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It was great to see the Wyedean running again and it was Matthew Hirst & Declan Dear (Evo IX) who took victory on the slick stages. Heavy rain in the lead up and on the day meant treacherous conditions for the 85 starters with a 10 crews going out on the opening stage. Nick Elliott & Dave Price (Escort MkII) were fastest by a second from Hirst, but Hirst hit back on stage 2 to take the lead by 1s. Elliott slipped back on stage 3 with Alex Allingham & Ross Weir (Escort MkII) moving up in to 2nd place at the service interval. Read More »

A capacity entry once again gathered at Oulton Park for the opening round of the circuit rally championship. Steve Simpson & Pat Walsh (Fiesta R5) took victory by 37s but after going 2nd fastest on the 1st stage they dropped out of the top 3 and did not return into the podium positions until stage 4. Frank Bird & Jack Morton (Focus WRC) were the early leaders and going in to stage 5 they held a 10s lead over Matt Edwards & Rhys Stoneman (Fiesta R5). A turbo fault saw the Focus limp out of stage 5 and in to retirement, leaving Edwards clear in 1st overall. He would retire on the following stage though, with a broken manifold and Simpson eased home to victory. Read More »

Wet conditions met the crews at Long Compton for the Mercian Sporting Trial. Simon & Matt Kingsley (Crossle) were the class of the field on the 1st round of the hills, scoring only 5 points. Josh & Tristan Veale (Sherpa Indy) were the only other crew to keep their score in single figures. The 2nd round saw only John Fack & Andy Gowen (MSR) score a single digit round but they took 33 points on the 1st round. Veale was in to the lead though by 2 points from Kingsley. On the final round reigning champions Ian & Keil Wright (Sherpa Indy) scored 4 points to put pressure on the top two. Veale scored a superb 7 points to take the victory from Wright with Kingsley 3rd, just a point behind. Read More »

The 2019 Roger Albert Clark Rally (21-25 November) will be the best yet as a record entry tackles the 13th edition of this unique rally.

The 2019 event features more days, more stage miles and more competitors and has drawn its most competitive field ever, with at least six serious victory contenders and more than another dozen major contenders. Read More »

The Herefordshire town of Leominster is gearing up for the start of the Roger Albert Clark Rally when the longest and toughest special stage rally in Great Britain starts from the town on Thursday (21 November).

Over 130 cars from across the UK and Europe will gather at Brightwells on the edge of the town ahead of five days of timed competition on the forest tracks of Wales, Northumberland and southern Scotland before the rally finishes in Carlisle on Monday afternoon (25 November). Read More »

Reis Race Retro, Europe’s number one historic motorsport show, has forged a new partnership with governing body Motorsport UK. Both organisations will work together to encourage more people to get involved in all disciplines of grass roots motorsport which are showcased at the three-day event when it returns to Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, from 21-23 February.

As well as widening the appeal to newcomers to the sport, Motorsport UK’s 30,000 license holders and 720 affiliated clubs will benefit from discounted tickets to Reis Race Retro.

Show Director Lee Masters added: “This show has always been about grass roots motorsport which is right at the heart of what Motorsport UK is all about. Working together, we hope to bring new enthusiasts into the various disciplines to help strengthen the future of the sport for the next generation.” Read More »

Sweden’s Timmy Hansen was crowned world champion in a pulsating final round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship – the SABAT World RX of South Africa. Read More »

Two diehard Welsh rally volunteers will head across the Atlantic for next year’s Sol Rally Barbados after winning the Marshals’ Prize Draw at Get Connected Rali Bae Ceredigion, the first closed-road rally run in the Principality. Laura Sugden, who was confirmed as the lucky winner at the recent Awards Evening, will make the trip with her partner Nathan Davies, who was also marshalling at the September event.

Both in their mid-20s, Laura and Nathan were among 666 volunteers that supported the ground-breaking event, just one of many weekends each year spent rallying, either as competitors or volunteers. Read More »

The most closely-fought drivers’ title battle in the history of the FIA World Rallycross Championship reaches its conclusion at the grand finale – the Sabat World RX of South Africa in Cape Town – this weekend November 9-10.

In a season synonymous with drama, from the opening round in Abu Dhabi in April, it is likely that the contest will go all the way to the chequered flag in the final at the Killarney International Raceway. Read More »

Official M-Sport re-seller EDSL Sport will showcase the range of popular Ford Fiesta R2’s at a team test day on December 14th in the Midlands.

The Hampshire based squad will have the latest specification MK8 1.0litre EcoBoost Ford Fiesta R2T example available to test at the Curborough Circuit near Lichfield, Staffordshire and will also have the earlier generation Fiesta’s (R2 & R2T) on hand for use during the session. Read More »

The newest homologated R5 specification rally car on the market, the Proton Iriz R5, took its third gravel rally win in a row last weekend, as Ollie Mellors stormed to victory at the Malton Forest Rally (3rd November).

Mellors and co-driver Ian Windress, were fastest on each of the events six stages in the Yorkshire forests to take the Thornbridge Brewery backed Proton to a hattrick of wins in the latter half of the season, adding to the Woodpecker Stages and Trackrod Forest Rally triumphs. Read More »

The Junior 1000 Ecosse Challenge heads to Wales, for the final two rounds of the 2019 championship.

Fraser Anderson from Helensburgh took an early lead in the Championship, then Thomas Johnstone from Kettlebridge in Fife moved into the lead after Crail in June, and currently heads the points table, one point ahead of Cameron Davidson from Lesmahagow, but with the best six scores from eight to count it is Davidson who is best placed to take the 2019 title. Read More »