Young guns go for it!

Picture by Paul Hadley.

He has already ‘Spark-ed’ a sensation by becoming the youngest ever works-supported rally driver, and now 16-year old Cameron Davies is going to put himself in the spotlight once again, as the youngest person to drive at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

What’s more, the reigning Formula 1000 Junior Rally Champion will have a VIP passenger – Lord March’s son, Charles Junior.

“It’s a real honour to drive the car at Goodwood, as it’s such a famous motorsport venue,” said Cameron. “It’s not that different to a rally stage in many respects.” Continue reading Young guns go for it!

Antoine L’Estage and Nathalie Richard set their sights on a sixth consecutive Canadian victory

Antoine L'Estage/Nathalie Richard - Picture by Coyote Rally Media Services.

Quebec driver Antoine L’Estage (of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC) and his co-driver Nathalie Richard (of Halifax, NS) will contest this weekend’s Rallye Baie-des-Chaleurs, Round 3 of the Canadian Rally Championship and Round 8 of the North American Rally Cup. Winners of the last five national rallies in Canada, the 2010 triple-championship winning duo is looking towards this very popular rally in New Richmond, Quebec to claim their sixth in a row and increase their lead in the championship standings. Continue reading Antoine L’Estage and Nathalie Richard set their sights on a sixth consecutive Canadian victory

BRC drivers celebrate speed at Goodwood

Tom Cave/Craig Parry - Picture by Jim Blackstone Communications Ltd.

Several Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship drivers are taking part in this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed which takes place from this Thursday (30th June) at the historic venue near Chichester in West Sussex.

The forest rally stage will echo to the sound of both four and two wheel drive cars from the championship, headed up by BRC front-runner Jonny Greer in his Škoda Fabia S2000. Fresh from his first foray into the Intercontinental Rally Challenge in Belgium last weekend, Jonny, who lies third in the British series, is there under the Škoda UK banner and will be rubbing shoulders with their official works driver Andreas Mikkelsen. Continue reading BRC drivers celebrate speed at Goodwood

Busy times ahead for MML Sports following encouraging Ypres Rally

Jasper van den Heuvel - Picture by Jim Blackstock Communications.

While many motorsport series are approaching their mid-summer break, it’s the opposite for MML Sports, as it prepares for four rallies in the next three weeks. And it will be buoyed by the performance of Jasper van der Heuvel, who despite finishing 17th on last weekend’s GEKO Ypres Rally, frequently split the huge field of Super 2000 cars in his R4 Mitsubishi Lancer EvoX, using the MML Sports R4 kit.

Following Jari Ketomaa’s debut in the MML Sports R4 on last month’s Talsi Rally, van der Heuvel was the next driver to compete in a car equipped with the MML Sports kit of parts to bring it up to full R4 specification. And he didn’t disappoint: On stages where he had a clean run, his times were within the top 15 frequently, peaking at sixth fastest on stage 13 – an impressive feat considering an entry of 30 Super 2000 cars. Continue reading Busy times ahead for MML Sports following encouraging Ypres Rally

SCC East Rand Electro Thread Delmas Rally

The Electro Thread Delmas Rally will start at the Delmas Country Lodge on the 9th of July 2011. The event is part of the Northern Regions Rally Championship. The entries vary from Subarus to Nissan Skylines and the action promises to be fast in the mielie fields of Eastern Gauteng.

For any info regarding the event please contact the rally secretary Jeanne on 0729441081 or check for map info.

Princen profits in Ypres IRC 2WD Cup battle

Kris Princen - Picture by IRC Series.

Kris Princen has claimed his first victory in the 2011 IRC 2WD Cup with a determined display on the GEKO Ypres Rally, which finished in north-west Belgium on Saturday night. His victory puts him equal second in the drivers’ standings, six points behind Jean-Michel Raoux, who was not competing on the demanding asphalt event.

Driving a Mégane RS, the experienced Belgian driver took advantage when Kevin Abbring and Cédric Cherain both hit trouble in the closing stages. Continue reading Princen profits in Ypres IRC 2WD Cup battle

WRC Academy goes to auto24 Rally Estonia

Egon Kaur - Picture by Ray Poder.

The fourth round of Estonian championship auto24 Rally Estonia will be a good challenge for the WRC Academy drivers. But not only, WRC Academy drivers will take auto24 Rally Estonia as a competitive preparation for Neste Oil Rally Finland.

There is no doubt that series leader Egon Kaur has a big part in that the eight crews from the WRC Academy Class of 2011 will take to the tricky stages of auto24 Rally Estonia in their own Ford Fiesta R2s. In only its second year, the event will provide a key testing ground, because while the surface is softer and sandier than Finland, but the fast gravel roads and jumps are similar to those the crews will face later in the month. Continue reading WRC Academy goes to auto24 Rally Estonia