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Daily Archives: May 29th, 2009

Subaru dealer, Europa, today announced it will be supporting the Chatsworth International Rally Show, June 6-7, 2009.  

This unique motorsport experience is set in the spectacular grounds of Chatsworth House, in the heart of the Peak District National Park and incorporates part of the former RAC Rally stage. Comprising a 3.7mile stage, using some of the gravel roads on the hill behind Chatsworth House the stage finishes on the tarmac roads familiar to Rally Show visitors. Read More »


Local driver Gordon Nichol and co-driver Emma Morrison sealed their first victory in the British Rally Championship’s 2009 Swift Sport Cup, the Jim Clark International Rally last weekend.
Their one and a half minute winning margin does not do justice to the competitiveness of the event though, since four of the six crews set fastest times on the 150 mile event. Read More »

Chris Anderson & Chris Thirling ALM Stages Rally 2009Following on from his superb result at Langbaurgh earlier this month, County Durham rally driver Chris Anderson is hoping to continue his good form when he contests next weekend’s Keith Frecker Memorial Weeton Stages Rally at Weeton Camp near Blackpool.

The seventh place overall and novice class win on the ALM Autodrome Stages Rally was the latest in a string of good performances for the 17-year-old maintenance engineer from Butterknowle who will once more team up with fellow Durham Auto Club co-driver Chris Thirling, in their MSR Motorsport prepared and Wilkinson Maintenance Ltd-sponsored Ford Puma S1600, which also has the additional backing of Bell’s Truck Sales for the Blackpool South Shore Motor Club event. Read More »

World Rally Champion Stig Blomqvist has confirmed his attendance at Rallyday 2009, which takes place on Saturday 19 September at Castle Combe Circuit, Wiltshire, UK.

Stig won the World Rally Championship in 1984, behind the wheel of the iconic Audi quattro, and contributed to Audi winning their second Manufacturer’s title.

The quattro changed the face of rallying through the 1980s and Stig will be driving the final evolution of the mighty vehicle – in the form of the quattro S1 E2 – through the Feature Rally Stage in front of an expected 10,000 rally fans. Read More »