Articles tagged James Thompson

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The Expendables

Despite it being a new era for global touring car competition, seven tin-top action heroes are still setting the benchmarks Remember that movie The Expendables? If it passed you by, you can be forgiven (it was never going to trouble the BAFTAs). But it’s the one where all those cheesy action heroes of the 1980s and ’90s – Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li and more...

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New BTCC car based on Toyota mule

A Toyota will be the basis of the test and development car for the next generation of British Touring Car Championship contenders. The Toyota Avensis is being developed to the budget Next Generation Touring Car rules that will be introduced next season. Work is already underway on the car at GPR Motorsport and testing will begin in the hands of former BTCC champion James Thompson after the car’s...

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The Constructors - Pilbeam

It's ironic that Britain's most successful manufacturer of hill climb cars, Pilbeam Racing Designs, is based in Lincolnshire on the edge of the Fens where the land is as flat as freshly-trowelled cement. It's a bit like finding a shipbuilder in the middle of the Sahara. In fact the firm is based at Bourne, home of BRM for whom Mike Pilbeam worked as a designer for some years, so the arrangement...

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The month in Motor Sport

June 21: Allan McNish's Paul Stewart Racing-run F3000 Reynard sets the fastest time in the one-day test at Monza. 22: Lola wins the contract to supply the chassis for the F3000 replacement formula in 1996. Which company will provide the engine remains a closely-guarded secret. 23: Japanese driver Hideki Noda is seen with the Pacific team at Silverstone, and is expected to drive for it at the...

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Consistency Pays

If you drive for Williams you are expected to win races and challenge for championships. So when it was announced that this famous Formula One team would run the Renault Lagunas in the 1995 British Touring Car Championship, most of the people who have watched the likes of Alan Jones, Nelson Piquet, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost and Damon Hill win Grand Prix after Grand Prix for Williams, naturally...

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Priaulx guns for third title at Brands

Double FIA World Touring Car champion Andy Priaulx is looking for a pair of top results when the series visits Brands Hatch on September 21-23 as he bids to make it three WTCC titles in succession. Driving for BMW Team UK, the Guernseyman is again in the thick of the title battle, with fellow works BMW drivers Jorg Müller and Augusto Farfus Jr his chief rivals. It’s not all about BMW in 2007...

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A new world order

SEAT’s diesel has risen to the fore in this year’s World Touring Car Championship, to the consternation of its petrol-powered rivals. And the battle’s coming to Britain soon By Rob Widdows The Pyrénées are hidden in heavy cloud. The rain is falling on Pau, ‘ville de soleil et de jardins’. Every gust of wind, every passing cloud, brings new anxieties for those who race around the streets of this...

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February

1 FIA boss Max Mosley reveals that "black box" recorders will be developed to allow extra insight into Fl accidents. 2 Renault Sport boss Patrick Faure commits the Regie to a continued F1 programme beyond the 1997 season. Thanks to a ruling by the French motor sport federation, though, the team's home GP will be hosted by Paul Ricard rather than Magny-Cours from that year onwards 4 Wayne Taylor...

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The month in Motor Sport

July 18: Manuel Gião loses his victory in the recent Nürburgring Formula Opel Euroseries round. After a protest, the Portuguese is deemed not to have been running when the race was halted (he had spun into a gravel trap) before winning the restart. Jason Watt inherits the spoils and cuts Gião's points advantage. 22: Sources suggest that Reynard is instigating action against the FIA through the...

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The BTCC's new breed

Rule changes have helped bolster the grid for this year’s British Touring Car Championship, with a welcome return for Audi Fender-to-fender racing, crashes, spills and thrills. It can only be the British Touring Car Championship. It’s back, and the 2011 season will kick off at Brands Hatch on April 2-3. But this year things are changing. The new season heralds the introduction of the New...

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