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Frank Bird & Jack Morton (Focus WRC) followed up their 2019 success on the Donignton Rally by retaining it in 2020. They were fastest on all 7 stages and took victory by almost 3 minutes from Ian Woodhouse & Paul Rowland (Escort MkII). Woodhouse had an advantage of almost 50s going in to the final pair of stages and understandably backed off still finishing over 20s clear of Barry Morris & Tom Hutchings (Darrian T90 GTR+). Morris had been in a tight battle with Peter Smith & Patrick Walsh (Fiesta R5) and was 1s behind with a stage to go, eventually coming out on top by 3s. Read More »

The Lake District saw what might be the last forest rally for some time in the UK and it was Adrien Fourmaux & Renaud Jamoul (Fiesta R5 MkII) who utterly dominated to take victory by over a minute and a half, along with fastest time on all 7 stages. Freddie Milne & Paul Beaton (Fiesta R5) were an early 2nd overall but they went off on stage 2 leaving the way open for Dylan Davies & Llion Williams (Fabia R5), who were 3rd after the opening stage. They dropped half a minute on stage 2 so it was Stephen Petch & Michael Wilkinson (Fiesta WRC) who took over 2nd place. Petch didn’t put a wheel wrong and kept 2nd place and it was Russ Thompson & Andy Murphy (Evo IX) who took 3rd place mid event and completed the podium. Read More »

Another weekend out in Cheshire and this time it was for the Tour of Cheshire where just under 80 crews took the startline. There were a range of tests and we caught them at Oulton Park in the morning and afternoon with a trip to Booth Park sandwiched in between. Nick Bloxham & Niall Frost (Escort MkI Mexico) had been due to start at no.7 but brake problems saw them start as car no.77, following agreement from the other crews. They then stormed through and took the win in dominant fashion. Read More »

New Zealand’s Shane van Gisbergen dominated the first round in a new series of virtual FIA World Rallycross Championship events at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi to secure victory and take the points lead.

The Australian Supercars star took a clean-sweep of qualifying race wins in the World RX Esports Series where his rivals included drivers from World RX to Formula 1 and GT racing, the event run on DiRT Rally 2.0™ in partnership with esports specialist Motorsport Games, and DiRT video game publisher Codemasters. Read More »

More than 200 entries have been received for the inaugural RallyE-Barbados, which is being hosted this weekend (May 29-31) by the on-line rally group, Carib Rally Club (CRC), on Codemasters’ Dirt Rally 2.0 game. The venture, which is endorsed by the Barbados Rally Club (BRC), follows the successful running of King of thE Hill last Sunday (May 24), which was won by Jeremy Gonsalves of Barbados.

Judging by the entry list, the Esports event looks set to reflect the high levels of competition seen in the Rally Club’s premier event in recent years. Previous winners including Roger and Dane Skeete and front-runners like Britain’s Roger Duckworth and Rob Swann will face an international field including Finnish ex-Formula 1 driver Mika Salo, the reigning FIA European Rally Champion Chris Ingram and 2016 DriveDMACK Fiesta Trophy winner Osian Pryce from Wales. Read More »

SB Motorsport, the company behind Europe’s wildest Nissan GT-R Drift car build are taking full advantage of workshop downtime and using it to plan the launch of its most challenging build to date – a GT-R powered Nissan Navara. Nissan’s workhorse is about to meet its flagship engine product, The VR38 twin-turbo GT-R engine as the team will replace the standard diesel option for a performance punching engine package from the infamous GT-R sports car, cultivating a pick-up with over 1000hp on tap.

No stranger to undertaking big challenges, Essex (UK) based, SB Motorsport have a proven track record in outrageous builds and delivering products to global recognition. Their previous Nissan GT-R drift car (#LSXR35) claimed worldly accolades and has been seen in multiple online videos racking up millions of views since its launch back in 2017. Read More »

Motorsport UK has announced that in anticipation of motorsport restarting in the UK from 4 July, it is inviting permit applications from 1 June.

Motorsport is currently suspended throughout the UK until 30 June 2020. Following ongoing positive dialogue with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and having set out its strategy and anticipated conditions for restarting motorsport disciplines, the governing body is now moving to its next phase of getting the sport back on track.

Any resumption of motorsport is contingent on event organisers demonstrating that they can plan in accordance with the guidelines of Motorsport UK, while respecting government guidance on social distancing. Read More »

Although the coronavirus pandemic has caused the postponement of Flow King of the Hill and Sol Rally Barbados, scheduled for the coming two weekends (May 24 & May 29-31), there will be something new for competitors and spectators to savour. The on-line rally group, Carib Rally Club, will be hosting RallyE-Barbados 2020 on Codemasters’ Dirt Rally 2.0 game with the full support and authorisation of the Barbados Rally Club (BRC).

King of the Hill will take place this Sunday (May 24), when drivers will have between 8.00am and 11.59pm Barbados time to complete four runs, with the fastest counting toward the results. RallyE-Barbados 2020 will run from May 29 to 31, covering 25 special stages, three on Friday night, 12 on Saturday and 10 on Sunday. Bespoke prizewinner’s hats carrying the event logo will be awarded to the top three overall in each event and the top three in each of two classes, Wheel and Control; the BRC has agreed to cover the cost of these and of delivery to the winners. Read More »

Wolverhampton and South Staffordshire Car Club regret to announce the North Wales Rally Services Rally North Wales is forced to cancel its 2020 running of the event due to uncertainties surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic.

After being forced to postpone the Dolgellau based event which was originally planned for the 28th March until November, the event organising team have been closely monitoring the Covid-19 situation. Read More »

In light of continued health concerns regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the organiser of the Bretagne World Rallycross of France at Loheac, scheduled to take place on 5-6 September, has taken the decision to cancel the event, with the health and safety of everyone involved remaining the priority. Read More »

Building on the success of its previous two standalone rallycross esports events, IMG, the promoter of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy, is launching a series of further DiRT Rally 2.0™ events in partnership with esports specialist Motorsport Games, and DiRT video game publisher Codemasters. Read More »

Motorsport UK has issued full Electrified Vehicle technical and safety regulations for the first time as part of its focus on creating a sustainable future for the sport.

One of Motorsport UK’s key investment pillars focuses on innovation, and a framework for Electrified Vehicles has been in development as a major element of this investment. There are now clear plans to roll out training and allow the new regulations to be implemented. Motorsport UK is the first motorsport National Governing Body to fully develop regulations in this area.

The framework and regulations are developed by the Motorsport UK Executive and Technical Committee, with assistance from industry experts, and they cater for all types of Electrified Vehicles including hybrid and full battery electric. They will now allow Motorsport UK to create new future categories for motorsport competition. Read More »

Organisers of the Rallynuts Stages Rally, Midland Manor Motor Club have taken the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 running of the popular Builth Wells based event.

Previously postponed from its 18th April date due to the developing Covid-19 situation, the rally, which attracted an almost capacity entry in 2019 and is a round of the MRF Tyres BTRDA Rally Series and Pirelli Motorsport UK Welsh Rally Championship, had attempted to run the rally on the 8th August 2020. Read More »