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Motorbase Performance & Airwaves BMW News 2009

Ollie Jackson - Motorbase Driver of the Year

08-12-2009

After his first season in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB, Ollie Jackson was declared the Motorbase team 'driver of the year'.
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Motorbase Seeks New Partner for 2010 BTCC

30-11-2009

Superb live TV coverage, record audiences and the unbeatable buzz of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship are the key opportunities for a commercial partner joining the Motorbase Performance team in 2010.
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Leyland Makes its Mark at P&D Show

16-11-2009

Leading trade paint brand Leyland led the way at the 2009 National Painting and Decorating Show with an eye-catching presence that lit up Coventry's Ricoh Arena. Read more »

Flying Scot has the Formula for Success

29-10-2009

After finishing an impressive eighth position overall in his debut season HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship, Fife-based Touring Car star Jonny Adam will make a one-off return to his roots in single-seater racing for the prestigious Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone this weekend.
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Ups and Downs for Airwaves BMW at Brands Hatch

04-10-2009

Airwaves BMW saw a glorious end to the 2009 HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship snatched away in the final race of the day at Brands Hatch.
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Porsche Carrera Cup GB Report, Brands Hatch

04-10-2009

Ollie Jackson was the star of the weekend for the Motorbase Performance squad in the final two rounds of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Brands Hatch over the weekend (3/4 October). Read more »

Airwaves BMW Enjoy Winning Run at Brands Hatch

04-10-2009

Airwaves BMW secured its first win on the Brands Hatch GP circuit yesterday (Saturday) – as data engineer Richard Rawnsley cruised to victory in a charity run contested by members of the HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship paddock. Read more »

BMWs Battle in Brands Hatch Qualifying

03-10-2009

Airwaves BMW emerged as the leading rear-wheel-drive team in qualifying for the HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch today (Saturday). Read more »

Airwaves BMW Keen to Extend Brands Hatch Purple Patch

30-09-2009

Airwaves BMW will try to make home advantage count and continue its record of success at the world-famous Brands Hatch circuit when the 2009 HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship reaches its thrilling conclusion this weekend.
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Porsche Carrera Cup GB Report, Rockingham

21-09-2009

Four podiums from six starts and the 'driver of the weekend' award was the impressive tally for the Motorbase Performance squad in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Rockingham over the weekend (19/20 September).
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Airwaves BMW Roll with it at Rockingham

20-09-2009

Airwaves BMW experienced a rollercoaster ride of luck during the latest round of the HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship at Rockingham.
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Airwaves BMW Raring to go to Rockingham

16-09-2009

In 2008 the fledgling BTCC outfit, then competing under the Motorbase banner, was battling to establish itself in the UK's premier motor racing series when it visited the Northamptonshire track early in the season.
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Porsche Carrera Cup GB Report, Silverstone

02-09-2009

Another pro-am1 podium for Ollie Jackson and a successful debut for Liam Griffin were the highlights for Motorbase Performance in rounds 15 and 16 of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Silverstone over the weekend (29/30 August). Read more »

Teng Tools Teams Up with the Collards

30-08-2009

HiQ MSA Touring Car Championship star Rob Collard saw his limelight stolen by two up and coming drivers at Silverstone.
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Cool Collard Collects Superb Second at Silverstone

30-08-2009

Rob Collard secured a superb second place finish for Airwaves BMW in the HiQ MSA Touring Car Championship at Silverstone. Read more »

Fantastic First Front Row for Airwaves BMW

29-08-2009

The Hampshireman took advantage of favourable track conditions early in the qualifying session to post the second-best time of the 20 cars in the field and put his BMW 320si just behind pole-sitter Mat Jackson for tomorrow's first race. Read more »

Airwaves BMW Savouring Silverstone Spectacular

26-08-2009

Airwaves BMW drivers Rob Collard and Jonny Adam can't wait to get stuck in when the HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship arrives at Silverstone this weekend. Read more »

Porsche Carrera Cup GB Report, Knockhill

18-08-2009

A race win for Michael Caine, a top five overall and pro-am1 podium for Ollie Jackson and the 'team of the weekend' award was the Porsche Carrera Cup GB haul from Motorbase Performance at Knockhill over the weekend (15/16 August). Read more »

