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Category Archives: British Tarmac Rallying

Jason Pritchard has extended his lead in the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship after taking maximum points on both days of the double-header Masterpixel Media Manx National Rally – with his latest win on the Isle of Man equalling Kenny McKinstry’s five event victories.

The Builth Wells driver had opened up a 57 second lead after a slippery points-scoring first eight stages on Friday, and had to do it all again if he was to score another maximum points haul on eight dry and fast stages on Saturday. Read More »

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The Junior 1000 Ecosse challenge had another spectacular event at the Granite stages at Leuchars, the event took place at St Andrews based course on the 4th of May. This event had something special about it as it was some drivers first tome out on the track or revenge was to take place.

Fraser Anderson had a point to prove from last month’s event as a mistake from the marshals cost Anderson time, and there was dispute if that had effect on the outcome as it was neck and neck at the time, however, this time there was zero dispute about the positioning of the table as Fraser Anderson/ Sinclair Young (Citroen C1) finished top by over 2 seconds ahead of Cameron Davidson/Ian McRae (Volkswagen Up). Read More »

Jason Pritchard will start the Manx Auto Sport-organised Masterpixel Media Manx National Rally (10-11 May) as favourite – but such is the quality of the double-header Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship entry that the defending champion, series leader, four time event winner and number one seed will need to be at his very best to take the top spot once again. Read More »

In a landmark development for motorsport in Scotland, new laws have been signed permitting motorsport to take place on closed public roads, paving the way for prominent events like the Jim Clark Rally and Mull Rally to return to the annual calendar. Read More »

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 »

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 »