DMACK Fiesta Trophy News

Dream Home Win For Tannert in Germany

Dream Home Win For Tannert in Germany

It was a dream result for local star Julius Tannert who took his debut Junior WRC victory on ADAC Rallye Deutschland, his home round of the FIA World Rally Championship, alongside co-driver Jurgen Heigl. The pair sealed the win after a mistake-free weekend saw them finish over 12 minutes ahead of…

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Juniors Switch To Tarmac As Title Race Hots Up

Juniors Switch To Tarmac As Title Race Hots Up

The race to become 2017 FIA Junior World Rally Champion is about to step up a gear when the series switches to Tarmac for next week’s ADAC Rallye Deutschland – the penultimate round of the championship.While Spain’s Nil Solans and Miki Ibanez continue to lead the…

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Debut Victory For Ciamin Opens Up Championship Race

Debut Victory For Ciamin Opens Up Championship Race

Frenchmen Nicolas Ciamin and Tibo de la Haye took their first overall FIA Junior World Rally Championship victory together at Neste Rally Finland today. They won by 3min 26secs from championship leader Nil Solans after a drama-filled final day.Solans’ final-stage win edged him into second…

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Rollercoaster Race For Junior Prize Drives In Finland

Rollercoaster Race For Junior Prize Drives In Finland

Marking the half-way point in the 2017 FIA Junior World Rally Championship race, the battle for the biggest prize in rallying moves to the fastest and most exciting round of the series at Neste Rally Finland next week.The challenge intensified at the previous round in Poland when four different…

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Junior WRC Searching For WRC 2 Prize Drive Winner

Junior WRC Searching For WRC 2 Prize Drive Winner

After an extremely competitive start to the season, the FIA Junior World Rally Championship is set to welcome Tarmac experts aiming for the final two WRC 2 prize drives provided by tyre manufacturer and championship partner DMACK.Aspiring young drivers can tackle Rally Deutschland and Rally de…

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Unbeaten Solans Takes Treble Top In Poland

Unbeaten Solans Takes Treble Top In Poland

It was a terrific treble for FIA Junior World Rally Championship leaders Nil Solans and Miki Ibanez when a 15.4-second victory at Orlen Rally Poland saw them take wins on all three rounds of the series to hold a 39-point championship lead.The Spaniards adopted another clever strategy on a…

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Juniors Face Proper Race For Poland Victory

Juniors Face Proper Race For Poland Victory

After successfully battling one of the toughest rounds of the series, competitors fighting for the 2017 FIA Junior World Rally Championship are set to take on what’s expected to be one of their fastest rallies at Orlen Rally Poland next weekend.The high-speed gravel stages in the Masurian…

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Double Victory As Solans Wins Prize Drives In Sardinia

Double Victory As Solans Wins Prize Drives In Sardinia

After winning the opening round in Corsica, Spain’s Nil Solans and Miki Ibanez took a second victory on this weekend’s Rally Italia Sardegna to extend their FIA Junior World Rally Championship lead and win the first two prize drives supplied by DMACK. They drove a…

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Solans Lead Reduced After Wrong Turn

Solans Lead Reduced After Wrong Turn

Spain’s Nil Solans and Miki Ibanez continue to lead round two of the FIA Junior World Rally Championship at Rally Italia Sardinia, but their advantage has been cut by 10 seconds after taking a wrong turn in stage 12. They lost around 12 seconds with the mistake and are now 26.7…

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Championship Leader Solans Holds Early Advantage

Championship Leader Solans Holds Early Advantage

Winner of the opening round and FIA Junior World Rally Championship leader Nil Solans holds an early advantage at Rally Italia Sardegna after setting four fastest times to build a 36.7-second overnight lead. Spaniard Solans and co-driver Miki Ibanez led by 0.6 seconds after Thursday…

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Juniors Tackle Toughest Championship Round In Sardinia

Juniors Tackle Toughest Championship Round In Sardinia

Competitors battling for the 2017 FIA Junior World Rally Championship are set to take on what’s expected to be the toughest challenge of the season at next week’s Rally Italia Sardegna. The rough rally on the rocky Mediterranean island will be a huge test for both man and machine on the…

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Solans Shines In Corsican Junior WRC Opener

Solans Shines In Corsican Junior WRC Opener

The 2017 FIA Junior World Rally Championship got off to a sunny start as super Spaniards Nil Solans and Miki Ibanez shone brightest to take victory on the opening round at the Che Guevara Energy Drink Tour de Corse this weekend. They won four of the 10 stages and finished 43.5 seconds ahead of…

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New Look Junior WRC Launches At Challenging Corsica

New Look Junior WRC Launches At Challenging Corsica

The 2017 FIA Junior World Rally Championship is set for a new look and new battles when the opening round blasts into action at the Che Guevara Energy Drink Tour de Corse next week. The championship offers the huge prize of seven WRC 2 rounds during 2018, provided by tyre supplier and official…

