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Reigning British Rally Champion Matt Edwards took a sensational victory on the Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally to kick-start his title defence with new co-driver Patrick Walsh.

Former champion David Bogie and his navigator John Rowan brought their Skoda Fabia R5 home in second place, while Marty McCormack drove his similar machine to a fine third overall with Barney Mitchell reading the notes.

Tom Cave returned after a year’s absence and pushed the previous champions to the limit in the fight for a podium position. Two punctures on the final stage dropped Cave and co-driver Dale Bowen down the order and with no more spares in the car they were forced to retire. Read More »

Our first foray in to the woods of the year was for the Cambrian Rally and this year it was not just the opening round of the BTRDA championship but also the BRC. A superb entry gathered, loaded with R5 and WRC machinery at the front end for the two championships. There was an International feel with Chilean brothers Pedro & Alberto Heller starting as cars 1 & 2 whilst reigning 2018 champion, for both the BRC and BTRDA, Matt Edwards lined up at 3 with Pat Walsh calling the notes, making it an all Fiesta R5 top 3. With the top 10 being made up of the rest of the main BRC contenders it was Stephen Petch & Michael Wilkinson (Fiesta WRC) who were car no.11 and headed up the National B section of the rally. Charlie Payne & Carl Williamson (Fiesta) and Euan Thorburn & Paul Beaton (Focus WRC) completed the BTRDA top 3 seeds. Read More »

Llandudno-based driver Matt Edwards clinched the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship finale to put the icing on the cake following his title win, sealed on the penultimate round earlier in the weekend at Dayinsure Wales Rally GB. Read More »

– Sublime Sébastien Ogier speeds to record-breaking triumph
– Five-time World Champion now also five times a winner in Wales
– M-Sport Ford star digs deep to see off Toyota rival Latvala on thrilling final day
– Frenchman blasts around iconic Great Orme in dazzling inch-perfect display
– History is made as World Championship motor sport comes to Britain’s streets for first time

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It all comes down to this. In its 60th anniversary year, the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship title fight will be decided on one of rallying’s greatest challenges – Dayinsure Wales Rally GB. With two sets of championship points on offer for the double-header, a battle royale is set to rage throughout the famous Welsh forests and four days separate the crews and their quest for glory. Read More »

Already crowned Jordan Road Surfacing BTRDA Rally Series Champion and current British Championship leader Matt Edwards aims to further prove his versatility on next weekend’s (Sept 28th/29th) Trackrod Rally Yorkshire when he contests the Historic Cup.

Edwards, from Llandudno, has driven a high specification Ford Fiesta WRC during his multiple successes in both major modern rally series’ this year but he will be at the wheel of a 40-year old Fiat 131 replica, taking on some of the most experienced drivers of other cars from yesteryears, when he undertakes the North York Moors forest-based event, which starts and finishes in Filey.

Not that the in-form Welshman is any stranger to either the annual Yorkshire extravaganza or rallying ageing cars, having won the Trackrod Historic Cup in 2103 – his first outright ‘historic’ victory – driving an Escort RS1800, then finishing second the following year. Read More »

– Welsh wizards Elfyn Evans and Matt Edwards target home success
– Star-studded entry for UK’s World Rally Championship round
– Sébastien Ogier bids for unprecedented fifth victory as title fight comes to the Welsh forests
– Spectacular action with return of latest generation of thrilling WRC cars
– Tickets with significant discounts on sale for all venues

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Dusty conditions greeted the crews as Matt Edwards & Darren Garrod (Fiesta R5) looked to seal the 2018 Gold Star title. They started out well by setting fastest times on all of the opening 3 stages. Luke Francis & John Roberts (Fiesta WRC) were 2nd after setting 2nd fastest times on all 3 stages and in a show of uniform performance, Steve Petch & Michael Wilkinson (Fiesta WRC) were 3rd with 3rd fastest times across the 3 stages. Francis then sent fastest time on stage 4 but still had 27 seconds to make up. Edwards went fastest on the next two stages to hold almost a minutes advantage and could afford to drop 29 seconds on the final stage, as he sealed the title with a round to spare. Read More »

– Britain’s premier rally series makes annual trip to the Emerald Isle
– Large contingent of local drivers aiming for success
– New Antrim base for 2018 Ulster Rally

The pulsating Prestone MSA British Rally Championship travels across the Irish Sea to Northern Ireland for the John Mulholland Motors Ulster Rally (17-18 August). The intrepid British championship crews will face two demanding days on the fast and bumpy lanes as the BRC’s 60th anniversary season reaches its halfway point. New for 2018 is the location for the Ulster Rally as the town of Antrim plays host to the 100-mile event. Read More »

– Never-seen-before stunt promotes Dayinsure Wales Rally GB and adventure sports in north Wales
– Advance tickets on sale for exciting new speed tests at The Slate Mountain

Do not adjust your screens. Prepare to be utterly amazed… Read More »