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Nine J1000 Ecosse crews made the long trip down to Anglesey racing circuit for the finale of the 2022 season. 2 days of competition lay ahead in every possible weather condition, from dry and sunny to wet and dark.

Taking a 1st win of the season Oliver Phillips & Barry Young started the event steadily, in and around 5th overall over the 1st 3 stages. Then they began to step it up climbing to 2nd by the close of day 1. Day 2 was sensational, a string of fastest times giving the Up! the overall and Scottish win by 22 seconds at the finish after Oliver’s strongest performance so far. Read More »


10 Ecosse Junior 1000 crews will make the long trip down south to Anglesey for the final round of the 2022 season, the Pentraeth Glyn Memorial Junior Stages at Anglesey race circuit. The Scottish crews joining the English & Welsh championships for a 2-day season finale.

With new champion Sam Pattison not on the entry list, Kalum Graffin & Richard Crozier top the Scottish entries. Having already sewn up 2nd overall, the Novice award and the Irish Cup, Kalum & Richard are heading into the final round with no pressure and are hoping to take the fight to the English & Welsh crews.

Jack Ryan & Robin Nicolson come into Anglesey fresh from a late event charge to grab a podium at Crail. The Up! crew needing to eliminate their slow starts to events although the 2-day format of Anglesey could help negate that. Read More »

Once more, 13 J1000 Ecosse crews lined up to take the start of the Kingdom Stages Junior Rally, the 5 stage event offering the chance for the driver’s title to be decided in very wet conditions.

Sam Pattison was the driver who could wrap up the championship, the Citigo pilot just needing a 5th place finish to take the title. Naturally Sam & co-driver Paul Whittaker would respond by being fastest on every stage. Taking the rally win by 51 seconds and thus guaranteeing Sam the championship after a stellar run of 6 wins out of 6 starts in 2022.

Kalum Graffin & Richard Crozier spent the entire event shadowing the red Skoda and making sure that Sam & Paul couldn’t fully relax. The grey & green car ended the event looking a little 2nd hand after an argument with a tyre and a big trip across the grass late in the day. Read More »

The Fuchs Lubricants RACRMC Historic Rally Championship has launched details of the 2023 season, offering a top-drawer seven-round calendar for the year ahead.

After making the switch to an all-gravel series in 2022, following feedback from competitors the championship will introduce an asphalt round to the series, adding to six high quality forest events which encompass some of the best gravel stages in the country. Read More »

Following on from their victory on the same event last year last year, Cumbrian driver Frank Bird and Northumberland co-driver Jack Morton successfully defended their title by taking a comprehensive win on today’s Salford Van Hire Neil Howard Stages Rally held at Oulton Park. Read More »

A new-look calendar of events for the 2023 Protyre BTRDA Asphalt Rally Championship in association with Motorsport News has been announced* – with seven rallies/eight scoring rounds taking place over nine months and a good geographical spread of events designed to attract competitors from all regions of the UK. Read More »

Duns rally driver Garry Pearson led a Motorsport UK British Rally Championship round for the first time in his career last weekend, topping the timesheets after the opening leg of the final round of the series, the Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally [28-29 October].

The Skoda Fabia R5 driver set the fastest overall time over the gruelling closed-road asphalt “Nebo” test on the Friday night, beating World Rally Championship ace Oliver Solberg in the process. He and co-driver Dale Furniss would go on to challenge for the lead of the BRC the following day, before an unfortunate impact with a rock ended their season with a zero score. Read More »

The 2022 Kingdom Junior Stages rally at Crail is round 7 of the 8 round Ecosse J1000 Challenge season, and it offers up a chance for the title to be decided.

Sam Pattison is the driver in the strongest position with 5 maximum points scores. With 6 out of 8 to count the Citigo pilot just needs 1 more win from the last 2 events to guarantee the title after an incredibly strong season.

Irish driver Kalum Graffin is the only other driver to take a win in 2022, topping the field on the 1st round of the season at Ingliston. Since then, his season has been a mix of ups and downs, including having to miss a round due to an injury. The last round at Arbroath saw a return to top form, pushing Pattison all the way to the finish. Kalum also still very much in the mix for the Novice award. Read More »

The Beatson’s Building Supplies Jim Clark Rally will return to the British rallying calendar in 2023, taking place on 26-28 May.

The popular event will once again head to its traditional host town of Duns in the Scottish Borders for a spectacular weekend of closed-road motorsport. Read More »

Cumbrian driver Frank Bird returned to the driver’s seat of his Ford Fiesta Rally2 for the first time in four months where he swept to an impressive victory on the Roberts Garages Jersey Rally at the weekend.

Making his debut on the annual event in the Channel Islands, Bird has spent the summer contesting the ADAC GT Masters Championship in Germany for MANN-FILTER Team LANDGRAF in a Mercedes AMG-GT3 but following the late decision to enter his first rally since Rally Barbados in early June, he emerged victorious by nearly two and a half minutes. Read More »