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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Driving a Kumho-shod Mitsubishi Lancer Evo, County Fermanagh driver Garry Jennings and his Letterkenny co-driver Rory Kennedy achieved a start to finish victory on the recent (August 19/20) Rally NI. The event was a division of the Todds Leap Ulster Rally that counts towards the Dulux Trade British Rally Championship, plus the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship that the pairing is contesting. Read More »

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2010 Kenyan National Cross Country Champion Nish Lakhani heads to this weekends final round, based at Masinga Dam, knowing that a top five finish will secure him his second consecutive title in the popular series. Nish will be hoping that development work done to his modified V8 Landrover (nicknamed the Kenya Cat) will have cured the minor reliability issues that plagued him last time out. Read More »

Andreas Mikkelsen was the fastest driver on Leg 2 of the Barum Czech Rally Zlín, setting four fastest times over the six stages to finish a magnificent 5th in his ŠKODA UK Motorsport Fabia S2000. Co-driven by Ola Fløene, he finished just 6.1 seconds away from 4th, despite losing almost two minutes with a puncture on Leg 1, when he was fighting for the lead.

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Kick Energy supported Cross Country driver Simon Sharpe has vowed to attack from the word go when the Kenyan Cross Country Championship heads to Masinga Dam for this weekends final round. Sharpe will be co-driven in his unique and spectacular Platz hybrid by Raju Chaggar. Read More »

Bangor on Dee’s Harry Morgan will return to rally action next weekend when he contests the Ludlow-based Woodpecker Stages, round 7 of the BTRDA Rally First championship which he is contesting this year.

Morgan made his rallying debut on last year’s Woodpecker and he is confident that his experience of the stages will give him a good advantage on this years event. Read More »

Bentham rally driver David Wright will contest round 7 of the BTRDA rally championship, the Woodpecker Stages, next Saturday (3rd September) as he continues his quest for the B13 class championship.

After being forced to miss the last round when the car developed engine problems on the eve of the event Wright has dropped to second in the championship but good performances on the final two rounds could mean that he takes the title in his Proflex, Kumho Tyres, Drenth and Grove Hill Garage-supported GPM Mitsubishi Evo 9. Read More »

The REIS Asphalt Championship made its 2nd visit of the season to Epynt for the Mewla Rally. The event started in atrocious conditions and it was Peter Lloyd & Carl Sorenson (Impreza WRC S12) who held an early advantage after the first loop of stages. It was a lead that would only grow and they took their 2nd win in 4 weeks over the ranges, this time against the massed ranks of the National championship runners.  It was 2nd place that was crucial for the championship. Simon Mauger & Brian Cammack (Escort MkII) had to beat Damian Cole & James Morgan (Focus WRC) and after the first loop they were ahead but as the stages dried out Cole moved past. Read More »

The overall Scottish title has been decided for another year, but there is still plenty at stake on Saturday’s ProTune Remapping Merrick Stages – the penultimate round of the MSA Scottish Rally Championship.

The battle will resume for the runners-up spot – with top seeds Mike Faulkner and Euan Thorburn, who are both equal in the points, locking horns again after their “nail-biter” on the “Speyside”  when they set the same times on four of the stages. Read More »

Four individual rallies will support the 2011 Roger Albert Clark Rally, (2-5 December and will offer some of the most cost effective forest rallying in Britain this season. With most forest events now costing around £10 per mile, the four RAC support events will all be under that mark and three of them are priced at under £9 per mile. If three crews from the same club get together, the entry fee on three of the rallies will be less than £8 per mile. Read More »

Competitors in the 2011 Brick & Steel Ecosse Challenge will converge on Wigtown in the SW of Scotland on Saturday 3rd September for the ProTune Remapping Merrick Stages. This will be the 5th round of the one make 2011 rally championship for Peugeot 205 GTi and Honda Civic rally cars.

There was drama for the leaders in the 205 class on the second last stage of the last round up in Elgin. Tom Hynd and Sue Hynd broke a rear shock absorber in the high speed Monaughty forest test and the mishandling car left the road and rolled several times inflicting serious damage on the bodyshell. But undaunted, the team from Inverbervie set to and have reshelled the car in 2 weeks. Read More »