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grizedale16-4Another glorious day up in the Lake District saw Stephen Petch & Michael Wilkinson (Fiesta R5) back up his 2015 victory with another one in 2016. Donagh Kelly & Conor Foley (Fiesta) was leading after two stages but then retired. David Wright & Steve Pugh (Focus WRC) were 14 seconds back and set joint fastest time with Petch on stage 3. With Stage 4 cancelled, Petch then went fastest on stage 5 with Wright fastest on stage 6 but the final victory margin grew to 16 seconds. Read More »

wyedean16-13Back to the old time of the year for the Wyedean and a fantastic entry did battle on the damp stages of the Forest of Dean. Callum Black & Elliott Edmondson (Fiesta R5) were fastest through Serridge by 8 seconds but saw their lead halved on stage 2 as Josh Moffett & Jack Walby (Fiesta R5) got to grips with the conditions. They then blitzed Mailscot to lead by 13 seconds. There was no going back as Moffett went fastest on the repeat runs of all 3 stages to take victory by 46 seconds, with Black comfortable in 2nd place. Read More »

six-day-london-110To complete a hectic weekend we took in the final session of the Six Day London where Bradley Wiggins & Mark Cavendish were out in their rainbow stripes for what is planned to be Wiggins final competitive race on British soil. The fairy tale ending almost happened too but a brilliant tactical ride by the Belgian pair of Kenny de Ketele & Moreno de Pauw saw them give it their all in the final race and with less than 30 laps to go they made their last ditch move to unseat the Madison World Champions. 11 points separated the top two at the end of what was a fantastic evening of cycling and entertainment. Read More »

– Next year’s legendary event set for 26-29 October
– Penultimate round of new-era FIA World Rally Championship
– Faster, more exciting World Rally Cars debut in 2017


The date for the 2017 Wales Rally GB – 26-29 October – has been officially ratified by yesterday’s (Wednesday) World Motor Sport Council meeting in Vienna. Read More »

– Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC revealed in special launch event for media at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Italy
– Hyundai Motorsport drivers Thierry Neuville, Hayden Paddon and Dani Sordo will contest all 13 rounds of the 2017 Championship with the Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC

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rr17-benn-tilley-2Race Retro, the international historic motorsport show, will look to the future of Historic Motorsport with a brand new feature celebrating young hot-shoes who are competing in Historic race series with their eye on becoming professional racing drivers.

‘Teenage Kicks’ will feature the three youngest drivers currently competing within the Historic Sports Car Club’s race series for Historic saloons and Historic Formula Ford 1600, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of Formula Ford in 2017. Read More »

sb-kortrijk2Flanders International Rally Challenge (FIRC) contender Steve Brown ended his season on a high as he took the top spot in the two wheel drive category on the final round, Rally van Kortrijk.

The Rochdale ace overcame early technical problems to guide his Nissan Micra Kit Car to 58th overall and seventh in class 3F, taking the FIRC honours in the process. Read More »

6,500 Journey from the Atlantic to the Pacific in under 30 days

Daphne a 1987 2CV has just achieved three world records by crossing the Amazon Rainforest along the Amazon River, crossing the Andes mountain range in Peru and completing the journey from the Atlantic to the Pacific in South America under its own steam – all in under 30 days.

Driven by intrepid Australian Reg Toohey and co-driven by Jaime Turner from London, the car achieved the feat on Bespoke Rallies’ Great Amazon Adventure in October 2016.

Starting in Paramaribo, Suriname and finishing in Lima, Peru, it covered 6,950 kilometres in just 30 days. Other countries visited were French Guiana and Brazil. Read More »

glyn-memorial16aThe Glyn Memorial Junior Rally on Anglesey has become the traditional closer for the Brick & Steel Junior 1000 Ecosse Challenge. This is the “International” element – we not only compete in a different country but on a separate island!! In past years the rally has taken place during the last weekend in October but moved a month to last weekend in November to accommodate Wales Rally GB!! In 2016, 10 registered crews from the Junior 1000 Ecosse Challenge made the trip down to join 16 crews from the Kick Energy Junior 1000 Championship for 2 days of rallying and 25% of the stages in the dark. The furthest travelled Scottish crew was from Inverness – 480 miles each way. Read More »

The final meeting of the 2016 FIA WTCC season, in Qatar, marked the end of Citroën Racing’s involvement in the championship. The Citroën C-Elysée WTCC claimed its fiftieth victory in three seasons, and in his farewell to elite motorsport Yvan Muller secured second place in the World Championship, behind his teammate José María López. Citroën’s track racing adventure has come to an end after three consecutive world titles.citroen-losail16b Read More »

renault-abu-dhabi16b– Renault Sport Formula One Team concluded its first FIA Formula 1 Championship season with seventeenth position for Jolyon Palmer and an early retirement from Kevin Magnussen.
– Renault Sport Formula One Team ended the year in ninth position in the Constructors’ Championship with Kevin Magnussen sixteenth and Jolyon Palmer eighteenth in the Drivers’ Championship. Read More »

silverstone-classic-formula-ford16a– Special races at 2017 Silverstone Classic to mark major milestone
– Record 54-car grids to celebrate 50 years of Formula Ford
– Entry-level formula which launched future World Champions
– Early Bird tickets now on sale with significant savings Read More »

– Audi factory driver wins teams’ classification with his privateer team EKS
– Second World Championship title crowns an extraordinary year for Ekström
– Mattias Ekström: “We extracted the maximum”


Mattias Ekström and his privateer rallycross team EKS are World Champions in the FIA World Rallycross Championship. After the Swede had wrapped up the drivers’ title at the penultimate round of the season, EKS triumphed at the season finale in Rosario, Argentina. Read More »