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New-Look Junior WRC Draws Drivers From Across Globe

New-Look Junior WRC Draws Drivers From Across Globe

The FIA Junior WRC in association with DMACK is gearing up for one of its most competitive and affordable seasons to date, with over 10 competitors having registered their intention to take part in the world’s premier young driver series since applications opened just one month…

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Pryce Crowned Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy Champion

Pryce Crowned Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy Champion

Osian Pryce and Dale Furniss crowned 2016 Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy Champions. Jon Armstrong takes the final two prize drives in 2017 WRC2 after winning in Spain. Jon Armstrong and Noel O'Sullivan crowned 2016 Rookie Champions. Osian Pryce and Dale Furniss lifted the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy…

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Armstrong Steady as Trophy Battle Intensifies

Armstrong Steady as Championship Battle Intensifies

The second day of Rally Espana saw the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy crews switch to asphalt for Spain’s fast flowing Tarmac roads - with the Championship battle still finely poised.The torrential rain from yesterday made way for a sunny day, drying up the mountain roads and bringing fans out in…

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Dramatic First Day Sees Armstrong Ahead

Dramatic First Day Sees Armstrong Ahead

The 2016 Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy has reached a tantalising climax as the worlds top young drivers headed to the final round in Spain.The only mixed round of the series would see ten crews from across the world battle it out at Rally de Espana to decide who would be crowned champion.After four…

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Title Decider As DMACK Fiesta Finale Hits Spain

Title Decider As DMACK Fiesta Finale Hits Spain

Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy pacesetters will aim to capture the crowning glory as a super season reaches a fantastic finale in Spain. There have been thrills and spills as pretenders to the Trophy throne have shown off their skills in front of large crowds across Europe during 2016.But a competitive…

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Pryce Extends Trophy Lead With Deutschland Win

Pryce Extends Trophy Lead With Deutschland Win

Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy series leader Osian Pryce was an asphalt ace as he cruised to victory at ADAC Rallye Deutschland. Pryce and co-driver Dale Furniss were wire-to-wire winners in Germany, claiming the first two stages and never looking back as their hopes of lifting the 2016 Trophy were…

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DMACK Fiesta Title Race Switches To Tarmac

DMACK Fiesta Title Race Switches To Tarmac

Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy crews face a terrific Tarmac test when the penultimate round of the 2016 series takes place in Germany next week. After three thrilling outings on gravel stages, the nine crews will switch to asphalt roads at ADAC Rallye Deutschland where two more prize drives are up for…

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Max Powers To Victory On Home Soil In Finland

Max Powers To Victory On Home Soil In Finland

Local boy Max Vatanen powered to victory at Neste Rally Finland and breathed life into his Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy title hopes. During an incident-packed, high octane third round of the Trophy campaign, several of Vatanen's fellow competitors hit trouble on the unforgiving, famous forest…

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Max Maintains the Lead Overnight

Max Maintains the Lead Overnight

At the close of Saturday’s action, local driver Max Vatanen leads the way, followed by Bernardo Sousa 49.7sec adrift and Polish pilot Jakub Brzeziński over four minutes back.Portuguese driver Bernardo Sousa took the first two stage wins of the afternoon, bringing his event total to five.…

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Return of the Max

Vatanen Extends his Lead

At the mid way stage on the second full day of rallying, Max Vatanen continues to prove the importance of local knowledge and experience, leading by nearly one minute overall.  Bernardo Sousa has moved in to second overall, owing to Osian Pryce and fellow Welsh co-driver Dale Furniss…

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Pryce Sets the Pace

Pryce Sets the Pace

The first full day of rallying here in Finland draws to a close with Trophy leader Osian Pryce at the head of the pack, just +1.1sec ahead of Max Vatanen who is followed by Bernardo Sousa in +46sec.The six afternoon stages were shared equally among the top three crews, each taking turn to set…

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Vatanen Makes Most of Home Advantage

Vatanen Makes Most of Home Advantage

Often considered the pinnacle of the WRC calendar, Neste Rally Finland, the third round of the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy (DDFT), is well underway here in Jyväskylä.Local driver Max Vatanen leads the way going in to midday service and looks to be putting his superior experience to…

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DMACK Fiestas Searching For The Perfect Finish

DMACK Fiestas Searching For The Perfect Finish

Vital championship points and lucrative WRC2 prize drives are on offer for Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy crews at the iconic Neste Rally Finland next week – the half-way point in the season. Nine drivers and co-drivers are gearing up for a thrilling third leg of the hugely competitive…

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Jubilant Jon Clinches Maiden DMACK Victory

