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Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

Young drivers have low tyre safety awareness

Young drivers have low tyre safety awareness

Four out of five drivers don’t know what the legal tread depth is for tyres, according to new research by Hankook Tyre UK. October is Tyre Safety Month and Hankook Tyre UK has surveyed UK motorists, uncovering alarming gaps in safety knowledge, particularly with younger drivers who are oblivious that …

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McLaren Senna vs dirt bikes at Goodwood

McLaren Senna races dirt bikes at Goodwood

A McLaren Senna has taken on three motocross bikes in an epic race up the Goodwood Hillclimb to celebrate the launch of Forza Horizon 4. Inspired by the cover car and spectacular showcase events in the new Xbox game, the 789bhp McLaren Senna raced three 450cc dirt bikes. The McLaren …

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Peugeot 508 review

Peugeot 508 review

There’s no doubt that Peugeot is on a roll. Not only have its new SUVs has been successful – notably the 3008 which was crowned 2017 European Car of the Year – but it’s also just announced that from 2019 every new model will be available with either a hybrid …

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Jaguar XE sets lap record at forgotten circuit

Jaguar XE 300 Sport sets lap record at forgotten Grand Prix circuit in France

A Jaguar XE 300 Sport has established a lap record for a production saloon at the original Circuit de Charade in Clermont Ferrand, France. The 5-mile (8km) track, which included public road sections, hosted the French Grand Prix in 1965, 1969, 1970 and 1972, but it fell out of favour for …

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Hot Skoda in bizarre 134mph arrow-catching record

Skoda Octavia arrow shoot record breaker

Daredevil Markus Haas set a new Guinness World record for the farthest arrow fired and caught in a moving vehicle – with a little help from a Skoda Octavia Combi vRS 245. Markus, a martial arts expert, teamed up with Olympic archer Laurence Baldauff to set the remarkable 57.5m (188ft) …

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2019 Mazda MX-5 review

It may be a living legend and still the world’s best-selling roadster, but not even the Mazda MX-5 can afford to rest on its laurels. Despite becoming the first car to win the World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year double when it was launched …

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Ford Fiesta ST scoops prestigious award

Ford Fiesta ST

The pocket rocket that is the Ford Fiesta ST has been crowned Parkers New Car of the Year 2019. There were also 18 category winners, ranging from the Best First Car to the Best Car for Thrill-Seekers, but it was Ford’s hot hatch that won the overall prize. It was praised …

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Cyclist slipstreams Porsche to 149mph record

Porsche Cayenne cycle speed record

Brit Neil Campbell has set a new European bicycle speed record – with a little help from a Porsche Cayenne Turbo. The 44-year-old beat his own record of 135mph at Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire. Neil’s bicycle was created by Cheshire-based Moss Bikes and is designed to be incredibly strong and …

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Death of the traditional handbrake

Electronic parking brake

New research has revealed that just a third of new cars are now fitted with manual handbrakes as manufacturers ditch them in favour of electronic parking brakes. According to research by online automotive marketplace CarGurus, only two mainstream manufacturers, Dacia and Suzuki, offer manually-operated handbrakes on their entire ranges. Many …

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London to Brussels in a Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar I-Pace Channel Tunnel

The 100% electric Jaguar I-Pace has showcased its efficiency and practicality, driving the 229 miles from London to Brussels on a single charge. Starting its epic journey on London’s South Bank, with its 90kWh battery fully charged, it headed to the Channel Tunnel terminal at Folkestone. However, unlike the 80 …

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