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Ten up for Jamie Caroline and Pirtek Racing at Knockhill

Pirtek Racing’s rising star Jamie Caroline maintained his impressive lead in the F4 British Championship Certified by FIA – powered by Ford after storming to a tenth victory of the season at Knockhill.   Having broken the record for wins in a season last time out at Snetterton, Jamie made the...

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Strong race pace for Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing at Knockhill

BMW Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan produced one of his most impressive drives of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season at Knockhill but was left ruing the misfortune of qualifying following the seventh meeting of the campaign.   Andrew went into the weekend keen to make the most of...

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Strong points the aim for Jamie Caroline and Pirtek Racing in Scotland

Pirtek Racing’s rising star Jamie Caroline has his sights firmly fixed on a big points haul this weekend with the F4 British Championship Certified by FIA – Powered by Ford heads for Knockhill this weekend for the seventh meeting of the year. Jamie makes the long trip to Scotland sitting pretty at the...

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Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing ready to bounce back at Knockhill

BMW Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan will look to bounce back from the disappointment of Snetterton when the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship heads for Knockhill this weekend for the seventh round of the year. Andrew was on course for his third win of the season in the final race at Snetterton two...

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Record breaking success for Jamie Caroline and Pirtek Racing at Snetterton

Young gun Jamie Caroline secured his place in series history with a ninth win of the year as the F4 British Championship Certified by FIA – powered by Ford season resumed at Snetterton.   Jamie went into the weekend looking to consolidate his lead at the head of the championship standings having...

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Late misfortune costs Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing victory at Snetterton

BMW Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan was left to wonder what might have been after missing out on a third win of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season at Snetterton.   Andrew went into the weekend looking to try and challenge towards the front of the grid at the wheel of his West Surrey...

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Battle resumes for Jamie Caroline and Pirtek Racing at Snetterton

Pirtek Racing’s rising star Jamie Caroline will seek to consolidate his advantage in the F4 British Championship Certified by FIA – powered by Ford when the series heads for Snetterton this weekend for the sixth meeting of the year. The talented teenager has been the stand-out driver on the grid this...

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Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing in confident mood for Snetterton

BMW Pirtek Racing driver Andrew Jordan insists he heads for Snetterton in confident mood this weekend as the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season resumes after the summer break. Andrew goes into the sixth meeting of the season sitting seventh in the championship standings after a mixed start to his...

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Pirtek Plymouth

Hosefast (trading as Pirtek Plymouth) have agreed to sell their business to Pirtek (UK) Limited. Pirtek are delighted that Andy Tozer will continue to act as Centre Manager along with his full team of MSSTs and administration staff, including two other family members. Pirtek Plymouth and the entire team will...

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Huge team effort helps Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing to triple score

BMW Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan bounced back from a difficult qualifying session to secure three points finishes from the latest rounds of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Croft.   Andrew made the trip to North Yorkshire looking to build on his second win of the year at Oulton...

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Jamie Caroline retains half time lead despite tough F4 outing at Croft

Jamie Caroline retained his healthy lead in the F4 British Championship Certified by FIA – powered by Ford despite a challenging weekend on track at Croft. Pirtek Racing’s rising star went into the fifth meeting of the season on the back foot as a result of a ten place grid penalty handed out for an...

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Jamie Caroline and Pirtek Racing chase strong showing at Croft

Pirtek Racing’s rising star Jamie Caroline will look maintain the strong form that has made him the man to beat in the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford when the series heads to Croft this weekend for the fifth meeting of the season. Jamie has enjoyed a stellar 2017 campaign so...

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Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing keen to maintain momentum at Croft

BMW Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan will seek to build on the strong results he enjoyed last time out at Oulton Park when the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship heads for Croft this weekend for the fifth meeting of the year. Andrew enjoyed his best weekend to date at the wheel of his West Surrey...

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Back on Dry Land

After 26 years in the Royal Navy, Scott Hardisty jumped ship to follow in the footsteps of his brother-in-law and pursue a career as Licensee with Pirtek UK. As a 19-year old in Blackpool, Scott Hardisty was looking to satisfy his desire for engineering experience and qualifications with a career...

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Jamie Caroline and Pirtek Racing extend advantage with eighth win

Pirtek Racing’s rising star Jamie Caroline emerged from a dramatic fourth meeting of the 2017 F4 British Championship Certified by FIA - powered by Ford having extended his points lead with an eighth victory of the campaign. The teenager made the trip to Oulton Park on the back of a stunning hat-trick of wins...

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Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing secure Oulton Park victory

BMW Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan returned to form in fine style at Oulton Park with a second victory of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season. Andrew headed into the fourth meeting of the year looking to rebound from challenging weekends at both Donington Park and Thruxton, where the...

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Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing hope for change in fortune at Oulton Park

BMW Pirtek Racing's Andrew Jordan will hope to get his Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship campaign back on track this weekend when the series heads to Oulton Park for the fourth round of the year. Andrew enjoyed a fine start to life with the West Surrey Racing team earlier in the season with a...

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Jamie Caroline and Pirtek Racing target further success at Oulton Park

Pirtek Racing’s rising star Jamie Caroline will look to maintain his astonishing run of success in the F4 British Championship Certified by FIA – powered by Ford when the series heads for Oulton Park this weekend. The 18-year-old produced a record-breaking performance last time out at Thruxton as he...

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Record breaking triple success for Jamie Caroline and Pirtek Racing

Pirtek Racing’s rising star Jamie Caroline secured his place in the F4 British Championship Certified by FIA – powered by Ford history books with a stunning performance on track at Thruxton.   The talented 18-year-old clinched victory in all three races at the quickest circuit on the calendar,...

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Double score for Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing at Thruxton

BMW Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan battled hard to secure a brace of points finishes from a challenging third round of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season at Thruxton.   Andrew went into the event looking to impress at his favourite circuit on the calendar, but had to settle for a...

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Connacht Rugby and the IRFU are delighted to confirm the appointment of Peter Wilkins as Defence Coach

Wilkins, who has spent the past two seasons at Edinburgh Rugby will join Kieran Keane’s new look coaching ticket for next season along with Jimmy Duffy and Nigel Carolan.  Wilkins, from England, began his coaching journey with the RFU before moving to Australia where he progressed within the Queensland...

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Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing seek return to form at Thruxton

BMW Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan will look to return to form in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship when the series heads to the Thruxton circuit in Hampshire this weekend for the third round of the year. Andrew goes into the weekend sitting seventh in the championship standings after a...

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Pirtek Racing and Jamie Caroline out to maintain advantage at Thruxton

Pirtek Racing’s rising star Jamie Caroline will look to maintain his impressive start to the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost season when the series heads to Thruxton for the third meeting of the year. Double victories at both Brands Hatch and Donington Park at the...

