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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Chesterfield rally driver Rhys Yates will make the long trip to Elgin in Scotland this weekend to tackle the McDonald & Munro Speyside Stages (21st April), round two of the ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship.

Fresh from a stunning debut in the FIA European Rally Championship in Azores, taking third ERC Junior Under 28 in March, Yates will contest the one-day gravel event to gain valuable seat time in his Skoda Fabia R5 ahead of the opening round of the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship next week in Carlisle. Yates will be co-driven by the returning Alex Lee on the event. Read More »

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The first closed-road event organised under new legislation in England takes place on Sunday (22 April) when competitors from across the UK tackle the Corbeau Seats Rally Tendring & Clacton. Read More »

Penrith rally driver Paul Bird continued his great start to the 2018 season by claiming a podium Paul Birdfinish in the second round of the Jordan Road Surfacing BTRDA Rally Series following the Rallynuts Stages Rally based at the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells today. Read More »

British Rally Championship ace Matt Edwards set fastest time on each one of the seven stages of the Rallynuts Stages Rally this weekend (14th April) to secure his first ever BTRDA Series win at the Builth Wells based event.

Edwards and co-driver Darren Garrod dominated the event in their Ford Fiesta R5 to win by 40 seconds from Luke Francis and John Roberts in their WRC example. Paul Bird and Jack Morton secured the final podium spot in their Ford Focus WRC, to further extend their lead of the Jordan Road Surfacing BTRDA Rally Series. Read More »

After a few years of missing the Severn Valley Stages the change to an April date allowed us to catch it again. As well as the date move the rally is now in the 2nd year of the Rallynuts sponsorship and has just returned to the BTRDA rally series after a 27 year absence. Matt Edwards & Darren Garrod (Fiesta R5) dominated the rally, setting fastest time on every stage taking victory by 40 seconds from Luke Francis & John Roberts (Fiesta WRC). BTRDA series leaders Paul Bird & Jack Morton (Focus WRC) took 3rd place, 30 seconds further back, to consolidate their championship lead. Read More »

MH Motorsport will head to this weekend’s Rallynuts Stages (14th April) in Wales with talented rising star Josh McErlean as they prepare for a Junior Prestone MSA British Rally Championship campaign in the firm’s Ford Fiesta R2T.

McErlean is no stranger to the Hampshire based squad after impressing onlookers at the Nicky Grist Stages in 2017 behind the wheel of the 1.0litre EcoBoost machine. Read More »

Four-time winner of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) blue riband event, Jamaica’s Jeff Panton today (April 12) confirmed his participation in Sol Rally Barbados 2018, after a successful return to island competition last weekend. The Club’s 2017 Champion Driver is looking forward to “another amazing Rally Barbados” and taking on whatever the opposition can offer, following his hat-trick of victories since 2015.

Sol RB18 will run from Friday to Sunday, June 1-3, with The Rally Show and Flow King of the Hill (KotH) the previous weekend, May 26/27. With the entry closing date just two weeks away, more than 70 crews are now shown in the on-line entry list on the official web site, rallybarbados.net. Rally Trinidad 2018 winner Ryan Pinheiro is also confirmed today, along with UK newcomer Geoff Phelps, boosting the 4wd entry to 22. Read More »

* The test was completed by Aoife Melia (Ireland) and Tom Turschwel (France) from the eKarting Drivers’ Club
* Aoife Melia is the first female driver to join the eKarting Drivers’ Club
* Electric GT eKarting Drivers’ Club is still accepting new members who wish to take part in the inaugural season

Stars of the Electric GT eKarting Drivers’ Club have completed the second official test of the championship’s lightweight 3.2Kwh eKart ahead of the inaugural season, commencing later this year.

The test took place today at Motorland circuit in Spain under the supervision of Technical Director Agustin Payá. Read More »

Newtown and District Automobile Club have re-issued the regulations for the Grooms Garage Mid Wales Stages 2018 this week, after finding a new date of 27th May to run the event which was postponed due to the wintry weather front which covered the UK early last month. Read More »

– Two i30 N TCR will take on the Nürburgring 24 Hours Qualifying Race and the ADAC Nürburgring 24 Hours
– The extended program for the car on the Nordschleife follows a class podium on its first outing in last month’s four-hour VLN event
– Two four-man teams will drive the entries in both events, bringing together a wealth of experience of racing around the 25km circuit.

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