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It has been a couple of years but we were back at the NEC for Autosport International but this year as an exhibitor. Motorsport Games are now a major force in hosting eSports and were showing off some of their recent series for visitors to play before witnessing the WEC and Dirt Rally 2.0 finals, over the weekend. There was still the chance to make a quick pass round the show too, to take in all the real world competition cars. Read More »

A record entry of 57 competitors was received for the 750 Motor Club’s Historic Plum Pudding Trial held on the 29th December 2019 at Head Down, near Buriton in Hampshire. 6 long slippery sections had been devised in the woods and as all the hills could be cleared the pressure was on not to make any mistakes. Stephen Barnes won the Historic class by four marks from an ever-improving Matt Johnston who was three marks ahead of Dave Methley. The Post Historic class produced a three-way tie between Steve Courts, Mark Howse and Dave Oliver all of whom did not lose a mark all day. A remarkable result which left the organisers having to reorder the trophies to reflect the tie.

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James Swadling (8point8 Group) took an early lead in the 66th edition of the Coventry Road Club / Ride Coventry Boxing Day Cross and never looked like being caught. He crossed the line almost a minute ahead of Richard Jones of Renvale RT, with Joshua Jones of ZeroBC in third. The women’s race was won by Karen Summers who started slowly but passed Fran Whyte (Velobants.cc) at the end of the second lap and continued to forge ahead, Lindsey Newman (Team Jewson-M.I.Racing) took third place. Read More »

Britain’s Nigel Worswick will celebrate his 10th consecutive visit to participate in Sol Rally Barbados this year with a fun-filled head-to-head battle with old friend Philip Burton, who is competing in the island for the first time, after visiting as service crew in the past. Having driven his Ford Escort WRC to an island best of eighth overall and second in Modified 4 in Sol RB19, Worswick will return with the MkII Escort in which he first contested the event in 2011, with Burton at the wheel of a near-identical car. Read More »

The Autosport International Show (9-12th January) provided the backdrop of the formal unveiling and opening of registrations for the 2020 British Historic Rally Championship [BHRC] which will be sponsored by fluid giants Fuchs Lubricants for the fourth consecutive season.

As announced in October, the iconic Championship will grow to eight rounds in 2020 thanks to the addition of the Jim Clark Rally which takes place in the Scottish Borders in May. The new calendar will form five forest and three asphalt rounds, providing some of the most challenging and demanding events in the UK for both returning and new competitors to the series. Read More »

An enticing new challenge awaits the owners of pre-2002 hatchbacks, as a class specifically for these popular models has been added to Bespoke Rallies’ London Dakar Enduro, which will be flagged off from Brooklands Museum on Feb 28, 2021. This new three week event, which seeks to echo the excitement of the original Paris Dakar rallies, is open to a wide range of vehicles from classics to motorbikes, but uniquely offers a chance of adventure to hatchback owners. Read More »

Entries have opened for the 2020 Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship – with the Sporting and Technical Regulations available to download at asphaltrallying.com.

Organised by the BTRDA, the Asphalt Rally Championship will consist of seven top quality events – four of which are new for 2020. With one double-header, there are eight points scoring opportunities and the best six scores will to count towards the overall and class titles. Read More »

Britain’s Rob Swann is in upbeat mood about Sol Rally Barbados 2020 after winning last Sunday’s (December 29) Mini Tempest Rushmoor Stages in the South of England on his second outing to assess a Ford Fiesta WRC. Runner-up in the Caribbean’s biggest motor sport International three times, he lost out in 2017 and ‘18 to Jamaica’s Jeffrey Panton, who is reviewing his own options ahead of Sol RB20 with an entry on a single-venue event in the UK next month in a Fiesta R5.

Neither finished Sol RB19: the engine of Swann’s Subaru Impreza WRC S12B failed on Friday evening, then Panton retired after a dramatic Sunday morning accident which destroyed his Ford Focus WRC06. While both visitors have driven their way in to the hearts of island fans, the resultant victory for local rising star Dane Skeete (Impreza S12B) was warmly celebrated following Panton’s run of four wins since Sol RB15. Read More »

Multiple Polish rally championship-winning team, Rallytechnology has confirmed its participation in the Projekt E electric series in 2020.

The internationally-renowned rally team has committed to a full participation with a two-car entry, starting with the first race at the iconic Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium on May 16-17.

Projekt E is a collaboration between IMG and Austrian company STARD (Stohl Advanced Research and Development). Read More »

Almost one million viewers have watched the live web-streaming coverage of the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship over the last two years, with the audience figures growing and the service set to expand in 2020. Read More »