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Home misfortune for Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing at Donington Park

BMW Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan was left to wonder what might have been after a difficult home meeting of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season at Donington Park.   Andrew went into the weekend keen to try and build on his first win with the West Surrey Racing-run BMW 125i M Sport...

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Donington double for Jamie Caroline and Pirtek Racing

Pirtek Racing’s rising star Jamie Caroline has extended his lead in the F4 British Championship Certified by FIA – powered by Ford on the back of another strong performance on track at Donington Park.   Jamie went into the weekend seeking to build on a stunning showing in the season opener at...

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Jamie Caroline and Pirtek Racing seek to maintain advantage at Donington Park

Pirtek Racing’s rising star Jamie Caroline will seek to maintain his early advantage in the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford standings when the series heads for Donington Park this weekend for the second meeting of the year. Jamie heads for the East Midlands circuit as the man...

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Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing target strong points haul at Donington Park

Andrew Jordan and his BMW Pirtek Racing team will hope to build on an impressive start to the new Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season when the series heads for Donington Park this weekend for the second meeting of the year. Andrew heads into his home event sitting third in the early season standings,...

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Amazing Journey

With five London-based Pirtek franchises under his belt, Andy Williams is one of the company’s most successful Licensees.   His story is made even more remarkable by the fact that he started with a spanner in his hand. After leaving his first job as a tools salesman, Andy Williams...

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Rising Through the Ranks

Pirtek has helped cure one man’s wanderlust whilst providing him with an opportunity to own not one but two dedicated Hose Centres of his own. Andy Connell left college with all the qualifications he needed to become a plant fitter, an ambition he was to satisfy with Kent-based plant dealer...

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Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing secure victory at Brands Hatch

BMW Pirtek Racing and Andrew Jordan secured the perfect start to the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season with victory during the opening weekend of the year at Brands Hatch. Andrew went into the weekend looking to impress on his debut at the wheel of his West Surrey Racing-run BMW 125i M Sport...

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Double success and points lead for Jamie Caroline and Pirtek Racing

Pirtek Racing’s rising star Jamie Caroline made the perfect start to his F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford campaign with a double victory in the opening rounds of the year at Brands Hatch. Jamie was on the pace from the moment he hit the track for Friday testing at the wheel of...

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Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing target strong start at Brands Hatch

Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan will hope to start the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season on a high when the new campaign kicks off this weekend at Brands Hatch. The opening meeting of the year will mark the start of an exciting new phase of Andrew’s career as he embarks on his first...

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Jamie Caroline and Pirtek Racing chasing winning start at Brands Hatch

Pirtek Racing’s young charger Jamie Caroline has his sights firmly fixed on the top step of the podium when the new F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford season kicks off this weekend at Brands Hatch. The 18-year-old heads into his second season of single-seater competition looking...

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Basildon Bond

Through a mix of hard graft, dedication and commitment, Colin May has risen through the Pirtek ranks from trade counter assistant to owner, much to his own surprise. “I never set out to own my own business.   But Pirtek gave me that opportunity and I seized the...

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Taking Flight

When Pirtek Swindon’s Mark Cresswell was injured in a motorcycle accident almost two years ago, the Wiltshire Air Ambulance service helped save his life.   Now Cresswell’s colleagues have set themselves a target to raise £5,000 for the air ambulance service as a thank you. Pirtek Swindon...

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BMW works support for Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing

Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing will compete with works support from BMW in the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship after a confirmation that West Surrey Racing team is to become a full manufacturer-backed team. Andrew, who clinched the Independents’ title for the third time in his career last...

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Connacht Rugby appoint Kieran Keane as new Head Coach

Connacht Rugby can today confirm that Kieran Keane will join the province as Head Coach ahead of the 2017/18 season, having signed a three-year contract. With a lifetime of coaching experience in New Zealand, the former All Black joins Connacht from the Chiefs, where he currently works as Assistant Coach to Dave...

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Putting the Customer First

It is 24 years since Pirtek Swindon became the 16th Pirtek Centre to open its doors in the UK.   Today, the original Licensee – Andy Edwards and his team – continues to provide an impeccable service to customers across Wiltshire and now also in Somerset. The year is...

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Pirtek makes a date with Charity

Pirtek UK, the leading Fluid Transfer Solutions provider, has channelled the “Calendar Girls” to create a truly unique new 2017 calendar whilst raising almost £10,000 for the Prostate Cancer UK charity. The Pirtek calendar has become a mainstay of offices and workshops up and down the...

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Before the Mast

With 40 years experience and customers from Inverness to the Channel Islands, Stacatruc says it offers the best and most cost-effective forklift customer service possible. As an independent company, Stacatruc is not tied to one manufacturer; rather it can focus on looking for the best solutions for...

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Pat Lam to finish at end of season

Connacht Rugby can today confirm that Pat Lam has announced he will be leaving the club at the end of the 2016/17 season.  The former Samoa captain, currently in his fourth season with Connacht, will finish up next summer to take up a new coaching role. Commenting from Galway today, Pat...

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All the Fun of the Fair

Oakwood Theme Park in Pembrokeshire opened in the late 1980s as a small family park with BMX bikes, a wooden fort, a 3D cinema and go karts. The Park now has five world class spectacular rides including a wooden roller coaster rated number three in the world. Oakwood Leisure Ltd was owned and...

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Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing reveal 2017 BTCC programme

Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan has his sights set on challenging for the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship title after today confirming a deal to join multiple champions West Surrey Racing.The 27-year-old will help spearhead WSR’s assault on the championship title for the next two years after...

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Rocket Science

The BLOODHOUND Project is a global Engineering Adventure, using a 1,000 mph world land speed record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Sitting in a pristine industrial unit just around the corner from Pirtek...

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Fetch the Engineā€¦

Pirtek’s ability to respond quickly to a customer call has earned the company the nickname of the fourth emergency service.   So it is perhaps fitting that the company should be the hose supplier of choice for a customer restoring a stunning relic of one of the original three emergency services. An...

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Jamie Caroline impresses on F3 debut

Pirtek Racing’s young gun Jamie Caroline provided further indication of his talents with an impressive performance on his BRDC British Formula 3 debut at Snetterton.   Fresh from a top ten championship finish in the F4 British Championship this season, Jamie signed up with the Douglas Motorsport team...

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Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing eye exciting 2017 programme

Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing are eyeing new and exciting opportunities for the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season after today announcing that the current agreement with Motorbase Performance is to come to an end. Andrew joined the team following the conclusion of the 2015 season, and has...

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Championship glory for Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing

Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan enjoyed a successful end to the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season after wrapping up the Independents title at Brands Hatch. Andrew went into the weekend embroiled in a two-way fight for the title with his Motorbase Performance team-mate Mat Jackson, whilst he was...

