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Our first visit to the Channel Islands saw us take in the 35th running of the Jersey Rally. The weather could not have been better and with a whole host of local aces on show it proved to be a superb rally to go and watch. Steve Leonard & Sion Humphries (Escort MkII) took an excellent victory where they blitzed the Friday night stages, taking almost 2 minutes out of the next fastest crew in that leg alone. They went on to win by well over 3 minutes after measuring their pace through the Saturday stages. Darryl Morris & Steve Gully (Escort MkII) were 2nd overall and set most of the fastest stage times on Saturday afternoon, with Dave Oliveira & Kevin Irving (Escort MkII) completing the podium. Read More »

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Another good day up in North Yorkshire saw an exciting finale to both the BTRDA and BHRC seasons. With the title decided in the BTRDA it was a fight between 2017 Gold Star Champions Stephen Petch & Michael Wilkinson (Fiesta WRC), Charlie Payne & Carl Williamson (Fiesta WRC) and Hugh Hunter & Rob Fagg (Fiesta WRC). In the BHRC it was a straight fight between Jason Pritchard & Phil Clarke (Escort MkII) against Nick Elliott & Dave Price (Escort MkII) for the title, with local ace Steve Bannister & Callum Atkinson (Escort MkII) sure to be in the mix too. Read More »

For our first time we caught our local event, the MG Car Club Autumn Trial. Based in Burton Dassett Country Park, as it has been for over 40 years, this event is just 15 minutes away for us but clashes, over the years, have prevented us from attending. Sadly it looks like this will be the last running of the event due to changes at Warwickshire County Council with regards to motorsport events running in the park. This seems like utter madness as the entertainment provided to the unsuspecting public was fantastic to watch. With a mixture of production cars it was the Hillman Imps which proved to be the class of the field. Read More »

Jason Pritchard and Phil Clarke have won the Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship for the third time in a row after a nail-biting climax on the final round, the Trackrod Historic Cup (September 29/30).

It was a winner-takes-all showdown in the Yorkshire forests between Pritchard/Clarke and Nick Elliott and Dave Price and Elliott was seven seconds up when he slid off for over a minute on the fourth stage. After seeing his rival off the road, Pritchard and Clarke were able to ease their pace and take maximum points to become the first crew to take a hat-trick of BHRC titles. Read More »

Adrian Flux Subaru Racing’s Ashley Sutton has won the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship after a dramatic day of racing at Brands Hatch. Read More »

• Hyundai Motorsport will contest the penultimate round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship WRC), Wales Rally GB, with a four-car line-up
• Thierry Neuville and Andreas Mikkelsen will be joined by Hayden Paddon and Dani Sordo in the quartet of Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC cars
• The team’s crew line-up for the season finale at Rally Australia will be announced in due course.

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• Renault Sport Formula One Team endured a difficult race at the Malaysia Grand Prix with driver Nico Hülkenberg finishing sixteenth overall.
• After spinning his car twice during the race, teammate Jolyon Palmer finished fifteenth.

Nico started the race from P8 on Supersoft (red) Pirelli tyres before pitting early in the race for a new set of Soft (yellow). He switched back to Supersofts after being forced to pit a second time for safety reasons. Read More »

19-year-old Ed Fossey sealed the 1400 BTRDA rally championship with a class win on the tough and demanding Trackrod Stages Yorkshire last weekend (30 September). The Jerseyman in his Yokohama Toyota Yaris produced a champion’s drive to clinch the title in his first full year of rallying. Read More »

North Yorkshire drivers Charlie Payne and Steve Bannister secured a brace of historic hat-tricks with home victories in the two main sections of the Trackrod Rally which finished in Filey today (Saturday). Read More »

Ripon dairy owner Charlie Payne made an impressive start in his bid to win the Trackrod Forest Stages Rally for a third successive year but was still outpaced by Hugh Hunter’s similar Ford Fiesta WRC by the time the cars reached the mid-morning service.

The North Yorkshireman and was fastest through today’s (Saturday) opening stage in Langdale, stopping the clock at 12 minutes 8.7 seconds for the 13.41-mile all-gravel test. Read More »

Defending Mintex MSA British Historic Champion Jason Tauber Pritchard (Builth Wells) emerged from the opening stage of last night’s (Friday) short opening leg of the Trackrod Rally Yorkshire with a lead of less than a second over 2017 title rival Nick Elliott (Cheltenham).

The two Ford Escort drivers, separated by just three points in a winner takes the overall championship scenario entering the final round of the series, sped through 11.58 miles of darkness in Dalby Forest with just 0.8 of a second between them.

Local favourite Steve Bannister (Malton), also in an Escort but not figuring in the race for the British crown, has won the Trackrod Historic Cup for the past two years but was 4.2 seconds adrift of Welshman Pritchard in his bid for a hat-trick. Read More »