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Desi Henry and Liam Moynihan have won the Eakin Bros Brian James Trailers Stages Rally, round three of the McGrady Insurance Motorsport UK Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship!

The Skoda Fabia R5 mounted crew grabbed the lead from the start and never looked back as they powered to a 14.1-second win over Callum Devine and Brian Hoy.

Henry, who opted to register for the 2019 Championship before the start of the event, secured maximum points in the series and plans to enter round four’s Down Rally in July.

“We were trying a lot of different things with the car today,” Henry revealed. “I wasn’t happy with the car at the West Cork Rally so one of the reasons I came here was to see if we could do anything to improve the setup.” Read More »

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VP Racing Fuels, Inc., regarded around the world as the leader in racing and performance fuel products, has been named the Official Fuel of Castle Combe Circuit in the U.K. Read More »

Many tall tales start with the phrase “There was a Scotsman, an Englishman and a Welshman (or an Irishman)…..” Well on 31st March 2019 at the DCC Junior Stages Rally, Ingliston, Edinburgh this was very much the pattern in the winner’s enclosure. The rally attracted 15 young drivers from all 4 UK nations to fight it out on the tight and twisty service roads within the Ingliston Showground in their 1000cc rally cars. The event was a counter in the Junior 1000 Ecosse Challenge (Scotland based) and the Junior 1000 Rally Championship (England/Wales based). A couple of competitors were entered in both Championships. But the OVERALL winner’s podium was : Read More »

The McGrady Insurance Motorsport UK Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship bursts back into action this Saturday (06 April) with the Strabane based Eakin Bros Brian James Trailers Stages Rally.

Closed roads in the Donemana area will reverberate to the sounds of high-powered rally cars as almost 100 crews battle for the rally spoils. Competitors will tackle a total of six stages (two stages completed three times) with service based in Strabane’s Canal Street area. Read More »

Mike Simpson and Dale Gibbons started their campaign with a start to finish victory on the extremely slippy roads on the grounds of Weston Park near Telford. Owen Motor Club had organised a 10-stage rally, all ran in pairs with four running through the notorious ford which saw the demise of most of the Opel works team crews in the 1987 RAC Rally. Read More »

On only his second ever competitive drive in a rally car, Penrith-born driver Frank Bird followed Frank Birdup a stunning performance on his stage rally debut at Donington Park two weeks ago with a fantastic outright victory on today’s Tilemaster Adhesives Lee Holland Memorial Rally 2019 at Anglesey. Read More »

Jason Pritchard got the defence of his Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship title off to the best possible start by winning the opening round of the 2019 series, the Rallynuts National Tour of Epynt Rally, in his North Road Garage Ford Focus WRC05. Read More »

Derek McGarrity and Sean Topping have won the McGrady Insurance Stages Rally, round two of the McGrady Insurance Motorsport UK Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship!

It was a difficult day for competitors at Bishopscourt Race Circuit as mixed weather conditions made tyre choice difficult at the County Down venue. However, the Glengormley driver led the event from start to finish, eventually claiming the win by 13.4 seconds from Mark Massey and Eathan McColgan. Read More »

More drivers will benefit from the lucrative event-by-event tyre rewards offered by Protyre Motorsport, thanks to a reworking of the 2019 Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship incentive and bonus schemes.

Last year, over 100 tyres were offered as rewards to the most successful drivers per event in the overall classification, historic section and 1400cc categories. For 2019, this generous incentive will be offered to even more of the class competitors, with tyre rewards going to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd registered drivers overall in the general classification, the 1st registered driver in each of the three classes from B10 to B15 by rotation and to the 1st registered driver overall in classes 1400C and 1400S by rotation (subject to there being five or more in the 1400 classes). Read More »

The McGrady Insurance Motorsport UK Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship bursts back into action this weekend at County Down’s Bishopscourt Race Circuit!

Just two weeks after the opening round of the series concluded at Kirkistown where Stephen Wright claimed a last gasp win aboard his Ford Fiesta R5, crews are revving up to lock horns once again at Saturday’s McGrady Insurance Stages Rally. Read More »