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Daily Archives: March 7th, 2015

Bird_MWRally1Cumbrian rally driver Paul Bird’s hopes of a record-breaking fifth win on his local Malcolm Wilson Rally today were denied when well in command of the second round of the 2015 REIS-RAVENOL BTRDA Rally Championship based in the Lake District.

Having equalled fellow Cumbrian Bill Dobie’s long standing record of four outright victories on the event following his win last year, Bird from Langwathby, along with Welsh co driver Aled Davies, were hoping to add to their winning start to the season in the Frank Bird Poultry, Fuchs Titan Race, Hager and Mac Tools-backed Ford Focus WRC07. Read More »

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SONY DSCHigh winds hit the Lake District for a murky and early start on the Whinlatter Pass and through the opening stages all looked to be going well for local ace Paul Bird, co-driven by Aled Davies, in his Focus WRC. He was fastest on the first 4 stages to take a lead of 15 seconds into Grizedale but Euan Thorburn & Richard Cooke (Focus WRC) took all of that back through Grizedale North before taking a huge 29 seconds out of Bird in Grizedale South. Thorburn then extened his lead on the final two stages to take victory by 46 seconds from Bird. David Weston & Kirsty Riddick (Impreza WRC) completed the top 3 by just 4 seconds after a final stage push, running well down the order, from Stephen Petch & Ian Windress (Fiesta R5+). Read More »