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Monthly Archives: December 2008

james-watkins-pembrey08Welshpool based teenager James Watkins ended his first year of rallying with a faultless drive on last Sundays Pembrey Christmas Stages, bringing his MakeFast backed Skoda Favorit home inside the top fifty.

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birdy2_christmas_stages_08_ianhardyIn his first rally for six months Penrith driver Paul Bird came back in fine fashion to claim runner up spot in the Specsavers Christmas Stages Rally held at Croft Circuit in North Yorkshire.

Driving the Vent Axia and Kick Energy sponsored Subaru WRC, Bird and Northallerton co driver Ian Windress were up against some of the top drivers in the UK but after a steady start, which involved having no handbrake for the first three stages, the pair started to climb the leader board as the day progressed. Read More »

christmas08-no5Another excellent day up at Croft Circuit and an awesome entry to boot. Sadly 2007 winner John Stone did not start as his Metro 6R4 was not ready, but Paul Bird, Tony Bardy, Kevin Proctor, Charlie Payne, Ryan Champion and Mark Jasper all tried hard to claim victory.

It was Proctor who took victory by over a minute in the end in his Impreza WRC but behind him the battle was fierce with only 5 seconds covering the next three places. It was the Impreza WRC  of Bird who edged out Bardy’s Sunny GTI-R by three seconds with the Darrian T90 of Ashley Field fourth and top 2WD entry. Read More »

Peugeot Sport will display a range of competition cars including the 207 S2000 that Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle will drive in the 2009 IRC Rally Challenge.

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dewi-williams-cambrian0826 year old Dewi Williams is celebrating a very successful year of rallying after clinching the ANWCC Novice Championship and, in only his first year of stage rallying, also finished third overall, beating a host of more experienced drivers in his Gwynedd Environmental Waste Services (GEWS of Penrhyndeudraeth) backed Peugeot 205. Read More »

a-citroen-world-rally-team-service-a-fans-view_0112Hardcore rally fans have reported that Moto GP star Valentino Rossi’s appearance at the final round of the 2008 World Rally Championship made it easier to get close to the action at the SA1 Service Park in Swansea city centre.

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john-stone-ih-pre-xmas08Reading like a ‘who’s who’ of British Rallying, perm any one of the top ten to win next weekend’s Specsavers Christmas Stages Rally which takes place at Croft Circuit, North Yorkshire on Sunday 28th December 2008. Read More »

swrt-cata08aFuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the maker of Subaru automobiles, today announced the withdrawal from the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) at the end of the 2008 season. Read More »

swrt-depart08Subaru has announced its decision to withdraw from the 2009 World Rally Championship.

This sudden decision was in response to the widespread economic downturn that is affecting the entire automotive industry, and follows Suzuki’s withdrawal announced yesterday. Read More »

In advance of the Star Driver Shootout, the MSA British Rally Championship announced an additional incentive for the finalists. The Pirelli Cup, as it will be known, will reward all the runners up of the Pirelli BRC Star Driver Shootout with an incentivised support package in the 2009 MSA British Rally Championship. Read More »