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Another fine day up in North Yorkshire saw an exciting finish to the final round of the BTRDA Championship. With the title decided in the favour of Matt Edwards, it was all to play for (especially as Edwards was in a Fiat 131 in the historic section of the rally). Charlie Payne & Carl Williamson (Fiesta) went fastest through the first two stages to open up a lead but Mat Smith & Giles Dykes (Fiesta R5) stormed back with fastest stage times on the remaining 3 stages. With Langdale to go the margin was just over 2 seconds in the favour of Payne but Smith took a superb victory by 1.2s on his 4WD debut. Steve Petch & Michael Wilkinson (Fiesta WRC) completing the podium almost a minute further back. Read More »

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Time for something different as we visited a local event and made our first venture in to the World of triathlons. The Rugby triathlon club organised Daventry Triathlon saw the slowest ranked swimmers start out first, in groups of 5. The staggered start saw over 200 competitors take to the startline, with the action starting at 8am and the last competitor finishing their run just under 5 hours later. Read More »

There was a real buzz around the Tour of Britain this year as it saw 4 times Tour de France winner Chris Froome take the startline along with this years winner Geraint Thomas, but neither were looking for the overall classification. Instead they were supporting Sky team mate Wout Poels. As far as the race goes Poels did win the queen stage in the Lake District but it was a superb race performance from Julian Alaphilippe of Quickstep that saw him take overall victory by 17 seconds. Poels was 2nd with Lotto Jumbo’s Primoz Roglic completing the podium places. In total we caught three stages with stage 7 being the most remarkable as Ian Stannard got in the breakaway and soloed to a hard fought victory on the races longest stage, at 215kms. Read More »

Flanders International Rally Challenge contender Steve Brown will make a return to the BTRDA Clubmans Championship at Blyton Park Race Circuit this weekend (14th October), in a bid to better his “C Final” win at Croft 2017.

Brown, from Rochdale, will make the switch to the ultra-competitive formula for the second time in his career and will once again drive a Bellerby RX Racing Team BMW Mini, but this time at the Lincolnshire circuit. Read More »

Nissan will make its official on-track debut and begina new brand partnership with Royal Dutch Shell PLC when the ABB FIA Formula E championship stages its preseason test next week.

The Nissan e.dams team will conduct three days of testing at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain,alongside the other 10 teams competing in the upcoming season of the all-electric racing championship. Read More »

– The fourth edition of the annual Les Grandes Heures Automobiles (LGHA), recently held at the banked Linas-Montlhéry Autodrome circuit, is declared a great success by both the event participants and the record number of sun-soaked spectators
– The 2018 LGHA had something for all petrolhead tastes, from pre-war competition Voisins and Bugattis, to a brace of post-war Ferrari 156 ‘Sharknose’ F1 grand prix racers – driven by Arturo Merzario and Jason Stuart – plus NART Plymouth Barracudas and Ford Mustangs, Group B rallying Peugeot 205 T16s and Renault 5 Turbos, ex-Le Mans Rondeau Inaltra and Alpine M63 B, plus too many other competition car and motorcycle treats to mention
– The legendary ex-Montlhéry bronze-coloured Jaguar XK120 FHC, which clocked the Autodrome at an average speed of over 107 mph for seven days and nights in 1952, made an emotional return to the banked French circuit Read More »

As the 2018 circuit racing season comes towards a close, Knockhill is gearing up for two major events over the winter period which will see rally cars in action at Scotland’s National Motorsport Centre.

Following the successful inclusion in last year’s series, the Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship, in association with MSVR, will again visit the Dunfermline, Fife circuit for round three on Sunday December 9th. Read More »

Once again, this year’s Meguiar’s Club Showcase has attracted a fantastic array of classics as the 16 finalists are revealed ahead of the Grand Final at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, at Birmingham’s NEC from the 9-11 November.

The Porsche contingent is represented by Paul Howman’s 911 ‘993’ and the 356 of Ian Ellis, a deserved Super Class Winner at the Stanford Hall VW Show. Read More »

– Widespread acclaim for 2018 Dayinsure Wales Rally GB
– A world class highlight on the World Championship calendar
– Milestone Llandudno street stage delivers magical finale
– Packed car parks, classic forest stages and epic entertainment Read More »

Mansfield based co-driver Phil Hall enjoyed a dream result at the weekend, by winning the WRC3 category and securing a top 30 position at Britain’s round of the FIA World Rally Championship, Dayinsure Wales Rally GB (4-7th October).

Hall, 29, guided fellow Briton Tom Williams around the demanding four-day route in their Ford Fiesta R2T, tackling over 318 kilometres of special stages, spread across 23 tests. Read More »

Progressive rally co-driver Tom Woodburn became the 2018 Prestone MSA British Junior Rally Champion at last weekend’s gruelling Dayinsure Wales Rally GB (4-7th October) after securing an RC4 class podium at Britain’s round of the FIA World Rally Championship.

Woodburn, from Morecambe, guided fellow Brit James Williams to third in class RC4 on the event which also formed the final two rounds of the British Championship. Read More »

Sam Bilham proved he is worthy of his 2017 Fiesta ST Trophy title, by storming to ninth overall and first in class at last weekend’s Wales Rally GB National (5th/6th October). Read More »

Rhys Yates endured a difficult weekend at his home round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), after ending his Dayinsure Wales Rally GB campaign in a ditch on day two of the gruelling event (4th -7th October).

Despite setting the fastest time of the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship (BRC) contenders on the opening stage on Thursday night, the Brettex backed Skoda Fabia R5 pilot encountered a tough first leg and with it, any hopes of taking the prestigious British title. Read More »