Motorsport

  • Middleton, 17, embarks on his first season in the GT4 class.

    Strong opening weekends for Middleton and Graham at Oulton Park

    April 20, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Both Stuart Middleton and Matthew Graham earned podium finishes at the opening two rounds of the 2017 British GT Championship on Easter Monday. Middleton, from Ashington, and Graham, who lives in Stocksfield, both had strong results in the GT4 class of the UK’s largest GT championship at the Oulton Park […]

     
  • Laverty, race 2, Australian WSBK 2017.

    Milwaukee Aprilia face mixed fortunes down under

    February 28, 2017 at 11:47 am

    The Milwaukee Aprilia World Superbike team failed to capitalise on their pre-season testing pace over the opening weekend of the new season. A momentary lead, a crash and a double points finish were what the North East based team took away from the Australian round at the Phillip Island circuit. Lead […]

     
  • The Roger Albert Clark Rally was formerly based in Sunderland.

    First Roger Albert Clark Rally heads to North East in 2017

    February 8, 2017 at 10:46 am

    The first details about the 2017 Roger Albert Clark Rally, which will feature stages in the North East, have emerged following the Autosport Show held at the NEC Arena in Birmingham on the weekend of January 14/15. The event, which is scheduled to return in November 2017 after a two-year […]

     
  • Audi TT cup

    Teesside-based father and son duo to enter both VW Championships

    February 6, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Simon Walton and son Owen will enter both the MIlltek Sport Volkswagen Racing Cup and the Maximumgroup.net VAG Trophy in 2017 aboard two Audi TT’s. The Waltons, who are based in Sedgefield, will drive for the Swanflight team with cars that are being supplied by Teesside Audi and built by […]

     
  • Laverty and Savadori Jerez WSBK tests, January 2017.

    Milwaukee Aprillia launch 2017 contenders

    January 26, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    The North-East based Milwaukee Aprillia World Superbike team have launched their 2017 bikes at the Jerez circuit in Spain. The team revealed a pair of RSV4 RF machines to be campaigned by Eugene Laverty and Lorenzo Savadori on the opening day of 2017 pre-season testing. The two-time British Superbike championship […]

     
  • Bell wins Jack Frost stages in thriller at Croft circuit

    Bell wins Jack Frost stages in thriller at Croft circuit

    January 19, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    Graeme Bell won the 2017 Jack Frost stages in association with Cartersport this week ahead of Rob Snowden and Mark Jasper. Bell and co-driver Russ Radford won the event at Croft Circuit near Darlington in their Proton Satria Neo, 30 seconds ahead of second-placed Snowden. Despite the large finishing margin, Bell didn’t […]

     
  • Smith in action

    Smith Soars to Croft Christmas Stages success

    January 6, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Guy Smith won the Swift Signs Christmas Stages Rally at Croft Circuit on December 27 ahead of Paul Swift and Graeme Bell. Former Le Mans winner Smith with co-driver Patrick Walsh, dominated throughout the day winning six out of the eight stages driving a Ford Focus WRC. Smith’s main opposition, number […]

     
  • Bridlington’s proctor gets BTCC chance with Power Maxed Racing

    Bridlington’s proctor gets BTCC chance with Power Maxed Racing

    December 15, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Bridlington driver Senna Proctor will move into the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship for 2017, driving for Power Maxed Racing. The 18-year- old, who has competed in the Ginetta Junior and Renault Clio Cup championships in recent seasons, will drive a new for 2017 manufacturer-backed Vauxhall Astra. After an introduction […]

     
  • Campbell is taking it safe after a series of tragedies in the sport.

    Campbell taking a safe road after tragedies

    December 14, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Northumberland rider Scott Campbell will commit to short circuit racing next year after a successful 2016 season. The former road racer took 11 wins and a further 30 podiums in both the 600cc and supertwin classes in the Scottish championships this year. Looking forward to next year, Campbell said: “Results-wise […]

     
  • Laverty, Jerez WSBK test. November 2016.

    Milwaukee aiming for Superbike podiums

    December 14, 2016 at 8:47 am

    The Milwaukee Aprillia World Superbike team are aiming to take a step up in competitiveness for the 2017 season. Team principal Shaun Muir believes that the Guisborough based team will be able to challenge the top teams in the series after a change in bikes. After a season of campaigning […]