News Stories from May 2006

Ace Cafe Honda day - Shahin600

Story posted: 29. May 2006 by

Despite varying weather conditions there was still a packed croud at London's Ace Cafe for Honda Day. Also Dyno runs for £15 were available. The day was made extra special by a surprise appearance of one of the worlds best Superbike stunt riders Shahin Croes aka " Shahin600 " He arrived on a Motoden 2006 Fireblade and completely stunned the audiences with amazing tricks. All photos by Richard Swaffield and used here: http://www.motoden.com/page.aspx?pointerid=F9BD3107170A4340B911E27DB927568D&thelang=001lngdef See Shahin600 here: http://www.shahin600.com/

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BMCRC (Bemsee) / MRO Championships 06: Croix en Turnois

Story posted: 28. May 2006 by

The French circuit of Croix en Turnois was host for round 6 of the BMCRC/MRO Championships. Any hopes of fine weather were dashed when violent wind and rain started destroying Gazeebos in the Paddock on Thursday night. They were coming down as quick as they could be put up. For many this was a first time around the circuit especially the Rookie 600's and some interstiong lines were taken. Despite this, Daren Busa started his claim over the title lead on a new R6. Photographs by Richard Swaffield and Michael Igoe

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Silverstone Supercar Showdown incl. FIA GT Championship

Story posted: 6. May 2006 by

Silverstone’s legendary Grand Prix circuit was became the battleground for the world’s motoring elite, when tens of millions of pounds worth of cars, from Aston Martin to Ferrari and Porsche to Maserati and many more, were featured in a weekend spectacular of races and special events. Existing and aspiring supercar owners and fans were able to see the biggest ever gathering in the UK of these super-quick, super-powerful pinnacles of automotive art – in the paddock and on the track. With plenty of on-track action, the undoubted centrepiece of the weekend will be the British Round of the FIA GT Championship, featuring the world’s most powerful and fastest road-based cars. This event is particularly special to British race fans as the winner will be presented with the prestigious Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy. Since 1905, this Trophy has been awarded to many of history’s best drivers, behind the wheel of the best cars of the day. In last year’s truly magnificent race, Aston Martin brought the Tourist Trophy back to its former glory and it is expected that 2006 will see an even more impressive field of GT teams compete for one of motorsport’s greatest prizes. All photographs by Richard Swaffield ====================================================== Silverstone Circuit Ltd (SCL), Stephane Ratel Organisation (SRO) and The Royal Automobile Club, the joint event promoters of the all-new Silverstone Supercar Showdown, are pleased to announce that the 2007 event will take place on the weekend of 4/5/6 May*. Despite the patchy weather, the promoters have been extremely pleased with the interest and support this year’s inaugural event has generated. We have witnessed great interest from supercar fans from all over the UK and from Europe this weekend and are happy to announce a weekend crowd of 15,000 said Richard Phillips, Managing Director of Silverstone Circuit. He continued, we now look forward to developing this new and exciting event in future years. Stephane Ratel, Chairman of SRO said The race grids this weekend have been even greater than imagined, the paddocks are full of some of the world’s most exotic racing supercars, and the teams and manufacturers have been extremely supportive of our goals. We are extremely pleased with this first FIA GT event of the season, and the first Silverstone Supercar Showdown, and now look forward to starting the 2007 season here at Silverstone. For the Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy, Stephen Hammerton, Chairman of the Club’s Motoring Committee, added, The FIA GT Championship continues to build and continues to thrill the spectators with wonderful high-performance motorsport. The Club looks forward to working with Silverstone and SRO in developing the Supercar Showdown further, and establishing it as a premier motorsport event. This year’s opening ceremony included the staging of the inaugural London to Silverstone Supercar Tour, which was also a great success. Thirty 21st Century Supercars drove out of Pall Mall, London, on Friday under Police Escort for the start of their 80 mile non-motorway tour to Silverstone, concluding with two fast laps of the famous Grand Prix circuit. The 2007 Tour is planned for Friday 4 May. (Details from info@motion-works.co.uk) Supercar club displays, manufacturer displays, air displays, family entertainment and all the fun of the festival weekend will continue for 2007 with further enhancements to be announced.Further event details will soon be posted on the websites of www.silverstone.co.uk and www.fiagt.com.

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