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Monthly Archives: October 2014

birkett14 (6)Quite possible one of the most entertaining but baffling races you could ever wish to see. 70 teams of between 4-6 drivers and almost as many cars, it is almost impossible to keep track of this race as a handicap system is used so Smart cars can have just as much chance of winning as the Radicals. With BMWs, Caterhams, Ginettas, Locusts, MGs, Porsches & Saxos all thrown in to the mix this really is a race for anyone. In the end you just go with the flow and enjoy lots of overtaking and the sheer spectacle of 70 cars lapping Silverstone at one time. Read More »


cambrian14 (9)The climax of the BTRDA 2014 championship saw Steve Perez (Focus WRC) and Paul Bird (Focus WRC) co head-to-head to decide who would be champion. The scenario was simple, win the rally and you will be champion and after the 1st stage Perez, co-driven by Paul Spooner, was fastest through the stage. Bird, co-driven by Aled Davies, had gone off and dropped a minute to his rival. Stage 2 saw a twist as Dave Weston & Kirsty Riddick (Impreza WRC) went fastest to take the lead from Perez. It was then the Bird onslaught started as he went fastest on 5 of the remaining 6 stages, with Weston taking the only other one, but it was not enough as Bird ended up 12 seconds behind Perez. The pair tied on points but Perez was champion, whilst Weston showed a statement of intent as he took a maiden BTRDA win by 20 seconds. Read More »

SONY DSCTorrential rain had fallen on the Saturday in South Wales and whilst Sunday was dry and pretty good for October, parts of Walters showed the weather’s efforts from the day before. We had true safari conditions in places with waterlogged tracks and bomb holes along with treacherous downhill sections. Chris Bird (Milner) was in fine form to take the win and seal the 2014 crown.  Andy Degiulio (Milner) kept him honest with 2nd place and the podium was completed by Steve Mitchell after some early dramas. Read More »