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Sam Bilham proved his worth in the Greenlight Sports and Entertainment – Ford Fiesta R5 last weekend, by recovering from 66th place to finish the Malcolm Wilson Rally with a career-best sixth overall at the second round of the BTRDA Rally Series (9th March).

Bilham, 22 from Bingley West Yorkshire, overcame treacherous and wintry conditions in the Cumbrian forests and a first stage impact with a rock, to fight back up the leader board and take a top-ten position. Read More »

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Wild weather struck the Lake District for the Malcolm Wilson Rally and the first 3 stages were blighted by snow, decimating the field in just 15 stage miles. Connor McCloskey & Noel O’Sullivan (Fiesta WRC) were fastest through Hobcarton from Ian Joel & Graeme Wood (Escort Cosworth) by 3 seconds. McCloskey dropped over 20s through Comb as Joel took the lead from Petr Krizan & Lukas Sintal (Evo IX) who were fastest through Comb. The top two stayed as they were after Greystoke, with Joel extending his lead, with McCloskey retiring after SS3. Read More »

Greenlight Sports and Entertainment – Ford Fiesta R5 driver Sam Bilham will be aiming for a solid finish at this weekend’s second round of the BTRDA Rally Series, The Malcolm Wilson Rally (9th March).

After ending his maiden outing in the top-spec machine with a holed radiator in the early stages of the Cambrian Rally, Bilham will be hoping for better fortunes in Cumbria and will head to the home of the Ford World Rally Team, Dovenby Hall at M-Sport in Cockermouth. Read More »

Chesterfield rally driver Rhys Yates marked his intentions for his Prestone MSA British Rally Championship campaign last weekend as he took 6th overall at the Malcolm Wilson Rally.

In a field swamped with BRC runners eager to carry out pre-season testing, Yates fired in series of top ten times on the Cockermouth based event to give a confidence boost to his assault on the BRC which kicks off with next weekend’s Brick and Steel Border Counties Rally.   Read More »

Yorkshire rally driver Sam Bilham had the best possible start to his BTRDA Fiesta ST Trophy campaign last weekend by taking the category win by over two minutes from his nearest rival at the Malcolm Wilson Rally.

The 2300 Club John Easson Award winner led the nine competitors in the hotly contested single make series from the second stage of the event and was never bettered on the remaining tests in the Lake District. Read More »

Twelve months after ending his season in a Somerset ditch, Flookburgh rally driver Aaron McClure made a successful comeback to the sport on last weekend’s Malcolm Wilson Rally.

Driving his freshly rebuilt Yokohama HPT backed Mitsubishi Evo IX, McClure and co-driver Michael Gilbey took fifth spot in the ultra-competitive NR4 Production Cup and a healthy 21st overall in a field which was bolstered by British Rally Championship hopefuls using the event as a test bed for their forthcoming season. Read More »

18-year-old Ed Fossey got his 2017 BTRDA rallying campaign underway in Cumbria last weekend (11 March) in his Yokohama-backed Toyota Yaris. Starting car 114 on the road, the Jersey-born driver overcame a variety of problems to claim 88th overall and more importantly sixth in the 1400S class on only his second gravel rally in his Japanese machine. Read More »

Dark ominous clouds hung over the Northern Lakes for the Malcolm Wilson Rally which saw David Bogie & Kevin Rae (Fabia R5) take victory by 20 seconds. Keith Cronin & Mikie Galvin (Fiesta R5) were fastest through the opener by a single second from Bogie, (which more than lost at our position with a run through a ditch and slight overshoot). Bogie hit back on stage 2 to take the lead before the lead swung back to Cronin, courtesy of fastest time through stage 3. Bogie then went fastest on stage 4 before regaining the lead on stage 5, a foggy Grizedale North, with another fastest stage time. It was in Grizedale South that the win was made as Bogie took almost 18 seconds out of Cronin on that stage. Read More »

Bingley rally driver Sam Bilham will head to Cumbria this weekend as he begins his Fiesta ST Trophy campaign on the Malcolm Wilson Rally.

The 2300 Club John Easson Award winner has set his sights on winning the single make series after finishing runner up in the championship last year.  The 20 year old Yorkshireman is backed by Calvert Construction and Reis Motorsport Insurance this season and will also aim to retain his Maxxis MSA English Rally Championship title to boot. Read More »

Flookburgh rally driver Aaron McClure will kick off his assault on the Ravenol BTRDA Rally Series at this weekend’s Malcolm Wilson Rally.

After the opening round in North Wales was cancelled due to heavy snow and ice, the Cockermouth event is now the season opener and the McClure is looking forward to getting his 2017 BTRDA Production Cup campaign underway on his home event. Read More »