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Osborne Motorsports zooms ahead

AUSringers readers will be familiar with the Osborne Motorsports team and their exploits at the Nürburgring 24 hour race over the last couple of years. When back home in Australia drivers Colin Osborne and Stu Jones can be found behind the wheel of a Toyota Celica in the Australian Production Car Championship. All this is […]

Mazda3 MPS around the Nürburgring – part 3

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The final video clip in this Mazda3 MPS series answers a few questions. In May 2007 Mazda UK sent three cars to the Ring to see how the hot hatch, in full factory trim, would handle the Nordschleife. Sent over to drive, among others, were Mark Ticehurst, Mazda Racing Driver and Martin Donnelly, ex-Formula 1 […]

Mazda3 MPS around the Nürburgring – part 2

We’ve seen the Mazda 3 MPS lapping the Ring on a Touristenfahrten day in part 1 of this series, but what about a full flying lap? 8 minutes, 39 seconds—very respectable indeed. The lap was set late in the afternoon and you get a great feel for the way the track moves in and out […]

Mazda3 MPS around the Nürburgring – part 1

Here’s a not so authorised clip of a Mazda3 MPS lapping the Nürburgring Nordschleife on a regular Touristenfahrten day. It’s a good example of how bikes and cars hold their speed in different sections of the track. It’s also a good example of why cars and bikes sometimes don’t mix too well on TF days. […]