Motorsport

Podium finish to the season is three years in the making for Spalding’s Molsom

Andy Molsom is looking forward to next season after finishing 2020 by achieving something he’s been working towards for three years. The Caterham Graduates Racing Club held its finale at Silverstone recently and it saw the racer earn his first podium in the Sigmax class. After a productive testing session in a bid to improve understeer issues, qualifying on Saturday ...

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Podium and prestigious JTR Award for Gosberton’s Abbi at Brands Hatch finale

Race ace Abbi Pulling completed her first season in the F4 British Championship with a podium at Brands Hatch as she clinched sixth place overall – and a coveted award to boot. The Gosberton teenager placed fourth, seventh and third in the three races at the final round of the series, but the best was still to come as she ...

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South Holland speedster Smalley forced to settle for second spot at Cadwell Park

West Pinchbeck racer Ben Smalley was once again in the thick of the action at the latest round of the British Superlite Championship at Cadwell Park. The young South Holland speedster enjoyed a victory and a second place in the first two races, but his chances of overall glory were ended by a collision in the meeting’s finale. Smalley’s first ...

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Great experience for ever-improving ace Abbi as she completes Formula Renault Eurocup weekend at Imola

Abbi Pulling reached another career landmark as she competed in the Formula Renault Eurocup races at the Emilia Romagna Imola Grand Prix over the weekend. Gosberton teenager Pulling, who has been impressing on the British F4 scene with JHR Developments this season, enjoyed her first-ever outing in a F3 specification car at the San Marino-based track over the weekend. She ...

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All non-elite motorsport is suspended by governing body as second lockdown looms

Motorsport UK has confirmed the suspension of non-elite motorsport in England until early December. A statement from its official press department said: “Motorsport UK has consulted on the implications for motorsport in England with the Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in respect of the plan to enter a four-week national lockdown on Thursday 5th November. “The governing ...

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Ace Abbi is all set for Imola drive as she steps up to compete in Formula Renault Eurocup

Gosberton’s British Formula 4 talent Abbi Pulling will step up to the Formula Renault Eurocup with FA Racing when she makes her international driving debut at this weekend’s Formula 1-supporting round at Imola. The former Ginetta Junior and GT5 Challenge racer, who spent most of her karting career in Britain’s TKM kart scene and won back-to-back national junior titles before ...

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Hoggard realises a dream as he drives Red Bull’s legendary RB8 Formula 1 car

Weston Hills racer Johnathan Hoggard admitted it was a “dream come true” to drive a Formula 1 car for the first time. Last week saw Hoggard complete his first F1 test as part of his prize for winning the 2019 Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award. The South Holland speedster won the Award, which also includes ...

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Another F4 podium for Gobserton ace Abbi after stellar showing at Croft

Abbi Pulling put in another impressive performance in the F4 British Championship at Croft over the weekend. The Gosberton teenager, who became the first-ever female racer to achieve an F4 podium earlier in the season, was back on the third step again on Sunday. After qualifying fifth, she was third in the first race at the Darlington circuit before finishing ...

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Spalding speedster Molsom happy with his solid performance at Croft opener

After a much-delayed start to the Caterham Graduates Racing Club season, Spalding racer Andy Molsom enjoyed a promising return to the track at Croft. As it was the first proper outing of the year, Molsom tested at the circuit prior to the meet. The first session was difficult as he was troubled with braking issues, with the right front locking ...

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Gosberton ace Abbi in the thick of the action at Silverstone F4 meeting

Abbi Pulling had an eventful weekend at Silverstone in the F4 British Championship as she put in two solid showings after spinning out of the opening race of the weekend. Qualifying was incredibly close at the home of British motor racing, with just 0.877secs spanning the 11 drivers on the grid. Gosberton speedster Pulling qualified sixth for race one and ...

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Abbi puts in a career-best showing at Thruxton as she races to a super second place

Race ace Abbi Pulling secured her best-ever finish in the F4 British Championship on Sunday as she placed second in the final race. The podium position capped an already strong showing from the JHR Developments driver from Gosberton, as she managed other finishes of fifth and sixth at Thruxton. With team-mate James Hedley winning all three paces at the high-speed ...

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Top six finish in opening British F4 race at Knockhill is Pulling’s main highlight

It was something of a mixed weekend for Abbi Pulling at the latest round of the F4 British Championship at Knockhill. The JHR Developments racer, who is from Gosberton, qualified in seventh place for race one at the Scottish circuit. She improved on that to secure a strong sixth place in a race she described as “a tough, long tussle” ...

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Kirt on-song with a spree of fine finishes on return to racing at Mallory Park

Spalding race ace Kirt Powell picked up four top five finishes on his return to action at Mallory Park. Powell, who hadn’t raced for five long months because of the COVID-19 pandemic, picked up two fourth places and a pair of fifths at the EMRA meeting. After a two-hour drive to the track, Powell woke up feeling positive on Saturday ...

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Abbi’s back on track

A sixth place finish was the highlight but it was a largely frustrating return to action for Abbi Pulling as the British Formula Four series got underway. Donington Park hosted the first round of the season with three races and the JHR Developments driver qualified an impressive sixth for the first of those. But contact with Rafael Villagomez, who finished ...

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Gearing up for a new season

Their bikes may have been stranded in Spain at one time, but the new British Superbikes season is finally in sight for G and S Kawasaki. While the championship should have started in March, a new calendar has been drawn up for the series to get back underway in August. There will be six meetings. It all starts at Donington ...

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Hoggard’s still motoring online

Racing driver Johnathan Hoggard is continuing to make a name for himself across the world, even without leaving his house. The 19-year-old should have been flying around the other side of the world competing in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia for Team StarChase. Instead he’s stuck with his parents in Weston Hills due to the COVID-19 lockdown. But he is ...

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Kirton’s Clarke among those facing a delayed start to the motorcycle racing season

The upcoming motorcycle racing season has been decimated by coronavirus fears. Even though some club racing was set to go ahead, the government has now sealed its fate by stopping the medical services from attending the events for the foreseeable future. With no medical back up, there can be no racing – meaning the Isle of Man TT races, the ...

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Rising star Hoggard lands coveted Porsche drive with Asian champions Team StarChase

Top teenage talent Johnathan Hoggard hs signed up with reigning Porsche Carrera Cup Asia champions Team StarChase – who compete in the toughest one-make championship in Asia. The 19-year-old Weston Hills racer has established himself as one of the brightest young talents in the British single-seaters paddocks over the last two years, making his mark in the ultra-competitive British Formula ...

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Venni duo on-song as South Holland racers impress at stock car season opener

Father and son duo Simon and Rowan Venni enjoyed some success at the stock car season opener at King’s Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena on Saturday. In the 2Litre saloon stock cars, veteran campaigner Simon took a couple of top ten finishes away with him, with a fourth place in a preliminary heat race his best result. Rowan, finished his first ...

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Gosberton ace Abbi excited for her F4 British Championship debut with JHR

JHR Developments have confirmed that Gosberton teenager Abbi Pulling will join the team for the 2020 F4 British Championship (certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost) season. The 16-year-old makes the switch to Britain’s FIA Formula 4 series from the highly-competitive Ginetta GT5 Challenge, having previously contested the Ginetta Junior Championship. Pulling also has a strong track record in ...

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