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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Defending Scottish champion David Bogie capped a “perfect” weekend by winning Sunday’s Jim Clark Reivers Rally in Berwickshire for the third successive year.

It was also his third victory of the 2011 MSA Scottish Rally Championship and followed his triumph the previous day in the fourth round of the Dulux Trade British Rally Championship – which he also leads.   Read More »


Rally driver Becky Kirvan, from Burton Pidsea, successfully finished the Jim Clark Challenge Rally last weekend, taking fifth in class on her first major tarmac event.

The event, round three of the BRC Challenge championship, started on Friday evening with a short stage through the spectator-lined streets of Duns which Becky and co-driver Kaz Watts enjoyed. A much longer test in Bothwell followed which allowed Becky to get into a good rhythm with the car as she built up her experience of its capabilities on tar. Read More »

After holding on to victory the day before David Bogie & Kevin Rae swapped to the trusty old Metro 6R4 for the Jim Clark Reivers and went on to dominate the event, setiing fastest time on all 7 stages that ran. Their victory margin was 71 seconds after what will probably prove to be one the most memorable rallying weekends for the crew. Euan Thorburn & Paul Beaton (Evo IX) were best of the rest edging out Jock Armstrong & Barry McNulty (Impreza) by just over 10 seconds. Steve Bannister & Louise Sutherland (Escort MkII) took a close fought win in the 2Wd battle with just under 10 seconds covering the top 3. Read More »

A fabulous 70-car entry will gather in Builth Wells on Saturday (4 June) for round four of the Dunlop/WONAGO MSA British Historic Rally Championship, the Severn Valley National Historic Rally.

The final gravel rally before the summer break and a switch to asphalt will pit crews against classic Welsh forest stages at a time when the overall title contest is building nicely.

Simon Wallis and Graham Wride will lead category one away in their Lotus Cortina, while David Stokes and Guy Weaver are first on the road in category two in their Ford Escort Mk1. In category three, the Ford Escort Mk2 of Julian Reynolds and Ian Oakey will lead the way. Read More »

The YouTube edit of the third round of the Dunlop/ MSA British Historic Rally Championship, the Pirelli Historic Rally, is now on-line at: Read More »

After missing out on the podium at the last round of the 2011 Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship, the Carnforth-based TEG Sport team were back amongst the silverware in round four of the series which took place with the Jim Clark International Rally based in the borders town of Duns. Read More »

It was a windy affair up in the Scottish Borders this year, where David Bogie & Kevin Rae (Evo IX) took win no.3 of the season in the BRC. Overnight Adam Gould & Seb Marshall (Impreza) had kept Bogie honest, only 0.6s back, but through the first loop of stages on Saturday they haemorrhaged time due to various maladies and in the end were third over a minute back. The challenge then came from Jonny Greer & Dai Roberts (Fabia S2000) as they got to grips with their car on tarmac. Bogie’s differentials were starting to play up through the final few stages but he held on to win by 17.6s. Read More »

The entry in the WRC Rally Argentina has been a big disappointment for Van Merksteijn Motorsport. The reliability of the Citroën DS3 WRC proved to be a major concern in the morning and after the first special stage of the afternoon the Argentinean adventure was already finished for Peter van Merksteijn jr.. Read More »

Dainese will be back at the iconic Isle of Man TT races as the Official Safety Partner, hoping that supported rider Guy Martin will win his elusive first TT. Read More »

ITV has revealed that the number of people watching its coverage of this year’s Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship is up by a staggering 34.6 per cent on average over 2010.

Official figures from the Broadcasters Audience Research Board (BARB) show Brands Hatch’s opening event of 2011 (3 April) attracted 21 per cent more viewers than the Kent circuit’s corresponding round from the previous season. Read More »