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– Six rounds in six countries for exciting motorsport series
– New round in Clacton-on-Sea, South East England
– Junior BRC Champion to walk away with €60,000 JWRC prize
– New BRC Academy Trophy for aspiring stars

As the action-packed 2019 series heads to an exciting final round showdown, the Motorsport UK British Rally Championship (BRC) has today (4 September) confirmed its exciting 2020 calendar.

In 2020, Britain’s premier rallying series will feature six rounds in six territories, with events across the UK in Wales, England, Northern Ireland and Scotland. The series will once again visit Belgium for the classic Ypres Rally as well as the popular staple in Irish Rallying, the West Cork Rally – successfully introduced into the series last year. Read More »

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Sam Bilham believes there is “more to come” after his maiden outing in the Greenlight Sports and Entertainment Ford Fiesta R5 was curtailed by a second stage off at last weekend’s BTRDA Series opener, The Cambrian Rally (16th February).

Bilham, 22 from Bingley headed to the North Wales based event with hopes of getting some valuable seat time in the four-wheel-drive machine and bringing the Fiesta home with a finish. Read More »

Hampshire based rally team EDSL Sport endured a difficult weekend at the opening round of the 2019 Junior British Rally Championship, suffering a cruel blow to their debut appearance in the series at the Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally (16th February).

Recently announced as M-Sport Fiesta R2 UK resellers, they would field a three-car team in the Llandudno based event with each crew contesting the ultra-competitive JBRC which kicked off in Llandudno and the forests of North Wales. Read More »

James Wilson and Arthur Kierans led a Peugeot 208 R2 1-2-3-4 in the Junior British Rally Championship last weekend as the season got underway at the Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally (16th February), scooping a £2,500 prize from PEUGEOT UK and TOTAL in the process.

The Billy Coleman Award Winner battled relentlessly with fellow PEUGEOT 208 R2 contenders and fought from seventh after stage one, to take the first JBRC win of his career. Read More »

Reigning British Rally Champion Matt Edwards took a sensational victory on the Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally to kick-start his title defence with new co-driver Patrick Walsh.

Former champion David Bogie and his navigator John Rowan brought their Skoda Fabia R5 home in second place, while Marty McCormack drove his similar machine to a fine third overall with Barney Mitchell reading the notes.

Tom Cave returned after a year’s absence and pushed the previous champions to the limit in the fight for a podium position. Two punctures on the final stage dropped Cave and co-driver Dale Bowen down the order and with no more spares in the car they were forced to retire. Read More »

Scottish rally driver Finlay Retson ensured his debut behind the wheel of a brand new M-Sport Fiesta R2 was a successful one, by finishing the opening round of the Junior British Rally Championship as first Ford home.

Retson, 18 from Blairgowrie and co-driver Tom Hynd, guided their newly built machine to sixth overall in the JBRC category at the Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally on Saturday (16 th February) and in the process, became the highest placed Junior Ford driver on the event. Read More »

Our first foray in to the woods of the year was for the Cambrian Rally and this year it was not just the opening round of the BTRDA championship but also the BRC. A superb entry gathered, loaded with R5 and WRC machinery at the front end for the two championships. There was an International feel with Chilean brothers Pedro & Alberto Heller starting as cars 1 & 2 whilst reigning 2018 champion, for both the BRC and BTRDA, Matt Edwards lined up at 3 with Pat Walsh calling the notes, making it an all Fiesta R5 top 3. With the top 10 being made up of the rest of the main BRC contenders it was Stephen Petch & Michael Wilkinson (Fiesta WRC) who were car no.11 and headed up the National B section of the rally. Charlie Payne & Carl Williamson (Fiesta) and Euan Thorburn & Paul Beaton (Focus WRC) completed the BTRDA top 3 seeds. Read More »

Rising 19-year-old rally driver Ruairi Bell will drive an M-Sport Ford Fiesta R2 in the opening round of the Junior British Rally Championship (JBRC) this weekend after closing a deal to drive an EDSL Sport run machine on the Cambrian Rally (16th February).

Bell, from London, will mount an assault on ultra-competitive Junior BRC and compete for a prize worth over 60,000 Euros towards a season in the Junior World Rally Championship in 2020 which has been provided by M-Sport and Pirelli. The youngster has enlisted reigning British Rally Champion Darren Garrod to co-drive for the season. Read More »

Talented Scottish rally driver Finlay Retson will embark on the biggest challenge of his career, as he makes his debut in the Junior British Rally Championship at the Cambrian Rally this weekend (16th February), driving a brand new Ford Fiesta R2.

Retson, 18 from Blairgowrie near Perth recently announced his progression into a new-for-2019 M-Sport built machine which is the latest specification example from the factory in Poland and has seen a major overhaul from its predecessor. Read More »

Sam Bilham says he has “no expectations” ahead of the opening round of this year’s Jordan Road Surfacing BTRDA Rally Series which sees the Bingley rally driver make his debut in the Greenlight Sports and Entertainment Ford Fiesta R5 at the Cambrian Rally this weekend (16th February).

The 2017 Fiesta ST Trophy champion has recently secured a deal to drive the rally winning four-wheel-drive M-Sport R5 machine after his top ten performance on last year’s Wales Rally GB National was spotted by Greenlight’s Managing Director Guy Smith and Swift Group Chairman Peter Smith. Read More »