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Daily Archives: August 24th, 2014

nickygrist14 (254)17 year old Sam Bilham from Bingley in West Yorkshire will make the trip to Shropshire next weekend as he tackles the seventh round of the BTRDA Gravel Rally Championship, The Eventsigns Woodpecker Rally. Driving his usual Nissan Micra in the Rally First category, Bilham will be looking to add yet another maximum point’s score to his already healthy lead in the 1.0litre series. With the season heading towards its conclusion in just three rallies time, Bilham will head to the event with a clear objective to stay out of trouble and increase his points stake in the hotly contested championship. Read More »

Aaron McClure Ford Fiesta R2After a season of ups and downs in the MSA British Rally Championship, you could certainly forgive 20 year old Aaron McClure for taking the rest of the year out to decide which direction he should take his motorsport career. However that’s never been the Cumbrian’s style and to ensure he maintains a healthy amount of seat time, McClure will contest this weekend’s Eventsigns Woodpecker Stages Rally at the wheel of the Ford Focus 1400S in which he took an emphatic class win at Wales Rally GB in 2012. Read More »

Luke_Francis_Neath_Valley_2The Eventsigns Woodpecker Stages Rally is often regarded as one of the most popular events in the UK rallying calendar. But this year is set to be an extra special treat for motorsport fans across Shropshire when over 160 of the best rally drivers from across the country will converge on Ludlow Racecourse next weekend to mark the 31st running of the rally. The 30th August event, which forms part of the BTRDA National Gravel Rally Series and MSA Welsh Rally Championship, takes competitors into the forests surrounding Ludlow and Presteigne in Wales where they will battle against the clock over the tough and unforgiving forests tracks. Read More »

mewla14 (6)A dry but overcast day greeted the crews for an interesting stage route across the Epynt ranges. Stephen Simpson & Patrick Walsh (Impreza WRC) set the fastest time through the first loop of 3 stages and the 1st stage of the 2nd loop to hold a lead of 13 seconds before losing 11 seconds on the 5th of 14 stages. Damian Cole & Elliott Edmondson (Focus WRC) struck back on the 5th stage with fastest time over the next 4 stages, taking the lead on the 7th stage. Simpson pushed hard but a few indiscretions at Copse meant he ended up 2nd to Cole who won by 14 seconds, with Cole setting 8 fastest stage times on his way to victory. Completing the podium in 3rd were John Indri & Peter James (Darrian GTR) a further 20 seconds back with 2 fastest times during the event. Read More »