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Di Resta clocks up 10th DTM career win

Paul Di Resta clocked up his 10th DTM career win, when he headed the field at Brands Hatch, on Sunday, August 12. Di Resta started Sunday’s race from second on the grid. After a lightning-quick start, the Mercedes-Benz driver overtook the Mercedes-Benz of pole-sitter Gary Paffett to move to the front of the field. The

RallyX Nordic agrees long-tern agreement with Cooper Tires

RallyX Nordic has agreed a new long-term agreement with Cooper Tires to provide title sponsorship for the championship. The multi-year partnership will see the series become known as RallyX Nordic presented by Cooper Tires. RallyX Nordic has enjoyed a long-standing association with Cooper Tires in its role as official tyre supplier in the Supercar and Supercar

Black nominated for Young Rally Driver of the Year

Jason Black has been nominated for this year’s Motorsport Ireland Billy Coleman Young Rally Driver Award for his performances in May and June. The 20 year-old from Armagh drove his Toyota Starlet to victory in the Junior class of the Donegal International and Cavan Rallies, adding these to his victories in Mayo and Monaghan earlier

Weather to decide Yokohama tyre choice for drivers at Oulton Park

The inaugural ITCR UK drivers’ championship heads to Oulton Park for the first time this Saturday. However, Drivers will be left waiting until Saturday to discover what tyres they will be running on. If conditions remain dry, the teams will all be running on Yokohama’s ADVAN A005 slick race tyre while if the rain does

Fenton selected as Young Racing Driver for June

17 year-old Cameron Fenton from Greystones, has been selected as the Young Racing Driver of the Month for June. The Wicklow driver won both of the Supercar races at Mondello Park on June 9-10, also setting fastest lap in each race, bringing his tally to four wins and six fastest laps from his seven races

Motorsport Ireland Weekend Round-up

The Monaghan-Donegal pairing of Barry McKenna and Leon Jordan scored a narrow victory in the Jim Walsh Cork Forest Rally at the weekend, even though they weren’t the winners on either of the two days. Andrew Purcell and Mark Wiley were the leaders on Saturday night in another Fiesta R5, just two seconds ahead of

Kellett wins Young Racing Driver of the Month

18 year-old William Kellett from Kells, Co Meath, has been selected as the Young Racing Driver of the Month for May. William’s performances during the month included third and fourth places in the Fiesta Zetec races at Bishopscourt, as well as setting the fastest lap in the first race at the Co Down circuit. William started

Falken launches new Nürburgring 24h-Race video

“One Team, One Tyre, One Goal” is the appropriate title of a new video produced by tyre brand Falken, showcasing the 2018 ADAC Zurich 24h-Race held at the Nürburgring race track. The stunning footage in the three-minute video captures the challenges facing the Falken team and portrays their emotions and performance during the ADAC Zurich

Deane gets ticket to ride in Liverpool drift extravaganza

Falken Tyre drift driver James Deane will compete in the Red Bull Drift Shifters 2018, a new UK drifting event that will take place on the streets of Liverpool’s city centre on August 19. Deane, who is currently leading the 2018 Drift Masters European Championship and the 2018 Formula Drift Pro Championship after claiming the

James Roe Junior named Young Racing Driver of the Month for April

James Roe Junior from Sallins, Co Kildare, has been selected as the Young Racing Driver of the Month for April. The 19 year-old finished third and sixth in his two races at the season opener in the American F2000 series at Road Atlanta, despite several problems during the weekend. He has since gone on to

Mackarel is nominated for Young Rally Driver of the Year

Derek Mackarel has been nominated for this year’s Motorsport Ireland Billy Coleman Young Rally Driver Award for his performances in March and April. The 22 year-old from Stone Bridge, near Clones, Co Monaghan, drove his Vauxhall Nova to victory in the Junior class of the Munster Moonraker Forestry Rally in Cork, finishing 16th overall in