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02/06/02 QUALIFYING MG WORKS ENTRY - MG ZS ROUNDS 7 & 8 - SILVERSTONE JUNE 1/2/3 2002
Anthony Reid secured the first pole of the BTCC 2002 season at Silverstone today in the MG ZS. Anthony will start on the front row for the feature race with his team- mate Warren Hughes right behind when qualifying in fourth.
30/05/02

MG GETS THE MIDAS TOUCH

As the only truly all-British team at this weekend’s British Touring Car Championships at Silverstone, MG XPOWER Hot Wheels Racing and WSR have chosen to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee by...
29/05/02

ASTON VILLA ANNOUNCE MG ROVER GROUP AS OFFICIAL CLUB SPONSOR

Two of the Midlands most prestigious corporate names, Aston Villa and MG Rover Group, have today announced a shirt sponsorship deal encompassing the next two seasons.
27/05/02

MG ZS RETURNS TO SILVERSTONE

On Sunday September 9 2001, MG made its British Touring Car Championship debut with the all-new MG ZS racing saloons at Silverstone.
21/05/02

MG TO THE RESCUE

MG has been chosen to support the Spa motor racing circuit in Belgium with the provision of its latest MG models. The circuit, one of the longest and fastest on the Formula 1 calendar, has selected four MG ZS' as rescue vehicles, which will be sited around the circuit on race days and a MG ZT-T as its track safety car.
20/05/02

GWYNDAF FORCED TO RETIRE IN WELSH RALLY

The MG ZR, driven by Gwyndaf Evans, was forced to retire from the Welsh Rally at the weekend on only its fourth outing. Following its class win at Gateshead, the opening event of the British Rally Championship, the Welsh outing looked promising as Gwyndaf took the lead of the Super 1600 class during stage four.
16/05/02

MG LOLA EX257 TESTING UPDATE - SPA, BELGIUM

The two MG Lola EX257's made their way to Belgium this week for further testing prior to the Le Mans 24-hour race in June. The venue was Spa, one of the fastest Formula 1 circuits in the world.
15/05/02

OFFICIAL GREEN FLAG BTCC TEST SNETTERTON - 14 MAY 2002

Warren Hughes was delighted when setting the fastest time ever for the fourth official Green Flag BTCC test in his MG ZS at the Norfolk circuit yesterday. Anthony Reid also made progress and finished in the top five, within 3/10ths of a second behind his team mate.
14/05/02

MG ZT-T RAPID-RESPONSE VEHICLE

MG’s ZT-T has been chosen by West Midlands and Shropshire Ambulance Services as their 'Rapid-Response Vehicle', specified to attend emergency incidents, ideally within 8 minutes of notification.
13/05/02

GWYNDAF LOOKING TO CHALLENGE IN RALLY OF WALES

Following his success in the opening round of the British Rally Championship in Gateshead, Gwyndaf Evans will compete this weekend on home gravel at the Rally of Wales in the MG ZR EX258.
09/05/02

MG ROVER & POWERTRAIN STAFF GET WORLD CUP BIRTHDAY SURPRISE

 
Employees at MG Rover and Powertrain will celebrate the company's second anniversary with the news that they will have time off to watch England's progress in the 2002 World Cup.
09/05/02

MG ROVER GROUP TO SUPPORT THE BRITISH INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW

 
MG Rover Group has today confirmed a decision to display ranges of MG and Rover cars at the British International Motor Show. The bi-annual event held at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham is the UK’s most prestigious motoring shop window and this year will run from 23 October to 3 November.
07/05/02

MG LOLA EX257 OFFICIAL TEST

In contrast to last year's race the official test for the 2002 24 Heures Du Mans remained dry. The two "MG XPOWER Hot Wheels Racing" works MG Lola EX257's, entered in the LMP675 Class, headed their field by over 14 seconds.
07/05/02

RACE RESULTS - MG WORKS ENTRY - MG ZS EX260

 
MG secured some more valuable points as Anthony Reid achieved his second podium finish of the 2002 season.
03/05/02

MG ZR EX258 ENTERS RALLY OF WALES

 
MG Sport and Racing confirmed today that the MG ZR EX258, piloted by Gwyndaf Evans and Chris Patterson, will be competing in the 2nd round of the Pirelli British Rally Championships taking place in Wales.
30/04/02

