Well-known faces: Fassbender joins Byrne and Kennedy
Hollywood movie star Michael Fassbender was the point of interest of final weekend’s Mondello Park Fiesta six-hour race, the place he teamed up with ex-Method 1 drivers Tommy Byrne (above left) and David Kennedy (proper).
Whereas Byrne and Kennedy are acquainted figures on the occasion, it was Fassbender’s first outing. The trio might solely qualify seventeenth, earlier than Byrne needed to take avoiding motion with a spinning automobile on the opening lap they usually finally completed ninth.
“This race was all the time on the listing to do,” mentioned European Le Mans Sequence driver Fassbender. “I’ve been making an attempt to get right here for the final 4 years, after I met Tommy in Daytona, however I used to be all the time busy!”
Up on the entrance, the three Rabbitt brothers – Barry, Shane and Keith – snatched the lead within the closing phases with an modern technique. With the protection automobile staying out longer than anticipated to scrub up an oil spill, they pitted 3 times in 4 laps to refuel and alter tyres, with out falling off the lead lap.
Rabagliati’s milestone: 700 Alexis races
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Rabagliati’s first race within the Alexis got here in 1989
Method Junior Historic Racing Affiliation chairman Duncan Rabagliati achieved one other milestone on the Algarve Basic Pageant a fortnight in the past when he began his 700th race within the distinctive Alexis HF1, chassis HF101 constructed by Invoice Harris and Alex Francis for the 1960 season.
‘The Flying Carrot’, because the BMC-engined machine is nicknamed, has been Rabagliati’s principal steed since he first raced it at Lydden Hill in September 1989.
Rabagliati – who gained his class on this 12 months’s Lurani Trophy championship – credit a lot of the automobile’s success to ace spannerman Iain Rowley “who has stored it going” for a few years.
Stratos on the phases: Perez’s preparation
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Perez’s outing in Lancia beast was forward of Roger Albert Clark Rally later this month
Seb Perez thrilled Yorkshire rally followers on Sunday by taking his Lancia Stratos out on the Malton Forest Rally as a closing shakedown occasion forward of the Roger Albert Clark Rally.
It was the primary time within the UK forests for the Stratos since 2017 and Perez used the day to get used to the Italian supercar, forward of the five-day marathon on the finish of this month.
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Picture by: JEP
The solar units over the sphere on this 12 months’s Walter Hayes Trophy closing
Picture by: Steve Jones
The WHT Allcomers help races attracted a really various mixture of vehicles