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With a 24 point lead in the standings, and a maximum of 30 up for grabs on this weekend’s Rallye Sunseeker, the Twingo Renaultsport Trophy R1 UK and the MSA British Junior Rally Championship look set to be heading to Ellesmere based Ben McKay as the season culminates on England’s South Coast.

Piloting the victorious Twingo R1 on four of the five rallies this year, 21 year old McKay and his co-driving father Jason know a finish would be enough to beat rival Harry Threlfall to the two titles and the bounty of prizes on offer.

However, as has been shown across countless motorsport championships throughout history, driving for a finish can be harder than going flat out. Whilst Threlfall would never wish misfortune to befall his rival, the man from Somerset will be happy to pick up the pieces on his home event, should lady luck decide to desert McKay. Read More »

The Twingo Renaultsport R1 Trophy will go down to the final round after last weekend’s Rally Yorkshire saw Ben and father, Jason Mckay, victorious on this penultimate round of the MSA British Rally Championship.

The rally was held over two days, with a two stage teaser in the darkness of Friday night, followed by a further five stages on Saturday, with a fifteen mile sting near the rally’s tail.

Following some technical wrangling before the start, the Mckays set off using just their standard Twingo headlamps, unable to utilise the set they had brought. Harry Threlfall and Andy Bull were restricted to just two spotlights too, but the advantage was clear, stopping the clocks just short of a minute ahead of Mckay after two difficult Dalby stages. Read More »

The fight for the Twingo Renaultsport Trophy R1 UK continues at Rally Yorkshire this weekend, as the two title protagonists go head to head on the penultimate round of the MSA British Rally Championship.

Current leaders Ben and Jason Mckay will do their utmost to pull further ahead of their title rivals in a bid to take the fantastic Rally du Var prize-drive. But Harry Threlfall and Andy Bull have other ideas. The Twingo award sits alongside that of the coveted MSA British Junior Rally Championship, bringing not only a presentation alongside Britain’s motorsport greats, but also a free entry on the final round of the World Rally Championship, Wales Rally GB. Read More »

The Twingo Renaultsport R1 Trophy UK may have its roots on the tarmac stages of France, but this year’s British protagonists have little experience on the BRC’s black stuff and new stages will further add to their new challenges, as for the first time they head to this weekend’s Todds Leap Rally NI, part of the Ulster Rally.

Ben Mckay and co-driving dad Jason lead the series with three rounds gone, but it has been a hard year for both newcomers, as rival Harry Threlfall and experienced co-driver Andy Bull will attest.

A crash for Threlfall on the last asphalt event set the scores level after two events, Mckay’s victory in Scotland setting him two points clear in the title race, the Rallye du Var prize drive firmly in his sights. Read More »

Harry Threlfall, the 19 year old Twingo Renaultsport Trophy driver, has become the third finalist for the BRC LIVE Media Trophy in association with Prodrive. With yet another very tough decision for judges, Harry pipped several other contenders for the third nomination.

The judges were extremely impressed with the effort of MSA British Rally Championship crews to achieve the task of local radio coverage for their campaigns, but it was felt that Harry just did a fraction more to promote his achieved coverage. Read More »

As the series swaps the asphalt of Scotland for its forest gravel, the 2013 Twingo Renaultsport Trophy UK is tied at the top of the leaderboard, with Harry Threlfall and Ben Mckay having a win and a non-finish apiece.

The move back to the gravel of round three, the RSAC Scottish Rally, is not only new to the Renault crews, it is new to nearly all the crews in the MSA British Rally Championship, after a seven year break from the event.

And so it is a completely level playing field that will greet the combatants in Dumfries in just over a week’s time – same Twingos, same Pirelli tyres, same Sunoco fuel and same lack of experience of classic stages like Ae and Clatteringshaws. Read More »