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Posted: January 26, 2017 4:21 AM - 2232 Hits

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Posted: January 26, 2017 4:21 AM

Tohill and FIA title winning TouringCar reunited for Autosport International Show

Posted: January 12, 2017 3:39 PM

Two-time FIA European Rallycross TouringCar Champion Derek Tohill will be reunited with the Ford Fiesta that he raced to a brace of European crowns this weekend, as car and driver perform to a packed audience at the Autosport International Show in Birmingham (January 12 - 15).

The 2016 Irish Rallycross Champion will drive the rear-wheel drive Fiesta in the Live Action Arena as part of a celebration of the 50th anniversary of rallycross, along with a plethora of iconic names from the history of the sport, including the most successful British and Irish Rallycross Championship racer ever, Dermot Carnegie, in a Ford Fiesta Supercar.

Tohill graduated from the Irish scene with multiple Stock Hatch titles under his belt to the FIA European Rallycross championship in the Group N (Division 2) category in 2008, claiming his first victory in Poland. He took a sabbatical in 2009 while Ingvar Gunnarsson Motorsport built the rear-wheel drive Fiesta. Third place in its maiden outing in Portugal began the 2010 campaign well, and eight podiums, including wins in the UK, Belgium and Germany, paved the way for Tohill to secure the title in a final round decider in the Czech Republic, with a fourth victory.

The Irish driver finished third and second overall in 2011 and 2012, before winning four rounds of the series in 2013 to secure the title for the second time at the penultimate round in Austria.

Now a front-running Supercar racer in European and Irish rallycross, Tohill will be reunited with the PFCRX TouringCar Fiesta for the indoor performance, where over 30,000 people are expected to see the action over the four days.

Derek Tohill | Driver | Ford Fiesta #111

"I have been attending the Autosport International Show ever since I started competing in motorsport, many years ago. When I first attended the show I used to always look forward to visiting the Live Action Arena, just to watch Dermot Carnegie and his Ford Focus rallycross Supercar.

It will be a real honour to share the stage with Dermot and lots of the other rallycross legends, for whom I have so much respect. It will really be nice to be in the driving seat again in our rear-wheel drive TouringCar (SOL) which gave all of us so many great memories and so much success.

It's a special car and it will be fantastic to drive her again in England, in front of so many people."

BHRC and R.A.C. Championships to launch at NEC

Posted: January 8, 2017 12:17 PM

The 2017 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship and the 2017 Fuchs Lubricants R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Rally Championship will be unveiled to the public at Autosport International at the Birmingham NEC (12-15 January). Details of the 2017 DMACK Carlisle Stages will also be announced along with early route details of the 2017 Roger Albert Clark Rally.

The Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club will be there on stand 6814 in Hall 6 to take the wraps off its 2017 programme, which has four major elements:

    The nine-round Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship
    The seven-round Fuchs Lubricants R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Rally Championship
    The 2017 Roger Albert Clark Rally (10-13 November)
    The DMACK Carlisle Stages (10 June)
The 2017 season will be the third year for the BHRC, Britain's leading championship for historic cars, of a five-year term under the management of the Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club.

Going into its second season is the Fuchs Lubricants R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Rally Championship, which gives UK historic competitors a dedicated asphalt championship covering rallies in the UK and Belgium. New for 2017 is a visit to the Jersey Rally for the final round in October.

A great deal of interest is sure to focus on outline route information for the Roger Albert Clark Rally, which makes a very welcome return to the calendar in 2017. There are exciting plans for the extended event, which will run from 10-13 November.

Meanwhile, early details of the DMACK Carlisle Stages (Saturday 10 June) will be available for the event that is the fifth round of the BTRDA Rally Series as well as a round of several regional championships.

Members of the team, headed by Colin and Nicola Heppenstall, will be on hand to meet current and prospective competitors. Championship registrations and club membership renewals will be available to visitors.

The 2017 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship starts on the Red Kite Stages on Sunday 19 February and more details are available from www.redkitestages.co.uk

The Fuchs Lubricants R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Rally Championship starts on the Bovington Stages (4/5 March) and more details will be at www.bdcc.org.uk

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