The 2010 Kick Energy Fiesta SportTrophy (FST) UK and Fiesta SportChallenge (FSC) championships reach their halfway point next weekend, 28 – 29 May, on the Jim Clark International Rally and the Jim Clark Challenge Rally. The Kelso Racecourse based event is the first of three consecutive all Tarmac events for the championship and is one of the only closed-road Tarmac rallies on the UK mainland.
The weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the event, which was set up in memory of the late Formula One driver Jim Clark, one of the greatest drivers in the history of the sport. The event kicks off on Friday evening with a one and a quarter mile special stage through the town centre of Clark’s hometown, Duns, which see cars race through the tight, twisting streets at speeds close to 100mph. The International competitors will then battle it out over 140 miles of Tarmac stages around the Scottish Borders and Berwickshire with each stage being tackled twice. The
competitors in the FSC also start with the Duns town centre stage and then tackle seven stages totalling 70 competitive miles. Both events start and finish in Duns with Rally HQ and service based at Kelso Racecourse. Continue reading Fiesta SportTrophy takes to the Tarmac→
Skoda Motorsport team-mates Juho Hanninen and Jan Kopecky took time out of their preparations for Rally d’Italia-Sardegna, round five of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, to help launch the Czech firm’s Fabia RS road car.
Hanninen, who currently tops the IRC standings after finishing on the podium on the opening four rounds of the season, has been spending this week at the Sosnova circuit in Czech Republic trialling the Fabia RS, which is based on the S2000-specifiction machine he is using in the IRC. Team-mate Kopecky was present on Monday and Tuesday.
Other Skoda drivers who took part in the launch event include Skoda UK Motorsport’s Guy Wilks, Belgian ace Freddy Loix, who will contest selected rounds of the IRC in a Fabia, Spaniard Alberto Hevia and Frenchman Nicolas Vouilloz, who finished third overall on Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo back in January at the wheel of a Fabia S2000.
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