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Monthly Archives: September 2021

Motorsport UK is delighted to confirm the F4 British Championship certified by FIA will adopt TOCA’s new onboard signalling system onto its cars from the start of next season. The latest in cockpit safety electronics are being introduced across the British Touring Car Championship and TOCA support series from 2022 and British F4 is one of the first categories to commit to the new equipment.

The state-of-the-art visual display is a major new safety feature that will give Race Control a direct link to drivers, warning them of any yellow flag zones or red flag stoppages. Appropriately coloured LED lights will instantly appear on the instrument panel in the driver’s cockpit as an additional support to the traditional marshalling flags and light panels located around the circuit. Read More »

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Bespoke Rallies is offering classic car owners the chance to enjoy a unique day’s driving on the highways and byways of the incomparable Cotswolds. The day will not only include breakfast and lunch, but a private tour of the British Motor Heritage (BMH) factory in Witney, Oxfordshire, where replacement bodyshells and individual panels are made for a variety of great British cars, such as the classic Mini, MGB, Morris Minor and even the E-Type Jaguar. Read More »

Blairgowrie rally driver Finlay Retson is still firmly in the race for the 2021 Junior British Rally Championship despite a difficult weekend at round four of the series, Trackrod Rally Yorkshire [24-25 September].

The 21-year-old was hampered by an early spin on the opening stage of the event, and would never recover the subsequent time loss, eventually taking his Ford Fiesta Rally4 to fourth place to secure valuable points for his Junior BRC title charge. Read More »

Nick Elliott took his second Fuchs Lubricants British Historic Rally Championship maximum points score of the season by snatching victory on the very last stage of last weekend’s Trackrod Historic Cup [24-25 September].

Elliott and co-driver Dave Price were embroiled in a battle all weekend long with BHRC returnees Matthew Robinson and Sam Collis, only for Robinson to suffer rally-ending damage on the final stage of the event, handing Elliott his second win in as many rallies and putting him at the forefront of the 2021 title chase. Read More »

Fraser Anderson once again demonstrated his incredible speed behind the wheel of his Baxter and Gillespie-backed Ford Fiesta R2T when he opened up an impressive 48.7 second lead in the British Rally Championship Academy Trophy, but the Helensburgh teenager was denied a superb class victory on the Trackrod Rally Yorkshire (24-25 September) after he rolled out of the event on the penultimate stage. Read More »

– Junior British Rally Championship contender William Creighton returned a faultless performance in Yorkshire to reignite his title hopes
– The Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy ace led the category from the second stage to win by over a minute
– Moira driver has just two weeks to prepare for the gruelling Mull Rally Read More »

Penrith driver Frank Bird endured a frustrating weekend at the fifth and final round of the Fanatec GT World Cup Europe powered by AWS Sprint Cup in Valencia, but still managed to end the season as runner-up in the series.

The 21-year-old Cumbrian and Japanese teammate Ryuichiro Tomita struggled during qualifying in the Team WRT Audi R8 LMS on the technical Spanish track to end up 24th on the grid. Read More »

Osian Pryce leads the British Rally Championship after a stunning drive on the final stage of the Trackrod Rally Yorkshire saw him take second in his Melvyn Evans Motorsport-prepared Volkswagen Polo GTI R5.

The 28-year old Machynlleth born driver, who last led the BRC in 2017, was third, two seconds behind Matthew Wilson, going into the sixth and final Trackrod stage, which was a repeat run through the high-speed 11 mile Dalby forest test. Read More »

Matt Edwards stormed to a dominant victory on the Trackrod Rally Yorkshire (24-25 September), winning the 56 stage mile gravel forest event in his Yuasa Rally Team Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 by an incredible 32. 8 seconds – having set fastest time on five of the six stages.

It was Matt’s second win of the season and the result puts his British Rally Championship title challenge right back on track. Read More »

After retirement on the previous BRC round, Matt Edwards & Darren Garrod (Polo R5) struck back in the finest way, setting fastest time on all but one stage and leading from start to finish on the 2021 Trackrod Rally Yorkshire. Osian Pryce & Noel O’Sullivan (Polo R5) consolidated their BRC championship lead with 2nd overall. They took it by 0.8s from Matthew Wilson & Stuart Loudon (Fiesta Rally2) who had an overshoot on the final stage, in Dalby, although this balanced out with Pryce dropping time on the same stage, ran on the Friday night as stage 1. William Creighton & Liam Regan (Fiesta Rally4) were the class of the 2WD field, taking victory by over 1m 20s. Read More »