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Daily Archives: March 2nd, 2013

SONY DSCAnother long day up in the Lakes following the Malcolm Wilson Rally, (with camera issues for the 2nd year running too!). With a stunning WR car entry, dominated by Fords, it was difficult to pick a winner. In the end it was Euan Thorburn & Paul Beaton (Focus WRC) who came out victorious after a superb pair of stage times through Grizedale. Paul Bird & Carl Williamson had led up to the end of stage 3 in their considerably newer Focus WRC, but Grizedale was their undoing and whilst they went fastest through the final two stage, the damage had been done. Connor McCloskey & Francis Regan (Impreza WRC) completed the podium after losing 3rd place on stage 3 to Hugh Hunter & Andy Marchbank (Focus WRC). Hunter then duly retired before stage 4 and WRC Crew Mark Cronje & Robin Houghton (Fiesta WRC) briefly held 3rd before McCloskey regained it after the pair of Grizedale stages. Read More »

‘Hello everyone, my name’s Jack, the Motorsport Italia Team Coordinator, and I’ll be your ‘guide’ for Rally México.

‘It’s the tenth anniversary of Rally México and this’ll be my fifth time there and second year in-a-row working on the event with Michał and Maciek. Last season they were competing with our sister team Ralliart Italy, but now we’re all working on the MINI project.

‘Michał is more confident about this event than he was about Monte Carlo or Sweden and we’re really hoping for a Top 10 finish. He hasn’t had the chance to test his MINI John Cooper Works WRC since Sweden, but he’s familiar with the Mexican gravel, having competed here three times before (and finishing in the Top 3 in his class each time!). Read More »