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Scarlet Dunn has arrived!

Posted on June 9, 2011 at 5:00 AM
Amanda Whitaker & Anthony Dunn are proud to announce the birth of their first child Scarlet Jane Whitaker Dunn on Thursday 2nd June.
 
 
Scarlet was in such a hurry to meet the world that she couldn't wait to get to Darlington Hospital - she instead arrived at 12.20 pm at Newton Aycliffe Doctors Surgery!
 
She weighed just 6lbs but mother and baby are d...
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Anthony flies at Silverstone

Posted on April 19, 2011 at 11:08 AM
Anthony had a good ‘comeback’ race this weekend at Silverstone in the Radical UK Cup championship. The 2007 Radical Enduro SR3 champion proved he’d lost none of his competitiveness in by qualifying 2nd in the ultra competitive SR3 class alongside former SR8 champion and friend Stuart Moseley.



In race one, team mate Timothy Lyons took the start and drove a ...
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Anthony back in Radical action!

Posted on February 21, 2011 at 9:38 AM
Anthony made a return to Radical sportscar racing again this weekend at the Ascari Race Resort in Spain. He was partnering client Timothy Lyons who he coaches through his IWannaGoFaster.com business. Although racing isn't new to Timothy having raced for a number of years in Formula Ford 1600 in the late 1970's & early 80's, it was his first competitive event for nearly 30 years and his first in a sportscar. Having won the 2007 Radical SR3 British championship, Anthony was keen to be ... Read Full Post »

1st in Euro, 2nd in UK SPEED Series

Posted on October 11, 2009 at 4:28 PM

By finishing on the podium at Silverstone, Anthony, Barry & the RLR Msport team finished 1st in the European & 2nd in the 2009 UK SPEED Series.



The pair won 2 races in 2009 - equal to Rob Garofall's championship winning campaign - although Garofall was more consistent through the year and took a deserving overall title. The team were awarded their trophies in the evening presen...

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Podium to finish

Posted on October 11, 2009 at 3:45 PM

Anthony & Barry finished their 2009 SPEED Series campaign with a solid 3rd place at Silverstone in the final race of the season.



Barry took the helm in qualifying, finishing in 9th place in a very tricky wet session. The top order was so close that positions 4th to 10th were covered by just a few tenths.


At the start, Barry ran in a strong 6th place, closing on those...

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On the pace in CER

Posted on September 14, 2009 at 6:06 PM
Anthony shook down Sandy Watson's Chevron B19 at Silverstone on his first competitive outing in a historic racing car. He was on the heels of some much quicker cars in the Classic Endurance Racing series, a support race to the Le Mans Series weekend on the full Grand Prix Circuit.



He qualified 5th, despite missing the opportunity to put new tyres on & get a clea...
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Snetterton 6hr Revenge!

Posted on August 23, 2009 at 3:42 PM
Barry, Anthony & RLR Msport took their revenge at Snetterton this weekend with a resounding victory in the SPEED series 6 hour race.



The team put behind them the their frightening pitlane fire in 2008 as they took the lead after 1 hour and never looked back, winning the race by a clear 3 laps ahead of Sarah Reader / Graham Fennymore's TFL Juno.

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DNF at Brands

Posted on August 2, 2009 at 3:07 PM

After the highs of their maiden SPEED series victory at Spa-Francorchamps Barry & Anthony came back to the ground with a bump with an extremely disappointing non-finish at Brands Hatch.




Racing on the majestic Grand Prix circuit, one of their favourite places in the UK, Anthony & Barry were looking forward to the race.


Anthony took the opening laps in...

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Victory at Spa!

Posted on May 30, 2009 at 2:46 PM

 

Anthony & Barry finally took a victory in the SPEED series (formerly VdeV UK) at their favourite track, Belgium's Spa-Francorchamps.




Barry took his turn to qualify the Ligier JS49 and outlined his continuing improvements by qualifying in an outstanding 3rd position, just 1 second away from Pole Position and ahead of many professional drivers including Le Mans driv...

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Anglesey Disappointment

Posted on May 17, 2009 at 2:44 PM

The start of the SPEED series at Anglesey was a disappointment for Anthony, Barry & RLR Msport.



Despite having been on the pace in testing, qualifying was a disappointment as a combination of issues made Anthony start in a grid slot of only 6th. Windy conditions made the car unpredictable and a locking rear end into slow corners caused by a oversized rear tyre caused Anthony to be...

