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Monthly Archives: October 2010

A superb entry of 65 cars will line up at Pickering Showground on Sunday 7th November for the 8th running of the Malton Forest Rally. Sponsored by MEM PROTON who prepare Proton S2000 rally cars for the Asia Pacific and IRC championships, this is the 13th year that proprietor Chis Mellors, a former British rally champion, has supported Malton Motor Club events.

The event is divided into two categories, with Historic cars running 10 minutes in front of the main field. In one of the best historic entries outside the national championship, at least 7 of the  competitors will be using the rally as a shakedown for the Roger Albert Clark Rally which starts from Pickering on 26th November. Read More »

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For the third consecutive year, 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 16th January 2011. Read More »

The waiting is over as Peugeot UK announces that Guy Wilks will join the team to drive the Peugeot UK 207 S2000 in next year’s IRC rally championship.

One of the “hottest” seats in rallying has now been filled by double British Rally champion Guy Wilks who will join the Kronos supported Peugeot UK team for a full campaign in the 2011 IRC rally championship. Read More »

Rally driver Becky Kirvan, from Burton Pidsea, travelled to Wales this week for the first test of her new car for next season. Using tracks at the Sweet Lamb rally complex near Llangurig the 2010 BTRDA ladies champion concentrated on getting used to the Ford Fiesta ST’s power and handling at first before working on the set up of the suspension. Read More »

Škoda UK today confirmed that it will contest the 2011 IRC Series, running a Fabia S2000. Building on its impressive debut season, the Skoda UK team will operate as a satellite team with official ties to the Skoda Motorsport factory operation. Read More »

A legendary 42 year-old ex-works Ford Escort rally car, with a first-rate competition pedigree and driven by a succession of renowned names, is to be auctioned by Historics at Brooklands on Saturday December 4th.

Given the full works treatment by Ford’s famous Boreham Competition Department in 1968 – including its infamous bulbous wheelarch extensions – the Ford Escort Twin Cam, BEV 782G, made its competitive debut in the Monte Carlo Rally in 1969 at the hands of Jean Francois Piot and current FIA President, Jean Todt, who took the car to a highly respectable fourth place finish in Todt’s first-ever outing for Ford. Read More »

Llandudno based rally driver Matt Edwards and Sam Collis from Chesterfield took their fifth BTRDA 1400 Series victory on this weekend’s Cambrian Rally, whilst claiming an outrageous pair of top five overall stage times on the way in their 586 Sport-run MG ZR. Read More »

Entries continue to pour in for the Malton Forest Rally which takes place on Sunday 7th November 2010 at Pickering Showground. With a week to go over 50 entries have been received including 12 in the Historic class. Many of the Historics are bedding down their cars in preparation for the Roger Albert Clark Rally which starts from the same venue at the end of November.

Leading entries so far include Charlie Payne (Ripon)/Craig Thorley in the Just Ferries Ford Focus World Rally Car, father and son Stephen and Steve Petch (Scorton) in Hyundai Accent and Mitsubishi Evo IX respectively and Michael Glendinning (Tyneside) in his Subaru Impreza. Read More »

The shakedown stage for Wales Rally GB has been moved from Margam Park, near Port Talbot, to the Barrage in Cardiff Bay and will run from 19.00 until 22.00 on Wednesday 10th November.

Shakedown was originally scheduled to run from 08.00 to 12.00 on Thursday 11th.

The change of venue and time has been made by the rally organisers in a bid to further reduce the spread of the ongoing infection of trees in Margam Forest by ‘Phytophthora ramorum’ (P. ramorum). Read More »

The eighth and final round of the Dunlop/WONAGO.com MSA British Historic Rally Championship, the Trackrod Historic Cup, will first be screened on Motors TV at 10.20pm on Saturday 30 October.

As well as the initial prime-time slot on Motors TV, each programme has had several repeats in the week after the initial transmission. Importantly, coverage of the rally is being broadcast within a month of the event. Read More »