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Monthly Archives: November 2008

Bentham’s David Wright, 29, had a successful Grizedale Stages rally on Saturday (29th November) when he took second place overall on the Coniston-based event in a GPM-prepared Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9.grizedalestages08_davewright Read More »

jones-pre-gb08Stone based businessman Neville Jones will finally realise a lifelong dream when he and co-driver Ian Capewell take to the start of this years Wales Rally GB at the wheel of their Vulcan Fasteners backed Subaru Impreza N12. Read More »

hockridge-pre-gb08Phweli based Andrew Hockridge is eagerly looking forward to making his World Rally Championship debut on this weekend’s Wales Rally GB, the final round of both the world championship and, more importantly for Andrew, the grand finale of the Citroen C2R2cup, a series which the GRH Foods backed driver finds himself leading. Read More »

Cornwall based Matt Cotton is set to fulfil a life long dream when he takes to the start of this years Wales Rally GB, the final round of the British Rally Championship, and in doing so becomes the first Cornish driver to contest the event in over 10 years! Matt is doubly excited about this event as the 29 year old is still in with a chance at the C2R2cup in only his first season in the series.cotton-pre-gb08 Read More »

Builth Wells based Jason Pritchard continued his steep learning curve on board his North Road Garage backed Subaru Impreza N11 when he combated snow, ice and thick fog to end the Coniston based Grizedale Forest Stages seventh in the production class at his first attempt.

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Stalybridge based Alex Allingham enjoyed a strong run on last weekends Coppermine Grizedale Stages, combating snow and ice and, at times, thick fog, to end the six stage event in a career best sixth overall and second in class.

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The two SG Petch Motorsport cars had contrasting events on last weekends Coppermine Grizedale Forest Stages when Steve Petch Senior suffered a gearbox failure on his way to the very first stage. Son Stephen, in his Hyundai Accent World Rally Car ran inside the top five for most of the day, eventually finishing seventh overall after losing time in a ditch early on.

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In celebration of our new site, and also as we can now show embedded videos, here is the first of what will hopefully be a string of regular posts bringing you the best rallying clips from You Tube. These will often be topical with events we’ve recently attended, previews of forthcoming events or maybe even just a classic piece of action we’ve stumbled across this week. Read More »

24 yr old Matt Edwards made a return to rallying his own successful 1400 Astra on Saturdays Coppermines Grizedale Stages this weekend, and hailed the event one of his toughest challenges yet, despite a dominant class win and creditable 23rd Overall; mixing it with the 4wd cars in predictable fashion. Read More »

grizedale08-frontA beautiful day up in the Lake District saw Mark Higgins & Nicky Grist take the ex-Carlos Sainz Subaru Impreza 555 to an excellent victory.

In a flawless display they entertained the crowds whilst it was the Mitsubishi Evo’s of Dave Wright, Simon Hughes and Tim Pearcey who took the next 3 places.

With Mike O’Brien fifth, in a more recent model of Focus WRC then he has used previously this season.

Further back Adrian Hetherington was going well in his Escort MkII until he sepctacularly rolled out on the final stage, heading towards our position. This left local young gun Kris Hall to take two wheel drive honours in his Fiesta ST. Read More »