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Category Archives: British Gravel Rallying

Motorsport UK and Natural Resources Wales (NRW) have signed a new access agreement which will allow competitive four-wheeled rallying on NRW-managed land for the next three years until 2023.

For decades, NRW’s forests have played host to a range of motorsport, working effectively with Motorsport UK to stage events at every level of the sport, from grassroots to the iconic Wales Rally GB – Britain’s round of the FIA World Rally Championship. Read More »

Like a lot of people during Lockdown, I found myself delving into some of my old photographs from my early motorsport career – particularly the very early years when I was still learning my trade!

It led me to resurrecting my old UK Rally Calendar which I had stopped doing since I retired. I’ve used a selection of some of my old favourite pictures from some of my favourite and memorable locations (some of which probably arent used any more) and title it ‘Classic Rallying’!

It features many of the great cars and drivers of the late 80s and early 90s such as Malcolm Wilson in the Ford Sierra Cosworth 4×4 and the late Dave Metcalfe in the Vauxhall Nova. Read More »

In what has got to be his best performance to date in his fledgling rally career, Penrith-born driver Frank Bird took a remarkable victory on today’s M-Sport Stages Rally. Read More »

Following the enforced curtailment of the MRF Tyres BTRDA Rally Series and Motorsport UK 2020 English Rally Championship in association with Seacon, we now look forward to the 2021 season with renewed vigour and are pleased to announce a well-spaced calendar of events that runs from mid-February until the end of September. The BTRDA Rally Series maintains its position as the UK’s most popular Rally Championship, catering for any vehicle complying with current Motorsport UK Technical Regulations.

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Junior British Rally Championship frontrunner Eddie Lewis enjoyed a return to the driver’s seat of his M-Sport Ford Fiesta R2 last week, after testing the new Rally4 upgrade kit ahead of the forthcoming M-Sport Return to Rally Stages.

Lewis, aged 18 from Newark, has been one of the very first in the UK to take delivery of the Rally4 kit from M-Sport Poland, which aligns the popular Fiesta R2 with the new Rally 4 regulations introduced by the FIA at the start of the year. Read More »

The Nicky Grist Stages is set to return to the classic mid-Wales forestry stages on Saturday 10 July 2021, following the cancellation of this year’s event.

Quinton Motor Club had originally planned to run the event – which is a five time winner of the BTRDA ‘Rally of the Year’ award – on Saturday 11 July, but owing to Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, the event was postponed until Saturday 28 November. Read More »

Motorsport UK has today (Thursday 9 July) announced that the discipline of Rallying will now restart in the UK following the distribution of the governing body’s latest sporting guidance.

Motorsport resumed across the British Isles on Saturday 4 July with 12 events signalling the resumption of motorsport after a 110-day sabbatical, due to the coronavirus outbreak. There are a further 160 events set to be held throughout July, across eight different motorsport disciplines with British championships also resuming in August. Read More »

The Fuchs Lubricants British Historic Rally Championship [BHRC] will not go ahead in 2020, after the cancellation of the Trackrod Rally Yorkshire has forced promotors, the Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club, to cancel the series this season which has been blighted by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The BHRC was set to expand to eight rounds this year, with the new-look calendar offering competitors five forest and three asphalt rounds, kicking off with the now traditional Rally North Wales in March. Read More »

Sixty and Worcestershire Motor Club regret to announce the Eventsigns Woodpecker Stages Rally, scheduled to run on 5th September 2020 will not go ahead due to uncertainties surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Ludlow based event is a qualifying round of a host of national championships including the MRF Tyres BTRDA Rally Series, Pirelli Motorsport UK Welsh Rally Championship and Seacon UK English Rally Championship and is regarded as one of the most popular events on the British rallying calendar. Read More »

– Britain’s prized round of the FIA World Rally Championship halted by global pandemic
– Illustrious annual motorsport event cancelled for the first time in more than 50 years
– Decision taken due to ongoing uncertainties surrounding travel and mass gatherings in unprecedented times
– Organisers will strive to deliver an ‘even bigger and better’ Wales Rally GB in 2021*

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