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Daily Archives: April 16th, 2016

After a fierce battle across 13 stages in the Exmoor forests, Rhuddlan’s Luke Francis and John H Roberts took a start to finish victory at the Somerset Stages Rally on Saturday (16th April). The Mitsubishi E9 pilot headed to the Minehead based event after a recent Rally North Wales victory and stamped his mark firmly on the top step of the podium to take the win by eight seconds from pre event favourites Charlie Payne and Carl Williamson.Somerset16 Francis Read More »

somerset16 (7)It was memories of 2000 as we approached the Somerset Stages with snow falling on the Quantocks. It didn’t settle however and it was a largely dry day which saw Luke Francis & John Roberts (Evo IX) fight a day long battle with Charles Payne & Carl Williamson (Fiesta). Francis took an early lead through the first two stages to lead by 8 seconds before Payne got his first stage win at Chargot. The pendulum swung back before Porlock where the 2nd run saw Francis drop time and his lead cut to just 3 seconds. A push on the first few stages of the afternoon gravel loop saw Francis extend his lead and he eventually won by 8 seconds from Payne. Read More »

The Sealine Cross Country Rally is the third round of the 2016 FIA Cross Country World Cup and takes place 17th-22nd April. Three MINI ALL4 Racing will start the rally that involves racing in the sands and rocky desert regions of Qatar in the Arabian Peninsular.

With race temperatures looking to achieve in excess of 40°C in the desert, this 1,960km race will no doubt call upon and underline the strengths of the MINI ALL4 Racing and its race-ready crews – previous desert race wins show the MINI ALL4 Racing is the car to beat in such climates. Read More »