Automotive: Racing Automotive: Racing ru-ru Fri, 19 Oct 2018 05:07:59 GMT. Mon, 29 Oct 2007 19:12:25 GMT Automotive: Racing Rain in Spain makes life hard for Castrol-Ford Torrential rain before the start threw Marcus Grnholm and Mikko Hirvonen s plans into disarray and robbed them of the chance to challenge for victory in Spain. Nevertheless the Castrol-Ford duo maintained the team s title hopes with solid drives in difficult conditions. Torrential rain forced the cancellation of the Thursday night opening ceremony and played its part in Gronholm s performance over the opening stages once the rally began on Friday. Expecting the roads to still be wet he erred on the side of caution with his tyre choice and paid a heavy penalty. <br><p><a href=> </a></p> Mon, 29 Oct 2007 19:12:25 GMT Can t find fellow motor sport enthusiasts? 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Rain before the start mean that Grnholm would not have face the kind of loose gravel that could scupper his chances of victory before they began. However, a hefty dose of long-haul flu didn t help. <br><p><a href=> </a></p> Wed, 05 Sep 2007 23:59:58 GMT Speed freaks of Britain unite Ever since the car was invented, people have sought to see who is the fastest. From unsanctioned tracks such as public roads through to the use of dry lake beds in California, then disused military runways after the wars, and eventually custom built tracks; drag racing has gradually evolved into the sport it is today. With today s amateurs taking their own customized or stock factory built cars onto the track at race what you bring days, through to the spectacle of professionally driven all-out custom made vehicles, drag racing has ultimately transformed itself into one of the world s most popular motorsports. <br><p><a href=> </a></p> Thu, 16 Aug 2007 18:52:35 GMT Castrol-Ford wins as Grnholm flies into the record books Victory for Marcus Grnholm and a close second for Mikko Hirvonen in Finland on the debut event for the new Ford Focus further extended the Castrol-Ford team s lead in both the Manufacturers and Drivers Championships. Grnholm s win makes him the first driver ever to win a single event seven times but, crucially, it gives him a greater cushion in his quest for the title. The Castrol-Ford team lived up to its status as pre-rally favourites by dominating the opening leg, Grnholm taking eight stage wins and Hirvonen two with the Ford duo also claiming both the top two places on stages seven from 11. Hirvonen and Grnholm swapped places over the opening handful of tests before the championship leader took command on stage five as average speeds topped 132kph at times. <br><p><a href=> </a></p> Tue, 14 Aug 2007 10:48:33 GMT Pretty In Pink If you see a flash of hot pink whilst travelling the east coast of America later this month, be sure to make room for Molly Saleen and her candy coloured, customised automobile. With 3000 miles of road ahead and America s premiere car manufacturing dynasty sizzling pink all around her, Molly Saleen and her Molly-Pop Mustang are likely to be in a hurry. 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Promising white hot action from start line to chequered flag, The Great American Run breezes through destinations including New Orleans, Indianapolis, San Antonio and Las Vegas. <br><p><a href=> </a></p> Thu, 28 Jun 2007 12:43:03 GMT Castrol Ultimate achieve victory as Grnholm s win extends championship lead The World Rally Championship reached its half way point in Greece and victory for Marcus Grnholm and fourth for Mikko Hirvonen extended the Castrol Ford World Rally Team s lead in both the manufacturers and drivers Championships. The <br><p><a href=> </a></p> Tue, 19 Jun 2007 17:13:09 GMT 2005 Porsche Carrera GT Unofficially, the Porsche Carrera GT is a racecar... a racecar built for the street. What makes it a racecar is not necessarily the huge power produced by its V10 engine or the carbon fiber construction that keeps everything very lightweight - although these features surely make it a fast car. 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