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Brackley rally driver Callum Black stormed to his first ever overall rally victory at last weekend’s Winner Garage Skoda Wyedean Stages Rally (11th November) and in the process, became the 2017 Pirelli MSA Welsh Rally Champion.

After taking three maximum points scores in the last three rounds, Black would head to the event with one eye on the title after securing a finish on the biggest rally in the UK just a few weeks previously, the FIA World Rally Championship qualifier, Dayinsure Wales Rally. Driving his usual 586 Group backed Ford Fiesta R5, Black; along with co-driver Elliott Edmondson took five stage wins to ensure their year ended in the best possible way. Read More »

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Amigos Tequila Beer founder Steve Perez steered his crowd-pleasing Lancia Stratos through 6 punctures to an impressive top twenty overall position and fourth in class on the longest and toughest event in the British Rallying calendar, the Roger Albert Clark Rally (10-13th November).

Perez, from Chesterfield and three-time event winning co-driver John Millington had dragged the familiar Amigos liveried Stratos up to just outside the top ten before yet another puncture would hamper progress throughout the final day, dropping them down the order and scuppering Perez’s goal of being first “non-Ford” home on the event. Read More »

International rally co-driver Phil Hall will head to Australia this week to contest the final round of the FIA World Rally Championship and alongside it, returns to an exciting relationship with the Royal Air Force.

Hall, from Mansfield in Nottingham, was previously a full time serviceman but left the RAF in 2015 to pursue a professional rally career. After returning to the service earlier this year as a reservist, Hall will once again wear the iconic RAF livery that launched his career, starting with the Kennards Hire Rally Australia (16-19 November 2017). Read More »

– Record-breaking 2017 Dayinsure Wales Rally GB
– Massive crowds savour spectacular World Championship show
– Sébastien Ogier, M-Sport and Elfyn Evans all crowned in Wales
– Early October date confirmed for 2018

The stars aligned to produce an incredible 2017 Dayinsure Wales Rally GB. The autumnal weather was kind, the legendary Welsh forest tracks were in perfect condition and the new generation of more powerful WRC cars drew in fans from around the world. Read More »

Hampshire based MH Motorsport overcame a “difficult” four days to ensure all three cars in the team finished the penultimate round of the FIA World Rally Championship, Dayinsure Wales Rally GB (26-29th October).

After a successful season in the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship where they secured the hotly contested Cadet Cup in the hands of Ford Fiesta R2 pilot Josh Cornwell and a podium in the Junior category thanks to Norwegian Oscar Solberg, MH Motorsport would field a three-car squad in one of the hardest events in the WRC calendar. Read More »

One of the most anticipated rallies of the season is nearly here as the Roger Albert Clark Rally (10-13 November) pitches 95 rally crews against the forests of Wales, Northumberland and Scotland. Read More »

Brackley rally driver Callum Black has placed a last minute entry to next weekend’s Winner Garage Skoda Wyedean Stages Rally, in a bid to secure the 2017 MSA Welsh Rally Championship at the final round.

Fresh from his debut in the FIA World Rally Championship at the Dayinsure Wales Rally GB last weekend where he secured a top 30 position, Black and co-driver Elliott Edmondson will head to the Forest of Dean in their 586 Group Ford Fiesta R5 to try and clinch the title as the series draws to a close. Read More »

Championship organisers are delighted to confirm that Paddy Hopkirk MBE will be the guest of honour at the upcoming 2017 ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship (SRC) Awards Dinner in Aviemore on Saturday 18th November.

The new President of the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) first came to prominence after winning the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally in a Mini Cooper, and alongside Henry Liddon, is still the last all British crew to win the classic event. He further outlined his credentials with victory on the 1967 Acropolis Rally. Read More »

Progressive co-driver Phil Hall had a tough Dayinsure Wales Rally GB baptism last weekend (26-29th October) as he made his home World Rally Championship debut, sat alongside rising British talent Tom Williams.

Using an MH Motorsport Ford Fiesta 1.0 litre Ecoboost R2T for the very first time, Hall guided Williams to 5th in class RC2 and 51st overall, overcoming a damaged subframe and the use of Rally2 on Saturday’s leg of the event. Read More »

– First-ever Welshman to win a World Championship rally
– Britain’s first Rally GB winner for 17 years
– Member of World Championship-winning M-Sport team
– Q&A with Wales’ latest sporting hero Read More »