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cheviot16-7It was a pleasure to be up on the Otterburn ranges again and it was good news that the Cheviot was running again, after being cancelled in 2015. With the title sewn up Damian Cole & Paul Morris wheeled out the Escort MkII for a change and were not helped by the damp conditions early on. David Tinn & Giles Dykes (Satria Neo) made the most of 4WD and ran away to a 50 second lead by the end of the 2nd loop of stages. With the stages drying from there on in they extended their lead to over a minute before easing back on the final two loops to take victory by 70 seconds. Read More »

tourofepynt15 (10)The organisers of the 2016 MSA Asphalt Rally Championship are delighted to announce a full seven-round calendar that not only includes the best sealed surface events the UK currently has to offer, but also takes advantage of the opportunity to sample rallying in the Irish Republic at first-hand. Read More »

The calendar for the Fuchs Lubricants R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Rally Championship has been announced and will comprise six rounds at five events in 2016. RAC16 Announce A Read More »

cheviot14 (17)Such a warm Autumn spoilt us – when the Team arrived at Otterburn Military Ranges for the Cheviot Keith Knox Rally, it seemed evident Winter was well on it’s way…

The surface remained damp and slippery throughout the day with a lot of mud thrown onto the road from cuts. Read More »

Blackburn driver John Stone did what was required of him to clinch a deserved runner-up place in the 2014 REIS MSA Asphalt Rally Championship following the final round which comprised the Cheviot Keith Knox Stages Rally at Otterburn in Northumberland today. 2014 Ford Parts-ALM Engineering Cheviot Keith Knox Rally Read More »

cheviot14 (1)With a no show from Steve Simpson the 2014 REIS MSA Asphalt title was as good as Damian Cole’s. Starting out at car 1 after taking victory last year, Cole (Focus WRC) dominated the event setting fastest stage times on all but one stage and a final victory margin of almost a minute, (co-driven by James Morgan). Even if Simpson had entered and beaten him, Cole would still have been champion with this still measured drive. In 2nd place, and the only other stage winner, was  Simon Mauger (Escort MkII) with Ashley Trimble on the maps. Unable to catch Cole they had a rather lonely rally as John Stone & Matthew Whattam (Fabia WRC) were a minute further back. The final step on the podium was enough to see Stone finish runner-up in the championship to Cole. Read More »

SONY DSCIn a sleep starved weekend we saw our 2nd four way title fight decided on the Otterburn Ranges. After a foggy start Damian Cole & Elliott Edmondson (Focus WRC) made a flying start and gained over half a minute on their title rivals. With mixed conditions they continued to build on this and following the retirement of Steve Simpson & Patrick Walsh (Impreza WRC) with a cracked gearbox casing after stage 5, a 4th title looked assured. Paul Bird & Aled Davies (Focus WRC) were struggling after steering issues on the first two loops whilst John Indri & Josh Davison (Darrian T90 GTR) were struggling to keep pace in the slippery conditions. Read More »

With the championship decided on the previous round and the Tour of Mull the previous weekend, anyone could forgive the Cheviot Keith Knox Rally for not having a great entry. 2011 Champions Damian Cole & James Morgan (Focus WRC) were out to gain more experience of stages they do not know very well, along with building on what had been a great result on the Tyneside. Steve Simpson & Patrick Walsh (Impreza WRC) set the initial pace from Michael Glendinning & Paul Hughes (Impreza) and remained the top two until the end of stage 7. Cole had started out steady and through stage 7 starting carving time out of the top two. Stage 8 saw Glendinning retire and Cole blasted past Simpson into a lead he would hold until the end. Simpson ultimately finished 21 seconds behind Cole. Having a good run a long way from home back in third were John Indri & Dave Engwell (Darrian T90 GTR). Read More »

Duns rally driver Garry Pearson endured heartbreak on the UTS Cheviot Keith Knox Rally when a late electrical problem denied him victory.  But the 19 year-old student can take heart from the fact he’s still in with a chance of winning the Brick and Steel 205 Ecosse Challenge – as the times he set over the course of the Cheviot proved. Read More »

The title races in both Brick and Steel Ecosse Challenge classes are going to go down to the wire after an action-packed outing on the UTS Cheviot Keith Knox Rally. In the Civic Ecosse Challenge, Euan Duncan edged out Graeme Schoneville by just one second after a day of flat-out rallying over the Otterburn military ranges. Meanwhile, in the 205 Ecosse Challenge, Sean Robson took the spoils back north of the Border after series leader Garry Pearson endured heartbreak on the final stage. Read More »