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– Edd Cobley takes his second podium top spot
– Race2Recovery follow their previous win with a second place
– Challenge for the title wide open with four rounds remaining

Sherwood Forest came alive this weekend as the Defender Challenge by Bowler delighted spectators at the 55th Dukeries Rally in Nottinghamshire. Read More »

Sam Bilham (GBR) Next Big Step Nissan MicraSherwood Forest is of course known worldwide as the home of folk hero Robin Hood, but last weekend the famous woodlands played host to the fifth round of the BTRDA National Rally Championship, the Rainworth Skoda Forest Rally where the talented Sam Bilham recorded sixth overall in the hotly contested Rally First category coupled with a one-litre class win.  The Bingley based rally star was the only entrant in the smaller RF1.0 category but punched well above his weight and battled with the more powerful 1400cc cars throughout the action-packed day. Read More »

Chesterfield driver Steve Perez and Welsh co-driver Paul Spooner took a deserved victory on today’s Rainworth Skoda Forest Rally and in doing so, the triple National and Historic British Champion claimed his fourth win on his local event to match Andy Burton’s tally, while Spooner now sees his name in the record books as a five-time winner!Perez Dukeries14 Read More »

Defender Challenge pre-Dukeries14– Round 3 of Defender Challenge will see seven teams take to the start line
– Race to take place as part of Dukeries Rally in Nottinghamshire on Saturday 7th June

Round 3 of the Defender Challenge by Bowler series will take place this weekend as part of the Dukeries Rally in Nottinghamshire. Read More »

Sam Bilham (GBR) Next Big Step Nissan MicraRising junior rally star Sam Bilham will look to ensure he maintains his slender lead in the BTRDA National Gravel Rally First series this weekend as he makes the trip to the famous forest complex of Sherwood which plays host to the fifth round of the championship, the Rainworth Skoda Forest Rally.  The 17 year old from Bingley in West Yorkshire will once again pilot his Nissan Micra in the Rally First one-litre category and Junior series where he will aim to capitalise on his strong points haul from each event he has contested so far this season. Read More »

Land Rover is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the 2014 Defender Challenge by Bowler, a one-make rally series operated by Bowler Motorsport designed to act as a feeder series to the annual Dakar rally and other global rally-raid competitions.

Continuing the strategic partnership announced in 2012 between Land Rover and Bowler Motorsport, the Defender Challenge will see competition-prepared Land Rover Defenders being used in a one-make, seven round, rally series taking place across the UK. The series will be regulated by the MSA (Motor Sports Association) and each Defender Challenge car will be FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) compliant enabling competitors to compete internationally. Read More »

Round 5, and half way through the 2013 BTRDA Rally Championship was the Dukeries Rally, based in the lush surroundings of the Sherwood Forest area. More dry and warm weather was on offer as the crews, again, ready to compete on the 45 dusty stage miles the rally had on offer.Faulkner Dukeries13 Read More »

dw13_dukeres01Bentham’s David Wright was robbed of the chance to push for a victory on last weekend’s Dukeries rally when a driveshaft snapped dropping him down the leaderboard.

Wright got off to a great start in his Kumho Tyres, Proflex, Drenth, York Brewery, Millers Oils, Owen Developments and Grove Hill Garage-supported Mitsubishi Evo 9  and, after setting the fastest time in stage 5 he was up to second overall, just 11 seconds off the leader. Read More »

SONY DSCAfter a mad dash back home we made it back in time for the Dukeries rally which we only missed in 2012 due to a clash with the Severn Valley. With a smaller than normal entry and championship leader Connor McCloskey absent, it was imperative that the rest of the title protagonists made their mark. Charlie Payne & Paul Spooner (Focus WRC) were fastest through the first 4 stages before an almost very costly half spin at our corner on stage 5, saw them lose half of the advantage they had built up. David Wright & Michael Wilkinson (Evo IX) took the stage and moved into 2nd place ahead of Stephen Petch & Ian Windress (Focus WRC) in the process. Petch, through the afternoon, swapped fastest stage times with Payne as Wright faded away nursing the car home to 12th overall. Ultimately Payne had enough in hand to win by 17 seconds from Petch. Kevin Rowledge & Andrew Bargery (Impreza WRC) were over a minute further back in 3rd overall. Read More »

dw13_dukprev01Bentham’s David Wright will continue his 2013 BTRDA rally championship campaign next weekend when he contests the Dukeries rally in Nottinghamshire.

After an excellent result on the Plains rally last month when he finished first in class and fourth overall Wright is hoping for another good performance in his Kumho Tyres, Proflex, Drenth, York Brewery, Millers Oils, Owen Developments and Grove Hill Garage-supported Mitsubishi Evo 9. The car ran faultlessly on the Plains so there have been no changes made ahead of the Dukeries. Read More »