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Category Archives: British Gravel Rallying

Forestry England have advised Motorsport UK that motorsport will be allowed to resume on their estate from 30 September 2021.

Motorsport UK understands that the Forestry England’s estate has proven more popular than ever as restrictions ease and anticipate that this demand from the public will increase more over the summer ‘staycation’ months. Read More »

Motorsport UK has today (Tuesday 16 March) announced its involvement in the FIA Rally Star programme, an initiative to find the next generation of World Rally Champions.

FIA Rally Star is a worldwide detection programme that will take the best undiscovered talent from around the globe from rallying at home to the FIA World Rally Championship – with the ultimate prize of a seat in the FIA Junior World Rally Championship. Within the programme the governing body for motorsport in the UK is excited to embark on its search for the next top rally driver from across the home nations.

The UK has a long association with rallying and has been the proving ground for many of the country’s top rally drivers, including Colin McRae, Richard Burns and more recently Elfyn Evans, Kris Meeke and 2019 FIA European Rally Champion Chris Ingram. Read More »

* Six all-action rounds to form British Rally Championship in 2021
* Re-vamp to calendar to include exciting new events and firm favorites, spread across the four home-nations
* Season now starts in July before series curtain call in November
* Four gravel and two asphalt rounds make up Britain’s premier rally championship Read More »

This summer’s Nicky Grist Stages will now host a total of eight prestigious rally championships – and include a lucrative tyre incentive courtesy of Cooper Tires – when the event comes to Builth Wells on Saturday 10 July. Read More »

More route information for the 2021 Roger Albert Clark Rally (25-29 November) has been confirmed as organisation pushes ahead for the longest and toughest special stage rally on the UK calendar.

Carlisle has been confirmed as the host city for the event, which will be based at H&H Auctions close to junction 43 of the M6. The rally will be based at H&H until it transfers to Wales on Saturday night. Scrutineering will start at mid-day on Wednesday and continue on Thursday morning. Read More »

Matt Edwards will return to the British Rally Championship in 2021 in a bid to secure his third title in a row, but switches to a Volkswagen Polo R5 for his potential history-making campaign.

Backed by global battery giant Yuasa, who returns as title sponsor for the second consecutive season, Edwards will mark his first full BRC season outside of the M-Sport Ford marque since joining the series in 2016, piloting a Melvyn Evans Motorsport run Polo R5.

Edwards will also be joined by long-term supporters, leisure industry leaders Swift Group as well as a new partner, Volkswagen Group Genuine Parts provider, TPS.

“I’m very excited to be returning to the British Rally Championship, not only to try for a third title but also to see what this season has in store,” says Edwards. Read More »

This year’s Nicky Grist Stages remains on course to host rounds of the British Rally Championship, MRF Tyres BTRDA Rally Series, Motorsport UK Pirelli Welsh Rally Championship, Motorsport UK English Rally Championship in association with Seacon UK Ltd and the HRCR Rally Masters Stage Championship – with the event organisers, Quinton Motor Club, fully focused on running the rally on Saturday 10 July as originally planned. Read More »

After comprehensive stakeholder consultation and an independent review, Forestry England today announces that motorsport will continue to benefit from access to the nation’s forests.

The review highlighted a number of areas of mutual interest between Forestry England and motorsports and all parties agreed to collaborate closely, evolve working practices and sustain motorsport in the forest. Read More »

The organisers of the Rallynuts Stages Rally are disappointed to announce that the event will be postponed from its original date of 17th April 2021. Read More »

It is with great disappointment that we have to advise you that the event will not run in March. We have tried to organise a Plan B but unfortunately it has not rendered sufficient mileage,

With the impending further restrictions due to Covid it is not the right climate to be promoting events which bring people into Cumbria – even if it is allowed! Read More »