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A glorious day in Southern Warwickshire saw the last event of the season before the summer break. Ian Wright took the win on the final pass of the hills, from close friend and rival Ian Veale. It had looked like a Veale win as he lead from the start, but a three on one of the final hills to Wright’s zero proved to be key as Wright finished on 11 points with Veale’s 13 points. Julian Fack was the best of the rest back on 24 points, completing the podium. Read More »

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The Manx National Rally was an event of huge contrasts as a deluge of rain hit the first loop of stages, on the Friday night, before glorious weather bathed the stages on Saturday. Jason Pritchard & Phil Clarke (Focus WRC) took their 4th win at the event, by over 3 minutes. The hard work was done on the opening night as Pritchard didn’t put a wheel wrong to lead by almost two minutes overnight. Daniel Harper & Chris Campbell (Mini JCW WRC) took a cautious approach to the wet conditions and were rewarded with 2nd overnight. Peter Taylor & Andrew Roughead (Fiesta WRC) were 3rd overnight, after denying Pritchard a clean sweep of stage wins, but they did not start the Saturday after being excluded. Read More »

JLT Condor kicked off their OVO Energy Tour Series title defence with victory at the opening round in Redditch to pull on the leaders’ green jerseys, while British Cycling’s development squad Team Breeze took the honours in the women’s premiere. The men’s win on the night went to Team WIGGINS’ Gabriel Cullaigh, who outsprinted Tobyn Horton (Madison Genesis) and Tom Moses (JLT Condor) from a select group of six riders who contested the finish on the 1.4-kilometre Worcestershire circuit.

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Dumfries rally ace David Bogie secured his sixth RSAC Scottish Rally win today (19th May) as he powered his Skoda Fabia R5 to the four-wheel-drive event victory by over a minute from his nearest rival after six tough stages in the Eskdalemuir and Beattock forests.

Unseasonably warm conditions in the region had made the stages much drier than expected with low hanging dust causing issues for the 80 or so competitors who lined up to tackle over 43 competitive stage miles in classic forest stages such as Twiglees and Castle O’er. Read More »

In celebration of the smaller powered cars running first on the road on the Nicky Grist Stages (Saturday 14 July), Mr Tyre (Motorsport) Ltd will offer a prize of two free tyres to the winners of the 1400cc and H1/2 classes, plus run a prize draw to win two free tyres for the BTRDA Rally First class, on this year’s event. Read More »

Motor sport fans and their families will be spoiled for choice at The Rally Show next Saturday (May 26), as the move to the former Banks Facility at Wildey has allowed organisers to expand the scope of the event to appeal to an even wider audience . . . and for longer, too, running from 1.00pm to 6.00pm. While the ‘petrol-heads’ enjoy unrivalled access to more than 90 local, regional and international cars and their crews, a mix of exhibitors large and small, competitions, the Chefette Kids Zone and the Harbour Lights Cultural Extravaganza will keep the whole family engaged.

Key partners, including title sponsors the Sol Group and Flow, will already have staged pre-rally limes to showcase their own teams, but the Rally Show will be the only chance for local fans to see all the cars entered for Flow King of the Hill (May 27) and Sol Rally Barbados 2018 (June 1-3) in one location. With technical scrutineering ahead of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event now carried out at Bushy Park, the cars – including around 20 new to Sol RB – will be on static display throughout the afternoon. Read More »

The world of motorsport is celebrating its dedicated volunteer marshals and officials during FIA Volunteers Weekend (19-20 May), with the entire community encouraged to show its appreciation on social media.

Volunteers are the power behind motorsport; whether marshals or scrutineers, clerks or stewards, timekeepers or rescue crews, the sport could not happen without them. In the UK there are currently 9,539 registered marshals, meaning the MSA is on course to register more marshals than ever before this year. There are also 3,200 highly trained officials, ensuring that events are run safely and fairly. Read More »

The battle for Two-Wheel-Drive honours in Sol Rally Barbados 2018 looks set to be a thriller for local fans, as at least six potential winners battle second-for-second with one another, while snapping away at the heels of the 4wd cars. The Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event, Sol RB18 will run from Friday to Sunday, June 1-3, with The Rally Show and Flow King of the Hill (KotH) the previous weekend, May 26/27.

Over the past decade, in which the 2wd battle has often eclipsed the fight for overall honours, seven drivers have won: Neil Armstrong (2011-‘12), Ian Warren (2010 & ’13) and Rhett Watson (2014-‘15) twice, with single wins for Sean Gill (2008), Barry (2017) and Roger (2016) Mayers, plus Jonathan Still (2009), whose 12th overall marks the only time in the event’s 28-year history that the top 10 included no 2wd cars. Roger’s fourth place matched his younger sibling’s 2005 result as the highest-overall finish since the last outright 2wd victory (Roger Skeete, Peugeot 306 S16) in 1997. Read More »

After making a successful comeback in 2017 from a thirteen year sabbatical, the Dunoon Presents Argyll Rally will once again return to the British rally calendar as the ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship heads for Dunoon on 23rd June.

Organised by Mull Car Club, regulations for the stage rally in the classic Argyll and Bute forests have now been released and entries are being taken for the fourth round of the Scottish Championship. Read More »

Entries are now open for the Nicky Grist Stages (Saturday 14 July) – with the official event Regulations and Entry forms published on-line at nickygriststages.co.uk. Read More »

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Local drivers chasing points in the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) 2018 Driver’s and Class Championships are preparing for the two most important weekends of the year, with Flow King of the Hill (May 27) and Sol Rally Barbados (June 1-3) just over the horizon. And they will need to be on top of their game if they want to keep the year-end trophies at home, with a record number of overseas drivers registered for points, following in the wheel-tracks of Jamaica’s Jeff Panton, who was last year crowned the BRC’s first non-national Champion Driver.

David Coelho of Trinidad & Tobago won the Group A title in 2016, while the Turks & Caicos Motoring Club’s Stan Hartling and Paul Horton are both regular competitors; the number has been boosted this year by the addition of Hartling’s son Ben, George Sherman of the United States and Britain’s Rob Swann, all of whom currently have cars based in the island . . . and all seven have already scored points. Read More »