 Jubilant Jon Clinches Maiden DMACK Victory

Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy rookie Jon Armstrong from Northern Ireland triumphed in fine style after an enthralling see-saw weekend battle with fellow Brit Osian Pryce. Welshman Pryce, winner of the opening 2016 round in Portugal, had led the fast and furious rally in the Polish Lake District…

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Pryce Pulls Away

Pryce Pulls Away

Another exhilerating day of racing here at PZM Rally Poland draws to a close with Welsh driver Osian Pryce topping the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy event table, finishing 43.8sec ahead of Jon Armstrong and nearly two minutes ahead of Gus Greensmith.Earlier in the day Armstrong and Pryce were trading…

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British Arm Wrestle Continues

British Arm Wrestle Continues

Jon Armstrong continues to lead the way at the mid way stage of today’s action.  The British driver is ahead of Osian Pryce by 7.3sec as fellow Brit Gus Greensmith slips in to third overall, losing time due to mechanical issues. He is over one minute off the pace.Armstrong and…

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Armstrong in Pole Position

Armstrong in Pole Position

Jon Armstrong extends his overall lead to 16.6sec ahead of Gus Greensmith as Osian Pryce follows just 1.4sec behind. Armstrong is taking part in this year’s competition thanks to winning the last year’s Vatanen Touch Award, and a funded scholarship in the 2016 Drive DMACK Fiesta…

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Armstrong Leads a British Top Three

Armstrong Leads a British Top Three

Jon Armstrong leads the way here in Rally Poland on the first full day of action. He heads Gus Greensmith by just +2.4sec and Osian Pryce by +9.3sec. On the longest stage to be run so far, 21.14km of fast open roads, less than 1.5sec separated the top three crews.Armstrong from Northern Ireland…

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First DMACK Fiesta Prize Drives Decided In Poland

First DMACK Fiesta Prize Drives Decided In Poland

Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy crews will feel the need for speed at next week's PZM Rally Poland. Round two of this year's competition, at one of the world's oldest rallies, will see pretenders to the Trophy crown tackle exceptionally fast gravel roads. By the end of the weekend one lucky driver will…

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Pryce Is Right After Dramatic Late Trophy Twist

Pryce Is Right After Dramatic Late Trophy Twist

Welshman Osian Pryce was a worthy winner as round one of the 2016 Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy season was decided by a dramatic last-minute twist. Pryce and co-driver Dale Furniss finished on top at the end of a thrilling and incident-packed Vodafone Rally de Portugal.Consistent throughout, the Welsh…

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Sousa Sees Out the Day Unscathed

Sousa Sees Out the Day Unscathed

The afternoon passes of the Duero Valley stages were a real test for the crews, and the thick fog that descended on the stages made things even trickier.Event leader Bernardo Sousa set two fastest times on the repeat passes seeing out the day 53.5sec ahead of Osian Pryce who leads Finnish pilot Max…

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Sousa Slower but Still on Top

Sousa Slower but Still on Top

The second day of racing got underway this morning with the crews eager to get back on the gravel tracks and take their chances on the formidable passes in the Duero Valley.Current overall leader and local driver Bernardo Sousa appears to be keeping his head and tyre wear down as he claimed no…

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Sousa Leads at the End of a Challenging Day

Sousa leads at the End of a Challenging Day

The opening day of Rally Portugal was full of rocks, rolls and real drama as Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy crews set out to prove themselves on the rugged roads.Early in the day, two crews were claimed by the unrelenting roads as Oscar Solberg and Jakub Brzeziński were both involved in accidents which…

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Greensmith Edges Ahead on the First Morning

Greensmith Edges Ahead on the First Morning

The opening round of the 2016 Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy is officaly underway on the gravel stages of Vodafone Rally de Portugal.Last night our international cast of crews took to the Lousada rallycross circuit in host city Porto in front of a huge crowd.Local Portuguese pilot Bernado Sousa took the…

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DMACK Blasts Off With Third Fiesta Trophy Season

DMACK Blasts Off With Third Fiesta Trophy Season

The highly-acclaimed Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy returns for a thrilling third season when 10 crews get into gear at the Vodafone Rally de Portugal next week.Representing 13 different countries, competitors with an eclectic mix of experience and ambition are ready to battle it out over five excellent…

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DMACK Fiesta Trophy Attracts Six Rookie Stars

DMACK Fiesta Trophy Attracts Six Rookie Stars

More than half the competitors in the forthcoming Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy are treading exciting new ground. Six of the 10 drivers who will get into gear at the curtain-raising event in Portugal next week will enter the Rookie competition – open to those with no more than two prior World…

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Battle Of Britain Expected In DMACK Trophy

Battle Of Britain Expected In DMACK Trophy

A brilliant "Battle of Britain" will rage within this year's Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy championship. Ten crews representing a dozen different countries will line up for the third annual race to win the biggest prize in world rallying.A season of WRC2 competition is the carrot being…

