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mcclure-yokohama17Leading tyre firm Yokohama HPT has extended is backing of Cumbrian rally star Aaron McClure who will make his comeback to the sport next month after almost 10 months away from active competition.

A season ending roll on the Somerset Stages meant McClure had an enforced sabbatical from the sport, but thanks to continuous support from his backers, has spent the downtime building a new car for the 2017 season. He will return to the BTRDA Series behind the wheel of a freshly built Mitsubishi E9. Read More »

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fossey-2017-announce-bJersey-born rally star Ed Fossey will contest a full year of rallying in 2017 as he commits to the national British Trials and Rally Drivers Association (BTRDA) Championship aboard his Yokohama-backed Toyota Yaris.

The 18-year-old stepped up from the Junior 1000 series at the beginning of 2016 winning ‘The Next Big Step’ scholarship and undertook a development plan last year, selecting several unique events to develop his rallying skills with tarmac running and more importantly several events on a variety of gravel surfaces. Read More »

Following on from the success of the Copart Fiesta Trophy (CFT) on Wales Rally GB, founder of the popular single-make scheme John Pritchard has this week launched the Fiesta ST Trophy. The Trophy will provide some of the best prizes in national rallying and will run alongside the popular BTRDA Rally Series with eight all-gravel rounds spread across the UK. Read More »

Sara Williams Trackrod15bV-Ex Virtual Exhibitions sponsored rally driver Sara Williams finished the Trackrod Forest Stages 2015 10th overall and 3rd in class, scoring some vital points for her BTRDA Rally Challenge Championship charge. The result leaves Sara 2nd overall and 1st in class heading into the final event. Sara and co-driver Mark Glennerster completed nearly 47 stage miles, guiding their Subaru Impreza to a solid top ten finish. Read More »

Over 160 rally crews from around the UK will head to Minehead in April as the ever popular Somerset Stages Rally moves back to the seaside resort after a year away from the town.  The 18th April event was forced to move to Bridgewater in 2014 due to a lack of available space in the area, but will bring competitors in the BTRDA National Gravel rally championship back to the North coast this year.

The Beach Hotel will play host to Rally Headquarters during the event and the teams will base themselves along the seafront for service as the crews head out into Exmoor to tackle stages in the surrounding forests and now familiar blast along the Porlock Toll Road. Teams competing on the biggest rally series in the country will contest the April event as part of the 10-round BTRDA championship and event organisers Burnham-on-Sea Motor Club and Minehead Motor Club are overjoyed to be back in Minehead for 2015.   Read More »

George_Lepley_PR1_15_HeadShotSeventeen year old Nottinghamshire rally star George Lepley will begin his assault on the BTRDA Rally Championship next weekend as he contests the first round of the series, The Weir Engineering Wyedean Forest Rally.  After graduating from the Formula 1000 Junior Rallying championship, Lepley will make the step up to the popular 10 round series which kicks off in Chepstow, Wales on Saturday 14th February. Read More »

George_Morrison_PR1Returning to the sport after a two year sabbatical, HM Forces Mechanic George Morrison will contest next weekend’s Weir Engineering Wyedean Forest Rally.  Driving his newly acquired MG ZR, Morrison will tackle the popular BTRDA Rally Championship and the ten round season kicks off with the Forest of Dean based event.  A previous winner of the RC2 class in the BRC Challenge series during 2010, Morrison will turn his attentions to the ultra-competitive MGZR Challenge which is incorporated in the all-gravel BTRDA Rally Championship. Read More »

The 2014 John Easson Award winner and British rally star Aaron McClure has confirmed his 2015 plans at today’s (Friday 9th January 2015) Autosport International show, by signing a deal with leading tyre firm Yokohama.  The 20 year old from Flookburgh in Cumbria will make the major change to four wheel drive and will switch to the BTRDA National Gravel series in his newly acquired Group N Mitsubishi Lancer Evo9 in a bid to gain experience in a more powerful all-wheel drive car.AaronMcClurePR01_15 Read More »

WD-40 Company has agreed a new sponsorship deal with one of Britain’s leading rally talents, Stephen Petch, for the 2015 season. The agreement will see the WD-40 brand support the County Durham based driver throughout the 2015 season as he contests the highly competitive 2015 BTRDA Championship.WD-40 Rally Car Stephen Petch (L) Ian Windress (R) Read More »

Rally driver David Wright is aiming to continue his recent run of success next weekend when he contests the Nicky Grist Stages rally in Wales.

Wright, from Bentham, will use his Kumho Tyres, Proflex, Drenth, York Brewery, Millers Oils and Grove Hill Garage-backed GPM Mitsubishi Evo 9 on the event and after taking the fastest time on the rally stage of the Goodwood Festival of Speed at the end of June his hopes are high for another good performance. Read More »