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Monthly Archives: February 2012

If you missed Greenlight Television’s Sky Sports coverage of the MSA British Rally Championship from round one, Rallye Sunseeker International, you can watch highlights of the action on the BRC YouTube channel right now. Read More »

The Forest of Dean Motor Club and Wyedean Rally sponsors GMF have joined forces to sponsor a TV programme featuring the rally. The programme is produced by David Winstanly and all competitors have the chance to appear.

Listed below are the showing dates and times for the programme, which appears on Motors TV, Sky channel 413.

Please pass the info on to all your contacts and enjoy. Read More »

The MSA British Rally Championship has today confirmed the launch of a new championship for the 2012 season, the RAVENOL OILS BRC Privateers Cup.

RAVENOL, the high performance oil and lubricant manufacturer who last month agreed a long term technical partnership with the British Rally Championship as the official oil and lubricant partner to the BRC, has become the title sponsor of the new championship which is designed to recognise and reward privateer entrants in the UK’s premier rally series. Read More »

The 2012 Kololi Beach Club MSA British Historic Rally Championship will get off to a stunning start on the Rally Marketing Mid Wales Historic Stages on Sunday (4 March).

A field of over 65 cars, taking in many of the fastest crews in historic rallying, will tackle five classic Mid Wales gravel stages and the action will be intense from the start, as the season opens with two assaults on the sensational climb of Pike’s Peak. Read More »

Past competitors of the Border Counties Rally, which first ran 40 years ago, have been set a challenge to show they’ve not lost their talents. They are invited to get together in Jedburgh, at this year’s event on 17th March, where a 40th anniversary super special is being run in aid of local charities to celebrate.

The charity event, which involves crews steering and pushing a go-kart round a 50 metre track against the clock, in theory at least, should be much less challenging than controlling a rally car in the challenging forests across the Borders. The super special stage is open to all past competitors and intended to be a fun experience for competitors and spectators alike.   Read More »

Stourbridge rally driver Richard Sykes made a brilliant start to his 2012 rally season when he took second place overall in the Rallye Sunseeker Challenge event, the opening round of the BRC Challenge championship.

Driving his Bathams Brewery, G I Sykes Ltd, Boroughbridge Marina and Silverstone Tyres-backed Citroën C2 R2 Max Sykes and co-driver Simon Taylor were immediately on the pace with second quickest time on the opening Gore Heath test. Read More »

Garry Pearson and Craig Wallace took a well earned finish on the opening round of the Twingo Renaultsport R1 Trophy, Rallye Sunseeker International this weekend.

The young Scot had a challenging first event in the brand new car, deciding from the outset not to try and stay with the expected pace of double British Rally Champion Keith Cronin, who was driving an identical specification car.

Their steep learning curve on this, Garry’s first MSA British Rally Championship event, was further complicated by a car that had been finished just a day before the rally shakedown on Thursday. Read More »

British Rally Championship contender Matt Cotton took the silverware back to Cornwall last weekend, when he contested the season opener, Rallye Sunseeker. Cotton from Cornwall and co-driver Glyn Thomas from Somerset, finished a creditable 12th overall and 2nd in class against a strong international field which assembled in Bournemouth to compete over 65 hard fought stage miles. The championship is one of the most highly regarded in the world and due to the new 2 wheel drive only format, has attracted entries from esteemed manufacturers such as Ford, Renault and Citroen.   Read More »

The Bournemouth based Rallye Sunseeker, round one of the MSA British Rally Championship presented the first chance for the Citroën runners to demonstrate their DS3 R3’s, and challenge for overall championship honours. They didn’t disappoint! Desi Henry and Niall Burns brought their DS3 home in second overall after a late charge and Osian Pryce with co-driver Iestyn Williams claimed a fine fourth place. After this first round, Citroën UK are second in the Manufacturer’s Championship, just one point adrift of Renault. It could have been even better for Citroen as fast Finn Jarkko Nikara struck trouble on the penultimate stage. Read More »

The Pirelli TEG Sport team kicked off their 2012 campaign with drivers Jukka Korhonen and Arron Newby enduring mixed fortunes on last weekend’s Rallye Sunseeker. Read More »