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Monthly Archives: July 2021

This year’s PRM Group and RPM Motor Sports backed Loughgall Stages Rally will host a round of the McGrady Insurance Motorsport UK N.I. Rally Championship for the first time.

Taking place on Saturday 21 August, the North Armagh Motor Club Ltd organised event will host round three of the Championship and will be held within the beautiful confines of County Armagh’s Loughgall Country Park.

PRM Group and RPM Motor Sports have agreed to sponsor the event for the first time. Managing Director, Philip Morrow, said:

“I am delighted to be associated with such a high-profile motorsport event in Northern Ireland. It provides the perfect fit for our business interests and as a keen car enthusiast, I am looking forward to seeing some of the fastest drivers in the country compete for the spoils in what is a stunning location.” Read More »


After a month’s break, Penrith racing driver Frank Bird returns to action this weekend when he contests the legendary Total Energies 24 Hours of Spa for Team WRT at their home round.

One of the most famous races in the world, the race in the Belgian Ardennes district forms the third round of the Endurance class in the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe and will see 21-year-old Frank compete alongside two teammates in the Audi R8 LMS. Read More »

First up: Goodwood #FoS!

This summer has already been extra-busy for Baggsy and the crew! First up, in early July, Baggsy brought the epic #LSXR35 GT-R Version 3 to the amazing Goodwood Festival Of Speed!

In addition to the now-familiar drift displays, smoking tyres, burning rubber doing neck-crunching donuts as they went up the famous 1.16 mile hillclimb route, this time all of the drift racers would compete against each other for the first time going up the hill in the first-ever Driftkhana competition! Read More »

British rally co-driver Phil Hall remains on-track to fight for the coveted FIA Junior World Rally Championship title after a scintillating performance at Rally Estonia last weekend (15-18 July), taking second place at the gruelling event.

The third round of the five-event series saw a blistering pace from the front-running crews as Hall guided fellow Brit Jon Armstrong to five stage victories before securing the impressive runner-up spot in what is considered a highly specialist, super-fast gravel event. Read More »

Dumfries driver David Bogie secured an historic RSAC Scottish Rally victory last Saturday (24 July), taking his seventh win on the event and etching his name firmly into the record books on the 75th anniversary of the popular event. Read More »

The RSAC Scottish Rally will make a welcome return to the British rallying calendar on Saturday (24 July) as the popular motorsport event marks its 75th anniversary.

As one of the longest running motorsport events in the country, the Dumfries and Galloway based gravel rally will take place for the first time since 2019, having been forced to cancel due to COVID-19 restrictions last year. Its return will see a bumper list of entries from some of the most highly-regarded rally championships in the UK, head for the event to enjoy its biggest entry since 1977. Read More »

– Moira rally driver William Creighton continued to build experience on the world stage with a solid finish at Rally Estonia
– Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy pilot showed a positive pace in Junior BRC category in Wales the previous weekend
– Creighton aiming to learn from World Championship event mileage Read More »

A cracking day out in the Peak District saw victory for the BMW 323i of Angus McQueen & Mike Cochrane with main championship protagonists Alistair Leckie & Matt Outhwaite close behind in their Saab 900 Turbo. McQueen & Cochrane took victory by 21s, 11s of which came from the superb tactical use of the joker. Completing the top 3 were Nick & Andy Pullan (Hillman Imp Deluxe) who were 18s behind. Read More »

After a while away it was our 2nd visit of the year to a BXCC round as the crews spent two days tackling Sweet Lamb. Adrian Marfell & Paul Bartleman (Fouquet-Nissan) were the class of the field taking victory by 31s, after the 9 timed runs. Opening round winners Richard & Mason Kershaw (Lofthouse Freelander) were 2nd just 7s ahead of Justin Birchall after a hot and dusty weekend in mid Wales. Read More »

Jane Evans is to step down as Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship Co-ordinator at the end of the 2021 season, having run the series on a day-to-day basis on behalf of the BTRDA for four years.

The former rally co-driver took over the reins in 2017, and masterminded the return of the series in 2018 after its one-year sabbatical.

With title sponsorship from Protyre, an exciting calendar of events and a new promotional team working under Jane’s leadership, she was able to return the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship to the status of the UK’s premier sealed-surface series. Read More »