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Monthly Archives: May 2012

North Wales Car Club and Bala and District Motor Club have joined forces to offer The ANWCC Trawsfynydd Ranges Challenge which has to be the cheapest Rally Championship to enter in the UK. Based over two rounds at the popular Ranges Motor Sport Centre at Trawsfynydd, North Wales, this free to enter Championship gives drivers of all cars the opportunity to win the Championship outright due to its class based scoring system. Read More »

The NGK Spark Plugs BRC Challenge returns to the Jim Clark Rally again this year with the championship seeing one of the closest fought battles the series has seen in a long time.

The first three rounds of the championship have so far provided three different winners, and each of them in differing machinery. And the Jim Clark Challenge Rally could well provide the fourth with tarmac ace and Jim Clark expert, Richard Archer, looking to secure his first win of the season. Read More »

MSA British Manufacturers Rally Championship
This year’s MSA British Manufacturers’ title is a three-way battle between the brands: Citroën, Renault and Ford, with scores towards the title calculated from the two leading cars from each of the manufacturers.

Wins in rounds two and three means that Citroën UK leads the standings by 18-points, with Renault UK’s win on round one seeing them hold second place – albeit only three points ahead of Ford Motor Company, who has shown that consistency, rather than having an R3 category car, can pay off. Read More »

The MSA British Rally Championship is delighted to announce Gullivers Sports Travel as its Official Travel Partner.

The tour operator will be responsible for providing travel and accommodation packages for fans and spectators, starting with Rally Yorkshire on the 28th and 29th September 2012. Gullivers Sports Travel will also have the ability to provide travel and accommodation solutions for competitors, teams, event officials and marshals. Read More »

Next weekend’s Jim Clark Rally hosts the fourth round of this year’s MSA British Rally Championship and, following three gravel rallies so far, the Scottish Borders-based event provides the first asphalt encounter of the season. So, with the championship switching to two-wheel-drive cars only this year, it begs the question; who will be on top on tarmac?

To underline the competitiveness the BRC’s new 2WD format, the first three rounds have produced three different winners, with only a handful of seconds separating the front-running crews. Jarkko Nikara has challenged for the lead in all three rallies, but each time has found himself a nemesis. Read More »

– Third one-two finish for Loeb/Elena & Hirvonen/Lehtinen
– Loeb & Citroën extend lead at top of World Championships; Hirvonen moves into second place
– Loeb: ‘I never lost my cool.’

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Malton Motor Club are pleased to announce the continued support for their annual forest rally from MEM World Rally Team. This will be the 15th year that proprietor Chris Mellors has supported the club with various events. MEM prepare the works PROTON S2000 rally cars for the IRC and Asia Pacific Championships.

The event will take place on the traditional date of Sunday, 4th November and will be based at a new start location at Dalby Forest Visitor Centre near Pickering, North Yorkshire. Six long forest stages will be held in Langdale, Gale Rigg and Cropton forests with central servicing at Adderstone Fields which is close to the start location in Dalby Forest. Read More »

Kev Monaghan is aiming to repeat the class win he got last year when he contests next weekend’s Jim Clark National rally in his Pirtek-backed Vauxhall Corsa Kit Car.

The event is round three of the MSA Asphalt Rally Championship and Monaghan has had a mixed start to his title campaign, a retirement on the opening round followed by a good second in class finish on the Isle of Man at round two. Read More »

Stourbridge’s Richard Sykes is hoping to put the disappointment of his retirement on the previous BRC Challenge championship round behind him next weekend when he contests the Jim Clark Challenge rally in the Scottish Borders.

Sykes and co-driver Simon Taylor were in second place on April’s Pirelli rally in their Bathams Brewery, G I Sykes Ltd, Boroughbridge Marina and Silverstone Tyres-supported Citroën C2 R2 Max, ideally placed to challenge for a win. However, an electrical fault meant the car was unable to complete one of the stages resulting in a retirement and no points for the championship battle. Read More »

Ciao a tutti, It’s Bruno again and this is my last column for the Acropolis Rally and for the season in fact, because as we head to New Zealand our Chief Engineer Tomo will take over as your guide!

‘It was a weekend – or a week rather – of mixed fortunes I have to say, it feels like we’ve lived a season’s worth of drama in one event! This is one of those rallies we’ll all remember for how hard it was from the very beginning.

‘After a rocky start to the week (in more ways than one!), this morning we all cleared our minds and started the day with a positive attitude trying to make the most of the remaining stages and use the experience for the rest of the season. Read More »