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Jamie Caroline and Pirtek Racing take to the top step at Brands Hatch

Pirtek Racing’s rising star Jamie Caroline brought the curtain down on his first year of single-seater competition in fine style with a stunning victory during the final rounds of the F4 British Championship Certified by FIA – powered by Ford at Brands Hatch. The talented teenager went into the season...

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Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing celebrates success at Silverstone

Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan produced a strong performance on track as the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship headed to Silverstone for the penultimate meeting of the year, securing a second victory of the campaign to remain in contention for the championship crown.   Andrew went into the...

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Early misfortune costs Jamie Caroline dear at Silverstone

Pirtek Racing’s rising star Jamie Caroline was left to rue a moment of misfortune that would ultimately cost him dear during the latest rounds of the F4 British Championship Certified by FIA – powered by Ford at Silverstone. The teenager went into the weekend looking to build on a brace of fourth place...

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Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing return to the podium at Rockingham

Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan made a return to the podium with an impressive on-track performance during the latest rounds of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Rockingham. Andrew went into the weekend keen to impress in his Motorbase Performance-run Ford Focus and showed his intentions by...

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Double top four for Jamie Caroline and Pirtek Racing

Pirtek Racing’s rising star Jamie Caroline secured a brace of top four finishes as the F4 British Championship Certified by FIA - powered by Ford head to Rockingham for the eighth meeting of the year. The teenager went into the weekend keen to bounce back from two difficult meetings at Snetterton and...

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Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing out to maintain points lead

Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan will seek to maintain his lead in the Independents Championship when the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship heads for Rockingham this weekend for the eighth round of the year. Andrew extended his lead in the standings to 25 points last time out at Knockhill with three...

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Jamie Caroline and Pirtek Racing ready to challenge at Rockingham

Pirtek Racing’s rising star Jamie Caroline has his sights firmly set on silverware as the battle for honours in the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford heads for Rockingham this weekend for the eighth meeting of the year. The talented teenager makes the trip to the...

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Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing extend Independents advantage

Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan extended his advantage in the Independents Championship with another strong on-track performance in the latest rounds of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Knockhill. Andrew went into the weekend keen to strengthen his position at the head of the standings and...

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Pace unrewarded for Jamie Caroline and Pirtek Racing at Knockhill

Pirtek Racing’s Jamie Caroline endured a challenging weekend on track where his pace wasn’t rewarded with results as the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford headed to Knockhill for the seventh round of the year. Jamie made the trip to Scotland eager to challenge towards the...

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Podium and points the target for Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing

Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan will hope to push towards the podium places when the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship heads to Scotland this weekend for the seventh round of the season. Andrew makes the trip to Knockhill sitting eighth in the championship standings, but is less than 20 points away...

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Jamie Caroline and Pirtek Racing target return to form

Pirtek Racing’s rising star Jamie Caroline will hope to return to the front-running form he displayed earlier in the year when the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford heads north this weekend for the seventh round of the year. Having taken four podium finishes in the opening third...

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Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing maintain Indy lead on tough weekend

Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan has maintained his lead in the Independents Championship despite a challenging weekend at Snetterton as the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season resumed after the summer break. Andrew went into the weekend hoping to build on an encouraging test at the Norfolk...

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Challenging times for Jamie Caroline and Pirtek Racing

Pirtek Racing’s rising star Jamie Caroline will look to bounce back from a tough weekend on track at Snetterton after the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford roared back into life with the sixth meeting of the season. Jamie was keen to impress at the wheel of his Fortec...

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Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing keen to strengthen championship bid

Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan will aim to strengthen his position in the title race when the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season resumes this weekend with the sixth round of the year at Snetterton. Andrew makes the trip to Norfolk as the man to beat in the Independents Trophy, while he is also...

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Strong points the aim for Jamie Caroline and Pirtek Racing

Pirtek Racing’s rising star Jamie Caroline will hope to score big this weekend when the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford bursts back into life at Snetterton. The sixth meeting of the season will see Jamie resume battle in the hotly-contested single-seater series after a six...

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Shootout success for Pirtek Racing at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Pirtek Racing's Andrew Jordan made his mark on the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend after coming out on top of the pile in the event's inaugural BTCC Shootout. At the wheel of the Motorbase Performance-run Ford Focus that has carried him to the Independents Championship lead at the half-way...

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Doing it Right

Pirtek Ashford definitely falls into the category of a progressive centre. Having weathered one of the deepest recessions in modern times, the Centre decided it was time to go out in search of those elusive 'green shoots' that should have been sprouting everywhere by now. Centre manager Chris Tomlinson...

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Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing extend Independents advantage

Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan produced a battling performance at Croft to extend his lead in the Independents’ Championship as the battle for the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship reached the half-way stage. Andrew went into the weekend hoping to bounce back from a challenging weekend at...

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Challenging weekend for Jamie Caroline and Pirtek Racing

Pirtek Racing’s rising star Jamie Caroline endured a challenging weekend as the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford reached the half way stage at Croft, with his undoubted speed not reflected in the end results. The fifth meeting of the year marked the start of Jamie’s...

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Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing seek to enter summer on a high

Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan has high hopes of entering the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship’s summer break on a high as he prepares for the fifth meeting of the year this weekend at Croft. Andrew goes into the weekend as the man to beat in the Independents’ Championship having secured the...

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Jamie Caroline and Pirtek Racing eager to impress at Croft

Pirtek Racing’s rising star Jamie Caroline will hope to build on his double podium last time out at Oulton Park as the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford heads for Croft for the fifth round of the year. The teenager makes the journey to North Yorkshire sitting eight in the...

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Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing secure Independents points lead

Pirtek Racing star Andrew Jordan has moved to the head of the Independents’ Championship standings despite a tough weekend on track during the latest rounds of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Oulton Park. Andrew went into the event buoyed by his performance in the previous meeting at...

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Double podium for Jamie Caroline and Pirtek Racing at Oulton Park

Pirtek Racing’s rising star Jamie Caroline enjoyed his best weekend of the season to date with a double podium finish in the latest rounds of the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford at Oulton Park. The teenager went into the weekend seeking to build on a second podium finish of...

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Jamie Caroline and Pirtek Racing aim to impress at Oulton Park

Pirtek Racing’s young star Jamie Caroline will hope that history repeats itself this weekend when he heads to Oulton Park for the latest rounds of the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford. The teenager makes the journey to the stunning Cheshire circuit on the back of another impressive...

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Pirtek Racing ace Andrew Jordan seeks to impress on landmark weekend

Having opened his win account for the year last time out, Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan has his sights firmly set on more success this weekend when the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship heads for Oulton Park for the fourth round of the season. On his best weekend to date at the wheel of his Motorbase...

