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reddragon16 (2)Hostile weather at Walters was not what we would have expected in August for the return of the Red Dragon rally, but it provided an added challenge to the crews. It was a sprint rally at just 36 miles and it was Martyn & Dawn England (Fiesta R5+) who took victory by over a minute from Dylan Davies & Dale Bowen (Impreza). Only a second separated England & Davies on stage 1 but England pulled clear from there on, setting fastest time on all 5 stages. Andy Davies & Max Freeman (Impreza) completed the podium just 2 seconds behind after they were equal on time after 4 stages. Read More »

tyneside16 (3)Strong gusting winds ravaged the Otterburn ranges as the crews took on the Tyneside Stages. Damian Cole & Paul Morris (Fiesta WRC) took the opening stage by 5 seconds and never looked back. The lead incremented out slowly as a result of 4 fastest stage times and 4 equal fastest stage times, including fastest times on the final two in drizzly conditions, to see an eventual winning margin of 22 seconds for Cole. After a recent string of bad fortune up at Otterburn, Steve Simpson & Patrick Walsh (Impreza WRC) were 2nd overall but they had a tough battle event long with Alex Laffey & Andrew Roughead (Fiesta R5 Evo). Read More »

harryflatters16 (5)A pleasant day up on the ranges saw drama at the top of the field, on the Harry Flatters. It all started on stage 1 when Damian Cole & Craig Drew (Fiesta WRC) dropped the best part of a minute, when they were well up on the field as they passed our location. A few changes at service followed but at the lunch break they were outside the top 3 and 31 seconds down on leaders Andy Fraser & Michael Calvert (Darrian T90 V6). With 25 seconds chipped off on stage 3 and another 16 seconds on stage 4, Cole was in the lead for the final stage. He duly set fastest time to win by 29 seconds but there was drama behind. Read More »

JD Classics Pebble16b– JD Classics entries awarded second in class and third in class at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
– Wins for the Ford GT40 Mark III Prototype and Mercedes-Benz 300SL ‘Gullwing’ Alloy mark the seventh consecutive year JD Classics has won a major award at the event
– Contested by more than 200 vehicles, and featuring a team of more than 100 experienced judges, the Concours d’Elegance is one of the world’s finest classic car events Read More »

Yates UlsterRallyChesterfield rally driver Rhys Yates overcame “one of the toughest” rallies he has ever done to take an impressive eight overall at last weekend’s Ulster Rally. As if his result on the MSA British Rally Championship qualifier was not enough, Yates and co-driver Tom Woodburn were awarded the Philip White Young Achievers Award by rally organisers for their performance on the Londonderry based event. Read More »

Blair Brown Fiesta R2T (2)  UlsterKinross driver, Brown and co-driver Richard Simmonds from Duns went into the weekend looking to boost their championship position aiming for a top five finish and double points by playing their Joker nomination on the penultimate round of the DMACK Junior British Rally Championship. The legendary two-day Irish event provided 134 miles of gruelling and technically challenging Tarmac stages and with the interchangeable weather conditions it was never going to be easy for the young Scottish team. Read More »

– Ogier/Ingrassia repeat last year’s victory at the Rally Germany to extend their lead in the world championship
– Thrilling finale – Mikkelsen/Jæger just miss out on the podium in fourth place
– 81 podium finishes, including 39 wins: Volkswagen gives Jost Capito a winning send-off

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Wales Rally GB16 Entries Open A– Britain’s round of the FIA World Rally Championship
– Sporting challenge and adventure in the Welsh forests
– Discounts offered to UK competitors

Entries open this week for competitors wishing to contest the 2016 Dayinsure Wales Rally GB (27-30 October), the UK’s outstanding round of the FIA World Rally Championship. Read More »

BHRC Red Dragon16cThe special award winners from the fifth and sixth rounds of the 2016 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship have been announced, following the Harry Flatters Rally (Sunday 31 July) and the Red Dragon Rally (Saturday 20 August).

On the Harry Flatters, Chris Skill and Tom Jordan collected the award for the ‘Best Improvement on Seeding’, which is a set of axle brake pads from Mintex. The ‘Spirit of the Rally’ product award from Fuchs Lubricants went to Guy Woodcock for a great result on his first event in his Ford Escort Mk2 for 10 months. Read More »

Hyundai Sordo16a– Hyundai Motorsport and Dani Sordo have extended their current contract to cover the 2017 and 2018 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) seasons
– Sordo and co-driver Marc Martí have been part of the project since the team’s first rally back in 2014 and have since shown impressive consistency and speed
– Sordo and Martí have taken a total of three podiums for Hyundai Motorsport, including second place at last weekend’s Rallye Deutschland, equalling their best result for the team. Read More »

BHRC Red Dragon16bNick Elliott and Dave Price took a final stage victory on the Red Dragon Historic Rally (Saturday 20 August), the sixth round of the 2016 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship.

On a day of heavy rain and incredibly slippery conditions in Walters Arena, Elliott fought back from a time-consuming puncture on stage three and dived ahead when leaders Joe Price and Chris Brooks slid out of the rally on the final stage. However, it was very close for Elliott as Jason Pritchard and Phil Clarke finished only three seconds behind. Read More »

Lister Knobbly Pebble Beach16– Lister Motor Company’s Knobbly Stirling Moss edition has made its US debut at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®
– Limited edition car wowed crowds with star appearances at The Lodge Concept Lawn and the Pebble Beach RetroAuto
– Official launch took place at the Inn at Spanish Bay™ in the Pebble Beach® Classic Car Forum with guest of honour, Sir Stirling Moss
– Each of the ten production cars will feature the same lightweight spec as the Lister ‘works’ car in which Moss won at Silverstone in 1958
– With none of the original ‘works’ Lister Knobblys surviving today, this is a unique opportunity to buy a continuation ‘works’ Lister Knobbly
– Stirling Moss edition will also be the only car in the world to feature a body made entirely from lightweight magnesium
– Each will be painted classic racing green and yellow and feature a plaque signed by Sir Stirling Moss
– These 10 cars will be available priced from $1 million plus taxes
– Lister Motor Company has already taken several deposits   Read More »

Audi Moscow16a– Audi driver makes up eleven positions in Sunday’s race
– Strong race after weak qualifying
– Müller, Tambay and Ekström finish in the points as well

What a race for Edoardo Mortara: The Italian from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline in his Castrol EDGE Audi RS 5 DTM advanced from grid position 17 to sixth place in the second race at the Moscow Raceway (Russia) on Sunday. Following a disappointing qualifying session, Audi showed a strong race. Read More »

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