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Tremendous Ten To Start Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy

Tremendous Ten To Start Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy

Ten crews representing 12 different countries will line-up for the start of the third edition of the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy at Rally de Portugal next month. And, with an eclectic mix of experiences and ambitions, it looks set to be another fierce season of competition for the biggest prize in…

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New Prize Structure Boosts Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy

 New Prize Structure Boosts Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy

Organisers of the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy have strengthened its position as the perfect stepping stone into the FIA World Rally Championship after announcing a new prize structure, allowing even more competitors the opportunity to win an exciting prize drive.For the third season, the series…

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Fiesta Trophy Champions Join DMACK Trophy Team

Fiesta Trophy Champions Join DMACK Trophy Team

Current Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy champions Marius Aasen and Veronica Engan will begin their 2016 prize drive at next week’s Rally Sweden as part of the new Drive DMACK Trophy Team.The new team will also field 2014 winners Sander Pärn and James Morgan – both sets of…

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Armstrong Comes Top In DMACK Vatanen Touch Award

Armstrong Comes Top In DMACK Vatanen Touch Award

Northern Irish driver Jon Armstrong beat off challenges from nine other finalists to win the Vatanen Touch award at the Drive DMACK Fiesta shoot-out today. The 21-year-old is rewarded with a funded prize drive in next year’s Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy which takes place over five FIA World…

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Interest High As 2016 Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy Launches

Interest High As 2016 Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy Launches

• 2016 Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy launched and application process opened. • Six round championship over five FIA World Rally Championship events. • Continues to offer biggest prize in rallying – seven-round WRC 2 campaign. • Vatanen Touch prize to…

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Awesome Aasen Wins Dramatic DMACK Fiesta Title

Awsome Aasen

Marius Aasen landed the biggest prize in rallying today as he won the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy in style. Victory at the final race of the five-event season, in Spain, saw 23-year-old Aasen and his co-driver Veronica Engan finish on top of the championship podium. This followed a thrilling battle…

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Aasen Remains In Title Pole Position

Aasen Remains In Title Pole Position

Marius Aasen continued to strengthen his grip on the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy championship race after finishing today’s eight asphalt stages 27.8 seconds ahead of Tom Cave. Norwegian Aasen and co-driver Veronica Engan took three stage wins today to extend their lead over Cave…

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Two in Contention Going into the Final Round

Two in Contention Going into the Final Round

Marius Aasen is maintaining his lead of the event, going into mid day service +28.6sec ahead of Cave. Young British driver and current Rookie Award hopeful Gus Greensmith sits in third overall over five minutes off the lead.Tarmac specialist Ghislain de Mévius opened the sixth and final…

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Aasen Extends Lead On Dramatic First Day

Aasen extends lead on dramatic first day

After an action packed day, which saw the lead change five times, Norway’s Marius Aasen strengthened his grip on the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy title and the race to win the biggest prize in rallying. He and co-driver Veronica Engan finished the gravel section of the finale at Rally de…

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De Mévius on top at mid day

De Mévius on top at mid day

In true Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy style, competition got underway in dusty and dramatic fashion here at Rally de España.At the mid way point on day two and the fifth round of the Fiesta Trophy, Ghislain de Mevius is at the top of the overall rankings and leads Marius Aasen by 16.8sec,…

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Fiesta Final Four Battle For Top DMACK Rally Prize

Fiesta Final Four Battle For Top DMACK Rally Prize

The race to win the biggest prize in rallying reaches an exciting climax next weekend when the 2015 Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy will be decided at a fabulous finale at Rally de España. After four fascinating rounds of competition across Europe in recent months, the race for the title looks…

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Marvelous de Mévius leaves rivals trailing in his wake

Marvelous de Mévius leaves rivals trailing in his wake

Ghislain de Mévius blasted his way into the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy title reckoning with a stunning display at ADAC Rallye Deutschland this weekend. As crews made a switch to asphalt roads after three rounds on gravel, de Mévius blitzed his rivals with 13 thrilling stage…

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De Mévius dominates

De Mevius dominates

Another composed drive from Ghislain de Mévius sees the young driver from Belgium close the day at the top of the table, taking a grand total of seven stage wins for the day in the process.The two remaining stage points of the day were picked up by Mats van den Brand. Overall the Dutch…

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De Mévius maintains while Vatanen moves into third

De Mevius maintains while Vatanen moves into third

Ghilslain de Mévius has taken four of the five available scratch points from this morning’s stages. This impressive display takes the driver from Belgium’s event total to nine so far. De Mévius has had Dutch driver Mats van den Brand, who took the other…

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Cave crashes out and De Mévius finds his stride

