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Mazda MX5. Britcar, Silverstone.

Mazda MX-5 Britcar race at Silverstone International

DAVID HOOPER joins the Mazda UK race team at the Silverstone International Circuit to race MX-5s in the Britcar Production Sports Car Class against faster, more powerful opposition. A COOL dry day welcomed the Mazda UK race team to the circuit which markets itself proudly as the Home of British Motorsport. When I arrived at […]

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Mazda UK MX-5′s test at Silverstone for Britcar races

After the Friday test sessions, DAVID HOOPER reports on the Mazda UK race team’s first day on Silverstone’s International Circuit in their MX-5s. A COOL but thankfully dry day welcomed the Mazda UK race team to the circuit which markets itself proudly as the Home of British Motorsport. After what seemed like an endless drive […]

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Audi

Audi make clean sweep of podium at Spa

THERE were plenty of smiles all around the Audi Motorsport set-up after the weekend’s racing at Spa in Belgium. The team turned in a flawless performance in the second round of the FIA World Endurance championship (WEC). Audi cars took the first three places in the six-hour race, filling the podium with their R18 e-tron […]

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Mazda MX5 race car

Mazda MX-5s are back on track and ready to race at Silverstone

DAVID HOOPER joins the Mazda race team for a test day at Donington Park – but will he make the grade to race in the Britcar Championship at Silverstone on May 11? THE last time I donned my crash helmet in anger at the wheel of an open-topped MX-5 Racing car, it was -30 degrees. […]

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Rockingham confirms it is to host the Thundersport GB Championship next year.

Rockingham to host Thundersport GB Championship

ROCKINGHAM will host a round of the UK’s second largest, and fastest growing, bike race series, Thundersport GB National Championships next year. Riders and fans will also be able to watch an awesome array of two-wheel machines in action, with everything from the super-fast GP1 class with bikes which can rival Superbike lap times right […]

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Toyota to enter new GT-86 in Britcar 24-hour

TOYOTA is returning to the race track in September for one of Britain’s most challenging motorsport events – the Britcar 24 Hours. The company will be entering a race-prepared version of its new Toyota GT-86 car in the Production Class of the Silverstone event. Famous for its exploits in the British Touring Car Championship with […]

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Second-hand Ford Puma is still feisty and great fun

FORD’S fabulous Puma is surely a future-classic, so now is a great time to snap one up before the prices start to rise. The timeless three-door coupe was based on the well-proven Fiesta platform and was built from 1997 to 2002. There were three main derivatives, the 1.4i 16V, the 1.6i and the 1.7i 16V, […]

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R18 E-tron

quattro + electricity = shockingly good performance!

ONCE again Audi is expanding the boundaries of motorsport. The German carmaker had tremendous success with its quattro drive system. And they are leading the way with electric drive. So, it should come as no surprise that they have combined the two. Audi has merged its quattro all-wheel drive system with electric power. Although they […]

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