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Category Archives: British Gravel Rallying

The Dunoon Presents Argyll Rally launched last week as one of the region’s most popular events on the calendar returns for the third successive year on June 22nd, with new challenges for competitors in the KNC Groundworks Scottish Rally Championship.

Backed by Dunoon Presents and the local community, the event will once again see some of the best drivers in Scotland and beyond heading to Dunoon to compete across classic Argyll and Bute forests stages with a brand-new test added to the mix in 2019. Read More »

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This year’s Nicky Grist Stages (Saturday 13 July) is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of title sponsorship support from Nicky Grist Motorsports – and the man himself has been a vital component in the event’s success over the years, both in terms of backing and his invaluable guidance on planning the route and timetable from a competitor’s point of view.

And Nicky says that this year’s Quinton MC-organised event, which contains eight stages (four repeated) totalling 43 stage miles in the classic Mid-Wales forest stages in the Carmarthenshire-Powys border area, will be one of the best – as the stages are in super-smooth condition. Read More »

a.. Full 2019 competitive route revealed for world championship event
b.. Ceremonial Start moves to Liverpool city centre
c.. Oulton Park to host opening Thursday evening speed test
d.. Friday concludes with welcome return of spectacular rallying in darkness
e.. Early bird tickets on sale offering savings for those buying now

This autumn’s Wales Rally GB (3-6 October) will be more accessible, more challenging and more exciting than ever before with major innovations adding yet more to one of the UK’s premier sporting events, round 12 of the prestigious 14-round 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Read More »

Scottish Rally Championship (SRC) front-runner Garry Pearson ensured his title aspirations remain firmly on track with an impressive third place at last weekend’s RSAC Scottish Rally (18th May) in Moffat, round three of the closely fought series.

Pearson and co-driver Dale Bowen secured a stage win and a string of top times on their way to a podium position in their Ford Fiesta R5 to head into the turning point of the championship with one eye on securing Pearson’s maiden SRC title. Read More »

North Road Garage, a company synonymous with both the motor industry in Mid-Wales and with national rallying, will provide state-of-the-art scrutineering facilities for this year’s Nicky Grist Stages – which takes place on Saturday 13 July.

The Toyota dealership, which is situated in a prime position on the A470/A483 roundabout on the outskirts of Builth Wells, has very kindly offered its pristine workshop for the event’s technical and safety checks, which will be carried out on the eve of the rally (on the afternoon of Friday 12 July). Read More »

Dumfries rally driver David Bogie made his mark on the history books of the RSAC Scottish Rally, by claiming his third event victory in a row on Saturday (18th May), taking his tally to six on the Moffat based event.

Bogie, co-driven by Irishman John Rowan, steered his Skoda Fabia R5 to an almost picture-postcard victory, winning four out of the events six stages, to equal the record held by legendary British driver Roger Clark. The Borders town of Duns was able to claim the remaining two places on the podium, with Euan Thorburn and Garry Pearson rounding out the top three. Read More »

Entries are building well for the 2019 ATL Carlisle Stages (Saturday 8 June), which brings together the FUCHS LUBRICANTS Motorsport UK British Historic Rally Championship and the Motoscope Northern Historic Rally Championship.

The first 40 places have now been taken in less than 10 days and the entry is well ahead of target with just under a month to go. Read More »

BTRDA Rally Series contender Sam Bilham was on track for the best of result of his career last weekend, before a puncture caused his retirement from round four of the championship, The Plains Rally (12th May).

The Greenlight Sports and Entertainment backed driver had taken his front-running Fiesta R5 into a career best fourth place after the second of five stages, only to suffer a puncture on the third, sending him tumbling down to sixth. Sadly, the puncture had subsequently caused more issues than first thought and Bilham would be forced to retire on his way to the penultimate stage of the day. Read More »

Some of the best drivers in the UK will head to Moffat this Saturday to tackle the 74th running of the RSAC Scottish Rally (18th May) as over 80 crews are set to line up for the now traditional motorsport event.

The rally will form round three of the KNC Groundworks Scottish Rally Championship as well as being a qualifying round of the Border Challenge Rally Championship, the Northern Historic Rally Championship and the ever-impressive Armed Forces Land Rover Championship. It has attracted a quality entry of over 80 cars which will head into the Dumfries & Galloway forests for over 40 miles of flat out action during the weekend. Read More »

Entries are now open for the Nicky Grist Stages (Saturday 13 July) – with the official event Regulations and Entry Forms published on-line at nickygriststages.co.uk Read More »