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Monthly Archives: January 2022

– William Creighton launches new-generation Junior World Rally Championship bid
– Moira driver aims to build on 2021 experience and challenge for prestigious title
– Junior British Rally Champion tackles new four-wheel-drive Rally3 era of the World Championship with support from Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy Read More »


Rising British star Frank Bird will this year realise his long-held ambition to compete in Sol Rally Barbados this Frank BirdJune, the event won twice in a Ford Focus WRC07 by his father Paul.

Having started the season with victory in the MGJ Engineering Brands Hatch Winter Stages Rally earlier this month, the team confirmed that Penrith-born Bird and Cumbrian-based co-driver Jack Morton, who sat with Paul Bird when he finished third in Sol RB18, will enter the FIA R5 class in a Frank Bird Poultry-sponsored and Dom Buckley Motorsport-prepared Ford Fiesta Rally2 with assistance from Hager, Fuchs Titan Oils and Aico. Read More »

The WKD Trained Dogs Rally North Wales will make a welcome return to the British motorsport calendar on Saturday 26 March as event organisers launch the popular Dolgellau based gravel rally.

Ahead of entries opening on Monday 7 February, the Wolverhampton and South Staffordshire Car Club organised event have introduced a host of changes to the traditional rally format which has not run since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More »

A great day of sport saw the 70+ crews tackle 13 tests across the Clee Hills Trial. Paul Merson & Nick Sherrin (Shopland Mk2) scored just 2 points. Nick Deacon & Ben Wear (Suzuki X90) were 2nd overall with 5 points and it was Charlie Kinfton & Martin Freeman (VW Scorpion) who completed the car podium, on 7 points. In the bike field, Kev Stannard (GasGas Pampera) and Ian Thompson (Yamaha Serow) were tied on 0 points, so it all came down to the Coast Farm test. Stannard was lower by 1.3 so he took the honours. Read More »

The best of British motorsport was recognised this evening [22 January] at Motorsport UK’s annual Night of Champions held at the Royal Automobile Club, London. Read More »

Motorsport UK is pleased to announce Extreme E, the new radical off-road racing series founded by Alejandro Agag, as the recipient of its 2022 Environmental Award.

Extreme E was announced as the recipient at Motorsport UK’s Night of Champions at the Royal Automobile Club in London in recognition of its exceptional contribution towards environmental responsibility and extensive efforts to promote sustainability during its inaugural season in 2021. Read More »

Back down to Crewkerne for the 2022 Gold & Silver Star championship and the opening round of 9 hills saw Thomas Bricknell & Lester Smith take an early lead, with 6 points scored. Peter & Liz Fensom were 2nd with 9 points and there were a further 4 crews all on 10 points. Round 2 saw Simon Kingsley & Beth Carroll score 9 points as they went into the final round tied for the lead with Bricknell. The final round saw Kingsley score just 5 points, which was enough to secure the Gold Star Championship. Bricknell was 2nd, just 2 points behind with Ian & Keil Wright jumpin up to 3rd overall, after being joint 7th after 2 rounds. Read More »

Cumbrian driver Frank Bird continued where he left off last month by once again dominating the latest round of theFrank Bird Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship with MSVR which took place with the MGJ Engineering Brands Hatch Winter Stages Rally yesterday.

The event formed the fourth qualifying round of the series and following his victory on the opening round at Oulton Park in November and round three at Donington Park last month, 22-year-old Frank, from Penrith, along with Lake District-based co-driver Jack Morton once again weren’t headed and took the win by over a minute. Read More »

The regular start to our season was down at Brands Hatch, for the circuit rally championship, where Frank Bird & Jack Morton (Fiesta Rally2) dominated from start to finish. They went fastest on all 8 stages to take victory by over a minute from John Stone & Tom Woodburn (Polo R5). They had a battle on their hands as Neil Roskell & Andrew Roughead (Fiesta R5) were only 5s behind and fighting to the end, to try and make up for lost time on the morning stages. In the 2WD battle Joshua & Tamsyn Davey (Darrian T90) ended up 6th overall and just 11s ahead of Jeremy Straker & Simon May (Darrian T90 GTR+). Read More »