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Highlights: Guinness PRO12 Final

Watch the highlights from the GUINNESS PRO12 Final. Connacht’s 20:10 win over Leinster saw them crowned Guinness PRO12 Champions for 2015/16.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHMQC4CmKc8

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Welcome to the Webshop

Picture a world in which your Pirtek trade counter was open 24/7; where you could purchase hoses, assemblies and a multitude of other Pirtek products from the comfort of your armchair; where the products you need to ensure the smooth running of your business were just a mouse-click or finger-swipe away. Well...

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Connacht 16 - 11 Glasgow Warriors

The boot of AJ MacGinty and Niyi Adeolokun’s try booked Connacht Rugby a meeting with Leinster in the Guinness PRO12 Final next weekend after Pat Lam’s men edged past reigning champions Glasgow Warriors 16-11 at the Sportsground. Connacht won another tight affair between the two sides a fortnight ago to...

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Speed Trap

Transport for London's latest figures state that the average traffic speeds on major London roads between 7am to 7pm was 19.33 mph and 8.98 mph across Central London. Congestion in London has always been a problem since Dickensian times, with narrow streets simply not designed for modern traffic. Working in London in...

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Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing win at Thruxton

Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan enjoyed his best weekend of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season to date at Thruxton, with a win and a podium finish during the third round of the year. Andrew headed into the weekend looking to bounce back from a tough home event at Donington Park last month,...

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Jamie Caroline and Pirtek Racing return to the podium at Thruxton

Pirtek Racing’s rising star Jamie Caroline returned to the podium with another impressive on-track performance in the third round of the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford at Thruxton. The teenager went into the weekend seeking to build on a hat-trick of top ten finishes at...

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Jordan and Pirtek Racing aim to shine at Thruxton

Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan will hope to bounce back to form this weekend as the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship heads for Thruxton for the third round of the year. Andrew endured a challenging weekend on home soil at Donington Park last time out, with an off-track excursion in qualifying...

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Pirtek Racing ace Caroline targets maiden single-seater success

Pirtek Racing’s rising star Jamie Caroline has his sights firmly fixed on a first single-seater victory when the rebranded* F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford heads for Thruxton this weekend for the third round of the season. The talented teenager heads for the quickest circuit...

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Spice of Life

A day in the life of a Pirtek MSST can be very diverse, but variety is the spice of life. John Allen who works out of the Harlow Centre demonstrated just this in a typical day's call outs. The day started with a blown excavator hose to replace. Nothing unusual in that, especially as the job took less than a hour to...

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Triple score for Jordan and Pirtek Racing on tough weekend

Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan secured three points finishes from a tough weekend on track as the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship headed to Donington Park for the second meeting of the season. Andrew was optimistic about building on an encouraging debut in his Motorbase Performance-run Ford Focus...

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Three top tens for Caroline and Pirtek Racing at Donington Park

Pirtek Racing’s rising star Jamie Caroline added three more points finish to his Ford MSA Formula resume when the series headed to Donington Park for the latest rounds of the season. The reigning Ginetta Junior champion made the journey to the East Midlands circuit keen to build on a debut podium in the...

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Jordan and Pirtek Racing out to impress at Donington Park

Pirtek Racing driver Andrew Jordan will hope to impress this weekend when the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship heads for Donington Park for the second round of the season (16/17 April). Donington is a circuit that has happy memories for Andrew, dating right back to his debut season in the BTCC when he...

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Caroline and Pirtek Racing aim for podium repeat at Donington Park

Jamie Caroline will seek to build on a stunning debut podium when the Pirtek Racing-backed driver heads for Donington Park this weekend (16/17 April) for the latest rounds of the Ford MSA Formula series. The reigning Ginetta Junior champion played a starring role in one of the most dramatic races in series history...

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On the Buses

Pirtek Preston is heading for its best turnover to date this year and has had to put an extra service van on to deliver on its ETA 1 hour service promise and to keep its customers satisfied.   In fact, the Centre has taken on three extra staff this year alone.   The result; an excellent team has grown into a truly...

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Caroline and Pirtek Racing star in action-packed MSA Formula opener

Rising star Jamie Caroline emerged as one of the stars of the show at Brands Hatch as the Pirtek Racing driver made his single-seater debut in the opening rounds of the new Ford MSA Formula season. The 17-year-old from Surrey went into the weekend in confident mood having enjoyed a solid pre-season testing...

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Jordan and Pirtek Racing enjoy solid start at Brands Hatch

Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan made a solid start to his 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship campaign at Brands Hatch, picking up a hat-trick of points finishes to leave him well placed in the early season standings.   The season opener marked Andrew’s first race weekend at the...

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Caroline and Pirtek Racing ready to kick-start new challenge

Rising star Jamie Caroline will embark on the latest stage of his career this weekend [2/3 April] when the Pirtek Racing driver makes his single-seater debut in the MSA Formula Series at Brands Hatch. The 17-year-old goes into the opening rounds of the BTCC support series having already shown impressive speed at...

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Jordan and Pirtek Racing ready for BTCC opener

Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing will kick-start their assault on the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship this weekend [2/3 April] when the series heads to the famous Brands Hatch circuit in Kent for the opening rounds of the year. Andrew goes into the new season with his sights firmly set on...

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Waste Not

Viridor operates out of 320 facilities scattered around the UK.   Well known for its refuse recycling capabilities, the company has a very simple approach to the material they process; they 'transform waste'. The company says once there was waste, now there are valuable resources that society must...

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Andrew Jordan to star at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Andrew Jordan and the Pirtek Racing Ford Focus will be among the stars at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed (23-26 June). Andrew was elated to be invited by Lord March to drive the Pirtek Racing BTCC car at the world’s largest motor sport and motoring heritage event, which is held in the stunning...

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Phoenix from the Ashes

Watching your life’s work go up in flames would devastate most people, and the total destruction of a company by fire is usually the death knell for any business, as there is little hope of ever getting it back on its feet again. So when Pirtek Manchester Licensee Mark Barnes arrived at 7:50pm on 10th Feb this year to...

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Pirtek Achieves Defence Standard

Fluid transfer solutions provider Pirtek has become the first hydraulics company to receive approval under the Defence Standard 47/32 issue 02, allowing a specific range of the companies hoses and assemblies to be used on board HM ships and submarines. Market-leading emergency on-site hose...

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Zebre v Connacht

Zebre suffered their second biggest Guinness PRO12 defeat on their visit to Leinster on Friday and have only ever beaten an Irish province once before 13-6 when Ulster visited Parma in September 2014. Connacht have the best attack in the Guinness PRO12 having scored 36 tries in their campaign so far. The Irishmen...

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Connacht team to face Newport Gwent Dragons

Ahead of the trip to Rodney Parade, Connacht head coach Pat Lam has made three personnel changes from the starting XV that defeated Scarlets in the last round of PRO12 action before the break. AJ MacGinty will make his fifth start in a Connacht jersey this season, replacing the injured Jack Carty at outhalf....