Cave crashes out and De Mevius finds his stride

The opening day's action saw three different stage victors with Mats van den Brand taking one, Tom Cave taking two and the end of Friday leader Ghislain de Mévius taking five. At the end of day one, the Tarmac specialist de Mévius leads van den Brand by 1:13min and Kevin van…

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Competition revs up in Germany

Competition revs up in Germany

After the ceremonial start in front of the iconic Porta Nigra and the first day of racing is set to get underway here in Trier with competition set to be intense. We are expecting high road temperatures and minimal rain so the crews will have to manage their DMACK tires sensibly. Current trophy…

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German Asphalt Switch Opens Up DMACK Fiesta Race

German Asphalt Switch Opens Up DMACK Fiesta Race

Crews vying for the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy title will aim to be asphalt aces when they rock up to ADAC Rallye Deutschland next weekend (21-23 August).Three enthralling rounds of the 2015 series have already been and gone, with gravel events in Portugal, Poland and Finland testing drivers and…

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Three Different Winners As Cave’s Victory Opens Up Title Race

Three Different Winners As Cave’s Victory Opens Up Title Race

Tom Cave blew the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy title race wide open with victory at a fast and furious Neste Oil Rally Finland. Cave, the runner-up in last year's inaugural Trophy series, eventually seized control of round three after a thrilling seesaw weekend battle with Marius Aasen, and went on to…

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Cave opens gap as Aasen edges into second

Cave opens gap as Aasen edges into second

Tom Cave has maintained his overall lead while Marius Aasen has managed to steal second place from Max Vatanen on today’s final 15.59km stage through Harkka. On the afternoon passes there were three individual stage victors, most notably being Max Vatanen who set his first fastest time…

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Cave in control

Cave in control

British driver Tom Cave is firmly in pole position going into the mid-day service, leading Max Vatanen by 1min 11.9sec and Marius Aasen by 1min 26.7sec. The tight competition at the top of the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy table continued into the first two stages this morning. Cave and Aasen of…

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Tom Cave keeps the top spot

Tom Cave keeps the top spot

At the end of day two, Tom Cave has maintained his Rally Finland pole position ahead of current trophy leader Marius Aasen, closing the day 21.7 secs ahead of the driver from Norway. All today’s stage wins were claimed by the top two drivers with Cave taking six and Aasen taking three.…

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This morning's action sees Cave create traction 

This morning's action sees Cave create traction 

This morning's action at Rally Finland got off to an eventful start with Tom Cave and Marius Aasen locked in an intense battle for pole position, with Finnish driver Max Vatanen maintaining the pressure in third overall.Cave of the UK set the opening gambit taking SS2, which really tested our crews…

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Competition gets underway in Finland

Competition gets underway in Finland

The 2015 series of the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy got underway today with a short blast around city centre stage of Harju, right in the heart of Jyväskylä. The 2.27km stage was taken by Belgian driver Ghislain de Mévius, taking his first fastest stage time in DDFT…

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DMACK Fiestas Fly To Finland As Trophy Battle Hots Up

DMACK Fiestas Fly To Finland As Trophy Battle Hots Up

It's set to be a jump jamboree as pretenders to the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy throne will aim to take a giant leap towards the title at Neste Oil Rally Finland next week.After two fiercely contested opening rounds of the 2015 Trophy series, crews are gearing up for a high speed third outing next…

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GEM Fuel and the DRIVE DMACK Fiesta Trophy in 2015…What’s Next?

GEM Fuel and the DRIVE DMACK Fiesta Trophy in 2015…What’s Next?

The 2015 Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy marks the beginning of some exiting developments in the renewed partnership between GUTTS and M-Sport run Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy. Supported by a strong partnership of Abengoa, ePure, OCI, Methanex and the Methanol Institute, a new research project will be…

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Aasen Wins First DMACK Round To Take Trophy Lead

Aasen Wins First DMACK Round To Take Trophy Lead

Marius Aasen clinched his maiden Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy victory with a thrilling win at Lotos Rally Poland today – the result giving him a two-point lead at the top of the championship standings. Norwegian Aasen, aged 23, and co-driver Veronica Engan kept their cool in the searing hot…

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Aasen Ascends Again

Aasen Ascends Again

Marius Aasen of Norway reclaims the lead at the end of a day that has seen some tight competition for the top spot. He leads Tom Cave by 17.9 seconds and Max Vatanen completes the current podium nearly two minutes back. Mats van den Brand nips at the Finn’s heels following in just five…

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Cave Takes Overall Lead As Vatanen Climbs To Third

Cave Takes Overall Lead As Vatanen Climbs To Third

At the end of Saturday’s morning action, Tom Cave moved into the overall lead with Marius Aasen of Norway following just 6.3 seconds back. Max Vatanen of Finland moved up to third after setting a quickest time through SS11.Cave opened the day setting a fastest time on SS10 followed closely by…