Luck Runs Out for Airwaves BMW at Knockhill

16-08-2009

Airwaves BMW drivers Rob Collard and Jonny Adam suffered a series of unlucky incidents in the latest round of the HiQ MSA Touring Car Championship at Knockhill as both cars were forced to retire from the final race of the day. Read more »

Adam and Collard Get Sideways at Knockhill

16-08-2009

Airwaves BMW drivers Jonny Adam and Rob Collard took a break from their preparations for the latest round of the MSA Touring Car Championship to get a taste of the Knockhill circuit from a different angle as they linked up with Team JapSpeed drift drivers Shane Lynch and Danny Eyles for a passenger ride. Read more »

Awesome Adam Seals Special Second Row Start

15-08-2009

Airwaves BMW's Jonny Adam produced his best-ever qualifying performance in the HiQ MSA Touring Car Championship as he grabbed an impressive third place on the grid in qualifying for his home round at Knockhill.
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Airwaves BMW Aim High at Knockhill

12-08-2009

The Airwaves BMW team will look to use home crowd advantage to boost its chances of success when the HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship moves to Knockhill this weekend. Read more »

Porsche Carrera Cup GB Report, Snetterton

04-08-2009

Ollie Jackson was the star for the Motorbase Performance team in rounds 11 and 12 of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Snetterton (1/2 August) with outstanding and pace two pro-am1 podiums. Read more »

Collard on the Mend After Snetterton Shunt

03-08-2009

Airwaves BMW star Rob Collard is recuperating at home with his family after being released from hospital following his involvement in a high speed collision at Snetterton yesterday (Sunday). Read more »

Collard Steps up to Remote Control Challenge

02-08-2009

After qualifying for the HiQ MSA Touring Car Championship at Snetterton the Airwaves BMW team got down to some serious racing - with remote control cars. Read more »

Airwaves BMW Suffer at Snetterton

02-08-2009

Airwaves BMW suffered a blow to its title aspirations after a controversial end to the HiQ MSA Touring Car Championship round at Snetterton.
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Adam Snatches Sixth in Snetterton Qualifying

01-08-2009

Airwaves BMW's Jonny Adam secured sixth place on the grid in qualifying for the HiQ MSA Touring Car Championship at Snetterton.
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Airwaves BMW Sets Sights on Snetterton Success

29-07-2009

Airwaves BMW will return to action in the HiQ MSA Touring Car Championship at Snetterton this weekend aiming to secure silverware.
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Motorbase Performance - Patrick de Groot

10-07-2009

A key part of the Motorbase Performance operation in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB is Dutch race engineer Patrick de Groot, who flies in for race weekends to bring his extensive Supercup knowledge to the team.
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Ollie Jackson – Carrera Cup Mid-Term Review

10-07-2009

It's been a big season so far for Ollie Jackson, who has stepped up to the Porsche Carrera Cup GB with Motorbase Performance. The jump up from Caterham racing is a massive challenge, but Ollie has made fine progress and now has his sights set firmly on a first pro-am1 victory during the second half of the season. Read more »

David Bartrum and David Pinkney - Friends and Rivals

09-07-2009

In such a competitive championship as the BTCC, there aren't too many long-standing friendships that transcend team boundaries. But the friendship between Motorbase Performance boss David Bartrum and Honda Civic racer David Pinkney goes back two decades. Read more »

Motorbase Paints the Town...

18-06-2009

Motorbase Performance's star racing drivers got a chance to brush up on their painting and decorating skills when the team paid a visit to the head office of global paints and coatings manufacturer PPG Architectural Coatings EMEA prior to their outing at Croft. Read more »

Airwaves BMW Scores in Rain and Shine at Croft

14-06-2009

Airwaves BMW scored points an all three races of the HiQ MSA Touring Car Championship at Croft in what turned out to be a day of weather extremes. Read more »

Airwaves BMW Chips in for Charity

14-06-2009

Airwaves BMW star Rob Collard took time out before the HiQ MSA Touring Car Championship at Croft Circuit to help a local charity. Read more »

