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Over 120 crews will contest this Saturday’s Nicky Grist Stages (14 July), with the very best competitors from the Jordan Road Surfacing BTRDA Rally Series, Pirelli MSA Welsh Forest Rally Championship, MAXXIS MSA English Rally Championship, MRF Fiesta ST Trophy, FMP Rally Challenge and the Swift Shining Stars Rally Series battling it out over 45 classic Welsh forestry stage miles on the Carmarthenshire and Powys border. Read More »

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* Electric GT Holdings has published the strategic plan for its headline race championship, which is open to all interested manufacturers.
* Discussions are already underway with OEMs and specialist engineering houses
* Season one will see races in top international circuits running through to October 2019
* From season four, the race cars will have up to 825kW (1,122bhp) and accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 1.7s with a top speed of 380 km/h

After delivering the first race-prepared car to a team in its headline race series last week in Barcelona, Electric GT Holdings technical management together with its engineering team have published the strategic technical plan for the first five seasons. Following interest from many international manufacturers, the championship will be open to all constructors and will set the trend for electric racing in the coming years. Read More »

It was a hot one down at Walters Arena as we took in the Welsh Hill Rally. A capacity field of 50 crews started the event on the Friday night for two short tests. The rally then continued through Saturday and Sunday, (we caught the Saturday stages only). The dusty conditions came as no surprise and with the dust not moving fast, the crews were quickly put on two minute intervals at the stage start. The knock on was stages were lost but the action we saw was good nonetheless. Read More »

The famous Llewellin name will return to the forests of Crychan, Halfway and Route 60 on Saturday 14 July, when Tom Llewellin makes his forestry rally debut on the Nicky Grist Stages, driving a 1.6-litre Suzuki Swift Sport.

Tom, the 17-year old son of double British Rally Champion Dai Llewelin, has rallied for the past three years in the all-asphalt Junior 1000 Championship, winning the last two rallies he did. Read More »

Another July trip to the Anglesey circuit saw glorious weather once again. The entry list was down on previous years but that did not mean any less of a battle at the front. Dave Willett & John Davies (Escort MkII) went fastest on the opening stage to take an early lead. On stage 2 Peter Smith & John Millington (Fiesta WRC) were dialled in and went fastest to take the lead, they then continued to extend their lead stage by stage and took a well deserved victory by 32 seconds. John Stone & Jack Morton (Fiesta S2500) had moved up to 2nd overall but Willett kept them honest and after ten stages they were level on time. Willett took 2nd overall thank to a faster time on the opening stage as well as coming home first 2WD crew. Read More »

The 2016 John Easson Award winner Sam Bilham will return to active competition for the first time since March after securing a one-off drive in the Swift Group Ford Fiesta R2 at next month’s Nicky Grist Stages Rally (14th July).

The Bingley rally driver has only managed one outing this season after winning last year’s DMACK Fiesta ST Trophy which ran alongside the BTRDA Rally Series. Bilham will now compete on the fourth round of the series in a more powerful R2 specification machine, thanks to the support of the Swift Group, Greenlight Sports and Entertainment and the car’s owner Peter Smith. Read More »

The Nicky Grist Stages (Saturday 14 July) is proud to continue its association with GoSafe – the Wales Road Casualty Reduction Partnership, which is encouraging rally fans to help make Wales’ roads safer by getting involved in Operation SNAP.

The event – which is a round of Jordan Road Surfacing BTRDA Rally Series, Pirelli MSA Welsh Forest Rally Championship, Fiesta ST Trophy, FMP Rally Challenge and the Swift Shining Stars Rally Series – is also proud to help raise awareness of the Fatal Five, a road safety initiative by the Mid & West Wales Fire and Rescue Service. Read More »

Rhyl & District Motor Club is returning to the Trawsfynydd Ranges for a second year to run a single venue National ‘B’ Stage Rally. The event will provide 12 tarmac stages in three loops of 4 stages.

We are indebted to GRH Food Company, Pwllheli and North Wales Honda, Llandudno for sponsoring the event.

Venue – The Ranges Motorsport Centre, Trawsfynydd

Date – Sunday 22 July 2018 Read More »

MSA co-driver graduate Tom Woodburn ensured his Prestone MSA British Rally Championship Junior title hopes remain firmly on track, after guiding Norwegian Steve Rokland to fourth place at the Renties Ypres Rally in Belgium last weekend, despite being 16th and almost last on the fifth test of the event.

After spending over seven minutes in one of the infamous Belgian ditches, the Morecambe ace ensured the duo could mount a gutsy comeback drive, to take valuable points and take the Michelin Motorsport Peugeot Sport Cup victory in the process. Read More »

Reigning MSA Junior Rallycross champion Tom Llewellin endured a challenging weekend at the double header rounds of the Toyo Tires MSA British Rallycross Championship at Pembrey but still came away with a podium finish.

The 17 year old from nearby Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire was again contesting the Swift Sport Championship for Peter Gwynne Motorsport (PGM) in the Suzuki Swift and after the difficult qualifying session for round four, battled through to take fourth place in the final. Read More »