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Despite the recent constant rainfall the well drained soil meant the hills used on the Geoff Taylor were not as bad as they could have been and it was Josh & Tristan Veale (Sherpa) who led Richard & Joe Sharp (Cartwright) by a single point, after round 1. Ian & Sandy Veale (Sherpa) set the lowest score of round 2 to make it a three way tie on 10 points with one round to go. Josh had a poor 3rd round dropping to 4th overall and it his father Ian who set the joint lowest score with the Sharp’s, taking victory on countback. Completing the podium in 3rd were John Fack & Paul Leyser (MSR). Read More »

Blustery winds and the odd squally shower hit the rally stage on this years Race Retro. With better spectator viewing the weather did not put off the spectators, for the 1st run at least, as well over 100 different cars tackled the main feature stage and the rally rides stage. With everything from contemporary R5’s through to Group A, Kit cars, Group B, Group 4, Land Crabs and many more, there was a huge variety of cars on display. Didier Auriol was the main name from the past who put in several runs in the Sierra Cosworth, whilst 2019 ERC Champion Chris Ingram was present to have a play in a few cars too. Read More »

It was that time of year again to make the trip to Stoneleigh for Race Retro. Once again the show took place over 3 days with the Friday being our main day at the show and Saturday dedicated to the live rally stage. The show had the usual mix of classic cars with the main stage being flanked by a string of impressive cars. In the rally hall there was a display in memory of the double British Rally Champion Russell Brookes, with a fine selection of the distinctive Andrews Heat for Hire liveried vehicles. Silverstone Auctions were present too with the auction spread out across two days this year. Read More »

Reigning Northern Ireland Champion Stephen Wright has secured his second consecutive victory at the Pacenotes Rally Magazine Stages, round one of the McGrady Insurance Motorsport UK NI Rally Championship.

Navigated by Gary McKenna, Wright mastered the treacherously wet and windy conditions to secure the win at the North Armagh Motor Club event by 5.2 seconds from Derek and Mark McGeehan, with former champions Derek McGarrity and Paddy Robinson third. Read More »

Storm Dennis was battering the rest of the country but East Anglia avoided most fo the rain and only got the winds. It was not enough to halt Frank Bird & Jack Morton (Focus WRC) from their 5th consecutive win and a clean sweep of fastest stage times too. They took victory by almost two and a half minutes from Barry Morris & Tom Hutchings (Darrian T90 GTR+). Morris had briefly come under pressure for 2nd place but they held off Paul Smith & Dale Bowen (Fiesta R5) who were 47s behind in 3rd overall, including a 10s penalty incurred on stage 3. Read More »

Trinidad & Tobago’s David Coelho is the first regional entry confirmed for Sol Rally Barbados 2020, bringing to 10 the number of four-wheel-drive entries so far posted on-line, with huge growth anticipated in those classes, particularly with Sol RB20’s inclusion in the 2020 FIA NACAM Championship. The 31st running of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event is scheduled for Friday to Sunday, May 29 to 31, with The Rally Show and Flow King of the Hill the previous weekend.

Coelho and his Subway/Zanzibar/Kaizan Sushi Ford Fiesta R5 are the longest-established partnership in the FIA R5 class in the island, following the car’s arrival late in 2018, having contested eight across both the two organising Clubs. He finished seventh overall in the BRC’s 2019 Champion Driver title chase and third in 4wd, also winning the FIA R5 title, albeit against limited competition, a situation which is about to change. Read More »

Talented 18-year-old rally driver Tom Llewellin will make the switch to the Fuchs Lubricants British Historic Rally Championship (BHRC) in 2020 and is aiming “for the top” on his maiden season in the series.

Llewellin, son of two-time British Rally Champion David, successfully campaigned his Ford Escort MK2 in the Welsh Rally Championship in 2019, securing the two-wheel-drive and Under 23 titles on his debut year in the historic specification machine. Read More »

The iconic Castletown stage on the Isle of Man, famous the world over for its harbour hugging street-side action will make its return to the Manx Rally in 2020 as organisers release outline details of the 15th/16th May event.

The sound of rally cars will once again echo around the streets of Castletown, as crews in the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship, Manx Rally Championship, Brian Dennis Motorsport and Marsh Commercial Welsh Historic Championship, ANWCC Stage Rally Championship and the SD34 MSG Stage Rally Championship tackle the twisty test through the town under the cover of darkness on Friday 15th May. Read More »

Reigning British Rally Championship Cadet Cup champion Rupert Flynn upheld EDSL Sport honours at the opening round of the British Rally Championship and BTRDA Rally series last weekend, the Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally (8th February).

Making his Junior BRC debut, Flynn co-driver Richard Crozier stayed out of trouble to secure a confidence-boosting fifth spot in the series in the EDSL Sport hire car. Sadly neither team-mate Brian Brady or BTRDA contender Elliot Payne would make it to the Llandudno promenade to cross the ramp on Saturday evening. Read More »

• Service Park and Rally Headquarters relocate to former base in north east Wales
• Minimising weather effects of later date on World Championship calendar
• Free admission for fans to see the extreme cars and meet the sport’s top stars
• Full four-day competitive route to be announced in the spring

Wales Rally GB, the UK’s round of the globe-trotting FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), will return to its former base in Deeside, Flintshire in autumn 2020 (29 October – 1 November). Read More »