Despite Suffering

From illness throughout the weekend, Sverre Isachsen claimed his third European Rallycross Championship win of the year in Sweden. The Norwegian, who claimed to have pneumonia, started the weekend in such poor health that, before free practice, he was unsure he could drive his Ford Focus. Isachsen set fastest time in the first qualifying heat on the Holjes circuit on Saturday. By Sunday evening he had completed a remarkable performance, winning the event from pole and extending his series lead...

Festival Of Speed

AUTOMOTIVE EXCELLENCE spanning 108 years - from the lofty 1902 Mercedes Simplex that raised the Land Speed Record to 97mph to the current Williams-Cosworth FW32 grand prix car - embraced countless motorsport milestones, and oddities, on the 1.18-mile hill. The raw speed of Mark Walker's latest Edwardian behemoth, the incredibly spartan 1905 Darracq 200bhp, left the audience gaping with disbelief. With a massive V8 engine straddling its flimsy cart-sprung frame, and its extrovert handler hunched...