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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 »

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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 »

Dusty conditions greeted the crews as Matt Edwards & Darren Garrod (Fiesta R5) looked to seal the 2018 Gold Star title. They started out well by setting fastest times on all of the opening 3 stages. Luke Francis & John Roberts (Fiesta WRC) were 2nd after setting 2nd fastest times on all 3 stages and in a show of uniform performance, Steve Petch & Michael Wilkinson (Fiesta WRC) were 3rd with 3rd fastest times across the 3 stages. Francis then sent fastest time on stage 4 but still had 27 seconds to make up. Edwards went fastest on the next two stages to hold almost a minutes advantage and could afford to drop 29 seconds on the final stage, as he sealed the title with a round to spare. Read More »

Progressive British rally co-driver Phil Hall overcame some of the toughest conditions ever experienced in the FIA Junior World Rally Championship to secure sixth place at Marmaris Rally Turkey, finishing the season in 10th overall in the series last weekend (13-16 September).

The 29-year-old from Mansfield guided fellow Briton Tom Williams to an equal-best JWRC result on the rough and boulder-laden Turkish roads as the ultra-competitive single make series reached its climax after five hard fought rounds in Europe. Read More »

The 2019 Roger Albert Clark Rally will be the toughest yet, with 300 stage miles in five days of rallying when the 12th edition of the rally runs in November 2019. Read More »

Former Fiesta ST Trophy champion Sam Bilham is set the to tackle the toughest event on the British rallying calendar after lodging a last-minute entry to contest Wales Rally GB National (5th/6th October).

The 2016 English Rally Champion has secured a deal to drive a Ford Fiesta R2 on the gruelling event which takes in two days of the FIA World Rally Championship qualifying event in Deeside near Chester. Read More »

Despite once again showing impressive pace, the C3 WRC, like many of its rivals, suffered in last weekend’s brutal conditions at Rally Turkey. Read More »

The McGrady Insurance MSA Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship bursts back into action this Saturday when the Omagh based McKelvey Asbestos Bushwhacker Rally gets underway!

Omagh Motor Club has received a stunning entry of more than 120 crews in a variety of machinery for the 11-stage event which could see Derek McGarrity and Paddy Robinson crowned as the 2018 N.I. Champions. Read More »

“The routes! What a delight to drive!” was the instant response of one German participant when asked for his view of the FIVA World Rally 2018, a 450-mile, four-day, non-competitive event held this year in the dramatic countryside of rural Mid Wales.

The annual event is open to anyone with a classic car they enjoy using, not just members of FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles). Read More »

Osian Pryce dominated the Historic section of the Escort Rally Special, finishing 55.61 seconds ahead of his nearest rival in his RallyXtreme-prepared Escort Mk2 RS1800.

Many of the local Belgian drivers praised Osian on his incredible performance, saying that such a magnificent result by a visiting driver is virtually unheard of. Read More »

Amigos Team Parker Racing driver Seb Perez overcame a first race collision to secure an impressive double-podium at Silverstone last weekend (15th/16th September), increasing his lead in the ProAm category of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB with just two rounds remaining.

The Chesterfield driver capitalised on his opening race third place to take his sixth victory of the season in race two at the Northamptonshire circuit, meaning he now holds a seven-point lead over his nearest rival with only Brands Hatch left on the calendar. Read More »

– H.R. Owen Ferrari GB driver, Chris Froggatt, has won the Ferrari Challenge Pirelli Am. title in Barcelona, with one round of racing to go at Monza in November
– Froggatt has secured eight wins in the Championship this season, with an unassailable points total of 231 – 101 clear of second place
– H.R. Owen Ferrari driver John Sawbridge finished in Barcelona third in the Pirelli Trofeo Am. rankings
– The final round of the European Ferrari Challenge series takes place in Monza from 1-4 November Read More »

– Three protagonists locked in titanic battle for top World Championship honours
– Fast and furious Dayinsure Wales Rally GB next up on WRC calendar
– “It’s going to be a blockbuster,” predicts rally boss
– Advance tickets with significant discounts on sale for all venues

The electrifying battle royal for this year’s FIA World Rally Championship has intensified as the title race now arrives in the UK for what promises to be a thrilling Dayinsure Wales Rally GB (4-7 October). Read More »