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Round 2 of the BRC saw the crews return to gravel and a more familiar feel of a multi venue stage rally. Matt Edwards & Darren Garrod (Polo R5) took victory and moved in to the BRC lead, as a result. Tom Cave & Dale Furniss (Fiesta Rally 2) missed the opening round but took 2nd place, just 5s behind Edwards with Osian Pryce & Noel O’Sullivan (Polo R5) completing an all Welsh (drivers only) podium. Rhys Yates & James Morgan were 4th overall whilst BRC returnee, after a number of years away, Matthew Wilson & Stuart Loudon completing the top 5, both in Fiesta Rally 2’s. Read More »

After eight regularities and eight tests in a compact 149 mile route, Angus McQueen and Mike Cochrane scored their second win of 2021, (BMW 323i) by just six seconds from another 2021 podium sitting crew, Alastair Leckie and Matt Outhwaite (SAAB 900 Turbo). Four crews were involved in the frontline ‘War of the Wolds’ including Paul Bloxidge and his 15 year old star navigator grandson, Oli Waldock and the impressive John Lomas and Pete Johnson in their 1936 Riley Sprite, really taking it to the moderns with a superb third place podium for the vintage car. Paul and Oli ended up fourth overall. Read More »

The opening round of the British Cross Country Championship saw Richard & Mason Kershaw (Lofthouse Freelander) take victory by 24s, after a total of 11 runs across the weekend. Paul Rowlands & Neil Lloyd (Polaris RZR Pro) were in 2nd place just 5s ahead of Adrian Marfell & Paul Bartleman (Fouquet-Nissan). Marfell had set the fastest time all weekend and had been leading, but 40s dropped on the 10th run saw the chance to take victory gone so recovering to 3rd place was some solace. Read More »

The RSAC Scottish Rally will make a welcome return to the British rallying calendar on Saturday (24 July) as the popular motorsport event marks its 75th anniversary.

As one of the longest running motorsport events in the country, the Dumfries and Galloway based gravel rally will take place for the first time since 2019, having been forced to cancel due to COVID-19 restrictions last year. Its return will see a bumper list of entries from some of the most highly-regarded rally championships in the UK, head for the event to enjoy its biggest entry since 1977. Read More »

– Moira rally driver William Creighton continued to build experience on the world stage with a solid finish at Rally Estonia
– Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy pilot showed a positive pace in Junior BRC category in Wales the previous weekend
– Creighton aiming to learn from World Championship event mileage Read More »

Jane Evans is to step down as Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship Co-ordinator at the end of the 2021 season, having run the series on a day-to-day basis on behalf of the BTRDA for four years.

The former rally co-driver took over the reins in 2017, and masterminded the return of the series in 2018 after its one-year sabbatical.

With title sponsorship from Protyre, an exciting calendar of events and a new promotional team working under Jane’s leadership, she was able to return the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship to the status of the UK’s premier sealed-surface series. Read More »

Sir Lewis Hamilton MBE HonFREng officially opened Motorsport UK’s new headquarters at Bicester Heritage today (Thursday 15th July), following the governing body’s relocation to the heart of the UK’s ‘motorsport valley’. Read More »

Motorsport UK is delighted to announce Enovation Consulting and Hexagon as two new partners for its Girls on Track UK programme. Both firms will support the governing body’s initiative to inspire girls to consider a future role within the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Read More »

London rally driver Ruairi Bell delivered a dominating performance in the Junior British Rally Championship last weekend (10 July) to secure his maiden victory in the series and get his title aspirations back on track at the Nicky Grist Stages.

Bell, 21 from Blackheath led the ultra-competitive Junior challengers for seven out of the eight stages to record his first ever win in the Championship and now lies just eight points shy of the lead of the series with five rounds remaining. Read More »

Scottish rally driver Finlay Retson secured a confidence-boosting second place at last weekend’s Nicky Grist Stages (10th July), to close in on the lead of the Motorsport UK Junior British Rally Championship.

The 21-year-old ace from Blairgowrie and Welsh co-driver Rhys Stoneman steered his Ford Fiesta Rally4 across the world-class Welsh forest stages to grab a last-stage move up the leaderboard, meaning he now lies just three points shy of the lead of the prestigious British series after two rounds. Read More »

Osian Pryce took his new Michelin-shod Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 to its second British Rally Championship podium finish in as many events, when he finished a very close third on the Nicky Grist Stages.

He and Irish co-driver Noel O’Sullivan made a great start to their first gravel event in the Melvyn Evans Motorsport-prepared car, and led after the opening flat-out blast through Llyn Login 1. Read More »

Matt Edwards has taken the lead in the British Rally Championship after winning the Nicky Grist Stages in sensational style in his Yuasa Rally Team Volkswagen Polo GTI R5.

The double British rally champion considers this to be his best performance on gravel to date, given the intensity of competition and a new car for 2021. It is also the first time that a Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 has won a round of the BRC, and it’s first victory on a UK forest rally. Read More »

Matt Edwards and Darren Garrod took their Yuasa Rally Team Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 to a hard fought victory on the 2021 Nicky Grist Stages, and in doing so take the lead of the British Rally Championship.

They were fourth after the opening stage, and overcame a morning misfire and brake bias issues to finish five seconds ahead of Tom Cave/Dale Furness (Ford Fiesta Rally2) after two loops through Llyn Login, Monument, Halfway and Crychan forests and all 44 stage miles had been completed.

Osian Pryce/Noel O’Sullivan (Volkswagen Polo GTI R5) finished just a further seven seconds behind in third, as the top three pulled away from the rest of the field.

Indeed, Edwards, Cave and Pryce each led the event at some stage, and were separated by only a second or two on most of the stages – with Edwards and Pryce tied for the lead after SS2, and Cave and Edwards tied for the lead after SS3. Read More »