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2019 FUCHS LUBRICANTS MOTORSPORT UK BHRC : ULSTER RALLY
Orr dominates BHRC in Ulster  Report by Paul Lawrence Stanley Orr and Graham Henderson were the dominant force in round six of the 2019 FUCHS Lubricants Motorsport UK British Historic Rally Championship, the Ulster Rally on Saturday 17 August. The local crew took control of the BHRC pack right from the start of the nine special stages and were fastest on five of the nine tests in their For...
HSCC AT CROFT RETRO AND CLASSIC WEEKEND 2019
HSCC racers in action at Croft  Report by Paul Lawrence   The Historic Sports Car Club’s season continued at the Croft circuit in North Yorkshire over the weekend 3-4 August as nine of the Club’s categories provided some entertaining racing during the annual Retro and Classic Weekend.   Andrew Park (Reynard SF81) won the first Formula Ford 2000 race from a bumper g...
2019 FUCHS LUBRICANTS MOTORSPORT UK BHRC : HARRY FLATTERS RALLY
Elliott returns in style on Epynt  Report from Paul Lawrence  Nick Elliott and Dave Price made a perfect return to rallying on the asphalt roads of the Epynt ranges in mid-Wales to finish top of the FUCHS Lubricants Motorsport UK British Historic Rally Championship contenders on round five, the Harry Flatters Rally on Sunday 28 July.   The Brecon Motor Club event marked the first ...
MASTERS HISTORIC RACING AT SILVERSTONE CLASSIC 2019
Six grids for Masters at Silverstone In FIA Masters Historic Formula One, Matteo Ferrer-Aza (Ligier JS11/15) claimed victory in the wet on Saturday to further extend his championship lead, while after his win at Brands, Steve Hartley gave his McLaren MP4/1 a second win on Sunday, fending off Mike Cantillon’s Williams FW07C to the end. Meanwhile, Michael Lyons came out with the McLaren M26 ...
HSCC AT 2019 SILVERSTONE CLASSIC
HSCC racers shine at the Silverstone Classic  Report by Paul Lawrence  Three categories from the Historic Sports Car Club played prominent roles in the racing element of the 2019 Silverstone Classic on 26-28 July, topped by a record-breaking field for two rounds of the HSCC Historic Formula 2 FIA International Series.Historic Formula 2The Historic F2 pack had the worst of the wet weathe...
RALLYE WEIZ 2019
Victory in Austria for ‘Lucky’ and Fabrizia Pons  Report and images by Jeff Carter. Click to view Video   Round 5 of the 2019 FIA European Historic Sporting Rally Championship was Rallye Weiz in Austria on 18-20 July. On day one it was the no102 Lancia Delta Integrale of ‘Lucky’ and Fabrizia Pons which held the top spot after posting the fastest time on all...
MASTERS AT WEATHERTECH INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE 2019
Hagan, Thornton, Bennett and Engen take the spoils at Road America Even a weekend of changeable weather conditions at Road America couldn’t stop some great racing for Masters USA, at the 2019 WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman, Presented by Hawk on 18-21 July. It was a wet first-race for Masters Historic Formula One USA on Saturday afternoon, with James Hagan (Tyrrell 01...
NK HTGT AT SPA SUMMER CLASSIC 2019
Sweden and GB take the spoils at a sweltering Spa-Francorchamps The third round of the Dutch pre-’66 championship, the Catawiki NK HTGT, took place during the Spa Summer classic over the weekend 28-30 June 2019. Swedish driver Kaj Dahlbacka kept his head cool to win Saturday afternoon´s race at a blistering hot Spa-Francorchamps. At the start the pair of Corvette Grand Sports leapt a...
HSCC INAUGURAL ANGLESEY MEETING 2019
Fabulous Anglesey weekend for HSCC racers  Report by Paul Lawrence  The Historic Sports Car Club’s inaugural race meeting at the Anglesey track in North Wales on 13-14 July delivered a fabulous weekend of racing as drivers loved the track and its coastal setting. The first Tom Pryce Memorial Meeting featured 20 races, a total entry of more than 170 cars and a very special tribute...
TOURENWAGEN CLASSICS AT NORISRING 2019
Sweet memories  Words and images by Roman Klemm Tourenwagen Classics, 6-7 July 2019 The new director of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) championship, Gerhard Berger has a lot of trouble filling the supporting programme of his racing weekends. After the disappearance of the Formula 3 European Championship the programme has a huge gap, which is often filled with a sentimental look-bac...
