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Our first foray in to the woods of the year was for the Cambrian Rally and this year it was not just the opening round of the BTRDA championship but also the BRC. A superb entry gathered, loaded with R5 and WRC machinery at the front end for the two championships. There was an International feel with Chilean brothers Pedro & Alberto Heller starting as cars 1 & 2 whilst reigning 2018 champion, for both the BRC and BTRDA, Matt Edwards lined up at 3 with Pat Walsh calling the notes, making it an all Fiesta R5 top 3. With the top 10 being made up of the rest of the main BRC contenders it was Stephen Petch & Michael Wilkson (Fiesta WRC) who were car no.11 and headed up the National B section of the rally. Charlie Payne & Carl Williamson (Fiesta) and Euan Thorburn & Paul Beaton (Focus WRC) completed the BTRDA top 3 seeds. Read More »

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The overnight rain left the Goodwood circuit slippy and very green for the first stage and it was Richard Weaver & James Pink (Evo VI) who took advantage of their four wheel drive to set fastest time by 9 seconds. It set the tempo and a heavy downpour after stage 2 really played in to the 4WD crews hands for the following stages. Weaver set fastest time on all 5 stages to the lunchbreak and followed up with two more after lunch, on a now dry track. With a 56s lead Weaver relaxed slightly on the last pair of stages to secure overall victory by 45s. Read More »

After a year away we returned to the Cotswold Clouds to a snowy and very wintry scene in Dursley, Stroud and surroundings. Crooked Mustard took up its usual slot as first hill for the odd numbered cars and proved to be as entertaining as normal. Very few crews cleared the hill with many going no further than the ledge at post 7 to post 5. We then moved on to the Badgers Wood complex and took in the picture perfect Gerry’s test, which had a stop start to the class 7 & 8 cars. With a decent covering of snow it proved to be a superb days motorsport. Read More »

Reigning British Rally Champion Matt Edwards took a sensational victory on the Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally to kick-start his title defence with new co-driver Patrick Walsh.

Former champion David Bogie and his navigator John Rowan brought their Skoda Fabia R5 home in second place, while Marty McCormack drove his similar machine to a fine third overall with Barney Mitchell reading the notes.

Tom Cave returned after a year’s absence and pushed the previous champions to the limit in the fight for a podium position. Two punctures on the final stage dropped Cave and co-driver Dale Bowen down the order and with no more spares in the car they were forced to retire. Read More »

Scottish rally driver Finlay Retson ensured his debut behind the wheel of a brand new M-Sport Fiesta R2 was a successful one, by finishing the opening round of the Junior British Rally Championship as first Ford home.

Retson, 18 from Blairgowrie and co-driver Tom Hynd, guided their newly built machine to sixth overall in the JBRC category at the Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally on Saturday (16 th February) and in the process, became the highest placed Junior Ford driver on the event. Read More »

Esapekka Lappi and Janne Ferm produced a highly impressive performance this weekend to secure their first podium finish for Citroën Total WRT. Fiercely holding off the attacks of their competitive rivals during Sunday’s final leg in their C3 WRC, the Finnish duo ended the rally in second place overall. Meanwhile, recent winners of the Rallye Monte-Carlo, Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia used all of their talent and determination to scoop two bonus points on the Power Stage, despite the disappointment of retiring earlier in the rally. Read More »

Prepare for double the action at this year’s Race Retro, powered by *Motor Sport*, as the show organisers have announced that the outdoor motorsport will expand to two Live Rally Stages.

With a record number of entries, Rallying with Group B (RWGB) will see some 120 cars including ex-works cars with motorsport champions at the wheel take on the new stages on the Saturday and Sunday at Stoneleigh Park.

Show Director Lee Masters said: “Over the past three years, the Live Rally Stage has seen more cars running each year with more champions from both yesteryear and modern rallying taking part. Read More »

The 2019 McGrady Insurance Motorsport UK N.I. Stage Rally Championship gets underway this Saturday (23 February) with the Pacenotes Rally Magazine Stages at Kirkistown!

An entry of more than 70 crews has been received for the popular County Down venue with a host of high-powered machinery that includes a handful of World Rally Cars and state-of-the-art R5 rally cars ready to battle for the spoils.

Reigning champion, Derek McGarrity, is expected to lead the field off the start line. Read More »

– Continental, official partner of the Tour de France from 2018 to 2022, upgrades its sponsorship to Main Partner of the race in 2019
– This year, six teams will be racing on Continental tyres
– Continental is to equip the official Tour vehicles with premium car tyres Read More »

At 8.30, exactly 30 minutes before F1 cars took to the track for the first time in 2019, Alfa Romeo Racing presented the new Alfa Romeo Racing C38

Last but not least.

A shame that our friends from Wikipedia didn’t show up, as it would have made their job of updating our page so much easier. Read More »

– Third straight win for the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team in Mexico City
– Audi e-tron FE05 is the most efficient car
– Strong race for Abt, Bird and Frijns after problems in qualifying

Hat-trick for Audi: For the third time in a row, the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team has won the E-Prix in Mexico City. In front of packed grandstands at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez circuit, Audi driver Lucas di Grassi notched up his ninth Formula E victory with a spectacular photo finish after a breathtaking manoeuvre in the last second. Read More »

– Partner team D’station Racing AMR to compete in Super GT 300 class
– Drivers Tomonobu Fujii and Joāo Paulo Oliveira to be joined by Darren Turner for Fuji 500-mile race
– Vantage GT3 entry signals Aston Martin return to Japan’s top GT series

Aston Martin has agreed an important new long-term partnership with the D’station Racing AMR team, signalling a high-profile return to the Japanese Super GT Championship for the British luxury sportscar manufacturer in 2019. Read More »