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Yates-003Brettex Site Services backed Rhys Yates took on the biggest challenge of his career last weekend as he contested the Circuit of Ireland Rally, recording a confidence boosting 15th overall and sixth in the British Rally Championship on his first ever closed road event.  Despite challenging conditions, the Ford Fiesta R5 pilot battled with competitors in the FIA European Rally Championship on the event and enjoyed a trouble free run to score his first points of the season to sit ninth in the championship standings. Read More »

This weekend will be remembered as the most challenging rally yet for the young Scottish driver Blair Brown (Kinross) and co-driver Richard Simmonds (Duns) who were competing in the DMACK Junior British Rally Championship at the Circuit of Ireland in the Burn Construction and QTS backed Ford Fiesta R2T. Blair Brown CoI16 Read More »

Irishman Josh Moffett and co-driver John Rowan won the second round of the MSA British Rally Championship on April 8, after a weekend of attrition on the famous Circuit of Ireland. No fewer than four drivers held the lead during the two-day event, but the 23-year-old mastered the Belfast-based event in his Ford Fiesta R5 to claim a 27 second margin over Jonathan Greer and Kirsty Riddick in their Citroen DS3 R5. David Bogie and Kevin Rae made it three marques in the top three as they rounded out a Pirelli podium clean sweep in their Skoda Fabia R5.

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Yates2Ford Fiesta R5 pilot Rhys Yates has set his sights firmly on a finish as he contests the second round of the MSA British Rally Championship, The Circuit of Ireland Rally (7th – 9th April). Having endured a tough opening round of the season back in March at the Mid Wales Stages, the Brettex Site Services backed duo of Yates and co-driver Tom Woodburn will head to the closed road event in search of valuable points to get his championship hopes back on track. Read More »

100_Mull'15_081020-year-old Blair Brown from Kinross is eagerly looking forward to making his Irish rallying debut with Duns co-driver Richard Simmonds when the Scotsmen contests the DMACK Junior British Rally Championship this weekend at the Circuit of Ireland in his Ford Fiesta R2T.

Brown who has been rallying since 16 has faced a steep learning curve this year but so far he has acquitted himself well.  Commenting on the challenge ahead Blair Said “This is a massive event for us. The entry list contains some of the best competitors in Europe so this event will give us a real indication of our potential for a podium finish in the championship. Read More »

BRC pre-CoI16aThe MSA British Rally Championship returns to the iconic Circuit of Ireland next weekend (8/9 April) following a 25-year absence, with the best of British stars going head-to-head with the best in Ireland and Europe over 200 kilometres of closed road action.

After a year’s sabbatical, the revitalised BRC made a triumphant return on the opening round of the season, the Mid Wales Stages. Read More »

Simpson CoI16a– Neil Simpson aims for points-scoring MSA British Rally Championship finish
– Simpsons’ ŠKODA dealer principal to drive Fabia R5 on Tarmac classic in Northern Ireland

Neil Simpson has set his sights on a top 10 finish on the Circuit of Ireland Rally (7-9 April), which he’ll contest in his Simpsons ŠKODA Fabia R5.

Despite a long and distinguished international rally career, during which time Neil became a works Volkswagen Motorsport driver, the 44-year old ŠKODA UK dealer principal from Clitheroe in Lancashire has only contested the Circuit of Ireland Rally once before – and that was in 2014, after he’d returned to the sport from a 12 year sabbatical. Read More »

Ingram pre-Circuit15– Ingram to debut new ‘Coupe Franche’ livery on his PEUGEOT 208 ‘R2’ on Circuit of Ireland Rally
– Belfast-based rally is Ingram’s‘home’ round of the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship
– Ingram became youngest winner of the prestigious Colin McRae ERC Flat Out Trophy last year

Peugeot UK’s junior rally star Chris Ingram will debut a striking black and red ‘Coupe Franche’(a diagonal sharp line dividing two distinct colours) livery design recently used to promote the 30th anniversary of the Peugeot GTi on his 208 ‘R2’rally car, when he contests his home round of the FIA European Rally Championship, at the Circuit of Ireland Rally (2-4 April). Read More »

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Alex_Parpottas_COI_inaction_smAfter a successful year in the MSA British Rally Championship, 20 year Alex Parpottas embarked on the biggest challenge of his motorsport career by stepping into the Junior European Rally Championship for 2014 and has kick-started his season with a podium position on last weekend’s Circuit of Ireland Rally.  Driving his Buzz Sweets Ford Fiesta R2, the forgivable pre-season nerves were never really evident as the Hoddesdon youngster gained pace throughout the two day event on the closed public tarmac roads around Belfast. Read More »