MG ROVER GROUP CELEBRATES ITS 2nd BIRTHDAY WITH SPECIAL CUSTOMER OFFERS

MG Rover Group’s second birthday (May 9) is being celebrated with special customer offers on new MG and Rover cars.
29/04/02 MG SHINES AT THE BRITISH RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP OPENER IN GATESHEAD
Gwyndaf Evans got off to a flying start in the opening round of the British Rally Championship at Gateshead at the weekend. The MG ZR EX258 was a Super 1600 Class win and achieved 12th position overall.
29/04/02 MG WORKS ENTRY - MG ZS EX260
Following the two second positions achieved at Oulton Park, MG Sport & Racing now head south for rounds 5 & 6 at Thruxton. Competing in their WSR designed and built MG ZS EX260s, drivers Warren Hughes and Anthony Reid are looking forward to racing at the fastest circuit in the championship.
26/04/02 SENIOR MANAGEMENT CHANGES AT MG ROVER AND POWERTRAIN
MG Rover has appointed John Parkinson, Sales and Marketing Director, MG Rover Group, to the position of Managing Director for its parts business.
23/04/02 RACE RESULTS - MG WORKS ENTRY – MG ZS EX260
As a result of the time penalty levied against car number 8, Warren Hughes has been officially credited with second place. This equals Warren’s position in the Sprint race resulting in a most successful weekend of racing.
22/04/02

MG ZR EX258 HEADS NORTH FOR PIRELLI INTERNATIONAL RALLY


Gwyndaf Evans and Chris Patterson head north this weekend to take part in the Pirelli International Rally in Gateshead. This will be the first time that the MG ZR EX258 has competed in the UK and also in gravel specification.
16/04/02 1.5 MILLIONTH MG IS A GOLDEN JUBILEE SPECIAL

MG Rover announces today (16 April), the building of the 1.5 millionth MG car since production began in 1924.
15/04/02 HUGHES AND REID ON TRACK FOR OULTON PARK
 

Following the first podium finish at the opening rounds of the 2002 BTCC at Brands Hatch, the MG ZS EX260's of Anthony Reid and Warren Hughes head for the Island Circuit of Oulton Park this weekend.
15/04/02 MG ROVER GROUP ANNOUNCES MOVE INTO C.A.R.T
 

MG Rover Group today confirmed that it has signed an agreement with CART Inc. to supply engines to the international Championship Auto Racing Teams for the 2003 series.
09/04/02 MG ROVER GROUP ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH CATERHAM CARS
MG Rover Group today confirms that it has signed a business and marketing partnership with Caterham Cars, the specialist British sportscar manufacturer.
05/04/02 MG ZR EX258 RALLY CAR AT SWEET LAMB SHAKEDOWN
 
Gwyndaf Evans and the MG ZR EX258 rally car will be attending the Pirelli British Rally Championship shakedown this weekend at Sweet Lamb, mid-Wales.
01/04/02 MG WORKS ENTRY - MG ZS EX260
The first race of the 2002 season was full of incidents in which a safety car was employed for four laps. After qualifying for third place on the grid, Anthony Reid was cruelly nudged into the gravel after exiting Paddock Hill Bend.
21/03/02 MG ROVER AND CHINA BRILLIANCE CREATE GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE ALLIANCE
MG Rover Group Limited (MG Rover) and China Brilliance Industrial Holdings (CBIH) have entered into a long-term strategic Alliance and co-operation agreement to finance, develop, manufacture and market world-class automobiles for the mutual benefit of both partners.
16/03/02 MG ZR EX258 ON TRACK FOR CATALUNYA
 

The MG ZR EX258 returns to the rally stage this weekend when it takes part in the 38th Rally Catalunya. The rally forms round two of the 2002 FIA Junior World Rally Championship.

06/03/02 MG TF TAKES TOP GENEVA AWARD
 

Today at the Geneva Motor Show, Rob Oldaker, MG Rover Group‘s Product Development Director was presented with the "Cabrio of the Year" award 2002 for the new MG TF sports car.

28/02/02 TEAM ATOMIC KITTEN

MG Sport & Racing has today revealed a new collaboration to run an independent team in this year's British Touring Car Championship using the 2001 MG ZS's that had such a successful debut in last year's championship.
28/02/02 BLUNDELL FLYING THE FLAG FOR MG
MG Sport & Racing Limited have today announced Mark Blundell as Ambassador for the MG XPOWER programme at their 2002 motorsport reveal at Longbridge.
28/02/02 MG SECURES KEY ALLIANCES FOR 2002

