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Blairgowrie rally driver Finlay Retson saw his chances of taking the coveted Junior British Rally Championship title slip away last weekend, after retiring from the penultimate round of the 2021 season, the Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally [30 October].

Just three weeks after standing on the Junior BRC podium for a second time this season after taking an impressive second place at the gruelling Mull Rally, Retson and co-driver Rhys Stoneman were aiming to repeat their success in the north Wales forests to maintain their chances of fighting for the coveted title. Read More »

Blairgowrie rally driver Finlay Retson stood on the Junior British Rally Championship podium for the second time this season after taking second place at the gruelling Beatson’s Building Supplies Mull Rally [8-10 October].

The 21-year-old overcame challenging brake issues and coped with inclement weather on the island, to score important points in his race for the coveted Junior BRC title. Retson and co-driver Rhys Stoneman threaded their Ford Fiesta Rally4 across the demanding roads to great effect, finishing a staggering tenth overall on the rally, beating many local experts in more powerful machinery in the process. Read More »

Blairgowrie rally driver Finlay Retson is still firmly in the race for the 2021 Junior British Rally Championship despite a difficult weekend at round four of the series, Trackrod Rally Yorkshire [24-25 September].

The 21-year-old was hampered by an early spin on the opening stage of the event, and would never recover the subsequent time loss, eventually taking his Ford Fiesta Rally4 to fourth place to secure valuable points for his Junior BRC title charge. Read More »

Scottish rally driver Finlay Retson had an event of mixed fortunes as he tackled the third round of the Motorsport UK Junior British Rally Championship near Aberdeen last weekend (14 August), the Grampian Forest Rally.

An impressive pace which saw two fastest stage times from the six-stage event, was diluted by an ECU issue on his M-Sport Ford Fiesta Rally4, cruelly denying Retson of another top Junior BRC result this season. His weekend was also blighted by a puncture and a foot injury at the start of the second stage of the rally, which was later discovered to be a fractured ankle. Read More »

Scottish rally driver Finlay Retson secured a confidence-boosting second place at last weekend’s Nicky Grist Stages (10th July), to close in on the lead of the Motorsport UK Junior British Rally Championship.

The 21-year-old ace from Blairgowrie and Welsh co-driver Rhys Stoneman steered his Ford Fiesta Rally4 across the world-class Welsh forest stages to grab a last-stage move up the leaderboard, meaning he now lies just three points shy of the lead of the prestigious British series after two rounds. Read More »

Scottish rally driver Finlay Retson will head to the Clonakilty Park Hotel West Cork Rally in Ireland this weekend (14/15 March) in the quest for a solid result in the Junior British rally Championship after taking a career-best second place at the opening round last month.

The 19-year-old will be battling for Junior BRC honours in his JSR Services – Blairgowrie and DJR Services backed M-Sport Ford Fiesta R2 as the series makes it first foray of the season onto the asphalt. Read More »

Finlay Retson secured the best result of his career at Saturday’s Cambrian Rally (8th February), finishing in second place at the opening round of the Junior British Rally Championship.

The 19-year-old ace from Blairgowrie enjoyed the best possible start to his 2020 campaign, battling through tricky conditions to set two fastest times and even lead the category at one point on his way to a runner up position across the world-famous North Wales stages in his Ford Fiesta R2. Read More »

Nineteen-year-old Scottish rally driver Finlay Retson will aim to become Junior British Rally Champion in 2020 has he embarks on his second season in the series, starting with this weekend’s Cambrian Rally in North Wales (8th February).

The Blairgowrie youngster will return to the ultra-competitive series after enduring a season of “ups and downs” in 2019 with strong performances and podiums mixed with championship-deciding incidents. He narrowly missed out on securing a €60,000 prize fund towards a Junior World Rally Championship campaign with M-Sport and Pirelli. Read More »

Scottish rally driver Finlay Retson put a torrid run of fortune in the Junior British Rally Championship well and truly behind him as he stepped onto the third-place podium at the final round of the series in the South of Scotland, the Armstrong Galloway Hills Rally (14th September). Read More »

Nineteen-year-old Blairgowrie rally driver Finlay Retson will head to the 2019 British Rally Championship finale in a “relaxed mood” as he contests his home round of the series, the Armstrong Galloway Hills Rally (14th September).

Retson has endured a season of mixed fortunes behind the wheel of his M-Sport Fiesta R2 MK8 with flashes of brilliance and career-best podiums, mixed with bad luck and non-finishes. Read More »