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Self admittedly driver Simon Dalton stated that the shakedown was as much for him as it was for the car! Upon arrival at the test location, Forest Experience Rally School, the team promptly de-trailered the car and fired the engine up. Once warm, Dalton and myself set off around the 2 mile rally school loop to familiarise Dalton with the stage - he's been here before but around 7 years ago and the landscape has changed dramatically since then with not only forestry work but also the condition of the track itself. 

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"As well as 550 parts, we used 355 Challenge components too for the testing, including the transmission, the brakes and the independent suspension. We knew these would work well! We normally let the test drivers use these cars to drive between the circuit in the town, or sometimes on the Autostrada," explained Paolo, sipping his coffee in his Milan apartment and peering back into his laptop at us during our Zoom call.

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The bank holiday weekend brought BlendLine Kart Series competitors together on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in the border village of Presteigne for the second round of the 2021 championship.

Clashes with other motorsport events led to a slightly reduced entry for round 2, however the keen entrants including a new entry from Ali Neil congregated at Kinsham circuit to do battle on the hillside circuit.

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A luxury London car dealer are offering for sale a special Ferrari Enzo right now, and it's special because its lucky new owner will inherit an extra piece of motor racing history...

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"Six crest seventy, six left tightens, six right tightens to five minus, thirty, five left plus cut, into six" - BOOM! 

"Road, trees, sky, road, trees, sky, trees, I was thinking, my God where are we going to end up?!" Co-driver Nicky Grist reminisces on that massive roll on Rally GB 2001 where he and driver Colin McRae saw (and felt) their championship hopes slip away into the South Wales scenery...

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