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Daily Archives: July 12th, 2016

Crathes Castle 1The Coltel Grampian Stages has released its regulations and online entry system this week and with it, news of a historic ceremonial start and finish venue for the field of around 100 crews anticipated to enter the rally.  Crews will start the August 13th event under the turrets of Crathes Castle, Garden and Estate before heading into the nearby forests to contest 44 competitive stage miles and will return to the Natural Trust for Scotland 16th Century Tower House to spray the champagne at the rally finish later that day. Read More »

MG ZR rally ace George Morrison was dealt the cruellest of blows to his BTRDA Rally Challenge assault last weekend as he retired from the Nicky Grist Stages just miles from the ceremonial finish.  After completing over 40 gruelling miles in the forests around the Epynt Military Ranges, the MG suffered a snapped shock absorber on the final stage, forcing the Cottesmore pilot to retire on the road section back to the finish.

Morrison and regular co-driver Jon Quintrell had endured a fraught few months in preparation for the fourth round of the BTRDA Rally Challenge after a fractured wrist brought about a withdrawal of their entry to the third round in Cumbria. But despite his non-score, Morrison headed to the Builth Wells based event second in the championship and would look to build on his decent points haul so far this year. Read More »

The McLaren 650S GT3 scored wins in both races at Townsville, continuing the run of strong results in the CAMS Australian GT Championship. Klark Quinn and Tony Walls, driving for customer teams Darrell Lea and Objective Racing, secured the pair of victories, and now see Quinn lead the championship.

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Spirit of Rally Award July 2016The Nicky Grist Stages, round five of the new British Rally Championship was held at Builth Wells, Mid Wales last weekend and left the Blair Brown Rally team with some challenging experiences to overcome, but also the chance for the young scottish team to show they can still be a strong runner in the championship. Read More »

Cammish Silverstone16Daniel Cammish once again scored a top ten finish in the ultra-competitive Porsche Supercup despite the car being set up for dry conditions. Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup race was one of the major support events to Formula 1 at Silverstone.

The Leeds-based driver got the weekend off to a good start by going fourth fastest in free practice, only being bested by Supercup regulars Sven Mueller, Matteo Cairoli and Mathieu Jaminet. Read More »

It has been a tough run, finally managing to get the funds to get back to WRC last year following a 3 year fund raising struggle was an amazing feeling. Then to have a massive knock back, ending up in A&E rather than on a ferry to the rally and losing the committed funds in the process was pretty hard to take. It has made me stronger, these things always do :o) The good news now is that I am 100% fixed, no screws digging in my artery and my arm is stronger than it has ever been.

If at first you don’t succeed try, try, try, try, try, try again, and again, and again, and again, and again! I am trying again! I have entered into the world famous Rally Finland. It is a sensational event and the most exciting rally event in the whole World Rally Championship season. It’s amazingly challenging roads have the most dramatic jumps! This helps it be one of the most popular followed rally events around the world. Read More »

Peugeot Silk16bThe third leg of the 2016 Silk Way Rally saw competitive action get underway in earnest in the course of today’s 815.15km run (Monday) from Ufa (Russia) to Kostanay in Kazakhstan.

– Today’s 200.43km stage saw Cyril DESPRES/David CASTERA move to the top of the leaderboard in the N°104 PEUGEOT 2008 DKR. It is the first time in his brief career on four wheels that the Peugeot Sport driver has led a cross-country rally; a good omen for the remainder of the event. Read More »

NGStages_JMSPhotoChesterfield rally driver Rhys Yates mastered one of the toughest events on the MSA British Rally Championship calendar by taking seventh overall at the Nicky Grist Stages in Wales.  The fifth round of the series is unique thanks to its mixed-surface format but Yates dealt with the two day blast over the forests and closed roads of the Epynt Military Ranges with ease to maintain his top ten BRC position. Read More »

Bilham NGStagesFiesta ST Trophy frontrunner Sam Bilham overcame power steering failure on the closing stages of Saturday’s BTRDA Nicky Grist Stages to take his third podium of the season.  With just a three point lead in the series going into the Builth Wells based event, Bilham’s third place now sees the Reis Motorsport Insurance backed driver hold the joint lead in the Fiesta ST Trophy with just two rounds remaining. Read More »