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WATCH: Engineers turn Nissan into 190mph radio controlled car and race around Silverstone

Engineers have transformed a Nissan GT-R into the world’s ultimate radio controlled racer - capable of 196MPH - and raced it around Silverstone.

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Ross Gunn blasts through The Esses in the Beecdean Aston Martin Vantage on his Le Mans debut (Photo James Beckett)

Explosive Gunn turns heads as Aylesbury racer stars on Le Mans debut

Ross Gunn showed maturity beyond his 20 years when he impressed onlookers with a sterling performance in the weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, writes James Beckett.

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Alex Kapadia at the wheel of the number 14 Ligier JSP3-Nissan

Vale’s Kapadia saviours sweet Le Mans success

Alex Kapadia celebrated success in France at the weekend when he stood on the third step of the podium at the Circuit de la Sarthe during the build-up to 85th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans race.

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Ross Gunn is ready to make this Le Mans debut this weekend. Photo: Ebrey/Beckett

Gunn all set for the off as Le Mans race day fast approaches

Ross Gunn will take to the Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans on Wednesday to qualify himself as a starter for this weekend’s Le Mans 24-Hour Race.

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GT4 ACTION - new Aylesbury Vale-based team will start their race to Le Mans with a GT4 project in 2018 it has been confirmed	PICTURE: James Beckett

New Aylesbury team on course to compete at 2019 Le Mans

A new racing team based within the Aylesbury area have confirmed that their plans to contest the Le Mans 24-Hour Race in the future are firmly on-track.

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Tom Ingram. Picture by Matt Sayle Photography

Ingram vows to bounce back after losing his BTCC lead on torrid weekend

Tom Ingram endured a torrid time of things at Oulton Park last weekend as Speedworks Motorsport found itself out-of-luck on home turf in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.

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TROPHY HAUL: Tom Ingram added another to his collection this week. Picture: Matt Sayle Photography

Ingram stretches his lead after ‘mega’ weekend at Thruxton

Tom Ingram defied the odds to increase his lead in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Thruxton at the weekend, as Speedworks Motorsport unleashed a superb performance to tame the fastest circuit in the country with a trio of top four finishes.

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Alex Kapadia will race the RLR MSport LMP3 car in two races at Monza this weekend (Photograph courtesy of MacLean PhotographicELMS)

Kapadia in for a busy weekend as Vale trio gear up for Itialian Job

Three Aylesbury Vale racers will be in action at the famous Monza Autodrome in Italy this weekend, racing in the European Le Mans Series and the new Michelin Le Mans Cup.

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Ever fancied trying parachuting but afraid of heights...? The Army have the perfect thing for you at Silverstone this weekend

The British Army is holding an engagement event at Silverstone Circuit, Towcester on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April where local people seeking a challenge, adventure or training either in their spare-time or as a full-time career can find out about a wide variety of paid opportunities.

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Tom Ingram puts the car through its paces. Picture: Matt Sayle Photography

Ingram up to speed and on form ahead of BTCC season opener

Tom Ingram has underlined his and Speedworks Motorsport’s credentials ahead of the 2017 British Touring Car Championship, by pacing the field in his Toyota Avensis in the only official pre-season test at Donington Park.

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Alex Kapadia in LMP3 action at Le Mans last year (Photo James Beckett)

Pitstone’s Kapadia excited for new season after signing up for Le Mans Cup

Le Mans 24-Hour Race driver, Alex Kapadia, has signed a deal to contest the 2017 Michelin Le Mans Cup in a Ligier JS P3 for the RLR/Mike Smith team and share driving duties with Ross Warburton, writes James Beckett.

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A new Aylesbury Vale-based team aim to run a Porsche at Le Mans in 2019 (Photo James Beckett)

New racing team to be based in Aylesbury ahead of 2019 Le Mans venture

A new racing team, with its sights set on contesting the 2019 Le Mans 24-Hour Race, has this week said that the headquarters for their project will be based within the Aylesbury area, writes James Beckett.

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Louis Hamilton celebrates wining the British GP

Silverstone could lose the British Grand Prix as British Racing Driver's Club threaten to pull out

The future of Grand Prix at Silverstone is in doubt after a leaked letter revealed fears that hosting the races would bring “potentially ruinous costs” for the track’s owners.

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Artists impression of Silverstone Heritage Experience

Silverstone Heritage Experience set to become reality after £2 million Aylesbury Vale District Council loan facility becomes available

An exhilarating journey through motor racing past, present and future is set to become a reality after AVDC provide financial backing for the project.
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Webber and his team-mates

Retiring Webber gears up for one final time

Mark Webber will contest the final race of his professional racing career this weekend when he takes part in the final round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship.

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Webber and his team-mates

Webber to sign off in style after leading Porsche to WEC title

Mark Webber ensured he will sign off his illustrious racing career with another title after driving to victory alongside Porsche team-mates Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard in Sunday’s penultimate round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).

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Mark Webber celebrating after winning the 2012 British Grand Prix

Proud Webber has no regrets after calling time on his glittering career

Mark Webber has announced that he will retire from professional motor racing when the current season of the FIA World Endurance Championship reaches its conclusion in a few weeks’ time.

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Porsche Team: Brendon Hartley, Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber (l-r)

Webber makes it a hat-trick in Texas

Mark Webber and his Porsche team-mates, Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard, scored a third successive victory in a round of the FIA World Endurance Championship when they won Saturday’s 6-Hours of the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

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Mark Webber in action

Webber and Porsche clinch victory in Mexico

Mark Webber and his Porsche team-mates, Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard, scooped victory in Saturday’s 6-Hours of Mexico at the Circuit Hermanos Rodriguez – the fifth round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship.

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Webber back on track for fifth round of 2016 WEC season

Webber back on track for fifth round of 2016 WEC season

The 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) continues on Saturday when the fifth round of the season takes place in Mexico, writes James Beckett.

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