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FIA Junior World Rally Championship co-driver Phil Hall was eager to “take away the positives” from last weekend’s second round of the series, as engine failure denied him another top result at Vodafone Rally de Portugal (21-23 May).

The RAF Reserves High Performing Athlete and Motorsport UK Team UK squad member would resume his Junior WRC title charge alongside fellow Briton Jon Armstrong, after taking his maiden world-level victory at the first round of the series in Croatia just a few weeks ago. Read More »

– Moira rally driver William Creighton overcomes transmission woes to secure fifth spot Vodafone Rally de Portugal
– Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy ace shows strong pace at difficult FIA Junior World Rally Championship counter
– Creighton battles for Junior WRC lead on opening day before being forced out Read More »

– Moira rally driver William Creighton aims to build on Croatia Rally result at Vodafone Rally de Portugal
– Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy member will seek more crucial points in his maiden FIA Junior World Rally Championship season
– Creighton aims to “pick his battles” in the rough gravel counter Read More »

Motorsport UK Team UK squad member and RAF Reservist Phil Hall has become the first British co-driver to win a round of the FIA Junior World Rally Championship since 2014, storming to a convincing victory at Croatia Rally alongside fellow Briton Jon Armstrong.

Despite the newly formed partnership contesting an event for the very first time together, Hall guided the pairing to a ground-breaking win across the perilous Croatian closed road event, securing his maiden Junior WRC win in the process. Hall now leads the Junior World Rally Championship standings. Read More »

London rally driver Ruairi Bell will kick-start his 2021 competitive outings behind the wheel by contesting the opening round of the Peugeot Iberica Cup in Portugal, thanks to the motorsport preparation firm PT Racing.

Bell, 21 from Blackheath has contested selected events of the all-Peugeot series previously, but will now head to Rali Terras d’Aboboreira (30th March – 1st May) in a brand new Protec Temporary Protection and Marex backed 208 Rally4, to gain more experience of European events and, for the first time, will be partnered by Welsh co-driver Gareth Parry. Read More »

– Moira rally driver William Creighton overcomes a difficult Junior World Rally Championship debut to take fifth place at Croatia Rally
– Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy pilot sets second-fastest time on Wolf Power Stage
– Creighton marks the weekend as “mission accomplished” Read More »

– Progressive rally driver William Creighton begins Junior World Rally Championship campaign in Croatia next weekend (22-25 April)
– Confidence boosting class podium at Valašská Rally offered an important experience of European stages
– Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy member believes his “focus” on the challenge ahead will be key to a positive season start Read More »

– William Creighton steps into Junior World Rally Championship in 2021
– Moira driver makes a career-defining move onto the world stage
– Creighton will tackle the single-make series with support from Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy

Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy member William Creighton will make the biggest step in his career by mounting an assault on the coveted FIA Junior World Rally Championship in 2021. Read More »

Motorsport UK has today (Tuesday 16 March) announced its involvement in the FIA Rally Star programme, an initiative to find the next generation of World Rally Champions.

FIA Rally Star is a worldwide detection programme that will take the best undiscovered talent from around the globe from rallying at home to the FIA World Rally Championship – with the ultimate prize of a seat in the FIA Junior World Rally Championship. Within the programme the governing body for motorsport in the UK is excited to embark on its search for the next top rally driver from across the home nations.

The UK has a long association with rallying and has been the proving ground for many of the country’s top rally drivers, including Colin McRae, Richard Burns and more recently Elfyn Evans, Kris Meeke and 2019 FIA European Rally Champion Chris Ingram. Read More »

RAF Reservist Phil Hall is one of the first co-drivers to be selected for the Team UK squad as part of a brand new evolution of the Motorsport UK Academy.

The Motorsport UK Academy is a talent development pathway that equips the UK’s most promising young drivers and co-drivers with the knowledge, skills and attitude needed to maximise their performance. Hall, from Nottinghamshire, joined the Academy programme in 2015, and has benefitted from the support throughout his career. Read More »