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Ship Shape

The Port of Dover is Europe’s busiest ferry port, a vital international gateway for passengers and freight. It is also a cruise port, the second busiest in the UK which hosts some of the world’s most prestigious cruise lines. But there is also an award-winning 400 berth marina nestling behind the harbour...

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Connacht v Scarlets

Connacht’s five game losing run in all competitions ended with their 47-5 victory over Russian outfit Enisei on Saturday. The Irishmen’s only defeat in their last nine matches at the Sportsground in all tournaments was 3-10 to Ulster in the Guinness PRO12 on 26 December. Scarlets remain at the...

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Right Tools

Although still a relatively young company, London Tool Hire Limited has gained a well deserved reputation as a friendly, and positively helpful supplier to the construction industry. Specialising in small tool hire, the company prides itself on supplying what the customer needs, which could be a Genie access...

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Muldoon extends impressive career at Connacht

Connacht Rugby and the IRFU are delighted to announce that John Muldoon has signed a new contract for the 2016/17 season. The Portumna native is currently in his 13th season of a professional career at the club and has captained the side for five of those seasons. Muldoon made his senior debut in...

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High Profile

They may be the UK’s largest specialist excavator hire company, but just so you don't miss them, every vehicle of H.E. SERVICES (Plant Hire) Ltd carries a collection of very prominent fluorescent red name flashes as a 'subtle' reminder of their existence.  HUGE...

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Among the Plant Elite

Pirtek took its place among the plant and construction equipment elite at the recent PlantworX exhibition and used the opportunity to show off some of the latest products and services to swell its already comprehensive portfolio. The second PlantworX show was a spectacular three-day action-packed event. The show...

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Connacht's winning run came to an end!

Connacht’s winning run since early October came to an end tonight as Cardiff Blues edged out a 20 – 16 win at Arms Park.  A losing bonus point was small consolation for Pat Lam’s side as they were left counting the cost of injuries to Craig Ronaldson, Ian Porter, Kieran...

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New Pirtek Racing livery unveiled for 2016

The all-new Pirtek Racing livery for Andrew Jordan’s 2016 MSA British Touring Car Championship campaign has been revealed.  The striking blue chrome livery, which will adorn the Motorbase Performance-prepared Ford Focus, was unveiled to Pirtek guests and other sponsors and partners during a lunch at the...

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The Connacht side to face Cardiff Blues

The Connacht side to face Cardiff Blues at Arms Park tomorrow night features eight personnel changes and one positional switch from the side that won at Thomond Park last weekend. Darragh Leader comes on to the right wing for his 50th Connacht appearance while Tiernan O’Halloran shifts...

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Storming the Castle

Watching an established company take the next step up the success ladder is always pleasing. Case in point, Castle Point Motors at Benfleet which recently invested in additional premises, purchasing a nearby office block and converting it into a state of the art repair and MoT centre plus a row of shops. Knowing that Pirtek...

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Perfect Cure

During a routine call to the Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, a chance comment from MSST John Allen led to an unusual installation for Pirtek Harlow. He had merely asked if everything was OK on the site, and was consequently asked if he could fix a galvanised steel fuel pipeline that had sprung a...

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Pirtek Pioneers Safety Glove

Fluid injection injuries can be extremely harmful with all cases requiring emergency surgery.   But Pirtek has devised a solution. A typical example of how and when workers are at risk of receiving a fluid injection injury is through hydraulic hose failures. The velocity of fluid forced...

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Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing join Motorbase

Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing will join Motorbase Performance for the 2016 BTCC season to spearhead the team’s title challenge with the race-winning Ford Focus. Jordan, the 2013 BTCC champion, and Pirtek will move to the team headed by David Bartrum for a full assault on the MSA British Touring Car...

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Tough season final for Jordan and Pirtek Racing

Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan ended the season with fifth place overall in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship following the final three races on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit on Sunday (11 October). Andrew was racing the works MG6 GT run by Triple Eight Racing in the final race weekend of...

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Caroline and Pirtek take Ginetta Junior title*

Pirtek Racing’s Jamie Caroline is celebrating victory in the KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship after a tense and dramatic final race weekend at Brands Hatch (10/11 October). Caroline, 16 years-old, was selected by Pirtek Racing and Andrew Jordan for support in the series for young racers and has...

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Jordan and Pirtek Racing

Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing will wrap up the 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch this weekend (10/11 October). The season finishes at Andrew’s favourite track and he will be bidding to secure a top five championship position. The 2015 campaign has been a real challenge for...

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Caroline and Pirtek head for title decider

Pirtek-backed teenaged racer Jamie Caroline faces the most important weekend of his racing career to date with the final two rounds of the KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship at Brands Hatch in Kent this weekend (10/11 October). Caroline, who was 16 years-old earlier this year, was selected by Pirtek...

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Silverstone podium for Jordan and Pirtek Racing

Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan was back on the podium at Silverstone (26/27 September) during rounds 25, 26 and 27 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship. Had he not suffered a puncture on the final lap of the second race, it could have been an even better day.   Andrew was racing the...

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Highs and lows for Caroline and Pirtek at Silverstone

It was a weekend of highs and lows for Pirtek Racing’s Jamie Caroline in the KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship during rounds 17 and 18 at Silverstone over the weekend (26/27 September).   Caroline, 16 years-old, has been selected by Pirtek Racing and Andrew Jordan for support in the...

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Jordan returns to World Rallycross with EKS Audi

Andrew Jordan will contest World RX of Italy (16-18 October), the penultimate round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy.   The 2013 British Touring Car Champion, who first made his name in rallycross and won the 2007 British Rallycross Supercar title, will race an Audi S1...

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Silverstone next for Jordan and Pirtek Racing

Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing will switch their focus to Silverstone for rounds 25, 26 and 27 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship this weekend (26/27 September). The 2015 campaign has been a real challenge for Andrew in the MG6 GT run by Triple Eight Racing and an overall lack of speed has left him...

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Caroline and Pirtek head the title race

Pirtek-backed teenaged racer Jamie Caroline is determined to extend his championship lead during rounds 17 and 18 of the KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship at Silverstone in Northamptonshire next weekend (26/27 September). Caroline, who was 16 years-old earlier this year, was selected by Pirtek Racing...

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Devil of a job!

Here at Pirtek we know that every member of our team works hard to keep our customers happy both on and off site, however its always great to receive feedback from our valued customers like the one that Pirtek Tyne and Wear received from Aubrey Telfer at Thompsons of Prudhoe -  "Just thought I’d drop you a...

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Frustrating Rockingham for Jordan and Pirtek Racing

Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan endured a tough weekend at Rockingham (5/6 September) during rounds 22, 23 and 24 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship. With a car that did not have the speed needed to challenge at the head of the action, Andrew battled home for a best result of sixth place. Andrew...