NIKI LAUDA REMEMBERED AT 2019 AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX
Remembering Niki Lauda  Words and images by Roman Klemm On 28-30 June at the 2019 Austrian Grand Prix, it was a year since Niki Lauda came down with a deadly pneumonia (according to the author) while stepping out of his 1973 Alpine BMW, which he was driving in the Legends DRM show at the Red Bull Ring. At the end of May, the three-time world champion succumbed to his illness and the organi...
LE MANS CLASSIC, BUT NOT AS YOU KNOW IT
Classic Days Le Mans 2019  Words and images by Peter Baker . Click to view Gallery. I decided to give the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed a miss. But one needs an antidote to counteract annoyingly persistent withdrawal symptoms. Simple, clear off to France for a long weekend. So, come Saturday 6 July, the trusty SAAB, hood down, was sitting on the P&O ferry ready to transport us via near...
THE ARCTIC CIRCLE 2020
Full circle....  An update from Keith Baud  The organisers of The Arctic Circle, Timo Rietbergen and Keith Baud, have just returned from a successful month-long route recce for the 6000km-event which will take place in June 2020. Just like the original event twenty years ago, The Arctic Circle will take competitors on an adventurous drive of discovery north through Poland, the Baltic St...
HISTORIC FORMULA 2 MAGNY COURS 2019
Tomlin takes Historic F2 double at Magny Cours  The Grand Prix de France Historique at Magny Cours on 28-30 June was the setting for rounds five and six of the Historic Sports Car Club’s Historic Formula 2 FIA International Series, where David Tomlin scored a double victory in his Motul, reports Paul Lawrence.   As the series reached the mid-point of the six-event, 12-race schedu...
LAKE DISTRICT CLASSIC AND TARGA RALLY 2019
The 31st Lake District Classic There was an international feel to this year’s Lake District Classic and Targa Rallies on Sunday 23 June, with entries from Ireland and Scotland as well as from all parts of the UK, reports Graeme Forrester. The new base for 31st Wigton Motor Club-run event was the Penrith Rugby Club. The Classic Rally was for historic cars built prior to 1989 and the Targa...
HSCC LEGENDS OF BRANDS HATCH MEETING 2019
HSCC racers battle the heat at Brands Hatch  Report by Paul Lawrence  Soaring temperatures were a major feature of the Historic Sports Car Club’s 2019 Legends of Brands Hatch meeting over the weekend 29/30 June as a busy 17-race schedule delivered some outstanding racing on the Grand Prix circuit.   Two half-hour Thundersports races delivered a fine grid of glorious cars wit...
MASTERS AT GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE HISTORIQUE 2019
Masters drivers are all heroes in the heat of Magny-Cours Stretton, Ferrer-Aza and the pairings of Voyazides/ Hadfield and Thomas/Lockie, all winners at Magny-Cours for the second running of the French Historic Grand Prix on 28-30 June 2019. In FIA Masters Historic Formula One, Martin Stretton converted pole into victory in the first race but a gearbox issue prevented him from starting his Tyrrel...
PORSCHE AT PRESCOTT 2019
PCGB championship rounds at Prescott  Report and images by Ken Davies Porsche Club GB took centre stage at Prescott on Saturday 22nd June with a brand new event, organised by the progressive Bugatti Owners Club in conjunction with the Porsche Centre Tewkesbury, featuring the PCGB’s two popular championships. The Club’s National Hillclimb Championship fielded 13 examples of...
2019 FUCHS LUBRICANTS MOTORSPORT UK BHRC : RED KITE STAGES
Webster tops BHRC on Red Kite Stages  Report by Paul Lawrence Simon Webster and Jez Rogers scored their first championship win on round four of the FUCHS Lubricants Motorsport UK British Historic Rally Championship, Sunday’s Red Kite Stages on 23 June. The very popular win came at the end of a wonderful day-long contest with Steve Bennett and Osian Owen in the forests of South Wales....
MOTORING AT THE MANOR 2019
Wales’ top hotel hosts first exclusively motoring event  Report and images by Ken Davies. Click to view Gallery.  Situated in 2,000 acres of stunning Monmouthshire countryside the Celtic Manor golf, spa and leisure resort near Newport has a reputation as one of the UK’s top hotels, hosting a memorable European victory in the very wet 2010 Ryder Cup as well as NATO&r...