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Monthly Archives: June 2009

Nearing the end of the first three year term of the control tyre, the MSA British Rally Championship can confirm that it is discussing various options with tyre manufacturers to take effect from 2010 onwards.
“We want a sustainable solution for the Championship, our teams, competitors and events and at the same time continue our firm objective of providing an arena for developing young rally talent.” said Championship Manager Mark Taylor. Read More »

Welshman Dewi Williams is enjoying a strong start to the 2009 205challenge rally series with three wins on three very different events in the first half of the rally season at the wheel of his Gwynedd Environmental Waste Services backed Peugeot 205 GTi.
Dewi, who only made the switch to stage rallying in 2008, has been the class of the field so far this year. The season began with the Rdp Welsh International Rally over the notorious Epynt Military Ranges in Mid Wales. Dewi and co-driver Aled Edwards were on fine form, dominating the 205 modified class to take the win by over four minutes! Read More »

Andrew Hockridge-Ravens Rock01Welshman Andrew Hockridge enjoyed a strong run on last weekends Carrick on Suir based Ravens Rock Rally in Southern Ireland, hustling his Signature Cheese backed Citroen C2R2Max around the closed public roads to finish twelfth overall and second in class.
Co-driven by fellow Pwllheli resident Darren Garrod, Andrew, who is contesting the C2R2cup for the second year in a row, was using the non championship round to fine tune his pacenotes. The pair were pleased to have been on the pace of championship rival Martin McCormack, trading times throughout the nine stage event last Sunday. Read More »

Stone based brother in laws Neville and Julian Jones will reunite for the third time this season when Julian joins Neville on board the Vulcan Fasteners backed Subaru Impreza N12 for this weekends Quinton Stages in Mid Wales.
Neville heads to the Llandovery based event on the back of a recent successful run on the Mid Wales Stages where, despite a slow start, Jones enjoyed a strong run to a top six class finish. His main aim this weekend will be to work on his early morning pace but also intends to spend more time on his pacenotes prior to the rally, an area where both Neville and tutor Geoff Jones feel that an improvement in his performance can be found. Read More »

pr_dw_quinprev01Bentham’s David Wright will be back in rally action next Saturday (4th July) when he contests round six of the BTRDA rally championship, the Quinton Stages rally.

After five successful rallies this year Wright is leading the championship by two points from Nigel Griffiths and he is keen to maintain his lead on the Llandovery-based event. Read More »

For the second event in succession, County Durham rally driver Chris Anderson’s hopes of a good result were thwarted when the mechanical gremlins struck on the opening stage of today’s Tyneside Stages Rally.

After the disappointment of the last stage problems which robbed him of a potential top ten finish on the previous Weeton Stages Rally, Anderson was hoping for a return to form over the narrow asphalt roads of the Otterburn Army Ranges in Northumberland.

However, on the very first stage, he suffered problems with the power steering which hindered his progress but luckily for him, Durham co driver Chris Thirling had a spare part in his kit bag and the problem was fixed at the end of the stage. Read More »

Garry Pearson and Ross Hynd suffered a setback on the RSAC Scottish Rally as they failed to finish the Dumfries-based event – but the teenage crew remain optimistic about their chances for the rest of the season. Once again the Border Rally Sport-prepared Peugeot 205 GTi set an excellent pace before driveshaft failure forced it to retire early on in the rally.

Pearson and Hynd wasted no time in demonstrating their speed through the forests, posting the fastest time in the one-make Brick and Steel 205 Ecosse Challenge series on the opening eight-mile Kinharvie test and also setting one of the quickest times among the Hankook Scottish Rally Championship junior crews. Read More »

Welshman Matt Edwards took his third podium from four starts in the Kick Energy Fiesta Sport Trophy on Saturday, as a solid performance in the Dumfries and Galloway Forests also reinstated him at the top of the championship leaderboard. The High Hill Ford, GPM and Silkolene 710 supported driver would take third overall amongst the Fiesta crews on the RSAC Scottish Rally after a day long tussle for position in heat that would test both man and machine to the limit.

The determined character who prepares his own Fiesta ST, had acknowledged the importance of this event and placed a good finish here as high on the priority list for improving his title chances, but with the ever competitive Stobart and Keltec rally teams also on the entry list, the 24 year old would be working hard all day long to maintain position. Read More »

MikeFaulknerPeterFoy Scottish09Mike Faulkner and Peter Foy kept their Scottish championship campaign well on track with outright victory in a dramatic RSAC Scottish Rally in Dumfries – the fifth round of the Hankook series.

It was their second championship triumph of the season – following a maiden SRC win on the Granite City in April – and more than made up for the disappointment of a non-finish on last month’s Jim Clark Reivers. Read More »

There has been a late notification about a change to the TV coverage of the second round of the Dunlop/Gambia MSA British Historic Rally Championship, which, we believe, is now to be broadcast on FIVE tonight (Sunday 28 June).
The action continues with the full report from the Pirelli Historic Rally, which included superb stages in the main Kielder complex.
The latest scheduled broadcast time on FIVE is Monday 29 June at 3am. Read More »