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Caroline takes dominant double for Pirtek

Pirtek Racing’s Jamie Caroline re-took control of the KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship with two dominant victories during rounds 15 and 16 at Rockingham over the weekend (5/6 September). Caroline, 16 years-old, has been selected by Pirtek Racing and Andrew Jordan for support in the series for...

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Old School

St John’s and St Clement’s CE Primary School in East Dulwich, London is one of those lovely Victorian brick establishments that you feel should be at the heart of every local community. With close on 400 pupils, the school is well respected, but obviously needs to keep pace with the modern needs of its...

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Jordan and Pirtek Racing ready for Rockingham

Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing will continue their challenge for the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship in rounds 22, 23 and 24 of the season at Rockingham next weekend (5/6 September). The 2015 campaign has been pretty mixed for Andrew in the MG6 GT run by Triple Eight Racing. However, against his own...

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Caroline ready for Rockingham

Pirtek-backed teenaged racer Jamie Caroline will bid to regain the championship lead in rounds 15 and 16 of the KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship at the Rockingham Motor Speedway in Northamptonshire next weekend (5/6 September). Caroline, who was 16 years-old earlier this year, was selected by Pirtek...

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Banks mining appoints Pirtek Tyne & Wear to help minimise plant downtime at Northumberland surface mines

North East employer Banks Mining has awarded a two-year contract to a regional supplier to help maximise the operational availability of mining plant at its two surface mines in South East Northumberland. The Durham-headquartered firm has appointed Pirtek Tyne & Wear to provide a new on-site repair service at...

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Jordan and Pirtek Racing in the points at Knockhill

Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan scored good points at Knockhill during rounds 19, 20 and 21 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at the Scottish track (23 August). A fourth place and two other top eight finishes have kept Andrew as an outside contender for the 2015 title. Andrew was racing the...

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Blowing Bubbles

'With a sponge and a smile we go the extra mile! We're committed to delivering a high end, quality, friendly service that can't be matched anywhere in Perth,' is the byline of Soaper Stars car wash in Perth. Pirtek Perth's customers are very diverse and more entertaining,...

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Caroline wins again for Pirtek

Pirtek Racing’s Jamie Caroline took his sixth win of the season in round 13 of the KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship at Knockhill over the weekend (22/23 August). Caroline, 16 years-old, has been selected by Pirtek Racing and Andrew Jordan for support in the series for young racers and is racing...

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Knockhill challenge for Jordan and Pirtek Racing

The unique challenge of the moorland track at Knockhill in Scotland awaits Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan in rounds 19, 20 and 21 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at the Fife circuit (22/23 August). Just two weeks after the fast straights of Snetterton, the Pirtek Racing MG6 GT will take on...

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Knockhill next for championship leader Caroline

Pirtek-backed teenaged racer Jamie Caroline will head north to Scotland for the next races in the KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship as rounds 13 and 14 run at the challenging Knockhill circuit in Fife this weekend (22/23 August). Caroline, who was 16 years-old earlier this year, was selected by Pirtek...

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Service is King

If you ask any Pirtek customer what they really want from a supplier, almost without exception, service will be at the top of the list. Many customers have found that a good product or competitive price isn't enough to satisfy their needs if there is no support infrastructure in place. Ashford MSST Quinton...

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High Pressure Service

Founded in 1992 by Gary Gifford, Southern Drain Services (SDS), gained an enviable reputation simply because the company guaranteed all its work.   Gifford said:  “if a job was done correctly the first time, then the guarantee would never be invoked.”    It was a brilliant USP at the...

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Strong Snetterton form for Jordan and Pirtek Racing

Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan claimed two top five finishes at Snetterton during rounds 16, 17 and 18 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at the Norfolk track (8/9 August).   Andrew was racing the works MG6 GT run by Triple Eight Racing and the car was sporting a striking new metallic...

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Caroline wins again for Pirtek

Pirtek Racing’s Jamie Caroline took another impressive victory to maintain his championship lead during rounds 11 and 12 of the KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship at Snetterton over the weekend (8/9 August). Caroline, 16 years-old, has been selected by Pirtek Racing and Andrew Jordan for support in...

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Flying Start

Established in 1982, Eastern Petroleum Supplies began supplying fuelling equipment to the aviation industry as an agent for the fluid management giant, Avery Hardoll.  Over the ensuing years the company has evolved into the leading OEM in the field of aircraft, marine and automotive refuelling systems whilst maintaining...

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Caroline ready for Snetterton challenge

Pirtek-backed teenaged racer Jamie Caroline is ready to continue his title bid in the KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship as the season resumes after the mid- season break for rounds 11 and 12 at the Snetterton circuit in Norfolk (8/9 August). Caroline, who was 16 years-old earlier this year, was selected...

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Jordan and Pirtek Racing ready for Snetterton

Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan is raring to get back into action in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship as rounds 16, 17 and 18 at the Snetterton circuit in Norfolk (8/9 August) mark the start of the second half of the season. After the traditional mid-season break, the BTCC season resumes in East...

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Market Leading Emergency on-site Hose Replacement Company appoints new European CEO

Fluid Transfer Solutions provider Pirtek Europe has announced the appointment of a new CEO Alex McNutt to drive the ongoing development of its market leading emergency on-site hose replacement service in the UK and beyond.     Alex built his career at ADT – then a division of Tyco...

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Pirtek commits to new partnership deal with Andrew Jordan

Pirtek and Andrew Jordan have confirmed a new three-year deal which will take their partnership through until at least the end of 2018 in the MSA British Touring Car Championship. The hugely successful partnership means that Jordan will continue to challenge for the BTCC title for another three seasons with...

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Croft frustration for Jordan and Pirtek Racing

Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan endured a frustrating weekend at Croft during rounds 13, 14 and 15 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at the North Yorkshire track (27/28 June). A sixth place in the opening race was a good start, but after that the day turned to one of frustration, capped by a non-finish...

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Dominant Caroline takes Croft double for Pirtek

Pirtek Racing’s Jamie Caroline dominated rounds nine and ten of the KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship at Croft over the weekend (27/28 June) to sweep ahead in the championship standings.  While his rivals battled, Jamie raced clear to win both races and build a 30-point championship...

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Caroline confident ahead of Croft

Pirtek-backed teenaged racer Jamie Caroline wants more race wins in the KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship as the schedule heads towards the mid-point of the season at the Croft circuit in North Yorkshire this weekend (27/28 June). Caroline, who was 16 years-old earlier this year, was selected by Pirtek...

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Making Waves

Pirtek is so renowned for its hydraulic services that customers often forget the myriad of other skills the company can offer. All of the centres can offer engineering and manufacturing services, but Pirtek Cambridge excelled itself recently, with a major manufacturing installation at Cambridge University....

