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Monthly Archives: March 2009

erard-bulldog09The First round of the British Historic Rally Championship was the Bulldog Rally on Saturday 28th March. Stefaan Stouf & Joris Erard started the rally with the Ford Escort RS1600 BDA.

The last time in Britain was in November 2008 for the RAC Rally. So the first stage was getting used to the gravel and the English Notes. Read More »

forde-bulldog09Following his problematic run on the opening round of the Kick Energy Fiesta Sport Trophy UK Championship (FST), Galway driver Ross Forde was hoping for better luck on last weekend’s Bulldog Rally.

With the necessary alterations made to his Motorsport Ireland and Irish Sports Council-backed Ford Fiesta, and with a change in co-driver, Forde was looking for a good run on the second round of the championship. Read More »

nichol-bulldog091Flying Scotsman Gordon Nichol overcame a couple of confidence sapping moments on last weekends British Rally Championship season opener to take the final podium position on the Bulldog international Rally of North Wales. Read More »

Peter Cooper died on Saturday 28 March 2009, at the BEN home in Sunningdale, aged 86.

Peter spent more than 50 years in motor sport, including six years as MSA Chief Executive (from 1982 to 1987) and was a long-term member of the Motor Sports Council, including a spell as chairman (from 1982 to 1985). His achievements included finishing second overfall on the 1954 RAC Rally, Chairman of the Kart Committee, a Steward of vast worldwide experience, membership of the FIA World Council for many years and FISA Vice President d’honneur. His glorious career was officially recognised last year, with the Motor Sports Association’s Lifetime Achievement award. Read More »

Irishmen Keith Cronin & Greg Shinnors took an excellent first victory on the opening round of the 2009 MSA British Rally Championship, Bulldog International Rally North Wales this Saturday.
The battle with triple Champion Mark Higgins and Bryan Thomas began right at the start of the event, the pair split by just 1.1 seconds in 22 year old Cronin’s favour, after the opening stage in the wet Welsh forests. Higgins took that back on the next stage, leaving the pair exactly level as the crews returned to service. Read More »

jrm-bulldog-09MSA British RallyChampionship Round One
Bulldog International Rally of North Wales – 28th March 2009

· David Bogie brings new car home in fifth place
· JRM-built Evolution X shows great potential
· Team pleased with car’s debut outing and says performance can be improved before round two

David Bogie and co-driver Kevin Rae brought the brand new JR Motorsports built Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X home in fifth place on this weekend’s opening round of the MSA British Rally Championship, the Bulldog International Rally of North Wales. Read More »

rob-swann-bulldog091The Revolution Wheels Rally Team, which returned to the MSA British Rally Championship for a second season on last weekends Bulldog International Rally of North Wales, was left ruing a pointless weekend after both cars failed to finish the Bala based event.
With rising Scottish star Euan Thorburn joining team mate Rob Swann in a pair of Geoff Jones Motorsport assisted Subaru Imprezas’ team principal Warren McKiernan had high hopes of a strong showing. However it did not go according to plan; Read More »

dave-weston-jnr-bulldog01Aberdeen based Dave Weston junior showed that his pace in 2008 was no fluke as the 18 year old British Rally Academy member put in a strong performance in his new Ramsport run Subaru Impreza N14 en route to sixth overall and third in class on last weekends Bulldog International Rally of North Wales. Read More »

jason-pritchard-bulldog01Builth Wells rallying talent Jason Pritchard put in a faultless display as he dialed in his new Citroen C2R2 Max and then promptly dominated last weekends Bulldog International Rally of North Wales, overhauling his nearest rival with two stages to go to take the class honours back in Bala. Read More »

andrew-hockridge-bulldog01Pwllheli based Andrew Hockridge experienced a nightmare run up to last weekends Bulldog International Rally of North Wales when his brand new Signature Cheese backed Citroen C2R2 Max was involved in a road traffic accident the day before, meaning that his team had to rebuild the rally car overnight. Read More »