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Daily Archives: October 2nd, 2020

Meirion Evans hasn’t contested a rally since the beginning of February, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic putting the brakes on motorsport events around the world. But his unplanned long and enforced break will come to an end later this month, when he contests the Aarova Rally in Belgium on Sunday 11 October.

The 25-year old driver was all set to challenge for the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship title this year – but the series was cancelled after he’d finished fourth on the opening round, the Galway International Rally. Read More »

Despite winning Sol Rally Barbados four times in the last five years, Jamaica’s Jeff Panton is approaching this year’s 31st running of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event in a less than confident mood. In a year in which coronavirus has created unprecedented global upheaval, the continuing social distancing and travel restrictions under Covid-19 protocols mean planning for the event has been anything but simple.

Following its postponement as a result of the pandemic, the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event will now run over the weekend of October 31/November 1, with the Prizegiving on the Sunday evening. The previous Saturday, Bushy Park will host Scrutineering, while King of the Hill on the Sunday will return to Stewarts Hill, running on a similar course to last year and once again the basis for seeding the main event. Read More »

Motorsport UK is deeply saddened to confirm Zef Eisenberg as the driver who lost his life in the fatal accident at Elvington Airfield yesterday afternoon.

Zef, aged 47, was a Guernsey-based businessman, television presenter, and a much-loved member of the motorsport community. An ultra-speed motorbike racer, he achieved numerous land speed records for motorbike and car.

Over the past decade, Zef amassed over 70 British, World, UKTA, ACU and Guinness speed records with bikes, cars, and quads. In May 2019, he received the Simms Medal in honour of his outstanding contribution to motoring innovation by the Royal Automobile Club.

Yesterday at Elvington Airfield, Zef was attempting to break the British Land Speed Record in a Porsche 911 Turbo S, at an event organised by Straightliners Ltd/UKTA. At 1630, the car went out of control at high speed at the end of a run. Local police and ambulance crews attended, however the driver tragically died at the scene. Read More »