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Laura Donaghy looks into the best kept secret in motorsport

If your only way of keeping in touch with motorsport is via the national press, you may have missed the steady rise of the FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) World Endurance Championship, which is taking on Formula 1 for the title of the ‘Pinnacle of Motorsport’. Now in its fourth season, the WEC has added…

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Toyota Triumph To Break Audi’s WEC Stranglehold

Amid the clamour of the 2014 Formula One finale in Abu Dhabi which saw Lewis Hamilton become the first British double champion since Jackie Stewart, the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) drew to a close in Sao Paolo, with the no. 14 Porsche crew of Neel Jani, Romain Dumas and Marc Leib taking a hard-earned…

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Racing Roundup: October

British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) Plenty was still to be decided on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit on the 11th of October, as Colin Turkington and Jason Plato went head-to-head for the title. But with the odds stacked in Turkington’s favour, Plato would have to hope for a minor miracle on raceday. After a…

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Bianchi crash raises safety questions

Formula One is under the spotlight for all the wrong reasons after the Japanese Grand Prix. We all know that motor racing is a dangerous sport, but that knowledge never makes it any easier when something happens to remind us of it. Such a day was Sunday the 5th October, following a Japanese Grand Prix…

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Racing Roundup: September

British Touring Car Championship Starting on home soil, Silverstone hosted the penultimate round of the British Touring Car Championship, with Jason Plato needing a high-scoring weekend to cut down Colin Turkington’s commanding 55 point lead.  The MG driver duly delivered pole position in qualifying and won the first two races, having to pass the fast-starting…