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17 pages of Rally Fever from the WRC, USA and ERC

The World Rally Championship is entering the last leg of 2014: four events remain. This past weekend’s ADAC Rallye Deutschland proved to be a massively entertaining event from start to finish, and we feature 10 pages of WRC action this week. Also inside is a look at last weekend’s Ojibwe Forests Rally (Rally America National Championship) and a preview of this weekend’s ERC Barum Czech Rally Zlin that promises to be highly competitive.

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Celebrate WRC rallying in Finnish style in Issue #325!

HANDBRAKES & HAIRPINS has compiled a massive WRC Neste Oil Rally Finland review special edition this week over 12 pages! If that’s not enough reason to get your free issue now, we also bring an article on Jari-Matti Latvala’s psychological victory over his rivals and the latest proposed shake-ups in the WRC. Yours free, each week.

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Welcome to issue 305 of HANDBRAKES & HAIRPINS, your favourite free source of rally entertainment! This week’s edition is a 20-page bumper issue with news from the WRC, the ERC and the Dakar Rally, all accompanied by breath-taking photographs. The WRC season got off to a magical start in Monte Carlo, and the Dakar Rally came to a dramatic finish. We have a fantastic motorsport season ahead of us. Buckle up!

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Pirelli Rally to enshrine Richard Burn’s name in the British Rally Championship

A few short days after what would have been Richard Burn’s 42nd birthday, Pirelli and the Cumberland Sporting Car Club confirmed that one of the most established and enduring rounds of the MSA British Rally Championship would adopt Richard’s name in its event title, enshrining the 2001 World Champion’s identity in a key event in his native national rally series.

The event, which Richard won in 1993 on his way to becoming the youngest ever British Rally Champion, will be renamed the Pirelli Richard Burns Foundation Rally, and as the second round of the BRC, will run under its new identity for the first time on 4th/5th May this year.

The rally, which grew out of the Tour of Cumbria that commenced in 1975, is headquartered at the Carlisle Racecourse and features some of Britain’s most renowned gravel stages in the Kielder Forest complex. The Kielder stages formed the backbone of Richard’s home WRC event during his competitive zenith and the rally has played host to a rolecall of home and international stars over four decades, with the winner’s honours being claimed by drivers from Ari Vatanen to Jimmy, Alister and Colin McRae, from David Llewellin & Gywndaf Evans to Russell Brooks, Robbie Head, Malcolm Wilson, the Higgins Brothers and in more recent times, Guy Wilks and Kieth Cronin.

Instrumental in ensuring that the name of England’s only World Rally Champion is prominently visible in his home championship, Pirelli’s Motorsport Director and Richard Burns Foundation Trustee, Paul Hembery, said, “The Richard Burns Foundation is currently focusing on raising funds to provide a travelling ‘Brain Bus’ which will open up to a wider audience the issues and treatment needed for brain and spinal disorder. Pirelli are delighted to lend our support to this fantastic cause by ensuring Richard’s name remains usefully visible to help the Foundation with its fund-raising efforts for the Brain Bus.”

For more information about the Pirelli Richard Burns Foundation Rally, please visit the event’s official website at http://www.thepirellirally.co.uk/ or visit the official MSA British Rally Championship site at http://www.rallybrc.co.uk/index.php/events/pirelli-rally. For more information about the Richard Burns Foundation, please visit: www.richardburnsfoundation.com.

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The eMagazine – Issue 140

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Welcome to issue 140 of HANDBRAKES & HAIRPINS, your favourite free source of rally entertainment!

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Yours in Rallying,

Evan Rothman
Editor

Have you downloaded Issue 134 yet? Do so TODAY!

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Welcome to issue 134 of HANDBRAKES & HAIRPINS, your favourite free source of rally entertainment!

With the WRC Vodafone Rallye de Portugal kicking off tonight with the SSS, we already have photos from our roving photojournalist Eva Kovkova from this morning’s Shakedown Stage accompanying out event preview special article.

We also feature the thrilling fourth round build-up of the South African Rally Championship, the Rally of South Africa. Taking place this weekend, it is expected to be a battle royal between the Ford, Toyota and Volkswagen S2000 crews, not to mention the intense rivalries in the lower classes…

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Yours in Rallying,

Evan Rothman
Editor

WRC Vodafone Rallye de Portugal: EVENT PREVIEW – PLUS Shakedown Stage Pictures!

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WRC Vodafone Rallye de Portugal: 27 – 31 May 2010

Portugal welcomes the World Rally Championship (WRC) crews with open arms this weekend for Round Six of the 2010 WRC calendar, the Vodafone Rallye de Portugal. Hundreds of thousands of rally fans are expected to line the rally’s stages this weekend, drawing in what promises to be another nail biting and dramatic rally. Continue reading WRC Vodafone Rallye de Portugal: EVENT PREVIEW – PLUS Shakedown Stage Pictures!