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After recent clashes with the Manx National it was good to get back out on the Plains again and it gave us the opportunity to visit the Llangower stage for the first time too. Matthew Hirst & Declan Dear (Fiesta R5) were in a tight battle with David Henderson & Chris Lees (Fiesta R5). The battle switched almost every stage with Hirst leading by 3s into service. The gap was down to 1s after 7 stages but stage 8 saw Henderson retire and Hirst took a comfortable victory by almost a minute and a half. James Giddings & Aled Davies (Evo IX) were 2nd with Bob Morgan & Adie Williams (Fabia R5) completing the podium. Read More »

Rebranded as the Manx Rally, 68 crews were entered for the return to rallying, in May, on the Isle of Man. There was drama before the rally started as five time winners Jason Pritchard & Phil Clarke (Focus WRC) retired on shakedown. So it Neil Roskell & Andrew Roughead (Fiesta R5) who were first on the road but that was SS2, as SS1 was cancelled due to a road accident before the stage started, meaning the police needed to divert normal road traffic via stage route. Read More »

After a three year absence we were back in Namur for the Rallye de Wallonie and there was a host of Rally2 and R5 cars at the top of the running order. Added on top of that were the GT cars with 6 Porsche 997 GT3’s and a pair of Alpine A110’s too. Stéphane Lefebvre & Xavier Portier (C3 Rally2) were the fastest crew through the opening 5 stages to open up a healthy lead. Two more fastest stage times followed on the opening day giving them a 18.3s lead over Adrian Fernémont & Samuel Maillen (Fabia Rally2 Evo), who had won the last two editions of the rally. Gino Bux & Nicolas Gilsoul (Fabia Rally2 Evo) were 25s back in 3rd overall. Read More »

The Board of Motorsport UK confirms that disqualification from holding or obtaining a driving licence under the Road Traffic Acts (‘RTA’) following conviction for offences under that legislation is incompatible with the holding of an ASN Competition Licence.

This incompatibility is a combination of the regulatory requirements of the sport in respect of the highest standards of conduct and behaviour, potentially bringing motorsport into disrepute and the alignment of the ASN with and support of the FIA programmes for action on road safety in a global context.

The Board confirms that the following applies to any person disqualified from holding or obtaining a RTA driving Licence following conviction under that legislation: Read More »

Dunoon will be welcoming over 140 rally cars and crews to the Cowal Peninsula this weekend as the Dunoon Presents Argyll Rally hosts one of the biggest motorsport events in Western Scotland on 24/25 June.

Taking place on the closed-public roads surrounding the coastal town of Dunoon for a second year in a row, a bumper list of entries will tackle two days of fast-paced rallying with some of the best sealed-surface rally drivers in the country taking part in the unique motorsport weekend. Read More »

* Letchworth Motor Auctions’ inaugural Classic, Retro and Performance Sale will take place on Saturday 9th July 2022
* Confirmed lots range from 1949 Triumph Roadster to 2003 Jaguar XKR
* Cars are still being consigned up until 2nd July 2022
* Potential buyers are welcome to attend both the preview and sale day

Letchworth Motor Auctions, Hertfordshire’s largest independent motoring house, will hold its inaugural sale for Classic, Retro and Performance cars on Saturday 9th July. Read More »

* Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with discovery+, will be held 11-13 Nov 2022 at Birmingham’s NEC.
* The 2022 show theme is ‘Part of the Family’
* Clubs and exhibitors encouraged to take part in annual show theme
* Tickets now on sale via advanced online booking

The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with discovery+, has announced that the 2022 show theme will be ‘Part of the Family.’

The show organisers offer the theme as a challenge to the hundreds of car clubs and exhibitors to try and interpret in their displays and stands at the show. From TV and film cars to Top Trumps, the theme is always inclusive so everyone can get involved. Read More »

Haupt Racing Team were in action at the weekend with Frank Bird and teammate Jordan Love contesting the International GT Open at the iconic Circuit de Spa-Franchorchamps where they came away with a superb podium finish.

The German team were making their first appearance in the International GT Open with Cumbrian-born Bird and Australian Love at the wheel of the BILSTEIN Mercedes-AMG GT3. Read More »

Matt Edwards made one of the most incredible maiden appearances in the 50-year history of the Donegal International Rally (17-19 June) when he challenged for victory from the start, only to retire from the lead of the event just four stages from the end of the three-day, 20 stage and 187 stage mile classic.

Matt had taken a 19.2 second lead going into SS17, which was the first run over the famous Atlantic Drive stage, when his Pirelli-shod Citroën C3 R5 left the road – the cause of which isn’t determined. Read More »

Mark Kelly, Steve Wood, John Stone and Neil Roskell will have their signs set on grabbing the lead of the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship when Round 3 of the series, the Dunoon presents Argyll Rally, takes place on 24/25 June.

With neither series leader Ruairi Bell nor second placed James Williams contesting the closed road event, it’s a great opportunity for the asphalt experts to steal an advantage as the UK’s premier sealed-surface series heads to Scotland for the second time in as many events. Read More »

An excerpt from this month’s Revolution (https://revolution.motorsportuk.org/?utm_source=Motorsport+UK+mailing+list&utm_campaign=a46c4a58c0-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_202206_REVOLUTION_SEND2&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ab28cacf8a-a46c4a58c0-56253933&mc_cid=a46c4a58c0&mc_eid=UNIQID) cover story, written by Will Gray

Grassroots competition is undergoing a major rebrand to help uncover ‘motorsports best kept secret’ for everyone. Discover how StreetCar can help your club open the doors to new participants across the UK. Read More »

Motorsport UK is pleased to announce the first eight entrants selected to represent Team UK at the second edition of the FIA Motorsport Games in October this year, as well as confirm the application process for the remaining disciplines.

The event is an inclusive, global celebration of the sport in all its forms, with the FIA Motorsport Games bringing together drivers from every corner of the world, with around 80 National Sporting Authorities (ASNs), such as Motorsport UK, expected to take part. Read More »

Rapid Rochdale driver Steve Brown is aiming to raise awareness and funds for local charity Jolly Josh, by holding an exciting competition where one lucky person will co-drive in his Nissan Micra Kit Car at a rally in Wales in August.

The 2021 Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship 5 Nations Trophy BMW MINI champion will return to the sport of rallying this season and will offer the chance to win this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to anyone who donates to the Rochdale based charity through his dedicated JustGiving page. Read More »