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Monthly Archives: November 2015

grizedale15 (9)An excellent rally, in superb wintry conditions, saw a close result in what was a memorable Grizedale Stages. The first pair of stages saw David Wright & Steve Pugh (Focus WRC) set the fastest times to lead 5 seconds from Steve Petch & Michael Wilkinson (Fiesta R5) with Ollie Mellors & Ian Windress (Satria Neo) a further second back. Petch dropped back through Grizedale South 1 as Mellors went fastest to close in on Wright by 2 seconds. Stage 4 saw the lead change when Wright spun dropping 22 seconds to Mellors. Read More »


walesgb15 (5)An extreme few days on a wet and windy Wales Rally GB saw Sébastien Ogier & Julien Ingrassia (Polo WRC) master the mud to take the lead on stage 1, which they held to the finish. A total of 9 fastest stage times over the first two days helped Ogier to build up a lead over Kris Meeke & Paul Nagle (DS3 WRC) and then on the 3rd day Ogier managed the gap to take back-to-back victories on the event. Meeke had been close on the 1st day but slipped back on day 2, still managing to hold Andreas Mikkelsen & Ola Fløene (Polo WRC) at bay. With 2nd in the manufacturers battle Citroën’s main aim, Meeke delivered and surely deserves another year with the French marque. Mikkelsen kept a firm grip on the final podium spot to come home 3rd. Read More »

neilhoward15 (1)Our first trip to Oulton Park, for a rally, saw Steve Simpson & Patrick Walsh (Impreza WRC) take back-to-back victories on the event. It had not started well though as stage 1 saw Steve Simpson languishing down the bottom end of the top ten as Neil Simpson & Elliott Edmondson (Fabia R5) took the early lead. Kevin Procter & Derrick Fawcett (Impreza WRC) were 2nd and moved ahead after stage 2, holding it until stage 5 when Neil Simpson regained the lead. A burst radiator saw Neil Simpson retire on stage 6 so Procter moved to the top of the standings with Steve Simpson closing in. Stage 8 proved pivotal as Procter lost 9 seconds to Steve Simpson, ultimately finishing 11 seconds adrift of the 2014 winner as Steve Simpson took victory. Read More »

malton15 (7)Glorious sunshine greeted the crews to the North Yorkshire stage through the early morning mist/fog which had started the day. Charlie Payne & Carl Williamson (Fiesta) took an early lead with a time 7 seconds faster than their nearest rivals, through the opening stage. It was a good job as Langdale saw several crews beat the bogey, on both runs, and 7 seconds dropped on Staindale 2 almost saw victory slip away. Stephen Petch & Michael Wilkinson (Fiesta R5) were only 2 seconds behind with Peter Stephenson & Ian Windress (Focus WRC) a further 10 seconds down, completing the podium. Steve Bannister & Dave Robson (Escort MkII) were the first 2WD crew home in 6th overall. Read More »