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Newly crowned MSA British Junior Rally Champion and winner of the Twingo Renaultsport R1 Trophy UK finished a gruelling 230km of twisty mountain roads featured on Rallye Du Var, the final round of the French Rally Championship.

The Renault funded drive in a Twingo R2 rally car came as a prize for winning the 2013 UK single make series which features in the British Rally Championship. The car was run by Italian team Gima Autosport alongside a second R2 for the German Twingo R1 champion who sadly exited the rally, crashing out just 1000 meters from the start of the first stage. Read More »

Euan-Thorburn-with-co-driver-Paul-Beaton• Winners of Wales Rally GB’s Road to Wales initiative announced including Euan Thorburn from Duns, Berwickshire
• Full entry lists released for this year’s final round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC)
• 164 crews confirmed as competing in the UK’S retvitalised and relocated WRC event

Wales Rally GB organisers, International Motor Sports Ltd (IMS), launched the ‘Road to Wales’ initiative in 2013 to give eight national rally drivers at the top of their game the chance to compete on Wales Rally GB during the finale of the 2013 World Rally Championship in north Wales between 14-17 November. Read More »

Ben Mckay and co-driving father Jason drove to a perfect tactical finish on last weekend’s Rallye Sunseeker International, sealing the Twingo Renaultsport R1 Trophy UK and MSA British Junior Rally Championship, also scooping a Pirelli Star Driver nomination to boot.

But the accolades didn’t stop there, as the family team from near Oswestry also grabbed the BRC’s Class 9 and Ravenol Oils Newcomers Trophy at the close to a truly remarkable season.

Ahead of the Poole-based loose surface rally, the goal was to get their 1600cc Twingo to the finish at all costs, knowing how much was at stake in the event of a retirement. So the ten stages must have seemed like 100, as the team tip-toed around the Ringwood forest complex to the north of the event’s host town. Read More »

Benjamyn Mckay / Jason Mckay Renault Twingo21 year old Ben Mckay from Ellesmere coped admirably with the pressure of having it all to loose, by bagging a raft of titles on last weekend’s final round of the MSA British Rally Championship, Rallye Sunseeker International. Not only did the youngster bring the Twingo Renaultsport R1 Trophy, MSA British Junior Championship, Ravenol Newcomers Cup and class R1 titles back to Shropshire, but he also won the hearts and minds of the selection committee and was awarded the coveted Pirelli Star Driver nomination for his determined approach this year. Read More »

With a 24 point lead in the standings, and a maximum of 30 up for grabs on this weekend’s Rallye Sunseeker, the Twingo Renaultsport Trophy R1 UK and the MSA British Junior Rally Championship look set to be heading to Ellesmere based Ben McKay as the season culminates on England’s South Coast.

Piloting the victorious Twingo R1 on four of the five rallies this year, 21 year old McKay and his co-driving father Jason know a finish would be enough to beat rival Harry Threlfall to the two titles and the bounty of prizes on offer.

However, as has been shown across countless motorsport championships throughout history, driving for a finish can be harder than going flat out. Whilst Threlfall would never wish misfortune to befall his rival, the man from Somerset will be happy to pick up the pieces on his home event, should lady luck decide to desert McKay. Read More »

Benjamin Mckay Renault TwingoThe final round of the MSA British Rally Championship is always a tense affair, but 21 year old Ben Mckay will be under more pressure than most as he heads to Rallye Sunseeker with just a handful of competitive miles separating him from a prize he could only daydream about at the start of the year.  After a tense inaugural season in the Twingo Renaultsport R1 Trophy, the Ellesmere youngster guided by father and co-driver Jason, has taken a mature approach to the championship which has netted him the lead of the series and he only has to finish the Poole based event to clinch the title. Read More »

Leading MSA British Junior Rally Championship driver Ben McKay, the 21 year old Renault Twingo driver, took first place in the Junior category and the Twingo Renaultsport R1 Trophy on Rally Yorkshire and now joins fellow Renault Twingo driver Harry Threlfall as the fifth finalist in the 2013 BRC LIVE Media Trophy in association with Prodrive.

Ben and his media team have consistently supplied quality press releases after every round of this year’s MSA British Rally Championship and in addition, they have always been ready to provide their car and team to the championship for any promotional day, while doing their best to promote the championship.

It was therefore felt by judges that due to these efforts in directly supporting the championship, especially by a team with a relatively modest budget and resources, should be rewarded with the Rally Yorkshire nomination for the Media Trophy. Read More »

The Twingo Renaultsport R1 Trophy will go down to the final round after last weekend’s Rally Yorkshire saw Ben and father, Jason Mckay, victorious on this penultimate round of the MSA British Rally Championship.

The rally was held over two days, with a two stage teaser in the darkness of Friday night, followed by a further five stages on Saturday, with a fifteen mile sting near the rally’s tail.

Following some technical wrangling before the start, the Mckays set off using just their standard Twingo headlamps, unable to utilise the set they had brought. Harry Threlfall and Andy Bull were restricted to just two spotlights too, but the advantage was clear, stopping the clocks just short of a minute ahead of Mckay after two difficult Dalby stages. Read More »

Benjamin Mckay Renault TwingoAfter a hat trick of wins for MSA British Rally Championship contender Ben Mckay, the 21 year old from Ellesmere overcame a host of setbacks to win the R1 class, MSA Junior category and Twingo Renaultsport R1 Trophy UK on last weekend’s Rally Yorkshire. Based in the Dalby Forest complex, the event would mark McKay’s first event on a gravel surface at night and unbeknown to the young rally star, he would start the two day event at a distinct disadvantage to class rival Harry Threlfall in his similar Renault Twingo. Read More »

The fight for the Twingo Renaultsport Trophy R1 UK continues at Rally Yorkshire this weekend, as the two title protagonists go head to head on the penultimate round of the MSA British Rally Championship.

Current leaders Ben and Jason Mckay will do their utmost to pull further ahead of their title rivals in a bid to take the fantastic Rally du Var prize-drive. But Harry Threlfall and Andy Bull have other ideas. The Twingo award sits alongside that of the coveted MSA British Junior Rally Championship, bringing not only a presentation alongside Britain’s motorsport greats, but also a free entry on the final round of the World Rally Championship, Wales Rally GB. Read More »