Rob Oldaker, managing director of MG Sport & Racing has today unveiled Mattel as title sponsors of the MG motorsport activities in 2002. The agreement will see the toy company Mattel's "Hot Wheels Racing" brand prominently displayed across MG's Le Mans, BTCC and rally programmes and will involve a number of joint promotional activities in the toy marketplace.
28/02/02 MG ROARS INTO VIRTUAL RACING
 
MG is the latest star to appear in the new blockbuster video game TOCA Race Driver from Codemasters, a leading developer and publisher of best-selling interactive entertainment.
28/02/02 MG WORKS ENTRY
 
MG entered the British Touring Car Championship in 2001 for the final three events of the season. The British marque entered the fray to challenge Vauxhall’s domination and took the field by storm at Brands Hatch with its first ever BTCC pole position and race win – but it didn’t stop there, off the track MG continued to entertain with a range of extreme rides for the spectators, including an outrageous bungee jump!
28/02/02 MG LOLA EX257 LE MANS
 
MG’s return to the motorsport scene was heralded when the MG Lola EX257 competed at La Sarthe circuit for the 24 Heures Du Mans, in June last year. Despite atrocious weather conditions, the MG LOLA EX257 exceeded all expectations reaching as high as third place overall before eventually succumbing to the torrential rain.
28/02/02 MG ZR EX258 RALLY CAR
 
2002 has already seen the re-entry of MG into the world of rallying, with the Super 1600 MG ZR EX258 being piloted by Gwyndaf Evans and co-driver Chris Patterson. Whilst its first outing at Monte Carlo in January did not go exactly to plan, the car certainly showed much promise and better results are forecast for the remainder of the Junior World Rally Championship season.
25/02/02 MG ZT 180 SPORTS AUTO
A new '180 Sports Auto' now complements the performance MG ZT range, providing an automatic choice between the popular 5-speed manual ZT 160 and ZT 190 models.
01/02/02 ROYAL OPENING OF VISITOR CENTRE MARKS £8 MILLION REDEVELOPMENT OF LONGBRIDGE INTO MG ROVER HEADQUARTERS
HRH The Princess Royal, 30 January, officially opened the newly refurbished visitor’s centre and showroom at MG Rover Group. The Royal visit celebrates the completion of an £8 million redevelopment of the Longbridge manufacturing operations into the headquarters of MG Rover.
31/01/02 MG TF PRESS INFORMATION
The MG TF is fundamentally a new generation of the MGF, Britain’s best selling sports car and introduces a new exterior appearance, an all-new suspension design, higher performing engines and a host of new paint, interior trim and optional hood colours.
24/01/02 MG ROVER AND POWERTRAIN ARE FIRST TO ACHIEVE NEW QUALITY AWARD
MG Rover Holdings announces that two of its subsidiaries, MG Rover Group and its engine and transmission company, Powertrain Ltd are the first automotive businesses in the UK to receive certification to the new quality standard, ISO 9001:2000.
19/01/02 GWYNDAF RETIRES FROM MONTE CARLO RALLY
 
The debut of the MG ZR EX258 rally car driven by Gwyndaf Evans and Chris Patterson came to an end on stage three of the Monte Carlo Rally when the car left the road and was unable to continue.
16/01/02 BRUSSELS SHOW DEBUT FOR NEW MGTF
 
MG today (15th January) unveiled, for the first time, the new MG TF at the Brussels Motor Show. The MG TF is a fundamental new generation of the MGF, Britain’s best selling sports car and introduces a new exterior appearance, an all-new suspension design, higher performing engines and a host of new paint, interior trim and hood colours.
15/01/02 MG XPOWER IN A SPIN
MG Sport and Racing Ltd are pleased to announce that they will be sponsoring the antics of world record stunt driver Terry Grant. The former racing driver and now stunt supremo has thrilled many crowds throughout the world with his 'donut-king' performances in his 'Legend' car.
10/01/02 MG RETURNS TO RALLY WITH GWYNDAF EVANS
The MG ZR Super 1600 (EX258) will make its rally debut at the opening round of the 2002 FIA Junior World Rally Championship at Monte Carlo this month with Gwyndaf Evans behind the wheel.
04/01/02 MG'S BEST SELLING ROADSTER TO BE SUCCEEDED BY NEW GENERATION TF MODEL
MG announce today (January 8), details of the new MGTF - successor to Britain's best selling MGF sports car that it will replace in February 2002 and styled by MG Rover Group's renowned designer Peter Stevens.
03/01/02 MG AND ROVER PRICES CHANGE
 
Prices for the MGF, ZR, ZS and ZT - increase on average by 1.5% effective from the beginning of January 2002.