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Daily Archives: February 18th, 2019

British crew Tom Preston and Carl Williamson, who won Group A and finished ninth overall in Sol Rally Barbados 2018, are the first confirmed entry for the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) new FIA R5 category as the Club prepares for this year’s 30th running of its premier event. He will drive the Hippo Motor Group Skoda Fabia R5 in which he lies seventh in the British Rally Championship after last Saturday’s (February 16) opening round, the Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally in North Wales. Read More »

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Reigning British Rally Champion Matt Edwards took a sensational victory on the Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally to kick-start his title defence with new co-driver Patrick Walsh.

Former champion David Bogie and his navigator John Rowan brought their Skoda Fabia R5 home in second place, while Marty McCormack drove his similar machine to a fine third overall with Barney Mitchell reading the notes.

Tom Cave returned after a year’s absence and pushed the previous champions to the limit in the fight for a podium position. Two punctures on the final stage dropped Cave and co-driver Dale Bowen down the order and with no more spares in the car they were forced to retire. Read More »

Scottish rally driver Finlay Retson ensured his debut behind the wheel of a brand new M-Sport Fiesta R2 was a successful one, by finishing the opening round of the Junior British Rally Championship as first Ford home.

Retson, 18 from Blairgowrie and co-driver Tom Hynd, guided their newly built machine to sixth overall in the JBRC category at the Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally on Saturday (16 th February) and in the process, became the highest placed Junior Ford driver on the event. Read More »

Esapekka Lappi and Janne Ferm produced a highly impressive performance this weekend to secure their first podium finish for Citroën Total WRT. Fiercely holding off the attacks of their competitive rivals during Sunday’s final leg in their C3 WRC, the Finnish duo ended the rally in second place overall. Meanwhile, recent winners of the Rallye Monte-Carlo, Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia used all of their talent and determination to scoop two bonus points on the Power Stage, despite the disappointment of retiring earlier in the rally. Read More »

Prepare for double the action at this year’s Race Retro, powered by *Motor Sport*, as the show organisers have announced that the outdoor motorsport will expand to two Live Rally Stages.

With a record number of entries, Rallying with Group B (RWGB) will see some 120 cars including ex-works cars with motorsport champions at the wheel take on the new stages on the Saturday and Sunday at Stoneleigh Park.

Show Director Lee Masters said: “Over the past three years, the Live Rally Stage has seen more cars running each year with more champions from both yesteryear and modern rallying taking part. Read More »

The 2019 McGrady Insurance Motorsport UK N.I. Stage Rally Championship gets underway this Saturday (23 February) with the Pacenotes Rally Magazine Stages at Kirkistown!

An entry of more than 70 crews has been received for the popular County Down venue with a host of high-powered machinery that includes a handful of World Rally Cars and state-of-the-art R5 rally cars ready to battle for the spoils.

Reigning champion, Derek McGarrity, is expected to lead the field off the start line. Read More »

– Continental, official partner of the Tour de France from 2018 to 2022, upgrades its sponsorship to Main Partner of the race in 2019
– This year, six teams will be racing on Continental tyres
– Continental is to equip the official Tour vehicles with premium car tyres Read More »

At 8.30, exactly 30 minutes before F1 cars took to the track for the first time in 2019, Alfa Romeo Racing presented the new Alfa Romeo Racing C38

Last but not least.

A shame that our friends from Wikipedia didn’t show up, as it would have made their job of updating our page so much easier. Read More »