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The newest homologated R5 specification rally car on the market, the Proton Iriz R5, took its third gravel rally win in a row last weekend, as Ollie Mellors stormed to victory at the Malton Forest Rally (3rd November).

Mellors and co-driver Ian Windress, were fastest on each of the events six stages in the Yorkshire forests to take the Thornbridge Brewery backed Proton to a hattrick of wins in the latter half of the season, adding to the Woodpecker Stages and Trackrod Forest Rally triumphs. Read More »

bilham_trackrodBingley rally star Sam Bilham finished off his season in style last weekend as he became the 2016 Maxxis MSA English Rally Champion at the MEM Malton Forest Rally in Yorkshire.

The Fiesta ST Trophy front runner conquered the tricky conditions in the Dalby Forest based event, to seal the prestigious title with a slender two point advantage over his nearest rival.  In a weekend of success for Bilham, the 20 year old also took the Class 4 English Championship honours and became Junior vice champion in the process. Read More »

SamBilham_inActionBingley rally star Sam Bilham will attempt to win the hotly contested MSA English Rally Championship this weekend as he heads to the MEM Malton Forest Rally on Saturday 6th November.

Having taken the runner up spot in the ultra-competitive Fiesta ST Trophy this season, Bilham will return to the driver’s seat for the final time this year, heading back into the Yorkshire forests to fight for the prestigious title. Read More »

malton15 (7)Glorious sunshine greeted the crews to the North Yorkshire stage through the early morning mist/fog which had started the day. Charlie Payne & Carl Williamson (Fiesta) took an early lead with a time 7 seconds faster than their nearest rivals, through the opening stage. It was a good job as Langdale saw several crews beat the bogey, on both runs, and 7 seconds dropped on Staindale 2 almost saw victory slip away. Stephen Petch & Michael Wilkinson (Fiesta R5) were only 2 seconds behind with Peter Stephenson & Ian Windress (Focus WRC) a further 10 seconds down, completing the podium. Steve Bannister & Dave Robson (Escort MkII) were the first 2WD crew home in 6th overall. Read More »

malton14 (7)Our first visit to the Malton Forest Rally but on familiar stages to us. A relatively small took the stages but there was good variety too. After just missing out on the win in 2013 Stephen Petch & Michael Wilkinson (Fiesta R5+) took victory by 8 seconds, after setting the fastest or joint fastest stage time on 5 of the 6 stages. Charlie Payne & Andrew Roughead (Fiesta) briefly led after setting the fastest time on the 3rd stage, but 2nd overall was not a bad return on a quiet rallying year. Competing the podium, almost a minute back, were Peter Stephenson & Ian Windress (Focus WRC) who had been consistently setting 3rd & 4th fastest stage times all event. Read More »