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Jordan and Pirtek Racing head for Croft

Just 13 points separate Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan from the top of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship heading for rounds 13, 14 and 15 at the Croft circuit in North Yorkshire this weekend (27/28 June).  As the BTCC heads towards its mid-season break, Andrew is determined to carry his...

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Hammering Home the Point

Mick George Limited has grown to become one of the leading suppliers to the construction industry in the heart of East Anglia and East Midlands.   The company specialises in bulk excavation, earthmoving, skip hire, waste management services and aggregate supply.  It has landfill sites, waste transfer stations and...

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Two podiums for Jordan at Oulton Park

Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan was right at the front of the action during rounds 10, 11 and 12 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at the Oulton Park circuit in Cheshire (6/7 June). Three top four finishes, capped by second place in the final race of the weekend has put him firmly into the title...

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Jamie Caroline takes double win for Pirtek Racing

Pirtek Racing’s Jamie Caroline was the star of the weekend with two dominant victories in round seven and eight of the KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship at Oulton Park (6/7 June). Jamie’s crushing display has moved him up to second in the championship standings. Caroline, 16 years-old, has...

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Jamie Caroline ready for Oulton Park

Pirtek-backed teenaged racer Jamie Caroline will bid for his first win of the season in the KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship when the season resumes after a month-long spring break at Oulton Park in Cheshire (6/7 June). Caroline, who was 16 years-old earlier this year, was selected by Pirtek Racing and...

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Oulton Park challenge for Jordan and Pirtek

Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan is relishing the chance to resume his 2015 campaign during rounds 10, 11 and 12 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at the Oulton Park circuit in Cheshire (6/7 June).  After a month-long spring break, the BTCC circus heads to one of the most popular dates on...

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Visit our stand at Plantworx 2015!

Pirtek are pleased to confirm that we will be exhibiting at the Plantworx Exhibtion in Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire so don't forget to stop by and see us in the pavillion on stand G3.  

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Top Guns

Pirtek Erith must have one of the most glamorous clients on their books, of any Centre in the Pirtek network. It is the Biggin Hill Heritage Hanger, where a unique collection of WWII aircraft are lovingly cared for. The collection has featured before in Pipeline, but recent developments warranted...

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Connacht Rugby is delighted to announce Pirtek as a new official partner from June 2015.

The two-year sponsorship deal will see the Pirtek logo appear on the playing and training shorts along with the collar of the senior playing jersey from the beginning of the 2015/16 season. The deal will be a first for Pirtek here in Ireland who have had a long standing relationship with British Motorsport and...

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Gone to the Dogs

In the 1860s, Mrs Mary Tealby opened the Temporary Home for Lost & Starving Dogs in Holloway, North London.   She promised to never turn away an animal in need.   In 1871 she moved to the world famous site in Battersea where they have housed over a millions dogs since then....

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Thruxton podium for Jordan and Pirtek Racing

A second podium of the season was the top result for Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship during three high-speed races at Thruxton (9/10 May). Sixth, seventh and then a second place in the final race was a solid weekend for Andrew in the works MG6 GT run by Triple...

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Jamie Caroline takes Thruxton podium for Pirtek

Pirtek Racing’s Jamie Caroline used all of his race craft to battle through to third place in round six of the KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship at Thruxton over the weekend (9/10 May). After qualifying only 12th, he raced superbly at the high-speed track to finish fourth and then third in the pair of...

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Jordan returns to World Rallycross at Lydden with the Team Peugeot-Hansen

Andrew Jordan will contest the British round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Lydden Hill (22-24 May) at the wheel of a works PEUGEOT 208 WRX. Andrew, who first made his name in rallycross, won the 2007 British Rallycross Supercar title and was the hero of the British round of the FIA World Rallycross...

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Jordan ready for Thruxton thriller

Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan is in confident mood ahead of rounds seven, eight and nine of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at the high-speed Hampshire circuit of Thruxton (9/10 May).After a breakthrough weekend at Donington Park for the second event in the season, Andrew is relishing the unique...

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Jamie Caroline relishes Thruxton challenge

Pirtek-backed teenaged racer Jamie Caroline will chase his first win of the season in the KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship at Thruxton in Hampshire (9/10 May). Caroline, who was 16 years-old earlier this year, was selected by Pirtek Racing and Andrew Jordan for support this season as he contests the...

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Supercharging the Information Superhighway

With the launch of its all-new website, hydraulic hose replacement specialist Pirtek UK is setting a new standard in customer and franchisee interaction.  At its best, the Internet fully merits its reputation as the “information superhighway”.   But all too often in franchise...

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You Lucky People

People of a certain vintage might remember Tommy Trinder's famous catchphrase, 'You Lucky People.' It was a something that immediately came to mind watching the staff working at the Evanta Motor Company in Hertford. Building unique handmade and bespoke cars based on classic British designs sounds like a...

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Monaghan plans Manx attack

Kev Monaghan and Chris Purvis will cross the Irish sea next week, heading for the famous IMGold Manx National Rally on the Isle of Man, the second round of the REIS MSA Asphalt Rally Championship (8th March). The Pirtek Maxi Rally Team got their season off to a solid start on the Tour of Epynt in March, driving...

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Jordan and Pirtek Racing on the BTCC podium

Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing powered back to the head of the action in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship with three great races at Donington Park (18/19 April), culminating in a second place in the final race of the day. Two fourth places and then a second place, after leading the final race,...

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Jamie Caroline stars for Pirtek at Donington Park

Pirtek Racing’s Jamie Caroline drove an incredible race in round four of the KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship at Donington Park over the weekend (18/19 April). From 20th place on the grid for the weekend’s second race, he overtook 16 cars in just nine laps to finish an incredible...

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Donington next for Jordan and Pirtek Racing

Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan will head to his home track of Donington Park for the second event in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (18/19 April) with a clear aim of having a stronger weekend in the works MG6 GT run by Triple Eight Racing. By their own high standards, Andrew and Pirtek Racing...

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Andrew Jordan offers his expertise to three champions of the future

British Touring Car Championship front-runner Andrew Jordan is to offer the benefit of his experience to three young drivers as he undertakes a new mentoring role for the 2015 season. In conjunction with his sponsors and partners, 2013 BTCC Champion Jordan will support the 2015 racing campaigns of Jamie Caroline...

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Jamie Caroline and Pirtek set for Donington challenge

Pirtek-backed teenaged racer Jamie Caroline will continue his bid for success in the KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship at Donington Park this weekend (18/19 April). Caroline, who was 16 years-old earlier this year, was selected by Pirtek Racing and Andrew Jordan for support this season as he contests...

