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rallynorthwales15 (176)A wet, windy and wild day in the Dyfi complex saw the return of Rally North Wales, aka the Bulldog. There was a dominant victory for David Bogie & Kevin Rae (Fiesta R5+) setting fastest stage time across every stage. With the battle for 2nd almost two minutes further back Luke Francis & John Roberts (Evo IX) set a great final stage time to finish just two seconds ahead of Osian Pryce & Dale Furniss (DS3 R3 Max). Top 2WD crew and first Historic crew home were Nick Elliott & Dave Price (Escort MkII) just two seconds ahead of Ieuan Rowlands & Emyr Hall (Escort MkII). Read More »

agbo15 (1)A crisp start and a glorious day at Weston Park saw a superb day of rallying unfold in front of us. The top trio was an all Escort MkII affair in the end with 2014 winners Oliver & Ben Davies setting fastest time on the opening two stages from Paul Evans & Ashley Trimble, just 3 seconds behind after 2 stages. Roger Moran & Joy Hoyle were up to 3rd after the 2nd stage, by just a single second from Neil Weaver & James Bailey (Darrian T9 GTR). Davies was then fastest and joint fastest on the next pair of stages before the fastest times dried up. The remaining 6 stages were shared between Moran (4) and Evans (2) but Davies kept in the top 3 times throughout to take back-to-back victories by a 4 second margin. Read More »

tourofepynt15 (12)A day of two halves saw a thrilling climax to the Asphalt season opener, on the Epynt military ranges. No.1 seeds Damian Cole & Jack Morton (Focus WRC) were joint fastest through the opening rain soaked stage with Simon Mauger & Jonathan Hawkins (Metro Millington) before Mauger took 3 seconds out of Cole on the 2nd stage to take the lead after loop 1. The next loop saw Cole claim back the lead by just 2 seconds before extending his lead to 9 seconds on the 5th stage. For the afternoon the sun was out and the crews could switch to slicks and Cole and Mauger set the same time on the penultimate stage, then on the final stage Mauger was hit or bust as he attacked the stage and took 10 seconds out of Cole to win by a single second. Read More »

Geoff and orphaned elephantZimbabwean born Geoff Mayes will join the Silverspread Meru Rally Team for the forthcoming KCB Safari Rally. Mayes will be joined onboard his two wheel drive Toyota Levin by Scotsman Jamie Mactavish as the pair once again use this world famous event to raise awareness for “Hands off our Elephants”, the global social media campaign aimed at raising awareness about elephant poaching. Read More »

Phil_Hall_PR4_15_rnwNottinghamshire co-driver Phil Hall helped Northern Irelands Ben Crealey to secure his first ever UK gravel rally finish in an eventful Rally North Wales last weekend.  Hall, who had been in Wales the weekend before with the talented Seb Perez at Anglesey Race Circuit, helped to ensure Crealey could reach his goal of a finish as he looked to build his experience of events on the UK mainland. Read More »

RNW_PR15_6DavidBogieScottish rally championship contender David Bogie scored his second win in as many weekends, dominating The North Wales Rally Services – Weir Laundry Equipment RNW Stages (Rally North Wales).  Fresh from his Border Counties victory in Scotland last Saturday, Bogie guided by Kevin Rae took his Ford Fiesta R5+ to a convincing win in the Dyfi forests by almost 2 minutes from Mitsubishi pilots Luke Francis and John Roberts.  Dolgellau rally stars Osian Pryce and Dale Furness would complete the top three and leading two wheel drive after a successful outing in their new Citroen DS3 R3MAX. Read More »

MSA Closed RoadsIn a huge boost for British motor sports, new primary legislation facilitating closed road-events on mainland Britain has been approved by the government.

The Deregulation Bill achieved Royal Assent yesterday (Thursday 26 March). It contains a framework for running motor sports on closed public roads without needing a costly Act of Parliament to suspend the Road Traffic Act for each event. Read More »

- Ekström, Rockenfeller and Scheider particularly sought-after
– Audi drivers in eager anticipation of the new DTM format
– Season opener at Hockenheim on the first weekend in May

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The HRDC’s ‘History of the BTCC 1958-1966′ race on Silverstone’s GP Circuit is capturing the imagination of many top-flight historic racers. Supporting the BritCar 24 Hours event on 25 April, this innovative series – successfully launched at the Donington Historic Festival in 2014 – features the marques and models of touring cars which hallmarked the formative years of what would evolve as the BTCC.

Emulating their heroes, the HRDC’s entry list of seasoned historic racers reads like a period race programme: Bill Shepherd will no doubt be aiming to match Jack Sears’ winning ways in his mighty Ford Galaxie 500, but will have to fight hard for victory against the formidable opposition of the ‘Jim Clark/John Whitmore’ Lotus Cortinas of Sean and Michael McInerney, resplendent in their period Team Lotus and Alan Mann Racing liveries. Read More »

Wales Rally GB award- Best Event ‘Oscar’ at the National Tourism Awards for Wales 2015
– Accolade presented by Ken Skates AM, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism

The far-reaching success of Wales Rally GB has been recognised with a major honour at the National Tourism Awards for Wales 2015. Read More »

- Eighth episode of new 13 x one-hour series, The Classic Car Show, airs tonight on Channel 5 at 7pm
– In this week’s show, Quentin Wilson looks at the vast history of a fast appreciating Great British icon – the Mini
– Automotive archaeologist Chris Routledge uncovers a rare coachbuilt Ford Capri convertible in barn-find heaven
– Jodie Kidd turns her hand to rallying in a Mini Cooper, with the legendary Paddy Hopkirk as her mentor
– Bruno Senna laps a Touring Car Championship-winning Mini Cooper S on the handling track, while Alex Riley tours London’s banking district in a BMW E24 635 CSi
– See the Episode 8 preview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gxsu0qDq4M

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Phil_Hall_PR3_15_RNWFresh from the Lee Holland Memorial Rally alongside talented Junior Rally star Seb Perez, co-driver Phil Hall will head back across the Welsh border on Saturday to contest Rally North Wales.  Recruited to assist in the continued progression of young talented drivers, Hall will partner Northern Irelands Ben Crealey on the Dolgellau based event. Read More »

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