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Daily Archives: June 10th, 2018

Just 2 weeks after taking victory on Round 3 of the 2018 Junior 1000 Ecosse Challenge, Johnnie Mackay/Gordon Reid (Suzuki Alto) repeated the success on Round 4 – The Summer Junior Stages Rally at Crail Raceway on 9th June. But they had to fight harder for the result. Going into the final stage – stage 5 – they were tied with Lewis Haining/George Myatt (Skoda Citigo) after the lead had swung back and fore over the first 3 stages – Haining by 3 seconds after stage 1; Haining by 2 secs after stage 2 and Mackay by 1 after stage 3!! But it was Mackay who took the advantage in the final stage and came out 2 seconds ahead. Another epic battle with both drivers giving it their all and crossing the finish line with their cars intact. Read More »

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Just a week after finishing on the podium at SOL Rally Barbados, Penrith rally driver Paul Bird swapped the dry Caribbean asphalt for the daunting gravel roads of Kielder Forest only to emerge victorious on the ATL Carlisle Stages Rally.

The event, based in his native Cumbria, formed round five of the Jordan Road Surfacing BTRDA Rally Series and 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, the pair were back in action in more familiar surroundings. Read More »

Another great week in France saw Team Sky return to winning ways on the Critérium du Dauphiné. Their 6th success on this race in the last 8 years saw Geraint Thomas add his name to the list of winners, with what is probably his greatest result of his road racing career. It was not simple though as a prologue crash saw him drop 20 seconds or so. He then had to hope he recovered well before the team time trial on stage 3. Team Sky then delivered in emphatic style by taking a crushing victory. It was then just the small matter of defending the lead on the next 4 mountain top finishes to the next 4 stages. Read More »

The past weekend saw the Drift Masters European Championship 2018 kick off in true style. In front of a 10,000 strong crowd of drift super fans, and watched worldwide by more than a million online viewers. The DMEC is the place to be, and setting the bar for international drifting. History was about to be made in the Kazimierz Górski Stadium.

The event got underway Thursday with a full day of practice on the fast paced yet technical track. It was clear at this point that the best from Europe had brought their A game. The grid was full of high horsepower and adrenalin. Friday saw another full day of practice, before getting into the qualification stage. With 52 drivers and only 32 spots in the main event, the heat was on. Baggsy, armed with his Nissan S13 LS3 V8 would lay down two solid runs placing him in 14th position with a score of 82.3. New Acorn Insurance Motorsport teammate, Nigel Colfer took the 7th spot behind the wheel of his 2JZ powered S13 with a score of 85.3. Read More »

Rhys Yates has become the first British driver to win the Rally van Wervik, after he and co-driver Elliott Edmondson clinched outright victory on Round 3 of the Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship in their Brettex-backed ŠKODA Fabia R5. Wayne Sisson/Max Freeman have taken the lead of the Championship mid-way through the season, after another impressive performance in their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X. Read More »