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Aasen leads the way at Friday close

Aasen leads the way at Friday close

Marius Aasen closes the day in pole position leading Tom Cave by seven seconds despite the Brit posting his first fastest stage time of the rally. Mats van den Brand of Holland follows in third just over a minute back. Early leader Max Vatanen dropped to fourth overall after suffering a puncture on…

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Tussle at the top as competition ignites

Tussle at the top as competition ignites

The first full day of racing got off to a scintillating start as crews made their way north east towards the town of Goldap. Marius Aasen of Norway claimed the first fastest time of the day finishing two seconds ahead of Max Vatanen and Tom Cave. Popular Spanish pilot Nil Solans finished fifth,…

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Drive DMACK Stars Ready To Rock In Poland

Drive DMACK Stars Ready To Rock In Poland

The 11 crews contesting the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy had the opportunity to test and fine tune their M-Sport prepared Ford Fiesta R2s this morning in preparation for Rally Poland. The test was held 40km east of host town Mikołajki which itself is situated in north-eastern Poland. The short 3km…

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Vatanen Aims To Maintain Pole In DMACK Fiesta Trophy

Vatanen Aims To Maintain Pole In DMACK Fiesta Trophy

Competitors in the 2015 Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy will aim to put on a real show for spectators from all over Europe when round two of the series takes the 11 crews to Poland next weekend. A feverishly competitive season-opener at the Vodafone Rally de Portugal in May was won by Max Vatanen. But,…

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Vatanen Takes It To The Max On DMACK Opener

Vatanen Takes It To The Max On DMACK Opener

Finland's Max Vatanen stormed to victory as the 2015 Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy began with an action-packed opening round at the Vodafone Rally de Portugal this weekend. Building on the experience he gained during last year's inaugural Trophy series, 24-year-old Vatanen finished on top of the podium…

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Vatanen Controls the Pace to Extend Lead

Vatanen Controls the Pace to Extend Lead

Max Vatanen of Finland blitzed the opposition winning all but one stage and extending his lead to 1m32s. The second pass of the Baião stage (SS11) was taken by Vatanen from Brit Tom Cave who followed 8.7s back. Mats van den Brand of the Netherlands sustained damage to the front…

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Vatanen maintains as Cave slips

Vatanen maintains as Cave slips

On day three, the action headed east into the mountainous region of Serra do Marão. SS9 and 12 see the greatest elevation change, rising from 438 meters to 1,222 meters in 12km. Max Vatanen of FInland continued his winning ways and chalked up his third stage win of the rally, finishing…

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Vatanen Rocks After Rough Portugal Start

Vatanen Rocks After Rough Portugal Start

At the end of an exciting day of racing, the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy proved once again how competitive a championship it is. The overall lead changed three times with three different drivers taking stage wins. Finland’s Max Vatanen came out on top, leading Tom Cave by 26.8sec overnight…

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Scintillating Start as the Competition Takes Off

Scintillating Start as the Competition Takes Off

The Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy got off to an intense battle this morning with two different stage winners and UK’s Tom Cave leading by just 2.1sec at mid-day service. Forest fires in the Pont de Lima area meant Fridays action got off to a faltered start as stage two was cancelled before…

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Aasen WIns the Super Special Stage

Aasen WIns the Super Special Stage

The 2015 Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy got off to a dusty start at the Lousada Eurocircuit in front of a sell out crowd. The super special stage was won by Marius Aasen, the young driver from Norway who is returning for his second season in the DDFT. He led British driver Tom Cave by 1.1sec. The…

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Valuable Testing Opportunity Ahead of Official Start

Valuable Testing Opportunity Ahead of Official Start

The new cohort of Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy drivers took the opportunity to test drive their R2 Ford Fiestas on Tuesday afternoon. It was an excellent chance to familiarise themselves with the warm gravel conditions they can expect during Rally de Portugal. The test route was set in the Ponte de…

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Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy Blasts Off In Portugal

Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy Blasts Off In Portugal

Eleven drivers will line up for the start of a turbo-charged 2015 Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy at the Vodafone Rally de Portugal next weekend. Six of the drivers who competed in last year's hugely successful inaugural series have returned with the remaining five bringing a fresh feel to a high octane…

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Cave Heads Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy Entries

Cave Heads Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy Entries

Eleven drivers representing nine countries will line up for the opening round of the 2015 Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy at Rally de Portugal next month – all with the aim of battling to win the biggest prize in rallying. The Trophy is run across six point-scoring rounds on five events of the…

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Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy Grows With New Car And Six Rounds

Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy Grows With New Car And Six Rounds

•    2015 Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy launched and application process opened.•    Six round championship over five FIA World Rally Championship events.•    All-new Ford Fiesta R2 with 1.0…

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Final Fiesta Battle For R5 Prize Drive

