Somewhere deep in the Cumbrian forests the tell-tale fiery, piercing explosion of sequential gearshifts being made at rapid speed is spitting out of the exhaust of Barry Clark’s Stobart Ford Focus World Rally Car. The deafening sound confirms what he wanted to hear; he, and his car, are ready for the challenge…
The organisers of the Scottish Rally Championship have bucked the economic downturn by attracting a global sponsor for the 2009 season. Hankook, the seventh-largest tyre manufacturer in the world, will back the event next year with a view to extending the sponsorship further.
Scots racing team Clyde Valley Racing have taken a significant step closer towards debuting in the British Touring Car Championship next year by securing the first of two Seat Leons they will run in the series.
Scot Allan McNish has capped a memorable year, which included winning the Le Mans 24-Hours in June, by being voted Driver of the Decade in the American Le Mans Series.
Fifer Jonathan Adam has taken another significant step towards graduating to the British Touring Car Championship next year after setting a series of ultra-competitive times during a test with the Motorbase BMW team at Brands Hatch.
Vauxhall could have chosen anywhere in the world to hold the press launch of its “must succeed” model, the Vectra replacement, Insignia. So, where did they hold the glamourous event? South of France? Morocco? Portugal? Somewhere lovely and warm in Italy; like Tuscany?. Oh no; Vauxhall chose Scotland. Now don’t get me…
Fifer Jonathan Adam, who retained his Seat Cupra Championship this year, will undergo a two-day evaluation test in a British Touring Car Championship BMW at Brands Hatch, starting tomorrow.
Bathgate’s Paul Di Resta was left contemplating what might have been after his bid to win the German Touring Car Championship was wrecked in the run-up to the first corner at the season finale at Hockenheim.
Bathgate’s Paul Di Resta will start one place ahead of Audi’s Timo Scheider, the man he must beat in tomorrow’s German Touring Car Championship finale at Hockenheim if he is to be crowned champion.
Bathgate’s Dario Franchitti marked his return to IndyCars, after a frustrating season in Nascar, by qualifying his Target Ganassi fourth on the grid for tomorrow’s non-championship race at Surfers Paradise in Australia.