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Unlike the Summer of 2018 this year has seen some heavy downpours and our chosen test for the first round of hills saw only Mark & Linda Howse (Impunity) along with Josh & Elaine Veale (Kincraft) clear hill 3, as most crews failed at the side traverse between posts 10 & 7. If they did manage that then a 5 was the best score as a muddy bank to post 6 saw off most other crews. Howse & Veale completed a clean sweep across the 3 rounds we watched, clearing the hills with style. Read More »

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The Harry Flatters saw a 90 car field take to the dry stages of the Epynt ranges. Daniel Jones & Kevin Lewis (Escort MkII) were fastest Historic crew through the first stage but a returning Nick Elliott & Dave Price (Escort MkII) grabbed the lead and held a 1s advantage at first service. They were close on the next two stages but a stunning stage saw Jones move ahead. He then pushed the margin out further to take the National A part of the rally by 40s. Elliott meanwhile was embroiled in a tight battle, briefly losing 2nd place to Stanley Orr & Graham Henderson (Escort MkI) on stage 9 before Orr retired after stage 10. Elliott also had a hard charging Joe Price & Chris Brooks (Escort MkII) to contend with and after the 11th and final stage the margin was just 3s. Read More »

Over 120 crews took the startline at the Eikon Centre for the Down Rally, in a small window of good weather which surrounded the event. Jonny Greer & Kirsty Riddick (Fiesta R5) were defending their 2018 victory and came out the blocks faster than the opposition to take almost 10 seconds out of the next fastest crew Meirion Evans & Jonathan Jackson (Fabia R5), through the opening stage. By the time the crews had got to the first service Greer was first with just 1s chipped off his advantage but stage 4 would see Evans fall away as he dropped 7 minutes with a puncture. Jon Armstrong & Noel O’Sullivan (Mini WRC) had climbed up to 3rd overall after a fastest time on stage 2 but a puncture cost them 50 seconds on stage 4 so the top 3 was shook up. Daniel Harper & Chris Campbell (Mini WRC) were up to 2nd place with Stephen Wright & Liam Moynihan (Fiesta R5) up to 3rd place. Read More »

Stanley Orr and Graham Henderson were the dominant force in round six of the FUCHS LUBRICANTS Motorsport UK British Historic Rally Championship, the Ulster Rally (Saturday 17 August).

The local crew took control of the BHRC pack right from the start of the nine special stages and were fastest on five of the nine tests in their Ford Escort Mk1. By the finish, they had half a minute in hand over fellow local crew Adrian Hetherington/Ronan O’Neill (Escort Mk2) while an excellent third place and good championship points went to event newcomers Simon Webster and Jez Rogers. Read More »

The intense battle for the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship title continues on the sixth and penultimate round, the Old Forge Garage Mewla Rally on Sunday 25 August, when the eight time King of Epynt and series leader Damian Cole goes head-to-head with last year’s event winner and defending champion Jason Pritchard. Read More »

Following this year’s successful 30th running of its premier event, which attracted more than 40 overseas entries for the fifth year in a row, the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) has announced the provisional dates for Sol Rally Barbados 2020. Subject to final ratification by the Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF), Sol RB20 will run from Friday to Sunday, May 29 to 31, with The Rally Show (May 23) and Flow King of the Hill (May 24) the previous weekend.

The event has evolved from small beginnings as the International All-Stage Rally of 1990 into the Caribbean’s biggest annual motor sport International and a key National Event on the island’s sports-tourism calendar. As has been the practice in the recent past, on-line entries will open on the official web site – http://www.rallybarbados.net – on October 1, which falls on a Tuesday this year, and close in early May 2020. Read More »

The fourth round of the FIA European Rallycross Championship takes place at the legendary Estering circuit in Germany this weekend, August 17-18, with Sweden’s Robin Larsson looking to extend his unbeaten run in Euro RX Supercar.

The Estering, in northern Germany, has hosted international rallycross events since 1973. Located 30 miles south of Hamburg, the traditional German RX track is just 950 metres long but features a hairpin after the start-finish straight and a long, downhill run between turns one and two. Read More »

Entries have opened for the Trackrod Rally Yorkshire (September 27/28) and more than 30 entries have been placed in little more than a week following the publication of the event regulations. Read More »

EDSL Sport will head to the penultimate round of the Junior British Rally Championship this weekend with one of its strongest teams yet, as Marty Gallagher, James Williams and Rupert Flynn will pilot the firm’s Ford Fiesta’s at the Today’s Ulster Rally (17th August).

After a strong showing at the previous round in Belgium which saw Welshman James Williams take the JBRC victory by over eight minutes and dominating the RC4 class, the rapid pilot will return to an EDSL Sport 2019 Ford Fiesta RT2 Mk8 for the blast across the Northern Ireland roads. Read More »

It was once again that time of year where 50,000 crazy petrol heads descended upon the quiet village of Rakkestad Norway, for one of the biggest motorsport festivals on the calendar. Gatebil has become a staple for many automotive fans as it takes over Rudskogen Motorsenter every year.

Baggsy and his S14a #StreetWeapon were joined by fellow Monster Energy teammates Luke Woodham, Sultan Al-Qassimi and Tessa Whittock. The festival features three full days of drifting and track action, along with after track parties, trade village and plenty more. The event attracts spectators and drivers from all over the globe for its true unique vibe.

Gatebil is one of the craziest motorsport festivals in the world, which gets better each year. If you have never been, then it’s definitely one for the list! Read More »

The high-profile Ulster Rally is the next destination for contenders in the FUCHS LUBRICANTS Motorsport UK British Historic Rally Championship for round six (Saturday 17 August) as the title race builds towards a dramatic conclusion.

The Ulster Rally event marks the second asphalt rally of the championship season before the action returns to gravel for the final round in Yorkshire in late September. Read More »

Draperstown rally driver Marty McCormack is hoping his return to the British Rally Championship this weekend will be a rewarding one, as the TigerRisk Skoda Fabia R5 ace contests his “home” event, the Today’s Ulster Rally (17th August).

McCormack has shown an impressive turn of pace during his staggered 2019 campaign in the Skoda, swapping times with some of the best drivers in Europe. However, he has not managed to convert his pace into the results to match, bagging just one podium in the BRC this season. Read More »