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Daily Archives: April 22nd, 2016

Round 3 of the 2016 Sealine Cross Country Rally Qatar ended in success for MINI All4 Racing as all three competing teams finished inside the top seven, with two of the three taking a place on the podium.

Despite this being their first season in the MINI ALL4 Racing, the pairing of Yazeed Al Rajhi (KSA) and co-driver Timo Gottschalk (GER) demonstrated how quickly they have adapted to the car by completing a stunning final stage in first position. It was not quite enough to steal the overall lead, but consolidated the duo’s second position.

With seven more events available to contest in this year’s FIA Cross Country World Cup, the result is encouraging for Al Rajhi and his co-driver. Read More »

BHRC David Stokes awardThe rallying career and character of David Stokes will be remembered with a new end-of-season award within the Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship.

This special award, supported by Castrol, will celebrate the life of the four-time BHRC champion who was challenging for a fifth crown when taken ill last summer. After a short battle with cancer, David died in February. Read More »

The third round of the 2016 MSA British Rally Championship will see competitors travel to Cumbria for the Pirelli Carlisle Rally next weekend (30 April/1 May). Britain’s premier rallying series returns to the loose as 47 BRC crews grapple with the gravel as they take on the challenging, high-speed and infamous Kielder Forest.

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Emotional start: Volkswagen duos thrill fans in Córdoba – and vice versa

An enthralling sprint to open the Rally Argentina: Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) made a successful and spectacular start to the event. Together with Dani Sordo/Marc Martí (E/E, Hyundai) they clocked the fastest time on stage one of the fourth round of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Read More »

Blair Brown Mid Wales Stages 2Kinross junior rally driver, Blair Brown and co-driver, Richard Simmonds of Duns will be hoping to secure a finish in round three of this year’s DMACK Junior British Rally Championship to be held next weekend (30 April – 1 May) in the Northumberland Keilder Forest. Blair last attempted the Pirelli Carlisle Rally two years ago in his Peugeot 205 but after securing a class win on the first day bad luck of a broken gearstick meant a “did not finish” for the young rally driver. Next weekend the duo will once again undergo 75 miles of fast challenging gravel stages in an attempt to complete the unfinished business of this legendary rally and secure further points in their BRC campaign. Read More »