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Category Archives: British Gravel Rallying

The organisers of the Roger Albert Clark Rally have revealed outline details of the 12th edition of the rally, which will run in November 2019.

After the runaway success of the 2017 edition, Rally Manager Colin Heppenstall has confirmed that the 2019 rally will build on that success by following a broadly similar format. The provisional date is 21-25 November 2019, but this remains provisional subject to the date of Wales Rally GB. Read More »

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A five-round Forest Rally Challenge will be run within the 2018 FUCHS LUBRICANTS MSA British Historic Rally Championship.

The Challenge will be for those who concentrate on gravel rallies, and will allow them to compete for points and end of season awards across the five gravel rallies that feature on the calendar.

The Forest Rally Challenge will take in two events in Wales, two in the vast Kielder complex and one in the famous Yorkshire forests. Read More »

FUCHS LUBRICANTS will be the title sponsor of the 2018 MSA British Historic Rally Championship in a partnership that further strengthens the links between FUCHS and the Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club. Read More »

Prestone, makers of the number one coolant in the US has opened the 2018 British Rally Championship season by showcasing the brand’s exciting plans for 2018 at Birmingham’s Autosport International and Performance Car Show.

Following a successful 2017 season, Prestone, maker of the No.1 coolant in the US, will return as headline sponsor for The MSA British Rally Championship throughout 2018. Read More »

A new division within the MSA British Historic Rally Championship, called BHRC2, will turn the spotlight on the Category 1 (pre-1968) and 1600cc cars in the championship.

BHRC2 has been developed in response to the upsurge in interest from those looking to compete in Category 1 cars and 1600cc cars from across the historic age groups, which now run up to 1990. The new Rally 2WD event format, and revised running order on gravel events, has rebuilt interest in gravel rallying for these cars. Read More »

The 2018 MSA British Historic Rally Championship and the 2018 RACRMC Historic Asphalt Rally Championship will be unveiled to the public at Autosport International at the Birmingham NEC (11-14 January). Details of the 2018 Carlisle Stages will be announced along with early information about the 2019 Roger Albert Clark Rally.

The Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club will be on stand 6105 in Hall 6 to take the wraps off its future programme, which has four major elements: Read More »

Penrith rally driver Paul Bird’s hopes of adding to his two Grizedale Stages victories ended in Paul Birdretirement on the third stage today after a promising start in his native Lake District.

Along with County Durham co-driver Jack Morton in the Dom Buckley Motorsport/IRS-prepared Ford Focus WRC08, with backing from Frank Bird Poultry, Be Wiser Insurance, Hager, WIX Filters, Silkolene and Loco Energy Drink, Bird was on the pace from the start and held third place after the opening two stages, just two seconds off the leader. Read More »

Pledges of support from 50 crews have now been received for Rally North Wales, which will be the first rally to be organised to the new Rally 2WD format on Saturday 24 March.

The team behind Rally 2WD has been working behind the scenes to confirm support for the first event and now have 50 commitments from the historic fraternity, with more expected. Importantly, the numbers include at least 15 cars from Category 1 (pre-1968), which will be a massive improvement over this season when only two or three of the older cars were active on forest rallies.

The organising team from Wolverhampton and South Staffs Car Club has planned its annual event in the classic Welsh forests around R2WD, the new initiative designed to rekindle support for gravel rallying for all two-wheel drive cars, both modern and historic. Read More »

Midland Manor Motor Club is delighted to announce a raft of changes for next year which will see the former Severn Valley Stages undertake a new name, new date and new championships as it becomes the Rallynuts Stages Rally, running on the 14th April 2018.

The all-gravel event will enter its 45th year in 2018 and after being renamed the Rallynuts Severn Valley Stages in 2016, will adopt a new title after signing a long-term agreement with leading motorsport firm, Rallynuts. Read More »

As announced at the Scottish Rally Championship Gala Awards evening last week, (18th November) one of the UK’s leading providers of Transport and Logistics services ARR Craib, will become title sponsor of the MSA Scottish Rally Championship for the sixth consecutive year in 2018.

ARR Craib Transport Ltd, which has bases in Aberdeen, Cumbernauld and the north of England, first became involved with motorsport as a stage sponsor of their local event, the Granite City Rally. In 2013, the firm joined forces with the Scottish Rally Championship for the first time which ensured the series would retain its status as one of the most popular rally championships in the UK. Read More »