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We are saddened to hear that Round Two of the 2020-21 MSN Circuit Rally Championship in a/w MSVR Racing, featuring the Michelin Cup and Protyre Challenge; the Donington Rally has been unfortunately cancelled.

The MSN Circuit Rally Championship fully supports the decision of the event organising teams which has been made in light of the current lockdown situation within the United Kingdom. Read More »

Following the disappointment of retiring whilst leading the Lee Holland Memorial Rally at Anglesey two weeks ago, Penrith-born racing driver Frank Bird made sure he got back to winning ways immediately by taking a comprehensive victory on today’s LDV Donington Park Rally. Read More »

Frank Bird & Jack Morton (Focus WRC) followed up their 2019 success on the Donignton Rally by retaining it in 2020. They were fastest on all 7 stages and took victory by almost 3 minutes from Ian Woodhouse & Paul Rowland (Escort MkII). Woodhouse had an advantage of almost 50s going in to the final pair of stages and understandably backed off still finishing over 20s clear of Barry Morris & Tom Hutchings (Darrian T90 GTR+). Morris had been in a tight battle with Peter Smith & Patrick Walsh (Fiesta R5) and was 1s behind with a stage to go, eventually coming out on top by 3s. Read More »

Penrith-born driver Frank Bird put in a stunning performance on his stage rally debut when he Frank Birdsensationally won his class on today’s Dukeries Motor Club-organised Donington Rally held at Donington Park.

Along with Hexham co-driver Jack Morton in the Dom Buckley Motorsport/IRS-prepared Ford Focus WRC07, with backing from Frank Bird Poultry, Be Wiser Insurance, PBM and Hager, the 19 year old only found out they had a run late on Saturday so thanks to a herculean effort by Neil Buckley and his team, they arrived at the start as drizzle started to fall. Read More »

Damp conditions soaked the Donington Park circuit for the latest round of the circuit rally championship. With Storm Freya on the way crosswinds would play their part in the afternoon too but it did little to stop the Smith’s. Pete Smith & John Millington (Fiesta WRC) set the pace through stage one before son Guy, co-driven by Pat Walsh, took the 2nd stage in their Fiesta R5. Pete then went fastest on stage 3 to extend his lead before Guy took stage 4 to leave them tied at the lunchbreak. Guy was fastest out of the blocks in the afternoon though and took all 3 stages to beat his father by 16 seconds. Read More »