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Finally on the podium!

Posted on October 20, 2008 at 2:42 PM
Anthony Dunn & Barry Gates finally made it onto the podium in VdeV UK in the final round at Silverstone.



After starting from 4th place, Barry got quickly into the groove in his Chevron Racing Team Ligier JS49 and consolidated his position, staying with the leading pack on the opening laps. He took 3rd position when Adam Derbyshire ran wide at Becketts whilst atte...
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Setting the pace at Croft, but an opportunity lost

Posted on September 30, 2008 at 2:36 PM
Anthony, Barry & the Chevron racing team put on their best performance of the season in round 7 of the VdeV UK Championship at Croft.



After a difficult couple of rounds at Brands Hatch & Assen, the team were determined to get closer to the pace. A good test at Donington in the week before the event allowed them to find a better setup on the car and the p...
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Anthony & Amanda race against each other in VdeV UK

Posted on September 30, 2008 at 2:33 PM
For the first time in their car racing career, County Durham partners Anthony Dunn & Amanda Whitaker competed against each other on track in VdeV UK at Croft this weekend.



Amanda picked up the last minute deal to race a Ligier JS49, partnering former British Touring Car Race winner (and brother of Sporty Spice Mel C) Paul O'Neill in the 3 hour race. It was h...
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Hero to zero at Assen

Posted on September 9, 2008 at 2:27 PM
Anthony & Barry were once again in the mix in VdeV UK as the series made an overseas visit to the Assen TT circuit in Holland. 



Although they only qualified 5th, Anthony took the start and held a strong 4th position in the opening laps and took 3rd from Ally McKever as a light rain shower hit the track.

Shortly after the rain start...
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6th place in 6th gear

Posted on August 10, 2008 at 2:24 PM
Following their dramatic pitlane fire at Snetterton 3 weeks ago, Anthony and Barry finished 6th in VdeV UK this weekend at Brands Hatch in their Ligier JS49.



Mechanical problems in qualifying relegated them to 10th place, a considerable way down on their test form as one of the pace setters.

Barry took the opening stint of the 3 hour race ...
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A Potential Win Up In Flames

Posted on July 20, 2008 at 8:56 AM
A potential race win for Anthony Dunn & Barry Gates went up in smoke at Snetterton this weekend after a problem whilst refuelling took them out of the lead.



Despite only qualifying in 7th, Anthony made a strong start to stay with the leading pack and kept his head when rain hit the circuit, taking advantage of the conditions to jump up to 2nd behind Rob Garofall...
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Oulton disaster for Dunn & Gates

Posted on June 29, 2008 at 8:47 AM
In damp qualifying, Anthony qualified the Ligier JS49 in 7th place, despite only getting one clear lap when conditions were at their best due to an alternator problem forcing them to spend much of the session in the pitlane. 



Anthony took the opening stint of the four hour endurance event, slotting in 6th place behind Ivor McCullough's Ligier on the openi...
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Front row but a DNF at Anglesey

Posted on May 21, 2008 at 8:39 AM
Anthony Dunn & Barry Gates had mixed fortunes in the 2nd round of the VdeV UK series at Anglesey this weekend.

The pair got off to a good start with Anthony qualifying the Ligier JS49 on the front row of the grid alongside Rob Garofall's Norma M20F.



Barry took the opening stint, slotting in behind Adam Derbyshire's Norma on the o...
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2008 mixed season opener

Posted on April 14, 2008 at 8:36 AM
Barry Gates & Anthony had mixed fortunes in the first race of the 2008 V de V series. Despite limited Donington testing, in a tricky wet-dry qualifying session, they took 5th position on the grid in their Ligier JS49.



In the race, they were hampered by gear selection problems, but Barry still produced a solid performance in the opening stint to stay in touch...
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2007 Radical SR3 Champions!

Posted on October 8, 2007 at 8:22 AM
Anthony and Barry Gates ended their year successfully winning the 2007 Radical SR3 Enduro British Championship title at Brands Hatch!



Going into the weekend the pair had a 23 point lead, over 'Team RPM' team mate Phil Bailey and his driving partner, newly crowned 2007 British GT Champion Bradley Ellis. In a closely fought contest, the pair did what they had to do...
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