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Monthly Archives: January 2020

January 2020, with Christmas over and rolling into a new year it’s time to start it off right! We are at the Autosport International Show at the NEC in Birmingham, UK. This event marks the start of our 2020 motorsport calendar and our first event of this new decade. But for this year, Baggsy is smoking out the Live Action Arena Show in his #LSXR35 with his fellow Monster Energy athlete Luke Woodham.

The show typically runs over 4 days, Thursday to Sunday, with 95,000+ visitors though the doors. ASI is the best place for any petrolhead to start off their new year. But for us in the Live Action Arena, we were concentrating on the busy event ahead, with a total of 12 live shows. All inside Hall 5 of the National Exhibition Centre.

This year the Arena was seen to be busier than ever, with media day trade tickets up more than 100% on the same day last year. It was definitely a show not to miss! Read More »

Britain’s Nigel Worswick will celebrate his 10th consecutive visit to participate in Sol Rally Barbados this year with a fun-filled head-to-head battle with old friend Philip Burton, who is competing in the island for the first time, after visiting as service crew in the past. Having driven his Ford Escort WRC to an island best of eighth overall and second in Modified 4 in Sol RB19, Worswick will return with the MkII Escort in which he first contested the event in 2011, with Burton at the wheel of a near-identical car. Read More »

The Autosport International Show (9-12th January) provided the backdrop of the formal unveiling and opening of registrations for the 2020 British Historic Rally Championship [BHRC] which will be sponsored by fluid giants Fuchs Lubricants for the fourth consecutive season.

As announced in October, the iconic Championship will grow to eight rounds in 2020 thanks to the addition of the Jim Clark Rally which takes place in the Scottish Borders in May. The new calendar will form five forest and three asphalt rounds, providing some of the most challenging and demanding events in the UK for both returning and new competitors to the series. Read More »

It has been a couple of years but we were back at the NEC for Autosport International but this year as an exhibitor. Motorsport Games are now a major force in hosting eSports and were showing off some of their recent series for visitors to play before witnessing the WEC and Dirt Rally 2.0 finals, over the weekend. There was still the chance to make a quick pass round the show too, to take in all the real world competition cars. Read More »

An enticing new challenge awaits the owners of pre-2002 hatchbacks, as a class specifically for these popular models has been added to Bespoke Rallies’ London Dakar Enduro, which will be flagged off from Brooklands Museum on Feb 28, 2021. This new three week event, which seeks to echo the excitement of the original Paris Dakar rallies, is open to a wide range of vehicles from classics to motorbikes, but uniquely offers a chance of adventure to hatchback owners. Read More »

Entries have opened for the 2020 Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship – with the Sporting and Technical Regulations available to download at asphaltrallying.com.

Organised by the BTRDA, the Asphalt Rally Championship will consist of seven top quality events – four of which are new for 2020. With one double-header, there are eight points scoring opportunities and the best six scores will to count towards the overall and class titles. Read More »

Britain’s Rob Swann is in upbeat mood about Sol Rally Barbados 2020 after winning last Sunday’s (December 29) Mini Tempest Rushmoor Stages in the South of England on his second outing to assess a Ford Fiesta WRC. Runner-up in the Caribbean’s biggest motor sport International three times, he lost out in 2017 and ‘18 to Jamaica’s Jeffrey Panton, who is reviewing his own options ahead of Sol RB20 with an entry on a single-venue event in the UK next month in a Fiesta R5.

Neither finished Sol RB19: the engine of Swann’s Subaru Impreza WRC S12B failed on Friday evening, then Panton retired after a dramatic Sunday morning accident which destroyed his Ford Focus WRC06. While both visitors have driven their way in to the hearts of island fans, the resultant victory for local rising star Dane Skeete (Impreza S12B) was warmly celebrated following Panton’s run of four wins since Sol RB15. Read More »