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Steve Brown ended his debut year in the Toyo Tyres British Rally Championship with an impressive third place in the BMW MINI series standings after securing second place in the final round at Croft Race Circuit last weekend (26/27 October).

Brown overcame treacherous conditions on Saturday’s penultimate round and a demoralising fourth place, to bounce back to second in the final round on Sunday in the Lohen and Swift GO backed Mini. Read More »

Rochdale driver Steve Brown will head to the final two rounds of the Toyo Tyres British Rallycross season this weekend, despite suffering an unfortunate end to his return to rallying last Sunday, ending the Hemicuda Rally (19/20 October) in one of the infamous Belgium ditches.

Brown was offered the opportunity to drive the brand new Rally Me BMW MINI on the Belgian event as part of an early development plan for the machine which will form a brand-new rally championship in 2020, ensuring a cost-effective outlet for aspiring rally drivers with budget and fun at the heart of the series. Read More »

This forthcoming weekend (October 26/27th) sees the final two rounds of the 2019 Toyo Tires British Rallycross Championship take place at Croft Circuit with virtually all the titles set to be decided, and plenty of local drivers in with a shout.

In the eight-strong Supercar class, Irishman Derek Tohill trails series leader and multiple champion Julian Godfrey from Kent by just two points following his third victory of the season at Pembrey last month meaning the title will go to the wire in their respective Ford Fiestas. Read More »

Cumbrian driver Barry Lindsay will lead the field away on the Darlington and District Motor Club-Barry Lindsay organised Jack Frost Stages Rally in association with Cartersport which will take place at Croft Circuit, North Yorkshire next Sunday (17th February 2019).

Lindsay and co-driver Caroline Lodge aim to defend the title they won twelve months ago in their SGP Motorsport Ford Fiesta S2000, kindly supplied by local motor dealer Steve Petch as part of their prize for winning the SG Petch ANECCC Rally Championship again in 2018. Read More »

With still another two weeks to go until entries close for this year’s annual Darlington and District Motor Club Jack Frost Stages Rally in association with Cartersport, to date the club has received over 70 entries including three former winners.

The event, which will take place at Croft Circuit, North Yorkshire on Sunday 17th February 2019, is a round of the SG Petch ANECCC, AS Performance North of England Tarmac and ANCC Rally Championships whereby the 20th annual running of the event will again comprise up to eight stages totalling around 40 stage miles on the asphalt of the North East’s only permanent race track. Read More »

Darlington and District Motor Club wish to announce that as of 18.00hrs this evening, entries are available for the Jack Frost Stages Rally in association with Cartersport which will take place at Croft Circuit, North Yorkshire on Sunday 17th February 2019.

The 20th annual running of the event will again comprise up to eight stages totalling around 40 stage miles on the asphalt of the North East’s only permanent racetrack and is a qualifying round of a number of local championships. Read More »

Croft Circuit is preparing itself for a blockbuster season of racing in 2019 after unveiling a bumper calendar made up of 17 events.

Following on from an action-packed 2018 season which saw capacity crowds flock through the gates, the North Yorkshire venue is already gearing up for the New Year with the likes of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship and Toyo Tires MSA British Rallycross Championship set to take centre stage. Read More »

As the 2018 racing season draws to a close, motorsport fans can still look forward to a number of events at Croft Circuit near Darlington over the next few months with three traditional events scheduled for the North Yorkshire track.

This Saturday (27th October) sees the final round of the Autosport International BTRDA Clubman’s Rallycross Championship which has provided plenty of dramatic action in recent times. Around 90 competitors will contest the various classes including a host of local drivers looking to end the season on a high. Read More »

Ferrari’s Corse Clienti division is pleased to announce the launch of the Ferrari Challenge UK series for 2019, with the Ferrari 488 Challenge to race on four UK circuits. This is the first time in the history of Ferrari that the brand has offered a one-make racing series dedicated for a single market.

The UK is the second oldest market for Ferrari, after the USA, with the first Ferrari cars brought into the UK by ex-Ferrari driver and World Champion Mike Hawthorn in the late 1950s, before the official import of cars began in 1960. Read More »

Reigning MSA Junior Rallycross champion Tom Llewellin maintained his championship challenge with a second place in difficult conditions at round six of the MSA British Rallycross Championship held at Croft in North Yorkshire this weekend.

The 17 year old from Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire was again contesting the Swift Sport Championship for Peter Gwynne Motorsport (PGM) in the Suzuki Swift and after a DNF in the opening heat, caused when a fellow competitor collided with him, Llewellin went on to win the second and third heats in the windy and damp conditions. Read More »