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Category Archives: British Tarmac Rallying

London rally driver Ruairí Bell has confirmed his 2021 campaign in the Junior British Rally Championship, driving an M-Sport Ford Fiesta Rally4.

Bell, 21 from Blackheath is a previous winner of the M-Sport and Pirelli Trophy which ran as part of the Junior BRC in 2019 and victory enabled him to mount a campaign on the FIA Junior World Rally Championship in 2020. Read More »

Osian Pryce will return to the British Rally Championship (BRC) this year driving a Rocked-!T-backed Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 – with his title challenge beginning at the opening round of the 2021 series, the Neil Howard Stages at the Oulton Park Circuit in Cheshire on Monday 31 May. Read More »

The forthcoming May Bank Holiday weekend is going to be a very busy one for Cumbrian driver Frank Bird who will be in action in both France and the UK in two different disciplines for the 21 year old from Penrith.

Starting on Friday with the Circuit Paul Ricard 1000km, Bird will be part of an ultra-competitive 47-car field who will contest round three of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS in the Team WRT Audi R8 LMS GT3 which he will share with teammates Ryuichiro Tomita and Valdemar Eriksen. Read More »

The Proton brand will once again be a sight on the Motorsport UK British Rally Championship tour as the Malaysian car manufacturer returns to the series with Ollie Mellors and Mellors Elliot Motorsport [MEM].

Driving the firms Iriz R5, Mellors and co-driver Max Freeman will make a bid for the prestigious British title just 12 months after Proton made its return to the series after a four-year sabbatical. Read More »

Having won the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship in both 2018 and 2019, Jason Pritchard will attempt to complete a title winning hat trick when he contests the series again in 2021.

Having won the British Historic Rally Championship for a record-breaking third time in a row in 2017, Jason switched to the Asphalt Rally Championship in 2018 – winning three rallies and claiming the title in style in his immaculate North Road Garage-backed Ford Focus WRC.

Co-driven by Phil Clarke, Jason successfully defended his title in 2019 by winning the first three rounds and coming home second on the Old Forge Garage Mewla Rally and third on the final Ford Parts Cheviot Stages Rally to secure back-to-back titles. Read More »

Newark based rally driver Eddie Lewis will return to the Junior British Rally Championship in 2021 to fight for the chance of scooping a prize drive in the World Rally Championship.

The 19-year-old Nottinghamshire ace will go head-to-head with an impressive field of talented Junior crews, all eager to scoop the prestigious title and Lewis aims to be at the forefront of that battle, driving his Mechanical Solutions backed M-Sport Poland Ford Fiesta Rally4. Read More »

A week after his GT race success in Monza, it was back to rally action for Penrith-born driver Frank Bird this weekend where he was contesting round two of the COVID-19 delayed 2020/2021 Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship with MSVR.

The 2021 Snetterton Stages Rally was based at the Norfolk racetrack and after winning the opening round at Donington Park in December, the 21-year-old Cumbrian, along with Maryport-based co-driver Jack Morton were hoping to repeat the feat to continue their remarkable run of form. Read More »

Damian Cole is aiming to win the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship for a seventh time this year – and be the first driver to win the coveted title in a WRC2/Rally2 spec car, as he contests Britain’s premier seal-surface series in an ex-works Škoda Fabia R5.

The Abergavenny driver won the Asphalt title five years running (2010-2014) and again in 2016. He narrowly missed out on the title in 2019, finishing second by just one point, after the dropped scores rule worked against him.

Having successfully rallied a variety of powerful cars – including a Ford Focus RS WRC05, Ford Fiesta RS WRC, two Hyundai Accent WRCs, a Subaru Impreza S5 WRC, a Metro 6R4 and four Darrians (to name but a few) – in a rally career dating back to 1995, this will be the first time that Cole has rallied an R5 car. Read More »

The Old Forge Garage Mewla Rally has been included in the revised Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship – with the popular Epynt Motor Club organised event now hosting the opening round of the 2021 series on Sunday 29 August. Read More »

* Neil Howard Stages in association with Graham Coffey & Co. Solicitors to host opening round of 2021 British Rally Championship
* Additional event added to British Championship calendar, taking series to three asphalt and four gravel events
* BRC season now commences in May at Cheshire circuit

The iconic Oulton Park Circuit will provide the Motorsport UK British Rally Championship with a history-making opening round of the 2021 season as the series commences with the Neil Howard Stages in association with Graham Coffey & Co. Solicitors on 31st May. Read More »