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Jordan and Pirtek Racing battle at Brands

Podium pace but an ultimately unrewarded weekend marked the start of the season for Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch (4/5 April). A best result of fifth place came in the second race during his debut race weekend in the works MG6 GT run by Triple Eight...

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Jamie Caroline stars for Pirtek at Brands Hatch

Pirtek Racing’s Jamie Caroline was one of the stars of the KICK Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship at Brands Hatch over the Easter weekend (4/5 April). After a troubled first race, Jamie fought through to the lead in an action-packed second race and was pipped to the flag by a tenth of a...

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Jordan and Pirtek Racing ready for new BTCC season

Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan will start a new chapter in his Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship career at Brands Hatch (4/5 April) with his debut in the works MG team run by Triple Eight Racing. Andrew and Pirtek will mount a bold new bid for BTCC success in 2015 and it all starts at the famous Kent...

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Leading the way

Chatham based Avondale Environmental Services is definitely something out of the ordinary. You know that as soon as you discover the company’s HQ is in a partly restored Victorian fort.   A fort it purchased and then proceeded to clear of tens of thousands of dumped car tyres. The company even purchased...

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Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing get ready for the new BTCC season

The new racing season is fast approaching and Andrew Jordan says that Pirtek Racing is in good shape for the 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship. The 2013 champion will spearhead the works MG team in the Pirtek Racing MG6 GT and believes that it will prove to be a good move from the Honda Civic he...

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Star Struck

Originally Pirtek Watford wanted to feature a local company they are working with. However the project was deemed to contain sensitive  information.  So rather than waste the visit, our ‘Pipeline’ correspondent decided to see what other work the MSSTs undertook during the course of the day, and...

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Monaghan embarks on 2015 tarmac title challenge in iconic Escort Maxi

Northumberland rally driver Kev Monaghan will begin his assault on the REIS MSA Asphalt Rally Championship title next month, on the Tour of Epynt rally (8th March) Co-driven by regular navigator Chris Purvis, Monaghan will contest the championship in his iconic Escort F2 Maxi. The car replaces the Vauxhall Corsa...

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Building a Reputation

Bradfords Building Supplies Limited has been trading since 1770 and now has a total of 35 branches (Including one Specialist Tool Centre) throughout the South West, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.   All of them are networked to provide an exceptional resource for building materials and products and specialise in every...

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Pirtek Europe Management Buyout Completed by Halifax and Management

Washington, D.C. and London, February 11, 2015 – The Halifax Group announced today that it has invested in Pirtek Europe Holdings, Europe’s largest franchisor of emergency hydraulic hose replacement services. Vision Capital, the international private equity investor headquartered in London, has exited...

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Life Saver

For years, Pirtek UK has supported Prostate Cancer UK with sponsored events, site collections and - most spectacularly - Team Gorgeous from Pirtek Ellesmere Port. They have appeared at most of the BTCC races, alongside Andrew Jordan to raise awareness about the disease. At every BTCC meeting Team Gorgeous appear...

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Pirtek supports racing youngster

Pirtek Racing and Andrew Jordan will support 16-year-old Jamie Caroline in this season’s Kick Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship. Caroline, who showed tremendous championship-winning pace in karting, moved into Ginetta Juniors last season and won the Winter Series at the end of the year. Now, his racing...

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Andrew Jordan and Pirtek join works MG squad

Andrew Jordan and Pirtek will mount a bold new bid for BTCC success in 2015 after securing a lead place in the works MG team with Triple Eight Racing. Jordan, the 2013 BTCC champion, and Pirtek will move to the car and team that took the 2014 manufacturers’ title in a major new phase of his...

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Safeguarding the Past, Supporting the Future

With its familiar logo and livery resplendent across the car of reigning British Touring Car Champion Andrew Jordan, there is no questioning Pirtek’s commitment to the present and future of the automotive sector.   Through its association with the BTCC, the emergency hydraulic hose provider is right at the...

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Croft victory for Jordan and Pirtek Racing

Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing were back on the top step of the podium at the Croft circuit in North Yorkshire (June 28/29) with a consummate victory in round 15 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship. The win came after sixth and fourth places in the earlier two races as Andrew bounced back into contention...

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Croft next for Jordan and Pirtek Racing

Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing will head to the Croft circuit in North Yorkshire (June 28/29) to resume their title challenge during rounds 13, 14 and 15 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship. The challenging track near Darlington is another hugely popular date on the BTCC calendar and always attracts...

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Jordan and Pirtek Racing battle at Oulton Park

It was a tough day for Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing at Oulton Park on Sunday (8 June) with a best finish of eighth place following a lowly 13th place in qualifying ahead of rounds 10, 11 and 12 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship. Andrew always knew that the challenging Cheshire track would be...

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Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing: CHAMPIONS!

Andrew Jordan and Pirtek Racing are the 2013 champions in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car after an all-action final event of the season at Brands Hatch (13 October). Andrew and the team had to fight back after a devastating retirement in the second race, but delivered yet another mighty performance to win the biggest...

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Quarter Century not out!

Twenty five years ago, Wimbledon FC were beating Liverpool at Wembley to be crowned FA Cup winners; the Great Britain team was heading for Korea to compete in the Seoul Olympics; and the British government was embroiled in the “salmonella in eggs” scandal sparked by an ill-judged comment from junior health...

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Ballet lads raise a quid or tutu

THERE has to be a good reason for a bunch of burly blokes to parade around in shocking pink tutus and ballet leggings. And luckily for this lot, they can boast the best reason of all as they were helping to raise money for a desperately ill child. It didn’t stop them from getting some strange looks...

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Pirtek Training centre launches new Health and Safety DVD

The Pirtek Training academy have produced a Health & Safety DVD in association with the Environment agency. This DVD delivers vital safety information with regard to hydraulic hoses and components, such as the risk of fire or explosion should a failure occur, hydraulic oil injections and the catastrophic effect...

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Demolishing the Myths

There are three large National Federations of Demolition Contractors members in Falkirk - Central Demolition, David Morton Demolition, and Masterton Ltd, an unusually dense concentration in such a small area. Pirtek's success at capturing all of their business is no real secret according to John McArthur,...

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Record breaking triple success for Jamie Caroline and Pirtek Racing

Pirtek Racing’s rising star Jamie Caroline secured his place in the F4 British Championship Certified by FIA – powered by Ford history books with a stunning performance on track at Thruxton.   The talented 18-year-old clinched victory in all three races at the quickest circuit on the calendar,...

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Connacht v Scarlets Highlights

Check out the video highlights from Connacht’s Round 13 2015/16 GUINNESS PRO12 clash at home to Scarlets on Saturday night. The game finished 30-17 in favour of Pat Lam’s men thanks to tries from Jake Heenan (2), Man of the Match Denis Buckley and Rodney Ah You. Outhalf Jack Carty kicked 10 points.
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