Double delight for Musselburgh racer

Musselburgh’s Graham Carroll dominated the opening double-header of the CRS Scottish Formula Ford Championship when he won both rounds at Knockhill. Carroll, piloting his Van Diemen racer, finished ahead of Glasgow’s David Brown in both races to establish a healthy lead in the title race. In the ‘Battle of the Butchers’, 21-year-old Rory Butcher finished...
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Tata Buys Jaguar and Land Rover

It seems to have taken an eternity, but finally the world’s worst kept secret is out: Indian-based Tata Group has bought Land rover and Jaguar. Tata chairman Ratan Tata has borrowed around £1.5 billion to buy the remaining two shining stars in the British automotive firmament, and there are many who would argue he’s got...
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Franchitti Survives 180mph Race With No Brakes

Bathgate’s Dario Franchitti survived racing 400 laps on Bristol’s notoriously tight half-mile oval, where he regularly hit speeds approaching 180mph in the latest round of the Nascar Sprint Cup, without any brakes. But after finishing 36th, the 34-year-old discovered he’d dropped out of the championship’s top 35 drivers and now has to qualify on speed...
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Franchitti Second in Sebring 12-Hour Race

Bathgate’s Marino Franchitti recorded the best result of his career when he finished second in the Sebring 12-Hour race, the opening round of the American Le Mans Series, in his first outing with the Dyson Porsche team. The 29-year-old, partnered by Butch Leitzinger and Andy Lally, started from seventh on the 34-car grid and battled...
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Sponsorship Troubles for Scots Racers

Spoke with Oli Mortimer, current British Mini champ having dominated the series last year after winning back-to-back titles in Scotland. You’d expect on the back of national success that he’d be a dead cert to move further through the racing ranks and develop his career further. You couldn’t be further from the truth. “We’ve just...
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Jauguar launch the XF in Monte Carlo

Monaco Millionaires’ paradise and home to the rich – very, very rich – and famous. Home also, for six weeks to Jaguar and the launch of the car on which much of its future is based; the XF. And where better to be sitting having breakfast with the car’s Scots designer, Dumfries-born Ian Callum, than...
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Motoring / Motorsport Blog

“Jim. Fancy doing a blog for us?” When Knockhill managing director Jillian Shedden comes knocking on your door with an offer like that, generally you don’t say no. So welcome to the first of what will be a regular blog from me, Jim McGill. So, what’s the blog going to be about? Anything and everything...
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