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Category Archives: British Gravel Rallying

Reigning British Rally Champion Matt Edwards took a sensational victory on the Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally to kick-start his title defence with new co-driver Patrick Walsh.

Former champion David Bogie and his navigator John Rowan brought their Skoda Fabia R5 home in second place, while Marty McCormack drove his similar machine to a fine third overall with Barney Mitchell reading the notes.

Tom Cave returned after a year’s absence and pushed the previous champions to the limit in the fight for a podium position. Two punctures on the final stage dropped Cave and co-driver Dale Bowen down the order and with no more spares in the car they were forced to retire. Read More »

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Scottish rally driver Finlay Retson ensured his debut behind the wheel of a brand new M-Sport Fiesta R2 was a successful one, by finishing the opening round of the Junior British Rally Championship as first Ford home.

Retson, 18 from Blairgowrie and co-driver Tom Hynd, guided their newly built machine to sixth overall in the JBRC category at the Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally on Saturday (16 th February) and in the process, became the highest placed Junior Ford driver on the event. Read More »

Rising 19-year-old rally driver Ruairi Bell will drive an M-Sport Ford Fiesta R2 in the opening round of the Junior British Rally Championship (JBRC) this weekend after closing a deal to drive an EDSL Sport run machine on the Cambrian Rally (16th February).

Bell, from London, will mount an assault on ultra-competitive Junior BRC and compete for a prize worth over 60,000 Euros towards a season in the Junior World Rally Championship in 2020 which has been provided by M-Sport and Pirelli. The youngster has enlisted reigning British Rally Champion Darren Garrod to co-drive for the season. Read More »

The event regulations and entry forms for the 2019 Roger Albert Clark Rally have been published. This is the catalyst for payment of the next instalment of the entry fee for the 165 crews who currently have reserved places for the 21-25 November event. Read More »

Talented Scottish rally driver Finlay Retson will embark on the biggest challenge of his career, as he makes his debut in the Junior British Rally Championship at the Cambrian Rally this weekend (16th February), driving a brand new Ford Fiesta R2.

Retson, 18 from Blairgowrie near Perth recently announced his progression into a new-for-2019 M-Sport built machine which is the latest specification example from the factory in Poland and has seen a major overhaul from its predecessor. Read More »

Sam Bilham says he has “no expectations” ahead of the opening round of this year’s Jordan Road Surfacing BTRDA Rally Series which sees the Bingley rally driver make his debut in the Greenlight Sports and Entertainment Ford Fiesta R5 at the Cambrian Rally this weekend (16th February).

The 2017 Fiesta ST Trophy champion has recently secured a deal to drive the rally winning four-wheel-drive M-Sport R5 machine after his top ten performance on last year’s Wales Rally GB National was spotted by Greenlight’s Managing Director Guy Smith and Swift Group Chairman Peter Smith. Read More »

Hampshire based motorsport preparation firm EDSL Sport, have been announced as the official M-Sport Ford Fiesta R2 reseller for the UK. Read More »

PEUGEOT UK, with the support of PEUGEOT SPORT and TOTAL, have offered a prize fund totalling £24,000 for competitors who drive a PEUGEOT 208 R2 in the Junior British Rally Championship (JBRC) in 2019.

The prize fund will be available to any registered crew in the JBRC driving one of the brand’s iconic 208 examples and will be awarded based on their performance in the series. Read More »

Organisers of the opening round of the 2019 Scottish Rally Championship, The Coogie Urquhart Snowman Rally (9th February) were forced to cancel the event today (Thursday) after thick ice has rendered many of the stages impassable in the Scottish Highlands.

Duns rally driver Garry Pearson was due to return to the series after a two-year sabbatical and was aiming for a podium result to kick start his Scottish Championship campaign behind the wheel of an Asset Alliance Group & George Anderson Builders backed Ford Fiesta R5.

The 27-year-old ace was gearing up to take on some of the best drivers in the country when the organisers issued a statement cancelling the event. The Snowman Rally is the first of seven rounds of the Scottish Rally Championship and has been the traditional season opener for many years. Read More »

The FUCHS LUBRICANTS Motorsport UK British Historic Rally Championship will enjoy its furthest-reaching media package to date when the seven-event season starts on Rally North Wales (Saturday 30 March). Read More »