginetta graduate Bird joins the team for what will be his third year in the category,
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British Championship Manager Expects R5 Numbers ‘Into The Teens’
British Rally Championship manager Iain Campbell is anticipating strong competition at the head of the 2021 season with R5 competitors reaching double figures. Last year’s season-opener attracted nine R5 cars but Campbell told MN he expects numbers
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Tost Welcomes Improved F1 Powerplant From Honda
AlphaTauri boss Franz Tost says that his team will benefit from an improved Honda powerplant in Formula 1 this season that will take the fight to Mercedes. While Merc’s Lewis Hamilton and the Honda-powered Red Bull of Max Verstappen slugged it out fo
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How Coby Is Inspiring The Next Generation
As the niece of Derek Daly, plus a World Cup silver-medal-winning hockey star and a racing engineer, Nicci Daly was immaculately qualified to found Formula Female. Via its Go Girls initiative it aims to introduce over 1000 Irish girls to motorsport v
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Brit Armstrong Ready To Return To Top-flight After 2020 Accident
JonArmstrong began his bid to return to the Junior WRC in the aftermath of his huge Rally Sweden crash in February 2020, it has emerged. Armstrong, from Northern Ireland, was unable to continue his JWRC programme when the championship resumed on Rall
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Rising Star Alex Connor Aims High After Brdc F3 Switch With Arden
Rising starAlex Connor is aiming for the BRDC British Formula 3 table’s top three after moving to the championship for 2021 withArden which joins the category this year. Connor, a member of the Arden-affiliated Young Racing DriverAcademy, made his
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Irish drivers Callum Devine and Josh McErlean will contest the Olympus Rally from April 24-25, round three of the American ARA series. Based in Washington state, the ex-WRC event lists top American drivers Ken Block and Travis Pastrana on a packed e
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Ferrari Not Expecting To Gauge Formula 1 Performance Quickly
Racing boss Mattia Binotto says that Ferrari’s Formula 1 pace will not become clear until the first clutch of grands prix has been completed. Charles Leclerc was sixth and team-mate Carlos Sainz was eighth in the opening race of the year in Bahrain a
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In Brief
Am-class charger Carl Garnett will race for a third consecutive season in Ginetta GT4 Supercup with AK Motorsport. Garnett last year put together an amazing eight-race winning run in class, which helped him finish just two points shy of Am class cham
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Toyota Happy To Focus On Wrc Testing Ahead Of Croatia Rally
Toyota has no plans to enter its quartet of WRC drivers on practice events ahead of the asphalt-based Croatia Rally. Speaking to Motorsport News, team chief Jari-Matti Latvala, believes the squad’s test in the country will be more than sufficient to
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Ingram Realises A Dream With Two-year World Rally Championship Campaign
Chris Ingram says confirmation of a two-year World Rally Championship campaign “feels so special”. Ingram, 26, will contest six rounds of the WRC3 in 2021 in an SXM Competition-run Skoda Fabia ahead of a WRC2 Junior bid in 2022 with the Belgian team
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Taylor And Kristofferson Help Rosberg To Extreme E Glory
Johan Kristoffersson and Rosberg X Racing (RXR) team-mate Molly Taylor claimed the first Extreme E series victory in SaudiArabia, while British driver Catie Munnings finished second together with team-mate Timmy Hansen for theAndretti United squad. A
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Scottish Stages Unaffected By Latest Forestry Decisions
Organisers of the Scottish Rally Championship have moved to dispel any rumours that the recent announcement from Forestry England will affect the Scottish series. In a statement, the organisers said, “we would like to clarify that there has been no s
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Top Makes Commit To Wrc’s New Hybrid Future
The World Rally Championship’s 50th anniversary season in 2022 will begin with the three existing manufacturers taking part in Rally1 cars as the sport’s hybrid era gets underway. Hyundai, M-Sport Ford and Toyota have committed to the series until 20
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Fia Rubber-stamps Pair Of New Junior Rally Machines
Two significant new rally cars for the junior market have been homologated by the FIA. M-Sport’s Fiesta Rally3 has been rubber-stamped by the governing body for international competition use as the first car conforming to the new Rally3 category ru
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The Future For Formula 1
We discover what the grid might look like after radical rules shake-up *Correct at time of going to press ■
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Frederick Completes Carlin Line-up For Fia F3 In 2021
American racer Kaylen Frederick, the 2020 BRDC British F3 champion, will graduate to the FIA Formula 3 category this season and he will remain with the Carlin squad. The 18-year-old won nine races on his way to success in the UK last season, his seco
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Btcc Winner Simpson To Race In 2021 Pickups Championship
British Touring Car Championship race winner Matt Simpson is returning to the race track this year in the Pickup Truck Racing championship. Simpson competed in BTCC with a Honda Civic from 2016 to 2019, in partnership with Speedworks, Team Dynamics,
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British F4 Next Generation Chassis On Schedule
British Formula 4 remains on course to introduce its second-generation chassis next season, its first switch since its 2015 F4 debut as MSA Formula. The championship was due to introduce the new car – which features various upgrades including a halo
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Kenny Acheson: I Never Regarded Myself As A Formula 1 Driver
Sitting proudly at Kenny Acheson’s home is a copy of his multiple title-winning Formula Ford car, a Royale RP24. Acheson had driven a very similar model to a hat-trick of 1600cc championships in 1978, marking himself out as a star of the future. His
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Mewla Event Joins Six-round Asphalt Rally Calendar
The Mewla Rally, based on the Epynt ranges, is the new season-opener for the 2021 Asphalt Rally Championship which is now a five event, six-round contest. The North West Stages, Tour of Epynt, Manx National Rally, Jim Clark Rally have all been lost t
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How Going Straight As An Arrow Gave Kennard A Thrill
Racing at the Silverstone Classic in 2017 was quite a pivotal event in Jonathan Kennard’s career. On what was only his second weekend of racing in five years, he drove the ex-Riccardo Patrese Arrows A3 and took pole position and two podium finishes i
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Bradshaw To Focus On An Historic Racing Future
Former single-seater and Porsche Carrera Cup GB racer Tom Bradshaw is concentrating on the Masters Historic Sports Car Championship this season in the Chevron B19 recently rebuilt by his father John. Bradshaw was due to open his title campaign at D
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Rallycross Champion Ovenden Switches To Circuit Racing In Minis
Multiple junior rallycross champion Tom Ovenden will move into circuit racing for the first time this year in Mini Challenge’s Cooper class driving for multiple champion Excelr8 Motorsport. Karting graduate Ovenden sampled car racing in Autograss bef
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Glittering Talent From The Emerald Isle
There is something you might have noticed when looking around junior and national race categories at the moment. There are plenty of up-and-coming drivers from Ireland, with plenty of talent among their number. Motorsport News has selected three of
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Spitfire Colours For Sprint Challenge GB
Charlie March will return to Porsche Sprint Challenge GB for the full 2021 season with Team Parker Racing, and will do so with a Spitfire-inspired livery. March is heir apparent to the Duke of Richmond, founder of the famous Goodwood motorsport event
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When John Webb Brought The Thunder To UK Motorsport
As the British Formula 1 scene faded at the turn of the 1980s, the fertile mind of circuit operator and championship creator John Webb started to work overtime. If single-seater racing was no longer working, and he was on record as never feeling the
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Bradshaw And Grant Bring Home The Bacon For Bolton’s Favourites
It was Bolton pride weekend at Donington Park on Friday and Saturday, as the Masters’ historic event opened the national racing season. A Bolton-built Chevron won in Masters Historic Sports as Bolton racers Tom Bradshaw and Callum Grant both scored
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