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Monthly Archives: October 2019

The 2020 calendar for the FIA World Rallycross Championship, released today, will feature 11 rounds including a visit to the iconic Nurburgring in Germany and a return to the Montalegre circuit in Portugal.

In other evolutions of the 2019 calendar, Abu Dhabi moves from being the season-opener to the penultimate round. Locations for two of the 11 rounds will be revealed over the coming weeks, pending FIA World Motor Sport Council final ratification. Read More »

London based Ruairi Bell continued his sensational season behind the wheel by becoming the first British driver and youngest ever winner of a Peugeot Iberica Cup round at last weekend’s FIA World Rally Championship, RallyRACC Catalunya – Costa Daurada (24-27 October).

Bell stormed into the lead of the ultra-competitive single-make championship on the penultimate counting stage of the Cup to take victory and in the process, became the first winner of a round of the popular series that hasn’t hailed from either Portugal or Spain. Read More »

Steve Brown ended his debut year in the Toyo Tyres British Rally Championship with an impressive third place in the BMW MINI series standings after securing second place in the final round at Croft Race Circuit last weekend (26/27 October).

Brown overcame treacherous conditions on Saturday’s penultimate round and a demoralising fourth place, to bounce back to second in the final round on Sunday in the Lohen and Swift GO backed Mini. Read More »

After a season-long battle which came down to the very last race of the year at Croft Circuit today, Tom Constantine sensationally emerged as Swift Sport champion after a weekend of drama at the North Yorkshire track.

Arriving in fourth place in the standings, it was always going to be a long shot for the 18-year-old from nearby Richmond with his three title rivals favourite to take honours ahead of him with just the final two rounds to contest. Read More »

Moira rally driver William Creighton proved his Junior British Rally Championship pace this season has been no fluke, by storming to third overall at last weekend’s Tyrone Stages Rally (19 October), behind the wheel of a DGM Sport Ford Fiesta R5, only his second ever event in R5 machinery. Read More »

The 2020 calendar for the FUCHS LUBRICANTS Motorsport UK British Historic Rally Championship has been unveiled.

The schedule, which grows from seven rounds in 2019 to eight events in 2020, takes in five gravel events and three asphalt events, including two major closed-road rallies. New to the schedule is the Jim Clark Rally in May, which returns to the calendar after a break and offers outstanding closed-road stages in the Scottish borders. Read More »

Rochdale driver Steve Brown will head to the final two rounds of the Toyo Tyres British Rallycross season this weekend, despite suffering an unfortunate end to his return to rallying last Sunday, ending the Hemicuda Rally (19/20 October) in one of the infamous Belgium ditches.

Brown was offered the opportunity to drive the brand new Rally Me BMW MINI on the Belgian event as part of an early development plan for the machine which will form a brand-new rally championship in 2020, ensuring a cost-effective outlet for aspiring rally drivers with budget and fun at the heart of the series. Read More »

This forthcoming weekend (October 26/27th) sees the final two rounds of the 2019 Toyo Tires British Rallycross Championship take place at Croft Circuit with virtually all the titles set to be decided, and plenty of local drivers in with a shout.

In the eight-strong Supercar class, Irishman Derek Tohill trails series leader and multiple champion Julian Godfrey from Kent by just two points following his third victory of the season at Pembrey last month meaning the title will go to the wire in their respective Ford Fiestas. Read More »

Wet conditions met the crews at Long Compton for the Mercian Sporting Trial. Simon & Matt Kingsley (Crossle) were the class of the field on the 1st round of the hills, scoring only 5 points. Josh & Tristan Veale (Sherpa Indy) were the only other crew to keep their score in single figures. The 2nd round saw only John Fack & Andy Gowen (MSR) score a single digit round but they took 33 points on the 1st round. Veale was in to the lead though by 2 points from Kingsley. On the final round reigning champions Ian & Keil Wright (Sherpa Indy) scored 4 points to put pressure on the top two. Veale scored a superb 7 points to take the victory from Wright with Kingsley 3rd, just a point behind. Read More »

Glengormley’s Derek McGarrity and Paddy Robinson have won the MJE Wheel Repair Specialists Tyrone Stages Rally, round seven of the McGrady Insurance Motorsport UK Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship!

Driving their Skoda Fabia R5, the former champions bolstered their 2019 title bid with victory at the Cookstown Motor Club event by just two seconds from Monaghan’s Stephen Wright and Liam Moynihan. Read More »