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    Audi returning to BTCC with privateer A4 touring car
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    While archrival BMW may be downscaling its racing program – in touring car series particularly – Audi looks to be going the other way. For evidence, we turn your attention to Exhibit A: a new entry into the British Touring Car Championship for 2011. The two-car entry is being ...

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    Ginetta releases official renderings of new G55
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    Ginetta G55 – Click above for image gallery
    The Ginetta G50 has so far been the star of the Ginetta GT Supercup, a one-make support series for the British Touring Car Championship. There's a brighter star on the way next year, though, when Ginetta introduces the G55. The new car will ...

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    Ford announces Touring Car motorsport program for new Focus
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    2012 Ford Focus ST touring car – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Few automakers have the deep history in motor racing as Ford. But these days the Blue Oval isn't fielding much in the way of factory works racing teams, opting instead to support independent campaigns and privateers. ...

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    Next-Generation Toyota Avensis Touring Car previewed in sketches
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    Toyota Avensis Next Generation Touring Car – Click above for high-res sketches
    You've seen NASCAR's Car of Tomorrow – now meet its British counterpart. Based on the Toyota Avensis, this Next Generation Touring Car is the first of a new breed of cars set to take over the British ...

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    Chevrolet UK launches Cruze CS aero kit with contrasting wheels - Will it come here?
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    2011 Chevrolet Cruze CS – Click above for high-res image
    Well, now – look who got themselves a set of fancy new dancing shoes. Chevrolet Cruze buyers in the UK can now outfit their thrifty little sedans with a trick lowered suspension, rear spoiler and contrasting wheels, straight ...

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    AmD Milltek Racing brings the Volkswagen Golf back to the British Touring Car Championship
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    AmD Milltek Racing Volkswagen Golf touring car – Click above for image gallery
    Touring car racing is big business overseas. Think of it as European stock cars and you've got an idea of the fan base. And while there's a World Touring Car Championship, it's the individual national series that ...

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    Fiat previews updated Abarth Punto Evo, touring car to follow?
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    Where there's smoke, there's fire. So it was natural to expect that, with the debut of the mildly facelifted Fiat Punto Evo and its smoked headlights, we might expect an updated version of the fire-breathing Abarth to go with it. And this, according to reports, is our first look at just such a ...

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    Ginetta developing all-new G40 for the road and track
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    Ginetta G40 – Click above to view in high resolution
    Race cars are usually designed one of two ways. Either a company's engineers take an existing road car and adapt it towards racing (as with most touring, GT racing and rally cars, for example) or they start with a clean sheet of paper and ...

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    VIDEO: Premature Ejaculation - When fire suppression systems attack
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    WTCC BMW 320si - click above to watch the video
    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/motorsport/Premature_Ejaculation_When_Fire_Suppression_Systems_Attack'; My my, this is embarrassing. During a full course yellow, Jonathan Adam is all set to get interviewed when KA-BLAMO! – the fire ...

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    Johnny Herbert switches to driving Honda Civics in the UK
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    Most F1 drivers fall off the map once they leave the pinnacle of motorsports, but they have to go somewhere. In Johnny Herbert's case, that somewhere has been sportscar racing. The former Grand Prix and Le Mans winner retired from Formula One in 2000 after driving for such teams as Benetton, Lotus, ...

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    VIDEO: Fifth Gear pits Ford Focus RS vs. Mitsubishi Evo X
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    Click above to watch the video after the jump
    Yesterday, we showed you Fifth Gear's take on the new Audi R8 V10 - notable more for their footage of the gorgeous blue test car than for much in the way of actual performance driving and analysis. In an effort to correct that oversight, we've found ...

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    Vauxhall withdraws from British Touring Car Championship after 20 years
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    By most accounts, the mantra of "Win on Sunday, sell on Monday" hasn't worked for a long time. In fact, we're not sure it ever worked. But there were certainly happier times for motorsports fans when the automakers blissfully adhered to that age-old nugged. Unfortunately blissful ignorance isn't ...

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    VIDEO: Jason Plato makes epic save during BTCC race at Brands Hatch
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    Those of you familiar with Fifth Gear have undoubtedly enjoyed Tiff Needell and Jason Plato's powersliding shootouts, and at this weekend's British Touring Car Championship, Plato had the opportunity to show off his sideways skills at Brands Hatch. At ...

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    Ką for UK: SEAT Leon Cupra Ką
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    Click image for a hi-res gallery of the SEAT Leon Cupra K¹Every so often, we wish that Volkswagen's SEAT brand was available here in the US. Sure, the Spanish automaker's vehicles are badge-engineering exercises that raid the corporate partsbin for powertrains, switchgear, and the like, but ...

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    Jason Plato injured when Caparo T1 bursts into flames at 150 mph
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    Jason Plato, BTCC champion and Fifth Gear presenter, found himself in the midst of a Caparo T1 barbeque while testing the new supercar at the Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground in Leicestershire. According to Plato, he noticed a loss of power while traveling upwards of 150 MPH. He checked the outside ...

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    Look Ma, no hands! SEAT develops world's first driverless touring car
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    Click image to see high res gallery of this unbelievable car!The Seat Leon is a holy terror on the European touring car circuit, but bad luck and driver error can often mean less than perfect results. So the team has been hard at work creating a virtual interface for the vehicle to take the human ...

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