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Out again at Down Ampney and it was Will Nicholls & Nick Broom (Fiesta R5+) who took victory by over half a minute, on the Corinium Stages. Nicholls was fastest on 5 stages in total, joint fastest on two, and had opened up at 20s lead after the opening two stages. James Self & Ian Davis (Fiesta R5) were 2nd just 2s ahead of Damian Cole & Dale Bowen (Fabia R5). Another pair of stages saw Philip Hopkins & Dave Jenkins (Evo VI) jump up into 2nd place, after fastest and joint fastest stage time. Hopkins was bang on it now and after 6 stages Nicholls held a 31s lead. He then dropped 8s on stage 7 following some confusion at a split for Nicholls. Read More »

After the 3rd UK Lockdown motorsport restarted in mid April and our first trip out was to Snetterton for the 2nd round of the Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship. There was a stellar entry and heading them up were 2020 Snetterton Stages winners Frank Bird & Jack Morton, in their Fiesta Rally2 (R5 MkII). They were up against it though as BRC regulars and WRC2 competitors Rhys Yates & James Morgan (Fiesta Rally2) were 2nd on the road. Yates took the first 4 stages to lead by 15s at the lunch break. Bird came out fighting and took stage 5 before Yates took stages 6 & 7. On the final stage Bird went fastest but Yates took victory by 14s, as the pair were evenly matched through the afternoon. Read More »

After months of no motorsport, in the flesh, it was great to be out again albeit for a test session. Ahead of their 2021 JWRC assault, Jon Armstrong & Phil Hall, were doing their familiarisation and set up work ahead of Rally Croatia. Jon was reunited with his old Fiesta R2 he used back in the 2013 season. The narrow and bumpy asphalt of Bont provides a great test venue, added to which the gradient changes give the 2.2 mile circuit everything you could need. There was another crew also at the test as Richard Wells & Calvin Houldsworth were out in their Fiesta R5, looking forward to a season of tarmac rallying. Read More »

– William Creighton steps into Junior World Rally Championship in 2021
– Moira driver makes a career-defining move onto the world stage
– Creighton will tackle the single-make series with support from Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy

Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy member William Creighton will make the biggest step in his career by mounting an assault on the coveted FIA Junior World Rally Championship in 2021. Read More »

Forestry England have advised Motorsport UK that motorsport will be allowed to resume on their estate from 30 September 2021.

Motorsport UK understands that the Forestry England’s estate has proven more popular than ever as restrictions ease and anticipate that this demand from the public will increase more over the summer ‘staycation’ months. Read More »

* Neil Howard Stages in association with Graham Coffey & Co. Solicitors to host opening round of 2021 British Rally Championship
* Additional event added to British Championship calendar, taking series to three asphalt and four gravel events
* BRC season now commences in May at Cheshire circuit

The iconic Oulton Park Circuit will provide the Motorsport UK British Rally Championship with a history-making opening round of the 2021 season as the series commences with the Neil Howard Stages in association with Graham Coffey & Co. Solicitors on 31st May. Read More »

Motorsport UK has today (Tuesday 16 March) announced its involvement in the FIA Rally Star programme, an initiative to find the next generation of World Rally Champions.

FIA Rally Star is a worldwide detection programme that will take the best undiscovered talent from around the globe from rallying at home to the FIA World Rally Championship – with the ultimate prize of a seat in the FIA Junior World Rally Championship. Within the programme the governing body for motorsport in the UK is excited to embark on its search for the next top rally driver from across the home nations.

The UK has a long association with rallying and has been the proving ground for many of the country’s top rally drivers, including Colin McRae, Richard Burns and more recently Elfyn Evans, Kris Meeke and 2019 FIA European Rally Champion Chris Ingram. Read More »

* Six all-action rounds to form British Rally Championship in 2021
* Re-vamp to calendar to include exciting new events and firm favorites, spread across the four home-nations
* Season now starts in July before series curtain call in November
* Four gravel and two asphalt rounds make up Britain’s premier rally championship Read More »

RAF Reservist Phil Hall is one of the first co-drivers to be selected for the Team UK squad as part of a brand new evolution of the Motorsport UK Academy.

The Motorsport UK Academy is a talent development pathway that equips the UK’s most promising young drivers and co-drivers with the knowledge, skills and attitude needed to maximise their performance. Hall, from Nottinghamshire, joined the Academy programme in 2015, and has benefitted from the support throughout his career. Read More »

Leading classic rally specialist Bespoke Rallies has responded to the pent-up demand for classic events by creating two brand new rallies, and reshuffling its original 2021 calendar in order to take full advantage of the proposed lifting of restrictions. The result is the choice of no less than four enticing events between June 23 and November 2 – two in the UK and two overseas.

First up is the Pennine 1000, a brand new four-day regularity rally that will take place amidst the stunning scenery of the Pennines, Yorkshire Dales, Cheviots and Southern Uplands of Scotland. Read More »