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Daily Archives: April 24th, 2017

The 2017 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship will head into Kielder forest for round three, the Pirelli International Rally (Saturday 29 April) with Nick Elliott and Dave Price bidding for a hat-trick of 2017 victories.

The season started in mid-February on a damp and foggy Red Kite Stages when three crews marked themselves as the early season pace-setters in Ford Escort Mk2s. Elliott and Price emerged victorious that day over reigning champions Jason Pritchard and Phil Clarke while Joe Price and Chris Brooks showed typically strong pace before being sidelined with a failed diff. Read More »

Austrian Rally Championship
Baumschlager to drive the Polo R WRC

The world championship-winning car is back: the Volkswagen Polo R WRC will return to action at the Wechselland Rally (28/29 April), which forms part of the Austrian Rally Championship. Raimund Baumschlager (A), competing for the Baumschlager Rallye & Racing Team, will be the first private driver in the world to drive the successful car from Wolfsburg, with which Sébastien Ogier (F) claimed his fourth title in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) last season. Read More »

• Pulsating FIA World Rally Championship battle resume in Argentina
• First four rounds produce four different winners
• Victories to date for Citroën, Ford, Hyundai and Toyota new era WRC cars
• Catch all the action for free on Red Bull TV


The FIA World Rally Championship is all about seeing who is the very best driver in the world: capable of going fast no matter what the road and conditions look like. To find that out, you have to go everywhere and try everything. Read More »

One of the highlights of the WRC season, Rally Argentina is eagerly anticipated by the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT. Ten-time winners in South America, the Red Army is determined to defend its fantastic record with its Citroën C3 WRCs, driven by Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle and Craig Breen/Scott Martin. Read More »

Simon and Alister Crook topped the 2017 Fuchs Lubricants R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Rally Championship contenders on round two on Sunday (23 April), Rallye Salamandre in Belgium.

After a tremendous day’s sport in spring sunshine, the top three R.A.C. crews were covered by just over a minute and a half after a first class event on closed public roads around the town of Beaumont in the south of Belgium. Barry Stevenson-Wheeler/John Pickavance and Chris White/Chris Dewsnap kept the pressure on the Crooks right to the end of the rally. Read More »

Round 2 of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship saw Sébastien Loeb earn Team Peugeot Hansen’s first podium finish of the season in front of packed grandstands at sunny Montalegre, Portugal.

•Portugal’s round of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship turned out to be an emotional rollercoaster for Team Peugeot Hansen. After a drama-packed qualifying phase, however, Sébastien Loeb and Timmy Hansen reached the final in which they were both competitive. Read More »

Petersfield based preparation experts MH Motorsport will be aiming to take their second Prestone MSA Junior British Rally Championship (BRC) win in a row, as they head to the Pirelli International Rally in Carlisle this weekend.

MH Motorsport were delighted to come out on top at the series opener in March, with Norwegian Oscar Solberg taking the win of the hotly contested Prestone MSA Junior BRC series in his Fiesta R2T. Read More »

British rally co-driver Phil Hall will head to New Zealand today (Monday 24th April) to contest the International Rally of Whangarei alongside domestic rally ace Rhys Gardner.

The 28 year old from Mansfield near Nottingham had just secured a deal to contest a round of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship in Australia with Rhys Pinter at the end of May, but the progressive co-driver was keen to work on plans for other outings in the southern hemisphere. Read More »

• Mattias Ekström wins second World RX round in Montalegre
• Defending World Champion remains unbeaten in 2017 season
• Ekström: “One of the most hard fought wins in my rallycross career”


Everything continues to run according to plan for Mattias Ekström and his EKS team in the FIA World Rallycross Championship 2017. Read More »

Entries for round 3 of the Fuchs R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Rally Championship, the Mini Epynt Stages (June 4), will open at 8pm tonight (Monday 24 April).

Based on previous years, the entry could well be full by the end of the evening, so please be ready to enter on-line at 8pm tonight to make sure of a place. If you leave it until Tuesday morning, you could well be too late.

Please tell anyone you know who may be thinking of entering!

The entry process will be here:

http://herefordshiremotorclub.co.uk/