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WTCC Oschersleben: Seat takes first diesel win 26th August 2007, 11:41

Yvan Muller gave Seat a historic win for its diesel-powered Leon at only the second outing for the car. He passed team mate Gabriele Tarquini early in the race after a restart following two crashes on the first lap.

Gavin Smith to make BTCC return 14th August 2007, 18:33

Former Vauxhall driver Gavin Smith will return to the British Touring Car Championship for the final three rounds of the season. Smith is to race a Seat Leon entered by privateer team GR Asia at Brands Hatch, Knockhill and Thruxton. The same team runs Leons for Tom Coronel, Emmet O’Brien and Maurizio Ceresoli in the […]

LGT engineering enters Lexus into WTCC 7th August 2007, 20:11

This is the Lexus IS220d that LGT Engineering are planning to enter in the World Touring Car Championship. The Liverpool squad will enter the car in the late rounds of 2007, once the car has been homologated, prior to a full assault on the championship in 2008. It will contest the Independents championship. WTCC Lexus […]

WTCC Anderstorp 2: Last-lap home win 29th July 2007, 14:12

Rickard Rydell sensationally – and surprisingly – won the second race at Anderstorp after passing team mates Alain Menu and Nicola Larini on the final lap. Rydell is not contesting the full championship this season, and Larini was unhappy that he had been allowed to take points off him. Rain once again made the race […]

WTCC Anderstorp 1: Huff denies Monteiro

The wet European summer played havoc with the first WTCC race at Anderstorp. A drying track created a hectic race with many changes of position. Rob Huff beat pole sitter Tiago Monteiro off the line. The Chevrolet driver would go on to win, but the ex-F1 racer slashed his advantage late in the race to […]

The Ben Evans Column: Rant 25th July 2007, 7:00

Maybe its because of my bad run of results in Formula Vee, or maybe its because, Canada and Europe excepted, Formula One is rather boring this year, but I have spent the past couple of weeks feeling unusually indifferent towards motor racing. I think partly its because once I start feeling a bit down towards […]

WTCC Porto 1 – All-Chevrolet podium 8th July 2007, 16:00

Alain Menu repeated his wins from pole at Zandvoort and Pau with a third victory on the streets of Porto. Chevrolet team mates Rob Huff and Nicola Larini completed the podium after an unsatisfying race dominated by a long safety car period.

Michael Schumacher set for racing return 21st June 2007, 9:00

Michael Schumacher has confirmed his return to racing. He will compete in this year’s Race of Champions at the new Wembley Stadium in London. Schumacher last competed in the event in 2004 where he was famously defeated by Heikki Kovalainen. Kovalainen won the tournament. Also racing this year are David Coulthard and Jenson Button – […]

F1’s famous names return 20th June 2007, 7:00

The classic names of F1 are all returning to the sport: Senna, Mansell, Prost, Piquet, Lauda and more could all be a feature on the grid one day. A quick search threw up 20 such drivers in the lower echelons of motor sport that could break into F1. Can you think of any others? Two […]

WTCC Brno 2: BMW crush rivals again 17th June 2007, 15:01

BMW filled the podium at the second race in Brno just as they had in the first. There was controversy early in the second Brno race as Alessandro Zanardi, who was waiting to serve a penalty, collided with leader Alain Menu. Andy Priaulx battled impressively from last on the grid to score points for seventh […]