September 1, 2014 by Leo Nulty
With the technical problems hoepfully ironed out of the partsforcars.ie Citroen, Derek is hopeful of a good showing at one of his favourite circuits.
Ireland’s only FIA European Rallycross Champion, Derek Tohill, will continue his first season in the headline Supercar division in the inaugural FIA World Rallycross Championship at the eighth round in Loheac, France next weekend. Tohill has had a year of mixed emotions so far in 2014, but has proven strong pace at a number of events and is hoping... [Read more...]
August 15, 2014 by David McLachlin
Image from Danid McLachlin.
The Westmeath and District Motor Club are again hosting a quality motorsport event, a round of the prestigious LoughranSigns.com Midland East Rally Championship. This event will be a tarmac rallysprint event held at the Athboy Karting Centre, on the Delvin Road, Athboy, Co. Meath on Sunday the 24th of August. The timed runs will begin at 11:00am, with... [Read more...]
August 11, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Tohill was ultimately disappointed with his result but is confident of a good showing in France next month.
Double European Rallycross TouringCar champion Derek Tohill travelled across the Atlantic to the seventh round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Trois-Rivieres, Canada with the intention of making the semi finals and scoring good points to improve his position in the championship standings. Practice started well for the Irish driver, who progressively... [Read more...]
August 4, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Derek is hoping the Trois-Rivieres circuit will suit both him and his LD Motorsport Citroen DS3!
Derek Tohill, the sole Irish representative in the FIA World Rallycross Championship, is aiming for a solid haul of points at the seventh round of the series in Canada thisweek, the first ever World Rallycross event to be held outside Europe. Adjoining the famous GP3R event at the Trois-Rivieres circuit near Montreal, Tohill is one of 19 of the sports... [Read more...]
July 9, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Walfridson and Tohill clash, causing the Irish star to puncture.
Irish FIA World Rallycross Championship competitor Derek Tohill endured a character building weekend at the fifth round of the championship at Holjes in Sweden, in front of a record crowd of almost 35,000 spectators. Tohill’s troubles began in practice when technical issues slowed his Citroen DS3 Supercar, but things turned around and the PartsforCars... [Read more...]
May 30, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Derek pushing hard in the 600bhp partsforcars.ie Citroen DS3.
Derek Tohill entered the second round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Lydden Hill near Dover in England. The Irishman was participating in front of a sell-out crowd in his LD Motorsports 600 BHP powered Citroen DS3 SuperCar. The 2013 European Rallycross Champion was part of the 38 strong SuperCar field. This was undoubtedly one of the largest... [Read more...]
May 6, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Despite not being fully happy with the setup of his Citroen Supercar, Tohill opened his WRX account with a haul of points and 8th place!
LD Motorsports World RX Team driver Derek Tohill secured eighth position in the finals of this weekend’s season opening round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship, hosted in Portugal. Swathed in blistering sunshine, and in front of capacity crowds, Tohill joined the pack of 19 rival supercars in the hunt for the first ever rallycross world... [Read more...]
April 26, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Our Man Derek Tohill is still aclimatising to his new Supercar ahead of the World Championship.
The inaugural season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy will be broadcast in more than 100 countries with a combined household reach of over 816 million homes via a network of over 30 different broadcasters. All media partners will show extended highlights of each World RX event with at least 25 broadcasters showing... [Read more...]
February 23, 2014 by Leo Nulty
JV getting into the Rallycross spirit- he even has a beanie! Image from Gary Hawkins/Ebrey Photographic
Lydden Hill, Kent (GB) – Saturday 22 February, 2014: Jacques Villeneuve today conducted his first proper test aboard the 600bhp #25 Albatec Racing Peugeot 208 in which he will contest the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. The former F1 and Indycar World Series Champion completed ten 4-lap stints around the Lydden Hill... [Read more...]
F1 Champion and Indy 500 Winner Villeneuve to challenge for World Rallycross Series with Albatec Racing!
February 13, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Villeneuve's signing is a major boost for the FIA World Rallycross series!
Former F1 and Indycar World Series Champion Jacques Villeneuve will join Dumfries-based Albatec Racing in the 2014 FIA World Rallycross Championship (RallycrossRX). The French-Canadian will drive one of the team’s 600bhp two-litre, 16v Peugeot 208s in the 12-round series, which starts in Portugal in May. Villeneuve is the only active racing driver... [Read more...]