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trackrod16-201BTRDA Rally Challenge contender George Morrison had the perfect end to his season by taking third in the 1400C class on the final round of the series, Trackrod Rally Yorkshire.  Morrison had a trouble free run in his MG ZR to score his best result of the season and provisionally take the final podium spot in the championship. Read More »

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George_Morrison_inactionCottesmore rally ace George Morrison heads to the final round of the BTRDA Rally Challenge this weekend as he returns to the forests for the season finale’ Rally Yorkshire.

After contesting the mixed surface championship throughout the season, Morrison has already taken the Class 2 spoils in his 1400cc MG and will look to end the season with another solid points haul to lift him from fifth in the overall standings. Read More »

mewla16 (6)A damp start on Epynt saw Damian Cole & Paul Morris (Fiesta WRC) take the initiative with a series of fastest stage times, over the first two loops, to take a half minute lead. Bob Fowden & Paul Wakely (Impreza WRC) were 2nd overall after a fastest stage time in the first 6 stages. Stage 7 saw Steve Simpson & Patrick Walsh (Impreza WRC) leap ahead in to 2nd place courtesy of their first stage win. Cole was well ahead though and 7 fastest stage times in total, saw him take a significant step towards another Asphalt championship title, winning by 43 seconds. Read More »

tyneside16 (176)MG ZR rally driver George Morrison banished the memories of a last minute non-finish at the Nicky Grist Stages, by securing a solid result on the Tyneside Stages last weekend.  Based at the all-asphalt Otterburn Military Ranges in Northumberland, Morrison would tackle the tricky venue for the very first time but secured a confidence boosting finish to help his BTRDA Rally Challenge campaign. Read More »

manxnat16 (230)Cottesmore rally driver George Morrison will continue his BTRDA Rally Challenge campaign this weekend as he heads to Northumberland to contest the Tyneside Stages Rally (7th August).  After cruelly retiring from the Nicky Grist stages on the run back to the finish ramp of the event, Morrison is hoping for a change of luck to get his title aspirations back on track. Read More »

MG ZR rally ace George Morrison was dealt the cruellest of blows to his BTRDA Rally Challenge assault last weekend as he retired from the Nicky Grist Stages just miles from the ceremonial finish.  After completing over 40 gruelling miles in the forests around the Epynt Military Ranges, the MG suffered a snapped shock absorber on the final stage, forcing the Cottesmore pilot to retire on the road section back to the finish.

Morrison and regular co-driver Jon Quintrell had endured a fraught few months in preparation for the fourth round of the BTRDA Rally Challenge after a fractured wrist brought about a withdrawal of their entry to the third round in Cumbria. But despite his non-score, Morrison headed to the Builth Wells based event second in the championship and would look to build on his decent points haul so far this year. Read More »

George Morrison in actionCottesmore rally driver George Morrison will resume his BTRDA Challenge assault this weekend as he heads to Builth Wells in Wales for the Nicky Grist Stages.  Having successfully completed the tough all-asphalt Manx Rally in May, Morrison was forced to skip the Carlisle Stages due to a fractured wrist but returns to the series in his MG ZR for the fourth round on Saturday 9th July. Read More »

With just over a month to go until the 2016 DMACK Carlisle Stages (Saturday 11 June), the first 40 entries are already in and the organisers are expecting a run of entries after this weekend’s Plains Rally.Carlisle Stages pre16b Read More »

manxnat16 (230)BTRDA Rally Challenge contender George Morrison overcame tricky conditions on the Isle of Man to take fourth in class B9 at last weekend’s Manx National Rally in his MG ZR.  His result on the island marks his second finish of the year in the mixed surface series and his successful outing netted the Cottesmore rally driver second BTRDA class B9 challenger home. Read More »

manxnat16 (6)As is fitting with the Isle of Man there was mixed weather for the Manx National. The opening night was dry and saw Ashley Field & Janice Moore (Darrian GTR+) take the lead after the opening pair of stages through Ramsey. The bogey was then beaten on stage 3 by the top two as Jason Pritchard & Phil Clarke (Focus WRC) looked to establish themselves. Another pair of fastest times through the final two stages saw them take the lead and open up a 46 seconds advantage over Simon Bowen & Richard Robinson (Impreza WRC S11). Field had dropped behind Pritchard on stage 4 but a 40 second loss on stage 5 saw him slip behind Bowen too. Read More »