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cambrian14 (9)The climax of the BTRDA 2014 championship saw Steve Perez (Focus WRC) and Paul Bird (Focus WRC) co head-to-head to decide who would be champion. The scenario was simple, win the rally and you will be champion and after the 1st stage Perez, co-driven by Paul Spooner, was fastest through the stage. Bird, co-driven by Aled Davies, had gone off and dropped a minute to his rival. Stage 2 saw a twist as Dave Weston & Kirsty Riddick (Impreza WRC) went fastest to take the lead from Perez. It was then the Bird onslaught started as he went fastest on 5 of the remaining 6 stages, with Weston taking the only other one, but it was not enough as Bird ended up 12 seconds behind Perez. The pair tied on points but Perez was champion, whilst Weston showed a statement of intent as he took a maiden BTRDA win by 20 seconds. Read More »

SONY DSCTorrential rain had fallen on the Saturday in South Wales and whilst Sunday was dry and pretty good for October, parts of Walters showed the weather’s efforts from the day before. We had true safari conditions in places with waterlogged tracks and bomb holes along with treacherous downhill sections. Chris Bird (Milner) was in fine form to take the win and seal the 2014 crown.  Andy Degiulio (Milner) kept him honest with 2nd place and the podium was completed by Steve Mitchell after some early dramas. Read More »

trackrod14 (8)It was a tight battle at the top. Steve Perez & Paul Spooner (Focus WRC) only set one fastest stage time on the first stage but they held on to take victory from Paul Bird & Aled Davies (Focus WRC) by 3.4 seconds. Bird went fastest on the final 3 stages but it proved not be enough, so the title fight is set up superbly for the final round in 3 weeks time. David Weston & Kirsty Riddick (Imprzea WRC) completed the podium just over 20 seconds further back, after setting the fastest time through the 2nd stage of the rally. Ignoring the 1400’s the first crew home in the 2WD rally, aka Silver Star, were Martyn Hawkswell & Benjamin Cohen (Escort MkII). Read More »

WWRS14 Trackrod CThe television coverage of the seventh and final round of the 2014 West Wales Rally Spares R.A.C. Rally Championship, the Trackrod Historic Cup, will be broadcast on Motors TV on Friday (24 October) starting at 9pm.

The 90-minute programme, produced by Olly Dickinson and narrated by David Addison, covers the full story of the event as contenders tackled fast and flowing stages in the classic Yorkshire forests including Dalby, Gale Rigg and Langdale. Read More »

Top Gear Hyundai- BBC Top Gear Magazine to take part in Wales Rally GB
– Strikingly-liveried Hyundai i20 put through its paces at Brenig
– Advice from FIA World Rally Championship front-runner Hayden Paddon

BBC Top Gear Magazine’s Ollie Marriage is champing at the bit to take on the legendary forests and trails of Wales Rally GB next month (13-16 November), after giving his newly-liveried Hyundai i20 a shakedown run at Brenig and receiving some words of advice from FIA World Rally Championship star Hayden Paddon. Read More »

- 155,000 spectators experience Audi one-two-three victory in DTM finale
– Mattias Ekström celebrates second victory in succession
– Audi beats BMW and Mercedes-Benz in the manufacturers’ championship

Audi is the best manufacturer in the 2014 DTM. With a one-two-three victory in the finale at Hockenheim the brand with the four rings in front of 155,000 spectators (throughout the weekend) managed to recover the title in the manufacturers’ championship from BMW. Read More »

Audi RS7 concept- Audi sets new standards for piloted driving
– Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept completes Hockenheimring lap driverless at racing speed
– Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, AUDI AG Board Member for Technical Development: “This top performance substantiates the skills of our development team with regard to piloted driving at Audi.” Read More »

- Rally de España provides the World Rally Championship crews and teams with a unique challenge, one leg on gravel followed by two days on tarmac, the WRC’s only mixed-surface round
– Three DS 3 WRCs have been entered for Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle, Mads Østberg/Jonas Andersson and Khalid Al Qassimi/Chris Patterson

Since it first appeared on the World Rally Championship calendar in 1991, Rally de España has been won by all of Citroën Racing’s models. In 1999, the brand claimed its first ever win in the WRC thanks to the Xsara Kit-Car driven by Philippe Bugalski and Jean-Paul Chiaroni. From 2005 onwards, Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena began a record-breaking series of eight consecutive wins in the Xsara WRC (2005-2006), C4 WRC (2007-2010) and DS 3 WRC (2011-2012).   Read More »

With the overall title in the 2014 ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship already decided, the focus next weekend will be on the fight for the remaining podium places.

Sunday’s final round, the Armstrong Galloway Hills Rally, will see six-times event winner Jock Armstrong again lock horns with Mike Faulkner after a season-long tussle, while multiple champion David Bogie will be fine-tuning his car ahead of next month’s Wales Rally GB.

Both Armstrong and Faulkner go into the “Hills” on equal points in the drivers’ and co-drivers’ standings, with the placings decided on the best six rounds from eight. Read More »

Bird_Cambrian14aCumbrian rally driver Paul Bird’s bid for the 2014 REIS BTRDA Rally Series fell painfully short as he missed out on the title by the narrowest of margins following this weekend’s Cambrian Rally.

Needing to beat title rival Steve Perez to guarantee his second national title, the Langwathby driver claimed third place on the final round, 12 seconds adrift of Perez in second leaving them both tied on points. Read More »

Chesterfield rally driver Steve Perez clinched his fourth National title following a second place finish on this weekend’s Cambrian Rally and in doing so, added to the title he last won in 2010.Perez_Cambrian14a Read More »

Tuthill GTTuthill Porsche confirms a limited production run of its World Rally Championship class-winning Porsche 911 R-GT car, following substantial interest in the groundbreaking project over two WRC outings so far this year. Earliest orders will be completed in time for January’s Rallye Monte-Carlo: opening round of the 2015 FIA R-GT Cup. Read More »


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