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After recent clashes with the Manx National it was good to get back out on the Plains again and it gave us the opportunity to visit the Llangower stage for the first time too. Matthew Hirst & Declan Dear (Fiesta R5) were in a tight battle with David Henderson & Chris Lees (Fiesta R5). The battle switched almost every stage with Hirst leading by 3s into service. The gap was down to 1s after 7 stages but stage 8 saw Henderson retire and Hirst took a comfortable victory by almost a minute and a half. James Giddings & Aled Davies (Evo IX) were 2nd with Bob Morgan & Adie Williams (Fabia R5) completing the podium. Read More »

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Rebranded as the Manx Rally, 68 crews were entered for the return to rallying, in May, on the Isle of Man. There was drama before the rally started as five time winners Jason Pritchard & Phil Clarke (Focus WRC) retired on shakedown. So it Neil Roskell & Andrew Roughead (Fiesta R5) who were first on the road but that was SS2, as SS1 was cancelled due to a road accident before the stage started, meaning the police needed to divert normal road traffic via stage route. Read More »

After a three year absence we were back in Namur for the Rallye de Wallonie and there was a host of Rally2 and R5 cars at the top of the running order. Added on top of that were the GT cars with 6 Porsche 997 GT3’s and a pair of Alpine A110’s too. Stéphane Lefebvre & Xavier Portier (C3 Rally2) were the fastest crew through the opening 5 stages to open up a healthy lead. Two more fastest stage times followed on the opening day giving them a 18.3s lead over Adrian Fernémont & Samuel Maillen (Fabia Rally2 Evo), who had won the last two editions of the rally. Gino Bux & Nicolas Gilsoul (Fabia Rally2 Evo) were 25s back in 3rd overall. Read More »

Steve Wood, John Stone and Mark Kelly will head to the final round of the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship, the Chris Kelly Memorial Manx Stages (30 September/1 October), aiming to become the overall 2022 driver’s champion – and clinch the Protyre Trophy and prestigious BTRDA Gold Star award.

It will be an intriguing battle, as all three drivers have varying degrees of experience on the Isle of Man. Read More »

13 Ecosse J1000 crews line up to tackle the Memorial Garden Stages Rally, based at RM Condor in Arbroath. Topping the entry once again, Sam Pattison & Paul Whittaker are fresh from victory at the previous round at Kames. The Red Citigo is unbeaten in 2022, winning every round contested this year.

Kalum Graffin is the only other driver to take a win in 2022, on the opening round at Ingliston showground. The previous round at Kames ended badly with a visit to the gravel trap on the final stage. Kalum has Josh McErlean in the hotseat for the 1st time this year. Read More »

Motorsport UK is excited to announce that the first ever ROKiT British F4 Esports Championship will commence this October, with a 12-round series to decide the inaugural British Esports title in the discipline.

Teams of two will battle for a share of a £6,000 cash prize pool on iRacing’s platform in the Formula IR-04, which is based on the real-world second-generation car used in the ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA.

Twelve races will be held across each of the six Friday night race nights on circuits used in the existing ROKiT British F4 calendar. World renowned tracks including Donington Park, Oulton Park, Knockhill, Snetterton, Silverstone and Brands Hatch GP will all feature in the series. Read More »

The Carlisle Stages Rally, in association with Kielder Water and Forest Park Development Trust has opened entries for the 22 October event as organisers reveal an exciting mix of forests tests on offer in the one-day gravel event. Read More »

The Fuchs Lubricants British Historic Rally Championship could see a new champion crowned on Filey seafront in Yorkshire next weekend, as the series heads to the penultimate round of the season, the Trackrod Historic Cup [23-24 September].

With four sensational gravel rounds completed in this year’s BHRC, the battle for the coveted title will certainly hot up during the two-day event, as some of the most classic forest stages in England are set to test the contenders to the limit. Read More »

It’s with regret that Cheltenham Motor Club has decided to cancel the 2022 Hills Ford 3 Shires Stages due to complications in procuring an alternative date. The club had previously agreed to postpone the event as it would otherwise have occurred during the period of national mourning linked to the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

While the organisers had planned to look for an alternative date for the two-day rally, they could not find anything suitable. As a qualifying round of the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship and other series, this event is very complex and requires a lot of planning. As a rally that features tests over closed public roads, the organisers must consult with various bodies and seek high-level permission before finalising road-closing orders. Read More »

Barely a week before most of the UK’s leading rally drivers visit Yorkshire final preparations are being made in Filey and on the North York Moors for their arrival.

The Trackrod Rally Yorkshire on September 23/24 is again expecting a capacity 180-car entry, featuring purpose built cars spanning several decades, as the annual event hosts potentially decisive penultimate rounds of three of Britain’s major championships. Read More »

– William Creighton took his second FIA Junior World Rally Championship podium of the season at a brutal EKO Acropolis Rally Greece
– The Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy team member showed impressive pace ON “the toughest event” he has contested
– Creighton completes the second Junior WRC season of his career with third place Read More »

The board and members of Cheltenham Motor Club wish to offer their sincere condolences to the Royal Family following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

As the organisers of the Hills Ford 3 Shires Stages (September 17/18), scheduled to take place during the period of national mourning, the club has decided to postpone the event until a future date.

“As a mark of respect, we feel it would be inappropriate to continue with the running of the event whilst the country is in a state of mourning,” states Alyn Edwards, clerk-of-the-course. “The club gives full consideration to residents’ emotions at this time and believes postponing the rally and looking for an alternative date over the next few months will be the most sensible route for everyone. We hope this will assist residents through this very sad time,” adds Kevin C Smith, Event Director and Chairman of Cheltenham Motor Club. Read More »

Duns rally driver Garry Pearson underlined his asphalt pace at last weekend’s Rali Ceredigion [3-4 September] after battling for a podium spot in the Motorsport UK British Rally Championship.

Pearson and co-driver Dale Furniss entered a thrilling duel for third place at the fifth round of Britain’s premier rally series, which took place over two hard-fought days on the closed roads around the seaside town of Aberystwyth in Wales. Read More »