Final Fiesta Battle For R5 Prize Drive

Seven drivers will face a final end of season challenge next week as the Drive DMACK Fiesta Shoot-Out finalists do battle for a one-off FIA World Rally Championship drive in a Ford Fiesta R5.The contenders, chosen from across the five Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy rounds, will undertake a range of…

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Pärn And Morgan Land Huge Drive DMACK Rally Prize

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Estonia’s Sander Pärn (22) and Welsh co-driver James Morgan (23) have been crowned 2014 Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy winners on the series finale at Rally de España today. Holding a strong lead after winning the opening three rounds of the series, the pair put in a…

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Cave In Control As Gilbert Sets The Pace

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Tom Cave maintained his overnight lead to finish day three over one minute ahead of Nil Solans. However, he only managed to collect one of the crucial stage points he needs to snatch the trophy from Sander Pärn.Local hero Solans is relishing the opportunity to perform on his home roads…

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Cave Edges Ahead as Gilbert Retires

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Tom Cave leads at the end of day two, as overnight leader Quentin Gilbert damaged his front and rear suspension and is forced to retire. Spanish driver Nil Solans takes his first stage victory of the trophy on SS7 and finishes the day second overall, one second behind Cave. Max Vatanen completes…

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Crunch Time in Catalunya

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The final showdown in the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy will be a hotly contested event between competition leader Sander Pärn and British driver Tom Cave. Pärn has held a comfortable lead in the competition thus far but the dual surfaces of Rally de España have the potential to…

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Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy Returns With New Car

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After a successful inaugural season, where the winner will be awarded the biggest prize in rallying this weekend at Rally de España, the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy is set to return in 2015 with a similar format of five rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship. The cost-effective series…

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Final Round DMACK Duel For Top Rally Prize

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The race to win the biggest prize in rallying reaches an exciting climax next week when the winner of the inaugural Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy will be crowned at Rally de España. The fifth and final round of the series will see a head-to-head clash between Estonian Sander Pärn…

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Clever Cave Victorious In German Thriller

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The British pairing of Tom Cave and Craig Parry eclipsed their previous results to become the second crew to take victory in the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy after a clever and careful performance on round four at ADAC Rallye Deutschland this weekend. The victory came after a final-day twist which saw…

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Stages Bite But Lemes Stays Ahead

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Day two was again dominated by Spanish driver Yeray Lemes, taking four of the available seven finishes and maintaining an overall lead of 1min 7sec. He was fastest on all three of the morning stages. the tough Panzerplatte stage lived up to its fierce reputation, claiming two retirements. Quentin…

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Lemes Dominates on the Second Morning

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Spanish driver Yeray Lemes continued his impressive display setting fastest times on all three stages this morning to increase his lead to 1m 19sec ahead of Tom Cave. Overnight rain left this morning's stages damp and with further showers in the forecast it was a challenging day that lay ahead as…

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Lemes in Control After Strong Opening Day in Germany

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At the end of day one Spanish driver Yeray Lemes leads Tom Cave by 50sec who is followed by Belgian driver Ghislain De Mevius a further 11sec behind.In the first four stages of the day Lemes and Quentin Gilbert of France tussled for dominance, each claiming two victories. Gilbert however slid into…

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Tarmac Specialists Come the the Fore

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The first leg of Rallye Deutschland was held near host town Trier on a mixture of narrow country roads and winding vineyard sections. Quentin Gilbert of France took the first stage points of the event, leading Spaniard Yeray Lemes by 4.3sec. He in turn was followed by British driver Tom Cave 1.5sec…

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Asphalt Switch Opens Up DMACK Fiesta Competition

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After three exciting rounds, where a number of drivers have been battling for victory, the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy switches surfaces for the only all-asphalt round at Rallye Deutschland next week. Round four of the trophy could spring some surprises with a number of asphalt aces planning to…

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Pärn Eases The Pace As Cave's Suspension Goes

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As the afternoon stages got underway, Estonian Sander Pärn was sitting in 19th place in the overall rally standings with Tom Cave in 20th, just 21.8sec behind. The skill of our top drivers is shown here as they are setting faster times than some of the more powerful front-wheel-drive vehicles…

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Patience Pays off for Pärn

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With the bit between his teeth, Estonia’s Sander Pärn came charging out the gates on the third morning. With only 20secs to make up, the current Trophy leader caught a touch of luck when over night leader Tom Cave dropped 18sec when he was forced to overtake the car in front,…

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Cave Takes Control On Finland Debut

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The second pass of Pihlajakoski was taken by Tom Cave, giving the Brit his fourth stage win of the day with a lead of just 0.5sec ahead of the Estonian driver Sander Pärn. Nicolas Amiouni of Lebanon rolled off the road into retirement half way through the stage.The Frenchman Quentin…

