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Daily Archives: December 7th, 2016

Next year’s Nicky Grist Stages (8-9 July) will host round five of the 2017 MSA British Rally Championship (BRC) – and whilst that will be a two-day mixed surface event, there will also be one-day rounds of other major championships, including the Ravenol BTRDA Rally Series, run on both the Saturday and Sunday next summer.

Organised by Quinton Motor Club, the date of the 2017 Nicky Grist Stages had been published as 15-16 July, but owing to MOD activities on the Epynt military range, the event will take place one week earlier on 8-9 July – the corresponding weekend to 2016, which saw 162 cars start from the Royal Welsh Showground.

Next year’s event will follow a similar format to 2016, with a mixed-surface two-day rally for the BRC crews. Saturday’s forestry gravel stages, run in the spectacular Carmarthenshire and Powys border region, will also host a round of the BTRDA Rally Series and include the MSA Welsh Rally Championship and the FMP Rally Challenge. Sunday’s stages will be held over the challenging asphalts road of Epynt for the BRC crews, plus at least one other National B event. Read More »

lifeline-fire-marshalThe homologation of Lifeline’s breakthroughZero 3620 Firemarshal fire suppression system, recently launched at the PMWExpo in Cologne, has this week been ratified by the FIA (homologation number EX.009.16).

The stringent FIA 8865:2015 standard, which is now mandatory in the World Rally Championship from 2016 and for all R5, S2000 RGT and T1 Cross Country vehicles in 2017, has been met by using Lifeline’s patented* dual discharge technology – a first in this most crucial area of driver safety. Read More »