Porsche Carrera Cup GB Report, Croft

14-06-2009

For the second time running, Motorbase Performance claimed four podium finishes during a weekend in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB as Michael Caine and Ollie Jackson bagged podiums in both races at Croft (June 13/14).
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Croft Qualifying Conundrum for Airwaves BMW

13-06-2009

Rob Collard led the way for Airwaves BMW in qualifying for the HiQ MSA Touring Car Championship at Croft. Read more »

Collard Drives from Zero to Hero

13-06-2009

Airwaves BMW star Rob Collard received a special surprise at Croft Circuit when he was handed an award from his team for his stunning drive in the previous round at Oulton Park. Read more »

Airwaves BMW Clocks up Century at Croft

11-06-2009

Airwaves BMW will celebrate 100 race starts in the HiQ MSA Touring Car Championship when it lines up on the grid at Croft Circuit on Sunday.
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Porsche Carrera Cup GB Report, Oulton Park

31-05-2009

Motorbase Performance claimed four podium finishes during rounds seven and eight of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Oulton Park (30/31 May). But it was a mixed weekend for the team's overall title contender, Michael Caine, who failed to finish the first race after a clash with a backmarker.
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Rugby League Star Kicks up a Gear at Oulton Park

31-05-2009

Jon Wilkin, the St Helens and England back row forward, was able to enjoy the glitz and glamour of the British Touring Car Championship today (31st May) as a guest of the Airwaves BMW team. Read more »

Collard Produces Blistering Performance for Airwaves BMW

31-05-2009

Rob Collard turned in one of the best drives of the 2009 HiQ MSA Touring Car Championship season as Airwaves BMW enjoyed a fine weekend at Oulton Park. Read more »

Adam Sizzles in the Sunshine

30-05-2009

Airwaves BMW driver Jonny Adam scorched his way on to the third row of the grid in qualifying for the HiQ MSA Touring Car Championship at Oulton Park. Read more »

Airwaves BMW Looking to Turn Up the Heat

27-05-2009

The Airwaves BMW team is hoping a sunny outlook will favour its championship challenge when it visits Oulton Park for the next round of the 2009 HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship.
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Get Your Hands on a Leyland Calendar

21-05-2009

Leyland Paints' all-conquering calendar has caused quite a stir during 2009, and it's not too late to get your hands on a copy.
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Join Airwaves BMW Online Now

17-05-2009

Airwaves BMW now has its very own Facebook profile. You can check out all the latest updates and images from race weekends by simply adding Airwaves BMW as a friend online. Read more »

Porsche Carrera Cup GB Report, Donington Park

17-05-2009

A stunning race victory for Michael Caine and an impressive debut Porsche race in the rain for Ollie Jackson were the highlights for the Motorbase Performance team in rounds five and six of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Donington Park (16/17 May). Read more »

Donington Delight for Airwaves BMW

17-05-2009

Rob Collard claimed an outstanding win for Airwaves BMW at Donington in the third round of the HiQ MSA Touring Car Championship.
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Airwaves Pros Talk Track at Donington

16-05-2009

Airwaves Yamaha rider and current British Superbikes Championship leader Leon Camier paid a special visit to Donington Park this Saturday 16th May, to meet and talk track with Airwaves BMW British Touring Car Championship driver, Jonny Adam. Read more »

Airwaves BMW Top Ten in Qualifying

16-05-2009

Airwaves BMW drivers Rob Collard and Jonny Adam secured top-ten positions on the grid after an eventful HiQ MSA Touring Car Championship qualifying session at Donington Park. Read more »

Kick up a Gear with Airwaves Pro and Win £5,000!

11-05-2009

Airwaves is encouraging you to 'KICK UP A GEAR®' and test your Pro skills via a great new game on the Airwaves Pro Website (www.airwaves-pro.tv).
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Airwaves BMW Ready to Go to Work at Donington

08-05-2009

Airwaves BMW duo Rob Collard and Jonny Adam are ready to go to work on building their 2009 HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship challenge at Donington Park next weekend. Read more »

Porsche Carrera Cup GB Report, Thruxton

26-04-2009

Michael Caine and Motorbase Performance stormed right into contention for the Porsche Carrera Cup GB during rounds three and four of the season at Thruxton over the weekend (25/26 April). Read more »

