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Daily Archives: April 4th, 2017

Cottesmore rally driver George Morrison will kick off his 2017 assault on the Ravenol BTRDA Rally Series with this weekend’s Somerset Stages Rally (8th April).

After contesting the BTRDA Rally Challenge last season, Morrison and co-driver Jon Quintrell finished an impressive second in the series and will once again use their 1400cc MG ZR to tackle the all-gravel championship. Read More »


Citroen C2 pilot Charlie Robinson was unlucky to miss out on victory at the second round of the GwynneSpeed Rally Challenge last weekend as he suffered a time zapping fuel pump issue, costing him the win at the Get it Sideways Stages near Cirencester.

Despite setting fastest stage times on all but one of the ten tests during the day, the Cheltenham based rally driver succumbed to a substantial fuel leak on the fifth stage of the event, costing him victory on his first outing this season. Read More »

Greg McKnight and Laura Marshall certainly made an impression upon the ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship (SRC) on round two of the 2017 series, the Brick & Steel Border Counties Rally.

The Mitsubishi Evo IX crew were running as high as second overall in the Tweed Valley, just behind eventual winner and defending champion Jock Armstrong, before brake issues and then a double puncture wrecked their podium hopes. The duo limped home to claim sixth place. Read More »

– Severe heat and dunes play havoc with competitors of the 2017 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
– Two MINI crews sit inside top five overall after Special Stage 2.
– Mohamed Abu Issa with co-driver Xavier Panseri in fourth place.
– Vladimir Valisyev and Konstantin Zhiltsov are fifth. Stephan Schott and Andreas Schulz in sixth.

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The Royal Highland Showground at Ingliston was the setting for the first event of the 2017 Junior 1000 Ecosse Challenge – the first outing since Anglesey in November 2016 .  Eleven young drivers – all aged 15 to 16 – gathered with their 1000cc rally cars to see who would be in contention to be 2017 Champion. Dunfermline Car Club  were the organisers of the 8 stage, 25 mile Blackwood Plant Hire sponsored  DCC Junior Stages. This would be the first time back at Ingliston for the Juniors  since 2013 and the Junior only Sunday event – which took the same effort  to run  as the 80 car Senior event on the day before – was a really welcome and appreciated addition to the Championship calendar.

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