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woodpecker14 (6)Every now and again the Woodpecker is not blighted by dust and 2014 was one of those occasions as a damp evening ensured the dust would not be an issue. The rally would see a tustle between Steve Perez & Paul Spooner (Focus WRC) against Paul Bird & Aled Davies (Focus WRC). Early on Perez had issues with his Focus and safe in the knowledge he already had 2 victories this season he played it safe to take 2nd behind Bird rather than push and lose any championship points. With 2 rounds to go it is all still to play for between the rivals and friends. Luke Francis & John Roberts (Evo IX) were almost a minute off the pace of Bird to complete the podium in what was another great display in a former group N car. Read More »

mewla14 (6)A dry but overcast day greeted the crews for an interesting stage route across the Epynt ranges. Stephen Simpson & Patrick Walsh (Impreza WRC) set the fastest time through the first loop of 3 stages and the 1st stage of the 2nd loop to hold a lead of 13 seconds before losing 11 seconds on the 5th of 14 stages. Damian Cole & Elliott Edmondson (Focus WRC) struck back on the 5th stage with fastest time over the next 4 stages, taking the lead on the 7th stage. Simpson pushed hard but a few indiscretions at Copse meant he ended up 2nd to Cole who won by 14 seconds, with Cole setting 8 fastest stage times on his way to victory. Completing the podium in 3rd were John Indri & Peter James (Darrian GTR) a further 20 seconds back with 2 fastest times during the event. Read More »

SONY DSCA few showers peppered what was otherwise a sunny and blustery day down in the Vale of Neath. In the Historic rally Nick Elliott & Dave Price (Escort MkII) made up for a narrow defeat in 2013 to take victory by just under 20 seconds. A string of fastest times were enough to keep a hard charging Richard Hill & Steffan Evans (Escort MkII) at bay. Completing the podium were Meirion Evans & Iwan Jones (Escort MkII) just under 15 seconds further back. Tomas & Eurig Davies (Escort MkII) took the FIA class with David Stokes & Guy Weaver (Escort MkI) taking category 2 and category 1 went to Graham Waite & Gill Cotton (Amazon). Read More »

Berwickshire born Ross Hunter left last weekend’s Rally Isle of Man as Champion Driver of the 2014 NGK Spark Plugs BRC Challenge Trophy having fought tooth and nail to beat his old adversary, Richard Sykes on infamous twisty and fast island lanes. Syke’s co-driver Emma Morrison was also crowned Co-Driver Champion, taking more points than Josh Davison, because he hadn’t competed on all scoring rounds.

On the Thursday and Friday, the penultimate round of the NGK BRCC, 26 year old Hunter with Davison alongside, had a titanic battle on their hands, never more than a handful of seconds separating them from Richard Sykes and Morrison. But Midlands based Sykes, a former champion, had a 100mph accident on the penultimate stage on Friday morning, handing Hunter and Davison the win and maximum points. Read More »

Wales Rally FM- Dedicated radio service adds to the spectator experience
– Broadcasting news, results, interviews and traffic reports live from Rally HQ
– Partnership with WRC Live brings best rally coverage to fans

Wales Rally GB is delighted to announce the re-introduction of its own dedicated radio station – a service that will be broadcasting live throughout the UK’s concluding round of the FIA World Rally Championship (13-16 November). Read More »

RAC announce14aDetails of the support rallies to the 2014 Roger Albert Clark Rally (28-30 November) have been announced and will offer fantastic cost-effective forest rallying with entry fees from as low as £7.84 per mile.

The two support rallies both offer competitors a chance to be part of what many people regard as the best rally of the season, as well as the opportunity to tackle classic and little-used stages in the Kielder complex. Both events are open to two-wheel drive cars of any age. Read More »

McLaren 650S SprintThe new 650S Sprint by McLaren GT is set for its global competitive premiere this weekend at the penultimate round of the GT Cup race at Donington Park, UK. The 650S Sprint is developed and optimised for the track, and eligibility has now been confirmed to race in the NARRA US GT series, the SCCA GT Championship and the UAE GT series. McLaren GT factory driver Rob Bell will be joined by German-based journalist Dale Lomas, for the weekend’s triple-header. Read More »

Ford and MSA- FIA Formula 4 concept to be powered by Ford’s acclaimed 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine – as proven in Formula Ford – tuned to deliver the FIA’s maximum permitted 160PS
– New championship to be named MSA Formula – Certified by FIA, Powered by Ford EcoBoost
– New car available to order from 27 September following its Silverstone unveil
– First 15 cars to be delivered by December 2014 Read More »

Rochdale’s Steve Brown had his hopes of a good result on Rally Isle of Man last weekend ended when the gearbox on his Nissan Micra broke on stage 20 of the event.SteveBrownRIOM14 Read More »

World RX pre-Germany14The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy is living up to its reputation as the FIA’s fastest growing motorsport series after attracting the biggest Supercar line-up of the season for this weekend’s Red Kiwi World RX of Germany (20-21 September).  With a record-breaking 41 Supercars representing 11 different marques and 17 nationalities across Supercar, TouringCar and Super1600, Germany RX boasts a truly international flavour. Read More »

Citroen McKenna Man14- Daniel McKenna takes the drivers’ title, 11 points ahead of nearest rival Osian Pryce
– Citroën secure third consecutive BRC constructors’ title with the dominant DS 3
– McKenna and Pryce clinch first two positions in the Citroën Racing Trophy UK Read More »

- Bentley Boy Guy Smith sets unstoppable pace in Utah
– The first ever victory for Bentley Motorsport outside Europe
– Continental GT3 shows prodigious pace after half a season of the Pirelli World Challenge

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Mini Inca14Joan “Nani” Roma/Michél Perin (ES/FR), MINI and the Monster Energy X-raid team have won the 2014 Desafio Inca Rally in South America. Held around the city of Pisco in Peru, the event is a tough challenge and a good preparation for the biggest challenge in offroad rallying: The Dakar Rally, which will be held at the beginning of January 2015.

2014 Dakar winner Nani Roma won all six Special Stages on three days at the Desafio Inca, which was held on a tricky sandy dune terrain, similar to the soil which he will drive on at the Dakar. Read More »

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