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Monthly Archives: June 2018

The 2016 John Easson Award winner Sam Bilham will return to active competition for the first time since March after securing a one-off drive in the Swift Group Ford Fiesta R2 at next month’s Nicky Grist Stages Rally (14th July).

The Bingley rally driver has only managed one outing this season after winning last year’s DMACK Fiesta ST Trophy which ran alongside the BTRDA Rally Series. Bilham will now compete on the fourth round of the series in a more powerful R2 specification machine, thanks to the support of the Swift Group, Greenlight Sports and Entertainment and the car’s owner Peter Smith. Read More »

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The Nicky Grist Stages (Saturday 14 July) is proud to continue its association with GoSafe – the Wales Road Casualty Reduction Partnership, which is encouraging rally fans to help make Wales’ roads safer by getting involved in Operation SNAP.

The event – which is a round of Jordan Road Surfacing BTRDA Rally Series, Pirelli MSA Welsh Forest Rally Championship, Fiesta ST Trophy, FMP Rally Challenge and the Swift Shining Stars Rally Series – is also proud to help raise awareness of the Fatal Five, a road safety initiative by the Mid & West Wales Fire and Rescue Service. Read More »

Rhyl & District Motor Club is returning to the Trawsfynydd Ranges for a second year to run a single venue National ‘B’ Stage Rally. The event will provide 12 tarmac stages in three loops of 4 stages.

We are indebted to GRH Food Company, Pwllheli and North Wales Honda, Llandudno for sponsoring the event.

Venue – The Ranges Motorsport Centre, Trawsfynydd

Date – Sunday 22 July 2018 Read More »

MSA co-driver graduate Tom Woodburn ensured his Prestone MSA British Rally Championship Junior title hopes remain firmly on track, after guiding Norwegian Steve Rokland to fourth place at the Renties Ypres Rally in Belgium last weekend, despite being 16th and almost last on the fifth test of the event.

After spending over seven minutes in one of the infamous Belgian ditches, the Morecambe ace ensured the duo could mount a gutsy comeback drive, to take valuable points and take the Michelin Motorsport Peugeot Sport Cup victory in the process. Read More »

Reigning MSA Junior Rallycross champion Tom Llewellin endured a challenging weekend at the double header rounds of the Toyo Tires MSA British Rallycross Championship at Pembrey but still came away with a podium finish.

The 17 year old from nearby Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire was again contesting the Swift Sport Championship for Peter Gwynne Motorsport (PGM) in the Suzuki Swift and after the difficult qualifying session for round four, battled through to take fourth place in the final. Read More »

Young Scottish rally driver Finlay Retson suffered a disappointing end to his European rally debut in Belgium last week after he was forced to retire with mechanical issues almost within sight of the finish of the Renties Ypres Rally (22/23 June). Read More »

After storming to victory at Rally Van Wervik in Belgium, a warm-up event for round two of the British Championship, the 24-year-old from Chesterfield had his sights set on a top-five finish last weekend. But after an impressive performance during the pre-event practice session and subsequent qualifying, Yates was forced to pull out of the event as co-driver Elliott Edmondson became ill and was advised not to continue by the event medics. Read More »

The special award winners from the fourth round of the 2018 FUCHS LUBRICANTS MSA British Historic Rally Championship, the Red Kite Stages (24 June), have been announced.

Ken Graham and Rory McCann collected the award for the ‘Best Improvement on Seeding’, which is a set of axle brake pads from Mintex. They took their class C2 Hillman Avenger to an impressive 16th overall in the historic results as they battled for class victory. Ultimately, the Northern Ireland/Isle of Man crew missed a class win by just three seconds. Read More »

The past weekend saw the Drift Masters European Championship descend on the small town of Máriapócs, Hungary for Round 2. A full scale drift invasion would take place at RabócsiRing, for what promised to be another action filled event. Thanks to its tilted bends, high speeds and wall surrounded layout. RabócsiRing would take no prisoners, and all of this would be witnessed by a five thousand strong crowd of drift fanatics.

After taking on quite a bit of damage at round one. Baggsy’s #S13V8 had spent the previous weeks in Poland being rectified by the guys at G Garage, with the SB Motorsport team putting the finishing touches on car before the event started in Hungary. Also teammate Nigel Colfer had suffered diff failure in Poland. Armed with the necessary parts, the team got the car back on form and ready for battle. Read More »

Paul Barrett and new co-driver Will Rogers fought back from early delays to scoop maximum points in round four of the FUCHS LUBRICANTS MSA British Historic Rally Championship, the Red Kite Stages (24 June).

As the event took rallying back into the forests of South Wales for the first time in four years, a fabulous battle raged for BHRC points behind rally winner Osian Pryce. Just 42s covered the top seven championship finishers and Barrett/Rogers scythed ahead of Simon Webster/Jez Rogers to score a last stage victory. Read More »