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Monthly Archives: February 2011

After kicking off on the snow and ice in Rally Sweden, the FIA World Rally Championship continues with seven consecutive events on gravel, starting with Mexico. Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena, spearheading the Citroën Total World Rally Team, will be aiming for their fifth victory in succession on the dusty stages in the Léon region. Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia will also be gunning for a win in the rally where they made their world championship debut back in 2008. Read More »

JRM got its 2011 Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship campaign off to a flying start this weekend in round one, the Dorset-based Rallye Sunseeker. Driving the team’s two Group N Mitsubishi Evolution Xs, Tom Cave finished an impressive second and Daniel Barry crossed the line a credible fifth.

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Jonathan Greer made an impressive Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship (BRC) debut in his new Škoda UK supported Fabia S2000, finishing sixth on the opening round of the 2011 series, Rallye Sunseeker. Read More »

Milford Haven rally driver Nick Cristofaro, 17, enjoyed a successful debut in the high-profile British Rally Championship last weekend when he finished 15th overall and fourth in class on the Rallye Sunseeker.

Cristofaro’s event commenced with a Friday evening ceremonial start in Poole town centre where crowds of spectators gathered to see the cars. The competitive action then took place on Saturday in the forests of Dorset and Hampshire. Read More »

Another year has flown by since the last Race Retro and here we were back again at our local show. This time around we took in the first and last days of the show with the Sunday being especially foul, still we enjoyed the action and had a great time always. It seems amazing to think that this is the 8th year of the show and we’ve been to every single one. With the show going from strength to strength, coupled with the growing interest in historic motorsport, we can only see this show growing year on year. Read More »

Bentham rally driver David Wright will head to the Malcolm Wilson rally next weekend keen to build on his excellent result on the opening round of the BTRDA championship when he finished fourth overall and first in class.

Wright and co-driver Michael Wilkinson will be contesting the Cockermouth-based event in their GPM Mitsubishi Evo 9 with support from Proflex, Drenth, Kumho Tyres and Grove Hill Garage. Read More »

The Swift Group supported Mlllers Oils BTRDA 1400 Rally Champion of 2010, Matt Edwards, has secured a huge pre-season boost by being selected onto the Millers Oils ‘Rising Stars’ Scholarship scheme for 2011. The programme will see Edwards benefit from the supply of Millers Oils products throughout the year, aswell as benefitting from extensive media exposure and technical advice.

Edwards was selected from a large number of applicants from all divisions of UK Motorsport whose season kicks off this weekend, (March 6th) as he leads 125 crews away from Newtown on the Mid-Wales Stages, an event on which he took his maiden rally win in 2010. Once again Matt will be co-driven by Sam Collis from Chesterfield in a Geoff Jones Motorsport Subaru Impreza for this event prior to preparing for his BRC Challenge campaign. Read More »

Defending British Rally Champions TEG Sport got their 2011 Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship underway in great style with the team’s two drivers, Elfyn Evans and Adam Gould, finishing Rallye Sunseeker in third and fourth places respectively. Read More »

Down to Bournemouth for the opening round of the British Rally Championship and all change as 2011 is set to be the year of the young guns, with the old guard not present. From the start it was a two horse race between David Bogie & Kevin Rae (Evo IX) and Tom Cave & Craig Parry (Evo X). Bogie struck first but Cave then went fastest on stage 2 to take the lead. Bogie went fastest on stage 3 to snatch the lead back but Cave then cut the lead over the next two stages before Bogie set fastest times on stages 6 and 7. Cave closed in once more but with the gap at ten seconds going into the final stage Bogie went fastest to win whilst Cave lost over ten seconds. An excellent battle throughout with Bogie taking his first BRC win from Cave who just kept ahead of Elfyn Evans & Andrew Edwards (Impreza N15) who improved as the day passed. Read More »

Amongst the standings of the World Rally Ranking established by the IRDA (International Rally Drivers Association), the WRR world ranking reserved for nations. In the special 2010 WRR standings Italy leads the pack, followed by the Czech Republic, the podium is completed by Great Britain. Amongst the first 9 nations in the world also are France, Finland, Poland, Spain, Portugal and Ireland, all of them being European nations. The first nation from outside Europe featured in the ranking is Argentina, in 10th place. 74 countries in the world, after the running of the international rallies in the FIA calendar, have scored the necessary results to enter the World Rally Ranking. Read More »