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Daily Archives: August 24th, 2009

Peugeot UK’s Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle have kept their IRC Championship challenge completely on track with an unlikely but determined second place in the Czech Rally Zlin, Round 8 of this year’s Intercontinental Rally Challenge.  Jan Kopecky’s win means their lead in the title race has been cut to 3 points, but crucially, their other 2 big rivals Giandomenico Basso and Freddy Loix failed to score.

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jrm ulster09a– Gwyndaf Evans impresses on team debut and proves JRM Evo X has pace to challenge for British Rally Championship honours
– David Bogie claims third place and records first podium finish on asphalt BRC round
– Team delighted with performance of its cars

The JR Motorsports Rally Team came away from this weekend’s Todds Leap Ulster Rally, round five of the MSA British Rally Championship, delighted with the performance of its two Evo Xs. On his debut with the team, Gwyndaf Evans showed that the JRM cars have the ability to challenge for British Rally Championship honours, by finishing a close second in Group N and leading the Production Class at the end of the first day. Read More »

Jason Pritchard-Ulster01British Rally Elite member Jason Pritchard proved once again why he is one of the future talents of British Rallying when he traded times with fellow Citroen C2R2 Max driver Martin McCormack over roads which Irishman McCormack travels every day!

Although a communication error ultimately ended 21 year old Pritchard’s strong run on last weekends Todd’s Leap Ulster Rally the reigning C2R2cup champion was more than happy to have been so close to his rivals pace on roads that Jason and co-driver Andrew Edwards had never seen before! Read More »

evo ulster09a– Todds Leap Ulster International Rally – 21st & 22nd August 2009
– First Irish Evo Challenge win of the season for Alan Carmichael, who also claims UK Evo Challenge victory
– Keith Cronin takes early lead until side-lined by first-day accident
– Determined drive by William Mavitty nets him second place Read More »

suzuki aug09cRelentless Suzuki MX team rider, Martin Barr, took an impressive podium finish at a weather-curtailed seventh round Maxxis British Motocross championship event at Duns in Scotland this weekend.

Despite rain falling from start to finish, the track held up well, ensuring good racing action and Barr was able to qualify strongly in third place. In the opening race, he gated in sixth place on the opening lap and was able to take a few positions to cross the line third. Read More »

Chris Anderson IH ALMCounty Durham rally driver Chris Anderson is facing a race against time but he plans to be in action on this Sunday’s Stobart Rail Pendragon Stages Rally based in Penrith, Cumbria.

The 17-year-old maintenance engineer from Butterknowle near Bishop Auckland is planning on using his ex Guy Wilks Ford Puma S1600 on what will be only his second multi-venue event but ongoing engine and ECU problems, which necessitated Chris to hire a Mitsubishi Lancer last time out, has caused a last minute dilemma for him. Read More »

Pirelli TEG Sport crew Mark Higgins and Bryan Thomas took a lonely victory on this weekend’s Toddsleap.com Ulster International Rally, the fifth round of the MSA British Rally Championship.

Their eventual winning margin of nearly three minutes from local youngster Alastair Fisher, partnered by Higgins’ former co-driver Rory Kennedy, certainly does not tell the whole story though, as the event was full of intrigue from the start. Read More »

evo ulster09– Todds Leap Ulster International Rally – 21st & 22nd August 2009
– Alan Carmichael makes the most of his local knowledge to takes maiden UK Evo Challenge win – and also claims Irish Evo Challenge victory
– Crash sidelines 2009 Champion Daniel Barry whilst in the lead
– Nik Elsmore looses time in early stages and finishes second Read More »

Teenager Dave Weston Junior impressed his peers with a superb drive on his Ulster International Rally debut this weekend.

Putting in times that were worthy of a driver with much more experience of the notorious asphalt roads in Northern Ireland, the 18-year-old spent part of the event running third overall in the BRC points. Read More »

caterham driver of the yearOne of the best loved names in British motor sport has launched a Driver of the Year trophy to recognise the driver who best combines competitive racing and safe driving.

Caterham Motorsport will present the trophy for the 2010 R300 and R400 Series in conjunction with leading health and safety specialists Employment Law Advisory Services. Read More »