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Monthly Archives: June 2022

Motorsport UK British Rally Championship front-runner Garry Pearson will contest the exciting McRae Rally Challenge at Knockhill Race Circuit this weekend [2/3 July] behind the wheel of his Ford Fiesta Rally2.

Fresh from a podium at his home event the Jim Clark Rally, the Duns ace will see a new co-driver step into the passenger seat as VK Timber & Builders Merchants join Pearson as title sponsor for the invitational event. The new partnership will bring Managing Director Ross Kirk into the car, calling the pacenotes for the four-time champion for the very first time on his competitive debut. Read More »


Zandvoort in The Netherlands was the desitination for round three of the ADAC GT Masters Series Frank Birdwhere once again Cumbrian racing driver Frank Bird was in action and came away with a top five placing.

Driving for MANN-FILTER Team LANDGRAF, Penrith-born Frank once again teamed up with 18-year-old Finnish driver Elias Seppanen for the two races in the Frank Bird Poultry Ltd-backed Mercedes AMG-GT3. Read More »

Five-times Scottish Rally Champion David Bogie stormed to victory at the Dunoon Presents Argyll Rally [24/25 June] last weekend, taking his MINI JCW WRC to a maiden Argyll Rally win.

Bogie would team up with co-driver Cammy Fair for the first time, and despite a slow start through the tricky Dunoon Town street stage, eventually finished over a minute ahead of nearest rivals David Henderson and Chris Lees. Michael Binnie and Claire Mole rounded out the top three in their Mitsubishi Evo IX. Read More »

Motorsport UK and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Motorsport today presented Our Eclectic Future at British Motorsport Day in the Palace of Westminster to showcase the vision of a world powered by a range of use-appropriate systems and fuels.

Fossil-fuels will continue to power existing vehicles around the world for quite some time, and therefore solutions are needed to shift to alternative net zero fuels, as well as new technologies that promise a cleaner and more sustainable future. Read More »

The J1000 Ecosse Challenge heads to Knockhill for round 3 of the 2022 season, the McRae Junior Rally Challenge, part of the McRae Rally Challenge, a celebration of rallying legend Colin McRae.

Run over 2 days at the famous race circuit the event will see the juniors rubbing shoulders with some legends of the sport. World champions from both seats in rallying, multiple British rally champions and Olympic gold medalists. Lofty company for the juniors to be keeping. Read More »

David Henderson scored maximum Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship points the first time out in his new Michelin-shod Keco/PAR Petroleum-backed Ford Fiesta Rally2 after a magnificent run on the Dunoon presents Argyll Rally – while third has given John Stone the lead in the drivers’ standings. Read More »

A new event for us and an absolute belter too as we visited the Argyll peninsular for the first time. David Bogie & Cameron Fair (Mini Countryman WRC) took victory by just over a minute from David Henderson & Chris Lees (Fiesta Rally2). Bogie took the lead after stage 4, the final stage of Friday evening and one that would prove pivotal. Mark Kelly & Will Atkins (Fiesta R5) were leading after 3 stages but the rain caught them out, as it did many crews, with Kelly having a huge off on the Otter Ferry stage. Michael Binnie & Claire Mole (Evo IX) completed the podium, with Freddie Milne & Patrick Walsh (Fiesta Rally2) 4th and Gordon Morrison & Hannah Davison (Fiesta R5) in 5th place. 10th overall and first 2WD crew home were Greg McKnight & Calum MacPherson (Escort MkII). Read More »

Oulton Park’s signature Historic Gold Cup returns on a new peak summer date with three days of glorious automotive nostalgia on 29-31 July. Tickets for this year’s event are available in advance now from £22 with free entry for under-13s.

Visitors to this year’s meeting will revel in a significantly refreshed on-track line-up celebrating motor racing history, with competitive action overseen by the Historic Sports Car Club. The meeting will feature special guest categories too, including from Masters Historic Racing, the Classic Sports Car Club, the Vintage Sports-Car Club, the Historic Racing Drivers Club and the Historic Grand Prix Car Association. Read More »

The Board of Motorsport UK confirms that disqualification from holding or obtaining a driving licence under the Road Traffic Acts (‘RTA’) following conviction for offences under that legislation is incompatible with the holding of an ASN Competition Licence.

This incompatibility is a combination of the regulatory requirements of the sport in respect of the highest standards of conduct and behaviour, potentially bringing motorsport into disrepute and the alignment of the ASN with and support of the FIA programmes for action on road safety in a global context.

The Board confirms that the following applies to any person disqualified from holding or obtaining a RTA driving Licence following conviction under that legislation: Read More »

Dunoon will be welcoming over 140 rally cars and crews to the Cowal Peninsula this weekend as the Dunoon Presents Argyll Rally hosts one of the biggest motorsport events in Western Scotland on 24/25 June.

Taking place on the closed-public roads surrounding the coastal town of Dunoon for a second year in a row, a bumper list of entries will tackle two days of fast-paced rallying with some of the best sealed-surface rally drivers in the country taking part in the unique motorsport weekend. Read More »