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The Rallynuts Stages Rally made the move to Hafren for the 2019 running of the event. The change of location to the classic but underused stages seemed a popular one with a number of crews entering the event purely because of the route. Euan Thorburn & Paul Beaton (Focus WRC) set out trying to make it 3 out of 3 and fastest times on each stage in the opening loop left them with a good lead. A clean sweep followed on the last two stages and victory was Thorburn’s by 59s. Behind though 2nd place was decided on the final stage. Late entries Mark Donnelly & Dai Roberts (Fiesta R5) came out on top after going 8s quicker than Stephen Petch & Michael Wilkinson (Fiesta WRC) on the final stage, taking 2nd by 5s. Read More »

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A murky Cadwell Park saw the conclusion of the 2018/19 Circuit rally championship, where the top 3 were locked in battle all day. After a win at Anglesey last time out Frank Bird & Jack Morton (Focus WRC) were fastest through stage 1 to take an early lead. A couple of stalls on the 2nd stage saw them drop down the leaderboard though. Chris West & Keith Hounslow (306 Maxi Kit Car) took over the lead from Peter Smith & Pat Walsh (Fiesta WRC). A trio of fastest stages saw Bird climb back up to 2nd overall but stage 6 saw 3 further stalls, dropping over half a minute to West & Smith. Read More »

After a week of unseasonably dry and warm weather across the UK saw the Dyfi complex in perfect condition for the largely 2WD field. Dust could pose a problem though and with the 2WD reverse seeded then the top runners would not be immune. Osian Pryce & Dale Furniss (Escort MkII) set the stages alight going fastest through all 8 stages, albeit joint fastest time on the final stage. Their victory margin was 37s over Nick Elliott & Dave Price with Joe Price & Chris Brooks a further 34s back, completing an all Escort MkII podium. Stanley Orr & Grahame Henderson (Escort MkI) took category 2 in 4th overall whilst Ken Davies & Alan Jones (Amazon) were victorious in category 1. Read More »

Sam Bilham proved that his career-best sixth place at the Malcolm Wilson Rally was no fluke, by equalling the result at round three of the BTRDA Rally Series last weekend, the Rallynuts Stages Rally (13th April).

The Greenlight Sports and Entertainment backed rally driver overcame an opening stage puncture to set a string of top six times against one of the best entries seen on a championship round in recent times. After finding himself 15th overall at the end of the opener, Bilham climbed back up the leaderboard to take sixth spot in only his third event in a top-flight Ford Fiesta R5. Read More »

KNC Groundworks Scottish Rally Championship front-runner Garry Pearson will be aiming to start this weekends Speyside Stages where he left off at the Border Counties Rally last month, keeping his title hopes firmly alive in Elgin (20th April).

Pearson, 27 from Duns enjoyed an almost picture postcard return to the championship on the opening round of the season in Jedburgh, leading the rally on the opening two stages of the event before a time zapping spin saw him eventually cross the finish ramp in second overall. Read More »

Scottish rally driver Euan Thorburn continued the perfect start to his 2019 rallying season at the Rallynuts Stages today (13th April 2019) by taking a start-to-finish victory in his Ford Focus WRC with Paul Beaton on the notes.

Thorburn, from Duns in the Scottish borders, stunned his rivals by taking fastest stage time on each of the event’s six special stages, to win the Builth Wells based event by winning margin of 59 seconds. This victory ensures the duo maintain their 100% winning record this year, winning each of the four events contested. Read More »

First-timers Darryl Morris and Steve Gully will spearhead a full-on Ford Escort attack on Sol Rally Barbados 2019, the 30th running of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event. Class-winners on the annual Jersey Rally for the last four years, second overall in 2017 and again last year, they will be joined by Pete Rayner, who first introduced Morris to the Caribbean event and returns for the first time since 2016.

Sol RB19 will run from Friday, May 31 to Sunday, June 2, with The Rally Show on the previous Saturday (May 25) followed by Flow King of the Hill at its new Stewarts Hill location on the Sunday; in three decades, it has evolved from small beginnings as the All-Stage Rally of 1990 into the Caribbean’s biggest annual motor sport International and a key National Event on the island’s sports-tourism calendar. Read More »

Sir Chris Hoy, the six-time Olympic cycling gold medallist, will compete in the World RX of Catalunya in Spain, the second round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy.

The 43-year-old will be at the wheel of the Xite Racing-prepared Ford Fiesta on April 27-28. Read More »

The number of confirmed entries for the 2019 Roger Albert Clark Rally has now gone past the 100-mark as the next entry deadline approaches on 30 April.

A record-breaking total of 193 deposits have been lodged for the 21-25 November event and prospective competitors are now required to pay a further amount of £500 and complete the entry form in order to retain their place on the list. Read More »

The Britpart British Cross Country Championship (BXCC) returned in style last weekend with the opening round at Walters won by Adrian Marfell and Paul Bartleman in their Fouquet-Nissan. Read More »

Greenlight Sports and Entertainment backed rally driver Sam Bilham admits he “still has a lot to learn” as he heads into his third outing behind the wheel of a Ford Fiesta R5 this weekend, at the Rallynuts Stages Rally (13th April).

Bilham, 22 from Bingley West Yorkshire is enjoying his maiden season in a four-wheel-drive front running machine and has had a mixed campaign so far in the BTRDA Rally Series. His debut in the car in February showed promise, but an off-road excursion saw him retire from the Cambrian Rally in North Wales. Read More »

The 2019 Rallynuts Stages Rally is set to be one of the biggest in its 46-year history as over 130 crews head to Builth Wells this weekend for the popular annual forest stage rally (13th April).

A top-quality entry will assemble on Saturday to tackle over 44 miles of competitive driving in the nearby forests, many of which have been made famous by Britain’s round of the FIA World Rally Championship, Wales Rally GB in the past. Read More »