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Category Archives: British Tarmac Rallying

Steve Wood, John Stone and Mark Kelly will head to the final round of the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship, the Chris Kelly Memorial Manx Stages (30 September/1 October), aiming to become the overall 2022 driver’s champion – and clinch the Protyre Trophy and prestigious BTRDA Gold Star award.

It will be an intriguing battle, as all three drivers have varying degrees of experience on the Isle of Man. Read More »

13 Ecosse J1000 crews line up to tackle the Memorial Garden Stages Rally, based at RM Condor in Arbroath. Topping the entry once again, Sam Pattison & Paul Whittaker are fresh from victory at the previous round at Kames. The Red Citigo is unbeaten in 2022, winning every round contested this year.

Kalum Graffin is the only other driver to take a win in 2022, on the opening round at Ingliston showground. The previous round at Kames ended badly with a visit to the gravel trap on the final stage. Kalum has Josh McErlean in the hotseat for the 1st time this year. Read More »

It’s with regret that Cheltenham Motor Club has decided to cancel the 2022 Hills Ford 3 Shires Stages due to complications in procuring an alternative date. The club had previously agreed to postpone the event as it would otherwise have occurred during the period of national mourning linked to the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

While the organisers had planned to look for an alternative date for the two-day rally, they could not find anything suitable. As a qualifying round of the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship and other series, this event is very complex and requires a lot of planning. As a rally that features tests over closed public roads, the organisers must consult with various bodies and seek high-level permission before finalising road-closing orders. Read More »

The board and members of Cheltenham Motor Club wish to offer their sincere condolences to the Royal Family following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

As the organisers of the Hills Ford 3 Shires Stages (September 17/18), scheduled to take place during the period of national mourning, the club has decided to postpone the event until a future date.

“As a mark of respect, we feel it would be inappropriate to continue with the running of the event whilst the country is in a state of mourning,” states Alyn Edwards, clerk-of-the-course. “The club gives full consideration to residents’ emotions at this time and believes postponing the rally and looking for an alternative date over the next few months will be the most sensible route for everyone. We hope this will assist residents through this very sad time,” adds Kevin C Smith, Event Director and Chairman of Cheltenham Motor Club. Read More »

Duns rally driver Garry Pearson underlined his asphalt pace at last weekend’s Rali Ceredigion [3-4 September] after battling for a podium spot in the Motorsport UK British Rally Championship.

Pearson and co-driver Dale Furniss entered a thrilling duel for third place at the fifth round of Britain’s premier rally series, which took place over two hard-fought days on the closed roads around the seaside town of Aberystwyth in Wales. Read More »

Osian Pryce has retaken the lead of the British Rally Championship after a ‘near perfect’ result on the Get Connected Rali Ceredigion in his Demon Tweeks-backed Volkswagen Polo GTI R5.

With just two rounds of the series remaining – the Trackrod Rally Yorkshire (23/24 September) and the Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally (29 October) – the move back to the top of the drivers’ standings comes at a crucial time in his bid to become British champion for the first time. Read More »

Steve Wood has taken the lead of the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship at a crucial time in the 2022 series, after a skilful performance on the Get Connected Rali Ceredigion (3/4 September).

It was James Williams who took maximum points on the Aberystwyth-based closed road event in his Michelin-shod JDS Machinery Hyundai i20N Rally2 – becoming the first driver this year to score top marks more than once. What’s more, the result gives his navigator Dai Roberts the lead in the overall Protyre Asphalt co-drivers’ standings. Read More »

A repeat win on the Get Connected Rali Ceredigion would be a major boost to Osian Pryce’s British Rally Championship title aspirations, as he returns to the challenging Cambrian Mountains closed road stages this weekend (3/4 September) in his Demon Tweeks-backed Volkswagen Polo GTI R5.

Osian made history when he won Wales’ first ever closed road stage rally in 2019, driving a Hyundai i20 R5 car from the Melvyn Evans Motorsport stables. Read More »

With four different winners from the first four events, the battle for the 2022 Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship title is set to intensify when the two-day Get Connected Rali Ceredigion (3/4 September) gets underway.

It’s the first time that Wales’ only closed road stage rally has hosted a round of the UK’s premier sealed-surface series – and with three rounds remaining, it comes at a crucial time in the battle for the overall and class honours. Read More »

12 J1000 Ecosse crews descended on Kames Motorsport Complex in Muirkirk for round 5 of the 2022 season, the Grab Life by the Hall’s Stages. As is traditional for Kames the morning dawned wet but with the promise of sunshine later on.

Taking his 4th win in a row, Sam Pattison started steadily in the damp conditions before assuming the lead in stage 3. Read More »