News Stories from July 2006

BMCRC (Bemsee) / MRO Championships 09: Brands Hatch Indy

Story posted: 31. July 2006 by

Kent's Brands Hatch circuit see the Bemsee & MRO riders return for more exciting Club racing. From MZ 250 to Powerbikes, this is going to be yet another exciting weekend. Photographs by Michael Igoe & Richard Swaffield Reports: www.twowheelsontrack.co.uk www.motorcycleracingnews.co.uk

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Caterham Drift Experience - Brands hatch

Story posted: 24. July 2006 by

My turn to be in the driving seat! logicaCMG's motorsport club arranged a corporate day with the Caterham club, and we all went drifiting at Brands Hatch (well in the lower paddock at least) http://www.caterham.co.uk/trackdays/owners.php As there were no official photographers, myself and coleague Lee Harding decided to take some to record the day. which was very much appreciated by the participants. The event was well organised and great fun, although I'm dissapointed that I wasn't the 'Drift King'! Looking Forward to doing the next event. Photographs by Richard Swaffield and Lee Harding

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BMCRC (Bemsee) / MRO Championships 08: Cadwell Park

Story posted: 9. July 2006 by

The famous Mountain at Cadwell park will be conquered by many this weekend as the BMCRC and MRO Championships come to town. Photographs by Richard Swaffield and Michael Igoe

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Goodwood festival of Speed July 2006

Story posted: 8. July 2006 by

The Festival of Speed is far more than just a hillclimb: it can justifiably claim to be the world’s biggest and most diverse celebration of the history of motor sport. It is the only occasion where you will see in action the greatest competition cars and star drivers from all eras: everything from 19th century steam carriages to current Formula One; fabulous racing motorcycles; classic rally cars to 3000bhp dragsters; plus motor sport legends like Moss, Surtees, Brabham and Andretti rubbing shoulders with today's hottest properties such as Jenson Button and Colin McRae. Motor racing first came to Goodwood in 1936 when the 9th Duke of Richmond held a private hillclimb through the park. Five years earlier he had won the Brooklands Double 12, and then in 1948 he opened the Goodwood Motor Circuit. These early events inspired his grandson, the present Earl of March, to bring motor sport back to Goodwood. This resulted in the first Festival of Speed, held in 1993 in the picturesque parkland surrounding Goodwood House. Since the inaugural meeting, the Festival has become established as a key event in the motor sport social calendar. But it is not all about action on the hill. Unrestricted access to the paddocks means that spectators and autograph hunters can get closer to the cars and drivers than at almost any other meeting. Away from the bustle of competition, you can relax with a picnic on the lawns of the House among some of the most beautiful and innovative automotive creations, which are judged in the Cartier ‘Style et Luxe’design competition. You can explore the exciting displays of our many exhibitors, or seek an adrenaline rush from the Festival's interactive entertainment, including driving simulators and 4x4 driving. Children will delight in the special amusements to be found at the Junior Festival of Speed. The Festival is motor racing's equivalent of Ascot or Wimbledon: an extravaganza of sound and colour that has been described as 'the garden party of the Gods'. In combination with the rich period theatre of the Goodwood Revival, the Festival of Speed ensures that Goodwood is unrivalled throughout the world. All photographs by Richard Swaffield

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DTM - Brands Hatch Indy July 2006

Story posted: 2. July 2006 by

The combination of stunning touring car machinery, some of the worlds best drivers and hard, cut and thrust racing has made DTM Europes biggest touring car show. The Audis and Mercedes look fantastic with 450 BHP and V8 engines they are the most spectacular cars of modern times to do the Brands Hatch Indy circuit. As well as DTM there was Formula 3 Euro series and Formula Palmer Audi Championship.

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