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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 »

Donegal rally driver David Kelly has offered a lucky prize winner the chance to sit alongside the Motorsport Ireland Billy Coleman Award finalist in a high-speed blast as the 24-year-old bids to raise funds for the innovative ChefAid Donegal campaign.

Kelly, who has had to put his rallying career on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic, has been eager to help a local charity in these unprecedented times and has chosen the voluntary group which is helping to feed the vulnerable during the outbreak and lockdown period. Read More »

French Esports star Quentin Dall’olmo claimed victory in the World RX Esports Invitational – Montalegre Edition, as Britain’s Jon Armstrong and New Zealand’s Shane Van Gisbergen completed the podium.

The second ever World RX Esports Invitational – run on DiRT Rally 2.0 in partnership with Codemasters and Motorsport Games – attracted another mouth-watering grid of drivers, held in place of the second scheduled round of the 2020 FIA World Rallycross Championship in Portugal, which has been postponement due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

With a pair of fastest times in Qualifying, driving a Peugeot 208 on the challenging circuit, Dall’olmo took the TQ (top qualifier) position in the Intermediate Classification, won semi-final one from pole position and finished second on track in the final. Read More »

The organisers of the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship have taken the unavoidable decision to cancel the 2020 series, owing to the on-going coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read More »

This summer’s Nicky Grist Stages, which was scheduled to take place on Saturday 11 July, has been postponed – owing to a number of key logistical issues directly caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The event organiser, Quinton Motor Club, is hoping to run the 2020 event later in the year, and is working on an alternative date in late November. Read More »

Following the resounding success of the inaugural World RX Esports Invitational series event, IMG can confirm today that the second round – the Montalegre Edition – produced in partnership with Motorsport Games and Codemasters, will be streamed live from 14:00 BST (15:00 CET) on Sunday, May 3 on World RX YouTube Read More »

John Price, who sadly passed away earlier this week, contested a remarkable total of 859 rallies.

The 12 time Asphalt Rally Champion also drove some of the world’s most exotic, and difficult to tame, rally cars during that incredible 50 year career – including Porsche 911s, Renault 5 Maxi Turbos, BMW M3s and Metro 6R4s, each immaculately prepared by his John Price Rallying business. Read More »

The Northern Ireland Motor Club regrets to announce the postponement of the ‘2020 Today’s Ulster Rally’ due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation. The current lockdown conditions required to contain the spread of the virus are preventing the organising team from safely carrying out the necessary preparations for the event including the very important special stage public relations work. The event is dependent on the support of local communities and residents and we do not want to increase the risk to them, nor our volunteers. A significant amount of work has already been done by our volunteers and we extend our thanks to them for that, with the intention that this will be carried forward to the August 2021 event. Read More »

We’re all missing real rallying at the moment, so the Protyre Motorsports UK Asphalt Rally Championship is launching an open and FREE to enter eSports championship on the fantastic DiRT Rally 2.0 game!

The best WRC asphalt stages, which represent the very best British sealed-surface speed tests, have been selected for a five round series – like the Col de Turini, Panzerplatte and the twisty closed roads above Barcelona. Read More »

Provisional dates produced pending future government directives

Series Organiser, TOCA, has today (27 April) issued a revised provisional calendar for the 2020 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship, comprising nine events and a total of 27 races, all of which will be screened live and exclusively on the ITV network.

TOCA has taken the decision to provisionally plan events from August onwards, however, the calendar will of course remain conditional upon receiving appropriate government directives and approvals regarding the resumption of sporting activities. Should the BTCC be unable to resume at that time, the calendar will be amended accordingly. Read More »

IMG and STARD (Stohl Advanced Research and Development), partners in the Projekt E electric support series, have reconfirmed their intention for the Projekt E racing programme to proceed in 2020.

While the 2020 FIA World Rallycross Championship calendar is undergoing change due to government health directives amid COVID-19, the objective is to stage five Projekt E events at selected European rounds of World RX in 2020. Further details on the final calendar of Projekt E events will be released in due course. Read More »