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It is with regret that Motorsport UK is suspending all organising permits and Certificates of Exemption until at least 30th April 2020. This suspension follows the latest guidance issued by HM UK Government in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. This position will be constantly reviewed given prevailing information. Read More »

Manx Auto Sport regrets to announce the 2020 Manx Rally scheduled for the 15th/16th May will be postponed, following the announcements made by the Isle of Man Government yesterday (16th March).

The organising committee has been closely monitoring the Covid-19 situation over recent weeks and was well advanced in the planning of the popular closed road stage rally which had already attracted a capacity entry. Read More »

After consultation with our stakeholders including Tendring District Council and Motorsport UK, the Corbeau Seats Rally Tendring & Clacton have decided the rally cannot run in 2020.

Full Statement from the event

The news headlines continue to be dominated by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the likely scale and timing of its peak. The situation is set to become worse as the UK heads towards the peak period, and further government public health interventions and restrictions are likely.

As an event on closed public roads, our rally takes motor sport to the heart of the Tendring and Clacton community that embraced the previous events. We value that relationship and must play our part in supporting the welfare and safety of the residents as well our competitors and volunteers. Read More »

Following the disappointment of retiring whilst leading the Lee Holland Memorial Rally at Anglesey two weeks ago, Penrith-born racing driver Frank Bird made sure he got back to winning ways immediately by taking a comprehensive victory on today’s LDV Donington Park Rally. Read More »

The organisers of the 2020 Legend Fires North West Stages Rally have had to make the very difficult decision to postpone next week’s event in view of the worsening situation with the Coronavirus pandemic.

In addition to the commercial consideration that every day closer to the event leaves us exposed to significantly more financial risk, most importantly we have taken into account the fact that the event attracts competitors, press, support crews and spectators from all over the country and we feel that to continue with the event would not be responsible or in the best interests of the community. Read More »

Official M-Sport Ford re-sellers EDSL Sport will have a new look to its line-up as it heads to round two of the Junior British Rally Championship, the Clonakilty Park Hotel West Cork Rally this weekend (14/15 March).

After a confidence-boosting fifth place on his Junior BRC debut at the opening round in Wales last month, reigning Cadet Cup champion Rupert Flynn returns for the gruelling closed-road event on the west Ireland coast. He will be joined for the first time by Dublin based Eamonn Kelly who makes his BRC debut after a season in the Irish National Rally Championship. Read More »

A brace of four Proton Iriz R5’s will tackle this weekend’s Clonakilty Park Hotel West Cork Rally with Ollie Mellors leading the way at the second round of the British Rally Championship in Ireland (14/15 March).

After taking the Iriz to its first-ever Irish podium at the Birr Stages Rally a fortnight ago, Mellors and co-driver Max Freeman will be aiming for a solid BRC result, adding to Mellors’ fourth place at the series opener in Wales as the Proton brand returned to the BRC for the first time since 2016. Read More »

The North Wales Rally Services – Rally North Wales is just a few weeks away and entries are approaching the 100 mark. With classic stages in the region, compact format and a visit to the Dyfi and Pantperthog forests, you can be assured of a great opening round to our championship as always. Read More »

Scottish rally driver Finlay Retson will head to the Clonakilty Park Hotel West Cork Rally in Ireland this weekend (14/15 March) in the quest for a solid result in the Junior British rally Championship after taking a career-best second place at the opening round last month.

The 19-year-old will be battling for Junior BRC honours in his JSR Services – Blairgowrie and DJR Services backed M-Sport Ford Fiesta R2 as the series makes it first foray of the season onto the asphalt. Read More »

Junior British Rally Championship contender Eddie Lewis will be aiming to build on his opening round result as the series heads to Ireland this weekend for the Clonakilty Park Hotel West Cork Rally (14/15 March).

Lewis, 18 from Newark secured a confidence-boosting fourth place in the North Wales forests of the Cambrian Rally in February, narrowly missing out on a podium by just 0.7 seconds on the final stage of the rally. Read More »