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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Over 120 crews will contest this Saturday’s Nicky Grist Stages (14 July), with the very best competitors from the Jordan Road Surfacing BTRDA Rally Series, Pirelli MSA Welsh Forest Rally Championship, MAXXIS MSA English Rally Championship, MRF Fiesta ST Trophy, FMP Rally Challenge and the Swift Shining Stars Rally Series battling it out over 45 classic Welsh forestry stage miles on the Carmarthenshire and Powys border. Read More »

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* Electric GT Holdings has published the strategic plan for its headline race championship, which is open to all interested manufacturers.
* Discussions are already underway with OEMs and specialist engineering houses
* Season one will see races in top international circuits running through to October 2019
* From season four, the race cars will have up to 825kW (1,122bhp) and accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 1.7s with a top speed of 380 km/h

After delivering the first race-prepared car to a team in its headline race series last week in Barcelona, Electric GT Holdings technical management together with its engineering team have published the strategic technical plan for the first five seasons. Following interest from many international manufacturers, the championship will be open to all constructors and will set the trend for electric racing in the coming years. Read More »

It was a hot one down at Walters Arena as we took in the Welsh Hill Rally. A capacity field of 50 crews started the event on the Friday night for two short tests. The rally then continued through Saturday and Sunday, (we caught the Saturday stages only). The dusty conditions came as no surprise and with the dust not moving fast, the crews were quickly put on two minute intervals at the stage start. The knock on was stages were lost but the action we saw was good nonetheless. Read More »

The famous Llewellin name will return to the forests of Crychan, Halfway and Route 60 on Saturday 14 July, when Tom Llewellin makes his forestry rally debut on the Nicky Grist Stages, driving a 1.6-litre Suzuki Swift Sport.

Tom, the 17-year old son of double British Rally Champion Dai Llewelin, has rallied for the past three years in the all-asphalt Junior 1000 Championship, winning the last two rallies he did. Read More »

Another July trip to the Anglesey circuit saw glorious weather once again. The entry list was down on previous years but that did not mean any less of a battle at the front. Dave Willett & John Davies (Escort MkII) went fastest on the opening stage to take an early lead. On stage 2 Peter Smith & John Millington (Fiesta WRC) were dialled in and went fastest to take the lead, they then continued to extend their lead stage by stage and took a well deserved victory by 32 seconds. John Stone & Jack Morton (Fiesta S2500) had moved up to 2nd overall but Willett kept them honest and after ten stages they were level on time. Willett took 2nd overall thank to a faster time on the opening stage as well as coming home first 2WD crew. Read More »