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Cave Dominates Morning Action To Move Into First Position

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British driver Tom Cave showed an impressive run of form, posting quickest times on three of the four stages held this morning. The opening 66km took place around Jämsä, south of host city Jyväskylä. Cave takes an overall lead 14.6sec into the afternoon…

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Vatanen Holds Lead On Home Debut

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Finnish driver Max Vatanen used his home advantage to take first blood in the opening stage in Lankamaa. The Fin covered 23.47km in a time of 13:30.1 only to relinquish his early lead to Spaniard José Suárez after stage two , who posted two consistent second place times in the…

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DMACK Fiestas Fighting For Fame In Finland

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In what’s billed to be the highlight of the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy season, the 12 crews will head to Neste Oil Rally Finland next week to celebrate the mid-point of the season in style at the spiritual home of rallying. Famed for its mythical, high-speed stages and roller-coaster roads…

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Double Top As Pärn Extends Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy Lead In Poland

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Estonia's Sander Pärn delivered a controlled display of driving at Rally Poland this weekend to secure his second consecutive win on round two of the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy. Guided by co-driver James Morgan from Wales, 22-year-old Pärn was fastest on nine of the 21 gravel stages to win…

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Pärn Heads the Way In Poland

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Estonia’s Sander Pärn picked up where he left off from Rally Portugal, blitzing the pack during the opening day of round two of the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy. Pärn and British co-driver James Morgan finished Friday’s action with a lead of 26.4 seconds ahead of…

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DMACK Fiesta Trophy Promises Battles In Poland

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After an ultra-competitive opening round at Portugal in April, the battle for honours in the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy is set to hot-up when the series heads to round two in Poland next week. When the new Trophy kicked off on the technically abrasive roads at Rally de Portugal, five different…

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Leader Parn Practices Ahead of Poland

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Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy leader Sander Pärn is hoping to grace the podium for the second time when the championship hurtles into Poland next week.  Pärn, from nearby Estonia, is hoping his locality to the rally will help him with the roads in his home country being a…

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Vatanen Hopes High Speed Will Help Chances In Poland

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After an impressive two stage wins and an unfortunate retirement from his debut in the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy at Rally de Portugal, Max Vatanen is hoping to bounce back next week on round two at Lotos Rally Poland.  During the gap between the first two rounds of the championship, Max…

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Home Advantage For Kornicki?

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The next round of the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy will see Szymon Kornicki and co-driver Przemyslaw Mazur tackle the stages of their home country Poland.   This year is the first time Rally Poland has featured on the FIA World Rally Championship calendar since 2009 and not only this, the…

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Partners Boost Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy

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The Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy has appointed three official partners to its entry-level series in the FIA World Rally Championship. After a successful debut season with the Junior WRC in 2013, GUTTS, the world's first supplier of sustainable race fuels, has been appointed as official fuel supplier…

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Pärn's Perfect Portugal In Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy

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The Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy delivered on its promise to provide close competition when this weekend's opening event saw five different drivers lead the series before Estonia's Sander Pärn blasted home to steal victory on the final loop of stages today at Rally de Portugal. The dramatic…

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Gilbert Moves Ahead After Double Retirement

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It has been a day of intense competition and high drama which saw a close battle for the lead followed by retirement of the two top drivers. José Suárez had his 21.4 second overnight lead slashed after fellow Spaniard Yeray Lemes went fastest on the opening two stages today.…

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Suárez Leads After Portugal Opener

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Spain's José Suárez leads the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy after setting fastest times on two of today's five stages. Holding a slender 0.6 second lead after the opening super-special stage in Lisbon last night, he used his knowledge of the event to extend that advantage to 21.4 seconds…

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Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy Blasts Off In Portugal

Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy Blasts Off In Portugal

Boasting a line-up of 24 eager competitors from 10 different countries, the inaugural and highly anticipated Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy will burst into action at next week's Vodafone Rally de Portugal. The cost-effective series was launched to provide an affordable option for upcoming drivers to…

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Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy Extended With New Shoot-Out Prize

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Following the over-subscription of the recently announced Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy, M-Sport and DMACK are offering an additional prize incentive to allow more drivers to compete alongside the series using Ford Fiesta R2 cars equipped with DMACK tyres. There are a number of drivers who have been…

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Twelve Of The Best For Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy

Twelve Of The Best For Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy

Twelve competitors from 11 countries will battle it out over the five-event Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy to win a prize drive in the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship. After receiving 24 registrations from across the globe, the organiser's final selection is set to give the series a healthy mix of…

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Global Attraction For Oversubscribed Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy

Global Attraction For Oversubscribed Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy

The Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy is set to become a truly worldwide success after organisers received registrations from drivers spanning all corners of the globe. The series, which promises the biggest prize in world rallying, has been oversubscribed with twice the number of registrations received…

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