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Monthly Archives: February 2022

– William Creighton secured his first-ever Junior World Rally Championship podium with third place at Rally Sweden
– Moira driver enjoys positive start to his second season despite WRC snow rally debut
– Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy driver buoyed by season prospects in new-generation championship

Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy driver William Creighton claimed his first-ever FIA Junior World Rally Championship podium at the weekend, taking third place at the opening round of the season, Rally Sweden [25-27 February]. Read More »


Based from the Ecclesville Centre in Fintona with nine stages in the forests south of Fivemiletown, Henry made his intentions clear from the outset as he took control of the Omagh Motor Club organised event from the opening stage. Driving his Ford Fiesta, he and Robinson set a string of fastest times that saw them lead the event by 15 seconds by the time crews reached the mid-event service. Read More »

The Rallynuts Stages Rally makes a return to its traditional slot in the calendar in 2022, as event organisers Midland Manor Motor Club launch the details of the 48th running of the highly acclaimed gravel rally on 9 April.

After being forced to run in November last year due to the pandemic, the Builth Wells based event will run for a second time in six months as it moves back to its more familiar date and offers some of the best rally drivers in the country a swathe of iconic and little used stages. Read More »

Rochdale driver Steve Brown made a return to the stages on Sunday [20 February], tackling the Questmead Stages at Three Sisters near Wigan, but endured a weekend of mixed fortunes as he tackled his first competitive event of 2022.

Guiding his popular Nissan Micra Kit Car through treacherous conditions as the UK was battered by Storm Franklin, Brown and co-driver Andy Rose had built an impressive one minute and thirty second class lead, before aquaplaning on a tricky part of the circuit, sending the car into the barriers and instant retirement. Read More »

Motorsport UK is pleased to announce the 2022 programme selections for its Academy, the governing body’s talent development pathway that equips the UK’s most promising young drivers and co-drivers with the knowledge, skills and attitude needed to maximise their performance. Read More »

Taking to the sands of Oman once again, Baggsy and the SB Motorsport crew spend 2 full weekends in the Persian Gulf sultanate to contest the final two rounds of the Oman International Drift Championship, facing competition from across Europe, the Middle East and even Central America!

OIDC Round 2!

In between workshop sessions building up the amazing Navara-R, Baggsy and the SB Motorsport crew took another trip to the Sultanate of Oman to take part in Rounds 2 and 3 of the Oman International Drift Championship, doing 2 rounds in one trip! Easily qualifying in the Top 32, Baggsy blitzed past Alwaleed Zaki Mahmoud in his own PS13, then in the Top 16 faced down the challenge from Sebastian Fontijn in his BMW E36 2JZ. Read More »

Three-time British Rally Champion Matt Edwards will step into the Fuchs Lubricants British Historic Rally Championship in 2022, driving a FIAT 131 Abarth at the forthcoming WKD Trained Dogs Rally North Wales (26 March).

Fresh from a record-breaking hattrick of BRC titles, Edwards and co-driver Hamish Campbell will tackle the second round of the series which takes in world-famous stages in the Dyfi forest complex near to the Dolgellau rally base. Read More »

* The Carole Nash Barn Find display is the UK’s biggest display of barn finds
* Feature hosts around 20 vehicles in various states of repair
* Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show held 18-20 March at Birmingham’s NEC.

From Southampton to Yorkshire, cars that are currently sitting in barns, garages, lock ups and even on driveways are being readied to move for the first time in years as they head to Birmingham’s NEC for the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with discovery +. Read More »

After last weekend’s solid performance in the opening two rounds of the four-race Asian Le Mans Series (ALMS) held at the Dubai Autodrome, Cumbrian driver Frank Bird impressed as he secured a podium in the fourth and final race which took place at the YAS Marina Circuit in neighbouring Abu Dhabi today. Read More »

With another storm due, the crews were keen to get the 3 runs done asap. It was a two horse race with Richard & Joe Sharp taking an early lead before Josh Veale & Jim Lewis got the lowest round score of the day, on the 2nd pass, to take a 1 point lead into the afternoon. With just 1 point separating the top two it was hill 5 that proved crucial as Veale scored a 5, with Sharp clearing the hill. In the end Sharp took victory by 2 points with Veale 2nd overall. Bob Packham & Mark Tallon just held on to 3rd overall, after a high scoring 3rd round almost cost them dear. Read More »