Articles tagged Jonathan Ashman

Page 45 of December 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, December 1982

Britons to Safari

TWO British crews are planning a double entry in the 1983 Marlboro Safari Rally. Tony Fowkes and Peter O'Gorman will be driving a Subaru four-wheel-drive saloon, whilst Jonathan Ashman and Andy Millns will use an estate version of the same model. Fowkes' car is being prepared in the UK, but Ashman's has been built in Japan and will be shipped there to Mombasa. Service support will be recruited...

Page 83 of August 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 83, August 2008

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...

Page 94 of November 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, November 2002

Hairpin Benz

The Mercedes 450SLC was not an obvious choice of rally car. But in an intermittently successful quest for glory with the large coupé, the Stuttgart marque set new standards of preparation and expertise in world rallying, as John Davenport explains Since Hans Tak kicked off Mercedes-Benz's rally career by winning the 1954 Tulip Rally with the light, powerful, spaceframe 300SL gull-wing, the Three-...

Page 74 of April 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, April 1977

Mercedes 4 1/2 litre 'rallyewagen'

I am standing on a low grass bank, surrounded by a Surrey replica of Scottish rally terrain. The gods have even laid on similar weather to the June Scottish Rally. The proverbial crisp sunny day beams down on the mixture of sand and stone, presently peacefully sleeping on the hidden slopes of the approach to the road on which I stand. Now there is a brief shriek of hard-pressed rubber on tarmac;...

Page 27 of January 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, January 2011

The Motor Sport Month - Formula 1 News

In Brief • The Racing Steps Foundation, which supports GP2 driver Oliver Turvey and Formula 3 racer James Calado, is monitoring two new rising stars for a fully-funded seat in the 2011 Formula Renault UK Championship. Karter Oliver Rowland and Formula Ford driver Dan Wells are competing in the Formula Renault Winter Series to secure the seat. • Peugeot UK has signed double British Rally Champion...

Page 30 of May 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, May 2008

WTCC wants equivalency

The FIA has promised “total transparency” as it seeks equivalency between diesel and petrol power in the World Touring Car Championship. A meeting was called ahead of round two of the championship in Mexico in early April to assess the results of the opening races at Curitiba in Brazil. Manufacturers, teams and the FIA were all due to be represented. Jonathan Ashman, who chairs the so-called ’...

Page 44 of November 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, November 1994

FIA TOURING CAR WORLD CUP

Radisich patch. Paul Radisich retained his FIA Touring Car 'World Championship' at Donington Park on October 16 and, as at Monza a year ago, his Ford Mondeo was never out of the lead. It was a decisive performance against 38 of the world's best touring car drivers, all of whom did their best to oust the New Zealander from supremacy, but failed. BMW drivers Steve Soper and Joachim Winkelhock came...

Page 16 of December 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, December 2008

WTCC peace breaks out

BMW and SEAT have reached an agreement that should see both return to the World Touring Car Championship in 2009. An impasse over petrol-diesel equivalency had cast a cloud over the series’ future, but BMW, SEAT and Chevrolet bosses have reached a compromise that should be ratified in early November. The power of the turbo-diesel SEATs will be pegged back by a small reduction in the diameter of...

Page 40 of June 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, June 1978

A pair of compact, sporting Mercedes

A special 280E Manual and the 280CE Automatic The last 12 months have seen a subtle and almost) unofficial intrusion into the tough world of rallying by Mercedes-Benz, the marque in which years ago Eugen Bohringer put up some staggering rally performances with unlikely saloon versions. Last year's first venture, prompted by the enthusiasm of Mercedes-Benz in Great Britain, ended in an outstanding...

Page 92 of May 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 92, May 1983

Marlboro Safari Rally

Would you believe it possible for a driver to win a World Championship rally having twice broken his rear axle in competitive sections? Or for a driver to be classed as a finisher after amassing penalties totalling more than a day? Those whose rallying has never taken thorn beyond Europe would probably give a negative answer to both questions, but anyone with experience of rallying in Africa,...

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