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Daily Archives: February 17th, 2018

Penrith rally driver Paul Bird got his 2018 season off to a great start by claiming maximum points in the Jordan Road Surfacing BTRDA Rally Series following the Llandudno-based Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally today.

Along with Hexham co-driver Jack Morton in the Dom Buckley Motorsport/IRS-prepared Ford Focus WRC08, with backing from Frank Bird Poultry, Be Wiser Insurance, Hager, Fuchs Titan Race and Loco Energy Drink, Bird, from Langwathby village, finished second behind rally winners Ollie Mellors/Max Freeman (Proton), but who are not registered for the championship. Read More »

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After the snow and ice of 2017 sunny and largely pleasant conditions greeted the crews in North Wales. It was a rally of what might have been as Matt Edwards & Darren Garrod (Fiesta R5) would have won easily had it not been for knocking a wheel off on stage 2. Edwards was fastest by 16 seconds on the opening stage and then set fastest time on stages 4 to 7. So the battle was between Paul Bird & Jack Morton (Focus WRC) and Ollie Mellors & Max Freeman (Iriz R5). Mellors had been fastest on stage 1 then the pair tied on stage 2 before Mellors was fastest on stage 3 to lead by 8 seconds. Read More »