The Hyundai Shell World Rally Team is looking to continue its ambitious learning curve at the next round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), Rally Sweden, which takes place next week from February 5 to 7.

Heading into only its second competitive rally outing, the Alzenau-based team will be determined to complete the challenging 24 special stages with both cars in the tough snowy conditions that participants will face in the popular Swedish event. 

Sibiu Rally Romania will not go ahead as a winter event after its postponement under force majeure due to exceptional heavy snowfall and forecasts of more severe weather around the competitive route leading to fears that safety would be compromised.
 
The event was scheduled as round three of the FIA European Rally Championship from 27 February-1 March.

World Champion McNish Completes the BBC’s F1 team for 2014 

Reigning FIA World Endurance Champion Allan McNish will be an integral  part of the BBC’s F1 team for 2014 as co-commentator for Radio 5 live and expert analyst across TV, radio and online.

Dumfries-born McNish will be “live” from the radio commentary box and will also feature across the BBC’s F1 output.

Allan, who announced his retirement last month from Le Mans sports-prototype racing, will use his extensive experience and knowledge gleaned from all areas of motorsport to steer audiences through the intricacies of the forthcoming season.

Knockhill Racing Circuit, Scotland’s National Motor Sport Centre, is celebrating 40 years of motor sport action this year, but also, 2014 is a landmark year for the future of motoring too as the Circuit now has its own ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING POINT as part of Transport Scotland’s National campaign for a network of points throughout Scotland.

The first customer today was Gordon Malcolm, Eastern BMW’s i Sales Manager (pictured here), with his i3 BMW demonstrator.