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The Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship will include four new events in its exciting 2020 calendar, with the majority of rallies being closed road stage events and the series growing to eight qualifying rounds, with the best six scores to count. Read More »

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The days leading up to the Weeton Junior Stages saw the UK bathed in sunshine, with not a cloud in the sky. This was because the rain was being saved to be dumped on Weeton just before the Junior Rally started.

This event brought competitors from Scotland and England together for only the second time this year. Top seed, Rob Wilson & Martin Haggett set the pace from the first stages with a string of fastest times, while in the Scottish Championship, the regular protagonists were joined by Lewis Hooper who was registered in both championships, and fastest stage times were shared between Lewis Hooper & Sam Bilham, Oliver Hunter & Richard Crozier, and Cameron Davidson & Ian McRae, with only a few seconds separating them. Read More »

Jason Pritchard secured back-to-back Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship titles by the smallest of margins, beating arch rival Damian Cole to the trophy by just one point after a thrilling final round on the Ford Parts Cheviot Stages Rally on Otterburn. Read More »

Desi Henry and Conor Mohan have won the McKelvey Asbestos Bushwhacker Stages Rally, round six of the McGrady Insurance Motorsport UK Northern Ireland Rally Championship, after grabbing the rally lead with two stages to go!

Based in the forests near Omagh, Henry struggled to match the pace of his rivals during the early stages as he was running first on the road – a disadvantage for the Fiesta WRC pilot as he lost time sweeping away the loose gravel. He was as low as sixth overall after the opening two stages of the Omagh Motor Club organised event. Read More »

The battle for the McGrady Insurance Motorsport UK Northern Ireland Rally Championship crown resumes this Saturday (21 September) in the forests surrounding Omagh with the McKelvey Asbestos Bushwhacker Rally and a thrilling event is on the cards!

All of the main championship contenders have placed their entries for what is round six of the series. We’re at the business end of the season where every single point is crucial and it’s still impossible to predict the outcome of the intense title battle. Read More »

Chefette Restaurants is to sponsor the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) innovative Marshal Exchange Incentive Programme, organised in partnership with last Sunday’s (September 8) Rali Bae Ceredigion, the first closed-road stage rally in Wales. Three Bajan marshals will travel to the 2020 edition of the Welsh event, their return flights funded by Chefette, a long-term supporter of the island’s motor sport volunteers, while marshals from Rali Bae Ceredigion will attend Sol Rally Barbados 2020.

Subject to final ratification by the Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF), the 31st running of the BRC’s premier event is slated for Friday to Sunday, May 29 to 31, with The Rally Show (May 23) and Flow King of the Hill (May 24) the previous weekend. On-line entries for Sol RB20 will open on the official web site – http://www.rallybarbados.net – on Tuesday, October 1, and close in early May 2020. Read More »

The destiny of the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship title will be decided on the final round of the series, as six time champion Damian Cole and reigning champion Jason Pritchard go head-to-head in a winner takes all shootout on the Ford Parts Cheviot Stages Rally on Sunday 22 September. Read More »

A special treat awaits visitors to this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, as classic rallying specialists, HERO Events, brings the 2019 RAC Rally of the Tests to the NEC for the very first time. Read More »

Marty McCormack continued his fine run of form behind the wheel of a Ford Escort MK2, by taking the Historic Category win and an impressive sixth overall at Sunday’s Rali Bae Ceredigion (8th September), the very first closed-road stage rally to take place in Wales.

The result across the infamous lanes near Aberystwyth comes just a week after taking second in class at the BTRDA rally series qualifier, the Woodpecker Stages Rally and the second podium in as many weeks sets McCormack up perfectly for a trip to Belgium and the iconic Escort Rally Special (14th September). Read More »

Osian Pryce has made history by winning the first ever closed road stage rally to be held in Wales, after scoring a sensational victory on the Get Connected Rali Bae Ceredigion.

Having not contested a rally in a fully-homologated R5 car for two years, and coming just six weeks after breaking his collarbone in a mountain ‘biking accident, the talented 26-year old Machynlleth-born star had said before the start that the odds on him winning where stacked against him. Read More »