ERC boss talks EXCLUSIVELY to us about the year ahead

The boss of the FIA European Rally Championship, Jean-Pierre Nicolas, spoke to Liga Stirna this week in an EXCLUSIVE interview for Handbrakes & Hairpins. The ERC is ready to become big success in motorsport.

Words: Līga Stirna.

LS: First year of new European Champioship. How was it?
JPN: Really interesting! A lot of fighting between regular drivers, and finally the title went to Jan Kopecky, who’s a really nice guy. We are happy for him and hope that he will be known all over the world. Continue reading “ERC boss talks EXCLUSIVELY to us about the year ahead”

Meeke tells us how it really was on the Monte


We came across the most descriptive quote possible from the WRC’s Rallye Monte-Carlo this past weekend. Kris Meeke is no stranger to going fast – and sideways – so this description of those crazy weather and surface conditions make for great reading… Continue reading “Meeke tells us how it really was on the Monte”

Loeb: Aiming to make it nine

Interviewing an eight-times World Rally Champion is not something to take lightly. Having won 68 rallies, most recently the WRC Rallye Monte-Carlo, the Frenchman is man most in demand by PR agencies, journalists, his family, sponsors and legions of fans. He was also recently recognised by the FIA as the most successful motorsport competitor in the world. Ever. Continue reading “Loeb: Aiming to make it nine”

Martin Brady: The Interview, Part Two

Daniel Barry/Martin Brady - Picture by IRC Series.

Story: Evan Rothman

An accomplished co-driver, Martin Brady is a proud Irishman and a regular HANDBRAKES & HAIRPINS columnist. In this EXCLUSIVE final installment of a two-part interview, read about his IRC ambitions, humorous moments and high-speed rally driving. Continue reading “Martin Brady: The Interview, Part Two”