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Daily Archives: April 26th, 2014

Matt Edwards and Kim Baker scored a fine victory on today’s SG Petch Tour of Hamsterley historic rally (Saturday 26 April), the third round of the West Wales Rally Spares R.A.C. Rally Championship.WWRS14 Hamsterley Read More »

hamsterley14 (35)Our 2nd visit to the Tour of Hamsterley saw a superb win by Matt Edwards & Kim Baker (Escort MkII). Seeded at car 11 they set a first stage time outside of the top ten but after that they set the fastest time on 7 of the remaining 8 stages. They did not have it easy and only took the lead by a few seconds after the 3rd stage. Edwards then blitzed the two Raby Castle tests in the middle of the event. Matthew Robinson & Sam Collis (Escort MkII) were just 12 seconds behind after stage 5 but they did not come out Hamsterley forest as they retired on stage 8 with alternator failure. So it was now up to Nick Elliott & Dave Price to take up the chase, who had set fastest time on the first stage in their Escort MkII. Read More »

The best thing about the opening round of the 2014 MSA British Rally Championship, the Pirelli Carlisle RB Foundation Rally, is the anticipation of a new name on the winner’s trophy – and the knowledge that it will be a fair and furious battle from start to finish.

The yawning ditches of the infamous Kielder Forest complex and the twisty nature of the adjacent Kershope stages mean a true challenge for all the competitors on this classic rally.

Carlisle United Football Club has generously given up its Brunton Park home ground for next weekend’s rally season kick-off, as the service area will be hosted there for the very first time. And Saturday’s super fast stages are preceded by a bit of pomp and ceremony in Carlisle City Centre, as the parade, autograph session and official rally start all take place there from 9.30am. Read More »