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Leading build and preparations experts EDSL Sport will head to this weekend’s Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally with a three-car squad, running a brace of new-generation M-Sport Ford Fiesta R2’s at the British Rally Championship and BTRDA Rally series opener in Llandudno (8th February). Read More »

Osian Pryce will return to the British Rally Championship (BRC) for the first time in over two and a half years when he contests this weekend’s Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally (Saturday 8 February).

On his last appearance in the BRC in 2017, the talented 26-year old Machynlleth-born driver led the series at the midway point, before unfortunate mechanical problems during the second half of the season ended his title challenge. His last BRC event was the Ulster Rally in August 2017.

Now Osian will return to the BRC in the same Melvyn Evans Motorsport-run Hyundai i20 R5 in which he won last year’s Get Connected Rali Bae Ceredigion – Wales’ first closed public road stage rally. Read More »

The Proton Iriz R5 will aim for its first ever British Rally Championship podium this weekend as Ollie Mellors embarks on a season-long campaign which starts with the Cambrian Rally (8th February).

After a successful 2019 season which saw four gravel rally wins for the Iriz, Mellors is aiming to secure his first ever BRC podium for both himself and the newly FIA Homologated Proton which will be run by the Mellors Elliot Motorsport outfit and is backed by Thornbridge Brewery, Reliable Vehicle Logistics and Michelin this season. Read More »

Nineteen-year-old Scottish rally driver Finlay Retson will aim to become Junior British Rally Champion in 2020 has he embarks on his second season in the series, starting with this weekend’s Cambrian Rally in North Wales (8th February).

The Blairgowrie youngster will return to the ultra-competitive series after enduring a season of “ups and downs” in 2019 with strong performances and podiums mixed with championship-deciding incidents. He narrowly missed out on securing a €60,000 prize fund towards a Junior World Rally Championship campaign with M-Sport and Pirelli. Read More »

Proton will return to the British Rally Championship this season for the first time since 2016 as Mellors Elliot Motorsport and Ollie Mellors mount a full assault on the series behind the wheel of the newly homologated Iriz R5.

Backed by Thornbridge Brewery, Reliable Vehicle Logistics and Michelin, Mellors and co-driver Ian Windress will tackle the six-round series in the machine which has seen recent development work from a string of high-profile drivers both in the UK and Ireland, including two-time World Rally Champion Marcus Gronholm. Read More »

Marty McCormack was on course for a season-best second place in the British Rally Championship last weekend at the Today’s Ulster Rally (17th August), before suffering a gut-wrenching off on the final stage of the event, forcing the TigerRisk Skoda Fabia R5 into retirement.

The Draperstown ace had shown an impressive pace during the gruelling nine-stage event which consisted of 93 miles of narrow and bumpy lanes surrounding the Newry rally base. Read More »

Draperstown rally driver Marty McCormack is hoping his return to the British Rally Championship this weekend will be a rewarding one, as the TigerRisk Skoda Fabia R5 ace contests his “home” event, the Today’s Ulster Rally (17th August).

McCormack has shown an impressive turn of pace during his staggered 2019 campaign in the Skoda, swapping times with some of the best drivers in Europe. However, he has not managed to convert his pace into the results to match, bagging just one podium in the BRC this season. Read More »

Marty McCormack proved he has the pace to compete with some of the best drivers in Europe, after setting some impressive stage times at last weekend’s Renties Ypres Rally (28-29 June), the fourth round of the British Rally Championship.

The TigerRisk Skoda Fabia R5 pilot has enjoyed success in Ypres in the past, taking eighth overall behind the wheel of his S2000 spec machine in 2015 as part of the European Rally Championship. He would return this year with the aim of bettering that result. Sadly, despite a positive showing on the opening day of the event, McCormack’s Fabia left the road on day two and the subsequent damage meant he was forced out of the rally. Read More »

The history books will show that the 55th Ypres Rally was a podium lock out for Volkswagen with the Polo R5 powering 4 of the final top 5 crews. It was Craig Breen & Paul Nagle who ended up taking victory by just over 45s from Kevin Abbring & Veronique Hostens. Abbring had set fastest time on the opening 3 stages but a costly loss of time on the 4th stage saw Breen take the lead, which he never relinquished. Abbring was on the fightback for the rest of the event, setting 10 fastest stage times to Breen’s 9. Third overall were Kris Princen & Bram Eelbode, just 13s behind. Read More »

After a successful return to the TigerRisk Skoda Fabia R5 at Rally van Wervik (14-15 June), Marty McCormack will return to Belgium for the fourth round of the British Rally Championship (BRC), the Renties Ypres Rally (28-29 June).

The Draperstown driver headed to Belgium to get “match fit” ahead of a return to the BRC and despite not being behind the wheel of the potent Skoda since March, secured an impressive sixth overall against many rapid Belgian aces. McCormack will now aim for another solid points haul to boost his BRC title chase. Read More »