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Monthly Archives: August 2021

Melvyn Evans charged to victory on the opening round of the 2021 Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship by taking his Škoda Fabia R5 to a stunning victory on The Old Forge Garage Mewla Rally. Read More »

The fourth round of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Sprint Cup powered by AWS proved to be a memorable one as Cumbrian racing driver Frank Bird swept to victory at Brands Hatch.

At the Kent track where his father Paul’s British Superbike Championship team has had so much success over the years, 22-year-old Frank and Japanese teammate Ryuichiro Tomita took a magnificent third place overall in the opening race which they backed up with an impressive fifth overall in race two in the Team WRT Audi R8 LMS. Read More »

The Old Forge Garage Mewla Rally will see battle commence for the 2021 Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship on Sunday 29 August.

A big Asphalt Championship field will fight for opening round points over the famous Epynt military range, with more R5 spec cars than ever before challenging the World Rally Car contingent for overall honours, whilst an enormous variety of vehicles target class success.

Having won back-to-back Asphalt Championship titles in 2018 and ’19, Jason Pritchard will be aiming for a hat-trick of wins when he starts the series in his North Road Garage Ford Focus WRC05. Read More »

Following the British Motor Sports Training Trust (BMSTT) trustee meeting on 19th August, Motorsport UK and the BMSTT would like to announce that Rod Parkin has been appointed as a new independent Trustee and will take up the position of Trust Chair with effect from 2nd November 2021.

The BMSTT is an established UK Registered Charity formed to improve safety and volunteer officials training for Motorsport UK regulated competition. Mr Parkin from Leeds in West Yorkshire began his motorsport career in 1964 and since then has built up a wealth of motorsport experience, including becoming International FIA Steward, member of the FIA Historic Commission and since 1977, Clerk of the Course for Trackrod Rally Yorkshire. Read More »

Second only to Formula One, the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) is the most accessible, action packed, and closely contested form of motorsport on the globe. Such is its gruelling and unforgiving nature; few are able to reach the level of performance and lifetime dedication required to reach the pinnacle of the sport. Read More »

Jonny Greer and Kirsty Riddick secured victory at today’s PRM Group/RPM Motorsport-backed Loughgall Stages Rally, round three of the McGrady Insurance Motorsport UK N.I. Rally Championship!

Based within the beautiful confines of County Armagh’s Loughgall Country Park, a capacity entry of 100 crews tackled six tree-lined stages. Championship leader Greer started the North Armagh Motor Club event as the number one seed in his potent Citroen C3 and was determined to make amends after his round two disappointment at Shackleton. Read More »

FIA Junior World Rally Championship co-driver Phil Hall guided fellow Briton Jon Armstrong to a dominant Renties Ypres Rally Belgium victory last weekend (13 – 15 August), meaning he heads into the final round of the series within sight of clinching the iconic title.

The Motorsport UK Team UK rally co-driver steered Armstrong to seven stage wins in their M-Sport Fiesta Rally4, winning the demanding closed-road event by over a minute from their nearest rival. Hall’s result in Belgium puts him just three points shy of the lead of the Junior WRC heading into the final round in Spain in October. Read More »

– Junior World Rally Championship contender William Creighton storms to seven stage wins at the Renties Ypres Rally
– The Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy ace shows true potential, but is denied a top result due to a technical issue
– Moira driver heads into final round of the series in fifth place Read More »

London rally driver Ruairi Bell dominated the top of the Junior British Rally Championship leader board at the Grampian Forest Rally last weekend (14 August) and was on course to take his second victory of the season, before a technical issue cruelly forced him out of the event almost within sight of the finish. Read More »

Scottish rally driver Finlay Retson had an event of mixed fortunes as he tackled the third round of the Motorsport UK Junior British Rally Championship near Aberdeen last weekend (14 August), the Grampian Forest Rally.

An impressive pace which saw two fastest stage times from the six-stage event, was diluted by an ECU issue on his M-Sport Ford Fiesta Rally4, cruelly denying Retson of another top Junior BRC result this season. His weekend was also blighted by a puncture and a foot injury at the start of the second stage of the rally, which was later discovered to be a fractured ankle. Read More »