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Damian Cole is looking to extend his lead in the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship when he takes his Get Connected/Energizer-backed Ford Fiesta WRC to the Carryduff Forklift Down Rally (20 July) – but he’ll have plenty of tough opposition aiming to deny him the maximum haul of points he’s searching for, most notably from John Stone (Fiesta WRC) and from an array of top R5-spec cars driven by the likes of Melvyn Evans (ŠKODA Fabia R5), Meirion Evans (Hyundai i20 R5), Alan Kirkaldy (Fiesta R5) and Oli Hopkins (Mitsubishi Mirage).

Six time champion Cole has been super consistent so far this season, with a second placed points finish on the opening Rallynuts National Tour of Epynt Rally and a pair of fifth-placed points scored on the Masterpixel Media Manx National Rally. Read More »

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After completing 12 special stages in mixed conditions, Damian Cole / Dale Bowen emerged as leading Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship contenders as they finished eighth overall on the Rally van Wervik, moving into the Championship lead as a result. Read More »

Two of the leading contenders for this year’s Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship title will drive different cars on the next round of the series, the WOODSTOXX – MOTUL Rally van Wervik (Saturday 15 June), with Jason Pritchard electing to use his North Road Garage Ford Fiesta S2000 and Damian Cole switching back to his Get Connected/Energizer-backed Ford Fiesta WRC.

Having scored maximum points on all three rounds so far this year in a Focus WRC05, series leader Pritchard wants to give that car a rest in preparation for later qualifying events, and in a tactical move is aiming for a strong points scoring finish in a Fiesta S2000. Read More »

Jason Pritchard got the defence of his Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship title off to the best possible start by winning the opening round of the 2019 series, the Rallynuts National Tour of Epynt Rally, in his North Road Garage Ford Focus WRC05. Read More »

Jason Pritchard powered to a magnificent victory on the penultimate round of the 2018 Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship, the Old Forge Garage Mewla Rally, in his first rally on Epynt in his North Road Garage Ford Focus RS WRC05. Read More »

High winds and squally rain hit the Epynt ranges for the Harry Flatters and with road conditions changing stage by stage, tyre choice was almost a lottery. Damian Cole & Craig Drew (Fiesta WRC) started as favourites and were expected to win easily but Alex Laffey & Patrick Walsh (Fiesta R5) made them work for it. Fastest stage times were exchanged over the first two loops with Cole leading by just 8 seconds after 6 stages. With the stages reversed Cole blitzed stage 7 taking 14 seconds out of Laffey and despite clawing back 3 seconds over the next 3 stages Cole had more than enough to take victory. Rob Tout & Peredur Davies (Evo X) completed the National B podium over a minute further back. Read More »

Melvyn Evans won the opening round of the 2018 Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship, the Port Talbot MC-organised Melvyn Evans Motorsport Tour of Epynt (11 March), in his Subaru Impreza WRC S12b. Read More »

Damian Cole will contest this year’s Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship – with the aim of winning it for a seventh time. Read More »

Damian Cole & Paul Morris (Fiesta WRC) took a dominant win on the Harry Flatters. Setting fastest times on all 5 stages they took victory by over a minute from the hard charging Tomas Davies & Wyn Thomas (Fiesta R5). Down on power compared to the WRC machinery this was a good effort, plus Davies finished over a minute ahead of Steve Simpson & Patrick Walsh, who were debuting their own Fiesta R5. Huw Reed & Anthony Hackett (Darrian T90 GTR) were the first 2WD crew home and a respectable 4th overall. Read More »

The only mixed surface event on the BRC calendar saw Fredrik Ahlin & Torstein Eriksen (Fabia R5) take victory, regaining the championship lead in the process. Osian Pryce & Dale Furniss (Fiesta R5) had lead after the opening days 8 gravel stages but they stopped on the 4th stage of the tarmac stages and with that the championship lead too. Matt Edwards & Phil Clarke (Fiesta R5) took 2nd place, 47.6 seconds behind Ahlin, to back up Edwards fine 2nd place in Ypres. Completing the podium were Rhys Yates & Alex Lee (Fiesta R5) after a tight battle with Martin McCormack & David Moynihan (Fiesta R5) with just 3.7 seconds separating the pair. In the BRC Junior category Callum Devine & Keith Moriarty (Adam R2) took overall honours. Read More »