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Round 2 of the BTRDA championship saw the crews head to the Lake District for what would prove to be a gripping battle. Fastest out of the box were Hugh Hunter & Andy Marchbank (Focus WRC) who set fastest times over the first two stages taking a healthy lead into the first Greystoke stage. Sadly the gearbox gave up in Greystoke and Hunter retired from what was a very promising position. Taking over in the lead with fastest time on stage 3 was Andrew Burton & Robin Kellard (Peugeot Cosworth). Burton went into Grizedale with a 12 second lead over Charlie Payne & Craig Thorley (Focus WRC) and came out with a 4 second lead over Roger Chilman & Andrew Sankey (Impreza WRC). Read More »


Once again our main focus on this trip was the BHRC runners and the conclusion of Dunlop/ MSA British Historic Rally Championship. With the title going down to a three way battle between David Stokes, Dessie Nutt and  Jonathan Gale there was plenty to play for. After the first stage it was already down to a battle between two as Dessie Nutt & Geraldine McBride retired their Porsche 911. Gale, co-driven by James Whitaker, now had to hold his nerve and concentrate on finishing and hoping someone could beat Stokes in category 2. Gale took the Historic section of the rally but only just by 1.8s from Graham Waite & Gill Cotton (Amazon). In the post Historics Stefaan Stouf & Joris Erard (Escort MkI) returned to the British forests to follow up their 2009 win on the Trackrod, also taking a fine 3rd overall behind the leading two Escort MkII’s. Read More »

Treacherous conditions greeted the crews on the opening stages of the Malcolm Wilson rally. They caught out Steve Perez & Paul Spooner (Focus WRC) on stage 2, dropping a minute to their main rivals Paul Bird & Kirsty Riddick (Focus WRC). After slowly clawing back time the advantage had reduced to 41 seconds before Bird suffered a double puncture on the penultimate stage, leading to his retirement. Perez took an unlikely victory by 17 seconds from Jonathan Greer & Jonny Hart in an older Focus WRC which they were using for the first time. Over a minute further back were Roger Chilman & Andrew Sankey (Impreza) took the final place on the podium beating Paul Benn & Richard Cooke (Focus WRC) on a count back. Read More »