Collard Collects Double Points Finish for Airwaves BMW

26-04-2009

Local hero Rob Collard collected two strong points finishes for Airwaves BMW in the second weekend of the 2009 HiQ MSA Touring Car Championship at Thruxton. Read more »

Airwaves BMW Secure Sixth Row Spots at Thruxton

25-04-2009

Airwaves BMW drivers Rob Collard and Jonny Adam narrowly missed out on making the top-ten on the grid after a tough battle in qualifying at Thruxton. Read more »

Airwaves BMW Targets Thruxton Thriller

17-04-2009

Home advantage will play a key role once again for Airwaves BMW as it looks to strengthen its 2009 HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship challenge. Read more »

Porsche Carrera Cup GB Report, Brands Hatch

05-04-2009

Four podium finishes from six starts was a great start to the Porsche Carrera Cup GB season for Motorbase Performance as Michael Caine, Ollie Jackson and George Richardson contested the opening pair of races at Brands Hatch (4/5 April). Read more »

Airwaves BMW use Horsepower for Charity

05-04-2009

Safety marshals working at the HiQ MSA Touring Car Championship have received a £200 cash boost thanks to Airwaves BMW. Read more »

Airwaves BMW Tastes Victory at Brands Hatch

05-04-2009

Airwaves BMW enjoyed a sensational start to the 2009 HiQ MSA Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch as driver Rob Collard notched up the team's first-ever win. Read more »

Airwaves BMW Aims to Kick-off Season in Style

30-03-2009

Airwaves BMW will look to put a marker down when the 2009 HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship opens at Brands Hatch this weekend (Sunday April 5). Read more »

Wrigley's Airwaves® Launch 2009 Airwaves Pro Campaign

30-03-2009

Wrigley's Airwaves® has today (30 March) launched the new 2009 Airwaves Pro campaign, which includes Airwaves Yamaha BSB rider James Ellison (28), and Airwaves BMW BTCC drivers Jonny Adam (24) and Rob Collard (40).
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Rob Collard

26-03-2009

This is a massively important season for Rob Collard, who rejoins Motorbase Performance to race one of the Airwaves BMWs in the HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship. Read more »

Jonathan Adam

26-03-2009

The new boy in the Motorbase Performance BTCC squad is Jonny Adam, and based on early testing, he's going to be a big star in the Airwaves BMW.
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Airwaves BMW Tops Timesheets in Testing

24-03-2009

Airwaves BMW finished at the head of the pack when the chequered flag dropped on the official HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship test at Brands Hatch today (Tuesday). Read more »

Motorbase Unwraps Fresh Sponsorship Deal

18-03-2009

Motorbase Performance will provide a breath of fresh air in the 2009 HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship after securing a major new sponsorship deal with leading chewing gum brand Airwaves. Read more »

Caine Returns to Motorbase for Carrera Cup GB

11-03-2009

There is no question that Motorbase Performance is returning to the Porsche Carrera Cup GB for a very serious title assault in 2009. In fact, the team is going to chase all three drivers' titles, with a car in each of the pro, pro-am1 and pro-am2 categories. Read more »

Adam Added to Motorbase Line-Up

11-03-2009

Motorbase Performance BMW has added rising saloon-car star Jonathan Adam to its line-up for the 2009 HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship.
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Collard Clinches Motorbase Return

02-03-2009

Former independents' champion Rob Collard will race for Motorbase Performance BMW in the 2009 HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship. Read more »

Motorbase Performance unveils six-car Carrera Cup GB squad

18-02-2010

Motorbase Performance will be the team with six appeal this season after announcing plans to field a record-breaking six-car team in the 2010 Porsche Carrera Cup GB.
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Joining the Big League

11-02-2009

For a team that's only been in existence for five years, Motorbase Performance has come an incredibly long way. It is one of the leading privateer forces in the British Touring Car Championship and a frontrunner in the Porsche Carrera Cup. Read more »

David Bartrum - The Season Ahead

05-02-2009

Despite freezing temperatures and a global economic crisis, January was a hectic month for David Bartrum and the Motorbase Performance team as plans were laid for the 2009 motor racing season. Read more »