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Monthly Archives: September 2017

North Yorkshire drivers Charlie Payne and Steve Bannister secured a brace of historic hat-tricks with home victories in the two main sections of the Trackrod Rally which finished in Filey today (Saturday). Read More »

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Another good day up in North Yorkshire saw an exciting finale to both the BTRDA and BHRC seasons. With the title decided in the BTRDA it was a fight between 2017 Gold Star Champions Stephen Petch & Michael Wilkinson (Fiesta WRC), Charlie Payne & Carl Williamson (Fiesta WRC) and Hugh Hunter & Rob Fagg (Fiesta WRC). In the BHRC it was a straight fight between Jason Pritchard & Phil Clarke (Escort MkII) against Nick Elliott & Dave Price (Escort MkII) for the title, with local ace Steve Bannister & Callum Atkinson (Escort MkII) sure to be in the mix too. Read More »

Ripon dairy owner Charlie Payne made an impressive start in his bid to win the Trackrod Forest Stages Rally for a third successive year but was still outpaced by Hugh Hunter’s similar Ford Fiesta WRC by the time the cars reached the mid-morning service.

The North Yorkshireman and was fastest through today’s (Saturday) opening stage in Langdale, stopping the clock at 12 minutes 8.7 seconds for the 13.41-mile all-gravel test. Read More »

Defending Mintex MSA British Historic Champion Jason Tauber Pritchard (Builth Wells) emerged from the opening stage of last night’s (Friday) short opening leg of the Trackrod Rally Yorkshire with a lead of less than a second over 2017 title rival Nick Elliott (Cheltenham).

The two Ford Escort drivers, separated by just three points in a winner takes the overall championship scenario entering the final round of the series, sped through 11.58 miles of darkness in Dalby Forest with just 0.8 of a second between them.

Local favourite Steve Bannister (Malton), also in an Escort but not figuring in the race for the British crown, has won the Trackrod Historic Cup for the past two years but was 4.2 seconds adrift of Welshman Pritchard in his bid for a hat-trick. Read More »

• Watch the thrilling WRC title race for free on Red Bull TV
• Ace Iberian co-driver Luis Moya is your special guide to the stages
• The heat is on with just three rounds remaining on 2017 calendar
• Unique mixed surface event awaits world championship contenders

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The Malaysian Grand Prix is the second of the triple header of Asian races.

Like Marina Bay, Sepang is a circuit which should suit the characteristics of the R.S.17 with its frequent flowing turns. The Malaysian Grand Prix has been a favourite on the Formula 1 calendar for 18 years and we hope the final race on this circuit will be special for everyone involved. Read More »

• Formula E champion Lucas di Grassi in Audi e-tron FE04
• Progressive livery and new powertrain with only one gear
• Daniel Abt becomes Audi factory driver, Allan McNish team principal

Audi has tonight presented the Group’s first ever all-electric racing car in Neuburg, Germany. The Audi e-tron FE04 embodies the company’s transformation from a classic automobile manufacturer to a forward-looking mobility provider on the race track. Read More »

The Endurance Rally Association’s inaugural Blue Train Challenge reached a dramatic conclusion in Cannes as the Cadillac that had been leading right from the start of the five-day rally ‘fried a wheel bearing’ and had to retire on the final regularity. This gave the win to Richard and Tom Jeffcoate in the 1938 Riley 16/4 Special. Read More »

A new date, a new route and a partnership with Rally 2WD will give the Red Kite Stages a new look for 2018.

In a break with tradition, this popular forest event from Amman and District Motor Club will move to the forests of South Wales on Saturday 23 June and will run to the innovative new Rally 2WD format, with all the two-wheel drive cars running first on the road. Read More »

Spectator information for the 2017 Roger Albert Clark Rally has been announced, with extensive access for fans across most of the special stages on the 10-13 November rally.

With over 100 entries confirmed, including at least 15 from mainland Europe, the event is shaping up to be one of the most talked-about rallies on the year. Competitors will tackle 300 stage miles in Wales, England and Scotland, taking in many classic forest special stages. Final times for the special stages will be published on the event website: http://www.racrally.org Read More »