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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Safari EscortU.K based rally preparation firm Ti Motorsport is returning to Africa to tackle what is widely regarded as the world’s toughest motor rally, the Kenyan Airways East African Safari Classic Rally 2009, which takes place from 22 November to 01 December 2009.

Ti Motorsport, based near Pangbourne, Reading in South East England, will be running a Ford Escort Mk1 for Hardev Singh Sira who has contested this classic bi annual event since its conception back in 2003. Read More »

After last year’s inaugural sponsorship of the event, local specialist motorsport PR company, Cartersport, have once again teamed up with Darlington and District Motor Club for the Cartersport Jack Frost Stages Rally which will take place at Croft Circuit on Sunday 17th January 2010.

The event will again comprise up to eight stages totalling around 36 stage miles on the ribbon-smooth tarmac of the North East’s only permanent racetrack and will be a qualifying round of The North of England Rally Championship 2010, SG Petch/ANECCC Stage Rally Championship, Borders Stage Rally Championship 2010 and ANCC Stage Rally Championship 2010. Read More »

Two of the most popular and demanding historic rallies in Europe have formed a unique partnership, which will result in the winner of the Roger Albert Clark Rally having the chance to compete in the Boucles de Spa 0n 20 February 2010. In a reciprocal arrangement, the winner of the Boucles de Spa will be able to contest the 2010 Roger Albert Clark Rally.

The organisers of the two events, both rightly recognised as their country’s top historic event, have formed an alliance to cross-promote their events to competitors across Europe. Read More »

The 2009 Pirelli MSA Gravel Rally Championship Gala Awards Dinner takes place on Saturday 14th November 2009 at the Barcelo Daventry Hotel whereby Formula One TV pundit Tony Jardine will be guest of honour and after-dinner speaker.

Jardine, who competes regularly usually at the wheel of a Ford Fiesta ST, is also President of the Southern Car Club, and it is they who organise the traditional opening round of the ANCRO series, Rallye Sunseeker. Read More »

Garry Pearson scored his first Brick and Steel 205 Ecosse Challenge win on Sunday’s Cheviot Keith Knox Stages. The teenager from Duns was a last-minute entry to the rally after a rapid rebuild of his wrecked car – but once the action started Pearson and co-driver Dave Robson simply blew their opposition away.

Garry’s Border Rally Sport team burned the midnight oil to get the Peugeot 205 GTi back to full fettle following a heavy accident on last month’s Colin McRae Forest Stages. Pearson and Robson repaid their team’s hard work with a resounding victory, marking Garry’s first 205 win after a full year of rallying. Read More »

guy smith pre-rac09Guy Smith, winner at Le Mans in 2003 for Bentley, will tackle the 2009 Roger Albert Clark Rally alongside his father Peter in what will be Guy’s third-ever rally.

The world-renowned sports car racer will contest the four-day rally in a historic specification Ford Escort RS2000, while Peter will be in his regular Porsche 911 for his first attempt at the 13-16 November rally. Read More »

The British Rally Championship will continue to run the Swift Sport Cup in 2010, offering great on-event prize money, an end-of season prize and of course a place in the Pirelli Star Driver final at the end of the season.

The on-event prize money continues, with the top placed driver taking £500, £300 for second, £200 for third and £100 for the remainder of finishers down to fifth place. Read More »

Thirsk driver Tim Pearcey heads the entries for Sunday’s (1 November) Pickering-based Malton Forest Rally.

Pearcey will be joined by Chesterfield co-driver Sam Collis in his Mitsubishi Evo 9 for the event as they start ahead of the Subaru Impreza of former BTRDA Production Cup champion Tristan Pye and co-driver Stewart Merry. Read More »

Sébastien Loeb snatched the World Rally Championship by a single point at the weekend in a dramatic final rally of the season in Wales. Starting the Rally of Great Britain a point behind Mikko Hirvonen, Loeb held his nerve to lead from start to finish to secure a famous victory, his 54th overall, and a historic sixth consecutive World Rally Championship Drivers’ title.

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Perez_gb09cKick Energy rally driver Steve Perez achieved his aim of a top twelve result when he reached the Cardiff finish today after three gruelling days contesting the final round of the FIA World Rally Championship on Rally GB and in doing so, claimed his and Welsh co-driver Paul Spooner’s best ever WRC result. Read More »