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Daily Archives: November 9th, 2014

Rendina Nov14aItalian pairing Max Rendina and Mario Pizzuti are delighted to have mathematically won the 2014 FIA WRC 2 Championship Group N Cup in their Ralliart Italy-run Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X.

2014 marked the first season that Rendina was competing outside Italy. Now he finishes the yea with five Group N Cup wins to his name (Monte Carlo, Mexico, Portugal, Poland, Australia) and experience competing on four continents. Read More »

Blackburn driver John Stone did what was required of him to clinch a deserved runner-up place in the 2014 REIS MSA Asphalt Rally Championship following the final round which comprised the Cheviot Keith Knox Stages Rally at Otterburn in Northumberland today. 2014 Ford Parts-ALM Engineering Cheviot Keith Knox Rally Read More »

Sam Bilham (GBR) Next Big Step Nissan Micra18 year old rally star Sam Bilham secured a prestigious MSA titled championship last week as the curtain came down on the final round of the series, the Tempest Rally. Although the progressive youngster did not compete in the event his best five scores were counted and finalised, he was confirmed as the winner of the MSA English Junior Driver award by nine points over rival Ryan Weston. Having already secured the BTRDA Gravel Series Rally First 1.0 litre championship at the Woodpecker Stages Rally back in August, this accolade is yet another success from Bilham’s inaugural year on a gravel surface and rounds off what has been a dream season for the Bingley driver. Read More »

cheviot14 (1)With a no show from Steve Simpson the 2014 REIS MSA Asphalt title was as good as Damian Cole’s. Starting out at car 1 after taking victory last year, Cole (Focus WRC) dominated the event setting fastest stage times on all but one stage and a final victory margin of almost a minute, (co-driven by James Morgan). Even if Simpson had entered and beaten him, Cole would still have been champion with this still measured drive. In 2nd place, and the only other stage winner, was  Simon Mauger (Escort MkII) with Ashley Trimble on the maps. Unable to catch Cole they had a rather lonely rally as John Stone & Matthew Whattam (Fabia WRC) were a minute further back. The final step on the podium was enough to see Stone finish runner-up in the championship to Cole. Read More »