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Category Archives: British Gravel Rallying

The 2019 Roger Albert Clark Rally (21-25 November) will be the best yet as a record entry tackles the 13th edition of this unique rally.

The 2019 event features more days, more stage miles and more competitors and has drawn its most competitive field ever, with at least six serious victory contenders and more than another dozen major contenders. Read More »

The Herefordshire town of Leominster is gearing up for the start of the Roger Albert Clark Rally when the longest and toughest special stage rally in Great Britain starts from the town on Thursday (21 November).

Over 130 cars from across the UK and Europe will gather at Brightwells on the edge of the town ahead of five days of timed competition on the forest tracks of Wales, Northumberland and southern Scotland before the rally finishes in Carlisle on Monday afternoon (25 November). Read More »

Official M-Sport re-seller EDSL Sport will showcase the range of popular Ford Fiesta R2’s at a team test day on December 14th in the Midlands.

The Hampshire based squad will have the latest specification MK8 1.0litre EcoBoost Ford Fiesta R2T example available to test at the Curborough Circuit near Lichfield, Staffordshire and will also have the earlier generation Fiesta’s (R2 & R2T) on hand for use during the session. Read More »

The newest homologated R5 specification rally car on the market, the Proton Iriz R5, took its third gravel rally win in a row last weekend, as Ollie Mellors stormed to victory at the Malton Forest Rally (3rd November).

Mellors and co-driver Ian Windress, were fastest on each of the events six stages in the Yorkshire forests to take the Thornbridge Brewery backed Proton to a hattrick of wins in the latter half of the season, adding to the Woodpecker Stages and Trackrod Forest Rally triumphs. Read More »

Steve Brown ended his debut year in the Toyo Tyres British Rally Championship with an impressive third place in the BMW MINI series standings after securing second place in the final round at Croft Race Circuit last weekend (26/27 October).

Brown overcame treacherous conditions on Saturday’s penultimate round and a demoralising fourth place, to bounce back to second in the final round on Sunday in the Lohen and Swift GO backed Mini. Read More »

After a season-long battle which came down to the very last race of the year at Croft Circuit today, Tom Constantine sensationally emerged as Swift Sport champion after a weekend of drama at the North Yorkshire track.

Arriving in fourth place in the standings, it was always going to be a long shot for the 18-year-old from nearby Richmond with his three title rivals favourite to take honours ahead of him with just the final two rounds to contest. Read More »

The 2020 calendar for the FUCHS LUBRICANTS Motorsport UK British Historic Rally Championship has been unveiled.

The schedule, which grows from seven rounds in 2019 to eight events in 2020, takes in five gravel events and three asphalt events, including two major closed-road rallies. New to the schedule is the Jim Clark Rally in May, which returns to the calendar after a break and offers outstanding closed-road stages in the Scottish borders. Read More »

Rochdale driver Steve Brown will head to the final two rounds of the Toyo Tyres British Rallycross season this weekend, despite suffering an unfortunate end to his return to rallying last Sunday, ending the Hemicuda Rally (19/20 October) in one of the infamous Belgium ditches.

Brown was offered the opportunity to drive the brand new Rally Me BMW MINI on the Belgian event as part of an early development plan for the machine which will form a brand-new rally championship in 2020, ensuring a cost-effective outlet for aspiring rally drivers with budget and fun at the heart of the series. Read More »

This forthcoming weekend (October 26/27th) sees the final two rounds of the 2019 Toyo Tires British Rallycross Championship take place at Croft Circuit with virtually all the titles set to be decided, and plenty of local drivers in with a shout.

In the eight-strong Supercar class, Irishman Derek Tohill trails series leader and multiple champion Julian Godfrey from Kent by just two points following his third victory of the season at Pembrey last month meaning the title will go to the wire in their respective Ford Fiestas. Read More »

A final call has been issued for marshals for the 2019 Roger Albert Clark Rally, Britain’s longest special stage rally, which runs from November 21-25.

The event organisers are still recruiting volunteers for a diverse range of roles as the rally covers 32 special stages across five days in Wales, Northumberland, Southern Scotland and Kielder. Plans are in place for all volunteers to receive a Roger Albert Clark Rally fleece as a thank you for their support. Read More »