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Monthly Archives: September 2021

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 »

Nick Elliott grabbed a hard-fought win at the opening round of the 2021 Fuchs Lubricants British Historic Rally Championship, steering his Ford Escort Mk2 to victory at the Hills Ford Three Shires Stages [5 September]*.

Battling over 14 stages in the narrow closed-road lanes of Herefordshire and Worcestershire, Elliott and co-driver Dave Price kept their potent Mk2 on the straight and narrow to take a maximum points haul on the first of three qualifying rounds in 2021. Read More »

+ Revised stage route for Monday’s leg
+ Elite sporting event status to help overseas crews
+ Capacity entry with reserves

The route for the final day of the 2021 Roger Albert Clark Rally (25-29 November) has been amended and will now take in two 10-mile stages in Crychan, two seven-mile stages in Walters Arena and a new three-mile stage. Read More »

It was another weekend of celebrations for Team WRT as Dries Vanthoor and Charles Weerts netted the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS overall Drivers’ title at the Nürburgring, with two rounds still to go and one week after taking the Sprint Cup crown. Read More »

The 2nd running of the Three Shires Stages saw a grandstand finish as Meirion Evans & Jonathan Jackson (Polo R5) took victory by 4s, following a stunning time through the final stage. They had been 4s behind Ollie Mellors & Max Freeman (Iriz R5) going in to that final stage but 7 fastest stage times, plus 2 joint fastest stage times, saw the Welsh crew take the win they gave up on stage 2, to Mellors. The final step on the podium saw an even tighter battle as Melvyn Evans & Mark Glennerster (Fabia R5) took 3rd on countback, after finishing equal with Mark Kelly & Neil Colman (Fiesta R5). 5th place went Robert Swann & Darren Garrod (Impreza WRC) with the time gaps growing down the rest of the top ten. The first 2WD crew home were James Ford & Matthew Daniels (Escort MkII) in 10th place overall. Read More »

It was a dominant win for Garry Pearson & Niall Burns (Fabia R5) on the Radnor based Woodpecker as they set fastest time on every stage, being 1 of 3 crews to beat the bogey time on the final stage. George Lepley & Tom Woodburn (Evo X) were almost a minute back in 2nd place with Ian Bainbridge & Will Atkins (Fabia R5) completing the podium 17s further back. Paul Barrett & Gordon Noble were the 1st 2WD crew home in 10th overall, with Ben Friend & Cliffy Simmons 2nd (12th overall) and Simon Webster & Jez Rogers (16th overall) completing the 2WD podium, an all Escort MkII affair. Read More »

Jason Pritchard will contest this Sunday’s Hills Ford Three Shires Stages Rally in his North Road Garage Ford Fiesta S2000. It is the first time that the double Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally champion has driven the car in competition for over two years.

Jason got his 2021 campaign off to a flying start on last weekend’s The Old Forge Garage Mewla Rally, finishing second in his Focus WRC05.

For Round 2, Jason has decided to wheel out his Fiesta S2000 for the first time since the 2019 Rally van Wervik. He and co-driver Phil Clarke were the top Protyre Asphalt crew in Belgium after the first loop of stages, highlighting what a quick – not to mention great sounding – car it is on narrow single track lanes. Read More »

Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship 5 Nations Trophy contender Steve Brown took his maiden victory in the closely fought BMW MINI series last weekend, scooping an impressive double victory at Pembrey Race Circuit in Wales (29-30 August).

Brown enjoyed a confidence-boosting weekend behind the wheel of his Fuchs Lubricants backed MINI to win both Sunday and Monday’s Final at the double-header weekend, which puts the Rochdale driver at the top of the Championship standings as the season approaches the halfway point. Read More »

The eight-times and reigning Bennetts British Superbike Champions, Paul Bird Motorsport, were out in force recently to support one of their long-term key sponsors, Hager, at the impressive PalmerSport driving event.

The Lake District-based VisionTrack Ducati team were in attendance including double BSB champion Josh Brookes along with rising star of the World Endurance Cup, Team WRT Audi factory driver Frank Bird. Team boss Paul Bird, the most successful owner in BSB history with an impressive CV in motorsport himself, was also there to meet and greet the customers. Read More »

The Fuchs Lubricants British Historic Rally Championship will blast back into action this weekend (5 September) as the Hills Ford Three Shires Stages hosts the first of three qualifying rounds of 2021.

Once again promoted by the Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club, the British Historic Rally Championship [BHRC] has been out of action since 2019 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and despite suffering a drastically reduced calendar, will see contenders kick-off their campaign at the popular closed-road event, based at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern, Worcestershire. Read More »