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Eighteen-year-old Blairgowrie rally driver Finlay Retson secured the best result of his short career last weekend, by taking third place in the Junior British Rally Championship at a gruelling Pirelli International Rally (27th April).

Retson returned a stellar performance on the notorious gravel of the Kielder Forest to bring his Watermans backed M-Sport Ford Fiesta home on the podium of the hotly contested series. Read More »

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Scottish rally driver Finlay Retson will head to the third round of the Junior British Rally Championship this weekend, with the firm aim of retaining his chances to scoop a prize fund worth €60,000 towards a 2020 campaign in the Junior World Rally Championship.

With two rounds of the series completed, 18-year-old Retson from Blairgowrie finds himself in sixth place in the Junior BRC standings but more importantly, equal first in the race to bag the huge prize on offer from M-Sport Poland and Pirelli. Read More »

Finlay Retson enjoyed an impressive asphalt debut in his M-Sport Ford Fiesta R2, taking sixth place in the Junior British Rally Championship (JBRC) at the West Cork Rally (16/17 March) in Ireland last weekend.

The 18-year-old from Blairgowrie would use his brand new Fiesta on a sealed surface for the very first time, contesting the Clonakilty based event which offered over 200 kilometres and fifteen stages of flat out driving over two-days on the closed public roads near to the town. Read More »

Eighteen-year-old rally driver Finlay Retson will make his southern Ireland debut this weekend as he contests round two of the Junior British Rally Championship (JBRC), the West Cork Rally (16/17 March).

The Blairgowrie ace will pilot his brand-new M-Sport Fiesta R2 at the iconic event and will aim to continue his winning ways after finishing first Ford home at the opening round of the series, the Cambrian Rally in Wales last month. Read More »

Scottish rally driver Finlay Retson ensured his debut behind the wheel of a brand new M-Sport Fiesta R2 was a successful one, by finishing the opening round of the Junior British Rally Championship as first Ford home.

Retson, 18 from Blairgowrie and co-driver Tom Hynd, guided their newly built machine to sixth overall in the JBRC category at the Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally on Saturday (16 th February) and in the process, became the highest placed Junior Ford driver on the event. Read More »

Talented Scottish rally driver Finlay Retson will embark on the biggest challenge of his career, as he makes his debut in the Junior British Rally Championship at the Cambrian Rally this weekend (16th February), driving a brand new Ford Fiesta R2.

Retson, 18 from Blairgowrie near Perth recently announced his progression into a new-for-2019 M-Sport built machine which is the latest specification example from the factory in Poland and has seen a major overhaul from its predecessor. Read More »

Rising Scottish rally driver Finlay Retson will take the next step of his career in 2019 by launching an assault on the Junior British Rally Championship behind the wheel of a brand new M-Sport Ford Fiesta R2.

The Blairgowrie ace narrowly missed out on taking the Cadet Cup title last season in an older generation Fiesta, but thanks to the support of his backers, will be using the latest specification Ford direct from the factory in Poland. Read More »

Brand new motorsport preparation firm EDSL Sport showcased the team and its fleet of M-Sport Ford Fiesta’s to a host of progressive junior rally drivers, at a successful customer taster session in Wales last weekend (17th November).

The Hampshire based team hosted nine prospective customers who were eager to sample the latest specification 1.0-litre EcoBoost Ford Fiesta R2T around the treacherous forest tracks at Walters Arena near Swansea. Read More »

Scottish rally driver Finlay Retson overcame a difficult World Rally Championship debut last weekend to finish the gruelling Dayinsure Wales Rally GB (4th -7th October) and secure fourth place in the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship Cadet Cup.

The Blairgowrie 18-year-old battled across 318 kilometres of special stages and 23 special tests to bring his Ford Fiesta R2 home in 41st overall against the best drivers in the world who all faced extremely inclement conditions on the four-day event. Read More »

Up-and-coming rally driver Finlay Retson will take on the biggest challenge of his short career, by tackling a round of the FIA World Rally Championship next week, the Dayinsure Wales Rally GB (4th -7th October).

The 18-year old will be one of the youngest drivers in the rally and will contest the gruelling four-day event behind the wheel of his Ford Fiesta R2. Based in Deeside near Chester, the event plays host to the final two rounds of the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship and the Blairgowrie pilot is still in with an outside chance of taking the hotly contested Cadet Cup title after a stunning victory at the Ulster Rally in August. Read More »